Teen Dance Classes (Ages 13-17)
Explanation of Teen levels (8th-12th grade):
Level 1 (beginner to adv beginner, as well as students moving up from the Pre Teen level)
Level 2 or 2/3 (intermediate/high intermediate)
Level 3/4 or 4 (high intermediate/advanced – requires a strong technical background)
Dancers will enjoy the fast pace and high energy of this fun jazz class. Class will progress through a warm up, floor crossings and mini combinations to improve musicality, flexibility and style. Enjoy learning combinations to current pop tunes and classic Broadway hits.
Jazz 1 – Thursday 5:45-6:45
Jazz 2 – Tuesday 4:45-5:45
Jazz 3/4 – Tuesday 4:45-5:45
A fun mix of Broadway and Rhythm styles will keep dancers excited and engaged from week to week. Class will progress through a warm up, floor crossings and mini combinations while fine tuning rhythm skills, accents and dance flow.
Tap 1 – Wednesday 5:45-6:45
Tap 2/3 – Thursday 6:45-7:45
Tap 4 – Thursday 5:45-6:45
Ballet is the basic foundation of most styles of dance. Class will stress proper technique, alignment and terminology using a combination of barre, center and across-the-floor work. Dancers will also improve their balance and poise.
Ballet 1 – Monday 6:45-7:45
Ballet 2/3 – Wednesday 6:45-8:00
Ballet 3/4 – Thursday 6:45-8:00
Must be enrolled in a minimum of one other ballet class and recommended by instructor.
Beginner/Adv Beg. Pointe – Saturday 10:45-11:45
Intermediate Pointe – Wednesday 8:00-9:00
Advanced Pointe – Thursday 8:00-9:00
Contemporary and lyrical have taken over the dance world. This wildly popular style of dance takes your traditional ballet to a new level of expression and interpretation. Promotion to level 2 requires solid classical ballet technique.
Contemporary 1 Monday 5:45-6:45
Contemporary 2/3 Thursday 4:45-5:45
Contemporary 4 Wednesday 5:30-6:30
HIP HOP Level 3
Must be in grade 9+ with 5+ years experience. Intermediate/Advanced level. This class is designed for the high-energy, intense, and accomplished dancer well versed in movement vocabulary and has the ability to learn complicated dance combinations readily.
Class will focus on ballet/jazz barre technique and develop center floor balance, control, flexibility, and strength. A great technique & endurance builder. Students will do yoga on the first class of the month.
ACRO/GYMNASTICS (Gymnastics for Dancers)
Placement by instructor. Class will improve strength, flexibility and stamina, resulting in a more powerful and enhanced dance performance.
Acro/Gym (level 1) Thursday 6:45-7:45
Acro/Gym (level 2) Tuesday 6:45-7:45
Acro/Gym (level 3) Thursday 7:45-8:45
Acro/Gym (level 4) Tuesday 5:45-6:45
DANCE FOR MUSICAL THEATRE (grades 7-12)
Do you love musicals? Then this is class for you! Perfect for performers trying to boost their dance ability for school or community theatre shows & auditions OR who want extra dance training and just happen to love show tunes. Class will include jazz & tap and is designated to help performers gain skills and gain confidence in musical theatre dance. Several combinations will be taught throughout the year, focusing on character and interpretation of some of your favorite musicals from the stage and screen.