Mariana's Dancing Studio of Ipswich Massachusetts

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Ballet 1

Children begin to learn the exercises necessary for mastering the placement of the body, the legs, the arms, and the head. They work in class on the development of skills and the coordination of steps. The classes become increasingly complex as students advance through systematic development. As their training progresses emphasis is placed on developing strength, stability, and grace. Ballet is absolutely vital to learn proper technique and posture to achieve an excellent performance. Ballet class adds gracefulness, connectivity and precision to all dance skills.

Ballet 2

Children continue learn the exercises necessary for mastering the placement of the body, the legs, the arms, and the head. They work in class on the development of skills and the coordination of steps. The classes become increasingly complex as students advance through systematic development. As their training progresses emphasis is placed on developing strength, stability, and grace. Ballet is absolutely vital to learn proper technique and posture to achieve an excellent performance. Ballet class adds gracefulness, connectivity and precision to all dance skills.

Ballet 3

Children continue learn the exercises necessary for mastering the placement of the body, the legs, the arms, and the head. They work in class on the development of skills and the coordination of steps. The classes become increasingly complex as students advance through systematic development. As their training progresses emphasis is placed on developing strength, stability, and grace. Ballet is absolutely vital to learn proper technique and posture to achieve an excellent performance. Ballet class adds gracefulness, connectivity and precision to all dance skills.

Ballet 4

Children continue learn the exercises necessary for mastering the placement of the body, the legs, the arms, and the head. They work in class on the development of skills and the coordination of steps. The classes become increasingly complex as students advance through systematic development. As their training progresses emphasis is placed on developing strength, stability, and grace. Ballet is absolutely vital to learn proper technique and posture to achieve an excellent performance. Ballet class adds gracefulness, connectivity and precision to all dance skills.

Combo

This class is designed to constantly be trying out new choreography. Not only does this expose the dancer to trying new styles and forms of movement, but also exercises the dancers brain by being fired to pick up new choreography very quickly. This skill is very necessary in the dance, convention, and competition world.

Conditioning

For dancers, regular conditioning becomes a must, as dance is a competitive sport and is very demanding. Dance requires dancers to stay fit, strong and flexible. This class is structured to build stamina, strength for specific skills required in dance, and overall conditioning of the muscles for the dancers to gain complete control over their body.

Hip Hop 1

Hip hop is a high-energy class that infuses the latest styles of street dancing, breaking, popping, and locking. Hip hop dance requires students to have the strength and stamina to successfully perform moves. A super-fun, fast paced class for those wanting to learn the latest trends. Hip Hop derived from Street Jazz and has become a prevalent style within all dance styles , that students love to perform given its versatility, fast rhythms, modern style and less rigorous technique.

Hip Hop 2

Hip hop is a high-energy class that infuses the latest styles of street dancing, breaking, popping, and locking. Hip hop dance requires students to have the strength and stamina to successfully perform moves. A super-fun, fast paced class for those wanting to learn the latest trends. Hip Hop derived from Street Jazz and has become a prevalent style within all dance styles, that students love to perform given its versatility, fast rhythms, modern style and less rigorous technique.

Hip Hop 3

Hip hop is a high-energy class that infuses the latest styles of street dancing, breaking, popping, and locking. Hip hop dance requires students to have the strength and stamina to successfully perform moves. A super-fun, fast paced class for those wanting to learn the latest trends. Hip Hop derived from Street Jazz and has become a prevalent style within all dance styles, that students love to perform given its versatility, fast rhythms, modern style and less rigorous technique.

Improvisation

This class is for dancers who are wanting to explore the world of dance from a different perspective. This class will be structured to teach dancers how to create movement that connect and feel good in their body. We will work with them until they feel confident to do it themselves and from there, do exercises to make the improvisation richer. Improv is very important in the dance world and often times a requirement when it comes to auditions. This class will familiarize the dancers with this concept to make them more well-rounded.

Jazz & Lyrical 1

This class is a wonderful base for Jazz and Lyrical dance education, as it explores introducing segments of choreography and dance vocabulary in addition to encouraging self expression and freedom of movement, flexibility, coordination, strength, artistry and stage presence are main components of this class. The social aspect of this class encourages and generates new friendships while sharing a fun filled learning experience. While each style is unique, we find that combining the styles encourages the technique to remain consistent throughout. This usually leads to a better comprehension of class material given.

