The Change Dance offers 3 different divisions that progress into each other:
The Discover Division is for young dancers just discovering what dance is. Most students under the age of 8 will begin their dance education within the Discover Division. These classes include: creative movement, combination classes, and introductory level classes. Dancers then progress into either the Creative Division or the Artist Division.
The Creative Division is our recreational program that allows dancers ages 7+ (depending on ability) to continue their dancing with less of a time commitment. The Creative Division is for the dancer who might only want to take one or two classes a week.
The Artist Division is our pre- professional program. This program allows dancers to take multiple classes per week while bundling the classes for less of a financial commitment for parents. Dancers wanting to partake in our competition collective must be registered for classes in the Artist Division. This program offers a multitude of opportunities for your dancer. The Artist Division sets dancers up for success no matter whatever profession they choose. However, if they choose to go on professionally with dance they will have been exposed to elements from broadway, concert dance, commercial dance, and the professional ballet realm.
Our Competition Collective is an additional opportunity for dancers within the Artist Division. Dancers are placed into groups which they learn dances for in the fall. They then compete these dances at 3-4 local competitions around the Des Moines area. Judges from each competition provide feedback called “critiques” to help dancers continue to grow and be challenged. The Change Dance Competition Collective rehearses on Thursday nights. Each dance rehearses for 45 Minutes. There are additional costs associated with being a member of our competition collective.
The Discover Division is for dancers ages 18 mo- 6 who are just discovering dance. This division includes creative movement, combination classes and introductory level classes. The curriculum for the discover division classes is designed by our founder and artistic director, Anna Moon. Anna has a degree in early childhood education, and is also a parent. The discover division is a joyful way for children to explore movement, develop physical skills, channel energy, and stimulate imagination.
Classes for this division range from 30 minutes to one hour in length.
The Creative Division is for older dancers that have many interests or may only want to take a few hours of dance per week. The creative division offers classes in tap, musical theatre, and hip hop. Dancers in the creative division may register for any classes in the artist division on an a la cart basis.
Classes in the creative division range can be takem on an A La Cart basis and range from 30 minutes to 90 Minutes.
The artist division allows dancers to take a variety of classes- becoming well rounded with high quality training that equates to foundational and solid technique. The artist division is split into three different levels based on ability. Levels are by placement. If The Change Dance is familiar with your dancer’s abilities we will place your dancer in the appropriate level upon registration. Otherwise a free trial class will be set up to access placement.
3.5 Hours per week:
5.25 Hours per week:
6.75 Hours per week:
Dancers must be registered in our Artist Division, attend our audition on July 10th, 2022, and participate in our choreography intensive the week of July 18- 21st, 2022 in order to be members of our competition collective. The Change Competition Collective rehearses each dance one time weekly. More information will be given at auditions on July 10th.
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