The foundation of all other dance styles, ballet focuses on proper technique while teaching strength, control, and flexibility. Class combines barre work with combinations across the floor and work in center.
For our most advanced dancers, Pointe class is a continuation of classical ballet training that involves dancing en pointe. Proper technique and strength are necessary to perform the steps of ballet in Pointe shoes. Class will involve time at the barre, at center, and going across the floor.
Based on ballet technique, jazz combines fluid and sharp movements to more upbeat and popular music. Class focuses on stretching, isolations, technique including turns and leaps/jumps, and combinations both in center and across the floor.
Musical theater dance is a Broadway style jazz dance with a theatrical approach to it. Dancers will focus on learning proper technique while also emphasizing performance skills, facial expressions, using dance for storytelling, and connecting with the audience.
A rhythmic form of dance, tap focuses on producing clear sounds from the tap shoe. Class encourages students to master classic tap moves and challenges them to move fast while enhancing their technique.
Building upon a combination of ballet and jazz technique, lyrical explores emotion with fluidity of movement. Dancers will work on extensions, control, and balance while using movement to express the lyrics and emotions of songs. Class will focus on the dancers' expressiveness and individual approach instead of just precision.
With more of an urban feel, hip hop combines jazz with street style to create distinct moves and rhythms. Dancers will be encouraged to stay grounded and loose in their movements. Class and routines will be inspired by current pop and hip-hop music.
A skill based course that focuses on developing/mastering tumbling skills as well as increasing strength, flexibility, balance, mental focus, coordination, and more!
Age: 3-5 Year olds
30 minute ballet/tumbling class designed to create an interest in movement, rhythm, and music while having fun! Dancers will be introduced to simple ballet terms and steps and learn basic tumbling skills. Each class will perform one dance in the spring recital
Age: 4-7 Years
45 minute ballet/tap/tumbling class designed to create an interest in dance while teaching flexibility, coordination, balance, movement and rhythm! Dancers will learn simple ballet terms and steps, be introduced to basic tap skills, and continue working on simple tumbling skills. Each class will perform two dances in the spring recital.
RISING HIP HOP STARS
Age: 5-18 Year olds
30 minute class will combine jazz funk with street style, utilizing age-appropriate moves and current hip-hop and pop music. The focus will be on learning rhythm, exhibiting high energy, gaining confidence, and having fun! Perfect for the dancer with limited classical training and technique. Dancers can take class alone, or in conjunction with other classes. Each class will perform one dance in the spring recital.
RISING BROADWAY STARS
Age: 7-18 Year olds
30-minute class will combine various dance styles used in Broadway shows. The focus will be on a musical theater approach that builds on ballet and jazz technique. Perfect for the dancer who also has a love for acting! Dancers can take class alone, or in conjunction with other classes. Each class will perform one dance in the spring recital.
Age: 6-9 Years
Prerequisites: at least 1 year of ballet/tap; female dancers must take ballet to take tap/jazz
30-minute classes of ballet, tap, jazz & hip hop. Dancers will experience each style of dance and work on improving their coordination, rhythm, flexibility and strength. Basic skills will be fine-tuned to prep dancers for higher levels of Starlet classes. Each class will perform one dance in the spring recital.
Age: 8-11 Years
Prerequisites: at least 2 years of ballet/tap and 1 year of jazz; female dancers must take ballet to take tap/jazz
30-minute classes of ballet, tap, jazz & hip hop. Classes will move at a quicker pace and introduce dancers to more challenging technique. Each class will perform one dance in the spring recital.
Age: 10-13 Years
Prerequisites: at least 3 years of ballet/tap and 2 years of jazz; female dancers must take ballet until 6th grade in order to take jazz/lyrical
30-minute classes of ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical & hip hop. Technique and choreography is more complex and intricate than previous Starlet levels. Learning advanced skills and quicker footwork will be emphasized to provide dancers with continued development. Each class will perform one dance in the spring recital.
Age: 12-15 Years
Prerequisites: minimum 2 years of dance training
30-minute classes of ballet, jazz, lyrical & hip hop. The highest level of Starlet classes will be for dancers who are serious about their dance education and ready for more advanced training. Classes will move at a rapid rate and be very challenging to prepare dancers for the Supernova level. Each class will perform one dance in the spring recital.
Age: 13-18 Years
Prerequisites: minimum 4 years of dance training.
The Supernova level will teach the most advanced technique and challenging choreography. Classes are for the more experienced and serious dancers. Supernova level dancers will be able to enroll in the following classes: Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, and/or Hip Hop. All classes are 30 minutes each, and can be taken alone or in conjunction with other classes. Each class will perform one dance in the spring recital.
SIRIUS PRE-POINTE & POINTE I/II
Age: 10-18 Years
Prerequisites: instructor approval required; dancers must also be enrolled in an additional ballet class (Dancers eligible for Pointe II may take Pointe I as their other ballet class)
Dancers may be considered for Pointe in 6th grade, but eligibility is by teacher recommendation only. To ensure the safety of the dancer, placement will be based on the strength and technique level of the dancer; all dancers must pass an exam to be approved for pointe. Pre-Pointe is a 30-minute class, Pointe I & II are 45-minute classes. Each class will perform one dance in the spring recital.
SUPER STAR TUMBLING
Age: 3-18 Years
Students will use strength and flexibility exercises to help learn and master tumbling skills from a basic to more advanced level. Each class will meet on a bi-weekly basis, for a total of 16 classes during the season. The PreK class is 40 min. long but will only add 20 min. to a student’s tuition rate, and the Level 1 & 2 classes are 60 min. long but will only add 30 min. to a student’s tuition rate since none of the classes meet every week. A specific schedule will be emailed to parents closer to the season start date. Each class will perform one routine in the spring recital.