Youth Dance Classes

2018-2019 Class Schedule

Introduction to Dance

RECOMMENDED FOR AGES 3-4

In this class students will have a great time focusing on balance, coordination and rhythmic movement. Building on the basic elements of dance, students will explore movement in class structures that begin to expand on each of these elements (time, dynamics, space, body). Teachers lead activities and introduce dance vocabulary and concepts for ballet, tap and jazz at an age appropriate level to prepare students for future participation in any type of structured dance class. Students may wear any color and type of leotard with transitional dance tights. Dance skirt is optional.  Students will perform one routine in our annual dance recital.  Costume fee is $70*

  • Tuesdays 4:30-5pm
  • Thursdays 4:30-5pm
  • Saturday 9:30-10am

Combo 2

RECOMMENDED FOR AGES 5 -6 (or completion of Introduction to Dance class)
A 30 minute class that students will become familiar in ballet and tap. Students will perform one routine in our year end dance recital.  Costume fee is $70*

  • Tuesdays 6-6:30pm
  • Thursdays 5-5:30pm

Combo 3

RECOMMENDED FOR AGES 6 -8 (or completion of Combo 2 class)
A 45 minute class that students will introduce ballet, tap,  & tumbling. Students will perform one routine in our year end dance recital. Costume fee is $70*

  • Mondays 6:15-7pm
  • Saturday 10-10:45am

Jazz

Classes teach basic jazz dance technique, terminology and movement quality with an emphasis on proper execution of jazz isolations, rhythms and style. Jazz is a fun genre of dance that draws on many other styles in forming its technique and expressive styles. Jazz dance uses almost every genre of music, from classic swing and Broadway jazz to current popular music. This is an energetic, dynamic form of dance. Costume fee is approximately $75*

  • Beginner Jazz
    Thursdays 6-6:30pm
  • Intermediate & Advanced Jazz
    Mondays 4:45-5:45pm
  • Jazz Technique for Gymnasts
  • Tuesdays 6:30-7:15pm

Ballet/Lyrical

Ballet teaches all basic ballet technique including positions of the feet and arms, proper body alignment, turnout, ballet vocabulary, barre exercises, across the floor movements, and center work. Classes will provide students with exercises that build muscle strength, increase flexibility, and provide a foundation that can be applied to all dance styles. While in class, the students are expected to constantly focus their bodies on proper carriage of the torso, arms, and back. Proper ballet attire (black leotard, pink transition tights, pink ballet slippers and hair in a bun) is required.  A dance skirt is optional.  Costume fee is approximately $60*
Lyrical is an expressive technique showcasing an interpretation of music using the fusion of ballet, jazz and modern.  Students will perform one routine in the year end recital.  Costume fee is approximately $70*
  • Beginner Ballet/Lyrical Combo
    Monday 6:45-7:30pm
  • Ballet Technique                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Wednesdays 6:15-7pm
  • Intermediate & Advanced Ballet Technique
    Mondays 6-7pm                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Wednesdays  7-8pm
  • Ballet Technique for Gymnasts                                                                                                                                                                                             Thursdays 7-7:45pm
  • Intermediate & Advanced Lyrical   *We recommend students also be enrolled in a Ballet class when considering Lyrical
    Monday 7:15-8pm

Leaps & Turns Technique

Concentrates on the technical aspects of leaping, jumping and turning by teaching a series of jumps, leaps and turns, weight and direction changes. The student develops balance, strength, elevation and body alignment.  This technique class does not perform in the year end recital.

  • Tuesdays 6-6:45pm
  • Wednesdays  8-8:30pm

Acro

STUDENTS WILL BE PLACED IN THE APPROPRIATE CLASS AFTER AN EVALUATION.

Focuses on the technical aspects of acrobatics as a compliment to the dance curriculum. We train students in floor tumbling and specialty bending tricks.  Students will perform one routine in the year end recital.  Costume fee is approximately $85*

  • Beginner Acro                                                                                                                                                                                                          Tuesdays 5:15-6pm
  • Intermediate Acro                                                                                                                                                                                              Wednesdays 6:15-7pm
  • Advanced Acro                                                                                                                                                                                                        Tuesdays 7-8pm

Tap

Classes emphasize the development and strengthening of basic tap technique and terminology highlighting the importance of rhythm and sound. These classes work proper technique, sound breakdown and traveling steps. Students will perform one routine in the year end recital.  Costume fee is approximately $80*

  • Beginner Tap
    Thursdays 6:30-7pm
  • Intermediate Tap                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Wednesdays 4:45-5:30pm
  • Advanced Tap                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Wednesdays  5:30-6:15pm

Musical Theater

Class introduces dance forms found in musical theatre, incorporating elements of ballet, tap and jazz. Also a study of acting, voice, and dance moves with emphasis on character study. Learn technique and gain confidence and stage presence. Students will perform one routine in the year end recital. Costume fee is approximately $85*

  • Tuesdays 5-5:45pm

Total Body Conditioning

Strengthening class designed to increase flexibility and the proper muscles used for core work, extensions and balance.

*Required for those participating in competition.

  • Beginner Conditioning                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Saturdays 10-10:45
  • Intermediate & Advanced Conditioning                                                                                                                                                                                    Saturdays  11-12pm

* Additional information regarding class pricing and costume fees is available on our Dance Class Pricing page

 

**Competition Team Requirements (by invitation or audition only)

Mini Competition Team

  • Thursdays 5:45-6:30pm                     

Junior Competition Team

  • Ballet Technique                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Wednesdays 6:15-7pm
  • Beginner Conditioning                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Saturdays 10-10:45
  • Junior Team Tap and Jazz                                                                                                                                                                                                         Saturdays  11-11:45am
  • Junior/Senior Team Rehearsal                                                                                                                                                                                         Saturdays 12-1pm

Senior Competition Team

  • Intermediate & Advanced Jazz
    Mondays 4:45-5:45pm
  • Intermediate & Advanced Ballet Technique (both classes are required)
    Mondays 6-7pm                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Wednesdays  7-8pm
  • Leaps and Turns Technique (one class is required)                                                                                                                                                            Tuesdays 6-6:45pm      OR                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Wednesdays  8-8:30pm
  • Intermediate & Advanced Conditioning                                                                                                                                                                                    Saturdays  11am-12pm
  • Junior/Senior Team Rehearsal                                                                                                                                                                                         Saturdays 12-1pm
  • Senior Team Rehearsal                                                                                                                                                                                                            Saturdays 1:30-3pm

 

* More classes will be scheduled upon request.