Classes

Class Descriptions 2020-2021 Dance Season

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Tiny Dancing Stars (Ages 2-5)

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, simplistic dance movements, and tumbling taught with high energy and lots of FUN! with a focus on musicality and coordination. Students will perform one dance in both the Nutcracker and Spring Recital.

Uniform: We ask that long hair be worn in a bun.

Girls — (1) pink ballet shoes; (2) any colored leotard (3) skirt/tutu optional

Boys — (1) black ballet shoes (2) comfortable clothing


Shimmering Dancing Stars (Ages 3-5)

Children will learn basic Ballet, Tap, and Jazz steps in this introduction to dance class in a fun environment. They will learn through song and dance routines, as well as learn technique and correct dance terminology. Children will learn steps in a creative way through songs, props, and body expression. Students will perform one dance in both the Nutcracker and Spring Recital.

Uniform: We ask that long hair be worn in a bun.

Girls — (1) pink ballet shoes; (2) any colored leotard (3) skirt/tutu optional

Boys — (1) black ballet shoes (2) comfortable clothing


Starbound Dancer Pre-ballet (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. This class is taken with the Starbound Dancer Jazz/Tap/Hip Hop class to provide a solid dance foundation. Students will perform one dance in both the Nutcracker and Spring Recital.

Uniform: We ask that long hair be worn in a bun.

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

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


Starbound Dancer Jazz/Tap/Hip Hop (Ages 6-9)

This class is a combination class which will include Jazz, Tap, and Hip Hop. In the Jazz portion of class the dancer will focus on flexibility and the ability to move, isolate, and control parts of the body which is an essential skill required with a splash of hip hop funk twisted in! In the tap portion of class students will focus on rhythm, timing, and sharpness of footwork which will build a solid Tap technique in a fun and supportive environment. The student’s in this class are required to attend pre-ballet or ballet one which will provide proper dance alignment. Students will perform one dance in the Spring Recital; it will be either a jazz or tap dance.

Uniform: We ask that long hair be worn in a bun.

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

Boys — (1) black Jazz and Tap 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, flexibility and dance terminology. Students who are placed in this level must attend Ballet class a minimum of 2 times a week andare strongly recommended to take stretch/core class.

Uniform: We ask that long hair be worn in a bun.

Girls — (1) pink split-sole Ballet shoes; (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 or invitation only)

This is the second and third level in the Vaganova Method, the Russian technique of Ballet also referred to as classical ballet. This class is designed for those students who are serious Ballet students and are at an 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, stretch/core class, and technique/leaps/turn class.

Uniform: We ask that long hair be worn in a bun.

Girls — (1) pink split-sole Ballet shoes (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 & Pre-Pointe Class (by audition or 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.

Uniform: We ask that long hair be worn in a bun.

Girls — (1) pink split-sole Ballet shoes (2) black leotard with spaghetti straps and a pinch in the front (no criss-cross straps!); (3) and pink tights; (4) optional black ballet skirt

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


Tap

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.

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

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


Jazz

In Jazz class the dancer will focus on flexibility and 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 or Technique class to accompany the Jazz Class, to ensure proper technique.

Uniform: We ask that long hair be worn in a ponytail.

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

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


Hip Hop

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.

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

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


Lyrical (by audition, 12 and up)

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, technique class is a requirement for this class. Students must be able to demonstrate proper 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) beige toe undies; (2) any solid color leotard (3) black or gray capri-style leggings or Jazz pants

Boys — (1) beige toe undies (2) comfortable clothing


Modern (Ages 14 and up)

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. This class is designed for intermediate to advanced students.

Uniform: We ask that long hair be worn in a ponytail.

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

Boys — (1) beige toe undies; (2) comfortable clothing


Acro/Cheer/Dance (Ages 5 and up)

This class is focused on technique, flexibility, and balance for gymnastics integrated with dance and cheer in a supportive environment.

Girls — (1) any color leotard (2) biker shorts or leggings

Boys — (1) comfortable clothing


Yoga

Yoga is a gentle way to improve your posture, balance, and coordination. Yoga is a systematic practice of physical exercise, breath control, relaxation, and positive thinking and meditation aimed at developing harmony in the body, mind, and environment. No prior experience is needed, beginners are welcome.

Girls & Boys — (1) comfortable clothing


Most Frequently Asked Questions

Can we trial more than one class? I am not sure which class my child will like best.

Yes, absolutely! When you sign up for a free trial, you get an unlimited class pass for one week, which allows you to trial as many classes as you would like!

If I sign up for a free trial class am I under any obligation to continue classes?

No, you can trial classes without any obligation of signing a contract.

What if I think, my child should be in a different level or a different class but doesn’t meet the age requirement?

We move students based on ability, each child is different and progresses at different rates; age is not the only factor taken into consideration. We would be happy to schedule a placement evaluation.

 

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