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Parent/Caregiver and Child Class:  

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Wee Dance (Ages 2-4) An introduction to dance for our youngest dancers.  This parent-child class is structured to stimulate coordination skills, listening skills, balance, music interpretation, creative movement and motor development.  *Must be able to walk.     
Beginner Level Classes:

Dance Magic One
Ages 3-4 (30 Min)- Dance Magic One is a Creative Movement class tailored to our 3-4 year old dancers. This class emphasizes the creative art of dance while providing an exciting new learning environment. Class includes use of props and activities designed to introduce dance and movement. Skills learned and carried beyond the dance classes include communication skills, memory development, and social involvement.  
 
Dance Magic Two Ages 3-4 (45 Min Class)- For students who have taken Dance Magic One, mastered basic skills and are ready for a challenge.  Students will learn more advanced technique while still enjoying the fun of Creative Movement.
 
Mini Beats for Boys Ages 3-4 (30 Min) Mini Beats is a Creative Movement class for boys. This class emphasizes the creative art of dance while providing an exciting new learning environment. Class includes use of props and activities designed to introduce dance and movement. Skills learned and carried beyond the dance classes include communication skills, memory development, and social involvement.  
 
Intro to Dance One Ages 5-6 (45 Min Class) Intro to each type of class, these classes teach children the beginning fundamentals of ballet, tap, jazz, and tumbling. Ballet includes barre work, across the floor and center activities. Tap, jazz, and tumbling includes introductory skills, stretching, and technique.
 
Intro to Dance Two Ages 5-6 (45 Min Class) - for students who have mastered the basic skills in Intro to Dance One and are ready for a challenge. Builds upon the skills taught in Intro to Dance One.
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Progressive Classes:
Ballet
Students are taught proper body placement, body alignment, barre and center floor work, along with across the floor combinations.  Classes introduce vocabulary, and classical ballet technique.  Advanced classes include adagio and allegro work, and combinations using balance, strength, and style.  Ballet is the foundation of all other dance styles.
  • Intro to Ballet Ages 4-5 (45 Min)
  • Ballet One Ages 6-12 (45 Min)
  • Ballet Two Ages 6-12 (60 Min)
  • Advanced Ballet Ages 6-12 (60 Min)
Tap
Tap is a style involving rhythm, dynamics, and varying sounds. Tappers will have a graduated warm-up to loosen their ankles and knees for proper execution of skills, across the floor progressions and have center floor work to learn and perfect new skills.
  • Intro to Tap Ages 4-5 (45 min class) 
  • Tap One Ages 6-12 (45 Min Class) 
  • Tap Two Ages 6-12 (60 Min Class) 
  • Advanced Tap Ages 6-12 (60 Min)
Jazz
Jazz classes include such elements as kicks, leaps, turns, splits, and isolations. Classes include stretch and strengthening exercises, floor work, and across the floor progressions in addition to center floor combinations.
  • Intro to Jazz Ages 4-5 (45 Min)
  • Jazz One Ages 6-12 (45 Min)
  • Jazz Two Ages 6-12 (60 Min)
  • Advanced Jazz Ages 6-12 (60 Min)
Hip Hop
Hip Hop classes combine street dance with funk and jazz, similar to what you would see in televised dance performances or music videos. Students will learn the importance of isolations and dynamics to execute pop-and-lock and funk movements.
  • Intro to Hip Hop Ages 4-5 (45 minute class) 
  • Hip Hop One Ages 6-12 (45 Minute Class) 
  • Hip Hop Two Ages 6-12 (60 Minute Class) 
  • Advanced Hip Hop Ages 6-12 (60 Min)
Acrobatics
Acro-teaches strength, flexibility, and tumbling.  Each class will include skills from each of the basic movement groups: Splits and Flexibility, Roll Skills, Backbend or Counterbalance Skills, and Handstand or Vertical Balance Skills.
  • Intro to Acrobatics Ages 4-5 (45 Min)
  • Acrobatics One Ages 6-12 (45 Min)
  • Acrobatics Two Ages 6-12 (60 Min)
  • Advanced Acrobatics Ages 6-12 (60 Min) 
Lyrical
Lyrical dance is very similar to ballet combining the many technical elements of classical ballet with the freedom, fluidty, expressiveness and airier aspects of jazz, contemporary and modern.
  • Lyrical One Ages 6-8 (45 Min)
  • Lyrical Two Ages 6-12 (60 Min)
  • Advanced Lyrical Ages 6-12 (60 Min)
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COMBO CLASSES:
  • Tap/ Ballet Combo Ages 4-5- 45 minutes
  • Tap/ Ballet One Ages 6-12- 60 minutes
  • Tap/ Ballet Two Ages 6-12 -60 minutes
  • Tap/ Jazz Combo Ages 4-5 - 45 minutes
  • Tap/ Jazz One Ages 6-12- 60 minutes
  • Tap/ Jazz/ Ballet Ages 6-12 -90 minutes
Specialty Classes Ages 4-6:

