Classes for Ages 7-15

At this age students have many class options to choose from and are learning more skills and technique than in the preschool and intro level classes. These classes require a longer attention span and students will have a warmup, technique drills, and choreography in every class. Some classes are geared toward the beginner student while others require some previous dance experience.

 
 
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Ballet (ages 7+)

Ballet is one of the classical styles of dance and the foundation for many other styles. Dancers will focus on proper alignment, vocabulary, and strengthening exercises: at the barre, in the center, and across the floor. They will learn to move with grace as they become stronger, more flexible, and confident dancers.

2018-2019 Season Classes (Sept 2 - June 15):

  • Ballet 1 (age 7-9) - Wednesday 3:30-4:30pm (waitlist only at this time, please call to add your name)

  • Ballet 1 (age 7-9) - Sunday 11:15am-12:15pm

  • Ballet 2 (age 8-11) - Wednesday 5:30-6:30pm

  • Ballet 3 (age 10-15) - Wednesday 6:30-7:30pm

 
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Tap & jazz

Our tap class is all about rhythm, coordination, and musicality. Dancers will learn tap terminology and proper technique while becoming great rhythm-makers! This technique is essential to the development of well-rounded, musical dancers.

Jazz, like ballet, is a classical dance style rooted in technique. In this class dancers will be exposed to many different styles of jazz and will learn proper technique and how to move with power and precision. 

2018-2019 Season Classes (Sept 2 - June 15):

  • Tap/Jazz 2 (age 7-9) - Sunday 10:00-11:15am

  • Tap/Jazz 2 (age 7-9) - Thursday 4:00-5:15pm

  • Tap/Jazz 3 (age 8-11) - Thursday 6:00-7:30pm

  • Teen/Preteen Jazz (age 10+) - Tuesday 5:30-6:30pm

  • Tap 4 (age 10+) - Tuesday 6:30-7:30pm

 
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Lyrical

Lyrical is a variation of jazz dance which draws heavily on ballet technique. Dancers learn to express the emotion and energy of the music within their dancing. Ballet is a requirement to take Lyrical.

2018-2019 Season Classes (Sept 2 - June 15):

  • Lyrical 1-2 (age 7-11) - Wednesday 4:30-5:30pm

 
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hip hop

Hip Hop is a broad genre of dance which includes locking, breaking, and popping, among other techniques. In this class dancers will learn some of the fundamentals of hip hop dance as well as creative, high-energy choreography.

2018-2019 Season Classes (Sept 2 - June 15):

  • Boys Hip Hop (age 8-15) - Monday 4:30-5:30pm

  • Hip Hop 1-2 (age 7-9) - Monday 5:30-6:30pm

  • Hip Hop 2 (age 7-9) - Friday 6:00-7:00pm (waitlist only at this time, please call to add your name)

  • Hip Hop 2 (age 7-9) - Saturday 2:00-3:00pm

  • Hip Hop 3 (age 10-15) - Monday 6:30-7:30pm

 
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acro

This is our athletic skill building class for dancers who want to increase strength, balance, and flexibility. Students will learn the fundamentals of acrobatic/tumbling skills for dance.

2018-2019 Season Classes (Sept 2 - June 15):

  • Acro Intro (age 5-7) - Tuesday 3:00-3:30pm (waitlist only at this time, please call to add your name)

  • Acro 2-3 (age 7-10) - Thursday 3:30-4:00pm (waitlist only at this time, please call to add your name)

 
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Dance Team - Petites (ages 6-9)

Our Petite Dance Team will begin rehearsing in October 2018 and will attend 2-3 competitions locally in 2019 as well as a number of other performance opportunities throughout the season. These students must be enrolled in Ballet, Tap, and Jazz in addition to Dance Team weekly rehearsal on Sundays. Please contact us if you are interested in the Dance Team!

 

Our dance team program is dedicated to improving technique and performance in a non-competitive environment. While we do attend competitions throughout the season we view these as performance opportunities and chances to meet other dancers and studios rather than competitive events, fostering a team/community attitude.