1st-12th Grade

*Proper shoes and attire must be worn to participate in class. Please see dress code for each class listed below.

 

Ballet
The technical foundation for all forms of dance. Barre, center floor, and across the floor progressions are all used in developing ballet technique. This class will help students develop grace, poise, strength, flexibility and balance.
What to wear: Solid-color leotard and pink tights (no skirts), pink split-sole ballet shoes. Hair must be pulled back in a secure bun.

 

Pointe Prep (3rd Grade & Up) & Pointe *Teacher approval & two additional ballet or one ballet and one lyrical required.
Point-Prep students will work to meet the criteria and expectations to be approved for pointe shoes. Pointe is offered to advanced ballet students.

Pointe General Guidelines:
Pointe Prep:       3rd grade and up with no pointe experience
Beg/Int Pointe:  2 years or less of dancing en pointe (having pointe shoes) OR teacher approval
Adv. Pointe:       3-plus years of dancing en pointe OR teacher approval

What to wear: Solid-color leotard and pink tights (no skirts). Pink split-sole ballet shoes for pointe prep and pointe shoes for pointe .  Hair must be pulled back in a secure bun.

 

Jazz
A fun style of dance that combines upbeat stylized movement with proper technique. Class consists of warm-up, conditioning exercises, across the floor progressions, and choreography all set to age-appropriate music.
What to wear:  Leotard or fitted dance top, leggings or fitted dance shorts and slip-on jazz shoes (suggested color: tan). Hair must be secured away from the face and neck in a ponytail or bun.

 

Lyrical (3rd Grade & Up)*Must also be enrolled in ballet.
An expressive form of dance that incorporates a fusion of many dance styles. This style often tells a story through choreography and dance phrases. Dancers are also encouraged to explore their emotions and movement through improvisation.
What to wear: Leotard or fitted dance top, leggings or fitted dance shorts and bare feet. Hair must be secured away from the face and off the neck in a ponytail or bun.

 

Tap
A traditional form of dance that emphasizes footwork and the expression of rhythm through sound. Students develop musicality, timing and coordination skills.
What to wear: Leotard or fitted dance top, leggings or fitted dance shorts and oxford-style tap shoes (suggested color: black). Hair must be secured away from the face and off the neck in a ponytail or bun.

 

Hip Hop *Must also be enrolled in jazz.
Fun and energetic freestyle dance form inspired by today’s latest music and trends. Age appropriate music and movement is used for each class.
What to wear: Comfortable clothing and clean sneakers

 

Boys-Only Hip Hop
The high-energy, fast-paced atmosphere of this class is perfect for the guys!
What to wear: Comfortable clothing and clean sneakers

 

Acrobatics  *Must also be enrolled in a dance class. Acro classes are billed separately from regular tuition and will not participate in the Showcase.
Acro technique includes balancing, limbering, tumbling and partnering, and is based in flexibility, contortion, and strength. Classes begin with warm-up and exercises to improve strength and flexibility, followed by instruction in acrobatics and tumbling skills. Students acquire strength, balance, and flexibility that assist them in other areas of dance.

Acro Requirements:
Level 1    Beginner
Level 2   Must have Cartwheel, Round-Off, and Standing Backbend
Level 3   Must have front & back walkover

What to wear: Leotard or fitted dance top, leggings or fitted dance shorts and bare feet.  Hair must be secured away from the face and off the neck in a ponytail or bun.