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Preliminary course

Age 8-18

 

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The Preliminary course is an intensive training course for modern dance and classical ballet for young dancers in preparation for a dance subject training at a dance academy like Codarts Rotterdam, Theaterschool Amsterdam, ArtEZ Arnhem, Fontys Tilburg and Royal Conservatory of The Hague or an MBO dance.

>Admission to the Preliminary course takes place after the successful completion of an audition. Admission criteria are physical aptitude, pleasure / passion, dance qualities (including appearance, musicality, co-ordination) and motivation.
> The students follow 4 days a week lesson, total 7 hours. Of which ± 3 hours classical ballet, modern dance (Graham based, Cunningham, floorwork), improvisation / composition, choreography. A few times a year a supportive lesson from e.g. a physiotherapist, dietician, mental coach.
> The students perform a lot to gain stage experience, such as our performances in December and June.
> We prepare the students to audition for a dance vocational training.
> Regular classes are organized so parents and other interested parties can see the progress.
> 3x per season, the students get a review, An assessment of your progress is made three times a year. This is done both verbally and in writing.
> The open days of the national dance academies are visited together.




Program

Which classes are you going to do?
• Classical ballet, Vaganova method
• Modern dance (including Graham based, Floorwork, Horton, Limon and Cunningham)
• Modern Jazz
• Improvisation and composition
• Choreography
• From class 5 to 10: Dance and health (including yoga, Pilates, nutrition, injury prevention)
• From grades 5 to 10: Supportive lessons, such as Drama, Self-confidence, preparation for auditions, info about professional practice

Stage experience

A lot of time is spent on gaining stage experience in the following way:
• You learn to make a dance (solo) for the Own Work Performance
• You dance in a piece during the big performance of the Danshuis or the older dancers (from class 5) of a professional choreographer during the dance workshop performances or in collaboration with Dance group Haarlem
• You participate in the annual 'Open Day Talent Development', by means of: public lessons and short performances

The Preparatory Course is regularly approached by cultural parties in Haarlem and the surrounding area to make a dance contribution to, for example, an event, an opera or concert.

Other activities
• Visiting dance performances together
• Visiting the Open Days of the national dance academies

Evaluation
An evaluation of your progress will be made several times a year. This is done both orally and in writing.


Class 1 and 2 (8-10 years)
> The children who dance in class 1 and 2 have classes together and follow 2 classes a week, namely 1x classical ballet and 1x modern / improvisation.
> We prepare interested children for auditioning for a dance academie.
> The children receive written and oral feedback once a year.

 

Class 3 and 4 (10-12 years)
> The children in class 3 and 4 have classes together and are required to attend 3 classes a week. Until Christmas that means 2 classical ballet lessons per week and 1x improvisation/composition. From January that will be 1 classical ballet class, 1x modern dance and 1x improv/compo/choreography.
> We prepare the children for an audition for a national dance academie or class 5 of the Preparatory Course of Danshuis Haarlem.
> The children receive a rating twice per season.
> In consultation we go to the Open Day of a Dance preparatory course (eg National Ballet Academy in Amsterdam, Codarts in Rotterdam).

 

Class 5 to 10 (12-18 years)

> The students attend classes several days a week, a total of 6 hours on average. The lessons consist of classical ballet, modern dance (Graham based, Cunningham, Limon, floorwork), improvisation/composition, choreography.

> Students are assessed twice a year.

> In addition to the weekly lessons, the dancers receive a supporting lesson a few times a year from, for example, a physiotherapist, dietician, mental coach, information professional practice, etc.






Auditions


5 April 2023 Open House


Classes 1 to 10 present themselves and all information is given about the lessons and auditions. A great way to get acquainted with this special program for children and young people with a great passion and talent for dance!

Email for more information and signing up: info@danshuishaarlem.nl





Schedule 2023 - 2024

Studio
Class   Teacher
MO
16.45-18.15 1 7-8 Classical ballet Haya
TUE
16.45-18.00 1 4-5 Classical ballet Haya
18.15-19.15
2
4-5 Pilates / Dance technique Roby
18.15-19.30
1
7-8 Classical ballet Nicolas
WE        
16.45-18.00 1 1-2 Classical Ballet Roby
THU        
15.30-16.30 1 1-2 Modern Roby
16.45-18.00
1
4-5 Improvisation / Choreography Sarai
18.00-19.15 1 7-8 Improvisation Sarai
19.15-20.15 2 7-8 Condition Roby
SA
10.45-12.00
1
4-5 Classical / Modern / Jazz Haya
12.00-13.15 1 7-8 Modern / Jazz diverse





Dress code

Classical ballet
Girls Black ballet suit without sleeve / short sleeve
Pink balletmaillot with foot
Salmon colored canvas ballet shoes, split-sole
spitzen in consultation
Boys White ballet suit without sleeve
Blacke balletmaillot (short or long)
Black, canvas balletshoes, split-sole
Modern balletsuit optionally
Black legging without foot
Black coton ankle socks
Modern jazz balletsuit optionally
Black legging/dancepants
socks/jazzshoes or sneakers




Course fee 2023-2024


Class 1 to 3

Per jear € 782,-
Discount € 52,- upon payment at once: € 730,-
In 3 terms  1st term: € 312,-
2nd term: € 235,-
3rd term: € 235,-
Per month 10 terms of € 79,- per month



Class 4 and 5

Per jear € 1479,-
Discount € 80,- upon payment at once: € 1399,-
In 3 terms  1st term: € 593,-
2nd term: € 443,-
3rd term: € 443,-
Per month 10 terms of € 148,- per month



Class 6 to 10

Per jear € 1596,-
In 3 terms  1st term: € 638,-
2nd term: € 479,-
3rd term: € 479,-
Per month 10 terms of € 160,- per month

Discount upon payment at once by incasso: € 106,- discount. You pay € 1490,-

Extra discount If you follow the VO for several years: (applies from class 6)

Jear discount Full Term. 1 Term. 2 Term. 3 10 term.
2nd 2% 1460,- 624,- 468,- 468,- 156,-
3rd 4% 1430,- 612,- 459,- 459,- 153,-
4th 6% 1400,- 600,- 450,- 450,- 150,-
5th 8% 1370,- 588,- 441,- 441,- 147,-
6th 10% 1340,- 576,- 432,- 432,- 144,-

Cost medical examination € 48,- (takes 30-45 minutes)
Exclusief cost for Shows visit, transport costs Open Days etc.



Funds


In some occasions financial assistance is available from The Youth Culture Fund. For more information:www.jeugdfondssportencultuur.nl



Registration

To register for the Preliminary course, please complete the form below. Admission to the Preliminary course takes place after the successful completion of an audition.

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