Class Descriptions

 

Classes are listed in order of Beginner - Advanced.

Please note all age and grade specifications are guidlines...all students will be placed in the appropriate classes based upon behavior and technical ability, so please allow 1-2 weeks for our staff to evaluate which class will be best for your child.  We want all of our students to grow, learn, and most of all have fun...we never want our students to feel discouraged or bored in a class!

TADA TUMBLING & CREATIVE MOVEMENT (Age 2)  30 Minutes

A 30 minute pre-ballet class for new to younger 2's that helps develop flexibility, coordination, balance and grace using techniques from ballet, creative movement, gymnastics and playful educational games.  The purpose of this class is to introduce the child to the joy of movement and dance, while developing the child’s mind, increasing body awareness, and sharpening motor skills.

*Pink Leather Ballet Shoes (No Slippers or Elastic Ties)

REQUIRED BRAND + STYLE: Bloch Belle (Leather Full Sole) / Theatricals Neoprene Arch (Leather Split Sole) / So Danca SD-55 (Leather Full Sole)

*Any color leotard with pink tights. 

*Black leggings may be worn over tights.

*Skirts and tutu's are welcome as long as they are attached to leotard.

TUTU BALLET & TUMBLE (Age 3)  30 Minutes

A 30 minute fun filled introductory ballet class that helps develop flexibility, coordination, balance and grace using techniques from ballet, creative movement, gymnastics and playful educational games.  The purpose of this class is to introduce the child to the joy of movement and dance, while developing the child’s mind, increasing body awareness, and sharpening motor skills.

*Pink Leather Ballet Shoes (No Slippers or Elastic Ties)

REQUIRED BRAND + STYLE: Bloch Belle (Leather Full Sole) / Theatricals Neoprene Arch (Leather Split Sole) / So Danca SD-55 (Leather Full Sole)

*Any color leotard with pink tights. 

*Black leggings may be worn over tights.

*Skirts and tutu's are welcome as long as they are attached to leotard.

TUTU BALLET & TUMBLE TU (Ages 4-5 / Pre-K)  45 Minutes

A 45 minute fun filled introductory ballet and tumbling class for ages 4 - 5 that introduces dance techniques from several disciplines including ballet, creative movement, and gymnastics.

*Pink Leather Ballet Shoes (No Slippers or Elastic Ties)

REQUIRED BRAND + STYLE: Bloch Belle (Leather Full Sole) / Theatricals Neoprene Arch (Leather Split Sole) / So Danca SD-55 (Leather Full Sole)

*Any color leotard with pink tights. 

*Skirts and tutu's are welcome as long as they are attached to leotard.

TUTU BALLET & TAP (Ages 4-5 / Pre-K)  45 Minutes

A 45 minute preparatory combination class that will focus on learning basic dance techniques and terminology from ballet and tap disciplines.

*Black (Full Sole) Tap Shoes (No Ties - MUST Buckle/Velcro/Slip On)

REQUIRED BRAND + STYLE: Bloch Merry Jane / Capezio Mary Jane / Balera B70 Mary Jane 

Optional: Balera B150 Slip On Tap Shoes  / Theatricals Neoprene Insert Tap Shoes

*Pink Leather Ballet Shoes (No Slippers or Elastic Ties)

REQUIRED BRAND + STYLE: Bloch Belle (Leather Full Sole) / Theatricals Neoprene Arch (Leather Split Sole) / So Danca SD-55 (Leather Full Sole)

*Any color leotard with pink tights. 

*Skirts and tutu's are welcome as long as they are attached to leotard.

BEGINNER BALLET & TAP (Ages 5-6 / Grades K-1)  1 Hour

A 1 hour introductory ballet and tap combination class focusing on elementary technique, terminology, and combinations.

*Black (Full Sole) Tap Shoes (No Ties - MUST Slip On)

REQUIRED BRAND + STYLE: Balera B150 Slip On Tap Shoes  / Theatricals Neoprene Insert Tap Shoes

*Pink Leather Ballet Shoes (No Slippers or Elastic Ties)

REQUIRED BRAND + STYLE: Bloch Belle (Leather Full Sole) / Theatricals Neoprene Arch (Leather Split Sole) / So Danca SD-55 (Leather Full Sole)

*Any solid color leotard with pink tights. 

*Skirts are welcome as long as they are attached to leotard.

BEGINNER JAZZ + HIP HOP (Ages 5-7 / Grades K-2)  45 Minutes 

A fun 45 minute introduction to hip hop, jazz, and popular pop dance basics. (Age appropriate music and dancing are kept in mind.)

*Black Pastry Pop Tart High Top Sneakers

*Any solid color leotard / camisole tank top / racerback tank top with black leggings. (No Jeans / No Shorts)

 

BEGINNER JAZZ + TUMBLE  (Ages 6+)  45 Minutes

In this class students will have a chance to focus on learning the proper technique for leaps and turns from jazz, while increasing their strength and flexibility with exercises from gymnastics and tumbling.  We will be working on a jazz combination, in addition to bridges, somersaults, handstands, back bends, back walk overs, cartwheels, round offs, balance beam combinations, cheering jumps, strength and flexibility on a beginner level. 

