Ballet: (ages 6 +) A disciplined classical and artistic form of dance characterized by grace and precision of movement and by elaborate formal gestures, steps and poses. (45 min. - 1 * hour) Solid color leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes and hair securly in a bun.
Ballet, Tap and Tumble (Mini Artists): (ages 2-5) This class helps develop the basic skills through song and dance. Basic ballet, tap and tumbling along with creative games of dance are taught. Children are encouraged to express themselves through the movement, as well as learning the structure of the dance class. (45 min.) Solid color leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes, black tap shoes and hair securely in a bun or pony tail.
Ballroom: (ages 10 +) The class consist of learning different ballroom dance techniques of Salsa, Bachata, Lindy Hop, Swing, Cha Cha, Jazz and more. Fitted leggings, fitted tank or leotard, ballroom or character shoes suggested.
Contemporary: (ages 6 + A class intended to express deep personal emotion or observation through dance. The discipline of ballet and jazz are utilized in this class. (Ballet is recommended to the young dancer to coincide with this class. This class is combined with Jazz for the advanced dancer only. (45 min. -1 hour) Leotard, sports bra, tank or dance tee, dance shorts and bare feet.
Pointe: (by invitation only) A highly controlled, precise and graceful movement with the extension of ballet. This class is designed for the intermediate - advanced dancer. (45 min. - 1 * hour) Solid color leotard, pink tights, pink pointe shoes and hair securly in a bun.
Hip Hop: (ages 5 1/2 +) A highly popular and energetic form of *street/funk* associated with the jazz technique. (45 min. -1 hour) Sweats, leggings, loose fitting tee, sneakers.
Jazz: (ages 5 1/2 +) A varied stylized and unique form of dance characterized by the use of improvisation and influenced by the rhythms and techniques of jazz music. (45 minutes-1 1/2 hours) Leotard, sports bra, tank or dance tee, dance shorts, black jazz shoes. Advanced dancers may go bare feet.
Musical Theater: (ages 8 +) Musical Theatre introduces students to the songs of Broadway Musicals. Classes consist of a brief warm-up, learning the repertoire of Broadway show tunes, acting and staging techniques. This course is devoted to the enjoyment of musical theatre and an appreciation for Broadway musical productions. Fitted leggings, fitted tank or leotard, character shoes are suggested.
Tap: (ages 6 +)) A form of dance in which rhythm is sounded out by the movement of the feet. Acquires coordination, balance and execution of footwork (45 min - 1 hour) Sweats, leggings, loose fitting tee and tap shoes.
Technique Classes: (ages 10+) designed to focus on those leap, turns and a little tumble. Basic tumbling will focus on strength and flexibility. Leotard, sports bra or tank or dance tee. Bare feet.
A word about our levels…
Unlike grade levels in school, students do not necessarily move to the next level each year. We have a great deal of curriculum to cover in each level and we want to make sure that the student is comfortable, strong, confident and technically correct before moving up. Some students may take a level for a few years, others may move through a level in less time. The determination is made on an individual basis by the instructor. Each student progresses at his or her own pace. Students advance to more challenging levels as they safely master the requisite skills and techniques, not specific combinations. Please be patient and encouraging with your child. Dance is an art form and cannot be rushed.