STUDIO CLASSES 
 (ages 7-17) 

Our curriculum explores the elements of dance in a supportive environment where students can develop technique, personal expression, and confidence. Students work to explore phrasing, fluidity and performance quality and work towards participating in a final showcase at a professional performance venue at the end of year. We  also offer additional performance opportunities through audition based performance groups. Options for the casual dancer or students looking to pursue dance as a career are available. 

2022 FALL SEMESTER 

CONTEMPORARY 

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AGES 8-11 & 12-17

Contemporary dance is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz, lyrical and classical ballet, hip hop, salsa, theatrics, modern, pedestrian movement-- you name it. The fun of this class is blending various dance styles while working to connect the mind and the body through fluid dance movements. Dancers will work on the development of their dance technique, build strength and flexibility while also focusing on musicality, dynamics, stylization, and emotional expression. This class will include a warm-up, center technique, across the floor exercises, turns & leaps, and a dance combination. 
 

Requirements: Dance technique is recommended, but not required for Beg/Int level classes. 2-years experience and enrollment in Ballet is required for Int/Adv level classes. 
 

Dress Code: Dance leotard or form-fitting dance top with dance shorts or leggings. Dance paws, or barefoot.

JAZZ

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AGES 8-11 & 12-17 

Jazz is a fun and energetic class that is used highly in commercial industries for its entertainment value. Jazz dance has roots in Ballet, Modern, Acrobatics, African Rhythm, Caribbean, etc. and is continually being influenced by all dance genres. Jazz is upbeat and tends to be more grounded with various strong movements and dynamic.  Dancers will work to find balance by using their central core and practice coordination techniques and isolations. This class will be followed by stretches to increase flexibility and understand turn out. Next will be progressions across the floor learning transitions, footwork, turns, extensions, jumps, leaps, floor work with innovative choreography focusing on rhythm and stylization. 

Requirements: Dance technique is recommended, but not required for Beg/Int level classes. A minimum of 2-years experience is required for Int/Adv level classes. 

Dress Code: Dance leotard or form-fitting dance top with dance shorts or leggings; jazz shoes (black or tan), dance paws, or barefoot. 

LYRICAL

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AGES 8-11 & 12-17 

Lyrical is a fusion of Ballet and Jazz, with expressive motions that tell a story. Students will learn dance technique along with how to express emotion through movement. Whether inspired by a song, a feeling, a vision, or just a wild hair, each combination will be unique and allow for much individual artistic freedom. Dancers will focus on building technique, alignment & conditioning, stretch & strengthening, contractions & release, and choreography that emphasizes musicality and self-expression.  

Requirements: Dance technique is recommended, but not required for Beg/Int level classes. A minimum of 2-years experience is required for Int/Adv level classes. 

Dress Code: Dance leotard or form-fitting dance top with dance shorts or leggings; jazz shoes (black or tan), dance paws, or barefoot. 

BALLET 

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AGES 8-11 & 12-17 

Ballet is a beautiful art form that has been amazing audiences for centuries. It is a disciplined form of dance that strives for perfection while exuding elegance, grace, and control. Dancers will work to improve posture and flexibility, and will concentrate on learning ballet positions, pointing their feet, strengthening ankles, understanding and increasing turn out, using their plie’, learning to stretch fully through their extensions will keeping their joints supported, etc.

Our ballet program teaches the Cecchetti Method. 

For students in Grade I & II (Beginning & Beginning/Intermediate) the students will work to develop proper placement of torso, hips, and legs without exceeding anatomical limitations. The coordination of arms and head are developed with a concentration on smooth transitions throughout the exercises.

 

For students in Grade III & IV  (Intermediate & Advanced) the students will  work to develop more mature sense of musicality and quality of movements.  Students will develop strength and stability in the demonstration of the pirouettes and grand allegro. Suppleness and smooth graceful movements are developed in these levels along with the coordination of head, arms, legs, and body. Students present a one-minute dance for the Grade IV examination demonstrating the ability to perform through unset movements. The dance provides teachers the opportunity to help develop the student’s awareness of choreographic concepts.

