A basic introduction to dance that inspires joy for the art of dance while building strength, rhythm, and coordination. Through props, fun music and basic routines, students learn fundamental steps for ballet, tap, jazz, and tumbling.
45 mins, $75/quarter, ages 4-10
Foundational technique and steps for classical ballet and tap. Ballet class includes barre and center floor work for strength and balance, steps across the floor for coordination, turns, leaps and choreography. Tap class uses fun, contemporary music to teach tap steps and rhythm.
Foundational jazz technique like leaps, turns, kicks, and basic musical theater steps. Age appropriate Hip Hop music and moves teach students rhythm, jumps, floor work, improvisation, and choreography.
45-60 minutes for pre-pointe and 60-75 minutes for pointe, $75/quarter for 1 class a week, $95/quarter for 2 classes, $125/3 classes, ages 8-18
Following the Royal Academy of Dance curriculum, classes develop ballet technique and advanced steps. Ballet curriculum includes a monthly standardized barre, center floor, and progression routine so students build strength, develop technique, and learn leaps, turns, and other movements. Students in pointe shoes will learn strengthening exercises and pointe choreography.
Builds on fundamental class with a more in depth exploration of classical American jazz technique and movement that focuses on building flexibility, strength, expressiveness, and center floor turns, jumps, and choreography.
Age appropriate Hip Hop music and moves teach students how to bounce in rythym, improvise, and pick up choreography. Students learn real Hip Hop movements like jumps, turns, slides, footwork, b-boy bounce steps, floor work, popping, locking, and choreography.
Creative movement is offered every day of the week with a variety of daytime, evening, and weekend times to suit any schedule. Creative Movement teachers are energetic and patient as little ones discover the joy of dance through a tested curriculum that uses fun music and props.
Children Ages 4-10
Most Dancers Start with Ballet and Tap for foundational technique. The class includes 30 minutes of ballet barre, center floor work for strength and balance, steps across the floor for coordination, turns, leaps and choreography in addition to 15 minutes of tap to develop rhythm and footwork.
Pre-Teens and Teens
Classes for beginner to advanced pre-teen and teen dancers. Advanced dancers should take Modern and/or Classical Ballet with ala carte classes Jazz, Tap, and/or Hip Hop. Beginner teens and pre-teens should consider Modern Ballet, Jazz, and/or Hip Hop classes that are labelled beginner teen on the schedule. Students may take ala carte classes without taking a ballet class.
Advanced and Serious Dancers
Advanced Ballet classes are available throughout the week so serious students can take multiple technique classes. Intermediate and advanced Jazz, Hip Hop, and Tap classes are available multiple times a week.
Males are welcome in any class. Most Jazz/Hip Hop classes have males in them, and there is a male only hip hop class on Tuesdays.