2017-2018 Classes


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Class Descriptions

 

Mommy & Me: In this basic Ballet and Creative Movement class for ages 18 months-3, you will help your child develop body awareness, creative expression and improve upon gross motor skills and learn basic Ballet steps through circle time, games and eventually at the ballet barre. Over time, we slowly let the children become more independent, preparing them for class by themselves the following school year. Tuition is $45 per month.

Inchworms: In this Ballet, Tap, and Creative Movement class for ages 3-4, students will develop body awareness, creative expression and improve upon gross motor skills and learn basic Ballet and Tap steps.  They will perform one style (ballet or tap) for the informal fall recital and the other style for the formal Spring recital. Tuition is $55 per month.

Bumblebees: In this Ballet, Tap and Creative Movement class for kids in Pre-K (4-5 years old), students will develop body awareness, creative expression and improve upon gross motor skills and learn basic Ballet and Tap steps in a friendly environment. This is the last non-leveled class, so we will be expounding upon technique in order to help place students in the most effective class the following year. They will perform one style (ballet or tap) for the informal fall recital and the other style for the formal Spring recital. Tuition is $55 per month.

Dragonflies: This Ballet & Tap combo class is for children who are 5 to 7 years old with 2 years or less dance experience. Students will be introduced to dance concepts and technique in a friendly environment. They will perform one style (ballet or tap) for the informal fall recital and the other style for the formal Spring recital. Tuition is $55 per month.

Hummingbirds: This combo class is for students ages 5 to 7 years old with at least 2 years previous dance experience or those placed in this level by teacher recommendation. Students will continue to build upon their foundation of Ballet and Tap concepts and techniques in a friendly environment. They will perform one style (ballet or tap) for the informal fall recital and both ballet and tap for the formal Spring recital. Students in this class are also invited to audition for our Performance Group. Tuition is $55 per month.

Topaz, Crystals, & Sapphires Ballet/Tap: These classes are  a ballet/tap combination class. Students will work at the barre, in center floor exercises and across the floor. Proper body alignment, mastery of basic steps and increasingly complicated progressions of all 3 styles will be covered. We have Beginner (Topaz), Intermediate (Crystals) and Advanced (Sapphires) classes available. Tuition is $55 per month.

Topaz, Crystals,  & Sapphires Styles: These three leveled classes have a separate styles class working on different genres per week. In this class, dancers will be introduced to Contemporary, Jazz, Modern, African, and more. Class will begin with a warm up to prepare the body for moving, transition into across the floor phrases, and end with a choreography phrase. Tuition is $45 per month.

Diamonds Ballet: This advanced ballet class will focus on contemporary ballet technique while increasing strength and flexibility. Students will work at the barre, in center floor exercises and across the floor. Students will continue to build on their knowledge of petite and grande allegro through more advanced combinations and also be introduced to center adagio work.  Tuition is $55 per month.

Pointe: This class will focus on increasing strength in the core, feet and ankles as well as solidifying proper alignment in basic ballet positions for pointe work. All Students in this class will be working en pointe the entire class period. This class is designed for those who already have had at least 6 months of pointe or more. Do NOT purchase pointe shoes without instructor approval. Tuition is $35 per month.

Pre -Pointe: This class will focus on preparing the dancer’s feet, ankles, arches, and core for pointe work. Students will work in soft shoe and eventually graduate to a full pointe shoe with instructors approval. Timing of graduation depends on each student and their individual body. Tuition is $35 per month.

Diamonds Styles:  This Styles class is for the older, advanced dancer seeking a fun way to learn various styles of dance. Class begins with a warm-up that will build the strength and flexibility needed to be successful in class. The remainder of the class is spent learning technique through a combination. The style will change week to week and you can expect to cover everything from Ballet to African to Contemporary to Broadway style Jazz. Tuition is $55 per month.

Emeralds Ballet & Styles:  This class is for the older, beginner dancer seeking a fun way to learn various styles of dance while gaining a vast knowledge of the dance basics. This class will teach the basic technique to help the dancer be successful and ready for more advanced dancing. Dancers can expect to focus cover all of the basics in ballet as well as cover styles such as Contemporary, Jazz, African and Modern. Although challenging, this class will be fast paced and fun, switching styles from week to week. Tuition is $65 per month.

Rubies Ballet: This class is for the older, intermediate dancer seeking to advance their ballet knowledge. Dancers will learn more in depth movement in the contemporary ballet genre. This class will cover basics of ballet, while strengthening the body for more complex learning. Dancers can expect to learn movement at the barre, center floor, and across the floor. Tuition is $55 per month.

Rubies Styles: This intermediate styles class will focus on multiple genres of dance, encompassing Contemporary, Jazz, Modern, African, and more. The genre will change week to week. Dancers should expect a warm up to prepare the body for moving and working across the floor and learning movement for choreography. Tuition is $45 per month.

Rubies Tap: This tap class is for the older, intermediate dancer. This class will build vocabulary and skills while increasing the tempo to prepare for faster foot movements. Tuition is $45 per month.

Diamonds Tap: This class is ideal for those students looking for a fast-paced introduction to tap vocabulary, steps and musicality. Although this is an advanced class, the individual needs of the dancer can be met through separating class by tempo changes and accommodating to the beginner tapper. Tuition is $45 per month.

Hip Hop: Come and learn different styles of Hip hop dance, like break dancing, cardio, isolations, tutting and more!  It is a fun and energetic form of dance for everyone of all ages and backgrounds. Our class is full of rhythm, body awareness, choreography and high energy craziness all set to current age-appropriate music! If you have a kid that can’t stop moving bring them to this hip hop class to get their groove on. We have 4 classes based on age and level: Level 1 (ages 4-7), Level 2 (ages 8-11), Level 3 (ages 12-18), Level 4 (ages 14+). Tuition is $55 per month.

Musical Theater: If your child loves to sing and dance, then this class is playing their song! Students will explore the music and movements of some of Broadway’s greatest hits. Your child will learn to vocalize properly, convey emotions through song, dance to show a storyline, play theater games and help to choreograph. This class is performance based and will culminate in some show stopping numbers for the informal Fall show and the formal Spring recital. We have a class for ages 7-11(Level 1) and one for ages 11-15(Level 2). Tuition is $55 per month. We will also be offering a Musical Theater Workshop class which will be for Level 1 students, for $75 per month.

Blue Jays – Special Needs Dance & Yoga: For students with special needs, we offer a class on Wednesdays from 5:30-6:15pm. This class will explore creative movement and dance technique while developing strength, flexibility, focus, and work on further developing gross motor skills in a friendly environment. Tuition is $20 per month.

Tiny Tumbles: This class is for the 3-5 year old beginner dancer who is interested in learning some acrobatic movement. Dancers will learn and perfect movement on mats that will help their coordination and stability. A dance will be shown at the fall informal recital and the formal Spring recital. Tuition is $55 per month.

Tumbling Acro: This class is for the 7-9 year old dancer with some background experience in tumbling or acrobatic work. This class will be taught gymnastically based movement that coincides with dance and choreography. They will perform a recital dance in the fall and spring. Tuition is $55 per month.

Adult Tap: Want to brush up on your tap skills but have not touched them in years?! Come to this fun class filled with rhythm and pizazz. Dancers will learn basic movement and skill level can be divided for faster and slower tempos. Payment is by punchcard.

Private Lessons and Semi – Private Lessons are also available upon request.

 

 

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