About the Program
Our Elective Division is designed for students who want to explore different dance forms without committing to the Progressive Division ballet curriculum. Each style of dance has a class that meets once a week. Elective Division students can take multiple dance styles and are encouraged to take any workshops offered throughout the school year.
*Progressive Division ballet classes are not open to Elective Division students.
Modern: In this class students will learn how to express themselves through movement and develop a deeper understanding of how their bodies move through space. Classes will focus on different qualities of movement, floorwork, traveling exercises, and the play between motion and shape.
Global Grooves: jazz/hiphop: This class will introduce students to styles from around the globe including street jazz, hip-hop, Brazilian dance/martial arts, South African gumboots ("stepping"), and more. This class will deepen students' love for dance by listening to different rhythms from around the world, dancing across borders, learning about other cultures, making connections to other classical styles, and most importantly, having fun!
**Note: Leotard not required. Please wear sneakers (or jazz shoes) and comfortable clothes that cover knees, since select classes may involve kneeling or sliding, depending upon the week.
Improv/Choreography: In this class students will be given creative prompts in order to explore and develop new ways of moving. They will work individually and together in order to understand choreographic structures used to compose the space. Ultimately, the students will create dances and develop their own artistic style through movement.
The Academy at Terpsicorps adheres to a uniform dress code. Wearing a uniform ensures students are dressed safely to participate in class without distraction. It also gives students a sense of discipline and decorum while encouraging a greater sense of community.
Students should be dressed neatly in their uniform with their hair secured tightly up and away from their face and neck. No extra clothes (sweaters, legwarmers, etc) and no dangling jewelry (bracelets, necklaces, dangly earrings) should be worn.
Uniform assignments correlate with the division tiers within the school. Footwear and tights can be purchased locally at the Sock Basket. Please contact them for store hours and availability. Leotards can be purchased directly from our vendor website.
Once you register for class you will receive an email with school policies and procedures. In this email you will receive a discount code to take a portion off the retail price.
Modern: Academy leotard with either convertible tights or black leggings
Global Grooves: hiphop/jazz: Leotard not required. Please wear sneakers (or jazz shoes) and comfortable clothes that cover knees, since select classes may involve kneeling or sliding, depending upon the week.