Open Division (ages 0-17)

aerial 1The Longmont Dance Theatre Academy is Longmont’s only pre-professional ballet school and emphasizes ballet technique. The Open Division was introduced to encourage students to expand their dance knowledge by offering a wide curriculum of dance styles. Students may participate in the Open Division in addition to or independently of the Ballet Program. LDTA believes that training in all types of dance provides the versatility necessary for our young students while encouraging a broad understanding of dance as an art form. Our Open Division instructors are excited to teach sound technique while fostering the love of dance in all art forms. Placement in the Open Division classes is based on the age of the student as of the 15th of the first full month of classes. The age guidelines for initial placement are guidelines and actual placement is subject to level appropriateness based on teacher and school director evaluation. Students enrolled in the Open Division have the opportunity to perform in the Annual Recital at the end of each year.

Placement in the Open Division classes is based on the age of the student as of September 15th. The age guidelines for initial placement are guidelines and actual placement is subject to level appropriateness based on teacher and school director evaluation. Students enrolled in the Open Division have the opportunity to perform in the Annual Recital at the end of each year.

See our current class schedule for available classes. The Open Division includes classes in Aerial, Tap, and Jazz. Level C-E Ballet and Modern classes may be taken individually as part of the Open Division for students who do not wish to take the full Ballet Division curriculum.

Dalcroze Classes

In partnership with Integral Steps and using curriculum provided by The Dalcroze School of the Rockies, students experience music joyfully. Is your child a mover, shaker, and music maker?  Dalcroze classes are designed for children as young as 6 months to 8 years of age. The high-energy classes help develop musicianship through active listening, rhythmic movement and singing, in a fun, social setting.
Little Birds:
Music-making for little ones and their parents working with a research-based curriculum dedicated to brain development. Sing songs, build instruments, move, and experience music for the whole family! Designed for children 6-months through 2 years old.
 
Intro to Dalcroze Eurhythmics – Ages 3-6:
High-energy, exciting, and fun, this class will allow students to experience music joyfully from the inside out! Designed to increase coordination, balance, attention, flexibility, focus, spatial awareness, emotional knowledge, and vocal precision through developing independent & cooperative learning, in a joyous and discovery-based environment. Dalcroze classes provide a deep and solid base for further Dalcroze training and preparation for high-level vocal, theatrical, and instrumental study. This full year course is divided into quarterly sessions to accommodate young students wanting to experience this method before joining the full year program. This curriculum is provided through the Dalcroze School of the Rockies.
 
Dalcroze Eurhythmics – Ages 4-7:
High-energy, exciting, and fun, this class will allow students to experience music joyfully from the inside out! Designed to increase coordination, balance, attention, flexibility, focus, spatial awareness, emotional knowledge, & vocal precision through developing independent & cooperative learning, in a joyous and discovery-based environment. Dalcroze classes provide a deep and solid base for further Dalcroze training and preparation for high-level vocal, theatrical, and instrumental study. This 28-week curriculum is provided through the Dalcroze School of the Rockies.
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