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Summer Dance Camps
See you next Summer!
NDC Videos from 2017-18 Session
Videos of the NDC eXtreme Christmas and May shows are available.
The NDC Spring Studio Recital Video is now available!!
You can download the order form at the top of the webpage.
NDC Fall Registration!!
Text Alli at 315-921-4234 for more info, or check the NDC Facebook page.
NDC Dancer T-shirt
Toddler 2T-4T, 5/6
NDC On T-shirt
(black, red, or blue)
Toddler 2T-4T, 5/6
3" x 5"
Approx. 3.75" x 5.75"
Classes at NDC
Some unique classes offered:
Turns and Leaps- Learn the more difficult turns, jumps and leaps.
Choreography- Learn the elements of choreography and how to put a dance together.
Musical Theatre- Learn steps from broadway shows.
Company Intensive- Learn what it's like to be on one of the Companies. Learn at a fast pace, learn the Company warm up and also a section of a Senior Company piece. (This has no bearing on persons selected for the Companies) Appropriate for ages 8-19.
Other classes offered:
Ballet Barre • Contemporary • Jazz • Hip Hop • Lyrical • Tap • Pre-Ballet • Pre-Jazz • Creative Movement
(Payment and a signed contract is required before the Camps start.)
Contact Allison for pricing and more info!
Adult classes are a pay-as-you-go class, allowing maximum flexibility with your busy schedules. Minimal commitment, maximum fun!
Summer Adult Classes will also be offered alongside the normal Summer Dance Camps in July and August.
Contact Allison for additional info!
The Fall Sessions end with a Spring Recital held around the second week of June.
Classes are typically 30-45 minutes long, meeting once per week.
There is a non-refundable $10 registration fee due when you sign up for classes. This fee is per account.
The Newton Dance Company has a flat fee per month for classes. This fee is based on the number of classes each student is taking and how many students are from the same household. Here is a breakdown of the costs:
1 student, 1 class: $40/month.
Second student or class on the same account is $39/month for first class, $32/month for the second.
Each additional class or student on the same account: $29/month.
1 student, 1 class = $40/month.
1 student, 2 classes = $71/month ($39 for the first class, $32 for the second class).
2 students, 1 class each = $71/month ($39 for the first student, $32 for the second student).
2 students, 2 classes each = $129/month ($39 for the first student, $32 for the first student's second class, $29 for the second student, and $29 for the second student's second class).
All other combinations follow this same pattern.
The fees are due the first week of classes each month. Late fees are assessed on any balances unpaid after the 10th of each month and are strictly enforced.
There are no make-ups for missed classes. Additionally, there are no make-ups for classes cancelled by NDC, unless deemed necessary, and if offered will be at the sole discretion of NDC.
The topics listed here, among others, are detailed in the Newton Dance Company contract. A signed contract must be on file with The Newton Dance Company for each account/household prior to instruction. Click the following link to download the contract.
All music for dance instruction at NDC is played from an Apple MacBook Pro laptop remotely controlled using an iPhone or an iPad, giving Allison the freedom to roam the dance area while teaching and still have full control of the music.
All performances use playback of digital files directly from an Apple MacBook Pro via a USB connection to the mixing console.
All music used by NDC is licensed and purchased through legitimate storefronts. Peer to peer sites are never used. Do your part. Don't steal music!
NDC also employs a variety of LED lighting fixtures in their productions, providing a palette of over 16 millions colors with very little power draw. This allows the lighting to be precisely matched to costumes if desired. The lighting is controlled via wired and wireless DMX from the same computer that controls the music. Senior Company shows use software that allows the lighting cues to be tightly integrated with the music, allowing complex, consistent, and professional productions. Additionally, NDC has the capability to connect to and control ANY lighting system that uses the DMX protocol.
Each year we strive to build on our LED lighting inventory to add even more impact to our shows.
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All images are captured using Canon EOS DSLR camera bodies, flashes, and lenses. Studio portraits are shot using AlienBees strobes and Photoflex reflectors and umbrellas. Video is captured using Canon Professional HD video cameras.
NDC shows are produced using equipment from Mackie, Electro-Voice, Pro-Co, Neutrik, Mogami, Shure, Akai, and Apple. We use lighting equipment from American DJ and Blizzard Lighting. We use Enttec and dbaudioware solutions for DMX lighting control and show control. Custom TouchOSC layouts are used to remotely control lighting and show control software.
South Jefferson Central School
Class of 1991
Jefferson Community College
Major: Liberal Arts, AS, 1993
Major: Dance, BS, 1995
Been Dancing: since age 6
Been Teaching: since 1991
Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Lyrical, Modern/Contemporary, African, Musical Theatre
After college, from 1995 to 2005, Allison was running a full-fledged business Monday through Thursday at her Studio, and also running the SJDC Thursday through Saturday at the High School. In 2005 after a total of 15 years working at the High School, Allison left SJDC to pursue bigger ambitions with her studio, as classes were growing. Studio classes were expanded to handle demand and her own performance-based Company was formed. Allison performs much of the same duties as before, but now under one roof and done without the restrictions and constraints that come with working in the public school system. As a result, Allison has more opportunity to push her creativity in Modern/Contemporary choreography, one of her favorite styles.
Allison has a reputation for intricate, layered choreography that push composition and technique. Married with unique music choices, creative lighting and costuming, and an overall polished production, NDC shows stand out.
1990: SJDC Co-Founder
1994-1995: Guest choreographer while attending college
1995-2005: sole Director of Company after college
*note: from 1990-2005, Allison created and choreographed over 250 dances for the SJCS Dance Company.
Self-Owned Studio- history of events (in parallel with the work for SJDC up to 2005):
1990-1995: Summer dance sessions, Adams and Rodman locations
Fall 1995: Attitude in Motion Dance Studio created in Adams, NY
After 10 years, it was time for a change...
2005: Studio name changed to The Newton Dance Company
2005-Present: Combination of Studio and Company work
The Company performs an annual Christmas Show in late November early December, and has a large Spring performance held in April or May. Over the past several years, the Company has participated in Watertown-based Dance World's "Dance 4 Life" Relay for Life Team benefit for the American Cancer Society. Each year the NDC Company Dancers raised over $2000 for this great cause and provided the sound system for the event.