Grade School & Teens Dance Classes

2019-2020

Our classes for students 6 years thru 16 years have something for everyone! Our schedule includes ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, lyrical, fusion and combo classes.

Our ballet program has expanded to accommodate our students who choose to continue their ballet journey with us. We offer age and skill appropriate ballet classes for all.

Musical Theatre class is always popular, and this year we’ve added a Disney Themed Dance Theatre for 6-10 years! We’re pleased to offer classes for beginners, as well as those continuing their dance education.

Classes for our 2019-20 School Year begin August 1, 2019!


Ballet

Ballet 1

A beginning class for students aged 6 and older who want to delve into the world of ballet or graduating students from our Kindergarten classes. Students will learn ballet fundamentals with barre work, across the floor exercises and connecting steps. Even better when combined with a jazz or tap class.

6-10yrs


6-8yrs



8-10yrs


Ballet 1A

Ballet 1A is for students with 1 year ballet experience (not including pre or kindergarten ballet). Students continue to explore ballet with more in-depth barre exercises & across the floor work. Time is also spent on perfecting technique on learned steps and an introduction to more complicated vocabulary and steps.

8-12yrs


Ballet 2

The next step for ballet students with 2 or more years of ballet, (not including pre & kindergarten ballet) This class includes more in-depth barre exercises, across the floor work, perfecting technique on learned steps and introduction to more complicated vocabulary and steps. This class is even better when combined with a jazz or lyrical class.

11-16yrs


Ballet for Teens - Begin

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 had some ballet or other dance classes when they were younger, as well as teens who have never had formal ballet training.

13-16yrs


Ballet/Modern

Ballet/modern combo class will incorporate the fundamentals of ballet with the free flowing movements of modern, in which dancers tell a story with their bodies. Many basics of ballet and modern will be covered.

8-12yrs



Jazz

Broadway Jazz

This exciting program introduces students to dance steps & routines of Broadway’s greatest musicals! Class work consists of a jazz warm-up, stretching, and building a vocabulary of steps and combinations all set to the best music of Broadway.

8-14yrs


Jazz/Funk

Students will experience an upbeat class with focus on building flexibility and correct body placement. Leaps, turns, & sequences will help with balance, and choreography games will build confidence. An introduction to improvisation will add to the fun and challenge the imagination!

7-12yrs


Jazz/Tap

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.

11-16yrs



Hip Hop

Hip Hop - Beginner

Our hip hop class teaches beginners basic steps to contemporary funk hip-hop music as well as popular (age appropriate) songs heard on the radio. They will also learn how to count to music beats of the song in the form called "dancers eight". Class will incorporate how to stay grounded, how to initiate isolations and fluid transitions.

6-10yrs


Hip Hop/Fusion

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 things fresh and fun. Students learn fluid isolations, how to count music, as well as how to work to remember choreography.

6-10yrs


Hip Hop/Modern

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. Also, how to keep rhythm in the body to slower and faster paced songs. This energetic class will teach combinations to popular hit music as well as R&B styles.

9-14yrs


Tap

Jazz/Tap

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.

11-16yrs


Intro to Tap

This is a class for beginners and it will cover basic tap terms and movements focus on training muscles for isolated foot exercises. Emphasis placed on the importance of rhythm and clear sounds, and students will be exposed to a variety of exercises and combinations. This class is even better when combined with a ballet class!

6-10yrs


Tap 1A

This tap class is designed for students who have completed an introduction tap class or has 1 or more years tap experience. Tap 1A will focus on more complicated steps and perfection of previous skills in a fun and creative environment. Even better when combined with a ballet or musical theater class!

9-16yrs


Lyrical

Lyrical

This class teaches dancers to tell a story with the free flowing movements of modern dance, as seen on “So You Think You Can Dance.” This lyrical approach to 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. Students are required to have completed 1 year of ballet and should be taking a ballet class in conjunction with this class.

11-16yrs


8-12yrs


Musical Theatre

Musical Theatre

Introduces students to the combined art forms of song and dance, the key components of Broadway’s greatest musicals. Class will include instruction in voice & 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.

11-16yrs


Disney Themed Dance Theatre

Students learn fun choreography to the music they’ve grown up with! A great introduction to Broadway dance and movement. Class work consists of a jazz warm-up, stretching, and building a vocabulary of steps and combinations to dance to familiar Disney tunes.

6-10yrs







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