Our Classes

WEEKLY CLASSES

 

 

We will be offering classes for Toddlers (under 3), Preschool (3-4), Youth (5-8), Junior/Teen/Senior (9 & Up). Toddler, Preschool and Youth classes are open on an enrollment basis only, drop-ins are not allowed.

 

 

CREATIVE DANCE

 

Creative Dance is for ages 3 & Under. This is an introduction into dance and learning how to move their bodies to music. They will work on coordination, agility, following directions, and creative movement.

 

 

COMBINATION CLASSES

 

Combination classes are offered for Preschoolers (3-4) and Youth (5-8). They are designed to give students an introduction into dance, to help with rhythm, agility, coordination, discipline, and creative movement.

 

The combination classes offered include:

Combo I: Creative Dance/Hip Hop (30 mins)

Combo II: Ballet/Tap/Hip Hop (45 mins - 60 mins)

Combo III: Ballet/Tap/Lyrical (90 mins)

Combo IV: Jazz/Musical Theatre/Hip Hop (90 mins)

 

 

 

BALLET

 

Ballet classes are available in 3 levels. Everyone is required to start in Level I, and can be placed into

Level IA by the teacher, when the student has the understanding and the knowledge required to keep up. Everyone wanting to enter into Levels II & III must pass a Level Test*. No one will be allowed in ballet Levels II or III without being tested. Pointe will begin for students passing into Level II. Ballet classes are available for enrollment and on a drop-in basis.

 

 

JAZZ, CONTEMPORARY/IMPROV, MUSICAL THEATRE, HIP HOP, JUMP/TRICK/TURN (PROGRESSIONS), TAP

 

JAZZ, CONTEMPORARY/IMPROV, MUSICAL THEATRE, HIP HOP, JUMP/TRICK/TURN (PROGRESSIONS), and TAP classes are available in several levels. Levels II & III must have prior approval before attending. Anyone may try the level they feel they might be, but we reserve the right to ask the dancer to drop down to a lower level, if we feel it would be more beneficial for the them.  It is in the dancers best interest to work in the correct level, to make sure they are learning and not getting passed over.  We want our dancers to be at higher levels; however, it does not benefit us or the dancer to move them up before they are ready. No testing is required to enter Level II or III. These classes are available for enrollment and on a drop-in basis.

 

 

STRETCH CLASSES

 

Stretch classes are free to all dancers attending classes at The Hargest Academy. It is strongly recommended every dancer attend a stretch class every day (especially on days they are taking a dance class). Check the daily schedule for available times of all stretch classes.

 

 

SUNDAY CLINICS

 

Ballet and other clinics on Sunday afternoons are available throughout the year to progress quicker to the next level. Refer to the monthly calendar for dates, times, and pricing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Ballet Testing

-You must attend at least one regular ballet class prior to testing. No drop-ins allowed. You can call or sign up for testing online, but must be registered at least 24 hours in advance of the testing.

 

-Testing is available several times a year. Refer to the calendar or call for upcoming testing dates.

 

-Requirements for progressing to the next level are available at the studio. No one will be allowed into the next ballet level without testing, and must meet or exceed the requirements before they are allowed to move into the next level. This is to make sure everyone is getting the proper training as to avoid injury or bad habits. This is to protect the dancer, not to intimidate them. We want to make sure no one is left behind in their training, and that they are getting enough attention to be successful.

 

-Please wear a black leotard, pink tights and secure your hair in a bun when attending a level test.

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SUMMER CAMPS & CLASSES 2017

 

 

 

WEEKLY SUMMER CLASSES

JUNE 5 - JULY 6

 

Classes available in Stretch/Conditioning, Ballet, Jump/Trick/Turn, Contemporary, and Hip Hop. Various pricing, as well as Daily, Weekly, and Monthly (unlimited) passes available. Register online through the Mind/Body app or call 615.486.4272

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUMMER INTENSIVES 2017

 

BALLET INTENSIVE LEVEL I & IA*

JULY 24 - JULY 27

9AM - 12PM

 

DANCE INTENSIVE (AGES 12 & UNDER)

JULY 24 - JULY 27

12:30PM - 3:30PM

 

 

BALLET INTENSIVE LEVEL IA* & II*

JULY 31 - AUGUST 3

9AM - 12PM

 

DANCE INTENSIVE (AGES 12 & UP)

JULY 31 - AUGUST 3

12:30PM - 3:30PM

 

Ballet Intensive includes two hours of Classical Ballet training, one hour of repertoire from variations of popular Ballets.

 

Dance Intensive is four days of classes filled with Stretch, Conditioning, Progressions, Contemporary, Jazz, and Hip Hop.

 

Ballet and Dance Intensives can be combined to make a full day of intensive training for one low rate. For example, Ballet Intensive 9am-12pm and Dance Intensive 12:30pm-3:30pm.

 

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THE HARGEST ACADEMY OF PERFORMING ARTS

216 NOAH DR. SUITE 110

FRANKLIN, TN 37064