NCD offers classes for experienced dancers who need a studio that offers flexibility and class levels that suit their background. We are modeled after Broadway Dance Center in New York City and offer “drop-in” or “open” dance and fitness classes for busy adults. We also offer a variety of Workshop and Master Class opportunities geared towards dance instructors and studio owners. Students may pay per class, or purchase a Class Package or 4 month Membership for discounted rates. You may sign up online, or show up 10-15 minutes before class to sing-up and pay for class. There is no year end performance and no registration fees or contracts.
Our drop-in classes run similar to what you remember from taking class as a child or teen. All classes include a warm-up, technique work, progressions across the floor, and stretching and culminate with a piece of choreography. Though we are drop-in we have “regulars” in classes and typically build on a short piece of choreography for a few weeks in a row. There is always lots of review, so even students showing up to week 2 or 3 of a combo can get caught up.
What Class Levels are Offered for Experience Dancers?
Advanced Beginner – 6 months-3 years of training. A basic understanding of discipline and general dance terminology.
Advanced Beginner/Intermediate – Minimum of 2.5 years of training or permission from faculty member. A basic understanding of discipline and general dance terminology. Adv Beg/Int classes cater to both levels. For example, if a turn sequence is used in a piece of choreography students will be given the option to perform a balance, a single turn, or multiple turns.
Intermediate – 3-8 years of training. A basic understanding of discipline and general dance terminology. Intermediate classes are perfect for “comeback” dancers who haven’t dance in a few years but still remember basic steps and concepts, and for those with dance experience wanting to try something new. (Please note, those new to Tap dance should start in our Basic Beginner Workshop classes even if you have Intermediate level experience in other dance forms.)
Intermediate/Advanced – 5+ years of training. Int/Adv classes cater to both levels and options are provided. Classes such as Contemporary may include floor work and inversions, modifications are offered.
Advanced – 8+ years of training. Complete understanding and proficiency in general dance terminology. This class is geared towards former dancers, and dance instructors looking to expand their knowledge and be a student again.
(Advanced Tap – Students taking this class should be able to execute steps like pick-ups, stamp turns, Maxie Ford turns etc. These skills will be fine tuned and practiced, but the participant should have previous experience with them.)
(Advanced Jazz – Students should be able to perform basic jazz jumps and turns, stag leaps, chaine turns, calypso jumps etc. These skills will be fine tuned and practiced, but the participant should have previous experience with them.)