Summer Semester Class Descriptions

8 Week Semester from June 18 - August 19, 2018 (no classes July 2-8)


Summer Semester Special!  Take unlimited classes all summer long for just $425!


Creative Movement

  • DANCERS AGE 3-4    
  • $80 FOR 8 CLASSES
  • TUESDAY 10:30 - 11:00
  • INSTRUCTOR:  AIMEE TYE

Creative Movement class is a fun and creative introduction to the discipline of ballet and other dance styles. The focus will be on stretching, musicality, movement and the basic instruction and knowledge needed to move on to the more structured classes starting with Level 1.


Pre Ballet

  • DANCERS AGE 5-7
  • $80 FOR 8 CLASSES
  • TUESDAY 10:30 - 11:15
  • INSTRUCTOR:  AIMEE TYE

Beginning students will start to be taught a solid foundation in ballet technique and in other dance styles. Focusing on freedom of movement and beginning ballet principles.


Ballet I

  • DANCERS AGE 7-9
  • $80 FOR 8 CLASSES
  • MONDAY 4:45 - 5:30
  • INSTRUCTOR:  AIMEE TYE

The joy of movement is enriched by introducing barre work and technique at this age.


Ballet II

  • DANCERS AGE 9-11
  • $80 FOR 8 CLASSES
  • MONDAY 4:45 - 5:30
  • WEDNESDAY 5:30 - 6:15
  • INSTRUCTOR:  AIMEE TYE

Building on the foundations taught in Ballet I, Ballet II works toward developing strength and technique, while adding artistry and performance skills.


Ballet III

  • DANCERS AGE 10 AND UP
  • $104 FOR 8 CLASSES
  • MONDAY 5:30 - 6:30
  • WEDNESDAY 5:30 - 6:15
  • INSTRUCTOR:  AIMEE TYE

In Ballet III, dancers are encouraged to learn new steps and continue in their training.  Two classes per week are recommended at this level.  Ballet III students are encouraged to begin performing regularly as Tye Chua Dancers!


Ballet IV

  • DANCERS AGE 11 AND UP
  • $112 FOR 8 CLASSES / $336 FOR 24 CLASSES
  • MONDAY 5:30 - 7:00
  • TUESDAY 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
  • THURSDAY 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
  • INSTRUCTORS:  AIMEE TYE

As students advance through their training, Ballet IV builds on the solid foundation of ballet technique students have received up to this point.  These classes are typically attended by children ages 12 - 18.  During this time, pointe shoes are usually introduced.  These students have several performance opportunities each year.


Intermediate & Advanced Ballet

  • DANCERS AGE 14 AND UP WITH SIGNIFICANT DANCE TRAINING
  • $14 PER CLASS
  • MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY 11:30 - 1:00
  • TUESDAY & THURSDAY 6:00 - 7:30
  • INSTRUCTOR:  GENE CHUA

Our Advanced Ballet students have several opportunities to strengthen and deepen their training.  From introducing new dance styles to learning classical variations and virtuoso steps, we've got you covered! These classes will include repertoire, partnering, pointe, classical, turns & jumps, contemporary dance and more.


Variations & Repertoire

  • DANCERS AGE 14 AND UP WITH SIGNIFICANT DANCE TRAINING
  • $14 PER CLASS
  • MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY 1:15 - 3:00
  • TUESDAY & THURSDAY 7:30 - 8:30
  • INSTRUCTOR:  GENE CHUA

A fun class with instructor Gene Chua, Variations and Repertoire will deepen your command of the classics.  An excellent opportunity for those looking to advance their classical ballet training.


Adult & Teen Ballet

  • DANCERS AGE 16 AND
  • $104 FOR 8 CLASSES / $208 FOR 16 CLASSES
  • TUESDAY & THURSDAY 9:30 - 10:30
  • INSTRUCTOR:  AIMEE TYE

Whether you're looking for a fun way to stay fit or to learn ballet, our Adult & Teen ballet classes offer something for everyone.  Accessible for all skill levels, this is a fun class that will get you moving!


Pre/Beginning Pointe

  • MUST TAKE ADULT BALLET OR BALLET IV IN COMBINATION
  • $80 FOR 8 CLASSES
  • THURSDAY 10:30 - 11:15
  • INSTRUCTOR:  AIMEE TYE

Jazz

  • AGES 10+
  • $80 FOR 8 CLASSES
  • WEDNESDAY 6:15 - 7:00
  • INSTRUCTOR:  AIMEE TYE

Learn a new style of dance with instructor Aimee Tye!  In this class you'll benefit from Ms. Tye's over 20 years of experience dancing and performing with jazz companies in Chicago.


Modern

  • ALL AGES
  • $104 FOR 8 CLASSES
  • SATURDAY 9:30 - 10:30
  • INSTRUCTOR:  ANGI POLDERMAN

Instructor Angi Polderman will lead classes through a variety of modern dance techniques, focusing on opening our bodies to non-balletic movements.  A fun class taught with modern music!


Theatre Arts

  • ALL AGES
  • $80 FOR 8 CLASSES FOR NON TCDC MEMBERS
  • FEE INCLUDED IN TCDC PERFORMANCE FEE
  • THURSDAY 9:30 - 10:30
  • INSTRUCTOR:  ANGI POLDERMAN

There's more to dance than dancing - learn everything you need to know in this special summer semester class.  Topics will include:  basic sewing, stage makeup, performance hair styles, costume care, backstage etiquette, character development, performance and more!


Tye Chua Dance Company Rehearsals

  • INCLUDED IN YOUR PERFORMANCE FEE
  • OPEN ONLY TO TCDC DANCERS
  • WEDNESDAY 4:45 - 5:30
  • SATURDAY 10:30 - 11:30
  • INSTRUCTORS:  AIMEE TYE & ANGI POLDERMAN

Rehearsal time is included in Tye Chua Dance Company members' yearly performance fee.  During these rehearsals, we practice for upcoming peformances, ready costumes and learn company repertoire.