Requirements: Dance technique is recommended, but not required for Beg/Int level classes. 2-years experience and enrollment in Ballet is required for Int/Adv level classes.

Dress Code: Ballet leotard (pink, black or white), dance shorts or ballet skirt; Ballet Shoes. Tights are optional.

Hair must be in tight/slick bun.

POINTE/PRE POINTE

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AGES 11-17 

Muscle memory and repetition are essential to light, ethereal pointe work. Pointe/Pre Pointe is a class that stresses precision and strength while emphasizing the beauty of a traditional art form. It is dancing on pointe that should be considered a privilege, the reward for hard work in ballet technique, and the instructor will determine participation. Throughout the year, students will work on strengthening ankle and feet muscles, increasing their awareness throughout their bodies, and establishing correct alignment for pointework. Note that dancers in this class are required to be enrolled in one other ballet classes, though more hours are encouraged.

Requirements: A minimum of 2 years Ballet training and all students must be approved by the teacher.

Dress Code: Black ballet leotard and black dance shorts; Pointe/Ballet Shoes. Tights and ballet skirt are optional.

Hair must be in a tight/slick bun. 

HIP-HOP 

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AGES 8-11 & 12-17 

Jazz is a fun and energetic class that all dance genres are continually influencing has roots in Ballet, Modern, Acrobatics, African rhythms, Caribbean, etc.  Jazz is upbeat, focused on strong and dynamic movements.  Dancers will work to find balance by using their central core and practice coordination techniques and isolations. This class will include stretches to increase flexibility and understand turn out. The class will consist of progressions across the floor, including transitions, footwork, turns, extensions, jumps, leaps, floor work with innovative choreography focusing on rhythm and stylization.

 

Requirements: A minimum of 2 years of Hip-Hop training required for Int/Adv classes.
 

Dress Code:  Open to the discretion of the dance. Sneakers/tennis shoes required. Please NO black soled shoes/boots.

ACRO4DANCE
Levels: Basics, Levels 1, 2, 3

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AGES 8-17 

Acro incorporates a lot of strength training so that students can continue to build the muscles that will help them master more advanced tricks and tumbling. Each student will receive one on one spotting and instruction as they go across the mat so that they can build confidence in their body’s ability. Acro4Dance fuses dance technique with acrobatic motion and the tricks taught in this class can be incorporated into dance performances.

 

Requirements:  This class will include students of various experience and placed in their correct level by the teachers. Beginning students will learn and build on the basic foundations (cartwheel, tumblimg, back bends) and more advanced student will have learned their front and back walkovers and will have been instructed to complete aerials and back handsprings.

Dress Code:  Black leotard and black dance shorts or leggings. 

K-POP

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AGES 8-11 & 12-17 

K-Pop is a dance phenomenon that has swept the entire world—and continues to dominate. K-Pop blends hip hop grooves, jazz funk, and house. In our K-Pop class you'll learn the hottest K-Pop dances from a professional instructor and create your own music video as you do the dance routines of your favorite Korean artists!

Requirements:  This class is open to all levels. 

Dress Code:  Open to the discretion of the dance. Sneakers/tennis shoes required. Please NO black soled shoes/boots.

LEAPS & TURNS 

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AGES 8-11 

This class will focus on developing the skills necessary to perform a variety of turns and leaps i.e. pirouettes, a la seconde turns, fouette turns, coupe turns, pencil turns, attitude turns, leg hold turns, second jumps, switch leaps, switch second leaps, backwards jetes, surprise jumps, etc. Enrollment in Jazz or Ballet is highly encouraged.
 

Requirements:  This class is open to dancers with prior dance experience or by approval from the teacher. 

Dress Code:  Open to the discretion of the dance. Sneakers/tennis shoes required. Please NO black soled shoes/boots.