The emphasis at our studio is on smaller classes and individual attention. We create a fun, positive and friendly atmosphere for your child to grow and improve their skills. Our door is open for dancers of every age and every level, and beginners are welcomed with open arms.
Ballet is the foundation of all dance styles and helps the dancer build strength and control with various movements starting at the barre.
This is an introductory dance class for your child to learn basic ballet positions and movements, including ballet, tap and tumbling.
This is a beginner-level introduction to ballet, focusing on basic ballet movements like plie, tendu, and développé work mostly at the barre and teaching beginner ballet terminology. No previous experience is required.
This is a moderate-level class that introduces more challenging terminology and barre work. The first half of class is spent at the barre learning technique, while the second half consists of across the floor and choreography.
This is an advanced-level class that requires previous ballet knowledge and experience, and is good for dancers wishing to go on Pointe. Dancers will be challenged and are expected to know terminology and be aware of their own turnout and flexibility in order to improve each week. The first half of class is spent at the barre learning extensive technique, while the second half consists of across the floor and choreography.
*up to teacher discretion
This is only a class for students who have previous ballet experience. Pointe shoes are required and students are responsible for replacing their shoes when necessary. This class is focused on teaching students to dance on pointe correctly, and instructors will work with students personally. It is up to teacher discretion when a student is ready to start pointe based on their ballet technique and experience.
Jazz dance incorporates ballet technique often with fast energetic moves, big leaps and quick turns.
This is beginning-level class, no previous experience is required. Basic technique and choreography will be taught by instructors and skills like jazz walks, chaine turns, pirouette turns, saut de chat leaps and battements will be introduced.
This is a moderate-level class that continues to build on knowledge learned from other classes. No previous experience is required but dancers will work on skills like chaine and pirouette turns, saut de chat leaps, stag leaps, side leaps, grand battements and leg grab holds, and progressions across the floor.
This is an advanced-level class that challenges dancers with unique and expressive choreography. More advanced technique and choreography such as leg extensions, pas de bouree turns, pirouette turns, fouette and a la seconde turns, grand jete leaps, axels, disk leaps and switch leaps will be taught by instructors. Dancers are expected to keep up with technical moves and have some previous training.
Lyrical dance is a fusion of ballet and jazz dance techniques.
This is a beginning-level class for students interested in learning how to gain control with their dancing and begin to use more fluid movements. Dancers will learn body control as well as muscle strength and coordination.
This is an advanced-level class for students interested in dancing at a more mature level. Students will perfect body control as well as muscle strength and coordination.
Contemporary dance incorporates styles from classical, modern, and jazz dancing.
This is a higher level class that challenges dancers with unique and expressive choreography. Dancers are expected to keep up with instructors and some previous ballet training is encouraged though not required.
Tap dance is a form of dance characterized by using the sounds of tap shoes striking the floor.
This is a beginning-level class that introduces basic tap steps such as shuffles, flaps and ball changes to dancers. No previous experience is required.
This is a moderate-level class that builds on skills from beginning tap. More difficult steps such as riffs, pull backs, buffaloes and time steps are taught and some previous experience is required.
*up to teacher discretion
This is an advanced-level class that requires previous tap knowledge and experience. This class is meant to challenge tap dancers with new steps and combos as well as teaching dancers new skills such as wings.
Hip hop dance refers to street dance styles primarily performed to hip-hop music or that have evolved as part of hip-hop culture.
This is a fun, high energy dance class for dancers for all levels. No previous experience is required. Students will learn various hip hop moves, isolations and choreography set to age appropriate hip hop music.
Acro incorporates elements of gymnastics, flexibility and strength for dancers to perform tumbling moves and acrobatic tricks.
Beginning acro focuses on coordination, individual strength, balance, flexibility for students to learn progressions and build their skills, including cartwheels, chin stands, shoulder stands, handstands, headstands, backbend variations.
*students must have a front walkover and back walkover, starting to work on their back handspring
This class focuses on building strength and learning new skills such as handsprings, tucks and aerials for students who already have previous experience in acro.
Combo classes are beginner level classes designed for young students that combine multiple styles of dance.
This is a beginner-level introduction to ballet and jazz. Half of the class is spent on each style where very basic steps and terminology are taught. No previous experience is required.
This is a moderate-level class that focuses on more specific ballet and across the floor technique training. Half of the class is spent on each style. No previous experience is required.
This is a beginner-level introduction to ballet and tap. Half of the class is spent on each style where very basic steps and terminology are taught. Tap shoes are required. No previous experience is required.
Technique and conditioning classes are designed to help dancers improve their strength, flexibility and technique throughout the year. Solely technique classes do not learn a routine for the recital.
Beg. Ballet Technique
This is a purely technique class meant to teach dancers correct body positioning, improve turnout, work on balance, flexibility, strength and knowledge of ballet terminology. Most of class is spent at the barre where instructors are able to give dancers personal attention. No previous experience is required.
Int. Ballet Technique
This is a purely technique class meant to help dancers perfect their body positioning, turnout, balance, flexibility, strength and knowledge of ballet terminology. A higher level of training is expected for intermediate technique as combinations at the barre are more difficult. Most of class is spent at the barre where instructors are able to give dancers personal attention.
Leaps & Turns
This class focuses on ballet and jazz technique of flexibility, strength, and skills like chaine and pirouette turns, saut de chat leaps, stag leaps, side leaps, grand battements and leg grab holds, and progressions across the floor. A foundation of ballet training is suggested but not required to take this class. *Not a recital class
Leaps & Turns
This class focuses on jazz technique of flexibility, strength, and skills like pas de bouree turns, pirouette turns, fouette and a la seconde turns, grand jete leaps, axels, disk leaps, switch leaps and progressions across the floor. A foundation of ballet training is suggested but not required to take this class.
Our competition teams commit to learning dance routines and performing them at competitions or exhibition shows throughout the year.
Participating in our dance company is a serious commitment. Previous dance experience is necessary and ballet and technique classes are required in addition to being present for your regular class time. You must be able to pay competition and costume fees and attend all weekly practices as well as scheduled competitions and performances.
Each team will perform their group routine at various competitions and exhibitions throughout the season and members of our dance company have the opportunity to learn and perform optional solos, duos, trios and additional group routines.
We only ask for dancers to be present 4 hours per week (for technique, ballet and your company class time). Please take into consideration that this allows your child to participate in other activities throughout the year, but they must be able to attend scheduled practices throughout the week to be a member of the team in good standing. Dance company level and class placement is up to teacher discretion based on an evaluation of a dancer’s technique, behavior and previous improvement.
*If you are interested in being part of our company next season and wish to audition, please speak to Miss Samantha at (480) 392-1207.