Happy Valley Dance Conservatory offers Ballet & classical Chinese dance class from ages 4 to adult.
Level 1-3 (Pre dance to Elementary): This course focuses on the curvilinear designs of dance technique and its inextricable connection to musicality and motion. Starting from barre and building to center work at a pace for young dancers to the basics.
Pre-dance: No dance experience.
Beginner: Limited ballet experience, wants to begin formal ballet training.
Elementary: Has basic dance technique, wants to continue formal ballet training, recommends at least 2 hours of class per week.
Level 4 (Intermediate): For dancers who have taken Level 1-3 or have some prior dance experience, this level will focus on building upon the basic designs of dance technique, learning more complex phrases of movement, and musicality. The class is by audition.
Intermediate: At least 3 years of formal ballet training, recommends at least 4 hours of class per week. Begins pointe technique.
Level 5 (Advanced to Pre-professional): Focusing on developing advanced, integrated coordinative skills and dynamics, this level fosters a more diverse vocabulary for dancing in the spirit of rigor, curiosity and individual artistry. The class is by audition.
Advanced: At least 5 years of formal ballet training plus 2 years of pointe experience. Recommends at least 7 hours of class per week.
Pre-professional: By audition.
Private class By contact.
Adult class: Classes will focus on building upon the basic arm and leg positions, including good posture and correct placement. Students will progress at barre and then move to centre, learning the foundations of dance class needed .
*Level placement is based on student's dance ability and muscle development, not by age.
* All dancers who have 80% or above attendance are invited to perform in the virtual dance gala in mid-December (TBA).
* Dancer who wants to take Repertoire Class should take at least one technique class per week.
* Please contact Ms.Liza with the placement concerns if needed.