1st term focus (10 weeks): Technique, Skills, Choreography & More!
1st term is all about getting the students on a comfortable level with the classes, exercises, combos, skills and choreography. Meeting and connecting with new dancers and feeling safe with their teachers is a high priority at Defying Gravity Dance. It can take some time for certain students to open up, therefore at DGD we want to make it a comfortable learning environment for all students.
We also begin creating the routines for our Showcases and select students for Halifax Dance Competitions in first term! This preparation really helps the students performances for the 2nd term. We finish 1st term with a fun and creative Photoshoot in the studio, which will be accessible to all dancers. In December, we break for Christmas then begin 2nd term Registration in the New Year.
2nd term focus (14 weeks): Routines for Showcase in May and Competition TBA.
2nd term is dedicated to ensuring all the dancer’s are happy and that their skills are improving. We also must complete and clean all routines that will be performed that year by the studio. This can take weeks and it is important that students consistently arrive to classes as their dance mates rely on them and each other, when preparing their routines.
There is always a chance for extra practices in 2nd term as we approach performance dates. Always check before leaving for class in the early winter months. If we have to cancel due to weather/road conditions, a make-up class will be rescheduled. DGD practices a safe and positive studio environment, offering opportunities to those who love to dance!