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Class Descriptions

Classes for Ages 2-5

"My First Dance Class" is especially designed for 2-5 year olds. Each class has two teachers and class sizes are limited to 9 students. This class will teach kids the basics and foundations of Ballet, Tap, Hip Hop, and Tumbling and prepare them for Level 1 classes. In addition, this class will teach kids how to listen to their teachers, follow directions, line up, take turns, and share with one another. This is a wonderful class that will help your child, who may have never attended preschool or who is getting ready to start preschool, make a smooth transition and overall be beneficial to developing many useful skills. These are not parent participation classes and parents must watch from our tv monitor in the lobby. This help the students get ready for Pre-K and Kindergarden, and helps the students focus during class time.

Ballet

Ballet 1

Kids will learn the foundation of beginner level ballet technique and dance terminology. Each class includes barre exercises, across the floor, and center floor combinations. Ballet is the foundation of all dance styles and will prepare kids for other dance classes.


Ballet 2

This class will begin to challenge students who are already familiar with ballet technique and terminology. The class will begin to teach students the poise and grace of ballet while learning correct posture, strengthening and conditioning the body. Each class includes barre exercises, across the floor, and center floor combinations. Students are between the ages of 11 and up.


Ballet 3

This class is aimed for students who have years of experience and looking to perfect their technique. You must have teacher approval to take this class. Students will be tested on their ballet terminology and technique. Must have consistent and correct turns, leaps, and jumps. Each class includes barre exercises, across the floor, and center floor combinations.  



Ballet 4

Ballet 4 is for the semi-professional ballet dancer looking to become professional. Must have teacher approval and have advanced technique at the barre and in center. Almost all terminology must be known and be able to be executed. This class will start to perfect variations of well-known professional ballet's. 

Pointe

Pointe is for the advanced, strong dancer and is an invitation only class. You must be at least 11 to be "en pointe" as going on too early can damage children growth plates.

PBT

PBT Stands for: Progressing Ballet Technique

PBT is an innovative program developed by Marie Walton-Mahon. Students are taught how to understand the depth of training correct muscle memory, finding their ultimate turnout, lengthen behind the knees, and strengthen the metatarsals just to name a few. The goal, being to achieve their personal best in classical ballet, contemporary, modern, jazz, hip-hop etc… During this 60-minute focused session Hillary uses large and small fit balls & resistance bands to bring awareness to the students’ proprioception.  

*students please bring a yoga mat. 

Jazz

Jazz 1

Jazz combines ballet technique with modern dance skills. In this class students will begin to learn strength and flexibility as well as musicality, hand eye coordination, and establish personality and energy in their performance.


Jazz 2

This class will begin to challenge students with their jazz terminology and technique. Kids will begin to learn new dance moves, improve their strength and flexibility as well as continuing to develop their own personality in dance. Each class will include stretching, across the floors, and dance combos. For ages 11 and up.


Jazz 3

This class is aimed for students who have years of dance experience and are looking to perfect their technique. You must have teacher approval to take this class. Students are required to have consistent double pirouettes, floats, tilts and leaps. Each class includes stretching, across the floors and dance combos.


Jazz 4


Jazz 4 aims to help the dancer learn new advanced movement that will help them become a well rounded jazz dancer. To take this class, the dancer must have clean technique of everything that is required in the previous level, including a la seconds, triple pirouettes/pensil/coupe/corkscrew turns, flexibility, and strength. Each class, students will be expected to stretch themselves which will be followed by across the floors, and a dance combo.

 

Jazz 5

This is a pre-professional class and students are required to have many years of experience of ballet and jazz technique and terminology. You must have teacher approval to take this class. Students must have advanced flexibility, consistent 3+ turns, a la seconds, tilts/over-tilts, and leaps/over-split leaps. This class will begin to prepare our students for the real dance world with learning challenging dance combos and appropriate behavior for dance auditions. Each class, students will be expected to stretch themselves which will be followed by across the floors, and a dance combo. 

Lyrical

Lyrical combines Ballet, Jazz, and Contemporary technique and puts emphasis on the interpretation of music and emotional portrayal. This class is designed to be taken in addition to Ballet and Jazz classes for dancers to reach their full potential. Please ask us regarding placement

Contemporary

Contemporary is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz, lyrical, and ballet. Contemporary dancers strive to connect the mind and the body through the most up to date, fluid dance movements.

Hip-Hop

Hip Hop 1

This class will introduce students to the movement style of Hip Hop. They will begin to learn how to be creative and express themselves through dance. They will also begin to acquire the necessary skills and stamina to learn and perform dance choreography.


Hip Hop 2

This class is great for students who already have a background in hip hop. Students will learn to be comfortable with grooves, free-styling and adding personality to their dances. Each class will include warm ups, grooves, free-styling and a dance combo.


Hip Hop 3

This class starts to challenge students’ ability to learn a new dance in a limited amount of time and show their own personality while showing the textures of hip hop. Students are required to have years of experience to take this class and must have teacher approval. Each class includes warm ups, grooves, free-styling and a dance combo. To take this class, students must know     

basic tutting, waving, popping, understand textures, dancing on beat, confidence/performance, how to retain choreography and take note corrections from the teacher. 