Jazz & Lyrical 2

A fun, fast-paced moving class for with basic dance experience, or who wish to learn the basics and more. Jazz and Lyrical technique, flexibility, coordination, combinations across the floor, stylized routines. Exploring emotional expression and storytelling through the art of dance. Use of popular songs which kids are familiar with, while learning excellent technique, discipline and style.

Jazz & Contemporary 3

A fast-paced Jazz and Lyrical class emphasizing connections and stylized movement. Emotional expression, storytelling and creativity are vital elements of this class. This class not only works on these styles but on the technique underneath all of it.

Jazz & Contemporary 4

A fast-paced Jazz and Lyrical class emphasizing connections and stylized movement. Emotional expression, storytelling and creativity are vital elements of this class. This class not only works on these styles but on the technique underneath all of it.

Jazz Progressions

This class is a technique based class that works on lines, cleanliness, and execution. While we encourage our dancers to explore and learn difficult tricks, in order to be able to properly execute them, you must have a solid technique base. This class is focused on providing that and breaking down technique that is involved in each movement we use while dancing.

Junior Ballroom

This exciting new class will teach students the elements of partnering, and first level of techniques for different styles like Salsa, Waltz, Foxtrot, Swing, Jive, Tango, Merengue and more. Ballroom amongst young students is becoming HUGELY popular. It allows kids of all ages to interact with each other on the basis of cooperation and respect, as well as consideration for others, since they are sharing space and steps. It is a versatile class where students will be exposed to a rich variety of rhythms and dancing, making it fun, exciting an always changing, while keeping technicality and form intact. Your kids are sure to have fun with this new addition to our program!

Musical Theatre 1A

Who doesn't love Broadway?! This class gives the student a chance to learn Broadway based dance styles, using real Musical Theatre pieces, allowing dancers to explore parts of acting while dancing and story telling using emotional expression and role playing. This class will explore the fun of drama, music, dance, theatre games and improvisation.

Musical Theatre 2B

Who doesn't love Broadway?! This class gives the student a chance to learn Broadway based dance styles, using real Musical Theatre pieces, allowing dancers to explore parts of acting while dancing and story telling using emotional expression and role playing. This class will explore the fun of drama, music, dance, theatre games and improvisation.

Pre-Pointe A

This class is designed for dancers who wish to strengthen both their feet and technique be able to soon progress to pointe shoes. This class is for dancers who have a strong passion for ballet, wish to improve their technique, and have not danced en pointe yet, but wish to.

Pointe B

Pointe is for dancers who truly have a passion for ballet and furthering their technique. Pointe requires very strong ankles and feet, therefore, we must evaluate dancers who join this class to ensure that it is safe. This class is for students who have already been en pointe for 1 year minimum.

Pre-Professional Ballet A

This class is built for our dancers involved in our pre-professional program. This class offers a much more advanced curriculum with a very classical base under it all. This class is for any dancers that really wish to grow their ballet technique and focus on proper execution of all steps.

Pre-Professional Ballet B

This class is built for our dancers involved inner pre professional program. This class offers a much more advanced curriculum with a very classical base under it all. This class is for any dancers that really wish to grow their ballet technique and focus on proper execution of all steps.

Pre-Professional Team Choreography

This class is teaches the official choreography that will be performed at each competition and scored by judges. This choreography is chosen based on the team's strengths and it is renewed or perfected as the year goes on and dancers become more accomplished in their skills. It is a highly technical class, where precision, good technique, acting elements, overall skill and performance talents get showcased not only in each Recital, but also in each competition and Showcase.

Stretch & Strengthen

This class is for dancers that wish to increase their flexibility and strength for dance. This class is designed not to just focus on one aspect of the other but to integrate both for the best results. We highly recommend this class to ANY dancer! It is good for anyone's health and fitness in addition to helping with their technique for dance.

Tap 1A

This class is all about rhythm and precision! Tap is an exciting art and an excellent foundation in dance education. In addition to learning the dance steps basic to most tap instruction, we encourage a full body approach which encompasses all forms of dance as a means of enhancing the overall technique. Tap 1A is built to teach everyone how to"tap their toes" in the right way!

Tap 2B

This class is all about rhythm and precision! Tap is an exciting art and an excellent foundation in dance education. In addition to learning the dance steps basic to most tap instruction, we encourage a full body approach which encompasses all forms of dance as a means of enhancing the overall technique.

Team 1 Choreography

This class is teaches the official choreography that will be performed at each competition and scored by judges. This choreography is chosen based on the team's strengths and it is renewed or perfected as the year goes on and dancers become more accomplished in their skills. It is a highly technical class, where precision, good technique, acting elements, overall skill and performance talents get showcased not only in each Recital, but also in each competition and Showcase.

