HSDA News as of January 22, 2018
CLOSED Tuesday & Wednesday, 30th & 31st. These are floating days: Makeup lessons are not required. Check the HSDA Policy sheet
HSDA Recital 2018 Cast Information Page
HSDA Recital Non-Participation Information
Question: “Is recital participation mandatory?” Answer: No. Our recitals
are never mandatory.
Question: "If my
child is not in recital, do they still learn the dance?" Answer: Yes, if they are in a participating class, they do. The dances are broken into small parts, and the technique of each
individual step is corrected on all students that take the lessons, whether they are in recital or not. They still derive
benefit and progress as students in classes. And they still dance during lessons: There is no "sit time" just because
they are not in the actual dance. In addition, we also have several classes in each level that are non-participatory. In this
way students can do makeup lessons, and we can accommodate any new students starting during this time.
my child need to be in the Nutcracker?" Answer: No. The Nutcracker production is not a recital, and
is not done by the Hirschl School of Dance. It is a full-length ballet production, produced by the Sunrise Ballet, a 501C-3
non-profit organization. They hold free & open-to-the public auditions- students from several OC studios perform with
Sunrise Ballet. They use our studio facility for rehearsals. Normally about one quarter of HSDA students perform with them.
The HSDA is doing it's own version of "Summer Dance Arts Education" this year, but it will
not be at any specific times/days. You can take a series of extra classes (in addition to your regular regimen at a greatly
reduced rate during the summer months.
Advantages: 1. The cost is
far less. 2. You can make your own custom
schedule in the summer (and still go on that family vacation). 3. You will have great teachers that already have the signature of your child (exactly what needs to
be worked on) rather than someone from outside that will be "flying blind" with your child. 4. You will get progress reports that show the status from multiple
aspects. 5. There will be several
guest teachers coming in for master classes. 6. There will be Lecture/seminars on a variety of pertaining subjects. 7. More convenient drive/travel time. 8. Any age/level student can take advantage
to this (Real intensives start at 12 years old at the youngest). 9.
No need to audition, since we already know the student's abilities better than anyone
else. 10. You can take one extra
class per week or a dozen!
New for 2018 at the Hirschl School: Contemporary Dance for Children
Tuesdays 4:30pm & Saturdays 11:30am
dance is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz, lyrical and classical ballet. Contemporary dancers
strive to connect the mind and the body through fluid dance movements. Contemporary
dance stresses versatility and improvisation, unlike the strict, structured nature of ballet. Contemporary dancers focus on
floorwork, using gravity to pull them down to the floor. This dance genre
is often done in bare feet. Contemporary dance can be performed to many different styles of music.
Pioneers of contemporary dance include Isadora Duncan, Martha Graham, and Merce Cunningham. These contemporary dancers all believed that dancers should
have freedom of movement, allowing bodies to freely express their innermost feelings.
for 7 to 11 years old, taught by Nina Wachter. While this particular form of dance was originally designed for adults, we
have modified the curriculum and format to work effectively with this particular age group.
Spring Semester 2018 Class Registration Information. All students MUST re-enroll for lessons before January 20th, 2018. Click
here and read!
ZUMBA Classes: Mondays & Wednesdays, taught
by Zumba certified instructor Pearlene Brar. Classes
are $5 each!
Are you HOME SCHOOLED? The Hirschl School of Dance Arts
is a certified vendor for Sky Mountain, I-Lead and Excel!
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
The Nutcracker on YouTube- The whole story in 5 minutes!
Field Trips and educational lecture/demonstrations are available at HSDA! Completely FREE! Contact us for information.
Girl Scout troops (Discount includes troop leaders, accompanying parents &
siblings) also get tickets at HALF PRICE!
Nutcracker PATCHES are also available: $1 each.
Troop leaders: When ordering tickets,
make sure to get them by mail or by coming in to the Sunrise Ballet facility.
Click here to watch the full length Sunrise Ballet Nutcracker 2017 on YouTube!