CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

CHILDREN'S CLASSES

Tiny Tots 1 (Ages 2.5-4):

This beginner class for young movers consists of ballet, tap and creative movement introducing young dancers to basic ballet terminology, coordination exercises, music appreciation, and flexibility development. Our faculty and assistants offer a fun and exploratory space for building community and the love for dance within the studio.

Tiny Tots 2 (Ages 4-5):

This beginner class for young movers consists of ballet, tap and creative movement introducing young dancers to basic ballet terminology, coordination exercises, music appreciation, and flexibility development. Our faculty and assistants offer a fun and exploratory space for building community and the love for dance within the studio. 

Tot Hop & Tumbling (Ages 3-5):

An alternative to our Tiny Tots program, Tot Hop offers an introduction to dance with a hip hop base. Students learn fun, age appropriate moves to current pop hits (usually the kidz bop versions). Students will learn basic mat tumbling skills focusing on balance, coordination and flexibility in a safe and guided manor.

 

Level 1 Ballet/Tap/Jazz (Ages 5-6):

Our Level Program is designed to introduce and develop formal dance training to the young dancer consisting of 20 minutes each of Ballet, Jazz and Tap techniques. These combination classes ensure a well-rounded preparatory dance education and inspire.

Level 2 Ballet/Tap/Jazz (Ages 6-7):

Our Level Program is designed to introduce and develop formal dance training to the young dancer consisting of 20 minutes each of Ballet, Jazz and Tap techniques. These combination classes ensure a well-rounded preparatory dance education and inspire.

 

Level 3/4 Ballet/Tap/Jazz (Ages 7-9):

Our Level Program is designed to introduce and develop formal dance training to the young dancer consisting of 30 minutes each of Ballet, Jazz and Tap techniques. These combination classes ensure a well-rounded preparatory dance education and inspire.  For the older and/or more advanced dancer, each idiom is offered for a longer class time to allow for additional progressions and phrase work.

 

Petite Ballet (Ages 9-11):

Petite Ballet offers 1 hour of Classical Ballet focusing on the foundation, terminology, progressions and combinations at an advanced beginner to intermediate level.  The Intensive training programs are designed for students who are interested in focusing on the art of dance as their primary extracurricular activity throughout the school year.  Age, dance experience, as well as ability are considered for placement.

 

Petite Tap/Jazz (Ages 9-11):

Petite Tap/Jazz offers 1/2 hour of Tap and 1/2 hour of Jazz focusing on the foundation, terminology, progressions and combinations at an advanced beginner to intermediate level.  The Intensive training programs are designed for students who are interested in focusing on the art of dance as their primary extracurricular activity throughout the school year. Age, dance experience, as well as ability are considered for placement.

 

Junior Intermediate Ballet (Ages 11-14): Hamilton

Jr. Int. Ballet offers 1 hour of Classical Ballet and Pointe conditioning focusing on the foundation, terminology, progressions and combinations at an Intermediate Level.  

Junior Intermediate Tap/Jazz (Ages 11-14): Hamilton

Jr. Int. Tap/Jazz offers 30 minutes of Jazz and 30 minutes of Tap technique focusing on the foundation, terminology, progressions and combinations at an Intermediate Level.  

 

Junior Intermediate Modern (Ages 11-14): Hamilton

This intermediate level modern class is rooted in Ballet fundamentals as a technical base.  These skills are then combined with release technique, taking the body off-center and moving through space in a creative way through the variation of time, tempo and dynamics.  This class will also focus on body and core strengthening, as well as an increased complexity of movement sequences and an emphasis on clarity of expression, musicality, and quality of performance.

 

Junior Advanced Tap/Jazz (Ages 11-14): Hamilton

Junior Advanced Tap/Jazz offers 45 minutes of each idiom building on foundational terminology, and more complex progressions and combinations taught at an Intermediate/Advanced level.

 

Junior Advanced Ballet (Ages 11-14): Hamilton

Junior Advanced Ballet is a 1 hour ballet class that builds on foundational terminology, and more complex progressions and combinations are taught at an intermediate/advanced level. The class structure consists of barre, center, and progressions, as well as strengthening and conditioning exercises.

 

Junior Advanced Modern (Ages 11-14): Hamilton

This Intermediate/ Advanced level modern class is rooted in Ballet fundamentals as a technical base.  These skills are then combined with release technique, taking the body off-center and moving through space in a creative way through the variation of time, tempo and dynamics. This class will also focus on body and core strengthening, as well as an increased complexity of movement sequences and an emphasis on clarity of expression, musicality, and quality of performance.

