Our philosophy is to teach one subject per class in order to provide a complete dance education with focus on proper technique.
PRE-SCHOOL BALLET – 3 – 5 years old
Our special pre-school program is designed to develop rhythm, flexibility, small and gross motor coordination and allow the child to have fun as we do it!
MODERN BALLET – 6 – 7 years old
This program is an introduction to classical ballet. Less rigid than classical, this level serves as an excellent transition to more serious ballet study.
CLASSICAL BALLET – 8 years old & up
A more serious ballet education at this level, our classical program teaches Italian and Russian technique.
POINTE (TOE) – 11 years old & up
This class must be taken with an additional ballet class. Students who meet requirements are permitted to enroll in this class.
TAP – 6 years old & up
Rhythm, technique, progressions and combinations are taught as part of the tap program.
Jazz – 8 years old & up
We teach a variety of styles including rock, Latin. 40’s, blues, theatrical and straight jazz. Classes include stretches, isolations, progressions across the floor and combinations.
LYRICAL – 10 years old & up
Lyrical is a blend of ballet and jazz with added emphasis on style. Instruction focuses on floor stretches, progressions across the floor and combinations.
HIP HOP – 6 years old & up
A form of street dance that originated in urban areas, Hip Hop is a funky dance style popular in music videos.
JR. & SR. KICKLINE – 12 years old & up
A “Rockette” style tap and precession kickline, these classes are by invitation only and must be taken with an additional tap and jazz class.
PRE-SCHOOL level classes are 45 minutes.
All other level classes are 50 minutes.
ADVANCED level classes are 1 hour long.
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From Michelle F.
I am a Merrick local and have had my three girls at Dance Arts since they were three. They started with ballet and have branched out as they…