Class Descriptions

Pre-Ballet 1

Creative movement encompassing stretching, motor coordination, music appreciation and rhythm.

PreBallet students must be 3 years old to start. No Exceptions.

3 & 4 years old
45 minutes

Pre-Ballet 2

A continuation of Pre-Ballet 1 with an introduction to basic ballet steps.

5 & 6 years old
45 minutes

Introduction to Ballet

The basics of the ballet barre are taught with development of center and diagonal floor work. Focusing on proper alignment and strength.

7 years old
45 minutes

Elementary Ballet A & B

The basics of ballet barre and center work are taught with emphasis on proper placement and body alignment. Each level builds on material learned in the previous level with more complex musicality, rhythm, and physical movements added as the student progresses.

8 years old and up
1 hour

Intermediate A, B, C through Advanced Levels

Emphasis on strengthening technique with new steps introduced at each level. Total body awareness becoming an integral part of development. Combination steps, speed, more advanced skills and musicality and lyricism are reinforced at these levels.

Serious dance students are encouraged to study more frequently in preparation for pointe work and men's technique.

1.25+ hours

Pointe

All pointe students are strongly encouraged to take ballet class twice a week. Pointe work requires strength, ankle flexibility and correct alignment. Students are recommended for pointe work on an individual basis at the discretion of the director and will begin in technique class. Students will be recommended to take an hour Pointe Class as the director sees fit.

10 years old and up with teacher approval
Pointe 1-3: 1 hour; Pointe 4: 1.5 hours

Beginner/Intermediate Jazz Dance

Stylized dance form based on fundamental ballet training and inspired by the pulse of today’s popular music. Classes consist of center, floor exercises, progressions and dance combinations.

7 years up to 12 years
1 hour

Advanced Jazz Dance

Stylized dance form based on fundamental ballet training and inspired by the pulse of today’s popular music. Classes consist of center, floor exercises, progressions and dance combinations.

13 years and up
1.5 hours

Modern Dance

Dance form based on fundamental ballet training and focusing on the modern dance techniques of Martha Graham, Jose Limon, and Lester Horton.

7 years and up
1 hour

Tap Dance

Stylized American theatrical dance form using precise rhythmical foot patterns and movements and audible foot tapping. Tap dance is popular in many musicals and Broadway shows.

11 years and up
45 minutes

Broadway Jazz

Focuses classic jazz styles of iconic Broadway choreographers with a combination of original Broadway choreography and new choreography.

10 years and up
1 hour

Lyrical

A combination of ballet and jazz dance that come together through smooth and controlled movements.

1 hour

Contemporary

Strong Ballet, Jazz or Modern technical base that is stretched with a fusion of styles.

Must take a ballet class also.

12 years and up
1 hour

Leaps & Turns

Concentrates on the technical aspects of leaping, jumping, and turning by teaching a series of jumps, weight and direction changes. The student develops balance, strength, elevation and body alignment.

12 years and up
1 hour

Hip Hop

Fast moving and energetic dance inspired by street dancing and sounds of today’s urban and popular music.

10 years and up
1 hour

Adult / Teen Ballet

These classes are designed especially for teens or the adult student who is new to the art of dance or refreshing a past knowledge.

45 minutes