CLASS DESCRIPTIONS 

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Ages 3-7

We believe the pre-school years in a child's development are critical years. 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.

Dance Discovery: A class for the first time dancer ages 3-4 years old. This class will begin to teach the very basics of dance movement and introduce musicality to students in a very creative and fun environment. Classes are 45 minutes long.

Pre-Ballet: For dancers ages 4-5 covering very basic dance technique. Classes are 45 minutes long.

Advanced Pre-Ballet I: A pre-ballet class for dancers ages 5-6. This class is one hour long focusing on more ballet technique.

Advanced Pre-Ballet II: A pre-ballet class for dancers ages 6-7. One year experience required. This class is one hour long focusing on more ballet technique. 

Jr. Jazz/Tap: This class is for dancers ages 5-7 and explores both basic jazz and tap technique. This class is one hour long.

Tiny Tap: For ages 4-6. Dancers learn the basics of tap technique in a fun, high energy class.

Mini Hip Hop: This class is for dancers ages 5-7. Dancers will learn fun, beginning hip hop moves. 

Tiny Tumbling: This class is for dancers ages 5-7. Dancers will learn the very basics of acrobatic movement and floorwork in a fun gymnastics-style class. 

Ballet & Pointe

Ballet helps to instill a grace and proper placement in all forms of dance. Dancers will learn classical ballet steps and movements emphasizing proper form, placement, alignment, and terminology. Dancers may be required to stay in a level for more than one year if more development is needed. 

Ballet I: Ages 8-10. No experience required. 

Ballet I Teen: Ages 11-18. No experience required. 

Ballet II-V: Teacher recommendation required.

 

Pre-Pointe: A 30 minute class for dancers who currently take ballet 2 times per week. This class focuses on developing foot strength needed for pointe work.  (Age 10+)

 

Pointe I-III: A 30 minute class for dancers by invitation only, who have had ballet training 2 times a week for a minimum of 4 years.

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. All tumbling is done utilizing floor mats for dancers safety. Classes sizes are limited to also ensure dancers safety. Classes are one hour long.

Tiny Tumbling: For ages 5-7. No experience required. 

Acro I: Ages 8-10. No experience required. 

Acro I Teen: Ages 11-18. No experience required. 

Acro II-V: Teacher recommendation required.

Acro Conditioning classes are also offered.

Conditioning

This one hour class is for experienced dancers only, ages 10 and up. This class will focus on building strength, endurance, and flexibility. It will also focus on learning and developing skills required for more advanced turn and leap sequences.

Conditioning I: Must be taken with a jazz or lyrical class. 

Conditioning II-V: Teacher recommendation required.

Hip Hop

A Dance form that utilizes some of the latest moves that are now popular and featured on TV and dance videos. All classes are one hour long.

 Mini Hip Hop: Ages 4-6. No experience required. 

Hip Hop Beginning: Ages 7-9. No experience required. 

Hip Hop Beginning: Ages 10-12. No experience required. 

Hip Hop Beginning Teen: Ages 13-18. No experience required. 

Hip Hop Intermediate through Advanced: Teacher recommendation required.  

Jazz

A popular style of dance that has evolved over the years to include different styles of jazz dance. All classes are one hour long.

Jr. Jazz/Tap: Ages 5-7. A jazz and tap combo class. No experience required.

Jazz I: Age 7-10. No experience required.

Jazz I Teen: Ages 11-18. No experience required.

Jazz II-V: Teacher recommendation required.

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. All classes are one hour long.

Jr. Jazz/Tap: Ages 5-7. A jazz and tap combo class. No experience required.

Tap I: Ages 7-10. No experience required.

Tap I Teen: Ages 11-18. No experience required.

Tap II-V: Teacher recommendation required.

Adult Tap: Ages 18+. No experience required.

Lyrical & Contemporary

Lyrical/Contemporary dance is a beautiful dance form that utilizes ballet, jazz, and modern styles to express music through dance. It is based on ballet movements set to more contemporary music. Dancers will learn proper form and alignment through our warm up exercises. All classes are one hour long.

Lyrical I: Ages 7-10. No experience required. 

Lyrical I Teen: Ages 7-10. No experience required. 

Lyrical II-V: Teacher recommendation required.

Teen Contemporary: No experience required. 

Modern

Modern Dance is an expressive form of movement. It requires a strong ballet foundation and then pushed those limitations by incorporating the deliberate use of gravity, challenging movement off the center line, and layering in gestures and basic human movement to ultimately expose intense emotion and create art.  This class includes many classical modern techniques including Graham, Limon, Cunningham and Horton blended with the instructor's own personal style.   

Modern: Ages 12-18. At least 2 years of ballet or lyrical experience required.