Class Descriptions

TINY TOTS: 
 

  • A 30-minute creative movement class for ages 2.5-3 with a focus on Ballet, Classroom Etiquette, Independence and Musicality.

 

PRE-SCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN

  • Students have their own one-hour class which offers a combination of Beginner Tap, Ballet, and Tumbling.  They learn to work with a group as well as showcase their new skills onstage at the year-end recital.


GRADES 1 – 4

  • Students are offered half hour classes of Tap*, Ballet*, Jazz*, Acrodance*, Hip-Hop*, and Musical Theatre*.  All subjects are age appropriate and offered a routine in the upcoming recital. Minimum of 2 classes.


GRADES 5 AND UP

  • Students are offered 45 minute lessons in the traditional classes of Tap, Ballet, and Jazz.  Specialty classes such as Hip-Hop, Acrodance, Musical Theatre, Contemporary, Workshop, Lyrical* and Pointe* are typically one-half hour in length. Minimum of 2 classes. 


PRIVATE LESSONS

  • Available as one (30 minute) session per week.  Solo students work only on choreography unless otherwise discussed with the instructor.

See below for descriptions of offered class styles:  

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Tap

Students learn to “tap” out rhythms and patterns using toes, balls of feet and heels.  Fun for all ages; can be performed with or without music.  Common steps include shuffle, flap, cramp roll and many others.

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Ballet

Students learn classical dance that develops form, technique, and grace. This is the basis for all dance.  Proper body alignment and body placement is combined to produce clean, versatile dancers.

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Pointe

Rising to the tips of the toes while performing ballet steps, a strong ballet background is necessary. Ballet and our Pre-Pointe Program are both REQUIRED to train on pointe. 



*Students interested in this class need teacher recommendation.

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Jazz

A popular style to dance including funk, Broadway, salsa and classical using current upbeat music.  Often used in Musical Theatre, Jazz is a favorite of all dancers. 

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Musical Theatre

One of our most popular classes.  Singing, dancing and acting allows us to explore the many shows from Broadway. Become a star in this energizing class.

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Lyrical/Contemporary

These classes are designed for students grades 5+ with strong technique. The styles fuse Ballet and Jazz and are performed to music with meaning and passion. Students are REQUIRED to take both Ballet and Jazz in addition to Lyrical/Contemporary. 

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Hip Hop

The latest craze in dance, this street-style dance is sought after.  All classes are age appropriate with regard to dance steps and music selection.

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Acrodance

Learn fundamental Acrodance skills and acquire flexibility/strength in this class. Students will expand their range of motion while executing safe methods of Tumbling. Students are REQUIRED to take Ballet in addition to Acrodance.