Class Descriptions & Required Attire

 

ACRO & Tumbling

ACRO combines classical dance technique with precision acrobatic elements (Tumbling). It is defined by its athletic character - its unique choreography - which seamlessly blends dance and acrobatics.   

Tumbling is a form of gymnastics performed without props or equipment. Students will build strength and flexibility as they develop their tumbling skills. We offer classes for a variety of skill levels. As students progress they will learn tricks such as somersaults, handstands, tucks, back bends, handsprings, flips, passes, aerials, and much more.

Required attire for FEMALE STUDENTS:

Short sleeve black leotard

Longer length shorts or leggings

Tank style unitard (optional)

Bare feet

 

Required attire for MALE STUDENTS:

Comfortable athletic clothing

Bare feet

 

These videos are an example of some of the skills students can learn in tumbling class. Our students will be dressed more modestly.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ic7RNS4Dfo

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BDZLRkCHu4

 

Combo Classes: Creative/Tumbling

Our Creative/Tumbling combination classes are designed to help students discover the wonder of creative movement, dance technique, and tumbling skills. Each class will be divided to allow time for both dancing and tumbling. Students will learn basic tumbling skills and dance technique through the use of props, imagery, and guided creative activities. 

Required attire for FEMALE STUDENTS:

Short sleeve black leotard

Pink footless tights

Skirt, Longer length shorts, or leggings are optional

Bare feet or pink ballet shoes

 

Required attire for MALE STUDENTS:

Comfortable athletic clothing

Bare feet 

Combo Classes: Jazz/Ballet/Tumbling

Our Jazz/Ballet/Tumbling combination classes are designed to help students discover the wonder of movement through dance technique, and tumbling skills. Each class will be divided to allow time for both dancing and tumbling. Students will learn basic jazz, ballet, and tumbling skills. 

 

Required attire for FEMALE STUDENTS:

Short sleeve black leotard

Pink footless tights

Skirt, Longer length shorts, or leggings are optional

Pink ballet shoes

Required attire for MALE STUDENTS:

Comfortable athletic clothing

Bare feet 

Infant and Toddler Classes

Our Parent & Me and Twirl & Tumble movement classes are designed especially for little ones that love to wiggle! These classes are the perfect introduction to dance and tumbling, enhancing abilities such as following directions, taking turns, body and spatial awareness, rhythm, movement patterns and physical coordination. 

Required Attire for FEMALE STUDENTS:

Short sleeve black leotard

Skirts, shorts or leggings are suggested

Ballet shoes are optional

 

Required attire for MALE STUDENTS:

Comfy athletic clothing and bare feet

Adaptive Dance Classes

Our Adaptive Dance Program offers our special needs students a place to learn, express themselves, share their abilities, and socialize. This program offers ballet, jazz, and lyrical classes. These classes are taught by Miss Brittany with the help of her wonderful and loving assistants.

Adaptive dance classes are completely free for special needs students. If you wish to donate to or sponsor this program please contact Jamie Adams.

 

Ballet

Ballet is an artistic form of dance that uses precise and technical steps and gestures. It is graceful and elegant. It can tell a story or express an emotion and can be magical, exciting, provoking and beautiful. 

We offer beginning through advanced level ballet classes to fit a wide range of skill development.. Students will learn ballet technique, barre work, center floor, across the floor and ballet combinations.

 

Required Attire for FEMALE STUDENTS:

Short sleeve black leotard

Pink tights

Pink ballet shoes

Skirts are optional

Required attire for MALE STUDENTS:

Comfy athletic clothing or mens tights, skin colored ballet shoes (ballet pink or natural skin color)

Ballroom

Ballroom dancing is a style of partnership dancing where couples move rhythmically across the floor. It consists of two styles: Standard Ballroom and Latin Ballroom. Students will learn a variety of ballroom dances and techniques such as the waltz, cha-cha, swing, and tango, and more. These are beginning ballroom classes.

 

Required Attire for FEMALE students:

Short sleeve black leotard

Black knee length skirt

Tan character or ballroom shoes

Tan tights

 

Required Attire for MALE students:

Black pants

Black dress shoes

Dress shirt

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4la97AmXx8

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qKIW2dDtDw

 

Breakdance

Breakdance is an energized form of dance that includes stylized footwork and athletic moves such as spinning on the knees, hands, or head. It mainly consists of four kinds of movement: toprock, downrock, power moves and freezes.

Required Attire for FEMALE STUDENTS:

Short sleeve black leotard

Black athletic shoes with white soles

Leggings or athletic pants should also be worn

 

Required attire for MALE STUDENTS:

Comfy athletic clothing

Black athletic shoes w/ white soles

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgoTq-aqsH8

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kBVnua8So8

 

Contemporary

Contemporary dance is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz, lyrical and classical ballet. It is more relaxed and free style where the choreography uses emotions and music to dictate the dancers movement.

