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a program for ages 18mo-2nd grade

BCS is proud to bring the Dance Bright™ program to our studio!  Dance Bright is a program with proven methods, specifically designed to prepare young dancers for formal training.  Dancers progress through a step-by-step program, learning dance studio etiquette, proper terminology, body alignment, choreography, and more!  While students will see the most progress by beginning in the first level, the program may be started at any stage.    

What to expect...

A proven system, designed for students ages 18mo- 2nd grade   

In-class parent communication & viewing time

Weekly parent email with practice requirements, tutorial videos, and new terms

Classes that keep students having fun while learning serious technique 

Class Structure

Weekly: Each class begins with attendance followed by a review.  Students then learn new techniques, short combinations and/or dance games. Each class ends with clapping, a "thank you," and sticker!  Certain classes may call parents in to watch at the end of class, and to discuss their child's progress.

1st Semester: Students work on developing technique, terminology, etiquette, and discipline, while learning to love dance!

2nd Semester: All classes continue technique work, and expand on terminology and choreography.  Recital classes begin new choreography for the recital dance!  

Classes

Ages are as of the start of the session.

Ages 18mo-2 years

Parent/Tot


Experience your child's first dance class right along with them! Watch your little one learn to love the art of dance while developing rhythm, musicality, coordination, and gross motor skills. One parent, caretaker, or relative should attend each week with the child. This is a non-recital class. 2020-2021 Schedule Thursdays, 10:00-10:30am (1/2 hour) Studio 1 View Session Dates Tuition $35 for 9 monthly installments, due Sept 15-May 15 (3 week credit will be issued for late session start) Dress Code Comfortable clothes and socks SIGN ME UP!





Age 2

Pre-Ballet 1


Get ready to embark on a wonderful journey with your little one! This is truly a special and magical time in your child’s life, and few things will make your heart soar as much as when you watch your child dance! The smiles on their faces exude true joy as they discover the art of dance, allowing them to express themselves in a whole new way. Students will learn the basics of ballet including body positions, plié, tendu, échappé, arabesque, passé, battement, and more! 2020-2021 Schedule: Thursdays, 10:30-11:15am (45 min) Saturdays, 10:00-10:45am (45 min) Studio 1 View Session Dates Tuition $45 per month, due in 9 installments Sept 15-May 15 (3 week credit will be issued due to late session start) Recital Costume Fee $60, due Nov. 15 (recital not mandatory) Dress Code Girls wear a pink leotard, pink or skin-tone tights & pink ballet shoes. Hair must be pulled away from the face. Skirts & wrap sweaters are optional. Boys wear a white t-shirt or tank, black pants or shorts, and black ballet shoes. SIGN ME UP!





Age 3

Pre-Ballet 2


Get ready to embark on a wonderful journey with your little one! This is truly a special and magical time in your child’s life, and few things will make your heart soar as much as when you watch your child dance! The smiles on their faces exude true joy as they discover the art of dance, allowing them to express themselves in a whole new way. Students will learn the basics of ballet including body positions, plié, tendu, échappé, arabesque, passé, battement, and more! 2020-2021 Schedule: Thursdays, 11:15am-12:00pm (45 min) Saturdays, 10:45-11:30am (45 min) Studio 1 View Session Dates Tuition $45 per month, due in 9 installments Sept 15-May 15 (3 week credit will be issued due to late session start) Recital Costume Fee $60, due Nov. 15 (recital not mandatory) Dress Code Girls wear a pink leotard, pink tights & pink ballet shoes. Hair must be pulled away from the face. Skirts & wrap sweaters are optional. Boys wear a white t-shirt or tank, black pants or shorts, and black ballet shoes. SIGN ME UP!




Pre-Tumbling


If your child is flipping over chairs at home and doing sommersaults off the couch, then you have found the right class for your child! This class introduces basic tumbling and acrobatic moves such as sommersaults, back bends, handstands, crab walks, and more! Flexibility and strength are also developed through each skill. This is a non-recital class. 2020-2021 Schedule Thursdays, 12:00-12:45pm (45 min) Studio 5 View Session Dates Tuition $50 for 9 monthly installments, due Sept 15-May 15 (3 week credit will be issued due to late session start) Dress Code Girls wear a leotard, tank top, or t-shirt, shorts, leggings or sweats, and bare feet. Hair must be pulled away from face. Boys wear a t-shirt or tank top, shorts or sweats, and bare feet. SIGN ME UP!





