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Class Descriptions

Our dancers are taught to have respect for themselves, respect for those around them, and a strong appreciation for the art of dance. Dancers are leveled into classes by age, and all classes are developed to be age-appropriate regarding music, costumes, and content.

 
 
 
 
2 Year Olds: Two Much Fun
Saturdays 11:45am-12:30 pm

Named after the age of the dancers in the class, Two Much Fun is an introduction to the fun and exciting world of dance by integrating basic ballet, gross motor skill work, and body coordination. Each week we will open our imaginations and teach us new things about dance, music, our bodies, and the world around us! We use props to make the movement come alive.

3 - 4 Year Olds: Pre-Ballet
Tuesdays 5:00-6:00 pm
Wednesdays 5:00-6:00 pm 
Saturdays 9:00-10:00 am

Dancers enjoy Pre-Ballet, creative movement, and song and dance in a fun-filled, accepting atmosphere! We work on basic ballet skills, counting, gross motor skills, and tumbling all while having fun and using our imaginations. Each week we will learn new things about dance, music, our bodies, and the world around us! We use props to make the movement come alive. Dance class reinforces social skills like waiting our turn, using our manners and attending class independently to prepare for a school environment. Pre-Ballet dancers perform in costume for the first time, where they are always the hit of the show! 
 

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4-5 Year Olds: Tot Hop
Tuesdays 6:00-6:45 pm 
Saturdays 10:00-10:45 am

This class is for dancers who have lots of energy and love to move and groove to the beat! Pairs perfectly with Pre-Ballet or take this class on its own. Tot Hop will work on basic hip hop skills, counting, gross motor skills, and introductory breakdance moves all while having fun and using our imaginations. Each week we will learn new things about dance, music, our bodies, and the world around us! Dance class reinforces social skills like waiting our turn, using our manners and attending class independently to prepare for a school environment.

Dancers will perform one dance in the recital. 
 

Kindergarten Core: Ballet & Tap
Tuesdays 5:00-6:00 pm
Saturdays 10:45-11:45 am

Ballet and Tap are offered in a combined class that focuses on coordination, technique, and fun activities. In Ballet, terminology and technique is integrated with imagination to make it a fun-filled learning process. Rhythm, patterns and counting are the focus in Tap while working on using our feet to make sound. We also learn how to do partner dances, work on tumbling, and play games that use both our bodies and our brains. Dance class reinforces social skills like waiting our turn, using our manners and attending class independently to prepare for a school environment.

Dancers perform one dance in the recital.

1st & 2nd Grade Core: Ballet & Tap
Mondays 5:00-6:30 pm
Saturdays 9:00-10:30 am

Ballet and Tap are offered in a combined class that focuses on coordination, technique, and fun movement activities. In Ballet, terminology and technique is integrated with imagination to make it a fun-filled learning process. Rhythm, patterns and counting are the focus in Tap while working on using our feet to make sound. We also learn how to do partner dances, work on tumbling, and play games that use both our bodies and our brains to enhance gross motor skills.

Dancers perform 2 dances in the recital.

1st & 2nd Grade Hip Hop
Mondays 6:30-7:30 pm
Saturdays 10:30-11:30 am

Are you looking for a high-energy and fun class? Come show us your moves! Hip Hop focuses on isolating various body parts at once, emphasizing the beat of the song, across the floor progressions, combinations, grooves, and an introduction to breakdancing stalls. All classes are developed to be age-appropriate regarding music, costumes, and content.

Does not require enrollment in Core Class.  Dancers perform one dance in the recital.
 

3rd Grade Core: Ballet, Tap, & Jazz
Wednesdays 5:15-7:30 pm 

Ballet, Tap, and Jazz are covered in this conveniently scheduled combination class. Core Class focuses on multiple styles of dance to ensure that all dancers are receiving a well-rounded dance education. Ballet is the foundation of all dance training. It teaches correct body alignment, classical technique, musicality, and terminology. Tap dance transforms each dancer into a percussive musician creating rhythms, pattern, and sounds with various parts of the tap shoe. Jazz is stylized and upbeat movement that explores isolation, increases performance quality, and covers a wide range of musical genres. Dancers perform 3 dances in the recital.

