All classes are taught using a holistic approach and a "Learn by Doing" curriculum which encourages full, active participation in the discovery, developmental and performance phases of work.
Students don't just learn through physical mimicry, but instead through a mind-body approach- applying their discoveries, concepts, and techniques learned to self directed activities such as improvisation, teacher-student directed choreography, scene writing, music composition and art composition.
This process allows students to gain a deeper understanding of skills and concepts learned and makes for a fully integrated artist - one with technical proficiency AND artistry.
- Classes develop self-discipline and focus, balanced with positive social interaction with peers and teachers
- Classes place an emphasis on anatomically correct alignment and placement-allowing for freedom of movement and body control
- Students have opportunity to explore concepts, develop technique, and create improvisations, studies, and choreography in small groups, large groups, and as an individual
- Curriculum teaches the compositional skills and principles needed to create meaningful dance choreography, scene writing, and music and art composition
- Curriculum allows students to achieve technical mastery and artistic expression
- Creates an environment that challenges students to use their problem-solving and critical thinking abilities while rejoicing in their creative spirit
- Creates an atmosphere where a dancer can be truly inspired to not just use their body to move, but to embody the movement
- Students challenge themselves and others
- Students feel a sense of pride and accomplishment in their learning