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Ballet Lower division

Ballet Lower division

Ballet upper division

Ballet upper division

contemporary Modern

contemporary Modern

Hip Hop

Hip Hop

Musical Dance Theatre

Musical Dance Theatre

Rhythmic tap

Rhythmic tap

Jazz

Jazz

Parks & Recreation Classes

Parks & Recreation Classes


BALLET LOWER DIVISION

Creative Movement

Ages 3 - 4

Students will be introduced to dance through the use of imagery, stories, and movement games. Exercises will focus on improving body awareness, coordination, memory, and listening skills. (Students who are still ages 3 in September qualify for Creative Movement classes.)

Misako Ballet Studio - Columbia Misako Beats - Marriottsville
Sat 9:00 - 9:45 am Wed 5:00 - 5:45 am

Elementary Ballet 1

Ages 4 - 6

This class is for students ages 4-6 with less than a year of dance training. Emphasis will be placed on learning simple steps and body positions as well as music-listening skills. The class will help children begin to realize the connection between music and movement.

Misako Ballet Studio - Columbia Misako Beats - Marriottsville
Wed 5:45 - 6:30 pm Mon 5:15 - 6:00 pm
Sat 9:45 - 10:30 am (full)

Elementary Ballet 2

Ages 5 - 6

This class is for students ages 5-6 with at least one full year of dance training. Students will continue to work on exercises to improve coordination, balance, and posture. Some basic ballet vocabulary and positions will be introduced.

Misako Ballet Studio - Columbia Misako Beats - Marriottsville
Sat 10:30 - 11:15 am Sat 11:00 - 11:45 am

Elementary Ballet 3

Ages 6 - 7

This class is excellent for a student still exploring dance with at least one full year of ballet training. Students will learn new concepts as well as continue to improve their dance skills from previous years. This class is excellent for a student still exploring dance.

Misako Ballet Studio - Columbia
Wed 6:30 - 7:15 pm
Sat 11:15 - 12:00 pm

BALLET UPPER DIVISION

Ballet Basics 1 & 2

Ages 8 - 11

This once-a-week class is designed for students ages 8-11 with little or no dance training. The students will practice basic ballet exercises to learn posture, body placement, and coordination. Students will also begin to focus on maintaining turned-out positions, coordinating the arms and simple enhancements.

Misako Ballet Studio - Columbia
Fri 6:00 - 7:00 pm

Ballet 1 - Beginner/Inter.

Ages 7 & Up

2 classes/week

This class is for students ages 7 and up with at least one full year of training who wish to begin a more intensive study of ballet by committing to at least two classes a week. The students will practice basic ballet exercises to learn posture, body placement, and coordination. Students will also begin to focus on maintaining turned-out positions, coordinating the arms, and simple enchaînements. The students find it easier to retain ballet vocabulary as well as improve their coordination, strength, flexibility, and balance.

Misako Ballet Studio - Columbia Misako Beats - Marriottsville
Thur 5:30 - 6:30 pm Mon 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Sat 12:15 - 1:15 pm

Ballet 2-Beginner/Inter.

2 classes/week

Students should have a minimum of 1-2 years of experience. Students ready for this class will enjoy learning more advanced ballet dance combinations to a variety of appropriate musical styles. The student will improve in strength, fluidity, extension, and musicality.

Misako Ballet Studio - Columbia Misako Beats - Marriottsville
Tues 6:45 - 7:45 pm Tues 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Thur 6:30 - 7:30 pm

Ballet 3-Beginner/Inter.

2 classes/week

This class is by permission of the instructor only. A minimum of 2 years of experience (taking multiple classes per week) is required. Students will establish a solid technique foundation to further develop their ability to perform classical ballet as well as other forms of dance. Students are encouraged to begin taking a Modern dance class (if they haven’t already done so) to supplement their training. Students may begin pre-pointe classes with the permission of the instructor.

Misako Ballet Studio - Columbia Misako Beats - Marriottsville
Mon 4:45 - 5:45 pm Thur 4:45 - 5:45 pm
Thur 5:15 - 6:15 pm

Ballet 4-Classical Ballet Technique

2 - 3 classes/week

This class is by permission of the instructor only. A minimum of 3 years experience (with multiple ballet classes per week) is required. The prepared student has a good understanding of ballet technique and will work on enhancing their skills towards advanced technique. Weekly pointe classes and a modern class are recommended to supplement technique classes.

