Class Descriptions


Toddler 1
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10-30 Month Child/Parent Dance, Tumbling, and Music, 45 min.

Little ones learn basic ballet steps, such as ballet arms, pointing feet, and walking on tiptoe. They practice dancing to the beat and improve strength and coordination with essential acrobatic skills, such as forward rolls, backward rolls, and baby handstands, all while having a blast. Parents bond with their child and make cherished memories of dancing with their little one.

Toddler 2
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2-3 Year Old Dance, Tumbling, and Music, 45 min.

Little ones learn basic ballet steps, such as ballet arms, pointing feet, and walking on tip toe in an independent class, without their parent in the room. They practice dancing to the beat, and improve strength and coordination with essential acrobatic skills, such as forward rolls, backward rolls, and baby handstands, all while having a blast..

Preschool 1
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3-5 Year Old Ballet, Acrobatics, and Creative Movement, 45 min.

Young dancers learn fundamental ballet technique and musicality. They build strength and confidence in themselves by learning how to perform acrobatic moves, such as forward rolls and crab walks. The class includes a ballet story that the teacher and students dance out and a fun seasonal dance number to perform.

Preschool 2
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4-5 Year Old Ballet/Tap/Acrobatics, 60 min.

Preschoolers learn fundamental ballet and tap technique, terminology, and musicality. They focus on linking steps together, connecting movements, and staying on the beat. They build strength and confidence in themselves by learning how to perform beginner and intermediate acrobatic moves, such as forward rolls, handstands, and cartwheels. The class includes a ballet story that the teacher and students dance out and a fun seasonal dance number to perform.

Elementary K
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5-6 Year Old Ballet/Tap/Acrobatics, 60 min.

Kindergarteners learn fundamental ballet and tap technique, terminology, and musicality. They focus on linking steps together with varying rhythms, and proper foot articulation and body alignment. They build strength and confidence in themselves by learning how to perform beginner and intermediate acrobatic moves, such as forward rolls, handstands, cartwheels, and bridges. The class includes a ballet story that the teacher and students dance out and a fun seasonal dance number to perform.

Elementary 1-2
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Elementary 1-2 6-12 Year Old Ballet/Tap/Jazz/Acrobatics, 75 minutes
Primary school dancers build their repertoire of ballet and tap steps. They focus on linking steps together with varying rhythms, and proper foot articulation and body alignment. They begin learning the fundamentals of jazz dance, such as isolations, box steps, kick ball change, and jazz pas de bourree. They build strength and confidence in themselves by learning how to perform intermediate acrobatic moves, such as straddle rolls, handstands, cartwheels, round-offs, and backbends. The class includes a ballet story that the teacher and students dance out and a fun seasonal dance number to perform. This class is for 6-8 year olds with 2 or more years of experience or 9-12 year olds with no dance class experience.

 

Ballet
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Ballet Age 9+, 60 minutes
Children learn the art of ballet. They focus on ballet terminology, body alignment, foot articulation, and musicality. Our ballet classes are in levels for dancers age 8-12 with 1-7 years of dance experience, and for teens with no dance experience. Our ballet teachers are certified by Associated Dance Teachers of New Jersey and American Ballet Theatre.

 

Jazz/Tap
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Jazz/Tap Age 9+, 60 minutes

Dancers learn intermediate jazz technique, such as pirouettes, leaps, battements, and isolations. They learn stylized jazz choreography. Dancers learn intermediate tap technique, such as time steps, pull-backs, and wings. This is a class for dancers age 9-12 with 2 or more years of dance experience or dancers age 13 and up with no dance experience. We recommend taking Jazz/Tap and a weekly ballet class.

Lyrical/Contemporary
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Age 9+, 45 minutes and 60 minutes
Dancers learn Horton, Limón, Graham, and Taylor modern technique, such as flat backs, swings, fall and release, curves, and angles. They also learn lyrical jazz. A slower style of jazz that expresses the lyrics and emotions of a song with the movement and dancer’s expression.

 

Acrobatics
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Acrobatics Age 5 and up, 45 minutes

Dancers focus on strength, flexibility, and agility. They learn acrobatic movements such as somersaults, cartwheels, backbends, kickovers, round-offs, handstands, walkovers, and aerials. They gain core strength, body awareness, coordination, and flexibility. Our curriculum combines Acrobatic Arts and gymnastic tumbling.

Hip Hop
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Hip Hop 5 and up, 45 min.

Young dancers learn fundamental hip hop technique such as body isolations, hitting and popping, locomotor progressions across the floor, and breakdancing on the floor. They focus on putting steps together in a combination, understanding step combinations with diverse rhythms and hitting movements with different levels of intensity and attack. They learn to perform choreography in a canon and with other dancers performing coordinating movements, to tell stories and create shapes.

Musical Theater
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Musical Theater, Age 5 and up 60 min.

Young performers improvise both speaking and non-speaking scenarios. They learn how to act out characters and ideas in a way that is effective, clear, and entertaining to the audience. Performers practice vocal exercises and learn how to use the correct muscles to sing loud, clear, and expressively. Choreographed numbers to renowned Broadway music are performed, and students have fun taking on many different characters. This is a mixed age class, and the different aged performers provide a multitude of opportunities for scene and character building.