Beginner classes are for dancers with little to
no dancing experience. Tap, Jazz, and Ballet
are learned in beginner classes. They perform three dances at the recital.
Social instruction and turn taking are taught in this level as well as beginning tap and
ballet technique that is added onto in more
advanced levels. Jazz technique is started by the implementation of beginning jumps, turns, and basic movement coordination.
INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED BEGINNER:
Advanced Beginner levels are a continuation of the basics learned in Beginner classes. With the addition of Lyrical and Poms,
these classes also do Ballet, Tap, and Jazz. These class levels do four dances at the recital. Poms is a fun way to learn
a different kind of jazz dance movement that helps with cheerleading and dance team practices later on. Technique is continually
enhanced by workshops available to dancers in these classes. Multiple turns and more difficult jumps are learned in Jazz class.
Tap technique is improved through various rhythm exercises as well as learning the different ‘time steps.'
ADVANCED AND UPPER ADVANCED:
These two levels are for
experienced dancers. They both do Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Lyrical, and Poms; performing four dances at the recital. These classes
are high powered and move fast. Workshops help these dancers advance in their skills, but they also practice outside of class.
Multiple new turns and jumps are learned in these levels as well as increased ballet technique. Tap skills are challenged
and improved by faster routines, more rhythmic steps, and intricate patterns. These classes are great!
PRIVATE LESSONS, Pre-pointe, Pointe and HIP-HOP
Dancers in the Intermediate,
Advanced, and Upper Advanced classes have the opportunity to audition for small groups, private lessons,and advanced classes.
These dancers show increased skill and motivation. Through these classes, they explore their dance discipline further, possibly
compete,and also perform what they learn at the annual recital.
Younger dancers wishing to
strengthen their technique have the option of taking a Pre-pointe class will develop the muscles and vocabulary skills need
to advance on to advanced classes including Pointe.