Teens @LINES

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Teens @LINES provides dynamic dance education that inspires unique artistry and expert technical training for youth ages 11-18. The program is born from the philosophy of Alonzo King and aims to educate the whole person. Young dancers are given a unique opportunity to encourage the artist within, focus on creativity and strengthen self-identity.

Teen students participate in the Weekly Class Series –comprising the Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced I and II Tracks– and an intensive Master Class Series and Pointe workshops to support the transition into pre-professional dance study. The Teens @LINES program is taught by renowned Dance Center faculty and provides students an exclusive chance to work with guest artists from the LINES Ballet community, including current and former LINES company members and Artistic Director, Alonzo King.

Both the Master Class Series and Weekly Class Series are designed to give dancers an in-depth understanding of foundational technique and the choreographic process. While building skill and physical strength through proficient technical instruction, students also have the opportunity to experience the creative process, discover their own artistic voice, and build community through dance in a safe and encouraging environment.

"Training in dance is a door into acquiring knowledge about how things work…The process of problem solving and inquiry produces bright minds. When the mind is sharpened through dance, its sharpness remains intact when applied to other forms of study." - Alonzo King

WEEKLY CLASS SERIES

Teens @LINES is comprised of four tracks for dancers:

Beginning Ballet Technique and Contemporary - 2 classes per week
Intermediate Track – 3 classes per week
Advanced Track I – 5 classes per week (build your own schedule)
Advanced Track II – 5 classes per week (build your own schedule), plus LINES-LAB, a performance-building environment and collaboration with LINES Ballet Training Program


Beginning Ballet Technique & Contemporary

Both Ballet and Contemporary dance instruction are combined in this 2-hour class that explores basic ballet technique, contemporary concepts, as well as choreographic exploration and sophisticated phrase work at the beginning level. Students learn basic foundational principles of classical ballet and contemporary. Focus is given to student creativity and collaboration.

Beginner Ballet & Contemporary Saturdays 9:00 am – 11:00 am


Intermediate Track

The Intermediate Track challenges students to develop skillful technique and physical strength through a weekly 3-class series comprised of Ballet and Contemporary. Students begin to analyze foundational principles of classical ballet and contemporary, and consider balletic and contemporary concepts and language. Students are encouraged to explore creatively and collaboratively, and generate a larger movement vocabulary and range of skill on an intermediate level. Pointe workshops are available in both the fall and the spring. *Student placement applicable.

Intermediate Ballet Thursdays 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Intermediate Ballet Saturdays 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Intermediate Contemporary Saturdays 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm


Advanced Track

The Advanced Tracks I and II challenges students to develop proficient technique and physical stamina through a weekly 5-class series comprised of Ballet, Contemporary and selection of choice from the Dance Center Schedule. Students continue to analyze foundational principles of classical ballet and contemporary, and expand balletic and contemporary concepts and language. Emphasis is given to individual artistry. Students works individually and collaboratively to explore a larger movement vocabulary and range of skill on an advanced level. The Advanced Level II students have an additional opportunity to work on Friday evenings with LINES Training Program Students to learn new choreography, collaborate and present work. Pointe workshops are available in both the fall and spring. *Student placement applicable.

Advanced Track I
Build your own schedule tailor designed for the dancer and schedule!
Monday – Sunday: 2 Ballet & 1 Contemporary, Modern or Jazz ** Build your own Schedule from LINES Dance Center selected classes.

Advanced Ballet Sundays 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Advanced Contemporary Sundays 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Register for the Advanced Track I (Fall)!

Register for the Advanced Track I (Spring)!

Register for the Advanced Track I (Year-round)!

Advanced Track II
Build your own schedule tailor designed for the dancer and schedule!
Monday – Sunday: 2 Ballet & 1 Contemporary, Modern or Jazz ** Build your own Schedule from LINES Dance Center selected classes.

Advanced Ballet Sundays 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Advanced Contemporary Sundays 1:00 - 3:00 pm
LINES-LAB Fridays 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Build your own schedule*:
2 Ballet Monday – Sunday
1 Contemporary, Modern or Jazz Monday – Sunday

Register for the Advanced Track II (Fall)!

Register for the Advanced Track II (Spring)!

Register for the Advanced Track II (Year-round)!


