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. Props are used to stimulate the imagination. 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 at least 4 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 offered at two levels.
Pointe work (or toe dancing) will not be offered before age 12, nor 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 1/2 hour lesson per week, following the regular ballet class. All students studying pointe are required to attend class twice weekly.
Contemporary dance introduces students to non-traditional dance forms, with emphasis on technique. Class is taken barefoot, using a diversity of music, and includes acting and improvisational skills.
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.
Tap classes are available in levels I through V and are encouraged to develop coordination and a good sense of rhythm. Pre-Ballet students ages 5 and 6 may enjoy 15 minutes of tap following 45 minutes of ballet training.
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. Hip Hop is incorporated into most classes.