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Classes

Class Levels 
 
Ballet      
Tiny Toes                      

Ages 2-3.  Emphasis is on creative movement and classroom skills such as following direction, listening and working with others. 
 
Tiny Tutus       
Ages 3.5-5. Emphasis on  basic ballet steps, creative movement and classroom skills such as following directions, listening and working with others.  



Pre-Ballet
Ages 5-6. Basic ballet technique with little or no prior training.



Ballet 1
Ages 6-9. Basic ballet technique with 2-3 years training



Ballet 2
Ages 8-12 Beginner-intermediate with 3-4 years prior training. 



Ballet 3
Ages 9-12. Intermediate with 4-5 years prior training.

Ballet 4
Ages 11 and up.  Intermediate with 5-6 years prior training. Emphasis on pointe preparation. 

Teen Ballet

Ages 13 and up.  Beginner to Intermediate

Pre-Pointe

Ages 9 -up. Beginner-Intermediate with 3 years prior training.



Pointe
Ages 11- up.  Intermediate - Advanced with emphasis on pointe technique. Ballet 4 required. Must have teachers permission.

Tap

Beginning Tap

Ages 6-10. Basic tap steps 

Intermediate Tap

Ages 8 and up. Basic tap technique 

Teen Tap

Ages 13 and up. Basic to intermediate tap technique.

Jazz

Jazz I

Ages 6-9 Beginner  

Jazz II

Ages 8-12 Beginner-Advanced Beginner

Jazz III 

Ages 9-12 Intermediate

Teen Jazz

Ages 13 and up Advanced Beginner-Intermediate

Lyrical/Contemporary (Ballet required)

Lyrical/Contemporary I

Ages 6-9 Beginner

Lyrical/Contemporary II

Ages -12 Beginner-Advanced Beginner

Lyrical/Contemporary III 

Ages 8-12 Intermediate

Teen Lyrical/Contemporary

Ages 13 and up Advanced Beginner-Intermediate

Hip Hop

Hip Hop

Ages 8-12 Beginner-Advanced Beginner

Teen Hip Hop

Ages 13 and up Advanced Beginner-Intermediate

 

Leaps and Turns (non-recital class)

Stretching, Leaps, and Turns 

Ages 8 and up

Musical Theatre

Ages 8 and up. Musical Theatre is a combination of dance genres, and usually portrays a story with emotion. There is a lot of creative freedom. It's a dance style that includes dance technique and acting to songs from broadways and musicals.

Improvisation/Choreography 

Ages 10 and up.  Dance improvisation is spontaneously creating movement without pre-planning any steps or choreography, 

Dance choreography allows the students to create, collaborate, and direct dancers by applying their own skills and knowledge of dance. Creating pieces that they will perform in a student showcase in the spring.

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Pom/Cheer

Beginning Pom/Cheer

Ages 6-10. Emphasis on rhythm, musicality, and basic footwork with the use of pom poms, and basic tumbling, along with classroom skills such as following directions, listening, and working with others.

Intermediate Pom/Cheer

Ages 9 and up. Pom dance can be performed with any type of dance style such as jazz, hip hop, and lyrical, and may contain tumbling. Pom routines include synchronization and visual effect, clean and precise motions  using pom poms. Visual effect includes level changes, group work, stunts, and formation changes. 

Folklorico

Beginning

ages 6and up. Focusing on basic footwork, skirt work, and formations.

intermediate

ages  9 and up. Focusing on intermediate footwork, skirt work, formations.

Gymnastics 

Tiny Tumblers/Tumbling Toddlers 

Ages 2-5. An introduction to basic tumbling skills and body positions that help develop coordination using simple gymnastic equipment which helps build strength and develop better balance while learning classroom skills such as following directions, listening, and working with others.

Ages 5+

Level I

 For the beginner student who has little or no experience. 

 

Level II

For those who are workings on back bends, kick overs, and round offs.

Level III

For those who have mastered their back bend kick over and round offs, working on walk overs, front limbers and back handsprings.

Level IV

For those who have mastered back handsprings, working on back tucks (Must have  teachers permission.)

Acro

Acro Dance is an art form that incorporates the fluid movements of dance with the exciting tricks from acrobatics,

 

It s "gymnastics for dancers", where students develop specific strength, flexibility and technique, to learn how to execute acrobatic tricks, to then be used in dance choreography,

The training students receive in their Acro dance classes helps to reinforce the technique in all other dance genres.

Adding Acro dance is the next-level training that will develop a specific skill set, and creates well-rounded and versatile dancers.

Divisions

Pre-junior Kinder-Acro: 4-6 years old

Students will learn Development Tricks to set up their training foundation, plus Body Positions, Jumps, and Motor Skills Development items.

Junior, Intermediate, and Advanced: 7 years and up

These levels require ballet or jazz 

Dance Performing Teams

These teams are made up of dancers of all ages 4 and up who are committed to taking their dance skills to the next level.  The teams perform in our annual Halloween and Christmas shows, participate in the Winterfest Lights Parade, and attend competitions.

  

Dancers are evaluated on an individual basis. but placed om teams that create the most cohesive grouping and best foster their growth and development as determined by the director and instructors.

 

Placement in routines and on certain teams is based on the following (but not limited to):

*Attitude and conduct

*Technical ability

*Work ethic

*Maturity and age

*Ability to pick up choreography

*Prior experience

*Level of commitment and dedication

*Attendance from previous classes

All decisions and placements made by the director and instructors are final and non-negotiable. If you are not unwilling to accept the placement as delivered you should not audition. 

All dancers ages 4-6 are required to take the following class during the dance season:

*Tiny Tutus

*Acro/Tumbling ( bot required but highly recommended)

All students ages 7 and up are REQUIRED to take the following classes during the dance season year:

 

*Ballet 

*Jazz

*Stretching/Leaps and Turns  

*Acro/Tumbling ( bot required but highly recommended)

A deposit of $50 is required per dancer at auditions to keep the process as realistic as possible in creating the actual Fall teams. The deposit will be applied to the family account for the new season should you accept a position on our Teams!

(No refunds will be issued should you decline to participate on the teams for that dance year)

If you are interested in joining our teams please reach out to us via phone at 520-203-1585 for more information.

 

 

 



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