CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Acting  (2nd - 5th Grade & 5th - 8th Grade)

Students have fun with Acting Games, Team-Building Exercises, Improvisation, and Vocal/Projection Techniques, while learning performance skills.  Emotion, projection, and staging techniques will be emphasized. Acting skills develop as we work on scenes, putting together mini-plays for an end-of-year performance.  (Performance date/time TBD, estimated mid-May - early June).

 

Introduction To Ballet & Tap  (3-5 year olds)

In this full year, 45-minute class, Students are introduced to Ballet, learning proper terminology, technique, and how to keep time with music.  In Tap, students learn rhythm, timing, and terminology. This class will perform in the Annual Dance Recital at the end of the season (mid-May or early June).  Required Attire: Tights, Leotard, Ballet Shoes, and TAN Mary Jane style tap shoes (Velcro preferred.  Under "more" on our website, select "Shoes & Attire" for affordable shoe options.)  

Ballet/Tap (4 ½ - 6 years old)

In this full year, 45-minute class, Students learn Ballet terminology, technique, and how to keep time with music.  In Tap, students will learn rhythm, timing, and terminology.  Students will perform in the Annual Dance Recital (specific time TBA).  Required: Tights, Leotard, Pink Ballet Shoes, and TAN Mary Jane style Tap Shoes (Velcro preferred.  Under "more" on our website, select "Shoes & Attire" for affordable shoe options.) 

Tap

In Tap, Students progress with terminology fluidity, technique, form, counting, keeping time with music, syncopated rhythms, and various styles.  Students will perform in the Annual Dance Recital (specific time TBA).  

Required: Tights, Leotard, and TAN Tap Shoes.  Please see specific class description for exact tap shoe requirements.  Most classes will wear Tan Slip-On Style tap shoe.  Tan Character Tap shoes are for Tap Company only.  (Under "more" on our website, select "Shoes & Attire" for affordable shoe options.) 

Tap Company (9th -12 Grade)

An advanced tap class for our oldest students.  This add-on class will focus entirely on "old-school" classic tap, indicative of feminine Broadway musical-style.  Enrollment in TAP is required for members of Tap Company.  Tap Character Shoes will be worn.  Students will perform in the Annual Dance Recital (specific time TBA). Permission from instructor required.

Ballet

In Ballet, students concentrate on Ballet terminology, and the placement of the body doing Barre work, jumps, turns, sequences across the floor, and center combinations.  Students learn counting, terminology, and technique.  Short combinations are taught during each class.  Students perform in the Annual Dance Recital (specific time TBA).  Attire: Tights, Leotards, Pink Ballet Shoes.  (Under "more" on our website, select "Shoes & Attire" for affordable shoe options.) 

Jazz

Jazz terminology and body placement, proper technique, movement across the floor are the focus of this class.  Students work on turns, jumps, and short combinations weekly.  Students will perform in the Annual Dance Recital. Attire: Tights, Leotard, and Tan Slip-On Style Jazz Shoes.  (Under "more" on our website, select "Shoes & Attire" for affordable shoe options.) 

Broadway Jazz  (5th - 12th Grade)

This class is for students with a solid dance background to fine-tune their skills.  Class includes stretching, movements across the floor, and terminology, focusing on Broadway-Style Jazz and "Acting-the-Dance".  While working on performance skills, students learn quickly taught combinations, mimicking an audition environment, gaining skills to pick up choreography quickly.  Students perform in the Annual Dance Recital. Attire: Tights, Leotard, and Tan Slip-On Style Jazz Shoe and/or Character* Shoes.  (Under "more" on our website, select "Shoes & Attire" for affordable shoe options.  The specified style of TAN character shoe should be purchased for 9th - 12th Grade Class only.) 

Musical Theatre

This class incorporates Acting, Singing, and Movement.  While this is not a “dance” class, students learn simple dance steps that compliment the songs they sing.  Team-Building Exercises and Acting Improvisational Games bring classmates together in a structured, fun atmosphere.  Students perform in the Annual Dance Recital.  Attire: Tights or Leggings, Leotards or Tank  Tops, and Tan Slip-On Style Jazz Shoes.  (Under "more" on our website, select "Shoes & Attire" for affordable shoe options.)

Musical Theatre Company (5th - 12th Grade)

(Intermediate: 5th - 8th  &  Advanced: 9th - 12th Grade)

A class for the dedicated dancer who loves all aspects of Musical Theatre. Students combine trained dance technique with acting and singing.  Focus is on the material for the end-of-year performance.  Students audition for roles, working together as an Ensemble, putting together strong dance, singing, and acting numbers.  Students must have a strong dance background with Jazz and Ballet technique. This class will perform in the Annual Dance Recital.  Attire: Tights, Leotards, and Tan Slip-On Style Jazz Shoes.  (Under "more" on our website, select "Shoes & Attire" for affordable shoe options.)*Permission from instructor is required.  Enrollment in an additional Ballet and/or Jazz Class is required.

 

Registering for the the proper level class is important. If you have questions, please reach out, and we can guide you in the right direction.  In some case, we will offer to briefly meet you to assess background and determine what class(es) are the best fit.  We want each student to have a rewarding experience where they progress without being overwhelmed.

Performing Arts 5678

Studio Location:  15 Locust Ave, Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922

(Upstairs of B.H. VFW) - use back entrance

Mailing Address: 337 Diamond Hill Rd., Berkeley Heights, NJ 07911

646-221-3150

Performing Arts 5678, LLC