(Ages 2½-3) Through dance play and imagination games, this fun and creative class introduces body awareness and explores how the body moves. Props are included for fun and help to enhance coordination.
CREATIVE MOVEMENT (Ages 3-4) This is an introduction to dance, self-expression, creativity, rhythmic studies and musicality & prepares students for more formal dance classes.
(4-5) A more structured introduction to formal dance class, including positions of feet & arms, simple barre & floor study, basic terminology and memorization exercises.
(Ages 5-8) A continuation of the ABOVE with stronger emphasis on proper execution of all movements and memorization of terminology and combinations.
(Multiple Age Groupings) Combo classes combine up to 3 different styles of dance in one class to introduce students to the basics of ballet, tap and jazz dance. We offer this class not only for the young dancer, but for older age groups as well.
BALLET The study of Ballet includes classical barre technique, center & traveling floor studies and various stylized combinations. Proper body placement, technique, coordination, grace, balance, flexibility, strength and musicality are all emphasized. Students will progress (age and level appropriate) to more advanced barre, adagio, allegro, leaps, and turns. Proper French terminology is taught.
The study of Pointe should be undertaken only after the student has attained solid ballet technique, has a correctly placed body, the necessary physical attributes and strong mental discipline. Students must get teacher approval prior to going on pointe.