Grade School & Teens Dance Classes
Our classes for students 6 years thru 16 years have something for everyone: from ballet to hip hop, jazz, tap, modern & combos. We have great Musical Theatre classes too, where students can sing & dance their way through the school year. We’re pleased to offer classes for beginners, as well as those continuing their dance education.
This year we’ve added some new classes such as Dance Fusion, and Jazz/Tap! Fusion is a fun way to mix jazz, ballet & contemporary in one creative class, and Jazz/Tap is always a stomping good time!
Classes for our 2017-18 School Year begin August 1, 2017! Enrollment is now open thru Nov. 30, 2017.
Ballet (6-8yrs, 6-10yrs, 8-12yrs)
Our Ballet classes will follow the American Ballet Curriculum and be taught by an ABT Certified Teacher. This program is a natural progression for our Angelina Ballerina & Kindergarten Ballet students. Classes will continue to focus on building a solid foundation in ballet technique with an emphasis on proper placement and safe progressions of movement. All while remaining sensitive to the developmental needs of younger dancers and having fun!
Ballet for Teens (13-16yrs)
This class is designed to introduce the teen student to basic ballet techniques in order to achieve graceful movement, core strength and proper posture. Students will learn how movements are incorporated into choreography, as well as an understanding of musical awareness and continued rhythm. This class welcomes students who have taken ballet classes, as well as teens who have never had formal ballet training.
Ballet/modern combo class will incorporate the fundamentals of ballet with the free flowing movements of lyrical modern, most widely known from Fox network's competition 'So You Think You Can Dance,' in which dancers tell a story with their bodies. Many basics of ballet and modern will be covered to prepare the dancer for their next class in either style.
Dance Fusion (6-16yrs)
Enjoy a mixture of jazz, ballet, and contemporary styles in this creative class. Dance fusion is perfect for the student that doesn't quite know which style to start in, but still wants to have fun! High energy warm ups and a varied music selection keep this class fresh and fun. Combine with ballet to get all your bases covered!
Hip Hop-Beginning (6-10yrs, 9-12yrs)
In this class, students will explore rhythms and sounds and how they translate in their body. They will learn basic steps to contemporary funk hip-hop music and popular songs heard on the radio, as well as learn how to count to musical beats of the song in the form called "dancers eight." Class will incorporate how to stay grounded, initiate isolations and fluid transitions, and how to string movement together to form a choreographic piece.
Intermediate Hip Hop (9-12yrs)
Students explore complex rhythms and sounds and how they translate in their body. This fast paced class will introduce more complicated movements and choreography, all to current funk & hip-hop music. Students with some dance experience and beginners are welcome!
Hip Hop for Teens (13-16yrs)
A fast paced class where students explore complex rhythms and sounds and how they translate in their body. They will be introduced to more complicated movements and choreography, all to current funk & hip-hop music. Students with some dance experience and beginners are welcome!
This class will teach dancers to tell a story with the free flowing movements of modern dance. Modern dance showcases the dancer's unique abilities of movement and trains the dancer in techniques used in every form of dance, such as retention of choreography, bodily expression with or without music, extension, muscle awareness and choreographing techniques. Pair this with a ballet class & you’ll be dancing on air.
Hip Hop/Fusion Combo (6-10yrs, 9-12yrs, 12-16yrs)
Students will combine the basics of hip hop with a mixture of jazz, and contemporary styles in this creative class. This class has high energy warm ups and a varied music selection keep this class fresh and fun. Students learn fluid isolations, how to count music, as well as how to work to remember choreography.
Hip Hop/Modern Combo (6-10yrs, 10-15yrs)
Students will combine the basics of hip hop with the free expression of beginner, modern dance. They will learn fluid isolations, how to count music, as well as how to work to remember choreography. This energetic class will teach combinations to popular hit music as well as R & B styles. This is a great class for students with no prior dance experience or students who already have taken a beginner hip hop or modern dance class.
Jazz/Hip Hop (6-10yrs)
Class begins with a warm up to improve strength, flexibility, posture & alignment. First half of class is a fusion of jazz dance where students are taught which muscles dancers us to make movements or create shapes. Hip hop half class teaches basic steps to contemporary funk hip-hop. They will also learn how to count to music beats of the song in the form called "dancers eight".
Jazz/Tap Combo (6-10yrs)
This class will teach students basic tap terms and moves, training muscles for isolated foot moves, and class routine. Emphasis is placed on the importance of rhythm and clear sounds. Students will also learn the basics of jazz dance and see how dancers create shapes with body movement.
Musical Theatre Song & Dance Performance
Musical Theatre Song & Dance Performance
(6-10yrs & 8-14yrs)
This dynamic class introduces students to the combined art forms of song and dance. Class work consists of a jazz warm-up, stretching, and building a vocabulary of steps and combinations, and learning to sing along with the music while dancing. Students have the opportunity to perform in our annual Spring Recital. A voice teacher will also work with the students.