Based in ballet and contemporary training, our Teens Program offers three levels of training for ages 11-17 to assure that students are challenged and learning in an environment that allows for maximum achievement. Students who have trained in the Teens Program have been accepted into and continued their dance training at summer programs and universities.
All classes for Teens 1 and 2 will take place in-person. Teens 3 classes will be offered in-person and online. Learn more about our range of offerings below and by clicking on “Schedule 2021-2022” above.
Explore the creative process with former LINES Ballet company dancer Keelan Whitmore! Together, participants will research different aspects of finding and refining the artistic voice and explore Alonzo King LINES Ballet repertory. All levels welcome!
Class will begin with a ballet class that examines the science and sensation of technique. Then, Keelan and dancers will use repertory from Alonzo King as a catalyst for constructing, deconstructing, and interpreting movement phrases. The workshop will close with a reflective discussion, where dancers can share the connection of lived experiences to dance, their lives, and the current social climate.
In order to attend Teens at LINES in-person at LINES Dance Center, all participants will be required to provide proof of full vaccination (including booster shot if eligible*) for COVID-19, and must comply with our organization’s masking mandates. Out of care and concern for our dance community of staff, teachers, and students, we appreciate your support of this policy that benefits us all.
* Eligibility is determined by date of second vaccination and CDC recommendations.
Teens 1 – Spring 2022 – IN PERSON
0 – 2 years of experience, Saturdays
Teens 1 introduces students to basic ballet and contemporary technique for the beginning dancer in a supportive and welcoming environment. It is recommended that students have 0-2 years of dance experience to enroll in this level.
Teens 2 – Spring 2022 – IN PERSON
3 – 5 years of experience, Saturdays & Sundays
Teens 2 continues to develop students’ technique, physical stamina, and creative expression through weekly ballet and contemporary technique. It is recommended that students have 3-5 years of dance experience to enroll in this level.
Teens 3 – Spring 2022 – IN PERSON OR ONLINE
5+ years of experience, Saturdays & Sundays
Teens 3 challenges students to develop proficient technique and physical stamina through weekly ballet and contemporary technique. It is recommended that students have 5 or more years of dance experience to enroll in this level.
Students will explore and build upon the creative process, choreographic concepts, and explore movement while creatively and collaboratively developing a larger movement vocabulary. This program is ideal for aspiring choreographers or students just interested in taking a deeper dive into the choreographic process. TEENS 2 or 3 (in person) students may register for Choreo-LAB when registering for the TEENS class.