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Class & Program Choices

2022 Summer Session: June 6 – August 6, 2022

Keshet offers a wide variety of dance classes for different ages, levels, abilities, and schedules, both in-person and online!

Summer Session 2022 Schedule HERE

Pricing: ALL class offerings include sliding scale pricing options to meet your budget needs

All class attendees and visitors to Keshet must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination and remain masked while in the building. More info on our COVID-19 Safety Policies and Procedures can be found HERE.

Community Classes

Youth Classes (Ages 2 – 12)

Ages 2 - 3 l Creative Movement

Creative Movement brings young dancers together with one parent/guardian for exploring movement! This class will use movement games and prompts to focus on spacial awareness, musicality, and joy in dance.

Ages 4 - 5 l Ballet Basics

In this class, young dancers will explore the foundation of ballet technique. This class will include developmentally appropriate stretching, ballet positions, and movement exploration with a focus on the joy in moving with others. 

Ages 6 - 8 l Ballet and Contemporary

Ballet and Contemporary Ages 6-8 is for young dancers wanting to explore the basics of ballet and contemporary dance. This class will focus on spatial awareness, musicality, and joy in movement.

Ages 9 - 12 l Ballet and Contemporary

Ballet and Contemporary Ages 9-12 is for dancers wanting to explore the basics of ballet and contemporary dance. This class will focus on spatial awareness, weigh placement, musicality, and joy in movement.

Multigenerational Classes

Ages 13+ l Ballet Level 1

Ballet I is Keshet’s beginning ballet class, which includes an in-depth examination of the fundamentals of ballet. Warming up with the use of two hands on the barre, students will train rigorously, attempting plié, battement tendu, battement degagé, rond de jambe à terre, battement frappé, adagio, and grand battement combinations. Across the floor, students will learn basic means of ballet locomotion, port de bras, and allegro steps. The focus of this course is introducing the fundamentals and history of ballet while building body memory, alignment, and strength. Ballet I is perfect for novices or people wanting to focus on perfecting their technique.

Ages 15+ l Ballet Level 2

prior experience necessary 

Adult Ballet II takes beginning ballet steps and interprets them in more advanced ways. Warming up with the use of one hand on the barre, students will train rigorously, mastering the plié, quickly memorizing complicated battement tendu, battement degagé, rond de jambe à terre, and battement frappé patterns, and performing développés and grand battements in proper alignment. In the center, students use ballet body positions to perform battement tendu and complicated adagio combinations. Students will dance pirouette combinations with consecutive turns across the floor. Allegro work will challenge students with basic petit and grand allegro combinations. Adult Ballet II is a challenge for dance novices and any level of dancer wishing to perfect basics and build strength.

Ages 13+ l Contemporary Level 1

Contemporary Level I is Keshet’s beginning contemporary class, which includes an in-depth examination of the fundamentals of contemporary. This class will be structured with a center warmup and floorwork, followed by technique exercises and traveling exercises. The focus of this course is introducing the fundamentals and vocabulary of contemporary while building body memory, alignment, and strength. Contemporary Level 1 is perfect for novices or people wanting to focus on perfecting their technique.

Ages 15+ l Contemporary Level 2

prior experience necessary 

This class is for intermediate-advanced dancers. With an emphasis on a fusion of Graham and release technique, this class will push dancers to explore their physical limitations while searching for joy in their own movement. Areas of focus will be on weight shifting, floor work, dynamic shifts in quality of movement and musicality. The first half of class will be spent warming up and reviewing technique, and the second half will be spent experimenting with choreography.

Ages 13+ l Contemporary: Special Topics

This multigenerational class is a series of movement workshops in which dancers get to learn a new topic each week. This class ranges from Contemporary technique to Mindfulness to Site Specific dance as students explore the expertise of a variety of Keshet instructors. All levels of experience are welcome. 

Other Classes

Fine Wine Dance l Ages 55+

Dance for Older Adults: Fine Wine Dance (Moving FWD) – ages 55+

Keshet’s Fine Wine Dance (Moving FWD) class brings together individuals ages 55+ to explore movement and choreography as a community.

Learn the building blocks of contemporary dance choreography, including:

  • body awareness
  • space mapping
  • movement qualities
  • movement vocabulary
  • performance elements
  • improvisation techniques
Mixed Ability Classes l Ages 6+

Keshet’s Mixed Ability classes focus on celebrating the expression of all individuals and all abilities in dance. While dancers of all abilities are welcome in all Keshet programming, Mixed Ability classes specifically integrate all mobility devices as well as all levels of physical and developmental abilities. In Mixed Ability classes, students are invited to move and express dance techniques together while discovering their unique movement possibilities.

