Dream, Perform, Achieve

Classes

YOUNG ONES PROGRAM

TINY TUTUS – ages 2-3 yrs.

This is for toddlers who want to play, dance, & move to music! It enhances large motor skills and body awareness. This is not a Mommy & Me class, it is for toddlers who are ready for a 30 minute class without a parent.

CREATIVE MOVEMENT/TAP

An imaginative introduction to dance, music, & rhythm. This class introduces ballet and tap movements. Strength, flexibility, & balance develop through skipping, leaping, & galloping!
CM A – ages 3-4 yrs. (45 min/week)
CM B – ages 4-5 yrs. (45 min/week)

PRE BALLET – ages 5-7 yrs.

Introduction to classical ballet, with ballet vocabulary & movement patterns. Encouraging creativity, body flexibility and self- confidence through dance.

YOUTH DIVISION

BALLET 1 – ages 7-8 yrs.

Building basic ballet technique and expanding ballet vocabulary. Growing in flexibility, strength, & discipline.

Level 1A – beginners (1 hr/week)
Level 1B – some prior experience (1 hr/week)

BALLET 2 – ages 9-10 yrs.

Building ballet technique and skills. Higher level of sequencing, turns & allegro (jumps) is introduced. Ballet 2 students are strongly encouraged to also take Jazz 2.
Level 2A – Ballet 2 (2 hrs/week)
Level 2B – Ballet 2 + Jazz 2 (3 hrs/week)

BALLET 3 – ages 10-11 yrs.

Building ballet technique and skills to a higher degree. Ballet 3 students are required to take Jazz 3. Pre-pointe is recommended, but requires teacher placement. Students will benefit from specific muscle development to go on pointe.
Level 3A – Ballet 3 + Jazz 3 (3 hrs/week)
Level 3B – Ballet 3 + Jazz 3 + Pre-Pointe (4 hrs/week) *teacher placement for pre-pointe readiness

ADVANCED DIVISION

BALLET 4 – ages 11-13 yrs. *teacher placement
Students who want to take Ballet 4 must meet age requirements and skill requirements. Ballet 4 students must also take Contemporary 4 and Conditioning (designed to reduce dance-related injuries).
Level 4 Pointe Focus – Ballet 4 + Pointe 4 + Contemporary 4 + Conditioning 4/5 (6 hrs/week)
Level 4 Jazz Focus – Ballet 4 + Jazz 4 + Contemporary 4 + Conditioning 4/5 (6.25 hrs/week)
Level 4 Pointe & Jazz Focus – Ballet 4 + Pointe 4 + Jazz 4 + Contemporary 4 + Conditioning 4/5 (7.25 hrs/week)

BALLET 5 – ages 12+ yrs. *teacher placement
Students who want to take Ballet 5 must meet age requirements and skill requirements. Ballet 5 students must also take Musical Theater/Jazz, Contemporary 5, & Conditioning. Pointe is optional.
Level 5 Pointe Focus – Ballet 5 + Pointe 5 + Pointe5/Partnering + Contemporary 5 + Conditioning 4/5 (7.25hrs/wk)

Level 5 Jazz Focus – Ballet 5 + Jazz 5 + Jazz/Funk Combo + Contemporary 5 + Conditioning 4/5 (7.75hrs/wk)

Level 5 Pointe & Jazz Focus – Ballet 5 + Pointe 5 + Pointe 5/Partnering + Jazz 5 + Jazz/Funk Combo + Contemporary 5 + Conditioning 4/5 (9.75 hrs/week)

PERFORMANCE DIVISION

Advanced performing group for levels 4-5, minimum 6hrs/week required to qualify for PD. Extra performance opportunities including a mid-winter production in Jan/Feb each year. (3 hrs/week + weekend rehearsals) *teacher placement

ADDITIONAL CLASSES

ACRO

A new style added to the dance world! A blend of gymnastics & dance techniques with unique choreography. This class will help dancers develop core strength, balance, and flexibility. Gymnastics background a plus, but not required.
Level 1 - Ages 5-7 yrs. (1 hr/week)
Level 2 – Ages 8-11 yrs. (1 hr/week)

POM

This high energy class will focus on sharp, synchronized dance movements and will incorporate visual effects using Poms. Routines will include jumps, leaps and turns; we will create fun and dynamic routines. Ages 8-12

CONTEMPORARY *required for Ballet 4 & Ballet 5 students
This is an expressive style of dance that combines elements of modern, jazz, lyrical, and classical ballet. It is a required class for our Ballet level 4 & 5 students, but is open to any students who meet age requirements.
Contemporary 4 – ages 11+ yrs. (1 hr/week)
Contemporary 5 – ages 12+ yrs. (1.25 hrs/week) *teacher placement

JAZZ

With a strong technical foundation, Jazz is a dance style most often seen in movies, TV, concerts, and on Broadway. Jazz reflects pop culture while helping to broaden a dancer’s versatility. Students will build flexibility, strength, and style. Each level is open to any students who meet age requirements. (1 hr/week)
Level 1 – ages 7-9 yrs.                                                        

Level 2 – ages 9-10 yrs. *required for Ballet 2 students      

Level 3 – ages 10-11 yrs. *required for Ballet 3 students   

Level 4 and 5 Teacher Placement

MUSICAL THEATRE JAZZ– Middle School and High School (1 hr/week)
This class teaches students how to communicate characters and stories through their body expression, dance movements, and improvisation. Open to any students who meet age requirements and who have taken prior jazz or musical theater classes. It combines musical theatre style dance with Jazz using advanced rhythms and fast pacing. (no vocals – dance only)

TAP

A fun & energetic class focusing on classical & modern tap technique. Dancers will focus on musicality, clarity, speed, & technique. Each level builds on the previous level, developing accuracy and speed. Our littlest tappers start with Jazz rhythms then move to Tap, making it one of our most popular classes! (1 hr/week)
Littlest Tappers (Jazz/Tap) – ages 5-7 yrs.

Tap 1 – ages 7-10 yrs.

Tap 2 – ages 10+ yrs.

Tap 3 – ages 12+ yrs. *teacher placement

Tap 4 – 12+ yrs *teacher placement

HIP HOP

These are high-energy classes incorporating street dancing & improvisation, with new combinations introduced regularly and built upon. Instructors use current dance styles seen in music videos, concerts, and the LA dance scene. (1 hr/week)

Hip Hop Minions – ages 5-7 yrs.

Li’l Boys Hip Hop – ages 6-8 yrs.

Hip Hop 1 – ages 7-9 yrs.

Hip Hop 3 – ages 9-11 yrs. (must have taken Hip Hop 2)

Hip Hop 2 – ages 9-11 yrs.

Hip Hop 4 – ages 12+ yrs.

OPEN PROGRAM

Our Open Program is designed for dancers who prefer to take class in a more relaxed environment. These classes are not part of our recital productions. All classes meet 1 hr/week. Additional classes available upon request (minimum 6 students).

Adult/Teen TAP – ages 15+ yrs.

Open Musical Theatre Jazz (Midde School)

Open Teen BALLET – ages 12+ yrs.

Open Musical Theatre Jazz (High School)