CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

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"Broadway Babies", "Rising Stars", & "Triple Threats"

These classes allow students with similar interests and abilities to thrive together, developing their performance skills with age-appropriate and attainable goals.  Students who have a true desire to excel can be in the same classes inclusive of multiple styles, learning from one another, thriving off of one another's desire and passion to do well, and ultimately growing together over time.  Weekly classes will include each style listed below:  

  • "Broadway Babies" (K - 2nd Grade)  Ballet ~ Tap ~ Musical Theatre (1 hour, 45 minutes, 1 day per week)

  • "Rising Stars" (1st - 3rd Grade)  Ballet ~ Tap ~ Jazz ~ Musical Theatre (2 hours, 1 day per week) (Please Note: Advanced 3rd Graders should consider "Triple Threats" to be appropriately challenged.)  *Students should have 1+ year experience or permission from instructor.

  • "Triple  Threats" (3rd - 5th Grade)  Ballet ~ Tap ~ Jazz ~ Broadway Jazz ~ Musical Theatre - While students may sign up for 1 day, enrolling in both days per week ensures the most well-rounded performing arts education. Total experience: 4 hours, 2 days per week. (Ideal for students with 3+ years experience who enjoy age-appropriate challenges.)

*Please Note: Students who are seeking more,  may also enroll in Hip-Hop, Acting, or additional Dance/Musical Theatre Classes.

Storybook Acting  (2 1/2 - 5 Years)

After listening to a storybook, students have fun with Acting Games, Team-Building Exercises, Improvisation, and Vocal/Projection Techniques, while being exposed to the idea of acting in front of their own small-group class.  Emotion and having fun with acting characters in the story-of-the-day will be emphasized. Without the pressure of a performance, students gain confidence and have fun working together in this ensemble-based class.  This class will run in three sessions:

  • Session 1: (7 classes) November: 30, December: 7, 14, 21, January: 4, 11, 18

  • Session 2: (7 classes) February: 1, 8, 15, 22, March: 1, 8, 15

  • Session 3: (6 classes) March: 22, April: 12, 19, 26, May: 3, 10

Acting  (2nd - 5th 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*.  (ACTING SHOWCASE PERFORMANCE: Saturday, May 6th, during their last class (10:45am - 11:30am) ; Rain Date: Sunday, May 7, 3:30pm. Please Note: This class will take place in our Outdoor Amphitheatre.  During inclement weather and/or freezing temperatures, class will take place inside our studio.  Because the performance is intended to take place in our Amphitheatre, we will have as many of these classes outside as possible, rehearsing in their performance space.

Acting  (6th - 9th 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 performance material for the end-of-year performance. This class will learn performance material, which will be incorporated into the "big" end-of-year recital (2:30pm, May 13, 2022).

 

 

Ballet & Tap  (3-5 year olds & 4 1/2 - 6 Year Olds)

In this 45-minute class, Students build upon what they learned if they enroll in the September - December Introduction to Ballet & Tap class.  Students continue to learn Ballet, with proper terminology, technique, and how to keep time with music.  In Tap, students build their understanding of rhythm, timing, and terminology.  Students perform in the Annual Dance Recital (2:30pm, May 13, 2022) 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.) 

 

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 (2:30pm, May 13, 2022).  

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

Broadway Tap (10th -12 Grade)

An advanced tap class for our oldest students.  This add-on class will focus entirely on "old-school" classic tap, indicative of classic 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 (2:30pm, May 13, 2022). 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 (2:30pm, May 13, 2022).  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 (2:30pm, May 13, 2022). Attire: Tights, Leotard, and Girls: (Tan); Boys: (Black) Slip-On Style Jazz Shoes.  (Under "more" on our website, select "Shoes & Attire" for affordable shoe options.) 

Broadway Jazz

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 (2:30pm, May 13, 2022). Attire: Tights, Leotard, and Girls: (Tan); Boys: (Black)  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 choreography that compliments 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 (2:30pm, May 13, 2022).  Attire: Tights or Leggings, Leotards or Tank Tops, and Girls: (Tan); Boys: (Black) Black Slip-On Style jazz shoes. (Under "more" on our website, select "Shoes & Attire" for affordable shoe options.)

Musical Theatre Company

A class for the dedicated performer 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. (High School female students wear Character Shoes with TAN rubber on the bottoms.) This class will perform in the Annual Dance Recital (2:30pm, May 13, 2022) .  Attire: Tights, Leotards, and Girls: (Tan); Boys: (Black) 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.

Hip Hop

In Hip-Hop, students will learn various Hip-Hop movements allowing them to be more grounded and free with dancing. This class will shake up their normal precise, upright technical movements and allow bending of the knees and flexing of the feet. The layout of the class will include a cardio warm up followed by stretches, modern dance inspired across the floor, and a brief routine where they will learn new skills such as isolations, changing levels and speedStudents perform in the Annual Dance Recital (2:30pm, May 13, 2022).  Attire: Tights, Leggings, or Dance Pants, Leotards or Tank  Tops, and Black Hip-Hop Sneakers. 

 

 

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.