FALL DANCE PROGRAM

September 6, 2016 - April 14, 2017




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Youth classes are designed for students ages 3-17.


PRE DANCE: BISI MINI's Ages 3-5 & KIDDY DANCERS Ages 5-7

YOUTH:  BISI B-BOYZ: Ages 7-12
JR level 1 Ages 8-10
JR level 2 Ages 10-13

TEEN level: Ages 14-17

Our dance Program provides our students with high quality training in a creative, fun & energetic setting! We strive to properly place our students by level of dance experience, as the ages listed are only used as a guide.

Our artistic staff is looking forward to educating and inspiring our young dancers to various forms of dance this season.

ALL AGES SIGN UP NOW for BISI dance classes and workshops, and Musical Theatre.

Choose what’s best for you…….

* In person at the studio, located at: 660 Meacham Road in Elk Grove Village

* Over the phone by calling 847.363.6398

* Through email by sending over a filled out registration form to info@bisi-dancer.com



















BALLET 2 & PREPOINTE (Youth: Beginning JrLevel) *1hr ½

Students will focus on building the strength, flexibility and control needed to execute ballet moves. Each class will emphasize barre exercises and will also include a combination of center floor work and across-the-floor combinations. The pre-pointe portion of this class will teach students to learn specific exercises to prepare and strengthen the body in preparation.

ATTIRE:  GIRLS:  Black leotards, pink tights & pink ballet shoes. Hair must be pulled back into a bun and away from the face.
       
  BOYS:  Fitted white tank or t-shirt with black fitted dance pants. Black ballet shoes.  
             
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BALLET 3 (Youth:Intermediate Jr Level)*1hr ½

Students will focus on building the strength, flexibility and control needed to execute ballet moves.Each class will emphasize barre exercises and will also include a combination of center floor work and across-the-floor combinations.

  ATTIRE:  GIRLS:  Black leotards, pink tights & pink ballet shoes. Hair must be pulled back into a bun and away from the face.
    BOYS: Fitted white tank or t-shirt with black fitted dance pants. Black ballet shoes.
 
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BALLET 4 (Youth: Advance Jr & Teen Level)*1hr ½

Students will focus on building the strength, flexibility and control needed to execute ballet moves. Each class will emphasize barre exercises and will also include a combination of center floor work and across-the-floor combinations.

  ATTIRE:  GIRLS:  Black leotards, pink tights & pink ballet shoes. Hair must be pulled back into a bun and away from the face.
    BOYS:  Fitted white tank or t-shirt with black fitted dance pants. Black ballet shoes.
THUR:5:30-7pm            INSTRUCTOR: MISS ANDREA
 
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BALLET 1 (Youth: Jr Level) *1hr

This class is offered to our beginning ballet level students, as they will focus on the discipline, strength, flexibility and control needed to execute ballet moves. Each class will emphasize barre exercises and center floor work as well as across-the-floor combinations.

  ATTIRE:  GIRLS:     Black leotard, pink tights & pink ballet shoes. Hair must be pulled back into a bun and out of the face.
    BOYS:   Fitted white tank or t-shirt with black fitted dance pants. Black ballet shoes.
 
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PRE-POINTE level 3 & 4 (Youth, Jr. & Teen) *30Min

This pre-pointe class is an introduction to the physical demands and responsibilities of pointe work.The pre-pointe students learn specific exercises to prepare and strengthen the body in preparation.Beginning pointe students are individually guided and encouraged at their own pace.

  ATTIRE:  GIRLS:   Black leotards, pink tights & pink ballet shoes/pointe shoes. Hair must be pulled back into a bun and away from the face.
       
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POINTE (Youth: Teen & Adult) *30min

Pointe is designed for students with previous ballet training. Pointe work is appropriate when a student is at least 11 years old, their growth plates have finished growing in their feet, and they take a minimum of two technique classes a week. Each class includes barre exercises, center floor work and across the floor combinations.

These exercises focus on strengthening the feet and ankles. The graduation to this level takes years of preparation and involves the strength and alignment of the body, not just the feet. Since this is highly individualized, the student is evaluated personally by the artistic director before progressing to this level.


  ATTIRE:  GIRLS:  Black leotards, pink tights & pink ballet shoes. Hair must be pulled back into a bun and away from the face.
 
