Students will be placed in classes based on their ability level, not their age or grade in school. We recommend that students stay in the same level for at least 2 years unless notified otherwise by the instructor. This needs to be done in order to ensure the best learning environment for all of our students.

DANCING DOLPHINS

Requirements – NONE age 18 months to 3 years

Class Objective – Working on basic coordination skills such as hopping on one foot, skipping, balancing and walking on toes, students will also practice working together and taking turns. Ballet and jazz skills and vocabulary will be introduced.

Focus – Class will start with a fun warm up where we will work on rhythm, counting, balance, taking turns, and most of our ballet skills, followed by a short game or taking turns across the floor.

 

PRE-DANCE 1

Requirements – NONE age 3-5

Class Objective – Basic Ballet vocabulary, poses, and posture, as well as simple jazz and tap skills, and basic coordination skills such as hopping on one foot, skipping, balancing and walking on toes. Students will also practice working together and taking turns.

Focus – Class will start with tap, the second half of class will be a mix of jazz and ballet,  we will work on rhythm, coordination, strength, and very basic skills.

 

PRE-DANCE 2

Requirements – age 4-6 ( We strongly recommend your child take pre-dance 1 prior to this class) 

Class Objective –  Advancing Ballet vocabulary, perfecting basic skills learned in pre-dance 1 in order to gain confidence, strength, and flexibility.

Focus - Class will start with tap, we will be improving on and combining some of the basic tap skills learned in pre-dance1.  The second half of the class will be a mix of jazz and ballet, working on strength and flexibility necessary to correctly execute turns, leaps, jumps, and foot work though warm-up/stretching, and work in the center.

 

PRE-BALLET

Requirements -NONE  age 3-5

Class Objective –  Becoming familiar with proper posture and arm placements, learning basic body positions and ballet vocabulary

Focus – Basic Ballet vocabulary, poses, and posture will be the main focus, along with basic acting skills and gestures needed to tell a story though dance.

 

BALLET 1

Requirements – NONE age 5-8

Class Objective – Posture and correct body placement will be improved with the introduction of barre work, combinations at the barre and in the center of the floor.

Focus – A steady progression of technical skills with added vocabulary and basic Ballet poses will be the core of this class, along with basic acting skills and gestures needed to tell a story though dance.

 

BALLET 2

Requirements – NONE age 7-10

Class Objective – Posture and correct body placement will improve through barre and work in the center, gain turnout, strength and flexibility, as well as verbally review ballet vocab weekly

Focus – A steady progression of technical skills with added vocabulary and basic Ballet poses will be the core of this class, along with basic acting skills and gestures needed to tell a story though dance.

 

 

BALLET 3

Requirements – age 9-14 OR instructor approval

Class Objective – Perfect basic skills and poses, posture and correct body placement will improve through barre and work in the center, gain turnout, strength and flexibility

Focus – This class will quickly review and verbally test Ballet terminology in the first part of the year. Then, will progress quickly with longer combinations and more work in the center and across the floor.

 

BALLET 4

Requirements – age 12 and up AND instructor approval

Class Objective – This class will be both physically and mentally demanding, with a substantial improvement in both technique and performance quality.

Focus – Since this is our highest level of Ballet, students are expected to know Ballet vocabulary, terminology, and have grasp on technical application.

 

JAZZ 1

Requirements – age 5-9 OR instructor approval

Class Objective – Working on strength and flexibility necessary to correctly execute turns, leaps, jumps, and foot work though warm-up/stretching with moderate conditioning

Focus – The first few weeks of class will include lots of stretching to gain flexibility, and progressions (across the floor) in order to build a basic skill set. Combinations in the center will start once the students have some familiarity with basic Jazz skills.

 

JAZZ 2

Requirements – age 8 and up OR instructor approval

Class Objective – Working on strength and flexibility necessary to correctly execute turns, leaps, jumps, and foot work though warm-up/stretching with moderate conditioning

Focus – The first few weeks will review basic Jazz technique, then will begin to progress more quickly, moving on to more advanced skills and more intricate combinations

 

JAZZ 3

Requirements – age 10 and up AND instructor approval

Class Objective – Advancing strength, flexibility, and basic skills such as turns, leaps, jumps and floor/foot work

Focus – We will be building on the basics with a variety of Jazz dance styles and combinations, along with essential conditioning, progressions, and dance combinations to help our students reach their full potential in this fast paced high energy style of dance.

 

JAZZ 4

Requirements – age 12 and up AND instructor approval

Class Objective – Advancing strength, flexibility, and basic skills such as turns, leaps, jumps and floor/foot work

Focus – We will be building on the basics with a variety of Jazz dance styles and combinations, along with essential conditioning, progressions, and dance combinations to help our students reach their full potential in this fast paced high energy style of dance.

 

BEGINNING POINTE

Requirements – age 12 and up AND instructor approval  (Some students may remain in this class for 2 or more years in order to insure safety and healthy progress) 

Class Objective – Improving on existing ballet skills and technique, along side increased strength and poise.

