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Ballet dancers

Programs

Children & Teens

Ballet

All levels including Pre-Ballet, Pre-Pointe, Pointe: Cecchetti technique is taught through Barre & Center work. Turns, Adagio, Petite & Grande Allegro will be incorporated at age-appropriate levels. Emphasis is placed on healthy practice, positive self-image, and safe alignment. 

Attire: 

Pre-Dance, Pre-Ballet: Leotard of any type (gymnastic, ballet, etc), tights, and pink ballet slippers. 

Leveled Classes (1,2,3,4): Leotard (any color), pink ballet tights, pink canvas split-sole ballet shoes. Ballet skirt if desired. Hair must be pulled up.

* Please no baggy clothes, sweatshirts, sweatpants, t-shirts, shorts, sports bras, or socks*
Intermediate/ Adv. Ballet: Black leotard, black skirt, pink tights, and pink canvas split-sole ballet shoes. Hair must be pulled up.

Pointe: Leotard, pink tights, ballet skirt, pointe shoes. Hair must be pulled up.
Pre-Pointe: Leotard, convertible or footless tights, barefeet & ballet shoes.

 

Jazz

All levels: Students will build on jazz progressions & combinations, including jumps and turns. Technique and style are emphasized through choreography.

Attire: Leotard (any color), jazz pants or dance shorts, and tan jazz shoes.

 

Tap

All Levels: Tap focuses on coordination, timing, and syncopated rhythm. Tap is an expression of movement through sound. Dancers will learn choreography by performing rhythm-based steps.

Attire: Leotard (any color) jazz pants or dance shorts, and black tap shoes.

Beg. Adult/Teen Tap: A tap class for those who want to learn for the first time or those interested in brushing up on past skills. Tap is a great dance style for building rhythm and a fun work out! Attire: Comfortable clothing and tap shoes.

Hip Hop

All levels: Hip hop is a class that combines many styles of street dancing, breaking, popping, and locking. Dancers will work on developing strength, stamina, balance and coordination to successfully perform moves and skills.

Attire: Moveable dancewear and indoor sneakers (no jeans or street shoes please).

Contemporary

This inventive class explores many types of dance & works to make them unique. Students must be comfortable using improvisation, expressing emotion, exploring floor work, fall & recovery, partnering, weight sharing, and beginning acrobatic concepts. A Modern­ based warm up, incorporating spinal rotations, core strengthening & ballet technique builds strength & flexibility. Choreography will be a large part of class, enhanced by center work, across the floor exercises & improvisational exercises. 

Attire: Movable dancewear (clothing must be suitable for stretching as well as inversions). Bare feet are recommended but beginning dancers are welcome to use a contemporary-style shoe. 

Acrobatics

Levels 1/2: Acro combines the floor work of gymnastics and Jazz movement. Students will increase their strength and flexibility and learn a variety of tumbling and gymnastics skills.

Attire: Leotard (any color), dance shorts, dance pants or footless tights, and bare feet.

Pre-Dance, Pre-Ballet

An introduction to Ballet & Jazz concepts for our youngest dancers. Beginning technique is taught in an environment that fosters creativity & age-appropriate learning skills. Dancers in this class will perform one time in both the winter & spring recitals.

Attire: Leotard of any type (gymnastic, ballet, etc), tights, and pink ballet slippers.

Combo Classes

#1 Ages 3-4 Tap/Ballet

#2 Ages 5-6 Tap/Ballet

Our combo classes will introduce young dancers to fundamentals of three types of dance genres: an introduction to ballet, gross motor skills (like galloping, skipping, hopping and jumping), and tap.

Attire: Leotard (any color), tights, ballet skirt if desired. Pink ballet slippers & black tap shoes.

#3 Ages 7-8 Tap/Jazz/Hip Hop

Three types of dance genres: an introduction to jazz, tap, and hip hop with some acrobatics in second half of year.

Attire: Leotard (any color), jazz pants or dance shorts if desired, tights, black jazz shoes and black tap shoes.

Adults

Ballet

Intermediate, Intermediate/Advanced, Gentle Morning Ballet

Ballet training helps to improve flexibility, coordination, strength, and balance. This class will help students who are not familiar with ballet to learn the vocabulary and will give dancers with previous dance experience the opportunity to continue to learn. Performance in the recital is optional.

Attire: Any form of comfortable dancewear, traditional ballet attire is welcome but not required. Ballet shoes, any color.

Modern/Contemporary

A modern & yoga inspired warm up starts this class to build flexibility & strength. Elements of Graham, Horton, Limone, & other Modern pioneers are incorporated through the concepts of fall & recovery, swings, and spirals. Contemporary choreography that melds styles and emotives will be taught each week to provide dancers an experience of personal expression through movement.

Attire: Comfortable dancewear, barefeet.

Intermediate Jazz

Students will build on jazz progressions & combinations, including jumps and turns. Technique and style are emphasized through choreography. This class participates in recital.

Attire: Comfortable dancewear and black jazz shoes. 

Intermediate Tap

Focuses on coordination, timing, and syncopated rhythm. Tap is an expression of movement through sound. Dancers will learn choreography by performing rhythm-based steps. This class performs in recital.

Attire: Comfortable dancewear and tap shoes *performance classes will use black tap shoes*

Beg. Adult/Teen Tap: A tap class for those who want to learn for the first time or those interested in brushing up on past skills. Tap is a great dance style for building rhythm and a fun work out! Attire: Comfortable clothing and tap shoes.

Yoga

Friday Night Yoga Flow

Morning Community Yoga 

A gentle flow yoga class open to the community. All are welcome! 

*Donations will go towards scholarships for the Creating Space Program* 

Attire: Comfortable clothing, socks or bare feet. Yoga mats and props are available to use at the studio.

Men's Class

This men's class performs in the recital.

Attire: Comfortable athletic wear or dancewear and black jazz shoes.

Creating Space

Creating Space

Ages 2.5 - 6Ages 7 - 10

For our youngest movers, Creative Space blends movement with stories, songs, games, and early educational learning topics. For many students this is their first experience in a classroom setting.

We strive to provide an environment that fosters a positive and comfortable space for growth. One that celebrates neurodiversity, adaptive movement, and diverse forms of communication.

 

Students are encouraged to move and learn at their own pace.  A caregiver or BHP is welcome to accompany students in this class if desired,

 

All of our Creating Space classes are led by BHP's and offer a curriculum that has been reviewed by an OT and Speech Language Pathologist.

Attire: Comfortable, moveable dancewear. Barefeet, socks, ballet shoes or jazz shoes.

Creating Space: Movement and Choreography

Ages 13-18

The goal of this class is to provide space for students to create in an environment that is inclusive and celebrates neurodiversity and a wide range of abilities.

 

Students will learn technical concepts of Modern, Jazz & Ballet. They will gain tools to create their own choreography and will have the opportunity to develop teamwork skills through creating dances with others.

 

This a great class for fostering creativity, building teamwork skills, leadership abilities, and self expression. Let's all create together!

Attire: Moveable dancewear & barefeet.

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Accommodations to attire can be made upon request.

Please reach out if you have any questions.

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