Welcome to our 36th season!  Become part of the Isabelle’s family and get ready to smile.  We offer classes beginning level through advanced for ages 3-adult. Classes are available in Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Hip Hop, Modern, and Preschool Dance (ages 3-6). 2017 Season tuition and policies are available here.

We are still enrolling for select classes (listed below) –
call 477-2441 or click orange button at top of page to register

Dance With Me (ages 18-36 months)

Dance With Me introduces children to dance through music, movement and use of props.  This class is for the child and caregiver and is 30 minutes of guided movement and 10 minutes of optional “free play” after class.  Comfortable clothing and bare feet, sneakers or ballet slippers suggested.

Tuesday 10-10:40am in the East Greenbush studio
Open Classes:   Nov. 7 – Dec. 19
Drop-ins welcome!  $10/class
When registering online, select “Drop In Classes”

Miss Sherry & Little Kinderdancer

Intro to Dance I, II & III (ages 3-6)

Our youngest class introduces dancers to pre-ballet, tap and creative movement. Our classes are designed to introduce movement and music while stimulating the imagination, developing rhythm, coordination and social skills.

Preschool dance classes are held once a week for 45 minutes. This class runs for the entire season (September through May) and dancers are invited to participate in our annual recital in June. Students must be 3 by November 1, 2017 and be fully potty-trained by the start of class.

Requires tap shoes, ballet slippers, leotard and tights.
45 MINUTE CLASS

Full Year Classes (September 2017 – May 2018)

Age 3 & 4:  Sat. 9:00-9:45am – East Greenbush (Ms Mary) 
Age 3 & 4:  Sat. 9:00-9:45am – West Sand Lake (Ms Sherry)
Age 3 & 4:  Tues. 10:00-10:45am Ms Dawn – East Greenbush
Age 3 & 4:  Tues. 4:00-4:45pm Ms Sherry – West Sand Lake 

Age 4 & 5:  Sat. 9:45-10:30am Ms Mary – East Greenbush
Age 4 & 5:  Tues. 4:15-5:00pm Ms Dawn – East Greenbush
Age 4 & 5:  Thurs. 4:15-5:00pm Ms Mary – East Greenbush

Age 5 & 6:  Sat. 10:30-11:15am Ms Mary – East Greenbush
Age 5 & 6:  Tues. 4:45-5:30pm Ms Sherry – West Sand Lake (3 spots left)

Children’s Tap & Jazz (age 6+)

Tap & JazzOffered at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels. These combination classes build vocabulary and skills in tap, jazz and pre-ballet.

We recommend tap as the first dance class for children as the tap sounds offer instant rewards…students hear the sounds they create from day one!

The jazz/pre-ballet portion of the class gives the dancers technique and choreography that ranges from classic technique to contemporary styles.

Requires tap shoes, jazz or ballet shoes, leotard and tights.

45-90 MINUTE CLASS

Registration has closed for all tap & jazz classes for this season.

Ballet & Pointe

(Ages 6+) Ballet is the basis of all dance forms and has a formal structure to its classes and performances. It stresses discipline, balance and control. Because of the structure of the classes and the muscle development necessary to learn ballet properly, we do not recommend this for children under the age of 6.

Ballet technique, barre and center work is offered at all levels including pre-pointe and pointe for advanced students. Requires black leotard, pink tights, and ballet slippers or pointe shoes. All pointe students must also be enrolled in a ballet class.
45 MIN-1 HR CLASS

Full Year Beginner Ballet Classes (September – May)
For returning students or dancers with experience, please call the Main Office to be placed in the appropriate level class – 477-2441.  Classes listed below are open for new students:

Age 6 – 8:  Wed. 4:45-5:30pm Ms Cait – East Greenbush 

Modern Dance

Age 7 and up, beginning through advanced. A contemporary, free-style form of dance which integrates ballet vocabulary and movements. Modern is primarily danced in bare feet and encourages moving creatively through interpretation of music.

Modern classes do not require previous dance experience and are offered for beginner dancers through advanced. Creative movement classes are a great introduction to movement, music, and dance. Requires leotard and footless tights or snug fitting top and dance pants.
45 MINUTES – 1 HOUR

Full Year Beginner Modern Classes (September – May)
For returning students or dancers with experience, please call the Main Office to be placed in the appropriate level class – 477-2441.  Classes listed below are open for new students:

Age 7 – 10:  Tues. 4:30-5:15pm Ms Tallis – East Greenbush 

Hip Hop

(Ages 6+) A “pop” style choreography class for beginners through advanced. Previous dance experience is not required and classes are grouped by age. As Hip Hop is primarily a choreography class only, a jazz, ballet or combination class is strongly suggested in addition.

