Magnify Conservatory Pre-Professional Division

The Magnify Conservatory auditions students age 6-22 on a year-round basis, by appointment.

 

 

12764807_477055659162817_2860880662142931253_oAUDITIONS FOR 2017-2018 CONSERVATORY:

APRIL 22, 2017

1:00-2:00pm Ages 6-8 (ages as of 4/22/17)

2:15-3:45pm Ages 9-12

4:00-6:00pm Ages 13-18

$10 audition fee. Please bring a resumé containing dance/academic experience/accolades and a 4×6 photo in first arabesque. Girls wear a black leotard, pink tights and ballet shoes/pointe shoes. Boys wear black tights/pants and a white shirt with ballet shoes.

 Prospective Conservatory students should demonstrate an exceptional interest in or desire to dance. Dancers are evaluated on such physical factors as flexibility and turnout, and other criteria such as musicality and performance quality. Most important is the dancer’s determination and drive for growth in technique and artistry.

Conservatory students may be selected to represent Magnify at local events and performances as well as local and regional dance competitions, all of which provide additional performance experience

If you are uncertain, please inquire about Magnify Conservatory placements and we will let you know if your student might be a candidate for the Conservatory. Please include your student’s age, background and goals when writing for an appointment.

REGISTRATION FOR SUMMER 2017 & THE 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR BEGINS APRIL 3, 2017! 

CLASSES OFFERED:

Ballet I-Ballet V, Technique and Pointe or Pre-Pointe

Our ballet faculty members have collective decades of experience and share the belief that ballet technique should be taught with a foundation in correct mechanics and placement, building on the basics to incorporate beauty, strength and performance.

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Cecchetti Technique

Cecchetti training is a rigorous method which pays careful attention to the laws of anatomy. It develops all of the qualities essential to the dancer: balance, poise, strength, elevation, elasticity, “ballon”, etc. It is classic in its purity and clear-cut style.

In younger children, Cecchetti technique will develop poise and musicality while striving to instill the love of and dedication to dance. Lower student grades will develop proper placement of torso, hips, and legs without exceeding anatomical limitations. The coordination of arms and head are developed with a concentration on smooth transitions throughout the exercises.

As dancers grow, a more mature sense of musicality and quality of movement is emphasized as students develop strength and stability in the demonstration of the pirouettes and grand allegro. Suppleness and smooth graceful movements are developed in these levels along with the coordination of head, arms, legs, and body.

Jazz/Contemporary/Lyrical

Jazz showcases each dancer’s individual style.  Energetic, powerful and fun, it uses hips and syncopation, fancy footwork, and for the more advanced dancer, kicks, leaps and turns. In our upper levels,  lyrical and contemporary dance are also incorporated, with a great emphasis on floor work as well as the freedom of the torso and body.  All our jazz/contemporary styles build from classical ballet technique, and are crucial to the training of today’s dancer. Jazz, lyrical and contemporary will particularly appeal to those students wishing to express themselves fully and individually while dancing.

 

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Magnify Dance Center is proud to offer Progressing Ballet Technique and is the official home of PBT-US. This strengthening program was developed for students ages 7 & above and allows them to understand the depth of “muscle memory” for the body as well as to improve their understanding of core stability, weight placement, and alignment. This technique has shown great advancement in achieving the dancer’s personal best in safe ballet training as well as other styles of dance.  This class is HIGHLY recommended for dancers studying ballet and pointe.

Dancers will utilize a specific-sized fit ball (provided) and thera-bands (please bring your own). Each class is limited to 15 dancers.


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