Academy Dance

Academy Dance

5th / 6th

5th/6th Grade Academy Dance Classes are designed to fit the needs of both returning students and brand new dancers! Our curriculum blends foundational work along with more challenging options and skill development. Beginner and intermediate level students can expect to be challenged, grow in their dance abilities, and have fun!

2017 / 2018 Session

Our 2017 - 2018 Session is now open for registration! Our session runs through May 2018. Students will spend the school year developing dance technique, skills and choreography. Unique to BCA, dancers have an opportunity to perform multiple times during the year at our fall and spring recitals! This allows students to work towards goals as individuals and a class, while also creating an environment for a variety of progressive instruction, building on their dance education all year long! Please see below for more information on our recitals, class offerings and session details!

Leveling - Fall 2017 / 2018 Session

Our levels provide a "just-right" fit for your dancer to excel at her highest potential, meeting her specific needs, focusing in on specific areas of growth and challenging her all year long! All dancers are evaluated and receive placement recommendations which include suggested class levels and class options.

Level 1

Classes will introduce your dancer to the foundational skills of each dance style. Level 1 classes are designed for newer dancers or dancers transitioning into an older age group next year. Dancers will master these skills during the year, and increase their dance vocabulary, to drive each student to the next level! Classes will meet once a week, and dancers will complete the session having mastered these skills and their dance vocabulary!

Level 2

Classes and will focus on more challenging technique and choreography. Level 2 dancers have developed their foundational skills, and are ready for more advanced curriculum. Level 2 dancers can take one class, but are strongly encouraged to take two classes to excel their growth and learning.

Level 3

Classes are for advanced level Academy Dance students who are ready to take their dancing to new heights! Students who are recommended for our Level 3 program will be required to take two Level 3 classes per week (or one Level 3 class plus Russian Ballet). Level 3 will challenge students in their technical abilities, choreography and skill work. Our Level 3 classes will provide new, advanced curriculum and higher level programming than we have ever offered in Academy Dance before.

The Recital Experience!

BCA is known for providing the most entertaining and exciting recital experience for dancers and families in southeastern Wisconsin! We cannot wait to share this special day with your dancer. Professional theatrical props, backdrops, lighting, a beautiful venue, and amazing recital costumes provide the perfect setting to celebrate your dancer's hard work and to showcase their talent on the big stage. BCA hosts three recitals each year - our November Recital at the Hamilton Fine Arts Center in Sussex, our May Recital at the Hamilton Fine Arts Center in Sussex and our Summer Recital in August which is a free, fun event for families at Frame Park in Waukesha. Click here for more recital information!

5th / 6th Grade Class Information

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Session Dates

Our 2017-2018 Session runs September 2017 - May 2018. Unique to BCA, Academy Dance students perform in two recitals each year to build choreography skills and keep our students engaged and learning all year long! Recitals are in December and again in the spring.

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Tuition & Costume Fees

Tuition is listed below along with class registration. A down payment of one month's tuition is due at the time of registration which covers your May 2018 tuition. Regular tuition is due on the 1st of the month, Sept. 1 - April 1. Alternatively, you may choose to pay in full for the year for your tuition at the time of registration to save $30 off of the total. Please comment "Monthly" or "Pay in Full" to note your tuition payment option when registering. Costume fees are $65 per costume due Sept. 1 and Jan. 1 to cover costumes for the December recital and the spring recital. Combo classes with two styles of dance (Jazz & Hip Hop, Tap & Lyrical) will receive two costumes per recital totaling $130 on Sept. 1 and Jan. 1. Single style classes will owe $65 on Sept. 1 and Jan. 1.

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Jazz & Hip Hop (Levels 1 & 2)

Jazz & Hip Hop is a fun, exciting and high energy class! Students will work on developing flexibility, coordination, balance, dance technique, more intricate dance skills and tricks, and choreography. During class students will be encouraged to show off their charisma by adding their own special personality to each routine. This class is a combination for those who want a both a technical dance class and an upbeat environment! Class time will be split up into 30 minutes of each style. Students will prepare one jazz routine and one hip hop routine for each recital, a total of four routine performances throughout the year! Attire: Comfortable, active clothing, tan jazz shoes for jazz, and sneakers from home for hip hop.

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Tap & Lyrical (Levels 1 & 2)

Tap & Lyrical class curriculum focuses on age appropriate technique, strength training, timing and musicality. Students will gain proper and age appropriate training by focusing on technique, body alignment and strength and conditioning. The ballet barre will be used as a source to help with their technical needs and development. This is a class that is perfect for the dancer looking forward to technical training and character development. Our lyrical and broadway style tap is taught in a way that encourages proper development and confidence in each child. Class time will be split up into 30 minutes of each style. Students will prepare one lyrical routine and one tap routine for each recital, a total of four routine performances throughout the year! Attire: Students will be required to wear a black leotard, black dance pants, jazz shoes, and their hair pulled up away from their face for class. For tap, they will need tan tap shoes.

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Jazz Class Information (Level 3)

Jazz is a fun, exciting and high energy class! Students will work on developing flexibility, coordination, balance, dance technique, more intricate dance skills and tricks, and choreography. This class is great for those who want a technical dance class and an upbeat environment! Students will prepare one jazz routine for the summer recital. Attire: dance attire where limbs, elbows and knees are able to be seen, and Jazz shoes during the class.

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Hip Hop Class Information (Level 3)

Hip Hop is a fun, exciting and high energy class! Students will work on developing coordination, dance technique, more intricate dance skills and tricks, and choreography. During class students will be encouraged to show off their charisma by adding their own special personality to each routine. Students will prepare one hip hop routine for the summer recital! Attire: Comfortable, active clothing, and non-street sneakers from home for hip hop.

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Lyrical Class Information (Level 3)

Students will gain proper and age appropriate training by focusing on technique, body alignment and strength and conditioning. The ballet barre will be used as a source to help with their technical needs and development. A class that is perfect for the dancer looking forward to technical training and character development. Attire: Comfortable, active clothing and tan jazz shoes.

Tap Class Information (Level 3)

Tap is taught in an energetic environment, giving our students an experience like no other. The class curriculum focuses on age appropriate technique, strength training, timing and musicality. Our broadway style tap is taught in a way that encourages proper development and confidence in each child! Attire: Comfortable active clothing and tan tap shoes.

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Russian Ballet

A true classical ballet experience! Our Russian Ballet classes focuses on true classical ballet training using the Vaganova Method. The program is designed for all abilities, and fuses elements of traditional French style from the romantic era, with the athleticism and virtuosity of Italian technique. The training system is designed to involve the whole body in every movement, with equal attention pair to upper and lower body. This approach increases consciousness of the body, creating harmony of movement and greater expressive range. This method is designed to fit dancers of all levels and welcomes both brand new students, as well as dancers who have had years of ballet experience. Attire: Dancers attire consists of white tights, a leotard, ballet slippers, and hair is required to be in a bun. Dancers all wear the same leotard, and will receive this their first class.

5th / 6th Grade Class Schedule

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