PROGRAMS

Dancers should expect to remain in certain levels for more than one session to acquire proper technique, alignment and understanding of ballet fundamentals. Instructors will give recommendations based on class performance. Anyone needing an evaluation to join a class should notify the front desk.

Demi/Mini Program

Ages 2-6 Years Old

Little Demi’s: This 30-minute class is designed to enhance your child’s motor, listening, and social skills through dance activities. Dancers will be introduced to basic ballet technique. Offered to children age 2 to 3 years.

Demi’s: This is an introductory class containing ballet and creative movement. Young dancers will learn the basic ballet steps while learning how to follow direction and imitate movement and gross motor skill development games in a positive and fun environment. Engaging music is used to get these little ones inspired to dance.

Mini Tap/Ballet: This beginner level class will cover the proper placement of body position, posture, terminology and class behavior. This class is designed to provide young dancers an introduction into the fundamentals of tap dance. Early exposure to the rhythms and unique mind-to-foot connection associated with tap dance will allow students to progress and excel at the art as they move through life. The goal is to prepare these young dancers to move on into higher levels of ballet and tap classes. A great class for 5-6 year old's who love to dance!

Mini Jazz: Mini jazz is an introductory class with jazz basics to fun and kid-friendly music. Dancers will learn the beginning steps of jazz and work on picking up choreography sequences that fuse together style and technique.

Mini Hip Hop: This class serves as an introduction to hip hop dance for the younger student. Using games and music, the class focuses on rhythm, musicality and basic footwork. It is a great way to get kids moving!

Ballet Program

Juniors/Teen/Seniors

Jr, Teen, Senior Ballet I: For beginner dancers ready to learn the basics of ballet (recommended for ages 7+). Students will build off of the five positions, master plié variations and tendus, among other level-appropriate skills. Dancers will use both barre and centre floor. Dancers will work to master level I curriculum to move on to level II with the instructor’s recommendation. 

Jr, Teen, Senior Ballet II: This class will take the skills learned in level I and build upon them to strengthen the dancer's precision and ability. Students will advance on to more difficult skills and utilize both barre and centre floor work to improve their technique. Dancers must show proficiency and receive recommendation to progress to this level. Prerequisites: Must have completed or concurrently enrolled in BALLET I or higher. 

Jr, Senior Ballet III/IV: For advanced ballet dancers looking to challenge their previous knowledge and training. Students will learn more difficult combinations and skills, while developing finesse and classic style. Dancers must master all level I and II skills and technique to enroll in this level with instructor’s recommendation. Prerequisites: Must have completed or concurrently enrolled in BALLET II or higher. OWNER/STUDIO MANAGER AND TEACHER APPROVAL

Pre-Pointe: Pre-pointe classes are often offered to ballet students who are not yet on pointe to further develop and strengthen the muscles necessary to go en pointe. They stress correct alignment and correct classical ballet technique. Pre-pointe classes also allow teachers to assess readiness, offering an atmosphere for proper evaluation of important skills. Prerequisites: Must have completed or concurrently enrolled in a BALLET II or higher

Pointe: The technique for girls of performing ballet movements en pointe creates an impression of airiness and fleetness. Pointe work is undertaken when the student has learned basic technique and when her legs and feet are sufficiently developed, usually after three years in technique classes. Girls are then required to wear pointe shoes for all classes in the Intermediate and Advanced divisions in support of Balanchine's goal for dancers to move quickly and effortlessly en pointe. Prerequisites: Must have completed PRE-POINTE and BALLET III or higher. OWNER/STUDIO MANAGER AND TEACHER APPROVAL

Hip Hop Program

Juniors/Teen/Seniors

Jr, Teen Senior Hip Hop I: This hip-hop class is a fast-paced and energetic dance style using the latest street/urban dance moves set to hip hop music. Hip hop encompasses a wide range of street styles including breaking, locking and popping. This class for young beginners specifically focuses on developing rhythm and coordination while encouraging individual style. Hip hop dance requires students to have the strength and stamina to successfully perform moves. Therefore, class includes upper and lower body conditioning as well as a rigorous warm-up to help prepare students for more intense movements. 

