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Civic Dance Arts Program

Dance Class Descriptions

Program Office: (619) 235-5255

Class Description
Adult Beginner Tap 1A Civic Dance Arts Adult Beginner Tap 1A - Have you always wanted to dance but never tried, or used to dance and now want to get back into it? If so, come join our tap class. You will learn basic taps steps through warm ups, dancing across the floor and finishing off with a combination set to music. Tap shoes and proper dance attire required.
Adult Beginner Tap 1B Civic Dance Arts Adult Beginner Tap 1B is designed for tap dancers wanting to refine the basic skills learned in the previous class. Meanwhile adding more complex rhythms and musicality. Teacher approval is required. Tap shoes and proper dance attire required.
Adult Advanced Beginner Tap 2A Civic Dance Arts Adult Advanced Beginner Tap 2A is designed for students that can execute all steps from the previous levels with proficiency. Students will continue to build upon the foundation of the previous levels while combining more complex rhythms and combinations. Teacher approval is required. Tap shoes and proper dance attire is required.
Adult Advanced Beginner Tap 2B Civic Dance Arts Adult Advanced Beginner Tap 2B is designed for the advanced beginner wanting to refine their skills further in order to help them move to the next level. Students will focus on executing complex rhythms and steps with speed and precision as well as working on showmanship for performing. Teacher approval is required. Tap shoes and proper dance attire required.
Adult Intermediate Tap 3A Civic Dance Arts Adult Intermediate Tap 3A is designed for the intermediate student who can execute all steps from previous levels with proficiency meanwhile perfecting complex steps and adding new rhythms and showmanship qualities. Teacher approval required. Tap shoes and proper dance attire required.
Adult Intermediate Tap 3B Civic Dance Arts Adult Intermediate Tap 3A is designed for the intermediate student who can execute all steps from previous levels with proficiency meanwhile perfecting complex steps and adding new rhythms and showmanship qualities. Teacher approval required. Tap shoes and proper dance attire required.
Adult Beginner Jazz 1A Civic Dance Arts Adult Beginner Jazz 1A - Have you always wanted to dance but never tried, or used to dance and now want to get back into it? If so, come join our jazz class. You will learn basic jazz technique through warming up, stretching and dancing across the floor and finishing of with a combination set to music. Jazz shoes and proper dance attire required.
Adult Beginner Jazz 1B Civic Dance Arts Adult Beginner Jazz 1B is designed for jazz dancers wanting to refine the basic skills learned in the previous class and will continue to build upon them. Teacher approval is required. Jazz shoes and proper dance attire required.
Adult Advanced Beginner Jazz 2A Civic Dance Arts Adult Advanced Beginner Jazz 2A is designed for students that can execute all steps from the previous levels with proficiency. Students will continue to build upon the foundation of the previous levels while learning more complex steps and combinations. Teacher approval is required. Jazz shoes and proper dance attire is required.
Adult Advanced Beginner Jazz 2B Civic Dance Arts Adult Advanced Beginner Jazz 2B is designed for the advanced beginner wanting to refine their skills further in order to help them move to the next level. Students will focus on executing complex steps with speed as well as working on showmanship. Teacher approval is required. Jazz shoes and proper dance attire required.
Adult Intermediate Jazz 3A Civic Dance Arts Adult Intermediate Jazz 3A is designed for the intermediate student who can execute all steps from previous levels with proficiency meanwhile perfecting complex steps and adding new speed variations and showmanship qualities. Teacher approval required. Jazz shoes and proper dance attire required.
Adult Intermediate Jazz 3B Civic Dance Arts Adult Intermediate Jazz 3B is for students who can execute all steps proficiently from the previous levels while making it look effortless. Students will focus more on showmanship and performance quality while executing steps dynamically to music with precision. Teacher approval required. Jazz shoes and proper dance attire required.
Adult Beginner Ballet 1A Civic Dance Arts Adult Beginner Ballet 1A - Have you always wanted to dance but never tried, or used to dance and now want to get back into it? If so, come join our ballet class. Our 90 minute class is broken into two sections. The first 45 minutes of class you learn the basics at the ballet barre and the second 45 minutes are spent focusing on center and across the floor work. Ballet shoes and proper dance attire required.