Junior Ballet (Ages 12+): Georgetown

Jr. Int. Ballet offers 1.5 hours of Classical Ballet and Pointe conditioning focusing on the foundation, terminology, progressions and combinations at an Intermediate/Advanced Level. The class structure consists of barre, center, and progressions, as well as strengthening and conditioning exercises.

 

Junior Tap/Jazz (Ages 12+): Georgetown

Jr. Tap/Jazz offers 30 minutes of Jazz and 30 minutes of Tap technique focusing on the foundation, terminology, progressions and combinations at an Intermediate/Advanced Level.  

Junior Modern (Ages 12+): Georgetown

This intermediate level modern class is rooted in Ballet fundamentals as a technical base.  These skills are then combined with release technique, taking the body off-center and moving through space in a creative way through the variation of time, tempo and dynamics.  This class will also focus on body and core strengthening, as well as an increased complexity of movement sequences and an emphasis on clarity of expression, musicality, and quality of performance.

Teen Tap (Ages 12+): Georgetown

This one hour recreational tap class is for dancers age 12+, focusing on the foundation, terminology, progressions and combinations at an Intermediate Level.  

Teen Contemporary (Ages 12+): Georgetown

Contemporary class begins with a warm-up and stretches designed to increase flexibility and strengthen the core. Progressions across the floor are designed to challenge dancers through weight & direction changes, increased musicality and variation in style. Weekly combinations will challenge dancers vary their movement style and work on performance quality in the studio. 

Senior Ballet/Pointe (Ages 14+):

This advanced Ballet class consists of a Classical Ballet barre warm up focusing on proper alignment and body articulation, followed by across-the-floor progressions and center adage/allegro combinations designed to challenge the mind and strengthen the body. The class may be taken on pointe at the discretion of the teacher.

 

Senior Jazz/Contemporary (Ages 14+):

Senior Jazz/Contemporary class begins with a warm-up and stretches designed to increase flexibility and strengthen the core. Complex progressions across the floor are designed to challenge dancers through weight & direction changes, increased musicality and variation in style. Jazz dance styles taught within the class will include Classical Jazz, Contemporary, Broadway and more.
 

Senior Modern (Ages 14+):

Senior Modern is an advanced class that focuses on strengthening the technical and artistic level of Modern dance, which is rooted in Ballet fundamentals, combined with taking the body off-center and exploring space in a creative way.  This class will focus on strengthening the body through Pilates and muscle conditioning. There is also a strong focus on increased complexity of movement sequences and emphasizes clarity of expression, musicality, and quality of performance.

 

Senior Tap (Ages 14+):

Senior Tap class consists of a center warm up designed to get the feet and ankles ready to explore and learn how to create rhythms with the feet!  This advanced level class uses foundational vocabulary to explore more complex progressions and center combinations, rhythm-making, and musicality.

 

Senior Pointe Conditioning (Ages 14+/By recommendation)

This purpose of this class is to prepare new Pointe students with feet and ankle conditioning exercises, as well as learn the basic vocabulary of Pointe in a safe, focused setting. It is also geared towards intermediate and advanced Pointe students to continue working on their strength and skills.  For dancers new to Pointe, the first month of this class will be done with no pointe shoes, as the teacher evaluates each students strength and readiness, then from there ensuring that shoes fit properly, and that students begin their training correctly from the start. Students that take this class will be able to take their skills into regular ballet class at the discretion of the teacher.

BoSoma Youth Company - BYC (Ages 9-18):

Students committed to the Junior and Senior Intensive Programs are offered the opportunity to join the BoSoma Youth Company, our pre-professional performance company. BYC participates in performance opportunities throughout the year such as the Move for the Movement Cancer Benefit in Andover, PULSE Convention in Boston, our Annual Winter Concert and local art festivals rather than dance competitions. BYC students are required to take Ballet, Tap, Jazz and Modern classes, as well as attend weekly rehearsals.

Beginner Hip Hop (Ages 6-8):

Students learn beginner level Hip Hop concepts and elements while getting all of the benefits of a healthy workout and opportunity to find their own personal expression through movement. These classes are taught to popular, kid-friendly, and age appropriate music.

Hip Hop (Ages 9-12):

Students learn intermediate level Hip Hop concepts and elements while getting all of the benefits of a healthy workout and opportunity to find their own personal expression through movement. These classes are taught to popular, kid-friendly, and age appropriate music.

Teen Hip Hop (Ages 12+):

Students learn intermediate to advanced level Hip Hop concepts and elements while getting all of the benefits of a healthy workout and opportunity to find their own personal expression through movement. These classes are taught to popular, kid-friendly, and age appropriate music.

