Class Descriptions

Tutus for Tots

Tutus for Tots is appropriate for children ages 3 to 4½ years old. The classes introduce students to the structure of a dance class where listening and following directions are very important. Students learn basic ballet steps and begin to develop musicality. Imaginative exercises and improvisational dance are elements of each class, which encourages students to discover the pure joy of movement and creativity.

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.

Hip Hop

Hip hop classes are energetic, upbeat, dynamic, and technical.  Students will be encouraged to find their own style and dance creatively.  These classes incorporate not only traditional New Jack styles form East Coast hip hop, but also funk styles from the West Coast such as popping, locking, waving, and gliding.  Being that hip hop was originally a freestyle form of dance, students will learn how to lab on movement and will learn freestyle techniques.  Each class is ended with a cypher so that students can continue to blossom in their creative freedom and personal style and become more comfortable utilizing musicality.

Tap

Tap dancers have the unique opportunity to be musicians and dancers at the same time. Tap class will begin with a set warm up focused on technique, clarity of sound, musicality, and strengthening the mind and body. Students will gain experience in traditional tap vocabulary through learning and practicing a variety of tap steps, short phrases, tap turns, and choreography using different rhythms supported by a wide range of music. Developing confidence in tap improvisation will also support a student’s ability to discover her or his own tap voice and style.

Tumbling for Dancers

Tumbling classes will teach students, through repetition, how to safely and effectively execute skills with strength, power, agility, and control.  All classes begin with a cardio warm-up followed by stretching with a focus on the ankles, wrists, neck, and back and conclude with conditioning. In each class, students will learn body awareness and how to correctly fall out of a skill without injury.  Classes focus on a wide variety of skills including forward rolls, handstands, back and front walkovers, aerials, front and back handsprings, jumps, and leg holds.  Tumbling classes provide important supplemental training for dance students but are open and accessible to non-dancers as well.

Jazz, Contemporary & Lyrical

Each of these styles will be featured as integral parts of the Just Dance IV class offered on Fridays.

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 and $40 for an hour class. For students who only study privately, the cost is $35 for a 45 minute class and $45 for an hour 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.