Every child dreams of dancing . . . Make your child's dream a reality
The Carver Dance Center, Inc. was established in 1973. For many years our qualified staff has been training students from preschoolers to adults. Many of our instructors grew up dancing at Carver Dance Center. Our staff shares a love of dance and teaching. Our preschoolers are as important to us as our most advanced students. We focus on an age appropriate curriculum to ensure our students will advance with proper technique and without injury. We welcome you to join our dance family and share our love of dance.
Jennifer Brown, Director
Member: Greater Brockton Dance Teacher's Club
CLASSES OFFERED: Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Tap, Modern, Acro, Contemporary and Hip Hop. (General Classes consist of: Tap, Pre-Ballet, and Tumbling; Level 4 includes Jazz.)
WE ARE LOCATED AT 66 N Mains Street in Carver, Ma. (Please put 62 Main st in your GPS)
CLASSES WE OFFER
Pre-School: 45 min class. 3-4yr olds. Students will learn dance through creative movement. Age appropriate curriculum will include learning left from right, following directions, waiting their turn, basics of ballet, rhythm. In January the students will be introduced to tap. This class will perform in the year end recital.
General 1 60 min class. 4-5yr olds. Students will continue to build upon tap technique the started to learn in the Pre-School class. The begin to learn more in dept ballet and contiue tumbling to build muscles and body knowledge.
General 2 60 min class. 5-6yr olds. Students start to learn more complicated ballet and tap skills. They learn to dance in patterns and use space of the room. They will continue to tumble to build muscles and work on ballet technique.
General 3 60 min class. 6-7yr olds. This level they add jazz to the styles they are learning. One week they work on jazz and tap the next week they work on more complicated ballet technique and tumbling.
General 4 60 min class. 7-8yr olds. This is the last of the General classes. They will prepare their ablity to go on to spefic hour classes the following year. The skills get more complicated at this level as does stage and performance knowledge
After General classes they are ability to pick the style or styles of dance they would like to continue working on. The choices are
TAP & JAZZ- Youngerclasses are run as combo class. They will learn both Tap and Jazz in the 60 minutes or 75 minute classes. Once they are in high school the classes become individual options. In these class they will work on appropraite warmups, strenghtening, technique, movement across the floor and choreography.
HIP HOP- Students in these classes will start with the basic concepts and grow into more complicated movements. They will also experience the different style of hip hop. Each class will start with warm ups, strengthening exercises, hip hop technique, and choreography.
ACRO- Acro has become a huge part of main stream dance. In our studio our Acro is not only about tricks but strengthening the dancers body to help in all dance styles. Each student will have goals and once they accomplish their goals they can move on to their next goals. We make sure they are warmed up properly and only ask them to do what they are physically capable doing safely. The choreography incorperates Acro movements along with dance movements.
BALLET-In our ballet classes students will develope classic technique, strength and flexibility. As they grow they will experience the different styles of ballet from classical to modern ballet.
MODERN- Modern dance was first developed to be "anti-ballet". Instead of poined toes it was flexed feet, instead of uplifted movements it was grounded. Students in these classes will learn about levels, shapes, technique, strength and flexibility.
CONTEMPORARY- Contemporary is a combinations of many styles of dance, the focus of this class is the body's movement through space to tell a story.
Pre-School- Black leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes(canvas or leather not satin or cotton please). They may wear skirts and leg warmers if they would like.
General Classes- Black leotard, pink tights, pink ballet slippers(canvas or leather not satin or cotton please), beige tap shoes. They may wear skirts and leg warmers if they would like.
Tap and Jazz- Black leotard, black tight, exercise pants or shorts, beige jazz shoes and beige tap shoes
Ballet- Black leotard, pink tights, split sole Block or Capezio ballet slippers. Skirts and dance shorts are permitted
Hip Hop-Black fitted shirts, black exercise pants, sweatpants or shorts. Black jazz shoes for younger hip hop. Black sneakers for teen classes.
Acro- Leotard or biketard, footless tights, pants or shorts. No shoes.
Modern- Leotard, stirrup or footless tights. Sandasol shoes
Teen/Adult Tap- Oxford tap shoes and 1 1/2 inch heel taps
Teen/Adult Jazz- Beige jazz shoes for Miss Michelle's classes and Miss Jen's classes. Black for Miss Tina's classes