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Would you like to try a class before you register? Our team of professional instructors nurture a welcoming and encouraging environment that is fun for every dancer.

We would like to invite you to come join us for a free class of your choice to discover what our studio is all about! View our class schedule and email billyclower@gmail.com! (Available September -January)

 

Acro Yoga

Acro Yoga is a form of partner yoga where two yogis work together for two primary purposes: therapeutic release and acrobatic fun. One partner (called the base) supports the other (the flyer) in a series of aerial postures. The necessary personnel is rounded out by a spotter, who makes sure everyone has good alignment so the flyer doesn't fall. The base most often lies flat on his or her back and supports most of the flyer's weight with his or her extended legs. The legs, when properly aligned with the ankles over the hips, can support a lot of weight, so that a small person is capable of basing a larger flyer. The base can support the flyer's hips with their feet for backbends or their shoulders for inversions, among many other possible combinations.

WHAT TO WEAR
Wear form-fitting clothing so you won't get tangled up in your shirt or accidentally expose too much when inverting. Avoid slippery fabrics. Bare Feet.

No monthly registration. Drop In Fee: $10/class

 

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.

Beginning Ballet - For students with no ballet experience.
Ballet Level 1 - (FOR STUDENTS WITH 1 – 3 YEARS OF BALLET)
Ballet Level 2 - (FOR STUDENTS WITH 4+ 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.

 

Junior Ballet

Junior Ballet meets twice a week with the opportunity to take Cecchetti exams in Santa Barbara. Please register for both classes.

Junior Ballet 1   (Ages 6-7) - Cecchetti Standard 1, first year of examinations.
Junior Ballet 2   (Ages 7-8) - Cecchetti Grade 1, first year on the barre.
Junior Ballet 3   (Ages 8-9) - Cecchetti Grade 2

Grade I and 2 Syllabus - will develop proper placement of torso, hips, and legs without exceeding anatomical limitations. The coordination of arms and head are developed with a concentration on smooth transitions throughout the exercises.

Ballet exams are valuable for serious ballet students because they promote the development of strong technique, artistry, and quality of movement. The examining process gives each student a goal to work towards and allows them to achieve it. It takes discipline to study theory and work hard in class to reach the technical requirements for each grade level. Achieving goals heightens self-esteem by allowing the dancer to graduate to the next level upon successful completion of the previous grade. The benefits of using a method, which builds from one level to the next, is important in developing a well-trained dancer. 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:  
•  pink tights
•  light blue leotard
•  leather soled ballet shoes

Boys:
•  white t-shirt
•  black shorts
•  black ballet shoes

All dancewear can be purchased through the BC Boutique (next to the office in Billy Clower Dance Studio). Please have hair secured back from the face in a ponytail or bun. No earrings or jewelry.

 

Barre Fit

Barre Fit is a comprehensive total body workout that lifts your seat, tones your thighs, abs and arms, and burns fat in record-breaking time. While primarily working those muscles, we always maintain core stability and whole body alignment, making every exercise a full body exercise.

Barre classes are for all levels of students and are not a dance classes. The ballet barre is used for stability while working through pilates based exercises. Movements are typically small and easy on the joints. Taking barre classes will increase strength and flexibility. The classes are set to upbeat music and are challenging, fun and fresh.

WHAT TO WEAR
Wear tight-fitting exercise clothes.

No monthly registration. Drop In Fee: $10/class

 

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 13-17 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.

MONTHLY COMPANY TUITION FEES
• $80 per month* (for 2 hrs/week rehearsal and additional admin and director fees associated with competitions and performances.)

*Does not include 2 costumes, entry, or travel fees. Company tuition cannot be combined with other class tuition for multi-class discount.



Billy Clower Dance Crew

crewBCDC 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.

Mini Crew - ages 8-11 years, no audition necessary.

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

Varsity Crew - ages 13 years - Adults (summer audition required for placement.)

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

MONTHLY CREW TUITION FEES
• Varsity Crew - $120* per month (for 3-4 hrs/week rehearsal and additional admin and director fees associated with competitions and performances.)

• Junior Crew - $80* per month (for 2 hrs/week rehearsal and additional admin and director fees associated with competitions and performances.)

• Mini Crew - $50* per month (for 1 hr/week rehearsal and additional admin and director fees associated with competitions and performances.)

*Does not include costumes, entry, or travel fees. Crew tuition cannot be combined with other class tuition for multi-class discount.

 

Cheer (Junior, Youth and Mini)

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
Girls:
•  Billy Clower cheer tank
•  Black shorts or leggings (any brand)
•  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!

You can buy the ankle socks and black bottoms at Target or Walmart.

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

 

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.

Pre-K Hip Hop - ages 3-5 years old
Hip Hop Level 1 - ages 6-10 years old
Hip Hop Level 2 - 10+ years old
Hip Hop Level 3 - 13+ years old; Teacher recommendation is required.
Hip Hop Level 4 - ages 15+ years old; Teacher recommendation is required.

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

» Hip Hop levels 3 and 4 must have instructor approval to enroll.

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 - 8+ 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.


Pilates

Pilates conditions the whole body, even the ankles and feet. No muscle group is over trained or under trained. Your entire musculature is evenly balanced and conditioned, helping you enjoy daily activities and sports with greater ease, better performance and less chance of injury. It is a refreshing mind-body workout that develops a strong core - flat abdominals and a strong back. You gain long, lean muscles and flexibility and will create an evenly conditioned body.

WHAT TO WEAR
Please wear comfortable exercise clothes.

No monthly registration. Drop In Fee: $10/class



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 2 – 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 5 – 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.

 

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