RMSA School Year Dance Classes

2019-2020

Rocky Mountain School of the Arts DANCE offers a variety of dance classes for all ages and experience levels during the school year.  Our Executive Director and Ballet Instructor is proudly certified through the world renowned Bolshoi Ballet Academy Teacher Certification Program. To see credentials of our teachers click here. Classes will start week of September 9, 2019.

Our dance classes are grouped into 5 different categories;

  • Early Childhood
  • Youth Academies
  • Pre-Advance Academy
  • Advance Academy
  • Recreational

Disciplines include:

  • ballet/pointe
  • tap
  • jazz
  • hip hop
  • contemporary

Please see descriptions below before registering and contact the studio for further details.

EARLY CHILDHOOD

Preschool | 45 minutes per week
Wednesdays 3:45-4:30

RMSA’s Preschool Dance class is a fun, all-around introduction to dance for 3-4 year olds. Children in this class develop loco-motor skills, learn rhythm and how to behave in the structured environment of dance classes.

  • 30 minutes for ballet/creative movement
  • 15 minutes for tap/rhythm

The Preschool Dance class performs in one show of RMSA’s annual Spring Production (purchase of costume required, approximately $65).

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Kindergarten | 45 minutes per week
Wednesdays 4:30-5:15

RMSA's Kindergarten Dance class is a fun, engaging class where children are introduced to patterns in dance and music, simple ballet sequences, and dance vocabulary.

  • 30 minutes for ballet/creative movement
  • 15 minutes for tap/rhythm

The Kindergarten Dance class performs in one show of RMSA’s annual Spring Production (purchase of costume required, approximately $65).

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YOUTH DANCE

Academy 1 | 1 h 45 min per week

  • Tuesdays 
    • 4:00-4:30 Ballet
    • 4:30-5:00 Tap
  • Wednesday's
    • 4:00-4:45 Jazz & Hip Hop

Academy 1 is designed for beginning  dancers, generally 1st grade. The Academy program offers students four different dance disciplines: ballet, tap, jazz, and hip hop. It is recommended that students do participate in all four as the training is well-rounded and provides the student with the opportunity to see which styles suite their abilities, but it is not mandatory to participate in all styles. Ballet training is highly recommended to help build a dance foundation.

  • Performances:
    • Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, and Tap classes perform in RMSA’s annual Masterpieces of Ballet AND Spring Production.  (purchase of 3 costumes required for ballet, hip hop, and jazz/tap -share a costume), approximately $65 per costume).
    • Academy Jazz students have 3 performances during the holiday season (costumes provided).

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 Academy 1B | 1 h 45 min per week

  • Tuesdays
    • 5:00-5:45 Jazz & Hip Hop
  • Wednesdays
    • 4:45-5:15 Ballet
    • 5:15-5:45 Tap

Academy 1B is designed for 1st or 2nd grade beginner dancers.

The Academy program offers students four different dance disciplines: ballet, tap, jazz, and hip hop. It is recommended that students do participate in all four as the training is well-rounded and provides the student with the opportunity to see which styles suite their abilities, but it is not mandatory to participate in all styles. Ballet training is highly recommended to help build a dance foundation.

  • Performances:
    • Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, and Tap classes perform in RMSA’s annual Masterpieces of Ballet AND Spring Production.  (purchase of 3 costumes required for ballet, hip hop, and jazz/tap -share a costume), approximately $65 per costume).
    • Academy Jazz students have 3 performances during the holiday season (costumes provided).

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Academy 2 | 2 h 15 min per week

  • Tuesday
    • 4:00-4:30 Tap
    • 4:30-5:00 Ballet
  • Thursday
    • 4:45-5:30 Jazz & Hip Hop

Academy 2 is designed for 2nd or 3rd grade intermediate dancers, with 3 years of dance training recommended (differs for each student).

The Academy program offers students four different dance disciplines: ballet, tap, jazz, and hip hop. It is recommended that students do participate in all four as the training is well-rounded and provides the student with the opportunity to see which styles suite their abilities, but it is not mandatory to participate in all styles. Ballet training is highly recommended to help build a dance foundation.

  • Performances:
    • Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, and Tap classes perform in RMSA’s annual Masterpieces of Ballet AND Spring Production.  (purchase of 3 costumes required for ballet, hip hop, and jazz/tap -share a costume), approximately $65 per costume).
    • Academy Jazz students have 3 performances during the holiday season (costumes provided).

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Academy 2B | 3 h 15 min per week 

  • Tuesdays
    • 4:00-4:45 Jazz & Hip Hop
    • 5:00-5:45 Ballet
  • Thursday
    • 4:00-4:45 Ballet (may only participate if registered for Tuesday ballet class)
    • 4:45-5:15 Contemporary
    • 5:15-5:45 Tap 

Academy 2B is designed for 2nd to 4th grade intermediate dancers, with 3-4 years of dance training recommended (differs for each student).

