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Halili-Cruz Conservatory

We live in an era when expertise is growing, when technology promises astonishing possibilities, when different dance genres come together and when expectations and demands of more advanced dance techniques are intensifying. 


The Halili-Cruz Conservatory is Halili-Cruz School of Dance’s new community where its dance education will undergo a striking revolution. It offers different dance disciplines – jazz, hip hop, lyrical, tap,

contemporary and pilates.


It is where HCSD dancers dance, move, act, imagine and realize. It is the school’s way of affirming its core values in ways that fulfill its extraordinary enduring promise to its students and to the world. 


Aside from offering open classes, HCC uses the Commonwealth Society of Teachers of Dance (CSTD) syllabi for its Modern Jazz and Tap classes. While  Hip Hop uses the United Dance Organization (UDO) syllabus.  All HCC students undergo yearly international assessment programs from the CSTD and UDO.


The conservatory would surely open more opportunities to HCSD family’s development—opportunities for its  teachers, its students and its global connections. The courses offered will surely open doors to remarkable new possibilities for teaching and learning.


Take more chances! Dance more dances – at the HC Conservatory!

Courses

Modern Jazz

Ages:       3 years old and up

Levels:    Jazz Beginners to Jazz 6


Jazz is a form of dance that showcases a dancer's individual style and originality. Every jazz dancer interprets and executes moves and steps in their own way. This type of dancing is energetic and fun, consisting of unique moves, fancy footwork, big leaps and quick turns. To excel in jazz, dancers need a strong background in ballet, as it encourages grace and balance.

It has become one of the most popular dance styles due to its popularity on television shows, movies, music videos, and commercials. The Halili-Cruz Conservatory (HCC) uses the Commonwealth Society of Teachers of Dance (CSTD) Jazz Syllabus. It also invites foreign jazz teachers to give master classes and workshops to its students. The HCC faculty also attends different international dance workshops for updates in jazz style.

Hip Hop

Ages:       6 years old & up

Levels:    Hip Hop Beginners to Hip Hop Advanced

Hip-hop dance refers to street dance styles primarily performed to hip-hop music or that have evolved as part of hip-hop culture. It includes a wide range of styles primarily breaking, locking, and popping. The Halili-Cruz Conservatory (HCC) uses the United Dance Organization (UDO) Hip Hop Syllabus. It also invites foreign hip hop teachers to give master classes and workshops to its students. The HCC faculty also attends different international dance workshops for updates in hip hop style.

Tap

Ages:       4 years old and up

Levels:    Tap Beginners to Tap 4

Tap dance was developed in the United States and is popular nowadays in many parts of the world. The name comes from the tapping sound made when the small metal plates on the dancer's shoes touch a hard floor. This lively, rhythmic tapping makes the performer not just a dancer, but also a percussive musician. The Halili-Cruz Conservatory (HCC) uses the Commonwealth Society of Teachers of Dance (CSTD) Tap Syllabus. It also invites foreign tap teachers to give master classes and workshops to its students. The HCC faculty also attends different international dance workshops for updates in tap style.

Lyrical

Ages:       7 years old and up

Levels:    Lyrical 1 to Lyrical 4 


Lyrical dance uses motion to interpret music and express emotion. A lyrical dancer's movements attempt to show the meaning of the music. Lyrical dance gained its name because of the meaning of the word lyrical: having a poetic, expressive quality; musical; characterized by or expressing spontaneous, direct feeling; expressing deep personal emotions or observation; highly rhapsodic or enthusiastic. It is expressive, subtle and dynamic, expressing emotions through movement. It is a combination of intricate, highly technical, and pedestrian/naturalistic moves. 


A solid, ballet-based technique is an essential component of this advanced style of dance, as is a facility with various other forms of jazz, some contemporary/modern dance, and proper placement and bodily alignment. It is based around choreography and the interpretation of the music. Routines are based around feeling and emotion.


* This course is only offered during the HCSD Summer Dance Intensive.

Contemporary

Ages:       7 years old and up

Levels:    Contemporary 1 to Contemporary Advanced


Contemporary dance is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including modernjazzlyrical and classical ballet. It stresses versatility and improvisation. It focuses on floor work and is often done in bare feet. It can be performed to many different styles of music.


In terms of the focus of its technique, contemporary dance tends to combine the strong but controlled legwork of ballet with modern that stresses on torso. It also employs contract-release, floor work, fall and recovery, and improvisation characteristics of modern dance. Unpredictable changes in rhythm, speed, and direction are often used, as well. 


* This course is only offered during the HCSD Summer Dance Intensive.

Pilates

Ages:       9 years old and up

Levels:    Pilates 1 to Pilates 3

Pilates is a form of exercise which concentrates on strengthening the body with an emphasis on core strength. This helps to improve general fitness and overall well-being. It concentrates on posture, balance and flexibility where the chance of injury is much lower than with other more strenuous forms of exercise. Pilates also focuses on mind-body connection as the mind needs to be constantly aware of breathing and the way the body moves. It is suitable both for beginners and for people who already exercise regularly. 

All HCC Pilates teachers are all certified Pilates Instructors. 

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