Class Offerings

Recreational Dance:

Note: Placement/approval is at the studio/instructor’s discretion for each class.

Dance Experience Required: 0 Years

This 45minute class is geared for our youngest inexperienced dancer. It is an exploration of their bodies through music,
movement and game playing. They learn to control their bodies and share spaces with others. It is less structured than the
normal ballet/tap combo class. It is a great introduction to dance through free movement and play along with incorporating
discipline, listening skills, rhythm exercises and basic gross motor skill movements.

Dance Experience Required: 0-1 Year

This one-hour combination class includes: ballet, tap and creative movement. Dancers begin to learn the foundation for
confidence, coordination and agility. The basic fundamentals of motor skills, balance, musicality, and imagination are
incorporated into their weekly class.

Dance Experience Required: 0-2 Years

This one-hour class combines ballet, tap and an introduction to jazz. Kinder dancers learn to focus on the disciplines of ballet
and tap technique while having fun. The basic fundamentals from pre-school/mini-movers continue to be developed.

Dance Experience Required: 1-3 Years (Typically 1st Grade)

This class divides ballet, jazz and tap into 30 minute increments. You may choose to do all 3, or take a 1-hour combination of 2
classes (ballet/jazz, ballet/tap, or jazz/tap). Dancers continue to develop basic technique, memory, and confidence while
incorporating rhythm, timing and coordination. We recommend dancers having done a year of Kinder dance before moving to
Primary I.

Dance Experience Required: 2-4 Years (Typically 2nd & 3rd Grade)

This more advanced version of our combination class of ballet, jazz and tap is for students who have completed at least one year
in our Primary I class. Emphasis is on technique and discipline in order to prepare students for the intermediate level.
A 30 minute hip hop class is available at this age as well. This is a beginner class for those with minimal hip-hop experience. It
includes a warm up concentrating on building stamina, improving strength, body conditioning and rhythm isolations. They will
focus on basic hip hop movements, across the floor exercises and short combinations to today’s popular music.

Note: Dancers must take a combination of a 1 hour class between the 4 dance subjects offered. We recommend that 2nd grade or 8 take a maximum of 3 classes (1.5 hrs).  Taking 4 classes (2 hrs) could be too much at this age.  Please check with your child’s dance teacher before enrolling in 4 hours of dance class.

 

*A 1-hour musical theater class is also offered at this age.  This is a performance-based class that combines both dance and drama.  Through a series of fun and challenging theater games, plus choreography to musical theater songs, students are encouraged to flex their creative muscles and exercise their own imagination. 

Dance Experience Required: 2-5 Years in Specified Dance Style (Typically 4th & 5th Grade)

Ballet: This is a one-hour class with a strong focus on classical ballet movements with proper placement and alignment.  Students will build strength and flexibility through longer barre and center work.

Jazz: This is a one-hour class continuing the focus from primary age on basic isolations and jazz movements. Dancers will continue to work on flexibility, rhythm and coordination. Dancers at this level will be expected to be able to perform basic jazz movements on their own and know their basic jazz terminology.

Tap: This is a 45-minute class incorporating faster rhythms and syncopated tap steps. Dancers will learn a variety of tap styles from Broadway to rhythm tap. Exercises will focus on building flexibility of the knees and ankles, coordination, and speed of movement along with their basic tap technique.
 

Hip-Hop: This is a 45-minute class that reinforces the same techniques as in the primary level. Basic hip-hop movements, across the floor, and combinations will now have more emphasis on body conditioning and transitions. It will also focus on an ear for rhythms and exploring syncopation through music and choreography.

Musical Theater: A 1-hour musical theater class on Fridays is also offered at this age. This is a performance-based class that combines both dance and drama. Through a series of fun and challenging theater games, plus choreography to musical theater songs, students are encouraged to flex their creative muscles and exercise their own imaginations.

 Dance Experience Required: 3-6 Years in Specified Dance Style (Typically 6th-8th Grade)

Ballet: This is a one-hour class and a continuation from Intermediate I Ballet. We recommend dancers complete at least 1-2 years of Intermediate I Ballet before advancing to Intermediate II. This will be at the teacher’s recommendation & discretion.

