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Summer 2018 Adult Intermediate/Advanced Chairlesque with Nadine Medina

AGES: 18+ Chairlesque, a TDF exclusive class, is a HOT chair jazz class. Participants will be encouraged to express confidence, and will learn classic jazz moves and bold, sassy choreography. Class will include conditioning and limited instruction in jazz technique (barre, center floor, and across the floor work) as well as choreography with our prop of choice: a chair. Black soft-sole jazz shoes or our TDF Chairlesque boot required. Dancers are expected to have previous dance experience including jazz, hip hop, or ballroom. Class begins week of July 8 and runs through the week of August 12 for a total of 6 weeks.

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@ 7:00PM- 8:00PM

1 PAYMENT OF $75

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Summer 2018 Adult Beginner Hip-Hop with Dorothy Boice

AGES: ADULT This class is a level up from our Pure Beginner class, and is great for anyone who has taken our Pure Beginner or Beginner class, or who feels comfortable with the general concepts of the style. TDF Hip-Hop classes include technique from several sub-genres of hip-hop dance, including lyrical hip-hop movement. Shoes worn in from off the street will NOT BE PERMITTED. Like any other dance class, hip hop shoes are meant for class only and it is expected that you will have a dedicated pair that you wear only IN-STUDIO. We recommend skate-style shoes like Supra, DC's, Etnies, or even Nike/Adidas so long as they do not have deep tread and large soles. These may be purchased online or at Journeys at Crossgates Mall. Class begins the week of July 8 and runs through the week of August 12, for a total of 6 weeks.

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@ 8:00PM- 9:00PM

1 PAYMENT OF $75

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Summer 2018 Adult Intermediate Hip-Hop with Dorothy Boice

AGES: 18+ This class is a level up from our Beginner class, and is great for anyone who has taken, and felt comfortable with, our Beginner class, or who has at least 1 year of recent hip hop experience. TDF Hip-Hop classes include technique from several sub-genres of hip-hop dance, including lyrical hip-hop movement. Shoes worn in from off the street will NOT BE PERMITTED. Like any other dance class, hip hop shoes are meant for class only and it is expected that you will have a dedicated pair that you wear only IN-STUDIO. We recommend skate-style shoes like Supra, DC's, Etnies, or even Nike/Adidas so long as they do not have deep tread and large soles. These may be purchased online or at Journeys at Crossgates Mall. Class begins the week of July 8 and runs through the week of August 12, for a total of 6 weeks.

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@ 8:00PM- 9:00PM

1 PAYMENT OF $75

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Summer 2018 Adult Improv with Nadine Medina

AGES: 18+ This class focuses on guided improvisation exercises and improv studies. It calls for an open mind and willingness, and a motivation to allow yourself to dig below the surface. We will explore numerous improvisation techniques and exercises, including those made popular by William Forsythe and others. Socks, half slippers/foot thongs, or bare feet recommended. For shoe purchases, we recommend Discount Dance online. Class begins the week of July 8 and runs through the week of August 12, for a total of 6 weeks.

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@ 8:00PM- 9:00PM

1 PAYMENT OF $75

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Summer 2018 Pre-Teen/Teen Lyrical with Dorothy Boice

AGES: 11-17 he word lyrical means "having a poetic, expressive quality." This dance style is expressive, subtle, dynamic, and combines Ballet and Jazz dance technique. Students will be challenged to express emotions through movement and tell the story being told in the song's lyrics. Although there will be a strong emphasis on flexibility, strengthening and technique combinations (in center and across the floor) on a weekly basis, the main focus of the class will be on expression of choreography. PRIOR EXPERIENCE WITH BALLET and/or JAZZ is REQUIRED for this class. The ability to perform chaine turns, single pirouettes, grand battements, tendu, passe, and pas de bourrees are a starting point in which we will be building on. Foot thongs, half slippers, soft jazz shoes, or ballet slippers required and can be purchased from Discount Dance online. Class begins the week of July 8 and runs through the week of August 12, for a total of 6 weeks.