Ballet & Beam 1 hour- 25 minute Ballet class, 5 minute transition to a 30 minute gymnastics class

Gym & Jazz 1 hour- 25 minute jazz class, 5 minute transition to a 30 minute gymnastics class

Tap & Tumble 1 hour- 25 minute tap class, 5 minute transition to a 30 minute gymnastics class

Dance & Dive 75 minutes- 30 minute dance class different style each week (ballet, jazz, hip hop), 15 minute break to get changed for swim followed by a 30 minute swim lesson

Dance & Sport 75 minutes -30 minute dance class different style each week (Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop) 15-minute break to get down to a 30-minute sport class, sport changes each week.

Superhero Dance 1 hour- 30 minute dance class superhero themed followed by craft, games, stories,  & dress up, corresponding to the superhero of the week. Examples: Ninja (mask), Jedi Knight (Light Saber), Soldier (flag), Sport theme (basketball/ football), Spiderman, Hulk, Pirate (eye patch), Railroad (train car), Safari (parrot), Outer space (alien eyes)

Princess Dance 1 hour- 30-minute dance class princess themed followed by craft, dress up, games, & story corresponding to the princess of the week. Examples: Arielle (Sea Shell), Belle (Rose), Aurora (crown), Cinderella (Slipper), Snow White (Mirror), Rapunzel (Comb), Jasmine (Magic Lamp), Tiana (Frog), Pocahontas (Head Piece), Alice in Wonderland (bookmark)     

Private Dance Lessons (Ages 5 and older) Private dance lessons for children and adults who wish to intensify their study of dance. 

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Dance Teams:

Age 5-10: Bernon Feet
Age 7-17: Performance Team
Ages 7-17: Performance Team at the Bernon Family Branch 
Ages 7-17: Teen Dance Team at the North Attleboro Branch

Dance Birthday Parties:
Choose any theme or dance style you would like: from ballet to high school musical, hip hop to Hannah Montana and we’ll make it happen.
Partygoers will spend time in our dance studio warming up, and practicing a dance routine. They then move to our party room for cake and refreshments (provided by the parents), presents, and the rest of the party. Contact us to book your birthday party today.

Dance Camps:
Dance camps are for children and take place throughout the summer and during December, February, and April vacation weeks.

Contacts:
Bernon Family Branch, Franklin: Amy Tucker, amytr@hockymca.org | 774.235.2764
Invensys Foxboro Branch:
Nicole Purnell, nicolep@hockymca.org | 508.772.1347
North Attleboro Branch: Shannon Ashton, shannona@hockymca.org | 508.643.5271

 

 
North Attleboro Branch
300 Elmwood Street
North Attleboro, MA 02760
508.695.7001
Fax: 508.699.0439
Hours of Operation:
Mon - Fri from 5:15 am to 9:30 pm
Saturday from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Bernon Family Branch
45 Forge Hill Road
Franklin, MA 02038
508.528.8708
Fax: 508.528.6270
Hours of Operation:
Mon - Fri from 5:15 am to 9:30 pm
Saturday from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday from 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Invensys Foxboro Branch
67 Mechanic Street
Foxboro, MA 02035
508.543.2523
Fax: 508.543.5503
Hours of Operation:
Mon - Fri from 5:15 am to 9:30 pm
Saturday from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm
Mansfield Arts & Education Center
40 Balcom Street
Mansfield, MA 02048
508.339.3066
Fax: 508.337.8479
Hours of Operation:
Mon - Fri from 7:00 am to 9:00 am
and from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Evenings & weekends by appointment