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THIS IS OUR GUIDE TO CHOOSING CLASSES FOR THOSE NEW TO TECHNICAL DANCE
Each beginning level class we offer is listed below, specific to age
(scroll down for class descriptions)

CLASSES FOR AGES 3-6

We believe the early years in a child's development are critical. Care is taken to not only teach correct skills but also to instill a love for dance and music. Our classes teach musicality and large motor and listening skills in addition to basic dance technique. We do this with a positive, fun, and creative approach to engage the dancers and help to foster a love for dance. Care is taken to place dancers in the appropriate level class, not only by age but also by their own development.

Some of our 4-6 year old classes are already full and we would love to add more to our schedule based on availability and interest. 

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We will email you with new class options once they are set!

Age 3  Dance Discovery

Age 4  Dance Discovery, Pre-Ballet, Tiny Tap, Mini Hip Hop, Tiny Tumbling I

Age 5  Pre-Ballet, Tiny Tap, Mini Hip Hop, Tiny Tumbling I

Age 6  Adv. Pre-Ballet I, Tiny Tap, Mini Hip Hop, Tiny Tumbling I

CLASSES FOR AGES 7-10

Age 7  Adv. Pre-Ballet II, Lyrical I, Jazz I, Tap I, Hip Hop I Jr., Acro I

Age 8  Ballet I, Lyrical I, Jazz I, Musical Theatre I, Tap I, Hip Hop I Jr., Acro I

Age 9  Ballet I, Lyrical I, Jazz I, Musical Theatre I, Tap I, Hip Hop I Pre-Teen, Acro I

Age 10  Ballet I, Lyrical I, Jazz I, Musical Theatre I, Tap I, Hip Hop I Pre-Teen, Acro I

CLASSES FOR AGES 11+

We've broken down many of our classes into pre-teen and teen levels,

so that new dancers can feel comfortable within their own age group

while introducing a brand new activity. 

Age 11  Ballet I Teen, Lyrical I Teen, Jazz I Teen, Musical Theatre I, Hip Hop I Pre-Teen, Acro I Teen

Age 12  Ballet I Teen, Lyrical I Teen, Jazz I Teen, Musical Theatre I, Hip Hop I Pre-Teen, Acro I Teen

Age 13+  Ballet I Teen, Lyrical I Teen, Jazz I Teen, Musical Theatre I, Hip Hop I Teen, Acro I Teen

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Classes are offered in beginning to advanced levels for ages 4-18. We take both age and level into consideration when placing dancers in classes. Care is taken to ensure that all dancers apply their technique and training before moving to the next level.  It is typical for dancers repeat each level more than once.  Dancers are evaluated for class placement in their current class, a trial class or sometimes a private evaluation. 

 

All classes begin with a warmup and stretch to prepare the body for dance, and end with learning a dance or combination.

Dances and combinations will change each month in order to challenge dancers. This also allows new dancers to join monthly,

until we begin preparation in January for our annual end of the year performance.  

BALLET 

Ballet is a beautiful and technical form of dance that teaches movement, form, technique and artistry. Our dancers are trained in the RAD method. Careful attention is paid at each level to be sure that dancers receive a strong foundation in the principles of ballet. We strive to keep our classes engaging and stimulating for our dancers. Care is taken to ensure that all dancers apply their technique and training before moving to the next level.  View dress code

  

DANCE DISCOVERY AGES 3-4  

An engaging and exciting introduction to basic dance movement for children. Dancers learn creative movement, expression, musicality and large motor skills in a playful environment. Classes incorporate props such as scarves, wands, wings, crowns, hoola hoops and stuffed animals while we dance like fairies, animals, flowers, princesses and princes to child appropriate music. Classes are 45 minutes long. 

  

PRE-BALLET AGES 4-5  

Explore the magic of dance! We will use our imaginations in class to become animals, princesses and princes, fairies, flowers, bees & butterflies, while learning the very basic ballet technique. We will work on developing skills such as chassés, skipping, leaps, pliés and beginning ballet terminology. Classes are 45 minutes long. 

  

ADV. PRE-BALLET I AGES 5-6 (age 5 with teacher recommendation)  

Dancers will now begin to use ballet barres while exploring more ballet steps and movements. Dancers will start to learn ballet stories such as Swan Lake, Nutcracker, Copelia, and more and will continue to have a monthly focus on new concepts, creatures or princesses. Classes are 60 minutes long. 

