CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Beautiful Beginnings (Ages 2-3.5): Join us for a fun class filled with new songs and fun movement!  Your child’s gross motor skills will grow and be challenged in lot’s of ways! Sign up ASAP as spots will fill up fast.

 

Creative Movement (3 yrs by Sept. 1): Designed to enhance creativity, musicality, and dance etiquette for young children ages 3 to 4. Concepts taught are the basics of Ballet introduced in a fun and nurturing environment. The classes provide a wonderful opportunity to develop a love for movement and dance.

Pre-Ballet/Pre-Tap (4 yrs by Sept. 1): This is a 45 minute class designed to provide dancers ages 4-5 with a variety and enjoyment in learning elementary basics in both Ballet and Tap. This class is meant to build off of our Creative Movement class. Dancers study basics steps, rhythm, clarity of sound and choreography. During the Ballet of the class, students learn basic alignment, use of rotation, positions of the arms and feet, French terminology, and combinations used in classical Ballet. During the Tap portion of the class, dancers will learn Tap elements that include: rhythm, articulation of feet, performance, Tap terminology, and combinations used in Tap. This class is the perfect opportunity for young dancers to build a foundation for a future in dance.

Beginning Ballet/Tap (5 yrs by Sept. 1)Designed to provide dancers 5-8 with a variety and enjoyment in learning elementary basics in both ballet and tap. Students study basics steps, rhythm, clarity of sound and choreography. Ballet students learn basic alignment, use of rotation, positions of the arms and feet, French terminology, and combinations used in classical Ballet. This class is the perfect opportunity for young dancers to build a foundation for a future in dance.

Ballet A-D: In these once a week ballet classes, students continue to learn ballet technique and vocabulary while they develop strength, flexibility, and musicality. More complex step combinations at the barre and in the center at introduced at this level. Individual expression through dance is encouraged at this level.

Ballet 1-5/6: Students are required to take classes twice a week beginning at Ballet 1. Students will continue to strengthen their ballet technique, flexibility, and performance. Combinations continue to increase in difficulty and variations are introduced at this level. Pre-pointe evaluation are offered during Ballet 2 and 3.Beginning and Intermediate Pointe classes are offered by invitation only . Emphasis is on the enjoyment of dance within the respect and discipline of classical ballet training.

Adaptive Dance: We will be stepping into or 3rd year of our adaptive dance class. This class is for dancers with all kinds of special needs. If you know someone the ages of 7-18 with a special need and would love to come to dance class each week and perform in our end of the year recital please be sure to tell them about this class! It is free of charge and totally fun. If we have enough in each age group we will split into 2 different classes It is Saturdays at 11:30-12:30. Teresa Cooper is our amazing teacher!! We have been so blessed To dance with these amazing human beings each week. Their passion, enthusiasm and love has been such a joy for us!

ModernThis is a 45-60 minute class that will focus on movement that includes asymmetry, connection to the gound, body contrations, exploration of different levels and planes, using spine fully (in all directions), and exposure to a wide variety of musical styles. This class will also focus on alignment and other body mechanics that will improve their movement and dance training.

JazzThis 45-60 minute class is offered for ages 7-18 years (length of class may vary by level). In jazz, students build on the basics and develop turning, leaping, and center combination skills. Jazz is filled with upbeat music, quick/sharp movement, and tons of fun!

Musical TheatreThis is a 45-minute class that will focus on Musical Theater elements. Classes will include instruction in musical theater dance technique, set to Broadway/Musical music. The dancers skills are closely related to Jazz. The class will also focus on performance quality and integrating acting in their dancing/presentation. This class is an an excellent opportunity for students to prepare for school or community theater auditions, as well as developing confidence and stage presence in young dancers.

Hip HopThis 45-minute class is offered to ages 7-19 years. This class will include high energy environment, strong movement, choreography, and will be set to hip hop music. Dancers will learn break dancing skills as well as music video style hip hop with one exception...all of our movement is clean and appropriate for all ages.

TapThis one-hour class is offered to ages 7-18 years. Our classes are rhythm tap and are lots of fun for those who want to use their feet to make music. Classes will focus on articulation of sounds, rhythm, tempo, choreography, and performance. And of course, Tap shoes are a must!

AcroThis 45-60 min class is based on safe and effective progressions with proven results in five divisions of Acro: Flexibility, Strength, Balancing, Limbering and Tumbling. Simple thoughtful progressions take the beginner preschool level dancer from log rolls and summersaults to the advanced dancer tumbling effortlessly across the stage! (Length of class may vary by level.)