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What class(es) should I register for?

TinyTots Creative Movement

Ages 18 months-2 1/2 years

Class Description:
Foster a love of movement in your child with this fun and energetic class. Lessons consider students’ attention spans and keeps them happily engaged while learning to translate music to movement. With adult help, interaction is consistent and incorporates a high level of praise to promote a strong sense of accomplishment.

Dress Code:
Loose-fitted clothing and bare feet and hair pulled back

Triple D Combo Kids

Ages 3-4 1/2

Class Description:
These classes introduce a structured environment while allowing children to recognize their own individuality and body mobility. Focus is on coordination and rhythm introduced in creative and imaginative ways.
Combining genres of dance, this class will develop your child’s coordination as well as an understanding of dance concepts and terminology. Keeping students entertained while learning beginning dance skills will help them to acquire a lifelong love for dance.

Dress Code:
Pink or Flesh-colored tights, any color leotard, pink or flesh-colored ballet shoes & black tap shoes, hair pulled back

Ballet/Pointe

Ages 5 & Up/ Beginner-Advanced

Beginner:


Intermediate Ballet: 
This class is the student’s first introduction to formal ballet class structure. More advanced stretching and strengthening exercises are given, barre work is introduced with a greater emphasis on vocabulary and French terminology. Musicality continues to be emphasized along with balance and coordination through the strengthening of the body core. Center floor work is introduced with continued focus on the positions of the arms, legs and feet using classical ballet vocabulary.

Advanced Ballet:
Advanced stretching and strengthening exercises are given, barre work is continued with a greater emphasis on vocabulary and French terminology. Musicality continues to be emphasized along with balance and coordination through the strengthening of the body core. Center work is introduced with continued focus on the positions of the arms, legs and feet using classical ballet vocabulary.

Pre-Pointe:
This class is dedicated to teaching pointe fundamentals to students of the appropriate age and technical ability. Because of the risk of injury, students must be physically ready so one complete dance year of pre-pointe and a pointe evaluation is required before advancement to pointe class. The pointe evaluation allows teachers and students the opportunity to see where the student needs work in order to prepare for pointe. The evaluation focuses on legs (straightness and strength), feet (flexibility, strength, alignment, and shape), ankles (strength and straightness), and overall body alignment.

Pointe:
Dancing on pointe is the act of standing on the tips of the toes while performing steps from ballet. Also known as pointe work, it is performed using hard–toed and stiff-shanked pointe shoes. Dancing on pointe requires strength and skill, so prior permission from instructor is required before students begin taking pointe classes. Two ballet classes are required along with pointe class.

Dress Code:
Any color leotard, tights pink, pink ballet/pointe shoes, hair pulled up in a bun

Tap

Ages 5 & up/Beginner-Advanced

Class Description:
The rhythm and movement of tap, created by the metal taps on the heels and toes of a dancer’s shoes, transforms the dancer into a percussive musician. Tap dance emphasizes the flow of movement by teaching the dancer to find rhythms and beats not only in music but in their own bodies.

Dress Code:
Tights preferred. Loose-fitted clothing, leotard, shorts (appropriate lengths), leggings, jazz pants and tap shoes, hair pulled back

Jazz

Ages 5 & up/Beginner-Advanced

Class Description:
Jazz dance combines techniques of classical ballet and modern dance with the current forms of popular dance. Jazz also has its own movement vocabulary ranging from the isolation of certain body parts to the movement of the entire body with the accents of musical rhythms. Jazz dance can take on many different characteristics and styles, including Street Jazz, Percussive, Broadway, Contemporary and Lyrical. Jazz classes can be patterned in any of these styles or a combination of them. Emphasis is on the importance of energy, rhythmical accuracy, and style. Each level of jazz is a continuation of the previous level and increases in difficulty.

