ITHACA TFDDA'S BRONZE MEDAL TO THEATER ARTS MEDAL PROGRAMS:
ITHACA DANCE MASTER ROGER M. CHRISTIAN TFDDA'S
DANCE EDUCATION PROGRAMS:
After the initial 38 hour Ithaca Social Dance Economy Program, the client may want to enter the follwoing Dance Medal Programs:
All programs; it is suggested that you take at the sametime Yoga.
BRONZE = SOCIAL DANCE MEDAL PROGRAM:
Requirements, The Ithaca Social Dance Economy Program, or Equal Experience.
BALLROOM DANCE, Fox Trot, American Tango, and Waltz.
LATIN DANCE, Merengue, Cha Cha Cha, Mambo, American Rumba, and Salsa de Son Montuno.
RYTHUM DANCES, Swing, Jitterbug, and West Coast Swing.
SILVER = DANCE HOBBY MEDAL PROGRAM:
Requirement, The Bronze or Equal Program.
BALLROOM DANCE, Foxtrot, Waltz, and Vienna Waltz.
LATIN DANCE, Cha Cha Cha, Mambo, Guanacha, Bolero, and Argentine Tango.
RYTHUM DANCES, Lindy Hop, Hip Hop, and The Hustle.
GOLD = PRO - AMATUER COMPETITION MEDAL DANCER FOR THE COMPETITION AMERICAN SMOOTH DANCE STANDARD, AND LATIN DANCE.
Requirements, The Silver Program or Equal Program.
BALLROOM DANCE, Waltz, Foxtrot, Vienna Waltz, Russian Waltz.
LATIN DANCE, Paso Doble, Bolero, Flamenco, Argentine Tango and Milonga.
BALLET BASICS, The Ithaca Ballet, or the New England Ballet---Three Units.
MODERN DANCE, The Ithaca Academy of Dance, or The Ithaca Ballet, and Possibly The New England Ballet---two units.
BALLROOM DANCE,AND LATIN DANCE THEATER ARTS = PROFESSIONAL PERFORMANCE DANCE MEDAL PROGRAM, AND DANCE MASTER ENTRY.
Requirements: The GOLD MEDAL PROGRAM, or EQUAL DEGREE. Two years, or 16 units, of Classical Ballet. One year of Modern Dance.
INTERNATIONAL BALLROOM STANDARD = INTERNATIONAL COMPETITOR DANCE MEDAL IN THE INTERNATIONAL STANDARD DIVISION:
Requirements, The Silver, or Equal Program.
BALLROOM DANCE STANDARD, Waltz, Foxtrot, Quick Step, and Tango.
TOP SECRET: THE DANCE MASTER'S " BASIC " DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM.
NOTE: Each dance has 10 to 12 " School Figures ", steps, and 4 to 7 variations.
School figures: These are steps which defines the movement of an individual dance in a paticular direction, i.e.,straight, turns, twist, or spins in which the client learns to master the full experience of dance. However, as it must be also pointed out, neither the school figures, nor their varitions, are the ends of learning the movement of the individual dance, but only aids the client an organized physical approach to condition the body to develop muscle memory.
Dance Instructional Formulas:
Economy = 8 Class Hours to One Private.
Manditory attendence 4 hours per week.
Mainstream = 4 Class Hours to One Private.
Manditory attendence 6 hour per week.
Fast Track = Total Privates
Manditory booking 2 hour per week/ Competition manditory 4 to 6 hours per week.
Cost $ 3,600.00 to $ 42,000.00/Six Year investment.
Amount of total time to be invested 280 to 1120 hours over a six year period.
THE CHILDREN'S DANCE HOUR:
The objective behind the Children's Dance Hour is facilitate the individual " little client " to develop his or her own personal connection to the music through engaging their innate creative drives to explore dance. What this entails is strict facilitation in which the instructor does not assume ownership over their individual resulting "creative" dance movement, but to assist in their development.
The programed hour follows this format:
Warm up, Simon Says, innovative moves are shown to be copied, then 20 minuets stucture followed by freestyle dance, where the interactive facilitation is developed and impromptu performances, where ownership is developed.
The moral emphasis on mutual support of each aspirations of creativity are also taught..a lesson which is most welcomed.
Starting age groups are 3 to 8 Y0, and 9 to 12 YO, and after a volume number is reached then the the age groupings are as follows:
3 and 4
5 and 6
7 and 8
9 to 12 stays the same.
Costs $ 10.00/Four lessons after which a sliding scale fee of $ 2.50 to $ 4.50 per hour is paid in monthly increments. It is my hope that the parent understands that the sliding scale fee is based on their family's monthly budget, and that I know that changes from month to month; thus there are no words to ever be spoken about this arrangement.
Later on, when the "little client " is fully aware of what dance form they wish to take then referral to classical schools will be given for those who interests are in this direction. What was dsicovered, and what you the parent will likewise discover, is that most will want to take the social approach, and programs to meet this future demand are now being designed. Plus the additional benefit that " if " a new movement evolved out of this process, then the" little client " may come to experience they are part of new avante guarde...WOW.
During this process, the parents are enourage to develop links in which they can produce social dances for their children-according to their regions.
With all this going on " the little client " suddenly realizes that they are important, and that their own creativity is fully recognized as a vital function; this produces great school grades and better domestic behavior at the same time ( Dr. David Barney, Professor PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT,University of Chicago ).
The All American Dance Troupe is free.