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Dance

Oldham County Schools Dance Academy

Trina Jackson - Dance Director

 
The dance program runs September-May with open enrollment through December. Students participate in the Spring Dance Recital Saturday, June . Additional costume fees apply.
Dance classes are one hour per week, unless otherwise noted. Monthly Tuition: $60 for a 60 minute per week class, $90 for a 90 minute per week class
Weekly Summer Dance classes are offered June 12-August 4th. Classes will be posted under Summer Programs.
Dance classes are offered for ages 3-adult.

Pre-Ballet/Tap Ages 3-4, 1 hour

These classes are designed as an introduction to dance for preschool age students. Students will learn basic feet and arm positions and basic tap steps, and they will play movement games as a fun way to solidify dance fundamentals.

Class options: Mondays 4:30-5:30,  Thursdays 4:15-5:15, or Saturdays 9:30-10:30

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 Primary Ballet/Tap Ages 5/6, 1 hour 

Each class will introduce proper ballet and tap technique and build upon previously learned material to further students’ dance education. Classes are available for 5&6’s and are appropriate for new and continuing students. 

Class options: 

Ages 5-6’s: Mondays 4:30-5:30 (returning only), Thursdays 3:45-4:45, Saturdays 9:30-10:30 or Saturdays 10:30-11:30

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 Teen Tap Ages 13 & up, 1 hour

Teen students will have concentrated focus on tap dancing technique, style & skills during this one-hour class.

Wednesday 6:30-7:30 ($105 if students take both Jazz and Tap)

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Teen Jazz Ages 13 & up, 60 minutes-Teen students will have concentrated focus on jazz dancing technique, style& skills during this one hour class.

Wednesday 5:30-6:30 ($105 if students take both Jazz and Tap)

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Youth Ballet/Tap/Jazz

Young students may continue their ballet and tap training and begin to incorporate jazz technique in one of these classes. Intermediate classes are by placement only.

A-1: Mondays 5:30-6:30pm, 7/8's

A-2: Mondays 5:30-6:30pm, 9-11's

A-3: Thursdays 5:15-6:15 pm, new and returning, ages 11 and up

Intermediate Jazz: Thursdays 6:45-7:45pm, ages 11 and up with experience - contact the office for placement

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 Musical Theatre Dance

Musical theatre dance classes are designed to complement the OC Youth Theatre program and offer an opportunity for theatre students to enhance their dance training for the stage. Classes incorporate musical theatre jazz and tap.

Middle School, Grades 6 - 8, 1 hour, Saturday, 10:30pm – 11:30pm

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High School, Grades 9 - 12, 1 hour Saturday, 11:30am -12:30

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Acro I (Grades 1-5) This is the first level for the dancer who wants to learn acrobatic skills. From forward rolls to handsprings this class is a great place to start learning how to tumble!

Fridays, 5:45-6:45pm

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Acro II (Grades 5 & up) This is our second level of acrobatic and is designed for the student who has mastered the basics skills. Students are working on forward and backward tumbling as well as well as side, front, and back aerials.

Fridays, 4:45-5:45pm

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Adult Jazz & Tap (Ages 14 & up), each class is 1 hour per week

These are fun, open classes for adults of all ages who are looking to freshen up their dance skills and get some exercise. Classes are appropriate for beginners and more experienced dancers as instructors will work with students to progress at their own pace. Teens may also be admitted with permission from the instructor.

Beginner Level Tap: Wednesdays, 9:30-10:30am

Intermediate Level Tap: Mondays, 6:30-7:30pm

Adult Jazz: Fridays 5:45-6:45pm

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OCPT Performance Troupe

The Oldham County Performance Troupe is comprised of students ages 10-18. This group is unique in that these courses are designed to prepare students to become “triple threats” on the collegiate and/or professional level. OCPT students take classes in ballet, tap, jazz, musical theatre, and acrobatics. Students are selected through an annual audition process held in August.  The schedule for our OCPT students is a serious commitment due to the intense focus of the program.

OPEN AUDITIONS: TBA August 2023

Please bring ALL dance shoes and be prepared to sing 1 minute of the song of your choice. Make sure to bring background track on device of your choice. Please call the office to reserve a time slot.