This 30 minute class is for our 3 and 4 year old beginners. Students will be introduced to the wonder of dance through engaging songs, games, and props. Focus will be on fun while building gross motor skills and learning beginning Ballet basics such as the 5 positions, plié, tendu, passé, relevé, and chassé.
This 45 minute class is for our 5 and 6 year old beginners. Students will learn through engaging songs, games, and props while expanding on the Ballet basics introduced in Baby Ballerinas. Memory skills will be honed as basic terminology and step combinations are introduced. 15 minute Intro Tap may be added to this class for those interested.
This 30 minute class is for 6 to 10 year old students with little or no dance experience. Focus will be on introductory Ballet technique, skills, and terminology. Students will be guided through a stretch and warm-up, basic barre and center floor work, and begin working on traveling skills down the floor.
INTRO TO DANCE
This 30 minute class is for 6 to 10 year old students with very little or no dance experience who are looking to begin their formal dance training but may be unsure where to start. Each week will feature a different dance style including Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Hip Hop, and Tap. This will give students a small taste of each genre and help them determine which style they would most like to continue with in the Fall.
LEVEL 1 TECHNIQUE
This 90 minute class is for our 6 to 8 year old dancers. Students will receive 45 minutes of Ballet and 45 minutes of Intro Jazz each week. Ballet will move from introduction of basics to a more structured approach to proper technique. Students will be guided through a combination of barre work, center floor work, and across the floor progressions.
Intro Jazz will guide students through an upbeat stretch and isolations warm-up with a focus on beginning to build strength, flexibility, and stamina. Basic jazz steps will be taught through a combination of center floor work and across the floor progressions.
LEVELS 2-4 TECHNIQUE
These 2 hour classes consist of 1 hour Ballet and 1 hour Lyrical/Jazz.
Students are trained in Classical Ballet through a combination of barre work, center floor work, and across the floor progressions. Particular focus is on correct terminology and understanding body mechanics/basic anatomy and physiology in relation to achieving proper technique.
Combined Lyrical and Jazz technique is taught through Pilates and Yoga based conditioning work for continuing strength, agility, and flexibility. Center floor work and across the floor progressions build balance, control, and consistency with a focus on turns, jumps, and extensions.
**Level placement is determined by age/dance experience and is at the teacher's discretion.**
Pointe work advances Classical Ballet technique to fully supporting the body on the tips of the toes in Pointe shoes. This requires increased strength and development in the feet, ankles, and legs as well as a strong and engaged core. Pointe is not for beginner dancers.
**Teacher assessment and approval needed for this class.**
Classes are available for 5 to 7 year olds (30 minutes) and 8 years old and up (45 minutes). Students will be engaged in fun, high energy, challenging choreography and gain exposure to various styles within the Hip Hop genre such as Krump, Tutting, and Afrobeats.
Currently offered as private lessons. Curriculum will be based on the individual student's experience and level of ability.
This is a class for beginning students ages 12 and up. Focus will be on building confidence while learning the very basics in jazz and lyrical technique. Students will be guided through a stretch and warm-up, learn introductory skills center floor, and move to progressive step combinations as skills grow. Older beginners will feel comfortable in this relaxed and recreational level class.