What are the benefits of dance training?
Training in any of the classical art forms supports higher levels of discipline and expression in children. A skilled dancer develops increased levels of physical awareness, maintains higher standards for themselves and has incredible drive towards success. We focus on building confidence and strong self-esteem in our dancers as they progress through their training, as well as individuality and expression. Performance opportunities help develop comfort in front of an audience and sharing unique art form with the community.
What do I wear?
HC requires a specific uniform based on level and the style of dance. Information specific to your program will be received upon enrollment. Dance attire is encouraged but not required for Explore Dance! and trial students.
Why is there a dress code?
Uniforms gives students a sense of belonging to our family as well as creating an identity for our studio in the greater community. It also gives the instructor the ability to see physical placement to ensure safe, technical dance training.
Can parents watch classes?
Parents are invited to view classes from the observation windows in studio A. We do ask that you do not linger at the windows or cause any distractions to the students. Instructors reserve the right to close the curtains should students become distracted by the happenings in the lounge.
We are pleased to offer live streaming monitors in the main lobby for observation of studios B, C, and D.
Do you have a competition team?
No. HC does not offer competitive teams at this time.
What performing opportunities are there?
All full season students perform in our Annual Spring Review or Young Dancer Review, typically held in late May. Returning ballet students (ages 6 and up) are also invited to attend placement day for the annual production of The Nutcracker Suite. Conservatory level students may also apply to present a solo at various events throughout the season. Our staff is fully dedicated to exploring and finding more ways to involve our students in the local community.