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YOUTH TRAINING PROGRAM

With 5 levels, our youth training program is designed for beginners to intermediate/advanced dancers ages 7+. Whether you are looking for one recreational class or to join our companies, we have a spot for you.

Class Descriptions

Ballet I
Level I 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.  

 


Ballet II
Level II ballet is designed for dancers with two or more years of continuous study. Ballet II teaches the fundamentals of classical ballet with emphasis on use of the arms and head.  Students will continue developing their strength and flexibility while adding performance quality.  This is a structured ballet class consisting of a full barre, center combinations and across the floor exercises; all emphasizing proper alignment, posture and technique.

 


Ballet III/IV/V
Level III/IV/V ballet is designed for the intermediate/advanced level dancer with four or more years of continuous study. Ballet III reinforces the fundamentals of classical ballet with emphasis on coordination of the arms and heads.  Students will continue developing their strength and flexibility while adding performance quality.  It is a structured ballet class consisting of a full barre, adagio, pirouettes, petite allegro, grand allegro all emphasizing proper technique and quality of movement.  

 


Pre Pointe
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 1
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 I
Level I 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 I
Level I 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.

 


Contemporary Jazz II
Level II is designed for dancers with two or more years of continuous study.  Students should be registered for ballet in order to participate in level II. This contemporary jazz technique class will include a full warm up, across the floor progressions, stylized movement focusing on musicality, quality of movement and expression.  


Contemporary Jazz III/IV/V
Level III/IV/V is designed for the intermediate/advanced level dancer. This contemporary jazz technique class will include a full warm up, across the floor progressions, improvisation and a center combo. Great focus will be put into musicality, quality of movement and expression.   
 


Modern I
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.  

 


Modern II
Level II modern will reinforce 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
This class is designed for boys 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 I/II
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.

 


Hip Hop III/IV
Level III/IV is designed for the intermediate and advanced level hip hop dancer.  This class will reinforce 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.