Class Descriptions

Creative Dance I , II (Ages 3-5)

This class will focus on gross motor skill development and coordination through movement to music.  The curriculum will be ballet and tap.  Girls are required to wear leotard and tights with ballet slippers and tap shoes. Boys may wear jazz pants or shorts with a t-shirt or tank and black leather ballet slippers and tap shoes. Ballet skirts are optional.  Hair should be neatly secured.

Pre-Ballet/Tap Combo (Ages 5-7)

The curriculum will be ballet and tap. This class will incorporate more formal ballet and tap, including barre work. We will also use fun images and games to learn the different motor skills needed for further study. Students are required to wear a leotard, tights, leather ballet slippers and tap shoes. A ballet skirt is optional. Hair should be tied back.

Pre-Ballet (Ages 5-7)

This class will incorporate more formal ballet, including barre work.  We will also use fun images and games to learn the different motor skills needed for further classical ballet study.  Students are required to wear a leotard, tights, and ballet slippers.  A pink ballet skirt is optional.  Hair should be neatly tied back.

Ballet I

This class will be given in classical ballet format. The students will learn the classical ballet barre, as well as beginning center work.  The center work will focus on port de bras (arm positions), balances, basic turns, and jumps.  Students are required to wear a leotard (any style), tights and ballet slippers.  A ballet skirt can be worn on the last class of every month.  Hair should be neatly tied back.

Ballet II

Prerequisite-Level I or at least 1 year ballet experience.  Class will be taught in classical ballet format (see Level I description).   The use of the head and arms at the barre will be introduced in this class, in addition to more complicated combinations and floor patterns in the center.  Students are required to wear a leotard, tights and leather ballet slippers. A ballet skirt can be worn on the last class of every month.  Hair should be neatly tied back.

Ballet III/IV/V

By audition only. Students are required to wear leotards. 

Teen/Adult Beginning Ballet

Have you ever wanted to try ballet and never had the chance?  Or maybe you’ve had some ballet in the past and want to brush up on basic technique.  This class is for you!  A fun, inspiring, beginning ballet class geared for teens and adults.  Basic ballet barre technique and center work will be covered in this class. Come ready to learn!  Students should wear either leotard and tights or tight-fitting workout clothes, as well as leather or canvas ballet shoes.

Jazz I, II & III

Jazz technique is an American-born art form that highlights strength and flexibility in isolations, transitions, and presentation quality throughout warm up, skill building and choreography. Jazz dance combines the precision of ballet, with the excitement of pop culture, the grounding of African dance and the syncopation of jazz music. Dancers who train in jazz technique are able to pick up choreography in all forms of dance quickly, change choreographic styles with ease and increase their confidence and self esteem.

Jazz I, II, & III will focus on positions of legs, arms and body as well as a culminate progression of skills including kicks, turns and jumps/leaps. Students are required to wear a leotard, tights or jazz pants, and jazz shoes. 

Lyrical/Acro I, II, & III

Lyrical/Acro technique uses the strength and line of ballet and combines it with the swing and power of jazz technique to train dancers in performance expression, versatility in technique and  fluidity in movement. Dancers who are fluid in lyrical dance have greater ability to show emotion and story line through the choreography. Acrobatics will also be taught as related to dance.   It is recommended (although not required) that you have at least one year of ballet technique. Students should wear a leotard, tights or jazz pants, and leather ballet shoes or foot undies. 

Hip Hop I (Ages 6-11)

This class teaches rhythm, musicality, coordination, and age-appropriate hip hop choreography without suggestive music/movements. Hip Hop 1 is upbeat and great for kids who like to move. Students should wear loose, comfortable clothing, and non-marking sneakers. 

Hip Hop II

This is the perfect class for those who are looking for advanced and more difficult choreography.  Tailored for those currently on a high school dance team or aspiring to be on one, this class teaches rhythm, isolations, attitude, and stage presence, while learning various styles of Hip Hop.

Tap I & II

These beginner and intermediate level classes will explore coordination, rhythm, basic tap steps, combinations and terminology. Students are required to wear leotard and tights or jazz pants with fitted t-shirt and tap shoes. Hair should be neatly secured away from the face.

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