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TEEN-ADULT BALLET & POINTE (Intermediate Teen-Adult Level) *1hr ½

A mixed discipline of Ballet & Pointe. Students will focus on building the strength, flexibility and controlneeded to execute ballet moves. Pointe is designed for students with previous ballet training and includes barre exercises, center floor work and across the floor combinations. These exercises focus on strengthening the feet and ankles. The graduation to this level takes years of preparation and involves the strength and alignment of the body, not just the feet. Since this is highly individualized, the student is evaluated personally by the artistic director before progressing to this level.

  ATTIRE:  GIRLS:  Black leotard, pink tights & pink ballet shoes/pointe shoes. Hair must be pulled back into a bun and out of the face.
    MEN: Fitted white tank or t-shirt with black fitted dance pants. Black ballet shoes.
 
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BISI BEGINNING BALLET BARRE & TECHNIQUE (Youth: Jr & Teen Levels) *1hr

BISI Beginning Ballet barre & technique focuses on developing and maintaining flexibility, turn out, strength, proper alignment and a sense of center in the body that is the critical foundation for all other forms of dance. The curriculum for this class allows beginners to start where they are and returning students to build upon their existing training. A great class for beginners to mixed level students.

  ATTIRE:  GIRLS:  Black leotard, pink tights & pink ballet shoes. Hair must be pulled back into a bun and out of the face.
    BOYS: Fitted white tank or t-shirt with black fitted dance pants. Black ballet shoes.
 
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KIDDY BALLET *1hr

MORE INFORMATION COMING SOON!

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JR MODERN (Youth: Jr Level) *1hr

This BISI Modern class is a fusion of multiple modern techniques and styles including aspects of Taylor, Graham, Cunningham and release techniques. This class focuses on finding groundedness & connectivity in movement, use of the spine & torso, as well as exploration of inversions and floor work. combines the importance of body movement, alignment as well as creative and artistic expression.

  ATTIRE:  GIRLS:   Solid color leotard or tight fitting top: black jazz pants, capris or jazz shorts; bare feet or dance paws
    BOYS:  Fitted white tank or t-shirt with black fitted dance pants or shorts; bare feet
 
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BOLLYWOOD FUNK (Youth: Jr & Teen Level) *1hr

This FUSION, yet authentic dance style teaches a modern variation of Bollywood that is increasingly seen in today’s Bollywood movies. Students will learn technique and choreography that incorporate rhythmic and full body movement. While drawing its inspiration from classical Indian and pop Bhangra, this Urban Bollywood class heavily infuses elements of Hip Hop and Belly Dancing into its combinations and mini routines. The resulting outcome is an eclectic facet of Bollywood that is high on energy and rich in diversity. Some previous dance experience is recommended.

  ATTIRE:  GIRLS:  Proper fitted dance attire; coin hip scarfs will be provided. Students are bare feet
 
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MINI SHAKERS (BISI Mini’s: Ages 4-6) *45min

This class teaches the fundamental techniques of jazz as well as the ever popular moves of Hip Hop. Children will learn to apply dance concepts such as speed, dynamic, or balance to express ideas through movement. We focus on each student’s individual style and bring a little funk to our step! A great class for students who have a lot of energy and want to express themselves.

  ATTIRE:  GIRLS:     Solid colored leotard, pink or tan tights with black or tan jazz shoes. Hair must be pulled back and out of the face.
    BOYS:   Fitted white tank or t-shirt with black fitted dance pants. Black or tan jazz shoes.
 
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MINI TOES (BISI Mini’s: Ages 4-6) *45min

Our Pre-Ballet class for our Mini’s, introduces the child to the fundamentals of ballet with the selfexpression of creative movement. Correct terminology is taught, rhythm and coordination, as well as music and mime in a supportive and supervised environment.

  ATTIRE:  GIRLS:     Solid colored leotard, pink or tan tights with pink ballet shoes. Hair must be pulled back and out of the face.
    BOYS:   Fitted white tank or t-shirt with black fitted dance pants. Black ballet shoes.
             
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ACRO FUNK 1 (Youth: Jr Level) *1hr

Learn some of the hottest hip hop & old school moves with working tricks and spins into your funk! Advance your skills and technique in this flexible Acro Funk class! Acro FUNK is not the typical tumbling or gymnastics class. We guide our students towards increased flexibility, balance, strength, muscle control, discipline and concentration. This class will focus on fundamental acrobatic technique, teaching such skills as handstands, chin stands, stalls, elbow stands, cartwheels, back bends, walkovers, balance and contortion tricks, all each student's individual level of experience. And it's fun, too!

