CONTEMPORARY CAMP 8/22
Contemporary dance is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz, lyrical and classical ballet. Contemporary dancers strive to connect the mind and the body through fluid dance movements. Lyrical dance is a dance style that blends elements of ballet and jazz dance. Miss Heather Shaw
Ballet is known to be the foundation of all dance forms. Having a strong base in ballet will help with other styles, especially in jazz, lyrical, and contemporary. The ballet intensive is the perfect time for dancers to reinforce and strengthen their technique. They will start with a Pilates/Dance Conditioning warm up followed by a full ballet technique class working on alignment, flexibility, articulation of the feet, strength, and poise. Miss Heather Shaw
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The Dance Company of Los Gatos runs on an 10-month program from September to June. The monthly tuition rates listed, for 2019-2020, reflect the total number of classes attended per week by all members of a single family, averaged over the ten-month period. Monthly tuition is ALWAYS the same (from September through June) regardless of the number of classes in the month.
Every dance year we have an end of the year recital. All dancers/classes will participate in a recital show and possibly more. Recital is optional; however 99% of our dancers do participate and love this opportunity to perform with their classmates on stage! Costumes are ordered in February and will be delivered to the studio in the spring. All classes are "locked" in February to prepare for recital shows.
2020 Dance Recital
1 W. Campbell Avenue
6/12 Tech rehearsal Time TBA
6/14 Performance Time TBA
TDC has a Closed Door Policy at all classes. It is our experience that students are better focused without the distraction of parents, siblings, and friends.
Observers and parents may watch the 1st week of every month through our lobby viewing windows, as long as it does not disrupt the students or the teacher. Only teachers and students are allowed in the studio classroom; no parents or visitors please.
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Combo/Tiny Tots: Any style or color leotard and skirt. Please make sure skirt is above the knee. Ballet and Tap shoes required.
Pre Ballet: No tap shoes needed
Jazz: Any style leotard or dance attire. No clothing may be worn to obstruct the view of the body (i.e. baggy shirts/ pants). Jazz shoes are required.
Lyrical: Any style leotard or dance attire. No clothing may be worn to obstruct the view of the body (i.e. baggy shirts/ pants). Jazz or lyrical shoes are required.
Ballet: Black leotard (no skirt), pink tights, pink ballet shoes, hair in a bun. NO EXCEPTIONS!
Tumbling: Any style leotard or dance attire. No clothing may be worn to obstruct the view of the body (i.e. baggy shirts/pants). No Shoes or Full Footed tights
Hip Hop: Comfortable clothing. No tight jeans, skirts, flip flops, elevated shoes of any sort. Sneakers preferred.
Tap: Comfortable dance attire. No pants that drag on the floor, feet must be visible. Tap shoes required.
Flex/Turns/Jumps: Any style leotard or dance attire. No clothing may be worn to obstruct the view of the body (i.e. baggy shirts/ pants).