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Dance – Summer 2015

Whether you’re a novice or an experienced dancer, you won’t want to miss this incredible opportunity to study with The Ridgewood Conservatory’s faculty of acclaimed professional dancers!

Our Dance Program guides students of all ages and levels in a positive, nurturing environment where each is encouraged to be the best dancer he or she can be. Lessons are offered in ballet and pointe, modern/contemporary, jazz, tap, hip-hop, musical theater and ballroom, as well as in pilates for adults.

In addition to group classes, our dance pros offer private instruction for more intense study or audition preparation.

Ballet and Pointe, Modern/Contemporary, Jazz, Tap
Hip-Hop, Musical Theater, Ballroom, and Pilates 

Private dance instruction offers the student the opportunity to focus on improving his or her overall technique, learn new skills, advance to a new class level, or prepare for an upcoming performance or audition. Private instruction is offered at all levels.

Fees for Summer ’15 Private Dance Instruction:
30-minute private lessons . . . . . . . . . . . . . $46.50/lesson
45-minute private lessons . . . . . . . . . . . . . $69.75/lesson
60-minute private lessons . . . . . . . . . . . . . $93.00/lesson










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Ballet, Tap, Jazz/Contemporary, Hip-Hop, Dance Acrobatics
Musical Theater, Ballroom, and Pilates (available upon request)

The Ridgewood Conservatory’s ballet, tap, jazz/contemporary, hip-hop and dance acrobatics group classes include all levels of instruction. Please call for schedules if not posted below.

INTRO TO BALLET / TAP (3-4 year olds)

Three and four year old dancers develop posture, coordination, flexibility, rhythm, and the awareness of movement with music in this introduction to basic pre-level Ballet and Tap steps.

BALLET / TAP (5-6 year olds)

Our five and six year old students are introduced to formal training consisting of barre and center work in a structured Ballet and Tap environment, learning practiced exercises designed to lay the groundwork necessary for Classical Ballet and proper Tap technique.


Student-dancers learn the fundamentals and discipline of Classical Ballet, focusing on Ballet technique, proper body alignment, terminology and musicality.

BALLET (ages 12-16)

Ballet students progress quickly to age-appropriate goals, learning the fundamentals of Ballet in an encouraging, disciplined atmosphere.

BEGINNER TAP (ages 7-11)

Student-dancers develop an understanding of Tap through music, rhythm and body movement, studying basic technique through ‘tap barre’ and progressing to center floor exercises and combinations.

TAP (ages 12-16)

Tap students work to master detailed articulation of sound by using their feet as a percussive instrument, learning muscle control, coordination and rhythm in this exciting, high-energy class.


Learning the fundamentals of Jazz and Contemporary dance, students work on full body integration, focusing on developing strength and dynamic quality for performance in a creative, energetic environment.

JAZZ / CONTEMPORARY (ages 12-16)

Beginner and intermediate student-dancers work to build a strong foundation in Jazz/Contemporary technique and terminology, strengthening coordination and exploring a wide range of musical styles.

HIP-HOP (ages 7-11)

Beginner Hip-Hop dancers explore the basic movements and rhythms of urban “street” dance, while practicing basic warm-ups necessary to stretch and tone, learning across-the-floor progressions, and mastering fun, high-energy routines.

HIP-HOP (ages 12-16)

Students become familiar with Hip-Hop culture through the element of dance, learning fundamental funk styles and B-boying, and progressing to both freestyle dance and dynamic combinations.


Combining Acrobatics with dance and balance, students focus on the fundamentals of safety, tumbling, cheerleading stunts and dance movement, while becoming familiar with proper body placement for posture and balance.




Fees for all Summer ’15 Dance classes:
First class. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $120/semester
Second class .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$110/semester
Third class. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$100/semester
Single classes.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 25 each

Appropriate dance attire, available for purchase at The Ridgewood Conservatory, is required for all classes.
BALLET ATTIRE: Girls wear leotards (no embellishments, skirts or tutus), tights and leather ballet slippers. Boys wear plain white t-shirts, black jazz pants or tight fitting leggings/sweats and leather ballet slippers.
JAZZ/CONTEMPORARY, TAP, DANCE ACROBATICS ATTIRE: Same attire as ballet with tap shoes (Tap) or black jazz shoes (Jazz, Acrobatics).

HIP-HOP ATTIRE: Sneakers or dance shoes designated for use in class only, loose comfortable “workout” clothing (no jeans or casual dress attire).
Please Note: Hair must be worn tied back in all classes.

*All classes are subject to enrollment.


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