*Student Placement: Students are advised to register for the class/track that feels appropriate and honest to the current level. During the first two weeks of each session, student placement will be over seen by LINES faculty. Teachers/Staff will consult with the family and student if class/level placement needs to be adjusted. Intermediate and Advanced Tracks: Attendance in Dance Center classes, as well as student growth will be monitored by Teens @LINES staff.

New! Teens @LINES Performance Opportunities!
LINES-LAB
A new and special opportunity! Every Friday evening, Teens will work with LINES Ballet Training Program students, creating and learning choreography facilitated by LINES professionals. LAB Teens will have five opportunities for performance: Fall and Spring Teen showcases, two Training Program Student Choreography Showcases, and at the HeART of Market public performance on Mint Plaza in San Francisco in May 2019. LINES-LAB is safe and encouraging environment to experience the creative process alongside emerging and leading dancers and choreographers. To be part of LINES-LAB, Teen students must follow the Advanced II track.


MASTER CLASS SERIES

For the intermediate/advanced dancer, the master class series offers intensive day-long master classes taught by LINES faculty, LINES company members and Alonzo King. The rigorous 7 hour-day is comprised of three classes including intermediate/advanced ballet technique, contemporary, modern, jazz, hip-hop, repertoire, and World Dance. Students are encouraged to push beyond boundaries of their artistry, and reveal their authentic voice as a dancer. At the end of each master class students participate in Q&A sessions with artists from within the LINES dance community, including program directors, current LINES company members and Artistic Director.

2018/19 Master Class Dates: Sundays, 10:30am-5:30pm

September 16, 2018
October 21, 2018
December 8, 2018
February 3, 2019
April 7, 2019

$90 per Master Class

Teens @LINES Intermediate and Advanced Track students receive a discount for all master classes when they add-on tuition.




Schedule and Dates

Fall Session 2018

September 15- December 15, 2018
No class on November 23, 24, 25, 26 (Thanksgiving holiday)
No Intermediate or Advanced classes on Master Class days (Sundays): September 16, October 21, December 8, 2018

Inter-Session Break: December 15, 2018 – January 17, 2019

Spring Session 2019

January 4 – May 12, 2019
No Class on March 28 – 31, 2019 (Spring Break)
No Intermediate or Advanced classes on Master Class days (Sundays): February 3, April 7, 2019.

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Tuition and Payment Plans

Weekly Class Series Tuition & Pricing

Class or Track Year-long tuition Deposit and Monthly Payment Plan Fall Only Spring Only
Beginner Ballet & Contemporary $672 $300 deposit;
8 payments of $46.50
$312 $360
Intermediate Track $1,512 $300 deposit;
8 payments of $151.50
$702 $810
Advanced Track I $1,747 $300 deposit;
8 payments of $181
$806 $941
Advanced Track II $2,251 $300 deposit;
8 payments of $244
$1,040 $1,211

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Master Class Series Tuition & Pricing

Teens @LINES Master Class Series Fall 2017 Spring 2018
Sundays, 10:30am– 5:30pm September 16 , October 21, December 8 February 3, April 7
ADD ON DISCOUNTED Master Classes for Fall and Spring Teens @LINES Students (ONLY $60 per Master Class) $180 $120
Master Class Series $90 per class; $270 for all 3 $90 per class; $180 for both

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Pointe Workshops: Sundays, 3:00 - 3:30 pm

Fall Spring Full Year
$120 $160 $280



Track Class Options

LINES Dance Center Selections - Advanced Track Class Options

All classes presented are adult classes open to the public.

Intermediate Ballet
Day Time Instructor
Monday 6pm Erik Wagner
Tuesday 6pm Katy Warner
Wednesday 6pm Liezl Austria
Thursday 6pm Kahz Zmuda
Friday 6pm Daiane Lopes da Silva
Saturday 10am Liezl Austria
Saturday 11:30am Erik Wagner
Modern, Jazz & Contemporary
Class Level and Type Day Time Instructor
Advanced Beginning Modern Monday 6pm Nol Simonse
Intermediate Jazz Tuesday 6pm Jenni Bregman
Int/Adv Contemporary Jazz Wednesday 4:30pm Stacey Printz
Int/Adv Jazz Wednesday 6pm Kelsey Lettko
Intermediate Jazz Thursday 6pm Jenni Bregman
Beginning Modern Thursday 6:30pm Mary Carbonara
Intermediate Contemporary Friday 6pm Victor Talledos
Beginning Horton Saturday 11:30am Victor Talledos


Photos by Stephen Texeira.