Ballet and Pointe

Ballet is the foundation of all dance forms and it provides grace, poise, and technique needed to be proficient in all other areas of dance. Early ballet classes will help dancers with posture, flexibility, turnout, terminology and ballet positions.
Dancers will begin class at the barre, then move to center floor work and close the class with across the floor combinations. Ballet is the most disciplined and important form of dance for all serious dancers. Each level in the ballet series builds on technique and skill.

Pointe- refers to the type of shoes advanced ballet dancers wear which allow the dancer to perform on tips of their toes. Students are placed in pointe by their ballet teacher when they have reached a level of proficiency that allows them to dance on pointe.

Dress Code: All Ballet classes wear any color ballet leotard, pink tights and pink ballet shoes. Hair should be worn in a bun to class.

 

Pre Ballet

Pre Ballet is a creative movement class for 3 and 4 year olds which introduces basic ballet steps but also includes creative dancing using basic motor skills and imagination.

Tutu Twosies: 2 years

Pre-Ballet: 3 - 4 years old

Dress Code: All Ballet classes wear any color ballet leotard, pink tights and pink ballet shoes. Hair should be worn in a bun to class.

 
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Tap 

Tap dance is a form of dance characterized by using the sounds of tap shoes striking the floor as a form of percussion. Two major variations on tap dance exist: rhythm (jazz) tap and Broadway tap.

Our tap curriculum is graded to accommodate various age and competency levels. In our beginning classes, steps such as stomps, step heels, flaps, shuffles, and time steps will be taught and strengthened. In our more advanced classes, rhythms, technique, flash step, tap turns, improvisation, and various styles will be taught. No matter what your tap level, we have a class for you!

Dress Requirements: Neat Dance attire and Tan Tap Shoes

 

Contemporary 

Lyrical dance is a fusion of ballet with jazz and contemporary dance techniques. The primary basis is in ballet with many technical elements of classical ballet, but with the freedom and airier aspects of jazz and contemporary dance. It is expressive, focused on musicality and emotion through movement. 

Contemporary dance is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz, lyrical and classical ballet. Contemporary dancers strive to connect the mind and the body through fluid dance movements. Contemporary dance stresses versatility and improvisation, unlike the strict, structured nature of ballet. Contemporary dancers focus on floor work, using gravity to pull them down to the floor. 

Contemporary and Lyrical are often one class at Studio 1. 

 
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Jazz

A class that focuses on technique including isolations of the body, turns, leaps, flexibility and strength. Many styles of dance are included in jazz class such as character and Broadway and many types of music from decades past to today's pop music.

Dress Requirements: Neat dance attire and tan jazz shoes

 
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Hip Hop

Hip-hop dance refers to street dance styles primarily performed to hip-hop music or that have evolved as part of hip-hop culture. It includes a wide range of styles primarily breaking, locking, and popping which were created in the 1970s and made popular by dance crews in the United States.

Classes available to ages 5 to adults.

Dress Requirements: Any clothes you can move in. Dance clothes preferred. Dance Sneakers, Tennis Shoes, or Jazz Shoes.

 

Tumble

Tumble and Acro Class consist of floor gymnastics including rolls, cartwheels, hand stands, aerials, handsprings and also focuses on flexibility and strengthening.

Tumbling classes are offered to students 5 & up.

Tumbling students will begin with floor and mat exercises and progress through the various tumbling skill levels. Greater flexibility is acquired and body conditioning is emphasized.

Dress Requirements: Leotard or tight t-shirt and shorts. NO TIGHTS or shoes. No jewelry.

 

Zumba

Zumba is a dance exercise class.  Its like a party!  Lights are turned off in the classroom and we use strobe lights, disco lights and party lights for the most fun exercise class you have ever done!!   Dana Tipton teaches Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings from 9-10am.   Jessica Collins teaches Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings at 5:30-6:30pm.