BALLET/TAP COMBINATION class is available for pre-school
through middle school age children. A combo class consist of ballet and tap for 3-7 year olds. Most 3-4 year old beginner
classes are 45 minutes long and lengthen to an hour after the first year of dance.
is based on a formal, classical technique, characterized by movements of grace, precision and fluidity. Technique learned
in ballet will be used by the student in all other dance classes. We strongly recommend ballet for all students.
TAP is a form of dance where metal taps on the ball and heel of the shoe are used
to produce a choreographed rhythm. Basic tap steps are used in different combinations and variations to achieve a pattern
of rhythm. Degree of difficulty, speed, and complexity of rhythm and patterns advance with the dancer's level.
based on the steps, principles, and techniques taught in ballet class. Proper ballet training is essential to a jazz
dancer. Jazz is a very popular, high-energy form of dance using upbeat music. A jazz class is a combination of total body
movements including isolation, kicks, leaps, jumps, and turns.
based on ballet technique that blends the styles of ballet and jazz. The objective of lyrical dancing is to express the emotion
and feelings created by the lyrics and mood of a piece of music. The prerequisite for lyrical is extensive ballet training.
Students must be enrolled in a ballet class to take lyrical. Students must be able to draw on their own emotions and
feelings for expression, therefore, we do not offer lyrical to students younger than eleven.
PRE-POINTE is a class for
beginning pointe students with extensive ballet training. Classes are offered only to those students who have accomplished
the basic principles of ballet technique, and are physically developed in their feet, ankles, and legs for pointe work. Students
must be enrolled in a ballet class to take pre-pointe.
POINTE is a continuation
of pre-pointe for students who have demonstrated an understanding of the concepts and basic technique, and are physically
capable of developing new skills. Students must be enrolled in a ballet class to take pointe.
is a high energy class that uses the latest hip-hop, R&B, and pop music mixed with movements
influenced from music videos. Hip Hop incorporates elements of popping, locking, and breaking as well as freestyle movements
to give students the confidence to develop their own sense of style.
is an expressive form of dance that includes ballet, jazz, and lyrical movements. This style of dance expresses emotion with
a modern edge.
JUMPS & TURNS is a technique based class
that focuses on improving the skills learned in jazz class and helps prepare students for more advanced levels of dance.
TEAM PREP is a class offered to students who are planning
on trying out for drill team who haven't had a lot of previous dance experience. This class helps to improve flexibility and
jazz technique that is required by most high school drill teams.