The Malashock Dance School
Registration for next session is Live! Classes begin January 7th, 2019!
Register for children’s and teen’s recreational and advanced classes or buy class cards and reserve your spot in our adult classes online!
Adult Classes ( Ages 17+)
Malashock Dance is proud to offer San Diego’s most comprehensive traditional modern technique class schedule for adults, designed to develop the physical and artistic skillset of dancers. Our classes are rooted in sound technical development, led by expert instructors who are working professional dancers and hold certifications and experience in codified modern techniques like Graham and Horton. Our classes are designed to challenge and motivate students in a positive and supportive environment. We encourage students to strive for excellence and foster a culture of artistic excellence.
Dress Code: Dance or athletic wear
Audition: No audition required.
Commitment: Our adult classes are flexible and designed to accommodate your busy life! Drop in any time or purchase a class card that can be used in any class on the schedule. (They never expire!)
Our Adult Student Showcase performance will be January 12, 2018! Stay tuned for more information!
Advanced Track (Ages 7 – 16)
Students ages 7 – 16 who are serious about dance and looking for well-rounded and comprehensive dance training can audition to be placed in the pre-professional training program at The Malashock Dance School. Our pre-professional track is led by expert instructors who will give individualized attention and work to develop technical proficiency and artistic expression through regular weekly classes.
Dress Code: Black leggings, shorts, or form-fitting bottoms and solid colored leotards or form-fitting athletic tanks. Bare feet for modern and conditioning classes, pink leather or canvas ballet slippers for ballet classes.
Commitment: The advanced track is designed to support and enhance the learning of students who are serious about their dance training. Students may currently pick and choose which advanced classes to take. This will change in the future, and we strongly encourage students to attend all the classes within the advanced track. Tuition may be paid in full or in monthly installments
Recreational Track (Ages 2 – 16)
Students ages 3 – 16 who would like to explore different genres of dance in a recreational setting will be successful in the recreational training program at The Malashock Dance School. Our recreational track is led by expert instructors who will give individualized attention and work to develop comradery and a positive dance environment. Classes include modern, ballet, jazz, and musical theater. Classes are grouped by age.
Dress Code: Dance or athletic wear of any color or style. Bare feet for modern, pink leather or canvas ballet slippers for ballet, and black jazz shoes for musical theater or jazz classes.
Commitment: Students may register at any point in the session, but must commit to the remaining classes in that session. Tuition may be paid in full or in monthly installments.
What is Creative Dance?
Creative Dance is a systematic and thoughtful curriculum that involves the guided exploration of dance concepts as well as structured improvisation. Our classes are designed to prepare your child for successes well beyond the dance studio and focus on the building blocks of dance technique as well as social skills, independence, creativity, respect, and tolerance. Students will learn fundamental vocabulary, steps, positions, as well as choreography and sequences of movement. If you have any questions about what your child is learning in class, please talk with the Malashock Dance School Administrator or your instructor.
What is Modern Dance?
Modern Dance is a structured genre of dance that incorporates a vast and constantly evolving vocabulary of movement. It can be athletic, fast, slow, high impact, gentle, loud, silent, frantic and still. In classes, you will experience a wide variety of movements, tempos, and emotions. It is an excellent way to get a great workout while listening to a wide variety of music. There’s something for everyone in Modern Dance. Improvisation and your own personal interpretation of dance moves are often used to increase body awareness and tap into a physical expression of your emotions. You name it, you’ll probably find it in a Modern dance class. In its sophistication, it has developed many styles and techniques. The beauty of it is that it allows a freedom which can be initiated by music or by an internal theme or inspiration. Modern Dance is based on the foundations of techniques developed by artists such as Martha Graham, Lester Horton, Jose Limon, and many others.
For More Information
Hours: 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. M-F
(619) 260-1622 ext 1