Adult Intermediate Ballet 3A Civic Dance Arts Adult Intermediate Ballet 3A - This is a 90 minute class designed for the ballet dancer who can execute all steps from previous levels with proficiency. The first 45 minutes are spent learning how to execute more intricate steps with speed at ballet barre. The second 45 minutes are spent focusing on center and across the floor work. Teacher approval required. Ballet shoes and proper dance attire required.
Adult Musical Theater 2A Civic Dance Arts Adult Musical Theater 2A - Have you ever aspired to be on Broadway? Well here's your chance to portray a story or scene from a musical through dance. Vocal technique will not be taught. Intermediate jazz level skills required. Teacher approval required. Jazz shoes and proper dance attire required.
Adult Hawaiian Civic Dance Arts Adult Hawaiian - Come experience the Hawaiian culture as you learn the beautiful art of storytelling through traditional Hawaiian dance and music. Proper dance attire required. See instructor for proper footwear.
Rudiments/Rhythm Tap 3B Civic Dance Arts Rudiments/Rhythm Tap 3B This class is designed for the Intermediate tapper and above to work on breaking down trick steps and extremely complex rhythm patterns. This class is solely for technique and will not perform in our annual June recitals. Teacher approval is required. Tap shoes and proper dance attire required.
Parent/Child Hip Hop 1A Civic Dance Arts Rudiments/Rhythm Tap 3B This class is designed for the Intermediate tapper and above to work on breaking down trick steps and extremely complex rhythm patterns. This class is solely for technique and will not perform in our annual June recitals. Teacher approval is required. Tap shoes and proper dance attire required.
Irish Civic Dance Arts Irish is a fun and engaging class designed to introduce your child to the basics of Irish dance. One year of jazz or ballet is required. This is the soft shoe style of Irish so jazz or ballet shoes required.
Modern 4A Civic Dance Arts Irish is a fun and engaging class designed to introduce your child to the basics of Irish dance. One year of jazz or ballet is required. This is the soft shoe style of Irish so jazz or ballet shoes required.
Boy's Ballet and Musical Theater 1B Civic Dance Arts Boys Ballet & Musical Theater 1B - Do you have a boy who wants to be in a class with only boys? No girls allowed. In this boy's only class, dancers will be learning all of the basic ballet technique and steps while focusing on the athleticism of ballet. They will also be taught how to convey a story or scene from a musical. Vocal technique will not be taught. Must have 1 year of dance experience Teacher approval required. Jazz or Ballet shoes and proper dance attire required.
Teen Tap Civic Dance Arts Teen Tap - Do you have a teenager who wants to learn how to dance for the first time but doesn't want to be stuck in a class of six year olds? Then this is the class for your teenager. Dancers will learn the basic tap steps while moving at a pace better suited for the needs of a beginner teen. Tap shoes and proper dance attire required.
Beginner PreTap Civic Dance Arts Pre Tap is a fun and engaging class designed to introduce your young dancer to the basics of tap dance. Students will learn how to warm up, execute steps traveling across the floor, and learn basic tap combinations to music. Tap shoes and proper dance attire required.
Beginner Tap 1A Civic Dance Arts Beginner Tap 1A is a fun and engaging class designed to introduce your child to the basics of tap dance. Students will learn how to warm up, execute steps traveling across the floor, and learn basic tap combinations to music. Tap shoes and proper dance attire are required.
Beginner Tap 1B Civic Dance Arts Beginner Tap 1B is designed for beginning tap students to refine their execution of the basic skills learned in the previous level while adding more complex rhythms and musicality. Teacher approval is required. Tap shoes and proper dance attire is required.
Advanced Beginner Tap 2A Civic Dance Arts Advanced Beginner Tap 2A is designed for students that can execute all steps from the previous levels with proficiency. Students will continue to build upon the foundation of the previous levels while combining more complex rhythm and combinations. Teacher approval is required. Tap shoes and proper dance attire is required.