Jr, Teen, Senior Hip Hop II: ​ This exciting and fast paced dance class will leave your kid feeling fresh!  Don’t be intimidated...great for boys and girls who want to be challenged, learn various styles of hip hop, push creativity, and boost confidence. This class incorporates more intricate choreography and movement with faster-paced routines and music. Prerequisites: Must have completed or concurrently enrolled in HIP-HOP I or higher.

Sr Hip Hop III/IV: A dynamic, fast-paced dance class that will have you taking your Hip Hop style to the next level. Typically performed to popular music, this style has been highly sought after by anyone wanting to break out of the box of traditional dance. Develops power, personal style and agility by teaching a routine that builds momentum and repeats dance combinations rising in intensity. Prerequisites: Must have completed or concurrently enrolled in HIP-HOP II or higher. OWNER/STUDIO MANAGER AND TEACHER APPROVAL

Jazz & Technique Program

Juniors/Teen/Seniors

Jr, Teen, Senior Jazz I: Jazz class will focus on learning proper dance technique such as isolations of the body, improving performance quality and developing complex rhythms and patterns. Students will be exposed to various styles of jazz such as Broadway, Street and Contemporary to help develop a well-rounded dancer. Class curriculum is based on ballet technique layered with traditional jazz movement and includes a proper warm-up, stretches, isolations, across-the-floor progressions, and combinations. As students’ progress through each level curriculum will become increasingly more complex and intricate. 

Jr, Teen Senior Jazz II: Dancers must have at least one year of Jazz experience.  Material used, builds from Beginning Jazz into harder, more complicated, skills and technique that is age appropriate and builds performing dynamics. It is highly advised that as Jazz technique is learned, students supplement their training in ballet so that the Jazz student can properly perform the more complicated material that will be presented. Prerequisites: Must have completed or concurrently enrolled in Jazz I or higher

Sr Jazz III/IV: Movement is taught which incorporates Jazz, Modern, Lyrical, and Ballet to create an eclectic mix for an innovative quality of movement and choreography. Material taught builds from Jazz II that is age appropriate and pushes the student's skill and technique into more complicated combinations, footwork, turns, and jumps. Prerequisites: Must have completed or concurrently enrolled in Jazz II or higher

Jr, Teen, Senior Performance Jazz: Very fun and popular for the dancer who loves to be on stage. We use Broadway themed songs along with plays and concepts as you see on Broadway or local theaters. It is a fantastic way to feel like you are in the theater without having to sing or act. Jazz technique, stylization, expression is also taught in this class which enhances their dance education and future theater opportunities. Prerequisites: Must have completed or concurrently enrolled in Jazz II or higher

Beginning/ Intermediate Turns: Appropriate for beginning dancers, or those looking to work on the basic technical skills. This is the place to start if you’re new to Jazz turns or need to brush up on the fundamentals. Instruction includes proper placement and muscle engagement for each turn, helping you understand not only the “hows” but the “whys” of correct form. You’ll also learn center-floor and across-the-floor combos. With practice and focus on proper technique, these lessons serve as a foundation for more complex skills. Recommended for ages 7+

Intermediate/Advanced Turns: These detailed lessons encourage the full-body connections and proper mechanics required for successful turns. You’ll learn insights and tricks that will help you push beyond your limits as a dancer. Practicing the lessons taught in this course will give you an enhanced understanding of your body, so you can get the results you want with any turn, anytime, anywhere. You’ll continue to explore specific layering of conditioning exercises, center floor exercises, and across-the-floor combos that lead to turn mastery. These elite lessons build and guide you in your quest to understand the enhanced body awareness needed to be a consistent turner. You’ll learn to “turn out of skill and not out of luck.” Prerequisites: Must have completed Beginning/Intermediate Turns.  OWNER/STUDIO MANAGER AND TEACHER APPROVAL needed.

Beginning/Intermediate Jumps & Leaps: This is the place to start if you’re new to jazz leaps and jumps or need to go back to the basics. Each lesson includes detailed instruction and a proper breakdown for each leap or jump, helping you understand not only the “hows” but the “whys” of correct form. This beginning level focuses on strength, detail and exact technique. With practice and focus on proper placement, these lessons will serve as a foundation for more complex skills and help build a stronger physical base.

