Experienced Summer Sessions

Havilah Dance Company offers a range of summer sessions and classes for experienced and advanced dancers ages 4 through 18 years old who are looking to improve and build upon their previous dance training and have some fun this summer! Classes are ideal for students who have at least one year of dance experience or related training.

June Summer Sessions

Intermediate Hip Hop II (Ages 9-12)

This 3-class intensive will challenge your young dancer and take their skills to the next level! Students will learn exciting new across the floor exercises and center-floor combinations. Dancers will increase in coordination, rhythm, and flexibility.

  • Tuesday, June 4th, Tuesday, June 11th and Tuesday, June 18th from 5:45-6:30pm
  • $50 for all 3 classes
  • Recommended for dancers who are beginner through 4 years of experience

Intermediate Hip Hop III (Ages 13 & up)

This 3-class intensive will challenge and inspire the advanced beginner and experienced dancer! Students will learn exciting new across the floor exercises and center-floor combinations. Dancers will increase in coordination, rhythm, and flexibility.

  • Tuesday, June 4th, Tuesday, June 11th and Tuesday, June 18th from 7:00-7:45pm
  • $50 for all 3 classes
  • Recommended for dancers who are advanced beginners through 5+ years of experience

Intermediate Jazz & Lyrical Combo Class (Ages 10-15)

This 3-class session builds on students’ experience and technique by introducing expressive lyrical movement and exciting jazz skills! Classes will cover technique across the floor and in the center. Students will learn fun and challenging combinations in both styles!

  • Saturday, June 1st, Saturday, June 8th and Saturday, June 15th from noon-1:15pm
  • $70 for all 3 classes
  • Recommended for dancers who have 2+ years of experience

July Summer Sessions

Future Stars Dance Clinic (Ages 4-9)

This session is for any young dancer who has had at least one year of dance experience with an interest in being challenged further and showing a desire for performance & competitive opportunities in the future (either for the 2019- 2020 dance season or beyond)! We will cover different genres (jazz, lyrical, tap, hip hop, acro, ballet, musical theatre) and introduce many technical skills including advanced flexibility, leg extensions, leaps, turns, other fun tricks, and body movement. Students will grow in balance, muscle awareness, style, flexibility, strength, and MOST importantly, love of dance!

  • Monday, July 29th, Tuesday, July 30th and Wednesday July, 31st from 9:30am-12:30pm
  • $125 / EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: $105 for all 3 days if registered by June 1st / $50 nonrefundable deposit holds your spot, payment due in full by first day of camp
  • Depending on attendance, we will have two levels of training:
    • Level I – Future Teenies (ages 4-6 and/or 1-2 years of experience and comprehension of relative skills and
      vocabulary)
    • Level II – Future Minis/Petites (ages 6-9 and/or 2+ years of experience and comprehension of relative skills and vocabulary)

ADDITIONAL DETAILS:

  • Participating in this training clinic can also serve as a student’s audition for Vision I/Teenie or Vision II/Mini Company Teams. Please see the FAQ below for more details!
  • There is no ‘formal’ audition, but instead prospective members are observed throughout the week in classes and evaluated by HDC instructors.
  • Your child does NOT have to have any desire to compete in order to take this clinic or benefit from it, while having a great time learning a lot!
  • For our younger dancers who ARE interested in being considered for our 2019-2020 competitive opportunities, we will provide intake forms for parents to fill out and we will respond following the clinic with feedback and placement for your dancer by August 15th!

FAQ:

  • My dancer would like to be considered for HDC’s Company team (and/or would like specific feedback on class placement for the following season based on their evaluation). Should my young dancer take Future Stars Clinic or the HDC Summer Intensive for their training and audition this season?
    • Dancers ages 5 & under should take Future Stars Clinic for their training & audition/placement in classes
    • Dancers ages 6-8 have the opportunity to take Future Stars Clinic, HDC Summer Intensive or both. However, dancers new to HDC’s Company must be evaluated in order to take HDC Summer Intensive to make sure they are ready. Otherwise, the Future Stars Dance Clinic should serve as their audition.
    • HDC 2018-19 Teenie Co. Members & all dancers ages 9 & up should take HDC Summer Intensive for audition & placement purposes, but can benefit from the training they will receive at Future Stars Clinic

Let’s Progress! The Foundational & Artistic Elements of PROGRESSIONS (Ages 11 & up)

Technical development relies heavily on strength conditioning, consistently increasing flexibility, and a proper understanding of correct alignment and positioning of the body. Over the course of three days, we will focus strictly on the building blocks of advancing progressions: flexibility, strength, balance, turns & leaps, leg lines, and movement quality. We will work on foundational elements and apply them to artistic expression as we focus on connective application through traveling movement. Combinations will become increasingly complex as dancers are challenged and inspired!

  • Monday, July 15th, Tuesday, June 16th and Wednesday, June 17th from 3:30-6:30pm
  • 2 Levels of training; Featuring Guest Instructor James Schuller from Columbia City Jazz Conservatory
  • $140 for all three days / EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: $115 for all 3 days if registered by June 1st / $50 nonrefundable deposit holds your spot, payment due in full by first day of camp
  • For Intermediate and Advanced dancers only

FIERCE FRIDAYS I Technique & Conditioning Intensive (Ages 6-8)

The goal of this intensive is to introduce more advanced skills to the young dancer who is showing discipline in class and the desire to learn on a more challenging level. Students will learn how to complete turn sequences and leaps across the floor using a blend of ballet and jazz technique. Students will be challenged in their control and balance as they work on center floor combinations. Additionally, classes will focus on musicality, technical vocabulary, and performance skills.

  • Friday, July 12th, Friday, July 19th and Friday, July 26th from 5:00-6:15pm
  • $75 for all 3 weeks / $25 per class
  • Recommended for students preparing to audition for HDC Company Team

FIERCE FRIDAYS II Technique & Conditioning Intensive (Ages 9-14)

The goal of this intensive is to introduce more advanced skills to the junior and preteen aged dancer using a blend of modern, jazz, and ballet technique. Students will take their technique to the next level as they learn how to complete challenging turn sequences and exciting leaps across the floor. Students will be will be challenged in their control, strength, body placement, and balance as they work on center floor combinations. Additionally, classes will focus on musicality, technical vocabulary, artistry, and performance skills.

  • Friday, July 12th, Friday, July 19th and Friday, July 26th from 5:00-6:15pm
  • $75 for all 3 weeks / $25 per class
  • Recommended for students preparing to audition for HDC Company Team

FIERCE FRIDAYS III Advanced Technique & Conditioning Intensive (Ages 15 & up)

Students will be trained in stretching, warm-ups, across the floor combinations, and center-floor choreography all on an advanced level. This intensive will focus on control, core strength, placement, and muscle awareness. Classes will emphasize strong technique, musicality, technical vocabulary, artistry, and performance skills. Dancers will be pushed to take their personal style to the next level and gain a deeper understanding of who they are as artists and performers. This intensive is required for current competition students, and is recommended for those dancers who wish to be a part of the competition company in the fall.

  • Friday, July 12th, Friday, July 19th and Friday, July 26th from 6:15-7:45pm
  • $75 for all 3 weeks / $25 per class
  • Recommended for students preparing to audition for HDC Company Team