- CLASS DESCRIPTIONS -

2021-2022

 

CREATIVE MOVEMENT  (ages 3 & 4)

Creative Movement is a Ballet based class for beginners. It is theme-oriented by the month and will incorporate the very basic ballet moves to help the dancer get started!  A combination of using locomotor and non-locomotor skills will help the beginner dancer to explore space, body parts, and coordination. There will be props and imaginary exercises to help the dancer grow as the year goes on. All work is done in the center with no barre work required. It is fun, relaxing, and a wonderful way to enter the world of dance!

DRESS CODE: Pink leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes, hair in bun or ponytail.

 

TINY TOT BALLET/TAP COMBO CLASS (ages 3 & 5)

This class is a great start into ballet & tap technique. Dancers will spend half of the class learning fundamentals of ballet technique and the other half of class learning tap basics. Dancers will get the best of both worlds while learning a lot about the fundamentals of dance technique, all while having a ton of fun!

 

PRE-BALLET ( ages 4-5)

This is a ballet class with an introduction to basic ballet terminology. Dancers will learn ballet positions, barre work, and center moves. The instructor will create a professional and fun atmosphere while conducting a basic ballet class that is the very basis of all dance. This is an extremely important beginning!

DRESS CODE: Pink leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes, hair in bun or ponytail.

 

BALLET LEVELS (1-5)

Each dancer will be accessed to be placed in the appropriate level designed to meet the standards outlined by the instructor. A syllabus has been written by the Ballet Instructors and the dancer must achieve all the necessary steps before advancing to the next level.

DRESS CODE: Black leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes, hair in bun or ponytail.

 

POINTE - (ages 12 & up)

Students will be utilizing previously learned ballet technique while in pointe shoes. The class incorporates barre work, center work as well as combinations that travel across the floor. More advanced students will additionally learn classical pointe variations from different ballets. Pointe classes are available to students only with the instructors prior approval so that we can ensure each student has adequate strength and accurate technique.

 

MOVERS & SHAKERS 1 (ages 3-4)

This class is a jazz and tap combo class. These little movers will have fun shaking and learning beginner jazz steps, and tapping their way into the world of Tap! This action packed 45-minute class will provide the basics in both tap and jazz each week. This is a fun & exciting class!

DRESS CODE: All are allowed: Leggings, biker shorts, leotard, pink or tan tights.

                          Tan tap shoes, Tan jazz shoes

 

MOVERS & SHAKERS 2 (ages 5-6)

This class is a jazz and tap combo class that is 45-minutes long. This class is similar to Movers & Shakers 1, however it moves faster and the students are introduced to stretching, balance, and coordination skills to advance their knowledge of both jazz and tap. This class is the groundwork to step into a Jazz & Tap Level 1 class.

DRESS CODE: All are allowed: Leggings, biker shorts, leotard, pink or tan tights.

                          Tan tap shoes, Tan jazz shoes

 

JAMMIN ACRO (ages 5-7)

This class is for the energetic dancer!! This class is a combination of warm-up, stretch & strength exercises, basic acro tricks down the mat and a twist of high energy jazz!! 

DRESS CODE: All are allowed: Leggings, biker shorts, leotard. Barefoot.

 

CHEER/DANCE TEAM (ages 5-8)

We are so excited to introduce this new class! Dancers will learn cheer moves and demonstrate skills associated with cheerleading/dance team. They will learn tricks to help them advance and practice their best team spirit by having energy and pep! This class is guaranteed to be F-U-N!!!!

 

BODY PLACEMENT (ages 11 & up)

This class is designed to combine several training elements to better the dancer’s physique. Strength, stretching, jumps, turns, leaps, and balance will all be incorporated every week. Dancer’s get a great deal of benefit from this class.

DRESS CODE: All are allowed: Leggings, biker shorts, sports bra, leotard. Barefoot

 

JR. BODY PLACEMENT (ages 7-10)

This class is designed to combine stretch and strength, and jumps, turns, & leaps. The instructor will move at a fast pace to cover various exercises. This class is mandatory for company members. Stamina and agility are also incorporated into this class. 

 

HIP HOP

Street dance styles primarily performed to hip hop music. All levels are based on ages. Classes are based around the age and music is all age appropriate. Dancers must wear “CLEAN” tennis shoes during this class.

DRESS CODE: Leggings, sweat pants, loose shirts, clean tennis shoes.

 

JAZZ

Jazz 1 - (ages 6-8)

Jazz 2 - (ages 9-12)

Jazz 3 - (ages 13 & up)

 A fast paced & upbeat class that entails technical elements for each level. 

DRESS CODE: Leggings, sports bra, leotard, Running shorts are not permitted. Barefoot.


 

TAP

Tap 1 - (ages 6-8)

Tap 2 - (ages 9-12)

Tap 3 - (ages 13 & up)

This style of dance is taught wearing tap shoes and learning technical steps while creating different rhythms. It is necessary to learn the basics of tap because layering and speed will occur as the dancer progresses to the next level. 

DRESS CODE: Leggings, sports bra, leotard, Running shorts are not permitted. 

Black tie tap shoes are required for each level.



 

CONTEMPORARY

Contemporary 1 -(Ages 7-10)

Contemporary 2 - (Ages 11-13)

Contemporary 3 - (Ages 13 & up)

 

This class is offered for the intermediate and advanced dancer concentrating on movement using ballet technique, jazz, and modern. The teacher will place the dancer in the level they feel fit for each student.

DRESS CODE: All are allowed: Leggings, biker shorts, sports bra, leotard. Barefoot