Dress Code:
Leotard or form-fitted top , tights, shorts (appropriate length), jazz pants, jazz shoes (may be tan or black), hair pulled back
 

Hip Hop

Ages 5 & up/Beginner-Advanced

Class Description:
This class will introduce young students’ to the basic vocabulary and style of hip hop movement. Hip Hop is about personal style and expression. This high energy class can be taught to anyone with a passion to move, so no dance experience is required

Dress Code:
Loose-fitted clothing (no jeans), if shorts are worn please wear tights to protect legs as sometimes aggressive floor work is involved, & tennis shoes (not worn outside), hair pulled back

Musical Theater

Ages 5-8/Beginner-Advanced

Class Description:
Musical Theatre class will focus on learning proper dance technique while exploring the various dance styles used in Broadway shows. Class curriculum is based on ballet technique layered with Broadway style jazz movement and includes a proper warm-up, stretches, isolations, across-the-floor progressions, and combinations. Emphasis will also be placed on learning performance skills such as connecting with the audience and telling a story through dance and facial expressions.

Dress Code:
Leotard or form fitted t-shirt/tank, tights, dance shorts (appropriate length), leggings, or jazz pants and tan or black jazz shoes


Lyrical

Ages 6 & up/Beginner-Advanced

Class Description:
 Combines techniques and skills from ballet, jazz and modern. Students will also explore how lyrical dance  it emphasizes interpretation of music lyrics while telling a story with movement that can be fluid or abstract. As students progress through each ,curriculum will become increasingly more complex and intricate. Students must take this class in conjunction with ballet.

Dress Code:
Leotard, footless or convertible tights, may wear dance shorts (appropriate length), skirt, or leggings. Lyrical shoes, pirouettes, foot thongs, foot paws, or FreeForms, hair pulled back in a bun

Contemporary

Ages 10 & up/Beginner-Advanced

Class Description:
This contemporary class will cover a combination of modern and contemporary techniques. Students will learn how to release into the floor, while pushing against it for stability. They will play with inversions, work on head- to- tail connectivity, and increase strength and flexibility. Throughout the entire class, students will be working on full body awareness. The curriculum for this class allows beginners to start where they are and returning students to build upon their existing training. Consistency is key to advancement and enrollment is highly advised. Students must take ballet in conjunction with this class

Dress Code:
Form-fitted clothing, bare feet, hair pulled back

Modern

Ages 10 & up/Beginner-Advanced

Class Description:
Beginner-This is a first introduction to Modern dance for young children. While moving freely through space each child explores an innovative and highly creative dance form in a structured class environment.
Intermediate/advanced- Classes integrate various traditional disciplines of modern dance foundations with current contemporary styles. These classes are for dancers who like physical complicated floor work, patterns of movement and self-expression. Elements of improvisation are also introduced. Students must take ballet in conjunction with this class

Dress Code:
Form-fitted clothing. Leotard, tights, leggings, jazz pants, bare feet, hair pulled back in a bun

Technique

Ages 7 & up/Beginner-Advanced

Class Description:
Founded in the structure of classical dance, dance technique is an important building block for the student wanting to be the very best dancer they can be. Dance technique works on fundamentals developed in the disciplines of ballet. We call it technique because we direct our attention toward Lyrical Modern dance rather than the strict structure of Classical Ballet. Flow of movement, alignment, and strength building technique are the focus of this essential course of study.  Beginning students work on the fundamental positions, posture, feet execution, basic jumps, and basic turns. Intermediate and advanced students work on advanced footwork, extension, turns, leaps, and jumps.

Dress Code:
Form-fitted clothing, jazz shoes, and hair pulled back

Choreography and Improv

Ages 10 & up/Intermediate/Avdanced

Class Description:
This class is designed for the upper level students who are ready to go to the next creative level. This class will teach you to think quickly on your feet while developing personal creative expression and musicality.

Dress Code:
Form-fitted attire, may have bare feet, lyrical or jazz shoes

Core, Condition, & Lengthen

Ages 9 & up

Class Description:
This class is designed to improve a dancer's range of motion, enhance muscle flexibility and increase their level of core muscle strength. Through a variety of stretches and strengthening exercises, dancers will also increase their awareness of their own body's potential as it connects to expression through movement.

Dress Code:
Leotard, fitted t-shirt or tank, tights, dance shorts (appropriate length), leggings, bare feet and occasionally tennis shoes, hair pulled back