Call us TODAY at 887-5658
We are located at 5741 N Oracle rd Tucson AZ 85704
Dance Camps are available: June 16-21, June 23-28, July 7-12, July 21-26
*Dance Samplers: Includes Ballet, Tap, Tumbling, Hip Hop, and Jazz.
DANCE Camps/Classes: PRICES:
Sampler Ages 3-5: Mon-Sat 9-10:30am $20 a day
$100 a week (save $20)
Sampler Ages 6-9: Mon-Sat 9am-12:00pm $30 a day
$150 a week (save $30)
Ages 10+: Mon-Sat 10:30-3:00pm $15 a class
Tap 10:30-11:30am $40 a day (save $20)
Jazz 11:30-12:30pm $200 a week (save $40)
Hip Hop 2:00-3:00
From June 16-August 2nd
Beg. Tuesday 6:00-7:00pm Beg./Int. Thursday 6:00-7:00pm
*Int (Ages 7+) Weekly Classes - $15 per class
Tap: Tuesday: 4:00-5:00pm
Jazz/Hip Hop: Thursday 4:00-5:00pm
Ballet: Tuesday & Thursday 5:00-6:00pm
Technique & Conditioning: Saturday 4:00-5:00pm
Lyrical: Saturday 5:00-6:00pm
*Int/Adv (Ages 11+) Weekly Classes - $15 per class
Int. Ballet: Tues/Thurs/Sat 3:00-4:00 and Pointe/Variations 4:00-4:30
Adv. Ballet: Tues/Thurs/Sat 3:00-4:00 and Pointe/Variations 4:00-4:30
Jazz: Tuesday 4:30-5:30pm
Tap: Tuesday 5:30-6:30pm
Contemporary: Thursday 4:30-5:30pm
Technique & Conditioning: Saturday 4:30-5:30pm
Hip Hop: Saturday 5:30-6:30
This semi-professional student company was established in the fall of 2002 as an Arizona non-profit organization and federally recognized non-profit corporation. Dancers are selected as members through auditions. Company members along with guest artists perform at home and in the greater Phoenix area. The repertoire encompasses a variety of dance styles: classical ballet, jazz, lyric/contemporary, hip hop and tap. Dance Magnificat participates in city and state-wide collaborative dance productions, regional dance competitions and seasonal concerts including The Nutcracker Ballet. This performing company is supported by the generous efforts of volunteers. The Tucson Pima Arts Council and donations from our community. Arizona Dance Company is directed by Kandis Meinel.
We offer classes for Pre-School, Kinder, Elementary and six technique levels: Beginning through Advanced. Designations of class level by number on our schedule should not be considered grade levels. Change of level is not automatic; rather, the student's age, frequency of class attendance, interest level, concentration and natural ability are all taken into consideration as the teachers and director suggest class levels for individual needs. Ballet students are considered for pointe work based on their body alignment, strength and technical maturity. A minimum of two technique classes in ballet must be taken per week in order to participate in a pointe class. Students who have reached Intermediate and Advanced Levels in a chosen dance style must be enrolled in a minimum of two technique classes in that dance style and must include Ballet in their studies when they reach Level Three.
Students must wear appropriate dance clothes and shoes for the specific dance class enrolled in. No street shoes, sneakers, over-sized tee shirts, baggy shorts/pants will be permitted. Please do not wear necklaces, bracelets, and over-sized earrings in the classroom. Ballet students are expected to wear their hair up and off their necks in a neat bun; ponytails are not acceptable. Teens and adults are encouraged to dress in regular clothes to and from class for their own safety. Dance shoes are not designed for outdoor use; wearing them on the street will ruin the dance floors in the studios. A dance bag is recommended to carry shoes and clothing. Purses and jewelry can be brought into the classroom and stored under the music counter during the class period.
Artistic Director - Kandis Meinel is a graduate of the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance
Kandis Meinel is a graduate of the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance and a Master of Sciene in Exercise and Sports Sciences. Her thesis work "Assessment of Lateral Hip Rotation and Lower Extremity Alignment During 'Turnout' in Ballet" was presented in the 1988 Annual Meeting for the American Colleger of Sports Medicine and published as an abstract in Volume 20, No. 2 of the journal, Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. Kandis began dancing in Buffalo, New York at the age of eight. She continued at the school for the Joffrey Ballet in New York City. Her mentor, George Zoritch, was a principal dancer with the renowned Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo. This Company performed across the United States bringing the first full-scale ballet to Americans. In Tucson, Kandis has worked with Tucson Metropolitan Ballet, Tucson Regional Ballet and Arizona Dance Theatre. She has taught for the University of Arizona, School of Dance as a graduatre treaching assistant, and guest teaches at Ballet Continental in Greern Valley. Ms. Meinel has served on the Board of Directors for the Arizona Dance Arts Alliance, and is a current member of Dance Educators of America.