Intermediate/Advanced Jumps & Leaps: This Advanced course is sure to push you beyond your limits as a technician and help you develop a better understanding of the technique behind each jump. This course covers a lot of information and is packed with detail to ensure exactness and success when attempting these leaps and jumps. Practicing the lessons taught in this course will give you an enhanced understanding of your body, so you can get the results you want with any leap or jump that comes your way. You’ll be pushed to enhanced levels of complexity and execution. Each leap or jump found within this course will increase your strength, style and ability to transition from one technical element to another. Each exercise is specifically designed to help build proper muscle strength and improve body coordination for more exact execution when practicing that specific leap or jump. With a positive mindset and a drive to succeed. Prerequisites: Must have completed Beginning/Intermediate Jumps & Leaps.  OWNER/STUDIO MANAGER AND TEACHER APPROVAL needed.

Jr, Teen & Senior Improv/Musicality: Whether it’s choreography or improvisation, learn basic techniques to create movement vocabulary! It’s all about the process, and this class sure provides a fun one. In this class, you will expand your movement vocabulary and learn to apply it to different interpretations of musicality.

Contemporary Program

Juniors/Teen/Seniors

Jr, Teen, Sr. Contemporary I: An introductory level of dance combining elements of Ballet, Modern, and Jazz technique. Students will learn choreography that embraces self-expression, story-telling, artistry, level changes, and athleticism. 

Sr. Contemporary II:  An upper level contemporary dance class for the more advanced student proficient in Ballet, Modern, and Jazz technique.  Students will learn a wide range of choreography from profound to physical to emotional, and will be challenged to visually communicate what they feel within. Prerequisites: Must have completed or concurrently in Sr Contemporary I.

Fitness Program

Juniors/Teen/Seniors

ZUMBA FITNESS (16 & Up): Develop individualized and group exercise sessions aimed at helping individuals achieve their fitness goals. Design exercise routines to increase metabolism and reduce stress levels incorporating proper breathing and body positioning.

Jr, Teen, Senior Stretch & Conditioning: Stretch class complements the training of the dance student. In this class, students will increase their understanding of their anatomy and dance alignment while increasing flexibility and strengthening their core, fee, turnout muscles, legs, back, and upper body posture. Students will focus on learning how to stretch correctly by releasing overall tension, releasing muscle tension, and relaxing the mind, while defining specific muscles groups.

The following skills are to be mastered in order to be considered for the Int/Adv classes: Standing backbend (down and up), Strong cartwheels and roundoff, Limbers and Walkovers (front and back)

Tap Program

Juniors/Teen/Seniors

Jr, Teen, Senior Tap I Level: This first level introduces students to fundamental tap techniques arranged in combinations and performed in class as solo or group demonstrations. Students take an active part in the creation of combinations, and learn how to perform with energy and how to bring their own personality to each and every performance. The main goals in this level are identifying, utilizing, and demonstrating tap terminology as well as understanding tap as a form of entertainment.

Jr, Teen Senior Tap II Level: In this second level, students continue to develop their tap technique by enriching the vocabulary and improving the quality of the techniques already introduced. The Intermediate technique builds upon rhythms with more complicated, but repetitive sound elements that require students to have a higher level of concentration and self-awareness. Wings, Pullbacks and more intricate tap combinations are introduced. Prerequisites: Must have completed TAP I.

Jr, Senior Tap III/IV Level: In this final level students will work on improving the speed and precision of the movements learned in Tap II, and will also learn more complicated and interesting rhythms. The main goals for this level are to gain confidence and freedom of movement and to be able to utilize the knowledge to create tap improvisations. Students will have increased speed and coordination in their footwork and they will be able to learn more complicated steps experimenting with various levels and styles of tap dance. Students will develop a mastery of tap skills such as Time Steps, Double Toe-Stands, basic Wings, Pullbacks and Rifts. Prerequisites: Must have completed TAP II. OWNER/STUDIO MANAGER AND TEACHER APPROVAL