All level 1-4 classes require prerequisites and placement permission from the instructor. These are suggested age ranges for each level, there may be exceptions made based on individual circumstance.
Level 1: ages 6-8, 1-2 years of previous dance experience
Level 2: ages 9-11, 2-4 years of previous dance experience
Level 3: ages 11-15, 3-5 years of previous dance experience
Level 4: ages 14 and up, 5+ years of previous dance experience
The combo class will be offered for ages 3 through 5. The class will focus on the structure of a beginning ballet class, technique, and terminology, free and creative movement, and beginning tap.
Intro to dance
This is a combination class geared toward 5 and 6 year old students incorporating ballet, tap, and jazz technique and terminology. This class will prepare students for more advanced technique classes in years to come.
We will teach classical ballet classes based on precise, conventional steps with gestures and movements of grace and fluidity. Formal ballet class structure focuses on barre work for balance, coordination, and flexibility through the strengthening of the body core and muscular structures required to execute ballet movement accurately with correct alignment. Center work will focus on the positions of the arms, legs, and feet using the technique practiced at the barre, classical ballet terminology, with an understanding of musicality and gestural expression.
Advanced dancers will have a pointe class following ballet class. This class will focus on strengthening the feet and legs to carry out precise and proper ballet steps, while having the apparatus of a pointe shoe. (students may purchase and train in pointe shoes at the instructor’s discretion).
Focusing on rhythm, timing, percussion, and preciseness, tap classes will be a progression of classical and rhythmic tap steps and combinations that will transform the dancer into a percussive musician while teaching the dancer to pick up steps with quick precision and rhythmic integrity.
Jazz w/ Leaps and Turns 1-4
Jazz classes will combine the techniques of classical ballet and modern dance with the current forms of popular dance emphasizing the importance of energy, rhythmical accuracy, style, the execution of classic jazz technique, leaps, turns, and differentiation of movement quality and dynamics.
Contemporary will include aspects of ballet, jazz, and modern dance. This class will include the elements of time, space, energy, emotional content, and artistic exploration through complex exercises and combinations, improvisation, and choreography.
This class will be based off of classic Horton and Graham modern techniques. The students will have a historical and physical understanding of modern dance. They will be strengthened through breath, contractions, balance, core and spinal stability, alignment, and flexibility in addition to learning complex fortifications and studies.
Hip Hop 1-4
Hip hop is a high-energy class that infuses the latest styles of street dancing, breaking, popping, and locking. Classes will encourage students to step outside of the box by bringing their own individual style and personality to the movements.
Learn the basics or work on advancing your skills. This class is geared towards increased flexibility, balance, strength, muscle control, discipline and concentration. 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 will focus on core strengthening, flexibility, and entire body workouts designed to increase range of motion and strengthen dance technique. The class is influenced by Progressing Ballet Technique using thera bands, yoga balls, ballet barres, and weights.
This class is geared toward dancers working toward dancing en pointe. This class will work on strengthening the muscles required to dance en pointe, working on the flexibility of the feet and ankles, the history of pointe and ballet vocabulary, and how to prep/sew/tie pointe shoes.
Dance team prep/dance tech
These classes will focus on basic ballet/jazz/pom technique. The class will incorporate leaps, turns, beginning/intermediate ballet, and jazz across the floor and center combinations. These classes are ideal for dancers wanting to try out for their school dance teams or dancers who want to take recreational classes.