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CLASS DESCRIPTIONS 2023/24

All classes meet 1 hour per week and cost $55 per month with the exception of Advanced Ballet and the Performance Class which are 1.5 hours per week and $65 per month. Discounts are applied for families enrolled in multiple classes. All students will have the opportunity to perform in the December Christmas Recital and Spring Showcase.

 

 

Jazz Combo Classes (Ages 3-8)

Ballet/Jazz combo classes are offered for 3-5 year olds (Ballet/Jazz I) and 6-8 year olds (Ballet/Jazz II). Classes will focus on the fundamentals of both ballet and jazz. The class structure will include a warm up and stretching, ballet basics, jazz basics, across the floor activities, fun movement songs, and obstacles courses to further the understanding of new concepts. No prior experience  necessary! Click here to register.

Ballet/Tap Combo Classes (Ages 3-8)

Ballet/Tap combo classes are offered for 3-5 year olds (Ballet/Tap I) and 6-8 year olds (Ballet/Tap II). Classes will focus on the fundamentals of both ballet and tap. The class structure will include a warm up and stretching, ballet basics, jazz basics, across the floor activities, fun movement songs, and obstacles courses to further the understanding of new concepts. No prior experience necessary! Click here to register.

Hip Hop (Ages 6-11)

This class will teach the basic and fundamental movements of hip hop. It will combine street dance with jazz and funk. Movements will be clean and the class will focus on musicality, groove, footwork, rhythm, isolations and dynamics. No prior experience necessary! Click here to register.

Jazz II-III (Ages 6-11)

This class will teach basic jazz technique. Dancers will work on dance basics such as stretching, strengthening, isolations, coordination and musicality, basic turns, jumps and other across the floor movements. This class will be upbeat and include lots of fun activities! Jazz may be taken along side a ballet class or on its own. No prior experience required. Click here to register.

Ballet I-IV Classes (Ages 3+)

Dancers in Ballet I-IV Class are placed according to their age (however occasionally students may be moved if another class is deemed a better fit. That decision would be made between parent and instructor). Classes will build on fundamentals learned in the previous level, but will also be geared towards the students within that specific class. However, no prior experience is required for these classes! Click here to register.

 

Dancers in Ballet IV may inquire about taking the Pre-Pointe class in addition to their ballet technique class and a teacher will access their strength and alignment in order to determine if it is safe for the dancer to go en pointe. Permission and prior experience required.

Advanced Ballet (Ages 12+) 

This class is by permission only and will focus on more advanced steps, complex combinations and increased understanding of correct alignment. Students will be expected to understand and apply verbal corrections and demonstrate increased artistry and musicality. Click here to register.

Students in Advanced Ballet may enroll in Pre-Pointe with teacher approval. 

Pointe Classes (Ages 12+)

Pointe classes are by permission only and co-enrollment with a ballet technique class (either Ballet IV or Advanced Ballet). When taking pointe, it is crucial that students continue to improve their technique in flat shoes as well. This will help them with strength and the proper technique and alignment needed to safely do pointe. Beginning pointe classes will focus more on strengthening the muscles and proper pointe technique, as well as basic exercises at the barre. Intermediate and advanced pointe classes will continue to focus on strengthening muscles and proper technique, but will expand to doing combinations center, across the floor and learning more difficult steps. Click here to register.

Contemporary (Ages 10+)

This class can be taken along side a ballet class to deepen a dancer's understand of multiple techniques or be taken on its own. Difficulty will adjusted based on the students in the class. This focus of this class will be on some basic modern technique, floorwork, across the floor exercises, jumps, turns, and more. Dancer's will also learn more about artistic expression and emotion and the role they play in performing. No prior experience necessary! Click here to register.

Musical Theater/Jazz (Ages 10+)

This class with combine solid jazz technique and the musicality, creativity and performance quality of musical theater. Class will be begin with a dynamic warm up, stretching, and occasional strength and conditioning. Students will learn jazz steps and technique, focus on increasing balance, working on pirouettes, doing across the floor combinations and periodically learn short combos. Dancers will also learn more about performance quality, facial expressions and just having fun while dancing and performing. Dancers are welcome to take this class along side a ballet technique class or on its own. No experience necessary! Click here to register.

Performance Class (Ages 6+) 

“Performance Class” is intended for students who wish to participate in dance productions. Dancers in this class will need to be able to wait quietly for their turns at rehearsal, wait backstage until their turn to dance, focus on learning choreography quickly, have an enthusiastic and mature approach to dance, and understand the seriousness of practicing choreography outside of class. Since all age groups perform together, it is crucial every student is prepared for these responsibilities. We will be performing the Nutcracker in December and creating another original ballet in the Spring. 

We are committed to making dance and performing something that is available to everyone regardless whether they have past dance experience or not. We will work with all skill levels so there is no prior dance experience required! Dancers are encouraged to participate in this supplemental class along with a technique class but may also take it on its own. Click here to register.

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