DANCE REC PROGRAMS at Coppermine Fieldhouse
1½+ Years

Dance Handout

Program Overview

Our youth dance program is designed for beginner dancers moving them through the basic techniques and exercises while creating a love for dance and having fun expressing themselves.

FINAL DAY IN-CLASS OBSERVATION
Parents & Guardians are invited to observe students during the final class.

INFO
dance@copperminefieldhouse.com

MOVE WITH ME (18 Months-3 Years, Parent/Child Class)
A true first introduction to music and dance – our youngest dancers are introduced to creative movement, rhythm, self-expression and fundamental dance tools. We incorporate fun props, age appropriate music and positive reinforcement. This class is about discovery while moving and grooving! Parent/Guardian and Child program.

Instructor: Nila Mechali Berger / Graduate of the Royal Academy of Dance program through the Peabody Institute / teacher of ballet fundamentals and yoga-inspired dance for over 10 years to both toddlers and children.

CREATIVE MOVEMENT (2.5-3 Years)
Our youngest dancers explore movement with fun props and age-appropriate music. This class lays the foundation so students can progress to our Intro to Dance classes.

INTRO TO DANCE (3-6 Years)
A continuation of Creative Movement, dancers learn foundational skills and terminology for Ballet and Tap. Gross, fine, and cognitive skills develop through structured, creative activities.

GYMNASTICS AND DANCE (3-7 Years)
An extension of Creative Movement, dancers explore the foundation of classical Ballet and the beginnings of dance-specific acrobatic skills. These skills include: mat, strength, flexibility, and basic gymnastics.

BALLET, TAP & JAZZ (6-7 Years)
For our dancers who want a little more, this dynamic class explores the necessary building blocks of Ballet, Tap and Jazz. These classes include dance terminology while learning fun and creative ways to execute technical movement.

BALLET & JAZZ (6-8 Years)
This fun combination class engages our dancers in a captivating atmosphere while learning technical dance in both Ballet and Jazz techniques.

BALLET (8+ Years)
Students explore the fundamentals of classical ballet and basic dance skills, while developing balance, rhythm and coordination.

JAZZ (8+ Years)
This class develops classical Jazz technique with age-appropriate popular music. Emphasis is on energy, rhythmical accuracy and style. Dancers learn and utilize Jazz dance terminology with correct body alignment and placement.

HIP HOP (4-11 Years)
Students are introduced to the vocabulary and style of Hip Hop movement. No dance experience is required for this high energy class. Hip Hop is about personal style and expression for anyone with a passion to move.

PRIVATE LESSONS FOR INDIVIDUALS OR GROUPS (4+ Years)
We are happy to provide one-on-one or small group dance instruction with specific goals. Scheduling is based on open studio space and teacher availability. 30 minutes to 1 hour classes. Email dance@copperminefieldhouse.com.

DRESS CODE
• Hair for all dancers should be secured off face and neck in a pony tail or bun. Short hair can be secured back with a headband or barrettes.
• Please leave all play jewelry at home, as well as costumes and dress-up play attire.

• Gymnastics & Dance
Ladies: Black leotard, pink footless or convertible tights, pink Ballet shoes
Gentlemen: White t-shirt, black shorts or form fitting pants (like joggers or leggings), black Ballet shoes

• Hip Hop
Dancers should be able to fully move in their clothing. No jeans or jean shorts allowed. Sneakers should be worn in this class.

• Jazz
Black leotard, tan tights, black or tan jazz shoes

• Intro to Dance
Ladies: Black leotard, pink footless or convertible tights, pink Ballet shoes, black tap shoes
Gentlemen: White t-shirt, black shorts or form fitting pants (like joggers or leggings), black Ballet shoes, black tap shoes

• Move with Me
Dancers should be able to move in their clothing. No shoes are required for this movement class.

• Ballet & Jazz
Ladies: Black leotard, pink footless or convertible tights, pink Ballet shoes, black jazz shoes
Gentlemen: White t-shirt, black shorts or form fitting pants (like joggers or leggings), black Ballet shoes, black jazz shoes

• Ballet/Tap/Jazz
Ladies: Black leotard, pink footless or convertible tights, pink Ballet shoes, black jazz shoes, black tap shoes
Gentlemen: White t-shirt, black shorts or form fitting pants (like joggers or leggings), black Ballet shoes, black jazz shoes, black tap shoes