Class Descriptions & Levels
A 30 minute pre-ballet class for our tiniest dancers ages 2/3. The emphasis for this class is for students to learn the basic movement skills that are so important to a more structured ballet class, While also developing their musicality and ability to tell a story through movement and music.
A 30 minute pre-ballet class for the beginning dancer ages 3/4. The emphasis for this class is for students to learn the basic movement skills that are so important to a more structured ballet class, While also developing their musicality and ability to tell a story through movement and music.
A one hour class that develops two dance styles. The class is divided in half and addresses beginning vocabulary and movement skills for both ballet and tap. Student ages 5-7.
A continuation of the one hour class that develops two dance styles. The class is divided in half and address the beginning vocabulary and movement skills for both ballet and tap. Students in this class are between the ages of 6-8.
Ballet Tap 3/4
A 1 hour mixed class of Ballet III/IV. Ballet IV meets an additional day. for students 8-teen depending on their previous experience level.
A 30 minute class for ages 9-12.This class is preparing the student for the next level of Intermediate/Advanced Jazz that consists of smooth, syncopated or unexpected moves that require the isolated movement of various body parts Broadway style. All movements within the jazz classes are age appropriate.
A 1 hr.class for ages 9-14. This is a level prepping for intermediate tap. Tap focuses on producing rhythmic patterns with the feet as an additional percussive accompaniment to the music as well as involving the entire body. At this level we have set the basics and start to grow from there, while having fun!
Intermediate Tap 12+
In this level of tap dance, we continue to grow their ear for rhythm as well as adding in more difficult technical steps while having fun! We want to make sure each dancer is in the level that will help them best to grow and as such, a previous tap class is a pre-requisite. Director level placement discretion.
A 1 & 1/2 hr. class up to 3 times a week for students 12 & up that continues to focus on developing the young dancer's ballet skills as they work toward expanding their level and pointe shoes, (at the discretion of the instructor). We perform in The Nutcracker, which gives the students a place to apply their technique and grow their resume. Placement is at the discretion of the instructor.
In this class we focus on technique and expanding our jazz vocabulary. Through jazz techniques across the floor, and in combination, we work on balance, grounding, memory retention and being able to move through the transitions smoothly as is required if the student wants to become a dancer professionaly. We explore the different styles of jazz, i.e. Broadway, Commercial, and Contemporary. Turns, jumps, and leaps are also a focus in jazz class.
A 1 & 1/2 hour class up to 3 times a week for the more advanced ballet student. This class expands upon their training in intermediate ballet, and we focus on more technically challenging movements and variations. This class has the opportunity to perform in The Nutcracker and a chance to put their training to the test. Students in this class may also take Pointe at instructors approval. Placement is at the discretion of the instructor.
Intermediate level must be completed for Advanced Jazz or placement audition. We continue to grow our technique and vocabulary while exploring the different styles of jazz dance. Broadway jazz, Contemporary jazz, and Commercial Jazz. We put an emphasis on combination retention as well as stylized movement within a piece. Jumps, leaps, and turns improve leaps and bounds in jazz class. Our advanced jazz dancers have success in the dance industry as we put the emphasis on technique and performance quality.
We explore movement and contemporary dance techniques. Here the student will build a basis for their contemporary dance training, while having an opportunity to express theirselves through movement.
Contemporary/Lyrical Intermediate 8+
We explore movement and contemporary dance techniques. Here the student will expand upon their dance training and vocabulary while having an opportunity to express theirselves through movement.
Contemporary/Lyrical Advanced 12+
Pre-requisite class required or audition placement at directors discretion. We explore contemporary dance through floor exercises, across the floor, and combinations. At this level we focus on dancing both as an ensemble and soloist, and how to make the movement flow freely.
Intermediate and Advanced dancers who take at least two ballet classes a week in addition are possible candidates for Pointe Class. Pointe shoes will only be given at the directors discretion as it can only be safely done once a student can hit several check marks, their ankles are strong enough, and they are able to balance the required amount. You can see some of our pointe dancers in The Nutcracker and at year end concert.
A 45 minute class for all hip hop students. In hip-hop we focus on the different styles that can be seen throughout the genre. If you love dancing to tiktoks and music videos this is a great class for you. It is strongly encouraged that students in this class take a jazz class. If on a competition team then it is a requirement.
A 45 minute class for all hip hop students. We expand upon the past levels of hip-hop and explore a technique seen in different styles of media today. It is strongly encouraged that students in this class take a jazz class. If on a competition team then it is a requirement.
Are available, however they should not be considered a substitution for group classes. An integral part of learning dance is developing the ability to move as a collective ensemble therefore private classes should be used to further develop technical skills of the individual dancer. Private classes are fantastic for focusing on specific issues and should be seen as an add on.
Request a duet/trio and we can place you with others who have requested or you can specify who you would like to do one with. Based on time & availability for scheduling. Duets & trios are an addition to group classes.