Why Should You Choose the HSDA:
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   Since 1972, the HSDA has been run as a place of education. Our success is defined by the accomplishments and satisfaction of our Patrons: HSDA students and parents. Our purpose & goal is to provide development of individual potential in a professional, yet positive environment. Equal emphasis, attention and respect is given to all- regardless of talent, age, level, potential, physique, or reason for taking. We provide the opportunity to have students become the best version of themselves using proper guidance and mentorship with integrity. We see students, not as they are now- but as they shall become; at their fullest possible potential.
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   For whatever reason they take, all students should dance for the enjoyment. All HSDA students receive the same quality of education, no matter why they are taking dance.
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   Choosing the right school is an IMPORTANT DECISION. It is an investment of time, effort and money. The right teacher and school can produce a physically and emotionally enjoyable experience, filled with many positive side effects that will be enjoyed for a lifetime.
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   We understand the SIGNIFICANCE of what we do. Students get a sense of accomplishment from each lesson as well as the long-term of the training process.
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   We take dancing “EN POINTE” very seriously, with important factors taken into consideration. Information is available to the public at no cost or obligation.
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   Students are moved up by individual evaluation & assessment. They get moved up when they have mastered the curriculum of that level according to HSDA standards, rather than by class or age.
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   New students with prior experience are put into classes they will get the most value and challenge, rather than starting anew. This is done with placement evaluation and assessment and is done free of charge or obligation at HSDA.
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   A student begins a “formal” dance education between 6 and 7 years old. Training started earlier provides a valuable & solid foundation for their future education in the dance arts. Students learn to explore their own individual levels of capacity but are not pushed beyond safe or realistic boundaries.
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   Our resident performing group, the SUNRISE BALLET was founded in 1987 & became a California non-profit 501-C3 organization in 1989. The SB has & open-to-the-public auditions. It uses talented local dancers for all parts in productions, and does not need to “hire out” for lead roles. (Why should the best parts be taken away from aspiring & deserving dancers?) The SB enriches with entertainment & education, and gives back to the community with donations to worthy causes. Visit the Sunrise Ballet web site for more information.
What we are, and what we're not.
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If we're the kind of school you're looking for, then welcome! If not, then please find another studio that will fulfill your wants and needs.
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The Hirschl Ballet is a “serious recreational” school. We invite students of any age or level to take with us. The primary desire to dance is for the artistic pleasure. It’s also of self discovery and of self expression. Dancers get to know their instrument (their body) in great intimate detail. They explore and discover its’ wonders, beauty and capabilities.
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We do not press students into becoming professional ballet dancers. We believe this art should be of intrinsic value to the individual, physically, spiritually and emotionally, as an end in itself.

We have a considerable following of highly academic students. Instead of pursuing ballet professionally, most of our students go on to get degrees in bioengineering, etc. Many keep dancing into adulthood for the pure enjoyment it gives them.

We work with each student to find a schedule that works effectively for artistic progress... without hindering academic progress.

We do not engage in competitions. We treat dance as a physically demanding art form rather than a competitive event. We train our students to be self-competitive, to enjoy the process of self-challenge and self-improvement.

We train everyone with equity, not just the ones with inherent talent and potential. The only requirement is that they love to dance.

Do you have an inner desire to learn to be a dance artist? Is it for the art, the joy, the exercise, or the self-expression it allows? We could be the right school for you.

