Preschool Combination (60 minutes) is for ages 3-5. The class will include ballet, acrobatics, tumbling, jazz and tap. Our fast paced preschool program is a fun, well-organized atmosphere. Our preschoolers learn many skills to help their physical development, balance, strength, and coordination in addition to general learning skills. Using age-appropriate songs and dances, we build on a preschooler's natural love for music and movement, providing a nurturing, stimulating, yet very structured classroom environment. A love for dance that will last a lifetime can begin these first years of class.
Combination Class (60 and 75 minutes) is for ages 5-9. The class will include ballet, acrobatics, jazz, hip hop, tap and clogging. Our main goal for these early elementary-aged students is to develop a positive attitude toward dance and learning. We create a fun and exciting environment as we stretch their bodies, build strength, add to their dance skills and increase their attention span and memorization skills. We continue to build on the foundation of strength, grace and self expression.
Jazz and Hip Hop Class (60 and 75 minutes)is for ages 9 and older. There are several levels of this class and dancers will be placed appropriately depending on their skill. Students are exposed to many styles including funk, lyrical, musical theatre, Latin, street, modern and more.
Jazz emphasizes the control and motion of the body with isolations, progressions across the floor, center combinations and freedom of stretching. Jazz is a fast and fun form of self expression and a contemporary, stylized technical dance. Dancers will learn proper technique including kicks, leaps, turns and various jazz combinations.
Hip hop is a stylish, funky version of jazz using a street influence.
Acrobatics Class (60 minutes) combines the skills, power and flexibility of tumbling with the grace and coordination of dance. Balance and contortion, limber, aerial, and power tricks will be learned. Adding an all acrobat class to a combination class is a great way to accelerate your dancer's skill and can be added at a reduced rate. Students who are enrolled in an all acrobat class must be enrolled in a ballet or jazz class to learn the dance moves and terminology that accompany tumbling.
Clogging/Tap Class (60 minutes) is a great vehicle for developing rhythm, coordination and balance. The student will learn basic to advanced tap and clogging technique, terminology and progressive steps to form routines. The dancers feet become instruments sounding out rhythms, patterns, and beats.
Ballet Class (60 minutes) provides serious dancers with the technical training necessary to perform at an advanced level. Ballet is the foundation of all dance styles. Bar work is a series of exercises carefully designed to prepare the body for the demands of all forms of dance. Each exercise has the function of strengthening specific parts of the torso, hips, legs, ankles, feet, neck, shoulders, and arms.
Pointe and Pre-Pointe Classes (30 minutes) are an advanced form of ballet and are by invitation only. They are intended for the serious dancer, 12 or older, who has attended ballet class for at least three consecutive years. Pointe work requires enormous ankle strength, excellent turnout, proper technique, and dedication from the dancer.