Ballet is characterized by light, graceful, fluid movements. Classes are divided by level based on teacher recommendations and include traditional barre and center work focused on ballet principles. Students will gain an understanding of ballet steps, enabling the development of classical ballet technique. The techniques found in classical ballet are a framework for many styles of dance, including modern, jazz, contemporary and lyrical, as well as baton twirling, and will facilitate further success in these disciplines. Ballet develops all of the qualities essential to the dancer: balance, poise, strength, elevation, elasticity, “ballon”, etc. It is classic in its purity and clear-cut style.
We offer beginner ballet classes for ages 3 and up. Ballet dance classes range from 30 minutes to 2 hours depending on the level. Dress: pink ballet shoes, classical pink tights, solid black leotard, hair in neat bun with no bangs.
Baton twirling is an activity involving the manipulation of a metal rod and the human body to a coordinated routine and is similar to rhythmic gymnastics or color guard (flag spinning). Our Baton Twirling program offers beginner through advanced classes, with training in 1-baton, 2-baton, 3-baton/juggling, knives and fire baton.
Entry level baton lessons last 30 minutes and offered to students ages 7 and up. Dress: Tennis shoes (nude canvas keds preferable) or nude jazz shoes, nude tights, dance shorts and fitted tank top or solid color sleeveless leotard, hair in neat ponytail and out of face
Tap dance is a form of dance characterized by using the sound of one's tap shoes hitting the floor (or other surfaces) as a percussive instrument. We primarily follow Al Gilbert’s graded tap dancing syllabus, which incorporates classic and modern music and tap dancing, and supplement with Rod Howell’s United Taps for more modern approach.
We offer beginner tap classes for ages 3 and up. Tap dance classes last from 30 minutes to 1 hour, depending on the level. Dress: tap shoes (black for kindergarten and lower, tan/nude for 1st grade and up), pink/nude tights, solid leotard, hair in neat ponytail with no bangs, dance shorts optional
DBE Skills is dedicated to improving the technique and movements necessary across all disciplines of dance. With across the floor combinations and exercises to strengthen and stretch dancers, students gain the ability to correct “bad habits” and improve technique of jumps, turns and extensions. As these concepts have strong roots in ballet, it is required that our DBE
Skills students be 7 years old and take at least one ballet class with us. DBE Skills classes last from 30 minutes to 1 hour, depending on the level. Dress: nude jazz shoes, pink/nude tights, solid black leotard, hair in neat ponytail with no bangs, fitted dance shorts optional
Acrobatics is the performance of extraordinary feats of balance, agility, and motor coordination. The program is based on safe and effective progressions with proven results in five divisions of AcroDance: Flexibility, Strength, Balancing, Limbering and Tumbling. Developed with input from professionals and experts in ballet, modern dance, jazz, contortion, artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, sport acrobatics, yoga, acro yoga, pilates, physiotherapy, hand balancing and more, you will not find a more comprehensive program. Simple thoughtful progressions take the beginner preschool level dancer from log rolls and summersaults to the advanced dancer tumbling effortlessly across the stage! To ensure safety, we require acrobatic students to be 5 years of age and take at least one ballet class. We are proud to be certified through Acrobatic Arts and Alixa Flexibility and our classes follow the Acrobatic Arts syllabus.
Classes last from 45 minutes to 1.5 hours, depending on the level. Dress: barefoot, no tights or footless/convertible tights, solid leotard, hair in neat low bun or French braid, fitted dance shorts
Hip Hop Dance
Hip-hop dance is a broad category that includes a variety of urban styles. The older dance styles that were created in the 1970s include uprock, breaking, and funk styles. Hip hop cultivates creativity in our dancers. Our Hip Hop workshops are dedicated to helping students grow with master teachers and our weekly classes are dedicated to helping students maintain those skills gained.
Hip hop dance is offered to students 6 years and older and lasts 30 minutes to 2 hours, depending on the level.
Dress: clean dance sneakers or jazz shoes shoes, dance shorts or pants, fitted top, hair in neat ponytail and out of face
Ballroom dance refers to a set of partner dances, which are enjoyed both socially and competitively around the world. We offer social ballroom lessons in Waltz, Foxtrot, East-Coast Swing, Cha Cha Cha, Rumba, Country and Western and various others. Ballroom is offered in private sessions and focuses on one dance style per session.
Ballroom lessons are taught to dance couples in 45-minute private lessons. Dress: ballroom shoes or socks, comfortable pants and fitted top, hair in ponytail and out of face.