Dance Classes, Lessons & Company

The Baldwin Wallace Community Arts School Dance Department trains young dancers to have solid technical foundations, a passion for the arts, positive self-expression and confidence. Our professional approach ensures each student receives comprehensive dance training in an environment that supports personal achievement, discipline, friendship, teamwork, positive attitudes, creativity, kindness and respect. The dance curriculum is designed to train all ages, skill and confidence levels to achieve their greatest potential whether their goals are professional or personal growth.

Dance Department Faculty

Heather Dennen
Program Coordinator - Dance
Clarence Keith
Dance Instructor
Leanna Mullen
Dance Instructor
Paige St. John
Dance Instructor
Lauren Stenroos
Dance Instructor

Classes

For fall 2020, CAS Dance will be offering a new, project based learning, hybrid class style. These classes have a brand new curriuculm specifically designed to engage students in both in person and virtual learning opportunities. This hybrid model was designed to help ensure our students stay as safe as possible while developing their technique and furthering their love of dance.

In person learning will take place on a specific date and time. All virtual learning will be pre-recorded and will be available to the dancers for an entire week. This will let dancers work at the time and pace that works best for their individual learning needs and their family schedule.

Each class will be led by a caring, engaging, expert CAS Dance faculty member. Our hybrid model will focus on dance technique, terminology, fleixibility, strength, self expression, creativity and artistry at an age and skill appropriate level.

Our hybid model will also engage our students in a brand new way! Our project based learning model will allow students to prepare for, and perform in, an end of session dance showcase.

Throughout their session students will learn the ins and outs of dance performance and develop the skills needed to memorize, execute, and artistically portray their class dances. Each hybrid dance class will prepare a dance for the final showcase. Every dancer will have the chance to perform and celebrate all they have learned!

Classes will film their dance showcase pieces the final week of classes.  On December 9, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. our entire BW CAS dance family will have a virtual watch party to view the dance showcase. All friends and family our invited to virtually join us and enjoy our amazing dancers and the BW CAS dance community!

For detailed information about the measures we are taking to protect our students while they are at our facitlities for their in person dance classes please visit our CAS COVID-19 Responsible Restart and our CAS & COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions pages.

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Drop-in Workshops

Dance Workshops are unique, one-time, in person, expereinces designed around a specific dance genre and theme.

Our dance workshops are taught by our expert, caring, and engaging BW CAS faculty. Each workshop has a challenging, comprehensive, curriculum designed to showcase all parts of a dance genre and style in one, age and level appropriate, class.

Dance workshops are divided by age and are the perfect way to enhance your continuing dance education or explore a completely new style!

For detailed information about the measures we are taking to protect our students while they are at our facitlities for their in person dance classes please visit our CAS COVID-19 Responsible Restart and our CAS & COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions pages.

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CAS UNBOXED™

CAS UNBOXED™ brings the quality arts programs you expect from Baldwin Wallace University's Community Arts School straight to your home! Virtual classes are led by expert BW CAS faculty and are specifically designed for a completely online style of learning. In these five-week virtual classes, students will receive weekly interactive video lessons that students can engage with at any point throughout the week. All the materials you'll need for the class will be shipped directly to your door before the program begins.

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Private Lessons

Dancers may enroll in private lessons to receive one-on-one instruction from a Community Arts School faculty member. Private lessons allow each student to develop independently through the careful guidance and mentorship of expert, credentialed faculty. Dance private lessons focus on technique development, artistic quality, strength, flexibility, and speicifc skills appropriate for the age and level of the individual dancer.

There are a limited number of dance private lessons available each semester. Dance private lessons are not guaranteed and are based on instructor and studio availability.

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Summer Dance Immersion

The Baldwin Wallace Community Arts School Summer Dance Immersion is a dynamic dance experience designed to bring together dancers from studios across the region, in grades 7-12, to develop artistic growth, cultivate existing dance technique, and challenge new technical development. Students will work with master instructors and experience new dance styles to extend their training on and bey0nd the dance floor. This unique dance camp will be a gathering place of excellence in dance designed to complement, enhance, and further students’ own studio training.

Student will live on the Baldwin Wallace University campus and participate in a variety of dance and social activities. Activities provided during the camp experience will allow the students to foster lasting connections and powerful friendships with other dancers.

This Immersion is a dance event you do not want to miss!

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Company

The BW Community Arts School Dance Company is a comprehensive dance program for serious dancers and for students looking to build their technical skill set. This company will work as a bridge to the dance industry and prepare serious students for a career in the arts. The purpose of this company is to give students the highest quality education in multiple dance genres to create the most well rounded dancer possible. Participants can expect exceptional instructors, intimate class settings, personalized critiques and focused instruction.

If you have any questions about any of our Baldwin Wallace Community Arts School Dance Company, or to set up an audition for the Company, please contact us!

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