Class Descriptions

PRE-SCHOOL LEVEL CLASSES

SHINING STARS –3/4 yrs. old. 25 min ballet, 25 min tap, 10 min tumble. Class Attire: Pink leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes, black tap shoes.

MINI MOVERS– 3/4 yrs. old. 25 min ballet, 25 min tap, 10 min tumble. Class Attire: Pink leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes, black tap shoes.

ELEMENTARY LEVEL CLASSES

LEVEL I BALLET/TAP COMBO – 5 to 6 yrs. old. ½ hour ballet & ½ hour tap. Class Attire: Lt. Blue Leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes and black tap shoes.

LEVEL I/II BALLET/TAP COMBO – 5 to 6 yrs. old with prior dance experience. ½ hour ballet & ½ hour tap. Class Attire: Lavender leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes and black tap shoes.

LEVEL II BALLET/TAP COMBO – 7 to 8 yrs. old. ½ hour ballet and ½ hour tap. Class Attire: Seafoam green leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes, black tap shoes.

LEVEL II/III BALLET/TAP COMBO – 7 to 8 yrs. old with prior dance experience. ½ hour ballet and ½ hour tap. Class Attire: Turquoise leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes, and black tap shoes.

BEGINNER /INTERMEDIATE JAZZ – 7 to 10 yrs. old. Do you love to move to fast-paced music? What about making up your own moves as you go along? If so, jazz dance might be just the thing for you. Jazz dance is fast and fun. It uses upbeat music with kicks, leaps and turns to interpret traditional and not-so-traditional movements. Attire: Any color leotard, tan tights, dance shorts(optional), tan jazz shoes.

HIP HOP 6-8 - 6 to 8 yrs. old. This class is for students wanting to learn a more funky and contemporary style of movement. Attire: comfy baggy clothes able to move in, black hip hop sneakers.

INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED LEVEL CLASSES

MUSICAL THEATRE I – 9 to 14 yrs. old. This class is for the experienced intermediate/advanced students wanting to dance and act while experiencing Broadway/movie style choreography. While learning the history behind what they learn.

LEVEL III BALLET – 9 to 12yrs old. Students will learn ballet technique in a classically disciplined and structured curriculum. Attire: Red leotard, pink tights, pink split sole ballet shoes.

LEVEL IV BALLET – 10 to 14yrs. old. Students with experience wanting to solidify ballet technique and terminology in a classically disciplined and structured curriculum. Attire: Purple Leotard, pink tights, pink split sole ballet shoes.

TAP LEVEL III – 9 to 12 yrs. old. Prior tap experience - intermediate, students will work on execution of steps and combinations of steps in a structured, fun, upbeat way. Attire: Red leotard, tan tights, black tap shoes.

TAP LEVEL IV – 10 to 14 yrs. old. Prior tap experience – intermediate/advanced students will work on execution of steps and combinations of steps in a structured, fun, upbeat way. Attire: Purple leotard, tan tights, black tap shoes.

INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED BALLET – 11+ yrs. old. This class is for the intermediate/advanced dancer who has strong ballet experienced and is serious on solidifying ballet technique in a disciplined and structured curriculum. Attire: Black leotard, pink tights, pink split sole ballet shoes.

INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED POINTE – 11+ yrs. old. By instructor’s approval - Pointe technique is the part of strong classical ballet technique that concerns pointe work, in which a ballet dancer supports all body weight on the tips of fully extended feet within pointe shoes. Attire: Black Leotard, pink tights, pointe shoes.

INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED JAZZ– 9 to 14 yrs. old. This class is for students with a dance background who are wanting to excel and work on strength, flexibility, stamina, professionalism and to expand their skills. Ballet experience is a must. Attire: Any color leotard, tan tights, dance shorts, tan jazz shoes.

INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED CONTEMPORARY LYRICAL – 9 to 14 yrs. old. This class is for the intermediate/advanced student who is interested in a mixture of ballet and jazz technique in order to execute a more fluid, interpretive and expressive form of dance. Ballet experience is a must before entering this class.

