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Schedule and Curriculum

 

 

REDDING DANCE CENTRE CURRICULUM

RDC is pleased to acknowledge the varied training and certifications of its faculty. This combination creates the appropriate levels of pedagogy according to the dancers age and development. 

RDC is also Affiliated with American Ballet Theatre® and their National Training Curriculum.

We endeavor to use their guidelines to create an educational atmosphere of strong technique and safety.  

Sequential Description of  Class Levels 

BALLET

Intro to Dance

For the very young dancer ages 4-5 to begin their experience in dance. This class introduces the little one to basic concepts of dance such as: musicality, creativity, age appropriate movement fundamentals.  This class will include both ballet and tap genre.

Beginning/Basic Ballet & Tap Combo

This class builds on the previous level and is also a good place for a new dancer to begin training. Age range 6-8. 

Beginning Ballet I

Age availability 7-9. No Experience Necessary. This is also the first hour long class in the progression from a split ballet/tap

combo. 

Beginning Ballet II

Age availability 7-9.  Prerequisite one year training. 

Basic Ballet I

Age availability 9-11. Prerequisite two years training. 

Basic Ballet II

Age availability 10-12. Prerequisite 2-3 years training  

Basic Ballet III

Age availability 10-14 Prerequisite 3-4 years training

Intro to Pointe

This special class is only offered in our Summer Intensive and is by Invitation Only. We welcome students from other schools to audition for placement. This program prepares the new pointe dancers for Intermediate Placement in the Fall term. 

Intermediate II - Pointe - Possible 2 Year Program at Instructor's Discretion 

Age availability 11-Adult   -  Twice a week Requirement, as well as a separate technique class.  

Intermediate III - Pointe - 2 Year Program 

Prerequisite one year pointe work . Twice a week Requirement, as well as a separate technique class.

Intermediate II & III (technique) 

This is the appropriate technique class for the Intermediate II & III pointe dancer.  

Class attire, black leotard and pink tights only

Advanced I - 2 Year Program

By Invitation Only. Prerequisite 5+ years training, Class is held twice a week with a separate technique class required. 

Advanced II - Partnering 

By Invitation Only. Prerequisite 5+ years training. Class held 3 times a week, technique class included, but encouraged to take additional technique and cross genre classes. 

      A UNIQUE FEATURE   

Adult Program 

Adult & Teen Beginning/Basic Ballet

No Experience Necessary.  This class moves at a comfortable pace and is geared to the beginning or returning adult dancer. Many repeat this class to add a creative approach to exercise. Be brave and join the fun! 

Teen/Adult Intermediate Ballet  -  Tuesday 6:30-8 

A Continuation for the teen/adult dancer. Minimum two years training. 

Teen/Adult Intermediate Ballet  -  Thursday 6:30-8 

Technique class suggested for and Advanced I dancers. Minimum 4 years training. Also available for adults seeking a high intermediate technique class. 

Beginning Adult Pointe.

By Invitation Only. A popular and requested addition to our schedule allowing the adult dancer to move slower and safely thru the hurdles of pointe.

Beginning Teen/Adult Tap

No Experience Necessary. A studio favorite for the adult dancer... It's never too late to start! 

Intermediate Teen/Adult Tap

For the tap enthusiast who is ready move a little faster. Many tappers take both adult levels. 

  TAP

Children's Tap

Age Availability 7-11. No Experience Necessary.  A fun way to get started in a fast moving dance form. 

Intermediate Tap I

Age Availability 9-12. Prerequisite two years training. 

Intermediate Tap II-III 

Age Availability 11-Adult. Prerequisite 3 years training.  Fast paced. 

Advanced Tap

Age Availability 14-Adult.  Prerequisite 4 years training. Fast paced. 

 MODERN

Children's Modern 

Age Availability 7-10. No Experience Necessary. A natural movement aligned between ballet and jazz using horizontal levels with contemporary music. A popular choice for creative expression and improv. 

Modern I

Age Availability 10-14. 1-2 Years Experience. Technical level advancing. 

Modern II

Age Availability 13-Adult.  3 Years Experience. Technical level advancing. Ballet technique class Requirement

Modern III 

Age Availability 15-Adult.  4 Years Experience. Technical level advancing. Ballet technique class Requirement

JAZZ

Jazz I

Age Availability 7-9. No experience Necessary. A popular addition to ballet or tap which incorporates a combination of lyrical, classic and musical theatre styles. Jazz also has a heavy emphasis on leaps and turns, which is introduced in ballet technique. 

Intermediate Jazz II-III  

Age Availability 9-12.  One Year Experience. Ballet technique class Requirement

Intermediate Jazz III

Age Availability 11-Adult.  2-3 Years Experience. Technical level advancing. Fast paced. Ballet technique class Requirement

Advanced Jazz I-II

Age Availability 14-Adult.  4 Years Experience. Fast paced with a high technical component. Ballet technique class Requirement

Hip Hop I  (Beginning/Basic)

Age Availability 7-12. No Experience Necessary. 

Hip Hop II (Intermediate)

Age Availability 8-14. One year Experience. 

We invite you to contact us with any questions regarding our current schedule.

Correct placement in our Curriculum may not exactly

match a previous class title from another school.

Please do not be alarmed - your progression is very important to us and

we will work with you to get you where you need to be. 

RDC instructors reserve the right to place students into the

appropriate class(es) based on age and skill level. 

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