Class Information

Class Levels ...

Preschool (Ages 3 1/2 - 5)   ---   Combination class of pre-ballet, tap, and acrobatics.

Pre-Ballet:   1st, 2nd, and 5th positions of the feet and arms.  Step close, step hops, and jumps.

Tap:   Toe drops, heel drops, shuffles, shuffle step, and ball-change.

Acrobatics:   Beginning acrobatic skills, such as front and back rolls, bunny hops, and backbend push-ups.
  
1st - 3rd Grade   ---   Combination class of ballet, tap, and acrobatics.

Ballet:   Barre work, such as plies, batterment tendus, and grand battements.

Floor Work:   Step close, step close - step point, point-point-back-side-front, and 3 step turns.

Acrobatics:   Front and back rolls, crabwalks, rolypolys, and cartwheels.

2nd - 4th Grade  ---   Combination class of ballet, tap, and acrobatics.

Ballet:   Barre work, such as plies, batterment tendus, rond de jambes, and grand batterments.

Floor Work:   Chasses, running waltz, chaine turns, and 3 step turns.

Acrobatics:   More advanced skills, such as crabwalks, headstands, and cartwheels.



5th - 7th Grade  ---   Previous Dance experience required.  Combination class of ballet, tap, and jazz.

Ballet:   More advanced versions of plies, tendus, and grand batterments.  Adds rond de jambs en l'air and frappes.

En Centre:   Adage, pique turns echappe releves, pirouettes, and assemblies.

Jazz:   Beginning to intermediate jazz skills such as isolations, jazz walks, chasses, and jazz pas de bourrees.

6th - 9th Grade  ---   Combination class of ballet, tap and jazz.

 

Advanced Ballet-Jazz  ---   Teen and adult class for advanced dancers.

Ballet:   Advanced versions of plies, tendus, degages, rond de jambs a terre and rond de jambs en l'air, petite batterments, grand batterments, and developes.

En Centre:   Adage, petite allegro, and grand allegro.  Steps may include ballotes, brises, and sissiones.  Tours such as pique, chaine, and jete.pique

Jazz:   Isolations and stretches.  Combinations to include different jazz styles, such as lyrical, musical theatre, and hip-hop.

Acting (Ages 7 - Adult)  ---   Pantomime, improvisation, and scene study.



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