acro

Description

Acro: Beginner to Advanced Basic Skills needed for cheerleading and gymnastics. Basic tumbling and coordination skills including tumbling passes. Tumbling: Basic tumbling and coordination skills including tumbling passes. Contortion: Positioning of the body in different gymnastics and acrobatic bases.

Dress

Fitted clothes, barefoot, hair secured away from face. No shoes, no jewelry is permitted. Only earring studs. No dangling earrings.


ballet

Description

The foundation from which a strong dancer evolves. Students will learn proper terminology, proper execution of placement, steps, gestures, poses, and combinations while continuously strengthening technique, bodies, and minds.

Dress

Female – pink tights, grey leotard, pink dance belt, pink ballet shoes. Hair must be in a neat bun and secured. If hair will not stay in bun, must put hair/bun net over it. No jewelry is permitted. Only earring studs. No dangling earrings.

Male – black tights, white tee shirt, black ballet shoes.


Combo Classes

Description

Combo classes are used to introduce the young student to the styles of Ballet and Tap.  Students will improve their coordination, strength, musicality, and memory while learning the basics of both Ballet and Tap in a structured, fun, and loving environment. They also begin to understand social skills, and other important developmental stepping stones within the dance room setting. 

Dress

Comfortable play clothes or any color leotard. Tights optional. Pink Ballet Shoes AND any color Tap Shoes. Hair pulled up and away from face.


hip-hop

Description

A style that has evolved from the forever popular style of “break-dancing”, and continues to change with the times.  It has a strong emphasis on isolations of the body, developing muscle memory, and new ways to utilize the muscles.  Students will be challenged to execute intricate choreography, and will be encouraged to develop their own style, creativity, and improvisation skills.

Dress

Comfortable work-out attire. Appropriate t-shirt, comfortable shorts, clean sneakers/Hip Hop Shoes. Hair must be pulled away from face. No jewelry is permitted. Only earring studs. No dangling earrings.


Jazz

Description

A discipline that draws on the necessary elements of ballet and modern dance.  It emphasizes strong body lines, intricate kicks, leaps and turns; as well as the expression of different styles, feelings, and emotions.  Students will develop and improve their timing, speed, strength, agility and coordination.

Dress

An appropriate t-shirt/sports bra with comfortable booty shorts, tan or black Jazz Shoes. Hair must be pulled away from face. No jewelry is permitted. Only earring studs. No dangling earrings. 


Leaps + Turns

Description

This class is specifically designed to focus on the skill level of “the tricks of the trade.” Strengthening the foundation, technical abilities, strength and therefore, difficulty of turns and leaps that are incorporated into all genres of dance.

Dress

Form-Fitting dance clothes. Any color leotard, or top with booty shorts, foot undeez. Hair pulled back and away from face.No jewelry is permitted. Only earring studs. No dangling earrings.


Lyrical + Contempo-rary

Description

A style of dance using the foundation of ballet and jazz, Lyrical form of dance teaches expressive and emotional feelings through movement.

Utilizing ballet, jazz and lyrical basics, Contemporary form of dance draws on movement based on the study of body/mind interrelationships utilizing ground work. Partner work and improvisational work is developed in this class.

Dress

Appropriate sports bra/t-shirt with comfortable booty shorts. Foot Undies, Twylas or Pirouettes may be used. You may also dance in bare feet if you desire. Hair pulled up and away from face. No jewelry is permitted. Only earring studs. No dangling earrings.


Musical Theatre

Description

A form of theatre combining music, songs and dialogue throughout the dance.  The emotional content of the movements, humor, love, anger, is communicated through words, music and movement with the technical aspects of dance integrated as a whole.

Dress

Any color leotard or top with booty shorts, tan tights, tan black Jazz Shoes, Character Shoes of varying heel height.


Pointe

Description

These classes are devoted solely to the technique of performing ballet movements “En Pointe”.  Students must have reached technical and physical readiness in order to participate.  They must receive approval from the Director in order to participate.  Students are usually ages 11-13 years old due to the ossification in their feet, to reduce injury, and assure that they have had proper training.

Dress

Female – pink tights, grey leotard, pink dance belt, pink ballet shoes. Hair must be in a neat bun and secured. If hair will not stay in bun, must put hair/bun net over it. No jewelry is permitted. Only earring studs. No dangling earrings.

Male – black tights, white tee shirt, black ballet shoes.


Pre-COmbo

Description

This is your child’s first introduction to music and movement along with socialization. Besides gaining skill in creative movement and musicality, they begin to work on coordination, learning to discern right from left, waiting for turns, follow directions and much more all within the fun of dance and a structured, and loving environment!

Dress

Comfortable play clothes, any color leotard, tights optional. Tan Jazz Shoes (Pre-Jazz) / pink Ballet Shoes (Pre-Ballet) (NO SLIPPERS) / clean sneakers (Pre-Hip Hop) / any color Tap Shoes (Pre-Tap). Hair pulled up and away from face. No jewelry is permitted. Only earring studs. No dangling earrings.


Pre-Jazz / Ballet / Hip Hop / Tap

Description

This 45 minute class is designed for the student leaving the Combo class and moving into single genre focus.  This class also teaches students how to exercise patience and positive interaction with their classmates.

Dress

Please see classes listed in each genre above; i.e., Ballet I, Hip Hop I, Tap I, Jazz I, Lyrical/Contemporary I/II, etc.


Pre-Pointe

Description

This class allows students ages 9-10 to start Pre-Pointe who are physically and technically ready. They must have completed a minimum of two years of ballet to participate.  This class works to strengthen the areas of the leg, the feet and turnout of the student to get closer to the technical requirements needed to pursue Pointe work.

Dress

Black leotard, pink tights, pink Ballet Shoes. Hair pulled back in a bun.


Tap

Description

A discipline that was created by combining the elements of African drumming with the techniques of European clog and step dancing.  Students will develop their sense of rhythm and understanding of music by learning percussive and rhythmic foot work, tap terminology, and a variety of different styles of tap dancing.

Dress

An appropriate t-shirt or two-piece top with comfortable booty shorts, tan or black Tap Shoes. Hair pulled up and away from face.