HIP HOP 9-12 – 9 to 12 yrs. old. This class has a high level of playfulness and exploration through "move-meant" concepts and techniques. Moves that hold meaning and value, informed by personal, social, cultural, and environmental experiences. Hip-hop dance features multiple rhythms and movements. It is percussive, improvisational, where it engages the full body - neck, shoulders, arms, torso, rear end, hips, legs, knees, and feet. It is fluid, and the feet are flexed, not pointed. Attire: comfy baggy clothes able to move in, black hip hop sneakers.

HIP HOP 9-14 – 9 to 14 yrs. old. This class has a high level of playfulness and exploration through "move-meant" concepts and techniques. Moves that hold meaning and value, informed by personal, social, cultural, and environmental experiences. Hip-hop dance features multiple rhythms and movements. It is percussive, improvisational, where it engages the full body - neck, shoulders, arms, torso, rear end, hips, legs, knees, and feet. It is fluid, and the feet are flexed, not pointed. Attire: comfy baggy clothes able to move in, black hip hop sneakers.

HIP HOP 10-14 – 10 to 14 yrs. old. This class has a high level of playfulness and exploration through "move-meant" concepts and techniques. Moves that hold meaning and value, informed by personal, social, cultural, and environmental experiences. Hip-hop dance features multiple rhythms and movements. It is percussive, improvisational, where it engages the full body - neck, shoulders, arms, torso, rear end, hips, legs, knees, and feet. It is fluid, and the feet are flexed, not pointed. Attire: comfy baggy clothes able to move in, black hip hop sneakers.

ADVANCED/PRO LEVEL CLASSES

ADVANCED/PRO BALLET - This class is for the advanced/pro dancer who is solidifying ballet technique in a classically disciplined and structured curriculum in pointe. Attire: Black leotard, pink tights, pink split sole ballet shoes.

ADVANCED/PRO JAZZ – This class is for the experienced dancer wanting to excel and execute their strength, flexibility, stamina, and professionalism. Ballet experience is a must. Attire: Any color leotard, tan tights, dance shorts, tan jazz shoes.

MUSCIAL THEATRE II - This class is for the experienced advanced/pro students wanting to dance and act while experiencing Broadway/movie style choreography. While learning the history behind what they learn. Attire: Any color leotard, tan tights, tan jazz shoes, dance shorts.

ADVANCED/PRO TAP – This class is for the advanced dancer who has solidified tap technique and working to excel, execute advanced combination and steps with a disciplined and structured curriculum. Attire: Black Leotard, Tan tights, black tap shoes.

ADVANCED/PRO CONTEMPORARY LYRICAL – This class is for the advanced student who has studied a mixture of ballet and jazz technique in order to execute a fluid, interpretive and expressive form of dance. Ballet experience is a must before entering this class.

ADVANCED/PRO HIP HOP- 13+ - This class has a high level of playfulness and exploration through "move-meant" concepts and techniques. This is for the advanced hip hop dancer who is executing exact Moves that hold meaning and value, informed by personal, social, cultural, and environmental experiences. Hip-hop dance features multiple rhythms and movements. It is percussive, improvisational, where it engages the full body - neck, shoulders, arms, torso, rear end, hips, legs, knees, and feet. It is fluid, and the feet are flexed, not pointed. Attire: comfy baggy clothes able to move in, black hip hop sneakers.

MIXED LEVEL CLASSES

TEAM X-TREME – 7+ - This class is a mixed level of high spirited elementary and intermediate students who like excitement, and fun while dancing.

ACROBATICS - This class is for students wanting to learn acrobatic technique along with strength and flexibility exercises. Acrobatic training teaches flexibility, balance, strength, muscle control, and above all, discipline and concentration. The high degree of discipline and concentration required for acrobatics carries over too many aspects of a student’s life, including academics and other athletic performance. Attire: Any color leotard, footless tan tights.