Mommy and Me Ballet
Mommy and Me Ballet classes for ages 1 and 2 consist of creative movement, rhythm training, and introductory ballet steps. These 45 minute classes are a great mix of structure and fun! Moms dance with their ballerinas in these classes! Class attire is casual. Mommy and Me Students will not perform in our recital; however, we will have a very special performance for parents and friends at our studio at the end of the year!
Pre-School and 5&6 year olds
These classes consist of students ages 3&4 and 5&6. These introductory dance classes are structured to teach 30 minutes of ballet and 30 minutes of tap. Also included in the class curriculum are creative movement, locomotor skills and rhythms. We strive to develop their creativity and love of dance, along with the appropriate basic technique and body awareness skills.
**New for 5&6 year olds this year! - Jazz/Hip Hop Combo class - this class will teach introductory jazz and hip hop skills. We are excited to offer this class to our younger students this year!
Ballet is the foundation for dance and an excellent and necessary foundation for other forms of dance. Proper technique and terms are emphasized in all classes. Barre, center floor, and across floor combinations are taught to achieve a progression of advancement for the student. Classes are taught at the appropriate age and technique levels. Classical ballet is taught to ages 1 through adult.
Contemporary ballet is a form of dance influenced by both classical ballet and modern dance. It takes its technique from classical ballet, although it permits a greater range of movement that may not adhere to the strict body lines set forth by ballet technique. Many of its concepts come from the ideas and innovations of 20th century modern dance, including floorwork and contemporary music. Contemporary classes are for our students in Levels 4 - 6 and we also offer College/Adult Contemporary Class as well.
Pointe classes are by invitation only to advanced ballet students. Students must have very strong ballet technique and a proper level of physical strength determined by the instructor. Pointe students must have trained in our ballet program for many years.
Tap classes are geared to teach basic steps, correct terminology and the understanding of rhythmic patterns. Barre, center floor, and across floor combinations are taught to achieve a progression of advancement for the student. Tap combinations are constructed into routines at the appropriate age and technique levels. Tap is taught to ages 3 through adult.
Jazz classes start with warm-ups and stretching techniques at the barre and center floor. Classes consist of basic jazz movements including isolations, turns, and leaps. Barre, center floor, and across floor combinations are taught to achieve a progression of advancement for the student. Lyrical and contemporary styles of jazz are offered in older student classes. We strongly encourage jazz dancers to take ballet as well. Jazz is taught to ages 5 through adult.
This class is an introduction to the Musical Theater genre for young children. Classes will provide young students the opportunity to explore acting exercises, simple movement for musical theater and an introduction to singing. Students will learn songs and movement from current and classic musicals as well as the history of Musical Theater. This class is designed for ages 7 - 12.
Hip Hop classes offer a wide world of funk and street dance. Technique and combinations are taught in a progressive manner. Hip Hop classes encourage creative movement and self-expression. Hip Hop is offered to ages 5 through adult. Our hip hop classes include family friendly music and conservative appropriate dance moves. We also offer an All Boys Hip Hop Class on Monday for ages 5 - 12.
Adult classes are currrently offered in ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary and ballroom. These classes are conveniently offered in the evenings and are geared towards the adult who always wanted to take dance, or the college student who wants to continue taking dance classes. Classes are structured with warm-ups, technique and fun combinations. We have a punch card program that allows college students and adults to take classes as their schedule allows.
Intro to Ballroom
If you have a special event coming up or just always wanted to learn to partner dance, this is the class for you. Ballroom classes teach couples the fox trot, waltz, swing, mambo, cha cha and country western forms of dance just to name of few. Classes are taught in 5 week sessions and focus on one specialty each session. Give us a call for information on our current session.