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@ 6:00PM- 7:00PM

1 PAYMENT OF $75

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Summer 2018 Adult Adv Beg Lyrical with Dorothy Boice

AGES: 18+ The word lyrical means "having a poetic, expressive quality." This dance style is expressive, subtle, dynamic, and combines Ballet and Jazz dance technique. You will be challenged to express emotions through movement and tell the story being told in the song's lyrics. Although the main focus of the class will be expression of choreography, flexibility, strengthening and technique combinations (in center and across the floor) will be incorporated weekly. PRIOR EXPERIENCE WITH ballet and/or jazz is REQUIRED for this class. The ability to perform chaine turns, single pirouettes, grand battements, tendu, passe, and pas de bourrees are a starting point in which we will be building on. Foot thongs, half slippers, soft jazz shoes, or ballet slippers required and can be purchased from Discount Dance online. Class begins the week of July 8 and runs through the week of August 12, for a total of 6 weeks.

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@ 8:00PM- 9:00PM

1 PAYMENT OF $75

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Summer 2018 Adult Pure Beginner Tap with Nadine Medina

AGES: 18+ NO DANCE EXPERIENCE NEEDED! TDF tap classes are rooted in strong, rhythmic stylings. Less emphasis is placed on the visual art; rather this class is driven by intricate rhythms, trick steps, fast-moving feet, and the various dynamics created by the shoe. This is a beginner tap class, and will provide you with the foundation skills needed to move to more intricate technique. Black leather, split-sole, lace-up, tap shoes are required, which you can obtain through Discount Dance Online. We'll be happy to help you find them! Session begins the week of July 8 and runs through the week of August 12, for a total of 6 weeks.

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@ 6:00PM- 7:00PM

1 PAYMENT OF $75

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Summer 2018 Adult Heels with Nadine Medina

AGES: 18+ Participants will be encouraged to express confidence, and will learn bold choreography that blends jazz, hip hop, and pedestrian movement. Heels must be used ONLY in class and have fully intact soles. MUST BE RUBBER OR PLASTIC TIPPED - NO WOOD OR METAL HEELS. Any shoes deemed potentially damaging to our floor will not be permitted (no metal coming through stiletto heels, no spikes or studs, etc.). This 6-week session begins the week of July 8 and runs through the week of August 12.

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@ 8:00PM- 9:00PM

1 PAYMENT OF $75

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Summer 2018 Adult Pure Beginner Hip-Hop with Dorothy Boice

AGES: 18+ Never danced hip-hop before? This class is for you! We'll focus on hip-hop drills, body mechanics and strengthening for dance, and beginner level choreography. Shoes worn in from off the street will NOT BE PERMITTED. Like any other dance class, hip hop shoes are meant for class only and it is expected that you will have a dedicated pair that you wear only IN-STUDIO. We recommend skate-style shoes like Supra, DC's, Etnies, or even Nike/Adidas so long as they do not have deep tread and large soles. These may be purchased online or at Journeys at Crossgates Mall. This 6-week session begins the week of July 8 and runs through the week of August 12.

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@ 7:00PM- 8:00PM

1 PAYMENT OF $75

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Summer 2018 Adult Improv for Hip Hop with Dorothy Boice

AGES: 18+ Ever go out dancing or watch someone freestyle and go "how do they do that?!" Come find out this summer in this class that focuses on how to execute freestyle Hip Hop! Through many fun and challenging exercises we will hone in on things such as musicality + prediction, mixing up hip hop stylings, making quick and confident choices, applying knowledge of movement quality, character, etc to your dancing. This class is intended for Intermediate and Advanced level dancers, who must also be enrolled in a summer TDF Hip Hop class. Class begins the week of July 8 and runs through the week of August 12, for a total of 6 weeks.

