Class Descriptions

Mommy & Me

Ages 2 to 3

  • Share those special smiles and hugs in a class designed especially for the parent and toddler!​

  • This class is based on dance fundamentals, incorporating gross motor skills, rhythm exercises, songs and FUN.

  • Classes are 30 minutes long and require caretaker participation.

Pre-Ballet

Ages 3 to 5

  • What better way to begin dance than with a special program that combines classical training with creative movement, story telling and LOTS of magic and make believe!

  • Students will learn the 7 movements of dance and the 5 positions of ballet with an emphasis on ballet vocabulary!

  • Classes are 45 mins long.

Combo Class

Ages 5 to 7

  • Ballet and Tap/Jazz

  • A great way to get a taste of Ballet and Tap or Ballet and Jazz training in one class!

  • Classes are one hour long and consist of 30 mins of ballet training weekly and 30 mins of tap or jazz training.

Level 1 & 2 Combo Class

Ages 8 to 10 (Level 1)

Ages 9 to 11 (Level 2)

  • Ballet/Tap/Jazz

  • Perfect for the older beginning/intermediate level dancer, these combination classes offer ballet/tap and jazz training all in one class!

  • Classes are 90 mins long and consist of one hour of ballet training weekly combined with 30 minutes of tap and jazz training on alternate weeks.

Ballet

Ages 9 and up

  • Ballet is the foundation of all dance forms.

  • Each level will focus on proper body alignment, terminology and correct execution of steps, as well as strength and flexibility training, through barre’, center floor and across the floor adagio and allegro combinations.

  • Students will prepare for end of the year ballet exams.​

  • Classes are one hour long

Tap

Ages 9 and up

  • Students will develop rhythm, style and sound quality in this class that blends both traditional broadway style tap and current rhythm style tap together.

  • Emphasis on ankle and foot mobility and flexibilty, speed and accuracy.

  • Classes are 45 minutes long.

Jazz

Ages 9 and up

  • Students will learn musicality and technique, focusing on balance, flexibility and strength, through different genres of music including broadway, latin and current hits.

  • Classes are one hour long.

Lyrical & Contemporary

Ages 9 and up

  • Lyrical class is designed for intermediate to advanced students with previous training in ballet. Students will explore basic techniques and skills from ballet, jazz and modern.

  • It emphasizes interpretation of music lyrics while telling a story with movement that can be fluid or abstract.

  • Students enrolled in Lyrical and Contemporary  classes are required to take a ballet class concurrently.

  • Classes are one hour long.

Hip-Hop

Ages 9 and up

  • These fun, upbeat classes teach hip hop technique and choreography without the  worry of suggestive moves or inappropriate music!

  • Dancers develop rhythm, coordination, and self-expression.

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