Our classes build on the previous level/year. Typically students complete beginner 3/4, combo 1, combo 2, then level 1,2,3 and so on! Once into the levels, students will spend at least two years in the same class level.
Mommy & Me Ballet - 24 months – 3 year olds
This class is designed for our youngest dancers and requires adult participation. This class introduces your little one to the basics of ballet and creative movement. They will learn basic dance steps and how they can use their body to create art! Our teachers use a variety of props and techniques each week to keep the class exciting for our tiny dancers.
Beginner Combo Classes – Ballet, Tap, & Jazz - Variety of Ages
We offer several beginner classes that will engage your dancer while teaching them basic terminology and dance steps in a safe environment. Students are encouraged to work together as a team for performances and mastering their skills individually. All beginner classes listen / dance to a wide variety of age-appropriate music that is screened by one of our qualified teachers.
Returning Combo Classes – Ballet, Tap, & Jazz - Variety of Ages
Our returning students have mastered the basics of dance. We encourage them to learn new steps while continuing to increase precision, timing, and speed on the steps they have already learned. Each week classes will have a chance to dance together as a group and individually. Students are encouraged to ask questions and interact with their fellow dancers and teacher(s).
Ballet / Pre-pointe – Teens
Although dancers are taught ballet in our combo classes, this class will give the more serious ballerina a chance to focus on improving their ballet skills. Each week your ballerina will perform barre’ work to strength their bodies, floor work to encourage special movement, and stretching to increase flexibility and turn out. The goal of this class is to prepare your ballerina to begin working on pointe.
Hip Hop – Variety of Ages
This class teaches rhythm, coordination, musicality, and hip hop choreography without suggestive music/movements. Students are challenged to think on their feet while enjoying an energetic and fast-paced dance class. Our Hip Hop dancers develop focus, strength, and agility while having fun. Age appropriate music and movements.
Lyrical / Modern – 7+
Lyrical is a fusion of ballet and jazz, with expressive motions that tell a story. This class will blend elements of Lyrical and Modern dance, such as freedom of expression, interpretation of music, principles of fall and recovery, control, breathing and balance. Students will be taught modern technique while being encouraged to express their emotions and develop artistry through movement.
Acro is short for acrobatics. Dancers often use gymnastic style movements in their choreography and this class provides the basics. Students will be taught stretches, jumps, forward and backwards rolls, cartwheels, handstands, bridges, walkovers, and round-off moments. (all based on child's level and abilities). This is an ADD ON CLASS. It may only be taken in addition to a combo or jazz class. This class does not participate in the recital. Our Instructor is certified by the acrobatic arts training organization.