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@ 8:00PM- 9:00PM

1 PAYMENT OF $75

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Summer 2018 Adult Advanced Beginner Hip-Hop with Dorothy Boice

AGES: 18+ TDF hip-hop class mixes it up by including anything from sub-genres of funk, popping, krump, lyrical hip-hop, 80‘s hip-hop, and breakdancing. Class level assumes some previous experience, and new choreography will be taught each week. We’ll focus on personal style, moving with clear intention and confidence, and building strength and speed through proper body mechanics. Shoes worn in from off the street will not be permitted so PLEASE bring a change of hip-hop sneakers. This 6-week session begins the week of July 8 and ends the week of August 12.

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@ 6:00PM- 7:00PM

1 PAYMENT OF $75

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Summer 2018 Pre-Teen/Teen Choreography Composition with Dorothy Boice

AGES: 11-17 Choreographer's Composition is a class for TDF's young dedicated students who show both promise and potential to become future professional dancers or choreographers! Participation in another pre-teen/teen summer 2018 class with TDF is required (lyrical, tap, ballet, or hip hop). In this class, students will gain a better understanding of all the things that go into creating choreography and the many ways in which they can apply their newly learned skills. We will dive into the process of music editing, mapping out creative concepts/choreography, working with groups, breaking down steps, and creating combinations to teach to the class! Students will be responsible for the final outcome of music editing and creating a piece collectively. Class begins the week of July 8 and runs through the week of August 12, for a total of 6 weeks.

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@ 6:00PM- 7:00PM

1 PAYMENT OF $75

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Summer 2018 Adult Advanced HH with Nadine Medina

AGES: 18+ This is an advanced level class, requiring at least two years of recent hip hop class (technique and choreography) experience. Shoes worn in from off the street will NOT BE PERMITTED. Hip Hop shoes are meant for class only and it is expected that you will have a dedicated pair that you wear only IN-STUDIO. We recommend skate-style shoes like Supra, DC's, Etnies, or even Nike/Adidas so long as they do not have deep tread and large soles. These may be purchased online or at Journeys at Crossgates Mall, etc. Class begins the week of July 8 and runs through the week of August 12, for a total of 6 weeks.

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@ 7:00PM- 8:00PM

1 PAYMENT OF $75

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Summer 2018 Yth 1 Tap/Hip-Hop with Dorothy Boice

Ages: 4-6 The combo class provides students the opportunity to try out two different styles of dance. Class is split such that half is devoted to hip-hop technique and half is devoted to tap. TDF tap includes a strong emphasis on foundation steps, and personal attention is given to students to help ensure they are safely and accurately executing new steps. Black buckle tap shoes and DEDICATED hip-hop sneakers (DC's, Etnies, Osiris, etc) are required. PLEASE ensure that your dancer has used the bathroom prior to coming to class. This is a non-observation class. Class begins the week of July 8 and runs through the week of August 12, for a total of 6 weeks. We are sorry, but we are not currently enrolling dancers younger than 4 years of age.

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@ 5:00PM- 6:00PM

1 PAYMENT OF $75

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Summer 2018 Youth 2 Hip-Hop with Dorothy Boice

AGES: 7-10 This dance style can include the sub-genres of funk, street jazz, popping, krump, lyrical hip-hop, and breakdancing. TDF classes infuse choreographed routines with several of these known forms of hip hop, and may also include lyrical hip-hop. Lyrical hip-hop is fluid and expressive, and is often taught to slower songs. Shoes worn in from off the street will NOT BE PERMITTED. Like any other dance class, hip hop shoes are meant for class only and it is expected that you will have a dedicated pair that you wear only IN-STUDIO. We recommend skate-style shoes like Supra, DC's, Etnies, or even Nike/Adidas so long as they do not have deep tread and large soles. These may be purchased online or at Journeys at Crossgates Mall. Class begins the week of July 8 and runs through the week of August 12, for a total of 6 weeks.

