Dance Classes Offered
preschool and Kindergarten
These three levels of classes give the dancer a knowledge of tempo, levels, energy, and shapes. Imagery such as colors, emotions, and nature help excite the imagination. Pre-ballet and movement skills will also be introduced. Tap is introduced in Level 3. Ages 2 through 6.
All students are encouraged to study ballet because it is the foundation for the other dance styles, provides the building blocks for good technique, and provides the basis for most dance terminology. Ballet is wonderful for developing strength, balance, coordination, and flexibility. Ages 1st grade and up.
Utilizing Modern, Lyrical, Jazz, and Ballet techniques this class will allow the students to express emotion through their body and develop a more powerful stage presence. Ages 2nd grade and up.
This exciting class develops rhythmic skill and coordination. It is a favorite with children because they get to make noise with their feet! The dancers will be exposed to swing, boogie-woogie, musical theater, and be-bop. For ages 1st grade and up.
Hip Hop dance evolved from urban street dancing. This style incorporates the latest music with a broad spectrum of today’s movement while emphasizing individual expression. A knowledge of ballet and contemporary is helpful. Ages 2nd grade and up.
Contemporary music makes this class extra fun while the dancer gains flexibility, strength, and classic technique. Some of the many forms of jazz dance are musical theater, lyrical, and classic. A knowledge of ballet is helpful. Ages 3rd grade and up.
In Tumbling class the students get the opportunity to turn the world upside down! Tumbling challenges a dancer’s strength, coordination, flexibility, and balance while teaching skills that add flair to choreography.
Pointe should be studied when the student is sufficiently strong and possesses an understanding of ballet technique, not before. The student must have had 3 years of ballet, be in a ballet class, and have instructor permission. Age 11 and up.
The musical theatre class will incorporate different dance techniques while staying true to Broadway-inspired choreography and music. Dancers will fine- tune their performance and stage skills while they learn different styles choreography and movement.