Curriculum


Creative Movement

Our basic movement class for pre-schoolers. It enhances rhythmic fundamentals using basic tap instruction as well as locomotive technique using rudimentary pre-ballet study. (ages 2.5-5)

Ballet

  • Pre-Ballet Offers basic ballet study for the very young dancer (ages 5-6)
  • Ballet Levels I-III Instructs fundamental technique progressively for young ballet students. Mastery of technique, proper positioning, strengthening, and stretching are stressed for advancement. (min. ages 6-7)
  • Sub Junior & Junior Ballet Students will focus on building the strength, flexibility, and control needed to execute ballet moves. Each class will include barre exercises, across-the-floor combinations, and combinations in the center of the floor. As students progress through each level curriculum will become increasingly more complex and intricate.
  • Adv. Beginner Ballet A rapid paced ballet class meant for students who begin studying ballet in middle and high school. Students will focus on building the strength, flexibility, and control needed to execute ballet moves. Each class will include barre exercises, across-the-floor combinations, and combinations in the center of the floor.
  • Teen & Senior Technique Students will focus on building the strength, flexibility, and control needed to execute ballet moves. Each class will emphasize barre exercises and may also include a combination of center floor work, and across-the-floor combinations. This class does not include a year-end performance.
  • Pointe All pointe classes are designed for students with previous ballet training. Students will utilize previously learned ballet technique while working in pointe shoes. Each class includes barre exercises, center floor work, and across the floor combinations. These exercises focus on strengthening the feet and ankles. Ballet technique class required.

Contemporary/Lyrical

  • Teen & Senior Contemporary Contemporary is a genre of dance similar to lyrical and jazz where strength, musicality, and emotion are focused on. It is versatile and can be danced to almost any style of music and paired with other forms of dance to create new types of movement. As students progress through each level curriculum will become increasingly more complex and intricate.
  • Junior Contemporary/Lyrical A blended class to include both contemporary and lyrical styles geared towards older beginner dancers looking for a fast paced curriculum.
  • Elementary, Teen, & Senior Lyrical A style of dance from the fusion of ballet with jazz. The dancer works on interpreting his or her movement with feeling, motion, and style. As students progress through each level curriculum will become increasingly more complex and intricate.

Tap

Tap classes are designed to develop rhythm, style, and sound. Exercises focus on building flexibility and strength of the knee and ankles, coordination, and speed of movement. The class emphasis is on developing proper tap technique, producing clear tap sounds, and having fun. As students progress through each level curriculum will become increasingly more complex and intricate.

  • Tap II, III, IV, & V are geared towards pre-school through elementary school students.
  • Sub Junior & Junior Tap are geared towards late elementary and middle school students.
  • Older Beginner & Advanced Beginner Tap are for students who begin studying tap in middle and high school. These are fast paced classes aimed to catch dancers up with others in their age group.
  • Senior Tap is a course where dancers will study advanced tap techniques.
  • Adult Tap A tap class geared for the young at heart! Previous and non-dancers wanting to refresh or learn dance skills are welcome. Each week class will begin with slight stretching and strength training and end on your feet tapping your blues away! (ages 18-99)

Jazz

Jazz class will focus on learning proper dance technique such as isolations of the body, improving performance quality and developing complex rhythms and patterns. Students will be exposed to various styles of jazz to help develop a well-rounded dancer. Class curriculum is based on ballet technique layered with traditional jazz movement and includes warm-up, across-the-floor combinations, and combinations in the center.

  • Elementary, Sub Junior, & Teen Jazz are geared towards students ranging from elementary to high school. As students progress through each level curriculum will become increasingly more complex and intricate.
  • Senior Jazz A jazz class for progressive students with the ability and knowledge necessary to master and perform advanced level technique. Other ballet technique classes required.
  • Hip Hop An upbeat and high energy class combining street dance with funk and jazz. Students will learn the importance of isolations and dynamics. (min. age 6)
  • Theatrical A “Broadway style jazz” class. Minimum of one ballet or jazz class are required for students to enroll. This class blends jazz and lyrical with ballet technique. As students progress through each level curriculum will become increasingly more complex and intricate.
  • Turns, Jumps, Tricks, Flexibility This class will focus on building flexibility and expanding the students’ vocabulary of a wide variety of turns, jumps, leaps, and dance tricks.