Other terminology in the dance field for Mixed Ability Dance is integrated dance, inclusive dance, or adaptive dance.

Dancers of all abilities, call 505.224.9808 or email info@KeshetArts.org today to find the right class for you!

“Dancing has changed my life because I feel like I don’t have a disability when I dance.  On stage, I feel free, and I feel beautiful.”

-Tonya, 25

Pricing

All Drop-In classes and class packages are offered on a sliding scale. Class purchases expire six months after purchase date.

One Class $0 – $15 5-Class Package $0 – $70 10-Class Package $0 – $130 15-Class Package $0 – $180
Having Trouble Registering?

How to Register

  1. Select your class via our registration platform:
    * For Drop-in Community Classes click HERE
    * For Dance Camps click HERE
  2. Click the “sign up” button to the side of the class or series of your choice; use the calendar to advance to any dates in the future.
  3. Create an account with the dancer’s name (not a parent name). Create a separate account for each dancer/student.
  4. Choose your payment amount from the sliding scale options. All classes have options that range from full price to free.

If you need any assistance registering or have questions, we are happy to help you, please email frontdesk@keshetarts.org
or call us at 505-224-9808.

PRE-REGISTRATION IS ENCOURAGED DUE TO COVID CAPACITY LIMITS FOR IN-PERSON CLASSES
AND RECEIVING ZOOM LINKS FOR ONLINE CLASSES!

Summer 2022 Dance Camps (Ages 6 – 14)

$295 Full Week long Camp , $75 One Day Registration
For scholarships contact us at info@keshetarts.org 

June 20 – 24, 2022 l 9am – 4pm
Ballet and Contemporary Dance Camp 

Build the foundations of dance with our expert teachers in ballet and contemporary movement. Camp will include daily studio instruction in Ballet, Contemporary, and choreography, and a few arts and crafts activities.Campers will perform short pieces for their family and friends at the conclusion of camp on Friday! No experience necessary. 

Early drop off and late pick up packages available. 

July 11 – 15, 2022 l 9am – 4pm
Musical Theater Dance Camp 

Build a show! Campers will work throughout the week to build a show from the ground-up. Camp will include daily studio instruction in jazz, plus they will practice their singing and acting, design costumes and sets, and learn a bit of dance and theater history. Campers will perform their show for their family and friends at the conclusion of camp on Friday! No experience necessary. 

Early drop off and late pick up packages available. 

Having Trouble Registering?

How to Register

  1. Select your class via our registration platform:
    * For Drop-in Community Classes click HERE
    * For Dance Camps click HERE
  2. Click the “sign up” button to the side of the class or series of your choice; use the calendar to advance to any dates in the future.
  3. Create an account with the dancer’s name (not a parent name). Create a separate account for each dancer/student.
  4. Choose your payment amount from the sliding scale options. All classes have options that range from full price to free.

If you need any assistance registering or have questions, we are happy to help you, please email frontdesk@keshetarts.org
or call us at 505-224-9808.

PRE-REGISTRATION IS ENCOURAGED DUE TO COVID CAPACITY LIMITS FOR IN-PERSON CLASSES
AND RECEIVING ZOOM LINKS FOR ONLINE CLASSES!

Other Classes and Programs 

Deep Dive Discovery (D3)

Classes

Our Deep Dive Discovery class series is for students whose schedules allow for them to attend the full series of classes within the D3 Series selected. Style, level and duration of D3 classes offered will change from session to session, based on instructors, schedules and other fun factors!

Guest Artist Popup Classes

Guest artist classes at Keshet Center for the Arts are typically given by specialty faculty or guest artists such as Makers who visit Keshet Center for the Arts to create work and often hold a class during their stay. 

KP3: Keshet’s

Pre-Professional Program

(ages 8-18)

 

Keshet Dance offers Pre-Professional Dance Training in a variety of programs designed to develop well-rounded dancers. Experienced pre-professional faculty offer a diverse curriculum of contemporary dance, classical ballet, jazz, and hip hop.

With the discipline and confidence cultivated through Keshet Pre-Professional Dance Training, students are equipped to pursue careers as professional dancers, dance in higher education, or find success in other fields.

This season of Community Dance Classes is made possible in part with support by:

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