Welcome to Weehawken Dance Summer Program 2021!

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(Will be at studio first day of class)

Summer Dance 2021 will run for 6 weeks, June 14-July 30, with the week following July 4th off from classes. Classes will run Monday-Friday in Ridgway & Montrose.
Schedule will be available mid-March, and registration will be open then as well.

Dance Information

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Mondays

Ridgway Old School House

4:00-4:45 pm Pre/Primary Ballet with Miss Nisha (ages 2.5-6)

5:00-5:45 pm Primary/Level 1 Ballet with Nisha (ages 5-8)

Hypoxia Ouray

4:00-4:45 Beginner Young Silks

5:00-6:00 Intermediate Advanced Silks

6:15-7:15 Beginner/Intermediate Adult Silks

Montrose Field House OMNI Room

10:15-11:00 am PRE HIP-HOP with Miss Leeann (ages 2.5-5)

4:30-6:00 BALLET 3/4 with Miss Pang (ages 10 and up with prior dance experience, or with instructor approval) includes pointe

6:15-7:45 BALLET 5/6 with Miss Pang (ages 15 and up, or with instructor approval) includes pointe

Montrose Field House APEX Room

5:00 - 6:00 Hip Hop 3/4 with Miss Val (combining my regular hip hop 3 class and hip hop 4 class - ages 11-13)

6:15-7:00 Hip Hop Style Variations with Miss Val (ages 12-18)

7:15 - 8:15 Hip Hop 4/5 with Miss Val (combining hip hop 4/5 and hip hop 5 classes - ages 14-18)

Tuesdays

Ridgway Old School House

3:45-5:00 pm BALLET 2/3 with Miss Natasha (ages 9-12), includes pre-pointe/pointe

5:15-6:45 BALLET 3/4 with Miss Natasha (ages 10 and up with prior dance experience, or with instructor approval) includes pointe

7:00-8:30 pm BALLET 5/6 with Miss Natasha (ages 10 and up with prior dance experience, or with instructor approval) includes pointe

Montrose Field House OMNI Room

11:00-1:00 Ballet 3/4 Master Class with Valerie Madonia, ages 10 and up with prior dance experience, or with instructor approval

1:30-3:30 Ballet 5/6 Master Class with Valerie Madonia, ages 14 and up with prior dance experience, or with instructor approval

4:15-5:00 pm PRIMARY BALLET with Miss Leeann (ages 4.5-8)

5:15-6:00 pm Pre-Ballet with Miss Leeann

Montrose Field House APEX Room

5:00-6:00 BALLET 1/2 with Miss Rachel (ages 9-10.5)

Wednesdays

Montrose Field House OMNI Room

11:00-1:00 Ballet 3/4 Master Class with Valerie Madonia, ages 10 and up with prior dance experience, or with instructor approval

1:30-3:30 Ballet 5/6 Master Class with Valerie Madonia, ages 14 and up with prior dance experience, or with instructor approval

3:45-4:45 Jazz Lyrical 4+ with Miss Natasha (ages 13 and up)

5:00-6:00 Jazz Lyrical 3+ with Miss Natasha (ages 10 and up)

Montrose Field House APEX Room

5:15-6:00 Primary Hip Hop with Miss Ashley Cordell (ages 4.5-7)

6:15-7:15 Hip Hop 1/2 with Miss Ashley Cordell (ages 7-10)

Black Canyon Gymnastics

2:00-3:00 Aerial Silks (ages 12-18)

Thursdays

Montrose Field House OMNI Room

11:00-1:00 Ballet 3/4 Master Class with Valerie Madonia, ages 10 and up with prior dance experience, or with instructor approval

1:30-3:30 Ballet 5/6 Master Class with Valerie Madonia, ages 14 and up with prior dance experience, or with instructor approval

4:00-4:45 PRE-BALLET with Miss Ashley Cordell (ages 2.5-5)

5:00-5:45 PRIMARY BALLET with Ashley Cordell (ages 4.5-8)

Montrose Field House APEX Room

4:00-5:15 BALLET 2/3 with Miss Pang (ages 8-10.5), incldue pre-pointe/pointe

5:30-6:30 JR JAZZ, TAP AND POMS LEVEL 1/2 with Miss Pang (ages 7-10)

