School

of

Dance

  Ballet Technique (Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced)*

​  Through the study of Ballet, this course will cover the four basic strands--foundations: perception; creative                                                                       expression; historical and cultural relevance; and critical evaluation and response--provide broad, unifying                                                                         structures for organizing the knowledge and skills students are expected to acquire. Dance students develop                                                                   perceptual thinking and movement abilities in daily life, promoting an understanding of themselves and                                                                           others. Students develop movement principles and technical skills and explore choreographic and                                                                                     performance qualities. Students develop self-discipline and healthy bodies that move expressively,                                                                                   efficiently, and safely through space and time with a sensitive kinesthetic awareness. Students recognize                                                                           dance as a vehicle for understanding historical and cultural relevance, increasing an awareness of heritage                                                                       and traditions of their own and others, and enabling them to participate in a diverse society. Evaluating and                                                                     analyzing dance allows students to strengthen decision-making skills, develop critical and creative thinking,                                                                     and develop artistic and creative processes. Students continue to explore technology and its application to                                                                     dance and movement, enabling them to make informed decisions about dance. [Pre-requisite to move on to                                                                   next level is approval of the Instructor] 

 

Leaps & Turns*

​Students will learn and perfect technique in various forms of leaps and turns. 

 

HipHop Technique (Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced)

​Through the study of HipHop, this course will cover the four basic strands--foundations: perception; creative expression; historical and cultural relevance; and critical evaluation and response--provide broad, unifying structures for organizing the knowledge and skills students are expected to acquire. Dance students develop perceptual thinking and movement abilities in daily life, promoting an understanding of themselves and others. Students develop movement principles and technical skills and explore choreographic and performance qualities. Students develop self-discipline and healthy bodies that move expressively, efficiently, and safely through space and time with a sensitive kinesthetic awareness. Students recognize dance as a vehicle for understanding historical and cultural relevance, increasing an awareness of heritage and traditions of their own and others, and enabling them to participate in a diverse society. Evaluating and analyzing dance allows students to strengthen decision-making skills, develop critical and creative thinking, and develop artistic and creative processes. Students continue to explore technology and its application to dance and movement, enabling them to make informed decisions about dance. [Pre-requisite to move on to next level is approval of the Instructor] 

 

Tap Technique (Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced)

​Through the study of Tap Dance, this course will cover the four basic strands--foundations: perception; creative expression; historical and cultural relevance; and critical evaluation and response--provide broad, unifying structures for organizing the knowledge and skills students are expected to acquire. Dance students develop perceptual thinking and movement abilities in daily life, promoting an understanding of themselves and others. Students develop movement principles and technical skills and explore choreographic and performance qualities. Students develop self-discipline and healthy bodies that move expressively, efficiently, and safely through space and time with a sensitive kinesthetic awareness. Students recognize dance as a vehicle for understanding historical and cultural relevance, increasing an awareness of heritage and traditions of their own and others, and enabling them to participate in a diverse society. Evaluating and analyzing dance allows students to strengthen decision-making skills, develop critical and creative thinking, and develop artistic and creative processes. Students continue to explore technology and its application to dance and movement, enabling them to make informed decisions about dance. [Pre-requisite to move on to next level is approval of the Instructor] 

 

Contemporary Technique (Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced)

​Through the study of Contemporary Dance, this course will cover the four basic strands--foundations: perception; creative expression; historical and cultural relevance; and critical evaluation and response--provide broad, unifying structures for organizing the knowledge and skills students are expected to acquire. Dance students develop perceptual thinking and movement abilities in daily life, promoting an understanding of themselves and others. Students develop movement principles and technical skills and explore choreographic and performance qualities. Students develop self-discipline and healthy bodies that move expressively, efficiently, and safely through space and time with a sensitive kinesthetic awareness. Students recognize dance as a vehicle for understanding historical and cultural relevance, increasing an awareness of heritage and traditions of their own and others, and enabling them to participate in a diverse society. Evaluating and analyzing dance allows students to strengthen decision-making skills, develop critical and creative thinking, and develop artistic and creative processes. Students continue to explore technology and its application to dance and movement, enabling them to make informed decisions about dance. [Pre-requisite to move on to next level is approval of the Instructor] 

 

Pointe and Pre-Pointe

​Through the study of Pointe, this course will cover the four basic strands--foundations:                                                                                                     perception; creative expression; historical and cultural relevance; and critical evaluation and                                                                                                response--provide broad, unifying structures for organizing the knowledge and skills                                                                                                            students are expected to acquire. Dance students develop perceptual thinking and                                                                                                              movement abilities in daily life, promoting an understanding of themselves and others.                                                                                                        Students develop movement principles and technical skills and explore choreographic and                                                                                                  performance qualities. Students develop self-discipline and healthy bodies that move                                                                                                          expressively, efficiently, and safely through space and time with a sensitive kinesthetic                                                                                                          awareness. Students recognize dance as a vehicle for understanding historical and cultural                                                                                                  relevance, increasing an awareness of heritage and traditions of their own and others, and                                                                                                  enabling them to participate in a diverse society. Evaluating and analyzing dance allows                                                                                                      students to strengthen decision-making skills, develop critical and creative thinking, and develop artistic and creative processes. Students continue to explore technology and its application to dance and movement, enabling them to make informed decisions about dance. [Pre-requisite to move on to next level is approval of the Instructor] 

Jazz Technique (Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced)

Through the study of Jazz Dance, this course will cover the four basic strands--foundations: perception; creative expression; historical and cultural relevance; and critical evaluation and response--provide broad, unifying structures for organizing the knowledge and skills students are expected to acquire. Dance students develop perceptual thinking and movement abilities in daily life, promoting an understanding of themselves and others. Students develop movement principles and technical skills and explore choreographic and performance qualities. Students develop self-discipline and healthy bodies that move expressively, efficiently, and safely through space and time with a sensitive kinesthetic awareness. Students recognize dance as a vehicle for understanding historical and cultural relevance, increasing an awareness of heritage and traditions of their own and others, and enabling them to participate in a diverse society. Evaluating and analyzing dance allows students to strengthen decision-making skills, develop critical and creative thinking, and develop artistic and creative processes. Students continue to explore technology and its application to dance and movement, enabling them to make informed decisions about dance. [Pre-requisite to move on to next level is approval of the Instructor] 

 

Stretching & Conditioning

This course teaches proper technique for staying healthy and preventing injury by utilizing efficient and effective stretching and conditioning. 

Choreography & Composition

​Upper level students will act as assistant directors in an assigned Acting course where they will assist in

teaching basic concepts. Student directors will learn the process of directing a show from concept to stage,

being guided through the steps of putting a show together while developing and discovering their own

personal directing style. Directors will be responsible for casting and directing a 20 - 30 minute One-Act Play

at the end of the term with the members of their class who will perform and tech the show. [Pre-requisite: Minimum of 2;

Advanced Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Tap]

 

Improvisational Dance

​Through improvised movement students will convey emotional context to tell powerful stories. This course

will allow students to explore their physical and emotional limitations in a safe and supportive environment.

 

Partnering (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced)

​​This class will focus on partner dance including pas de deux and ballroom. Students will learn lift technique

as well as timing, trust and the performance elements required to effectively partner in dance. [Pre-requisite to move on to next level is approval of the Instructor] 

 

CONTACT US

404 Power House St.

McKinney, TX 75069

214-856-4513     

Info@ovationAPA.org

HOURS OF OPERATION

Monday - Friday: 8:00am-4:30pm

Saturday: 10:30am-4pm


 

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