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IMPORTANT WINTER/SPRING DATES:
March 31-April 5: NO CLASSES (Spring Break)
May 26: NO CLASSES (Memorial Day)
May 31: End of Year showing for ages 7-10 at 3:30pm, 5pm, or 6:30pm
June 2-7: Open classes for ages 3-6
June 4: Hip Hop Tech rehearsal, Laney College from 4-8pm
June 6: Hip Hop show, Laney Theater at 7:30 pm
June 7: Teen Modern/SAYE show at Laney Theater. Shows at 2pm, 5:30pm, or 8pm
June 7: Last day of Winter/Spring classes

Shawl-Anderson Dance Center has been offering classes in the East Bay since 1958. We have over 42 classes each week in ballet, modern, contemporary jazz , and hip hop for children and teens ages 1.5 to 18. We offer classes for the absolute beginner all the way up to our pre-professional modern program. At Shawl-Anderson, we believe classes should be warm, welcoming, age appropriate, technical, challenging, and a fun learning experience for our students. Please speak to any staff member if you have questions or call (510) 654-5921.

We strongly recommend that children age 9+
take class (ballet, modern, jazz, or hip hop) at least twice a week.

We highly encourage every student, whether they are enrolled or taking trial classes, to attend a minimum of 3 classes to see if it is a good fit

Please speak with your child's teacher or
Youth Program Director Katie Kruger if you have any questions.



Note: Classes that are FULL will be shown during the registration process
and will give you the chance to be put on the class's waitlist.

SUMMER 2014 (6 weeks)
Thursday, June 19 – Sat, August 2

NO CLASSES Thursday, July 3- Saturday, July 5

BALLET - Summer 2014

Shawl-Anderson offers a unique ballet program for children and teens. Our ballet classes are fun and challenging. The ballet program focuses on the language of the ballet form, proper alignment, and musicality. Ballet is a wonderful style to learn because it is a foundation for so many other styles of dance. The Shawl-Anderson ballet program and its teachers reflect contemporary ballet aesthetics. Read more about our Youth Ballet Program.

CODE
CLASS
TEACHER
DAY
TIME
COST
B10 Pre-ballet 3-4 Williams Thur 2:45-3:30 $104
B21 Pre-ballet 5-6 Brosnan Thur 3:45-4:30 $104
B30 Ballet Level I 7-9
This class is for students who have completed our pre-ballet 5-6 or are age 7-9 and new to ballet.
Kirby Mon 4:00-5:00 $104
B40 Ballet Level I 9-12
This class is for students who are age 9-12 and new to ballet.
Williams Tue 4:00-5:00 $104
B50 Ballet Level II 8-12
This class is for students who have completed ballet level I or are 8-12 and have had a year of ballet technique.
Chianese Wed 4:00-5:15 $104
B60 Ballet Level III 10-12
By permission only – Thurs included a pointe barre for select students
Williams Tue 5:00-6:30 $200
Brosnan Thur 5:00-7:00
B70

Beg. Ballet 13-18

Kirby Mon 5:00-6:30 $200
Williams Wed 5:15-6:45
B80 Int. Ballet 13-18
By permission only
Randall Mon/Wed 4:30-6:00 $200
B81 Int. Fundamentals
A bridge class for both Beg. & Int. teen ballet dancers. The last 30 minutes of class will be for pointe and demi-pointe work. Dancers interested in pointe must be taking intermediate teen ballet twice a week and have the teacher's approval.
Liboiron Fri 4:00-6:00 $104
Attire: (Girls) Black leotard, pink tights, ballet slippers. Long hair must be kept back in a neat bun (learn how to make a bun here) & all jewelry removed. (Boys) White T-shirt, black tights, black or white slippers. Ages 9-18 are recommended to take class twice weekly.

 

MODERN - Summer 2014

Modern Dance is where the Shawl-Anderson story began as the major form practiced, performed and taught by our co-founders Frank Shawl & Victor Anderson. Our Youth program offers classes for ages 1.5 to 18, including a pre-professional track. Modern dance explores the concepts of space, time, and energy. Using much of the basic vocabulary of ballet, modern dance is a style that requires strong technique as well as creativity.

Code
Class
Teacher
Day
Time
Cost
M10 Dance w/Me 1.5-4
Taylor Wed 9:00-9:45 $104^
Dance With Me is for children who can walk up to age 4. An adult (parent, guardian, nanny, etc.) must participate.
^Students may take unlimited drop-ins for $16 per class.

