Class Description

Pre-KinderDance (ballet & tap) - This class is designed for ages 2 1⁄2 to 3 and young 4’s. It is primarily ballet with a half hour class in this genre teaching proper technique, terminology and placement and a fun and “magical environment.”After the ballet portion dancers put on their tap shoes for the last 10 min and are taught an intro to tap. This helps dancers learn to keep rhythm and count the music. (45 min)

OpenKinder (ballet & tap) - This class is designed for dancers ages 3 and 5. It is a ballet/tap combo class. Dancers learn ballet through center floor movement, progressions, partnering and independent. (45 min) 

KinderDance (ballet & tap) - This class is designed for dancers ages 4 and 5. It is a ballet/tap combo class. Dancers learn ballet through center floor movement, progressions, partnering and independent dance. They are introduced to the ballet barre in KinderDance, as well. The tap portion reviews rhythm, timing basic tap steps and combinations. (1 hr)

Elementary (ballet & tap) (Only offered at the Bear studio) - is the similar as KinderDance but for ages 6-7 and beginner 8’s. (1 hr)

Tot-Hop - This class is an introduction to hip-hop for our tiny dancers who are ready to shake it! This is a fun recreational class for dancers ages 3-6. Basic popping, locking, and hip-hop basics - with age appropriate music. Fun times!

Little Lyrical - This class is an introduction to Lyrical for ages 4-6. With this genre, dancers portray the words of the song through movement and emotion. Dancer must be enrolled in PreKinder, Kinder, Open Kinder or Elementary to enroll in this class.

Broadway Babies - This class is an introduction to musical theater for ages 4-7. It will help dancers to start using their emotions, tell stories, act and learn about different musicals.

Level 1 and up

Jazz - This class will focus on learning proper dance technique such as isolations of the body, improving performance quality and developing complex rhythms and patterns. Students will be exposed to various styles of jazz such as Broadway, Street and Contemporary to help develop a well-rounded dancer. Jazz class includes a proper warm-up, stretches, isolations, across-the-floor progressions, and combinations, jazz turns, leaps and much more. As students progress through each level curriculum will become increasingly more complex and intricate.

Ballet - Students will focus on building the strength, flexibility and control needed to execute ballet moves. Each class will emphasize barre exercises and may also include a combination of center floor work and across-the-floor combinations. Pointe - by director approval only.

Lyrical - Students will explore partnering and weight sharing exercises combined with basic techniques and skills from ballet, jazz and modern. It emphasizes interpretation of music lyrics while telling a story with movement that can be fluid or abstract. As students progress through each level curriculum will become increasingly more complex and intricate.

Hip-Hop - This class is a high-energy class that infuses the latest styles of street dancing, breaking, popping, and locking. Classes will encourage students to step outside of the box by bringing their own individual style and personality to the movements.

Musical Theater - Dancers will focus on a different Broadway musical each month. They will use music from that musical to make a dance and learn to portray the characters in the musicals through their dancing and acting skills. Different exercises are also done to help dancers learn acting skills.

Modern - a form of contemporary theatrical and concert dance employing a special technique for developing the use of the entire body in movements expressive of abstract ideas. Must be enrolled in a ballet class. Dancer must be enrolled in ballet to enroll in this class.

Contemporary - Expressive dance that combines several elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz, lyrical and ballet. Dancer must be enrolled in ballet to enroll in this class.