Misako Ballet Studio - Columbia Misako Beats - Marriottsville
Wed 6:15 - 7:30 pm Tue -6:00 - 7:15 pm
Thu 5:15 - 6:30 pm Thur 6:15 - 7:15 pm
Fri 5:00 - 6:15 pm

Ballet 5-Classical Ballet Technique

3 - 4 classes/week

This class is by permission of the instructor only. A minimum of 5-6 years of experience required. Students will have a very solid understanding of ballet vocabulary and the execution of the associated movements. This class focuses on alignment in body positions, efficiency of technique, and clarity of movements.

Misako Ballet Studio - Columbia Misako Beats - Marriottsville
Tue 6:30 - 7:45 pm Mon 7:00 - 8:15 pm
Thu 6:15 - 7:30 pm Thur 5:45 - 7:00 pm
Fri 7:00 - 8:15 pm

Ballet 6 & Adv.-Royal Ballet Technique

3 - 5 classes/week

This class is by permission of the instructor only. A minimum of 6-7 years of experience required. Students will have greater body control, and a solid understanding of ballet movement. This class focuses on alignment in body positions, efficiency of technique, and clarity of movements.

Misako Ballet Studio - Columbia
Mon 6:15 - 7:30 pm
Wed 6:15 - 7:30 pm
Thu 6:30 - 7:45 pm
Sat 10:45 - 12:15 pm

Pre-Pointe

Must be enrolled in Ballet 3 & above

Pre-pointe is by permission only. Students must be enrolled in Ballet 3-Classical Ballet Technique.

Misako Ballet Studio - Columbia
Mon 5:45 - 6:15 pm
Tues 7:45 - 8:15 pm

Variation

Must be enrolled in Ballet 6 & above

Students in the variation class will learn classical variation pieces from famous ballets. Students must be concurrently enrolled in Ballet 6.

Misako Ballet Studio - Columbia
Fri 6:30 - 7:00 pm

Adult Beginner Ballet

This class is intended for teens and adults who have not had any experience in ballet, or who have not taken classes in many years. Students will learn the fundamentals of ballet with an emphasis on posture and coordination. This class moves at the pace of its students.

Misako Ballet Studio - Columbia Misako Beats - Marriottesville
Thu 9:45 - 11:00 am Tue 7:15 - 8:30 pm
Fri 6:15 - 7:30 pm Thu 7:15 - 8:30 pm
Thu 9:45 - 11:00 am
Sat 9:30 - 10:45 am

Adult Intermediate Ballet

Emphasis is placed on dancers who have prior ballet experience and a desire to improve technical execution. This class will build from simple barre exercises to more complex phrasing with various tempos and rhythms while maintaining proper body alignment.

Misako Ballet Studio - Columbia Misako Beats - Marriottsville
Wed 7:15 - 8:30 pm Fri 9:30 - 11:00 am
Thu 9:45 - 11:00 am
Sat 9:30 - 10:45 am

MODERN

Modern 1

Ages 7 & Up

Students will study basic concepts from Modern dance and work to increase their strength, musicality, and movement quality. Students will enjoy a range of musical styles while learning and practicing Modern dance movements.

Coming soon


Modern 2 - 4

This class is by permission of the instructor. Students will expand their knowledge of Modern Dance movement and vocabulary and study topics such as improvisation, partnering, and performance qualities. Students will learn basic choreography techniques. Successful students often have two years of ballet as background.

Misako Ballet Studio - Columbia
Mon 6:15 - 7:15 pm

Modern 5 & Advanced

This class is by permission of the instructor. Students will expand their knowledge of Modern Dance movement and study topics such as improvisation, partnering, and performance qualities. Successful students often have two or more years of ballet as background.

Misako Ballet Studio - Columbia
Mon 5:15 - 6:15 pm

HIP HOP

Introduction to Hip Hop

Ages 5 - 7

Harness all that toe-tapping energy and dance fever! Our introduction to Hip Hop class will teach beginner techniques and choreography while allowing them to express themselves through creative movement. Children spend a good part of class time refining their techniques to master some hip hop skill sets. Adding a unique twist to the program, dancers also spend part of each class working on complementary gymnastics and stunt skills in order to emphasize poise and balance.

