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COBA - School
Students of COBA's Children's Dance and Drumming Programs

COBA: Children's Dance and Drumming Program
Students of COBA's Children's Dance and Drumming Program
COBA, Collective of Black Artists, offers high quality dance training that is supported by a legacy of African history. Our children's dance and drumming program provides children three years and up with a solid foundation in dance forms that range from Traditional West African, Caribbean Folk, Modern/Contemporary, Hip Hop, Ballet (non-syllabus), along with drumming and vocal chanting. Students are placed in one of 6 program course levels depending on their age and previous dance experience. An informal placement audition may be required for students coming from other dance programs.

Each year, the program culminates with SHEreHE!, COBA's year-end recital celebration in which all COBA students have the opportunity to perform.

Program Course Levels
Pre-Dance 1
Prepares children (ages 3-5) for future dance training. Students learn the ABC's of dance: five basic positions of ballet, gallops, skips, and jumps, patterning and coordination skills.

Pre-Dance 2 (ages 5+)
Builds on dance basics established in Pre-Dance 1 with the addition of plies, barre work and traditional African movement concepts.

Dance 1 Level 1 (ages 5+)
An introduction to the technique and movement elements of Ballet, Modern, African and Caribbean dance.

Dance 1 Level 2
For students (ages 6+) exhibiting a competent level of technical skill in all movement styles and performance. Drumming is introduced at this level.

Dance 2 (Ages 8+)
An intense program that offers detailed explorations in all movement styles and drumming.

Dance 3 (Ages 10+)
Demands a high level of skill in dance & drumming technique, exercise memory, dance history and performance.

In addition to individual program fees, COBA families are asked to fundraise $300 per student to cover to cost of theatre rental, crew and costumes for SHEreHE the students year-end showcase.

Families may choose to participate in collective fundraising activities (selling chocolates, dance-and-drum-a-thon pledges) or make a charitable donation to the recital fund.

Term and annual fees are based on a single class per week.

REGISTRATION FEE = $50.00, non-refundable
TERM FEE = $300.00 per term
ANNUAL FEE = $500.00
Additional classes add $25.00 per term or $50.00 each annual
Term 1 – Sep 6, 2013 to Feb 1, 2014
Term 2 – Jan 31, 2014 to Jun 22, 2014
PDF 2012-2013 Registration Form (PDF)

PDF Current Season's Schedule (PDF)
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