Curriculum

Class

Age Group

Description

Nursery Dance 3-4 An introduction to dance with an emphasis on fun! Class uses music, movement, and coordination activities along with basic Ballet, Jazz, Tap, and Acrobatic techniques.
Combo I 4-5 Formal introduction to dance, concentrating on Ballet, Jazz, Tap, and Acrobatics. Students will begin learning basic terminology and positions of dance forms as they develop their skills and coordination. These dancers will spend 15 minutes in each discipline (Ballet, Jazz, Acro and Tap).
Combo II 5-6 A continuation of the young dancer’s exposure to the various dance forms including Ballet, Jazz, Tap, and Acrobatics. Students will build upon the basics as they explore and develop more advanced dance skills. These dancers will spend ½ hour in each discipline and class curriculum will rotate weekly. First week will be Ballet and Acro; the following week will be Jazz and Tap.
ADV Combo 6-8 A continuation of the young dancer’s exposure to the various dance forms including Ballet, Jazz, Tap, and Acrobatics. Students will build upon the basics as they explore and develop more advanced dance skills. These dancers will spend ½ hour in each discipline and class curriculum will rotate weekly. First week Ballet and Acro, the following week will be Jazz and Tap.
Ballet 7 and older Students are taught barre and center floor techniques, as well as traveling exercises. Emphasis is placed on body alignment, turnout, building vocabulary and strengthening the body.
Pointe Teacher Recommended Advanced Ballet technique. Placement in this class requires teacher recommendation and student must be simultaneously enrolled in two other Ballet classes.
Jazz 7 and older Jazz technique is taught to contemporary music. Study includes isolations, stretching exercises and dance combinations.
Tap 7  and older Students are taught Tap techniques and vocabulary while developing rhythm, coordination, and style.
Hip Hop 7  and older Street and dance club influenced style of Jazz dance. Known for its fast and energetic pace, this creative form of dance is often seen in music videos.
Acrobatics 7 and older Gymnastics and tumbling skills are taught along with body strengthening, stretching, and coordination exercises.
Glee Class 9 and older This class the dancers will learn to act, sing and dance.
Jumps/Turns/Stretch This class is a non-recital class designed for students 10 & up. Students will work to strengthen, develop, and sharpen these basic skills.
Lyrical 11 and older This dance form utilizes a Ballet and Jazz base knowledge in exploring the Lyrical content of the music being danced to. The movement often has a soft and flowing quality and dancers concentrate on emotional expression as part of the dance itself.  *Teacher recommended.