M14 Modern 3-4 Chianese Fri 3:30-4:15 $104
M21 Modern 5-6 Chianese Fri 4:15-5:00 $104
M22 Modern for BOYS 4-6 Charrière Fri 4:00-4:45 $104
M25 Modern 5-7 Kane Sat 9:00-9:45 $104
M30 Modern 6-8 Charrière Tue 3:45-4:30 $104
M35 Modern for BOYS 7-10 Charrière Fri 4:45-5:45 $104
M41 Modern 7-9 Kane Sat 10:00-11:00 $104
M45 Modern 8-10 Charrière Tue 4:30-5:30 $104
M50 Modern 10-12 Kane Sat 11:00-12:00 $204
M70 Beg. Modern 12-18 Kruger/Monin Tue/Thur 4:30-6:00 $200
M80

Int /Adv Modern 12-18
By permission only

Lin Tue/Thur 4:30-6:00 $200
Attire: Leotards, tank tops, tights, and exercise pants are all options. No street clothes (e.g. jeans), and no baggy tops that cover the waistline. Hair should be up and jewelry removed.

 

Contemporary JAZZ - Summer 2014

Our jazz classes helps students build a strong dance foundation and encourages them to bring the spirit of jazz dance alive through a connection with the music. Each student is given the opportunity to find a way to express themselves through dance while accomplishing a higher level of dance training.

Code
Class
Teacher
Day
Time
Cost
J50 Contemporary Jazz 8-12 Chianese Wed 5:30-6:30 $104
J70 Contemporary Jazz 12-18 Hunter Tue 5:30-7:00 $104
Attire: Leotards, tank tops, tights, and exercise pants are all options. No street clothes (e.g. jeans), and no baggy tops that cover the waistline. Hair should be up and jewelry removed. Bare feet.

 

HIP HOP - Summer 2014

Hip Hop classes begins with isolations, stretching, and alignment of the body and are full of movement, free style, and fun. Students work on picking up choreography and developing performance presence. The more advanced twice a week teen class builds the students’ knowledge of hip hop aesthetics, the body and how it moves, attention to musicality, and performance skills.

Code
Class
Teacher
Day
Time
Cost
H40 Beg. Hip Hop 7-10 Ortiz/Wolf Mon 3:30-4:15 $104
H70 Beg. Hip Hop 10-18 Ortiz/Wolf Mon/Wed 4:15-5:15 $200
H90 Hip Hop II, 12-18
By permission only
Ortiz/Wolf Mon/Wed 5:15-6:30 $200
Attire: Dance, sweat or yoga pants or bike/soccer shorts. T-shirts or tank tops that cover navel and do not fall off shoulders. Hip hop sneakers worn indoors only. Knee pads without plastic are strongly recommended. Please no jeans, restrictive pants, Ugg-like boots, jazz shoes, slip on shoes or bare feet.

 

Winter/Spring 2014
Mon, Jan 6 – Sat, Jun 7

NO classes for Spring Break (March 31-April 5) and Memorial Day (May 26)
Please inquire at the desk to ensure that classes still has space available

BALLET - Winter/Spring 2014

CODE
CLASS
TEACHER
DAY
TIME
COST
B10 Pre-ballet 3-4 Williams Tue 2:45-3:30 $344
B11 Pre-ballet 3-4 Williams Thur 2:45-3:30 $344
B20 Pre-ballet 5-6 Jordan Tue 3:45-4:30 $344
B21 Pre-ballet 5-6 Brosnan Thur 3:45-4:30 $344
B22 Pre-ballet 5-6 Brosnan Wed 3:45-4:30 $344
B23 Pre-ballet 5-6 McClintock Sat 12:00-1:00 $232
B30 Ballet Level I 7-9
This class is for students who have completed our pre-ballet 5-6 or are age 7-9 and new to ballet.
Whitehead Mon 3:40-4:35 $344
B31

Ballet Level I 7-9
This class is for students who have completed our pre-ballet 5-6 or are age 7-9 and new to ballet.

Whitehead Wed 3:40-4:35 $360
B40 Ballet Level I 9-12
This class is for students who are age 9-12 and new to ballet.
Williams Tue 3:30-4:30 $360
B41 Ballet Level I 9-12
This class is for students who are age 9-12 and new to ballet.
Williams Thur 3:30-4:30 $360
B50 Ballet Level II 8-12
This class is for students who have completed ballet level I or are 8-12 and have had a year of ballet technique.
Randall Mon/Wed 3:45-5:00 $680
B60 Ballet Level III 10-12
By permission only
Must be take with either B61 or B62
This class is for students who have completed ballet level II or are 10-12 and have permission to join per Shawl-Anderson Ballet instructor.
Whitehead Tue 5:30-7:00 $360
B61 Ballet Level III 10-12
By permission only
Must be take with either B60 or B62
This class is for students who have completed ballet level II or are 10-12 and have permission to join per Shawl-Anderson Ballet instructor.
Williams Thur 4:30-6:00 $360
B62 Ballet Level III 10-12
By permission only
Must be take with either B60 or B61
This class is for students who have completed ballet level II or are 10-12 and have permission to join per Shawl-Anderson Ballet instructor.
Brosnan Fri 5:00-6:30 $360
B70

