Creative Movement (age 2-3)
This is a 30-minute class, which focuses on the joy of movement. We create a fun-filled world of fantasy dance using an array of movement tools including scarves, ribbons, wands, musical instruments, and other toddler friendly props. Children should wear comfortable clothing. Ballet shoes are recommended but not required. Parents are welcome to partake in the experience.
Teeny Dancers Level 1 (age 3-4)
This is a 45 minute class of creative movement designed to nurture a child’s agility and musicality. Students are introduced to the fundamentals of dance and learn to follow the teacher’s instructions while working in a supportive environment and interacting with their peers. Both stretching and locomotive progressions are incorporated into this class and props are used as a teaching aide to create a playful, yet educational atmosphere. Any color leotard and tights can be worn in this class. Pink ballet shoes for girls, black for boys. Sorry, but parents are not allowed in the dance room. However, you may observe the class from our waiting room through our viewing windows.
Teeny Dancers Level 2 (age 4-5)
This is a 60-minute class, which builds upon Teeny Dancers Level 1. Children are exposed to more ballet terms and expanded pre-ballet technique. They also receive their first introduction to tap dancing during the last 15 minutes of class. Please see appropriate dance attire detailed to the right. As with Level 1, parents can view the class from the waiting area but are not permitted in our dance room.
Combination Classes: Ballet/Tap and Ballet/Tap/Jazz
Our combination classes are for children ages 5 to 10 years old. Please see our schedule for specific age groupings by class. Each style of dance is taught in 30-minute allotments. The ballet portion of the class includes stretches, center barre work and classical positions & steps that will then be combined into across the floor work and center combinations. In the tap and/or jazz sections of class, we work on rhythm, musicality, and learning the basics of the style of dance. Across the floor combinations and center floor routines are incorporated into each style. Please
see appropriate dance attire detailed to the right.
Jazzy Hip Hop (ages 5-6)
This is a 30-minute high-energy class where children are encouraged to move freely while developing rhythm and coordination. The class focus is jazz vocabulary, steps, and positions,
but also includes the introduction of hip hop. Please see appropriate dance attire detailed to the right.
Kids Hip Hop (Open to both boys & girls) (ages 6-8)
This is a 45-minute fun, high-energy class. They learn the latest hip hop moves to age-appropriate music and get to share their own free-style steps in a supportive and encouraging atmosphere. Please see appropriate dance attire detailed to the right.
Boys-Only Hip Hop & Tap (ages 6-8)
We are ecstatic to see more boys interested in dance and due to increased demand, we have created a combo class for boys-only. It is a 45 minute class in which boys will learn the latest hip hop moves from Miss Twyla, followed with an introduction to tap dancing taught by Miss Maria.
The following dance classes are for ages 8 and up. Single discipline classes are more technique focused and help challenge the dancer. Intermediate to advanced level technique classes require the approval of the dance instructor before enrollment is granted.
(please see schedule for exact age requirements)
Ballet - Ballet is the subject most encouraged to any student, as the technique learned in class translates to other forms of dance. Barre work emphasizes alignment, poise, control and proper execution of all steps. Center work emphasizes carriage of body, grace and fluidity, along with performance skills. Across the floor work incorporates jumps, leaps and turns.
Tap - The focus of this class is on the development of musicality, rhythm and coordination. Students will develop an appreciation for timing and body percussion. Class work will include use of the ballet barre in order to help understand proper weight placement.
Jazz - This class will begin with a full body stretch, focusing on personal awareness of body movements and abilities. Use of isolation work and locomotive progressions include turns, leaps, kicks, and jumps. Memorization skills will be improved while learning short combinations. Different movement themes will be explored through the introduction of various music styles such as blues, lyrical, fast and funky, and classical jazz.
Contemporary Lyrical - This style of dance is a fusion of modern dance, ballet and jazz. It is an interpretive form of dance that exudes various levels of emotion and feelings. The class requires strong ballet technique and students that excel in this class take both ballet and Contemporary Lyrical.
Modern - Modern dance initially emerged as an expression of rebellion against classical ballet. It is very free-flowing and less structured than ballet. However, similar to contemporary lyrical as dancers reflect their emotions and individual feelings through the dance steps. Pioneers of this style of dance include Isadora Duncan and Martha Graham.
Hip Hop – Hip hop is about character. It is a culture and an attitude, and it is exciting, yet grounded. In this class, students learn the latest dance steps including street funk, break dancing, popping, locking and other cool ways to move. The class starts with a warm-up working body isolations and stretching, and continues with a high-energy dance combination set to age appropriate Hip Hop and R&B music. Students will be able to share their own moves and improvise in a supportive and encouraging atmosphere.
Adult Zumba Classes
Our Zumba classes are offered by certified Zumba Instructors: Lisa, Kim and Timora. Their class schedules can be found via a link on our home page and schedule/calendar page. They will lead you through an hour of high-energy, Latin-inspired dance moves. Be prepared to sweat and have the time of your life! No registration is required. Just show-up and pay the drop-in class rate directly to the instructor. Formal dance attire is not required. Come in comfortable work-out clothes/jump suits and wear clean sneakers, jazz shoes or dance barefoot.
Kids Zumbatomic Classes Our Zumbatomic class is offered on Sundays from 11:00 am - noon and is led by certified instructor, Timora. This class is meant for parents and children and is packed with specially choreographed routines and the latest music, like hip-hop, reggaeton and cumbia. Zumbatomics increases focus and self-confidence, boosts metabolism and improves coordination. More than just a great reason to head to the gym, Zumbatomic classes make getting fit a fun family experience too.
All children are required to wear proper dance attire. We sell dance shoes and attire at our studio, but it is not required that you purchase it from us. However, we ask that students adhere to the colors of the dance shoes noted in our dress code requirements below.
Shoulder length or longer hair must be tied back neatly in a ponytail or bun.
Any color leotard and tights. Students may also wear tutus or wrap skirts. Pink ballet slippers for girls and black for boys.
Tap and Jazz classes
Capri pants, dance shorts or dance pants can be worn with leotard, tank top, or t-shirt. However, over-sized t-shirts are not permitted. Black jazz shoes should be worn in jazz class, and black tap shoes in tap class.
Contemporary and Modern Any color leotard, tights, dance pants/capris/shorts/leggings may be worn. If wearing foot undeez, they must be nude. Otherwise, students may dance barefoot too.
Hip Hop classes
Sweats and loose comfortable clothing may be worn in hip hop classes only. Shoes worn can be hip hop dance sneakers or clean sneakers that are not worn outside. Dancers should bring sneakers to class to change into.
Jeans are never allowed in any class.