Our Classes

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CLASS DESCRIPTIONS:

Move & Groove for Toddlers:

This class is designed for our youngest students age 18 months - 2 years old.  We focus on gross motor skills, such as skipping, hopping, and basic dance moves.  We teach these little ones how to take direction from a teacher, and also how to take turns with their fellow students.  Mommy and/or Daddy is allowed in the classroom if necessary!  No uniform required.  This is a low-key introduction to our studio to see if dance is in your little one's future!  Classes go month to month with no contract or long term commitment.  

Dress code: Comfortable clothing

Tiny Dancers/Working Parents Preschool:
This class is for Preschool students age 2+, and includes stretching, pre-ballet, musical games, and tap to develop skills and attention spans and to teach the student how to take direction. Our Preschool instructors are all experienced professionals who specialize in teaching our youngest students in a warm, nurturing and happy classroom environment.  Commitment is month to month, with an optional invitation to dance in our performance in the spring.

Dress codeFlexible dress code, pink leotard & pink tights suggested. Pink ballet shoes, tan tap shoes (Revolution brand required for performances) 

Pre-K/Kindergarten:
These classes are designed for Pre-K and Kindergarten students. They will build on the preschool class description and still include stretching, pre-ballet, musical games, and tap. Our program will develop tap and ballet discplines allowing students to learn technical step names and how to properly execute moves. We still focus on taking turns, listening, and taking direction from teachers. 

Dress code: Flexible dress code, black or pink leotard & pink tights suggested. Pink ballet shoes, tan tap shoes (Revolution brand required for performances) 

Ballet:
The most important form of dance for proper technique, this class enhances coordination, teaches good posture and grace, and is the fundamental ingredient for all successful dancers.  Click the link above for ballet intensive programs

Dress code: Black leotard & pink tights for Beginner I & II. Pink ballet shoes. Hair in a bun. Ballet Intensive program has a separate dress code, please inquire at the front desk. 

Pointe: 
For the advanced ballet student, this class is part of our Ballet Intensive Division, which is offered for the committed ballet student whose goal is to study ballet year round.  Please refer to the Programs page for more information. 

Dress code: Ballet Intensive program has a separate dress code, please inquire at the front desk. 

Jazz:
An upbeat form of dance combining technique with the latest moves from today's music. This class emphasizes good stretching and stamina, with instruction in turns and leaps.  

Dress code: Solid color leotard & tan tights. Bare feet or jazz shoes for class, no socks. Recital shoes TBD

Hip Hop: 
This popular dance style includes the latest "MTV" moves, and combines it with a great workout. A less technical form of dance, the training and technique is more individual, and while performing a routine the individual personality is shown.   

Dress code: Comfortable clothing and sneakers, no street shoes. Recital shoes TBD

Tap: 
An intricate form of dance with many rhythmic patterns, this class includes all types of music, from soft shoe, to swing, to jazz and African rhythms. This class develops co-ordination and is a must for any students interested in musical theatre. 

Dress code: Solid color leotard & tan tights. Tan or black tap shoes depending on age. Revolution brand required for performances. Recital shoes TBD

Shining Stars:
This class is collaboration and extension of our Performance Team.  It is designed for students age 9-15 who would benefit from having a mentor in the class to follow all year long. These students will be dancing with the Performance Team in the year end performance.  One Performance Team member will be partnered with every Shining Star student upon enrollment, assisting them with everything from stretching, going across the floor with combinations and will be their mentor consistently every week in class. Classes are offered in Hip Hop and a Tap/Jazz combo class.

Dress code: Comfortable clothing, any color tap shoes. Revolution brand required for performances. Recital shoes TBD

Lyrical: 
This more up-beat ballet dance uses the performers interpretative moves, and combines ballet, jazz and drama into its performance.

Dress code: Solid color leotard & tan stirrup/convertible/footless tights. Bare feet, foot undeez, or pirouette shoes. Revolution brand required for performances. No socks. Recital shoes TBD

Contemporary: 
Contemporary dance uses ballet and jazz platforms. It reflects the most current style of dance, using popular dance trends and techniques. We offer 3 levels in this style, Elementary, Middle School and High School.

Dress code: Solid color leotard & tan stirrup/convertible/footless tights. Bare feet, foot undeez, or pirouette shoes. Revolution brand required for performances. No socks. Recital shoes TBD

Modern:  
A free, expressive style of dancing started in the early 20th century as a reaction to classical ballet. It builds on techniques developed by dancers such as Martha Graham, Lester Horton, and José Limón, to name a few. We currently offer only an Intermediate/Advanced level. 

Dress code: Solid color leotard & tan stirrup/convertible/footless tights. Bare feet, foot undeez, or pirouette shoes. Revolution brand required for performances. No socks. Recital shoes TBD

 

 
Ballet Intensive Program:

Our Ballet Intensive program has been designed for serious and dedicated ballet students, to give them the best dance education available, and to assist them in achieving their goals pertaining to ballet and pointe. Our objective is to prepare each student to perfect their ballet training, so that if they choose, they will have the ability to continue on to a pre-professional high school, college, or professional dance career.

Students from our Ballet Intensive Program have been accepted into dance programs around the country, including: American Ballet Theatre, Jose' Mateo's Ballet Theatre, Bolshoi Ballet Academy, Boston Ballet, Burklyn Ballet Theatre, Joffrey Ballet School, Walnut Hill School for the Arts, Penn State, NYU and the University of South Carolina. 

Click here for more detailed information on our Ballet Intensive Program!