Introduces the 2- or 3-year-old to the world of dance. This 60-minute lesson is designed to encourage a relationship to music using creative movement and some elementary ballet vocabulary. Acrobatics and Tap are a part of each class as an added bonus to the beginner dance experience.
This class is offered for the child who is 4 to 5 years of age. The structure is much like that of Movement, but lends more emphasis to the basics of ballet. Twenty minutes of introductory tap is combined with 40 minutes of ballet.
This class is also offered for 6 to 8 year old. It has the same structure as the 4 to 5 year old class, but moves at a faster pace.
Pointe work (or toe dancing) will not be offered before age 12, not before a student has studied ballet for at least 3 years. Some exceptions may be made, but only at the discretion of the instructor. At age of 12, pointe work is given in one hour lesson per week. All students studying pointe are required to attend their regular Ballet class as well has our Open Ballet class weekly.
Contemporary dance introduces students to non-traditional dance forms, with emphasis on technique. This class uses a diversity of music, and includes acting and improvisational skills. This class is offered at Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced levels.
Beginner, Intermediate and advanced levels that works students, flexibility, floor tumbling such as cartwheels, front and back walkovers, front and back handsprings, handstands, and more.
Our 60 minute Tap classes are available in intermediate and advanced levels. This helps students to develop coordination and a good sense of rhythm.
A native American dance form with emphasis on rhythm. Children may begin studying jazz at age 6. We suggest that they continue to study ballet to provide necessary form and technique. This class curriculum focuses on proper technique.
Hip Hop refers to street style dance primarily performed to Hip Hop music. It includes a wide range of street styles. This class is offered at Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced levels.