Open Drop-In Dance Classes

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Welcoming students on a drop-in basis, the Open Program offers beginning, intermediate, and advanced level dance classes in Ballet along with various other Fitness conditioning classes. The Open program classes are offered on an annual (September through June) on-going basis, and follows the School Calendar.

The OPEN PROGRAM follows the School Calendar, September – June.


OPEN Classes are offered in the INTERIM SCHEDULE below

Please see the INTERIM SCHEDULE for classes running June 10 – September 9

Register + Pay Online

Things to know:

Arrive early: Please arrive 10 – 15 minutes prior to your class time so you may check in with the office and prepare for your class.

Building: ARC is located in the Crown Hill Center which is a security coded access building. If you are attending Open Class for the first time, please phone our office upon your arrival. All Open class students must sign in at the office upon arrival.

Inside our studios: To safeguard and protect our floors, please observe the following rules

No street shoes, food or drinks (water OK), gum.

Dancers that wear pointe shoes, please do toe taping and sewing outside of all studios.

Avoid using powders, sprays, lotions, oils, and creams that may come in contact with our floors. Clothing that has been exposed to fabric softener or dryer sheets should not come in contact with our floors.

Studio Closures/Inclement weather:  ARC follows the Seattle Public School district during the weekdays for weather closures. If you are uncertain of a Open class operating on a weekend, please phone the office.

Electronic devices: Please silence cell phones and electronic devices prior to entering the studios. ARC has a policy of NO cell phone/electronic device use in our studios. We would like to optimize the “human connection” in our studios.

Photos & Filming: Photography and/or filming of any kind is not allowed without first obtaining written permission from ARC.

Student minimum: All Open classes must have a minimum of three students in order to operate.

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Beginning

This class explores the basic positions and structure of a ballet class. Students begin at the barre and move to center work that includes stretches and rhythmic exercises that dance across the floor. The perfect introduction to the beginning dancer. No previous experience necessary.

Beginning/Intermediate

Beginning/Intermediate Ballet continues to build on the basic progression of a ballet class. Students work at the barre and move to more complex center exercises and movement sequences across the floor. This class will combine ballet vocabulary, rhythmic exercises, and stretches in a progressive class at a instructed pace for students to gain strength, increase flexibility, and greater body control.

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For the experienced dancer and/or professional that is familiar with the progression and structure of a ballet class. This class moves quickly through the barre, center work (adagio and pirouettes), and jumps (petit allegro and grande allegro).

Pointe/Variations

For the adult dancer that is looking for a comprehensive pointe class to continue building strength in pointe work. Pointe class is designed to be taken after technique class. The primary focus is pointe technique and building endurance in the shoes. Variations from the classical ballet repertoire are introduced once strength, endurance, and body control are achieved.

MODERN

Beginning/Intermediate

Beginning/Intermediate Modern continues to build on the basic progression of a modern class. Students work on the floor and move to more complex exercises and movement sequences across the floor. This class will combine modern vocabulary, rhythmic exercises, and stretches in a progressive class at a instructed pace for students to gain strength, increase flexibility, and greater body control.

Intermediate/Advanced

For the experienced dancer and/or professional that is familiar with the progression and structure of a modern class. This class moves quickly through floor work, standing, across the floor (partnered weight sharing), and jumps.

FITNESS CLASSES

 MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
Beginning Ballet7:15 - 8:45 pm
Beginning/Intermediate Ballet7:15-8:45pm (NEW CLASS Beginning September 13)10:30 - 11:45 am10:15 - 11:45 am
Intermediate/Advanced Ballet10:00 - 11:30 am10:30-12:00pm (NEW CLASS Beginning Sept. 14)12:00 - 1:30 pm
Point/Variations
(Pre-requisite of Technique Class)
11:30 - 12:30 pm1:30 - 2:30 pm
Beginning/Intermediate Modern
Intermediate/Advanced Modern

(Class times and sessions are subject to change.)

INTERIM, MAINTENANCE, & HOLIDAY CLASSES

These classes are supplemental to the OPEN program and will change regularly. Please check back frequently for current class information. All Interim classes are subject to change.

**FITNESS classes *please bring your own mat

July

Wed 11 – Int/Adv Ballet 10:00-11:30am

Sun 15 – Beg/Int 10:15-11:45am; Int/Adv Ballet 12:00-1:30pm; Pointe 1:30-2:30pm

Wed 18 – Int/Adv Ballet 10:00-11:30am

Sun 22 – Int/Adv Ballet 12:00-1:30pm

Wed 25 – Int/Adv Ballet 10:00-11:30am

Sun 29 – Int/Adv Ballet 12:00-1:30pm; Pointe 1:30-2:30pm

August

Sun 12 – Int/Adv Ballet 12:00-1:30pm; Pointe 1:30-2:30pm

Sun 19 – Int/Adv Ballet 12:00-1:30pm; Pointe 1:30-2:30pm

Sun 26 – Int/Adv Ballet 12:00-1:30pm; Pointe 1:30-2:30pm

September

Sun 2 – Beg/Int 10:15-11:45am; Int/Adv Ballet 12:00-1:30pm; Pointe 1:30-2:30pm

Mon 3 – Int/Adv Ballet 10:00-11:30am

Sun 9  – Beg/Int 10:15-11:45am; Int/Adv Ballet 12:00-1:30pm; Pointe 1:30-2:30pm

Beginning September 10 please follow the “Schedule” for ongoing classes September – June

 

 

 

– Single Class/Drop-In $18

– 5 Class Card $70

– 10 Class Card $130

There is no registration fee for this program. All participants must fill out an annual registration form and sign-in for each class.

Student must present card to be marked and sign in for each class in the office.

Classes subject to change.

Class cards are non-transferable.

Lost or stolen cards are non-refundable and will not be replaced.

Class cards are valid the entire year in which purchased and must be presented prior to each class.

**Please note: ARC is located in the Crown Hill Center which is a security coded access building. If you are attending Open Class for the first time, please phone our office upon your arrival.

Note: Please avoid using powders, lotions, oils, and creams that may have contact with our floors. Clothing that has been exposed to fabric softener or dryer sheets should not come in contact with our floors.

Hair tied away from the face for all classes. 

Women:

Ballet Shoes or Pointe Shoes

Comfortable fitting work out clothes

Optional leotard and or tights

Men:

Ballet Shoes

Dance Belt

Comfortable fitting work out clothes

Optional leotard and or tights