Class Descriptions

COMBINATION CLASSES

Two-Tu Dance (age 2) ~ Two-Tu dance is a fun creative movement course that introduces dance to two year olds through interactive play. The class incorporates dancing, singing and imagination to develop coordination and strength while introducing dance. Ballet terminology and positions are saved for our Princess/Fairytale and Creative Dance classes at 3 years old.

Princess/Fairytale(ages 3-4) ~ Every 8 week session, your little princess will learn the fundamentals and language of ballet, the rhythm of tap, and special princess choreography. At the end of the eight weeks, she will get the opportunity to show you and your family and friends how much she has learned at our showcase performance. Every princess will receive a take home accessory at the performance to show everyone she is a true princess. Each class incorporates Ballet and Tap training.

Creative Dance (Age 3-4) ~ An introduction to the 5 basic ballet positions of the feet and arms and how to move thru them with music. In addition to ballet, basic tap steps are taught and students learn rhythm, coordination, musicality, strength, stretching and some beginning tumbling.

Combo 5 (Age 5-6) ~ In addition to developing the fundamentals taught in Creative Dance, Combo 5 continues to build ballet and tap vocabulary while incorporating more movement. Class focuses on posture, feet and arm placement, and introduction to basic jazz steps. Students are taught ballet for 30 minutes each week and the remaining 30 minutes are alternated between tap and jazz.

Beginning Jazz/Tap (Age 6-7) – For beginning students, instruction in the fundamentals of Jazz and Tap as well as beginning terminology and movements; should be taken in conjunction with a ballet class.

BALLET CLASSES

Pre Ballet (Age 6 -7) Building ballet vocabulary and starting to combine steps together. Learning directions of the body and accelerating basic steps.

Beginning Ballet B (Age 6-7) ~ Second year of building ballet vocabulary and starting to combine steps together. Learning directions of the body and accelerating basic steps.

Ballet 1 (Age 7-8) ~ Must have previous ballet training to start. Breaking down basics and starting to figure out how basic bare work is connected to complicated center work.

Ballet 2 (Age 8-9) ~ Must have completed and mastered Ballet 1 work. Accelerating Ballet 1 work, adding more intermediate steps and starting to reverse steps.

Ballet 3 (Age 9-10) ~ Review and perfect all basic and intermediate vocabulary with strength and control. Starting pre-pointe work.

Ballet 4 (Age 11 up) ~ Continue perfecting basic and intermediate vocabulary. Working on advanced steps/vocabulary and continuing pre-pointe work.

Ballet 5 (Age 12 up) ~ Mastered basic and intermediate vocabulary. Working on advanced steps/vocabulary, pre-pointe work, and girls may begin pointe ONLY with teacher recommendation. Learning some advanced repertoire.

Ballet 6 (Age 13 up) Must have mastered basic, intermediate. Continue work on advanced vocabulary. Girls continuing pointe work. Perfecting control, and learning professional repertoire. Beginner partnering.

Ballet 7 (Age 14 up) ~ Must have mastered basic, intermediate and advanced vocabulary. Girls continuing pointe work. Perfecting control, and learning professional repertoire. Intermediate partnering.

Ballet 8 (Age 15 up) ~ Must have mastered basic, intermediate and advanced vocabulary. Girls must have strong pointe work. Perfected control, attend ballet twice a week and continue learning professional repertoire. Advanced partnering.

JAZZ CLASSES

Jazz 1 (Age 7-8) – For students with previous jazz or ballet training who are familiar with beginning positions and terminology.

Jazz 2 (Age 8-9)   For students with previous jazz or ballet training who are familiar with beginning positions and terminology; should be taking a ballet class simultaneously. 

Jazz 3 (Age 9-10) – For students who have mastered J1/J2 and/or B1/B2 skills; emphasis on flexibility and strength; ballet should be taken simultaneously.

Jazz 4 (Age 10-11) – For students who have mastered J1-3 and/or B1-3 skills; emphasis on flexibility and strength; ballet should be taken simultaneously.

Jazz 5 (Age 12 up) – An 1-1.15 hour class for those who have mastered J1-4 skills; concentrates on technique, flexibility, control and strength.

Jazz 6 (Age 13 up) – An 1.5 hour class for those who have mastered J1-5 skills; concentrates on technique, control and memory.

Jazz 7 (Age 14 up) – An 1.5 hour class for those who have advanced level skills.

Jazz 8 (Age 15 up) – An 1.5 hour class for those who have mastered advanced level skills; concentrates on movement and style.

Drill Team Tech/Leaps  & Turns (Age 10 up) – An open class for those who have a desire to try out for Drill Team and want to learn more about Jazz and Leaps & Turns movement.

TAP CLASSES

Tap 1 (Age 7-8) – Must have basic knowledge of beginning tap skills such as shuffles, flaps, etc.

Tap 2 (Age 8-9) – Must know basic tap terminology and tap skills such as shuffles, flaps, etc.

Tap 3 (Age 9-10) – Must know basic beginning tap terminology and able to execute lindys, timesteps, buffalos and basic tap turns. Should be able to mimic simple rhythm patterns.

Tap 4 (Age 10-11) –  Must know basic beginning/intermediate tap terminology and able to execute lindys, timesteps, buffalos and tap turns. Should be able to mimic simple rhythm patterns.

Tap 5 (Age 12 up) – Must have good knowledge of tap terminology and be able to execute all beginner and most intermediate tap steps as well as maxiford and cramproll turns, drawbacks and riffs. Should be able to mimic intermediate level rhythm patterns and combinations.

Tap 6 (Age 13 up) – Must have good knowledge of tap terminology and be able to execute all beginner and intermediate tap steps as well as maxiford and cramproll turns, drawbacks and riffs. Should be able to mimic intermediate/advanced level rhythm patterns and combinations.

Tap 7 (Age 14 up) – This is an intermediate/advanced level. You must be evaluated before attending this class and be able to execute wings, pullbacks, graboffs and pull turns. You should be able to improv and mimic intricate rhythm patterns and combinations.

Tap 8 (Age 15 up) – Advanced level rhythm tappers only. You must have approval to attend this class.

Adult Tap – An open class for those who have a desire to learn basic Tap skills.

HIPHOP CLASSES

BBop HipHop (Age 4-5) ~ Fun, energetic HipHop for little ones 4-6 to kid friendly music

Beg. HipHop (Age 6-9) – Funky, street jazz open to all ages.

Beg/Int. HipHop (Age 10 up) – Funky, street jazz for those with some experience in dance.