Advanced Beginner Tap 2B Civic Dance Arts Advanced Beginner Tap 2B is designed for the advanced beginner who wants to refine their skills further in order to help them move to the next level. Students will focus on executing complex rhythms and steps with speed and precision as well as working on showmanship for performing. Teacher approval is required. Tap shoes and proper dance attire required.
Intermediate Tap 3A Civic Dance Arts Intermediate Tap 3A is designed for the intermediate student who can execute all steps from previous levels with proficiency meanwhile perfecting complex steps and adding new rhythms and showmanship qualities. Teacher approval required. Tap shoes and proper dance attire required.
Intermediate Tap 3B Civic Dance Arts Intermediate Tap 3B is for students who can execute all steps proficiently from the previous levels meanwhile making it look effortlessly. Students will be asked to start improvising their own steps. Teacher approval required. Tap shoes and proper dance attire required.
Advanced Intermediate Tap 4A Civic Dance Arts Advanced Intermediate Tap 4A - Most of the students at this level and higher are eligible to audition for the San Diego Civic Dance Company and will be asked to perform complex rhythm combinations with ease at the same level as Company. Teacher approval required. Tap shoes and proper dance attire required.
Advanced Intermediate Tap 4B Civic Dance Arts Advanced Intermediate Tap 4B is geared for the committed dancer who wants to improve their skills and continue working to become a great performer and artist. Students will continue to improve their dynamic showmanship qualities. Teacher approval required. Tap shoes and proper dance attire required.
Advanced Tap 5A Civic Dance Arts Advanced Tap 5A is for the advanced dancer who can handle any challenge thrown their way. Students will continue to work on their dynamic showmanship qualities. Teacher approval required. Tap shoes and proper dance attire required.
Advanced Tap 5B Civic Dance Arts Advanced Tap 5B is for the advanced dancer who can handle any challenge thrown their way. Students will continue to work on their dynamic showmanship qualities. Teacher approval required. Tap shoes and proper dance attire required.
PreProfessional Tap 6A Civic Dance Arts PreProfessional Tap 6 is for the committed dancer who hopes to be a professional someday. Students in this class will be asked to preform their steps with precision and accuracy all the while making it look effortless. Teacher approval required. Tap shoes and proper dance attire required.
Jazz Technique 1 Civic Dance Arts Jazz Technique 1 is a class designed to take in conjunction with Beginner Jazz 1A. Highly recommended that students registering for this class also register for Civic Dance Arts jazz 1A class at the same location. During this class students will stretch and strengthen with some basic ballet/modern techniques to compliment level 1A jazz skills. Jazz shoes and proper dance attire required.
Jazz Technique 2 Civic Dance Arts Jazz Technique 2 is a class designed to take in conjunction with Jazz 2A. Highly recommended that students registering for this class also register for Civic Dance Arts Jazz 2A class at the same location. During this class students will stretch and strengthen with some basic ballet/modern techniques to compliment level 2A jazz skills. Jazz shoes and proper dance attire required.
Jazz Technique 2/3 Students stretch and strengthen with some basic ballet/modern techniques to compliment level 2/3 jazz skills. This class should be taken in conjunction with Jazz 2A & 3A. Jazz shoes required.
Jazz Technique 3 Civic Dance Arts Jazz Technique 2/3 is a class designed to take in conjunction with Jazz 2/3.Highly recommended that students registering for this class also register for Civic Dance Arts Jazz 2/3 class at the same location During this class students will stretch and strengthen with some basic ballet/modern techniques to compliment level 2A & 3A jazz skills. Jazz shoes and proper dance attire required.
Jazz Technique 4/5 Civic Dance Arts Jazz Technique 4/5 is a class designed to take in conjunction with Jazz 4/5.Highly recommended that students registering for this class also register for Civic Dance Arts Jazz 4/5 class at the same location During this class students will stretch and strengthen with some basic ballet/modern techniques to compliment level 4/5 jazz skills. Jazz shoes and proper dance attire required.
