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Ayrlawn Dance Company

This company is designed to offer students the chance to work with more technical choreography in various different genres, expand their knowledge of dance, perform more often, and become acquainted with the life of a professional dancer!
The company will be involved with 3 shows during the year. In addition to the winter and summer show, the company will also be performing in a spring which will include instructor and student choreographies. This spring show will be for company members only.
Company class and rehearsals will take place on Saturdays with time allotted from 10-3. Depending on the objective on a given Saturday, we may not need the entire company to attend so the schedule will vary from week to week. Students that are interested in the company must be able to commit to the rehearsals. The following is a sample of the class schedule:
10:00-10:30 Stretching Class
10:30-11:30 Technique Class 1 (Jazz, Contemporary, Ballet, Pointe, Yoga)
11:30-11:45 Break
11:45-12:45 Technique Class 2 (Jazz, Contemporary, Ballet Pointe, Yoga)
1:00-3:00 Rehersal  times will likely be scheduled as needed.  

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Ballet I

Students will develop their dance skills and understanding of ballet. This class fosters a child's condifence, grace and musicality, as well as strength, flexibility and alignment.

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Ballet II

Students will continue to develop their dance skills and understanding of ballet. Ballet provides a solid base for any other dance form.

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Ballet/Gymnastics

Not sure if your child would like Ballet or Gymnastics? Try both in our new combo class! Participants will do 30 minutes of Ballet and 30 minutes of Gymnastics, getting the best of both!

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Basic Movement & Dance

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Beginner Tap (ages 6-14)

The focus of each tap class is to improve the student's sound clarity, rhythm and musicality, timing and phrasing. Classes are structuredin the traditional tap format: warm up exercises, technique and progressive movements, combinations or dance routines.

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Beginner Tap (ages 9-14)

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Beginning Ballet

This class is for ages 5-7.  Children will have a blast learning basic ballet vocabulary, discipline, and choreography.

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Bitty Ballet

Introduction to movement and bitty poses that will instill a love of ballet.  Shoes required.

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Dance/Art Class

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Hip Hop

This introductory Hip Hop class provides a structured method of learning various dance movements in a fun filled and vibrant environment!

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Hip-Hop Dance

Dance like a pop star while incorporating aerobics, jazz and hip hop in this fast-paced, high energy class. It's designed for children who love to jump, exercise and dance. Emphasis is on energy, rhythm and attitude!

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Intermediate Tap

The focus of each tap class is to improve the student's sound clarity, rhythm and musicality, timing and phrasing. Classes are structuredin the traditional tap format: warm up exercises, technique and progressive movements, combinations or dance routines.

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Jazz Dance Class

Our jazz class will cover many of these styles including lyrical, street jazz, funk, and hip hop. Classes are structure in the traditional jazz format; isolations, stretching, dance technique, progressive movements, combination or dance routine.

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Lyrical Dance

Lyrical dance is similar to ballet combiming the many technical elements of classical ballet with the freedom, fkuidity, expressiveness and airier aspects of jazz, contemporary and modern. A lyrical dancer uses movement to express strong emotions such as love, joy and anger.

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Mini Ballet

Independent class with a skilled instructor.  Parents may not enter the ballet studio for this class. This class introduces technique and instills confidence to prepare your child for beginning ballet. Shoes required.

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Mini Hip Hop

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Pointe

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Pre-Ballet and Movement

Do you have an aspiring ballerina?  The YMCA Arlington has partnered with Go Bananas Dancing to introduce children to the five ballet positions and explore creative movement.  Children strengthen key skills, such as coordination, balance, flexibility, strength and discipline in an encouraging environment designed to boost self-esteem and feel good about their abilities.  Some tumbling and use of props may be included.

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Pre-Ballet I

Y Dance and movement classes are a great introduction to getting active.  Children strengthen key skills such as coordination, balance, flexibility, strength and discipline in an encouraging environment. This class is for ages 2-3.

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Pre-Ballet II

This class is for ages 4-5.  Children will learn the key skills to prepare them for our beginning ballet class!

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Royal Academy of Dance Ballet – Intermediate

For levels Pre-Primary through Grade six, we provide the Royal Academy of Dance curriculum for students who desire a quality dance education. The levels are carefully designed for young growing children who are beginning dance. Grades one through eight also incorporate Character dance, a stylized dance based on east European folk dance, into their ballet studies. Character is an integral part of classical ballet repertoire. Royal Academy of Dance examinations are held annually each spring. Students advance to the next grade upon approval of their instructor or completion of their exam. For more information, please contact Keisha Thompson at keisha.thompson@ymcadc.org

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Royal Academy of Dance Ballet – Intermediate Foundations

For levels Pre-Primary through Grade six, we provide the Royal Academy of Dance curriculum for students who desire a quality dance education. The levels are carefully designed for young growing children who are beginning dance. Grades one through eight also incorporate Character dance, a stylized dance based on east European folk dance, into their ballet studies. Character is an integral part of classical ballet repertoire. Royal Academy of Dance examinations are held annually each spring. Students advance to the next grade upon approval of their instructor or completion of their exam. For more information, please contact Keisha Thompson at keisha.thompso@ymcadc.org

