Tiny Tots: ages 2-3 years old. A combination class of creative play combined with ballet movements. As students practice, they increase balance, large muscle coordination, listening skills and grace. This is a 30 minute class.
Pre-ballet 1: Pre-school age (4 to 5) This class is designed for our youngest ballerinas. Students will work on strength, stretching and balance along with beginner ballet movements. Students are not expected to show perfect ballet technique at this age. We are trying to instill a love of ballet that will last years and hopefully your child will want to continue their ballet education. This class is 30 minutes long.
Pre-ballet 2: Kindergarten age (5.5 to 7). This is a building block off of Pre-ballet 1. This class is designed to prepare students for further ballet training. This class is 30 minutes long.
Pre-tap 1: Pre-school age (4 to 5). This class is designed for our tiniest tappers. They will learn beginning tap rhythms and steps. This class is 30 minutes long.
Pre-tap 2: Kindergarten age (5.5 to 7). This is a building block off of Pre-tap 1 and prepares your child for further tap technique. This class is 30 minutes long.
Pre-Jazz/Hip Hop: class for 4-6 year olds. Broken into age groups (level 1 - 4 to 5 years and level 2 - 5.5 to 7 years). Same as the jazz/hip hop description, but presented in a fun, structured way...just for kids. Class is 30 minutes long.
Ballet - Beginning through Advanced: ages 7 and up. All ballet class taught by a graded training system are broken down into specific levels and is based on experience. Students must master steps taught, strength, body alignment and turn-out before advancing to the next class level. Point class is offered to students when they have gained the correct amount of strength need to master this technique. Pointe class is by invitation only.
Tap - Beginning through Advanced: ages 7 and up. Tap is taught through progressive grade levels working on agility and speed with a variety of rhythms.
.Jazz/Hip Hop (aka Jazz Funk): ages 7 and up. Move and groove to your favorite music while learning jazz technique combined with today's hottest moves. All jazz/hip hop classes are taught by a graded training system and is broken down into specific levels based on experience.
Clogging: ages 7 and up. A traditional type of percussive folk dance. Both traditional and current clogging styles taught. This class is broken down into specific levels and is based on experience and skill level.
Lyrical - Beginning through Advanced: ages 7 and up. This class will blend elements of Lyrical and Modern dance, such as freedom of expression, interpretation of music, principles of fall and recovery, control, breathing and balance. Students will be taught modern technique while being encouraged to express their emotions and develop artistry through movement.
Breakin’ is a dance that focuses on creative self-expression and the celebration of music. It encourages the manifestation of one’s own personal style and helps develop strong interpersonal skills. The high-energy and technical use of strength, stamina, and flexibility also make it a great practice of physical education.
AcroDance is the fusion of the artistic nation of dance and the athleticism of acrobatics. AcroDance is not the same as gymnastics. Skills may look the same as gymnastics, but they are taught differently to compensate for not having a sprung floor. A progessional system developed by the Acrobatic Arts program is used in class.
Competition Teams: ages 8 and up. Audition required and time commitment depends on your child's team level. All competition students are required to take Ballet and/or conditioning along with their competition dance style. About 5 competitions a year. Auditions are in July.