Dance Class Descriptions
Preschool Dance Level 1 & 2 Ages 2 ½ – 4 ½ yrs The primary goal is to foster a love of movement. The creative component is quite large. Several fun or special activities happen in each class. For example, a scarf or musical instrument at the end can facilitate the dancer’s own physical expression. This class is designed for a student to master and build self-confidence. The vocabulary is set up to prepare students for Kinder Dance.
Pee Wee Hip Hop Ages 4 – 6 yrs This class is designed for the younger student. Our music choices and dance steps will be age appropriate. See Hip Hop below for class description.
Kinder Dance Level 1 & 2 Ages 4 ½ – 6 yrs Students learn the basis of movement found in Ballet and Jazz. The goal is to foster creativity, freedom and expression in movement, and a love of dance. The class includes concepts that are found in an older child’s dance class. By the end of the year the students can dance set work independent of the teacher, memorize simple exercises and sequences. The concepts will prepare the student for the following year when they graduate to Combo Dance.
Combo Dance 1 & 2 Ages 6 – 9 yrs Students will master basic steps in Ballet and Tap with an introduction to Jazz. The goal is to develop students grace, balance, coordination and timing. The student will develop skills to complete combinations across the floor and changing line formations. This is a 2-year program. Students will have the technical ability to advance into individual dance classes in all three styles of dance.
Hip Hop Ages 7 – Adult This fast, high-energy type of dance is seen in music videos and commercials. Dance moves seen in shows such as Janet Jackson, Britney Spears and N’Sync would be typical examples.
Combo Hip Hop & Tap Ages 5-10yr This class is great for Boys and Girls. Not sure what to take then try them both!
Ballet/Pointe Ages 7 – Adult Ballet class combines grace, beauty, strength and discipline. Students master their ballet posture, training at the ballet barre and technique across the floor. Students improve their physique, balance and poise. Advanced students progressing to Pointe shoes require teacher’s permission and attend 2 ballet classes per week
Contemporary Ages 7-over Blends interpretive dance and proper technique. Contemporary creates variations of what you typically see in Jazz and Ballet but with a more creative modern style. Stretching and balancing tricks help master this style. Contemporary is commonly seen on “So you think you can dance”.
Jazz Ages 7 – Adult This dance style is what’s seen in Broadway shows. It’s a more structured stage style of dance. Through combinations on the dance floor students improve coordination and balance. Students are introduced to a variety of musical choices from the classics to today’s hits.
Tap Ages 7 – AdultThis is a challenging and fun style of dance. Creative and rhythmic tap exercises enhance student’s coordination and timing. Dancers will be introduced to traditional and modern styles of tap dancing. Adult tap is offered in Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Levels and Tappin Dads special class!
Musical Theater Ages 7-over Learn all styles of Broadway dance moves. This class includes Acting, Theater Games and some Singing. The focus is on how to really perform and entertain and audience, just like in a Broadway show.
Mini, Youth, Sophomore, Jr and Sr Dance Teams We offer an intensive, team-oriented program for the serious dancer. Our dance teams perform in local parades, nursing homes and social events. Students participate in competitions, conventions and theme parks. Dance Team students are required to take Team Ballet and Team Jazz classes.
Birthday Dance Parties A unique themed birthday celebration for the child who loves to move. Choose Ballerina Princess, Hip Hop, Diva Dancer (high school musical or cheetah girl style) or a theme designed by you. Parties are 2 hours with additional 30 min. for set up and 30 min. for clean up. The children will have a dance class of their choice and teacher will face paint them during refreshment/gift time. We also help you set up, serve refreshments and cleanup. You bring the kids, cake and refreshments and we provide the fun!