Youth Classes

Winter/Spring Class Offerings

Public Input on the Upcoming Schedule is from Sept 21st to 24th. Email jesse@dancecrestedbutte.org. Sept 25th the schedule will be set so our community can plan ahead.

Registration Opens Oct 1st

Add Yourself to the Waitlist so We Know to Add Classes

Schedule Subject to Change

Low Enrollment Classes Maybe Canceled the First Week of Classes

Please register and make all your class changes and drops BEFORE the session starts. The high number of drops, class changes, and registrations after the session starts heavily impacts the dance community.  It leads to shuffling students from the waitlist, last minute class cancelations, and shuffling appropriate sized studios. We can maneuver such changes in a less impactful way with a little advance notice. We sincerely appreciative your early planning efforts.

Pre K to Grade 5 – Oct to May:

 

Middle and High School – Jan to May:

Coming Soon

FAQ’s

WHAT DOES OPEN TRACK/TRAINING TRACK MEAN FOR MY DANCER?
K-2nd gr dancers:
The two tracks does not affect your dancer.
3rd-5th gr dancers: all classes will run aug-oct and oct-may
-Any class that says OPEN is a great fit for our 3rd grade dancers and students trying
the class for the first time. This will be a beginning level of training and a fun setting to
continue learning with your friends.
-TRAINING classes are for the dancer that is focused on improving their technique and
is getting serious about their dance training. These classes will be taught at an
Intermediate/Advanced level to help prepare our dancers for the 6+ Training track
classes.
Middle School dancers (MS):
-OPEN track classes are made for our students who like to work towards a dance and
pick their classes to fit between other after school events. These classes hit all genres
of dance, half will be offered Aug-Dec and the other half will be offered Jan-May.
-TRAINING classes are for the dancer that is focused on improving their technique and
is serious about their dance training. These classes will be taught at an
Intermediate/Advanced fast paced level where it is assumed that they already have a
general knowledge of basic technique and are ready to work on cleaning their technique
and learning new skills.
High School dancers (HS):
-OPEN track classes are made for our students who like to work towards a dances and
pick their classes to fit between other after school events. These classes hit all genres
of dance, half will be offered Aug-Dec and the other half will be offered Jan-May.
-TRAINING classes are for the dancer that is focused on improving their technique and
is serious about their dance training. These classes are the highest level the School of
Dance offers and will be taught at an Intermediate/Advanced fast paced. It is assumed
that students already have a general knowledge of basic technique and are ready to
work on cleaning their technique and learning new skills. These classes will run from
Aug-May.

HOW DO I KNOW WHERE MY CHILD SHOULD BE PLACED?
-You can email Jesse@dancecrestedbutte.org, She will meet with your students’ former
teachers and see where the best fit is.
-Ask your dancer if they are excited for dance to see their friends or to learn new skills.
If they love the social aspect of dance class then the open track is for them but if they
really look forward to being challenged then the Training track is for them.

WHEN I SIGN UP FOR THE TRAINING CLASS IT ONLY SAYS AUG-OCT, I
THOUGHT IT WAS ALL YEAR?
It is all year but to keep the cost manageable we have split it up into 3 payments that
match our session deadlines. You will need to sign up every registration.

DOES MY DANCER HAVE TO TAKE ALL OF ONE TRACK?
NO, They can take a mix of whatever they like.

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR MY AERIAL DANCER?
K-2nd gr dancers: Aerial classes will be offered in Aug- Oct and again Oct- May. This
is the beginning level of classes and a great place to build strength.
3rd-5th gr dancers: Aug- Oct are general level classes. Teachers will be observing and
assessing students. Oct-May we will continue beginning training and also add and aerial
½ that will be for our aerial dancers who are ready for the next steps in their training.
This will be a class that students are invited to.
Middle School dancers (MS): beginner level classes will be offered all year, with new
classes starting every session. When a dancer is ready they will be invited to join a level
½ class for further training.
High School dancers (HS): beginner level classes will be offered all year, with new
classes starting every session. When a dancer is ready they will be invited to join a level
½ class for further training.