4th & 5th Grade Core: Ballet, Tap, & Jazz
Wednesdays 6:00-8:15 pm 

Ballet, Tap, and Jazz are covered in this conveniently scheduled combination class. Core Class focuses on multiple styles of dance to ensure that all dancers are receiving a well-rounded dance education. Ballet is the foundation of all dance training. It teaches correct body alignment, classical technique, musicality, and terminology. Tap dance transforms each dancer into a percussive musician creating rhythms, pattern, and sounds with various parts of the tap shoe. Jazz is stylized and upbeat movement that explores isolation, increases performance quality, and covers a wide range of musical genres. Dancers perform 3 dances in the recital.

3rd-5th Grade Hip Hop
Mondays 5:30- 6:30 pm 

Are you looking for a high-energy and fun class? Come show us your moves! Hip Hop focuses on isolating various body parts at once, emphasizing the beat of the song, across the floor progressions, combinations, grooves, and an introduction to breakdancing stalls. All classes are developed to be age-appropriate regarding music, costumes, and content.

Does not require enrollment in Core Class. Dancers perform one dance in the recital.
 

3rd-5th Grade Contemporary
Mondays 6:30-7:15 pm 

Contemporary dance is constantly evolving, and this class will explore it's many components. The focus will be on building existing technique, expressive lyrical movement, choreographic elements, traditional modern technique, improvisation and exuding emotions through movement. Dancers must also be enrolled in Core Class. Dancers perform one dance in recital.
 

3rd -5th Grade Mezzo Company
Saturdays 11:45-1:00 pm 

Company is designed for the dancer who wants to perform more, expand their dance experiences, and create lasting memories with their dance friends! Company is an additional class that gives dancers the opportunity to perform in the community and exposes them to new experiences and opportunities in dance. Dancers will learn multiple performance pieces and will have Company-specific performances. Most of our classes will be held during the standard Company rehearsal time. However, there may be some weeks that have extended, shortened, or cancelled rehearsals. We will send out a rehearsal calendar the month before (or earlier!) so everyone knows the upcoming rehearsal schedule.

5th Grade- High School Pre-Pointe 
Thursdays 5:15-6:00 pm

Pre-Pointe is a non-performance class that educates and prepares dancers for dancing en pointe. All dancers will start wearing their ballet slippers. You will be notified when your dancer is approved to purchase pointe shoes. This class has a strong emphasis on strengthening the ankle and foot at the barre, as well as utilizing proper ballet technique and alignment. Once approved for pointe shoes, dancers will spend time learning about the pointe shoes, how to sew, preparing their pointe shoes, and proper foot care. Dancers must also be enrolled in Core Class. 

6th -8th Grade Core: Ballet, Tap, & Jazz
Tuesdays 6:00-9:00 pm 

Ballet, Tap, and Jazz are covered in this conveniently scheduled combination class. Core Class focuses on multiple styles of dance to ensure that all dancers are receiving a well-rounded dance education. Ballet is the foundation of all dance training. It teaches correct body alignment, classical technique, musicality, and terminology. Tap dance transforms each dancer into a percussive musician creating rhythms, pattern, and sounds with various parts of the tap shoe. Jazz is stylized and upbeat movement that explores isolation, increases performance quality, and covers a wide range of musical genres. Dancers perform 3 dances in the recital

 

6th- 8th Grade Hip Hop
Thursdays 6:00-7:00 pm

Are you looking for a high-energy and fun class? Come show us your moves! Hip Hop focuses on isolating various body parts at once, emphasizing the beat of the song, across the floor progressions, combinations, grooves, and an introduction to breakdancing stalls. All classes are developed to be age-appropriate regarding music, costumes, and content. Does not require enrollment in Core Class. Dancers perform one dance in the recital.
 

