PRE-K BALLET:  Introduction to dance and movement for the small child, pre-ballet focuses on motor skills, coordination, balance, and preparatory ballet movements, positions and terminology.  Ages: 3-4

BALLET: This is the base for all forms of dance, and it is highly recommended. Class is comprised of barre, center, and combinations in both adagio and allegro, which stress proper body alignment, strength, flexibility, and muscular control.  Kindergarten and up.

POINTE:  Students may advance to pointe after developing sufficient strength in their feet, ankles, and core.  Placement is by teacher recommendation only.  A technique class is strongly suggested in addition to pointe.   Students must take at least two classes of ballet per week to be enrolled in pointe. 7th grade and up (Levels 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5).

TECHNIQUE:  Focusing more intensely on the basics and fine details, technique stresses body alignment, improves strength, and develops muscular control.  This class will not perform a dance in the recital. 4th grade and up.

LYRICAL:  Lyrical dance combines ballet, jazz and contemporary techniques. There is an emphasis on emotional expression and storytelling through movement and musical interpretation. 4th grade and up.

CONTEMPORARY: Contemporary dance blends ballet, modern, and jazz techniques. This class encourages creativity and improvisation through expressive, dynamic movements and explores abstract themes. 4th grade and up.

TAP:  Dancers will develop rhythm, timing, and musicality while performing toe tapping combinations that build in speed and difficulty. Kindergarten and up.  

JAZZ:  This form of dance gets its roots from African dance which in turn has influenced Broadway choreography.  Usually done to fun and upbeat music, jazz has an emphasis on syncopation, improvisation, and rhythm.  Kindergarten and up.

HIP-HOP:  This cutting edge form of street dance is most often characterized by the dancing seen in music videos. Heavily influenced by jazz and break dancing, hip-hop focuses on individuality. 2nd grade and up. 

MUSICAL THEATRE:  Think Broadway! This class works on performance styles that are found in musicals. Performance and expression in dance is explored along with a chance to study famous musical classics. 4th grade and up.

LEAPS & TURNS:  This class works on the detailed technique needed to improve your leaps and turns. 4th grade and up.

CONDITIONING:  This class is for the dancer who wants to improve overall strength, range of motion and flexibility. There will be a focus on essential muscle groups used in dance to enhance performance and reduce the risk of injury. 4th grade and up.

ACRO: Acrobatics Arts incorporates tumbling, headstands, handstands, backbends, conditioning, and flexibility. Starting with foundational skills, dancers will progressively build into more complex movements and learn how to seamlessly incorporate these skills into choreography. 4th grade and up.

QUICK STUDY DEVELOPMENT:  Want to work on your skills to pick up choreography quickly? This class will focus on skills such as weight placement, direction changes, counts, musicality, and using your plie to do steps full out. Combos will be given in class along with tips to help the dancer infuse the steps into the brain and body.