You deserve the joy of dance and all it has to offer
The full annual calendar is below.
Why Should You Take Dance?
Simple: All the extras you get from the experience.
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~ Improved cognitive function: Better academics and clearer mental process.
~ Proper body posture and alignment
~ Eye-hand/eye-foot motor coordination & spatial cognition
~ Improved strength, balance and flexibility
~ Musicality, rhythm and timing
~ Self-confidence and a positive body awareness
~ Lengthening attention span
~ Stress and anxiety relief
~ Exposure to the classical arts, music & dance
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Students learn the enjoyment of dance and how to express themselves in a positive and constructive manner. These assets will help the student in many aspects of life, far beyond the dance class.
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There is a strong symbiotic relationship between a proper dance arts education and an academic education: One balances the other. What we teach goes far beyond simply teaching dance steps. We make a valuable, enjoyable and memorable experience and a worthwhile & rewarding investment for all our students!
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What Makes Us Unique
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Knowledgeable teachers with the right purpose: Our Teachers are educators, not glorified demonstrators. We teach from an academic as well as artistic standpoint.
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Open for regular lessons year-round: We don't close for the summer.
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We use a "build-up" rather than a "tear-down" method emotionally & physically, using curriculum and methodology that challenges, yet stays within safe and realistic boundaries. This includes positive self-confidence and a healthy self-image.
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Well organized and well planned recitals and productions to provide a happy and memorable experience to students, parents & audience.
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Security cameras and windows for each dance floor and separate television monitors for each in the lobby.
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All dance floors professionally built cushioned sub-floors beneath Stagestep dance floor material for safe and healthy dancing.
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Each floor has its own air-conditioning unit and is soundproofed.
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Lessons that start and end on time: We respect you and understand that your time is valuable. We will be punctual with lessons, rehearsals and events. 
 
What we are, and what we're not.
The Hirschl Ballet is a â€œserious recreational” school. We invite students of any age or level to take with us. The desire to dance is for the artistic pleasure, of self discovery, and of self expression. Dancers get to know their instrument (their body) in great intimate detail. They explore and discover its’ wonders, beauty and capabilities.
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We do not press students into becoming professional ballet dancers. We believe this art should be of intrinsic value to the individual, physically, spiritually and emotionally, as an end in itself.
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We have a considerable following of highly academic students. Many keep dancing into adulthood for the pure enjoyment it gives them.
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We work with each student to find a schedule that works effectively... without hindering academic progress.
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We do not engage in competitions. We treat dance as a physically demanding art form rather than a competitive event. We train our students to be self-competitive, to enjoy the process of self-challenge and self-improvement.
 
 
Why Should You Choose Hirschl Ballet:
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   We are run as a place of education, and define our success by the accomplishments and satisfaction of our students and parents. Our purpose & goal is to provide development of individual potential in a professional and positive environment. Equal emphasis, attention and respect is given to all- regardless of talent, age, level, potential, physique, or reason for taking. We provide the opportunity to have students become the best version of themselves using proper guidance and mentorship with integrity.
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   For whatever reason they take, all students should dance for the enjoyment. All HSDA students receive the same quality of education, no matter why they are taking dance.
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   Choosing the right school is an IMPORTANT DECISION. It is an investment of time, effort and money. The right teacher and school can produce a physically and emotionally enjoyable experience, filled with many positive side effects that will be enjoyed for a lifetime.
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   Students are moved up by individual evaluation & assessment. They get moved up when they have mastered the curriculum of that level according to HSDA standards, rather than by class or age. New students with prior experience are put into classes they will get the most value and challenge. This is done with individual evaluation and assessment.
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   A student begins a “formal” dance education between 6 and 7 years old. Starting earlier provides a valuable foundation for their future education. Students learn to explore their own individual levels of capacity but are not pushed beyond safe or realistic boundaries.
 
Dance is supposed to let you breath freely,
not give you an asthma attack.

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Below are home practice video clips. If you're just starting out, they'd be a good way to get some basics.