"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 monitors in the lobby. This help the students get ready for Pre-K and Kindergarden, and helps the students focus during class time.
This innovative program is developed by our very own Mr. Andy Peralas! Students are taught how to understand the depth of training correct muscle memory through all ballet, jazz, contemporary, modern and lyrical styles. The goal is to achieve their personal best in these styles.
Leaps and Turns 1/2
Beginner Leaps and Turns for students enrolled in levels 1 and 2 of jazz or ballet. In this class students focus on the skills needed to improve their current technique, and to add to their repertoire.
Leaps and Turns 3/4
Advanced Leaps and Turns for Students enrolled in level 3 and higher jazz or ballet. In this class students focus on the skills needed to improve their current technique, and to add to their repertoire.
For ages 6-9. 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.
For ages 10 and up. Kids will learn the foundation of beginner and intermediate 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.
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. **Must have teacher approval.
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 5 & Pointe/Pre-Pointe
Ballet 5 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. This class 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 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.
For ages 6-9. 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.
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. For ages 10 and up.
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.
Jazz 4 aims to help the dancer learn new advanced movement that will help them become a well rounded jazz dancer. Teacher approval required. 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.
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, leg hold turns and switch leaps.
Lyrical (incorporated in Jazz 2+)
Lyrical combines Ballet, Jazz, and Contemporary technique and puts emphasis on the interpretation of music and emotional portrayal.
Hip Hop 1
For ages 6-9. 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
For ages 10 and up. 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 3
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 4
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.
This class is for the dancer who is continuing to master 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.
For ages 6-9. 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.
Ages 10 and up. 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.
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 the following requirements: drawbacks, pick-ups, toe stands, riffs, rhythm rolls, time steps, turning buffalos and wings. Students will learn 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.
For ages 6-9. 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, and back bend kick overs.
For Ages 10 and up or approval by teacher if they have their back bend kick over. 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, front walk overs, and back walk overs.
This class is for students who are working on perfecting their back hand springs, and round off back hand springs. Teacher approval required.
Tumbling 4 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. **Teacher approval required.
Flexibility and Tricks
Flexibility and Tricks focuses on flexibility, balance, strength, and muscle control. In this class students will learn progressions of tricks from beginning, to intermediate, to advanced. Students will learn tilts, needles, scorpions, headstands, shoulder stands, acrobatics, flips, and other dance tricks that incorporate flexibility, strength, and even tumbling. If class rules are not followed, or your child does not have the maturity to follow directions they will be asked to not take this class as they could hurt themselves and safety is our first priority.
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.
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.
In this class we will explore contemporary dance movement founded in Ballet techniques through the use of the breath, contraction & release of the muscles, spiral/twist of the spine, opposition and weight transfer, and so much more.
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!
Tights and leotard.
May wear: Dance shorts, fitted top
Shoes: Ballet shoes or Half Soles
Hair: In a bun, all hair out of face
Dance Pants or Dance Shorts
Form Fitting Shirt or Leotard
Shoes: Jazz shoes or Half soles
Hair: Neatly pulled back out of face
Clothing that allows you to move around freely
Shoes: CLEAN Tennis Shoes or Sneakers
Dance pants or Dance Shorts (Must show your feet and allow you to move around freely)
Shoes: Tap shoes
Hair: Out of face
Comfortable clothing, preferably a leotard or a shirt that can tuck in.
Shoes: Bare Feet
Hair: Out of face
Clothing that allows you to move around freely
Shoes: Bare Feet, Jazz Shoes, or Half Soles
Comfortable clothing that allows you to move around freely
Shoes: Outside sneakers
Hair: Pulled out of face
Comfortable clothing that allows you to move around freely.
Bare feet, socks, or half-soles
Hair: Pulled out of face
Leotard with convertible or capri tights or leggings
(no bare legs, no full tights)
Hair: In a bun
Shoes: Bare feet
Relaxed and or fitted clothes.
Hair: Pulled back out of face
Shoes: Socks or Barefoot