Are you someone who loves to bust a move? Are you looking to learn how to dance?
Do you want to focus on a specific dance style or simply work on your technique?
Well, NTPA – DANCE is for YOU!
North Texas Performing Arts is proud to announce a FULL CURRICULUM of dance classes now available at all of the NTPA locations! NTPA – Dance is dedicated to providing continuous dance instruction from pre-school through high school. Our goal is to instill a love an appreciation for the arts in a creative and non-competitive environment.
Aspiring performers learn the fundamentals of dance by a diverse faculty of entertainment professionals. Whether you are a future Hip Hop star or an experienced dancer looking to hone your skills, NTPA – DANCE is for you.
Do you want to dance for FREE?
We know you’ll love NTPA – Dance, and to prove it we’re offering you two FREE WEEKS of dance classes in September!
No commitments! No contracts! Sign up today for any class in our Frisco or Dallas location for FREE Sept. 16-27.
Every student attending a class preview will also receive two free tickets valid for admission to any upcoming NTPA youth production!
Meet the Crew:
Dee Dee Munson – Artistic Director
Dee Dee leads the NTPA – Dance program as Artistic Director, and serves on the teaching staff for NTPA – Dance and NTPA – Academy. She is also the Staffing Coordinator and part of the Executive Staff at MA Dance & MA Visual FX. DeeDee has been teaching & educating students since 1991!
Trisha Martin – ballet, tap, and jazz dance teacher
Hannah Makepeace – ballet and musical theatre dance teacher
Jacob Hemsath – modern, jazz, contemporary and musical theatre dance teacher
Designed to develop your child’s movement and classroom skills through creative play, music and dance. Our curriculum teaches children classroom behavior and to become independent, well adjusted students.
Ballet Tap Jazz Theatre (BTJT)
Exposes children to different genres of dance. With a primary focus on ballet, dancers will also learn tap and jazz. The class is designed to help dancers with movement, balance and coordination.
It is the foundation of all dance. A basic class that introduces the student to the elementary positions of classical ballet. Classes are slow and thorough to ensure proper alignment and understanding. This class will also focus on core strengthening, stretching and flexibility.
Students are highly encouraged to study ballet first or along with other dance forms.
A form of dance that is energetic and fun but also focuses on technique and requires a background in ballet. Dancers will work on flexibility, turns, kicks, and jumps as well as combinations throughout the year. Advanced classes have more stylized and intricate choreography.
This class teaches a more structured form of street dance often found in music videos that is appropriate for young dancers. It is designed to teach coordination, strength, agility and endurance. Classes will focus on learning popular techniques as well as dance combinations and choreography.
Tap is the art of creating rhythms and sounds by using precise patterns of foot movement. Tappers develop outstanding coordination, musicality, and rhythm as they progress from basic to more intricate and complex patterns.
The process of spontaneously creating movement. Development of improvised movement material is facilitated through a variety of creative explorations including body mapping through levels, shape and dynamics schema. Dance improvisation is not only about creating new movement but is also defined as freeing the body from habitual movement patterns.
Musical Theatre Dance
Students will explore various styles of dance used in musical theatre such as jazz, ballet, and modern dance. Emphasis will be placed upon the use of proper dance technique and performance in telling a story through dance, movement and facial expression.
Students will explore the contemporary dance style. Contemporary in itself is defined, in part, as a fusion of ballet and jazz, demanding technical skill, musicality and an expression of emotion. A solid, ballet-based technique, proper placement and bodily alignment are essential components.
Students will embrace the form of modern dance that is expressive in nature through emotions, inspiration from the world around us and is not bound by technique or ballet.