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CLASS OFFERINGS

For a Newer, Artistic You
Welcome to the Dance...

Come and share the magic that is dance with DESOD.  Instilling the love of dance in our students by capturing their natural love and enthusiasm for music and movement is where we begin.  As our students grow in size and skill level, we transition them into a more serious study of dance technique and artistic development that will prepare them for the discipline that is dance.  The confidence instilled in them will carry forward in all that they do.  Our hope is that as our students learn and grow, dance will always hold a special place in their heart. 

         Classes are for the very young to merely the young at heart.  Students interested in Advanced Curriculum and Placement, please visit our Advanced Placement and Competition page.  

Registration for our 2020-2021 Dance Season is now open! Classes begin September 8th

TERRIFIC TWO'S

An introduction to dance for our youngest dancers, this fun filled 45 min class is for 2 to 3 year olds.  An introduction to ballet and movement appropriate for their young development.  Designed for tiny dancers to explore creative movement with creative and orderly activities designed to develop the budding dancer thru rhythm, rhyme, and movement.

Wednesday 4:00pm-4:45pm

Saturday 9:30am-10:15am

Hip-Hop Tots

Designed for boys and girls 3-5 Years Old. Classes are 30 minutes long. This class introduces tiny tots to commercial this dance form and is based off of a loose jazz style with upbeat, high energy rhythmic combinations.  It is a fun and funky dance class filled with styles such as popping, locking, and breaking. 

Wednesday 12:30pm-1pm

Wednesday 4:45pm-5:15pm

Thursday 5:15pm-5:45pm

Saturday 11:15am-11:45am

DESOD ONLINE

The routine of weekly scheduled class, from the comfort of your own home. This year all Non-AP classes will be available to take as an exclusively online class. Dancers taking the class virtually will participate via Zoom or other similar online platform. Information regarding the exact platform to be used will be announced closer to the start of classes. For questions about our virtual class please contact us. 

 

BALLET AND BOP

Designed for children ages 3 to 5 years old.  This one-hour class for boys and girls consisting on Ballet, Hip Hop and Jazz.  It is an outstanding program creatively exploring the styles of Ballet, Hip Hop and Jazz, designed to teach body awareness, musicality, rhythm and the joy of moving to the music.  Following the teacher’s example it stresses.  The class is a well-balanced base created through the combination of all dance elements and correct dance terminology is introduced and used.  We do our best to group the students by age.  The result is a fun and rewarding experience for even the smallest of dancers. 

Monday 5:45pm-6:45pm

Tuesday 1pm-2pm

Tuesday 4pm-5pm

Wednesday 1pm-2pm

Wednesday 5:15pm-6:15pm

Thursday 4pm-5pm

Saturday 10:15am-11:15am

BALLET, BOP AND TAP FOR KINDERGARTNERS

Designed for children in Kindergarten and young 1st grade boys and girls, ages 5-7.  This hour and fifteen minute class includes Ballet, Hip Hop, Jazz and Tap.  It stresses following directions, and proper dance etiquette.   The class is a well-balanced base created through the combination of all dance elements and correct dance terminology is introduced and used.  We do our best to group the students by age.  The result is a fun and rewarding experience for even the smallest of dancers.

Monday 4:30pm-5:45pm

Tuesday 5pm-6:15pm

Wednesday 4pm-5:15pm

Thursday 4pm-5:15pm

COMBO CLASS

For Primary Dancers (1st-3rd Graders ages 6-9).  This hour and 30 minute class is designed to prepare primary dancers for secondary classes.  It focuses on more in depth knowledge of Ballet, Tap and Jazz.  Proper technique is stressed and varying choreography is used to stretch the dancers mind and body. 

Monday 4:30pm-6pm

Tuesday 4:30pm-6pm

Wednesday 4:15pm-5:45pm

Thursday 4:15pm-5:45pm

Saturday 11:45am-12:15pm

Jazz for 1st-3rd Grade Dancers

For Primary Dancers (1st-3rd Graders ages 6-9).  This 45 minute class is for the dnacers who want an increased focus on jazz technique.  Proper technique is stressed and varying choreography is used to stretch the dancers mind and body.  

