Class Levels

 

  • Petite [pre-k 3 and 4]
  • Mini [K - 1st grade]
  • Beginner [2nd - 3rd grade]
  • Adv Beginner  [4th - 6th grade]
  • Intermediate [6th - 8th grade]
  • Intermediate Advanced  [8th - 9th grade]
  • Advanced [10th-12th Grade]
  • Adult

Class Descriptions

Acro

Acrobatic Dance, or acro as it is commonly referred to by dancers and dance professionals, is the beautiful fusion of classic dance technique and the precision and athleticism of acrobatic elements. Often defined by unique choreography, act dancers seamlessly blend musicality, emotional expression, line and extensions with acrobatic movements in dance context. Acro is especially challenging style for dancers to master as truing in both dance and acrobatic elements is required Acro techie includes balancing, limbering, tumbling and patterning, based in flexibility, contortion and strength. Students are required to be enrolled in at least one ballet class,


Ballet

Ballet is a form of classical dance demanding highly developed technique, grace and precision, excited according to specific gestures and flowing patterns.


Ballet Burn

Adults have the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of dance too.  You don’t have to be thin, leggy, flexible, or coordinated to do ballet. Ballet develops strength, tone, flexibility, balance, and grace — even if you don’t start out with any! That unmistakably elegant ballet physique — shapely legs, trim waist, toned back and arms — comes from a formula of barre, stretching, and freestanding exercises that make up a typical ballet class. No stress and you can have fun while getting a great cardio workout!


Ballet Pointe

Pointe is a form of ballet presented on the tips of toes, made possible by specialized shoes. There are different varieties of ballet en pointe, but for the most part they focus on grace and specific technique, Dancers must have sufficient strength and technique before beginning pointe work. Students are required to take two ballet classes a week to be in the Pointe classes. Approved from instructor is required to move to Pointe shoes.


Contemporary

Contemporary dance class is for beginning/intermediate, intermediate, and advanced dancers. In class, dancers will learn intricate choreography. Choreographers pull from various styles such as modern, lyrical, and ballet. This class improves dancers’ abilities to explore new movement as well as develop personal dance style. Dancers work on showing abstract ideas through style and unique movement.  This class helps with picking up new movement quickly and improvisational skills. 

 

Glee

This class is our musical theatre class which is an upbeat class that teaching Broadway-style choreography, show-stopping stage presence, and acting, with a focus on learning song-and-dance numbers from a variety of musical productions, past and present. This class will include signing training. 


Hip Hop

Breaking, breakdancing, or b-boying consists of four kinds of movement: toprock, downtick, power moves, and freezes. Breaking is typically danced to hip-hop, funk, and especially breakbeats. A practitioner of this dance is called a b-boy, b-girl, or breaker.


Jazz

Dancers learn isolations, pirouettes, kicks, leaps, and jazz walks. Class begins with a warm up with stretching and conditioning. Then dancers will work on movements across the floor. Most every class will conclude with dancers learning unique jazz choreography each week. This class will enable dancers to develop style and practice performing. Students are required to be enrolled in a ballet class.


Jazz-Tap

Jazz-Tap class is a combination class. The first half is jazz and the second half is tap. Dancers learn the basics of each style of dance, develop motor coordination, and practice appropriate classroom behavior. The jazz portion will be fundamental to developing proper technique. The tap portion of class will help dancers improve rhythm and musicality. This is a great class for those that want to learn ballet technique and have fun with rhythms. All jazz classe require student to be enrolled in an ballet class.


Power Moves

Power moves are moves loosely defined as relying on speed, momentum, and acrobatic elements for performance. This class is a subset of the breaking classes. It will focus not eh strength and skills needed for the power moves in breaking such as: spins, handstand moves, floats, swipes, windmills, and flares. 


Tap

Dance form where rhythmic sounds are created by the feet. Develops rhythm, timing, and balance.


Summer Intensive

Summer intensive is a combination class focusing on continuing technique development, stretch and strength, and leaps and turns. These classes are offered in two 3-week sessions in June and July. Classes are offered for all ages from petite to advanced.


Dress Codes

Please note that each dancer will need one black leotard for outside performances.

 

ACRO

Acro shoes, any color dance leotard, any color spandex shorts (at least 5" inseam) or leggings, tights, hair in a bun

Adult

Comfortable clothes you can move in. Shoes will follow the type of dance in the session.

Ballet/Pointe

Pink leather or canvas ballet slippers, black dance leotard, pink tights, spandex shorts (optional), skirt (optional), hair neatly secured from face.

Contemporary

Dance paws, tan jazz shoes, or bare feet, any color dance leotard, any color spandex shorts or leggings, tights optional, hair neatly secured from face

Glee

Any color dance leotard, any color spandex shorts or leggings, tights, hair neatly secured from face

Hip Hop

Jazz shoes or jazz sneakers, loose comfortable clothing

Jazz

Tan jazz shoes, Any color dance leotard, any color spandex shorts or leggings, tights, hair neatly secured from face

Tap

Tan tap shoes, any color leotard, spandex shorts or leggings, tights, hair nearly secured from face.


Dancing with the feet is one thing...
...dancing with the HEART is another.