2015 / 2016

Schedule subject to change.

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Beginning tap levels focus on basic tap technique as well as vocabulary and an introduction to the history of tap. Intermediate tap levels add to this study a focus on the development of rhythmically accurate footwork and accompanying body movements, and improvisation. Advanced tap levels focuses on maintaining a high integrity of tap skills where students will be challenged with more complicated material including dance notation, tap history, improvisation and greater demands on speed of learning combinations.

Placement is based on one or more of the following: (1) the completion of a previous level of tap; (2) by tap dance experience; or (3) by teacher evaluation.


The students on the Tap Teams will work on skill level appropriate routines for competitions and local performances. These classes are by audition only.


Beginning ballet levels provide students with a firm foundation of ballet fundamentals including basic center floor technique, stretching and flexibility, and creative movement. Intermediate levels of ballet prepares students for more intricate technical skills, adding barre work, body placement and developmentally appropriate choreography. Students at the intermediate level also begin Pre-Pointe and Pointe classes based on developmental readiness and physical ability. The study of Pointe requires 2 ballet classes per week. Advanced levels of ballet and Pointe focus on high levels of technique including both Royal Dance Academy and Vaganova curriculum, and add a more professional level of choreography.

Placement is based on one or more of the following: (1) the completion of a previous level of ballet; (2) by ballet and/or pointe experience; or (3) by teacher evaluation.


Dancers will explore creating their own choreography and learn how to structure a piece with award-winning choreographer, Nichelle Lanier.


Beginning levels of jazz will focus on basic technique including isolations, body positions, stretching, turns, and jumps. Through daily warm-ups and exercises students will gain strength, flexibility, endurance, and coordination. Musicality and performance skills are also taught through a series of dance combinations. Intermediate and advanced jazz classes build on those skills taught in the beginning levels, placing greater emphasis on developing rhythmic awareness, individual expression, and the use of the body as a rhythmic percussive instrument. Instruction focuses on performance qualities, dynamics, varied movement qualities, and strong versatile technique. Advanced classes require the study of ballet, utilizing the technique, strength, and placement taught in that discipline.

Placement is based on one or more of the following: (1) the completion of a previous level of jazz; (2) by jazz experience; or (3) by teacher evaluation.


The students on the Jazz Teams will work on skill level appropriate routines in varying styles including jazz, musical theatre, and lyrical for competitions and local performances. These classes are by audition only.


This high-energy class uses the latest sounds in rap, R&B and pop music together with movements influenced by some of today's hottest video choreographers. This style of dance encompasses movement that has elements of poppin', locking, and breaking as well as freestyle movement to give students the opportunity to develop their own sense of style.

*DelArts is proud to provide Hip Hop classes in which all of the choreography is clean and appropriate for all ages.

Placement is based on one or more of the following: (1) the completion of a previous level of Hip Hop; (2) by jazz dance experience; or (3) by teacher evaluation.


Contemporary dance is a style which emerged in the 20th century as an outgrowth of modern dance and other 20th century dance techniques. It is an extremely fluid and very nebulous style of dance. Unlike traditions such as ballet, it is not associated with specific dance technique, but rather with a dance philosophy. In contemporary dance, people attempt to explore the natural energy and emotions of their bodies to produce dances which are often very personal.


Lyrical is a type of dance that relies on a direct relationship between the lyrics of various songs/poems and specific dance movements. Lyrical dance is a fusion of ballet and jazz dance techniques and challenges choreographers and dancers to use motion to interpret music and express emotion. A lyrical dancer's movements attempt to show the meaning of the music.


Modern dance technique is designed to develop the mind, body and spirit to be an expressive communicator through movement. Structured technical exercises that condition the body for strength, coordination and flexibility are developed. Physical activities which focus on the aspects of space, time, shape, and movement dynamics are explored through individual work as well as group participation.


Students will work with Nichelle Lanier on developing their own skills as a choreographer. Students will choreograph pieces that will be performed at an in-house performance, as well as create a group piece for performance in the DelArts recital.


Acting students will work on warm-up exercises, improvisation, character development, stage direction, dialects, monologues and scenes. Students will build the self-confidence to enable them to perform in front of an audience.


Students will learn and recognize the styles of various choreographers including Agnes DeMille, Jack Cole, Gower Champion, and Busby Berkley. Dances in the styles of these choreographers will be the focus of study, along with a study of more contemporary musicals including "The Wiz," "Grease," "Annie," and "Seussical the Musical." Singing and acting experiences will also play a part in the study of these productions, as will incorporating dance, singing, and acting to produce real "triple threat" performers!


