Why Choose B.A.D.?

Beaufort Academy of Dance began serving the Beaufort Community as a dance studio dedicated to providing quality dance instruction to its students using a variety of dance genres.  Our highly trained staff is impassioned about dance, and all are qualified to instruct students from 18 months of age through adulthood. 

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curriculumDiscounts!

Beaufort Academy of Dance offers discounts to families with more than one student enrolled. Please enquire at our office for more details.  

Placement!

The placement of a student in a particular dance class at the time of registration is subject to change during the first few months of classes, in order to ensure the maximum learning potential of EVERY student in the class. Although age and experience are considered when placing a student, it is the student's ability, effort, and attendance that ultimately determines which class is best for him/her. Interest is kept when there is progress and development. Irregular attendance slows both. 


Mommy MeOur Mommy & Me program is designed with the specific needs of an 18 month - 2year old in mind. For that reason, our class will use the parents to help us to orient their child to the workings of a classroom, while at the same time encouraging the child's natural movement. Fine and gross motor skills are developed through the use of music, dance, and their favorite obstacle courses. The amount of growth seen in each child by years end is truly amazing. When each class is ready, we will no longer need the aid of the parents. When the time has come (usually after about 7-8 months), our teachers and assistants will be able to work with just the children.

Mommy Me3Each child will start to develop a sense of musicality. They will further develop their skills utilizing obstacle courses. They know they love it, and we know they are developing essential life skills! They will learn to take turns and work with other children. Most importantly they will learn to follow directions. All skills needed as they progress not only in dance but in school and throughout life.

At the end of the dance year, dancers and parents will perform in our end of the year performance together. Performances are optional but must be decided by December 1st.


Preschool TotsOur Pre-School/Tots program is for ages 2 1/2 to 3 years of age. An introduction to music and dance which involves the development of the gross motor skills and hand-eye coordination. Students learn basic tap, jazz, ballet technique. Creative Movement is also used in this class to develop their imaginations.

preschool tots2Our Kinder / Tots program is for ages 3.5 to 5 years of age. This is for the dancer who's ready for the next level. Students learn basic tap, jazz and ballet technique with dancers who are ready to do more.

Dancers are invited to participate in our semi-annual holiday performance and in our Annual Spring Performance (Recital). Performances are optional but are encouraged.

 

 

 


KinderdanceKinder-Kidz is for our 4-5 yr olds. This class provides a combination of dance styles and a head start for youngsters to experience and cooperate in a classroom situation. Classical ballet technique and terminology are focused upon, and fun sing-a-long routines are integrated as well as tap and jazz to educate students in all forms of dance and get them prepared for more structured classes.

Preschool Tots3Dancers are invited to participate in our semi-annual holiday performance and in our Annual Spring Performance (Recital). Performances are optional but are encouraged. 

 

 

 

 

Kinder-Kidz Uniform How Long and Prices 
Pink Short Sleeved Leotard (Bloch) This Class is 55 min 
Pink Tights (Bloch)   Dancers will do Ballet, Tap, and Jazz with Creative Movement 
White Leather Ballet Slippers  Cost $ _____ Per Month 
Black Patent Leather Tie Tap Shoes When you enroll online, prices are listed and calculated for family discounts  

Combo Classes2Our Combo classes are Beginner Level I, Intermediate Level I, Combo I & Combo 2

Beginner Level I is for our 5-7yr olds. Classes are 1.25 hours. Dancers will learn Tap, Jazz, and Ballet. The Ballet Barre will be introduced at this level.

Intermediate Level I is for our 6-8yr olds. Classes are 1.50 hours. Dancers will learn Tap, Jazz, and Ballet. (6yr olds must have 2 years of dance experience)

Combo I is for our dancer's ages 8-10. Classes are broken up into 4 subjects: Tap. Jazz. Ballet and Hip Hop. Dancers are given the opportunity to CHOOSE if he/she wants all 4 classes or a combination of the classes. Classes are typically 30-45 min each. Pricing will have to be discussed with our office based on the classes they choose.

Combo II is for our dancer's ages 10-12. Classes are broken up into 4 subjects: Tap, Jazz. Ballet and Hip Hop. Dancers are given the opportunity to CHOOSE if he/she wants all 4 classes or a combination of the classes. Classes for this level are typically 30mn-1hr each. Pricing will have to be discussed with our office based on the classes they choose. 

