Tots-n-Tutus is a new class for ages 18 months to 2 years. This class helps prepare the young dancer for future dance classes. Students will work on movement, following directions and creativity. This class will have monthly themes like, fairies, princess, unicorns, etc. They will not preform in the annual recital.
TWINKLE TOES This class is for our preschool students ages 3-4. They will be introduced to ballet and tap basics. We will focus on creative movement, ballet and tap terminology, body awareness, and rhythm, all while instilling a love for dance through several fun activities that facilitate the dancers own creative expression. They will also learn 2 recital dances.
STARLETTS Our Starletts class if for ages 4-5. This class is a 45 minute combined ballet and tap class. This class teaches the basics of tap and ballet technique. Students will learn tap and ballet steps and combinations as well as 2 recital dances. Students will gain understanding of body awareness, performance skills, rhythm, and musicality.
TAP-N-TWIRLS The Tap-N-Twirls class is for Kindergarten through First grade ages 5-6. It is a 75 minute combo class that teaches and reintroduces the basics of ballet and tap and will also introduce Jazz. Students will learn techniques in all 3 genres. They will incorporate the techniques they learn in the their recital dances. Students will learn body awareness, proper class room etiquette, musicality and performance skills. Students will perform 3 recital dances at the year end recital.
BALLET Ballet is the foundation of all types of dancing; because of this we REQUIRE ballet as a pre-requisite for any other type of dance. This class will include terminology, positions, turn out, barre, center, port de bra, and combinations. Students will learn and perform a routine for our end of the year recital.
TAP Our tap classes will focus on the fundamental foot work and techniques of tap dancing and rhythm, that will include basic steps through advanced combinations.
JAZZ/HIP HOP Our Jazz program emphasizes bodylilnes which require a high flexible torso, a strong center, and fast accurate footwork. Students will learn basic leaps, turns, jumps, and combinations, developed through Jazz techniques. Hip Hop will be introduced in our jazz classes. Our hip hop classes teaches the elements of popping, locking, and breaking, as well as freestyle movement. Hip hop is urban, street diverse, and forever changing.
POINTE This is for advanced students ONLY. No student will be placed in this class until being evaluated by a ballet instructor to determine if the students muscles and technique are strong enough. Students must also attend regular ballet class.
LYRICAL/CONTEMPORARY This class gives students the opportunity to experience lyrical dance which combines techniques and skills from ballet and jazz. Students will explore how lyrical dance emphasizes interpretation of music lyrics to tell a story with movement that can fluid or abstract.
MUSICAL THEATRE Our musical theatre class is geared toward our Broadway lovers. Dancers 6th grade and up will be introduced to musical theatre dance as seen in movies like Annie, Hairspray, Grease, Cats, and more. This class will focus on learning performance skills that will help connect with the audience and telling a story through dance and facial expressions.
DANCE ATTIRE All students are REQUIRED to wear proper dance clothes with footed tights and proper dance shoes. Hair must be pulled back out of face.