DANCE CLASSES                                                                                                                          
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FALL CLASSES

DANCEABILITIES 
MARIE MACCARONE & ELIZABETH HALL 
Ages 10 & up, and  adults. Monday, 4:15-5pm.
This class is a creative movement class for both children, ages 10 and up, and adults with disabilities. This class develops creativity through the study of basic techniques, improvisation and imaginative dance while giving students the opportunity to learn developmentally appropriate choreography. For information contact Bonnie Gombos: Bonnie@darienarts.org or call 203-655-8683.

DANCE BEGINNINGS
MARIE MACCARONE, CINDY DEFOREST
Ages 3 & 4. Wednesday 2-2:45pm, Thursday 9-9:45am, Thursday 2-2:45pm, Friday 9-9:45am or Friday 12:30-1:15pm.
A class especially for preschoolers to learn about dance and the joy of movement through body awareness and creativity.

PRE-BALLET
CINDY DEFOREST, MARIE MACCARONE, JORDAN CASSETTA
Ages 4 & 5. Monday 1:45-2:15pm, Wednesday 3-3:45pm, Thursday 3-3:45pm, Friday 1:30-2:15pm or Saturday 9:15-10am. 
A fun introduction to ballet using imaginative techniques to learn the primary elements of classical ballet including floor and center work. Time is devoted to creativity, providing children with an opportunity to apply ballet technique to their own dances.

KINDERBALLET
MARIE MACCARONE, BONNIE GOMBOS
Kindergarten. Monday, 4-4:45pm or Thursday, 4-4:45pm. 
This class is a continuation of the ballet curriculum. See “Pre-Ballet” description.

KINDER-HIP HOP
Kindergarten. Tuesday, 4-4:45pm.
Introduction to jazz and hip hop techniques using lively pop music to build skills and have fun learning new dances.

TAP 2
Grade 2-5. Monday, 4:45-5:45pm. 
An introduction to tap rhythms & basic steps designed especially for the young dancer. Learn basic steps with fun routines.

BALLET 1A, K-1.  Saturday 9:15-10am.
BALLET 1B, Grades 1-2. Tuesday, 4:45-5:30pm or Wednesday, 4-4:45.
BALLET 1B/2, Grades 2-4.  Saturday, 10-11am.
BONNIE GOMBOS
Beginning level class for students with introductory ballet classes. Warm-ups at the barre teach primary elements of classical ballet. Exercises across the floor teach additional vocabulary.

HIP HOP 1
Grades 1-2. Friday, 4-4:45pm.
Hip Hop dance for boys and girls using lively music to help build age appropriate skills.

BALLET 2
Bonnie Gombos
Grades 3-4. Wednesday, 4:45-5:45pm. 
Advanced beginners & intermediate students who have had two years or more experience in ballet technique or equivalent.

MODERN/JAZZ 2/3
BONNIE GOMBOS
Grades 3–6. Wednesday, 5:45-6:45pm.
This class is a combination of modern and jazz techniques with age appropriate music.

JAZZ/HIP HOP 2
Grades 3-5. Friday, 4:45-5:45pm. 
Street dance style for boys and girls. A combination of popping and
isolation grooves.

BALLET 2/3
BONNIE GOMBOS
Grades 4 & up. Thursday, 4:45-5:45pm.
This ballet class is specifically designed for students who have completed one year of Ballet 2.

BALLET 3/4  Grades 5 & up. Monday, 6-7pm or Saturday,11am-12pm.  
BALLET 4/5  Grades 6 & up. Wednesday, 7-8pm.
CINDY DEFOREST & BONNIE GOMBOS 
For intermediate students who have had at least three years or more experience in ballet technique or equivalent. It is suggested to take this class two times per week. Prerequisite: Ballet 2/3

MODERN/JAZZ 4
ELIZABETH HALL
Grades 6 & up. Wednesday, 6-7pm.
This class is a fast paced combination of modern and jazz techniques. Must have appropriate experience.

HIP HOP 3
RAY LAGDAMEN
Grades 6-8. Thursday, 5-6pm. 
Learn street dance style. A combination of popping and isolation grooves.

ADV. BROADWAY DANCE
EMILY FRANGIPANE
Grades 6 & up. Friday, 5-6pm.
This class emphasizes theatre dance encompassing many dance techniques and styles for the purpose of a lively performance.

POP - PILATES
JORDAN CASSETTA
Grades 7 & up. Monday, 7-8pm or Wednesday, 4-5pm. 
A total body mat-based equipment free workout inspired by classical Pilates. It is a fusion of ab-chiseling and total body defining moves to upbeat music.

TEEN CONTEMPORARY
EMILY FRANGIPANE
Grades 7 & up. Tuesday, 5:15-6:15pm.
Contemporary dance draws on modern dance technique and an array of philosophies of movement based on the study of the human body and body/mind inter-relationships.

TEEN LYRICAL
JORDAN CASSETTA
Grades 7 & up. Wednesday, 5-6pm.
Lyrical dance is a modern dance form which fuses modern dance, jazz and ballet.

HIGH SCHOOL HIP HOP
RAY LAGDAMEN
Grades 9-12. Thursday, 4-5pm. 
Street dance style. A combination of popping and isolation grooves.

NEW STREET FUNK
Grades: 8 & Up. Monday, 4:45-5:45pm. 
This class is designed for students interested in learning street jazz as seen on many music videos.

NEW TEEN TAP
Grades 6-12. Monday, 3-3:45pm.
This is a continuation of tap technique at a more advanced level, exploring classic tap and theatre tap combinations.

BEGINNER POINTE
CINDY DEFOREST
By permission only. Monday, 7:15-8pm.
Open to students who have completed Ballet 3.

POINTE CLASS
BONNIE GOMBOS 
By permission only. Tuesday, 3-4pm.
This is a multilevel class in pointe work. Open to Company students and students who have completed at least 1 year of Ballet 3.

ADVANCED POINTE
BONNIE GOMBOS
By permission only. Tuesday, 4:15-5:15pm.

COMPANY CLASSES
Company members are our most active dancers at DAC. Company membership is by invitation of the Director. Company members are expected to be taking a variety of classes and must have a ballet technique foundation. Continuous ballet classes are necessary for all company members. The junior and senior companies are distinct to the students’ level of ability but generally are categorized as grades 6-9 in the Junior Company and grades 10-12 in the Senior Company. For new students interested in Company membership please contact the Director. Company members have the most performance opportunities at DAC.
JR. CO. BALLET  Monday, 6-7:15pm.
JR. CO. TECHNIQUE  Tuesday, 6:15-7:15pm.
JR. CO. REHEARSAL  Tuesday, 7:15-8pm.
CO. BALLET  Wednesday, 6:45-8pm.
SR. CO. BALLET  Thursday, 5:45-7pm.
CO. TECH/BALLET  Friday, 3:30-4:45pm.
SR. CO. TECHNIQUE  Saturday, 12-1pm.
SR. CO. REHEARSAL  Saturday, 1-2pm.