Classes

Class Descriptions

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Ballet/Tap Class (teens/adults)

This class is taught in a relaxed and supportive environment. It is a wonderful way to get into shape, and dance too! The level of this class depends on the current students, but ranges from beginner to intermediate to challenge former dancers and inspire new ones. No experience is needed, so get ready to have fun and move your body!

Uniform: We ask that long hair be worn in a bun. Comfortable clothing and Ballet and Tap shoes are required for the respective classes. For your convenience, click here to be redirected to our recommended online store,


Preschool Ballet & Tap Class (ages 2–3)

This class is a transitional class for those who are ready to dance the majority of the time without Mom and Dad. The goal of this class is to get dancers ready for the next level of dance! This class will have lots of movement and fun intertwined with motion and simplistic dance movements taught with high energy and lots of FUN! with a focus on musicality and coordination.

Uniform: We ask that long hair be worn in a bun. For your convenience, click here to be redirected to our recommended online store,

Girls — (1) black Tap shoes and pink Ballet shoes; (2) pink leotard and tights; and (3) pink skirt is optional

Boys — (1) black Ballet and Tap shoes with (2) comfortable clothing

 


Elementary Ballet & Tap Class (ages 4–5)

Children will learn basic Ballet and Tap moves in a fun environment. They will learn through song and dance routines, as well as learn technique and terminology. Children will learn steps in a creative way through songs, props, and body expression.

Uniform: We ask that long hair be worn in a bun. For your convenience, click here to be redirected to our recommended online store,

Girls — (1) black Tap shoes and pink Ballet shoes; (2) light blue leotard and tights; and (3) blue skirt is optional

Boys — (1) black Ballet and Tap shoes with (2) comfortable clothing


Pre-Ballet Class (ages 6–9)

Technique and terminology will be focused on and will solidly prepare students for Ballet I. Barre and center combinations, as well as steps across the floor in a fun environment while still allowing time for self expression.

Uniform: We ask that long hair be worn in a bun. For your convenience, click here to be redirected to our recommended online store,

Girls — (1) pink split-sole Ballet shoes with ribbons; (2) black leotard; (3) and pink tights

Boys — (1) black Ballet shoes with (2) comfortable clothing


Jazz Class

In Jazz class the dancer will focus on flexibility the ability to move, isolate, and control parts of the body which is an essential skill required for making rapid adjustment to the various styles encountered in dance. As the dance levels increase the steps and combinations will increase in difficulty.  It is strongly encouraged to take a Ballet class to accompany the Jazz Class, to ensure proper technique.

Uniform: We ask that long hair be worn in a ponytail. For your convenience, click here to be redirected to our recommended online store,

Girls — (1) black Jazz and Tap shoes; (2) leotard (any solid color); (3) and black or gray Jazz pants (capri-style leggings are also acceptable)

Boys — (1) black Jazz and Tap shoes with (2) comfortable clothing


Tap Class

In this class students will focus on rhythm, timing, and sharpness of footwork which will build a solid Tap technique in a fun and supportive environment.  As the dance level increases the more complex the steps will become with increased combinations.

Uniform: We ask that long hair be worn in a ponytail. A Dance Box t-shirt may be worn over the leotard. For your convenience, click here to be redirected to our recommended online store,

Girls — (1) black Tap shoes and pink Ballet shoes; (2) black leotard; and (3) black or gray capri-style leggings or Jazz pants

Boys — (1) black Jazz shoes with (2) comfortable clothing


Hip-Hop Class

Our Hip Hop class provides a structured method of learning various Hip Hop dance movements in a fun-filled and vibrant class environment, utilizing upbeat music from various genres, in addition to the latest Hip Hop hits.  This class instills rhythm and precision in your muscle memory.

Uniform: We ask that long hair be worn in a ponytail. A Dance Box t-shirt may be worn over the leotard. For your convenience, click here to be redirected to our recommended online store,

Girls — (1) black Jazz shoes; (2) leotard (any solid color); and (3) black or gray capri-style leggings or Jazz pants

Boys — (1) black Jazz shoes with (2) comfortable clothing


Lyrical Class (ages 14 and older) by audition only

Lyrical is a combination of Jazz and Ballet technique that interprets the lyrics of the music. Lyrical allows the dancer to be more expressive with movements and feelings.  This class is designed for intermediate to advanced students, Ballet is a requirement for this class.  Student must be able to demonstrate  Ballet technique in order to participate in this class.

Uniform: We ask that long hair be worn in a ponytail. For your convenience, click here to be redirected to our recommended online store,

Girls — (1) black Jazz shoes; (2) black leotard; and (3) black or gray capri-style leggings or Jazz pants

Boys — (1) black Jazz shoes with (2) comfortable clothing


Modern Class (ages 14 and older)

Modern is a term used to describe contemporary dance. Modern centers on a dancer’s own interpretations instead of structured steps, as in traditional Ballet dancing. Modern dancing allows for sharper movements pushing the limits of dancing outside the box.

Uniform: We ask that long hair be worn in a ponytail. For your convenience, click here to be redirected to our recommended online store,

Girls — (1) black Jazz shoes; (2) black leotard; and (3) black or gray capri-style leggings or Jazz pants

Boys — (1) black Jazz shoes with (2) comfortable clothing


Ballet I  (ages 9 and up)

This is the first level in the Vaganova Method, the Russian technique of Ballet. Students will learn barre and center combinations, as well as execute steps across the floor in a supportive and enjoyable atmosphere. This class will focus on technique, placement of the body, and dance terminology.

Uniform: We ask that long hair be worn in a bun. For your convenience, click here to be redirected to our recommended online store,

Girls — (1) pink split-sole Ballet shoes with ribbons; (2) black leotard with spaghetti straps and a pinch in the front (no criss-cross straps!); (3) and pink tights

Boys — (1) black Ballet shoes with (2) comfortable clothing


Ballet II/III by audition only

This is class is designed for those students who are serious Ballet students and are at in intermediate level or higher. Students will continue development in barre and center combinations as well as execute steps across the floor in more complex patterns. Strengthening the ankles, focusing on turn out, and flexibility, and perfecting techniques is focused on at this level. Students who are placed in this level must attend Ballet class a minimum of 2 times a week. Those placed on Pointe are required to attend 4 Ballet classes per week and stretch class.

Uniform: We ask that long hair be worn in a bun. For your convenience, click here to be redirected to our recommended online store,

Girls — (1) pink split-sole Ballet shoes with ribbons; (2) black leotard with spaghetti straps and a pinch in the front (no criss-cross straps!); (3) and pink tights

Boys — (1) black split-sole Ballet shoes; (2) black Jazz pants; and (3) a white t-shirt


Pointe Class by invitation only

The director will decide on an individual basis when a student is ready for Pointe work. Students who are ready for Pointe typically will have studied Ballet for a significant number of years, and will demonstrate good technique and competence in placement, as well as strength in the ankles and legs. If you would like more information on this process, please contact the Director, Amy Clark.