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CLASSES

 


Dance Class Attire

Getting dressed up for dance class is a big part of the fun! Here at Twinkle Toes our dance attire for ballet: class is as follows: leotard and tights of any color,  tutus and skirts are welcome. Jazz class: leotard, tights/leggings and jazz shoes. Tap : leotard, tights/leggings and tap shoes. Hip Hop class: comfortable clothing and tennis shoes.

For all classes, children who are ages six and up are required to have their hair up and out of the face. A bun, ponytail, or braid are all acceptable. 


Toddler Ballet // ages 2-3 yrs

Toddlers ages 2 - 3 are invited to come explore creative dance and ballet in this whimsical dance class. We get these young dancers moving with imaginative props, fun music, creative imagery and storytelling. Learn to plie with our balloon dance,  leap like a dolphin, chasse like a unicorn and so much more.

Class runs 45 min, parents/caregivers may observe in the classroom


Parent and Me Ballet // ages 18 mos - 2 yrs

Does your little one love to move and dance anytime you turn music on? Then this is the class for you. Young tots learn the basics of creative dance and ballet and also experience being in a classroom with other children in a nurturing and fun environment. This is a parent/caregiver participation class, so you get to enjoy this experience and learn ballet with your child. 

Class runs 40-45 min, parent/caregiver participation required


Preschool Ballet // ages 3 - 4 yrs

In preschool ballet dancers dive into more ballet technique while still enjoying a playful and creative class. We have developed a curriculum that uses beautiful music, improvisation and story-dances to engage preschoolers' active imagination all while incorporating proper technique and terminology. Perfect class for the beginner or those whom have completed toddler ballet. 

50 min


Preschool Ballet and Tap // ages 3 - 4 yrs

This class is designed for dancers who want to try both ballet and tap dance. This class is similar to the above preschool ballet for the first 30 min and then the kids change into tap shoes. Tap is great for fine motor development, musicality and rhythm. Its also a lot of fun and perfect for a preschooler full of energy!

55 min


Pre-ballet // ages 4 - 5 yrs

This class is designed for students who are ready for more ballet technique but yet still want to have a class full of imagination and fun. We will introduce more longer barrework with increased emphasis on flexibility and balance. Our center and across the floor sequences will add more compound step combinations and added port de bras (arm movements) They will also learn more comprehensive choreography and develop performance skills which really boost self confidence.

55 min


Hip Hop // ages, 5-8 and 9-12

Get ready to move and groove to the latest music  in our Hip Hop classes.  Dancers learn to pop and lock, bounce, wave and body roll. We’ll also be strengthening our muscles with floorwork  such as the coffee-grinder and other breakdancing movements,  We also introduce energetic dance combinations and fun choreography. 

45 min


Jazz Dance //All Levels

In Jazz Dance students will work on improving performance skills and retaining choreography with weekly combinations. Jazz technique layers on ballet including strength building warm-ups, flexibility, isolations, across the floor progressions and choreography.  This work becomes more intricate and complex as the dancer moves up to the next level. 

55 min

 

Contemporary//All levels

Contemporary is a style of dance that draws from modern, jazz and lyrical dance genres.  Students will express themselves through movement that is driven by the music and its lyrics in this combination-centered class structure. Each week dancers will learn a new combination in focus on both performance and choreography skills. 

 

55min


Beginning/Inter/Advanced Modern Dance// ages 7 - 11 yrs

This class introduces classical modern dance technique and movement and serves as a platform for creative self expression. We will explore the many influences of modern dance including Graham, Cunningham, Limon, Horton, Release Technique and Contact Improvisation through different works of choreography and across the floor progressions.  This expressive curriculum encourages dancers to see the connection between the body and mind and also learn to collaborate with other classmates in composition projects.

1 hr class

 

Composition//ages 8 and up

 

Dance composition guides students through the language of dance and poetry of movement. This highly improvisational platform introduces the fundamentals of choreography and allows for students to create their own dances both on their own and with small groups. Each week will be a different composition lesson that challenges students to look at dance in a new and creative way. 

