Class Descriptions

*New for 2018/2019
Pom Dance/HipHop- (age 6+) Great exercise and an opportunity to dance like the dancer/cheerleaders for pro sport teams (Eagles,76ers, etc)

Boys Tumbling(age 3-6) A 45 minute class for all boys!  Develop strength, endurance, speed and coordination.  Floor tumbling skills and obstacle courses.
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Tiny Tots(Age 2) Class is 45 minutes. Develops coordination, rhythm and motor skills using movement, singing, gymnastics and dance. Stimulates imagination. Emphasis is on acting and dance movement, rather than any one specific form of dance. Props are used to enhance development skills.  Girls wear all pink with pink ballet slippers. Boys wear black pants, white shirt with black ballet slippers.

PreDance(Age 3-4) Ballet/Jazz/Tap/Gymnastics-  This one hour class serves as a perfect introduction for our younger students. It stresses coordination skills, stretching, and group interaction as it enriches their lives with a love of dance at an early age. You will be impressed with how much your dancer learns while having fun in this class. Girls wear all pink with pink ballet slippers. Boys wear black pants, white shirt with black ballet shoes.

KinderDance(Age 5-6) Ballet/Jazz/Tap/Gymnastics- This one hour class begins to focus more on the fundamentals of dance, incorporating strength, coordination, and grace. Ballet warm-ups progress to the ballet barre learning technique and terminology. Girls wear all pink with pink ballet slippers.  Boys wear black pants, white shirt with black ballet shoes.

Youth Level I-IV Combo Class (Age 6-10)  Jazz/Tap/Ballet- The Instructors will place the dancers in the appropriate level.  This 1.5 hour combination class allows the necessary  ballet, tap, and jazz/hiphop technique, with strong foundation, to be learned.  The dancers will learn 3 dances for our recitals. Class attire: leotard and tights, pink ballet shoes, black buckle tap shoes, and black slip on jazz shoes. Dancers may start year without jazz shoes.  Boys wear black pants, white tank, black ballet shoe and black slip on tap shoes.

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Levels below have new names and might be selected for competition: Pearl/Ruby/Emerald/Opal/Crystal/Diamond

*Extended Level- Combo Class (age 8-11) Jazz/Tap/Ballet- The Instructors will place the dancers in the appropriate level.  The class length is extended to 2-2.5 hours. The combination class allows the necessary  ballet, tap, and jazz/hiphop technique, with strong foundation, to be learned.  The dancers will learn 3 dances for our recitals. Class attire: leotard and tights, pink ballet shoes, black buckle tap shoes, and black slip on jazz shoes.  Boys wear black pants, white tank, black ballet shoe and black slip on tap shoes. This level will be asked to participate in shows, community events, special performances and possibly one dance competition. See description of styles.

*Intermediate Level - (age 9+) 45 minute separate classes offered in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, contemporary, and HipHop. This level will be asked to participate in shows, community events, special performances and possibly one dance competition. See description of styles.

*Junior level - (age 11 & up) One full hour of each style offered in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, HipHop, Contemporary, PrePointe and Pointe. This level will be asked to participate in shows, community events, special performances and possibly one dance competition. See descriptions of styles.

*Senior LevelFull hour of each style offered in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, Lyrical, Pointe and HipHop.  It is mandatory for this level to participate in shows, community events, special performances and one competition. See description of style.
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Class Styles:
Acro/HipHop (Gymnastics/Dance Combo) This one hour combo class is an introductory acrobatics program focusing on floor tumbling and today‘s popular HipHop moves. This class is designed to improve balance, coordination, strength and flexibility. Girls: Leotard & bare legs/footless tights. Boys: White shirt & black pants or shorts

BalletBallet is one of the world’s most graceful dance styles. Since Ballet is the foundation for all styles of dance, students are encourage to take ballet along with all other dance classes.  All ballet classes will focus on proper body alignment, technique and terminology.

Boys HipHopStructured form of street dance often found in music videos. It is designed to teach coordination, strength, quickness, agility and endurance.

*Contemporary
Contemporary consists of ballet steps and tricks with a funky modern edge.  All about the music effecting the way you move.  A combination of modern and lyrical will be taught in this class.

Hip-HopStructured form of street dance often found in music videos. It is designed to teach coordination, strength, quickness, agility and endurance.

JazzThis class focuses on technique and flexibility, as well as learning skills such as turns, jumps, and leaps. From popular upbeat music to Classic or Broadway styles such as Fosse – Jazz is a class most students enjoy very much.

*LyricalA fusion between ballet and jazz with expressive motions that tell a story. Students must take a ballet class in order to register for this class.

TapDevelops rhythm, musicality and coordination. Dancers will practice rhythmic patterns and combinations with tap shoes.

Pom Dance/HipHop- Great exercise and an opportunity to dance like the dancer/cheerleaders for pro sport teams! (Eagles Cheerleaders, 76ers, etc)

*PointeStudents are only able to participate in a pointe class with the approval of the studio director – evaluation required for new students.

*PrePointeThis class is recommended for age 9 and up.  Dancers will focus on the strength and proper technique needed to go on full pointe.

Glee Club/Musical Theatre - One hour class offered in sessions.  Acting, vocal exercises, and performances in the musical theatre genre.  Examples:  music from “Glee”, “Footloose”, “Annie”,  “Mama Mia” and many more!

 

* – Denotes Instructor placement required…

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