For students ages 3 and up, our Open Division is the first building block of our dance education program. Classes are designed to allow children to explore movement through music, develop physical skills, channel energy and stimulate imagination and creativity. Dance training enhances cognitive learning skills such as memory and communication. Through the execution of movement patterns, a child's visual perception and sequential learning skills are greatly strengthened, in turn assisting young brains to develop in the areas of reading and math.
For older students, the emphasis for each class is to learn good clean technique, improve strength and flexibility, and build a vocabulary of steps.
Children must be 3 by September 1 of the class season.
Registration will take place on September 7 and 8 from 3 pm to 6 pm in the Dance Studio. Session 1: September 12 to January 21. Session 2: January 23 to May 28
Adult Ballet from 7:00 - 8:00 PM in the Dance Studio with Terpsie
Pre-Primary from 3:30 - 4:00 PM in the Dance Studio with Karen
Hip Hop I from 6:00 - 7:00 PM in the Dance Studio with Emily
Hip Hop II from 7:00 - 8:00 PM in the Dance Studio with Emily
Adult Ballet from 7:30 - 8:30 in the Dance Studio with Terpsie
Adult Tap from 7:30 - 8:30 in the Annex Studio with James
Jazz/Funk 2 from 5:30 - 6:30 in the Annex Studio with Emily
Teen Ballet from 6:30 - 7:30 PM in the Annex Studio with Emily
Adult Jazz from 7:30 - 8:30 PM in the Annex Studio with Emily
Tap I/KinderHop from 9:30 - 10:00 AM in the Dance Studio with Emily
Jazz/Funk 1 from 10:00 - 10:45 AM in the Dance Studio with Emily
Tap II from 10:45 - 11:30 AM in the Dance Studio with Emily
Teen Tap from 11:30 - 12:30 PM in the Dance Studio with James
Teen Jazz from 12:30 - 1:30 PM in the Dance Studio with James
Tuition may be paid monthly or by session.
- 30 minute classes - $30 per month or $90 per session
- 45 minute classes - $35 per month or $100 per session
- One hour classes - $45 per month or $160 per session
- Adult Division - $12 per class or $80 for an 8-class card
Pre-Primary Ballet: Ages 3 to 4.5. (MUST have turned 3 by September 1st) This class is an introduction to dance and movement. Rhythmic steps and basic ballet positions are introduced using imagery and music as creative tools for the development of confident movement. Sequential movement patterns, simple counting skills and spatial awareness are developed as dancers learn classroom etiquette and healthy group socialization.
Teen Ballet: Ages 13 and up. This one hour class is designed for teens who are new, or relatively new, to ballet. Students are taught basic ballet positions, terminology and vocabulary. The class begins with basic barre work and progresses to center floor exercises. Stretching and strengthening sequences are taught for home practice. Students interested in more intensive study may audition for the ABT Division on the advice of the instructor.
Tap I/KinderHop: Age 3.5 to 5. 30 minutes. Students experience tap and KinderHop - an age appropriate introduction to the ever popular style of hip hop. Classroom etiquette is emphasized, and children are introduced to dance vocabulary.
Tap II: Ages 6 to 8. In this introductory 45 minute class, dancers will learn basic tap steps with a focus on rhythm and musicality. Each class will include a warm-up, exercises to improve technique, and fun combinations that will allow the dancers to apply what they are learning while performing to upbeat, age-appropriate musical selections. Class will focus on clarity of the tap sound, balance, proper arm and body movements and the ability to change directions easily.
Teen Tap: Ages 12 and up. This more advanced one-hour class will emphasize the style of tap and rhythm, time steps progression, clarity and unique combinations and routines.
Jazz/Funk 1: Ages 6 to 9. This 45 minute class is designed for children that are new, or relatively new, to jazz and hip hop. This class introduces students to basic jazz and hip hop technique, positions and terminology with a full warm-up incorporating foot and leg work, ab strengthening, isolations, and stretching followed by across the floor introducing kicks, small jumps and turn preparations with simple combinations.
Jazz/Funk 2: Ages 10 to 12. One hour class. Reinforcement of the skills learned in Kid Jazz/Funk 1 with more complicated across the floor combinations.
Teen Jazz/Funk: Ages 12 and up. This one hour class is a fun and upbeat exploration of jazz styles including classical, pop, hip hop and Broadway. Everything applicable to Kid Jazz will be reinforced here. Teens will continue to learn technique and proper alignment along with more advanced turns and jumps. There will be a stronger warm-up followed by longer, more complicated combinations.
Hip Hop I: Ages 10-13. Hip Hop is a combination of popping, locking, breaking and the latest trends in dance. This class will offer a fun, upbeat and energetic atmosphere along with the structure of learning a new style and developing a routine. Students will learn the basics of hip hop as
well as how to have fun and step out of their comfort zone. All music used will be current and age appropriate.
Hip Hop II: Ages 14+. Hip Hop is a combination of popping, locking, breaking and the latest trends in dance. This class will offer students an opportunity to learn the style of dance most popular to teens and give them an exciting and energetic forum to find their own style and comfort zone with different routines and skills. All music used will be current and age appropriate.