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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. 

Dance Attire: Pink or Black leotard, pink tights 

Shoes: Pink ballet shoes

Hair: In a bun or ponytail. 

Saturday           12:45p-1:15p

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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

Hair: In a bun or ponytail. 

Wednesday           3:30p-4:15p

Saturday               11:45a- 12:30p             

Young Ballerinas

Kindercombo - 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. 

Dance Attire: Pink or Black leotard, pink tights 

Shoes: Pink ballet shoes and tan tap shoes

Hair: In a bun or ponytail. 

Tuesday           3:30p-4:30p

Saturday.         10:40a-11:40a

Dance Class

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. 

Dance Attire: Pink or Black leotard, pink tights 

Shoes: Pink ballet shoes and tan tap shoes

Hair: In a bun or ponytail. 

Thursday            4:15p-5:15p

Saturday.            9:30a-10:30a

Ballet Class

Triple-Ballet/Tap/Jazz Dance Combo - Ages 8-11

In Triple Dance Combo, Ballet, Tap and Jazz are taught to give students a well-rounded base and a chance to explore dance forms.  Ballet is the basic foundation of all dance forms. It teaches proper placement, carriage, grace and poise.  In Tap, students learn coordination of feet and musical rhythm in a way that is both challenging and fun. In Jazz, 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.  The combo class creates the best foundation for learning for 4th, 5th and 6th graders. It is highly recommended as a base for future study.  This class is one and a half hours.

Dance Attire: Pink or Black leotard, pink tights 

Shoes: Pink ballet shoes, tan tap shoes and tan gore jazz boots

Hair: In a bun or ponytail. 

Monday            5:00p-6:30p

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Hip Hop - Ages 5-7

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

Tuesday            4:40p-5:15p

Young Gymnast

Acro

Acrobatics teaches flexibility, balance, strength, muscle control, discipline & concentration. This class will focus on fundamental acrobatic technique. Students will learn such things as handstands, chin stands, elbow stands, cartwheels, back bends, walkovers, balance, & contortion tricks.

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

Shoes: sneakers

Hair: in a ponytail

Monday            6:00p-6:45p

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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.

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Young Modern Dancers

Contemporary

Contemporary dance is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz, lyrical and classical ballet. Contemporary dancers strive to connect the mind and the body through fluid dance movements.   Contemporary dance stresses versatility and improvisation, unlike the strict, structured nature of ballet. Contemporary dancers focus on floorwork, using gravity to pull them down to the floor. This dance genre is often done in bare feet. Contemporary dance can be performed to many different styles of music.  This is a 45 minute class.

Dance Attire: black leotard and convertible or stir-up tights
Shoes: Tan turning shoes or barefoot

Hair: pulled back into a bun or ponytail

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Intro to Cecchetti Method - Levels 1 and 2

Cecchetti training is a method which pays careful attention to the laws of anatomy. The method is dedicated to maintaining the standards of classical Ballet training by Cavalier Enrico Cecchetti. It develops all the qualities essential to the dancer: Balance, poise, strength, elevation, elasticity and ballon. The CCA provides certification through a sequence of examinations carefully measured as to degree of difficulty and physical development for students.

 

Ballet exams are valuable because they promote the development of strong technique, artistry and quality of movement. Achieving goals heightens self-esteem by allowing the dancer to graduate from one level to the next developing a well trained dancer.

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.

Monday-Level 1             3:45p-4:30p

Monday-Level 2             5:15p-6:00p

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Pointe

Dancers wishing to enroll in AAD Pointe class for the fall season are REQUIRED to take either Spring or Summer session ‘Introduction to Pointe Class’.  This is a necessary class to evaluate if a student is fully developed structurally and strong enough to train in this form of Ballet.

Pointe class will consist of exercises to achieve correct posture, balance, placement, strength, readiness and maturity. It will prepare students who are committed and strong enough to begin the process of dancing on Pointe.

Dance Attire: black leotard and pink footed or transitional tights ( a ballet skirt is fine- no bike shorts please)
Shoes: Pointe Shoes - we will be scheduling a pointe fitting with On Your Toes in October. Details to follow.  

Hair: pulled back into a bun and secured.

 

Young Ballerinas

Turns and Leaps

This class is specifically for the male or female dancer who wishes to perfect and refine their skills of turning, jumping and leaping. These classes are taught with an emphasis on technique and correct body placement. ... Along with turns and leaps, the dancers will be strengthening and conditioning their bodies.

Dance Attire: black leotard, black leggings
Shoes: Barefoot or turning shoes

Hair: pulled back in a pony tail or bun

 

Monday              4:30p-5:15p

Wednesday        6:45p-7:30p

Ballerinas

Company/Intensive 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. Pearl, Amethyst, Emerald, Ruby, Sapphire and Diamond.  Our Company Dancers are also our Intensive 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: Lace 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/INTENSIVE DANCER AND WISH TO BE, PLEASE CLICK THE EMAIL LINK BELOW TO REQUEST AN AUDITION WITH MISS LISA AND MISS CHRISTINA FOR PLACEMENT