 

Beginner Level 1 How Long and Prices
Black Short Sleeved Leotard (Bloch) This Class is 1.25 hours
Black Tights (Bloch) Dancers will do Ballet, Tap, and Jazz
White Leather Ballet Slippers Cost $ _____ Per Month
Black Buckled Tap Shoes NO JAZZ SHOES NEEDED FOR BEG I
 Intermediate Level I  How Long and Prices
Black Tights (Bloch) Dancers will do Ballet, Tap, and Jazz
White Leather Ballet Slippers Cost $ _____ Per Month
Black Buckled Tap Shoes JAZZ SHOES ARE NEEDED FOR INT I
Black Jazz Stretch Boot

When you enroll online, prices are listed and calculated for family discounts 

Combo I  How Long and Prices
Black Short Sleeved Leotard (Bloch) This Class is 1-2 hours based on dancer's class choice
Black Tights (Bloch) Dancers CAN DO Tap, Jazz, Ballet and Hip Hop
White Leather Ballet Slippers Cost $ _____ for 1 hour up to $ _____ for 2 hours Per Month
Black Buckled Tap Shoes Shoes are determined based on classes picked
Black Jazz Stretch Boot When you enroll online, prices are listed and calculated for family discounts
Combo II/III How Long and Prices
Black Short Sleeved Leotard (Bloch) This Class is 1-2.25 hours based on dancer's class choice 
Black Tights (Bloch) Dancers CAN DO Tap, Jazz, Ballet and Hip Hop 
Tan Adaptoe Tights (Bloch) Cost $ _____ for 1 hour up to $ _____ for 2.25 hours Per Month 
White Leather Ballet Slippers  Shoes are determined based on classes picked 
Black Slip On Tap Shoes   When you enroll online, prices are listed and calculated for family discounts 
Black Jazz Stretch Boot  

TumblingTumbling class consists primarily of floor tumbling in addition to stretching and conditioning exercises to increase flexibility. strength, muscle control and fluidity of movement to create unique poses and tumbling skills. Students who are dancers or cheerleaders will be able to use the motion technique to increase the skills they may already have.

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Tumbling classes are available for ages 2.5yrs - Teens. There is a FLAT fee per month to take classes. If you only take our Acro / Tumbling Classes there is a registration fee of $45.00 and a class fee of $25.00 per month. If you are taking dance lessons you will not be charged the registration fee again so you will only pay the monthly fee of $25.00 per month.

Classes are generally 30 minutes to 45 minutes based on the age and level.  


Lyriical1Lyrical dance is a modern dance form which fuses jazz, and ballet. Lyrical dance is often referred to as contemporary dance. It requires excellent technique to perform, as the moves are often difficult and precise. Moreover. the dancer must be well aware of facial expressions. essentially acting. to properly perform a lyrical dance piece. 

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We offer an Introductory Level of Lyrical in our Combo II classes. Level 5 and 6 dancers will enjoy this class as a supplement to traditional ballet classes.

 

 

 

 

 


 

Ballet2Ballet technique requires much more concentration and discipline in order to execute the movement detail properly. Barre work, port de bras. stretching and strengthening exercises are balanced. Ballet builds a strong foundation of coordination. appreciation of art, and an expressive achievement which are great assets for any endeavor.

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hp dancerv3The aesthetic advantages include the elongated line of the leg, the illusion of weightlessness, and the beauty of the feet. The practical assets include less resistance to the floor for turns, placement of the weight of the body directly over supporting toes, and the necessary strengthening of the foot while training en pointe. The age of the dancer recommended beginning pointe work depends on her physique, the level of her technique, and the rate of her progress. Dancers are required to take 2 ballet classes a week in addition to the pointe class. Teacher recommendation and approval is required before starting this class.

 

  


Jazz2Jazz is a dramatic movement experience that encourages rhythmic movements, gestures, and mimicry. Popular music stimulates the movement, accompanies it and motivates it. High energy, exhilaration, and freedom of movement are all inherent jazz.

Techniques taught include isolations of the body, polycentrics (coordinating two or more centers), movements of tension with spontaneous relaxation, locomotor actions and use of level changes. Progressions and combinations are tools used to teach techniques.

Dancers also explore musical theatre. classical jazz, and fusion Jazz.

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Hip1Students learn the most current moves and styles from the dance music video world. It's a combination of the best moves, with the hottest music, and a lot of fun!  

Other HIP HOP Classes we offer...  

HIP HOP KIDZ for ages 5-7. Dancers will enjoy 30 minutes of age appropriate, FUN music. They will be moving and grooving like the kids have seen on T.V... 

ADULT HIP HOP for ages 21 & Up. Dancers will be able to move to new and old school HIP HOP music. Burning calories and having fun at the same time. 


 

Tap1The art of tap dance involves the full body. Good tap dancing is performed with control, speed, and smoothness. Movements of the arms, legs, and body are incorporated with tap steps.

In the graded tap form, the exercises and combinations directly develop a sense of coordination, body control, the rhythmic sense and the detailed development of the feet.

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ADULT TAP CLASSES &

SENIOR CITIZEN TAP CLASSES

Adults and Seniors enjoy tap dancing Tuesday Mornings and Wednesday Evenings

Beaufort Academy of Dance is HOME to the "BEAUFORTETTES"

 

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