YOUTH CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Baby and Me

Baby & Me class is a 30 minute introduction to creative movement class for children 18 months to 2 1/2 years old. Parents will help

their little dancers develop motor and coordination skills with the use of sing-along songs and props. This super fun class will help

babies get familiar with a structured learning environment with the help of their parents or nanny.  

 

Creative Movement
2 ½ -4 years old
Introduces young dancers to the art of movement through imaginative games and stories.  Self discipline, self confidence and socialization are encouraged through rhythm, coordination and musicality.  This class emphasizes the FUN of dance.

 


Pre Ballet/Pre-Jazz
4-6 years old
This class teaches children the beginning fundamentals of ballet and jazz.  Ballet barre work, stretching, across the floor and center activities, introduce technique and vocabulary.  

 


Pre Hip Hop
4-6 years old
Students will learn fundamental hip hop movements through across the floor and center combinations.  This high energy class will emphasize musicality, coordination, basic footwork, improvisation and style.  


 

Rhythm and Tap

This class is a great introduction to tap dance and music. Students learn to dance in a welcoming, inclusive environment that makes learning fun using songs and games to engage students' attention and memories. Students will learn music terminology and tap history as well as tap terms, as each class includes activities such as circle time, rhythm building/music theory, floor crosses, technique, freeze dance, and combinations. 

 

Pre Tap 
Whether your child is new to tap dance or has a few years of dance experience, this class is the perfect fit for students who love to move and be loud! Teacher Molly makes sure everyone's voice and feet are heard while they learn tap steps and terminology, deepen their knowledge by combining steps and using more complex rhythms, learn music terminology, and learn tap history. Each class includes activities such as warm up curated for safe dancing, across the floor combinations, technique, tap history story time, combinations and choreography, freeze dance, and music theory.


Ballet 
Ages 7+
Ballet teaches the fundamentals of classical ballet.  Students will develop the strength and elegance of a ballet dancer, while learning discipline, classroom etiquette and the love of ballet.  It is a structured ballet class consisting of a full barre, center combinations and across the floor exercises; all emphasizing proper alignment, posture and technique.  

 


Pre Pointe
Ages 9+
Pre Pointe is designed for the serious ballet student aspiring to dance on pointe in the future.  Dancers must be enrolled in a minimum of two ballet classes per week to participate.

 


Pointe 
Ages 11+
Pointe is for the intermediate/advanced level ballet dancer. Dancers must be enrolled in a minimum of two ballet classes per week to participate. Do not sew pointe shoes until they are approved by instructor.  

 


Jazz 
Ages 7+
Jazz is a high energy class set to popular music that focuses on rhythm, isolations and style. Students will develop a foundation of basic jazz technique including jumps, pirouettes, across the floor progressions and stylized movement.



Contemporary Jazz 
Ages 7+
Contemporary Jazz is a lyrical jazz technique class with the challenge of contemporary musicality. This class will include a full warm up, across the floor progressions and center combination focusing on quality of movement and expression.

 

 


Modern
Ages 7+
Designed for the more creative spirit.  Level I modern will teach the fundamental concepts of space, time and energy through the practices of modern dance technique. This class will  focus on weight and suspension, fall and recover, strength and release.  

 


Breaking
Ages 7+
This class is designed for students to learn floorwork, footwork, freezes and tricks. The movement will be broken down so students can practice the steps and stylize the movement. Strength is developed through conditioning exercises to prepare the dancers for the next level of hip hop.  



Hip Hop
Ages 7+
Level I/II hip hop will teach the fundamental moves of hip hop through across the floor and center combinations.  This high energy class with emphasize musicality, coordination, basic footwork, improvisation, strength building and style.