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HINSDALE DANCE ACADEMY

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Syllabus & Curriculum

Schedule

Inspire.

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 Foye DuBose, 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, University of Cincinatti-CCM, University of Missouri-Kansas City, and Point Park University.  HDA dancers have also received professional contracts with the Finnish National Ballet, 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.

 

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

Level V- Fuchsia 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

4:30-5:45pm

Contemporary

 

 

Thursday

4:30-6:00pm

Ballet

 

 

Monday

5:30-7:00pm

Ballet

 

 

Monday

4:30-5:30pm

PBT

 

 

Wednesday

5:45-7:15pm

Ballet

 

 

Saturday

9:15-10:15am

Modern

 

 

Saturday

10:15-11:45am

Ballet

 

 

Tuesday

7:30-8:30pm

Pointe/Variations

 

 

Tuesday

6:00-7:30pm

Ballet

 

 

Thursday

6:00-8:00pm

HBT Rehearsal

 

 

Monday

7:00-8:30pm

HBT Rehearsal

 

 

Saturday

12:00-6:30pm

HBT Rehearsal

 

 

Pre-Professional Division

Level V

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday

4:30-5:45pm

Contemporary

 

 

Thursday

4:30-6:00

Ballet

 

 

Monday

5:30-7:00pm

Ballet

 

 

Monday

4:30-5:30pm

PBT

 

 

Wednesday

5:45-7:15pm

Ballet

 

 

Saturday

9:15-10:15am

Modern

 

 

Saturday

10:15-11:45am

Ballet

 

 

Tuesday

7:30-8:30pm

Pointe/Variations

 

 

Tuesday

6:00-7:30pm

Ballet

 

 

Saturday

12:00-6:30pm

HBT Rehearsal

 

 

Thursday

6:00-8:00pm

HBT Rehearsal

 

 

Monday

7:00-8:30pm

HBT Rehearsal

 

 

Pre-Professional Division

Pre-Professional

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday

4:30-5:45pm

Contemporary

 

 

Thursday

4:30-6:00

Ballet

 

 

Monday

5:30-7:00pm

Ballet

 

 

Monday

4:30-5:30pm

PBT

 

 

Wednesday

5:45-7:15pm

Ballet

 

 

Saturday

9:15-10:15am

Modern

 

 

Saturday

10:15-11:45am

Ballet

 

 

Tuesday

7:30-8:30pm

Pointe/Variations

 

 

Tuesday

6:00-7:30pm

Ballet

 

 

Saturday

12:00-6:30pm

HBT Rehearsal

 

 

Thursday

6:00-8:00pm

HBT Rehearsal

 

 

Monday

7:00-8:30pm

HBT Rehearsal

 

 

Advanced Day Training Program

Requires Approval from Director

*Please contact admissions for pricing

 

 

Monday and Wednesday

12:00-1:00pm

 

Inspire.

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.

 

Hinsdale Dance Academy  |  645 Blackhawk Drive, Westmont IL 60559  |   630-484-3241  |  admissions@hinsdaledanceacademy.com

 

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