Ballet/Tap Combo (ages 4yrs-6yrs):
Combining genres of dance, this class will develop your child’s coordination as well as an understanding of dance concepts and terminology. Dance genres covered in each session are ballet, tap, and creative movement.
Preparatory classes are designed for students ages approx. 5-9yrs and serves as an introduction to ballet. Preparatory classes use familiar, fun movements to stretch and strengthen the body and to teach fundamental ballet skills. No ballet experience needed.
Beginning Ballet 1-3: Placement by instructor only. Mandatory 2 ballet classes weekly. More advanced stretching and strengthening exercises are given, barre work is introduced with a greater emphasis on vocabulary and terminology. Training is in Vaganova and Bolshoi methods. A minimum of 1-3 years of ballet experience needed.
Ballet level 4-7; POINTE/Teen-Adult Intermediate: Minimum 3-6 years of ballet training. Mandatory 2 ballet classes weekly. By instructor placement only!
These advanced levels challenge the student with more complex combinations at the barre and in the center. These classes have extra time for Pre-POINTE or POINTE.
Beginning Teen/Adult Ballet: This class is designed for dancers ages 12years-Adult. Training is in Vaganova and Bolshoi methods. This class will focus on Barre and in the center work. No experience required.
Jazz classes combine basic jazz technique and fun, upbeat music and choreography (with no suggestive lyrics/movements) to develop the dancers’ coordination, rhythm, flexibility, and self-expression. Jazz dance can take on many different characteristics and styles, including Street Jazz, Percussive, Broadway, Contemporary and Lyrical. Jazz-7yrs and up. Pre-jazz is for children 5-7yrs old.
Tap classes teach rhythm, coordination, basic tap terminology and choreography. The rhythm and movement of tap, created by the metal taps on the heels and toes of a dancer’s shoes, transforms the dancer into a percussive musician. Ages: 7yrs and up.
Acrobatics/Tumbling: This is a basic acro/tumbling class for girls and boys. The class covers balance and flexibility, headstands and handstands, cartwheels, and basic tumbling. Strengthening is developed to begin more complex techniques including handsprings and backbends. Ages: 4yrs and up.
Private classes are available