DAUI Class Offerings

Dance Artistry Unlimited uses a system of levels to match students as closely as possible within each class and subject. Students are placed based on age and years of experience as well as on size, skill level, coordination, musicality, concentration and maturity in accepting corrections. Each class can therefore be paced to meet the needs of the majority. It is important for parents and students to understand, however, that dance class levels are not the same as grade levels in school. This means that dance students may not always change levels each year and all students not may progress at the same rate as their peers from year to year. This does not mean that your dancer has not made progress or that he or she is being "held back". In fact, in most cases the entire class progresses as a unit, which does not always require a change in class designation. Students dancing far above their current placement level will be moved to the next, based on evaluations by their teacher(s) at a time that best supports their overall growth and development.

 

Recreational Level classes are held from October until May. Students at this level do not participate in DAUI's annual recital.

Technical Level classes, including the Combination Levels, run from September until June. Students in these levels participate in our yearly dance recital which is held at a local school or civic auditorium in mid-June as the culminating event of each dance season.

RECREATIONAL LEVEL

 

This eight month class gives dancers ages 2.5 - 3+ the opportunity to explore dance movement while focusing on coordination, balance, basic dance vocabulary, and fun!

TEEN LEVEL

 

​One-hour offerings in ballet, tap, and jazz for pre-teen and teenage students with some dance or dance-related experience. As with all DAUI technical level classes, students will receive solid instruction in terminology, barre, across-the-floor, and center floor movement.

COMBINATION LEVEL I

 

This 45 minute class combines instruction in ballet and tap. It is the entry level technical class where students learn essential terminology, basic ballet and tap barre movement, as well as across-floor and center floor instruction in both genres. Typically suitable for dancers ages 3 - 8.

TECHNICAL LEVELS I, II, & III

 

Classes are offered in ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical/contemporary, and Pointe each ranging from 40 - 60 minutes each depending upon the level. Participation in lyrical/contemporary and Pointe are contingent upon suitable background as well as current enrollment in ballet, in additional to demonstration of the technique needed to meet with success. Placement in these two classes  are at the discretion of the director.

COMBINATION LEVELS II & III

 

Both levels provide one hour of solid instruction in ballet and tap, including terminology, barre, across-the-floor, and center floor movement. All CIII classes also offer 30 minutes of jazz instruction. Jazz is offered at the CII level if the dancers demonstrate the coordination and focus needed to complete 90 minutes of instruction. Suitable for dancers ages 5-9+ with some prior dance or dance-related experience.

CO-ED HIP HOP

 

A 45 minute class incorporating basic conditioning, hip hop, funk, and break dance movement.

Enrichment Offerings

Technique and Flexibility

 

This semi-private session is available to students in who are interested in the opportunity to receive focused instruction in ballet, jazz, and/or contemporary technique. Each session will begin with an emphasis on exercises designed to improve flexiblity. Sessions will be customized to those enrolled and is available on a pre-registration basis.

See the attached schedule for details on dates, times, pricing, and eligible class levels.

 

 

Leaps, Turns, and Lifts

 

This semi-private session is available to students who are interested in the opportunity to receive focused instruction in leaps, turns, and lifts used in ballet, jazz and/or contemporary dance. Each session will begin with a brief warm up; emphasis will be placed on learning new skills in addition to fine-turning current skills and advanced variations. 

Sessions will be customized to those enrolled and is available on a pre-registration basis.

See the attached schedule for details on dates, times, pricing, and eligible class levels.

 

 

​​Broadway Jazz, Musical Theater, and Stage Presence

 

This semi-private session is available to students who are interested in the opportunity to learn choreography in the styles of Broadway jazz and Musical Theater/Character with an emphasis on stage presence and emotional execution. Each session will begin with a brief warm up and focus on learning new choreography as well as basic acting skills. Students must be willing to fully participate in all activities and be mature enough to accept critique on his/her performance throughout the lesson in order to gain the most from this session.

See the attached schedule for details on dates, times, pricing, and eligible class levels.

Dance Artistry Unlimited Inc, - Dance Studio Virginia Beach

4221 Pleasant Valley Road, Suite 116 & 117

Pleasant Valley Marketplace - Virginia Beach, VA 23464

Danceartistry@aol.com | Tel 757-368-5711

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