Class Descriptions

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS AND DRESS CODE

Ballet Technique

Creative Movement is a 45-minute class that meets once a week for ages 4 & up. It develops the musicality, motor skills, rhythm, and coordination of young dancers. Required attire for girls is pink leotard, pink tights, and pink ballet shoes and for boys black shorts or tights, a white fitted t-shirt, and black ballet shoes.

Ballet I is a 60-minute class that meets once a week for ages 6 & up.  Beginning Ballet Technique is taught, as well as the development of coordination.  Required attire for girls is a light blue leotard, pink tights, and pink ballet shoes and for boys black shorts or tights, a white fitted t-shirt, and black ballet shoes.

Ballet II is a 75-minute class that meets once a week for ages 8 & up.  Basic Ballet Technique is taught as well as self-discipline. A second ballet class is recommended. Required attire for girls is a lavender leotard, pink tights, and pink ballet shoes and for boys black shorts or tights, a white fitted t-shirt, and black ballet shoes.

Ballet III is a 90-minute class for ages 10 & up.  Basic Ballet Technique and the ability to take correction are the main focuses of this level.  A   second ballet class is highly recommended. Required attire for girls is a red leotard, pink tights, and pink ballet shoes and for boys black shorts or tights, a white fitted t-shirt, and black ballet shoes.

Ballet IV is a 90-minute class for ages 11 & up.  Ballet Technique and the ability to take correction are the main focuses of this level.  A second ballet class is strongly suggested.   Pointe Technique is offered for those given permission by the faculty. The faculty will place dancers in this level.  Required attire for girls is a black leotard, pink tights, and pink ballet shoes and for boys black shorts or tights, a white fitted t-shirt, and black ballet shoes.

Ballet V is a 90-minute class for ages 12 & up.  Intermediate Ballet Technique along with the ability to dance in a group are the focuses of this level.  Pointe Technique is offered for those given permission by the faculty.  Three classes a week are strongly suggested.  The faculty will place dancers in this level.  Required attire for girls is a black leotard, pink tights, and pink ballet shoes and for boys black shorts or tights, a white fitted t-shirt, and black ballet shoes.

Ballet VI is a 90-minute class for ages 13 & up.   Advanced Ballet Technique with Pointe work are the required aspects of this level.  Three classes a week are strongly suggested.  The faculty will place dancers in this level. Required attire for girls is a black leotard, pink tights, and pink ballet shoes and for boys black shorts or tights, a white fitted t-shirt, and black ballet shoes.

Intro to Ballet is a 60-minute class for beginning students ages 10-16 with little or no ballet experience. Required attire for girls is any solid color leotard, pink tights, and pink ballet shoes, and for boys black shorts or tights, a white fitted t-shirt, and black ballet shoes.

Adult Ballet is a 60-minute class that meets weekly for an 8-week session (Wednesday 5:30-6:30, Sept. 14- Nov. 2 and Jan. 11—Mar. 1). No previous dance training is necessary. Required attire is exercise pants and fitted t-shirt or leotard and tights, pink ballet shoes for women and black ballet shoes for men.

Pointe Technique

Pre-Pointe is a 30-minute strengthening class for ages 11 & up, designed as a preparation for Pointe Technique.  Prerequisite to Beginning Pointe. Required attire is the same as you wear in your ballet class.

Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced Pointe classes are by invitation only and require enrollment in at least two ballet classes per week in addition to Pointe class. Required attire is the same dress as you wear in your ballet class with the addition of pointe shoes. Pointe shoes must be checked by faculty before sewing on elastic and ribbon.

Tap Technique

Tap I and II require the same color leotard and tights as your ballet class (if not enrolled in ballet a solid color leotard is acceptable) and black tap shoes. Tap shoe elastics are strongly recommended. Black jazz pants (hemmed to the appropriate length) or shorts are optional.

Tap I is a 30-minute class that meets once a week for ages 6-7. Basic Tap Technique is taught as well as sound recognition.  The faculty recommends Ballet I immediately before or after to assist in the connection between ballet and tap.

Tap II is a 45-minute class that meets once a week for ages 8-9. Basic Tap Technique, sound recognition, and the ability to tap in unison are the main focuses.  The faculty recommends Ballet II immediately before or after to assist in the connection between ballet and tap.

Jazz Technique

Jazz 1, 2, 3, and 4 require a solid color leotard (preferably the same color as your ballet level), pink tights, and black jazz shoes. Black jazz pants (hemmed to the appropriate length) or shorts are optional.

Jazz 1 is a 45-minute class that meets once a week for ages 8-9. Basic Jazz Technique, as well as basic routine choreography, are taught at this level.  The faculty strongly recommends dancers in this level take at least one ballet class (Ballet II) in addition.

Jazz 2 is a 60-minute class that meets once a week for ages 10 & up. Jazz Technique and routine choreography are the main focuses.  The faculty strongly recommends a prerequisite of at least one year of ballet class, in addition to current ballet class (Ballet III or IV) enrollment.

Jazz 3 is a 60-minute class that meets once a week for ages 10 & up. Jazz Technique that introduces embellishments and refines steps learned in Jazz 2. We strongly suggest at least one year of ballet & jazz as a prerequisite. The faculty will place dancers in this level.

Jazz 4 is a 60-minute class that meets once a week for ages 12 & up.  Advanced Jazz Technique in addition to monthly routines are the main goals.  The faculty strongly recommends a prerequisite of at least three years of ballet class, in addition to current ballet (Ballet V or VI) enrollment. The faculty will place dancers in this level.

Hip Hop Technique

Open Hip Hop is a 45-minute class that meets once a week for ages 10 and up.  Basic Hip Hop technique is introduced. A ballet and/or jazz class is strongly recommended in addition to Hip Hop. Required attire is appropriately fitted dancewear that you are able to move easily in and jazz shoes or dance sneakers.

Modern Technique

All Modern Classes require a leotard, convertible or footless tights or jazz pants, and bare feet.

Intro to Modern is a 45-minute class that meets weekly for ages 9 & up. This class is designed to introduce a new style of movement to dancers who have had only ballet training.

Beginning Modern is a 45-minute class that meets weekly for ages 10 & up.  Principles of contemporary movement technique will be the main focus.  The faculty strongly suggests one year of ballet training as a prerequisite.

Intermediate Modern is a 60-minute class that meets weekly for ages 12 & up.  Principles of contemporary movement technique will be the main focus. The faculty strongly suggests two years of ballet training as a prerequisite.

Advanced Modern is a 75-minute class that meets weekly for ages 14 & up. Principles of contemporary movement technique will be the main focus. The faculty strongly suggests two years of ballet training as a prerequisite.

Self-Defense/Fitness is a 60-minute class that meets weekly and focuses on cardio, strength, striking, and self-defense. Required attire is workout type clothing (fitted, not too loose), and tennis shoes that will only be worn in this class (not outside the studio).

Dance Medley is a class for Intermediate Pointe and higher. The focus of this class will change weekly. Required attire is leotard and tights or workout clothing depending upon the focus for the week.

Stretch Class is a 30-minute class for ages 10 and up. Prerequisite: you must be enrolled in another dance class. The focus of this class is to improve core strength and flexibility.