• Ballet

    Ballet 1 - 1A

    Classes are designed to give a good foundation in proper ballet technique using more barre and center work. These classes emphasize the development of a good work attitude while promoting self-confidence.

    Ballet 2-6/Int/Adv

    Classes are divided by ability and experience with an emphasis on barre technique, center, and performance. Vaganova I syllabus.

    Pointe

    Prerequisite: previous ballet training and evaluation by instructor. All students taking Pointe are required to take a minimum of 2 ballet technique classes per week; minimum eligible age: 10 yrs

    Variation/Adage/Pas de Deux

    From classical ballets offered to advanced level ballet dancers who take unlimited level ballet classes. Good, strong technique is required to participate in partnering. All students must be evaluated by instructor before attending class.

    Teen/Adult Ballet

    This class is for those students who wish to begin or begin again at an older age. Emphasis is on basic technique development. It is a good class for those who wish to get in shape, just for fun, and not follow a more serious course of study.

    Intermediate Adult Ballet

    This class is for adult students who have completed two years of ballet. Class moves at a faster pace than Teen/Adult Ballet.

    Character

    Character is the study of Folk Dance from various countries. Character provides a foundation for classical ballet performance where elaborated folk dancing is used. Ballet 2 and up. Co-requisite: minimum of 2 ballet classes per week.

    Contemporary/Lyrical/Modern

    Contemporary

    A class in which students learn interpretive dance, a fusion of ballet and jazz technique. Pre-requisite: Ballet 2A or above. Co-requisite: Must attend at least one ballet class per week.

    Lyrical

    Lyrical is a fusion of ballet, jazz, and contemporary movement with an emphasis on portraying the story of a song. Pre-requisite: Ballet 2a or above. Co-requisite: Must attend at least one ballet class per week.

    Modern

    Modern dance is free and expressive movement. Students will learn improv, floor work and partnering. Pre-requisite: Ballet 2a or above. Co-requisite: Must attend at least one ballet class per week

    Beginning Dance

    Mommy & Me

    Ages 18 mos –3 yrs: A special class for toddlers and their caregivers to explore dance, gymnastics and musical rhythm through simple movements. This class teaches appreciation for sound and body coordination while promoting the child-to-adult and child-to-child bonds.

    Intro to Dance

    Ages 3-4, 4-5: An exploratory class combining tap, jazz, and ballet preparing students for basic ballet, jazz and tap techniques. Designed to promote basic motor skills development while teaching coordination, confidence, and music appreciation. A great first class!

    Pre-Ballet

    An introduction to basic ballet techniques through beginning barre and center work. Foundation classes emphasizing proper posture, coordination, music awareness, and basic ballet movements. Age: 5-6 years

    Tap/Jazz Combo

    An introduction to basic tap and jazz movements. Foundation class emphasizing proper posture, coordination, and music awareness.

    Tap & Jazz

    Tap & Jazz 1-3

    Basic level classes designed to give a good foundation in proper jazz and tap technique with emphasis on “Broadway” or theatrical styles. Jazz 3 Co-requisite: Ballet

    Int/Adv Tap & Jazz

    Co-requisite: Must attend at least one ballet class per week. Adv. Level prepares dancers for competition, college, and/or professional career opportunities.

    Teen/Adult Tap & Jazz

    These classes are for those students who wish to begin or begin again at an older age. Emphasis is on basic technique development. Good classes for those who wish to get in shape, just for fun, and not follow a more serious course of study.

    Hip Hop

    Hip Hop incorporates jazz technique with contemporary social dance movement.