  ATTIRE:  LADIES:     Solid color leotard or tight fitting top: black jazz pants, capris or jazz shorts; bare feet.
    BOYS:   Fitted white tank or t-shirt with black fitted dance pants or shorts; bare feet.
 
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ACRO FUNK 2 (Youth: Jr & Teen) *1hr

Learn some of the hottest hip hop & old school moves with working tricks and spins into your funk! Advance your skills and technique in this flexible Acro Funk class! Acro FUNK is not the typical tumbling or gymnastics class. We guide our students towards increased flexibility, balance, strength, muscle control, discipline and concentration. This class will focus on fundamental acrobatic technique, teaching such skills as handstands, chin stands, stalls, elbow stands, cartwheels, back bends, walkovers, balance and contortion tricks, all each student's individual level of experience. And it's fun, too!

  ATTIRE:  LADIES:     Solid color leotard or tight fitting top: black jazz pants, capris or jazz shorts; bare feet.
    BOYS:   Fitted white tank or t-shirt with black fitted dance pants or shorts; bare feet.
 
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JR HIP HOP 1 (Youth: Jr Level) *1hr

Hip hop is a high-energy class that infuses the latest styles of street dancing, breaking, popping, and locking. Classes will encourage students to step outside of the box by bringing their own individual style and personality to the movements. Hip hop dance requires students to have the strength and stamina to successfully perform moves. Therefore class includes upper and lower body conditioning as well as a rigorous warm-up to help prepare students for more intense movements.

  ATTIRE:  LADIES:     Loose fitting dance attire with black jazz pants, capris or jazz shorts. Dance sneakers preferred or Black/Tan Jazz shoes.
    BOYS:   Loose fitting dance attire with black jazz pants or jazz shorts. Dance sneakers preferred or Black/Tan Jazz shoes.
 
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JR HIP HOP 2 (Youth: Jr Level) *1hr

Hip hop is a high-energy class that infuses the latest styles of street dancing, breaking, popping, and locking. Classes will encourage students to step outside of the box by bringing their own individual style and personality to the movements. Hip hop dance requires students to have the strength and stamina to successfully perform moves. Therefore class includes upper and lower body conditioning as well as a rigorous warm-up to help prepare students for more intense movements.

  ATTIRE:  LADIES:     Loose fitting dance attire with black jazz pants, capris or jazz shorts. Dance sneakers preferred or Black/Tan Jazz shoes.
    BOYS:   Loose fitting dance attire with black jazz pants or jazz shorts. Dance sneakers preferred or Black/Tan Jazz shoes.
 
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TEEN HIP HOP 1 (Youth: Teen Level) *1hr

Hip hop is a high-energy class that infuses the latest styles of street dancing, breaking, popping, and locking. Classes will encourage students to step outside of the box by bringing their own individual style and personality to the movements. Hip hop dance requires students to have the strength and stamina to successfully perform moves. Therefore class includes upper and lower body conditioning as well as a rigorous warm-up to help prepare students for more intense movements

  ATTIRE:  LADIES:   Loose fitting dance attire with black jazz pants, capris or jazz shorts. Dance sneakers preferred or Black/Tan Jazz shoes.
    BOYS: Loose fitting dance attire with black jazz pants, capris or jazz shorts. Dance sneakers preferred or Black/Tan Jazz shoes.

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TEEN HIP HOP 2 (Youth: Teen Level) *1hr

Hip hop is a high-energy class that infuses the latest styles of street dancing, breaking, popping, and locking. Classes will encourage students to step outside of the box by bringing their own individual style and personality to the movements. Hip hop dance requires students to have the strength and stamina to successfully perform moves. Therefore class includes upper and lower body conditioning as well as a rigorous warm-up to help prepare students for more intense movements

  ATTIRE:  LADIES:   Loose fitting dance attire with black jazz pants, capris or jazz shorts. Dance sneakers preferred or Black/Tan Jazz shoes.
    BOYS: Loose fitting dance attire with black jazz pants, capris or jazz shorts. Dance sneakers preferred or Black/Tan Jazz shoes.

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JR CONTEMPORARY JAZZ 1 (Youth: Jr Level) *1hr

This class provides not only a strong focus on jazz technique, but an eclectic mix of jazz dance styles and can vary from lyrical/fluid to fast, percussive, sharp and physical movement. It is a combination of intricate, highly technical, and pedestrian/naturalistic moves. Warm-ups on building strong technical skills while learning to coordinate the body as a whole instrument. Individual attention is emphasized and all students are encouraged to explore their own unique dance strength. Dancers will learn to explore momentum, rhythm, musicality, improvisation, partnering and choreography.

