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TYLER BROWN DANCE ACADEMY

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Enjoyable, Transformative, Nurturing

Tyler Brown Dance Academy offers a transformative professional dance training

program tailored for passionate young dancers. Our curriculum is designed to provide

authentic and comprehensive dance education, breaking down complex routines into

focused segments for easier study of detailed techniques. 

 

We offer specialized classes in ballet, jazz, contemporary, lyrical, stretch and strengthening,

classes are based off of specific technique and performance elements like turns,

leaps, and artistic expression. With performance opportunities and professional

guidance, our program aims to develop technical proficiency, artistic expression, and

stage confidence. 

 

Ideal for dedicated dancers aged 6-18, our academy is committed to nurturing their

passion and preparing them for advanced opportunities in the dance world. 

 

To apply: New students must attend a level assessment class.

 

Once Enrolled:  Minimum requirement of 2 classes per week for students

placed in level 2, and 3 times a week for levels 3 or higher  

 

Tyler Brown Dance Academy Courses 

Initially, students explore how to execute proper posture, alignment,

and placement of basic positions, creating a strong foundation for intermediate

and advanced classes.

 

Ballet Technique

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TBDC's Classical Ballet Levels 

A set of 8 curriculum based 1-year programs, with Certificates of Completion.

 

Alumni of this program have a track record of acceptance into several world renown institutions such as School of American Ballet, American Ballet Theatre Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School,  and The Bolshoi Ballet Academy Summer Intensive.

 

Beginners are welcome, and students with prior experience are placed in levels according to their age, potential and extent of training. Recommended for ages 6 to 17 (is your child  younger? Visit Tyler's Dance Club!)

 

The Curriculum includes a set of core classes, plus several interesting electives, designed to give young dancers a solid foundation and a first-hand look at the world of Classical Ballet. 

 

The Core Curriculum focuses on ballet technique, terminology, variations, conditioning and preparation for pointe, followed in time by pointe and pas de duex. Some contemporary technique is included in this Curriculum, as well as some neo-classical ballet and contemporary ballet choreography and repertoire.

 

​We suggest a frequency of 2 lessons/week for Level 1, and as the dancer's level increases so will the suggested number of weekly classes. 

As students' technique levels increase, they learn the sequence of a full ballet barre, followed by center tendues and a focus on adagio training. Students begin to learn pirouettes both en dedan and en dehor. Across the floor work, petite allegro, grand allegro and fouetté coaching for those who take private lessons. Advanced students are also evaluated on their knowledge of ballet terminology and classical ballet variations.

Click to see our weekly schedule!

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Stretch & Strength  C O N D I T I O N I N G

 

Pilates, flexibility and conditioning. Everything a ballerina needs in order to stay strong and keep their technique in tip-top shape. Especially good for when students have summer breaks or are in off season.

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Lyrical

This class blends ballet and jazz techniques to express complex emotions and narratives. Suitable for students in levels 1 and 2 looking to deepen their emotional connection to music and movement.

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P R E - P O I N T E

 

In this class, students get a head start on a large selection of ballet movements and combinations needed to prepare dancers for pointe work. This class is an important preparatory step towards dancing on pointe, and a way to greatly increase young dancers' knowledge of how to dance on their toes properly before their pointe shoes get laced on, thus limiting the chance of injury.

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P O I N T E

Following pre pointe and variation courses dancers who show they have gained the proper amount of strength and knowledge to excute ballet positions with control and proper aesthetic will be invited to begin pointe work. Please note if a student has not taken prior pointe lessons no matter the students level they will be placed in a beginner pointe class.

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V A R I A T I O N S

Students learn challenging  solos from classical ballets, such as Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, Midsummer Night’s Dream, and many more. Students memorization skills and stage presence are challenged.

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N E O - C  L A S S I C AL  and 

C O N T E M P O R A R Y  R E P E R T O I R E 

Students learn the art of picking up choreography quickly, working directly with the choreographer. Students are given the opportunity to perform the pieces alongside professional dancers at two yearly showcases.

C O N T E M P O R A R Y

 

Intermediate and advanced classes, using a fusion of Horton and Graham based modern and contemporary movement. Students will learn about fall and recovery, contraction and release, flatbacks, spirals, high releases, hinges, stag leaps and turns, sustained movement versus sharp staccatos, and more.

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PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES

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