Offered to ages 5 & up in various levels. All classes focus on both classic and current styles of jazz, while keeping emphasis on technique, center, and placement. Creative routines are taught and dancers learn how to interpret their music with control and fluidity. Classes integrate the fundamentals of ballet for proper technique, while using upbeat music and movement. We highly recommend students continue ballet training while taking jazz. Required attire: form-fitting dance clothing - jazz pants or capris, tights, leotards, tanks OK. Hair must be pulled back. Jazz shoes are required.
Offered to ages 3 & up in various levels. Focus is on variety of styles of hip hop, including breaking, popping, locking, groove, jazz funk, etc. Dancers are encouraged to push themselves to explore new movements and to understand the elements of choreography, music, and performance. Required attire: Stretchy, comfortable dance or “work-out” clothing. Pants, shorts, tanks, T-shirts, and hats OK. No “school clothes”, jeans, jean shorts, or restrictive clothing. Flexible sneakers required.
Offered to all ages in various levels. The foundation of dance. This class will focus on the classical elements of ballet, teaching students proper technique and body alignment. Classes demand high focus from the student but are very valuable to their progression as a dancer. Sound ballet technique is essential for strength, power, and execution of each dancer. Required attire: Pink ballet tights, black leotard, hair pulled back off neck and face. Ballet shoes required. Ballet warm-ups OK. No t-shirts or tanks allowed.
Offered to ages 3 & up in various levels. Classes incorporate the classic steps of tap dancing while adding a fresh approach to choreography. Dancers learn to coordinate rhythm, agility, and musicality to execute clear tap sounds and movement. Required attire: Comfortable, stretchy dance clothing required. No excessively long pants, as they interfere w/ the tap shoes. Tap shoes required.
LYRICAL & CONTEMPORARY
Offered to various ages. Lyrical focuses on the “lyrics” of music to interpret a story. Contemporary is interpretive, improvizational, and story-telling with abstract movement and choreography. Disciplines are a combination of ballet, jazz and modern techniques, and students must have at least a year of ballet or jazz and also be currently enrolled for a jazz or ballet class. Jazz attire required.
DIVAS & DUDES
Classes are 1 hour and incorporate either Ballet, Tap, Jazz, or Hip Hop in various levels. Combo classes are also offered. Focus is on technique, strength, and execution with fun choreography and music. Styles and attire apply to descriptions above. All dancers perform in both annual showcases!
Classes are 45 minutes and focus on Ballet techniques using our favorite storybook princesses! Themed music and props are incorporated into class as dancers tell their favorite stories through movement.
TUMBLING / ACRO
Offering additional training with acro skills that dancers can incorporate into their routines, essentially pulling various skills that gymnasts would perform on a sprung floor. Mats are used with correct supervision and a limited class size for safety.