Dance Classes for Children

Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Tumbling, Creative Movements, and all Boys Classes

Dance Programs for Children

Home School Combo Classes, Morning and Evening combo classes offered for pre-school age children including Ballet, Tap, Jazz, and Tumbling

 

Dance Classes for Teens / Adults

Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Jazz, Tumbling, Contemporary, Modern, and Barre


Dance Class Descriptions

Tiny Tots (ages 18mos-2yrs)

Boys and Girls ages 18mos-2yrs are invited to participate in this 30 minute class. Through movement and music, dancers will develop coordination, musicality and listening skills. In order to develop independence, parents may enter class with the student but are encouraged to leave the classroom once the student is comfortable.

Creative Movements/Tumble (ages 2-3)

Boys and Girls ages 2-3 are invited to participate in this 45 minute class. Through movement and music, dancers will develop coordination, musicality and listening skills. In order to develop independence, parents may enter class with the student but are encouraged to leave the classroom once the student is comfortable.

Ballet/Jazz/Tumble (ages 3-4)

For first year students ages 3-4. This class will explore basic ballet, jazz and tumble technique. Every class will include stretching, class etiquette, proper ballet/jazz vocabulary, rhythm, coordination and listening skills. Students will work on basic tumbling skills including forward rolls, bridges, hand stands, balance, flexibility and strength. Classes are designed to inspire self confidence, independence and creativity.

Ballet/Tap/Tumble (ages 3-4)

For first year students ages 3-4. This class will explore basic ballet, tap and tumble technique. Every class will include stretching, class etiquette, proper ballet/tap vocabulary, rhythm, coordination and listening skills. Students will work on basic tumbling skills including forward rolls, bridges, hand stands, balance, flexibility and strength. Classes are designed to inspire self confidence, independence and creativity.

Ballet/Jazz/Tumble (ages 4-5)

For students ages 4 with dance experience and new students ages 5. This class will explore basic ballet, jazz and tumble technique in more depth. Emphasis will be placed on a more extensive vocabulary and the importance of class etiquette. Every class will include stretching, rhythm, coordination and listening skills. Students will work on basic tumbling skills including forward/backward rolls, bridges, hand stands, balance, back walk overs, cartwheel, flexibility and strength. Classes are designed to inspire self confidence, independence and creativity.

Ballet/Tap/Tumble (ages 4-5)

For students ages 4 with dance experience and new students ages 5. This class will explore basic ballet, tap and tumble technique in more depth. Emphasis will be placed on a more extensive vocabulary and the importance of class etiquette. Every class will include stretching, rhythm, coordination and listening skills. Students will work on basic tumbling skills including forward/backward rolls, bridges, hand stands, balance, back walk overs, cartwheel, flexibility and strength. Classes are designed to inspire self confidence, independence and creativity.

Description of Classes for dancers ages 5-6:

Ballet/Tap/Tumble (ages 5-6)

For students ages 5 with dance experience and new students ages 6. This class will explore tap and ballet technique with more detail as well as introduce students to basic Tumble movement. Dancers will learn proper ballet, tap, and tumble terminology. Every class will include stretching, rhythm, coordination and listening skills.

Ballet/Jazz (ages 5-6) 

For students ages 5-6. These classes are for our beginner dancers. These classes will explore Jazz and Ballet technique with more detail as well as introduce beginner students to basic technique and continue our dance education. Dancers will learn proper Ballet and Jazz terminology. Every class will include stretching, rhythm, coordination and listening skills.

Tap/Hip Hop (ages 5-6)

For students ages 5-6. These classes are for our beginner dancers. These classes will explore Tap and Hip Hop technique with more detail as well as introduce beginner students to basic technique and continue our dance education.. Dancers will learn proper Tap and Hip Hop terminology. Every class will include stretching, rhythm, coordination and listening skills.

Hip Hop 

An urban form of dance that evolved into a structured class. Movement is low to the ground and influenced by today’s youth culture. Hip Hop includes techniques of basic movement and combinations. These classes are designed for a student who enjoys Hip Hop dance and takes less than 3 hours weekly. No dance experience required.

Tumble

Floor tumble technique for dance and cheer. Students learn Acro tricks such as cartwheel, basic rolls, roundoff, front and back walkover, front and back handspring, back tuck and much more. The class also focuses on flexibility and core strength.

