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The Conservatory of Dance

Screen shot 2014-04-09 at 6.18.54 PMMission Statement: The Conservatory of Dance at DeSales University provides the community with affordable, low pressure, high quality dance training while giving qualified dance majors an opportunity to teach.  The Conservatory of Dance is a caring , learning environment where our well-trained faculty share the joy of movement through dance with students of all ages.  

Dance Training for All Ages!

Screen shot 2014-04-09 at 6.42.01 PMCreative Movement (ages 4-5) Basic exploration of various movement qualities, rhythms, and energy.  Locomotor skills. flexibility, spatial awareness, and interpersonal dynamics will be strengthened with an emphasis on fun.  No previous experience is necessary. 

Pre-Ballet (ages 6-7)
A continuation of the skills first explored in creative
movement, with greater refinement of motor
coordination. Previous experience is suggested but
 not required.

Hip-Hop (ages 8+)
Exploration of the technique and terminology of this
contemporary dance form. Previous dance experience
is recommended, but not required.

Ballet 1 (ages 8+)
Basic ballet terminology and technique continues,
stressing grace, poise, and balance. At least one year
of previous dance experience is required.

Ballet 2 (ages 9+)
A continuation of ballet technique, fostering a
greater appreciation for this classical dance form.
At least two years of previous training is required.

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Tap 1 (ages 6+)
Explores the various rhythms, sounds, and vocabulary
of tap. This class will develop rhythmic sensitivity
and fine motor control. No previous experience
is required.

Tap 2 (ages 8+)
A continuation of the skills learned in intermediate
tap, this class also includes elements of improvisation.
At least two years of previous experience
is required.

Jazz 1 (ages 7+)
Emphasis is on motor control, flexibility, strength,
and development of jazz technique. Previous dance
experience is recommended, but not required.

Develop your resume by providing quality dance instruction to our surrounding community, and hone your teaching skills under faculty supervision. Many students have graduated from our department with a BA in dance and four years of teaching experience.