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Professional Dance Development

No Costumes

No  Additional Fees

Project Based Courses & Semesters

 

The  professional  dancers in our company are the teaching staff in a program that combines elements of dance programs, workshops, & our own rehearsal structure to bring something brand new to  dancers everywhere.  Each semester brings new courses that conclude with events meant to offer unique ways to finish off a dance program. The highlighted feature of end of semester events will be:

 

 

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It's about expanding....not changing.

Since 2020 made live shows an unsure thing, The Redef Movement chose to film our next show. Realizing how much of the dance experience we salvaged by focusing on dance themed concept videos, we chose to make it the flagship theme of our dance program. As Redef looks forward to future live shows for both our company and this program, we are giving dancers the chance to train for video shoots. Every class has their own theme & production. No costume books are used. Shoot locations can vary. Professional Cinematographers are  brought in to film the entire short film.

 

This program grants dancers and parents of dancers a one of a kind experience as "at-the-theater" transforms into "on-location". Each class video is produced to live on youtube channels & more.  Cinema-style viewings of each film will be presented for extended family to purchase tickets & enjoy.

Finally, each dancer gets a copy of the film & the raw footage of their work!

In addition to our video shoots,  we continue to focus on more unique events & opportunities. Classes & individual dancers will have the chance to register for live performances, special workshops, battles, & of course  future live showcases.

Note

This is not a dance studio replacement and we do not encourage separation from dance studio programs. We operate in ongoing schedules of semesters as opposed to a full school year. We do not hold recitals or attend dance competitions. Our program is suited for professional dance development and extracurricular activity that can co-exist with other programs.

 

A Short Term Commitment

1 hour dance classes run consecutively, with the end of semester event occurring after classes conclude.

The program runs as a micro-school year. The focus on a shorter program allows us to adjust the commitment length, ensuring we are doing all that we can  to deliver a complete, uninterrupted run of the intended program. Looking ahead at possible studio closures  allows us to schedule class dates and breaks between semesters with more flexibility. Lastly, breaks between semesters are designed to give flexibility so that potential  COVID related pauses or delays in dance activity can be rescheduled with little to no impact on the following semester!

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Evolve With Us

The Fall 2020 Season

 

Start Date: Monday, October 5th 2020

Program locations include Brick, NJ & Toms River NJ

Course Descriptions

Hip Hop - A well rounded program that fits the standard needs of a hip hop dance class. Lessons in rhythm, dance terms, isolations, & an exploration of hip hop music make up the entire run of the program.

The Art of Locking -   Original Soul Dances, locking terms, and a ton of funk music. This course studies the history of locking and all the dynamic energy that comes with it! This program concludes with a video shoot that showcases a soul-train themed performance by the entire class.

Breakdancing 101- An in depth study of bboy(breakdance) movement in both choreography and freestyle. Rhythms, tricks, & freezes are explored with a  parent observed battle & freestyle circle during the final class of the semester, followed by a video shoot  the following week.

School of Movement students have the option to get involved in much more than the dance classes we offer. Ask us about short term opportunities currently available, especially as we film our current show. Adult and student performers needed! Aside from short term gigs, we also have a brand new performance company:

More classes are being added to the schedule. However, registration is now open for the core hip hop classes & Redef's teen performance company. Register today and be sure to let us know if you'd be interested in the additional classes once they are added to the schedule! Upcoming classes include:

Breakdancing - All Levels

College/Adult Hip Hop

Intro to Funk Styles ( Popping, Locking)

Do you need to make your tuition payment? Click the link here to pay online!

Hit this button to request a copy of the Registration Info Packet. This packet is  filled with additional details on  the structure of each semester, video shoots , &  more!

COVID19 Protocol

State Mandated Guidelines for the Classroom

We will be abiding by all state mandated guidelines at minimum. As long as  official guidelines require use of masks, temperature checks,  & social distancing, we will require it as well.

Film Production Guidelines

Official film production guidelines allow  rules to lift  for filming. Masks and social distancing are encouraged when not actively filming during a video shoot.

Safety precautions that have no impact on the learning & performing experience will be implemented for the foreseeable future( Social distancing during breaks, temperature checks). Pending a loosening of restrictions, we will examine our own adjustments in order to provide the most enjoyable and risk-free experience possible for dancers. Our official rules are as follows:

  • **We follow the current requirements of mask use by both student & teacher in the classroom.** However, our rules will adjust to the following when masks are to the discretion of the business - Use of masks while performing athletic activity such as warm-ups, group choreography are not recommended. We ask that dancers do not exert themselves with facial covering, especially for those with lung or heart issues. Masks will not be encouraged in this setting, as we are acknowledging the immediate risk when dancers are deprived of full access to oxygen. 

  • **We follow the current requirements of social distancing by both student & teacher in the classroom.** Our rules will change in the following ways  once social distancing is to the discretion of our business category -  Social distancing is to be applied whenever possible.  Dancers are encouraged to remain in their own working space, 6 feet from eachother.  Our class structure is currently designed to spend less time on choreography placement. Dancers will learn choreography & technique in a social distanced format, while  stage positions are given  as late in the semester as possible to minimize time in close proximity.  We follow film production guidelines which allow us to prepare for performances as they appear on film.  

  • All dancers and teachers are asked to thoroughly wash hands before and after class, as well as carry hand sanitizer for use between any dance work that may require it.

  • The dance space will be cleaned before and between all classes.

  • Temperature checks will be given to each student entering the building. Any dancer that is showing signs of illness or has a fever will be asked to stay home & return to class once confirmed as not having COVID-19. Any student or teacher who contracts COVID-19 will be asked to get cleared by a doctor before returning to class.

  • Any student who misses class due to illness  will be offered a credit equal to the classes missed. With few exceptions,credit will not be given for any other reasons for missing class. 

  • If COVID-19 causes the student to miss a film shoot, options will be offered to make up filming for the individual or discount admission into the following semester for the next video shoot.

  • Outdoor film locations will not require use of masks  between takes as long as dancers may remain social distancing.

  • Regardless of mask protocol, dancers are asked to immediately remove a mask in the event they are feeling exhaustion, an asthma attack, dehydration, overheating,or any other event that may cause a need for immediate fresh air or water. 

  • Protocol applies to all participants. If any customer has an individual safety concern, we will do our best to accommodate the individual's needs. While we will only be adjusting our group protocol based on government mandates, we may be able to find independent solutions for an individual's  peace of mind.

In the event that dance activities are shut down by our state, the school year will pick up where we left off as soon as possible.  Virtual classes may be offered as free "refresher" courses to keep registered students engaged, however our focus is on live experiences. Every semester will run its entire program of live classes as well as the film shoot, even if delayed by  COVID-19. You will get what you pay for!

If you have any safety concerns due to masks/social distancing protocol, please feel free to reach out and discuss an individual plan that may work for all of us. While we will stay firm on our balance between safety  & experience, we are open to discussing an individual's need for a mask or maintaining social distancing throughout the entire experience. Dancers may need to have waivers signed acknowledging the risk associated with mask usage in particular.

Welcome to

THE REDEF MOVEMENT

New Jersey's  professional street dance company

est. 2007

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