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.
Jazz, Hip Hop & Contemporary
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. Contemporary and lyrical classes will focus primarily on learning pieces of choreography.
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.
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.
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.