Winter/Spring 2019 Schedule

Upstairs Studio A






Downstairs Studio C


  • 3:00-4:30pm – Intro Hip Hop/Tap – Ages 5-7 Instructors: Laura/Hannah
  • 4:30-5:30pm – Tap I Instructor: Hannah
  • 5:30-6:45pm – Tap II Instructor: Hannah


  • 4:00-5:15pm – Tap III Instructor: Hannah
  • 5:15-6:30pm – Tap II Instructor: Hannah
  • 6:30-7:30pm – Adult/Teen Tap Instructor: Hannah


  • 3:15-3:45pm – Taps for Tots – Ages: 3-4½ Instructor: Hannah
  • 3:45-5:00pm – Tap III Instructor: Hannah
  • 5:15-6:15pm – Tap I Instructor: Hannah
  • 6:15-7:30pm – Tap IV Instructor: Hannah


Kelsey teaching

Photo courtesy of Michael East

Tutus for Tots/Taps for Tots

These classes are appropriate for children ages 3 to 4½ years old. They introduce students to the structure of a dance class where listening and following directions are very important. Students learn basic ballet and tap steps and begin to develop musicality. Imaginative exercises and improvisational dance are elements of each class that encourage students to discover the pure joy of movement and creativity.

Jazz & Hip Hop

In jazz classes, students work on developing a strong fundamental technique along with flexibility, style, and a charismatic stage presence. Hip hop classes are focused on teaching students how to learn combinations of movement quickly and to execute steps with strength, speed, and precision.


Tap is important for developing well rounded and versatile dancers and is especially helpful in developing musicality and coordination. Students are strongly encouraged to take tap along with ballet and / or jazz.

Combo Classes

Ballet and Jazz: Students will spend the first half of class learning ballet and the second half learning jazz. Students must have ballet slippers and wear a leotard and tights to class (no jazz pants during ballet). Jazz shoes are optional unless required for a performance.

Hip Hop and Tap: Students will spend the first half of class learning jazz and the second half learning tap. Students must have both jazz or hip hop shoes and tap shoes.

Ballet & Pointe

Ballet technique is essential for the development of a strong and versatile dancer. Beginning classes focus on proper placement and body alignment, and students are taught how to turn out safely from the hips. As students advance, training encourages precision, a quickness and lightness of movement, the ability to cover space with ease and grace, and a refined carriage of the upper body.Those who develop the required strength and control are promoted to pointe shoes.

Private Lessons

Private lessons are available upon request. For students enrolled in at least one weekly class, the cost is $30 for a 45 minute class. For students who only study privately, the cost is $35 for a 45 minute class. Please contact the studio to set up a day and time.

Competition Team

Participation on our competition team is by invitation only. Please refer to the Competition Team page for information on the competitions we attend and the awards we have received.

Dress Code

All students should arrive to class looking tidy and professional in appearance.

Ballet Attire

Shoes: Pink ballet slippers. Bloch slippers are recommended.

Attire: Pink tights and a pink or black leotard. Short ballet skirts are permitted. Dance sweaters and legwarmers will be permitted in cold weather.

Jazz, Hip Hop & Tap Attire

Shoes: Black or tan split sole jazz shoes. Hip hop shoes must be shown and approved by class instructor. Black tap shoes.

Attire: Leotards of any color, tights, jazz pants, form fitting tank tops, and legwarmers are all permitted. NO BAGGY CLOTHING.

Black sweatpants, jazz pants, or gym shorts and a plain white, grey, or black T-shirt.

We recommend Threadbare Dancewear in Arcata for your dance clothing:

Threadbare Dancewear
668 8th Street
Arcata, CA 95521
(707) 822-7894

Performance Makeup Instructions