Petite Princess ~ Ages 2.5-4

Petite Princess class is an introduction to basic dance skills through fun an innovative ways meant to instill a love for dance while expanding the child's creative approach to movement. Basic coordination and gross motor skills are improved while exploring your child's imagination and creativity while using special props and activities. Ballet etiquette and basics are introduced as we build a foundation for future learning. This class a 30 minute class.

Dance Attire: Pink or Black leotard, pink tights 

Shoes: Pink ballet shoes

Hair: In a bun or ponytail. 

Wednesday            12:30p-1:00p

Thursday                12:30p-1:00p

Saturday                 12:15p-12:45p

 

Creative Dance ~ Ages 4-5

Creative Dance is an introduction to movement and musical skills through basic ballet, exploratory and creative movement. Props such as scarves, tambourines, hats and elastics are used to develop coordination and explore the wonders of movement. Independent thinking, gross motor skills, and creative expression are focuses of the class. Class lengths and exercises are designed specifically for the behavioral development and attention span of 4/5 year olds. This class is a 45 minute class.

Dance Attire: Pink or Black leotard, pink tights 

Shoes: pink ballet shoes and tan Mary Jane tap shoes

Hair: in a bun or ponytail 

Wednesday     1:00p-1:45p

Thursday         1:00p-1:45p

Saturday          11:30a-12:15p

Kinder Combo ~ Ages 5-7

Kinder Combo is the child's first introduction to traditional dance through a combination class of basic ballet and either jazz, hip-hop or tap. Percussion is used to teach rhythm and musical awareness. Etiquette, posture and grace are accented, while keeping dance a fun and creative experience. Specifically designed for children ages 5-7, this class evolves with the child's educational development, teaching how to be expressive through artistic means. This is a 60 minute class.

Dance Attire: Pink or Black leotard, pink or tan tights 

Shoes: pink ballet shoes and tan Mary Jane tap shoes

Hair: in a bun or ponytail 

Monday              3:15p-4:15p

Saturday            10:30a-11:30a

Dance Combo ~ Ages 7-9

In Dance Combo, various combinations of dance are taught to give students a well-rounded base and a chance to explore dance forms. The coordination and attention of school age children allows for a more concentrated class and the dance technique and basic theory. The combo class attempts to balance structure dance training with creative concepts so the class is fun while also being educational. The combo class creates the best foundation for learning for 1st and 2nd and 3rd graders. It is highly recommended as a base for future study. This is a 60 minute class.

Dance Attire: Pink or Black leotard, pink or tan tights 

Shoes: pink ballet shoes and tan Mary Jane tap shoes

Hair: in a bun or ponytail 

Monday          5:00p-6:00p

Saturday        9:30a-10:30a

Ballet

Ballet is the basic foundation of all dance forms. It teaches proper placement, carriage, grace and poise. Barre exercises develop strength and flexibility, while center work allows the student to practice classic dance principles. Ballet is highly recommended as a compliment to other classes because terminology and placement in Ballet quickens advancement in other classes. This is a 45 minute class.


Dance Attire: black leotard and pink footed or transitional tights ( a ballet skirt is fine- no bike shorts please)
Shoes: pink ballet shoes 

Hair: pulled back into a bun and secured.

Jazz

Jazz dance is an American dance form which evolves and changes with the latest popular styles. Hip Hop is the latest in popular street and video moves, put into combinations that are fun and exciting! Students work on placement and technique while learning modern funky and contemporary jazz styles. The class consists of a warm-up, floor progressions and combinations. This is a 45 minute class.

Dance Attire: Pink or Black leotard, pink or tan tights, dance shorts or jazz pants  

Shoes: tan jazz shoes ( gore boot style)

Hair: pulled back in a pony tail or bun

Tap

Tap class combines dance with rhythmic foot patterns. Students learn coordination of feet and musical rhythm in a way that is both challenging and fun. This is a 45 minute class.

Dance Attire: Pink or Black leotard, pink or tan tights, dance shorts or jazz pants

Shoes: tan tap shoes 

Hair: pulled back in a pony tail or bun

Hip Hop

So You Think You Can Dance.... Hip-hop dance refers to street dance styles primarily performed to hip-hop music or that have evolved as part of hip-hop culture. It includes a wide range of styles primarily breaking, locking, and popping taught at age appropriate levels.

Dance Attire: Comfortable clothing such as leggings/sweatpants and a t-shirt/tank top.

Shoes: sneakers

Hair: in a ponytail

Monday 

4:15p-5:00p ~ Ages 5-7 years

5:45p-6:30p ~ Ages 8+

Lyrical

Lyrical dance is a dance style that blends ballet and jazz dance. A lyrical dancer uses movement to express strong emotions such as love, joy and sadness.

 

Lyrical dancers usually perform to music with lyrics ... the lyrics of the chosen long serve as inspiration for movements and expressions. Music used for lyrical is typically emotionally charged and expressive.

Dance Attire: black leotard and pink or tan stir up tights ( a ballet skirt is fine- no bike shorts please)
Shoes: tan foot undies or tan Pirouette turning shoe

Hair: pulled back into a bun and secured.

Mini/Junior Teams Lyrical                Wednesday         5:00p-5:45p

Teen Team Lyrical                           Wednesday          5:45p-6:30p

Competitive Lyrical                          Wednesday          7:15p-8:00p 

                            

Company Acro

Tumbling is the floor section of gymnastics. Mats are used to teach students safe techniques for rolls, handstands, walkovers, handsprings and other tricks. Studying tumbling in a dance environment assures students have equal ability on both sides, and the focus is on beautiful technique. A great compliment to any dance form. This is a 45 minute class.


Dance Attire: black leotard or biketard with tights.
Shoes: white acro shoes

Hair:  pulled back in a low pony tail or bun

Tuesday        5:15p-6:00p

Company Classes

Required classes for Company are Ballet, Jazz,Tap and Choreography Class. In order to be in company classes you must have 2 years experience in ballet and tap. Depending on your age and ability there are 5 different companies. Senior, Teen, Junior, Primary and Mini Team.  Our Company Dancers are also our Competition Team.

Dance Attire: Black leotard, Black or colored skirt for ballet, pink footed tights or tan stir up tights 

Ballet:  Pink Capezio Hanami , split sole, Microfiber ballet shoes

Tap:  L ace up tap shoes (All Company Dancers should have both Black and Tan Tap shoes)

Jazz: Jazz boot ( gore boot style) (All Company Dancers should have both Black and Tan Jazz shoes)

Hair: In a bun for ballet, Ponytail for Jazz, Tap and Choreography

IF YOU ARE NOT A COMPANY DANCER AND WISH TO BE, PLEASE CLICK THE EMAIL LINK BELOW TO REQUEST AN AUDITION WITH MISS LISA AND MISS CHRISTINA FOR PLACEMENT

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