Class Descriptions

Acrobatics

Mini 4-6

*Levels 2-4 Teacher Approval

 Acro will help teach tricks from beginning cartwheels and chin stands, to aerials, back handsprings, and more. Your child will be placed into acro classes based on their corresponding acrobatic skill level. Focusing on balance and flexibility, your child will be learning tricks that transition to dance or cheer. 

  • Dress Code: Any colored top that's plain and fitted, hair pulled back out of face. Barefoot, no shoes. NO JEANS, JEGGINGS, OR JEAN SHORTS

Ballet

7 and Up
*Levels 2-4 Teacher Approval

Ballet instruction will focus on technique associated with the Vagonava Ballet Academy of Russia, with an emphasis on French terminology. In class we will work on body/ foot positions, proper placement, turn out, balance, alignment, feet/ankle strength, and flexibility. This class is the base for all other styles of dance and is HIGHLY recommended for recreational classes. Ballet is MANDATORY for Company Classes.

  • Dress Code: Black leotard, pink tights, skirt or black dance shorts, and ballet shoes. Hair must be pulled back into a bun. 

Contemporary

*Teacher Approval

Contemporary will blend technique and ideas predominately from ballet and modern dance genres. This will help develop use of the entire body in movements expressive of abstract ideas. Throughout the year, dancers will learn to discover new ways of using music and sound in relation to dance. 

  • Dress Code: Any colored leotard, solid colored or black leggings or dance shorts, barefoot-no shoes. Hair must be pulled back. 

Bitty Combo

Ages 3-5

Preschool Dance introduces your child to the world of dance, letting them explore movement through space and develop gross motor skills. They will learn life skills such as listening, learning copy-and-repeat movements, and to work with others. We focus on many beginner ballet steps such as positions of the feet, upper body work, and balancing. In Tap, we begin with basic steps, using your heels and toes and exploring shuffles. Your child will love the use of props, imaginative play and songs they love to move to.

  • Dress Code: Pink leotard, pink footed tights, pink ballet shoes, black tap shoes. Hair must be pulled back.

Dance Combo

Ages 6-9

In Dance Combo, your child will be introduced to Ballet, Tap, and Jazz. This class is a wonderful way for your child to explore different dance genres. In Ballet, we work on the prerequisite your child will need before beginning Ballet 1. In Tap, we introduce different ways to use shuffles, and move onto more difficult steps as they are ready. In Jazz, your dancer will learn about kicks, jazz squares, and turns. In all genres we will begin to explore more terminology, learning how to count music, and use facial expressions.

  • Dress Code: Black leotard, tan/pink footed tights, pink ballet shoes, and black tap shoes.

Hip Hop

Level 1/2 Ages 8 and Up

*Level 3/4 Teacher Approval

Hip Hop is a great class if your child likes to have fun. While working on isolations and footwork, your child will learn fun and fast-paced routines. Your child will also learn some breakdancing tricks!

  • Dress Code: any clothing they are able to move in, NO JEANS OR JEAN SHORTS. Hair must be pulled back, tennis shoes or sneakers are preferred.

Jazz

Ages 8 and Up

*Level 3/4 Teacher Approval

Jazz will focus on learning proper dance technique such as isolations for the body, improving performance quality, and improving flexibility and strength. Class will include warm-up, stretching, center turns, and across-the-floor progressions including turns, leaps and kicks. Dancers will learn choreography to popular and age-appropriate music from the vintage classics to todays hits. This is the perfect class to begin training or to supplement other core classes.

  • Dress Code: Any colored top that's plain and fitted, solid colored or black leggings/shorts or tights, tan jazz shoes. Hair must be pulled back.

Leaps & Turns

*Teacher Approval

Leaps and turns is for intermediate and advanced dancers. We will work on improving balance, strength, and flexibility while mastering a variety of leaps and turns. This class allows you to focus on aspects they learn in other classes, but might not have time to master. Skills such as center leaps, turning jumps, pirouettes, a la seconde turns, firebirds, and so much more will be focused on. Dancers wanting to add advanced skills are HIGHLY recommended to enroll in this class in addition to their core classes.

  • Dress Code: Any colored top that's plain and fitted, solid colored or black leggings/shorts or tan tights, tan jazz or half shoes, Hair must be pulled back. 

Lyrical

Ages 7 and Up

*Level 3/4 Teacher Approval

Lyrical combines techniques in classical ballet and Jazz. This class will include a warm-up, strength training, isolations, stretched, across-the-floor progressions and choreography combinations. This class is for dancers who like precision, physical challenges, and are ready to express themselves emotionally through the art of dance. While working on flexibility and strength, dancers will learn to move lyrically through music and allow them to dance with open hearts.

  • Dress Code: Any colored top that's plain and fitted, solid colored or black leggings/shorts or tights, tan half shoes. Hair must be pulled back.

Musical Theater

Mini - Ages 5-8

Level 2 Ages 8+

*Level 2 and 3/4 Teacher Approval

If your child loves to sing and dance, then this is the class for them! We will focus on all aspects of performing such as singing, dancing, and actin, and how they work together. Working through acting exercises while building on their dance technique will help make your child the very best performer they can be. 

  • Dress Code: Any colored top that's plain and fitted, solid colored or black leggings/shorts or tan tights and tan jazz shoes, Hair must be pulled back. 

Tap

Ages 7 and Up

*Level 3/4 Teacher Approval

In tap, your child will love to learn so many toe-tapping tricks! This class will perform exercises to strengthen knees and ankles, ankle stability and coordination. Your child will work on basic steps like buffalos, pullbacks, and maxi fords all the way to more advanced steps, such as complex turns and triple and quad steps adding onto what they already know. This class will emphasize teaching proper technique, producing clear tap sounds, and having fun!

  • Dress Code: Any colored top that's plain and fitted, solid colored or black leggings/shorts, black lace up tap shoes (full sole preferred), Hair must be pulled back. 

High Point Grabber

In this class your dancer will learn many skills that add some extra "pizazz" to their Group and Solo Competition Dances. They will learn skills such as aerials, a la second turns, switch leaps and much more!

  • Dress Code: Any colored top that's plain and fitted, solid colored or black leggings/shorts or tan tights, tan jazz or half shoes, Hair must be pulled back. 

Strength & Stretch

This is an integral class that all dancers need. Dancing requires grace and determination but mostly - strength and flexibility. Strength training will be tailored specifically to the needs of a dancer. Each class will end with deep stretching - while their muscles are warm and in the ideal state for lengthening.

  • Dress Code: Any colored top that's plain and fitted, solid colored or black leggings/shorts. Hair must be pulled back. 

Thank you for looking into our Dance Studio. We hope you will join our Dance Family!