Age 4

Tip, Tap, Tumble™


Now is the perfect time to explore the arts with your child, and to watch him or her grow in discipline and confidence. Tip, Tap, Tumble™ will get your child up and moving, while instilling a long-lasting love of dance in each little heart! The class is divided into sections: Ballet, Tap & Acro/Tumbling. Students will continue learning ballet basics including body positions, chassé, jeté, coupé and bourrée. They will be introduced to basic tap techniques such as toe tap, heel dig, step, brush, and shuffle. Students will also learn basic acrobatic & tumbling moves including sommersaults, crab walk, spiders, and more! Students will have a minute to change shoes between each section of the class. This is a recital class, and students will perform 2 dances. 2020-2021 Schedule Wednesdays, 4:15-5:15pm (1 hour) Studios 1 & 5 Saturdays, 11:30am-12:30pm (1 hour) Studios 1 & 5 View session dates Tuition $55 per month 9 installments, due Sept 15-May 15 (3 week credit will be issued due to late session start) Recital Costume Fee $120, due Nov 15 (includes 2 costumes; recital not mandatory) Dress Code Girls wear a pink leotard, convertible pink or skin-tone tights, pink ballet shoes, black buckle tap shoes. Hair must be pulled away from the face. Skirts and wrap sweaters are optional. Boys wear a white t-shirt or tank, black pants or shorts, black ballet shoes, and black jazz tap shoes. Bare feet are worn for the tumbling portion of class. SIGN ME UP!




Pre-Tumbling


If your child is flipping over chairs at home and doing sommersaults off the couch, then you have found the right class for your child! This class introduces basic tumbling and acrobatic moves such as sommersaults, back bends, handstands, crab walks, and more! Flexibility and strength are also developed through each skill. This is a non-recital class. 2020-2021 Schedule Thursdays, 12:00-12:45pm (45 min) Studio 5 View Session Dates Tuition $50 for 9 monthly installments, due Sept 15-May 15 (3 week credit will be issued due to late session start) Dress Code Girls wear a leotard, tank top, or t-shirt, shorts, leggings or sweats, and bare feet. Hair must be pulled away from face. Boys wear a t-shirt or tank top, shorts or sweats, and bare feet. SIGN ME UP!





Kindergarten

Beginning Acro/Tumbling 1


For students starting out in acro & tumbling, many of them begin at home by experimenting with chairs, walls, and beds! This class is the best place for them to learn how to safely execute all the moves they are dying to do! Students will begin training for cartwheels, backbends, handstands and more, as well as learning basic techniques that will help them learn aerials, walkovers, and flip-flops as they advance. This is a non-recital class. 2020-2021 Schedule Mondays, 4:45-5:30pm (45 min) Studio 5 View Session Dates Tuition $50 monthly for 9 installments, due Sept 15-May 15 (3 week credit will be issued due to late session start) Dress Code Girls wear a leotard, tank top, or sports bra, shorts or leggings, bare feet. Hair must be pulled away from face. Boys wear a white t-shirt or tank, black shorts or sweatpants, and bare feet. SIGN ME UP!




Tip, Tap, Tumble™


Now is the perfect time to explore the arts with your child, and to watch him or her grow in discipline and confidence. Tip, Tap, Tumble™ will get your child up and moving, while instilling a long-lasting love of dance in each little heart! The class is divided into sections: Ballet, Tap & Acro/Tumbling. Students will continue learning ballet basics including body positions, chassé, jeté, coupé and bourrée. They will be introduced to basic tap techniques such as toe tap, heel dig, step, brush, and shuffle. Students will also learn basic acrobatic & tumbling moves including sommersaults, crab walk, spiders, and more! Students will have a minute to change shoes between each section of the class. This is a recital class, and students will perform 2 dances. 2020-2021 Schedule Thursdays, 5:30-6:30pm (1 hour) Studios 4 & 5 Saturdays, 11:30am-12:30pm (1 hour) View session dates Tuition $55 per month 9 installments, due Sept 15-May 15 (3 week credit will be issued due to late session start) Recital Costume Fee $120, due Nov. 15 (includes 2 costumes; recital not mandatory) Dress Code Girls wear a pink leotard, convertible pink tights, pink ballet shoes, black buckle tap shoes. Hair must be pulled away from the face. Skirts and wrap sweaters are optional. Boys wear a white t-shirt or tank, black pants or shorts, black ballet shoes, and black jazz tap shoes. Bare feet are worn for the tumbling portion of class. SIGN ME UP!




Boys Breaking


Young b-boys will learn the best beginner break dancing moves in this energetic and fun breaking class! From basic footwork to stalls & head spins,this boys-only class will be a fast favorite. Grab your crew, and sign up to start breaking together! The class participates in the recital, but there is no costume fee. Schedule Tuesdays, 4:15-4:45pm Studio 1 View session dates Tuition $35 per month 9 monthly installments, due Sept 15-May 15 (3 week credit will be issued due to late session start) Dress Code Comfortable clothing, clean street shoes SIGN ME UP!





1st & 2nd Grade

Beginning Tap 1


Tap is a unique style of dance that teaches rhythm and movement through intricate footwork and sounds created by the dancer's feet. It is a fun style to learn, and helps in creating a well-rounded dancer! Dancers in Intro Tap will perfect basic techniques such as toe tap, heel dig, step, brush, and shuffle, and will expand their tap skills to include spank, flap, ball change, and more! 2020-2021 Schedule Thursdays, 4:00-4:30pm (1/2 hour) Studio 1 View Session Dates Tuition View Tuition Chart (3 week credit will be issued due to late session start) Recital Costume fee $70, due Nov. 15 (recital not mandatory) Dress Code Girls wear a leotard, tank top, or sports bra, booty shorts or leggings, & black tap shoes. Hair must be pulled away from face. Boys wear a white t-shirt or tank, black shorts or pants, & black jazz tap shoes. SIGN ME UP!




