Creative Movement

This class is a fun take on our basic tap and ballet movement for our pre-school students! Students will work on rhythm and movement in an encouraging and fun-loving environment with new friends! (ages 2.5-5)

Ballet

  • Ballet A Instruction of fundamental ballet technique for our young ballet students. Encouraging a love for ballet, technique, proper placement, strength and stretching are all stressed for the advancement of basic skills. (Min. ages 5 and up)
  • Ballet B A continuation of Ballet A. This class continues to build upon fundamental ballet technique, strengthening exercises, and stretching ability. Continuing to encourage young ballet dancers to grow with new exercises, barre work, and combinations. (Min. ages 8 and up)
  • Ballet C Students will focus on the strength, flexibility, and control that is needed to execute higher level ballet movement. Each class includes barre work, across the floor combinations, and center work. As students demonstrate progression through the curriculum, teachers will continue to encourage more complex and intricate ballet work. (Min. ages 10 and up)
  • Ballet D Students will focus on building upon strength, flexibility, and control that is needed to execute higher level ballet movement. Each class includes barre work, across the floor combinations, and center work. As students demonstrate progression through the curriculum, teachers will continue to encourage more complex and intricate ballet work. (Min. ages 11 and up)
  • Intermediate Technique Students will focus on building the strength, flexibility, and control needed to execute higher level ballet technique. Each class will emphasize barre work and may also include a combination of center floor work, and across-the-floor combinations. The main focus of this class is ballet technique- this includes proper form and placement, intricate footwork, and student’s displays of higher-level ballet technique. This class does not include a year-end performance. (Min. age 13 and up)
  • Senior Technique Students will focus on building the strength, flexibility, and control needed to execute higher level ballet technique. Each class will emphasize barre work and may also include a combination of center floor work, and across-the-floor combinations. The main focus of this class is proper form and placement, intricate footwork, and student’s displays of higher-level ballet technique. This class does not include a year-end performance. (Min. age 15 and up)
  • Pointe All pointe classes require that students have displayed knowledge of previous ballet training. Students will use their ballet technique to develop similar skills while on pointe. Each class will include barre exercises, across the floor combinations, and center work. These exercises will focus on strengthening the feet, ankles, and legs to support pointe work. Students in pointe must also be enrolled in a ballet technique class.

Contemporary/Lyrical

(requires enrollment in one Ballet class)

Lyrical is a less structured form of ballet that typically involves the dancer telling a story. Contemporary is a genre of dance similar to lyrical where strength, musicality, and emotion are focused on while hitting some outside-of-the-box shapes. 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.

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 A, B, C, D Tap classes are designed to develop rhythm, style, and clarity of sound. Exercises focus on building strength of foot and ankle, coordination ability, and speed of movement. As students progress through the curriculum, class work will become increasingly more complex and intricate.
  • Intermediate Tap This level is intended for late middle school students and requires that students have a strong understanding of tap technique.
  • Teen Tap This level is intended for late middle school and high school students and requires that students have a strong understanding of tap technique.
  • Senior Tap Our highest level tap class requires students have mastered fundamental tap technique, and are working towards advanced movement through the study of tap.
  • Advanced Beginner Tap This class is a fast paced tap class intended for those started tap later on or those who haven’t taken in a while but would like to get back into it.

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.

  • Jazz A, B, C All jazz classes will focus on learning proper technique such as isolation of the body, stage presence, performance quality, and development of rhythm and combination work. Students will be exposed to a variety of jazz styles in order to develop well-rounded dancers. Class curriculum is based upon ballet technique layered with traditional jazz movement. All classes will include warm-up, across the floor, and center work.
  • Intermediate Jazz This course continues to build upon jazz technique and is intended for our later middle school students. A ballet class is required in order to take this class.
  • Teen Jazz An introductory level jazz class intended for our middle and high school students who are in their first few years of dance. This class will start at the fundamental level and move quickly through higher level jazz technique.
  • Senior Jazz This class is our highest-level jazz class and is intended for progressive students with the ability and knowledge necessary to master and demonstrate advanced level jazz technique. A ballet technique class is required in order to take this class.
  • Theatrical This class takes fundamental jazz and ballet technique and focuses on building character development through a Broadway inspired dance class. Students interested in taking theatrical must also be enrolled in a ballet or jazz class.
  • Jr and Int/Senior Conditioning This class will focus on strengthening and stretching our dancers through a fusion of technique and aerobic exercise. This class is a great addition for dancers looking to take that extra step to become stronger more well-rounded dancers!