 

Description of Classes for dancers ages 7-9:

Ballet/Jazz (ages 7-9)

For students ages 7-9. These classes are for our beginner dancers. These classes will explore Jazz and Ballet technique with more detail as well as introduce beginner students to basic technique and continue our dance education. Dancers will learn proper Ballet and Jazz terminology. Every class will include stretching, rhythm, coordination and listening skills.

Tap/Hip Hop (ages 7-9)

For students ages 7-9. These classes are for our beginner dancers. These classes will explore Tap and Hip Hop technique with more detail as well as introduce beginner students to basic technique and continue our dance education. Dancers will learn proper Tap and Hip Hop terminology. Every class will include stretching, rhythm, coordination and listening skills.

Hip Hop 

An urban form of dance that evolved into a structured class. Movement is low to the ground and influenced by today’s youth culture. Hip Hop includes techniques of basic movement and combinations. These classes are designed for a student who enjoys Hip Hop dance and takes less than 3 hours weekly. No dance experience required.

Contemporary ages 7-9

A contemporary form of dance sharing some ballet technique, yet focusing on off center work, floor work, self-expression, and a deliberate use of gravity. Modern emphasizes the parallel positions of the legs.

Tumble

Floor tumble technique for dance and cheer. Students learn Acro tricks such as cartwheel, basic rolls, roundoff, front and back walkover, front and back handspring, back tuck and much more. The class also focuses on flexibility and core strength.

 

Description of  Classes for dancers ages 10+:

These classes are for our beginner and intermediate level students. For advanced classes ages 10+ please see our advanced track class description.

Ballet classes

A classical form of technical dance characterized by proper ballet steps and poses. Steps are based on turned out positions of the legs.

Jazz classes

A form of dance based on technique, using isolations, rhythms, and contrasting movements. Steps are based on mostly parallel positions of the legs. Includes styles such as Latin, contemporary, funk, Broadway and pop.

Tap Classes

A percussive form of dance based upon the use of metal plates on leather shoes. Steps include syncopation and rhythms and can be technical or improvised.

Hip Hop 

An urban form of dance that evolved into a structured class. Movement is low to the ground and influenced by today’s youth culture. Hip Hop includes techniques of basic movement and combinations. These classes are designed for a student who enjoys Hip Hop dance and takes less than 3 hours weekly. No dance experience required.

Contemporary Classes

A contemporary form of dance sharing some ballet technique, yet focusing on off center work, floor work, self-expression, and a deliberate use of gravity. Modern emphasizes the parallel positions of the legs.

Tumble

Floor tumble technique for dance and cheer. Students learn Acro tricks such as cartwheel, basic rolls, roundoff, front and back walkover, front and back handspring, back tuck and much more. The class also focuses on flexibility and core strength.

Description of our Advanced Level Classes for dancers ages 10+:

Ballet Classes

For experienced dancers. These classes are designed for students beginning and continuing a dedicated path in dance. Students should take more than 3 hours of dance weekly. Dance experience required. Level placement will be determined by audition.

Intro to Pre-Pointe and Pre-Pointe

For experienced dancers in Ballet interested in progressing to Pointe. These classes are by teacher recommendation only.

Beginner Pointe, Intermediate Pointe and Advanced Pointe

For experienced dancers in Ballet/Pointe. These classes are by teacher recommendation only and levels will be assigned by our Ballet staff.

Jazz Classes

For experienced dancers. These classes are designed for students beginning and continuing a dedicated path in dance. Dance experience required. Level placement will be determined by audition.

Tap Classes

For experienced dancers. These classes are designed for students beginning and continuing a dedicated path in dance. Dance experience required. Level placement will be determined by audition.

Hip Hop Classes

For experienced dancers. These classes are designed for students beginning and continuing a dedicated path in dance. Dance experience required. Level placement will be determined by audition.

Contemporary Classes

For experienced dancers. These classes are designed for students beginning and continuing a dedicated path in dance. Dance experience required. Level placement will be determined by audition.

Tumbling

Floor tumble technique for dance and cheer. Students learn Acro tricks such as cartwheel, basic rolls, roundoff, front and back walkover, front and back handspring, back tuck and much more. The class also focuses on flexibility and core strength.

 

Description of our Adult Classes:

Adult Barre

Using Ballet technique to stretch, strengthen and tone. This hour long class uses mats, weights, and exercise balls. Students will focus on toning core, arms, abs and legs.