Program Sessions at NHAPA are offered to students wishing to explore the art of dance or try new areas of interest in short term session commitments throughout the year. They present the perfect opportunity to experience our faculty and curriculum without the commitment of the traditional program and end-of-year performance. We are also excited to be offering Adults of different levels sessions to help foster their continued love of dance.
2016-17 Program Sessions
First Steps: Wed. 9:45 – 10:30 am; 4/5, 4/12, 4/19, 5/3 & 5/10 (No class 4/26) $75
Petite Dancers: Sat. 10:00 – 10:45 am; 4/8, 4/15, 4/22, 5/6 & 5/13 (No class 4/29) $75
Adult Jazz: Tues. 7:00 – 8:00 pm (TBA)
Adult Intermediate Contemporary: Wed. 6:30 – 7:30; 3/15, 3/22, 3/29, 4/5, 4/12; $90
Mommy and Me – Intro to Dance (ages 18 – 24 months)
This class is designed to help children ages 18-24 months develop motor and coordination skills with the help of their mom in a fun, nurturing environment. A perfect opportunity for babies to get in on the dance fun before they are old enough to join a class on their own; you and your child will learn to love dance together! Ballet slippers or bare feet are required.
First Steps – Intro to Dance (ages 2 .5-4 yrs)
An introduction to dance focusing on movement and motor skills, flexibility, balance, musicality and rhythm in a fun and nurturing environment. Through this enjoyable and valuable educational experience, students will learn to use dance as a creative means of self-expression. Ballet slippers are required.
Petite Dancers – Intro to Dance (5-6)
An introduction to dance focusing on movement and motor skills, flexibility, balance, musicality and rhythm in a fun and nurturing environment. Through this enjoyable and valuable educational experience, students will learn to use dance as a creative means of self expression. Ballet slippers and tap shoes are required.
Hip-Hop Basics (6-8 yrs)
A popular class designed for students ages six through eight years old to learn the basics of dance and hip-hop. This fun and energetic session will end with a Showcase for families. Students should wear comfortable, easy to move in clothes, shorts, and jazz or gym sneakers with hair out of the face.
Kids Multi Genre(7-9yrs)
A great way to try many different types of dance in one session. Jazz, hip hop and tap will be explored and enjoyed. Students should wear a leotard and tights, dance pants or shorts. Hair should be up and out of the face. Jazz or Hip Hop shoes and tap shoes are required.
Open Jumps and Turns (9+)
An exciting session for students to work on the strength and balance necessary for beautiful turns and jumps. Class begins with an intensive stretch/strengthening warmup followed by combinations across the floor.
Tappy Hour (a recreational tap class for adults)
Have you always, always, always wanted to learn how to tap dance? Or, did you take tap as a kid and then life happened and you gave it up for one reason or another? This recreational tap class was created for anyone and everyone who wants to learn the basics of tap, get a great work out and enjoy some “adult time out.” Comfortable clothing and tap shoes recommended.
This one hour class will be both energizing and fun; lots of fluid movement and attention to breathing. We will build strength and balance through playful sequencing. This class is great for all levels and you don’t have to be a dancer so don’t be afraid to give it a try! And for all the yoga-dancers out there, there will be lots of fun things for you too!