Teen Jazz Civic Dance Arts Teen Jazz - Do you have a teenager who wants to learn how to dance for the first time but doesn't want to be stuck in a class of six year olds? Then this is the class for your teenager. Dancers will learn the basic of jazz technique while moving at a pace better suited for the needs of a beginner teen. Jazz shoes and proper dance attire required.
Beginner Jazz 1A Civic Dance Arts Beginner Jazz 1A is a fun and engaging class designed to introduce your child to the basics of jazz dance. Students will learn how to warm up, execute steps traveling across the floor, and learn basic jazz combinations to music. Jazz shoes and proper dance attire are required.
Beginner Jazz 1B Civic Dance Arts Beginner Jazz 1B is designed for beginning jazz students to refine their execution of the basic skills learned in the previous level while learning more complex steps. Teacher approval is required. Jazz shoes and proper dance attire is required.
Advanced Beginner Jazz 2A Civic Dance Arts Advanced Beginner Jazz 2A is designed for students that can execute all steps from the previous levels with proficiency. Students will continue to build upon the foundation of the previous levels while learning more complex steps and combinations. Teacher approval is required. Jazz shoes and proper dance attire is required.
Advanced Beginner Jazz 2B Civic Dance Arts Advanced Beginner Jazz 2B is designed for the advanced beginner who wants to refine their skills further in order to help them move to the next level. Students will focus on executing complex steps with speed as well as working on showmanship. Teacher approval is required. Jazz shoes and proper dance attire required.
Intermediate Jazz 3A Civic Dance Arts Intermediate Jazz 3A is designed for the intermediate student who can execute all steps from previous levels with proficiency while perfecting complex steps and adding new speed variations and showmanship qualities. Teacher approval required. Jazz shoes and proper dance attire required.
Intermediate Jazz 3B Civic Dance Arts Intermediate Jazz 3B is for students who can execute all steps proficiently from the previous levels while making it look effortless. Students will focus more on showmanship and performance quality while executing steps dynamically to music with precision. Teacher approval required. Jazz shoes and proper dance attire required.
Advanced Intermediate Jazz 4A Civic Dance Arts Advanced Intermediate Jazz 4A - Most of the students at this level and higher are eligible to audition for the San Diego Civic Dance Company and will be asked to perform complex combinations with ease at the same level as Company. Teacher approval required. Jazz Shoes and proper dance attire required.
Advanced Intermediate Jazz 4B Civic Dance Arts Advanced Intermediate Jazz 4B is geared for the committed dancer who wants to improve their skills and continue working to become a great performer and artist. Students will continue to improve their dynamic showmanship qualities. Teacher approval required. Jazz shoes and proper dance attire required.
Advanced Jazz 5A Civic Dance Arts Advanced Jazz 5A is for the advanced dancer who can handle any challenge thrown their way. Students will continue to work on their dynamic showmanship qualities. Teacher approval required. Jazz shoes and proper dance attire required.
Advanced Jazz 5B Civic Dance Arts Advanced Jazz 5B is for the advanced dancer who can handle any challenge thrown their way. Students will continue to work on their dynamic showmanship qualities. Teacher approval required. Jazz shoes and proper dance attire required.
PreProfessional Jazz 6A Civic Dance Arts PreProfessional Jazz 6 is for the committed dancer who hopes to be a professional someday. Students in this class will be asked to preform their steps with precision and accuracy all the while making it look effortless. Teacher approval required. Jazz shoes and proper dance attire required.
Beginner Creative Movement Civic Dance Arts Creative Movement is a fun and engaging class designed to introduce your bedroom ballerina and frolickers to the basics of ballet dance. Students will learn how to warm up, execute steps traveling across the floor, and learn basic ballet combinations to music. Ballet shoes and proper dance attire are required.
Beginner PreBallet Civic Dance Arts Beginner PreBallet is a fun and engaging class designed to introduce your young child to the basics of ballet dance. Students will learn how to warm up, execute steps traveling across the floor, and learn basic ballet combinations to music. Ballet shoes and proper dance attire are required.
Beginner Ballet 1A Civic Dance Arts Beginner Ballet 1A is a fun and engaging class designed to introduce your child to the basics of ballet dance. Students will learn how to warm up, execute steps traveling across the floor, and learn basic ballet combinations to music. Ballet shoes and proper dance attire are required.
