Below you will find detailed class descriptions. We offer classes for students 18 months- adults! We love giving our students a creative outlet, a community, and a solid foundation in dance! We are currently enrolling for the 2019/2020 school year and will accept enrollment as space allows in most classes. Need a little help picking a class? Let us know! We are happy to help and would love to welcome your family to our studio.
Intro to Dance Classes (ages 18 months- 6)
Combo classes that foster the joy of movement, creativity and fun in the classroom while learning the basics of respect, classroom etiquette and dance technique for a solid progressive future!
DANCE WITH ME (age 18 months - 3 years old with caregiver): A cheerful, energetic class where children can explore a world of music, imagination, and movement. For ages 2-3 caregiver/mommy and me. Specially written music guides the class on an imaginary journey that is fun and easy to follow! Designed to develop basic motor skills, physical awareness, stimulate creativity and imagination.
CREATIVE MOVEMENT (age 3 & 4): Designed to give young children experience in movement and dance exploration to help facilitate coordination, creativity, flexibility and strength. Improvisation and basic ballet foundation are emphasized. Ideal for your First Year of dance.
TENDU & TUMBLE (age 3 & 4): This class is a part of our intro to dance creative movement program and is based in Ballet technique with an additional basics tumbling and gymnastics portion.
DISCOVER DANCE (age 4): Our second year creative dance program for age 4, this class focuses on concepts of space, direction, shape and speed while exploring ballet, and rhythmic style such as jazz and tap! Improvisation and creativity are still emphasized within a more structured class setting.
BALLET TAP TUMBLE COMBO (age 5): 30 minutes of each style help the students to stay focused and energized during this combo class. The beginnings of Ballet discipline, tap rhythm and fun flexibility are taught by natural movements in this 90 minute class. Spatial relationship and musical timing are emphasized, along with creative exploration and improvisation.
BALLET TAP COMBO (age 5-6): In 1 hour students will learn pre-ballet repertoire both on the barre and at the center as well as tap rhythm & style. All learning will be focused on creativity, kindness, respect and fun as we prepare these young students for upper level classes.
MOVE AND GROOVE (age 5-6): An introduction to rhythm, style, coordination that is easily accessible. Wear your own play clothes and tennis shoes! An urban blend of music video style danced to Tv and Pop music. Music is carefully screened for appropriateness. No suggestive movements are choreographed. In this upbeat class dancers develop rhythm, coordination and self-expression while learning classroom rules and having fun with friends!
BEGINNER TUMBLE (age 5-6): Learn the basics of floor tumbling and acro skills from a safe and skilled foundation. Basic warm-ups including strength and flexibility leading to moves including rolling, cartwheels, bridges and more as young movers explore and gain confidence as they set goals for the year!
Progressive Dance Education (ages 7+)
Solid, safe, technical training with college educated instructors who are compassionate and energetic.
BALLET & POINTE (age 7 & up): Ballet classes are a progressive series of classes in classical technique beginning with fundamental placement and terminology. Each student will work to build the discipline, strength and flexibility required for more intensive study.
JAZZ (age 7 & up:) Jazz class will focus on learning proper dance technique such as isolations of the body, improving performance quality and developing complex rhythms and patterns. Students will be exposed to various styles of jazz such as Broadway, Street and Contemporary to help develop a well rounded dancer. Class curriculum is based on ballet technique layered with traditional jazz movement and includes a proper warm-up, stretches, isolations, across-the-floor progressions, and combinations. As students progress through each level curriculum will become increasingly more complex and intricate.
MUSICAL THEATER (age 8 & up): Students will learn creativity, acting techniques, musicality and have the opportunity to showcase and sing along (if they want!) as well. All while learning great historical American music, song and dance!
This is THE class for performers and those drawn to the stage.
Dance technique will be learning specific Jazz and Broadway based Musical Theater dance styles set to popular and classical American Musicals.
LYRICAL, MODERN & CONTEMPORARY (age 7 & up): Modern, Lyrical & Contemporary dance classes blend the skills of alignment, balance and centering with self expression and a greater sense of how the body moves. Class structure includes floor work, classical modern dance techniques, beginning partnering & weight sharing, contemporary physicality and improvisational freedom.
Contemporary dance classes fuse the classical technique of modern & jazz with a stronger emphasis on performance quality, lyrical interpretation and self-expression. This higher level class is a powerful, full-body experience including floor work, partnering, leaps & turns.
TAP (age 5 & up): A form of dance emphasizing and requiring balance, coordination, a sense of rhythm and fine motor control of the feet. Not recommended for very young children.
HIP-HOP (age 7 & up): An urban blend of music video & funky dance styles performed to Hip-Hop & Pop music. Students will learn the fundamentals & technique of various style's including isolation, flexibility, rhythm & coordination. This class will encourage students to dance outside of the box and bring their own personality to each movement. We pride ourselves on being a family oriented dance studio and go out of our way to find clean age-appropriate music.
ACRO/TUMBLE (age 5 & Up): Learn the basics and work on advancing your skills in this flexible Acro class! Acro is not the typical tumbling or gymnastics class. Our experienced acro instructor will guide the class towards increased flexibility, balance, strength, muscle control, discipline and concentration. This class will focus on fundamental acrobatic technique, all to each student's individual level of experience. And it's fun, too!