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EDGE

a pre - professional dance program

To the Edge

Are you a serious dancer who is ready for more challenging training?  The EDGE program at BCS is a pre-professional program for students in grades K and up who desire serious technical training.  Age is not taken into consideration when placing students in a level; placement is done solely from evaluation and criteria in the syllabus.  Students should expect to stay in each level of training for approximately 2-3 years.  An audition is required for entry into the EDGE program.  Contact us to schedule your audition!  Students auditioning for a dance team may use their audition as a placement evaluation. 

 

3 ballet classes per week are required for all students enrolling in Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, or PBT.  Uniforms are also required.  Students who are accepted in the EDGE program should have a positive, self-motivating attitude, and should expect to be corrected and challenged in each class.         

Make it happen!

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Session Dates

September 7, 2021-May 28, 2022

Studio Closed:

Sept 6

Nov 22-28

Dec 21-Jan 9

(make ups Jan 3-8 if needed)

Mar 28-Apr 3

Performing Arts Recitals:

June 4, 2022  11:00am & 3:00pm

Classes

Grades 1-12

Edge Contemporary (grades 4+)


This technique-based class will explore both the lyrical and contemporary styles. Dancers will take their training to the next level by allowing their bodies to move freely to the music, while maintaining a proper base. Dancers will also increase their technical knowledge as they explore more unpredictable choreography and improvisation. This is a non-recital class. Edge Ballet is required to enroll. 2021-2022 Schedule: Mondays, 8:00-9:00pm Studio 3 Tuition $61 per month, due the 1st of Sept-May Dress Code Girls wear a leotard, tank top, or sports bra, booty shorts or leggings, & half-sole shoes. Hair must be pulled away from face. Boys wear a white t-shirt or tank, black shorts or pants, & bare feet. SIGN ME UP!




Edge Jazz (grades 4+)


The EDGE Jazz class is designed for students grades 4+ who dance at an intermediate/advanced level. Dancers will learn advanced jazz techniques, leaps & turns, and combinations that will develop their flexibility, precision, and alignment. Edge Ballet is required to enroll. 2021-2022 Schedule Tuesdays, 4:00-5:00pm Studio 3 Tuition $61 per month, due the 1st of Sept-May 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). Students should be prepared to purchase 2 pairs of shoes for the season. SIGN ME UP!




Edge Ballet 1 (beginner, grades K-3)


Ballet is the fundamental base for all dance styles, and provides dancers with training in proper technique, discipline, grace, precision, and classroom etiquette. Edge Ballet 1 class will start the young dancers on their path of formal training. Students will develop strength, flexibility, correct posture and body alignment through work at the barre, including plié, battement, tendu, and relevé, as well as center work, including arabesques, chaîné, chassé, single pirouette preparation, and sauté. Students in Edge Ballet 1 will be taught the Vaganova syllabus. Enrolling in 3 classes per week is required. This class does not participate in the recital. 2021-2022 Schedule Mon 5:00-6:00pm Tues/Wed: 4:00-5:00pm Studio 5 3 times per week required Total Tuition $195 per month, due the 1st of Sept-May Dress Code Girls wear a black leotard, pink or skin-tone tights, and pink stretch canvas ballet shoes. Hair must be in a bun. Boys wear a white t-shirt or tank, black shorts or pants, & black ballet shoes. SIGN ME UP!




Edge Pointe & Variations


Pointe reinforces the fundamentals of ballet while strengthening the dancer's body. Students in EDGE Pointe will work on rolling up and down, tendu exercises, echappé, pas de bourrée, piqué turns, pirouettes, piqué fouettés, and more, in addition to expanding their repertoire in variations. Admission into the Pointe program is by instructor approval only, and new students should contact the front desk to schedule a Pointe evaluation. This is a non-recital class, and enrollment in a Ballet class is also required. 2021-2022 Schedule Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 8:00-9:00pm Studio 5 enrolling twice per week is recommended, but not required Tuition Per Class $65 per month, due the 1st of Sept-May Dress Code Girls wear a black leotard, pink or skin-tone tights & pink or skin-tone pointe shoes. Hair must be in a bun. Warm-ups may be worn for the first 10 minutes of class only. SIGN ME UP!




Edge Ballet 2 (intermediate)


The next step for dancers in the EDGE Program, Edge Ballet 2 will develop each dancers' technique and vocabulary to prepare them for more advanced training and pointe. Students will strengthen their feet and ankles, learn additional body positions, work on reversing movement, and more. Students must enroll in Edge Ballet 2 three times per week. 2-3 years of Edge Ballet 1 are recommended before advancing to Edge Ballet 2. This is a non-recital class. 2021-2022 Schedule Tues/Wed/Thurs, 5:00-6:30pm Studio 5 3 times per week required Total Tuition $216 per month, due the 1st of Sept-May Dress Code Girls wear a black leotard, pink or skin-tone tights, and pink stretch canvas ballet shoes. Hair must be in a bun. Boys wear a white t-shirt or tank, black shorts or pants, & black ballet shoes. SIGN ME UP!




Edge Ballet 3 (advanced)


Edge Ballet 3 is the highest level ballet for dancers in the EDGE Program, and is reserved for dancers with at least 5 years of ballet training. Edge Ballet 3 will continue to strengthen the feet and ankles for pointe, and will prepare students for further pre-professional training or auditions. Students will learn advanced techniques, terminology, phrasing, ballet history, and more. Edge Ballet 3 students must enroll in class 3 times per week. This is a non-recital class. 2021-2022 Schedule Tues/Wed, 6:30-8:00pm Thurs. 7:15-8:45pm Studio 5 3 times per week required Total Tuition $216 per month, due the 1st of Sept-May Dress Code Girls wear a black leotard, pink or skin-tone tights, and pink stretch canvas ballet shoes. Hair must be in a bun. Boys wear a white t-shirt or tank, black shorts or pants, & black ballet shoes. SIGN ME UP!




PBT


Progressing Ballet Technique is an innovative program developed by Marie Walton-Mahon specifically for students to understand the depth of training muscle memory in achieving their personal best in classical ballet. It uses muscle memory to improve students’ understanding of core stability, weight placement and alignment. Sometimes it can be difficult for students to feel which muscles are initiating the correct alignment in their ballet training. PBT uses a fit ball, which is continually mobile under the student’s body. This gives the students an awareness of their posture and weight placement, while allowing them to feel each correct muscle group. This is a non-recital class. 2021-2022 Schedule: Mondays, 5:00-6:00pm Studio 3 View session dates Tuition $61 per month, due Sept 1- May 1 Dress Code Girls wear a leotard, convertible/footless tights, and bare feet. Hair must be pulled away from face. Boys wear a white t-shirt or tank, black shorts or pants, & bare feet. SIGN ME UP!





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