Hip-Hop 4

This class is for the dancer who has mastered popping, tutting, grooves, textures, musicality, individual style, taking corrections, performance, free-styling, and matching others in a group. Students will be taking this class as a professional.


Tap

Tap 1

This class is designed to help students develop rhythm and recognize sounds while developing hand eye coordination. Students will learn the basics of tap, how to portray music with clear tap sounds, and bring energy and fun to the dance.


Tap 2

This class will begin to challenge students with more intricate tapping. Students must be familiar with tap terminology such as time steps, and buffalos. This class will improve students’ ability to make their taps clear as well as increasing the speed of taps within a dance.


Tap 3

This class is geared toward students with years of experience with tap terminology and technique. You must have teacher approval to take this class. Students are required to have their drawbacks, pick-ups, toe stands, riffs, rhythm rolls, time steps, turning buffalos and wings. Students will begin to learn about street tap and hoofing and add that into their tap foundation. This class will also teach students how to add personality to clean and clear taps.



Tap 4


This class is great for students who are ready to compete with tap. You must have teacher approval to take this class. Students are required to have tap 3 requirements plus syncopated pullbacks to a toe stand, scissors, one footed wings, one footed toe stands, one footed pullbacks. Students will learn street tapping and hoofing techniques and begin competing with tap. 

Tumbling

Tumbling 1

This class teaches the basics of tumbling and the correct form needed to be safe and successful. Students will be introduced to cartwheels, forward rolls, back walk overs, and the beginning stages back hand springs.


Tumbling 2

This class is for students who are working on perfecting their back hands springs, round off back hand springs, and start learning how to do their running and standing tucks.


Tumbling 3

Tumbling 3 is designed for serious students who are committed to perfecting their tumbling skills. Students will learn and progress in their aerials both front and side, tucks, layouts, and advanced tumbling passes.

Acro 2/3

Acrobatics focuses on flexibility, balance, strength, and muscle control. In this class students will learn advanced lifts with partners as well as individual tricks that incorporate flexibility and tumbling.Requirements are: enrollment in tumbling 2, left, right, middle splits, back flexibility and approval from the tumbling teacher. If class rules are not followed, or your child does not have the maturity to work with other students, they will be asked to not take this class as they could hurt another student by not following directions at all times.

Arco level 4/5

Acro (acrobatics) focuses on flexibility, balance, strength, and muscle control. In this class students will learn advanced lifts with partners as well as individual tricks that incorporate flexibility and tumbling. Because this is an advanced class, the requirements are as followed: enrollment in tumbling 3, left, right, middle splits, aerial, back handsprings, and approval from the tumbling teacher. If class rules are not followed, or your child does not have the maturity to work with other students, they will be asked to not take this class as they could hurt another student by not following directions at all times.

Musical Theatre

Musical Theater is a class that combines dancing and acting. The students dance to songs from musicals while working on developing the character they are portraying. The class focuses on blocking, roll-offs, formations, and dance moves that are commonly used in musicals and on broadway. 

Stretch and Conditioning

This is an open level class that is designed to help students improve their flexibility and muscle strength. Through a variety of stretches, exercises, and dedication, dancers will achieve their splits and over splits, improve back flexibility and turnout, strengthen feet and ankles, and learn the correct techniques of stretching and conditioning. 


Strength - Balance - Toning

This open level class is formatted with a variety of exercises designed to help dancers improve their endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, coordination, and balance which will improve dancers overall performance in every class. Bring a water bottle and your energy!

Dress Code

Ballet/Pointe

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Tights and leotard. 


May wear: Dance shorts, fitted top


Shoes: Ballet shoes or Half Soles


Hair: In a bun, all hair out of face

Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary

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Dance Pants or Dance Shorts

Form Fitting Shirt or Leotard


Shoes: Jazz shoes or Half soles


Hair: Neatly pulled back out of face

Hip-Hop

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Clothing that allows you to move around freely


Shoes: CLEAN Tennis Shoes or Sneakers

Tap

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Dance pants or Dance Shorts 
(Must show your feet and 
allow you to move around freely)


Shoes: Tap shoes


Hair: Out of face

Tumbling/Acro

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Comfortable clothing, 
preferably a leotard or a shirt that can tuck in. 


Shoes: Bare Feet


Hair: Out of face

Musical Theater

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Clothing that allows you to move around freely

Shoes: Bare Feet, Jazz Shoes, or Half Soles

Strength - Balance - Toning

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Comfortable clotheing that allows you to move around freely

Shoes: Outside sneakers

Hair: Pulled out of face

Stretch and Conditioning

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Comfortable clothing that allows you to move around freely.

Bare feet, socks, or half-soles

Hair: Pulled out of face

PBT

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Leotard with convertible or capri tights or leggings (no bare legs, no f

ull tights)

Hair: In a bun

Shoes: Bare feet