Jazz: This is a one-hour class and a continuation from Intermediate I Jazz. We recommend dancers complete at least 1-2 years of Intermediate I Jazz before advancing to Intermediate II.

Tap: This is a 45-minute class and a continuation from Intermediate I Tap. We recommend dancers complete at least 1-2 years of Intermediate I Tap before advancing to Intermediate II. This will be at the teacher’s recommendation & discretion.

Hip-Hop: This is a 45-minute class and a continuation from Intermediate I Hip Hop. We recommend dancers complete at least 1-2 years of Intermediate I Hip Hop before advancing to Intermediate II. This will be at the teacher’s recommendation & discretion.

Contemporary/Lyrical: This is a 1-hour class incorporating elements from modern, ballet, and jazz. This is designed for intermediate to advanced dancers with previous training in ballet. It emphasizes interpretation of music lyrics while telling a story through movement which can be fluid or abstract. We highly recommend dancers taking ballet class along with
contemporary/lyrical.

Musical Theater: A 1-hour musical theater class on Fridays is also offered at this age. This is a performance-based class that combines both dance and drama. Through a series of fun and challenging theater games, plus choreography to musical theater songs, students are encouraged to flex their creative muscles and exercise their own imaginations.

Pre-pointe/pointe: This is either a 30 minute (pre-pointe) or 45 minute class designed for the more serious ballet dancer.  This is allowed with the recommendation of the teacher and with 4 or more years of serious ballet training. Dancers must take 2 ballet classes during the week in order to take a pointe class.

Dance Experience Required: 4+ Years in Specified Dance Style 

Ballet: This is a one-hour class and a continuation of Intermediate I & II Ballet. We recommend dancers having done at least 1 year of the Intermediate level. This will be at the teacher’s recommendation & discretion. 

Jazz: This is a one-hour class and a continuation of Intermediate I & II Jazz. We recommend dancers having done at least 1 year of the Intermediate level. This will be at the teacher’s recommendation & discretion.

Tap: This is a 45 minute class and a continuation of Intermediate I & II Tap. We recommend dancers having done at least 1
year of the Intermediate level. This will be at the teacher’s recommendation & discretion.

Hip Hop: This is a 1 hour class and a continuation from Intermediate 1 & II Hip Hop. We recommend dancers having done at least 1 year of the Intermediate level. This will be at the teacher’s recommendation & discretion.

Contemporary/Lyrical: This is a 1-hour class incorporating elements from modern, ballet, and jazz. This is designed for intermediate to advanced dancers with previous training in ballet. It emphasizes interpretation of music lyrics while telling a story through movement which can be fluid or abstract. We highly recommend dancers taking ballet class along with
contemporary/lyrical.

Musical Theater: A 1-hour musical theater class is also offered at this age. This is a performance-based class that combines both dance and drama. Through a series of fun and challenging theater games, plus choreography to musical theater songs, students are encouraged to flex their creative muscles and exercise their own imaginations.

Pre-pointe/pointe: This is either a 30 minute (pre-pointe) or 45 minute class designed for the more serious ballet dancer.  This is allowed with the recommendation of the teacher and with 4 or more years of serious ballet training. Dancers must take 2 ballet classes during the week in order to take a pointe class.

This is offered to those dancers who want a stronger focus at a competitive dance level. Auditions are TBA due to the current situation but we will update you as soon as we have more information. Requirements are a 1 hour 15 minute ballet class and a 1 hour 15 minute jazz class. We recommend dancers attend the studio for a year before auditioning but they are welcome to audition if they feel ready.**

*There are many extra costs and commitments to ensemble than our normal recreational classes. Please make sure you are ready to make this commitment before auditioning for our ensemble.
** If this is something your dancer may be interested in please let us know so we can talk further on it and give you more specific information.

Open to all dancers in a Primary 2 dance class or older. This is open to dancers who are interested in dancing more often (this is
separate from our competitive dance ensemble). Dancers must be enrolled in a 1 hour combo class (ballet/jazz or jazz/tap class) or in a 1 hour ballet or 1 hour jazz class.  Performance teams will participate in extra events in the community and charity events throughout the year along with performing at the annual recital.

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