The Academy program offers students five different dance disciplines: ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, and contemporary. It is recommended that students do participate in all five as the training is well-rounded and provides the student with the opportunity to see which styles suite their abilities, but it is not mandatory to participate in all styles. Ballet training is highly recommended to help build a dance foundation.

  • Performances:
    • Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Tap, and Contemporary classes perform in RMSA’s annual Masterpieces of Ballet AND Spring Production.  (purchase of 4 costumes required for ballet, hip hop, contemporary, and jazz/tap -share a costume), approximately $65 per costume.
    • Academy Jazz students have 3 performances during the holiday season (costumes provided).

Register

Academy 3 | no Ac 3 for 2019-2020

Academy 4 | 4 h 15 min per week

  • Tuesdays
    • 4:45-5:30 Jazz
    • 5:45-6:45 Ballet/Pointe
    • 6:45-7:15 Hip Hop
  • Thursday
    • 4:00-4:45 Ballet (may only participate if registered for Tuesday ballet class)
    • 4:45-5:15 Tap
    • 5:15-6:00 Contemporary

Academy 4 is designed for children 9 years and older with 5-7 years of dance experience. Each student is evaluated individually for Academy 4, as these guidelines differ for each student.  Students spend approximately two years in Academy 4. This Academy is for the more serious dancer and is the final level offered to dancers before they move into advanced placement.  Dancers who do not wish or are unable to move into advanced placement classes can move into our recreational dance classes as an alternative.

This Academy program offers students five dance disciplines: Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Contemporary, and Tap. It is recommended but not mandatory that students do participate in all five classes as the training is well-rounded and provides the student with the foundation needed to move into the advanced placement classes. Students may take classes in ballet, pointe (through recommendation or audition only), tap, jazz, hip hop, or contemporary singularly or they may participate in the academy program in which all five disciplines are offered at a discounted rate.

  • Performances:
    • Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Contemporary, and Tap classes perform in RMSA’s annual Masterpieces of Ballet AND Spring Production. (purchase of 4 costumes required for ballet, hip hop, contemporary, and jazz/tap-share a costume, approximately $65-$75 per costume).
    • Academy Jazz students have 3 performances during the holiday season (costumes provided).

Dancers in their 2nd year of Academy 4 are eligible to audition for RMDT’s Spring Company.

PRE-ADVANCED DANCE

Academy 5 | 5 ½+ hours per week

  • Tuesdays
    • 6:00-6:45 Tap
    • 6:45-8:00 Ballet
  • Wednesdays
    • 5:15-6:15 Contemporary
    • 6:30-7:15 Jazz
  • Thursdays
    • 4:45-6:00 Ballet/Pointe
    • 6:15-7:00 Hip Hop 

Academy 5 is for the serious dancer only and acceptance is based on a student’s knowledge both physically and mentally, along with technical foundation.  Students must be at least 10 years or older with four years of ballet training and four years of jazz or hip hop, and two years contemporary experience.  A trial class is required before registration is accepted. Although student’s class choices can be customized, it is required that students participate in the majority of classes offered.

Dancers in Academy 5 are required to audition for Rocky Mountain Dance Theatre’s Spring Company, Rocky Mountain Dance Theatre’s annual Nutcracker Production, and Rocky Mountain Dance Theatre’s Wild West Show.

Dancers also have the option to attend RMDT’s New York Dance Experience every other year.

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ADVANCED DANCE

Advance Academy | 6+ hours per week

  • Tuesdays
    • 6:00-6:45 Tap
    • 6:45-8:00 Ballet
  • Wednesdays
    • 6:15-7:30 Contemporary
    • 7:30-8:15 Hip Hop
  • Thursdays
    • 6:00-7:15 Ballet/Pointe
    • 7:15-8:00 Jumps & Turns 

Advance Academy is offered by audition only. Please see Academy 5 requirements to see if you are eligible for Advance Academy classes.  Please contact the studio to set up a meeting time if you are interested in registering for classes of this level.

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RECREATIONAL DANCE

  • Hip Hop: Thursdays 6:45-7:30
  • RMSA has offered many other styles in the past, if we receive enough interest, additional styles of dance classes may be offered. Please contact 307-527-9973.

At RMSA, we believe you’re never too old to discover the joy of dance. RMSA’s Recreational dance classes offer quality training in dance styles for anyone 9 years old and older. No previous dance experience required.

  • Performances:
    • there are no performances expected

MINIMUM NUMBER IS REQUIRED FOR CLASS TO BE OFFERED. PLEASE CALL 307-527-9973 to register.