Pre-Ballet (ages 3-4)
This class is designed to develop motor skills and coordination, as well as to nurture the love of dance in
preschoolers. Children are kept moving with song and dance games within a class structure. Ballet language
is also taught in this 45 minute class.
Ballet/Tap Class (ages 4-8)
This class is designed to set the foundation for dance technique. Fundamental ballet and tap technique is
taught with beginning barre and center floor exercises.
Ballet (ages 8 and older)
Classes in Classical Ballet are graded according to the ability level of each class. The entire ballet barre is
taught along with adagio and allegro combinations.
Tap classes are graded according to student ability. Each class includes warm-up, single and double sound
combinations, time steps, etc.
This popular form of dance is offered to students in grades three and up. Jazz technique is taught with
varied styles and combinations. Explore all forms of jazz dance while focusing on turns, progressions,
isolations and combinations across the floor. Jazz is offered to students in grades 3 and above.
This expressive form of dance draws from the Graham, Horton and Dunham techniques, among others.
Basic elements of breath control, gravity, balance, alignment, rhythm and spatial awareness are learned
through warm up, progressions and center combinations. Modern Dance is offered to students in grades 8
A high-energy class that uses the latest sounds in rap, R&B and pop music together with movements
influenced by some of today’s hottest video choreographers and presented in an age appropriate manner.
Hip Hop is offered to students in grades 6 and above.
A dance form taken from ballet and inspired by jazz, lyrical dance emphasizes expression, fluid body
movement and control. Offered to high school students with ballet training only.
|Peggy Sadowski, Director
Peggy received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from The Boston Conservatory, where she danced with their resident company, The Boston
Dance Theatre. She is a member of the Dance Teachers’ Club of Boston and is the owner and director of the Walpole Dance Center.
Kristen Kuznezov, Assistant Director
Kristen is an alumna of the Walpole Dance Center. She received her degree from the Dean College School of Dance, where she performed with
their resident Dance Company. Kristen developed our Modern Dance program and also teaches Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical and Hip Hop. In addition
to her classes at the studio, Kristen is a co-founder of the Next Generation Theatre Company, and the choreographer for the Walpole High
School Theatre Club.
Rachel joins the faculty this year teaching Kindergarten Ballet/Tap. She has been studying dance at the Walpole Dance Center for 15 years and has
been a teaching assistant for 3 years.
|Walpole Dance Center's Faculty