Ballet

Ballet is the foundation for all other dance forms and is highly recommended for all students. It builds strength, grace, co-ordination, balance as well as flexibility and poise. Students progress to Pointe work when deemed ready by the instructors.

Ballet/Conditioning

This non-recital class will focus each week on conditioning the dancers body with elements of ballet, strength training and flexibility exercises. Dancers should bring a foam roller and 1.5-2lb ankle weights each week.

Ballet/Tap Combo

Ballet/Tap combo class strives to build a strong foundation in the basic techniques of each discipline (see Classical Ballet & Tap descriptions). A half hour is spent on each subject each week. A Tap dance will be performed in the recital.

Contemporary & Lyrical

This fairly new style of dance focuses on the more modern inspired movements of today. Ballet class is strongly recommended in addition to this class as Contemporary combines not only ballet techniques but elements of jazz and modern as well.

Hip Hop

This urban form of dance is a high energy, aerobic, athletic style. Builds memory, stamina and co-ordination.

Jazz

This energetic form of dance features quick moves and turns as well as big leaps. Jazz classes consist of stretching, center technique, floor progressions and combinations.

Jazz/Ballet/Tap Combo

Jazz/Ballet/Tap combo class strives to build a strong foundation in the basic techniques of each discipline (Ballet, Jazz, Tap descriptions). Time will be spent on each subject each week. One dance will be performed in the recital.

Kinderdance

Kinderdance class introduces children to dance and encourages creativity through pre-ballet, stretching, musical games and motor co-ordination exercises. Students are asked to bring a favorite doll or stuffed animal each week!

Musical Theater

Theatrical style of dance, portraying different characters, story-telling, and lip-syncing. Please note this class does not include vocal instruction. This class is for middle school and high school students.

We'll be looking at six different musicals, touring through each decade from the 1960s through the 2010s.

1960s - Sweet Charity
1970s - Chorus Line
1980s - Little Shop of Horrors
1990s - Beauty & the Beast
2000s - Wicked
2010s - Hamilton

Get ready to play a role, tell great stories and have a fantastic time!

Pointe

Dancers whom have studied ballet extensively may be invited by the instructors to take beginner/advanced beginner pointe or intermediate pointe. Pointe requires a great deal of core strength, ankle and leg strength as well as mental stamina.

Tap

This rhythmic dance form promotes intricate sounds by the feet made to various types of music. Classes consist of warm-up, technique, progressions and combinations.

Technique

This class is a ‘non-recital’ class used to re-enforce ballet and contemporary technique as well as concentrate on leaps, turn, flexibility and strengthening. *Pre-requisite: Dancers in this class must be enrolled in a regular weekly Ballet or Contemporary class.