Beginning Ballet 1


Ballet is the fundamental base for all dance styles. This is a classical dance form teaching grace, precision, discipline, and classroom etiquette. Ballet will develop strength and flexibility while teaching dancers correct technique. Ballet is highly recommended for all dancers. Beginning ballet focuses on expanding technique and vocabulary including body positions, barre, and center work. 2020-2021 Schedule Mondays, 6:30-7:30pm (1 hour) Studio 2 Thursdays, 4:30-5:30pm* (1 hour) Studio 4 (both days recommended in order to advance levels each year) *Thursday class combines with Advanced Ballet 1 & participates in the recital) Tuition View Tuition Chart (3 week credit will be issued due to late session start) Recital Costume Fee $70, due Nov. 15 (recital not mandatory) Dress Code Girls wear a black leotard, pink tights, and pink stretch canvas ballet shoes. Hair must be pulled away from face. Boys wear a white t-shirt or tank, black pants or shorts, and black ballet shoes. Warm-ups may be worn for the first 10 minutes of class. SIGN ME UP!




Beginning Jazz 1


Always a student favorite, this high-energy class will enhance technique and stage presence for your growing performer! Jazz teaches dancers to isolate different parts of their bodies while still placing the focus on technique. Dancers will enhance leaps and turns while adding the element of performance to their fundamental training. Enrollment in ballet is also required for Jazz students in order to advance levels each year. 2020-2021 Schedule Thursdays, 5:30-6:00pm (1/2 hour) Studio 1 View Session Dates Tuition View Tuition Chart (3 week credit will be issued due to late session start) Recital Costume fee $70, due Nov. 15 (recital not mandatory) Dress Code Girls wear a leotard, tank top, or sports bra, booty shorts or leggings, & tan or black jazz shoes. Hair must be pulled away from face. Boys wear a white t-shirt or tank, black shorts or pants, & black or tan jazz shoes. Recital shoe will be based on instructor’s choice (black or tan). SIGN ME UP!




Advanced Ballet 1 (2 yrs. ballet required)


Ballet is the fundamental base for all dance styles. This is a classical dance form teaching grace, precision, discipline, and classroom etiquette. Ballet will develop strength and flexibility while teaching dancers correct technique. Ballet is highly recommended for all dancers. Advanced Ballet 1 is for students who have had at least 2 years of formal ballet training, or are a member of BCS Company. Class will involve barre work and center work, as well as preparation for a recital performance. 2020-2021 Schedule Mondays, 4:45-5:45pm (1 hour) Studio 2 Thursdays, 4:30-5:30pm* (1 hour) Studio 3 (both days required) *Thursday class is combined with Beginning Ballet 1 and will participate in the recital) Tuition View Tuition Chart (3 week credit will be issued due to late session start) Recital Costume Fee $70, due Nov. 15 (recital not mandatory) Dress Code Girls wear a black leotard, pink or skin-tone tights, and pink stretch canvas ballet shoes. Hair must be pulled away from face. Boys wear a white t-shirt or tank, black pants or shorts, and black ballet shoes. Warm-ups may be worn for the first 10 minutes of class. SIGN ME UP!




Beginning Acro/Tumbling 1


For students starting out in acro & tumbling, many of them begin at home by experimenting with chairs, walls, and beds! This class is the best place for them to learn how to safely execute all the moves they are dying to do! Students will begin training for cartwheels, backbends, handstands and more, as well as learning basic techniques that will help them learn aerials, walkovers, and flip-flops as they advance. This is a non-recital class. 2020-2021 Schedule Mondays, 4:45-5:30pm (45 min.) Studio 5 View Session Dates Tuition $50 monthly for 9 installments, due Sept 15-May 15 (3 week credit will be issued due to late session start) Dress Code Girls wear a leotard, tank top, or sports bra, shorts or leggings, bare feet. Hair must be pulled away from face. Boys wear a white t-shirt or tank, black shorts or sweatpants, and bare feet. SIGN ME UP!




Boys Breaking


Young b-boys will learn the best beginner break dancing moves in this energetic and fun breaking class! From basic footwork to stalls & head spins,this boys-only class will be a fast favorite. Grab your crew, and sign up to start breaking together! The class participates in the recital, but there is no costume fee. Schedule Tuesdays, 4:15-4:45pm Studio 1 View session dates Tuition $35 per month 9 monthly installments, due Sept 15-May 15 (3 week credit will be issued due to late session start) Dress Code Comfortable clothing, clean street shoes SIGN ME UP!





2020-2021

October 19, 2020 - May 28, 2021

Studio Closed:

Nov. 23-29

Dec. 21- Jan. 1

Mar 29 - Apr 4

May 29-30

Performing Arts Recitals:

June 5, 2021  11:00am & 3:00pm

Benefits of a Program

Dance Bright™ was created by dance and music experts, and breaks down movements and terms 

Instructor certification and continuing education are required to teach the Dance Bright™ system

Consistency in training is maintained within all classes, regardless of which certified instructor is teaching

Students see progress each week!

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