Focus – The first few weeks will be spent at the Ballet barre, to build strength, balance, and confidence, followed by work in the center and across the floor.

 

ADVANCED POINTE

Requirements – age 14 and up AND instructor approval

Class Objective – Improving on existing ballet skills and technique, along side increased strength and poise.

Focus – This class will move quickly from the barre to the center starting the first week, we will work on perfecting basic steps while moving on to a more advanced skill set.

 

BEGINNING TAP

This class is for the first time Tap dancer between 5-7 years old. Students will learn all the basic steps needed to grow as little tappers. Groundwork in rhythm and musicality will be laid in this lively yet challenging class.

 

INTERMEDIATE TAP

This class is for tappers with 2 or more years of experience in Tap class. Basic steps will be reviewed and perfected in the first part of the year followed by an assortment of challenging routines and rhythm based choreography. Teacher approval is necessary to be placed in this class.

 

LYRICAL 1

Requirements – age 7 and up AND one year of lyrical, ballet or jazz

Class Objective –   Develop traditional ballet/jazz skills and technique, as well as gaining flexibility, control, elegance, and presence of mind

Focus – Learning basic technical skills from jazz and ballet,and expanding their ability to show emotion and tell a story through a dance performance.

 

LYRICAL 2

Requirements – age 9 and up AND two years of lyrical, ballet or jazz

Class Objective –   Develop traditional ballet/jazz skills and technique, as well as gaining flexibility, control, elegance, and presence of mind

Focus – Learning basic technical skills from jazz and ballet,and expanding their ability to show emotion and tell a story through a dance performance.

 

LYRICAL 3

Requirements – age 12 and up AND instructor approval

Class Objective –  Develop traditional ballet/jazz skills and technique, as well as gaining flexibility, control, elegance, and presence of mind

Focus –  Floor combinations (choreography) that will allow the dancers to express themselves emotionally through technique will be the main focus of this class.

 

LYRICAL 4

Requirements – age 12 and up AND instructor approval

Class Objective – Develop traditional ballet/jazz skills and technique, as well as gaining flexibility, control, elegance, and presence of mind

Focus –  The main aspects of this class will include emotional expression, self-expression, strong technique, and flexibility. Students will advance the ability to learn choreography quickly and apply technique as needed.

 

BEGINNING HIP-HOP

Requirements – None, ages 5-10

Class Objective – A high-energy style of dance with fun movements and trendy music. This class is a great opportunity for your young child to burn energy and build musicality.

Focus – Allowing students to come out of there shell, and have some fun! Musicality will be improved, with age appropriate moves and music

 

INTERMEDIATE HIP-HOP

Requirements – age 8-14 OR teacher approval

Class Objective –  We will be learning new, more challenging choreography weekly in order to improve coordination, musicality, performance quality, and confidence.

Focus – Allowing students to come out of there shell, and have some fun! Musicality will be improved, with age appropriate moves and music

 

ADVANCED HIP-HOP

Requirements – age 12 and up AND instructor approval

Class Objective – We will be learning new, more challenging choreography weekly in order to improve coordination, musicality, performance quality, and confidence.

Focus – This street/pop dance class will move quickly though combinations so students must have an accelerated ability to pick up choreography. Hip-Hop requires a high level of coordination and demands personality and high energy fun in every performance.

 

MODERN

Requirements – age 12 and up

Class Objective – Improving foot work, coordination, stretching, musicality, and concentration

Focus – Modern dance is a style and technique that explores the use of weight, release of energy, fall of recovery, and musicality.

 

BEGINNING JUMPS AND TURNS

Requirements –  NONE age 8-12

Class Objective –   Increase flexibility, strength, and balance, need to improve jumps, leaps and turns, will be perfecting double turns and moving on to turn combinations

Focus – Improving execution of turns, turn sequences, leaps, and jumps, and a combination of technical skills

 

ADVANCED JUMPS AND TURNS

Requirements – age 12 and up AND instructor evaluation

Class Objective – Increase flexibility, strength, and balance, need to improve, jumps, leaps and turns

Focus – Improving execution of turns, turn sequences, leaps, and jumps, and a combination of technical skills

 

DANCE TEAM TECHNIQUE

Requirements – age 12 and up AND instructor evaluation

Class Objective – Increase flexibility, strength, and skill set, as well as learning choreography relative to competition dance.

Focus - Improving execution of turns, turn sequences, leaps, and jumps, incorporating new skills into choreography, along with leaning how to tell a story though dance

 

DANCE FOR MUSICAL THEATER
This class is perfect for kids ages 10 and up who are interested in participating in musical theater but have little or no dance experience. It will help with auditions and for feeling more confident on stage. The first half of class will be devoted to ballet barre work in order to establish correct body alignment, extension, and flexibility. The remainder of the time will be spent learning jazz and other movements typically used in musical theater. Dance combinations will be taught to various Broadway selections.

