Class Descriptions

MOMMY AND ME MOVEMENT

Ages: 18 months – 3

Attire: Comfortable clothes, bare feet or socks with tread on the bottom

This class is designed for your little one and you/guardian to experience movement, music, dance and gross motor activities together in a fun and energetic environment. We help children explore and expand their motor skills and coordination with the use of music, instruments, parachutes, bean bag games, scarves, ball activities etc. We help them build a foundation for dance with the emphasis on having FUN!

CREATIVE MOVEMENT

Ages: 3 – 4.5

Attire: Leotard or comfortable clothes, leather ballet slippers or bare feet

Introduce your child to dance and movement through imaginative stories, music, movement songs and the use of a variety of props. We introduce basic dance concepts in a fun and welcoming environment. We will help your child build the basic skills of movement, body control and spatial awareness, all while having a great time. Help your child explore the wonderful world of movement and dance!

TUMBLE DANCE 1

Ages: 3.5 – 6

Attire: Leotard recommended, leather ballet slippers or bare feet

Let your child have the best of both worlds with Tumble Dance, a combination of dance and basic tumbling. Through fun and energetic activities, your child will learn basic dance and tumbling concepts. Children will continue to develop important motor skills, coordination and strength while having fun and being creative.

TUMBLE / ACROBATICS

Ages: 3.5 – 6

Attire: Leotard recommended , bare feet

This class focuses on tumbling/acrobatics through fun and energetic activities. Children will continue to develop important motor skills, coordination and strength while having fun and being creative. We will introduce such tumbling skills as forward rolls, backward rolls, tripods, handstands and cartwheels

TAP & TUMBLE

Ages: 3 – 6

Attire: Leotard recommended, bare feet for tumbling & tap shoes

Our program develops motor skills, coordination and imagination as our instructors teach the basic skills of front rolls, straddle rolls, and cartwheels. Students will also explore the basic steps and rhythms of tap dance. Your child will gain balance, flexibility, strength and socialization through participating in our tap and tumbling class.

PRE-BALLET/CREATIVE DANCE

Ages: 4.5 – 6

Attire: Leotard recommended, leather ballet slippers or bare feet

Help your child continue to develop his/her love of dance and movement through fun and innovative activities. A variety of styles of dance are introduced such as ballet, tap and jazz, with a continued focus on special activities involving dance concepts. Children are encouraged to be creative and express themselves through dance.

PRE-BALLET / TAP

Ages: 3 – 5

Attire: Leotard recommended, leather ballet shoes and tap shoes

The objectives for this class are to build a love for dance, discover movement as a form of self-expression, master basic developmental skills, get comfortable with standard classroom etiquette and introduce musical awareness skills. Students will learn through repetition and imitation. Imaginations will be stimulated and coordination skills will improve as they fly like birds, pop like popcorn or “dress-up” for a special Ball. Other areas of focus will include body & spatial awareness, large & fine motor skills, coordination & balance skills and group participation.

TUMBLE DANCE 2

Ages: 5.5 – 8

Attire: Leotard, leather ballet slippers or bare feet

Let your child have the best of both worlds with Tumble Dance, a combination of dance and basic tumbling. Through fun and energetic activities, your child will learn basic dance and tumbling concepts. Children will continue to develop important motor skills, coordination and strength while having fun and being creative. Students will build upon their technique from Tumble Dance 1.

BALLET 1

Ages: 6 – 8

Attire: Girls: Leotard, tights, leather ballet slippers, Boys: T-shirt, shorts or sweat pants, ballet slippers

This class is designed to guide children in the basics of ballet while still exploring creativity and self-expression. Children will explore music and rhythm while focusing on posture/body alignment, flexibility and coordination. They will also become familiar with French ballet terminology and classical music for ballet.

HIP-HOP/JAZZ 1

Ages: 6 – 8

Attire: Comfortable clothes, CLEAN sneakers (dance sneakers recommended)

This class is a great combination of hip-hop styles along with some work in the area of jazz. The dancers will learn cool dance patterns and athletic moves to their favorite upbeat hits. They will build strength and coordination through various poses/balances and weight-bearing activities. Students are encouraged to be creative in this energetic class and have great FUN!

TAP/JAZZ 1

Ages: 6 – 9

Attire: Comfortable clothes, black tap shoes/ jazz shoes or bare feet

Your children will enjoy making music and rhythms with their feet! They will explore and create different patterns with their feet and body. Basic jazz styles will also be introduced to continue to build their dance foundation, along with coordination, self-expression and body discipline.

hw(lw). INTRODUCTION TO DANCE for Ages 10+

Ages: 10+

Attire: Comfortable clothes

This class is designed for the older student who is new to dance. A variety of genres will be introduced in a fun, energetic & innovative environment. Come find your inner dancer!

BALLET 2

Ages: 8 – 12

Attire: Girls: Leotard, tights, leather ballet slippers, Boys: T-shirt, shorts or sweat pants, ballet slippers

Prerequisite: 1 to 2 years of ballet or jazz training

This class is designed to build upon the basics of ballet while still exploring creativity and self-expression. Children will explore music and rhythm while focusing on posture/body alignment, flexibility and coordination. They will also become familiar with French ballet terminology and classical music for ballet. Students will build upon technique/skills from Ballet 1.

