We offer classes in Ballet/Pointe, Lyrical, Contemporary, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Acro-Gymnastics, Musical Theatre, Jumps/Leaps/Turns and Stretch Tech/Conditioning and Combination classes (for ages 2 1/2 to 6 years old).
We offer all levels from beginner through advanced in both competitive and non-competitive classes. Let us help you find the class that is right for you!
And remember, dance is not just for girls! We encourage all boys to try out a dance class - tap, jazz, hip hop, anything! We have had boys enrolled in classes for the past several years and welcome them into any style class. Dancing helps boys gain strength and coordination that can help them in other activities.
These classes are designed specifically for our small dancers ages 3 through 6 (preschool through first grade). The classes teach children the beginning fundamentals of ballet, tap, jazz, tumbling and/or lyrical. Ballet includes barre work, across the floor and center technique. Tap, jazz, and lyrical include introductory skills, stretching and technique. Students perform 2-3 dances in the recital.
Ballet classes are offered from a beginner level to advanced. Students are taught proper body placement, body alignment, barre and center floor work, along with across the floor combinations. Beginner classes introduce vocabulary, proper alignment, and classical ballet technique. Advanced classes include adagio and allegro work, and combinations using balance, strength, and style. In addition, Pointe is offered by teacher recommendation. All students are urged to study ballet, as it is the foundation of all other dance styles and facilitates further success in these disciplines.
Lyrical is a style of dance that uses the emotion and mood of the music to elicit movements from the dancers. Students have a warm up focusing in core strength, flexibility and movement of the back. The class includes floor work, progressions and center combinations.
Jazz classes are fun and energetic. They include such elements as kicks, leaps, turns, splits, and isolations. Classes include stretch and strengthening exercises, floor work, and across the floor progressions in addition to center floor combinations.
Hip Hop classes combine street dance with funk and jazz, similar to what you would see in televised dance performances or music videos. Students will learn the importance of isolations and dynamics to execute pop-and-lock and funk movements.
Acro - Gymnastics
Acro-Gymnastics teaches strength, flexibility, and tumbling. Gymnastics skills include but are not limited to walkovers, limbers, handsprings, chest rolls, cartwheels/round offs, handstands and more.
Tap is a style involving rhythm, dynamics, and varying sounds. Tap dancers will have a graduated warm-up to loosen their ankles and knees for proper execution of skills, across the floor progressions and have center floor work to learn and perfect new skills.
Bring-A-Friend to dance week is a very special week where all of our students can have a friend come with them and participate in dance class! This is always an exciting week with special center floor combinations and much more! It also gives our students the chance to share the fun they have each week with a friend who might not dance and give them an extra-something in common!