Beg. Ballet 12-18

Randall Mon/Wed 5:00-6:30 $680
B71

Beg. Ballet 13-18

Jordan Sat 11:00-12:30 $312
B80 Int. Ballet 13-18 Whitehead Mon/Wed 4:35-6:05 $680
B81 Int. Fundamentals
A bridge class for both Beg. & Int. teen ballet dancers. The last 30 minutes of class will be for pointe and demi-pointe work. Dancers interested in pointe must be taking intermediate teen ballet twice a week and have the teacher's approval.
Liboiron Fri 4:00-6:00 $360
Attire: (Girls) Black leotard, pink tights, ballet slippers. Long hair must be kept back in a neat bun (learn how to make a bun here) & all jewelry removed. (Boys) White T-shirt, black tights, black or white slippers. Ages 9-18 are recommended to take class twice weekly.

Shawl-Anderson offers a unique ballet program for children and teens. Our ballet classes are fun and challenging. The ballet program focuses on the language of the ballet form, proper alignment, and musicality. Ballet is a wonderful style to learn because it is a foundation for so many other styles of dance. The Shawl-Anderson ballet program and its teachers reflect contemporary ballet aesthetics. Read more about our Youth Ballet Program.

MODERN - Winter/Spring 2014

Code
Class
Teacher
Day
Time
Cost
M10 Dance w/Me 1.5-4
Taylor Wed 9:30-10:15 $270*
M11 Dance w/Me 1.5-4 Taylor Wed 10:30-11:15 $270*
Dance With Me is for children who can walk up to age 4. An adult (parent, guardian, nanny, etc.) must participate.
*Students may drop-in for $15 per class. Enroll in the full session for $270 - a discount of over $45 off the regular tuition for 21 weeks.

M14 Modern 3-4 Chianese Fri 3:30-4:15 $344
M21 Modern 4-5 Chianese Fri 4:15-5:00 $344
M22 Modern for BOYS 4-6 Charrière Fri 3:30-4:15 $344
M25 Modern 5-7 Kane Sat 9:00-9:45 $344
M30 Modern 6-7 Charrière Tue 3:45-4:30 $344
M35 Modern for BOYS 7-10 Charrière Fri 4:15-5:15 $360
M40 Modern 7-9 Taylor Wed 3:45-4:45 $360
M41 Modern 7-9 Kane Sat 10:00-11:00 $360
M45 Modern 8-10 Charrière Tue 4:30-5:30 $360
M50 Modern 10-12 Kane Sat 11:00-12:00 $360
M51 Modern 9-11 Taylor Wed 4:45-6:00 $360
M70 Beg. Modern 12-18 Vella Tue 4:15-5:30 $696
Thurs 4:30-6:00
M75 Choreography Lab 12-18
Non-technique class- students will learn and strengthen choreographic skills culminating in group and individual projects.
Kruger Thurs 6:00-7:00 $360
Attire: Leotards, tank tops, tights, and exercise pants are all options. No street clothes (e.g. jeans), and no baggy tops that cover the waistline. Hair should be up and jewelry removed.

UPPER LEVEL MODERN CLASSES

Please Note: All upper level modern classes require prior modern dance experience. Intermdiate, Advanced & Ensemble require an invitation to join. If you havenít been assigned a level for Winter/Spring 2014 or are new to SADC, contact Katie Kruger, Youth Program Coordinator, for placement at katie@shawl-anderson.org.

Classes held at TAC are at the Temescal Arts Center - 511 48TH St. - Oakland

M80

Int Modern 12-18

Kruger Tue/Thur 4:30-6:00 $696
M81

Int Modern 12-18

Chianese Wed @ TAC 4:15-5:45 $696
Fri @ SADC 5:15-6:45
M90

Adv Modern 13-18

Hosein Tues @ SADC 4:30-6:00 $696
Thur @ TAC 4:15-5:45

SAYE

By
audition
only

Ensemble Modern

Miner Tues @ TAC 4:30-6:00 $1,512
Thurs @ SADC 4:00-6:00
Ensemble Ballet Diamond Mon 4:30-6:00
Ensemble Rehearsal Guests Mon 6:05-7:30
Thur 6:00-7:30
 

Modern Dance is where the Shawl-Anderson story began as the major form practiced, performed and taught by our co-founders Frank Shawl & Victor Anderson. Our Youth program offers classes for ages 1.5 to 18, including a pre-professional track. Modern dance explores the concepts of space, time, and energy. Using much of the basic vocabulary of ballet, modern dance is a style that requires strong technique as well as creativity.

