The Deane School of Dance
Home of The Greater
Milford Ballet Company
 

Let us introduce you to our world of dance.

Come dance with us…

-Georgia Deane,

Founder and Artistic Director, The Deane School of Dance

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Full Year Programs & Summer Class Schedule


The Deane School of Dance offers superior instruction for our littlest students beginning ages 3 all the way to adult. We teach the disciplines of ballet, tap, jazz, pointe, modern (summer intensive) and contemporary.

PROGRAMS

Pre-School dance classes (3 1/2 – 5 years)
  • Pre-ballet, simple acrobatics, songs, creative movement,  games, and tap for coordination and rhythm.

Beginners basic dance classes – ballet, jazz and tap.
  • Ballet classes: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced professional. 
  • Beginner level–  includes basic positions, proper ballet technique and movements, combinations which develop coordination and rhythm in the younger dancer. (Ages 6 to 9 years*)
  • Intermediate level– includes more advanced movements and combinations than beginner level, while developing their sense of music as it relates to the dance. Upper intermediate also includes beginnings of pointe work and strength exercises. Individual student’s expertise is also a factor in assigning class levels. (Ages 10 to 14 years*)
  • Advanced level– includes more advanced movements and technique than intermediate level. Regular pointe classes are given. (Ages 14 to 18 years*)

Jazz: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced; building on the above ballet descriptions also includes lyrical & contemporary dance styles

Tap: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.
  • Tap dancing uses sounds made by taps on ones shoes to create rhythms which enhance the body’s dance moves. The Deane School teaches Broadway tap and rhythm (jazz/hip hop) tap. Tap dancing develops a student’s sense of rhythm and style and also enhances the function of the brain by connecting additional neurons, which helps to extend and maintain high brain functioning now and throughout a student’s life.
  • Pre-school and Kindergarten level tap– Classes focus on basic rhythms, while relating them to various types of music. The percussive sounds made by the taps highlight the rhythms that are in the simple tap dance moves presented. (Ages 3 to 6 years*)
  • Beginner level tap – This level includes basic tap steps and combinations, which coordinate with the variety of music used. (Ages 7- 10 years*)
  • Intermediate level tap – This level builds on the basic beginner moves and adds more intricate moves and combinations, such as time steps, as the student gets older. (Ages 10 – 13 years*)
  • Advanced level tap – This level continues to focus on more time steps and combinations, as well as more intricate rhythms. It also includes both rhythm tap and Broadway style tap choreography. (Ages 14 – 18 years*)


New to Deane? Not sure which class is perfect for your child? Call to schedule your personal interview and Miss Georgia will guide you to the best starting class and provide a plan for your dancer.


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*Please Note:  Along with the student’s age, individual student’s expertise is always a factor in assigning class levels.

 

Full Dance Season:

Registration begins in April for the following season of dance. A dance season is September through May. The first half of the season we teach dancing – technique and the dance vocabulary. Only after we have laid a strong dance foundation do we begin working on recital pieces, typically in February. The season culminates with the Spring Recital where students take to the stage debuting their newest moves and the faculty reveal their artistry through their choreography. It’s our celebration of dance, performance, and passion for creative movement.

 

CLASSES


SUMMER CLASSES 2019

Thursday evening ballet: 7:00 to 8:30PM

- July 18

- July 25

- August 8

- August 22


Intermediate/advanced ballet with Susanna Vennerbeck and Jill Silverman.

Deane alums are also welcome.

4 Thursday evenings—$80.   Drop-in fee; $20 for alums and Deane students.

 

Summer Dance Intensive;  10 AM to noon

Week of August 12 through 16   includes ballet, jazz, modern.

Teachers include Jill Silverman, Marina VanWinkle, Jenna Brown, and Kelsey Rioux.

Full week is $150.

 

Send attendance requests to cinderella1946@comcast.net.

 

Summer ballet/tap combo classes: 6:00 to 7:00 PM

Thursday evening dates are August 8, 15, and 22.

Students ages 7 to 10 are welcome.

 

All sessions are payable to:

Georgia Deane

28 Bellingham St

Mendon, MA 01756

 

Send payments 2-weeks prior to your specific session.


Here is an update regarding summer classes:
 
Thursday evening ballet: 7:00 to 8:30PM
July 18
July 25
August 8
August 22
Intermediate/advanced ballet with Susanna Vennerbeck, Jill Silverman, and Alison Dulak.
Deane alums are also welcome.
4 Thursday evenings—$80.   Drop-in fee; $20 for alums and Deane students.
 
Summer Dance Intensive;  10 AM to noon
Week of August 12 through 16   includes ballet, jazz, modern.
Teachers include Jill Silverman, Marina VanWinkle, Jenna Brown, Kelsey Rioux, Alison Dulak.
Full week is $150.
 
Send attendance requests to cinderella1946@comcast.net.
 
Summer ballet/tap combo classes: 6:00 to 7:00 PM
Thursday evening dates are August 8, 15, and 22.
Students ages 7 to 10 are welcome.
 
All sessions are payable to:
Georgia Deane
28 Bellingham St
Mendon, MA 01756
 
Send payments 2-weeks prior to your specific session

CLASS SCHEDULE 2019/2020

NOTE THIS IS THE SCHEDULE FOR FALL 2019/ SPRING 2020


Mondays (beginning Sept. 9):

10:00 to 10:30 AM Pre-School class for ages 3 to 4 year olds NEW CLASS

10:30 to 11:00AM Pre-School class 2 for ages 4 to 5 year olds  NEW CLASS

 

5:30 to 6:15PM  Ballet only for ages 8 to 11 year olds  (Tap and jazz offered for this group on Tuesdays.)

6:15 to 7:00 PM Intermediate ballet for ages 11 ½ to 14 (Tap, jazz, and addit. ballet offered for this group on Thursdays.)

7:00  to  8:00PM Advanced ballet  for ages 14 to 18

8:00 to 8:30PM  Advanced pointe for ages 14 to 18

 

Tuesdays (beginning Sept. 10):

4:45 to 5:45PM   Tap and Jazz for ages 8 to 11

5:45 to 6:45PM  Intermediate/advanced ballet for ages 14 to 18

6:45 to 7:15PM  Intermediate/advanced pointe for ages 14 to 18

 

Wednesdays (beginning Sept. 11):

4:30 to 5:30 PM Intermediate ballet (alt. to Tues.) for ages 11 1/2  to 14

5:30 to 6:15PM  Intermediate jazz for ages 11 ½ to 14

6:15 to 6:45PM  Intermediate tap for ages 11 ½ to 14

6:45 to 8:00PM  Advanced jazz for ages 14 to 18

 

Saturdays(beginning Sept 14):

9:00 to 9:30AM Pre-School ballet for ages 3 and 4

9:30 to 10:30AM  Combo group ballet and tap for ages 5 to 7

10:30 to noon      Advanced ballet for ages 14 to 18

Noon to 12:30     Advanced pointe for ages 14 to 18