These classes are designed for student’s ages 3 to 5 years old. Classes will incorporate ballet and tap. These classes meet once a week and are designed to strengthen large and small motor skills, encourage creativity, and generate a positive self-awareness through a fun, rewarding environment. In addition, your child will begin learning correct dance terminology.
This class combines ballet, tap, and pre-jazz for students who are 5 years old and in kindergarten or will be 5 years old by January 1st with at least one year of prior dance training. These classes meet once a week and are designed as a continuation of our Twirl and Tap classes. Also, these classes help prepare dancers for our next level of dance.
Move and Groove
These classes are designed for student’s ages 3 to 5 years old. Classes will incorporate jazz and hip hop elements. This popular form of dance combines freestyle, energy, technique and distinct movement. These classes meet once a week and are designed to strengthen large and small motor skills, encourage creativity, and generate a positive self-awareness through a fun, rewarding environment. In addition, your child will begin learning correct dance terminology. This class is an "add on" class and dancers must either be enrolled in Twirl and Tap or Kinder Combo.
As the dance style that is the best foundation for any other dance form, ballet has been studied worldwide for over 300 years. It is the most beneficial form of dance to teach body placement, strength, flexibility, poise and grace. Ballet classes consist of barre, centre floor and progressions across the floor. Our professionally trained and experienced instructors give hands-on instruction and accurate demonstrations! A strong ballet foundation will allow students to stand out in other areas of dance.
Dancing “en pointe” or on the “tips of the toes” is the dream of many young dancers. Students desiring to dance en pointe must have a strong ballet foundation and good understanding of proper technique. Students must be pre-approved before beginning pointe with us. Students dancing en pointe should attend a minimum of 2 ballet classes a week in addition to their pointe classes, as pointe work requires tremendous strength of the ankles, feet and legs and is very demanding on the body.Students wishing to begin pointe require the approval of the instructor and director. First year pointe students should be prepared emotionally, as well as physically, for the dedication that is required to excel in pointe. Special instruction will be given to first year students and their parents on how to care for their shoes and feet. Students purchasing pointe shoes for the first time should obtain the approval of the instructor before wearing or sewing.
This style of dance encourages students to express their emotions as they feel and interpret the lyrics of the music. Students will be asked to go beyond basic technique as they share their innermost emotions through unique choreography and improvisation. Expression through dance is challenging…and is usually best established with a good understanding of proper technique. Dancers wishing to enroll in a contemporary class must also take a ballet class in addition to contemporary. Doing so will help provide dancers with much-needed technique, dance vocabulary, and skills to reach their fullest potential in contemporary.
Hip Hop evolved from street dance, break dancing and urban dance, Hip Hop has since developed into a popular form of dance that combines freestyle, energy, technique and distinct movement.
Jazz involves learning to leap, turn and move with style that is encompassed by an understanding of correct technique. Students will have the opportunity to express their individuality in this fun, upbeat class.
Our Musical Theatre program makes us truly unique! We combine instruction in dancing, voice, and acting which allows students to make use of all their abilities during performances. This class provides students with motivation and the encouragement to feel comfortable on stage. This class is available for grades 1st through 12th. Dancers wishing to enroll must also enroll in a jazz class in addition to musical theatre. Doing so will provide the dancer with much-needed instruction, technique, dance vocabulary, and skills to reach their fullest potential in musical theatre.
As one of the oldest styles of American dance, Tap dance continues to enthrall audiences. Students enrolled will not only learn the basics of tap, but also discover how to use their feet to create music. Tap is a vigorous and energetic form of dance that emphasizes timing, percussion, rhythm and balance.