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DANCE WITH US!

2024 Summer
2023-24 Dance Year
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CLASS DESCRIPTIONS & DRESS CODE

TINY TOES

(ages 2-3): Introduction to movement and music for our youngest dancers. Have fun with props and themes while learning basic dance moves.​​

MINI MOVERS

(ages 3-4):​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ A creative movement class which introduces students to the expressive world of dance. Monthly themes and props are used to teach ballet and jazz basics.

BALLET MINI

(ages 4-9): Ballet classes introducing the student to beginner ballet technique. Ballet mini levels incorporate monthly themes to encourage learning of this classical style in a fun setting.

BALLET

(ages 9+): A foundation of all dance styles. Progress is made through repetition of basics at the barre and center. Dancers develop flexibility, strength, correct body alignment, technique and musicality at all levels. 

PRE-POINTE

Pointe requires years of ballet training, strong ankles and proper alignment.  Pre-pointe allows our dancers to learn technique and build up their strength to qualify for our Pointe class after instructor approval. Instructor approval required.

POINTE

Pointe is a form of ballet where dancers wear special shoes to dance on their toes. It requires years of ballet training, strong ankles and proper alignment. Instructor approval required.

JAZZ

(ages 5+): Jazz is fun, upbeat, dynamic and challenging! Jazz covers the traditional jazz skills as well as more current jazz skills from contemporary, lyrical, and pop. Leaps, turns, technique, flexibility, and combinations are all things that will be introduced.

JAZZ COMBO

An “add on” class for those taking Jazz who want to master connecting all of the skills and techniques into fun combinations.  Weekly combinations will span from various styles of jazz, contemporary, and jazz funk.

TURNS & FLEX

An "add on" class for the serious or competitive dancer.  Classes will consist of turn technique, turn variations, flexibility conditioning, flexibility tricks, and jumps & leaps.

Recommended- Ballet or Jazz class.

CONTEMPORARY

A class focusing on two expressive and interpretive styles of dance. Technique derived from classical, modern, and jazz styles of dance.  

Prerequisite- Ballet or Jazz class.

LYRICAL

A class focusing on two expressive and interpretive styles of dance. Technique derived from classical, modern, and jazz styles of dance.  

Prerequisite- Ballet or Jazz class.

HIP HOP

(ages 4+) A funky street style form of dance. This class will incorporate current trends and technical hip hop styles.

TAP

(ages 4+): Tap develops rhythm, coordination, and quick footwork. Our tap training includes traditional, rhythmic, and jazz techniques.

TAP COMBO

An “add on” class for those taking Tap who want to master connecting all of the skills and techniques into fun combinations. Dancers should be proficient in basic tap skills and rhythms. Recommended: Leveled tap class in addition.

DANCE TEAM TURNS & LEAPS

(ages 13+) An excellent class for current or future high school dance team members.  Classes will work heavily on turns including a la secondes and variations of these often used by top ranking varsity teams.  Dancers will also work hip hop tricks such as kip ups and headsprings as well as Jazz skills such as leaps, jumps, and flexibility tricks.  Recommended- Jazz class.

STRENGTH & CONDITIONING

Increase your dance-specific strength and hone in on important technique applicable to all styles of dance. Strengthening, flexibility, and articulation will be the main focuses of this class. Recommended- Ballet or Jazz class.

CLASS ATTIRE

BALLET

Any color leotard, pink tights, skirts optional.

Ballet slippers.

Hair must be pulled in bun.

TAP / TAP COMBO

Fitted dance wear. 

Leggings, spandex shorts, leotards, tights, fitted tanks/shirts.

Black tap shoes.

Hair pulled in a bun.

STRENGTH & CONDITIONING

Fitted dance wear. 

Leggings, spandex shorts, leotards, tights, fitted tanks/shirts.

Bare feet, jazz shoes.

Hair pulled away from face.

JAZZ / JAZZ COMBO

Fitted dance wear. 

Leggings, spandex shorts, leotards, tights, fitted tanks/shirts.

Black or Tan slip on jazz shoes.

Hair pulled into bun.

CONTEMPORARY

Fitted dance wear. 

Leggings, spandex shorts, leotards, tights, fitted tanks/shirts.

Bare feet, dance socks.

Hair pulled away from face.

DANCE TEAM

Fitted dance/athletic clothing. 

Leggings, spandex shorts, leotards, sports bras or spandex tanks/tops. No loose/baggy clothing. 

Jazz shoes, lyrical shoes.

Hair pulled away from face.

HIP HOP

Clothes comfortable for movement.

Clean, white soled tennis shoes.

Hair pulled away from face.

LYRICAL

Fitted dance wear. 

Leggings, spandex shorts, leotards, tights, fitted tanks/shirts.

Lyrical shoes.

Hair in a bun.

TURNS & FLEX

Fitted dance wear. 

Leggings, spandex shorts, leotards, tights, fitted tanks/shirts.

Bare feet, jazz shoes.

Hair pulled away from face.

BOYS (ALL STYLES)

Leggings, fitted basketball length shorts, joggers, fitted tees or tanks. 

Hair pulled away from face.

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