 

45 min class


Tap // ages 7 - 11 yrs

Tap Dance is a fun and musical class that both enriches a dancer’s repertoire or can stand alone as a great technique class. This class covers beg-intermediate tap steps and focuses on rhythm tap and musicality in both center/across the floor work and choreography. We also add in a bit of musical theater to make this a well-rounded and energetic class.

50 min 


Ballet 1 // ages 5 - 8 yrs

In Ballet 1 we introduce a proper technique class with barrework, stretching, petit allegro, across the floor work and more intricate choreography. The curriculum draws on our classical conservatory training and yet is instructed in an engaging way that is fun and promotes self esteem and creative expression. 

1 hr class


Ballet 2, Ballet 3, Intermediate Ballet // ages 6 and up

By permission of the instructor. Must complete 1 yr of Ballet 1 or the equivalent. Please contact the studio for additional information and placement.

 

Corps de Ballet Company // ages 8 and up

Jr. Company // ages 6 - 8 yrs

This is an audition-only company for dancers and their families that are ready for a larger commitment to dance. They have a minimum class requirement including a mandatory Sunday company class and additional rehearsals for principal and solo roles in our performances. This is not a competitive team, rather a space for dancers to increase their level of training and have opportunities to grow as dancers and performers in a more focused environment.

 

 




ELISE’S ACTING CLASSES for KIDS

Email elise@eliserobertson.com or call 323.496.6659 to register

Here is the schedule of classes for our 2016 Winter// January 4th - February 28th, 2016   Sessions run 8 weeks (concurrent with Twinkletoes dance classes) and are $150/session for one class or $265 for the combined acting class.  

THEATRE GAMES FOR YOUNG KIDS   (ages 5-7)

Sundays 3-4 PM

 

This class introduces the core skills of acting in a fun and engaging way. In these one-hour weekly sessions, we warm up body and voice, and then play structured games that foster listening and observation skills, teamwork, and confidence.  Fast-paced and physical, it encourages kids to express themselves both physically and verbally through imaginative play. Great for shy kids!

 

Dates: 2016 winter session runs January 17 - March 6

Where: Twinkletoes Dance Studio
5917 N. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles 90042 (in the heart of Highland Park)
Cost: $150 for 8 week session

 

 

IMPROVISATION   (ages 8-12)

 Sundays 4-5 PM

 

Like Theatre Games, this is also a game-based class that builds imagination, communication, and teamwork skills. Geared towards a slightly older age group, this class goes beyond the basics and begins to explore the core principles of improvisation at a deeper level with more complex and structured improv exercises.

 

Dates: 2016 winter session runs January 17 - March 6
Where: Twinkletoes Dance Studio
5917 N. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles 90042 (in the heart of Highland Park)
Cost: $150 for 8 week session

 

***combine with Acting 101 for  $265 per 8-week session***

 

 

ACTING 101 (ages 8-12)

Sundays 5-6:15

 

For those with the passion and focus for performance, this class builds on the skills we develop in the games classes.  We'll cover principles of characterization, stagecraft and other basic acting skills, and will delve into scenework, with students pairing up to work on a variety of comedy, dramatic, and even classical scenes with various partners through the course of the class.  This class requires a slightly higher level of commitment from students with occasional homework learning lines. 

 

Dates: 2016 winter session runs January 17 - March 6

Where: Twinkletoes Dance Studio
5917 N. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles 90042 (in the heart of Highland Park)
Cost: $150 for 8 week session

 

***combine with IMPROVISATION at a discounted $265 per 8-week session***(recommended for those taking this class)

 

 

ADULT PRO ACTORS WORKOUT

Tuesdays 7:30-10 PM

 

Welcome to Highland Park's first professional level class! Whether you're a working pro looking to stay in shape or a newer actor still honing your skills, this class will challenge you to do honest, personal work grounded in strong text analysis.

We will focus on scene study, but will also touch on warm-ups, exercises, and other acting tools.  In keeping with my focus on text analysis and grounding acting work in the needs/inspiration of the writing, we will work on scenes from a list of classic and contemporary screenplays, tv pilots and plays in a wide range of genres, as well as your upcoming audition scenes and performance pieces.

Where: Twinkletoes Dance Studio
5917 N. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles 90042 (in the heart of Highland Park)
Cost: ongoing, $135 monthly

Email elise@eliserobertson.com or call 323.496.6659 to register

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