TAP 2

Ages: 9 – 12

Attire: Comfortable clothes, black tap shoes

Prerequisite: 1 to 2 years of tap training

Students will enjoy making music and rhythms with their feet. They will explore and create different patterns with their feet and body. Students will have instruction in tap technique, terminology, tempo and rhythms. A variety of music from show tunes to their favorite hits will be used while incorporating techniques and steps taught in class.

JAZZ 2

Ages: 8 – 11

Attire: Leotard, tights and ballet or jazz shoes

Prerequisite: 2 to 3 years of ballet or jazz training

Jazz is an energetic, showy form of dance that incorporates many types of dance styles and music. We will cover more traditional, Broadway styles and contemporary styles of jazz. Dancers will focus on technique, rhythm, coordination and performance aspects in fun dance routines.

BALLET 3

Ages: 11+

Attire: Girls: Leotard, tights, leather ballet slippers, Boys: T-shirt, shorts or sweat pants, ballet slippers

Prerequisite: 2 to 3 years of ballet or jazz training

This class is designed to build upon the basics of ballet while still exploring creativity and self-expression. Children will explore music and rhythm while focusing on posture/body alignment, flexibility and coordination. They will also become familiar with French ballet terminology and classical music for ballet. Students will build upon technique/skills from Ballet 1 & 2.

h3(lw): JAZZ 3

Ages: 12 – 18

Attire: Leotard, tights and ballet or jazz shoes

Prerequisite: 2 to 3 years of ballet or jazz training

In this energetic class, students will learn many styles of jazz while focusing on technique, rhythm, coordination and performance aspects in fun dance routines.

LYRICAL 2

Ages: 9 – 12

Attire: Leotard, tights, bare feet

Prerequisite: 2 to 3 years of ballet or jazz training

With a strong foundation in ballet, lyrical dancers will blend ballet, jazz and contemporary dance to create and express strong emotions through dance, lyrics and music. This class will promote creativity, fluidity, grace and self-expression throughout the students’ dancing. Students will build upon technique from ballet and Lyrical 1.

LYRICAL 3 / CONTEMPORARY

Ages: 12+

Attire: Leotard, tights, bare feet

Prerequisite: 2 to 3 years of ballet or jazz training

Students build upon their ballet foundation, blending ballet, jazz and contemporary dance to create and express emotions through dance, lyrics and music. This class promotes creativity, fluidity, grace and self-expression through dance.

MUSICAL THEATRE / JAZZ

Ages: 12+

Attire: Comfortable clothes, character or jazz shoes

Prerequisite: 2 to 3 years of ballet or jazz training

Dancers will be exposed to different styles of musical theatre repertoire with a strong jazz base. Students will learn about expression, movement and style in a fun and innovative class.

PREPOINTE/POINTE

Ages: 12+

Attire: Leotard, tights, leather ballet shoes (initially)

Prerequisite: At least 2 to 3 years of ballet

Students will prepare for the artistic beauty of Pointe through ballet and strength training. Once students have demonstrated competency in these exercises, Pointe shoes will be added with work at the barre to educate the student on proper technique. Students must be currently enrolled in a ballet technique class and have a strong understanding of ballet technique, terminology, and placement. All candidates will be evaluated by the instructor for readiness. Please note Pointe is a personal journey and each dancer will go En Pointe when the teacher states they are ready.

VINYASA YOGA FOR ADULTS

Improve your flexibility, balance, strength and energy level as you move through a sequence of postures geared to awaken, balance and rejuvenate the body and mind. Variations to lighten or deepen a pose will be offered throughout each class. Assists are provided, as needed, to ensure proper alignment. Some mats and blocks are available in the studio. You may choose to bring your own. Experience this class and have fun as you find your relaxed, beautiful and radiant Self!

NUTCRACKER 1

Enjoy learning and experiencing crafts, stories, dances and more related to the ever-favorite ballet, The Nutcracker. Students will put on a little show at the end of the workshop for family and friends.

TUMBLING NUTCRACKER

This innovative workshop will combine tumbling and dance while learning about the ever-popular Nutcracker story. Come tumble, dance and have some FUN!

NUTCRACKER 2

Prerequisite: At least 2-3 yrs. ballet or jazz

Dive into the world of Sugar Plums and Candy Canes, exploring the several divertissements that make up the second act of the Nutcracker Ballet. Participants will present the variations they learned at the end of class for their friends and family.

ROCKETT’S CHRISTMAS EXTRAVAGANZA

Prerequisite: At least 2-3 yrs. ballet or jazz

In this intensive students will be focusing on jazzy show routines to rocking holiday sounds! Inspired by the Rockettes and Radio City this intensive is an excellent opportunity to bring your sass to the dance floor. Bring your smile, your jazz shoes, and all the attitude you can muster, after all, tis’ the season!

LYRICAL WORKSHOP

Prerequisite: 2-3 years of ballet and/or jazz

Come expand your technique, improvisation skills and emotional connection to movement and music through lyrical dance. Lyrical is a combination of classical ballet and jazz techniques.

OPEN BALLET WORKSHOP

Prerequisite: 1-2 years of ballet or currently enrolled

Join us for a pre-holiday ballet workout. Starting with classic barre exercises, exploring center and across the floor combinations to contemporary and classic ballet tunes.

JAZZ WORKSHOP

Prerequisite: 2-3 years of ballet and/or jazz

Get moving with a fun, innovative and energized jazz class. We will have an extensive warm up of stretches and core work, work on leaps and turns technique and across the floor combinations. Prerequisite: 2-3 years of ballet and/or jazz