*Black (Split Sole) Jazz Shoes (No Ties - MUST Slip On)

REQUIRED BRAND + STYLE: Capezio E Series / Bloch Neo Flex / Balera B80

*Any color leotard with pink or black convertible / footless tights or black leggings.

 

MUSICAL THEATRE VOICE 1  (Ages 6+)  45 Minutes

A 45 minute introduction to musical theatre and chorus basics!  In this class, students will learn how to count music, warm up their vocal chords,  sing individually and as a class...learn stage directions, how to project their voice on stage, portray a character and memorize lines through fun, interactive, games and make believe!

*Black (Split Sole) Jazz Shoes (No Ties - MUST Slip On)

REQUIRED BRAND + STYLE: Capezio E Series / Bloch Neo Flex / Balera B80

*Any color leotard with pink or black tights.

*Black leggings may be worn over tights.

BALLET JAZZ & TAP 1  (Ages 6-7 / Grades 1-2)  1 Hour 30 Minutes 

A 1.5 hour combination class that focuses on ballet technique through basic across the floor and center combinations - as well as an introduction to proper barre etiquette; secondary tap combinations and vocabulary; fun introductory jazz technique, including leaps, turns, and traveling basics. 

*Black (Split Sole) Jazz Shoes (No Ties - MUST Slip On)

REQUIRED BRAND + STYLE: Capezio E Series / Bloch Neo Flex / Balera B80

*Black (Full Sole) Tap Shoes (No Ties - MUST Slip On)

REQUIRED BRAND + STYLE: Balera B150 Slip On Tap Shoes  / Theatricals Neoprene Insert Tap Shoes

*Pink Leather Ballet Shoes (No Slippers or Elastic Ties)

REQUIRED BRAND + STYLE: Theatricals Neoprene Arch (Leather Split Sole) 

*Any solid color leotard with pink tights. 

*Skirts are welcome as long as they are attached to leotard.

BALLET JAZZ & TAP TU  (Ages 7-9 / Grades 2-4)  1 Hour 30 Minutes 

Prerequisite Prior Ballet Jazz & Tap 1 or training in all 3 genres of dance.

A 30 minute classical ballet class, including beginning barre exercises, focusing on proper body alignment and positions, secondary center work and across the floor combinations will be taught. 

A 30 minute secondary-intermediate jazz technique class that will introduce students to leaps, turns, and traveling sequences is taken in conjunction with a 30 minute secondary-intermediate tap combination and vocabulary class.

*Black (Split Sole) Jazz Shoes (No Ties - MUST Slip On)

REQUIRED BRAND + STYLE: Capezio E Series / Bloch Neo Flex / Balera B80

*Black (Full Sole) Tap Shoes (No Ties - MUST Slip On)

REQUIRED BRAND + STYLE: Balera B150 Slip On Tap Shoes  / Theatricals Neoprene Insert Tap Shoes

*Pink Leather Ballet Shoes (No Slippers or Elastic Ties)

REQUIRED BRAND + STYLE: Theatricals Neoprene Arch (Leather Split Sole)

*Any solid color leotard with pink tights. 

*Skirts are welcome as long as they are attached to leotard.

PRE-INTERMEDIATE - INTERMEDIATE JAZZ + TAP  [ Placement by permission of instructor only. ]  1 Hour

A 30 minute intermediate jazz technique class that will condition leaps, turns, and traveling sequences.  

This class is taken in conjunction with a 30 minute intermediate tap class that will focus on rhythm, musicality, and percussion.

*Black (Split Sole) Jazz Shoes (No Ties - MUST Slip On)

REQUIRED BRAND + STYLE: Capezio E Series / Bloch Neo Flex / Balera B80

*Black (Full Sole) Tap Shoes (No Ties - MUST Slip On)

REQUIRED BRAND + STYLE: Balera B150 Slip On Tap Shoes  / Theatricals Neoprene Insert Tap Shoes

*Any solid color leotard with pink tights. 

*Skirts are welcome as long as they are attached to leotard.

PRE-INTERMEDIATE - INTERMEDIATE BALLET  [ Placement by permission of instructor only. ]  1 Hour

This class will explore the fundamentals of ballet concentrating on proper body alignment, use of turn-out, increasing strength and flexibility, while learning proper ballet terminology and barre etiquette. 

*Pink Leather Ballet Shoes (No Slippers or Elastic Ties)

REQUIRED BRAND + STYLE: Theatricals Neoprene Arch (Leather Split Sole)

*Any solid color leotard with pink tights. 

*Skirts are welcome as long as they are attached to leotard.