Requires clean sneakers or jazz shoes and comfortable clothing (no jeans or large jewelry).

45 MINUTE CLASS

Full Year Hip Hop Classes (September – May)

East Greenbush
Ages 6-8: Thurs. 5:00-5:45 (Ms. Samantha)
Ages 9-11: Fri. 6:15-7:00  (Ms. McKenna) 
Ages 13+: Fri. 7:00-7:45 (Ms. McKenna) 
Ages 13+: Thurs. 8:00-8:45 (Ms. Samantha) 

West Sand Lake
Ages 6-8:  Thurs. 5:45-6:30 (Ms. Rebecca) 
Ages 12-14: Thurs. 7:15-8:00 (Ms. Rebecca) 

 

Contemporary

Ages 11+, with ballet or jazz experience – beginner to advanced. A combination of modern, ballet and jazz, contemporary is an emerging dance style that has been popularized by TV shows such as “So You Think You Can Dance”. Previous dance experience and instructor approval is required. These 45-minute classes are choreography-focused, and also include warm-up, strengthening, improvisation and partner work.

45 MINUTES – 1 HOUR

Registration has closed for all contemporary classes for this season.

Jazz Technique

Jazz!Offered for intermediate and advanced students. Jazz is a vigorous form of dance that emphasizes strength and flexibility of the body integrated with musicality. Our jazz classes introduce dancers to all forms of jazz, from the Classical and Musical Theatre Dance of the 40s and 50s, to the Lyrical, Contemporary and Street styles of today. Technique, warm-up, stretch/ conditioning and jazz choreography.  Jazz shoes, leotard, tights or dance pants required.

45 MIN-1 HR CLASS

Full Year Jazz Classes (September – May): For returning students or dancers with experience, please call the Main Office to be placed in the appropriate level class – 477-2441. 

West Sand Lake:  Tues. 7:30-8:00pm – for intermediate dancers

East Greenbush: Mon. 7-8pm (Ms Sherry) for advanced dancerstap

Tap Technique

Offered for intermediate and advanced students. Tap is the most original form of American dance, where the participant acts as both dancer and musician. An audible form of dance, tap offers instant rewards… you hear the sounds you create from day one! Tap is also one of the best form of exercise for the adult, it is fun and energetic, but not as strenuous as other forms of dance. Technique, improvisation, rhythm tap and choreography. Adult classes offered in 8-week sessions.  Requires tap shoes and comfortable fitted clothing.  Pants should not cover feet.

45 MIN-1 HR CLASS

Full Year Beginner Tap Classes (September – May)
Adult Tap – Open Level:  Thursday 7:00-8:00pm Ms Tallis – East Greenbush
Adult Tap – Advanced:  Tues. 4:30-5:15pm Ms Tallis – East Greenbush

NEW! Acro 

Beginning and intermediate acro.  Students will learn basic acrobatics skills along with conditioning, strengthening exercises, balance and flexibility.  Skills worked on may include cartwheels, handstands, back bends and walkovers.  Please note – this is not a gymnastics class, students will not be working on tumbling or with any equipment other than mats.

45 MINUTES – 1 HR CLASS

Full Year Acro Classes (September – May): 

Ages 9-14 – Intermediate Acro – Thurs. 6:30-7:15pm – Ms Samantha 

 

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Contact Us

1580 Columbia Tpke Castleton, New York 12033 mail@isabelledance.com Tel: 518-477-2441    
Main Office Hours July

Main Office Hours July

East Greenbush Office: Mon-Fri: 5:00-8:00 /  Tues/Wed/Thurs 10-1 / Sat 9:30-11:30 West Sand Lake: Tues 4-6pm / Wed 6-7:30pm
Convenient Locations

Convenient Locations

Two convenient locations!  Our main office is located at 1580 Columbia Tpke, just off Exit 10 of I-90 and our 2nd location is in the 43 Mall, Route 43 in West Sand Lake.  Both are less than 15 minutes from Albany.