Billy Clower Dance Studio
facebook instagram instagram
e.   billyclower@gmail.com
p.  (805) 643-5036
New Student Registration
Log-In to Your Account
Absentee Form
ABOUT US CLASSES SCHEDULE GENERAL INFO CALENDAR

BOUTIQUE

CONTACT US

 

 

young ballerinas Classes

  Ballet

Ballet students are taught Classical Ballet technique. Ballet Students may stay in Level 1 or Level 2 for several years before advancing to a higher level based on their instructor’s recommendation. Only one recital costume will be required and students will do recital work within their class time.

Children's Ballet - Ages 3-6
Junior Ballet - Ages 6-9
Ballet Level 1 - Ages 10+ (FOR STUDENTS WITH 1 – 3 YEARS OF BALLET)
Ballet Level 2 - (FOR STUDENTS WITH 4+ YEARS OF BALLET); Teacher recommendation is required.
Ballet Level 3 - (FOR STUDENTS WITH 6+ YEARS OF BALLET); Teacher recommendation is required.

Our school year runs September – May. A student may join at any time September through Januaryif there is space available.

learn balletWHAT TO WEAR
Girls:
•  Solid color leotard
•  Pink Tights
•  Pink leather or canvas split-sole ballet shoes
•  Short dance skirts are permitted

Teens/Adult Females:
•  Any solid color leotard
•  Light solid color tights
•  Pink leather or canvas split-sole ballet slippers
•  Short dance skirts are permitted

Men/Boys:
•  Black or white solid color T shirt
•  Black tights or dance pants
•  Black leather or canvas ballet

Where to Buy: At the BC Boutique (next to the office in Billy Clower Dance Studio). We can measure, size, and place your order for all dance wear!

Hair must be out of face and pulled back in a bun.

 

  Billy Clower Dance Company

learn to danceInterested in taking your dancing to the next level? Being on a dance team is a wonderful opportunity to develop technical dance skills, while making great friends and building confidence. Experience the joy of performing locally and competing at various dance competitions in the area.

Billy Clower Dance Company is a Jazz/Contemporary exhibition and competition dance team, with students ranging from 10-19 years of age.

Company dancers must have auditioned in the summer and been chosen to participate and must also be enrolled in Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary and Pilates.

 


 

 

 

  Billy Clower Dance Crew

crew

BCDC is a co-ed hip-hop exhibition and competition dance crew. These crews will perform individually at several area competitions and local events. The 3 crews will also have one entertainment piece, with all crews together, for each season.

Shift Motion Crew - ages 9-13 years, no audition.

Merged Motion Crew - ages 12 -17 years (summer audition required for placement.)

Urban Motion Crew - ages 16 years -19 years (summer audition required for placement.)

Dancers must also be enrolled in a hip-hop class at BCDS.

 

  Cheer 

Students will learn motions, jumps, cheers, basic tumbling, stunting and dance routines. The Billy Clower cheer classes perform locally throughout the season and will compete in the LA area. Each team member will have a practice wear fee and a uniform fee. Competition fees are also extra.

cheerOur school year runs September – May. A student may join at any time from September through January if there is space available. 

WHAT TO WEAR TO CLASS
Girls:
•  Billy Clower cheer tank
•  Black CHEER shorts 
•  White ankle socks (any brand)
•  White cheer shoes
•  Billy Clower practice bow with hair up.

Boys:
•  Billy Clower cheer t-shirt
•  Black shorts or sweats
•  White ankle socks (any brand)
•  White cheer shoes (any brand)

Absolutely no jewelry.

Where to Buy: You will get the Billy Clower tank, shoes, and practice bow at the BC Boutique (next to the office in Billy Clower Dance Studio.) We can measure, size, and place your order for the cheer wear!

Hair must be out of face and pulled up in pony tail.

Cheer Mini - ages 4-7 years

Cheer Youth - ages 8-10 years 

Cheer Junior - ages 11+ years

 

  Contemporary

contemporary danceContemporary is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres modern, jazz, lyrical and classical ballet.

Contemporary dancers strive to connect the mind and the body through fluid dance movements. Contemporary dance stresses versatility and improvisation, unlike the strict, structured nature of ballet. Contemporary dancers focus on floor work using gravity to pull them down to the floor. Contemporary dance often includes an innate focus on alignment, oppositional movement, raw emotions and systematic breathing. This dance genre is often done in bare feet. Contemporary dance can be performed to many different styles of music.

Only one recital costume will be required and students will do recital work within their class time.
» Must have completed 1 full year of Ballet.
» Must be enrolled in a Ballet class.

Our school year runs September – May. A student may join at any time from September through January if there is space available.

WHAT TO WEAR
Girls, Teens, Adults
•  Leotard or tight fitting top
•  Footless or Convertible Tights
•  Tight dance shorts or leggings
•  Bare feet, foot undies or turners
•  Jeans, jean shorts, khakis, skirts, and big jewelry etc., are not acceptable.

Boys:
•  T-shirt
•  Black tights or dance pants
•  Bare feet, foot undies or turners

Where to Buy: At the BC Boutique (next to the office in Billy Clower Dance Studio.) We can measure, size, and place your order for all dance wear!

 

  Hip Hop

hip hop classHip Hop is a high-energy class that teaches students to follow choreography and perform for an audience. Movement is geared toward rhythm, precision hitting, isolated moves and finding your groove.