Contemporary JAZZ - Winter/Spring 2014

Code
Class
Teacher
Day
Time
Cost
J50 Jazz 8-11 Chianese Mon 3:30-4:30 $344
J70 Beg Jazz 11-18 Hunter Tue 5:30-7:00 $360
J71 Beg Jazz 11-18 Hunter Sat 12:30-2:00 $248
Attire: Leotards, tank tops, tights, and exercise pants are all options. No street clothes (e.g. jeans), and no baggy tops that cover the waistline. Hair should be up and jewelry removed. Bare feet.

Our jazz classes helps students build a strong dance foundation and encourages them to bring the spirit of jazz dance alive through a connection with the music. Each student is given the opportunity to find a way to express themselves through dance while accomplishing a higher level of dance training.

 

HIP HOP - Winter/Spring 2014

Code
Class
Teacher
Day
Time
Cost
H40 Beg. Hip Hop 7-10 Ortiz Fri 3:30-4:15 $360
H50 Int. Hip Hop 9-11* Ortiz/Wolf Mon 4:15-5:15 $344
H70 Beg. Hip Hop 10-18 Ortiz Fri 4:15-5:30 $360
H80 Hip Hop I, 12-18*
Guests/Ortiz/Wolf Wed 4:30-6:30 $696
Fri 5:45-7:00
H90 Hip Hop II, 12-18*
Guests/Ortiz/Wolf Mon 5:15-6:45 $680
Wed 4:30-6:45
*H50, H80 and H90 require an invitation to enroll. Questions go to Jessica@shawl-anderson.org
Attire:Dance, sweat or yoga pants or bike/soccer shorts. T-shirts or tank tops that cover navel and do not fall off shoulders. Hip hop sneakers worn indoors only. Knee pads without plastic are strongly recommended. Please no jeans, restrictive pants, Ugg-like boots, jazz shoes, slip on shoes or bare feet.

Hip Hop classes begins with isolations, stretching, and alignment of the body and are full of movement, free style, and fun. Students work on picking up choreography and developing performance presence. The more advanced twice a week teen class builds the students’ knowledge of hip hop aesthetics, the body and how it moves, attention to musicality, and performance skills.

 

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REGISTRATION & TUITION PAYMENT


  • Account Login -To check/pay your balances or get details on your current classes.

Questionswhile registering?
Call us at
(510)-654-5921


REFUNDS/Absences

SUMMER:
Summer tuition is refundable only up through the first day of class. Past that date no refunds or credits will be given for summer due to missed or dropped classes. The only exceptions are for family emergencies or serious illness or injury. In any such instance, please contact us so that we can make arrangements.

Students may make up their missed classes in any other class/genre in the summer session ONLY. For guidance in selecting a make-up class, please email katie@shawl-anderson.org

There is a non-refundable $8 registration fee included in the cost of each class.

WINTER SPRING
Refunds for tuition paid may be requested within the first 4 weeks of classes.

No refunds will be given after the four-week period.

The last day to request a refund is Wednesday, October 2nd.

There is a non-refundable $8 registration fee included in the cost of each class.

A refund will be processed less the $8 registration fee and $15 for each class that has already occurred up to the point when you contact us for the refund or credit.

If a student drops between October 2-30, remaining balance MUST be paid and CREDIT is issued for future tuition. After October 30 no credit will be offered.

ABSENCES:

When a student will be absent, please email katie@shawl-anderson.org as early as you know about the absence or call the Center at 510-654-5921 for last minute absences. We encourage students who miss class to arrange for make up classes. Make up classes may be scheduled in the current semester only. We cannot give credits or refunds for elective absences. The only exceptions are for family emergencies or serious illness or injury. In any such instance, please contact us so that we can make arrangements. To select a make up class, email katie@shawl-anderson.org.

ILLNESS:
If your child or teen needs to miss class due to illness or injury, please contact us as soon as possible and we will make arrangements for a make-up class or other alternative.


SCHOLARSHIPS

There are a limited number of need-based partial scholarships available. Complete a Scholarship Request Form and submit with $20 down payment and registration form. Please fill out a “Scholarship Request Form” at the front desk or download a form here.

Administrative Director Rebecca Johnson will follow up with all scholarship applicants.

PLEASE NOTE:
Scholarship request forms are due August 15 for fall, December 15 for winter/spring, April 15 for summer camps & intensives and May 15 for summer session classes. (We will consider requests received after that date but will give priority to those who apply by before.)

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2704 Alcatraz Ave. Berkeley, CA 94705
(510)-654-5921
info@shawl-anderson.org