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Royal Academy of Dance Ballet – Pre-Primary

we provide the Royal Academy of Dance curriculum for students who desire a quality dance education. The levels are carefully designed for young growing children who are beginning dance. Grades one through eight also incorporate Character dance, a stylized dance based on east European folk dance, into their ballet studies. Character is an integral part of classical ballet repertoire. Royal Academy of Dance examinations are held annually each spring. Students advance to the next grade upon approval of their instructor or completion of their exam. For more information, please contact Keisha Thompson at keisha.thompson@ymcadc.org

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Royal Academy of Dance Ballet – Primary

we provide the Royal Academy of Dance curriculum for students who desire a quality dance education. The levels are carefully designed for young growing children who are beginning dance. Grades one through eight also incorporate Character dance, a stylized dance based on east European folk dance, into their ballet studies. Character is an integral part of classical ballet repertoire. Royal Academy of Dance examinations are held annually each spring. Students advance to the next grade upon approval of their instructor or completion of their exam. For more information, please contact Keisha Thompson at keisha.thompson@ymcadc.org

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Royal Academy of Dance Ballet – Grade 1

we provide the Royal Academy of Dance curriculum for students who desire a quality dance education. The levels are carefully designed for young growing children who are beginning dance. Grades one through eight also incorporate Character dance, a stylized dance based on east European folk dance, into their ballet studies. Character is an integral part of classical ballet repertoire. Royal Academy of Dance examinations are held annually each spring. Students advance to the next grade upon approval of their instructor or completion of their exam. For more information, please contact Keisha Thompson at keisha.thompson@ymcadc.org

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Royal Academy of Dance Ballet – Grade 2

we provide the Royal Academy of Dance curriculum for students who desire a quality dance education. The levels are carefully designed for young growing children who are beginning dance. Grades one through eight also incorporate Character dance, a stylized dance based on east European folk dance, into their ballet studies. Character is an integral part of classical ballet repertoire. Royal Academy of Dance examinations are held annually each spring. Students advance to the next grade upon approval of their instructor or completion of their exam. For more information, please contact Keisha Thompson at keisha.thompson@ymcadc.org

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Royal Academy of Dance Ballet – Grade 3

For levels Pre-Primary through Grade six, we provide the Royal Academy of Dance curriculum for students who desire a quality dance education. The levels are carefully designed for young growing children who are beginning dance. Grades one through eight also incorporate Character dance, a stylized dance based on east European folk dance, into their ballet studies. Character is an integral part of classical ballet repertoire. Royal Academy of Dance examinations are held annually each spring. Students advance to the next grade upon approval of their instructor or completion of their exam. For more information, please contact Keisha Thompson at keisha.thompson@ymcadc.org

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Royal Academy of Dance Ballet – Grade 4

we provide the Royal Academy of Dance curriculum for students who desire a quality dance education. The levels are carefully designed for young growing children who are beginning dance. Grades one through eight also incorporate Character dance, a stylized dance based on east European folk dance, into their ballet studies. Character is an integral part of classical ballet repertoire. Royal Academy of Dance examinations are held annually each spring. Students advance to the next grade upon approval of their instructor or completion of their exam. For more information, please contact Keisha Thompson at keisha.thompson@ymcadc.org

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Royal Academy of Dance Ballet – Grade 5

we provide the Royal Academy of Dance curriculum for students who desire a quality dance education. The levels are carefully designed for young growing children who are beginning dance. Grades one through eight also incorporate Character dance, a stylized dance based on east European folk dance, into their ballet studies. Character is an integral part of classical ballet repertoire. Royal Academy of Dance examinations are held annually each spring. Students advance to the next grade upon approval of their instructor or completion of their exam. For more information, please contact Keisha Thompson at keisha.thompson@ymcadc.org

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Royal Academy of Dance Ballet – Intermediate Foundations

For levels Pre-Primary through Grade six, we provide the Royal Academy of Dance curriculum for students who desire a quality dance education. The levels are carefully designed for young growing children who are beginning dance. Grades one through eight also incorporate Character dance, a stylized dance based on east European folk dance, into their ballet studies. Character is an integral part of classical ballet repertoire. Royal Academy of Dance examinations are held annually each spring. Students advance to the next grade upon approval of their instructor or completion of their exam. For more information, please contact Keisha Thompson at keisha.thompson@ymcadc.org

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Tap & Ballet 1

Enhance your child's dance experience with our expert staff in our studio featuring full length mirrors and bars. Beginners learn introductory skills including positions, basic stretching, and simple dance moves. Intermediate dancers progress through intermediate skills and combinations, additional steps and choreography.

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Teeny Taps & Pre-Ballet

Enhance your child's dance experience with our expert staff in our large, professionally equipped studio featuring full length mirrors and barres.  Beginners lean introductory skills including positions, basic stretching, and simple dance moves.  Intermediate dancers progress through more advanced skills and combinations, additional steps and choreography.

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Tiny Taps & Ballet

Enhance your child's dance experience with our expert staff in our large, professionally equipped studio featuring full length mirrors and barres.  beginners learn introductory skills including positions, basic stretching, and simple dance moves.  Intermediate dancers progess through more advanced skills and combinations, additional steps and choreography. 

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Two Year Old Ballet

Getting your preschool student involved in ballet at this early age is a playful activity that helps build other important skills. In addition to refining motor skills, kids will also learn to let loose, gain confidence, socialize and follow directions.

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