Class Descriptions

​​​​​2 Year Ballet

​Music, movement, balance and the basic dance steps are introduced in a fun, friendly and positive manner. The dancers do not have mom, dad or another loved one by their side during the class, so this class is great for children who will be able to participate in class on their own.  Our teachers will keep the music and curriculum moving along while taking an active role in encouraging, supporting and keeping the little dancer on track.



3/4 Year Combo

Students will enjoy expressing themselves through the art of dance in this fun and interactive class. This class is built on basic movements of Ballet and Tap, and is appropriate for the first-time dancer. At this level, students will learn challenging tap and ballet skills through imagination activities, movement games and singing. Dancers will enjoy learning basic ballet and tap terminology along with engaging activities. 



5/6 Year Combo

​​Dancers will enjoy this interactive class that builds on basic movements learned in the 3/4 combo class but is still appropriate for first-time dancers. The Tap portion of the class will concentrate on building confidence through mastering more difficult sounds, patterns and steps. The Ballet portion of class includes an introduction to the ballet barre and learning more challenging technical skills.



6/7 Year Trio

​This Ballet/Tap/Jazz class focuses on getting students ready to transition from combination type classes to our levels classes in a specific style of dance. Ballet class will include more challenging barre exercises while emphasizing basic terminology. The tap portion of the class will concentrate on developing intricate patterns and rhythms, while the jazz portion of class will begin to develop student's flexibility and balance skills.



5-7 Year Pom

A style seen performed by high school dance teams. Pom is a class designed to introduce dancers to the basics of proper jazz dance technique while including the sharp synchronized movements and visual effects of working with pom poms! For those students looking towards trying out for cheer and dance team, this class translates into these competitive performance styles.



5-7 Year Hiphop

This is an intro to Hip hop class. We will focus on the basics of different styles of hip hop.  Classes will encourage students to step outside of the box by bringing their own style and unique personality to the movement.



Level 1 & 2 Ballet/Lyrical

Students will learn classical ballet techniques and terminology. Each class includes barre exercises, center floor work, and across-the-floor combinations. As students progress through each level, curriculum will become increasingly more complex and intricate.  This class also gives students the opportunity to experience lyrical dance, which combines techniques and skills from ballet, jazz and modern. Students will also explore how lyrical dance emphasizes interpretation of music lyrics to tell a story with movement.



​Level 1 & 2 Jazz/Musical Theater

Jazz class will focus on learning proper dance technique.  We will learn isolations of the body, improve our performance quality and develop complex rhythms and patterns. Students will be exposed to various styles of jazz such as Broadway, Jazz Funk, and Contemporary Jazz to help develop a well rounded dancer. Class includes a proper warm-up, stretches, across-the-floor progressions, and combinations. As students progress through each level curriculum will become increasingly more complex and intricate.



Level 1 & 2 Tap

Tap classes are going to help your dancer develop rhythm, sound, and style. Students will learn a variety of tap styles. Exercises focus on building flexibility of the knee and ankles, coordination, and speed of the movement. Our main focus is on developing proper tap technique and having fun. As students progress through each level curriculum will become increasingly more complex and intricate.



Level 1 & 2 Hiphop

Hip hop is a high-energy class that includes the latest styles of street dancing, breaking, popping, and locking. Classes will encourage students to step outside of the box by bringing their own style and unique personality to the movement.  Class includes upper and lower body conditioning as well as a intense warm-up, because hip hop requires strength and stamina. 



8+ Year Pom

A style seen performed by high school dance teams. Pom is a class designed to introduce dancers to the basics of proper jazz dance technique while including the sharp synchronized movements and visual effects of working with pom poms! For those students looking towards trying out for cheer and dance team, this class translates into these competitive performance styles.  Class curriculum will include a proper warm-up and stretches, jazz, kick-line, turns, leaps, jumps, and Pom technique with concentration on complete and correct execution of motions. We will create fun, high energized Pom routines!



​Turns and Leaps 
This class is for students who want to take their dancing to the next level. During our class we will concentrate on turns, leaps, and combos across the floor. 



Ballet Technique
Technique class is for the dancer that wants to better their ballet technique. This class will strengthen their core. They will learn to execute better balance and turnout at the barre, in center, and across the floor.


Pre-Pointe (Invite Only)
Before beginning pointe work, a dancer must take ballet for 3 years. This will prepare dancers for a year before taking pointe class.



Pointe (Invite Only)
Pre-pointe is a prerequisite class.  This class is run similarly to other ballet classes in terms of focus and discipline. The difference, however, is that students wear pointe shoes, ballet shoes with a hard shank and a boxed toe.  This allows for the ballerina to go fully onto pointe while in releve. 



Beginners Tumbling

In this class we will work on flexibility, somersaults, cartwheels, bridges, and many other basic tricks.



Intermediate Tumbling

In this class, we move onto the skills of walk-overs, flips, and power tumbling.



AdvancedTumbling

In this level, we work at furthering the development of advanced tricks. Must have an aerial or back-handspring to take this class.



Teacher's Choice Combo Class
The teacher of this class will rotate the style of dance that they teach week by week.  This will train dancers to pick up choreography quickly.  It will have a workshop-like setting. (for advanced dancers)


Strength/Conditioning
This class will focus on building your strength and stamina.  As dancers we need a lot of both to help support the dance moves and tricks that we do.


Flexibility
This class is for students who want to become more flexible.  We will help students with exercises that will help stretch their legs and backs. 



Improvisation

​​In this class we will have an opportunity to explore our own movement potential through the use of internally motivated or self-directed activities. One will learn to move in their own direction.  



Student Choreography

In this class students will get the chance to choreograph a solo and a group for their peers.  We will use different practices and activities to create our work.