Open Division

OPEN DIVISION

(18 months – Adult)

Open Division is the third track in our programming at Summers Academy of Dance. This program is filled with classes for students ranging in age from 18 months – Adult with multiple time slots to help fit everyone’s busy schedules.  This program is for the beginner, intermediate or advanced dancer that is not looking for a multiple class per week commitment, but for the once or twice a week (or really as many as you would like) class participation. Our classes offered in this program consist of:

AGES 18 MONTHS – 3 YEARS

Baby Ballet With Mom – Continue bonding w/ your special little dancer in our studio starting them on their dance journey! In this 45 min class, experience story time, music, rhythm, and coordination through fun children’s songs and dance steps, working on increasing your little dancers’ ability to focus, socialize with others and follow instructions. (attire: pink leotard, pink tights & leather ballet shoes)
Baby Ballet All On My Own – Start your little one’s dance journey while you watch from outside the classroom with story time, experience music, rhythm, and coordination through fun children’s songs and dance steps working on increasing your little dancers ability to focus, socialize with others and follow instructions. (attire: pink leotard, pink tights & leather ballet shoes)

AGES 3-4 YEARS

Primary Dance I – In this 45 min class expose your dancer to 3 different forms of dance Ballet, Tap and Jazz as they rotate style each week giving your little dancers the ability to find themselves in 3 unique different genres of dance. Working on stretching, coordination, posture, rhythm and learning how to follow instructions in a class. (attire: pink leotard, pink tights & leather ballet, jazz & tap shoes)
Tumbling: At the end of each class you have the option of adding 15 minutes of basic Tumbling, bear walks, log rolls, somersaults and many more exciting skills that continue to excel your little dancer’s core strength, coordination and versatility
Dance Party – In this 45 min class your dancer will literally enjoy a 45 Dance Party! Working on coordination, musicality, following instructions and most importantly fostering a love of dance in each dancer! This party starts with a short warm up followed by a cat walk dance party across the floor, then meets in the center and the dancers learn an exciting dance to popular upbeat music! Party on!

AGES 4-5 YEARS (PRE-K)

Primary Dance II – In this 45 min class, expose your dancer to 3 different forms of dance Ballet, Tap and Jazz as they rotate style each week giving your little dancers the ability to find themselves in 3 unique different genres of dance. Work on stretching, coordination, posture, rhythm and learning how to follow instructions in a class. (attire: blue leotard, pink tights & leather ballet, jazz & tap shoes)
Tumbling: At the end of each class you have the option of adding 15 min of basic Tumbling, bear walks, log rolls, somersaults and many more exciting skills that continue to excel your little dancer’s core strength, coordination and versatility.

AGES 5-6 YEARS (KINDERGARTEN)

Primary Dance III – In this hour-long class expose your dancer to 3 different forms of dance Ballet, Tap and Jazz as they rotate style each week giving your dancers the ability to find themselves in 3 unique different genres of dance. Working on stretching, coordination, posture, rhythm and learning how to follow instructions in a class. (attire: purple leotard, pink tights & leather ballet, jazz & tap shoes)
Tumbling: At the end of each class, you have the option of adding 15 minutes of basic and refining novice Tumbling skills, continuing to excel your dancer’s core strength, coordination and versatility.
*5 years olds wishing to enroll in the Extreme Jazz & Hip Hop I or Ballet Tech class for ages 6-8, please contact the front desk for enrollment assistance.

AGES 6-8 YEARS

Ballet Tech Intermediate I – In this 75 minute class, learn the basic fundamentals of classical ballet technique. Stretching, barre work and center practice are applied in each class all to the beautiful melody of classical music. Poise, coordination, athleticism, length and grace being main themes of this classical style. (attire: black leotard, pink tights & leather ballet shoes)
Contemporary I – In this 1 hour class, you will begin with stretching and then move into contemporary dance working ground work, center practice and then learn choreography in this style mixing Modern, Jazz, Lyrical and Classical Ballet.
Extreme Jazz & Hip Hop I – In this 1 hour class, you will warm up and stretch to mainstream popular hip hop and dance music, working across the floor combinations. Next you will go to the extreme limits and learn exciting Jazz and Hip Hop choreography!
Hip Hop & Poms – We supply the pom poms you supply the energy! Begin each class with stretching and strengthening exercises, followed by across the floor combos with and without pom poms.  Finish in the center with a poppy hip hop combo that any Dance Team dancer would perform with personality and enthusiasm.
Tap Intermediate I – In this 1 hour class, come learn the basic fundamentals of tap while working on rhythm, coordination, core strength and memory.
Tumbling – Information Coming Soon
Aerial I – Information Coming Soon

AGES 9-12 YEARS

Ballet Tech Intermediate II – In this 75 minute class, we will continue building on learning and creating muscle memory in the basic fundamentals of classical ballet technique. Stretching, barre work and center practice are applied in each class all to the beautiful melody of classical music. Poise, coordination, athleticism, length and grace are the main themes of this classical style. (attire: black leotard, pink tights & leather ballet shoes)
Extreme Jazz & Hip Hop II – In 1 hour class, you will continue into the intermediate level, beginning with a warm up and stretching to mainstream popular hip hop and dance music, working across the floor combinations and then go to the extreme limits and learn exciting Jazz and Hip Hop choreography!
K-Pop – Learn exciting routines from the hottest K-Pop groups! With both girl and boy K-Pop groups featured, dancers will learn a new routine every two weeks with choreography from the latest comebacks from each group!
Hip Hop I – Taught by professional hip hop dancer Brandon Jackson. This is 1 hour class building on the foundations of hip hop dance including different styles and coordinated body movement.

AGES 13-19 YEARS

Advanced Ballet – This 1.5 hour class is for the advanced dancer ages 13 and up with instructor approval. This class moves at a fast pace, clarifying and concreting advanced principals in the Ballet technique. Taught by former Principal Dancer with the Milwaukee ballet, Mr Marc, you will enjoy this class as you would an open advanced ballet class in downtown Chicago!
Ballet & Lyrical – During this 1 hour class, learn technique, terminology and have fun while learning ballet.
Hip Hop II – Information Coming Soon
Aerial II – Information Coming Soon
Aerial III (Inst Rec) – Information Coming Soon

ADULT 16 & UP

Ballet & Lyrical – During this 1 hour class, learn technique, terminology and have fun while learning ballet.
Adult Jazz & Hip Hop – A 1 hour class combining fast paced movements with current songs for an upbeat, energizing class!
Hip Hop Choreo & Conditioning – Start with 30 minutes of warm ups/workout with cardio, arms, legs and abs, then spend 45 minutes learning a fun dance routine!
Adult Tap – An hour and a half tap class of fundamentals, choreography and technique offered to those returning to dance or the beginning student who wants to learn the proper method & style in a relaxed adult atmosphere.