Ages 7-9

Classes designed to develop the first through third grade student with age appropriate coursework developing elementary through intermediate skills in tap, ballet, jazz, and hip hop, choreography, vocabulary and musicality with stylized execution of the dance genre. The classroom focus will be on technique, self-expression, and performance within the joy of a disciplined yet encouraging learning environment.

 

Beginner:

  • For the student moving up from the 5-6 curriculums.

Beginner Intermediate:

  • For the student with 2 - 4 years of early dance education who has demonstrated proficiency in the basic skills and is ready to move on to a higher level of difficulty.

  • Permission of instructor is required.

 

Beginner
7 years old by Sept 1

 

Classes Offered

Technique -  This class is highly structured and regimented due to the classical technique of popular styles that must be fostered and perfected. Class begins by warming up at the barre and then continues to center floor which is followed by linking together combinations across the floor. The instructor will be using the Progressive Ballet Technique throughout the class to work on posture, feet, and arm movements.
 

Lyrical -  Lyrical is a type of dance style that uses movement to tell the story behind the music. You will see that movements often match words or phrases within the lyrics of the song. Lyrical is the merging of ballet and jazz into one movement. It is a slightly faster pace than ballet but not as fast as jazz. Dancers will begin each class with an improv movement game followed by center and across the floor work. The class will conclude with a small combination in the center of the floor incorporating steps and movement learned throughout the class. 

*Technique is a co-requisite for this class.

Acro- This class teaches strength, control, flexibility, balance, discipline, and concentration. It differs from your normal gymnastics or tumbling class in that acro is not as rigid of a dance style. The instructor will teach things such as baby bridges, weight transitions, forward rolls, side stretches, and Supermans that will flow from move to move with music and flow.

Jazz- a rhythmic stylized dance conceived in America and influenced by jazz music. Jazz combines an erect spine and formal dance patterns of Europe with rhythmic, flat-footed, bent kneed influences from African cultures. Class starts with a proper warm-up, continues with isolations, balance, flexibility stretches, floor progressions, and choreography. Students should expect a high energy class with upbeat music with a strong emphasis on jazz technique.

*Technique is a co-requisite for this class.


Hip Hop- This is a dance style influenced by hip-hop music, (Rap, R & B, Old School) cultural fads, jazz dance, and hip-hop culture. Class focuses on isolations, strengthening core muscles for break dancing freezes, conditioning and becoming comfortable expressing movement through freestyle and choreography. 

 

Dress Code

Ballet- Any style leotard, pink/black/or tan transitional tights, no jewelry. Ballet skirts optional
Acro/Jazz- Any style leotard, pink/black/or tan transitional tights, no jewelry. Black dance shorts optional
Hip Hop- Street clothes. Jeans are not recommended

 

Required Shoes

Technique- Nude turners

Lyrical - Nude turners
Jazz- Nude Jazz slip on split sole shoes
Hip Hop- White High Top Pastry Cassata 

 

Beginner & Beginner Intermediate Classroom Milestones

  • Follow Directions

  • Learn Complex Rhythms (Single and Double)

  • Execute Fine & Gross Motor Skills

  • Refine Coordination & Balance

  • Execute Rote Memorization in Chorography

  • Demonstrate Vocabulary Recognition

  • Understand Spatial Awareness in Choreography

  • Build Friendships & Social Skills

 

Beginning Intermediate

 

9 years old by Sept 1. 

 

Classes Offered

Technique- This class is highly structured and regimented due to the classical technique of popular styles that must be fostered and perfected. Class begins by warming up at the barre and then continues to center floor which is followed by linking together combinations across the floor. The instructor will be using the Progressive Ballet Technique throughout the class to work on posture, feet, and arm movements. *This dance will not be in recital

Lyrical - Lyrical is a type of dance style that uses movement to tell the story behind the music. You will see that movements often match words or phrases within the lyrics of the song. Lyrical is the merging of ballet and jazz into one movement. It is a slightly faster pace than ballet but not as fast as jazz. Dancers will begin each class with an improv movement game followed by center and across the floor work. The class will conclude with a small combination in the center of the floor incorporating steps and movement learned throughout the class. 

 *Technique is a co-requisite for this class.

Acro- This class teaches strength, control, flexibility, balance, discipline, and concentration. It differs from your normal gymnastics or tumbling class in that acro is not as rigid of a dance style. The instructor will teach things such as baby bridges, weight transitions, forward rolls, side stretches, and Supermans that will flow from move to move with music and flow.

Jazz- a rhythmic stylized dance conceived in America and influenced by jazz music. Jazz combines an erect spine and formal dance patterns of Europe with rhythmic, flat-footed, bent kneed influences from African cultures. Class starts with a proper warm-up, continues with isolations, balance, flexibility stretches, floor progressions, and choreography. Students should expect a high energy class with upbeat music with a strong emphasis on jazz technique.

*Technique is a prerequisite for this class.


Hip Hop- This is a dance style influenced by hip-hop music, (Rap, R & B, Old School) cultural fads, jazz dance, and hip-hop culture. Class focuses on isolations, strengthening core muscles for break dancing freezes, conditioning and becoming comfortable expressing movement through freestyle and choreography. 

 

Dress Code

Ballet- Any style leotard, pink/black/or tan transitional tights, no jewelry. Ballet skirts optional

Lyrical - Any style leotard, pink/black/or tan transitional tights, no jewelry. Ballet skirts optional
Acro/Jazz- Any style leotard, pink/black/or tan transitional tights, no jewelry. Black dance shorts optional
Hip Hop- Street clothes. Jeans are not recommended

 

Required Shoes

Ballet/Pre-lyrical- Pink Leather Sole, tie shoes and cut excess
Jazz- Nude Jazz slip on split sole shoes
Hip Hop- Tennis Shoes. ABSOLUTELY NO STREET SHOES!!!

 

Beginner & Beginner Intermediate Classroom Milestones

  • Follow Directions

  • Learn Complex Rhythms (Single and Double)

  • Execute Fine & Gross Motor Skills

  • Refine Coordination & Balance

  • Execute Rote Memorization in Chorography

  • Demonstrate Vocabulary Recognition

  • Understand Spatial Awareness in Choreography

  • Build Friendships & Social Skills

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