current schedule 2016/2017
Acrobatics – Tumbling methods & tricks are taught while gaining overall muscle strength, flexibility, coordination and balance.
Ballet – Student will learn overall dance technique, basic barre and center floor exercises. French terminology is used in class. Student will gain insight to proper body posture and placement, along with development of grace and poise.
Cecchetti Ballet Classes – Students train from a Certified Ballet instructor to prepare for Graded Level Ballet Exams. These ere strictly non performing, technique classes. Download a handout (pdf) on the Cecchetti Method. Visit www.cecchetti.org for more details.
Contemporary – a compilation of different styles of dance, including lyrical, classical ballet and modern dance. Integrating the mind, body , spirit and an emotional connection with the dance.
Hip-Hop - Hip-Hop integrates innovative choreography and helps develop musicality. Students learn current street moves to hip-hop style music.
Jazz & Lyrical – Our program is based on strong technique using different types of styles including traditional, broadway, contemporary and lyrical. Classes focus on dynamics, style and intensity through combinations ranging from slow and graceful to fast-paced. Emotion and expression through dance is stressed. Student must be 7 years old or have instructor’s permission to enroll in jazz. (Ballet is recommended prior to and while taking jazz classes.)
Kiddie Kombo I & II - KKI- 3-5 year olds KKII-5-6year olds
KK I – A 40 minute class designed for the preschool age child, that introduces them to very basic tap, ballet and tumbling and allows a young dance student’s interest to expand.
KK II – Designed for the 5-6 yr old who can begin more challenging tap and ballet technique and choreography.
Mommie & Me – A great first time dance experience for mommie and child age 1.5 – 2.5 years old. This class is held in a small group setting and was developed so parents have the opportunity to participate in their child’s first dance experience. Kids learn basic dance movements, arm and foot positioning, stretching, creativity and musicality and develop social skills in an age appropriate environment using props and familiar songs.
Musical Theater - Emphasis is on singing and acting. The class also incorporates dance, theater auditions and theater performance. For the 8-18 yr old classes students must have at least one – two years basic jazz, tap, ballet to begin. For the Jr Musical theater class ages 5- 8 no previous dance requirements.
Tap - Our tap program starts with basic footwork, turns, rhythm and musicality and expands into sophisticated rhythm combinations including acapella, timing and advanced turns and performance techniques. Students also develop timing, terminology, and coordination while strengthening legs and feet.
TBJ - 7 – 10 yrs. A 1-hour tap, ballet and jazz combination class. Beginning tap and jazz are taught weekly in this class. This class is the progression up from our KKI-II class for 5-6 yr olds.