Class Descriptions

Class Suggestions by Age:

Ages 15 years to Young Adult:
Monday: Pointe Technique IV/IV – 3:30-4:30; Ballet IV/V – 4:30-6:00; Teen Ballet- 5:15-6:15; Partnering IV/V- 6:00-6:30

Tuesday: Ballet IV/V – 4:30-5:45; Partnering IV/IV – 5:45-6:15; Contemporary/Jazz – 6:15-7:45

Wednesday: Ballet/Pointe – 5:30-7:00

Thursday: Modern Open Level – 5:30-7:00

 

Ages 1214:
Monday: Ballet III/IV – 3:30-4:30; Pointe I/II – 4:30-5:15

Tuesday: Ballet IV – 3:30-4:30; Tap III/IV – 4:30-5:30

Wednesday: Youth Jazz IV – 4:30-5:30

Thursday: Ballet III/IV – 3:30-4:30; Modern II – 4:30-5:30

 

Ages 912:
Monday: Ballet III/IV – 3:30-4:30

Tuesday: Tap II – 3:45-4:30

Wednesday: Youth Jazz III – 3:30-4:30

Thursday: Ballet III/IV – 3:30-4:30;  Modern II – 4:30-5:30

 

Ages 710:
Wednesday: Youth Jazz III – 3:30-4:30; Ballet II/III – 4:30-5:30

Thursday: Youth Jazz I/II – 3:45-4:30; Ballet I/II – 4:30-5:15

Saturday: Ballet/Tap I/II – 11:30-12:30

 

Ages 36:

Wednesday: Pre-Ballet – 3:30-4:15

Saturday: Creative Movement – 10:00-10:45; Introduction to Dance – 10:45-11:30; Ballet/Tap I/II – 11:30-12:30

 

Adults:
Tuesday: Adult Ballet 9:30-10:45


Class Descriptions:

Creative Movement:

A class for 3- and 4-year-olds, which meets once a week on Saturdays from 10:00-10:45. The focus of this class is the enjoyment of movement and dance to music. It includes stretching and movement and dances with songs, such as “The Itsy Bitsy Spider” and the “Hokey Pokey”. The class will work on developing greater motor skills such as balancing, hopping, skipping and leaping in a fun friendly atmosphere.

Pre-Ballet:

A class for 4- and 5-year-olds, which meets once a week on Tuesdays from 3:30-4:00. The focus of this class is the enjoyment of music and dance with an exposure to Classical Ballet. This class includes stretching and the learning of basic ballet positions and movements. It will include an exploration of rhythms and tempos, moving through space and in patterns.

Introduction to Dance:

A class for 5- and 6-year-olds, which meets once a week on Saturdays from 10:45-11:30. This is a structured dance class, which includes a warm up and stretching. The class will be taught ballet positions and movements as well as an exposure to jazz and tap rhythms. The students will be taught to put movements together in combinations while moving through space and in patterns.

Modern:

Modern is a dance style that explores the fundamental concepts and techniques of modern dance including floor and center work, jumps, and movement combinations. Students should expect to explore concepts such as fall and recovery, contraction and release, rhythm and space while continuing to improve their alignment and movement dynamics. This class is done in bare feet or in socks.

Contemporary:

Contemporary dance is an expressive type of dance drawing from ballet, jazz and modern techniques. This class focuses on dance performance and students will work to develop a relationship between their dancing and the music, and to expand their emotional commitment to dance.

Hip Hop:

This upbeat class combines basic hip-hop and jazz technique and choreography with no suggestive lyrics/movements. In this fast-paced and fun class students will use hip-hop and jazz to develop their coordination, rhythm, flexibility and self-expression.