 

Required attire for FEMALE STUDENTS:

Short sleeve black leotard

Bare feet, tan dance socks(optional), or lyrical shoes (optional)

Tan footless tights

Leggings or skirt is optional

Required attire for MALE STUDENTS:

Comfy athletic clothing and bare feet, tan dance socks(optional), or lyrical shoes (optional)

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHV3ICc_5uU

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dapqmXG6y0M

 

Creative Movement

Creative Dance blends movement, music, improvisation, and basic dance steps while providing an excellent introduction for the future study of all dance techniques. Students learn dance fundamentals while improving motor skills, self-expression, confidence, imagination and social development.

 

Required Attire:

Short sleeve black leotard

Bare feet, tan dance socks(optional), or lyrical shoes (optional)

Tan footless tights

Leggings or skirt 
 

Required attire for MALE STUDENTS:

Comfy athletic clothing and bare feet, tan dance socks(optional), or lyrical shoes (optional)

Hip Hop

Hip hop is a fun, upbeat, rhythmic, and energetic style dance. It includes a wide range of styles primarily breaking, locking and popping.

 

Required Attire for FEMALE STUDENTS:

Short sleeve black leotard

Black athletic shoes with white soles

Leggings or athletic pants should also be worn

 

Required Attire for MALE STUDENTS:

Comfy athletic clothing

Black athletic shoes w/ white soles

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FywXpQu3og&list=PL39ZoK-v-gCkT4aWzmi8Xk8Q6edVD38jO&index=6

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91aLxCQuTn4

 

Jazz

Jazz dance is a performance dance technique and style. Jazz dance may refer to Broadway or theatrical jazz. It consists of unique and stylized moves, multiple turns, and big leaps. 

 

Required Attire for FEMALE STUDENTS:

Short sleeve black leotard

Black capri leggings

Tan jazz shoes

Required attire for MALE STUDENTS:

Comfy athletic clothing and black jazz shoes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8DeYT_JQug

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UY9snc8Y4oM

 

Leaps & Turns Technique

This is a technique class designed to help students in focusing on jumps, turns and leaps. The technique taught in this class will help dancers perform better in other genres of dance such as Jazz, Ballet, Lyrical, and Hip Hop. We strongly suggest this class be taken concurrently with one of the previously mentioned classes. This class is an exciting way to challenge yourself as you learn new tricks and turn control. 

 

This is not a performing class.

 

Required Attire for FEMALE STUDENTS:

Short sleeve black leotard (female students)

Leggings or athletic pants

favorite dance shoes or bare feet 

Required attire for MALE STUDENTS:

Comfy athletic clothing and favorite dance shoes

 

Lyrical

Lyrical dance is a dance style that embodies various aspects of ballet, jazz, acrobatics, and modern dance. The style is usually danced at a faster pace than ballet but not as fast as jazz. It is a very passionate and emotional style of dance where the dancer is trying to portray a certain feeling or story.

Required Attire for FEMALE STUDENTS:

White (thick) tank leotard

Lyrical shoes

Tan footless tights

Leggings or skirt is optional

Required attire for MALE STUDENTS:

Comfy athletic clothing and bare feet, tan dance socks(optional), or lyrical shoes (optional)

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfZd9YW6V6Y

 

Musical Theater

Musical Theater is a form of theatrical performance that combines songs, spoken dialogue, acting and dance. Musical theater is a wonderful way to strengthen improvisation, memory and social awareness skills. Students will study the work of the actor/singer/dancer and use their gained knowledge to develop as performers. Students will prepare and present as soloists as well as members of small groups and larger ensembles.

Performing Dance Company

Our studio has multiple performing dance companies. If your student just can’t stop dancing this opportunity is what they need!

As company members, dancers have the opportunity to perform at many local events,  attend special workshops, and participate in traveling performance tours. These are not competition teams. These companies are assigned by audition only.

Required Attire for FEMALE STUDENTS:

Short sleeve black leotard

Leggings

Tan Jazz shoes 

Required attire for MALE STUDENTS:

Comfy athletic clothing and black jazz shoes

 

Pre-Pointe

This Pre-Pointe conditioning class is for students who are enrolled in Ballet 4 or 5 and are ready to prepare for Pointe shoes. Students will further develop and strengthen the muscles necessary to go on pointe.

 

Required Attire:

Short sleeve black leotard

Pink tights

Pink ballet shoes

Skirts are optional

 

Required attire for MALE STUDENTS:

Comfy athletic clothing and ballet shoes

Stretch & Strengthen

The purpose of dance conditioning is to develop physical endurance, strength, flexibility and coordination. Our class focuses on toning, strengthening and stretching different parts of the body to help our students reach their personal goals.

 

This is not a performing class

 

Required Attire:

Short sleeve black leotard (female students)

Leggings or athletic pants 

Required attire for MALE STUDENTS:

Comfy athletic clothing

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DC755qKqTqg
 

Tap

Tap is a unique style of dance involving specific and rapid footwork. Tap dance is characterized by using the sounds of tap shoes striking the floor as a form of percussion. The sound is made by shoes that have a metal "tap" on the heel and toe.

Required Attire for FEMALE STUDENTS:

Short sleeve black leotard

Black tap shoes

Tan tights

Skirt is optional

Required attire for MALE STUDENTS:

Comfy athletic clothing and black tap shoes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jM9suXpRaYE

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jM9suXpRaYE

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUw8umdvSoM