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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.