Class Descriptions

 

Our philosophy is to teach one subject per class in order to provide a complete dance education with focus on proper technique.

TUTU TOTS (Mommy and Me) – For children 18 to 35 months and accompanying adult.
Our youngest students learn dance and creative movement in this fun class.

PRE-SCHOOL BALLET (Pre-K) – For children 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!

KIND BALLET – For students entering Kindergarten
Motor skills, self-expression, flexibility, coordination, rhythm, social skills and self-confidence are the focus of this fun-filled class.

KIND TAP – For students entering Kindergarten
Students will learn coordination, rhythm, basic steps and terminology while dancing to fun, age-appropriate music.

K-1 BALLET – For students entering Kindergarten or 1st grade
Motor skills, self-expression, flexibility, coordination, rhythm, social skills and self-confidence are the focus of this fun-filled class.

MODERN BALLET – For students ages 6 and 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 – For students ages 8 years old & up
A more serious ballet education at this level, our classical program teaches Italian and Russian technique.

POINTE (TOE) – For students ages 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 – For students ages 6 years old & up
Rhythm, technique, progressions and combinations are taught as part of the tap program.

Jazz – For students ages 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 – For students ages 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 – For students ages 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.


TUTU TOTS classes are 40 minutes.
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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