Hip Hop Level 1 - ages 4-7 years old
Hip Hop Level 2 - ages 8-10 years old
Hip Hop Level 3 - 11+ years old
Hip Hop Level 4 - Teacher recommendation is required.
Hip Hop Level 5 - Teacher recommendation is required.
Hip Hop Level 6 - Teacher recommendation is required.

Only one recital costume will be required and students will do recital work within their class time.

Our school year runs September – May. A student may join at any time from September through January if there is space available.

WHAT TO WEAR
Girls, Boys, Teens, Adults:
•  T-shirt or tank top
•  Sweat pants, harem pants or leggings
•  Clean sneakers free of dirt and debris
•  Jeans, jean shorts, khakis, skirts, and big jewelry etc., are not acceptable.



  Jazz

Jazz students will learn essential Jazz techniques including kicks, turns and leaps. Consists of warm up, strengthening and stretching exercises, center technique, traveling combinations, introduction to purposeful movement to improve performance quality, plus staging and choreography.

Jazz Students may stay in Level 1 for several years before advancing to a higher level based on their instructor’s recommendation.

Only one recital costume will be required and students will do recital work within their class time.

Our school year runs September – May. A student may join at any time from September through January if there is space available.

Jazz Level 1 -10+ years old
Jazz Level 2 -13+ years; Teacher recommendation is required.                                                       

WHAT TO WEAR
Girls, Teens, Adults:
•  Leotard or tight fitting top
•  Footless or Convertible Tights
•  Tight dance shorts or leggings
•  Bare feet, foot undies, turners or jazz shoes
•  Jeans, jean shorts, khakis, skirts, and big jewelry, etc., are not acceptable.

Boys:
•  T shirt
•  Black tights or dance pants
•  Bare feet, foot undies, turners or jazz shoes

Where to Buy: At the BC Boutique (next to the office in Billy Clower Dance Studio.) We can measure, size, and place your order for all dance wear! 
 

Musical Theatre

Musical Theatre is the dance style that combines songs, spoken dialogue or lip-syncing, acting, and jazz dance movements. This style of dance is very animated and has character-based song interpretation, and choreography to some of Broadway’s best musicals. Only one recital costume will be required and students will do recital work within their class time.

Our school year runs September – May. A student may join at any time from September through January if there is space available.

WHAT TO WEAR
Dancers should wear jazz pants or tights and leotard with a character shoes. Jeans, jean shorts, khakis, skirts, and big jewelry etc are not acceptable.

 


 

 

Tap

tapDancers are taught essential Tap technique which consists of warm-up, rhythm exercises, traveling combinations, basic rhythm notation, tap history, tap improvisation, plus staging and choreography for performances. Only one recital costume will be required and students will do recital work within their class time.

Our school year runs September – May. A student may join at any time from September through January if there is space available.

Beginning Tap
For students with no tap experience.

Tap 1
(In most cases, FOR STUDENTS WITH 1 – 3 YEARS OF TAP)
Students will focus on simple steps and rhythms, dancing to the beat and in synchronization with classmates, as well as further development of vocabulary and body placement. There will also be an introduction to basic rhythm notation and improvisation. As for tap history, the students will learn the general history of tap: from the origins to what it is today.

Tap 2
(In most cases, FOR STUDENTS WITH 4 – 6 YEARS OF TAP)
In this class, instruction emphasizes application of fundamentals within patterns, more complex and manipulation of rhythms and speed. The concept of syncopation is introduced to the students as well as other forms of improvisation. The studies in tap history will focus on the tap masters, who they were, their steps and their contribution to the art form.

Tap 3
(In most cases, FOR STUDENTS WITH 7 – 10+ YEARS OF TAP); Teacher recommendation is required.
At this level, emphasis is placed on speed, clarity, dynamics, phrasing, execution of extremely intricate rhythms and footwork, a'cappella performance, syncopation, style, and all forms of improvisation. The studies in tap history are detailed to the shows, plays, movies and documentaries about tap.

Adult/Teen Tap
(In most cases, FOR STUDENTS WHO ARE 15 years and older WITH 3-10 YEARS OF TAP)
In this class, instruction emphasizes application of fundamentals within patterns, more complex and manipulation of rhythms and speed. The students will also be studying rhythm notation, improvisation and tap history.

WHAT TO WEAR
Tappers should wear comfortable exercise attire and tap shoes.
Jeans, jean shorts, khakis, skirts, and big jewelry etc., are not acceptable.

 

baby ballet  Tap/Ballet Combo

This combo class focuses on both Tap and Ballet dance styles for ages 3-7 years. It consists of warm-ups, basic techniques, traveling combinations, educational dance games that enhance coordination, rhythm exercises, plus staging and choreography for performances. Only one recital costume will be required and students will do recital work within their class time.

Our school year runs September – May. A student may join at any time from September through January if there is space available.

WHAT TO WEAR
Girls:
•  leotard and tights
•  ballet shoes and tap shoes

Boys:
•  fitted t-shirt
•  athletic shorts or pants
•  black ballet shoes and tap shoes

Jeans, jean shorts, khakis, skirts, and big jewelry etc., are not acceptable.

 

75 MacMillan Avenue  |  Ventura, CA 93001  |  (805) 643-5036  |  billyclower@gmail.com