Class Summaries

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Preschool Ballet

Ages 3 - 5

Preschool Ballet teaches dancers the basic concepts of Ballet. Students are introduced to the positions of feet and arms while touching on basic Ballet vocabulary. The instructor will introduce basic level combinations and exercises, while using simple props to promote creativity and artistic expression. Students will have the opportunity to perform in our Year - End Recital.

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Preschool Tap

Ages 3 - 5

Preschool Tap focuses on teaching dancers coordination, rhythm and music skills, while learning the basics and fundamentals of Tap dance and Creative Movement and allows them an opportunity to be active and have fun in a positive, nurturing environment. Students will have an opportunity to perform in our Year-End Recital.

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Preschool Jazz

Ages 3 - 5

Preschool Jazz focuses on helping dancers to develop their imagination, body awareness, direction awareness and use of space in a fun environment. As the children progress they are taught the basic dance movements and skills of jazz. Students will have the opportunity to perform in our Year- End Recital.

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Tap

Level 1: Ages 6 - 8
Level 2/3: Ages 9 - 12
Level 4: Ages 13 & Up

Tap dancing is an energetic dance style where students learn rhythm, style and technique through percussive footwork. Tap develops strong co-ordination and a sense of timing and musicality.  Tap classes level 2 & up will be following the ADAPT syllabus this year and may have the opportunity to participate in dance exams. All tap classes will participate in 3 festivals this season.

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Jazz

Level 1: Ages 6- 8
Level 2/3: Ages 9 - 12
Level 4: Ages 13 & Up

Jazz dance incorporates stylized dance moves and dynamic steps such as jumps, turns, and kicks. Jazz is a very high-energy class that teaches students essential dance skills including body coordination, flexibility and self-expression.  Jazz classes  level 2 and up will be following the ADAPT syllabus this year and may have the opportunity to participate in dance exams. All jazz classes will participate in 3 festivals this season.

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Ballet

Level 1: Ages 6 - 8
Level 2: Ages 9 - 12
Level 3 - Ages 12 - 14
Level 4: Ages 15 & Up
Pointe: Invitaion Only

Ballet is the foundation of all dance styles and is recommended for all dancers. Ballet classes will utilize classical technique and free movement; the structure and discipline in these classes allows students to develop in areas that are necessary for all dance forms. Students are educated throughout their lessons as to muscle strength, grace, posture, expression and the beauty of the art of dance. All ballet classes will participate in 3 festivals this season.

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Lyrical

Level 1: Ages 6 - 8
Level 2: Ages 9 - 12
Level 3: Ages 13 & Up

Lyrical combines the best of Ballet with Jazz and a dash of modern. It is one of the most expressive forms of dance. It requires excellent technique to perform, as the moves are often difficult and precise. The goal is to help dancers learn to convey the emotions of a song by making them aware of their facial expressions, and body movements. All lyrical classes will participate in 3 festivals this season.

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Hip Hop

Level 1: Ages 6 - 9
Level 2/3 Ages 10 & Up

A funky dance class filled with the latest popular dance steps and music. Students will get a taste of several styles and be able to use basic steps to create explosive Hip Hop moves and find their own unique style as a Hip Hop dancer. All these elements make the dance exciting, energetic and inspiring. All hip hop classes will participate in 3 festival this season.