Dance Classes

FOR ALL  AGES:

ADAPTIVE DANCE-(30-45mins) A special needs dance class designed to help students with proprioceptive and vestibular input. 

DANCE ON WHEELS - This class is designed to enable our students who have physical limitations to enjoy and experience the joy of dance. 

 

FOR AGES 3-5:

KINDER-DANZ (45 min) A creative movement class designed for boys & girls in pre-school through kindergarten. This  dance class focuses on creative movement and simple song and dance. Students learn pre-ballet & tap routines.

 

FOR AGES 5-9:

PRE-BALLET/TAP COMBO (1 Hr) - 1st thru 3rd graders. This combination dance class is geared to produce rhythm and coordination and to stimulate the imagination. Classical ballet and tap terminology is introduced.


HIP HOP KIDS (30 min) - A pre-jazz class open to students
in conjunction with Pre Ballet/Tap Combo (above). This dance class further explores motor skills and coordination. Students must be at least 6 years old.

BROADWAY DANCE (45 min)- in conjunction with Pre Ballet/Tap Combo (above) this class explores Broadway style dance and theatrics.

 

FOR BOYS ONLY - (30 min - 1hr) A hip hop/rhythm class designed for boys ages 6-up. The emphasis is on strength movement. Sometimes boys just need to be boys! 

 

FOR AGES 9-13:

CLASSICAL BALLET (3/4 – 1 1/2 hr) Academic ballet training begins in fourth grade and various levels are offered. Classes are arranged in graded levels according to ability and experience. Students learn the format of a classical ballet class beginning at the barre and advancing to center, across the floor & reverence. A wide range of ballet vocabulary is utilized and various styles are explored.

 

TAP (30 - 45 min) -Academic tap training also begins in fourth grade and students are arranged accordingly. Various styles are explored from rhythm tap to soft shoe through syncopated jazz tap. It is recommended that tap students also enroll in a ballet class to ensure the grace and poise needed for tap dancing.

 

HIP HOP/JAZZ- (30 min) Youth jazz class that emphasizes both traditional and “Street” techniques. Music & movement taught is age appropriate. (age 8 & up)

 

MODERN (30 min - 1 hr) - This dance class involves modern dance principles and techniques. Improvisation is explored and creative movement is utilized. Students explore the elements of dance- space, time, & force. Interpretation of different rhythms and styles of music is also explored. Modern students are encouraged to take ballet.

 

BROADWAY/MUSICAL THEATER (30 min – 1 Hr) A specialized jazz class offered for students with an interest in theatre. This dance class focuses on song & dance and broadway style jazz techniques. Modern & jazz dance technique is offered in conjunction with this class to reinforce body control and stage presence.

 

FOR AGES 13 - up: 

CLASSICAL BALLET (1 hr– 1 1/2 hr) Classes are arranged in graded levels according to ability and experience. Students learn the format of a classical ballet class beginning at the barre and advancing to center, across the floor & reverence. A wide range of ballet vocabulary is utilized and various styles are explored.

 

TAP (45 min) - Various styles are explored from rhythm tap to soft shoe to syncopated jazz tap. It is recommended that tap students also enroll in a ballet class to ensure the grace and poise needed for tap dancing.

 

JAZZ TECHNIQUE (45min - 1 Hr) Jazz technique emphasizes body isolations, leaps & flexibility. Various styles are taught including broadway & hip hop. Jazz students are encouraged to also enroll in a ballet class to reinforce dance technique and body control.  

 

MODERN (45 min - 1 hr) - This dance class involves modern dance principles and techniques. Improvisation is explored and creative movement is utilized. Students explore the elements of dance- space, time, & force. Interpretation of different rhythms and styles of music is also explored. Modern students are encouraged to take ballet.

 

BROADWAY/MUSICAL THEATRE (45min – 1 Hr) A specialized jazz class is offered for students with an interest in theatre. This dance class focuses on song & dance and broadway style jazz techniques. Modern & jazz dance technique is offered in conjunction with this class to reinforce body control and stage presence.

 

HIP HOP (45 min) -  Teen class that emphasizes “Street” techniques. Music & movement taught is age appropriate. (Middle School & up) 

 

POINTE & PRE POINTE (1 Hr) Open to students with good ballet technique, determined by faculty, ages 11 and up. This dance class is an advanced extension of classical ballet. Pre-pointe and pointe students need permission by the faculty and MUST be enrolled in a bi-weekly ballet class. 

 

CONTEMPORARY (45 min- 1 hr) This teen dance class is a mixture of ballet modern & jazz techniques and emphasizes fluidity in movement and emotional expression. Students must have a strong ballet foundation (teacher permission & must be enrolled in bi-weekly ballet class)  

 

FOR ADULTS:

TAP (45 min) - Various styles are explored from rhythm tap to soft shoe through syncopated jazz tap. All levels of experience welcome!

 

JAZZ - (45min) Traditional jazz dance class - body isolations, jazz technique foundations, across the floor and dance combinations. Various styles are taught including broadway & hip hop.

 

Zumba®  (1 hr) - is a fun, cardio-based dance exercise workout with sculpting exercises that tone the entire body. Zumba® is fun, it is designed for everyone, every shape and age. This program is not limited to dancers, fitness fanatics or seniors. All Zumba classes are led by licensed instructors. (Year round classes)

 

Please Note: All students are evaluated and assigned to classes according to their age and ability. Within each age group there may be several different levels offered. Dance class placement is determined by faculty. It is important for students’ progress and development to be placed at an appropriate level: therefore students are evaluated carefully.