Beginner Ballet 1B Civic Dance Arts Beginner Ballet 1B is designed for beginning ballet students to refine their execution of the basic skills learned in the previous level while learning more complex steps. Teacher approval is required. Ballet shoes and proper dance attire is required.
Advanced Beginner Ballet 2A Civic Dance Arts Advanced Beginner Ballet 2A is designed for students that can execute all steps from the previous levels with proficiency. Students will continue to build upon the foundation of the previous levels while learning more intricate footwork as well as executing slow and fast movement combinations. Teacher approval is required. Ballet shoes and proper dance attire is required.
Advanced Beginner Ballet 2B Civic Dance Arts Advanced Beginner Ballet 2B is designed for the advanced beginner who wants to refine their skills further in order to help them move to the next level. Students will focus on executing complex steps with speed as well as working on showmanship. Teacher approval is required. Ballet shoes and proper dance attire required.
Intermediate Ballet 3A Civic Dance Arts Intermediate Ballet 3A is designed for the intermediate student who can execute all steps from previous levels with proficiency meanwhile perfecting complex steps and adding new speed variations and showmanship qualities. Teacher approval required. Ballet shoes and proper dance attire required.
Intermediate Ballet 3B Civic Dance Arts Intermediate Ballet 3B - This is a 90 minute class designed for the ballet dancer who can execute all steps from previous levels with proficiency. The first 45 minutes are spent learning how to execute more intricate steps with speed at ballet barre. The second 45 minutes are spent focusing on center and across the floor work. Teacher approval required. Ballet shoes and proper dance attire required.
Advanced Intermediate Ballet 4A Civic Dance Arts Advanced Intermediate Ballet 4A - This is a 90 minute class designed for the ballet dancer who can execute all steps from previous levels with proficiency. The first 45 minutes are spent learning how to execute more intricate steps with speed at the ballet barre. The second 45 minutes are spent focusing on center and across the floor work. Teacher approval required. Ballet shoes and proper dance attire required.
Advanced Intermediate Ballet 4B Civic Dance Arts Advanced Intermediate Ballet 4B - This is a 90 minute class designed for the ballet dancer who can execute all steps from previous levels with proficiency. The first 45 minutes are spent learning how to execute more intricate steps with speed at the ballet barre. The second 45 minutes are spent focusing on center and across the floor work. Teacher approval required. Ballet shoes and proper dance attire required.
Beginner Hip Hop 1A Civic Dance Arts Beginner Hip Hop 1A is a fun and engaging class designed to introduce your child to the basics of hip hop dance. Students will learn how to warm up, stretch and do strengthening exercises to music and learn basic hip hop steps and combinations to music. Tennis shoes and proper dance attire are required.
Beginner Hip Hop 1B Civic Dance Arts Beginner Hip Hop 1B is designed for beginning hip hop students to refine their execution of the basic skills learned in the previous level while learning more complex steps. Teacher approval is required. Tennis shoes and proper dance attire is required.
Advanced Beginner Hip Hop 2A Civic Dance Arts Advanced Beginner Hip Hop 2A is designed for students that can execute all steps from the previous levels with proficiency. Students will continue to build upon the foundation of the previous levels while learning more intricate footwork and combinations at various speeds to music. Teacher approval is required. Tennis shoes and proper dance attire is required.
Advanced Beginner Hip Hop 2B Civic Dance Arts Advanced Beginner Hip Hop 2B is designed for the advanced beginner who wants to continue to refine their skills further in order to help them move to the next level. Students will focus on executing complex steps with speed as well as working on showmanship. Teacher approval is required. Tennis shoes and proper dance attire required.
Intermediate Hip Hop 3A Civic Dance Arts Intermediate Hip Hop 3A is designed for the intermediate student who can execute all steps from previous levels with proficiency while perfecting complex steps and adding new speed variations and showmanship qualities. Teacher approval required. Tennis shoes and proper dance attire required.
