TEEN STUDIO DIVISION

(6th-12th Graders, Ages 13-18)

Classes Start Week of Aug. 9th 2021

Georgia Dance Conservatory’s Teen classes allow recreational dance students to further progress through the levels of each dance style while fostering the development of confidence, poise, discipline, and positive self-expression. Each discipline has a specific focus, from alignment, strength, and flexibility to memorization, coordination, and performance. All Teen classes perform in GDC’s annual Recital.

Ballet

GDC’s Teen Ballet classes provide dancers with a deeper understanding  of the Vaganova method of  ballet technique while reinforcing  a sense of self discipline and work ethic. Exercises at the barre, in center, and across the floor become more challenging with the addition of elements such as speed, releve, and changes in direction. Emphasis is placed on proper execution of technique in order to provide consistent growth for the dancer, as well as to  ensure their safety and longevity. Placement is based on previous ballet experience.

Monday – Intermediate/Advanced
(min. 2 years previous ballet experience)

Thursday – Intermediate/Advanced
(min. 2 years previous ballet experience)

Saturday – Beginning/Intermediate
(0-2 years previous ballet experience)

Hip Hop

Georgia Dance Conservatory’s Teen Hip-Hop class is a fun and engaging class where students will craft core skills in the fundamental styles of hip-hop like waving, popping, tutting, and breaking, while also learning the latest trends in dance culture. Students will learn to understand musicality, texture, and versatility in movement as they build confidence through dance performance. Each class will combine choreography and fundamental training to create a strong foundation in the style while inspiring them to grow and find excitement in expressing themselves through dance.

Tuesday – Intermediate/Advanced
(min. 2 years previous hip-hop experience)

Saturday – Beginning/Intermediate
(0-2 years previous hip-hop experience)

Contemporary

GDC’s Teen Contemporary classes provide dancers with an exploration of the natural gravitational connection to movement. Distinguished by a fluid and expressive movement quality rooted in ballet, jazz, and modern, contemporary dance incorporates elements such as floor work, improvisation, and movement abstraction. Dancers are encouraged to fully embrace their unique emotion and artistry while still striving for technical execution.

Monday – Intermediate/Advanced
(min. 2 years previous ballet/jazz/contemporary experience)

Thursday – Intermediate/Advanced
(min. 2 years previous ballet/jazz/contemporary experience)

Saturday – Beginning/Intermediate
(0-2 years previous ballet/jazz/contemporary experience)

Tap

Step up your tap skills to the next level in our Intermediate / Advanced level Teen Tap class. Tap fundamentals are enhanced through the addition of speed, intricate rhythms / syncopations, and changes in direction. For those looking for an upbeat, fun, and challenging class! Two years of previous tap experience required. Teen dancers with no prior tap experience can prepare for this class through private lessons.

Thursday – Intermediate/Advanced
(min. 2 years previous tap experience)

2021-2022 Class Schedule

Our classes are scheduled throughout the week for your convenience, including Saturday. All class sizes in the Teen Division are limited to 12 dancers. If you have any questions, please contact us at g.d.c.desk@georgiadance.com or call us at 770-426-0007.

Dress Code for Teen Studio Level Students

Georgia Dance Conservatory’s dress code requirements are designed to support an optimal dance experience for all students. Dressing the part allows the dancer to be fully prepared for the demands of class, ensures safety, and sets the tone for the level of focus while instilling a sense of confidence and pride in the dancer’s appearance.

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Teen Division

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