I DON’T REMEMBER THERE BEING AERIAL FOR YOUNGER KIDS IS THIS NEW?
YES! We are working on growing our aerial program!

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OPEN TRACK & TRAINING TRACK

As a result of our community surveys, teacher feedback, and discussions with many dance community members, the SOD is creating two distinct programs. It is clear our community has two different ways of viewing the SOD, including two different sets of needs and expectations related to our classes. As a nonprofit committed to serving our community, we are starting two different tracks, each designed to fulfill particular community needs:

Open Track
Inclusivity, recreation, and exploration are the foundation in this track. Students will be expected to behave according to our policies, however strict discipline is not the focus. Open track classes run from AUGUST TO DECEMBER and JANUARY TO MAY, with new classes starting each session and each session ending in a performance. The Open Track class rate is less expensive than the Training Track classes.
Training Track
Discipline, hard work, intense technique work, skills progress, and focus are the foundation in this track. Students will be expected to display good listening skills, be attentive to their teachers, have strong attendance, and follow the rules of dance etiquette. Training Track classes run from AUGUST TO MAY. Show rehearsals may be held outside of regular classes so that class time is not disrupted.  Training Track classes will take place in our beloved Pump Room and in the new Center for the Arts Jones Hall and Schaul Hall studios (occasionally the original Center for the Arts stage may be used).  These state-of-the-art studios were designed for professional dance with permanent Marley sprung floors, mirrors, and excellent sound systems.

 

Please choose the best fit for your student’s dance success and that of their fellow students. Students can take multiple classes in different tracks (ie. Training Ballet III and Open HS Street Dance)

HYGIENE AND SOCIAL DISTANCING PRACTICES

KEEPING OUR STUDENTS SAFE AND OUR DOORS OPEN!

Aerial:

  • Aerial equipment will not be shared.  Each student will be assigned one piece of equipment for the duration of the class.  All equipment will be fully sanitized with an approved UV wand in-between all aerial classes.

Coming Prepared:

  • Wearing a mask to class is required, no exceptions. Double layered material masks are required.
  • Once dancers have arrived to their marked dance square in the studio, mask are not required. Masks are recommended unless they inhibit healthy breathing with high intensity activity.
  • Bring ONLY your water bottle and dance shoes to class.  Wear your dance clothes to class.  Dressing room areas will be locked off.  Backpacks, bags, changing cloths, etc will not be allowed to enter the building.

Drop-off Procedures:

  • To respect our fire fighters, everyone will enter the Pump Room from the backdoor of the fire station building.  The Center is divided into zones and has separate entry points based on your class location.  Look for signs on the Center building
  • Parents, you must drop-off your student and wait in your car until they are admitted into the building. 
  • Max 12 people are allowed in the building at a time.  This means parents cannot enter the building at any time with our 11 students and teacher.  And parents must wait in their car for pick-up.

Entry:

  • All students will wait 6 ft apart outside the entry point for the teacher to OK entry into the building once all previous students have exited and sanitizing has occurred.
  • All students will be required to use hand sanitizer upon both entry and exit. 
  • All students will have their touch free temperature taken and complete a verbal acknowledgement that they do not feel ill and are not experiencing the following symptoms before entering the building; headache, sore throat, fever, dry cough, cough, recent inability to taste/smell, shortness of breath, ear aches, body aches, diarrhea, fatigue, vomiting, abdominal pain.  If they have a fever or cannot acknowledge this level of health, they will not be allowed to enter the building.
  • By entering the studio you acknowledge and accept there’s an increased health risk associated with being in  public places and businesses, such as our studios.

Studio:

  • Classes are 15 mins apart to accommodate sanitizing all surfaces after each class.
  • Only 1 student will be allowed in the bathroom at a time.
  • The studio floor has markings to keep dancers 10ft apart.

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