Dance is supposed to let you breath freely,
not give you an asthma attack.

www.hirschlballet.com 2022

What Makes Us Unique
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Knowledgeable teachers with the right purpose: Our Teachers are educators, not glorified demonstrators. We teach from an academic as well as artistic standpoint.
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Open for regular lessons year-round: We don't close for the summer.
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We use a "build-up" rather than a "tear-down" method emotionally & physically, using curriculum and methodology that challenges, yet stays within safe, realistic and individual boundaries. This includes building a positive self-confidence and a healthy self-image.
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Well organized and well planned recitals and productions to provide a happy and memorable experience to students, parents & audience.
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Security cameras and windows for each dance floor and separate television monitors for each in the lobby.
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All dance floors professionally built cushioned sub-floors beneath Stagestep dance floor material for safe and healthy dancing.
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Each floor has its own air-conditioning unit and is soundproofed.
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Lessons that start and end on time: We respect you and understand that your time is valuable. We will be punctual with lessons, rehearsals and events. 
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The right teacher can produce a physically and emotionally enjoyable experience filled with many positive side effects that will be enjoyed for a lifetime. We understand the importance of what we do. What we impart goes beyond just teaching dance steps: body awareness, self-confidence, self-esteem and stress reduction are only some of the valuable by-products.
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Theres SO much more than just learning dance steps at HSDA
Here are some valuable extras:
~ Improved cognitive function for better academics, clearer mental process & cognitive function.
~ Proper body posture and alignment
~ Eye-hand/eye-foot motor coordination & spatial cognition
~ Learning safe physical potentials and limitations
~ Working on strength, balance and flexibility
~ Musicality, rhythm and timing
~ Learning a positive work ethics in ALL learning situations
~ Self-confidence and a positive body awareness
~ Working effectively with peer groups and partners
~ Working effectively in a disciplined classroom atmosphere
~ Lengthening attention span
~ Learning & practicing patience as a life virtue
~ Stress and anxiety relief
~ Positive and effective teacher/student relationship
~ Proper lesson etiquette in ALL classroom situations
~ Learning that it's enjoyable & fulfilling to do & be your best
~ Exposure to the classical arts, music & dance
~ Learning responsibility to commitments
~  Learning Positive Life Core Values
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Students learn the enjoyment of dance and how to express themselves in a positive and constructive manner. These assets will help the student in many aspects of life, far beyond the dance class. Everything worthwhile takes patience and dedication.
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There is a strong symbiotic relationship between a proper dance arts education and an academic education. One feeds, enhances and balances the other. We have been serious professional educators in the dance industry since 1972. The contribution we make goes far beyond simply teaching dance steps. We will make a valuable, enjoyable and memorable experience and a worthwhile & rewarding investment for all our students!

© Copyright 2007 Hirschl School of Dance Arts   www.hirschlballet.com
Why Should You Take Dance?
Simple: All the extra things you get from the experience.
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~ Improved cognitive function for better academics, clearer mental process & cognitive function.
~ Proper body posture and alignment
~ Eye-hand/eye-foot motor coordination & spatial cognition
~ Learning safe physical potentials and limitations
~ Working on strength, balance and flexibility
~ Musicality, rhythm and timing
~ Learning a positive work ethics in ALL learning situations
~ Self-confidence and a positive body awareness
~ Working effectively with peer groups and partners
~ Working effectively in a disciplined classroom atmosphere
~ Lengthening attention span
~ Learning & practicing patience as a life virtue
~ Stress and anxiety relief
~ Positive and effective teacher/student relationship
~ Proper lesson etiquette in ALL classroom situations
~ Learning that it's enjoyable & fulfilling to do & be your best
~ Exposure to the classical arts, music & dance
~ Learning responsibility to commitments
~  Learning Positive Life Core Values
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Students learn the enjoyment of dance and how to express themselves in a positive and constructive manner. These assets will help the student in many aspects of life, far beyond the dance class. Everything worthwhile takes patience and dedication.
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There is a strong symbiotic relationship between a proper dance arts education and an academic education. One feeds, enhances and balances the other. We have been serious professional educators in the dance industry since 1972. The contribution we make goes far beyond simply teaching dance steps. We will make a valuable, enjoyable and memorable experience and a worthwhile & rewarding investment for all our students!

© Copyright 2007 Hirschl School of Dance Arts   www.hirschlballet.com
Giving all students the opportunity to become the best version of themselves.