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CLASS SCHEDULE  |  DESCRIPTIONS

Fortitude for Dance offers a variety of classes for both girls and boys, ages 15 months through Adult. For information on class placement, or for assistance in finding the perfect classes for your child, please contact our Director today.  To see rates and register online simply click HERE.      

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CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

 Pre School Classes- Starting at 15 months

Mommy & Me                                                                                                                                                                                               This is a parent and child class made up of a half hour of structured creative movement & gross motor development and a half hour of an obstacle course, sensory and free play. 

  • Days & times offered: Fridays 4:00-4:30pm and Saturdays 8:15-9:00am.

Foundations                                                                                                                        Is an independent creative movement class. We focus on gross motor skills and the early basics of Ballet. We use props and do light tumbles. We explore Tap dancing and basic sounds. This class performs in both our shows!

  • Days & times offered: Fridays 6:15-7:00pm and Saturdays -9:00-9:45am

Hippity Hop
Hip Hop for kids 3-8yrs! Dancers will move and groove to kids hit songs. This is a great class for kids who just want to have fun and move! 

  • Days & times offered: Friday 4:30-5:00pm

Tiny Tumblers
Tumbling for kids 3-6yrs! Kids will learn basic Tumbling while working on flexibility and building a strong muscle foundation.

  • Days & times offered: (To be added. For now children may take Acro 1) Wednesdays 4:00-4:45pm

 

Level Classes- Ages 6yrs & up

dance jazz

Please note that all level students are required to take a Ballet class in addition to any other classes they wish to take. For example, if you wish to take our Acro and/or Jazz classes, you must also take Ballet. (This rule does not apply to students who only wish to take a Hip Hop or Tap class.) Ballet is the foundation of all technical dance styles and that technique is needed to successfully excel in other styles. 

Ballet

Ballet is the foundation of all dance forms and is a required class at FFD. Focusing heavily on technique, dancers will move through a series of exercises beginning at the barre then moving to the center and performing combinations including balancing exercises, turns, leaps, and jumps. Ballet develops the dancer’s alignment, balance, flexibility, grace, and poise.

  • Days & times offered:  Pre-Ballet Friday 5:30pm, Ballet 1 Tuesday 4:00pm, Ballet 2 Tuesday 6:00pm, Teen Ballet Tuesday 6:45pm, Ballet 3 Thursday 6:30pm, Ballet 4 Tuesday's & Thursday's 5:15pm & 4:15pm and Pointe Tuesday's & Thursday's 4:15pm & 5:45pm. 

Contemporary
Contemporary is a style generated by all styles of dance, although the majority of it is Ballet, Modern and Jazz. In contemporary we focus heavily on technique and performing. We also explore pure movement and learn how to use emotions in dancing. We offer Contemporary for ages 10 & up.

  • Days & times offered: Teen Lyrical Thursday 5:45 and Contemporary Thursday 6:45pm.

Lyrical
A combination of Ballet & Jazz techniques to slow music incorporating emotional and story telling elements. Ages 8 & up.

  • Days & times offered: Lyrical 1 Friday 5:30pm, Lyrical 2 Wednesday 6:30pm, Teen Lyrical Thursday 5:45pm and Contemporary Thursday 6:45pm.

Tap
Tap dancing is generated by sounds tap shoes make when they hit the floor as a form of percussion. We combine Broadway Jazz and Tap skills. We offer Tap for ages 3 & up.

  • Days & times offered: Pre Tap & Tap 1 Friday 5:00pm, Tap 2 Wednesday 7:00pm, Teen Tap 4:00pm and Tap 3 Wednesday 5:30pm. 

Jazz

Jazz is a style of dance brought together by multiple styles of technique. We most commonly explore Broadway Jazz, Modern Jazz, and Open style of Jazz. We concentrate heavily on technique and performance value. We offer classes for all levels for all ages.

  • Days & times offered: Jazz 1&2 Tuesday 5:00pm, Jazz 3 Thursday 4:45pm, Jazz 4 Tuesday 7:30pm and Wednesday Teen Jazz 4:45pm

Acro
Acro is a style of dance generated by heavy dance technique mixed with gymnastics floor based skills. All of our Acro classes explore tumbling but we do not focus on that alone. We offer Acro for ages 6 & up.

  • Days & times offered: Tiny Tumblers & Acro 1 Wednesday 4:00pm, Acro 2 Wednesday 5:45pm, Acro 3 Wednesday 4:45pm and Acro 4 Wednesday 7:00pm

Stretch and Flexdance classes in NH

This is a class designed to help strengthen and tone, and increase flexibility and range of motion.

  • Days & times offered: 7+yrs Mondays 4:15-5:00pm and 11+yrs 5:00-5:30pm

Turns, Leaps & Jumps
Turns, Leaps & Jumps is a class designed to enhance your technique with an emphasis on turning, leaping and jumping. This class helps all dancers strengthen their  technique which extends across all areas of dance, regardless of the genre.

  • Days & times offered: 7+yrs Mondays 6:15-7:00 & 11+yrs Mondays 5:30-6:15

Boys Fusion
Boys Fusion is a class that teaches both Jazz and Hip Hop techniques for boys. We offer this class for ages 5 & up.

  • Days & times offered: Wednesday 7:30pm

Hip Hop
Hip Hop is compiled up of a number of different forms of “street dancing”. It was created in NY in the late 70s as a way for people to come together and escape hardships. We explore all styles of Hip Hop such as Tutting, Break Dancing, Popping and Locking. We explore only age appropriate aspects of Hip Hop, and we keep it family friendly. We offer Hip Hop for ages 9 & up. This is a great class for kids who just want to have fun and move! 

  • Days & times offered: Wednesday 5:45pm

Performance Team
Our goal for our Performance Team is to give young dancers an extraordinary outlet for their ongoing love for dance. This is done through guidance towards new limits, positive encouragement, strong team building and creating a solid base of self confidence.

  • Contact us for details 

Adult Classes

Fees $58 for 4 Classes or $16 per drop in.

Adult Tap
Tap dancing is generated by sounds tap shoes make when they hit the floor as a form of percussion. We combine Broadway Jazz and and Tap skills. This class is great exercise and builds rhythm. Our adults have a blast! Call to register.

  • Days & times offered: To be added. 

Adult Ballet
A class for all level types! Barre 
fundamentals, posture and placement. 

  • Days & times offered: Saturday 9:00am

Progressive Ballet Technique (PBT)
Progressing Ballet Technique is a program developed by Marie Walton-Mahon to help students advance in all dance forms by training muscle memory. PBT focuses on core stability, weight placement and alignment. PBT is practiced internationally

  • Days & times offered: Saturday 8:30am 
Fortitude for Dance  • 84 South Commercial Street Manchester NH 013101 •  (603) 512-2173  •  fortitudefordance@gmail.com