Tot Dance classes offer young dancers ages 3 - 5 an introduction to tap and ballet, with an emphasis on creative movement and fun!


For students ages 5 and up, these classes focus on strengthening and adding to basic technique in ballet and tap, building on the skills taught in Tot Dance. Creative movement and a minor introduction to jazz is also included in this hour-long class.


Creative movement class is a wonderful way to introduce preschoolers to movement and music in a group setting. Less focused on defining steps such as in a ballet class, it draws on children’s curiosity about rhythm, music, shapes and play.


Zumba classes feature exotic rhythms set to high-energy Latin and international beats. Before participants know it, they're getting fit and their energy levels are soaring! There's no other fitness class like a Zumba Fitness-Party. It's easy to do, effective and totally exhilarating, often building a deep-rooted community among returning students.


Learn how to rhumba, cha-cha and more in this class taught by University of Delaware competitive ballroom coach, Patricia Grim.


Join our own Cindy Phillips for Delaware’s version of CardioBarre! This high energy/no-impact CardioBlast exercise class combines barre work & light weights. Get a dancer's body with no dance experience! Build long, lean muscles & burn fat!


Students will learn correct drawing and painting techniques, line, movement, shading, proportions, and color concepts. They will also develop imagination, creativity, and art appreciation. More advanced drawing skills including balance, scale, portraiture, perspective, still life, and shading will be discussed and utilized in this class. Expanded art vocabulary, art history, and color theory will also be presented. Students must have more advance drawing experience.


This class will cover the basics of watercolors and acrylic techniques, with a focus on texture, line, color, shape, perspective, with still lifes, landscapes, etc.  This class will touch on everything from abstract to portraits.


This is a fun class for young photographers. Students will learn the basics of photography including how a camera works, lighting techniques, and how to design and compose a good picture. This will include work with digital computer programs. Students will take pictures in class and on their own during this course.


In this class, students will learn to express themselves and their creativity in the world of jewelry making. This class allows students to learn beading and jewelry techniques, become familiar with different beads, learn how color plays a role in the design, proper use of tools and how to use the different types of wires. Instruction will include tool use, more advanced color theory, how to use crimp beads, choosing the best threading material, and becoming familiar with different types of beads and sizes, how to follow basic patterns, and basic stitches in bead weaving. Students will learn how to use these concepts to make beautiful bracelets, necklaces and earrings. 


DRUMS - Tony Mowen's private drum instruction includes an emphasis on reading music, drum rudiments, and practical exercises in rock, jazz, blues, and a host of other musical genres.  Lessons will generate work on dissecting songs and learning musical performances.

GUITAR - Students of all levels will study the parts of the guitar, music theory, finger picking styles, folk songs, blues progressions, scales, chords and chord structure, reading tablature, and sight-reading. Consideration is given to the individual interests and artistic goals of each student.

PIANO - Private piano instruction will enable the student to focus on building a solid foundation in music theory, harmonization, transposition, sight reading, and improvisation. Students will explore many styles of music and consideration is given to the individual interests and artistic goals of each student. 

VOCAL - Students will study with Broadway veteran, Dave Barrus. These lessons are for those with extensive car and shower singing experience or more extensive band, theatre, or choral singing experience. Lessons will cover and build on the basics of proper vocal technique: breathing and support, warm-ups, developing your range, tone, placement, articulation, etc. Consideration is given to the individual interests and artistic goals of each student.

MUSIC FOR LITTLE ONES (birth - age 3) and MUSIC FOR BIGGER ONES (ages 3 - 6) are based on the Music Learning Theory that music-learning parallels language-learning. These classes focus on music play, meaning that through the use of singing, chanting, and playing with props and small instruments, children are able to have fun while developing musically! Music for Little Ones and Music for Bigger Ones are classes that teach parents how to musically engage their children in their own home! 

Private music lessons are available by appointment. Please call us at 302.595.4160 or e-mail us for details.

