Class Description

Pre-school (ages 3 & 4)
Tap-Ballet-Tumbling

The emphasis of this class will be on left/right understanding, body coordination and basic ballet and tap movements. In the future students enrolled in this class may enroll in the Cecchetti program. 

Kindergarten - First grade
Tap-Ballet Tumbling

This class curriculum will be geared as preparation for a more intense Cecchetti program. Students will begin learning the basics of ballet, terminology, and theory of ballet movement. There will be heavy emphasis on proper posture and body alignment, feet and arm positions, and a basic understanding and love of classical music. Tap terminology, movement and progressive tumbling skills. 

Second -fourth grade
Tap-Ballet-Gymnastics/Acobatics

This class curriculum continues to build on the skills and technique previously learned. Students study the Cecchetti syllabus, continue to increase in their tap technique and begin to incorporate ribbons, balls and hula hoops into their gymnastic skills. 

Just Gymnastics
Gymnastic skills on the mat (tumbling) and Acrobatics (partner skills) learning cartwheels, walkovers, handstands, limbers, fish flops, and much more. 
Just Gymnastics can be taken without the addition of a dance class. 

Gymnastic/tumbling classes pre-school through middle school.
Classes are based on age and ability.
Level 1 approx. 1st & 2nd grade
Level 2 approx. 2nd, 3rd & 4th grade
Level 3 approx. 4th, 5th, 6th & older grade

Tap Graded Syllabus
The tap technique offers class levels that progress from Grades I - VIII, based on skill. This provides a strong foundation, and continually increases the students abilities.

Students will be placed in classes which have the syllabus to accommodate their ability. Ages may vary.
BEGINNER -Tap levels I & II
BRONZE – Tap III
SILVER – Tap IV & V
GOLD – Tap VI & VII
PLATINUM – Tap VIII

Jazz class
Jazz 1 (2nd-4th grade) and Jazz 2 (middle school) classes are offered in addition to the core curriculum. In addition to working with musical phrasing and beats, Jazz and Hip-Hop styles are explored.

Musical Theater
This class teaches students how to improve their stage presence and project character while performing a dance.

Clogging
This class is based off of the Appalachian clogging style. Clogging has tap basic steps, and utilizes specific clogging shoes with a double tap. Classes are offered for Middle school students and Adults.

CECCHETTI SYLLABUS
(10 yrs - advanced)

Cecchetti method offers class levels that progress from Grades I - VII and Diploma levels. Students will be expected to memorize terms, as well as “barre” and “centre” combinations from a syllabus book, which will need to be purchased at the start of the year. When the students are prepared, they will be presented before a professional examiner to administer a nationally certified exam. Depending upon the dancers natural ability, students can progress through a level anywhere between one and two years. It is important to note that the instructor will make the decision on when a dancer is prepared to take an exam.

The Cecchetti Council has age limitations on their ballet exams. A student must be a minimum of age 10 and have been trained in the grade one syllabus in order to take their Grade One Exam.
The Pre-Grade One Syllabus is separated into Primary One, Primary Two and Primary Three.

Primary One—ages 5-7
Primary Two—ages 6-8
Primary Three—ages 7-10
Graded Syllabus One through Diploma starting at age 10 and over.

SUR LE POINTE (toe shoes)
(by invitation of the ballet instructor only)

Pointe work is available as part of the intermediate and advanced class curriculum. The student must have several years of proper ballet training, and will be notified by the ballet instructor when ready to start pointe. It is required that the students be enrolled in a minimum of two ballet classes per week to prevent injury. The two classes must be ballet, and not other dance forms. It is important to note that consuming Fire School of Dance will not place students on pointe before they are fully prepared.
  Our students must pass their grade one exam and be at least 12 years old before being considered for pointe shoes.
  This form of advanced ballet requires strength, technique and correct posture.

To contact us:
Consuming Fire School of Dance & Gymnastics 
225 Main St. • Chadron, NE  69337 • Phone: 308-432-8430308-432-8430
E-mail: consumingfiredanceschool@gmail.com

The Consuming Fire School of Dance is a 501C3 non-profit organization.
If you would like to donate money to support the art of dance in rural Western Nebraska, please contact Donna Gimeson.