Class Descriptions

Dec / 08

Class Descriptions

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Descriptions of Our Classes

Twirling Tots – age 3
This program will introduce your child to the basics in dance.  They will learn movement through story, music and rhythms.  This class is based on ballet and creative movement.

Ballet – ages 4 +
Based on Royal Academy of Dance syllabus.  Ballet is the basis of all dance forms.  Benefits include the development of good posture and self-discipline while learning technique and musicality.

Jazz – ages 4 +
Jazz is a fun, energetic style of dance. It focuses on proper technique, flexibility, strength and rhythm.

Tap – ages 5 +
An energetic, aerobic dance style where students learn rhythm, style and technique.  If your child wants to be loud, this is the class for them!

Hip Hop – ages 5 +
High energy aerobic class done to today’s popular music.  Class consists of a warm up, stretching and toning, traveling combination and choreography.  All music is age appropriate.

Jazz/Hip Hop Combo – ages 5-8
A mix of Jazz and Hip Hop styles combined to give your child a feel for both styles. It will be a high energy class with a warm up, jazz and hip hop technique and the recital piece will be a mix of both styles.  All music is age appropriate.

Musical Theatre – ages 8 + (What is Musical Theatre?)
This jazz based class is a mix of lip syncing, dancing and acting. If you like to sing and dance around the living room while watching your movies, this is the class for you. It’s recommended that you also take a jazz technique class if you’d like to do competitive musical theatre.

Lyrical/Contemporary – ages 8 +
A combination of technical training with contemporary modern movement, as well as using ballet and jazz technique to teach dancers to communicate emotion through lyrics.

Acro – ages 6 +
Acro is a discipline specializing in strength and flexibility, with attention to focus and control over your entire body.  Students will learn gymnastics foundations along with jazz technique in this class. It is encouraged that dancers taking acro also take a Jazz class if they are interested in competing in Acro in the future.

New protocols for Acro sessions are in place for the 2020-21 season. See the new description here.