*class placement is both age and skill dependent.
Pre-Dance (ages 3-6) (must be toilet trained). This class is designed to introduce young children to the joys of movement by exploring and expanding their movement range. Building coordination, strength, flexibility and balance, in combination with musical exercises, are some of the primary objectives of the class. Lessons involve imaginary scenarios, dance games and props to keep the attention of young students, supplying them with the necessary tools to love dance for a lifetime. Primary Dance lessons provide additional introductions to different kinds of dance styles (40-minute class).
Primary Ballet I (ages 4-6) and Primary Ballet II (ages 6-8). Students will learn the proper foundations of Classical Ballet technique studying the Cecchetti Method. Encouraging musicality and dance quality in class practices with the focus of proper body alignment and turnout will nurture dancers into performers. (Primary I is a 40-minute class, unless class size exceeds 6 in which case it is 55 minutes, Primary II is 55 minutes.)
Jazz Primary (ages 5-7), Jazz Junior (ages 8-10), Jazz Intermediate (ages 11-13), & Jazz Senior (ages 14+) includes strong and sharp movements. It’s a form of dance which demonstrates a dancer’s individual style and originality. Classes explode with energy, consisting of unique moves, fancy footwork, big leaps and turns (55 minute classes).
Lyrical Primary (ages 5-7), Lyrical Junior (ages 8-10), Lyrical Intermediate (ages 11-13), & Lyrical Senior (ages 14+) is a fusion of Ballet and Jazz dance techniques. A Lyrical dancer’s movements attempt to show the meaning of the music. Lyrical is very passionate. Movements in Lyrical dance are characterized by their fluidity and grace. The technique for Lyrical is best supported by Ballet and is a recommended stepping stone between Ballet and Jazz. (55 minute classes)
Contemporary Primary (ages 5-7), Contemporary Junior (ages 8-10), Contemporary Intermediate (ages 11-13), & Contemporary Senior (ages 14+)
is a popular form of dance which draws on both classical ballet and modern dance. In terms of the focus of its technique, contemporary dance tends to utilize both the strong and controlled legwork of ballet and also employs contact-release, floor work, fall and recovery, and improvisation characteristic of modern dance. Contemporary plays on different emotions and allows dancers to express through unpredictable changes in rhythm, speed and direction. (55 minute classes)
Tap Primary (ages 5-7), Tap Junior (ages 8-10), Tap Intermediate (ages 11-13), & Tap Senior (ages 14+)
is making music with your feet. The art of rhythm is completely audible in tap class. Students are challenged to master timing, refined movement and quick reflexes. Tap is taught to a large variety of music: from upbeat music, to slow music, or in some cases dancers are challenged to make the beat with their feet without any accompanying music. Tap is also a great way to learn improvisational skills and how to miss a beat and keep going: great lessons that can be transferred into everyday life. (55 minute classes).
Beginner Hip-Hop (ages 8-9), Intermediate Hip-Hop (ages 10-11), & Senior Hip-Hop (ages 12+) is a fun and energetic class for the student division that is heavily influence by the evolution of Hip-Hop music and its popularity in media. Hip-Hop combines the elements of various street dance styles, such as Break, as well as Jazz. Instructors will provide students with age-appropriate expectations, as well as tasteful costumes/music choices. (55 minute classes).
Standard I Ballet (ages 8-9), Standard II Ballet (ages 10-11) & Standard III Ballet (ages 12-13). Students will learn the proper foundations of Classical Ballet technique studying the Cecchetti Method. Encouraging musicality and dance quality in class practices with the focus of proper body alignment and turnout will nurture dancers into performers. In more advanced classes students will also participate in character dancing exercises to compliment the technique learned in the balletic style. (55-75 minute classes).
Teen Ballet (age 13+). This is an entrance level class designed to introduce the foundations of classical ballet with a contemporary twist. Appropriate for dancers new to ballet, providing foundations of techniques in a fun and uplifting environment. (75 minute classes).
Ballet Technique. These classes are specifically designed for students wishing to take ballet exams, and must be taken in combination with a ballet standard class.