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Description of Classes & Attire

Description of Classes & Attire:

Predance:
Predance is offered to students ages 2-6, and is intended to be an introduction to dance technique.

Mommy & Me (2yrs): Creative Movement/Tumbling – 30 minutes

Tiny Tots (3yrs): Ballet/Tap/Tumbling – 45 minutes

Predance 1 (4yrs): Ballet/Tap/Tumbling – 1 hour

Predance 2 (5yrs): Ballet/Tap/Tumbling – 1 hour

Predance 3 (6yrs): Ballet/Jazz/Tumbling – 1 hour

Attire: Mommy & Me: Pink Ballet Slippers, Pink tights, Leotard (Any color). Tiny Tots: Pink Ballet Slippers, Black Tap Shoes, Pink Tights, Pink Leotard. Predance 1 & 2: Pink Ballet Slippers, Black Tap Shoes, Pink Tights, Black Leotard. Hair needs to be secured up in a bun, ponytail or braids. Predance 3: Pink Ballet Slippers, Pink Tights, Black Leotard. Hair needs to be secured up in a bun, ponytail or braids

Ballet:
Our ballet classes consist of classical ballet technique in Cecchetti Method. Most classes will consist of barre work, center and a performance piece for the annual recital. Technical skills will vary upon level. Attire: Pink ballet slippers, black leotard and pink tights, hair secured in a bun.

Jazz:
This discipline of dance is seen in musical theater, commercial and entertainment industries. Each class will teach technical skills and cover some terminology in ballet. Classes will consist of warm-up exercises, crossings, center combinations and a performance piece for the annual recital. Attire: Form fitting dancewear, slip-on black jazz shoes, hair secured back.

Tap:
Our tap classes consist of tap technique and focus on steps and vocabulary. Taking tap technique helps students develop coordination and the ability to understand rhythms. Students will also learn a performance piece for the annual recital. Attire: Black tap shoes, form fitting dancewear. No jeans!

Lyrical:
Lyrical is a form of dance that is done to contemporary music and is designed to express the music through movement. Some ballet and jazz terminology will be taught to students. Students will also perform a piece in the annual recital: Attire: Form fitting dancewear, dance paws, hair secured back.

Hip Hop:
Hip Hop is a street style of dance that is fun and energetic. It is currently one of the most popular forms of dance and is seen in pop culture today. Class time will consist of strength exercises, breakdancing, combinations and learning a performance piece for the annual recital. Attire: Clothes that you can move in and gym shoes. No jeans!

Contemporary:
Contemporary borrows from ballet and modern. It uses both the strong and controlled legwork of ballet and the contact-release, floor work, fall and recovery, and improvisation characteristic of modern dance Students will also perform a piece in the annual recital: Attire: Form fitting dancewear, bare feet, hair secured back.

Dance Team Technique:
This class focuses on the turns, leaps, tricks and extension work needed to pass a Poms audition or private dance team audition. This class is technique only. Intermediate/Advanced dancers only. Attire: Form fitting dancewear, slip-on jazz shoes, hair secured back.

Tumbling:
Beginning: No prerequisite, tumbling will focus on tumbling basics and form – somersaults, cartwheels, round-offs, handstands. Beginners will begin work on front and back walk-overs.

Intermediate I: prerequisite unassisted backbend and front limber, will focus on strengthening of fundamental skills and start back handsprings.

Intermediate II: prerequisite is front and back walkover unassisted in correct form, will continue work on back handsprings and start aerial work.

Advanced tumbling: prerequisite must have unassisted back handspring, and will work on power tumbling and aerial work. Attire: Form fitting dancewear, bare feet, hair secured back.

Boys Dance:
(Ages 4-7yrs): This class is focused on giving boys the opportunity to learn both jazz and hip hop in an environment with boys only. Material will be geared towards movement meant for boy dancers. Students will also perform a piece in the annual recital: Attire: White Tank Top/T-Shirt, Black Shorts or Black Dance Pants, Black Socks, Good Gym Shoes.

 

Purchasing Dancewear: 

You can purchase dancewear at the following locations below: