Core Curriculum

"All of the changes and improvements have made my daughter happier than ever dancing at Dance Carousel."  

The goal of Core Curriculum is to start building the foundation for happy, well-rounded young dancers. Our training begins as early as Pre-K with the core elements of BALLET and TAP. JAZZ is introduced during Grade 1. These are the styles from which all other dance forms spark and flourish. 

Ages are based on the age of the student as of September 1, 2017

Pre-K 1

Classes introduce the basics of TAP and BALLET and include age-specific creative movement, basic tumbling, as well as social and cognitive development games. By season's end, students learn one TAP and one BALLET routine for the Big Shows in June. 

2 years/0 months - 2 years/11 months * Can be in diapers!

Class Duration: 45 minutes

Pre-K 3

Students review and begin to master the basics of TAP and BALLET. Classes also include age-specific creative movement, basic tumbling, as well as social and cognitive development games. By season's end, students learn one TAP and one BALLET routine for the Big Shows in June. 

4 years/0 months - 4 years/11 months 

Class Duration: 1 hour

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Pre-K 2

Classes expand knowledge of TAP and BALLET and include age-specific creative movement, basic tumbling, as well as social and cognitive development games. By season's end, students learn one TAP and one BALLET routine for the Big Shows in June. 

3 years/0 months - 3 years/11 months

Class Duration: 1 hour

Kindergarten

Students begin to combine the basics of TAP and BALLET to perform more complex steps and movements. Classes also include age-specific creative movement, basic tumbling, as well as social and cognitive development games. By season's end, students learn one TAP and one BALLET routine for the Big Shows in June.

Class Duration: 1 hour

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Dance Exploration

Grades 1-12

The Dance Exploration model is meant to allow students to seize control of their dance education. Dancers are given the opportunity to delve into new styles and to thrive in those areas where they are most passionate.

Classes available in styles below for Grades 3+ (**with noted exceptions)

Ballet & Jazz

Each class begins with BALLET barre and center work to strengthen proper technique and body alignment, and ends with classic JAZZ warm up and stretch, across the floor progressions and combinations. Students come to understand the importance of BALLET as the foundation for all dance forms and how meticulous BALLET training leads to more stylized personal expression through JAZZ. Both BALLET and JAZZ terminology is taught.

Students learn two routines for the Big Shows in June. 

Class Duration: 1 hour and 15 minutes

Contemporary

This class exposes students to CONTEMPORARY, a more relaxed, free style form of dance, in which the instructor uses emotion and moods to design their own steps, in contrast to Ballet's structured code of steps. Students use their technical Ballet and Jazz training, but are encouraged to be creative and personal in their movement and will be challenged to explore their own, improvisational spontaneous movement. CONTEMPORARY represents dance's ability to act as a deep form of self-expression and build confidence.

Students learn one routine for the Big Shows in June. 

Class Duration: 1 hour

Acro

**Open to all students Kindergarten and above

ACRO class combines classical dance technique with precision acrobatic elements. It is defined by its athletic character and unique choreography, which seamlessly blends dance and acrobatics. Students will be pushed to improve physical strength and flexibility, and will be supervised by a trained instructor as they master difficult acrobatic skills.

Students learn one routine for the Big Shows in June. 

Class Duration: 1 hour 

(Class prices unchanged from last year!)

Tap

This class incorporates instruction of classic TAP steps, terminology, and techniques with experimental style and movement. Students will learn how each part of the tap shoe creates a different sound and will be challenged to try new rhythms and step combinations as they advance. Students will be exposed to all creative TAP performance varieties.

Students learn one routine for the Big Shows in June. 

Class Duration: 45 minutes

Hip-Hop

**Open to all students Kindergarten and above

In this high-energy class, students learn the basics of organized HIP-HOP, which include techniques such as breaking, popping and locking. HIP-HOP movement encourages personal expression, musicality, coordination and strength. Students will practice HIP-HOP choreography and learn about the interesting and evolving history of this  progressive dance form.

Students learn one routine for the Big Shows in June. 

Class Duration: 1 hour 

We offer dancers in GRADES 3-10 a less rigorous glimpse into the
competitive dance experience by becoming a member of the DC Dance Crew

CREW DANCERS WILL:

★ Learn and practice THREE competitive dance routines (in addition to regular classroom hours/choreography for the BIG SHOWS) on "Crew Fridays" beginning in Late October/November. 
★ Compete at TWO regional  dance competitions during March/April
(travel required).
CREW DANCERS are subject to additional choreography, costume and competition fees. Details will be covered at a parent information meeting in early October

CREW DANCERS MUST:

★ Be in GRADES 3-10
★ Complete 10 DC CLASS HOURS in Summer 2017
{ADDITIONAL LATE SUMMER/EARLY SEPTEMBER CLASSES BEING ADDED
TO ALLOW DANCERS TO CATCH UP MISSING HOURS BEFORE SEPTEMBER 18}
★Register for age-appropriate DANCE EXPLORATION: BALLET/JAZZ, TAP, AND CONTEMPORARY classes in the fall of 2017
★ Complete an audition for evaluation in October

ENSEMBLE is Dance Carousel's elite competitive dance team, renowned regionally and nationally for its high-energy,

crowd-pleasing style and strong team dynamic. The team requires many hours of COMMITMENT, a high level of SKILL, and even higher levels of TENACITY and ENTHUSIASM. The Ensemble program aims to deepen each dancer's talent, creative expression, personal character, and sense of responsibility in the service of common team goals.

ENSEMBLE DANCERS WILL:

★ Learn and practice FIVE OR MORE competitive solo, duo/trio, small group, large group and/or production routines (in addition to classwork)
★ Compete at FOUR or FIVE REGIONAL dance competitions in February-April 2018 and ONE NATIONAL FINALS in Summer 2018.
ENSEMBLE DANCERS are subject to additional choreography, costume and competition registration fees. Details will be covered at a parent information meeting in early October

ENSEMBLE DANCERS MUST:

★ Be in GRADES 5-12
★ Be POSITIVE, PASSIONATE and PROFESSIONAL in attitude
★ Complete 20 DC CLASS HOURS in Summer 2017
{ADDITIONAL LATE SUMMER/EARLY SEPTEMBER CLASSES BEING ADDED TO ALLOW DANCERS TO CATCH UP MISSING HOURS BEFORE SEPTEMBER 18}
★Register for ENSEMBLE TEAM REQUIREMENTS in the fall of 2017
★ Complete an audition in October (selection is not guaranteed)

Room Rental

Dance Carousel is available for convenient rental to outside organizations and individuals at a reasonable flat HOURLY RATE.

Perfect for fitness and theater classes of all types!

Our 7,000 sq. ft. studio has also been used for:

Birthday Parties!

Video Game Tournaments

Irish Step Festivals

Bridal Showers

Voice Recitals

Private Lessons

Request more information below:

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Scituate, MA 02066
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