Registration for the Spring 2018 Session of Kids Classes at Verve is now open!  We are excited to welcome new and returning students to our new home, the Alt Theatre! Alt is located at 255 Great Arrow Ave, 3rd Floor,  Buffalo, NY 14207 in the Pierce Arrow building.

Please find the Spring 2018 schedule, registration, payment and class details below. The deadline for Kids’ Class registration is March 15, 2018. Adult Classes are offered on a drop in basis, with ongoing registration. Please don’t hesitate to email us at vervedancestudio@gmail.com for any questions you may have. Thank you!

SPRING 2018 CLASS SCHEDULE

Monday, February 5, 2018 – Saturday, June 30, 2018

MONDAY

5-6PM  COMBO CLASS (ages 5-7*) – class limit of 15
6-7:30PM YOUNG DFC (invitation only)
8-9PM  FOUNDATIONS OF B-BOYING ( Adult, Drop in for 1 class or a 6 week session at anytime)

TUESDAY

5-6PM COMBO CLASS (ages 5-7*) – class limit of 15
6-7PM STUDENT HIP HOP (ages 8-14) – class limit of 20
7-8PM STUDENT BBOYING (ages 8-14) – class limit of 20
8-9PM FOUNDATIONS OF HIP HOP (Adult, Drop in for 1 class or a 6 week session at anytime)

WEDNESDAY

5-6PM COMBO CLASS *returning students only
7-9PM PRIVATE WORKSHOPS & LESSONS available

Please follow Verve’s Facebook page  and Instagram (@vervedancestudio) for updates on classes/special sessions, practice and more!
*Please note: Students must be 5 years old at the start of the session to begin classes. 

SPRING 2018 CLASS RATES

REGISTRATION: $15/student after February 4, 2018.
For any questions about class placement, please email us at vervedancestudio@gmail.com.

COMBO CLASSES & STUDENT BBOYING OR HIP HOP

  • 1 Class per week: $200/one-time full session payment or $45/monthly*
  • 2 Classes per week (for example if a student takes Bboying & Hip Hop): $360/one-time full session payment or $80/monthly*
    *Please note: both options are for the entire session.

YOUNG DFC
      $270 one-time full session payment or $60/monthly*
      *Please note: both options are for the entire session.

ADULT CLASSES
       $15/class or $50 for a 6-week session
      *Please note: Adult class sessions are for 6 consecutive weeks, unless the studio is closed due to a holiday. You may begin your 6 weeks at any time. You may not start and stop the 6 week session. We are only able to offer the 6 weeks at such a discounted price because we run them from your individualized start date.

TUITION DUE DATES & LATE FEES
For all students paying monthly, tuition is due by the 5th of the month OR the first class of the month, whichever comes later. A late fee of $5 will be added to your account after that time.

REGISTRATION

To register, please fill out this form or download and print our Registration Form 2018-19 and return the completed form to us via email at vervedancestudio@gmail.com, or during office hours at the studio. Adult class registration is ongoing.

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Student Classes for ages 5 to 14 in B-boying and Hip Hop: These classes progress students from a beginning combo class of movement and rhythm to specific techniques found in B-boying (Break Dancing) and Hip Hop dances. Students will learn the history of the culture, the moves and the music. Learning Top Rocking, Footwork, Freezes, Drops, Threads and Power Moves as well as Popping, Waves, Tutting, Locking and Flexing, students will learn to follow choreography and to freestyle. All student classes perform at the January and June Battle @ Buffalo events. ALL students age 5 and 6 must register for the Combo class unless they are returning students who have been assigned to a specific day. Students must be 5 years old at the beginning of the session to register. All returning students  ages 7 to 14 will be emailed with the class level they should register for. All student classes are 60 minutes long. There is a discount for any student who registers for more than one student class, please see the class rates section above.

Young Differential Flava Crew: This is our student crew class and is attended by invitation only. All members of Young DFC are expected to attend and to participate in at least 2 Battle@Buffalo events per 5 month session. Members of this crew will occasionally have additional rehearsals, classes and opportunities to perform at community events and with the Adult crew. We expect all members to represent Verve with respect and dignity for our core values.  

Adult Foundations of B-boy/girling: Get on the floor and learn the foundations of b-boying also known as break dancing! Find your inner rhythm and learn to express it through top rocking and footwork. Men and women are welcome – no experience needed. Not just for moves – these classes will also incorporate an introduction to B-boy culture and history and build the core strength you have always wanted.

Foundations of Hip Hop Class: Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned dancer, our Foundations of Hip Hop class is for you! This is an open class, suitable for beginners and dancers looking to hone their waves, floats, locking, flexing and much more. Students will learn choreography and build confidence for everyday dancing. This class will rotate instructors to bring you the best of various styles of Hip Hop.

B-Girl Boot Camp: Students will learn about the foundational movements of breaking and significant women in Hip Hop, build strength and confidence and get a full body workout & yoga cool down to boot! If you dance other styles, if you’ve never danced before, if you want to be stronger tomorrow than you are today, this class is perfect for you. Come find something new in yourself and learn to throw down in a supportive atmosphere. This is a 6 week session that is part of a rotating schedule and is not available year round.

Foundations of House Dancing: A fun and informative 6 week class where you will learn about HOUSE music and dancing. You will find your inner rhythm and learn to be comfortable on the dance floor. This session is part of our rotating class schedule and is not available year round.

Open Practice: Practice and sharpen your skills! All dancers of all skill levels are welcome at open practice. This is a great time to work on new moves and collaborate with other dancers. Each open practice session is 2 hours long and is $3 to attend.

Private Lessons: Feel like you may benefit more from a one-on-one session? Instructors are available to teach private lessons on the art of B-boying, Hip Hop, Popping or House. Develop your skills with get individual attention! (Private Lessons start at $50-65 per hour.) 

CLASS CALENDAR FOR SPRING SESSION (FEB-JUNE 2018)

Verve is CLOSED the following times during Spring Session:

  • WINTER BREAK: Monday, FEBRUARY 19 – Friday, FEBRUARY 23
  • SPRING BREAK: The week of APRIL 2-6
  • Memorial Day, Monday, MAY 28

ALL KIDS CLASSES FOR THE SPRING SESSION WILL PERFORM SATURDAY JUNE 30, 2018 at Battle @ Buffalo.

For snow or emergency closings, we will post on the home page of the website and our social media, no later than 3pm that day. If we have a significant number of snow closings, we may add additional class times for the performing students. We primarily follow the school schedule with occasional deviations based on when that day is in the session and how close we are to performance dates.

Thank you and we look forward to another amazing session of dance with you and your family!