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The Community Dance Program at Northeastern is a dance and body movement curriculum designed with the beginning student in mind. The various courses offered are age appropriate and cater to participants from the community-at-large. Sessions run each fall, winter/spring, and summer. The Community Dance Program is offered through the Office of Community and Professional Education (CAPE) at Northeastern Illinois University.

Summer 2018 Session

July 7-Aug. 16

Cost

  • Cost per course (6 classes): $72
  • There is a 10 percent discount for registering one student for two courses, and a 15 percent discount for three or more courses.
  • Online registration and payment is due by the first class. 

For additional information contact Rachel Burton at (773) 442-5941 or R-Burton@neiu.edu.

Location

All classes are held in the Fine Arts Building Room 141.

Classes for Children and Adults

Online registration required.

Community Dance Program Online Registration

CLASS NAME AGE RANGE DAY TIME
Creative Mvt./Pre-dance I 3 - 4 Saturday 9:00 - 9:45 a.m.
Creative Mvt./Pre-dance II 5 - 7 Saturday 9:45 - 10:45 a.m.
Ballet I 8 - 12 Wednesday 5:45 - 7:00 p.m.
Ballet II/III 10 -14 Thursday 5:45 - 7:00 p.m.
Jazz Dance for Kids 8 - 12 Tuesday 5:45 - 7:00 p.m.
Musical Theater Dance for Adults 19 and up Monday 7:15 - 8:45 p.m.
Teen/Adult Ballet I/II 14 and up Thursday 7:15 - 8:45 p.m.
Musical Theater Dance for Teens 12 and up Tuesday 7:15 - 8:30 p.m.
Yoga 12 and up Wednesday 7:00 - 8:15 p.m.

Summer Camps/Workshops

Summer sampler dance camp

July 9-12

9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Ages 8-12

COST

  • $200
  • There is a 10 percent discount for registering more than one student
  • Online registration and payment is due by the first class. 

For additional information contact Rachel Burton at (773) 442-5941 or R-Burton@neiu.edu.

Schedule

Day 9:00 - 10:15 a.m. 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Monday Ballet Modern/Improv Team Dance
Tuesday Jazz Ballet Team Dance
Wednesday Ballet Modern/Improv Team Dance
Thursday Jazz Ballet Team Dance

Description

This camp is designed to give young dancers experiences in a variety of dance styles and creative opportunities. Dancers will be introduced to basic techniques, concepts and choreography in each genre. Parents are invited to view the last class on the last day (Team Dance from noon-1 p.m.). All levels welcome.

Lunch break is from 11:30 a.m.-noon each day. Please bring a bag lunch and water bottle.

Proper attire required: ballet or jazz shoes, leotard and tights or other tight fitting dance/ work out clothing. No street clothing (t-shirts, sweatshirts, jeans, street shoes) allowed. Please consult teacher or program coordinator with any questions about attire for this camp. Please refrain from wearing jewelry. Hair should be secured back from the face.

Classes will be held in the FA 141 dance studio, as well as the J Building studio. Pick-up (1:15 p.m.) and drop-off (8:45 a.m.) of campers will be at the Fine Arts 141 studio each day.

Musical Theater Workshop

July 23, 25, 27

10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Ages 12-18

COST

  • $150
  • There is a 10 percent discount for registering more than one student
  • Online registration and payment is due by the first class. 

For additional information contact Rachel Burton at (773) 442-5941 or R-Burton@neiu.edu.

Schedule

Day 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m 12:00 - 12:30 p.m. 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Monday Jazz Technique Lunch Musical Theater class/Rehearsal
Wednesday Jazz Technique Lunch Musical Theater class/Rehearsal
Friday Jazz Technique Lunch Musical Theater class/Rehearsal

Description

A workshop for confident movers (some previous dance/theater experience required) exploring dance steps for theater, as well as exploring expression and different characters through movement. Each day will consist of a jazz dance technique class as a warm up. A scene or scenes from a professional musical(s) to be taught will be chosen on the first day, based on student's interests and experience level. The workshop will have a short presentation for parents and friends at 2:15 p.m. on the last day of the workshop.

Lunch break is from noon-12:30 p.m. each day. Please send a bag lunch and water bottle each day.

Proper attire required: ballet or jazz shoes, leotard and tights or other tight fitting dance/workout clothing. No street clothing (t-shirts, sweatshirts, jeans, street shoes) allowed. Please consult teacher or program coordinator with any questions about attire for this workshop. Please refrain from wearing jewelry. Hair should be secured back from the face.

Policies

NEIU Community Dance Program Policies: All dance program policies and guidelines are enacted to create a safe environment in which students can learn safely and have fun. Questions regarding these policies may be directed to the program coordinator. By completing this registration form, all participants and parents/guardians agree to the following:

  1. Registration is required of all participants and must include current information, as well as a signed agreement to all terms and conditions for participation, release and waiver.
  2. Attendance is required of all participants in order to receive the full benefit of the instruction. Missed classes may be made up during the current term. Students are strongly encouraged to make up missed classes by consulting with the teacher for an appropriate make-up class.
  3. Tardy/Late Arrival Policy: Classes begin promptly at their designated times. Your child’s safety is very important to us, therefore any child(ren) arriving later than 10 minutes to their class may not be allowed to dance and may be asked to sit in the studio and observe class for that day.
  4. Parent policy (Creative Movement/Pre-Dance I and II): In the event that an issue arises with your child we kindly ask that all parents stay on the premises during your child’s class (potty emergency, injury, behavior issues, etc.). If you are unable to stay, we ask that you make arrangements with another parent.
  5. Parents are not allowed in the studio to observe class unless invited by the instructor. Only children enrolled in classes will be allowed in the studio. All other children must be supervised by an adult. We ask that guests and other observers ask permission from the instructor before observing any classes.
  6. Online registration and initial payment is due by the first class. Payment in full or payment plan options are available at the time of registration. Refunds are not issued after the first week of classes. New students will be assessed by the teacher to determine whether the class is appropriate for the age and ability of the student. The teacher's determination is final.
  7. Proper attire is required of all students. This includes: ballet slippers and jazz shoes, leotards, tights, leggings, or tight fitting workout clothing. For safety reasons, no street clothing (t-shirts, sweatshirts or other non-form fitting attire or street shoes are allowed. No jewelry, such as necklaces and bracelets, are permitted. Hair must be secured back from the face. Please consult the instructor or program coordinator with questions about the required attire for a particular class.
  8. Food, gum and drinks (except water) are prohibited inside the studio. Cell phone/electronic device use during class is not allowed. Students not observing these rules will be asked to leave.
  9. Courses with fewer than six students enrolled may be cancelled.
  10. Parking on campus requires the purchase of a permit.

Contact Information

Rachel Burton
Community Dance Program Coordinator
Department of Music and Dance Program
(773) 442-5941

Enrollment is managed by NEIU's Office of Community and Professional Education (CAPE). Contact cape@neiu.edu or (773) 442-5080.

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