Acro (1 hour) – Ages 5-8 / Ages 9-11 / Ages 12+. Acro is a style of dance that combines jazz technique with precision acrobatic elements. It is defined by its athletic character and unique choreography, which blends dance and acrobatics together while improving strength, flexibility, and tumbling skills. Dress Code: A black leotard; tan footless tights; black or plain-colored dance shorts.
Ballet (1 hour) – Ages 6-8 / Ages 9-11 / Ages 12+. Ballet develops grace, technique, alignment, strength, and flexibility of the body. Ballet is highly recommended for ALL dance students. Dress Code: Pink or tan tights; A black leotard; ballet skirt optional.
Cheer Dance (1 hour) – Ages 5-8 / Ages 9-11. A class in which students will learn the elements of cheer and jazz/street jazz dance combined. Dress Code: A black leotard; tan tights; dance shorts; clean, dry sneakers.
Competition – Ages 6-8 can sign up for Nova Mini’s—NO AUDITION REQUIRED! Nova Mini’s work on tap, jazz, and ballet technique and choreography in order to build a strong, solid foundation for each student’s future endeavors in dance. Ages 9+ must audition for our other two teams—Sparkle and Shine. Students follow a required curriculum of tap, jazz, ballet, acro, and modern, dance in order to improve technical skills and prepare for dance competitions and other performances in the community. Team members and potential team members must obtain a Competition Team Handbook to read all expectations and requirements. Dress Code: Please see Competition Team Handbook.
Creative Movement (1 hour) — Age 2. Kids will participate in movement-based activities and dance-related games that help with gross motor skills, as well as learning how to recognize beats in music and move along to it. Students will perform a movement-based dance in the recital. Dress Code: A pink leotard, pink tights, ballet skirt or dance shorts optional.
Hip Hop (1 hour) – Ages 5-8 / Ages 9-11 / Ages 12+. Hip Hop is a form of street dance. The movements are kept to a rhythmic, syncopated beat and include isolations and full-body movements. Hip Hop is an energetic dance in which movements are fast, and funky. Dress Code: A black leotard, dance shorts or pants; a black t-shirt or tank top optional; clean/dry sneakers.
Jazz (1 hour) – Ages 9-11 / Ages 12+. A stylized form of theatrical dancing conceived in America. Jazz is influenced by ballet, African dance, American musical styles from different eras, hip-hop and street dancing. Dress Code: A black leotard; tan tights; dance shorts or skirt optional.
Lyrical/Liturgical (1 hour) – Ages 9-11 / Ages 12+. This class will range from upbeat and rhythmic, to slow and graceful dancing. Focus is on dancing as an expression of worship and performing with a message. Dress Code: A black leotard, tan tights, ballet skirt or dance shorts optional.
Musical Theatre (1 hour)— Ages 9+. Explores the music and movement of Broadway’s greatest hits and how to incorporate character, personality, and props into the performance. Dress Code: A black leotard; tan tights; dance shorts or skirt optional.
Pre-Ballet (1 hour) – Ages 3-5. Students will learn the basics of ballet designed appropriately for their age and level. A variety of fun music is used while students practice structure and listening skills, along with coordination and grace. Dress Code: A pink leotard and pink tights. Ballet skirt or shorts optional.
Pre-Pointe (1 hour) – Ages 11+. Students must enroll in this class to properly prepare their bodies for the physical demands of pointe dance. In this class, students will work on proper ballet technique and alignment, as well as strengthening their legs, ankles, foot, and core muscles. Once a student has demonstrated that he/she is ready to move into pointe shoes by being tested and observed by the director, he/she will receive a “Letter of Readiness” that will state that the student is allowed to purchase their pointe shoes. Once pointe shoes are earned, students will remain in Pre-Pointe to learn the basics of dancing en pointe until the director feels he/she is ready to move onto Pointe class. This is a non-performing class. Dress Code: Tan tights; a black leotard; ballet skirt optional.
Pointe (1 hour) – Students must be approved to join by the director, or must obtain their “Letter of Readiness” from Pre-Pointe before joining Pointe. Pointe is classical ballet in which dancers will wear Pointe shoes which will elevate and place their entire body weight onto their ankles, feet, and toes. Dress Code: Tan tights; a black leotard; ballet skirt optional.
Tap ( 1 hour) – Ages 9-11 / Ages 12+. An audible, fun form of dance which teaches rhythm, coordination and motor skills. Dress Code: A black leotard; tan tights; dance shorts or skirt optional.
Tap/Ballet Combo (1 hour) – Age 3 / Ages 4-5. Encourages creativity with an emphasis on basic tap & ballet dance technique, listening skills, and motor skills. Students will perform a tap dance in the recital. Dress Code: A black leotard, tan or pink tights, ballet skirt or dance shorts optional.
Tap/Jazz Fusion (1.5 hour)— Ages 4-5 / Ages 6-8. A 1.5-hour class in which students will work on tap and jazz dance technique and refine gross motor skills while also learning to count music, move to the beat, and have fun, of course! Tap is an audible, fun form of dance, teaching rhythm, coordination and motor skills. Jazz is influenced by ballet, African dance, American musical styles from different eras, hip-hop and street dancing. Students will perform a tap dance and a jazz dance in the recital. Dress Code: A black leotard, tan tights, ballet skirt or dance shorts optional.
**Opening/Production Numbers—Auditions will be made available to students who fit any given age or other requirements stated. Rehearsals are usually once a month. Additional tuition and costume fee is required for participation. Exact cost TBA.