Class Descriptions

ACRO

Students will learn various tumbling skills. From basics like backbends & rolls, to harder skills such as back handsprings.

BALLET

A class in which students will learn the Cecchetti method of ballet. Classes consist of barre work and floor work. Students will learn the ballet terms and proper technique of this elegant style of dance. Ages 9 & up also learn lyrical, modern, & contemporary styles in their ballet classes.

DANCE BASICS

Dance Basics is a class for 2 & 3 year olds. In this class, children learn basic ballet & jazz steps. We begin with a simple ballet warm up, & head to the floor for some jazz stretches. A little dance routine finishes off the class. (We get this question frequently, & YES, this class is also included in our annual recital.)

HIP HOP

A class in which students will be introduced to the concepts of freestyle/street dance. Dance experience is not necessary but is helpful. We offer hip hop to all ages beginning at 3 & going all the way up to our Adult Hip Hopercise class.

INTRO TO ACRO

Intro to Acro is a class geared towards 6-10 year olds who want to learn some basic tumbling skills. The class is open to all levels of acro students, as the instructor will observe each students' levels of ability and give them different challenges. Students will learn simple skills such as somersaults, handstands, & cartwheels, as well as more difficult skills like walk-overs and back handsprings.

INTRO TO DANCE

A 1 hour long class specifically designed for beginners. Students will have ballet for the first half hour of class each week, then alternate between tap and jazz every other week. We offer Intro to Dance 1 (Teeny Weenies) for those with a year or less dance experience, and Intro to Dance 2 (Teeny Tinies) for those who’ve had more than one year of dance.

JAZZ

This class consists of a warm up, stretching, and across the floor exercises. Emphasis continues to be placed on proper body placement and proper usage of the muscles. Students focus upon achieving maximum flexibility, body isolations, turns, kicks, leaps and jumps. The wide array of jazz styles is introduced in this class.

POINTE

Another form of ballet in which students wear specially made shoes to stand on their toes. This class is only offered to advanced students ages 11 and up. It is the teacher’s discretion if a student is ready for pointe or not. One must have strong feet and ankles to participate.

TAP

A style of dance in which the rhythm is sounded out by the clicking taps on the heels and toes of a dancer's shoes. Students will learn how to project different rhythms of the tap technique.

TINY TOTS TUMBLING

Tiny Tots Tumbling is a class designed for the younger student, aged 5 & under. Children begin with a stretch, & move onto backbends, somersaults, backward rolls, & handstands. They will also begin to learn more difficult skills for this age, consisting of walk-overs & cartwheels.


Dress Code

Hair should be neatly secured off the neck and NO jewelry should be worn during class. A dancer should always be dressed according to the dress code.

Acro / Tumbling

  • • Leotard
  • • No Shoes
  • • Footless or convertible tights optional

Ballet

  • • Any color leotard & tights. Ballet skirt optional. NO pants, shorts, T-shirts, sweat shirts.
  • • Boys: T-Shirt tucked into stretchy pants or sweat pants.
  • • Ballet shoes or soft, ballet-like slippers.

Hip Hop

  • • Loose fitted or stretchy pants or shorts. Tank top or fitted T-shirt.
  • • Jazz shoes, jazz sneakers, or tennis shoes.

Intro to Dance

  • • Leotard, tights, jazz pants/shorts.
  • • Boys: T-Shirt tucked into stretchy pants or sweat pants.
  • • Ballet shoes or soft, ballet-like slippers, and tap shoes.

Itsy Bitsies

  • • Any color leotard & tights. Ballet skirt optional. NO pants, shorts, T-shirts, sweat shirts.
  • • Boys: T-Shirt tucked into stretchy pants or sweat pants.
  • • Ballet shoes or soft, ballet-like slippers.

Jazz

  • • Leotard, tights, jazz pants/shorts.
  • • Any kind of jazz shoes or ballet shoes.

Tap

  • • Leotard, tights, jazz pants/shorts.
  • • Any kind of tap shoes are suitable.

Technique & Conditioning

  • • Any type of dance clothes.
  • • Any type of shoe, other than tap shoes.
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