School of Dance - Class Descriptions



Creative Dance – Creative Dance is an introduction to the foundations of dance in a fun and creative atmosphere. Children learn the basics of Ballet and movement through songs, games and structured activities using props to let their imagination soar!

Dance 1  Dance 1 is a continuation of our Creative Dance class (although you can start in Dance 1 if your child is 5 years old and dancing for the first time). This class focuses more on the foundation of Ballet and movement in a slightly more structured dance class setting. The class gives an additional light introduction to Jazz and Tap as the class progresses. 

Ballet Ballet is the foundation of all dance forms and will maximize technique and longevity in a career of dance. It provides grace, poise, and technique needed to be proficient in all other areas of dance. Ballet classes will help dancers with posture, flexibility, fitness, balance, self-discipline, and self-confidence. 

Jazz – Jazz dance is an exploration of style and presentation. Classes emphasize musicality and body alignment, conditioning, stretch and strengthening, rhythm and stylization as well as fun and innovative choreography.

Tap –Tap classes are designed to develop rhythm, style and sound.  Exercises focus on building flexibility of the knee and ankles, coordination, and speed of movement.

Contemporary Modern– Contemporary modern combines ballet and modern techniques with musical and emotional expression with a strong focus on modern techniques (contractions and release, off-center balances and suspension) as well as musicality and self-expression.

Hip Hop – Hip Hop incorporates a variety of old and new urban dance styles. The dancing represents body movements that go with the beat and rhythm of hip hop music. Hip hop dancing is very dynamic and helps the dancers improve flexibility develop body balance, and coordination.

MUSICAL THEATER – Rotating every 4 weeks between Singing, Dancing, and Acting. Age Levels include Broadway Babies, Kids in the Biz, and Limelighters. Become well rounded in Musical Theatre. Recital piece will include Singing with microphones, Acting and Dance.

ACRO/ FLEXIBILITY – Balance the Body and become a well rounded Dancer in a class meant to challenge all levels of dancers to become stronger and more flexible. Tumbling, Balance, and Flexibility tricks are all taught integrating in Dance Technique. 

TEEN CLASSES – Teen Technique classes are for the less advanced dancer to develop their skills with dancers their own age and ability level.