The first step into Graded Level dance starts at the age of 7 in Ballet I. Dancers will be evaluated in the spring and either invited to examine for the next level or (more likely) directed to continue at this level for another year.
BALLET II – PRE-PROFESSIONAL
Ballet Classes Level II and up are taught based on our school curriculum to fit the developmental, technical, and strength level required of this ballet level. At this level dancers will have class twice per week with their class to further develop their skills
JAZZ I: Introduces young dancers to Jazz technique and combinations.
JAZZ II+: Ballet Classes Level II and up are taught based on our school curriculum to fit the developmental, technical, and strength level required of this ballet level.
Contemporary & Modern
CONTEMPORARY I: A beautiful blend of Ballet and Jazz. Must be enrolled in Ballet I or higher
MODERN: Dancers will explore multiple styles of expressive dance that combine elements from genres including modern, jazz, lyrical, and classical ballet. Must have examined into Ballet IV+ or Contemporary III+
TAP I: Introduces young dancers to Tap technique and combinations.
TAP II+: Tap dancers learn more intricate sequences giving them greater confidence and making them more eligible for musical theatre rolls.
Hip Hop I+ Fun music and entertaining moves merge for this high energy class!
Acro is the beautiful fusion of classic dance technique and the precision and athleticism of acrobatic elements. Often defined by unique choreography, acro dancers seamlessly blend musicality, emotional expression, line and extension with acrobatic movements in a dance context.
AcroDance I: At this level students will work on the development of Splits Right, Left and Center (Flexibility), Plank holds and Wall Sits (Strength), Half Scorpion and Front Chest Stand (Balancing), Handstand to Bridge/Bridge and Kick over (Limbering), Cartwheel Right and Left, Cartwheel from one knee, One hand cartwheel (Tumbling Skills) (plus more skills not listed above).
AcroDance II: At this level students will work on Full Splits Right, Left and Center (Flexibility), Superman, Push ups and Handstand Shoulder Shrugs (Strength), Front Chest Stand, Forearm Stand, Half Scorpion (Balancing), Front Limber, Arabian Handstand to Forward Roll, Back walkover to chest roll (Limbering), Front walkover (right and left), Back walkover (right and left), Front walkover from one knee, side aerial, plus more skill not listed above. Must be 7 years old by September 1, 2023.
Drill Team Technique
Drill Team Technique I: This class is for the intermediate level dancer who has intentions of auditioning for their high school dance/drill team. This class will go over a variety of skills and exercises to help the dancer improve their pom motion technique, kick line technique, and various leaps and turns required of our dancers who plan to audition for area high school dance/drill teams. Dancers will also execute many exercises to help them develop their flexibility, balance, coordination, agility, and strength. This class is for dancers in 6th through 12th grade.
Drill Team Technique II: This class is for the advanced level dancer who has intentions of auditioning for their high school or college dance/drill team and/or has already made their high school dance/drill team and is looking to further their training and preparation for ensemble and/or officer auditions.The dancers will continue to improve their pom motion, technique, kick line technique, and various leaps and turns required of the advanced level drill team dancer. Dancers must level into this class through a skill evaluation or from a teacher recommendation based on the dancer’s skill level.