  ATTIRE:  LADIES:  Black leotard with black jazz pants, shorts or capris; black or tan jazz shoes.
    BOYS: Fitted white tank or t-shirt with black fitted dance pants or shorts with black or tan jazz shoes

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TGIF - PARENTS NIGHT OUT THEATRE WORKSHOP (Youth: Jr & Teen Levels) *2hr

These workshops are a wonderful series of FUN theatrical experiences that will truly inspire performers of all levels. Each workshop will develop and / or improve the students talents as well as feeling are confident in the intricate world of the performing arts. All workshops will touch on the very basics of acting with a main focus on the theme of the particular class. All levels of talent and experience are welcomed! Please reserve your spot in advance! ! 

ATTIRE: Girls & Boys: Comfortable fitted attire that you can move freely in.    
       
ATTEND ALL WORKSHOPS AND YOU WILL GET ONE FREE!
         
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KIDS SUMMER DANCE CAMP (Youth: 6-12yrs) *3hr

FUN SUMMER DANCE CAMP for dancer’s ages 6-12 years old that will get to experience all types of dance styles and their cultures! Each week will be a NEW THEME where we will create movement, crafts, make-up & costume making! All dance campers should bring a bottle of water , lunch and a snack.

This Dance Camp is offered (3) days a week (MON/WED/FRI) from 9:30am-12:30pm. BISI offers (2) sessions for the summer campers as each session is for (5) weeks. You also have the option to do (10) weeks for the whole summer at a discounted rate.

  ATTIRE:  GIRLS:   Comfortable fitted attire that you can move freely in. Jazz shoes are optional and a plus for dance camp!
    BOYS: Comfortable fitted attire that you can move freely in. Jazz shoes are optional and a plus for dance camp!

  ATTIRE:   Comfortable fitted attire that you can move freely in.      
             
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KIDDY HULA (POLYNESIAN) (Youth: Ages 5-10) *45min

ALOHA!

We are bringing the Aloha spirit to our young dancers THIS SUMMER! Miss Lynn is so excited to share her love for the dance and culture of the Polynesia Islands in this NEW 10 - week summer course for our young KEIKI'S (Hawaiian for child)!

The art of the Hawaiian Hula is telling a story with your hands. This class is geared to our young, beginning Keiki’s, (ages 5-10 years of age) and will have your child moving and grooving to popular Hawaiian songs, learning about the culture, and making their own hula skirt & Hawaiian flower. Your child will learn the basic hula steps and proper hand motions in this fun, creative, and expressive class!


  ATTIRE:  GIRLS:  Fitted, comfortable attire. Barefoot, no shoes or socks. Hawaiian hip leis will be available for students to use in class.
    BOYS: Fitted, comfortable attire. Barefoot, no shoes or socks. Hawaiian hip leis will be available for students to use in class.

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CHOREOGRAPHY & PARTNERING CLASS (Youth: JR & Teen) *1hr   SUMMER ONLY

A great application of our dance education for our BISI students to create a dance on their own as well as working with partners! Students learn the fundamentals of composition, formations, and performance technique while having the freedom to explore their movement creativity. A strong focus will be on lifts, transfer of weight and combining partner work together that will adapt to their choreography & dance style.

  ATTIRE:  GIRLS:     Solid color leotard or tight fitting top: black jazz pants, capris or jazz shorts; bare feet or dance paws.
    BOYS:   Fitted white tank or t-shirt with black fitted dance pants or shorts; bare feet.
             
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BISI BOYZ (Youth: 8 & UP) *30min   SUMMER ONLY

Our BISI BOYZ Dance Class is a great opportunity for our male students to build athletic endurance, balance and coordination. This class focuses on technique, rhythm syncopation and stage presence. We bring a little “Street Funk” style to this class as we break down the basics of turning, jumping, floor work & learning musicality & choreography.

  ATTIRE: BOYS: Loose fitting dance clothes with black jazz shoes or dance sneakers.

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TEEN JAZZ CONTEMPORARY (Youth: Teen Level) *1hr   SUMMER ONLY

This class provides not only a strong focus on jazz technique, but an eclectic mix of jazz dance styles and can vary from lyrical/fluid to fast, percussive, sharp and physical movement. It is a combination of intricate, highly technical, and pedestrian/naturalistic moves. Warm-ups on building strong technical skills while learning to coordinate the body as a whole instrument. Individual attention is emphasized and all students are encouraged to explore their own unique dance strength. Dancers will learn to explore momentum, rhythm, musicality, improvisation, partnering and choreography.

