CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Ages 3-7 Pre- Combination Classes 

This class is for our tiny dancers who are excited to explore the world of dance.  They will learn proper terminology, work on flexibility, coordination, kinesthetic awareness in a fun and creative way.  Join us on the journey of dance as your tiny dancer also learns dance classroom etiquette and ends the year shining on stage with our annual performance.



Level Dance Classes

All dance classes are leveled to make sure your dancer is being challenged and progressing in their technique.

Level I -  Beginners

Level II - Beginning, Intermediate

Level III -  Intermediate, Advanced

As the new studio grows the levels will increase.  With this being our first season we have to evaluate all dancers and place them in proper classes as we get to know them.


Classical Ballet

Ballet Technique classes are the foundation for training and focus on developing a solid ballet technique with emphasis on understanding correct body placement, proper use of turn out, coordination of the upper body (epaulement), and use of arms (port de bras).

Pre Ballet Classes are for beginning dancers starting at age 5 who would prefer not to take a combination class.


Lyrical

A dance style that embodies ballet, jazz and modern.  The dance is evoked by the lyrics of the song helping the dancer find their express emotions as they take the stage and dance.


Musical Theater

Musical Theatre class will focus on learning proper dance technique while exploring the various dance styles used in Broadway shows. Emphasis will also be placed on learning performance skills such as connecting with the audience and telling a story through dance and facial expressions.


Jazz Dance

Jazz dance combines techniques of classical ballet and modern dance with current forms of popular dance. Classes include warm up, isolations, stretches, across the floor progressions, and choreography combinations.


Hip Hop

Hip hop is a high-energy class that infuses the latest styles of street dancing, breaking, popping, and locking. Classes will encourage students to step outside of the box by bringing their own individual style and personality to the movements.


Contemporary

Contemporary as a dance style in itself is defined, in part, as a fusion of ballet and jazz, demanding technical skill, musicality and an expression of emotion. A solid, ballet-based technique, proper placement and bodily alignment are essential components.


Drama

Drama is an introduction to the theatre. Students become acquainted with the history of the theatre and various significant plays. Areas of technical production such as make up, lighting, costuming, and set design are studied.  They also learn how to create a character for performances.  



The year will end with a dramatic production where the students get to hit the stage and shine!