|Dance Department Chair - Susie Guthro|
South Shore Conservatory Dance Department offers a full range of classical ballet and movement classes for children ages 3 and up. Providing a positive and nurturing atmosphere, our faculty creates an individualized experience for each student within the classroom setting. Whether they are exploring dance as recreation or wishing to pursue their training to the pre-professional level, all students are given the foundation of quality ballet training. Our SmARTY Dance program integrates all styles and forms of dance for students ages 3-7 teaching them to use their bodies for creative expression.
South Shore Conservatory is proud to include the AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE ® National Training Curriculum, a breakthrough 9 level program that combines high quality artistic training with the basics of dancer health and child development. The ABT ®National Training Curriculum consists of a comprehensive set of age-appropriate, outcome-based guidelines to provide the highest quality ballet training to dance students of all ages and skill levels. Currently, Level 2 and Level 3 will be taught by ABT® Certified Teacher, Susie Guthro, who has successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive in Pre-Primary through Level 3 of the ABT ® National Training Curriculum.
SSC reserves the right to cancel a class due to low enrollment.
Program has rolling admission.
PLEASE NOTE: Paying tuitions online with PayPal does not register you for programs and lessons. Click here to submit a Class Registration Request or contact our Registrar to complete the registration process. For more information, please contact Nancy Meredith at 781-934-2731, ext. 11.
Children's Ballet Camp
August 3-7, 2015 9:00 am to 1:00pm
Children's Ballet Camp will provide students with daily ballet class, workshop classes in other genres of movement (hip-hop, jazz, yoga) craft time, and a choreography class that will culminate in an end of camp performance.
Summer Ballet Intensive
Monday-Friday August 3-14, 2015 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Summer Ballet Intensive will provide daily ballet technique, daily pointe/pre-pointe, workshops in additional genres of dance and a choreography class that will culminate in a final performance.
Intermediate/Advanced Ballet Technique
Tuesday-Thursday August 4-20, 2015 5:00 to 7:00 pm
An advanced class for students in upper level ballet to maintain and develop their skills over the summer. Placement in this class is by audition with Dance Department Chair Susan Guthro. Please contact Campus Manager Nancy Meredith at 781-934-2731 x11 to schedule an audition.
2014-2015 class schedule
For three and four year-olds, this 45-minute class allows children to explore their imaginations through the experience of music and movement.
Duxbury: Tuesday 3:00-3:45 pm or Saturday 10:15-11:00 am
$600/year plus $35 registration fee
In this one-hour class for five and six year-olds, students learn to explore ranges of movement through basic dance steps (chasse, polka, skipping, etc.) that help them develop basic rhythm and movement skills and posture awareness.
Duxbury: Tuesday 3:45-4:45 pm or Saturday 9-10 am
$640/year plus $35 registration fee
|Tuesday 3:45-4:45 pm||Saturday, 9 - 10 am|
Ballet: Level I
Taught through structured exercises at the barre and center, this program for children ages seven through nine is a formal introduction to classical ballet and vocabulary.
Duxbury: Tuesday 4:45-6:00 pm and Thursday 3:45-5:00 pm
$1440/year plus $35 registration fee
Ballet: Level II
Continuing formal ballet training, this two-day-a-week class is recommended for students ages 8 - 11 who have successfully completed at least one year of Level I training. Enrollment is after evaluation only.
Duxbury: Monday 3:45-5:15 and Thursday 5:00-6:30
$1530/year plus $35 registration fee
Ballet: Level III
Students having mastered Level II skills continue to advance their ballet technique and begin preparing for regular training en pointe.
Duxbury: Monday 5:15-6:45 pm, Wednesday 3:45-5:45 pm and Friday 5:45-7:45 pm
$2500/year plus $35 registration fee
Ballet: Level IV/V
This technically more accelerated class carefully guides students toward beginning to formulate their plans for intensifying their ballet studies.
Duxbury: Saturday 10:00 am-11:30 pm, Monday 6:45-8:15 pm, Wednesday 5:45-7:45 pm, and Friday 3:45-5:45 pm
$2750/year plus $35 registration fee
Ballet Workshop: One Thursday evening a month we will host a Ballet Workshop. Workshops will be an opportunity for our ballet students to experience and learn about other subjects that are complimentary to their ballet studies. Ex: Contemporary Dance, yoga for dancers, hair and make-up for stage, audition preparation, character dance, pantomime, and music for dancers.
Note: Students are expected to spend at least two years in Levels II – V. Placement for transferring students ages 8 and above is by audition.
NEW! Hip Hop, ages 5-8
Duxbury: Saturday, 11:00 am-12 noon
A fun approach to movement, this class is an introduction to Hip Hop using rhythmic beats and styles of this dance discipline to encourage gross motor development. Students learn and present choreographed routines.
NEW! Ballet Repertoire and Variations
Duxbury:Saturday, 11:30 am-1:00 pm
Offered for Students levels III and up this class is dedicated to learning and rehearsing choreography. Students will have an opportunity to learn the classic ballet variations from the famous ballets as well as participate in original choreography. Offered as an 8 week program students will showcase their work at the end of each session in a small in-studio performance. This class will provide SSC with a group of dedicated young dancers who will be eligible to perform in any other SSC event as needed. Ex; Open houses, lecture demonstrations, Family Arts Fest etc. Students must be registered for all their scheduled level technique classes to participate.
NEW! Teen/Adult Beginner Ballet Class
Duxbury: Tuesday, 6:15-7:30 pm
This one hour and fifteen minute class is designed for students ages 11 and up who wish to learn the basics of ballet in an age appropriate setting. Classes will consist of learning ballet terminology, body placement and use of coordination to build a proper foundation. This class serves students who would like to study ballet at a recreational level as well as prepare more serious students for joining structured level classes. This is a great “refresher” for any student who may have some earlier ballet experience. Runs in 8 week sessions. Placement into leveled classes upon instructor discretion.
|Rachel Miscenich-Catanzariti||Adrienne Zopatti
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