Classes

Class Styles

Acro Dance

Acro Dance is a style of acrobatics used specifically for dancers.  With skills having roots in both dance and gymnastics, students work on flexibility, strength, balance, tumbling, and tricks. These classes focus on acrobatics skills such as handstands, headstands, cartwheels, chest stands, elbow stands, walkovers, side and front aerials and tumbling lines.  Trick movements are usually executed slowly to emphasize gracefulness, body lines and picturesque extension. Students wishing to take part in the full-year acro programs must also be taking a jazz class.


Ballet

With a strong emphasis on technique, placement, positions and understanding of body movement, ballet is considered a foundation for dancers.  Within ballet there are multiple styles including classical, character and pointe, all unique in their own way, but all carrying the same core characteristics.  Ballet is a beautiful dance form and encouraged for all students.

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Jazz

Jazz is a high energy class with lots of style, variety and movement.  Often set to popular and more mainstream music, students often gravitate to this fun style.  As a dancer progresses they will find that Jazz requires a lot of technique and training to master all the movements, however it’s well worth it as Jazz is a great style that is both fun to dance and to watch.


Tap

Tap focuses on rhythm and intricate footwork, with the dancer’s feet becoming percussive instruments marking out musical patterns.  Terminology, tap technique, musicality and rhythm are all key components to this style of dance.  With its fun shoes, upbeat quality and distinguished difference from jazz and ballet, tap is a great class for most students.


Lyrical

Lyrical is a combination of both ballet and jazz techniques.  It is a more expressive style with an emphasis on emotion and musical interpretation.  Lyrical is creative and often a ‘feel good’ style for dancers.  Students wishing to participate in Lyrical must be taking a ballet and jazz class.


Stretch & Strength

As flexibility and strength are key components to a dancer in any given style, Stretch & Conditioning focuses on training the dancer to understand body mechanics while working to increase both key components.  


Hip Hop

This popular style is growing with it’s use of trending music, freestyle movements and it’s ‘funky’ style. Generally set to hip hop, rap, R&B or today’s pop music, this dance style is influenced by the music video industry.  Our Hip Hop classes are recreational and are for students nine years and older.  As Hip Hop includes elements of popping, locking and breaking, it is encouraged that students have some experience in dance or also take a jazz class to compliment this style.


Technique Classes

Technique, understanding and discipline are at the core of any great dancer.  Exam classes help grow a student in all of these areas.  Through the examination process, goals are set with the students to help them reach their own personal potential.  It’s often found that as we excel at something it gives us a drive to continue to do better and brings with it the freedom and fun.  Examinations and training help students build character, integrity and moral values that extend beyond just the dance classroom and their dance training.  


Class Levels

TINY TOTS

2 & 3 years old

Tiny Tots is a ballet based program that establishes the rudimentary principles of dance, music and being part of a team. The learning objectives in this class are the beginning of basic positions and movement, counting, co-operation and using imagination. The class is structured but also promotes fun and creativity!

Tiny Tots is a full year program with a 30 minute class once a week and the students participating in the year-end recital.

Mini Movers 1

4 & 5 years old

Mini Movers 1 is combo class of ballet & tap. We continue to introduce and build on the foundations of ballet, as well as introduce the foundations of tap. With an emphasis on creativity, fun and establishing the basics, this class helps prepare your little learner!

Mini Movers 1 is a full year program with a 45 minute class once a week. The students learn two routines; one ballet and one tap which are both performed in the year-end recital.

Mini Movers 2

5 & 6 years old

Mini Movers 2 is combo class adding jazz into the mix along with ballet & tap. We continue to build on all the basics at this level. As students move up to the Beginner level, whether Recreational or Competitive where they can begin to pick which classes they’d like to join, Mini Movers 2 provides the opportunity to have tried all three foundational dance styles and usually we begin to see which style(s) the students are most drawn to.

Mini Movers 2 is a full year program with a 45 minute class once a week. The students learn three routines; one ballet, one tap and one jazz Which are all performed in the year-end recital.

1st Year Competitive

5 & 6 Years Old

Our 1st Year Competitive program is for those students that really love to dance already and wish to begin expanding their dance training. Unlike the combined Mini Movers 2 class, each style is a separate 30 minute class. These students are also introduced into technique training alongside their group classes, where they learn a variety of steps and begin to progress in ability. Aside from the additional class time and the attendance at competitions, our 1st Year Competitive students do not have any other obligations or requirements that our Mini Movers 2.

CLASSES

7 Years & Older

From the Beginner level onward students/parents may choose which styles they would like to enroll in and choose whether they’d like to go the recreational or competitive route with their training. At any point a student can move from recreational to competitive or move from competitive to recreational. Our classes are open to all students and based on the average age ranges.

*NOTE: due to past registration our current recreational program
only goes to age 10 as we have not had enough interest in students 10+

We currently do not have a senior level because we have grown with our current dancers. If you are 16 years or older and are interested in dance, please reach out to us!

Beginners 7 – 10 years old (Recreational)

Beginner 7 & 8 years old (Competitive)

Junior 9 & 10 years old (Competitive)

Pre-Intermediate 11 & 12 years old (Competitive)

Intermediate 13 – 15 years old (Competitive)

**Ages are all considered an approximate determination for the level in which the student should be entered into. Final class placement is determined at the discretion of the studio director, Ms. Lindsay Bailey. In order for a student to truly benefit from dance they may be moved either up or down a level to suit their ability, which is based on a number of factors including experience, natural ability, injuries, work ethic, social interaction, etc. These discussions are always had with the parents to ensure the child is truly where we believe they should be for best outcome.

Programs

Recreational Program

Recreational classes are full year programs in which the students are involved in regular weekly classes.  These classes focus on basic dance work applicable for the level they are in.  The focus on technique is not as strong as those enrolled in the competitive/exam classes but still encourages growth, fun, challenges and creativity!  Commitment for the recreational classes consists of their regular weekly class(es), a stage rehearsal in the spring, as well as the year-end recital.

Competitive Team

The competitive classes are designed for the students that want to take their dance to the next level.  Students part of the competitive team are committed to more hours in the classroom and must take ballet and exam classes.  Students and parents considering the competitive program should first talk to the studio to fully understand the additional time, commitment and finances it takes to be part a part of this program.