Classes

This class meets weekly for 45 minutes. 30 minutes of guided activities and 15 minutes of free play and socialization. Class structure consists of circle time, large and small motor skill activities including the use of props, musical instruments, balls, scarves, creative movement and self expression all set to music. This is a wonderful way to introduce your toddler to instruction in a group setting. Mommy, Daddy or caregiver stays to facilitate.

 

Classes meet once a week for one hour and include fun songs and activities for gross motor skill development. Various props are utilized, such as musical instruments, scarves, parachutes, ribbons and more. An introduction to Pre-Ballet, Pre Jazz and Pre-Tap are presented. Focus is on listening, following directions, rhythm and musicality, movement and fun!  This age group has a special end of year performance at the studio.

 

This class meets once a week for an hour and is divided into three 20 minute segments for the first half of the year. We begin with a creative movement warm up, proceed to the barre for basic technique, center floor for adagio and allegro, and then 20 minutes of song and tap. This group will participate in our end of year recital with some assistance by the instructor.

 

In an hour we work on basic ballet and tap technique both at the barre and center floor. As the attention span lengthens we increase our knowledge base. This level will perform 1 ballet and 1 tap dance in the year end recital. Our focus here is to provide a good foundation of positions and proper technique.

 

This is for the student who has had a basic introduction to Ballet & Tap. We work to refine the skills presented in Ballet & Tap I while also increasing the speed. Placement is reinforced and additional positions are presented. This level prepares us for a full hour of study the following year.

 

This is an hour class progressing through classical ballet technique. Barre, Center and Progressions across the floor are given and clean technique is emphasized.

 
 

This is a 2 hour class including 30 minutes of pointe work at the end of technique class. Pointe readiness is determined by the instructor, podiatrist screening as well as ankle and postural strength and stability.

 

Jazz classes are structured with Advanced level classes extending to an hour and a half. Warm ups are always included as well as isolation exercises, stretching and strengthening exercises, progressions across the floor and choreography. Many styles are presented including Theatrical, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Traditional and Modern Jazz. Our focus is to expose our students to a wide variety of styles so that they gain a broad foundation of Jazz dance.

 
Tap

Tap classes are also structured by level and mastery of skills. Introduction of theatrical tap dancing as well as rhythm tap are presented at all levels. Speed and clarity of sound determine placement in class.

 

Modern dance is open to those students who are a minimum of 12 years of age and have at least 5 years of dance technique background. Modern dance incorporates many styles and requires body awareness and full body manipulation.

 

Adult Tap is offered for those who wish to resume tap as an adult dancer. This is an intermediate level, non-performing group and a fun filled technique class with a lot of laughs.

 

Open Classes are offered on the weekend and are for those students who are age 11 and up. They are pay as you go and we occasionally have guest teachers to present various styles of dance. Beginning Fall 2011 on the schedule is open ballet Saturday at 11:00am in Studio B.