  

ADV. PRE-BALLET II AGES 6-7 (age 6 with teacher recommendation)   

Dancers will continue to expand upon their technique and skills that they have learned. The concept of "turnout", which is critical to ballet technique, will now be explored along with exciting steps, jumps and creative expression. Classes are 60 minutes long. 

  

BALLET I AGES 8-11 

BALLET I TEEN AGES 11+

A beginning class where dancers will learn the fundamentals of ballet technique, using the RAD method of training. Ballet barre, center and traveling movement are emphasized along with creative expression. Dancers will learn proper ballet etiquette and terminology as they begin their technical training in ballet. Classes are 60 minutes long. 

  

BALLET II AGES 9-12 

BALLET II TEEN AGES 12+  

Dancers will advance to this level upon teacher recommendation. At this level it is recommended, but not required, that dancers take ballet 2x/ week to reinforce the ballet training that is required to continually improve and advance. Classes are 60 minutes long. 

  

BALLET III AGES 10-12  

BALLET III TEEN AGES 13+  

BALLET III/IV AGES 11+  

Dancers will advance to this level upon teacher recommendation. These classes meet 2x/ week to continue with their RAD training. Classes are 60 minutes long. 

  

BALLET IV AGES 12+  

BALLET IV/V AGES 13+  

BALLET V AGES 14+  

Dancers will advance to this level upon teacher recommendation. These classes continue to meet 2x/ week with advancing their RAD training. Classes are 75 minutes long. 

POINTE 

Once dancers reach a certain level they are reviewed periodically for pointe readiness. Readiness will only be considered for dancers ages 12+ who take ballet at least 2x/ week. View dress code

  

PRE-POINTE AGES 10+  

This class is recommended for all dancers who are interested in improving and strengthening their feet. Therabands and various exercises are used to work the muscles in strengthening and increasing flexibility in the feet. These exercises help with pointe readiness and pointe work, injury prevention, technique and developing strength required for leaps. Classes are 30 minutes long. 

  

POINTE I AGES 12+  

POINTE II AGES 12+  

Teacher recommendation only. Classes are 30 minutes long. 

  

POINTE III AGES 12+  

Teacher recommendation only. Classes are 45 minutes long. 

LYRICAL / CONTEMPORARY 

Lyrical and contemporary dance is very popular within the dance industry.  It is an expressive and creative dance form set to slower, 'moving' music emoting a feeling that dancers convey through movement. Lyrical dance is a hybrid of ballet and jazz, while contemporary is typically a fusion of lyrical and ballet, modern and acro. Contemporary dance also incorporates floor work and the use and exploration of improvisation. Classes begin with a warmup and stretch, center or traveling steps and technique. The remainder of class is focused on learning a dance or combination. Classes are 60 minutes long.  View dress code

Ballet classes taken in conjunction with lyrical / contemporary helps to advance dancers by reinforcing the technique required for advanced movement.  

  

LYRICAL I AGES 7-10 

LYRICAL I TEEN AGES 11+ 

A beginning class. Level I focuses on learning basic lyrical steps and technique such as chasses, saute, basic turns, leaps and jumps. Dancers will dances and combinations incorporating these moves. 

  

LYRICAL II AGES 8-12 

LYRICAL II TEEN AGES 12+ 

Dancers will advance to this level upon teacher recommendation. Level II is a continuation of skills and technique learned in level I. Dancers will focus on learning more technique and difficulty in movement. Emphasis will be on strengthening muscles, increasing flexibility, and incorporating more complex movement into dance. 

 

 

LYRICAL III AGES 8-12 

LYRICAL III TEEN AGES 13+ 

Dancers will advance to this level upon teacher recommendation.  

LYRICAL III/IV AGES 10-14 

LYRICAL IV AGES 11-14 

LYRICAL IV TEEN AGES 14+ 

Dancers will advance to this level upon teacher recommendation.  

LYRICAL IV/V AGES 14+ 

LYRICAL V AGES 14+ 

Dancers will advance to this level upon teacher recommendation.  

JAZZ 

One of the most popular dance forms, jazz incorporates movement with fun, upbeat pop or contemporary music. Classes begin with a warm up and stretch, center or traveling steps and technique. The remainder of class is focused on learning a dance or combination. Classes are 60 minutes long.  View dress code

Dance Conditioning / Turns + Leaps classes taken in conjunction with jazz helps to advance dancers by reinforcing the technique required for advanced movement.  

