Napa Regional Dance Company offers classes for boys and girls ages 4 through adult, six days a week, year round. The foundation of our curriculum is classical ballet, with classes in pre ballet through level 8. Students also have the option to participate in Jazz and Contemporary style classes to create a diverse balance to their dance education.
There are two choices for jazz students. Jazz Tech is for any student, whether or not he or she studies ballet. Some ballet exercises are included as part of the warm up and the pace of the class is geared to its participants. Contemporary Dance at NRDC refers to both modern ballet and lyrical style; this dance form combines elements of ballet, modern and even jazz. It is recommended only for students who are at the intermediate level of ballet or higher and requires concurrent study of classical ballet.
Master Classes: Professional dancers are brought in on a periodic basis to work with our advanced ballet students. Providing open master classes will enhance our students dance knowledge, movement vocabulary and appreciation. These select classes will be offered in addition to our annual National Dance Week celebration.
Napa Regional Dance Company Apprentice Program: Held on Saturdays, our Apprentice Program is a class for exceptionally skilled dancers who are willing to commit time to prepare for additional dance choreography opportunities. Participants are selected via audition or approval by the studio director. Students in this program also agree to take three weekly technique classes in both contemporary and classical ballet in addition to this weekend program.
Contact NRDC for a full class schedule and tuition information
Ballet and Contemporary: Uniform short sleeved burgundy leotard for levels 1-5; levels 6 thru 8 may use camisole style as a second leotard; only students in all level 7/ 8 classes may wear black as a second leotard. All students must wear pink tights. (short socks are ok on hot days for levels 1 thru 3.) For safety purposes, only pink ballet slippers with no visible wear holes may be worn. A short ballet skirt may be worn for center practice, at the discretion of the instructor. (A burgundy skirt is available to order and will be needed for recital.) No jewelry or cover ups may be worn during the class with the exception of a wrap dance sweater on cold days and black spandex shorts that do not fall below the very top of the thigh. Long hair must be securely pinned in a classical ballet bun or 2 braids across the head. Short hair must be held off the face with barrettes or a headband.
BOYS/MEN: White tank or T-shirt, dance belt, black tights or shorts, white ballet technique shoes.
JAZZ and OTHER DANCE STYLES: Students will follow the above dress code except that they may wear black jazz pants or bike shorts with their uniform leotard or the NRDC logo tee. Tan jazz shoes are required for all jazz levels.