CLASSES

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BABY BALLERINAS

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.

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 PETITE PERFORMERS

This 45 minute class is for our 5 and 6 year old beginners.  This class consists of 30 minutes of Ballet time where 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 minutes of introductory Tap will be added to this class to further enhance the skill base of these budding performers.  Students will learn basic steps through rhythm work and fun, upbeat music.

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LEVEL 1 TECHNIQUE

This 1 hour class is for 6 to 10 year old students with little or no dance experience. The class consists of 30 minutes Ballet and 30 minutes Jazz.
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.
Jazz will focus on introducing basic skills with an emphasis on beginning to build flexibility, working on musicality, and understanding stylization.

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LEVEL 2 TECHNIQUE

This 90 minute class is for our 6 to 8 year old dancers with previous dance experience.   


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.


Jazz will guide students through an upbeat stretch and isolations warm-up with a focus on beginning to build strength, flexibility, and stamina.  Jazz skills, such as various jump/turn/kick combinations will be taught through center floor work and across the floor progressions.

Lyrical will be introduced in this level.  Lyrical combines Ballet technique with jazz elements to create expressive and emotive movements.  Lyrical choreography tells the story of the lyrics of a song.  Students will begin learning the basic Lyrical concepts through center floor work, down the floor progressions, choreography combinations, and improvisation.

FOR SUMMER:  This level will have 2 evenings available per week.  First evening will offer Ballet technique and general Turn/Jump/Kick technique.  The second evening will offer Jazz and Lyrical, focusing more on choreography and combinations.

New students may take either or both evenings.  Competitive students are required to take both.

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LEVELS 3-5 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.**

FOR SUMMER: These levels will have 2 evenings available per week.

First evening will offer Ballet technique and general Turn/Jump/Kick technique.  The second evening will offer Jazz and Lyrical, focusing more on choreography and combinations.

New students may take either or both evenings.  Competitive students are required to take both.

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POINTE

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 beginning dancers.

**Pointe is for experienced dancers and is by teacher approval only**

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HIP HOP

Classes are available for dancers 4 years old and up. 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.

**Our Hip Hop music and choreography is always age appropriate and family friendly!**

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TAP

Tap is a dance form solely based on rhythm and sounds.  Tap shoes are used to make sounds on the floor as a form of percussion.  

FOR SUMMER:  We are offering a Beginning tap class for ages 8 and up!

Private classes are also available for dancers with more Tap experience.

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BEGINNING TEEN JAZZ/LYRICAL

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.

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ADULT HIP HOP/DANCE FOR FITNESS

This is a relaxed and no pressure class for adults of all levels looking to move and groove to improve their overall fitness.  Students will be guided through a stretch and warm-up, light conditioning, and a cardio dance combination.  The goal is to keep the heart rates up and have fun doing it!