Misako Beats - Marriottsville
Mon 5:00 - 6:00 pm
Thur 6:00 - 7:00 pm

Intermediate Hip Hop

Ages 7 & Up

This class is intended for students who have had a few years of experience and have already mastered the basic moves. Students will be exposed to new moves and will be constantly encouraged to express their individuality within the class. The moves and routines in the class will be increasingly more intricate and complex which can be incorporated into their dances.

Misako Beats - Marriottsville
Thur 7:00 - 8:00 pm

Teen Hip Hop

Ages 12 & Up

Looking to expand your overall dance skill set and get the party started with the latest and greatest hip hop dance moves? Our Intermediate Hip Hop class will focus on developing movement musicality. Students will be mastering spirit and style of hip hop movements. Dancers will spend time executing the specific components of hip hop movements like isolations, polyrhythmic movements, and popping. The program will also include exploration of trending dances and regional styling of hip hop dance worldwide.

Misako Ballet Studio - Columbia Misako Beats - Marriottsville
Wed 3:30 - 4:30 pm Tue 6:30 - 7:30 pm

Adult Hip Hop

Ages 18 & Up

Looking to expand your overall dance skill set and get the party started with the latest and greatest hip hop dance moves? Our Intermediate Hip Hop class will focus on developing movement musicality. Students will be mastering spirit and style of hip hop movements. Dancers will spend time executing the specific components of hip hop movements like isolations, polyrhythmic movements, and popping. The program will also include exploration of trending dances and regional styling of hip hop dance worldwide.

Misako Beats - Marriottsville
Tue 7:30 - 8:30 pm


RHYTHMIC TAP

Beginner Tap

Ages 6 - 9

Make some noise with beginner tap! Students will learn rhythm, coordination, basic tap terminology and choreography. Students will learn how to create different sounds with the different parts of their feet. Tap shoes required.

Misako Beats
Mon 5:15 - 6:15 pm

Adult Beginner Tap

Ages 18 & Up

Tap dance focuses on quick movements of the feet to create a beat. Students will be introduced to basic tap dance technique, while developing rhythmic skills and musicality. Tap is a combination of Irish Step Dancing and African dance developed during the 1900s in the U.S.  No experience needed. Tap shoes required.

Misako Beats

Mon 6:15 - 7:15 pm


JAZZ

Teen Beginner/ Intermediate Jazz

Jazz dance combines techniques of ballet and modern dance with the current forms of popular dance. Jazz can take on many different characteristics and styles or a combination of them. Emphasis is on the importance of energy, rhythmical accuracy and style. Students will learn the fundamentals of jazz in this class. It is recommended to take ballet classes in conjunction with this class. 

Coming soon


PARKS & RECREATION

Beginning Princess Ballet: Rhythm & Steps

Dance with scarves to the music of your favorite princesses. This class combines basic ballet steps with the imagination of creative movement and helps young dancers establish basic skills in locomotion, imagination and music appreciation. Leotard, tights and leather ballet shoes (no satin slippers) required. Bring a reusable water bottle. Info: Adam Wienckowski, 410-313-4714 or awienckowski@howardcountymd.gov.
Number of Classes: 8

Misako Beats - Marriottsville Misako Ballet Studio - Columbia
Next Session: Sept 20 to Nov 22, 2019 Next Session: Sept 24 to Nov 26, 2019
Time: Tuesdays at 5:15 pm to 6:00 pm Time: Fridays at 5:15 pm to 6:00 pm
Instructor: Ms. Dorothy Adams Instructor: Ms. Nina Basu
Ages: 5 - 8 Ages: 5 - 8
Price: $85 Price: $85

Contemporary Modern Dance For Beginners

Contemporary Modern 1-

Each week, enjoy an invigorating warm-up, practice dance steps, and different choreography. Class combines modern, ballet, and jazz techniques to provide you with an enjoyable introduction to dancing and a relaxing workout. No experience necessary. Please wear clothes that are comfortable to move and stretch in, such as leggings or sweat pants with an exercise top or cotton t-shirt. No shoes required, but if you prefer, wear ballet or jazz shoes.

Info: Karen Bradley Ehler, 410-313-4635 or kehler@howardcountymd.gov.

