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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


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 2024 - 2025

Studio
Class   Teacher
MO
15.30-16.30
1
3 Improvisation Sarai
16.45-18.00
1
5/6 Classical ballet Haya
18.00-19.15
1
8/9 Classical ballet Lene
TUE
16.45-18.00 1 5/6 Classical ballet Haya
18.00-19.30 2 8/9 Classical ballet Nicolas
WE        
16.45-18.00 1 1-2 Classical ballet Roby
THU        
15.30-16.30 1 1/2 Modern Roby
15.30-16.45 1 of 2 3 Classical ballet Haya
16.45-18.00
1
5/6 Improvisation / Choreography Sarai
18.00-19.15 1 8/9 Improvisation Diverse
FRI        
15.30-16.30 1 3 Classical / Modern Haya / Roby
SA
9.30-10.30
1
5-9 Conditiontraining / Pilates Roby
10.30-11.30
2 + 3
5-9 Self working
10.45-12.00
1
5-9 Modern / Jazz Diverse
12.00-13.15
1
5-9 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 2024 - 2025

class 1-2

Per jear € 804,-
Discount € 55,- upon payment at once: € 770,-
In 3 terms  1st term: € 320,-
2nd term: € 242,-
3rd term: € 242,-
Per month 10 terms of € 81,- per month



class 3

Per jear € 1160,-
Discount € 80,- upon payment at once: € 1080,-
In 3 terms  1st term: € 464,-
2nd term: € 348,-
3rd term: € 348,-
Per month 10 terms of € 116,- per month



class 5-10

Per jear € 1644,-
Discount € 114,- upon payment at once: € 1530,-
In 3 termijnen  1st term: € 658,-
2nd term: € 493,-
3rd term: € 493,-
Per month 10 terms of € 165,- per month


Extra discount If you follow the VO for several years: (applies from class 7)

Jear Discount Full Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 10 terms
2nd 2% 1499,- 644,- 483,- 483,- 161,-
3rd 4% 1469,- 632,- 474,- 474,- 158,-
4th 6% 1438,- 620,- 465,- 465,- 155,-
5th 8% 1408,- 604,- 453,- 453,- 151,-
6th 10% 1377,- 592,- 444,- 444,- 148,-

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



Funds


jeugdfonds sport en cultuur

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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