Ballet will be divided into 5 categories. Each class will be dependent on ability.
Students who are new to ballet, about ages 3-5
Ballet II and III
Students who have taken at least one year of ballet or older students who would like to start ballet. Age 6 and above usually but there will be exceptions.
Intermediate ballet students who have taken for at least one year and have a good understanding of the principals of ballet.
Students who have taken for many years and are ready for pointe work.
Ballet is a very structured and disciplined type of dance. It teaches you to be strong, lean and graceful but comes with a lot of hard work. It will consist of barre work, center floor and corner combinations. Ballet contains the fundamentals of all other dance. If you want to be a good dancer this is where you start.
Students should come with hair in a bun, pink tights and shoes and a black leotard, ready to learn.
In this class students will be learning the basics of tap technique. They will be learning percussions and rythmn, strengthening their feet and legs to sculpt them into proper tappers. The students will then put together combinations using the basics they learn.
Please wear stretchy form fitted bottoms. Tapered leg is preferred so I can see the feet better. Tap shoes and socks required.
Dance technique is a jazz based class where we explore all avenues of dance, including lyrical, jazz, and modern dance.
Contemporary classes consist of unique moves, big leaps, and multiple turns. To excel in this class, dancers need a strong background in ballet as it encourages grace, balance, and muscle control.
In a weekly contemporary class, dancersare taught a new choreography phrase each week helping students to learn how to pick up new movements quickly, express themselves, and improve their performance technique.
Imagination Station is designed to be informal instructional activities for preschool aged children. In this class your little ones will get a taste of everything: jazz, tap, ballet, singing, acting, tumbling, and art! WOW! We will be providing a snack since this is a long class for little ones. Children must be potty trained to attend.
Please wear stretch form fitting clothes, leotard tights or stretch pants. Footless or convertable tights, we don't want to slip in class! Tutu's are allowed. The kids will need tap shoes but no other shoes are required.
Price: $54 a month for a 2 hour class once a week
In hip hop class, students learn a series of fun, energetic steps set to age-appropriate music and movement. Teaching rhythm and coordination, students will be challenged to think on their feet while enjoying a fast-paced dance class popular with both boys and girls.
Students will learn performance skills in both singing and acting combined with high energy dance moves similar to those seen on popular television shows like Glee, and Broadway shows. I will be teaching as much original Broadway choeography as well, but always age appropriate.
For dancers en pointe, our Ballet Conditioning and Pointe Class focuses on pointe work while increasing strength and developing a foundation to progress on pointe. You will need to be tested and invited to this class. This is to prevent injury.
Price: $25 a month for class once a week
This class is for beginner/basic level social dancers who want to dance comfortably to a variety of music at parties, weddings, cruises, and dance events. You will learn basic ballroom and rhythm patterns in waltz, foxtrot, tango, rumba, cha-cha, and some club style dances.
Dancers will learn the foundational basics of dance steps, holds, rhythm, and technique. This class will focus on movement skills, social dance combinations, and leading/following. Dancers will learn and perform show dance material in a variety of ballroom dance styles such as waltz, cha-cha, swing, etc.
Our Beginning Tumbling classes focus on tumbling basics such as cartwheels, round offs, bridges, handstands, handstand drills, front handsprings, kickovers and back handsprings in a fun and energetic atmosphere. Students will also be working on their flexibility and strength to make the tumbling skills easier. No experience necessary—just willing students required! This is the perfect class for all aspiring cheerleaders and acro.
*Coaches’ approval required. To join the intermediate class students must have a standing back handspring with light spot along with a good hurdle round off.
Our intermediate tumbling class is for the students who have improved on their basics but aren’t done learning yet! This class builds off of what they have already learned and continue to challenge the athlete to get better and higher skills! They are working on making their standing back handspring by themselves, round off back handsprings, front handsprings and continue working on their round off and shaping drills.
*Coaches’ approval required. Athletes must have a strong hurdle round off with a standing back handspring or a round off back handspring alone to enroll in the advanced class
Our advanced tumbling classes challenge students to master advanced tumbling skills such as back tucks, front tucks, aerials and series tumbling. This class works lots of drills to make learning their flight skills easier; tucks, layouts, pikes and half’s!