An introduction to dance for our very youngest dancers. Ages 18mos. – 2 1/2-year-olds. These classes are structured to stimulate coordination skills, listening skills, balance, music interpretation, creative movement and motor development in the youngest dancers. This program is an excellent introduction to the world of dance. A parent or guardian participation is required.
Ages 3-5. No previous training required. Emphasis is on basic ballet steps and vocabulary and creative movement through simple ballet exercises and play based learning. Ballet attire with hair pulled back recommended.
Basic understanding of ballet technique and 1-year prior training. Ballet barre and center with an emphasis on technique, flexibility, ballet etiquette, and musicality. Building ballet vocabulary and introduction to basic epaulement, turns, petit allegro, and adagio. Ballet attire and hair pulled back required, bun recommended. 2 classes a week recommended.
Intermediate level ballet technique with 2-3 years prior training. Strong emphasis on proper technique and alignment, and more intricate combinations at barre and center. Focus on musicality, epaulement, footwork, flexibility, and artistry. Ballet attire and ballet bun required. 2 classes a week required. 3 classes a week recommended.
Intermediate level ballet technique with 3-4 years prior training. Focus on more intricate footwork, strength, and efficiency at barre. Introduction to advanced turns, and petite allegro with batterie. There is a strong emphasis musicality, artistry, and technical prowess. Ballet attire and ballet bun required. 3 classes a week required, 4-5 classes weekly recommended.
Advanced level ballet technique with an emphasis on pointe work. Classes focus on fast footwork, proficiency in advanced ballet technique, audition and performance preparation, musicality, artistry, and professionalism in the studio. Ballet bun and ballet attire required. 3 classes weekly required, 4-5 classes weekly recommended.
No previous training required. Introduction to contemporary dance movement. This class is designed to nurture the creative spirit and introduce young dancers to the basic concepts of modern dance: space, time and energy. This class will incorporate floor work, improvisation, and across the floor exercises to teach children the love of dance. Dance attire and bare feet recommended.
At least 1 year of prior contemporary training and 1 ballet class recommended for participation in this class. The class will reinforce the fundamental concepts of space, time and energy through the practices of modern dance technique. The focus of class is on weight and suspension, fall and recover, strength and release. Dance attire and bare feet recommended.
At least 1 year of intermediate level contemporary required and 1 additional ballet class recommended to participate in this class. Class includes a full warm-up, across the floor progressions, improvisation, and a center combo. Great focus will be put into musicality, quality of movement, isolations, and expression. Dance attire with bare feet recommended.
Adult Ballet Barre
No previous dance training. All ages. An hour long class dedicated to classical ballet barre technique. Combinations focus on balance, coordination, flexibility, and stamina. Challenges both the body and the mind.