Registration for Fall Classes, 2019-2020 will open Thursday August 1st! Please check back then.
Click each heading below for a description of each class.
Creative movement: 3-8 years
This program will introduce children to rhythm, mime, fantasy, improvisation, choreography, stretching and strengthening. In the creative movement classes, a great deal of emphasis is placed on enjoyment of the art of dance while maintaining the discipline required for any artistic endeavor. As the children age, we introduce ballet, modern, and jazz technique to prepare them for more rigorous technique classes.
Attire: Non-restrictive clothing, pink leather ballet slippers.
Ballet Technique: 8 years and up
Ballet classes are designed to expose students to the disciplined beauty of classical ballet. Proper body alignment as well as strengthening and stretching are emphasized. We use an Americanized ballet curriculum focused on the well-being and artistry of the individual dancer, drawing from the best of the Russian, French, and Italian traditions.
Attire: Girls Ballet: Leotard, pink tights, pink leather or canvas ballet split-sole slippers, skirt or fitted shorts (optional).
Boys Ballet: fitted shirt, black tights, black or white split-sole ballet slippers.
Jazz: 10 years and up
Jazz classes include a combination of many styles and techniques including Broadway, Latin, African, and social dance. Proper technique, body placement, and healthy work habits will be stressed. Musicality and expression are emphasized.
Attire: Leotard, leggings or fitted shorts, black split-sole suede sole jazz shoes
Modern: 10 years and up
Modern classes build strength and flexibility through experimentation with the full range of movement possibilities. Techniques from the traditions of Graham, Humphrey, Limón, and others build upon a foundation of ballet technique. Students are encouraged to develop an individual style driven by their experiences and specific to each dancer’s body.
Attire: Leotard, leggings or fitted shorts, socks or ballet slippers (optional)
Hip-Hop: 8 years and up
Hip hop classes build stamina, strength, and flexibility while moving to high energy music. Skills including popping and locking, break dancing, and others with both contemporary and old-school flare.
Attire: Non-restrictive workout pants, sneakers (not worn outdoors), flex knee pads.
Tap: 8 years and up
Classes are designed to teach the rhythmic, precise sounds and movements of tap in a fun and accessible way. Balance, rhythm, musicality, leg/foot coordination, and core strength are emphasized. Technique includes Classical, Broadway, and Contemporary styles done to various types of music. Students will be introduced to the history and various styles of tap dance.
Attire: Black oxford tap shoe (split soles preferred), non-restrictive clothing (pants must be hemmed at least 1 inch from the floor)
Curriculum: The intensive program provides 11 – 14 hours per week of pre-professional training. Instruction is given in ballet, pointe work, modern, jazz, and hip-hop or tap (optional).
Eligibility: Eligible dancers must be at least 12 years of age and dancing at the Intermediate level or above. Ideal candidates show a commitment to dance and strong work ethic, and have a desire to pursue a career in dance performance, teaching, or choreography.