Ballet technique is the basis of all forms of dance. Once proper ballet technique is developed, a dancer can easily transition into any style of dance, and do it well! Technique enables a dancer to make movements appear effortless, and it allows a student to execute harder skills such as pointe work, multiple turns, and impressive leaps.Perhaps one of the most important reasons why we emphasize technique at The Moyer Institute of Dance is because proper technique prevents injury. Dancers who have not been trained properly are at a high risk for knee, ankle, and hip injuries.
New In 2015, we have increased our class options for our more advanced students, and are giving them the opportunity to train multiple times a week at a high level. For these more advanced and dedicated students, most of which were taking 2 to 4 hours per week last year, we are excited to be offering up to & over 5 hours of training this year in our new Pre-Professional/Pre-College Track 1 & 2 programs.
2015-2016 Schedule of Classes
|Monday||9:00am-10:00am Adult Exercise & Conditioning Class||5:15-6:15 Advanced Beginner Ballet/Jazz||6:15-7:00 TEEN & ADULT Beginner-Intermediate Ballet/Jazz||7:00-8:00 Intermediate Advanced Ballet|
Intermediate Beginner Ballet Barre/Jazz
|6:15-7:00 Pre-ballet/Tap 2||7:00-8:00 Intermediate Advanced Ballet/Jazz||8:00-8:30 Pointe|
|Wednesday||9:00am-10:00am Adult Exercise & Conditioning Class||5:30-6:15 Pre-ballet/Tap 1||6:15-7:15 Intermediate Advanced Ballet/Jazz||7:15-8:15 Pointe|
|Thursday||9:00am-10:00am Adult Exercise & Conditioning Class||5:00-6:15 Beginner Ballet Barre/Jazz||5:45-6:45 *NEW* Leaps & Turns, Stretch & Strength|
|Saturday (Shamokin Studio)||9:15am-10:00am Intermediate Ballet/Jazz||10:00-10:45 Beginner Ballet Barre/Jazz||10:45- 11:30 Pre-Ballet/Tap 2||11:30-12:15
Pre-ballet 1 & 2
Also known as babies or the circle class. Beginning students ages 3+ will learn steps that develop coordination, balance, flexibility, and rhythm along with basic French ballet vocabulary, and classroom etiquette in a fun and stimulating environment. The first 30 minutes of class is ballet, and the last 15 minutes is tap and rhythm!
Beginner- Intermediate Advanced Ballet/Jazz
These levels of ballet and jazz range from our beginner barre work classes (1 year or first years of ballet barre and jazz combo classes) to our most advanced level of ballet. The progression from pre-ballet to beginning ballet for students first enrolled in Pre-ballet for an average of 2 years. Classes begin at the barre where ballet technique is emphasized. The student then moves into center work, away from the support of the ballet barre, and in some classes they will receive jazz technique!
Pointe work at the barre and in the center for intermediate & advanced dancers age 11+. Offering up to 1.5 hours of pointe technique in 2015-2016. A dancer must be evaluated and invited by Kitty before being allowed to be fitted for and start wearing their pointe shoes
Leaps & Turns, Stretch & Strength
Advanced Beginner level and up! Take your dancing to the next level in this fun NEW class!! This hour long class focuses specifically on Ballet, Contemporary, and Jazz leaps and turns, with stretching and strengthening techniques and exercises to improve your flexibility and strengthen your dancing.
Adult Exercise Class
A great workout you won’t find anywhere else! Developed by The Moyer Institute of Dance, this program was originally designed as an injury-prevention program for athletes. Class focuses on stretching and strengthening, including exercises at the barre and in the center that improve balance, core strength, and flexibility while toning and shaping the whole body. NO PRIOR TRAINING NEEDED! Most of our adults have 0 dance experience. Men and women ages 18-70+
Adult & Teen Ballet/Jazz
This is a fun class for teens and adults who have little to no dance experience. Classes will alternate weekly between beginning ballet and jazz.
The Moyer Institute of Dance has an annual recital in the spring. We also do performances at Christmas, in the summer, and lecture demonstrations at colleges throughout the year
May: Spring Performance/Recital
All studios and classes will perform at the Shikellamy High School auditorium in Sunbury for our annual Spring Performance.
December: Holiday Performance
Students will get the chance to perform at the Susquehanna Valley Mall in our annual “Christmas Shows”. This performance is usually on multiple days throughout the month of December.
2015 Christmas Show Dates:
Saturday, December 12th at 1:30pm
Sunday, December 20th at 2:30pm