START: Dance Program

StarStruck Dance Instructors will be holding dance assessments to determine which classes are appropriate for each student. There will be a jazz and tap session. You must attend the Jazz placement exam if interested in Jazz and/or attend the Tap placement exam if you are interested in Tap. Attending the placement exams are required for registration into the corresponding classes. Placement in the correct class is essential for the student’s health, learning and growth. Each tap or jazz class, when first created, is expected to remain together and improve as a group. There will be the rare occasion when a student is moved to another level at the instructor’s discretion.

*We have dance classes for beginners thru advanced!!

Attendance

Our dances classes are progressive. We take training very seriously and it is our goal to prepare our students for the challenges of the main stage productions and to be able to audition well. It is crucial for each student to take responsibility for keeping up with lessons. Missing classes often puts a student far behind and interrupts the training of the entire class. Please sign-up for classes only if you can commit to the entire session (or at least most of the scheduled recurrences).

Introductory to “Broadway” Dance — Ages 7 & up

  • When: Wednesdays, January 25 – April 5, 2017
    There will be one week in March that will be missed, date TBA
  • Time: 3:30 – 4:30 pm
  • Instructor: Danny Harper
  • Fee: $175
  • Location: Starstruck Studio, 42307 Osgood Rd., Unit J, Fremont CA
  • * Minimum of 6 students needed for class

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No skill? No experience? Not athletic…Not a Problem!

Our introductory to “Broadway” style jazz dance is a non-threatening environment tailored to teach, nurture and support our young students. The style we teach is based on the teachings of Berle Davis (combining ballet, jazz and lyrical disciplines into an energetic and very compelling storytelling vehicle). Students in this class will begin an understanding of body awareness, common dance vocabulary used in musical theatre, jazz movement & common combinations, stage geography, and the discipline of dancing in rhythm with the counts. At the conclusion of this course, our students will have a short routine rehearsed and memorized that demonstrates the culmination of their curriculum.

Beginner/ Intermediate “Broadway” Dance — Ages 8 & Up

  • When: Wednesdays, January 25 – April 5, 2017
    There will be one week in March that will be missed, date TBA
  • Time: 4:30 – 5:30 pm
  • Instructor: Danny Harper
  • Fee: $175
  • Location: Starstruck Studio, 42307 Osgood Rd., Unit J, Fremont CA
  • * Minimum of 6 students needed for class

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Students who are familiar with “Broadway” style jazz are welcome to hone those techniques and their performance craft in this Intermediate level course. Students will be challenged to learn dynamic body conditioning (safe warm-ups & stretches) and to learn more advanced combinations as they expand their dance vocabulary, self-discipline, and their understanding of body and spatial awareness.

*You must have taken the intro dance class or gotten permission from instructor to attend this class.

Tap Level 1 — Ages 7 & up

*No new students are being accepted at this time (Please only register if you took the Fall session)

  • When: Wednesdays, January 25 – April 5, 2017
    There will be one week in March that will be missed, date TBA
  • Time: 5:30 – 6:30 pm
  • Instructor: Jeanne Batacan-Harper
  • Fee: $175
  • Location: Starstruck Studio, 42307 Osgood Rd., Unit J, Fremont CA
  • * Minimum of 6 students needed for class

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These Tap classes have a strong emphasis on Broadway and Vaudeville style techniques. Students will learn to pick-up choreography quickly, giving them an advantage at dance auditions and the ability to adapt to different rhythms and styles. Students will learn Kahnotation, a system of symbols that allows the instructor/choreographer to write out dance steps like sheet music- providing the students with a powerful tool for learning and retention.

Jazz/Lyrical Level 1 — Ages 10 & up

*New students must get permission from instructor

  • When: Wednesdays, January 25 – April 5, 2017
    There will be one week in March that will be missed, date TBA
  • Time: 6:30 – 7:30 pm
  • Instructor: Jeanne Batacan-Harper
  • Fee: $175
  • Location: Starstruck Studio, 42307 Osgood Rd., Unit J, Fremont CA
  • * Minimum of 6 students needed for class

Register Online

This class has a strong emphasis in Broadway style jazz and ballet placement techniques. Students will learn to pick up choreography quickly, giving them an advantage at dance auditions. Students will learn body/spatial awareness, how to interpret music and tell a story through movement. Students will be challenged with progressively difficult combinations and a new routine every few weeks.

Tap II — Ages 10 & up

*New students must get permission from instructor

  • When: Wednesdays, January 25 – April 5, 2017
    There will be one week in March that will be missed, date TBA
  • Time: 7:30 – 8:30 pm
  • Instructor: Jeanne Batacan-Harper
  • Fee: $175
  • Location: Starstruck Studio, 42307 Osgood Rd., Unit J, Fremont CA
  • * Minimum of 6 students needed for class

Register Online

These Tap classes have a strong emphasis on Broadway and Vaudeville style techniques. Students will learn to pick-up choreography quickly, giving them an advantage at dance auditions and the ability to adapt to different rhythms and styles. Students will learn Kahnotation, a system of symbols that allows the instructor/choreographer to write out dance steps like sheet music- providing the students with a powerful tool for learning and retention.

Jazz/Lyrical II — Ages 10 & up

*New students must get permission from instructor

  • When: Wednesdays, January 25 – April 5, 2017
    There will be one week in March that will be missed, date TBA
  • Time: 8:30 – 9:30 pm
  • Instructor: Jeanne Batacan-Harper
  • Fee: $175
  • Location: Starstruck Studio, 42307 Osgood Rd., Unit J, Fremont CA
  • * Minimum of 6 students needed for class

Register Online

This class has a strong emphasis in Broadway style jazz and ballet placement techniques. Students will learn to pick up choreography quickly, giving them an advantage at dance auditions. Students will learn body/spatial awareness, how to interpret music and tell a story through movement. Students will be challenged with progressively difficult combinations and a new routine every few weeks.