This is an introduction to movement and dance.
A fun class that teaches basic coordination skills, sequencing, 8-counts, color and shape
recognition, recognizing and keeping a beat. Fosters a love of music and dance upon
which future dance classes can build.
Basic Ballet (ages 5 & 6):
Students learn proper posture, positions of the feet, arms, and hands, simple ballet steps, terminology, and linking steps
together. Balance, coordination, and timing are practiced. Students are introduced to working at the barre.
Elementary Ballet (ages 7-9):
This level is a step above Basic Ballet. Students move into a more advanced barre work, stressing turn-out, control, and
pointing toes. More difficult steps and movement are introduced. Terminology continues to build; more technique is developed.
Intermediate Ballet I (ages 10 and up):
At this level, the student is preparing for pointe, but is not yet ready. All ballet technique is stressed, along with
strength of the legs, ankles, and feet. The dancer could stay at this level for a few years.
Intermediate Ballet II (ages 10 and up):
Students in this class will begin pointe early in the season. The dancer must be at least 10 years old, have a minimum of 3
consecutive years of ballet, and display an attitude that is committed to excellence. Good attendance is mandatory.
Advanced Ballet / Pointe:
This class is by invitation only. Students in this class will perform a solo in the year-end recital.
The student learns tap steps that are age and ability appropriate.
Hip Hop / Breakdance:
This is a street-influenced type of dance. You see it in music videos with Janet Jackson, Spice Girls, etc.
Jazz is a smoother, more graceful dance than hip hop, with more upper body movement. It is what you see in funkier Broadway
shows. The student learns age and ability appropriate steps.