Team 1 Technique & Tricks

This class is designed to improve flexibility, stamina, strength and technique level of the hardest tricks in dance. Multiple turns, high jumps, and many other special skills needed for today's competition world requirements are provided in a progressive manner to all students for best results. This class focuses on the technical requirements needed to do well in competition. While this class is mandatory for our company members, all dancers are welcome!

Team 2 Choreography

This class is teaches the official choreography that will be performed at each competition and scored by judges. This choreography is chosen based on the team's strengths and it is renewed or perfected as the year goes on and dancers become more accomplished in their skills. It is a highly technical class, where precision, good technique, acting elements, overall skill and performance talents get showcased not only in each Recital, but also in each competition and Showcase.

Team 2 Technique & Tricks

This class is designed to improve flexibility, stamina, strength and technique level of the hardest tricks in dance. Multiple turns, high jumps, and many other special skills needed for today's competition world requirements are provided in a progressive manner to all students for best results. This class focuses on the technical requirements needed to do well in competition. While this class is mandatory for our company members, all dancers are welcome!

Team 3 Choreography

This class is teaches the official choreography that will be performed at each competition and scored by judges. This choreography is chosen based on the team's strengths and it is renewed or perfected as the year goes on and dancers become more accomplished in their skills. It is a highly technical class, where precision, good technique, acting elements, overall skill and performance talents get showcased not only in each Recital, but also in each competition and Showcase.

Team 3 Tricks & Technique

This class is designed to improve flexibility, stamina, strength and technique level of the hardest tricks in dance. Multiple turns, high jumps, and many other special skills needed for today's competition world requirements are provided in a progressive manner to all students for best results. This class focuses on the technical requirements needed to do well in competition. While this class is mandatory for our company members, all dancers are welcome!

Team 4 Technique & Tricks

This class is designed to improve flexibility, stamina, strength and technique level of the hardest tricks in dance. Multiple turns, high jumps, and many other special skills needed for today's competition world requirements are provided in a progressive manner to all students for best results. This class focuses on the technical requirements needed to do well in competition. While this class is mandatory for our company members, all dancers are welcome!

Tumbling & Acrobatics A

This class is for those wishing to accomplish or improve their gymnastics skills. This class is taught by an Acrobatic Arts certified teacher and follows their class regimen. With elements such as beam, flexibility, acrobatics and tumbling, our class is very comparable to any gymnastics program that focuses on floor exercises.

Tumbling & Acrobatics B

This class is for those wishing to accomplish or improve their gymnastics skills. This class is taught by an Acrobatic Arts certified teacher and follows their class regimen. With elements such as beam, flexibility, acrobatics and tumbling, our class is very comparable to any gymnastics program that focuses on floor exercises.

Tumbling & Acrobatics C

This class is for those wishing to accomplish or improve their gymnastics skills. This class is taught by an Acrobatic Arts certified teacher and follows their class regimen. With elements such as beam, flexibility, acrobatics and tumbling, our class is very comparable to any gymnastics program that focuses on floor exercises.

Twinkle Toes - Creative Movement

Twinkle Toes is a unique program for our youngest students. Classes are designed to introduce these youngsters to the fun and spirit of the art. Students are introduced to the basic elements of Jazz, Ballet and Tumbling, utilizing playtime and imagery. Pretend play and vivid imagination are main components to this class and vital to this age group. The class will use different props and toys to experiment with space exploration and richness of movement and joy through music and play.

Do you have a little one who smiles and bounces around each time they hear music? Yes! Then it's time to bring him/her to Twinkle Toes Class! These classes aid with coordination, the development of fine motor skills, musical awareness and listening skills. A variety of activities introduce the young dancer to the magical world of music and movement. Choose your favorite or combine classes and get a discount while giving your toddler more fun!

Twinkle Toes - Tap & Ballet

Part of our Twinkle Toes program, this is an introductory class to the basic elements of Ballet and Tap dance styles utilizing creative play, games, and exercises geared to motivate young students in a playful and engaging class. The class is fun and activity pack, using props for learning as well as role play, while introducing the very important and fundamental bases for Ballet and Tap. Combinations across the floor, jumps, flexibility and coordination development, listening and moving to the music, and for those of them who are stage inclined, performing opportunities are part of the program, as optional alternatives.