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Ballet E - 5:00 - 6:30

Ballet D - 5:00 - 6:30

Jazz B - 5:00 - 6:00

Ballet F/G - 5:00 - 6:30

Jazz C1 - 5:00 - 6:00

Digital Photography - 5:00 - 6:00

Tot Dance - 5:15 - 6:00

Achieve Jazz Team - 6:00 - 6:30

Believe Jazz Team - 6:00 - 6:45

Advanced Jazz - 6:00 - 7:00

Jewelry Making - 6:00 - 7:00

Pointe E - 6:30 - 7:00

Astaire Tap Team - 6:30 - 7:00

Pointe D - 6:30 - 7:00

Pointe F/G - 6:30 - 7:00

Musical Theatre A - 7:00 - 8:00

Boy’s Ballet - 7:00 - 8:00

Ballet C1 - 7:00 - 8:00

Lyrical C/D - 7:00 - 8:00

Advanced Ballet - 7:00 - 8:30

Jazz E - 7:00 - 8:00

Acting 1 - 7:00 - 8:00

Junior Ballet Ensemble - 8:00 - 8:45

Adult Tap - 8:00 - 9:00

Adult Acting - 8:00 - 9:00

Jazz C2/D - 8:00 - 9:00

Int/Adv Contemporary - 8:00 - 9:00

Advanced Pointe - 8:30 - 9:30


Ballet A2 - 5:00 - 5:45

Creative Movement - 5:00 - 5:30

Int/Adv Modern - 5:00 - 6:00

Create Jazz Team - 5:00 - 6:00

Ballet B - 5:00 - 6:00

Tot Dance - 5:30 - 6:15

Ballet A1 - 5:45 - 6:30

Beginning Modern - 6:00 - 7:00

Tap B - 6:00 - 7:00

DAC Performing Company - 6:00 - 7:30

Beg/Int Contemporary - 6:00 - 7:00

Art for Kids 1 - 6:00 - 7:00

KinderCombo - 6:15 - 7:15

Novice Ballet Ensemble - 6:30 - 7:00

Ballet C2 - 7:00 - 8:30

Ballet D - 7:00 - 8:30

Rogers Tap Team - 7:00 - 7:45

Lyrical A - 7:15 - 8:15

Express Jazz Team - 7:30 - 8:30

Company Ballet Rehearsal - 7:30 - 8:30

Adult Musical Theatre - 7:45 - 8:30

Pre-Pointe/Pointe - 8:30 - 9:00

Pointe D - 8:30 - 9:15

Contemporary Jazz Company - 8:30 - 9:30

Junior Company - 8:30 - 9:30


Musical Theatre B - 5:00 - 6:00

Ballet A - 5:00 - 5:45

Junior Hip Hip Team - 5:00 - 6:00

Acrobatics - 5:00 - 6:00

Ballet E - 5:00 - 6:30

Tap A - 5:45 - 6:15

Tap C1 - 6:00 - 7:00

Hip Hop A - 6:00 - 7:00

Acrobatics - 6:00 - 7:00

Advanced Contemporary - 6:00 - 7:00

Drawing and Painting - 6:00 - 8:00

Beginning Musical Theatre - 6:15 - 6:45

Pointe E - 6:30 - 7:00

Beginning Lyrical - 6:45 - 7:15

Hines Tap Team - 7:00 - 8:00

Adult Jazz/Hip Hop - 7:00 - 8:00

Acrobatics - 7:00 - 8:00

Ballet F/G - 7:00 - 8:30

Advanced Lyrical - 7:00 - 8:00

Adult Ballet - 7:15 - 8:15

Tap C2 - 8:00 - 9:00

Hip Hop B - 8:00 - 9:00

Teen Acting - 8:00 - 9:00

Adult Tap A - 8:15 - 9:00

Pointe F/G - 8:30 - 9:15


Apprentice Ballet - 5:00 - 5:30

Tap D - 5:00 - 6:00

Musical Theatre C - 5:00 - 6:00

Ballet C1 - 5:00 - 6:00

Lyrical E - 5:00 - 6:00

Tap A - 5:30 - 6:00

KinderCombo - 6:00 - 7:00

Advanced Tap - 6:00 - 7:00

Int Ballet Ensemble - 6:00 - 7:00

Inspire Jazz Team - 6:00 - 7:00

Art for Kids 2 - 6:00 - 7:00

Beginning Hip Hop - 6:15 - 7:00

Ballet A2 - 7:00 - 7:45

Kelly Tap Team - 7:00 - 8:00

Hip Hop C - 7:00 - 8:00

Advanced Ballet - 7:00 - 8:30

Lyrical B - 7:00 - 8:00

Jazz A - 7:45 - 8:30

Tap E - 8:00 - 9:00

Senior Hip Hop Team - 8:00 - 9:00

Advanced Pointe - 8:30 - 9:15


Creative Movement - 9:00 - 9:30

Tot Dance - 9:30 - 10:15

KinderCombo - 10:15 - 11:15

Irish Dance - 10:30 - 11:30

Ballet A1 - 11:30 - 12:15

Jazz A - 12:15 - 1:00

Tap A - 1:00 - 1:30