6:45-8:15 Ballet 5/6 with Pang, includes pointe

Fridays

Montrose Field House APEX Room

11:00-11:30 "Me and My Shadow" Toddler +1 Dance/Music Class

5:00 -6:00 POMs Jazz/Hip Hop with Miss Val (ages 10-18)

6:15 -7:15 Lyrical Hip Hop with Miss Val (ages 10-18)

Dance Registrations Fees for 6 Week Session (does not include Aerial Silks or Intensives):

45 minutes: $89
60 minutes: $115
75 minutes: $130
90 minutes: $145
Annual Registration: $25

All students must enroll either prior to the program beginning. We will not take any on-site enrollments. Online enrollments are not accepted after the first week (June 14-18) of the session unless special approval is granted by the Artistic Director. The schedule offers a wide variety of styles, ages, and locations. Please review the schedule for specifics.

For more information on Weehawken Dance policies, Ballet Uniform Information, Studio Etiquette, Semester Dates to Remember, Company Dance Info, etc, click HERE.

Registration opens on April 19, 2021.

Before registering, please read our Guide To Classes By Age Range
*Please note, age rage for classes are just a starting point to determining the right class for your dancer. Our teachers make class placement decisions freely and often move students based on their skill and maturity level. The age guidelines we use are based on the American Ballet Theatre National Training Curriculum age and level guidelines. We use these same age guidelines for all of our classes to streamline class titles and make it easy to determine which classes may fit your child the best. Please notice some classes may have prerequisites.

*Classes listed A are the more beginning portion of a class level. B is the more advanced portion of a class level. Example: Primary A and Primary B

*Some classes may be a mixed level. For example 1/2 would mean that the class is a mixed level class, students may be either level 1 or level 2.

PRE ages 2.5-5 (preschool aged children)
*Dancers in this level will work on movement fundamentals as well as how to follow directions, work within a group, and be a part of a class. Pre dancers will only perform in our show 1 time, in a way that is fun, exciting, safe and appropriate for their skill and attention span.

PRIMARY ages 4.5-8 (kindergarten-2nd grade)
*Dancers in this level will work on movement fundamentals as well as how to follow directions, work within a group, and be a part of a class. This semester Primary dancers will only perform in our show 1 time, in a way that is fun, exciting, safe and appropriate for their skill and attention span.

LEVEL 1 ages 8-9.5 (2nd grade-4th grade)
*Dancers in this level will work on focus, technique, and dance vocabulary. At this level dancers will begin to understand skill and discipline. Level 1 will have the opportunity to perform their class routine in our weekend performance twice.

LEVEL 2 ages 9-10.5 (4th grade - 5th grade)
*Dancers in this level will work on focus, technique, dance vocabulary, and develop skill and discipline. Level 2 will have the opportunity to perform their class routine in our weekend performance twice. For some shows (depending on the semester and chosen show) dancers will have the opportunity to audition for lead roles.

LEVEL 3 ages 10+ (5th grade and up)
*This is not a level for a brand new dancer. Level 3 dancers should be continuing dancers. Dancers in this level will work on focus, technique, dance vocabulary, and continue develop skill and discipline. Level 3 will have the opportunity to perform their class routine in our weekend performance twice. For some shows (depending on the semester and chosen show) dancers will have the opportunity to audition for lead roles.

Level 4 13+ (7th/8th grade)
Level 5 14+ (high school)
Level 6 15+ (high school)
*Dancers in this level should have already been dancing for years. This is not a level for a brand new dancer. Dancers in this level will work on focus, technique, artistry, dance vocabulary, and continue to develop new skills. Level 4 and up may be eligible to audition for lead roles in our winter and spring productions. Amount of performance time may vary from show to show.

POINTE/PRE/POINTE
These classes are add on classes to ballet level 2/3 and up.
NO students may be considered to dance on pointe before age 11, regardless of skill level.

