Students ages 2 and up are offered various levels of classes in Tiny Tot Ballet, Creative Movement, Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, Hip Hop and Acro. All students are placed according to their ability by our faculty. As a student progresses, more classes are required. Students MUST take the minimum required amount of classes for their level in order to progress. ALL students MUST take Ballet to be able to take Jazz.
TINY TOT BALLET: This is a 30 minute class geared toward 2 and 3 year old dancers. This class teaches basic ballet positions and terminology in a fun and creative atmosphere.
CREATIVE MOVEMENT: This is a 45 minute class geared toward 3 and 4 year old dancers. This class teaches basic ballet positions and terminology in a fun and creative atmosphere. It also teaches skills that develop coordination, flexibility, rhythm and basic locomotive movements. Must be potty trained.
2nd, 3rd & 4th YEAR COMBO: Ages 5-7, one and a half hour class, combining ballet, tap and Jazz.
BALLET: The foundation to all dance. Strengthen and point your feet, improve your turn-out and your body alignment. Use this class as a means to develop your ballet technique, or, establish it. Classes include barre work, dancing centre floor, and dancing in leaps, jumps, and turns.
JAZZ: Jazz dancing is a form of dance that showcases a dancer’s individual style and originality. This type of dancing is energetic and fun, consisting of unique moves, fancy footwork, big leaps and quick turns. To excel in jazz, dancers need a strong background in ballet, as it encourages grace and balance.
TAP : This class develops rhythm technique and coordinated foot work.
POINTE: No student may take Pointe without a minimum of 2 ballet classes taken per week. Students MUST meet the technical requirements and be recommended by their teacher to take these classes.
HIP HOP: Is a fun and energetic dance style that refers to Street styles primarily performed to Hip Hop music or that have evolved as part of Hip Hop culture.
CONTEMPORARY: In terms of the focus of its technique, contemporary dance tends to utilize both the strong and controlled legwork of ballet and modern dance’s stress on the torso, and also employs contract-release, floor work, fall and recovery, and improvisation characteristic of modern dance.