OUR CLASSES

 Fall 2020 Registration Now Open!  

AERIAL DANCE  - Summer ONLY 

5 - 7 years, 8-10 years

Swing, circle, spin, climb and defy gravity on the dance trapeze - a low spinning trapeze hug at shoulder height.  Students will climb, swing and fly their way to build strength, agility and coordination.  We start with a dynamic warm up, then move to the low flying trapezes, aerial fabric and hoop. We will learn safe techniques for hanging, rolling, falling, swinging, jumping tumbling and spinning, all while strengthening those core muscles that will make the kiddos healthier, stronger and more confident.  Fast moving and creative fun for all! Presented by Maria's Danceworks in conjunction with Apparatus Movement Arts.

LITTLE BALLERINAS

3 - 4 years

A new and fun way to experience Beginner Ballet! We will discover basic movement qualities, starting with a structured warm up and playing with dynamics like fast-slow, big-small, high-low, etc. We will learn the fundamentals of this style by emphasizing basic ballet positions and steps. A wonderful way to introduce your child to the magic of classical ballet.


 

BALLET/TAP COMBO

5 - 7 years

This class introduces the student to Ballet and Tap fundamental techniques. The first part of the class will begin with Ballet basics, emphasizing the essential elements needed to build a strong foundation to progress in dance. The focus is on balance and coordination, strength, flexibility, and proper body alignment.   Students will learn basic ballet and tap vocabulary, beginner barre, warm up and center exercises.  The second part of class is dedicated to learning  tap basics.   The techniques learned in class provide the student with the basis for all dance styles.

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BALLET II 

8 - 10 years

This class builds upon basic Ballet fundamentals.   Students will begin with exercises at the barre and move to center work while improving coordination, proper body alignment, balance, and strength.    The last section of the class will be dedicated to improving technique needed for dance sequences and combinations.   The skills learned in class are the basic foundation for any dance class.   This class culminates in a performance event at the end of the semester.  Prior dance related class recommended or instructor permission.

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MUSICAL THEATER DANCE

8-10 years

This class focuses on making and studying scenes from our favorite musical theater plays, movies, and Broadway shows. We will build scenes and make dances in collaboration with the students, inspired by songs from current pop culture and the classics like Singing in the Rain, Grease, and the Best of Broadway.   We will incorporate beginning acting, musical theater jazz, tap, and ballet basics into the dances. This session culminates with an opportunity to perform in our December and June studio shows.  Tap shoes and Jazz shoes needed.   No prior dance experience is needed. All levels welcome.

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Maria's Danceworks
865 Spring St, Westbrook, ME 04092, USA

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