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2020-2021

fall classes

NDBC is proud to offer dance classes for all ages and abilities in a variety of styles. We have something for everyone with a love for dance from ages 18 months - adult. 

Program descriptions

Children’s Dance Program

Our Children’s Dance program is designed to build a love of dance through music, imagination, exploration, and movement in dancers aged 3 - 10. Dancers will improve their motor skills and coordination while developing confidence and leadership skills. Dancers participate in a weekly technique class and an end of year recital.

Ages 3 – 4:
Pre-Technique I

Pre-Technique I is designed for dancers aged 3-4 years old and focuses on building creativity and confidence in dancers while fostering a love of dance and movement.

Ages 5 – 6:
Pre-Technique II

Pre-Technique II is a combo class of both beginner ballet and tap technique and vocabulary designed for dancers aged 5-6 years old. This class uses imagination, music, and movement to build solid dance foundations.

Ages 7 – 8: Technique I

Technique I is designed for 7- 8 years old dancers who are looking to explore ballet and tap. This class encourages creativity and musicality while expanding on the dancer’s technique and vocabulary.

Ages 9 – 10: Technique II

Technique II will introduce dancers aged 9-10 to introductory jazz technique as well as the fundamentals of ballet and tap. This class offers the unique opportunity for dancers to explore numerous styles of dance all in one class.

Academy Level Classes

For dancers aged 10+ we offer dance classes in numerous styles and for varying ability levels. Our classes focus on refining basic techniques while challenging dancers to grow as artists and performers. Dancers participate in weekly classes and an end of year recital.

 

Level 1: beginner dancers with 0-2 years of experience

Level 2: beginner/intermediate dancers with 2-4 years of experience

Level 3: Intermediate dancers with 4-5 years of experience

Level 4: Intermediate/Advanced dancers with 5+ years of experience

Ballet

This classic artform focuses on building technique and strength through barre work and center practice. Ballet classes aim to improve dancer flexibility, alignment, balance, and musicality.

Jazz

Jazz dance combines classical techniques with the popular styles and music of today. Jazz focuses on isolations, musical rhythms, quick movements, and flexibility while building confidence in each dancer’s unique style.

Pointe

Pointe classes are available to dancers who have demonstrated an advanced understanding of ballet technique, proprioception, and muscle awareness. Instructor approval is needed for dancers to be placed in a pointe level.  

Pre-Pointe

Pre-pointe is a class designed to prepare dancers for pointe shoes. The class focuses on strengthening muscle groups and developing the body alignment that are essential for advancing to pointe work.

Tap

Tap helps teach rhythm and coordination from head to toe.  Explore different tap techniques starting with simple rhythms to complex syncopation.  Through tap, dancers can learn musicality and develop an understanding of the harmony between music and dance.   

Hip Hop

This high energy, face paced class explores a wide range of hip hop styles set to todays popular music. This class encourages dancers to develop their own style while exploring the various rhythms of their favorites songs.

PBT

Progressing Ballet Techniques or PBT was developed in conjunction with muscle and skeletal dance physiotherapists to create a program that focuses on strength building and injury prevention. While it is rooted in ballet technique, this class offers dancers the ability to focus on strength building, flexibility, and body alignment that are essential to all dance styles.

Modern

Modern dance breaks the mold and explores grounded movement using the natural flow of the human body.  Through various techniques and styles, this class helps dancers play with gravity, breath, musicality, and improvisation as well as grow in strength and control through their movement. 

Register for classes

Fall Session Schedule 

Check out our schedule for a full list of all of our classes and their days and times. 

Brand New to NDBC?

Check out our online registration form to sign up for fall classes. 

Already part of the NDBC family?

Follow the link below to set up your Parent Portal and get registered. 

1726 S Washington Street, Grand Forks, ND 58201

​​701-746-6044​ | info@northdakotaballet.org

Virtual Office Hours:

Mondays & Wednesdays 3:00 - 5:00 

Tuesdays 9:30 - 11:00

or by appointment by contacting us at

info@northdakotaballet.org

Enrollment/General Questions:
info@northdakotaballet.org

 

Booking/Sponsorship/Media Inquiries:
Laura Arneson, Executive Director/Artistic Director
laura.dvorak@northdakotaballet.org

Financial Questions
Nicole Spoor, Director of Finance & Operations
nicole.spoor@northdakotaballet.org

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