Class Curriculum

 

LEVELS:

BEGINNING:  1st year student. Learning the basics of dance. Dancers moving up from a combo classes progress into a beginner class for their age.

INTERMEDIATE 1: Dancers who have completed Beginning or a minimum of 1 year of dance training in the genre they are registering for.

INTERMEDIATE 2:  Dancers must have completed Beginning & Intermediate 1 or a minimum of 2 years of dance training in the genre they are registering for.

ADVANCED:  Dancers reaching the highest level for their age. **APPROVAL REQUIRED

 

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS:  

MOMMY & ME (15mos-2yr):

45 min. class of creative dance and movement, incorporated with sing a long songs and tumbling. Stimulates your little ones gross motor skills and social skills. All activities are parent/child.

MOM’S MORNING OUT (3-5YR):

Please visit the Mom’s Morning Out Page for full details.

MOVEMENT THERAPY:

Please visit the Movement Therapy Page for full details.

2YR COMBO:      

45 min. class of diving into the exciting world of dance & improvisation. A wonderful introduction to the basics of ballet, tap, rhythm, class structure & body awareness.

3 – 4YR COMBO:

50 min class of dance structured for the  Pre-School age dancer.  Children will explore all avenues of ballet & tap with the use of imagination, fun music & props.

4 1/2 – 5YR COMBO:

50 min. class of dance structured for the dancer preparing to enter Kindergarten.  Children will be introduced to  basic ballet terminology and skills along with basic tap terminology & skills while building a foundation for future progression in the study of ballet & tap.

5 – 6YR COMBO:

1 hr. Class introduces basic ballet vocabulary & movement skills while building a foundation for future progression in the study of ballet & jazz OR ballet & tap.  Classes are for the 1st or 2nd year student.

 

BALLET, 5YR & UP:

1—1 1/2hr technique class.  Ballet is the foundation of all forms of dance. Provides the dance student with complete fundamental training based on traditional classical ballet technique, with a focus on proper placement and alignment. Each student will learn ballet vocabulary through barre and center work while building strength & flexibility.

JAZZ, 5YR & UP:

1hour technique class.  Classes teach basic jazz technique, terminology & movement quality with an emphasis on proper execution of jazz isolations, rhythms & style; all while developing correct body alignment, flexibility, & strength.

CONTEMPORARY, 7YR & UP: **Minimum of 1 year of prior ballet or jazz training, combo classes excluded.

1hr class.  A fusion of ballet, jazz & modern techniques that emotes personal expression and / or a story.

HIP HOP, 5YR & UP:

1hr class that is a funky energetic street based technique derived from NY and LA.

TAP, 5YR & UP:

30-45min. Class that presents various rhythms made by movement of the feet.  Promotes musicality, timing & rhythm.

POINTE: **Teacher recommendation required.

Students must be enrolled in a Ballet class as well. An extension of ballet done on toe.

CLOGGING , 7YR & UP:

30 min. class

Is a type of folk dance with roots in traditional European dancing, early African-American dance, and traditional Cherokee dance in which the dancer’s footwear is used musically by striking the heel, the toe, or both in unison against a floor or each other to create audible percussive rhythms.

INTENSIVE TRAINING, 10YR & UP:

Class structured for the serious dancer looking to increase their stamina, core strength, flexibility and more.

STRETCH & STRENGTH, 7YR & UP:

45min-1hr class.

Class works on strengthening, stretching and aerobic activities to help dancer stay fit for dance & sports.

LEAPS & TURNS, 9yr & up: **Intermediate  & up dancers only. Must have had at least 2 years of jazz.

1 hr. class. Continues to build on the technique of jazz, focusing specifically on turns and jumps through a variety of combinations.

 

TUMBLING, 3YR &UP:

Starting with our “Tiny Tumblers”, “Flip Fanatics and through our Invitational Tumblers, they are properly trained on how to strength, flexibility and tumbling.

MODERN, 10YR & UP: **Intermediate & advanced dancers.

1hr class.  A form of contemporary theatrical  and concert dance employing a special technique for developing the use of the entire body in movements to express abstract ideas.

IMPROV, 10YR & UP:

1hr class. Lightly structured class that allows dancers to explore body isolations and find connections between music and movement.

THERABAND, 10YR & UP:

Class focuses on increasing the strength of the foot & leg as well as turn out and flexibility.

BROADWAY JAZZ, 10YR & UP:

1 hour class. Will incorporate various styles of Broadway into the training of jazz technique to enhance performance skills.

PEDOGOGY, 13YR &UP:

Dancer are trained on the art of teaching and choreographing. They will  also assist in various classes and camps throughout the summer.