Monday 7pm-7:45pm

Wednesday 6:15pm-7pm

JAZZ, MUSICAL THEATER AND TAP

For Secondary (3rd-5th Graders ages 8-11), Middle Schoolers and High Schoolers (ages 12+).  This hour long class consisting of Classic Jazz and Broadway inspired choreography and Tap skills.  Proper technique is stressed and varying choreography is used to stretch the dancers mind and body.  Dancer’s are grouped by age.  This class is designed for the more serious dancer with the ability beyond a beginner level.  Greater musicality, strength and agility will be advanced through greater technique.   Theatre Dance explores musicality through the forms of the Charleston to the Mambo, Swing, Rock-n-Roll, Funk and Hip-Hop.  Tap Dance will advance the dancers musicality and rhythm while exploring new and exciting forms of movement and sound.

3rd-5th Grade Classes

Monday 5:15pm-6:15pm

Tuesday 6:30pm-7:30pm

Wednesday 7:15pm-8:15pm

Thursday 7:15pm-8:15pm

Teen Classes

Monday 7pm-8pm

Tuesday 7:30pm-8:30pm

BALLET TECHNIQUE AND CONTEMPORARY MOVEMENT

For Secondary (3rd-5th Graders ages 8-11), Middle Schoolers and High Schoolers (ages 12+). This hour long class focuses on Ballet Technique with Lyrical and Contemporary combinations added to the class.  Proper technique is stressed and varying choreography is used to stretch the dancers mind and body.  Dancer’s are grouped by age.  This class is designed for the more serious dancer with the ability beyond a beginner level.  Greater musicality, strength and agility will be advanced through greater technique.  It stresses proper Ballet terminology and dance etiquette with allowing an open and free form of style through Contemporary. 

3rd-5th Grade Classes

Monday 4:15pm-5:15pm

Wednesday 6:15-7:15

Thursday 6:15-7:15

Teen Classes

Monday 6pm-7pm

Tuesday 6:30pm-7:30pm

HIP HOP

For Primary (1st-3rd Graders ages 6-9), Secondary (3rd-5th Graders ages 8-11), Middle Schoolers and High Schoolers (ages 12+).  Classes range from 30 minutes to 45 minutes (depending on age/skill level).  This commercial dance form is based off of a loose jazz style with upbeat, high energy rhythmic combinations.  It is a fun and funky dance class filled with styles such as popping, locking, and breaking. 

For Combo Dancers

Monday 4pm-4:30pm

Tuesday 6pm-6:30pm

Wednesday 5:45pm-6:15pm

Thursday 5:45pm-6:15pm

3rd-5th Grade Classes

Monday 6:15pm-6:45

Wednesday 8:15pm-8:45pm

Thursday 8:15pm-8:45pm

Teen Class

Monday 8pm-8:45pm

PRE-POINTE AND POINTE

Pointe is an advanced form of ballet and the most demanding dance genre.  This class offering is extended only to intermediate and advanced students.  Pointe requires extra ballet classes and is offered only upon recommendation of an instructor and through an audition. 

Please contact us if you are interested in Pointe or Pre-Pointe

Voice Lessons and Musical Theater Performance

DESOD invites you to participate in our Musical Theater Performance Program with RON WILBUR 

Ron Wilbur, native from Atlanta, Georgia, graduated from the University of Kentucky with a degree in Music Education, Voice emphasis. While studying there, he was able to broaden his knowledge on all things music-related: ranging the learning spectrum from classroom management to the effective stylings of a jazz vocalist. He has had the opportunity to perform, in Central Kentucky, such roles as the title-role of Sweeney Todd, Colehouse Walker, Jr. in Ragtime ; and the Cowardly Lion in The Wiz . Ron was also featured on NBC's hit television series, "The Sing-Off" (Season 4) with the University of Kentucky "acoUstiKats." Along with performing, Mr. Wilbur has led many sessions and workshops covering the pedagogy of the singers body, stage presence, and acting techniques, here in the states and abroad, but serves right here in the Bluegrass as an arts facilitator for many organizations in Central Kentucky. 

Advanced Level Classes

Additional advanced classes in all disciplines are available by teacher recommendation. Please contact us for more information. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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