Technique

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Technique2019-08-06T04:57:21+00:00

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If you would like to enroll, see our “Class Information” page. 

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Technique Schedule

Technique within the ballet and jazz programs involves instruction in turning, jumping and leaping through across-the-floor exercises and center-floor combinations. With regards to our tap program, education in speed, articulation, clarity and improvisation are the main focus. Our Acro technique program centers around safety, body control and acrobatic skills.

All classes are taught with an emphasis on strength and correct body placement, and in a progressive manner.

Please note: Though our technique classes do not typically perform, we may receive requests to do so and will therefore accommodate based off a majority need. Please contact admin or the appropriate instructor to confirm.

GDSC’s  Technique program consists of the following classes:

Acro

Spring

Acrobatic Dance 1 (Ages 7+): Thursday, 6:15-7:15 p.m.
Acrobatic Dance 2 (Assessment-based/Invitation-only): Thursday, 5:15-6:15 p.m.

Acrobatic Dance 2 is required for competition Acro dancers. 

Summer

Acrobatic Dance (Ages 8+): July 29-August 2, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

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Acrobatic Dance 1 & 2 is a comprehensive two-level youth program, which combines partner acrobatics (acroyoga) and dance to create a dynammic technique-based class that meets weekly September-June. Students will receive training in flexibility, strength, solo acrobatics, partner acrobatics, musicality, sequencing and dance.

PLEASE NOTE: Though our technique classes do not typically perform, we may receive requests to do so and will therefore accommodate based off a majority need. Please contact admin or the appropriate instructor to confirm.

Ballet

Spring

Ballet Technique 1 (Ages 9+): Thursday, 4:45-6:15 p.m.
Ballet Technique 2 (Ages 12+): Tuesday, 4;45-6:15 p.m.
Ballet Technique 3 (Ages 14+): Tuesday & Thursday, 3:15-4:45 p.m.
Ballet Technique for Boys: Monday, 3:15-4:15 p.m.
Pre-Pointe/Pointe: Friday, 4:15-5:45 p.m.

Ballet technique is required for Competition Team and Performance Company dancers. 

PLEASE NOTE: Though our technique classes do not typically perform, we may receive requests to do so and will therefore accommodate based off a majority need. Please contact admin or the appropriate instructor to confirm.

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Summer

BALLET TECHNIQUE SERIES

August 12
Studio A
Int./Adv. Ballet Technique: 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Studio C
Beg./Int. Ballet Technique: 3:30-5:30 p.m.

August 14
Studio A
Int./Adv. Ballet Technique: 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Studio C
Beg./Int. Ballet Technique: 3:30-5:30 p.m.

August 16
Studio A
Int./Adv. Ballet Technique: 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Studio C
Beg./Int. Ballet Technique: 3:30-5:30 p.m.

Technique series required for Competition Team and Performance Company dancers. 

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Our ballet technique classes address crucial aspects of the art form, which include strength, flexibility, body awareness and placement. These technique classes also involve instruction in turning, jumping and leaping through across-the-floor exercises and center-floor combinations.

Hip Hop

Spring

Beg./Int. Hip Hop Technique: Monday, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Adv. Hip Hop Technique: Wednesday, 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Required for Competition Team and Performance Company Hip Hop dancers. 

PLEASE NOTE: Though our technique classes do not typically perform, we may receive requests to do so and will therefore accommodate based off a majority need. Please contact admin or the appropriate instructor to confirm.

Summer

HIP HOP TECHNIQUE SERIES

August 13
Studio A
Int./Adv. Hip Hop Technique: 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Int./Adv. Hip Hop Combination: 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Int./Adv. Hip Hop Freestyle: 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Studio C
Beg./Int Hip Hop Technique: 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Beg./Int. Hip Hop Combination: 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Beg./Int. Hip Hop Freestyle: 5:30-6:30 p.m.

August 15
Studio A
Int./Adv. Hip Hop Technique: 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Int./Adv. Hip Hop Combination: 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Int./Adv. Hip Hop Freestyle: 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Studio C
Beg./Int. Hip Hop Technique: 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Beg./Int. Hip Hop Combination: 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Beg./Int. Hip Hop Freestyle: 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Technique series required for Competition Team and Performance Company Hip Hop dancers.

Our hip hop technique classes address crucial aspects of the art form, which include strength, flexibility, body awareness and placement.