  

JAZZ I AGES 7-10 

JAZZ I TEEN AGES 11+ 

A beginning class. Level I focuses on learning basic jazz steps and technique such as chassés, sautés, basic turns, port de bras, leaps and jumps and beginning floor work. Dancers will dances and combinations incorporating these moves.  

  

JAZZ II AGES 8-11 

JAZZ II TEEN AGES 12+ 

Dancers will advance to this level upon teacher recommendation. Level II is a continuation of skills and technique learned in level I. Dancers will focus on learning more technique and difficulty in movement. Emphasis will be on strengthening muscles, increasing flexibility, and incorporating more complex movement into dance.  

 

JAZZ III AGES 8-12 

JAZZ III TEEN AGES 13+ 

Dancers will advance to this level upon teacher recommendation.  

JAZZ III/IV AGES 9-14 

JAZZ IV AGES 10-13 

JAZZ IV TEEN AGES 14+ 

Dancers will advance to this level upon teacher recommendation.  

JAZZ IV/V AGES 14+ 

JAZZ V AGES 14+ 

Dancers will advance to this level upon teacher recommendation.  

MUSICAL THEATRE  

A fun, energetic and entertaining style of dance. Movement is based on jazz dance and technique set to Broadway music. Musical Theatre style dance tells a storyline that is set from the music. Confidence, expression and musicality are all emphasized in class. Classes begin with a warmup and stretch, center or traveling steps and technique. The remainder of class is focused on learning a dance or combination. Classes are 60 minutes long.  View dress code

  

MUSICAL THEATRE I AGES 8-14 

A beginning to low-intermediate class. Dancers will learn fun jazz routines incorporating all the elements of Musical Theatre dance. 

 

MUSICAL THEATRE II AGES 8-14 

Dancers will advance to this level upon teacher recommendation. 

DANCE CONDITIONING / TURNS + LEAPS 

In Dance Conditioning, we focus on strengthening arms, core and leg muscles. Exercise balls, therabands, yoga blocks, weights, turning boards and foam rollers are used to assist with strengthening exercises along with stretching techniques to increase flexibility. In addition to strengthening and flexibility, we will work on perfecting technique for turns such as pirouettes, a la seconds, and channés as well as safe and correct technique for perfecting leaps such as grande jeté, saut de chat, calypsos, turning C-Jumps, firebirds and others.  Classes are 60 minutes long.  View dress code

  

CONDITIONING I AGES 8+ 

A minimum of one year of jazz dance training is required.  

 

CONDITIONING II AGES 8+ 

Dancers will advance to this level upon teacher recommendation.  

 

CONDITIONING III AGES 10+ 

Dancers will advance to this level upon teacher recommendation.  

 

CONDITIONING III/IV AGES 12+ 

Dancers will advance to this level upon teacher recommendation.  

 

CONDITIONING IV AGES 13+ 

Dancers will advance to this level upon teacher recommendation.  

 

CONDITIONING V AGES 14+ 

Dancers will advance to this level upon teacher recommendation.  

TAP 

A popular style of dance that has been around for many years. Classes will focus on solid tap technique foundation, honoring and respecting the past while keeping current with today’s style and technique. Classes begin with a warmup and stretch, center or traveling steps and technique. The remainder of class is focused on learning a dance or combination.  View dress code

  

TINY TAP AGES 4-6 

A very exciting and upbeat class for our tiny tappers. Dancers will learn the basics of tap technique in a fun and simple way using repetition to learn steps. Classes are 45 minutes long. 

 

TAP I AGES 7-11 

A beginning class. Level I will focus on learning basic tap steps and technique such as shuffles, flaps, paradiddles, rhythms and other combinations. Classes are 60 minutes long. 

 

TAP II AGES 8-13 

Dancers will advance to this level upon teacher recommendation. Level II focuses on learning more complex steps, rhythms and combinations. Classes are 60 minutes long. 

 

TAP III AGES 10-18 

TAP IV AGES 10-18 

Dancers will advance to this level upon teacher recommendation. Classes are 60 minutes long. 

HIP HOP 

An energized dance form that follows Pop and Urban music. Movement is diverse and can utilize several styles of hip hop movement which can be sharp, isolating or fluid. Floorwork can also be utilized along with jumps. All classes begin with a warmup to prepare the body to dance. Classes will focus on learning new movement and skills along with dances and combinations. View dress code

  

MINI HIP HOP AGES 4-6 

A fun and engaging beginning level class for young dancers to learn new moves and express themselves with music. Movement is taught in a simple way using repetition to learn steps. Games and imagination are also used to explore new movement in an encouraging and exciting environment. Classes are 45 minutes long. 

