CLASSES WE OFFER

Our extensive list of classes includes many types of dance and a variety of skill levels, so rest assured there’s an option that’s perfect for you.

CREATIVE MOVEMENT

This is an introductory class for children ages 2 ½ - 3 years old. Designed to develop children’s movement, expression, imagination, and classroom skills through dancing, singing and creative play. You will see improvements in children’s dance skills, coordination,

and listening skills, and you will watch their imaginations flourish. The classes also introduce children to the basics of ballet in order to prepare them for the next level classes and to spark a love for dance. 

Attire: Any style or color leotard and tights with ballet shoes and hair pulled back from the dancer’s face. 

COMBO CLASSES

These classes are designed for 3-6 year olds that serve as an introduction to the basic foundations of dance.

Attire: Any style or color leotard and tights. Children will only change shoes one time during this class. For ballet portion: pink ballet shoes, laces should be pulled tight, tied and tucked inside shoe. For Tap portion: black tap shoes, laces removed and replaced by a piece of elastic.  For Jazz portion:  dancers can leave ballet shoes on or change into jazz shoes.  For Hip Hop portion: comfortable tennis shoes. Please have your child’s hair securely pulled back from their face. 

BALLET

This classical form of dance helps build a strong foundation in each dancer.  They will learn how to move gracefully using formalized steps and intricate patterns.  Our ballet classes have a foundation in proper alignment, posture, and traditional ballet technique.  The ballet class structure starts with technical Barre work, followed by patterned Center and Corner work. These classes will also teach dancers how to command the stage, be expressive, and grow as an artist.

Attire:  

Ballet leotard, pink tights, pink ballet slippers, hair in slicked back bun, optional - black ballet skirt

POINTE I

Introduction to Pointe.  Dancers will learn how to condition and prepare their bodies for Pointe work.  They will also learn about the structure and makeup of the pointe shoe.  Dancers will practice technical exercises each class that they will be evaluated on throughout the year.  Once dancers have successfully completed all exercises, they will be fitted for pointe shoes with the instructor and learn how to execute the basic elements of Pointe work in this class.  Pointe 1 is by recommendation only under the Ballet Department after formal evaluation.

Prerequisite: 

-Ballet Level 5 and up

-Ballet class 2 days/week minimum

Please bring:

-theraband/resistance band

-tennis ball

-notebook and something to write with

POINTE II

Intermediate/Advanced Pointe.  Dancers will continue to condition their bodies for safe and proper pointe work and will progress in their technical pointe work.  Dancers will also have the opportunity to learn variations and choreography. 

Prerequisite: 

-Ballet Level 5 and up

-Completion of Pointe 1

-Ballet class 2 days/week minimum 

Please bring:

-approved pointe shoes

-theraband/resistance band

-tennis ball

-notebook and something to write with

JAZZ

Jazz is a stylized and technical form of dance that focuses on placement, precision, strength, flexibility, and a ballet foundation combined with the use of rhythmic music.

Attire: Form-fitting dance wear with jazz shoes and hair pulled out of the dancer’s face.  Examples of form fitting dance wear: leotard, half top, leggings, or tights

LYRICAL

A mix of jazz and ballet in which there is an emphasis on expressing emotions and storytelling by the individual dancer. Classes will focus on a combo of technique and choreography. There will be a strong focus on developing each dancer’s performance style and ability to “feel” the music.

Attire: Form fitting dance wear with jazz shoes or bare feet and hair pulled out of the dancer’s face. Examples of form fitting dance wear: leotard, half top, leggings, or tights.

CONTEMPORARY

Contemporary dance borrows from jazz, ballet and modern styles. It often uses gestural and pedestrian components to build choreography, relationship and story. Classes will include center work, across the floor and choreography.

Attire: Form fitting dance wear

TAP

Tap classes are designed to develop rhythm, style and sound. Students will learn a variety of tap styles from Broadway to Rhythm tap. Exercises focus on building flexibility of the knee and ankles, coordination, and speed of movement. The class emphasis is on developing proper tap technique, producing clear tap sounds, and having fun.

Attire: Any comfortable dance/athletic wear with black tap shoes and hair pulled out of the dancer’s face.   Optional: leotard and tights with shorts.

HIP HOP

Hip Hop is a structured form of street dance designed to teach coordination, strength, quickness, agility and endurance. It is accompanied with popular R&B music and can often be seen in music videos.

Attire: Any comfortable and movable clothing with tennis shoes/sneakers. 

MUSICAL THEATRE

Musical Theatre is a jazz-based class filled with Broadway style dancing and music. Classes incorporate the style of dance one would typically see on a Broadway stage. This form of dancing emphasizes learning performance skills such as connecting with the audience and facial expressions.

Attire: Any dance or form fitting athletic attire

ACRO

This class will focus on fundamental acrobatic technique, teaching such skills as handstands, chin stands, elbow stands, cartwheels, back bends, walkovers, balance and contortion tricks, all each student's individual level of experience.  This class also helps increase flexibility, balance, strength, muscle control, discipline and concentration.

Attire: Form-fitting clothing or leotard with shorts/leggings. No dangling jewelry or earrings. Bare feet

DRILL PREP

Drill is a precision form of jazz focusing on technique, placement, kicks, strength and flexibility.  This class is used as a prep class for drill team auditions and maintenance throughout the year. If you are wanting to try out for your middle school or high school drill team, this class is for you! 

Attire:  Form-fitting dance wear with jazz shoes and hair pulled out of the dancers face.