Our Fall 2017 Session is now in full swing and we at Verve are excited to welcome new and returning students to our new “home between homes” Alt Theatre! Alt is located at 255 Great Arrow Ave, 3rd Floor,  Buffalo, NY 14207. Registration for Kids Classes is OPEN now through October 20, 2017. Please find the schedule, registration, payment and class details below. Thank you!

FALL 2017 CLASS SCHEDULE

Monday, September 18, 2017 – Saturday, January 27, 2018
REGISTRATION FOR KIDS CLASSES OPEN THRU 10/20/17

REGISTRATION FOR ADULT CLASSES IS ONGOING

MONDAY

5-6PM  COMBO CLASS  – class limit of 15
6-7:30PM YOUNG DFC (invitation only)
8-9PM  FOUNDATIONS OF B-BOYING ( Adult, Drop in available)

TUESDAY

5-6PM COMBO CLASS – class limit of 15
6-7PM STUDENT HIP HOP (ages 8-13)
7-8PM STUDENT BBOYING (ages 8-13)
8-9PM FOUNDATIONS OF HIP HOP (Adult, Drop in available)

WEDNESDAY

5-6PM COMBO CLASS *returning students only
7-9PM OPEN PRACTICE (All Styles, All Ages)

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CLASS RATES

Registration is free for everyone. Kids classes must be registered by Friday, October 20 for the Fall Session.

Kids Classes: $185 one time payment option or $42/monthly payment option. PLEASE NOTEboth options are for the entire session. Students who want to take two kids’ classes per week may pay a one time fee of $335 or a monthly payment of $74.

Adult Classes: $15/class or $48 for a 6 week session.  When purchasing a 6 week session, it is 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.

Young DFC Classes: $260 one time payment option or $58/monthly payment option. PLEASE NOTE: both options are for the entire session.

*For all monthly payment options, a late fee of $5 will be added to your account for any month that you pay after the 5th of the month OR after the first class of the month.

REGISTRATION

To register for any of the classes listed above, please fill out this form or download and print our Registration Form 2017-18 and return the completed form to us via email at vervedancestudio@gmail.com.

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.  All returning students  ages 7 to 15 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 $65 per hour.) 

CLASS CALENDAR FOR SEPTEMBER 2017 to JANUARY 2018 SESSION

We are CLOSED on the following days:
Tuesday, OCTOBER 31st 
DECEMBER 24-29
JANUARY 1st

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.

ALL KIDS CLASSES FOR THE FALL SESSION WILL PERFORM SATURDAY JANUARY 27, 2018 at Battle @ Buffalo. PLEASE, notify your class instructor as early as possible if your student will be unable to attend this performance.

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