Aerial Dance

Learn to climb, hip-key, foot lock, and perform fun aerial tricks! Plan to stretch, strengthen, and have a great work-out! Appropriate for students new or experienced in Aerial. Please note, Aerial Silks enrollment comes with a NO REFUND and NO MAKE UP class requirement due to the equipment required. Once a student is enrolled they are responsible for the full tuition for that session, regardless of any other circumstances. Aerial and Circus Dance (silks, Lyra, Trapeze, etc.) All Dancers in aerial must comply with the dress code. This is to prevent injury such a burns, to keep dancers safe and secure, and to protect the equpiment. Dancers will often be upside down, and must dress accordingly. Ladies must wear a sports bra or leotard with a secure shelf bra. Leggings or tight fitting pants or tights that cover the back of the knee. Absolutely no zippers or jewelry, they can catch on the fabric and damage the equipment. No bare legs or stomachs. Dance tights with shorts is acceptable. Tops that cover the armpits are preferred. Shirts must be long enough to be tucked in securely. Keep a long sleeve shirt in your bag to wear for ticks that involve the silk being wrapped over arms. Hair must be pulled up and out of the face. Bring an extra hair tie to pull hair into a bun as needed. Pack a Water bottle!

Summer Intensives

Offered Tuesday-Thursday, July 6-8 & 13-15

Valerie Madonia will share her extensive experience with students levels 3/4 & 5/6  in a structured and focused setting. This Workshop will provide the finest professional instruction for students striving to reach his or her full potential, focusing on ballet technique, pointe work, jumping and turning.

Valerie Madonia trained at Canada’s National Ballet School. She danced professionally for twenty years, first with the National Ballet of Canada for 2 years, American Ballet Theatre for 5 years and the Joffrey Ballet for 10 years. She has danced with Alonzo King’s Lines Ballet, Complexions and Armitage Gone! Dance. In 2005, she performed with the New York Philharmonic. Madonia appeared in four PBS Dance in America Specials and is featured in, Classical Ballet Technique, by G.W. Warren. From 1995-2001, Madonia began organizing performances touring Southwestern Colorado with other professional dancers, establishing her own project-based company, Alpine Dance, Inc. She co-produced and directed a five-year dance residency from 1997-2001 between the Joffrey Ballet of Chicago and the Telluride Society for Performing Arts. In 2002, she produced the Washington Ballet and Momix in Telluride, CO. Madonia has been teaching, directing and choreographing for twenty-three years, most notably for the New School University (2000-2003), Joffrey Ballet School 1996-2010 and Colorado Ballet as Academy, Summer Intensive and Pre Professional Director from 2013-2017. She currently serves on the Palm Arts Board of Directors and directs the Telluride Ballet Summer Workshop.

The intensives will be $275 for the 6 day session.

Dance Uniforms

Uniforms are required for ballet levels Primary and up.

Primary and Level 1-3 must be purchased through Weehawken. Uniforms are available online HERE, and will be delivered to class.

You can also purchase dancewear in person at 610 Arts Collective in Ridgway, Monday-Friday 10am-5pm

If you need assistance with dancewear, email Miss Natasha to set up a time to meet. Email: natashajeanne@weehawkenarts.org

Weehawken Dance Calendars

Who is required to take summer dance classes?


Pointe students are required to participate in summer dance classes. Students starting Pointe classes in the 2020/2021 calendar year are required to participate in summer dance classes. We require a minimum of 6 days, at least one hour per day, of ballet for any dancers on pointe or going on pointe.

PLEASE NOTE- We do not allow drop-ins for classes, students must register for the full 6 week session. Make-up classes will be allowed. It is dancer's responsibility to make sure they have scheduled enough dance classes/hours to continue on pointe. All Dance Intensives meet the necessary pre-requisite for summer dance.

Contact: Please contact Natasha if you have any questions about placement, levels, schedule, etc. Some classes may be split or combined as the teacher deems appropriate. Classes also may be cancelled if they do not meet the minimum enrollments.

  • Students who dance in the summer audition better and dance better in the fall dance semester. If you're really hoping for lead roles, year round participation is very important for your growth as a dancer.
  • ALL Dance Students are encouraged to participate in summer dance classes.
  • Our summer schedule is simple, Mon-Thurs., as it still allows everyone plenty of family time and is very affordable.
  • Dress Code: Uniforms are NOT required in the summer session, but dance clothes are. Please follow our dress code guidelines at it applies to classes you plan to attend.