Level One Ballet (Ages 5-7, 7-10, and 10+)
Level One Ballet is an introductory level class that will follow the traditional Ballet class structure starting with exercises at the barre such as plies, tendus, degages, rond de jambes, and battements followed by practice in center and across the floor. Students will learn proper form and execution as they learn to balance and perform pirouettes, traveling steps, small jumps, and leaps.
Level Two Ballet (Ages 7 - 10, 11+ )
Level Two Ballet is a continuation of Ballet I. Students should have at least 2 years of experience and be able to perform exercises at the barre such as plies, tendus, degages, rond de jambes, and battements. Students will be challenged to perform more difficult exercises as they continue to practice steps in center and across the floor. Students should understand proper form and execution so that they are able to improve their balance, pirouettes, traveling steps, small jumps, and leaps.
Level Three Ballet (Ages 11-17 and Adult )
Advanced Ballet is a continuation of Intermediate Ballet. Students should have at least 4 years of dance experience with admission requiring instructor permission. Exercises at the barre will focus on improving turnout, strength, endurance, speed, and musicality. Students will be challenged to perform more difficult exercises as they continue to practice steps in center and across the floor. Students should understand proper form and execution so that they are able to balance and perform pirouettes en pointe. We will continue to focus on improving technique and artistry while learning more challenging adagio, petite allegro, and grande allegro combinations.
- Pointe Class (Ages 11+ and Adult)
This class will introduce students to the art of dancing en pointe. Students should have 4 years of consistent ballet training and be fitted for shoes by a dance professional who can evaluate the student’s needs based on their particular feet with consideration given to their turn-out and the strength and flexibility of their arches and ankles. Class will focus on exercises at the barre to increase strength and improve alignment, followed by exercises in center to practice rising to full pointe and performing balances, pirouettes, and traveling steps
- Contemporary Dance (Ages 11 & up)
Contemporary dance is performed in bare feet and consists of exercises that combine a variety of dance styles. Students will learn all of the basic dance positions and perform exercises in parallel and turned out positions. This dance form allows for much freedom of expression and includes a diverse range of body positions with contractions, inversions, fall and recovery moves, rolls, and spiraling to and from the floor.
Jazz (Ages 7 & up)
Filled with Broadway style jazz choreography, this class is a terrific introductory class for dancers who were born for the stage. Students learn basic jazz techniques and fundamental dance terminology.
Rhythm & Motion Jazz (Ages 4 & up)
A fun introductory class focusing on the roots of jazz dance; rhythm, syncopation, and powerful expressive movements. Classes explore isolations, percussive movements and classic lyrical jazz styles.
Jazz Pop (Ages 7 & up)
Calling all popstars in the making: Here's a fun new class just for you! This class is a blending of glitzy pop and Broadway style jazz. Students learn syncopated pop movements to up-beat music and incorporate performance attributes into choreography. Bold, glitzy, and current dance moves are taught in combination with standard traditional basics. Technique and style through choreography are emphasized.
Jazz, Funk & Fusion (All ages)
This is a wildly fun class with high energy, funky urban movements, improvisational dances and creative styles. Isolations, core, and a variety of modern style jazz techniques are taught. If your have a tendency to dance in the mirror or create wild dance moves this is the class for you.
Tiny Tots & Preschool Tumble (Ages 2 & up)
Classes focus on improving gross motor skills while introducing children to the basics of tumbling. Obstacle courses are often used to encourage movement and to aid in the learning of new skills. Tiny Tots start with crabwalks, bear crawls, rolls & cartwheels. Preschool skills include handstands, bridges, standing backbends, cartwheels & round-offs. No tumbling experience is necessary.
Beginner Tumble (Ages 4 & up )
Students will be learning basic acrobatic skills needed to advance to a higher gymnastic level. Proper stretching and beginning skills such as splits, forward, back, and straddle rolls, cartwheels, handstands, roundoffs, bridges, back hand springs, and walk overs. No tumbling experience is necessary.
Intermediate Tumble (Ages 6 & up)
Increased conditioning and flexibility develop while students continue to perfect their basic tumble skills and techniques. New skills include front aerials, hand springs, and tucks. They also work on tumbling passes and skills required for advanced cheer stunts and dance drills.
Acro & Tumble Combo (Ages 5 - 9 and 10 & up)
This class is a non stop tumble and acro team workshop. Students start with several flexibility exercises and muscle building drills. Individualized skill work and focused perfecting of techniques makes this a great class for all gymnastics focused students. Proper tools such as padding, apparatus, and teacher support help students to enjoy their tumbling and accomplish the goals they set.
Jr. ACRO & DANCE (Ages 5-10)
Students with previous dance, cheer or tumbling experience will enjoy this dance infused class. Funk, Hip Hop and Acro combine for this fun class, terrific for enthusiastic students with lots of energy
Beginner CHEER (Ages 4-7) Cheer and Tumble focuses on skills and techniques needed for school cheer teams. Students will learn the latest jumps, turns, and combinations. Teamwork, crisp pom techniques, proper cheers, and tumble skills are emphasized.