Classes

We offer year-round classes in BALLET, JAZZ, TAP, GRAHAM-BASED and HAWKEN-BASED MODERN, HIP-HOP, MAT PILATES, ZUMBA and BARRE CLASSES six days a week. Classes are offered at all levels, from beginning to advanced starting from 2-½ yrs to adult. This allows students to be placed according to their individual ability, to be the best they can be and lets them enjoy dance in a safe structured environment.

Our Instructors have years of experience as professional dancers, teachers and choreographers in the community and nationally. They are always happy to work with students on an individual basis to help bring out the best in them. For more details on the classes we offer, please visit our Schedule.

Levels Description & Placement

How do I know which level of class to take?

Dancers with experience need to take one of our audition classes or call to schedule a placement class. All Novice students ages 8 and up must begin in a pre-professional Ballet I.

If it is your first time at the studio, we recommend taking a level that is for your age group if you are not a beginner for the following reasons;

  1. Each studio may have different criteria for each level, you may be unfamiliar with a teacher’s style,
  2. Classes may be harder than what you are accustomed to and you might wish to acclimate yourself to new surroundings.
  3. If you haven’t danced in many years, you’ll want to reintroduce your body and muscles slowly. Please ask for recommendations.
  4. Remember, if you’ve chosen a class that is not best for you, we will happily switch you to another class.

All levels above Ballet I require previous experience and are based on one of our two audition classes, evaluation class or annual CCD evaluation.

Students are placed based on both technical ability and mental maturity

Ages 2-3, must be potty trained

  • Mom & Tot – Designed for the active toddler not ready to participate in a class by themselves. Class includes warm-ups, creative movements, songs, rhythm instruments and more. Adults must participate; dress in comfortable clothing.

Ages 3-5, must be potty trained

  • Preschool Ballet/one to two times a week
  • Tap and jazz combo/once a week

Ages 4½-6

  • Pre-Ballet/once a week
  • Tap and jazz combo/once a week

Ages 6-8

  • Beginning Ballet
  • Beginning Boys’ Ballet
  • Beginning Jazz
  • Beginning Tap
  • Beginning Hip Hop (starts at age 7); jazz is recommended
  • Children’s Beginning Modern

Ages 8-13

  • Ballet I second year/ Ballet II (must be taken with another class during the week)
  • Ballet I/ two times a week for one hour (twice recommended)
  • Beginning Boys’ Ballet
  • Beginning Jazz, or Jazz I
  • Beginning Tap or Tap I
  • Children’s Beginning Modern
  • Modern I based on evaluation (must take ballet) Must be 10 years of age
  • Beginning Hip Hop; jazz is a recommended pre-requisite

Ages 11-15

  • Ballet II/two to three days a week for one-hour + classes
  • Ballet I /two times a week for one hour (twice recommended)
  • Ballet I second year/ Ballet II (must be taken with another class during the week)
  • Boys’ Ballet
  • Pointe once a week if appropriate
  • Jazz I or Jazz II
  • Tap I or Tap II (3rd year)
  • Modern I or II based on evaluation (must take ballet)
  • Beginning Hip Hop; jazz is a recommended pre-requisite
  • Teen Lyrical (must be in Level 2 Ballet)

Ages 12-18

  • Ballet III/ three times a week for one and a half hour classes
  • Ballet IV/ three to four times a week – Pointe two to three days a week
  • Boys’ Ballet
  • Jazz II or III (must take ballet)
  • Tap II (3rd year) or Intermediate Tap
  • Advance Tap by invitation only
  • Beg or Int. Hip-Hop; jazz is a recommended pre-requisite
  • Modern I, II, III based on evaluation (must take ballet)
  • Teen Lyrical (must be in Ballet 3 or higher and Jazz 2 or higher)

Ages 14 and up

  • Ballet III/ three to four times a week – Pointe twice a week if appropriate
  • Ballet IV & V/ four times a week – Pointe three times a week if appropriate
  • Boys’ Ballet
  • Jazz II or III (must take ballet)
  • Tap II (3rd year) or Intermediate Tap
  • Advance Tap by invitation only
  • Int. Hip-Hop; jazz is a recommended pre-requisite
  • Modern I, II or III based on evaluation (must take ballet)
  • Teen Lyrical (must be in Ballet 3 or higher and Jazz 2 or higher)

Adult Classes

  • Ballet – Adult Beginning Ballet, Adult I, Adult II, Adult III (at a Level III you may take Level III student classes/Level IV by Director’s permission)
  • Teen/Adult Hip-Hop
  • Teen/Adult Jazz
  • Teen/Adult Modern
  • Teen/Adult Tap
  • Advance Tap by invitation only
  • Zumba
  • Strength and Stretch class includes Pilates

Revised 4/2016

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