Dance Directive Master Classes

Presents

classes, training & instruction,
with some of the top teachers & 
dance professionals
from around the country

We put the fun back in learning…

with a teaching staff that has developed a reputation as one of the best in the convention industry. Classes are taught by dance professionals who have devoted themselves to the daily instruction of children and teens. They love teaching kids. Your kids will love them and have a great time learning from them. Our teaching staff isn’t necessarily the most famous, but they’re among the best teachers in the industry. Come experience the difference it can make!


 2019 Schedule

DES MOINES
Sunday, October 6
Comm. Choice Conv. Cntr.

GRAND RAPIDS
Sunday, October 13
DeVos Place

TULSA
Sunday, October 20
Southern Hills Marriott

KANSAS CITY
Sunday, October 27
OVERLAND PARK CONV. CENTER

LITTLE ROCK
Sunday, November 3
Statehouse Conv. Center

WICHITA
Sunday, November 10
Hyatt Regency Downtown


 CLASS LEVELS & FEES

Beginner LevelIntermediate LevelAdvanced Level
$69 for the day or any part thereof. The Beginner Level is a half-day program that consists of 4 morning classes at approximately one hour each, with registration beginning at 7:15 am, warm-up at 7:45 am, and classes beginning at 8:00 am. Classes will conclude around noon. It will be geared primarily to ages 7 and younger with 2 or less years studio experience although true beginners of any age will be welcome.
$99 for the day or any part thereof. The Intermediate Level program consists of a full day of classes which typically includes 8 classes of approximately 1 hour each. Registration begins at 7:15 am, warm-up at 7:45 am, and classes begin at 8:00 am. There is a 1 hour lunch break around noon, and classes conclude around 5:00 pm. These classes are best for dancers ages 8-12 with 2-4 years of studio experience although dancers of all ages are typically represented based on strength of experience and comfort level.
$109 for the day or any part thereof. The Advanced Level program consists of a full day of classes which typically includes 9 classes of approximately 1 hour each. Registration begins at 7:15 am, warm-up at 7:45 am, and classes begin at 8:00 am. There is a 1 hour lunch break around noon, and classes conclude around 6:00 pm. These classes are best for dancers ages 12 and older who work hard and are ready to be challenged. Strong dancers under 12 may also be admitted with studio teacher recommendation.

ABOUT LEVEL CHANGES

General Rules
Although we’ve defined levels by age and experience above we also understand that different dancers progress at different rates and may find themselves better suited at a different level after an hour or so of classes. You’ll find us to be flexible in moving students as needed (with studio teacher approval). Students moving up a level will be required to pay the difference in class fees. However, students moving down a level will not be refunded. Please also note the audition class will only be available to students with advanced level bracelets.
Parent Observers
$25 for the day or any part thereof. Includes unlimited access to classes of choice. Observation only, no participation. Photography permitted, videotaping permitted.
Studio Directors/Teachers
One FREE teacher admission with each six (6) paid students (not including Observers). Teachers who attend with less than 6 paid students are required to pay the Advanced Level fee of $99 for access to dance rooms and teacher classes.

Enrollment size, teacher work schedules, etc. will occasionally make class schedule modifications necessary.

Final schedules will be included in a studio confirmation email.

 CLASSES & INSTRUCTION

 

Student Classes

DD4

All class levels will receive instruction in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop and Lyrical/Contemporary. Additional instruction will vary by city and may include Music Theatre, Funk, Modern, Leaps & Turns, Progressions, and Street Dance.

DD1

Free Parent Class

A free parent class will be offered to any and all who would like to attend in the afternoon. No need to pre-register, just show up. The class will last approximately 1 hour and will include information about what the future may hold for your young dancer on a professional level, competition tips, studio tips, a time for questions and answers, and more.

DD7

Studio Director/Teacher Classes

These classes will be open to studio directors and teachers only with a teacher bracelet (no observers). Afternoon classes will include both active dance instruction and seminar style discussions.

Scholarships
Selected Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced level dancers will receive scholarships and other recognition following the conclusion of the final class period. Their “audition” for those scholarships will literally be their participation throughout the day. Master teachers will be watching for hard workers, enthusiasm and demonstration of learned skills. The Advanced level schedule will also include an Audition Class where audition skills will be discussed and practiced. 
Compare!
Students at Dance Directive typically receive just as many hours of instruction in a single day as those other weekend conventions you may be familiar with, and at a much better value. Bottom line is you invest less money in fewer days for virtually the same amount of class time. How can you lose!
Deadline for Entries
Entries must be submitted online with payment-in-full no later than 16 days prior to the day of classes.