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CLASSES

Our Younger Dancers (5 and Under)
Preschool Dance  

Ballet and Tumbling (Age 2)
This 45 minute class is the perfect introduction to dance. Fun and playful, it really gets little ones moving. It is a combination of dance and tumbling. This class performs one recital number. *Ballet shoes are required for this class.

Ballet and Tap (Ages 3 – 5) Age groups are separated into 3-4-5
This 45 minute class is a great introduction to Ballet and Tap. This age group really loves those tap shoes! This group performs one recital number. *Ballet and Tap shoes are required for this class.

Preschool Tumbling (Ages 3-5)
In this 45 minute class basic tumbling skills are taught such as front rolls, back rolls, cartwheels. Fun, Fun, Fun! This is a very popular class.

     
Ballet (Ballet is the foundation for all form of dance)
Ballet  

Beginning Ballet (Ages 6-8)
For the Ballet lovers this class is a fun way to learn the basics.

Petite Ballet (Ages 9-12)
A more advanced class for those who are more serious about learning Ballet Technique.

Junior (Ages 13-18)
For serious Ballet students this class requires previous knowledge of Ballet Technique.

Senior Ballet
Only advanced students with an invitation by teacher.

     
Ballet – Tap – Jazz Combo (evening hours)
Ballet - Tap - Jazz Combo  

For ages 5-7 - Level 1
An hour and a half class learning the basic of Ballet-Tap-Jazz techniques in a Combo class that you may choose to take all three or choose between two disciplines. Three dances will be performed for recital.

For ages 8-12 - Level 2
An hour and a half class focused on a deeper understanding of the basic techniques of Ballet-Tap-Jazz. In this class you may choose to take all three or choose between two disciplines. Three dances will be performed for recital.

     
Prep A and Beginning Teen Classes
Prep C Class  

Ballet – Tap – Jazz
All three disciplines must be taken. Three dances will be performed in recital.

Prep A (Ages 5-8)
An hour and a half class learning the basic of ballet, tap, and jazz techniques.

Beginning Teen Classes
An hour and a half focused on a technique, turns, and body placement. This class is taught at a faster pace.

     
Jazz
Jazz   Beginning Jazz
A fun and upbeat class with elements of jazz technique for students who like to move!

Junior Jazz
A more advanced class for those who have a basic knowledge of jazz skills.

Senior Jazz
Only advanced students. Must take Ballet, Tap and Jazz. By invitation only.
     
Tap
Tap   Petite Tap (Ages 8-10)
Focuses on basic tap rhythm and technique.

Junior Tap (Ages 11-14)
Focuses on timing technique and turns.

Senior Tap (Ages 14-18)
Focuses on advanced technique turns and footwork.
     
Hip Hop
Hip Hop   Petite Hip Hop 1 (Beginner) (Ages 5 & 6)
An upbeat energetic class for youngster who want to move.

Petite Hip Hop 2 (Ages 6 - 10)
A more advanced hip hop class involving timing rhythm and musicality. Prior dance experience is required for this class.

Junior Hip Hop (Ages 9 - 14)
An advanced hip hop class involving timing beats and musicality for teenage students.

Senior Hip Hop (Ages 12-18)
The most advanced hip hop class we offer. Floor work and tumbling are needed for this class. Prior dance experience are needed for this class.
     
Tumbling/Acrobatics
Tumbling  

Basic tumbling skills are taught. Certain tumbling skills must be obtained in order to participate in certain classes.

Tumbling 1
Basic Tumbling skills are taught.

Tumbling 2
Basic Tumbling skills are taught.

Tumbling 3
A backbend must be mastered.

Tumbling 4
A back kickover must be mastered.

Advanced Tumbling
Back handsprings must be mastered.

Power Tumbling

     
Lyrical
Mr Derek's Class  
Lyrical Dance is a fusion of Ballet with Jazz that has its primary basis in Ballet, combining the many technical elements of classical ballet with freedom of jazz.
     
Contemporary
Nick Watkins Contemporary Class   A new style of dance with modern and lyrical background.

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