Professional Dance & Theatre Training
Classes in Ballet, Tap and Jazz for students of all ages including adults as well as Pre-Dance and Combo classes for younger students. Summer Camps and Intensives for current students.
Acting classes for students age 7 through adult. Three age appropriate levels offered. Summer Camps for ages 5-12 and 13-18.
Several performance opportunities throughout the year for both students and the community.
Private vocal lessons for singers and those wishing to learn. Combines music theory as well as vocal strengthening and breathing. Students must be able to read.
Private coaching sessions for audition and performance prep.
Offering technical theatre services such as Production Management, Stage Management and Technical Direction.
Bartolo & Clare Cannizzaro
Our Pre-Dance classes are for pre-school children ages 3-4. They are designed to teach students basic skills music, rhythm and small motor skills.
Our combo classes are for children ages 5-10. They are designed to teach students basic skills in tap, jazz and creative dance. Tap teaches rhythm and small motor skills. Jazz is taught to increase strength as well as flexibility and physical fitness. Creative dance is the precursor to ballet and is taught to students who are not old enough to begin more formal, serious ballet training. It helps them to develop an appreciation for classical music and slow, controlled movements.
Formal ballet training is the strongest of all forms of dance. Any child can benefit from good ballet training. Posture, self discipline, artistic achievement and overall good health are just some of the many benefits. Ballet in a professional school is taught on levels, not by age. However, a child must be at least 8 or 9 years old before they can begin formal ballet lessons. The serious nature of the class, the development of self discipline and the action of “turn-out” by the bones and muscles cannot be achieved safely before this age. Ballet will emphasize the appreciation of classical music, development of controlled movement, coordination, good posture and self discipline.
Tap dancing is a fun style of dance that anyone can learn, regardless of previous dance experience. Beginning tap dance classes focus on learning single tap steps, then incorporating the steps into series of combinations. Tap dancing is beneficial in many ways. Benefits of tap dance include increasing cardiovascular conditioning, strength, flexibility and coordination. Tap dancing also develops a great sense of rhythm and timing. Tap can be done as a solo dance or with a partner or group, either way Tap is FUN!
Jazz is a form of dance that showcases a dancer's individual style and originality. Every jazz dancer interprets and executes moves and steps in their own way. Jazz dancing is energetic and fun, consisting of unique moves, fancy footwork, big leaps and quick turns. To excel in jazz a background in ballet is helpful, as it encourages grace and balance.
Taught in three age appropriate classes, Acting is for students who are interested in learning about live theatre. The younger class will focus primarily on performing and acting through creative games and activities. The older group classes will include voice and speech exercises and incorporate those into solo monologues and group scene work. All classes stress the importance of a fun, creative environment.
ADTA holds adult classes in Tap, Ballet and Acting, These are an excellent alternative to high impact fitness regimes. Classes will tone and strengthen muscles, including the brain, while also building flexibility, balance and poise. No experience required!
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