Creative Combo 1 Ballet/Tap (3-4 year olds)
Description: Creative Movement is aimed at developing gross motor skills, classroom etiquette (following directions, taking turns, etc.), and learning beginning tap and rhythm. Students will begin the year in ballet shoes, when the teacher feels the students are ready, they will also start dancing in their tap shoes.
Preschool Combo 2 Ballet/Tap (4-5 year olds)
Level 1 Combo Ballet/Tap (5-7 year olds)
Description: Young dancers will learn the basics of tap, ballet, and jazz. Part of each class is spent on technique as well as various creative movement and gross motor development activities (basic tumbling, skipping, galloping, balancing, etc).
Description: This one hour and fifteen minute combo class focuses on basic dance technique for ballet and tap. Students will gain an understanding of beginning dance terminology and skills. They will also develop a sense of rhythm and flexibility through various dance steps and combinations.
Level 1 Combo Ballet/Jazz (5-7 year olds)
Description: This one hour and fifteen minute combo class focuses on jazz and ballet technique. This class builds on the foundation a student gains through ballet and teaches them to use their technique as they explore different steps and styles. Combinations will be used to develop performance skills.
Level 1 AcroDance (10-18 year olds)
Description: Acro Dance is different from typical gymnastics and tumbling classes. It is the seamless fusion of dance and acrobatic skills. The techniques taught help students to perform the skills safely on a hard floor (dance or stage floor) and to allow seamless flow from an acrobatic move into dance moves during choreography. It also helps to develop strong and well rounded dancers.
Ballet I (5-7 year olds)
Description: Curriculum follows the lesson plans, artistry, and performance savvy established by the Royal Academy of Dance. A tried and true curriculum that allows for progression at an individual's own growth rate. Basic barre, strength building centre combos, and performance variations are at the core to every class.
Ballet II (8-10 year olds)
Description: Curriculum follow the lesson plans, artistry, and performance savvy established by the Royal Academy of Dance. Barre sequences grow more complex in patterning. Centre sequences include more complex turns and jumps. Variations teach how to perform in an artistic fashion with more complex arrangements in space and music.
Ballet III (11-13 year olds)
Description: Curriculum follow the lesson plans, artistry, and performance savvy established by the Royal Academy of Dance. In addition, students start learning different schools of ballet including Vaganova and Cecchetti. Terminology quizzes occur once a semester. Performance opportunities are more common. Students are required to take 2 ballet classes per week.
Ballet IV (14-Adults)
Description: One of the most advanced classes offered by our studio. Students are proficient in RAD, Vaganova, and Cecchetti schools of training. They are knowledgeable in common variations including Bluebird, Sugar Plum, Kitri, 4 Swans, etc. They perform these skills multiple times in a semester. Students are required to take 2 ballet classes per week.
Beginning Pointe (11-Adults) *Invitation Only*
Description: For the student who has taken ballet for more than two years. Two ballet classes per week is required. The student must be at least age 11 and pass a physical and technical exam given by the teacher of the class. We take pointe very seriously and want to be safe and healthy in our approach to this stunning art form.
Pointe III (12-Adults)
Description: For the student who has taken beginning/intermediate pointe for 2 years. Two ballet classes per week is required. This is an intermediate/advanced class. Centre pointe work must be strong and technically correct to join.
Pointe IV (14-Adults)
Description: For the student who has taken beginning/intermediate pointe for 2 years. Two ballet classes per week is required. This is an advanced class. Centre pointe work must be strong and technically correct to join.
Tap I/Jazz I Combo (5-7 year olds)
Description: An offering of basic jazz and tap class structure including counting rhythms and tempos, developing coordination, the ability to follow directions, and a sense of self confidence within the class set up.
Tap II (8-11 year olds)
Description: This class focuses on attentions to accenting, shading, and clusters of sound. It increases the idea of solo work, demonstration, and the development of dance projects and public performances.
Tap III (12-Adults)
Description: A great deal of consciousness goes towards line, level, shading, accenting, clarity, direction, and rhythmic patterning. There is a strong development of individualism and pride of accomplishment toward the style of movement. Improvisation is a focal point includes the creation of rhythms, steps, and combinations.
Jazz I (5-7 year olds)
Description: Jazz classes study a variety of styles within the genre of jazz - classical technique, contemporary dance, and lyrical jazz. These classes build on the foundation a student gains through ballet and teaches them to use their technique as they explore different steps and styles. Students will work on strength and flexibility, as well as the execution of various kicks, leaps, and turns. Combinations will be used to develop performance skills.
Jazz II (8-11 year olds)
Description: Jazz II focuses on building strength and flexibility, as well as increasing the height of kicks and leaps, and executing multiple turns. Combinations will be used to develop performance skills.
Jazz III (12-Adults)
Description: In addition to polishing technique, performance tricks are taught. Turns that meld into additional turns and jumps are included in multiple across the floor sequences.
Hip Hop I (5-7 year olds)
Description: Hip hop is a popular style of dance that began in urban areas and can now be seen in music videos, commercials, television, and Broadway musicals. Through the study of hip hop, students will learn coordination, strength, agility and endurance. Age appropriate music and choreography are used in all hip hop classes.
Hip Hop II (8-11 year olds)
Description: Students focus on endurance and strength. Break dance, popping/locking, tutting, and vogue are just a few of the new styles learning in this level. Age appropriate music and choreography are used in all hip hop classes.
Hip Hop III (12-Adults)
Description: The design of this class is to teach and learn choreography at a fast pace. The classes are inspired by the latest styles coming out of LA and NY.
Contemporary II/III Company (8-10 year olds)
Description: Fusion of contemporary ballet, modern, and lyrical styles. This is our junior company.
Contemporary IV/Company *Invitation Only*
Description: Fusion of contemporary ballet, modern, and lyrical styles. This is our senior company.
Auditions and Professions in Dance (Level IV)
Coming Summer 2018
Description: This class is designed to prepare our more advanced students for auditions, college, and other careers in dance. We help our students build a portfolio of head shots, body shots, websites, resumes, and so much more!
Historical Dance (10-Adult)
Description: "Dance is the most perishable of the arts. Nevertheless, there are reasons why the study of dance history can be both useful and inspiring- and a pleasure as well. The more one knows about anything, the better one understands it, and with understanding comes an increase of respect and love."-Ballet and Modern Dance: A Concise History. In this class, students will be learning archaic styles of dance including Medieval Dance (Carole, Stamp, Saltarello), Renaissance Dance (Allemande, Galliard, Pavane), and Baroque.
Modern III/IV (12-Adult)
Description: Curriculum is based on the innovative dance training method of Lester Horton. The material presented will help to build strength, agility, and flexibility. This modern dance technique is the source of inspiration to countless modern dance choreographers and continues to train strong, versatile dancers, expanding the body's traditional range of motion.