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We offer a variety of classes at Patricia Brosnihan's Dance Center. If you have questions about any of these classes or placement of your child, please email us us or call (508) 435-5312.

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Class Descriptions
  • Ballet
  • Introductory Level
    Primary Division
    Secondary Division
    Pre Professional Division
  • Jazz
  • Tap
  • Hip Hop
  • Modern/Lyrical
  • Acro-Dance
  • BALLET
    Introductory LevelPRESCHOOL I (3-3 yrs) & PRESCHOOL II (4-4 yrs)
    Classes are designed to enhanced coordination, musicality and rhythm skills. Classes are 45 minutes weekly and combine creative movement, pre-ballet and simple tap.


    Ballet & Tap I (5-5 yrs) & Ballet & Tap II (6-6 yrs)
    Classes are designed to further develop coordination, musicality and rhythm skills. Students are introduced to basic Classical Ballet terminology and more complex Tap combinations. Intro to jazz is also offered at these levels.


    Primary Division
    The Primary Division features beginning levels of learning ballet technique. This division consists of levels P-I, P-II, 1-A, 1-B & 1-C. Students learn the basic ballet positions, the progression of a standard ballet barre, and learn the French vocabulary that defines all the steps in ballet. These students also move into beginning center work, away from the support of the barre.

    Students progress through these levels as though grades in any school; however, all students move at different rates. Some may spend two or more years in one level while the mind and body learn to work together; some may progress much faster. When the student has learned the ballet technique appropriate for each level and when the student's body has become strong enough to accomplish those movements, then, at the discretion of the Artistic Director, the student is moved to the next level. Advancement is based on ability, not age.


    Secondary Division
    The Secondary division consists of levels II-A, II-B, III-A & III-B. Students in the Secondary Division have mastered the ballet technique from the Primary Division. It is at this point that the students should enroll in a minimum of two ballet classes per week.


    Pre Professional Division
    The Pre Professional Division consists of levels IV-A & IV-B. Students in the Pre Professional Division have earned their placement in this level with hard work, determination and discipline. Those who have achieved proper technique may qualify to participate in Pointe in addition to regular technique classes. It is highly recommended that students in this division take a minimum of six hours weekly.


    JAZZ
    Classes are offered to students 7 years of age and older. The classes emphasize technique. Barre and center floor exercises, isolations, across the floor and center combinations are presented in each class. Various jazz styles are taught to today's pop, rock and blues music. Students enrolled in the primary levels P-I & P-II are required to also take a ballet class. It is highly recommended that students in the upper levels I-A, I-B & I-C continue to take ballet as well. Ballet is the foundation of all dance forms.


    TAP
    Classes are offered to students 7 years of age and older. The classes emphasize technique, rhythm and tempo and clarity of sound.


    HIP HOP
    Classes are offered to students 9 years of age and older These recreational classes are mainly a street style form of jazz dance classes.


    ACRO DANCE
    Acro dance is a style of dance that combines classical dance technique with precision acrobatic elements. It is defined by its athletic character, its unique choreography, which seamlessly blends dance and acrobatics, and its use of acrobatics in a dance context.


    MODERN / LYRICAL
    Lyrical dance is a style of dance created from the fusion of ballet with jazz and contemporary dance techniques. Modern dance is a dance style that rejects many of the strict rules of classical ballet, focusing instead on the expression of inner feelings.