Youth Dance Company

EXHALE DANCE COMPANY:

Our Mission: 
The Exhale Dance Company’s mission is to share the joy of dance with the community.

Our Vision: 
The Exhale Dance Company is a youth intensive program for dancers ranging in ages 6-18. Through a disciplined study of the art and technique of dance students will gain the knowledge and strength to grow into memorable performers.  The EDC will perform at non-competitive community events, invite master teachers to share their knowledge, and produce their own shows throughout the season.

Our vision is to create technical, passionate dancers who give back to their community through their art. Jen hopes to inspire her students to strive to be their ultimate best on-and-off the dance floor.  Our final product is not our performances, but rather, the students that leave our company ready to take-on the world with passion, dedication and kindness.

Values:
The Exhale Dance Company teaches more than dance steps.  We want our students to have a firm understanding of movement, dance and life.  Life skills are taught in our classrooms such as: teamwork, inclusiveness, leadership, “I can” confidence, a strong work ethic, accountability, and the importance of community involvement.
We train each-and-every student as if they are going to be a professional dancer.  After all, they will become a ‘professional’ in some form when they enter adulthood.

Schedule: (A few extra rehearsals may be called just before a show.  Families would be given plenty of notice!)
Wednesday:
4:30-5:30:  Ballet
5:30-6:30:  Jazz

Why add the ballet class?
Ballet is the foundation for all codified dance techniques, therefore, this class will allow students to become stronger in all dance genres. Students will gain knowledge about moving technically, and begin to understand the anatomy and kinesiology of dance.  Dancers will finish the session knowing all basic ballet terminology, and having a better understanding of their own anatomy. As the students gain more knowledge about their posture the risk of injuries will also decrease.

Cost for Winter Session:
January 10th-June 11th (20-week session)
Students who decide to join this program will get 5% off their second class.

Ballet Class:  $323 (normally $340)
Jazz:  $340
Costume Fees: $100 (All costume fees must be paid in-full by January 8th.)
The dancers will perform both a ballet and jazz dance in our spring concert.  Costumes normally cost $65 a piece, however, company members will only pay $50 per costume!  This will include one pair of performance tights per costume and all accessories for the costumes.  (Here at Exhale our goal is to keep costs as low as possible.  Families will only receive ONE costume fee a year.  Dancers will only wear these costumes or their team gear for shows.  We pride ourselves on not creating hidden fees for our families!)

Early Bird Discount:  Families that pay-in full by January 8th will receive 10% off their tuition.  This would lower your tuition payment to $593.70 instead of $663.

Monthly Payment Plan:  Want to go on a monthly tuition payment plan?  Families would pay $111 for six months.  (January-June)  Payments would be due on the 1st of every month, and costume fees are due by January 8th.

Team Gear:  Students would also be asked to purchase team gear for performances.  (This year we will perform in Community Day and at the Farmers’ Market!!!)
Team Jacket: $40
Team T-Shirt: $18
Straight black crop (ankle length) leggings:  Purchase at any retailer.
White Keds:  For outdoor shows.  Can purchase at payless or any retailer.

Clothing:
After registering for the program an email will be sent that includes all the clothing your child will need for classes.  This will include tan jazz shoes, ballet slippers, leotard and tights.

Have Questions?
Contact us via email (exhalenorfolk@gmail.com) or phone (508.541.1490).  We are happy to answer any questions you might have. Thank you for considering the EDC!

Testimonials:
“I learned (from Jen) how to live fully with passion, determination, strength, and grace.” ~ Hannah G (Former Student)
“With my daughter’s team, thanks to Miss Jen, all the dancers have a very strong work ethic that has taught them about teamwork, leadership, and accountability and given them much confidence.” ~ Karen D (Parent)