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The Bolden Academy offers classes in Step, Dance, Vocal & Instrumental Music.

 

You can  register online or call us so that we can discuss your student’s experience; we welcome the opportunity to help you personally! 

804-789-1874

 

Learn more about each of the styles we offer below:

 

Step (Precision Step Team)   Wednesdays and Saturdays (please see schedule for times)

Ages 12- 17 A rhythmic dance art! Stepping uses the entire body as a percussive instrument. The Bolden Academy students learn the foundations of  the stepping genre.


Creative Dance Class (CDC) 1   Monday 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Ages 3 - 6

Creative Dance classes focus on the joy of moving and the exploration of creative ideas through movement.  The class includes age-appropriate technique or exercises for the whole body.  It introduces the beginner dancer to ways to move through space like galloping, skipping, sliding, running, leaping, jumping and hopping.  Dancers explore shape and space, rhythm and songs, qualities of moving, and many forms of literature.  Teachers introduce jazz, ballet, and tap vocabulary and techniques, that they creatively weave into the dance class.  Our CDC students learn to be independent and to interact with a teacher and their peers.

Attire Black Leotard, Tan Tights, Black Tap Shoes, Black Ballet Slippers & Hair in a Ponytail or Ballet Bun

Creative Dance Class (CDC) 2  Friday 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Ages 7 - 10

Creative Dance classes focus on the joy of moving and the exploration of creative ideas through movement.  The class includes age-appropriate technique or exercises for the whole body.  It introduces the beginner dancer to ways to move through space like galloping, skipping, sliding, running, leaping, jumping and hopping.  Dancers explore shape and space, rhythm and songs, qualities of moving, and many forms of literature.  Teachers introduce jazz, ballet, and tap vocabulary and techniques, that they creatively weave into the dance class.  Our CDC students learn to be independent and to interact with a teacher and their peers.

Attire Black Leotard, Tan Tights, Black Tap Shoes, Black Ballet Slippers & Hair in a Ponytail or Ballet Bun

 

Hip Hop 1 Thursday 5:30pm - 6:30 pm

Ages 11- 17  

This class is a fun, yet challenging class which trains the body and mind to learn intricate moves while improving the student's coordination and musicality. This class learns choreography as well as the concept of free-styling. Hip hop is evolved and diverse and has captured and transformed the dance world. Influenced by the choreographers who mold it, hip hop can be funky, smooth, hard-hitting, crazy, and just about anything. Students will have fun letting loose, learning and exploring choreography, including new and old styles and techniques.  We welcome students to just come in and DANCE!

 

Attire: Top and Bottom that are easy to dance in. Sneakers are required.

 

Hip Hop 2 Thursday 7:30pm - 8:30 pm

Ages 18+

This class is a fun, yet challenging class which trains the body and mind to learn intricate moves while improving the student's coordination and musicality. This class learns choreography as well as the concept of free-styling. Hip hop is evolved and diverse and has captured and transformed the dance world. Influenced by the choreographers who mold it, hip hop can be funky, smooth, hard-hitting, crazy, and just about anything. Students will have fun letting loose, learning and exploring choreography, including new and old styles and techniques.  We welcome students to just come in and DANCE!

 

Attire: Top and Bottom that are easy to dance in. Sneakers are required.

 

Lyrical, Modern, Liturgical (LML) Thursday 6:30pm - 7:30 pm

Ages 12+

This class combines elements of ballet, modern, and Jazz techniques. This dance style requires strong technique as well as emotional execution to the lyrics of the music. This class also helps the student in reclaiming the art of dance for use in church ministry.  Warm ups and stretches start the class and it progresses through combinations in center adding new steps to expand the student’s vocabulary of movement.  

Attire: Leotard, Tan Tights, Ballet or Lyrical shoes,  & Hair should be put back neatly away from face

Line Dance/Stroll Class Saturday 9:00am-10:00am

Private Piano, Violin, and Viola lessons (custom schedules)

Bolden Academy Vocal Ensemble Tuesday 5:30pm-6:30pm

Ages 10+

In this entry-level choir, proper development of the voice is emphasized with much individualized attention to vocal technique and theory. Students are offered a thorough introduction to the art of singing. Regular attendance at rehearsals and performances is important.

Bolden Academy String Ensemble (violin, viola, cello, double bass) Monday 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Middle school age instrumentalist - adult

 In this ensemble, students learn the basics of playing in an orchestra. They learn about their section within the orchestra, and their role within the section. Students learn to watch and follow a conductor, and how to listen to other sections in the orchestra. Above all, the musicians learn the joy of making music with others.