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Jazz

Spring

Beg. Jazz Technique: Wednesday, 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Int./Adv. Jazz Technique: Tuesday, 7:15-8:15 p.m.

Required for Competition Team and Performance Company Jazz, L/C and M.T. dancers. 

PLEASE NOTE: Though our technique classes do not typically perform, we may receive requests to do so and will therefore accommodate based off a majority need. Please contact admin or the appropriate instructor to confirm.

Summer

RECREATIONAL 4-WEEK SERIES

Competition/Performance Jazz Technique (July 15, 22, 29 & August 5): Monday, 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Improv (July 15, 22, 29 & August 5): Monday, 5:00-6:00 p.m.

JAZZ TECHNIQUE SERIES

August 12
Studio A
Int./Adv. Strength & Stretch: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Int./Adv. Jazz Technique: 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Int./Adv. Jazz Combination: 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Studio C
Beg./Int. Strength & Stretch: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Beg./Int. Jazz Technique: 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Beg./Int. Jazz Combination: 1:30-2:30 p.m.

August 14
Studio A
Int./Adv. Strength & Stretch: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Int./Adv. Leaps & Turns: 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Int./Adv. Lyrical Combination: 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Studio C
Beg./Int. Strength & Stretch: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Beg./Int. Leaps & Turns: 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Beg./Int. Lyrical Combination: 1:30-2:30 p.m.

August 16
Studio A
Int./Adv. Strength & Stretch: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Int./Adv. Improvisation: 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Int./Adv. Contemporary Combination: 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Studio C
Beg./Int. Strength & Stretch: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Beg./Int. Improvisation: 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Beg./Int. Contemporary Combination: 1:30-2:30 p.m.

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Technique series required for Competition Team and Performance Company Jazz, L/C and M.T. dancers. 

Our jazz technique classes address crucial aspects of the art form, which include strength, flexibility, body awareness and placement. Though principally focused on jazz-based skills, these classes may integrate lyrical and contemporary, as both disciplines do fall under the jazz umbrella.

Tap

Spring

Beg. Tap Technique: Wednesday, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Int. Tap Technique: Wednesday, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Adv. Tap Technique: Wednesday, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Required for Competition Team & Performance Company Tap dancers. 

PLEASE NOTE: Though our technique classes do not typically perform, we may receive requests to do so and will therefore accommodate based off a majority need. Please contact admin or the appropriate instructor to confirm.

Summer

TAP TECHNIQUE SERIES

August 13
Studio A
Int./Adv. Tap Technique: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Int./Adv. Tap Combination: 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Int./Adv. Tap Improvisation: 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Studio C
Beg./Int. Tap Technique: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Beg./Int. Tap Combination: 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Beg./Int. Tap Improvisation: 1:30-2:30 p.m.

August 15
Studio A
Int./Adv. Tap Technique: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Int./Adv. Tap Combination: 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Int./Adv. Tap Improvisation: 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Studio C
Beg./Int. Tap Technique: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Beg./Int. Tap Combination: 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Beg./Int. Tap Improvisation: 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Technique series required for Competition Team and Performance Company Tap dancers. 

Our tap technique classes address crucial aspects of the art form, which include strength, body awareness and placement under a curriculum that  covers speed, articulation, clarity and improvisation.

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Our Instructors

Dee Dee Burzynski
Dee Dee Burzynski
Ballet Technique
Ashley Gaona
Ashley Gaona
Hip Hop Technique
Lindsi Kay
Lindsi Kay
Acrobatic Dance 1, Acrobatic Dance 2
Brandi Nichols
Brandi Nichols
Jazz Technique, Tap Technique
Ashley Potts
Ashley Potts
Hip Hop Technique
Kira Purinton
Kira Purinton
Pre-Pointe/Pointe
Caty Raupp
Caty Raupp
Acrobatic Dance 2
Kelly Sullins
Kelly Sullins
Jazz Technique

FAQs

What should I wear to Technique?2018-05-28T18:04:47+00:00

The answer depends on what discipline you are attending.

For Acro, see the Acro dress code FAQ.

For Ballet, see the Ballet dress code FAQ.

For Hip Hop, see the Hip Hop dress code FAQ.

For Jazz, see the Jazz dress code FAQ.

For Tap, see the Tap dress code FAQ.

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