6th- 8th Grade Accelerated Tap
Thursdays 7:00-7:45 pm

This class was designed for students looking to further polish their tap skills. More complex patterns and combinations will be presented along with more advanced steps and terminology. Requires enrollment in Core Class.

6th- 8th Grade Prima Company
Saturdays 11:45-1:45 pm

Company is designed for the dancer who wants to perform more, expand their dance experiences, and create lasting memories with their dance friends! Company is an additional class that gives dancers the opportunity to perform in the community and exposes them to new experiences and opportunities in dance. Dancers will learn multiple performance pieces and will have Company-specific performances. Most of our classes will be held during the standard Company rehearsal time. However, there may be some weeks that have extended, shortened, or cancelled rehearsals. We will send out a rehearsal calendar the month before (or earlier!) so everyone knows the upcoming rehearsal schedule.

7th Grade - High School Pointe & Advanced Ballet
Thursdays 4:45-6:00 pm

For dancers who enjoy the art of ballet and are interested in advancing their ballet technique whether en pointe or in their ballet slippers. Dancers work at the barre, in center, and across the floor. Dancers must have completed Pre-Pointe to take this class en pointe. Ballet is the foundation of all dance training. It teaches correct body alignment, classical technique, musicality, and terminology. Requires enrollment in Core Class.

High School Core: Ballet, Tap, & Jazz
Tuesdays 6:45-9:45 pm

Ballet, Tap, and Jazz are covered in this conveniently scheduled combination class. Core Class focuses on multiple styles of dance to ensure that all dancers are receiving a well-rounded dance education. Ballet is the foundation of all dance training. It teaches correct body alignment, classical technique, musicality, and terminology. Tap dance transforms each dancer into a percussive musician creating rhythms, pattern, and sounds with various parts of the tap shoe. Jazz is stylized and upbeat movement that explores isolation, increases performance quality, and covers a wide range of musical genres. Dancers perform 3 dances in the recital.

High School Accelerated Tap
Thursdays 6:00-6:45 pm

This class was designed for students looking to further polish their tap skills. More complex patterns and combinations will be presented along with more advanced steps and terminology.

Requires enrollment in Core Class.

High School Contemporary
Thursdays 7:00-8:00 pm

Contemporary dance is constantly evolving, and this class will explore it's many components. The focus will be on building existing technique, expressive lyrical movement, choreographic elements, traditional modern technique, improvisation and exuding emotions through movement. Dancers must also be enrolled in Core Class. Dancers perform one dance in recital.

High School Hip Hop
Thursdays 8:00-9:00 pm

Are you looking for a high-energy and fun class? Come show us your moves! Hip Hop focuses on isolating various body parts at once, emphasizing the beat of the song, across the floor progressions, combinations, grooves, and an introduction to breakdancing stalls. All classes are developed to be age-appropriate regarding music, costumes, and content. Does not require enrollment in Core Class.
 

High School Elite Company
Saturdays 11:45-2:00 pm

Company is designed for the dancer who wants to perform more, expand their dance experiences, and create lasting memories with their dance friends! Company is an additional class that gives dancers the opportunity to perform in the community and exposes them to new experiences and opportunities in dance. Dancers will learn multiple performance pieces and will have Company-specific performances. Most of our classes will be held during the standard Company rehearsal time. However, there may be some weeks that have extended, shortened, or cancelled rehearsals. We will send out a rehearsal calendar the month before (or earlier!) so everyone knows the upcoming rehearsal schedule.

Adult Tap & Jazz
Mondays 7:15-8:00 pm

This non-performance class gives new through intermediate adult dancers a chance to expand their tap and jazz skills. The class will focus on transforming each dancer into a percussive musician creating rhythms, patterns, and sounds.

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