*Hair MUST be pulled back into a ballet bun.

PRE-INTERMEDIATE - INTERMEDIATE LEAPS TURNS + LYRICAL (Ages 8+ / Grades 3+)  45 Minutes

In this 45 minute lyrical technique class students will focus on refining leaps and turns, while learning to incorporate the emotional story telling through the use of body language.  

*Capezio Turning Pointes 

*Any solid color leotard with pink or black convertible / footless tights.

INTERMEDIATE HIP HOP (Ages 8+ / Grades 3+)  45 Minutes  

A 45 minute upbeat class that will step outside of the box; exploring various styles of hip hop, street, and popular pop dances. (Age appropriate music and dancing are kept in mind.)

*Black Pastry Pop Tart High Top Sneakers

*Any solid color leotard / camisole tank top / racerback tank top with black leggings. (No Jeans / No Shorts)

INTERMEDIATE - ADVANCED BALLET (PRE-POINTE / POINTE Ages 12+) [ Placement by permission of instructor only. ]  TWICE A WEEK 

This class will explore the fundamentals of ballet concentrating on proper body alignment, use of turn-out, increasing strength and flexibility, while learning proper ballet terminology and barre etiquette.  Students are asked not to purchase pointe shoes until the instructor has approved the dancer’s ability to be on pointe…we will be making a class trip to be fitted for pointe shoes in November for approved dancers.

*Pink Leather or Canvas Ballet Shoes

REQUIRED BRAND + STYLE: Capezio Hanami (Canvas Split Sole) / So Danca SD-16 (Canvas Split Sole) / Bloch Synchrony or Pro Arch (Canvas Split Sole) / Theatricals Neoprene Arch (Leather Split Sole)

*Black leotard with pink tights.

*Hair MUST be pulled back into a ballet bun.

*Skirts are at the discretion of the instructor.

ADVANCED JAZZ [ Placement by permission of instructor only. ]  1 Hour  

A 1 hour advanced jazz technique and conditioning class.  Students will be working on multiple turn sequences, extensions, flexibility and leaps.

*Black (Split Sole) Jazz Shoes (No Ties - MUST Slip On)

REQUIRED BRAND + STYLE: Capezio E Series / Bloch Neo Flex / Balera B80 / Bloch Phantom

ADVANCED TAP [ Placement by permission of instructor only. ]  1 Hour

A 1 hour advanced -fast paced- tap technique class, focusing on rhythm, musicality, percussion, acapella and Broadway tap styles.

*Black (Split Sole) Slip On Jazz-Tap Shoes

REQUIRED BRAND + STYLE: Bloch "Flex Tap" / Capezio "Riff"

*Any solid color leotard / camisole tank top / racerback tank top with black leggings. (No Jeans / No Shorts)

ADVANCED MODERN & LYRICAL TECHNIQUE [ Placement by permission of instructor only. ]  1 Hour  

A 1 hour advanced cross combination modern and lyrical technique class; focusing on strength, flexibility, leaps and turns. This class also incorporates the emotional story telling through the use of body language taught in lyrical, which is complimented by the use of improvisational exercises from modern dance.

*Bare Feet or Tan Capezio Foot Undeez 

*Any solid color leotard with pink tights.

*Black leggings or black spandex dance shorts may be worn over pink tights.  (NO Soccer / Soffe Shorts)

ADVANCED HIP HOP [ Placement by permission of instructor only. ]  45 Minutes

An advanced hip hop class that will step up the pace; exploring various styles of hip hop, street, and popular pop dances. (Age appropriate music and dancing are kept in mind.)

*Gun Metal Pastry Pop Tart High Top Sneakers

*Any solid color leotard / camisole tank top / racerback tank top with black leggings. (No Jeans / No Shorts)

Teen - Adult  Class Descriptions

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TEEN-ADULT PILATES + BALLET BARRE   

NO REGISTRATION FEE -  8 WEEKS OF CLASS [ SEPTEMBER 25 - NOVEMBER 13 ]  $75

A 45 minute - 1 hour pilates and ballet barre workout - you will find no ballet music here - your buns, abs, legs, and arms will thank you later.  This class is here to  strenghten and tone your body!  Weights, thera-bands, pilates balls and mats are all provided! Come prepared to sweat in comfortable workout clothing!  This is a go at your own pace class and all exercises are modefiable to accomodate injury / lack of flexibility / balance. 

*Tennis Shoes / Bare Feet / Socks with Grippies / Ballet Shoes

*Comfortable Athletic Clothing

TEEN-ADULT HIP HOP WORKOUT

NO REGISTRATION FEE -  8 WEEKS OF CLASS [ SEPTEMBER 27 - NOVEMBER 15 ]  $75

A 45 minute - 1 hour cardio hip hop workout...come sweat it to the best hip hop jams while you dance + workout to the beat.

*Tennis Shoes 

*Comfortable Athletic Clothing

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