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IDAC CLASSES

Our classes run on a semester basis. Registration is now closed for Spring 2024 but will open soon for Fall 2024. Register for our summer camp through the button above.
*Only African Drumming is available as a drop-in class. Please email to register.

Senior Clogging
Folk Music Collective
Beginner Teen Clogging
Junior Clogging
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Foundations Collective

If you are a brand new dancer this class is for you. In this semester long class, students will have fun learning foundations of folk dance technique as well as dances from different cultures and/or time periods. All students in this class are expected to perform in the end of semester showcase or family dance. Foundations Collective is designed for newer dancers who are in 1st to 5th grade (or ages 6 to 11) to learn foundations of cultural dance.

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Elementary Collective 1

In this semester long class, students will have fun learning foundations of folk dance technique as well as dances from different cultures and/or time periods. All students in this class are expected to perform in the end of semester showcase or family dance. Elementary Collective 1 is designed for beginner dancers with at least one recent year of dance training. This class is for dancers who are in 2nd to 6th grade (or ages 7 to 12).

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Elementary Collective 2

In this semester long class, students will have fun learning foundations of folk dance technique as well as dances from different cultures and/or time periods. All students in this class are expected to perform in the end of semester showcase or family dance. Elementary Collective 2 is designed for high level beginner or intermediate dancers who have a minimum of two years of dance training. This class is for dancers who are in 2nd to 6th grade (or ages 7 to 12). Instructor approval is required to join this class.

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Junior Collective

In this semester long class, students will have fun learning folk dance technique and partnering as well as dances from different cultures and/or time periods. All students in this class are required to perform in the end of semester showcase or family dance. Junior Collective is designed for beginning to intermediate level dancers with at least one year of dance training or instructor approval. This class is for dancers who are in 4th to 9th grade (or ages 10-14) to learn foundational steps of cultural dance.

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Senior Collective

In this semester long class, students will have fun learning folk dance technique and partnering as well as dances from different cultures and/or time periods. All students in this class are required to perform in the end of semester showcase or family dance. Senior Collective is designed for intermediate to advanced level dancers who have a minimum of two recent years of formal dance training. Additionally dancers in this class are encouraged to take a clogging class to develop footwork technique. This class is for dancers who are in grades 7th to 12th (ages 12 to 18) and will focus on technique and performance. Senior Collective performers will have the opportunity to participate in a summer cultural exchange tour to further their knowledge of cultural dance. 

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Teen Beginner Clogging

If you are a brand new clogger, this class is for you. In this semester long class, students will have fun learning traditional American clogging steps and a routine. All students in this class are required to perform in the end of semester showcase or family dance. Beginner Teen Clogging is designed for beginner level cloggers who are in grades 7 through 12 (or ages 12-18) and who are clogging for the first time or had limited experience. 

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Junior Clogging

In this semester long class, students will have fun learning traditional American clogging steps and choreography. All students in this class are required to perform in the end of semester showcase or family dance. Junior Clogging is designed for beginner level cloggers who are in grades 1st to 6th (or ages 6-12) and who have had a minimum of one recent year of tap experience or other footwork training.

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Senior Clogging

In this semester long class, students will have fun learning traditional American clogging steps and a routine. All students in this class are required to perform in the end of semester showcase or family dance. Senior Clogging is designed for advanced beginner to intermediate cloggers who are in 2nd to 12th grade (or ages 7 to 18) and who have passed the placement audition for this class or can execute the tested skills correctly. 

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Folk Music Collective

This class is for students who are in grades 2nd to 8th  (or ages 7-14) and interested in singing. In this semester long class students will have fun learning the basics of singing/vocal technique. Students will learn to sing folk songs from around the world, as well as rhythmic patterns, and cultural/historic context of the songs. All students in this class are expected to perform in the end of semester performance. We are excited to sing around the world with you!

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African Drumming

Learn about the beautiful cultures of Africa and the African diaspora through music. In this class students will have the opportunity to drum and sing. This is a family friendly class for all ages 7 to 99 but adults and children are invited to register separately-whatever suits your family. No experience in drumming is required-just a willingness to learn and have fun.  Our drumming teacher, Miss Olivia, masterfully teaches several levels in one class, so drummers with experience are also welcome to register. Drummers are invited to perform at our end of semester performance. 

Senior Collective
Junior Collective
Elementary Collective 1
Foundations Collective
Elementary Collective 2
African Drumming
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