Mommy & Me (18mo. - 3yrs)
This class requires the participation of a parent, nanny or guardian for registration. In this 7-week class we will explore movement forms, use of balance, exploration, rhythm, partner dance and creative dance. Using props and musical instruments, we will engage budding dancers in movement and music activities. This class will not perform in the June recital.
Pre-Ballet/Tap (3-4yrs), Ballet/Tap (5-6yrs), & Twinkle Toes (2.5-3yrs)
This class introduces children to the preparatory movements for classical ballet, tap and acrobatics. Children will learn spatial awareness, motor skills, introductory tap, dance vocabulary and circle time.
Ballet/Tap/Jazz/Acro Combo Class (6-8 yrs.) & Jazz/Tap Combo Class (8-10yrs)
Includes basic ballet, tap, jazz, and acro dance vocabulary, stretch, creative movement, motor skills and tumbling.
Classical ballet class with an emphasis on ballet vocabulary, alignment, stretch, proper technique and development of core muscles.
Acro teaches flexibility, balance, strength, muscle control, discipline, and concentration. Students will learn movements such as forward and backwards rolls, cartwheels, hand stands, and back bends. In acrobatic class elements from ballet and jazz will be incorporated to help create a well rounded acro experience.
45 or 60-minute jazz dance class focusing specifically on jazz technique including isolations, stretching, turns, leaps, choreography and core strengthening.
45 or 60-minute classes are a blend of classical ballet technique and jazz dance. It is designed to enhance musicality, strength, control and interpretive movement abilities.
Prerequisite class (es): Ballet Int I, Lyrical Int; 45 or 60 minute class combines the leg work of Ballet and Modern dance using movements that focus on core alignment, improvisation and expressive movement. Solid ballet technique is a must in order to successfully complete this class.
45 or 60-minute class for beginner/intermediate dancers that will focus on technical development, dance vocabulary, proper alignment, and basic articulation of choreography.
Irish Beginner/Intermediate (5-7 yrs)
This 30-minute introductory class offers the real deal in Irish Traditional dancing, music and culture. Students will gain coordination, rhythm, and strength by learning traditional steps and Irish dance basics. Unique to this course, students will have access to an Irish musician in class once a month, who will expose them to Irish Traditional culture and the musical concepts that underlie the traditional dances of Ireland.
Irish Intermediate/Advanced (Based on Teacher Evaluation)
This 60-minute class offers the real deal in Irish Traditional dancing, music and culture. Students will gain coordination, rhythm, and strength by learning traditional steps and Irish dance basics. Furthermore, individual instruction will guide students toward improvisational techniques and help them to develop a personal style that is evident of the Tradition. Unique to this course, students will have access to an Irish musician in class once a month, who will expose them to Irish Traditional culture and the musical concepts that underlie the traditional dances of Ireland.
Home School Class (7-11yrs) & (12-16yrs)
A class specifically designed for children and families who choose to home school their children. Our dance classes are a great edition to your home school curriculum. Our classes offer a creative outlet for children to express themselves while adding physical activity, social interaction and artistic development. Class combinations include: Ballet/Jazz/Tap, Jazz/Hip Hop/Lyrical or we can design a custom combo class for your Home School group.
Students are able to work 1:1 with a teacher to work on technique and choreography for special performances and the annual recital.