Classes

TUTU'S & TIARAS

This is a 30 minute class designed for your preschooler/kindergartner to explore dance through story telling and creative movement. This is a highly creative class where students will be introduced to the basics of classical ballet (terminology and positions) in an age appropriate method.

Attire:  Hair up in a bun or pony tail. Pink or white tights, any color leotard, ballet skirt (optional) and pink ballet slippers.

Levels:  Ages 3-5. No previous dance experience required.

 

CREATIVE MOVEMENT

This is a 30 minute class which serves as a basic introduction to hip hop dance for the younger student. Using games and music, the class focuses on rhythm, musicality and basic footwork. It is a great way to get kids moving!

 

Attire:  For both boys and girls comfy easy to move in attire with a dedicated pair of sneakers.

 

Levels:  Ages 3-5. No previous dance experience required.

 

LIL' HIP HOPPERS

This is a 30 minute class which serves as a basic introduction to hip hop dance for the younger student. Using games and music, the class focuses on rhythm, musicality and basic footwork. It is a great way to get kids moving! 

Attire: For both boys and girls comfy easy to move in attire with a dedicated pair of sneakers. 

Levels: Ages 3-5. No previous dance experience required.

 

BALLET

The Ballet curriculum is designed to help dancers create a strong foundation through repetitive movement, of ballet vocabulary, discussion, and exploration. With focus on creativity, discipline and technical development, dancers work in a nurturing atmosphere to build confidence and life/dance skills. Ages 6-11 years old will have a recital dance in our yearly Dance Showcase and ages 12+ will NOT be in our yearly Showcase. This is to allow our pre-teen/teens to work throughout the year to ensure their technique is the number one focus!

 

Attire:

Girls: Hair up in a bun or ponytail.  Leotard tights and spandex shorts, leotard tights and skirt, or leotard and leggings. Leotard and tights may be any color. Ballet slippers are required.  All attire MUST be form fitting so the teacher(s) may see your body alignment.

Boys: Form fitting t-shirt, sweat pants, or basketball shorts, and black ballet slippers are preferred however, NOT required boys may also wear socks.  

 

Levels:

Intermediate Ballet  ages 9-11

45 minute

Requires no previous dance experience and may have 1 year of Ballet training.

 

Intermediate/Advanced ½ Ballet 10+  (non-performance class)

60 minute

Requires Teacher Approval.  

 

Advanced ⅔ & ¾ Ballet 12+

60 minute

Requires Teacher Approval.  

 

LYRICAL / CONTEMPORARY

This is a fusion of ballet, modern, hip hop, and jazz technique. Expression from inner emotions is a primary factor in choreographing and interpreting this art form.  Lyrical/Contemporary dance interprets music and words, showing the emotion of the contents of the music.

 

Attire:

Girls: Hair up and out of the face.

Form fitting top, leggings or spandex shorts and bare feet.

Boys: Form fitting t-shirt, sweat pants or basketball shorts and bare feet.

 

Levels:

Beginning Lyrical/ Jazz/ Contemporary ages 6-8

45 minute class

Requires no previous dance experience.

 

Intermediate Lyrical/ Jazz/ Contemporary ages 9-11

45 minute class

Requires no previous dance experience and may have 1 to 3 years of some form of Jazz or Ballet training.

 

Intermediate ⅔  Lyrical/ Contemporary ages 12+

60 minute class

Requires 2 to 3 years of some form of Jazz or Ballet training.   

 

Advanced 1/2 Lyrical/ Contemporary ages 10+

60 minute class

Requires Teacher Approval.

 

Advanced 2/3 Lyrical/ Contemporary ages 12+

60 minute class

Requires Teacher Approval.

 

Advanced 3/4 Lyrical/ Contemporary ages 13+

60 minute class

Requires Teacher Approval

JAZZ

Jazz dance classes are both fun and energetic while building a student's dance vocabulary. Jazz dance uses many of the techniques from other forms of dance and allows students to bring out their individual dance style and originality. There is a strong emphasis on proper execution while focusing on fundamental jazz dance technique.  

 

Attire:

Girls: Hair up and out of the face.

Form fitting top, leggings or spandex shorts and bare feet.

Boys: Form fitting t-shirt, sweat pants or basketball shorts and bare feet.

 

Levels:

 

Beginning Lyrical/ Jazz/ Contemporary ages 6-8

45 minute class

Requires no previous dance experience.

