Young Dancers

These are the classes we offer for children ages 7-10 (Beginner and Beginner/Intermediate level) for our 2017-18 season. Typically at age 8, dancers are mature enough to concentrate on on genre for 45 minutes to an hour and are willing and able to take multiple classes in one evening or throughout the week.

Combo 2 (Ages 6 & 7)

This 1.25 hour class teaches young dancers ballet, tap and jazz in this combo class. We continue with ballet and tap training, and are introduced to the world of jazz. Dancers learn about isolations, turns and leaps!

Wednesdays 4:00-5:15 PM
Fridays 5:45-7:00 PM

Hip-Hop

This is most likely the most popular dance genre today, hip-hop is another dance form that grew out of jazz. It began with break dancing, turned into funk, and now we learn about pop-n-lockin’ and dubstep. Hip-Hop class is a great way to create your unique style and let loose and have a ton of fun!

Tuesdays 6:15-7:00 PM (Ages 7-9)
Fridays 4:00-5:00 PM (Ages 8-10)

Boyz Only Hip Hop

This class is for boys ages 6-8 that want to bust-a-move with our awesome guy teacher, Shawn. Boys learn basic hip-hop and breaking technique as well as choreography. It is a positive environment for boys to explore and pursue an interest in dance.

Fridays 5:30-6:15 PM

Acro

Acro is a combination of dance and gymnastics. At this level is an intro to basic gymnastics skills and elements (i.e. forward rolls, handstands, cartwheels, as well as gymnastics games set to music). Dancers will also work on flexibility and strength! As always, the class will progress to more challenging skills based on each student’s ability!

Fridays 6:00-6:40 PM

Ballet

Ballet is the foundation of all forms of dance. In ballet, the focus is on posture, gracefulness, body placement, footwork, turns, jumps, and leaps. We work on exercises at the barre, stretching, adagio, petite allegro, grande allegro and choreography in class. At Allegro, we enjoy exploring both classical and contemporary ballet techniques.

Tuesdays 5:00-5:45 PM
Wednesdays 4:30-5:15 PM
Fridays 5:00-6:00 PM (Ages 8-10)

Tap & Jazz

Jazz teaches current dance trends set to popular music and classic jazz styles. Today, there are many faces of jazz and students grow to appreciate the traditional and the funky styles of today. Tap encourages students learn the syncopated rhythms and styles of tap dancing – past and present. Tap dancing has made a BIG comeback in recent years. We are inspired by tap artists such as Savion Glover, the Rockettes, and the Tap Dogs!

Tuesdays 4:00-5:00 PM

Lyrical & Modern Combo

Lyrical dance is a wonderful way for dancers to learn to truly express themselves as artists. We tell stories of love, sadness, friendship and hope through this genre. Lyrical is a combination of the techniques learned in ballet, jazz and modern. Choreography encompasses the use of balance, flexibility and control utilizing the lyrics and feeling of the music. This genre is only offered to level 3 dancers and up. Modern focuses on creating strong lines and shapes with our body while using our core and breath to express our movement.

Mondays 4:00-4:45 PM (Ages 8-10)

Project Broadway

Musical Theatre  allows dancers to become characters through their dancing –  we use musicals from both broadway and movies to inspire our classes. For example, students learn about Chicago, Fosse, Wicked, Hairspray, West Side Story, Annie, High School Musical, Cinderella, the Sound of Music and many many more! Sometimes we even take a song we love and create our own characters and storyline!

Mondays 4:45-5:30 PM (Ages 8-10)

Strength & Conditioning

This class allows students the opportunity to enhance their flexibility, strength and endurance to help them become the best they can be! Sneakers are required for this class and get ready to sweat! This class will help dancers achieve their goals and become more in control and aware of their bodies.

Thursdays  7:00-8:00 PM (Ages 8-12)

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