Mommy and Me (age 2-3 years old)
Classes for Ages 2-8
45 minutes of interaction with your toddler to upbeat and fun music. We will use props to guide the children through music, movement, basic ballet, and basic tap curriculum. Parents are encouraged to participate and to help guide their children through the exercises.
Creative Movement (3-4 year old)
This class develops motor skills while exploring creativity. Dance is a wonderful way to introduce students to a class setting. Class begins with fun stretch exercises, followed by an introduction to basic ballet, modern and jazz techniques. Each class also incorporates an across the floor which focuses on motor skill development through jumping and leaping, and a creative activity such as dancing out a story. Students learn the importance of respect as our only rule and are encouraged express their opinions and creativity in ways that are respectful to the class, themselves and the teacher.
Basic ballet introduction. Small props will continue to be used. We will learn proper body positioning, correct terminology, all while having a great time! We will also learn a few small choreographed dances to be performed at our end of the session recital.
Continuing to build on what we have learned in Ballet I, we will learn more positions, more complex combination of steps and will work on class etiquette and some history of ballet.
Introduction to tap. We will learn all of the basic steps of tap dancing as well as work on simple combination steps. We will also work on rhythm activities. A few small choreographed dances will be learned to perform for our end of the session recital.
We will continue to build on what we learned in Tap I, adding more complex combination of steps. Children will be given the opportunity to choreograph their own combination as well!
Age appropriate music will be used while we learn basic Jazz movements. We will learn several styles of Jazz and will stress correct body placement. A small routine will be learned to perform for our end of the session recital.
We will continue to work on our basic jazz movements while adding in more complex across the floor combination as well as continue to work on our center work including turns and jumps. The students will be given an opportunity to choreograph small sections of the dance they will learn to perform for the end of the session recital. Age appropriate music and costumes will be used!
Classes for Ages 8-adult
Ballet/Tap I (ages 8-10)
This is a combination ballet/tap class. It will last 1 hour. Students will learn ballet fundamentals and terminology while developing strength, confidence, balance, and flexibility. They will also get an introduction to basic tap fundamentals and terminology.
Ballet/Tap II (ages 10-12)
This is a combination ballet/tap class. It will last 1 hour. Ballet for this age group reinforces the basic concepts and then gradually moves the students into the traditional ballet class format of barre followed by center exercises. Students will work on memorization of ballet terminology and more difficult combinations. This class is also designed to refine tap skills, while moving beyond the fundamentals of tap.
Teen Ballet (ages 13-18)
This is a one-hour ballet class. Core body strength, arms (port de bras) and correct turn out based on a student’s anatomy and muscular development are emphasized at the barre. Center work is focused on the basics of adagio (slow controlled combination), preparation for pirouettes, simple turns across the floor, petit allégro and grand allégro.
Tap II/Teen tap (ages 13-18)
This class is 1 hour. It is designed to refine tap skills, while moving beyond the fundamentals of tap. Students will put the fundamentals to work by learning new steps, rhythms, patterns, and combinations.
Jazz I (ages 8-10)
This class is a 1-hour introduction to jazz dance. Jazz is a fun filled class focused on improving technique, strength, and flexibility, which will enhance student’s jumps, turns, and stage performance.
Jazz II (ages 10-12)
This energizing class will teach coordination, strength, and flexibility with fun exercises and across the floor movement. Eventually, this class will build to center combinations of choreography.
Teen Jazz (ages 13-18)
Teen Jazz increases the complexity of combinations and emphasizes the further development of technique and style. Students will master multiple turns, quicker jumps and difficult progressions.
Adult Jazz/Contemporary (ages 18)
Typically the style of dance you see on Broadway, concerts or television. Students warm up with stretching, isolations, strengthening exercises, and "across the floor" exercises such as turns and leaps.