Students will be placed into respective classes depending on age, ability and previous training at the discretion of the faculty. We strongly encourage students to take at least two classes to broaden their dance abilities and discover their interest and talents.
Ballet is the foundation for all dancing. This class will help children develop poise, grace, and balance. Students will progress to pointe with teacher’s guidance and approval.
* Dance attire - black leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes. No ballet skirts please. Hair must be secured back away from the face in a bun.
Pre-pointe is designed to strengthen ballet students who wish to advance to pointe. Students must be nine years of age to take pre-pointe. Students must have this class to progress to pointe. This class will not have a dance in the recital.
Tap will teach children rhythm and is a fun type of dance. We will integrate style into the most basic and advanced tap steps.
* Dance attire - any color and style of dance clothes - we suggest white tap shoes for young students and black tap shoes for older students. T-shirts are not to be worn in dance class. Please do not wear tap shoes in the hallways.
Jazz is a fun and energetic type of dance. We will work to upbeat popular music and emphasize technique. We will work on strengthening and conditioning as well as learning the latest dance moves.
* Dance attire - any
color and style of dance clothes and black jazz shoes are preferred. T-shirts arenot to be worn in dance class.
Pre-school classes are 45 minutes long. The class consists of tap and ballet. They perform only one dance in the recital either tap or ballet.
* Dance attire for pre-school class consists of a leotard, tights, tap, and ballet shoes (any color). The 3 and 4-year-olds are grouped together in the same class and the 5-year-olds are in a class with only other 5-year-olds.
The purpose of this class is for students to learn the basic steps in each area of dance - tap and jazz. Once they have mastered the steps from this class they may then choose the area or areas of dance in which they wish to pursue. They will perform one dance in the recital, either tap or jazz. The 6 & 7 combo class is an hour long.
* Dance attire for the combo class is leotard, tights, ballet, and tap shoes (any color). Jazz shoes are not required for the combo class.