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@ 5:00PM- 6:00PM

1 PAYMENT OF $75

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Summer 2018 Pre-Teen/Teen Intermediate-Advanced Tap with Nadine Medina

AGES: 11-17 This more advanced level class is for the dancer who has two or more years of previous, recent, tap experience. TDF Intermediate and Advanced tap classes are rooted in strong, rhythmic stylings. Class is driven by intricate rhythms, trick steps, fast-moving feet, and exploring the various dynamics created by the shoe. Foot and ankle strength will be increased through regular practicing of foundation steps in order to enable the student to achieve faster and more confident, precise movement. Black, SPLIT SOLE, tap shoes are required, and we recommend purchasing them through Discount Dance online. Brands we highly recommend are Bloch and Capezio. This class begins the week of July 8 and runs through the week of August 12, for a total of 6 weeks.

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@ 5:00PM- 6:00PM

1 PAYMENT OF $75

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Summer 2018 Yth 2 Tap and Jazz Combo with Dorothy Boice

Ages 7-12 A great class to expose your dancer to TWO great dance styles! This class is split such that half is dedicated to tap technique and half is dedicated to jazz. Tap includes a strong emphasis on foundation steps, and personal attention is given to students to help ensure they are safely and accurately executing new steps. For Jazz, students will learn basic foundation techniques and work on building up the strength and balance for basic jumps, leaps, and turns. Black split-sole jazz shoes REQUIRED, which may be purchased from Discount Dance Online. Class begins the week of July 8 and runs through the week of August 12, for a total of 6 weeks.

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@ 5:00PM- 6:00PM

1 PAYMENT OF $75

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Summer 2018 Pre-Teen/Teen Hip Hop with Nadine Medina

Ages 11-13 This dance style can include the sub-genres of funk, street jazz, popping, krump, lyrical hip-hop, and breakdancing. TDF classes infuse choreographed routines with several of these known forms of hip hop, and may also include lyrical hip-hop. Lyrical hip-hop is fluid and expressive, and is often taught to slower songs. Shoes worn in from off the street will not be permitted, so please plan to bring a change of hip-hop sneakers (Etnies, DC's, Osiris, etc). Class begins the week of July 8 and runs through the week of August 12, for a total of 6 weeks.

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@ 5:00PM- 6:00PM

1 PAYMENT OF $75

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Summer 2018 Adult Advanced Tap with Nadine Medina

AGES: 18+ TDF Intermediate and Advanced tap classes are rooted in strong, rhythmic stylings. Class is driven by intricate rhythms, trick steps, fast-moving feet, and exploring the various dynamics created by the shoe. Foot and ankle strength will be increased through regular practicing of foundation steps in order to enable the student to achieve faster and more confident, precise movement. Black, SPLIT SOLE, tap shoes are required, and we recommend purchasing them through Discount Dance online. Class begins the week of July 8 and runs through the week of August 12, for a total of 6 weeks.

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@ 6:00PM- 7:00PM

1 PAYMENT OF $75

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Summer 2018 Adult Advanced Beginner Jazz with Dorothy Boice

Ages 18+ Although this particular style of jazz is ballet based, it is full of sass and fun. Participants must have experience with: chaine turns, spotting, basic pirouettes, and learning choreography. Black, split-sole soft jazz shoes are required and can be purchased from Discount Dance online. Some prior dance experience required. Class begins the week of July 8 and runs through the week of August 12, for a total of 6 weeks. We are also offering a Pure Beginner Jazz class called "Summer 2018 Pure Beginner Jazz".

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@ 7:00PM- 8:00PM

1 PAYMENT OF $75

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Summer 2018 Adult Pure Beginner Jazz with Dorothy Boice

Ages 18+ NO DANCE EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! Although this particular style of jazz is ballet based, it is full of sass and fun. If you’re looking to let loose and have fun this is the class for you. This class focuses on the foundational techniques of jazz dance including skills such as pirouettes, jumps, and split leaps. Beginner jazz choreography will be taught with an emphasis on strong, precise, basic technique. This 6-week session begins the week of July 8 and runs through the week of August 12.