Twinkle Toes - Tumbling & Acrobatics

Little tots will love this class and feel like superheroes! Young dancers wanting to add acro skills to their dance education will take their dancing to a new level. We will work on the basics of gymnastics and teach them proper technique, drills, and get them flipping as best as they can. Part of our Twinkle Toes program, this is a great class for the little ones to release lots of energy.

Voice Instruction/Acting Elements

Private or semi-private classes, with the highest quality instruction for your child. These newly added classes will include two important elements for those with great interest in Musical Theatre, Acting and Singing in one exciting package. Versatility in these field makes a difference when auditioning for any show in any scale whether is a School Show, Community Theatre Show or Pre-Professional Show. Let your natural born performer have a shot at this class which will enrich his/her talents and allow them to shine on stage!

After-School Program

MDS' After-School Program is available for all children from 1st through 5th grade and both boys and girls participate. In this popular program, all students learn gymnastics skills as well as proper jazz and lyrical dance technique. From picking the kids up from school, to having snack, playing games, and learning to dance, we guarantee that this program is a complete experience!

Adult Classes
Ballroom (Latin,Tango, Salsa, Merengue, ChaCha, Waltz, Foxtrot)

This on-going class is for Adult Beginners who are interested in the different styles of Ballroom. The class will expose you to varied rhythms, each with their own style and technique, footwork and cadences. A great class to stay active, challenge your memory (yes! remembering new dance steps is exercise for your brain!), socialize and learn how to look great on a dance floor... even if the dance floor is your living room floor! Weddings, social events, cruises, office parties... you will look great and have confidence to get up there and enjoy the music! (instead of sitting at the adult table, wishing you were younger to join in the fun!). We will also have some special ADULT NIGHTS to have fun, relax and share what we learn.

Adult Classes (upon request)
Hip Hop, Tap, Ballet , Jazz/Contemporary, Musical Theatre also available

Private and semi-private classes for adults are taught on request. Adults have busy schedules which change often, making it harder to commit fully to a consistent schedule Private, semi-private and group classes are available for all adults from beginner to intermediate and intermediate/advanced. If you are interested in taking an adult class in any of the styles mentioned above, please email us with your request. We can offer you different packages which can make sense for your needs and schedule.

 

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Competitive Dancers Required Classes
All competitive dancers are required to take a minimum of 5 classes a week, these being:
 

Competition Choreography

This class is teaches the official choreography that will be performed at each competition and scored by judges. This choreography is chosen based on the team's strengths and it is renewed or perfected as the year goes on and dancers become more accomplished in their skills. It is a highly technical class, where precision, good technique, acting elements, overall skill and performance talents get showcased not only in each Recital, but also in each competition and Showcase.

Dance Tricks and Technique Class

This class is designed to improve flexibility, stamina , strength and technique level of the hardest tricks in Dance. Multiple turns, high jumps, and many other special skills needed for today's competition world requirements are provided in a progressive manner to all students for best results.

Ballet Class

All students who wish to compete are required to take a Ballet class which fits their level and skill ability. Ballet is absolutely vital to learn proper technique and posture to achieve an excellent performance. Ballet class adds gracefulness, connectivity and precision to all dance skills.

Recreational Class

We like to offer a variety of skills and styles, and Recreational classes are fun and fast paced, keeping the dancer versatile and motivated. The available Recreational classes to be included in the Competition Package are: Jazz/ Lyrical/Contemporary, Musical Theatre, or Ballet.

Excluded from the package, and to be purchased separate are: Hip Hop, Acro Tumbling, Tap and Ballet, which are specialties and while all dance is related, we are training our competitors within the most valued standard styles in the Regional and National Competitive Arena.

Acrobatics & Tumbling

Competitive Team members must take an Acrobatics & Tumbling class for their corresponding level.

Mini Competitive Team

Our newest addition to the program, it is offered for students ages 4-7 who would like to take a first try at dancing as a Competitive Sport, and "dip their toes" into the dance Competition Arena. The requirements for Mini Competition Team are not the same as the older students, considering their young age. Mini competitive Team will be required to take:

1- Mini Competitive Team Choreography
2- Jazz Lyrical 1
3- Mini Gymnastics/ Tumbling Class
4- Ballet 1 or Twinkle Toes Ballet class

We strongly recommend adding classes beyond the minimum required for any competitive dancer to achieve the highest level of performance possible, to reach far and beyond, and realize their great potential and talent.

Experience has shown us that, not surprisingly, students who train the most amount of hours, become the most accomplished.

 

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