Modern, Jazz, and Tap Dancing Classes at Eastern Connecticut Ballet

Modern, Tap, Jazz & Character Classes

 

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Program Descriptions

Modern Dance Classes at Eastern Connecticut Ballet
Thomas Giroir

Modern (Offered for Levels 5-7+)

Led by resident and guest faculty, dancers study an eclectic blend of modern dance styles. Students experience, among others, the classical techniques of José Limón, Paul Taylor, Lester Horton and Martha Graham. Our summer intensive also incorporates Modern Repertory taught by master teachers from the Taylor, Ailey, Graham, and Limón companies.

Character Classes at ECBCharacter (Offered for Levels 1-6)

Character dance is a subdivision of classical ballet; a stylized representation of traditional folk or national dance. Using music and dances from all over the world which have been adapted for theater, character dance classes help students develop musicality, stage presence, and expressiveness. It is a truly uplifting and joyful class. In the Young Professional Summer Workshop, students build skills through daily ballet, character and jazz classes.

Tap & Jazz (Offered for Levels D, 1 & 2)

Children explore the energetic and expressive moves, upbeat music, and exhilarating choreography of tap and jazz dance styles. Enrollment in a ballet program is not required; all are welcome.

Performance Opportunities

It’s always a magical moment when our ECB dancers enter the spotlight and discover their own stage presence. All dancers are eligible to perform in our annual Spring Performance, featuring both classical and modern repertory

Class Schedule

Level 1A/1B
Class Day Time Instructor
Tap/Jazz - Levels D/1A/1B Thursday 4:30-5:30pm Amy
Character- Levels 1A/1B/2 Saturday 10:15-11:15am Laura
Level 2
Class Day Time Instructor
Tap/Jazz - Levels 2/3 Monday 6:45-7:45pm Amy
Character- Levels 1A/1B/2 Saturday 10:15-11:15am Laura
Level 3
Class Day Time Instructor
Tap/Jazz - Levels 2/3 Monday 6:45-7:45pm Amy
Character- Level 3/4 Monday 5:30-6:30pm Laura
Level 4
Class Day Time Instructor
Character- Level 3/4 Monday 5:30-6:30pm Laura
Level 5
Class Day Time Instructor
Modern- Level 5 Tuesday 5:45-7pm Stephanie
Character- Level 5/6A Thursday 7-8pm Laura
Level 6A & 6B
Class Day Time Instructor
Modern- Level 6A/6B Monday 4-5:30pm Bo
Character- Level 5/6A Thursday 7-8pm Laura
Level 7 & 7+
Class Day Time Instructor
Modern- Level 7 Monday 5:30-7pm Bo