KNEE HIGH’S

(18mos to 2-1/2yr)

A beginner combination of dance & pre-acro class for young children. Music, coordination and gross motor skills are the foundations laid in this program. Designed to develop a child’s natural movements and encourage creativity and in the very young dancer. Students must be 18 months by September.

Hands-On Time: 45 minutes weekly
Dress Code: Leotard of your choice, ballet skirt (optional), tights, Hair up out of face
Shoes: Pink Leather Ballet Shoes and Tan Tap Shoes

PRE-DANCE COMBO

(ages 2 to 3-1/2)

An introduction to dance. This beginner dance class provides training in rhythm, creative dance, disciplined group activity, and basic elementary ballet and tap movement. In this fun atmosphere, coordination, balance, and self-esteem are developed.

Hands-On Time: 45 minutes weekly
Dress Code: Leotard of your choice, ballet skirt (optional), tights, Hair up out of face
Shoes: Pink Leather Ballet Shoes and Tan Tap Shoes

KINDER-DANCE COMBO

(ages 4 to 5-1/2)

An introduction to dance. This beginner dance class provides training in rhythm, creative dance, disciplined group activity, and basic elementary ballet and tap movement. In this fun atmosphere, coordination, balance, and self-esteem are developed.

Hands-On Time: 45 minutes weekly
Dress Code: Leotard of your choice, ballet skirt (optional) tights any color (optional), Hair up out of face
Shoes: Pink Leather Ballet Shoes and Tan Tap Shoes

BALLET

Ballet is the foundation of all dancing. It provides the grace, poise, and technique needed to be proficient in other areas of dance and gymnastics.

Hands-On Time: 45 minutes – 1 hour weekly
Dress Code: Leotard, pink tights, skirts & shorts are optional, Hair up out of face…*Company Ballet: Black Leotard, pink tights, hair up out of face
Shoes: 1st-5th grades Pink Canvas Ballet Shoes, 6th-12th grades Pink Canvas Ballet Shoes (sewing fee for canvas ballet shoes)

POINTE

(Instructor Approval)

Students may go on pointe only with permission of the ballet instructor. The art of classical ballet technique where the ballet dancer supports all body weight on the tips of fully extended feet.

Hands-On Time: 45 minutes weekly
Dress Code: Leotard, pink tights, skirts & shorts are optional, Hair up out of face
Shoes: Pointe Shoes

LYRICAL/CONTEMPORARY

This form of dance encompasses balance, control, flexibility, and interpretation of music. The dancer will explore movement, space, rhythm and creativity with emphasizes on momentum, shapes and patterns. Inspired by nature, music, art, and human emotions the student will ultimately learn to express a personalized vision, often through experimentation and collaboration for the development of new, more individualized approaches to the moving body and choreographic possibilities.

Hands-On Time: 45 minutes weekly
Dress Code: Any leotard, tight fitting top, tights, black capris, or shorts
Shoes: Foot Paws or Half Ballet Shoes

BROADWAY TAP

Younger ages will enjoy the rhythms and movements of Broadway tap. In addition to interpreting the mood of the music, students also develop coordination of mind and body and a more perceptive sense of rhythm, timing, and phrasing. This class is ideal for the beginning – intermediate tap student.

Hands-On Time: 45 minutes weekly
Dress Code: Any clothes that the dancer can move freely in, tights are optional
Shoes: Tan Tap Shoes

RHYTHM TAP

A form of tap dance deeply rooted in jazz syncopation and musicality, rhythm tap uses syncopation and off-beats, instead of strict adherence to following the music. Emphasis is placed on developing proper technique, learning challenging combinations, and developing a sense of presentation and style. Rhythm tap can accompany music or can be performed acapella.

Hands-On Time: 45 minutes weekly
Dress Code: Any clothes that the dancer can move freely in, tights are optional
Shoes: Black Oxford Tap Shoes

CLOGGING

This genre is a high energy fast paced folk dance in which the dancer’s footwear is used musically by striking the heel, the toe, or both against a floor or each other to create audible percussive rhythms, usually to the downbeat with the heel keeping the rhythm. Clogging is the official North Carolina state dance and was the social dance in the Appalachian Mountains as early as the 18th century.

Hands-On Time: 45 minutes weekly
Dress Code: Any Dance-Wear Accepted
Shoes: Black Clogging Shoes

JETT

(Jumps, Extensions, & Turns Technique: Company members)

A class designed to focus strictly on the techniques of jumps, extensions, and turns. Students will learn important fundamentals to take their techniques to a whole new level helping many dance genres!

Hands-On Time: 45 minutes weekly
Dress Code: Any leotard, tight fitting top, – tights with shorts (optional), black capris or pants – all attire should be form fitting so instructor can see the alignment of the body
Shoes: Foot Paws, Half Ballet Shoes, Jazz Shoes or Barefoot

MODERN

(Company members)

A form of contemporary theatrical and concert dance employing a special technique for developing the use of the entire body inmovements expressive of abstract ideas.

Hands-On Time: 45 minutes weekly
Dress Code: Any leotard, tight fitting top, tights, black capris, or shorts
Shoes: Barefoot

TYCP

(The Young Choreographer’s Project: Company members)

This class is designed to give the student a broad introduction to dance composition. Instructor will introduce and help develop tools for the dance maker’s “toolbox.” Each student will use their unique tools to find their own choreographic voice and style. Students will learn to generate and manipulate movement through exercises and improvisation, and will expand those skills into shaping dances. Areas to be explored include elements of movement, musical structures, narrative, partnering, and site specific work. The young Choreographer will choreograph their own piece and will be showcased in performances.

Hands-On Time: 45 minutes weekly
Dress Code: Any leotard, tight fitting top, – tights with shorts (optional), black capris or pants – all attire should be form fitting so we can see the alignment of the body
Shoes: Foot Paws, Half Ballet Shoes, or Barefoot

BOYS ONLY!

(grouped by age)

This class will involve numerous dance and tumble techniques focusing only on boys. It is important to give them a time of comfort where they can be with other boys their age in a class. The necessary bonding experiences will help them overcome any shyness towards dancing/tumbling in general.

Hands-On Time: 45 minutes weekly
Dress Code: Any loose-fitting attire such as sweatpants, tanks/shirts, or other dance-wear
Shoes: Barefoot

ACRO-TUMBLE

Time is divided between warm-up, exercise, perfection of tumbling skills, flexibility, and strength building. Also known as power tumbling this acrobatic sporting discipline combines some of the skills of artistic gymnastics on the floor which are integrated with basic dance movement.

Hands-On Time: 45 minutes weekly
Dress Code: Bike-tard or any leotard or tight fitting top, tights or shorts, hair out of face, no jewelry
Shoes: Barefoot

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