  ATTIRE:  LADIES:   Black leotard with black jazz pants, shorts or capris; black or tan jazz shoes.
    BOYS: Fitted white tank or t-shirt with black fitted dance pants or shorts with black or tan jazz shoes.

CLICK HERE for registration form
 

LEAPS & TURNS (Youth & Adult Levels) *1hr   SUMMER ONLY

Our Leaps & Turns class helps dancers work on these often challenging areas of dance. Our classes are designed to help each dancer identify and work on specific techniques and skills needed to improve their understanding and performance of these specific moves.

  ATTIRE:  LADIES:   Black leotard with black jazz pants, shorts or capris; black or tan jazz shoes.
    BOYS: Fitted white tank or t-shirt with black fitted dance pants or shorts with black or tan jazz shoes.

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MUSICAL THEATER CAMP  (Ages 6-12) *3hr   SUMMER ONLY

All are exciting and unique opportunities for young people who are interested in singing & acting, to gain confidence while learning from an experienced professional, in a nurturing, non-threatening and totally fun atmosphere. Each student will gain valuable knowledge and experience in projection, character development, stage movement/dance, scene work and singing. These are great workshops to ready the young for upcoming auditions or to enjoy just for you!

MUSICAL THEATRE CAMP is only offered in our 2nd session for (5) weeks that meets twice a week on Tuesday & Thursdays. Each week we will have its own theme based on an award winning Broadway Musical. No auditions are necessary and each child will play a part. Children will need to bring a lunch and a water bottle to camp


  ATTIRE:   Comfortable fitted attire that you can move freely in.      
             
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JR-TEEN TUT & VOGUE (Youth: Jr & Teen Levels) *1hr   SUMMER ONLY

A dance style that became a mainstream phenomenon in 1990 when pop star Madonna released the single “Vogue”, its history actually began decades earlier in LA and in the Harlem ballroom scene. VOGUE & TUTTING is characterized by rigid movements coupled with “clicks” (limb contortions at the joints) and “arms control” (hand and wrist illusions, which sometimes includes tutting and locking). “Vogue femme” is fluidity at its most extreme with exaggerated feminine movements influenced by ballet and modern dance. Styles of vogue femme performance range from dramatics style (which emphasizes stunts, tricks, and speed) to soft style (which emphasizes a graceful, beautiful, easy flow). There are six elements of vogue femme: hand performance, catwalk, duck walk, floor performance, dips, and spins. A unique, hip style that opens up a whole different approach of how we look at dance today! So be ready to be challenged and lets VOGUE!

  ATTIRE:  LADIES:  Loose fitting dance attire with black jazz pants, capris or jazz shorts. Dance sneakers preferred or Black/Tan Jazz shoes.
    BOYS: Loose fitting dance attire with black jazz pants, capris or jazz shorts. Dance sneakers preferred or Black/Tan Jazz shoes.

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BISI MINI TUMBLERS (BISI Mini’s: Ages 4-6) *45min   SUMMER ONLY

This upbeat class combines creative movement with an introduction to tumbling (somersaults, rolls, jumps, etc.). Students will develop balance, coordination, and rhythm, while exploring movement concepts in a fun, imaginative environment.

  ATTIRE:  GIRLS:     Solid colored leotard, tan tights with black or tan jazz shoes. Hair must be pulled back and out of the face.
    BOYS:   Fitted white tank or t-shirt with black fitted dance pants. Black or tan jazz shoes
             
CLICK HERE for registration form
 

TEEN-ADULT MODERN ( Youth: Teen - Adult Level) *1hr   SUMMER ONLY

This BISI Modern class is a fusion of multiple modern techniques and styles including aspects of Taylor, Graham, Cunningham and release techniques. This class focuses on finding groundedness & connectivity in movement, use of the spine & torso, as well as exploration of inversions and floor work. combines the importance of body movement, alignment as well as creative and artistic expression.

  ATTIRE:  GIRLS:   Solid color leotard or tight fitting top: black jazz pants, capris or jazz shorts; bare feet or dance paws
    BOYS:  Fitted white tank or t-shirt with black fitted dance pants or shorts; bare feet
             
CLICK HERE for registration form