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Class Descriptions & Dress Codes

MINI COMPANY (AGES 2-5)

KIDS DANCE (AGES 2-3):

Classes: TUTU 2s and 3s and Move and Groove Kids

Theses classes are designed for brand new ballerinas and danseurs. Students will learn introductory dance skills and terminology at an age appropriate level including: introduction to barre skills, skipping, feet and arm positions in ballet as well as leaps, turns, balance and stretching.  In Move and Groove Kids, dancers will explore movement and stretching through activities and creative play. Adult participation is encouraged at this level to model and encourage student involvement.

45 Minute Class

Girls’ Dress Code: Pink tank or cap sleeve leotard (no skirts), light pink ballet tights, pink ballet slippers, hair secured in a bun. No hair accessories other than bows or bun covers are allowed.

Boys’ Dress Code: Black shorts or pants, solid color t-shirt.

PRE-BALLET 3s

This class is designed for students who can participate in a structured ballet class without adult involvement. These students will be able to demonstrate age appropriate skills and build upon the barre skills and terminology mastered in Tutu 2&3s and Move and Groove Kids.

45 Minute Class

Girls’ Dress Code: Pink tank or cap sleeve leotard (no skirts), light pink ballet tights, pink ballet slippers, hair secured in a bun. No hair accessories other than bows or bun covers are allowed.

Boys’ Dress Code: Black shorts or leggings, solid color t-shirt.

PRE-BALLET (AGES 4-5)

This class is designed for students who can participate in a structured ballet class without adult involvement. These students will be able to demonstrate age appropriate skills and build upon the barre skills and terminology mastered in Pre-Ballet A.

45 Minute Class

Girls’ Dress Code: Pink tank or cap sleeve leotard (no skirts), light pink ballet tights, pink ballet slippers, hair secured in a bun. No hair accessories other than bows or bun covers are allowed.

Boys’ Dress Code: Black shorts or leggings, solid color t-shirt.

INTRO TO BALLET (AGES 4-5) BY INVITATION

This class is designed for students with at least 1 year or more of experience in dance classes that are ready to transition into our Ballet 1 program. Students must be able to demonstrate the knowledge of basic terminology and skills and be able to participate in a class without disruption. Dancers in Intro to ballet work more on improving techniques and skills introduced in Pre Ballet.

45 Minute Class

Girls’ Dress Code: Pink tank or cap sleeve leotard (no skirts), light pink ballet tights, pink ballet slippers, hair secured in a bun. No hair accessories other than bows or bun covers are allowed.

Boys’ Dress Code: Black shorts or leggings, solid color t-shirt.

INTRO TO JAZZ (AGES 3-5) 

This class is designed for students who can participate in a structured dance class without adult involvement. Students will be introduced to basic jazz terminology and technique.

45 Minute Class

Girls’ Dress Code: Solid color leotard with black dance leggings or shorts. Hair secured neatly away from face. Jazz shoes. Ballet slippers may be worn for Jazz.

Boys’ Dress Code: Solid Color T-shirt and black dance shorts or pants. Jazz shoes. Ballet slippers may be worn for Jazz.

 

JUNIOR COMPANY (AGES 6-11)

LEVEL 1 (AGES 6-8)

Classes Include Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Hip Hop

Students are expected to display the ability to focus and participate in class without parental supervision for the full hour. This class is designed to develop the dancer’s understanding of basic terminology and skills while beginning to develop more advanced ballet techniques (i.e. balance, rudimentary turns, and different types of jumps, leaps, and hops).

1 Hour Class

Girls’ Dress Code: Black leotard, light pink tights, pink ballet slippers, ballet skirt or form-fitting dance shorts (optional), hair secured in a bun.

Boys’ Dress Code: Solid Color T-shirt and black dance shorts or pants.
Boys Ballet and Conditioning: White or studio t-shirt and athletic shorts.

 

LEVEL 2 (AGES 9-11)

Classes Include Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Hip Hop

This class is for students who have demonstrated competency in basic ballet techniques and are ready to begin exploring complex movement patterns and advanced ballet skills (i.e connecting multiple skills together in an exercise.). This class will challenge dancers to develop their memory skills.

1 Hour Class

Girls’ Dress Code: Black leotard, light pink tights, pink ballet slippers, ballet skirt or form-fitting dance shorts (optional), hair secured in a bun.

Boys’ Dress Code: Solid Color T-shirt and black dance shorts or pants.

Classes Include Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Hip Hop

 

SENIOR COMPANY (AGES 12+)

LEVEL 3 (AGES 12+ 11 by Invitation)

Classes Include Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Hip Hop, Strength and Conditioning

Students will revisit and increase their understanding of ballet basics. Those understandings will then be applied to more advanced ballet skills. Level 3 students will begin to explore dance as an expressive art form.

1  Hour Class

Girls’ Dress Code: Black leotard, light pink tights, pink ballet slippers, ballet skirt or form-fitting dance shorts (optional), hair secured in a bun.

Boys’ Dress Code: Opaque black footed tights (Body Wrappers B90 is a good choice), black canvas ballet shoes (So Danca SD16 is a popular choice) and a white form fitting shirt.

 

LEVEL 4/5 (Ages 12+ INVITATION)

Classes Include Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Hip Hop, Strength and Conditioning

This class is also designed for students 12 or older, who are physically and mentally prepared for stringent movement and choreographic challenges. They will be given longer combinations that will challenge their memory and adaptability. Furthermore, dancers will continue to develop the artistry and expressivity in dance.

1  Hour Class

Level 4

Girls’ Dress Code: Black leotard, light pink tights, pink ballet slippers, ballet skirt or form-fitting dance shorts (optional), hair secured in a bun.

Boys’ Dress Code: Opaque black footed tights (Body Wrappers B90 is a good choice), black canvas ballet shoes (So Danca SD16 is a popular choice) and a white form fitting shirt.

Level 5

Girls’ Dress Code: Solid-colored leotard, light pink ballet tights, ballet skirt or form-fitting dance shorts (optional), hair secured in a bun.

Boys’ Dress Code: Opaque black footed tights (Body Wrappers B90 is a good choice), black canvas ballet shoes (So Danca SD16 is a popular choice) and a white form fitting shirt.

 

Adult Class (Ages 16+)

Classes Include Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Hip Hop, Strength and Conditioning

This class is designed for adult students any age or skill level. Dress is comfortable. Slippers or dance sneakers are recommended depending on class.