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keshet’s pre-professional dance training

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.

Keshet Pre-Professional Dance Training includes:

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.

Upcoming Pre-Professional Dance Training Information Meetings*

JUMP Info: Monday, Feb. 3rd, 5:00- 5:30pm
 or By appointment (email Sarah@KeshetArts.org)

* A Parent/Guardian is required to attend with each interested dancer under 18 years old.

JUMP: Just Unlimited Movement Possibilities (ages 6-18)

JUMP: Just Unlimited Movement Possibilities

Keshet’s Just Unlimited Movement Possibilities (JUMP) Program is specifically designed to meet the needs of dancers ages 6 to 18, preparing them for participation in Keshet’s Pre-Professional Program (KP3). JUMP dancers choose their own flexible schedule, studying contemporary dance, classical ballet, jazz, and/or hip hop in a nurturing class environment focused on proper alignment and technique.  The JUMP program provides dancers unlimited access to Keshet Community classes!

Registration for the 2020 Spring semester of JUMP will begin in December 2019. JUMP students may enter the program at the beginning of the Fall or Spring semester. No audition is required. As part of JUMP, students participate in a minimum of three classes weekly and may perform in Keshet Dance Fall, Winter and/or Spring productions.

Required Class Attire 

JUMP dress code is designed to encourage unity, discipline, and improved concentration among our students. All JUMP students are required to attend classes in dress code indicated in the JUMP Handbook/ Packet – Download the packet here: JUMP Spring 2020 Final Packet

Non-competitive scholarships and work-study are available. If you have questions about the JUMP program, please contact Sarah Gonzales (Sarah@KeshetArts.org) or call 505-224-9808.

KP3: Keshet's Pre-Professional Program (ages 8-18)

KP3: Keshet’s Pre-Professional Program

2018-19 KP3 Students

Keshet’s Pre-Professional Program (KP3) provides a comprehensive training curriculum for dancers ages 8 to 18 who are committed to intensive dance training. The KP3 program combines rigorous training in modern dance, ballet, jazz, and hip hop to create well-rounded and versatile dancers.

Audition

KP3 Auditions only take place in the fall. Our next round of auditions will take place on Saturday, August 1, 2020; 1:30 – 5:30pm KP3 students register for the full school year and should be prepared to commit themselves for this entire period of time.

Program Participation 

Participation in the KP3 program requires a serious commitment from both the student and his or her family. As part of KP3, students participate in a minimum of six classes weekly and are required to perform in Keshet Dance Fall and Spring productions. KP3 dancers choose their own flexible schedule, studying contemporary dance, classical ballet, pointe, jazz, and hip hop in a nurturing class environment focused on proper alignment and technique.

Required Class Attire 

KP3 dress code is designed to encourage unity, discipline, and improved concentration among our students. All KP3 students are required to attend classes in dress code indicated in the KP3 Handbook. Non-competitive scholarships and work-study are available. If you have questions about the KP3 program, please contact Sarah Gonzales (Sarah@KeshetArts.org) or call 505-224-9808.

 

Youth and Adult Dance Intensives

2020 Summer Dance Intensive

(AGES 10 THRU ADULT* PRIOR EXPERIENCE REQUIRED)

WEEK 1: JULY 20 – 24, 2020

WEEK 2: JULY 27 –  31, 2020

10AM – 4PM – $295 PER WEEK or $500 for both weeks

Designed for motivated and experienced dancers, attendees will take daily classes in contemporary, ballet, jazz and hip hop, and refining technique while broadening understanding of various dance styles. Dancers must have significant prior training in contemporary and/or ballet in order to attend this Intensive. Placement auditions take place on the first day in ballet class. Pre-registration required. For dress code requirements, see notes below. This is a great way to kick of the 2020-2021 pre-professional training season!

Registration opens 1/15/20; Early Bird Registration $25 Discount prior to 4/15/20, applies only to One Week Registrants.

STEPS TO REGISTER FOR SUMMER DANCE INTENSIVE

  1.  Click the “Register online” link – HERE
  2. Choose “Dance Camps” tab
  3. Click the “Sign Up Now” button next to Summer Dance Intensive (Tip: use the calendar at the top of the page to advance to 7/20/20 (for 1st week) to show only Intensive options with future dates)
  4. Create an account with the dancer’s name – not the parent’s name. Create a separate account for each dancer
  5. Follow the prompts

If you are interested in applying for a scholarship you must do it in person or on the phone.

2020 Summer Dance Intensive Dress Code

Keshet 2020 Summer Dance Intensive dancers are expected to be attired appropriately. No bootie shorts, low riders, gaucho pants, crop tops or bare midriffs are allowed. Students not adhering to the dress code will not be allowed to take class. All students must be fully dressed in more than leotard and tights when entering or exiting the building. Dancewear is not appropriate attire for the street and students must wear street clothing over their leotards and tights. Each Keshet Faculty member may specify specific dress code preferences.

Ballet

Please wear:

  • Solid color leotard with pink tights OR black tights with a tight-fitting white shirt, tank top, or leotard
  • Ballet slippers with elastic or pointe shoes with elastics and ribbon are required; elastics must be hidden inside of shoes
  • Ballet skirt may be worn
  • All hair must be secured out of the face in a neat bun
  • Appropriate undergarments (sports bras, dance belt/supporter)

Contemporary

and

Jazz

Please wear:

  • Solid color leotard with pink or black tights OR black tights with a tight-fitting white shirt, tank top, or leotard; Black leggings or tight dance pants may be worn
  • Contemporary: Bare feet are required, unless specified by instructor
  • Jazz: Jazz shoes are required
  • All hair must be secured out of the face
  • Appropriate undergarments (sports bras, dance belt/supporter)
Hip Hop Rehearsal dance clothing is acceptable, but no street clothes. Pants and sneakers are preferred.

 

Any questions about proper attire may be discussed with the Pre-Professional Education Director. If you have questions and or alterations needed related to gender identity, please contact the Keshet Pre-Professional Education Director (Sarah Gonzales, sarah@keshetarts.org), so that an appropriate alternative may be identified.

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