"Great dancers are not great because of their technique; they are great because of their passion"

Curriculum

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"Dance is the hidden language of the soul."
Martha Graham

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Fantasy Dance Studio’s curriculum is created on a principle that dance education can influence a student’s physical, mental, and emotional health through the creative perform of self-expression combined with the athleticism and rigor of dance technique. Our concept-based program offers a well rounded, developmentally sound approach to teaching the art, craft, and joy of moving.

Classes

Tinys ...... 3 – 4 years old
Minis ...... 5 – 6 years old
Pre-Stars .. 7 – 8 years old
Stars ...... 9 – 10 years old
Pre-Teens .. 11 – 12 years old
Teens ...... 13 – 14 years old
Juniors .... 15 years old & up
Seniors .... Admitted by audition
M&D ........ Mom and Dads

Ballet

(From 6 years old)
Ballet I .... 1-2 years of training
Ballet II ... 2-3 years of training
Ballet III .. 3-4 years of training
Ballet IV ... 4-5 years of training
Ballet V .... 6 years of training & up
Ballet Adult

Creative Movements
M&M, Tiny, Mini

Mommy and Me is a Toddler dance Class for ages 18mo - 3 years old. Basic movement and locomotors skills for 3 - 6 year olds. Students must be 3 years old by January. They must be potty-trained, be able to follow basic directions, and say goodbye to mom and dad at the classroom door. They learn pre-positions of the arms and legs, and increase coordination with skipping, hopping, and turning patterns. Instruments help with rhythm and number. Flexibility and balance are increased, and listening skills improve.

Essence of Dance
Pre - Teens, Teens

This class combines the basics of different dance styles such as kids social ballroom, modern dance, jazz, pre-ballet, character dance, tumbling skills and many more. It is split by ability level for ages and emphasizes creative movements, rhythm and coordination.

Introduction to Dance
Pre - Stars, Stars

This class combines the basics of different dance styles as kid’s social ballroom, modern dance, jazz, pre-ballet and character dance, tumbling skills and much more. It is split by ability level for ages and emphasizes creative movements, rhythm and coordination.

 

Elite Performing
Juniors, Seniors

Elite Performing is the Studio's pre-professional dance company comprised of the most promising, dedicated dancers in the diversity styles. Dancers showcase their talents by performing in many community functions.

Adult Dance Classe
M&D (Mom and Dad’s Class), Ballet Adults

Adult Dance Classes – M&D (Mom and Dad’s Class) and Ballet Adults – these classes are for adults who have/haven’t danced in the past and/or are interested in exercise with a focus on basic ballet/social ballroom dance.

Ballet Levels

Pre - Ballet

This level is designed specifically for six-year-olds to help make a smooth transition from the pre-school quality of Creative Dance to ballet. We will continue some of the same activities from Creative Dance but will add introductory ballet concepts. Students will learn a few French words from ballet vocabulary.

 

Ballet Level I

In these level students will begin to learn basic concepts of ballet technique such as turn out, proper alignment, begin brief barre work, learning the positions of the feet and arms, tendu, and other ballet basics. We combine these essentials with exercises in movement quality, rhythm, tempo, balance, and coordination. We sometimes blend formal elements with creative movement. The children learn basic steps including polka, chasse, saute, turning, skipping, hopping and partner patterns. They increase their skills in listening, observing and performing dance movement. Now they will begin to understand how music works with dance. Ballet vocabulary which is in French is introduced.

Ballet Level II

In this level students will begin to develop more ballet technique and less creative dance material. More positions are taught; increase their vocabulary of ballet elements, with a longer barre and beginning work on crossed positions. Many new steps and patterns are learned, and combinations of elements. Musicality becomes increasingly important in dancing at this stage. We continually work to balance technical elements, with expressiveness and joy in dancing.

 

 

 

 

Ballet Level III

In this level student will begin to study ballet technique exclusively. The first half of class is spent working at the barre. The second half of class is for working in the centre and across the floor. Begin exploring pirouettes and an increasing vocabulary of jumps and connecting steps. The dancers work on quality of movement, musicality and clarity of form. A delight in dancing remains a necessity at every step. Students will work on developing muscles carefully and safely to support their technique. The bulk of their ballet vocabulary will be taught at this time.

Ballet Level IV

In this level students will continue to study ballet technique with strong emphasis on understanding anatomical concepts and how to work best and most safely within their own bodies. The first half of the class will be spent working at the barre. The second half of the class is for working in the centre and across the floor. The movement vocabulary is greater at this level, and the young dancers begin pointe work when they are strong enough. Readiness for pointe work is required, however, and dancers need to develop balance and steadiness as well as strength. We do not permit dancers to begin pointe until they are fully ready. Students will be expected to know ballet vocabulary and use it as communication.

 

Ballet Level V, VI

in this level student will continue to study ballet technique with strong emphasis on understanding anatomical concepts and how to work best and most safely within their own bodies. The first half of the class will be spent working at the barre. Part of the second half of the class is for working in the centre and across the floor and the remaining time will be used for pointe technique. Students will use a full vocabulary of barre and center, including pointe work. The adagio and allegro work increase in depth and complexity, and pirouettes of many kinds are explored. Musicality and artistry are increasing with technical ability at these levels.

Pre - Pointe, Pointe

"Pointe dancing is an elite form of ballet, requiring years of training and dedication. While appearing light and ethereal, the dancer must be extremely strong. She has to have the technical skill to align her muscles and bones perfectly over the toes of one foot (about a square inch), while making it look effortless. 
Only students with the proper strength and dedication should go on pointe.  A student will need to build up "muscle memory" by taking ballet classes several days a week. Muscle memory is achieved only by repetition. Improper alignment and lack of strength are the reasons that injuries can occur. Well trained, with properly fitted shoes, a pointe student can progress from beginning pointe work, to an advanced level with no ill affects. 
Pointe dancers are special and have reason to be proud!" Miss Jennifer Greene 

Teacher placement required for Pre-Pointe and Pointe.

 

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Contact

Mountain View (Studio A & B)

2584 Leghorn Street, Unit A&B
Mountain View, CA 94043

Mon-Thurs: 2:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri: 2:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Sat: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Los Gatos (Studio C)

15495 Los Gatos Blvd, Suite C
Los Gatos, CA 95032

Mon & Fri: 3:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tue & Wed: 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sat: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

        Phone: 650.965.4135        Email: info@fantasydance.us