 

HIP HOP I JR. AGES 6-8 

A fun and popular class for kids with 0-2 years of hip hop experience. Dancers will learn news moves, combinations and coordination set to popular music. Classes are 60 minutes long. 

 

HIP HOP I PRE-TEEN AGES 9-12 

HIP HOP I TEEN AGES 12+ 

ADULT HIP HOP AGES 18+ 

A beginning level class for dancers with 0-2 years of hip hop dance experience. Classes are 60 minutes long. 

 

HIP HOP II PRE-TEEN AGES 10-12 

HIP HOP II TEEN AGES 13+ 

Dancers will advance to this level upon teacher recommendation. Classes are 60 minutes long. 

 

HIP HOP III PRE-TEEN AGES 10-12 

HIP HOP III TEEN AGES 13+ 

Dancers will advance to this level upon teacher recommendation. Classes are 60 minutes long. 

ACRO 

A dance acrobatics class that focuses on developing acrobatic skills required in so many dance styles today. Classes will also be focusing on injury prevention and strength building. For dancers’ safety, all tumbling is done utilizing floor mats in addition to tumble tracks, incline mats, octagonal tumblers and other equipment used for safely learning new skills. Class sizes are limited to also ensure dancers’ safety.  View dress code

Acro conditioning classes taken in conjunction with acro helps dancers to improve their skills by increasing the strength needed to advance.

  

TINY TUMBLING I AGES 4-6 

Tiny Tumbling classes teach the very basic skills of acro and tumbling while working on developing muscle and motor skills. Classes are 45 minutes long. 

  

TINY TUMBLING II AGES 5-7 

Dancers will advance to this level upon teacher recommendation. Tiny Tumbling II continues to master the fundamentals of acro and tumbling at a slightly more advanced pace. Classes are 45 minutes long. 

  

ACRO I AGES 7-10 

ACRO I TEEN AGES 11+ 

A beginning class. Dancers will learn to develop muscle and motor skills while working on the fundamentals of acro and tumbling. Classes are 60 minutes long.  

  

ACRO II AGES 8-11 

ACRO II TEEN AGES 12+ 

Dancers will advance to this level upon teacher recommendation. Acro II starts to learn more intermediate tricks such as cartwheel pop-offs and walkovers. Classes are 60 minutes long.  Skills required to enter level II: strong fundamentals, solid cartwheels (both sides), one hand cartwheel, solid handstand, bridge from standing, front limber, backbend kickover 

  

ACRO III AGES 8-12 

ACRO III TEEN AGES 13+ 

Dancers will advance to this level upon teacher recommendation. Acro III starts to learn more advanced skills such as one-handed walkovers and aerials, as well as progressing strength and flexibility. Classes are 60 minutes long.  Skills required to enter level III: solid one hand cartwheel, solid cartwheel pop-off, front walkover, back walkover 

 

ACRO III/IV AGES 8-16  

Dancers will advance to this level upon teacher recommendation. Acro III/IV helps to bridge the gap for dancers who have accelerated in Acro III but are not yet ready for Acro IV, continuing to allow dancers to improve at a safe and consistent pace. 

  

ACRO IV AGES 8-13 

ACRO IV TEEN AGES 14+ 

Dancers will advance to this level upon teacher recommendation. Acro IV is now progressing to advanced comprehensive skills such as back handsprings. Classes are 60 minutes long.  Skills required to enter level III: one-hand front and back walkovers, aerial 

  

ACRO IV/V AGES 12-18 

Dancers will advance to this level upon teacher recommendation. Acro IV/V will begin learning professional skills such as front aerials. Classes are 60 minutes long.  Skills required to enter level III: solid one-hand front and back walkovers, aerial, back handspring 

  

ACRO V AGES 12-18 

Dancers will advance to this level upon teacher recommendation. Acro V continues professional acro skills and will learn more advanced tricks such as front and back aerials and back tucks. Classes are 60 minutes long. 

ACRO CONDITIONING 

A conditioning class specifically for acro dancers to build muscle strength and toning required for acro and tumbling. Classes are 30 minutes long.  View dress code

  

ACRO CONDITIONING AGES 8+ 

For level II+ acro dancers. 

 

ACRO CONDITIONING ADV. AGES 12+

For level IV/V and V acro dancers.