 

PRE CHEER

Requirements – None (ages 3-5 years)

Class Objective – Learn and develop the basics of beginner level motions, straight/tuck jumps, and proper form and technique for stunts (basing and flying).

Focus – Simple motion execution, drills and skills for jump technique, proper body positioning for stunting, basic tumbling skills such as: forward/backward roll, cartwheels and round-offs.

 

BEGINNING RECREATIONAL CHEER (Cheer 1)

 

Requirements – Pre Cheer OR Instructor Evaluated

Class Objective – Increase flexibility, motion and jump technique as well as stunting abilities and overall coordination to prepare child for Intermediate Rec Cheer or Cheer 2.

Focus – Intermediate motion execution, body positions in jumps, waist level and below stunting, drills and skills for pre level stunts (below the neck) and front /back walkovers.

 

INTERMEDIATE RECREATIONAL CHEER (Cheer 2)
Requirements – Beginning Recreational Cheer, Recreational Cheer 1 OR Instructor Evaluated

Class Objective – Review of all motions, jumps, and stunt technique to prepare child for more advanced and fast paced Advanced recreational Cheer or Cheer 3/4.

Focus – This class will focus around two leg and one leg prep level stunts (below the neck) while also learning the purpose and importance of every person’s position in stunts. Safety and technique will be strongly emphasized in this class. Tumbling will include front/back walkovers as well as the beginning stages of the back handspring will be taught.

 

ADVANCED RECREATIONAL CHEER (Cheer 3/4)
Requirements – Intermediate Recreational Cheer, Cheer 2 OR Instructor Evaluated

Class Objective – Continuation of advanced motion, jumps, tumbling, stunting and safety techniques.

Focus – Strength conditioning to prepare child for extended stunts, combination jump sequences, tumbling out of jump sequences and importance of safety. Tumbling will include back handspring drills and skills as well as combination passes.

 

TUMBLING TURTLES
Requirements – None (ages 18 months- 3 years)

Class Objective – Develop motor skills, hand-eye coordination, muscle memory, and body control

Focus – Basic motor skills and coordination, body position and stretching, form and proper technique for: forward rolls, backward rolls, handstands, cartwheels

 

PRE-TUMBLING
Requirements – None (ages 3-5 years)

Class Objective – Increase motor skills, muscle memory, and body control while advancing technique and execution of child’s skills

Focus – Bridges, cartwheels, beginning elements of handstands and round-offs.

 

LEVEL 1 TUMBLING
Requirements – None (We strongly encourage your child to take Pre-Tumbling prior to this class)

Class Objective – Increase flexibility, upper body strength, and overall coordination to prepare child for Level 2 Tumbling.

Focus – Forward rolls, backward rolls, handstands, bridge kick over, cartwheels, round-off, front/back walkovers. Drills and Skills will be taught to prepare child for back handsprings.

 

LEVEL 2 TUMBLING
Requirements – Must be able to perform solid level 1 skills without a spot! (Handstand, cartwheels, round-off and front/back walkovers)

Class Objective – Reinforcing Level 1 objectives while learning and perfecting the back handspring and back handspring series.

Focus – Advanced Front/back walk over technique, standing back handspring, standing back handspring series, round-off back handspring, and round –off back handspring series. Drills and skills will be taught to prepare child for level 3 skills such as: front/back tucks and combination passes.

 

ADVANCED LEVEL 2 TUMBLING
Requirements – Must be able to perform standing/round-off back handspring without a spot! Instructor evaluation required!

Class Objective – Reinforcing technique involved with standing/round-off back handsprings. This class is for the child who needs a refresher of level 2 skills or is quite not ready for tucking skills.

Focus – Advanced focus on the standing and round-off back handspring series technique and execution, drills and skills with mats and spotting systems will introduce child to tucks.

 

LEVEL 3/4 TUMBLING
Requirements –Standing back handspring series and Round off back handspring series without a spot!

Class Objective – Reinforcing Level 2 objectives while learning and perfecting the back tuck and back handspring series to back tuck/layout.

Focus – Advanced standing/round-off back handspring series technique, back/front tucks, back handspring series to tuck, specialty passes, Layout, whips and specialty passes. Once child has mastered the layout they will be introduced to drills and skills for twisting.

 

BEGINNING BOYS TUMBLING
Requirements – None

Class Objective – Increase flexibility, upper body strength, and overall coordination to prepare child for higher level tumbling skills

Focus – Forward rolls, backward rolls, handstands, bridges, cartwheels, round-off. Drills and Skills will be taught to prepare child for front/back walkovers.

 

INTERMEDIATE BOYS TUMBLING
Requirements – Most have completed Beginning Boys Tumbling AND have back/front walkover without a spot!

Class Objective – Reinforcing Beginning Boys Tumbling objectives while learning and perfecting the back handspring and back handspring series.

Focus – Advanced focus on strength and conditioning while learning the standing and round-off back handspring.