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@ 6:00PM- 7:00PM

1 PAYMENT OF $75

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Summer 2018 Adult Advanced Beginner Ballet with Nadine Medina

Ages 18+ This not a pure beginner class, and assumes participant has had experience in pure beginner ballet technique. Barre, center floor, and across the floor work will given, which will give participants a strong hold over foundation ballet techniques and strengthen their ability to effectively access their core, enabling more efficient dancing in all styles. Ballet slippers or foot thongs REQUIRED, which can be purchased from Discount Dance Online. Prerequisite ballet steps are: Chaine, Passe, Bourree, Glissade, Jete, Releve, Plie (demi and grande), Soutenu, Pique, Rond de Jamb, Tendu, Degage, Sous Sous, and Pas de Bourree as well as positions 1-5, concepts of Cambre and Port de Bras. It is expected only that the participant has had experience with these prerequisite steps enough to understand the mechanics and recall the movement. This 6-week session begins the week of July 8 and runs through the week of August 12, for a total of 6 weeks.

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@ 6:00PM- 7:00PM

1 PAYMENT OF $75

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Summer 2018 Pre-Teen/Teen Advanced Beginner Ballet with Nadine Medina

Ages 11-17 This not a pure beginner class, and assumes participant has had experience in pure beginner ballet technique. Barre, center floor, and across the floor work will given, which will give participants a strong hold over foundation ballet techniques and strengthen their ability to effectively access their core, enabling more efficient dancing in all styles. Ballet slippers or foot thongs REQUIRED, which can be purchased from Discount Dance Online. Prerequisite ballet steps are: Chaine, Passe, Bourree, Glissade, Jete, Releve, Plie (demi and grande), Soutenu, Pique, Rond de Jamb, Tendu, Degage, Sous Sous, and Pas de Bourree as well as positions 1-5, concepts of Cambre and Port de Bras. It is expected only that the participant has had experience with these prerequisite steps enough to understand the mechanics and recall the movement. This 7-week session begins the week of July 8 and runs through the week of August 12, for a total of 6 weeks.

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@ 5:00PM- 6:00PM

1 PAYMENT OF $75

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Summer 2018 Pure Beginner Lyrical with Dorothy Boice

Ages 18+ The word lyrical means "having a poetic, expressive quality." This dance style is expressive, subtle, dynamic, and combines Ballet and Jazz dance technique. Students will be challenged to express emotions through movement and tell the story being told in the song's lyrics. Although the main focus of the class will be flexibility, strengthening and technique combinations (in center and across the floor) we will be spending time focusing on expression through choreography. Foot thongs, half slippers, soft jazz shoes, or ballet slippers required and can be purchased from Discount Dance online. This 6-week session begins the week of July 8 and runs through the week of August 12.

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@ 7:00PM- 8:00PM

1 PAYMENT OF $75

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Summer 2018 Adult Ballet Conditioning with Nadine Medina

Ages 18+ This class is intended to strengthen dancers for more effective movement and greater control over one's body. Therabands will be used as appropriate, and conditioning exercises will be versions of those presented in Pilates and ballet class, as well as from industry-accepted resources. Please note: this is NOT a Pilates class or a Pure Barre class. Socks are required, although some exercises lend themselves better to bare feet. Please do not bring your own Therabands, as we use non-latex bands as a safety precaution against latex allergies. This 6-week session begins the week of July 8 and runs through the week of August 12.

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@ 7:00PM- 8:00PM

1 PAYMENT OF $75

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Summer 2018 Adult Core Conditioning with Dorothy Boice

Ages 18+ Great core strength is essential to prime athletic performance and preventing injury especially for dancers! Through challenging exercises we will show you safe and effective ways to use your own body in combination with pilates, balance balls, and weights to improve your core. This 6 week class is ideal as a supplemental class for all dancers looking to strengthen their core and elevate their athletic ability! Open to all levels of dancers. This 6-week session begins the week of July 8 and runs through the week of August 12.

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@ 7:00PM- 8:00PM

1 PAYMENT OF $75

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