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Adagio Ballet’s curriculum is designed to provide young dancers with a joyful transition from the world of magical fairy-tale dances to the fine art of classical ballet. With this intention, we have created a unique ballet curriculum which is based on the Vaganova method of ballet and uses the natural physical, mental, and social development of students as a guide for introducing the art of dance.
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Our Jazz curriculum is based on the classical jazz dance technique, with influences incorporated from modern jazz, hip-hop, street jazz and Broadway styles. The Jazz program focuses on flexibility, rhythm, extension, balance, speed, and strong movement, preparing students for a lifetime of dancing.

We follow the typical jazz class format of building strength, balance and extension through isolations, rhythmic exercises, floor stretches, across the floor patterns, and dance combinations. The class format remains the same through the different levels, while the movements continue to increase in complexity as students grow technically and physically. Just as the ballet program progresses along the natural physical and social development of the dancer, the jazz program integrates rhythm and music games, social interaction and partnering, improvisation and constructive peer feedback into the classes. Strong stage presence and performance are also strongly emphasized in the Jazz curriculum.
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Tap training helps to increase leg and core strength, musicality and rhythm, and showmanship. Tap class is a fun and exciting way to explore dance movement and learn basic through advanced steps. It also helps to improve coordination and teamwork skills. Tap dancing is a great compliment to any dancer wishing to perform in musicals or play a musical instrument because of it's important concentration on musicality and rhythm. Tap dancing helps students to find their inner performer and challenges the student to open up and become a versatile performer. Tap dancing focuses on learning complex patterns of foot movement, changes in tempo and different methods of weight transfer while dancing in order to produce a certain sound or look that accompanies the type of choreography or steps that the students are working class. Tap dancing is a great form of dancers for students of all ages to learn. levels Next:
Modern dance compliments ballet and jazz technique because it builds core strength, increases the height of a dancer’s jump and challenges the dancer to move through space with different movements and various levels. Modern dance will help the dancer to become aware of different styles of movements that could be incorporated into contemporary ballet. It also helps with the ability to quickly learn combinations and refine musicality. levels Next:
Adagio Ballet’s curriculum is designed to provide young dancers with a joyful transition from the world of magical fairy-tale dances to the fine art of classical ballet. With this intention, we have created a unique ballet curriculum which is based on the Vaganova method of ballet and uses the natural physical, mental, and social development of students as a guide for introducing the art of dance.
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Our Adult Dance Program and Adult Fitness Programs have a lot to offer you with several different types and levels of classes.

Our Adult Programs offer small classes with qualified instructors and convenient online enrollment.
Drop in Dance Class: $20, 5 class package $95, 10 class package $180, 15 class package $255
Drop in Fitness Class: $12, 5 class package $55, 10 class package $100, 15 class package $135

Policies for Adagio's Adult Program:

Class registrations for the 2014-2015 school year will expire at the end of the school year on June 21, 2015; No refunds/credit transfers are available for unused classes past expiration date. 

Students must register and sign- in at the Front Desk each day before class.

Drop-in and Trial Students should check our online schedule or call prior to class to confirm availability.

Students less than 18 years old should speak with Adagio staff for placement advising for a dance or fitness class.

Adagio Ballet has the right to automatically bill your credit card for any unregistered class attended.

*Class package registrations will no longer apply to any and all classes; students will need to be registered for each specific class that they attend.

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Due to an expanded weekend Class Schedule in both of our school locations - Arlington and Fairfax, for the time being we are not able to host Birthday Parties at either facility.
We have really enjoyed holding parties in the past and we look forward to having that opportunity again in the future! levels Next:
The Adagio Ballet and Dance Summer Program offers:
-  Comprehensive Summer curriculum which integrates dance instruction with performance preparation, acting, show production, and more!
-  Great balance of dancing and fun activity-based learning for younger Students
-  Fun, themed, different style dance camps for ages 1.5 – young teen
-  2-Week Full Day Intensive Program (recommendation by teacher required)
-  Extended Day Program with fun dance-based projects!
-  Opportunity to perform in on-site Black Box Theater!
-  Healthy daily snack and fun crafts during break!
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Adagio Ballet’s Intensive Ballet and Intensive Jazz Programs are designed to accommodate and challenge Students with a very strong interest in learning the art of dance in its complexity. All Intensive levels meet twice a week, and in the case of Ballet Intensive, which closely follows the Vaganova method, once Students begins Pointe work they are strongly encouraged to enroll in an additional Pointe class. The Intensive program constantly challenges students to blend the harmony of strong technique with an artistic quality. Ages 6 and up, an audition/recommendation by Adagio Ballet’s faculty is required for participation. levels Next:
Our Collective program is designed for students to be able to explore different forms of dance in one fun filled 1-hour long class. Students will have fun learning the basic movements in ballet, tap and jazz dancing while listening to fun music and playing dance and movement themed games. This class will emphasize cooperation amongst the dancers while improving listening and direction following skills. Students will learn the basic fundamentals of ballet, tap and jazz dancing which will prepare them to continue in the Collective program or move on to our Early Years or Beginning Classical Ballet Program. levels Next:
Our Boys Ballet program is designed specifically to develop the attributes necessary to successful male dancers. It is a main priority for us to establish a sense of comfort and support in the classroom for boy dancers. Among the important aspects of this program are the development of strength and balance for more advanced moved ballet steps as well as the preparation for eventual partnering with a female partner. levels Next:
Join us for Spring dancing, learning, crafting, and performing this Spring Break, April 2-April 5 in a Monday-Thursday half-day Camp! These 2.5-3 hour morning camps for Students ages 3-9 will provide dancers with the opportunity to explore fun themes, learn exciting choreography, make their own stage props and costume pieces, and perform for an audience at Adagio Ballet's own Theater setting with professional lights and sound!
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Winter Camps/Workshops are an excellent dance opportunity for Students who would like to stay active and learn more during the winter break! We usually offer a variety of levels, dance styles, and fun themes from Early Years to Intensive Advanced.
Tuition varies depending on Camp length and level - a light healthy snack and age-appropriate art crafts are usually included.
All Camp/Workshops conclude with a performance for family and friends in our Black Box Theater! levels Next:
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