 

Intermediate Lyrical/ Jazz/ Contemporary ages 9-11:

45 minute class

Requires 1 to 3 years of Ballet or Jazz training.

Intermediate ⅔ Jazz Tech

60 minute class

Requires 2 to 3 years of Ballet or Jazz training.

 

Advanced ½ Jazz ages 10+

60 minute class

Requires Teacher Approval.

 

TURNS & TECH

(non-performance class)

Turns & Tech is a class designed for Advance dancers to help them focus on their core strength, power and technical skills associated with several standard ballet and jazz turns and leaps. A turn is a controlled rotation on one or both feet and requires knowledge of ballet and jazz technique to understand. The portion of the class that focuses on Turns will surely allow dancers to improve and become more confident in the consistency of their balance and number of rotations in their turns. The leaps portion of this class will emphasize flexibility, extension and power and with consistent attendance dancers will definitely see a huge improvement in their leap technique. This class will NOT be in our yearly Dance Showcase.

 

Attire:

Girls: Hair up and out of the face.

Form fitting top, leggings or spandex shorts and bare feet.

Boys: Form fitting t-shirt, sweat pants or basketball shorts and bare feet.

 

Advanced ½ ages 10+

45 minute class

Requires Teacher Approval.

 

Advanced ⅔  ages 12+

45 minute class

Requires Teacher Approval.

 

Advance ¾ ages 13+

45 minute class

Requires Teacher Approval.

 

JAZZ / FUNK

This class is a combo/choreography class incorporating different styles of jazz, funk, commercial style and Hip Hop dance. It is fast paced, upbeat and the perfect class for the dancer who loves both Jazz and Hip-Hop!

 

Attire:

For both girls and boys comfy clothing and a dedicated pair of sneakers.

 

Levels:

 

Advanced ⅔ Jazz/ Funk ages 12+

60 minute class

Requires Teacher Approval.

 

Advanced ¾ Jazz/ Funk ages 13+

60 minute class

Requires Teacher Approval.

 

Teen/ Adult Heels ages 16+

60 minute class

Requires 1 to 2 years of some form of dance training.

 

HIP HOP

This is a high-energy dance form using the latest music mixed with movements that are influenced by some of today’s top video choreographers. Classes will provide a structured method of learning various styles of movement in a fun and vibrant environment. Each class will incorporate dance combinations and routines and will encourage individual expression and personal style.

 

Attire:

For both girls and boys comfy clothing and a dedicated pair of sneakers.

 

Levels:

Beginner Hip Hop ages 6-8

45 minute class

Requires no previous dance experience.

 

Beginner ⅔ Hip Hop ages 6-8

45 minute class

Requires 1 to 2 years of dance training.

 

Intermediate Hip Hop/ Breaking ages 9-11

45 minute class

Requires no previous dance experience or 1 to 3 years of some form of dance training.

 

Intermediate Hip Hop ages 9-11

45 minute class

Requires no previous dance experience or 1 to 3 years of some form of dance training.

 

Teen/ Adult Hip Hop ages 16+

60 minute class

Requires no previous dance experience or 1 to 3 years of some form of dance training.

 

Intermediate ⅔ Hip Hop ages 12+

60 minute class

Requires 2 to 3 years of some form of dance training.

 

Advanced ½ Hip Hop ages 10+

60 minute class

Requires Teacher Approval.

 

Advance ⅔  Hip Hop ages 12+

60 minute class

Requires Teacher Approval.

 

Advance ¾ Hip Hop ages 13+

60 minute class

Requires Teacher Approval.

 

BREAKING / FREESTYLE

This class will teach you all of the styles created back in the day by the first B-boys and B-girls from NYC to California.  By learning to express your moves in a freestyle form you will be ready for battle in any situation.

 

Attire:

For both girls and boys comfy clothing, a dedicated pair of sneakers, and a beanie (a winter hat) on hand.

 

Levels:

Intermediate Hip Hop/ Breaking ages 9-11

45 minute class

Requires no previous dance experience or 1 to 3 years of some form of dance training.

 

Advanced ½  Breaking/ Freestyle ages 10+

45 minute class

Requires Teacher Approval.

 

Advanced ⅔ & ¾ Breaking/ Freestyle ages 12+

45 minute class

Requires Teacher Approval.

 

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