2019-2020

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Mini’s   2 year olds

This is a 45 minute combo class of ballet, creative movement and acro.   

Ages 18 months to 3 years old (must be 2 years old by Christmas 2019).          

Child must be coming into the classroom by themselves by Christmas in order to participate in the recital. 

Tiny Tots  3 year olds

This 45 minute class is an introduction to classical Ballet and Tap. We will work on perfecting motor skills with creative movement. The imagination of each child is truly enhanced in this program.  For 3 - 4 year olds who are fully potty trained.  Must be 3 years old by September 1, 2019.

Combination Classes 

These are 45 minutes to 1 hour long classes consisting of half Ballet and half Tap.  We will work on body alignment, coordination, rhythm, creativity, technique and terminology.  These are fun classes and introduce the children to the wonderful world of dance.

    Beginning Combo:  4-5 year olds

    (Must be 4 years old by September 1, 2019 or have completed 1 year of Tiny Tots)

    Kinder Combo:    Must be entering Kindergarten     - 1 hour

    Intermediate Combo:  Must be entering 1st Grade  - 1 hour

    Advanced Combo:   2nd grade  -  1 hour.   At this level we begin to work at the Ballet Barre.           The children are ready at this age for the self discipline that barre work requires.  

    Senior Combo:  3rd & 4th grade  -  1 hour.   This combo class will continue to build on the skills       learned in Advanced Combo class including Ballet Barre work, intro to Jazz and Tap will get quicker and

    more difficult.  This class will really focus on technique in detail.  

             

      

Ballet, Tap & Jazz Classes for 4th-12th grades

    Level  I - Beginner level       

    Level II - Adv beginner             Placement by teachers

    Level III - Interrmediate           Placement by teachers

    Level IV - Adv level                  Placement by teachers

    Level V - Adv level (must be in high school)      Placement by teachers

   

    We have only 5 levels and so students will generally spend 2-3 years in each level.  

Acrobatics for ages 3-18 years old

Skills that involve the rotating and twisting movements of the body which are done in a slow, controlled manner. Usually employs the use of flexibility and counter balance.  All levels require teacher placement after Level I.  

Hip Hop for Kindergarten through 12th grade

A style of dance that incorporates street dance.  It redefines and reinvents many early vernacular jazz dances and movements.  Backed up by popular music. Placement for hip hop is done by grade. 

    Bop Hop:  For Kindergarten - 2nd Grade

    Hip Hop I:  3rd-5th Grade    

    Hip Hop II:  6th-8th Grade

    Hip Hop III:  9th-12th Grade 

 

Pointe by Audition only

Pointe is for the serious ballet student.  Students must be at least 12 years old and have 2 years or more of previous Ballet training.  Students must be taking Ballet III or higher.  You will need to know and understand the steps and their proper execution.  Auditions will be held at the end of the dance season for the following year.  No student will be put on Pointe until they are physically ready.  

Musical Theatre:  Utilizes all forms of dance dependent upon time, place and script needs. It has a strong basis in the social dances of each era and its historical influences. It has also been manipulated and influenced by individuals such as Jack Cole, Agnes DeMille, Jerome Robbins and Bob Fosse; each choreographer developing a style of their own. Musical Theatre is not only "danced" but also “acted".  

You must be taking a level I or higher Jazz or Ballet class in conjunction with this class. 

Contemporary:  Contemporary is a style of jazz that is very grounded and comes from the core. It incorporates contemporary elements of modern dance, ballet, jazz and other ethnic forms to a wide variety of music. For those dancers in Level IV or V.  Must be taking ballet or jazz class along with Contemporary.

Liturgical:  Liturgical is an interpretive style of dance. Students must also be taking a level III, IV or V ballet class along with Liturgical.

Lyrical:  A fluid style of jazz dance blending movements from European classical ballet, American modern dance and ethnic dance forms.  The choreographic expression of the performer, with respect to content and projection, interprets the lyrics and/or quality of the music. You must be taking a Level I or higher Ballet class in order to take a Lyrical class.  Levels II-III, placement by teacher for all levels.  

Leaps & Turns:  Main focus of this class is to make leaps & turns stronger.  This is not a recital class.  We will focus on flexibility and strength.  You must be taking a Jazz class in addition to Leaps & Turns.  Levels I-III, placement by teacher for all levels.

Adult Classes:  Any adult wanting to exercise & have fun!  Offering Jazz, Ballet, Tap & Dance Fitness.

Dance Fitness:  Dance Fitness is a medium to high impact workout using moves from Zumba and Lablast fitness which is a program started by Louis Van Amstel of dancing with the stars.

You will dance away your waist with fun music and weights all while learning some salsa,cha cha, and jive. All fitness levels are welcome. Hand weights and therabands are used (we provide).  Please bring a yoga mat with you.  Come join the fun. You can join our Remind 101 app and we will keep you updated with class day and times.  Dance Fitness is $5/class.  Join the Remind 101 to keep update with class times and days. This is a $5 drop in class. 

Private Lessons:  These can be scheduled when space and instructors are available.  

$45/30 minutes for registered students and $60/30 minutes for non-registered students.

The above descriptions are all just guidelines and are dependent on ability and teacher placement

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