Each day we are given the opportunity to push ourselves further, higher, onward, and upward in the adventure of life. The curriculum at Échappé is designed to encourage just that. But nothing better describes that than the words from some of the greatest artistic minds:
"No one can arrive from being talented alone. God gives talent, work transforms talent into genius."
- Anna Pavlova -
"I do not try to dance better than anyone else. I only try to dance better than myself.”
- Mikhail Baryshnikov -
“The purpose of art is higher than art. What we are really interested in are masterpieces of humanity”
- Alonzo King -
“Learn to dance, otherwise the angels in heaven won’t know what to do with you”.
- St. Augustine -
DEVELOPMENT AND GROWTH
You are looking for instruction that focuses on the wellbeing of your child or yourself. Rest assured that the curriculum is based around the science of the body and understanding of the mind. Each person will be challenged to their individual potential. Along with that, a sprung, marley floor gives the dancer a safe and simple floor allowing the body a cushion on impact along with the smooth but gripping surface.
TECHNIQUE AND DISCIPLINE
Dance is an art as ancient as time itself. The history and process is worthy of respect. Upholding the traditional techniques is a great focus in the studio. Along with it comes the discipline of understanding the gravity of that history. Each dancer will be expected to display this by being timely, studied, and dressed for their art.
EXPRESSION AND OUTREACH
Beyond the studio, there is an entire world needing to be experienced. Each person will have and be encouraged in the opportunity to show their expression in their community. Performances, competitions, and volunteerism are excellent ways to go beyond the everyday normals and reach for that extra.