Beginner Tumbling 1A Civic Dance Arts Beginner Tumbling 1A - Does you dancer love to tumble around? Then this Acro dance class is for your child. Students will learn basic tumbling/floor exercise skills combined with dance skills. Students must have one year of jazz or ballet. Barefoot and proper dance attire required.
Beginner Tumbling 1B Civic Dance Arts Beginner Tumbling 1B - Does you dancer love to tumble around? Then this Acro dance class is for your child. Students will learn basic tumbling/floor exercise skills combined with dance skills. Students must have one year of jazz or ballet. Barefoot and proper dance attire required.
Advanced Beginner Tumbling 2A Civic Dance Arts Advanced Beginner Tumbling 2A is designed for students that can execute all skills (tumbling and dance) from the previous levels with proficiency. Students will continue to build upon the foundation of the previous levels while learning new skills and how to combine it together with music. Teacher approval is required. Barefoot and proper dance attire is required.
Advanced Beginner Tumbling 2B Civic Dance Arts Advanced Beginner Tumbling 2B is designed for the advanced beginner who wants to refine their skills (tumbling and dance) further in order to help them move to the next level. Students will focus on executing complex moves with speed as well as working on showmanship. Teacher approval is required. Barefoot and proper dance attire required.
Intermediate Tumbling 3A Civic Dance Arts Intermediate Tumbling 3A is designed for the intermediate student who can execute all steps (tumbling and dance) from previous levels with proficiency meanwhile perfecting complex combinations and adding new speed variations and showmanship qualities. Teacher approval required. Barefoot and proper dance attire required.
Intermediate Tumbling 3B Civic Dance Arts Intermediate Tumbling 3B is for students who can execute all steps (tumbling and dance) proficiently from the previous levels meanwhile making it look effortless. Students will focus more on showmanship and performance quality while executing steps dynamically to music with precision. Teacher approval required. Barefoot and proper dance attire required.
Advanced Intermediate Tumbling 4A Civic Dance Arts Advanced Intermediate Tumbling 4A is for students who can execute all steps (tumbling and dance) proficiently from the previous levels. Students at this level will be asked to perform complex combinations with ease. Teacher approval required. Barefoot and proper dance attire required.
Advanced Intermediate Tumbling 4B Civic Dance Arts Advanced Intermediate Tumbling 4B - Students will continue to improve their dynamic showmanship qualities while executing harder routines and tumbling/dance sequences. Must be a member of the San Diego Civic Dance Company. Teacher approval required. Barefoot and proper dance attire required.
Advanced Tumbling 5A Civic Dance Arts Advanced Tumbling 5A - Students will continue to improve their dynamic showmanship qualities while executing harder routines and tumbling/dance sequences. Must be a member of the San Diego Civic Dance Company. Teacher approval required. Barefoot and proper dance attire required.
Company A conservatory program that you must audition for by taking an 8 week workshop in March which culminates in an audition in May. Advanced level tap and jazz skills and teacher approval required. For more information please visit our website at http://www.civicdancearts.org or call the dance office at 619-235-5255.
T-Troupe Our junior company that you must audition for by taking an 8 week workshop in March which culminates in auditions in early May. Advanced level tap and jazz skills and teacher approval are required. For more information, please visit our website at http://www.civicdancearts.org or call our dance office at 619-235.5255.
Young Adult Ensemble A dance company that you must audition for by taking a 9 week workshop in March which culminates in an audition in early May. Advanced level tap and jazz skills and teacher approval are required. For more information, please visit our website at http://www/civicdancearts.org or call the dance office at 619-235.5255.
Beginner Musical Theater 1A Civic Dance Arts Beginner Musical Theater 1A - Have you ever aspired to be on Broadway? Well here's your chance to dance through a story or scene from a musical. Vocal technique will not be taught. Students must have one year of jazz. Jazz shoes and proper dance attire required.
Advanced Intermediate Musical Theater 4A Civic Dance Arts Advanced Intermediate Musical Theater 4A - Have you ever aspired to be on Broadway? Well here's your chance to dance through a story or scene from a musical. Vocal technique will not be taught. Must be a member of the San Diego Civic Dance Company. Teacher approval required. Jazz shoes and proper dance attire required.