Pre-Kinder and Kinder Classes
These classes are for our youngest dancers. They focus on teaching the basic fundamentals of dance and encourage creativity through the medium of dance. Class times are divided between ballet, tap and some tumbling to give students a chance to develop their movement base and rhythm.
BEGINNER BALLET, JAZZ&TAP
These classes are offered separately and start to build the fundamentals of dance in each dance style. They develop a child’s movement vocabulary in each dance style and work to build a solid dance technique. This level is divided into 1 and 2 to allow for growth within the age group.
BEG/INT BALLET, JAZZ&TAP
These classes are offered separately and continue to strengthen the fundamentals of dance in each dance style. They reaffirm a child’s movement vocabulary in each dance style and work to build a solid dance technique. This level is divided into 1 and 2 to allow for growth within the age group.
Ballet Levels ADV/BEG & INT/ADV
These classes are designed to give students a detailed knowledge of classical ballet which includes technique, alignment, terminology, musicality, and artistic expression. Basic anatomy and kinesiology is also taught to develop their understanding of how their body moves. Students are evaluated and placed in these levels by the Ballet Director.
Jazz Levels ADV/BEG & INT/ADV
These classes focus on traditional jazz vocabulary and various styles of jazz including broadway jazz, lyrical jazz, and commercial jazz. The class focuses on developing strength, flexibility, correct alignment and coordination, which will draw heavily from ballet technique and alignment. Students will gain a sense of individuality and originality and will develop the ability to move quickly and think fast. The goal is to develop dancers who are expressive, dynamic, musical and passionate.
Modern Levels ADV/BEG & INT/ADV
Modern class explores the creative, artistic soul through a strong foundation in ballet and jazz technique. Emphasis will be on moving in and out of traditional techniques while picking up on new, subtle movement challenges. This style of dance is constantly changing and evolving with current trends in contemporary movement. Due to the technical demands of this style, students wishing to take this class must be enrolled in a ballet class to be eligible.
Tap Levels ADV/BEG & INT/ADV
Tap combines dance and percussion and explores a variety of styles including the two traditions of rhythm tap (hoofing) and Broadway tap. Each of these styles focus on exercises that increase control, coordination, and rhythm. Classes include across the floor exercises that teach dynamics, shading, phrasing, and musicality along with extended rhythmic phrases and improvisation exercises center floor. The goal is to develop tap dancers that are equally strong musicians, dancers, and performers.
Hip Hop Levels BEGINNER, BEG/INT, ADV/BEG, INT/ADV, ADV
A high energy dance class based on street dancing that uses popular hip hop and pop music. The intricate movements, dynamics and body isolations build a dancer’s stamina while keeping them current with the varied trends of Hip Hop in today’s ever changing dance arena. Higher class levels are required to take ballet, jazz or street jazz to be eligible.
Tumbling Levels BEGINNER, BEG/INT, ADV/BEG
These classes teach students fundamental acrobatic and gymnastics This class is strictly floor work and does not work with bars or beams. Class will focus on building core strength and flexibility while acquiring valuable skills that can be easily transferred to dance classes.
PRE-PROFESSIONAL LEVELS 1,2,3,4
These classes are invitation only and take place during the week a well as Saturdays. They are for dance students seeking additional and more focused training to expand their knowledge and prepare them for a professional arts setting. Students are required to take all classes suggested and maintain a specific attendance policy.
Company & Tap COMPANY
These classes are audition only. They main focus is to further training and create and work on performance pieces during the year. Students will take part in one dance convention and competition during year.