Classes OfferedWe believe that every child should have the opportunity to experience dance. Our classes are based on age but all dancers will be evaluated on technique and will be placed in the level best for them. Call The Studio to set up a placement class for your child today!
Creative Movement gives two year-olds creative development, rhythmic skills, and a foundation for motor development. This 30-minute class allows children to move freely and develop a love for dance.
Tiny Tutus Program is for preschool children. Students must be three years of age by September 1st to begin in the fall. Dance instruction includes ballet and tap, with a strong emphasis on creative movement. Creative movement enhances the development of fine motor skills as they run, skip, leap, stretch, coordinate, isolate and move to music. Social skills are developed through collaborative and cooperative games. Students also learn basic classroom behavior and manners such as learning to take turns, following another dancer or being the leader, waiting patiently, working together with others, and having a positive attitude. The curriculum is designed to gently introduce these young students to a structured and safe classroom environment while instilling in them the physical and emotional confidence to explore and create.
Combination Classes are designed to be developmental in nature. Combo classes include Ballet, Tap and Jazz and are require for dancers in Kindergarten through the 2nd Grade. We strive to make each class new, exciting, and most importantly, FUN!!!!
Ballet is the foundation of dance. It teaches proper placement, alignment, balance, technique and control. All of these elements are extremely important in any form of dance. Students focus on improving strength, control, and body positioning in barre and center work, as well as learning all of the vocabulary and terminology of Ballet. A great class for any student in the 3rd Grade and up. Dancers will be placed in the correct class level by age and ability.
Pointe is offered to those students who have mastered the knowledge and technique of ballet and are ready for the next level. Strength and control are extremely important in this dance form. Instructor approval is necessary. Dancers must take a Ballet class to be in Pointe!
Jazz is a stylized, fast-paced form of dance that employs many of the same concepts of ballet. This form of dance includes a variety of different skills and other technical aspects, and is paired with music that is popular and upbeat. Students focus on strength, technique, memorization, and terminology. Classes are available for dancers in the 3rd through 12th grade. Dancers will be placed in the correct class level by age and ability.
Modern is a dance form based on creative expression. It is designed to develop the mind, body and spirit to be an expressive communicator through movement. Structured technical exercises that condition the body for strength, coordination and flexibility are developed. Physical activities which focus on the aspects of space, time, shape, and movement dynamics are explored through individual work as well as group participation.
Tap is all about rhythm! This exciting and challenging form of dance is executed by creating combinations of sounds with the shoes on your feet. Students focus on rhythm, timing, and coordination. Classes offered to students in the 3rd Grade and up.
Hip Hop is the style most frequently seen on television and music videos. Movements are fast, funky, and intricate at times. A Jazz background is recommended. Classes offered to students 3rd Grade and up. Adult classes also available!
Leaps & Turns classes are available to any student wishing to improve upon the technical aspects of dance including their jumps, leaps and turns. Classes will cover both Jazz and Ballet technique. Classes are offered to dancers in the 4th through 12th Grade.
Boys Athletic Dance (B.A.D.) is an all boys class that is an upbeat and fast movements class! The class focusing on working out, partnering, along with Jazz and Hip Hop style of dance. Classes are available for dancers in the 3rd through 12th grade.
Improv & Choreography gives dancers the opportunity to create. Improvisation activities will tap into their creativity and develop skills needed to work in a group. This class will perform their own choreography in our annual recital.
Junior Company The Studio’s Ballet Apprentice Company has been formulated to give dedicated young dancers specialized training and performance opportunities. The company is for dancers in the 4th, 5th and 6th grade. Please contact The Studio for required informational meeting dates.
The Company is strictly for those dancers who have a passion for dance and want to take it to the next level!! Dancers perform in a variety of shows throughout the year as well as compete with their dances in the Spring. The Company’s Mission is to develop a youth company centered around the love of the art of dance. We strive to positively lead by example and exude class, unity and strength. The Company focuses on developing technique and abilities through exposure to a variety of people, places and experiences. Please contact The Studio for audition dates!