Dance Curriculum

 

 

Pre-Ballet & Tap

Ages 2-4  Includes ballet and tap instruction, using activity songs and exercises that teach dance terminology and basic rhythm patterns. The class focus is on the development of coordination, concentration, listening skills and self-confidence, for learning teamwork, and positive interaction. This class is structured and paced for the young learner and is a FUN introduction to the JOY of dance. Dress code for girls: Leotard (of your choosing), tights, pink ballet shoes and black tap shoes.  Dress code for boys: Clothes they are comfortable moving in, black ballet shoes, and black lace up (Oxford style) tap shoes.

 

Combo Class

                               
Ages 5-18  Includes ballet, tap and jazz as age appropriate.

*We believe in a well rounded dancer.  All dancers are required to take the age appropriate combo class that includes ballet training before adding any specialty classes.

*Leotard, tights, appropriate shoes and hair pulled away from face and neck is required for all ballet, tap and jazz combo classes.  

Ballet: 

The result of proper ballet training is a beautiful, strong and healthy body, which includes the development of good posture, grace, and poise.  The self-discipline learned in ballet class can help your child succeed in all undertakings.  A qualified, well-trained faculty and individual attention to each student's technical or physical problems assure your child the maximum opportunity for progress.  Leotard, tights, ballet shoes and hair pulled away from face and neck is required attire for all ballet classes.

Tap: 

A dancer's quickest and surest way of developing coordination and rhythmic ability is through the study of tap.  Tap dancing is certainly America's most popular form of theater dance.  Tap is enjoyable, good for children and creates self-discipline.  Ballet must be studied with tap.  Leotard, tights, tap shoes and hair pulled away from face and neck is required attire for all tap classes.

Jazz:

 Jazz is more rhythmic, free and emotional than modern dance.  It is less restricted, less classical, and less academic than ballet.  It draws on all other forms of dance technique, blending them in clean, rhythmic, unwasted movement.  Ballet and tap form a good background for the eventual study of jazz.  Leotard, tights, tan jazz shoes and hair pulled away from face and neck is required for all jazz classes.

 

**Add-On Options**


  
Pointe

Requires teacher approval.  Pointe is for intermediate or advanced dancers who wish to advance their ballet technique.  Dancers are "en pointe" when their body weight is supported on the tip of fully extended feet.  Typically years of training is required to develop the strength and technique needed to perform Pointe work.

 

Acrobatics

Basic tumbling skills will be acquired as flexibility and strength is developed through acrobatics.  The minimum age for students to begin acrobatics training is five.  Ballet must accompany acrobatics class.  Leotard, footless tights and hair pulled away from face and neck is required for all acrobatics class.

Mini & Petite Company

Dance company is choreography classes for 1st grade through 6th grade.  Dancers train to develop teamwork and independent responsibility.  Preparation for community performances is one of the main objectives.  Leotard, tights, jazz shoes and hair pulled away from face and neck is required for all dance company rehearsals.

Senior Dance Company

Dance company is choreography classes for 7th grade through 12th grade.  Dancers train to develop teamwork and independent responsibility.  Preparation for community performances is one of the main objectives.  Leotard, tights, jazz shoes and hair pulled away from face and neck is required for all dance company rehearsals.