HINSDALE DANCE ACADEMY

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Syllabus & Curriculum

Nurture.

Schedule

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Performance Opportunities

Pre-Professional Training Program

Training for professional/collegiate careers in ballet/modern

The faculty is led by artistic director Jennifer Grapes and includes Patrick Willison and Nicole Miller.  All faculty members are current or former professional dancers who hail from companies such as Alabama Ballet, Albany Berkshire Ballet, Houston Ballet, Inaside Chicago Dance, Joffrey Ballet, Milwaukee Ballet, Montgomery Ballet to name a few.  Former HDA dancers who have completed the HDA pre-professional training program have gone on to study dance at Butler University, Point Park University, University of Iowa, University of Missouri-Kansas City.  HDA dancers have also received professional contracts with the Albany Berkshire Ballet, Kentucky Ballet Theatre, and Minnesota Ballet.  Students have also received scholarships to summer intensives with the American Ballet Theatre, Ballet Austin, Boston Ballet, Jose Manuel Carreno, Milwaukee Ballet, and Montgomery Ballet to name a few.

 

Educate.

Pre-Professsional Syllabus and Curriculum

The comprehensive HDA syllabus was created by Jennifer Grapes and is based on several different styles and methods of classical dance training.  The syllabus is designed to develop technically strong, expressive ballet dancers, who ultimately can adapt to any style.  The syllabus caters to the American dancer, one which must be well-versed in all styles and techniques.

The Pre-Professional Division begins at Level IV and finishes at the Pre-Professional level. Each student is evaluated by the HDA faculty and placed into the level where she/he will benefit most from their classes.  Students should expect to spend more than one year in a level.

 

Levels 4-Pre-Professional (Ages 14-19)

Ballet, Pointe, Variations, Pas de Deux, Jazz/Contemporary, Stretch/Pilates, Strength/Conditioning for the dancer

 

Pre-Professsional Dress Code

All leotards, tights, and ballet slippers must be ordered by HDA in order to maintain our professional, uniform look.  Level V and Pre-Professional may choose their brand of ballet slippers.  All pointe shoes must be approved by the faculty.

All dress code leotards for Level IV- Pre-Pro are $30.00

All dress code tights are $15.00

 

Level IV- Black leotard, pink tights, pink ballet slippers

Level V- Copen blue leotard, pink tights, pink ballet slippers

Pre-Professional- Lilac leotard, pink tights, pink ballet slippers

 

Nurture.

Pre-Professional Division Schedule

Pre-Professional Division

Level IV

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday

6:15-7:45pm

Ballet

Studio H

 

Thursday

5:45-6:45pm

Modern/Jazz

Studio D

 

Thursday

7:00-8:30pm

Ballet

Studio H

 

Monday

6:00-6:45pm

Pointe/Variations

Studio H

 

Friday

6:15-7:45pm

Ballet

Studio A

 

Monday

4:30-6:00pm

Ballet

Studio H

 

Wednesday

7:45-8:15pm

Pointe

Studio H

 

Friday

7:45-8:30pm

Pointe

Studio A

 

Saturday

10:15-10:45am

Stretch/Pilates

Studio D

 

Saturday

10:45-12:00pm

Ballet

Studio D

 

Pre-Professional Division

Level V

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday

5:45-7:15pm

Ballet

Studio D

 

Monday

6:45-8:30pm

Ballet

Studio A

 

Tuesday

7:15-8:00pm

Variations

Studio D

 

Wednesday

5:45-7:15pm

Ballet

Studio D

 

Thursday

5:15-6:30pm

Ballet

Studio H

 

Saturday

9:30-10:15am

Pilates

Studio H

 

Saturday

10:15am-12:15pm

Ballet

Studio H

 

Wednesday

7:15-8:15pm

Modern/Jazz

Studio D

 

Pre-Professional Division

Pre-Professional

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday

6:15-7:45pm

Ballet

Studio H

 

Monday

6:45-8:45pm

Ballet

Studio D

 

Tuesday

7:45-8:30pm

Variations

Studio H

 

Wednesday

7:15-8:15pm

Modern/Jazz

Studio D

 

Wednesday

5:45-7:15pm

Ballet

Studio D

 

Thursday

5:15-6:30pm

Ballet

Studio H

 

Saturday

9:30-10:15am

Pilates

Studio H

 

Saturday

10:15am-12:15pm

Ballet

Studio H

 

Thursday

6:30-9:00pm

HBT Rehearsal

Studio H

 

  • Monday

    Ballet

    5:30-7:00pm

    Level V

    Studio D

    PW

     

    Pointe

    7:00-7:45pm

    Level V

    Studio

    NM

     

    Ballet

    6:30-8:30pm

    Pre-Professional

    Studio H

    JG

     

     

  • Tuesday

    Ballet

    4:30-6:00pm

    Level IV

    Studio D

    JG

     

    Ballet

    4:30-6:00pm

    Level V

    Studio H

    PW

     

    Variations

    6:00-7:00pm

    Level V

    Studio D

    JG

     

    Variations

    6:15-7:00pm

    Level IV

    Studio A

    NM

     

    Contemporary/Jazz

    6:00-7:15pm

    Pre-Professional

    Studio H

    CS

     

    Ballet

    7:30-9:00pm

    Pre-Professional

    Studio H

    PW

  • Wednesday

    Ballet

    4:15-5:45pm

    Level V

    Studio H

    JG

     

    Ballet

    5:45-7:15pm

    Pre-Professional

    Studio H

    JG

     

    Contemporary/Jazz

    5:45-6:45pm

    Level V

    Studio D

    CS

     

    Ballet

    6:45-8:00pm

    Level IV

    Studio D

    JIG

     

    Pilates

    7:15-8:00pm

    Level V/Pre-Pro

    Studio H

    SH

     

    Pointe

    8:00-8:45pm

    Level IV

    Studio H

    JIG

  • Thursday

    Ballet

    4:30-6:00pm

    Pre-Professional

    Studio H

    NM

     

    Ballet

    4:30-6:00pm

    Level V

    Studio D

    CS

     

    Variations

    6:00-6:45pm

    Pre-Professional

    Studio H

    JG

     

    Ballet

    6:00-7:30pm

    Level IV

    Studio D

    NW

     

    Contemporary/Jazz

    7:30-8:30pm

    Level IV

    Studio D

    CS

     

    HBT Group Rehearsal

    YAGP Coaching

    per schedule

     

     

  • Friday

    Ballet

    6:45-8:15pm

    Level IV

    Studio H

    PW

     

     

  • Saturday

    Stretch/Pilates

    10:15-11:00am

    Level IV

    Studio D

    PW

     

    Ballet

    10:45am-12:15pm

    Pre-Professional

    Studio H

    PW

     

    Ballet

    11:00am-12:15pm

    Level V

    Studio D

    NM

     

    Pas de Deux

    12:15-1:30pm

    Level V/Pre-Pro

    Studio H

    JG

     

    Ballet

    12:15-1:30pm

    Level IV

    Studio D

    NM

     

    Rehearsals/Coaching

    per schedule

     

     

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Hinsdale Dance Academy Performance Opportunities

Hinsdale Dance Academy believes performing on stage is a vital part of dance education.  Hinsdale Ballet Theatre and the Junior Company afford young aspiring dancers the opportunity to perform in professional productions, partake in workshops led by dance masters in the industry, and compete at the prestigious Youth America Grand Prix and other local competitions.

 

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