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Dance Department Curriculum

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Creative Curriculum
Age 2
Creative Movement
This program uses games, imaginative props, and expressive music to introduce our youngest students to styles of movement. We focus on building confidence, listening and friendship skills, rhythm, and the beginning techniques of dance movement.


Ages 3-6

Ballet/Tap or Ballet/Jazz
This program uses games, imaginative props, and expressive music to introduce our youngest students to styles of movement. We focus on building confidence, listening and friendship skills, and the beginning techniques of tap, jazz and ballet. Students will learn a dance piece and perform in Swedesboro Academy's Showcase.

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Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Curriculum
Ages 7-17
Tap * Jazz * Ballet * Pointe * Lyrical

This program uses techniques at the barre, across the floor, and center floor to build strength, flexibility, control, alignment and expression. We focus on inspiring confidence, self discipline, and personal excellence. Students will learn a dance piece and perform in Swedesboro Academy's Showcase.

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Company Curriculum
Ages 8-17
Tap * Jazz * Ballet * Pointe * Lyrical
* Partnering
This program is specifically designed for those students who dedicate themselves to studying multiple times a week. Company students will have an unparalleled upbringing in this program focused on developing well rounded, self confident, independent young artists. Progressive repetition is necessary for the dancer to significantly increase flexibility, stamina, technique and versatility.

Company Curriculum benefits:
  • A unique and rewarding upbringing in the performing arts offering an outstanding education in a variety of dance forms and theatrical training.
  • The opportunity to establish and build extraordinary relationships with other performing artists and together, create new work.
  • Being highlighted in Swedesboro Academy's Showcases, performing in a variety of pieces.
  • Community exposure and extended performing opportunities.
  • Company member locker
  • Discounted class rates

Music Department Curriculum

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Private Voice Lessons
Ages 8-17
This program gives the young training vocalist individual attention to build confidence and stage presence. Students practice supportive breathing and develop pitch, range, and projection. They learn to read music notation with attention to diction and song interpretation. Students will present a piece in Swedesboro Academy's Showcase.

Group Voice Lessons
Ages 8-10
This program is designed for students to build confidence and learn vocal techniques through individual attention and group dynamics. Students practice supportive breathing, develop pitch, range, and projection, and learn to read music notation. Students will present a piece in Swedesboro Academy's Showcase.

Private Instrument Lessons
Ages 4-6
Piano

In this program young students are introduced to musical concepts with multi-sensory games, movement, singing, and rhythm instruments. Students learn the beginning techniques of playing the piano and will present a piece in Swedesboro Academy's Showcase.

Ages 7-17
Piano * Guitar * Violin * Cello * Bass * Flute * Clarinet * Saxophone
Trumpet * Trombone * French horn * Drums

Private lessons will focus on self-expression and creativity while building and strengthening the skills necessary to play the instrument. Parent involvement in organizing at-home practice is encouraged. Students will present a piece in Swedesboro Academy's Showcase.

Theatre Department Curriculum

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Creative Curriculum
Ages 5-8
This program uses games, imaginative props, and expressive music to introduce our youngest students to styles of theatre. We focus on building confidence, listening and friendship skills, and the beginning techniques of acting, voice/speech and stage movement. Students will create a piece and perform in Swedesboro Academy’s Showcase.

Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Curriculum
Ages 8-17
This program uses theatre games to inspire confidence, teamwork, and strong communication skills. Students learn exercises to develop skills in acting, voice/speech and stage movement. We work with text, learning public speaking skills, and develop monologues. We explore script analysis and scene study. Students discover the actor's entire process including the audition, preparation for a role, and taking it to the stage. Actors from this program will generate a performance piece and present their work in Swedesboro Academy's Showcase.

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