Contemporary Modern 2-

This class is for students who have some previous dance experience. Class will begin with warm-up exercises on the floor and then transition to standing and traveling movements. Steps such as contractions, swings, triplets, jumps, and turns will be explored and used in exercises. Finish the class by learning a phrase of choreography each week. At least 1 year of previous training in Modern, Ballet, or Jazz dance recommended.

Info: Karen Bradley Ehler 410-313-4635 or kehler@howardcountymd.gov

Register for Modern Dance:

18 yrs + Classes: 8

Contemporary Modern 1 Misako Beats Sep 16- Nov 4 M 7:00 - 8:00 pm $80

Contemporary Modern 1 Misako Ballet Studio Sep 17- Nov 5 T 7:45 - 8:45 pm $80

Contemporary Modern 2 Misako Ballet Studio. Sep 16- Nov 4 M 7:15- 8:15 pm $80

Contemporary Modern 2 Misako Beats Sep 18- Nov 6 W 7:00 - 8:00 pm $80


Adult Beginner Ballet

Adults with little or no previous ballet training, learn basic ballet exercises with an emphasis on body alignment and musicality while developing a strong core. Info: Karen Bradley Ehler, 410-313-4635 or kehler@howardcountymd.gov.

Register for Beginner Ballet:

18 yrs + Classes: 8

Adult Beginner Ballet Misako Ballet Studio Sep 19 - Nov 7 Th 7:30 - 8:30pm $80


Belly Dancing for Beginners by Laury Jackson

This is an introduction to Classical Middle Eastern Dance. Learn fundamental steps and techniques that include shimmies, hip articulation and isolations. Cultural relevance and elements of folklore and Near Eastern music are also studied. Info: Karen Bradley Ehler, 410-313-4635 or kehler@howardcountymd.gov.

Register for Belly Dancing:

16 yrs + Classes: 8

RP1130.701 Misako Beats Sep 18 - Nov 6        W 7:30 - 8:30 pm $78

RP1130.702 Misako Beats Sep 21 - Nov 9 Sa 10:00 - 11:00 am $78

RP1130.801 Misako Beats Jun 26 - Aug 14 W 7:30 - 8:30 pm $78

RP1130.802 Misako Beats Jun 29  - Aug 17 Sa 10:00 - 11:00 am $78


Introduction to Pilates with Christine Williams

Connect your mind, body and spirit as you practice this systematic exercise program. This series of flowing movements and breathing patterns lengthen and strengthen your muscles, with a primary focus on the powerhouse/abdominals. All levels of practitioners are welcome. Please bring a mat. Info: Karen Bradley Ehler, 410-313-4635 or kehler@howardcountymd.gov.

Register for Pilates:

18 yrs + Classes: 8

RP8155.301 Misako Ballet Studio Sep 14 - Nov 2 Sa 8:30 - 9:30 am $96


NEW! Pop-Cardio

Come join us for our exciting new class! Combine cardio exercises with pop music while learning high intense choreography to help us get our bodies moving. This is a judgement-free zone. Just bring yourself! Info: Amy Patton, 410-313-4718 or apatton@howardcountymd.gov.

Register for Pop Cardio:

16 yrs + Classes: 8

Pop Cardio Misako Beats Sep 16- Nov 4 M 7:15 - 8:15 pm $80


Zumba

Zumba is perfect for everybody and every body! Each Zumba® class is designed to bring people together to sweat it on. Zumba takes the "work"  out of workout by mixing low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party. Once the Latin and world rhythms take over, you'll see why Zumba® Fitness classes are often called exercise in disguise. Super effective? Check. Super fun? Check and check. Zumba is beneficial, because it is a total workout, combining all elements of fitness: cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class. Info: Amy Patton, 410-313-4718 or apatton@howardcountymd.gov.

Register for Zumba:

18 yrs + North Laurel Comm Ctr With Sikena Holden

RP8360.302 Classes: 8 Apr 27 - Jun 15 Sa 9:30 - 10:30 am $96

RP8360.402 Classes: 6 Jun 29 - Aug 3 Sa 9:30 - 10:30 am $72


PRIVATE CLASSES

For private classes, please contact us at (410) 884-9690 or email us at misakodanceschool@gmail.com. 

We are happy to work with you to design a more rigorous program of study if you would like to attend classes more frequently.