Irish Step Level 1 (Beginner, ages 5-7):

Level 1 is for students with little or no Irish Dance experience. Classes will focus on the basics of Irish Step Dancing (Skip 2-3's, Sevens and Threes, etc.) and students will begin learning traditional Reels and Jigs. This beginner Irish Step class is offered in a non-competitive, supportive and fun environment. Additional performances are offered throughout the year, normally during the winter Holiday Season and St. Patrick’s Day at local community events and venues. (Class placement will be at the discretion of the teacher.)

 

Irish Step Level 2 (Advanced Beginner, ages 6-8):

Level 2 is for students with some Irish Dance experience. Classes will continue to focus on the basics of Irish Step Dancing as well as adding to our repertoire of traditional Reels and Jigs. This Irish Step class is offered in a non-competitive, supportive and fun environment. Additional performances are offered throughout the year, normally during the winter Holiday Season and St. Patrick’s Day at local community events and venues. (Class placement will be at the discretion of the teacher.)

 

Irish Step Level 3 (Intermediate, ages 7-10):

Level 3 is for students with at least two year’s of Irish Dance. In this class, students will learn more complex traditional Reels and Jigs as well as be introduced to Treble Reels (hard shoe dancing). This Irish Step class is offered in a non-competitive, supportive and fun environment. Additional performances are offered throughout the year, normally during the winter Holiday Season and St. Patrick’s Day at local community events and venues. (Class placement will be at the discretion of the teacher.)

 

Irish Step Level 4 (Intermediate, ages 9 - Teen):

Level 4 is for students with a solid knowledge of Irish Dance. In this class, students will continue to add to our repertoire of traditional Reels, Jigs, Treble Reels (hard shoe dancing) as well as be introduced to Slip Jigs. This Irish Step class is offered in a non-competitive, supportive and fun environment. Additional performances are offered throughout the year, normally during the winter Holiday Season and St. Patrick’s Day at local community events and venues. (Class placement will be at the discretion of the teacher.)

 

Irish Step Level 5 (Advanced, ages 12+):

Level 5 is for students with an advanced knowledge of Irish Dance and placement is solely at the discretion of the teacher. Classes will focus on more complex Reels, Jigs, Slip Jigs, Treble Reels (hard shoe dancing) as well as traditional Hornpipes, Heavy Jigs and Set Dances. This Irish Step class is offered in a non-competitive, supportive and fun environment. Additional performances are offered throughout the year, normally during the winter Holiday Season and St. Patrick’s Day at local community events and venues.

Musical Theater (Ages 9-11/Ages 12+): Georgetown

Musical Theater class is designed to develop jazz and character skills, and strengthen theatrical performance quality. Using classical and contemporary Broadway musicals and shows, students will develop an appreciation for the combination of dance and theater. 

 

Acro For Dancers (Ages 6-9/Ages 10+):

In this beginner level acro class, students will learn gymnastics fundamentals in a safe, encouraging environment. Acrobatic skills increase strength and flexibility, and well as body awareness, coordination and control. This is a class based on skill building. *This class DOES NOT participate in the Recital

ADULT CLASSES

Drop In Rate is $20, 10 Class Card $150, 20 Class Card $240   Click here to purchase a class card.

Adult Ballet (18+)

This beginner/intermediate class is perfect for adults brand new to ballet, or those who have a background in ballet, and are looking to get back into it! Classes will consist of basic barre exercises, progressions across the floor, and center combinations.

 

Dress Code: comfortable fitness clothes or dancewear, hair pulled back off of face

Shoes: Ballet slippers, barefoot, or socks




 

BoSoma School of Dance - Locations and Hours

Hamilton Location

15 Walnut Road

Hamilton, MA 01982

(978) 977-3262

Email:  info@bosomaschool.com

Hamilton Studio Hours: 
Mondays 8am-12pm, 3pm-7:30pm
Tuesdays 8am-12pm, 3pm-7:30pm
Wednesdays 8am-8:30pm
Thursdays 8am-12pm, 3pm-8:30pm
Fridays 8am-6:30pm
Saturdays 7:30am-2pm
Sundays 8am-9:30am

Georgetown Location

52 Central Street

Georgetown, MA 01833

(978) 352-2713

Email: info@bosomaschool.com

Georgetown Studio Hours:

Mondays 9am-11am, 3pm-8:30pm

Tuesdays 9am-11am, 3:30pm-8pm

Wednesdays 3:30pm-8:30pm

Thursdays 3:30pm-8pm

Friday 3pm-5:30pm

Saturdays 9am-1:30pm

Manchester Athletic Club (MAC) Location

8 Atwater Avenue

Manchester, MA 01944

Phone:  (978) 526-8900 ext257

Email: programs@macathletics.com

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