YOUTH CLASS DESCRIPTIONS
Toddler and Preschool Classes
MiniMeMovement is a first dance experience for new movers using creative, imaginative curriculum and fun props. Little ones ages 2.5-3 will acquire the building blocks of dance in a happy and positive environment. Ballet basics and terminology, as well as age-appropriate tumbling, will get your little one moving and stretching! Sweet music and rhymes are used to help them learn the language of dance. After winter break, dancers will begin tap. This class is suitable for both boys and girls who will be able to just celebrate being three years old!
Lil’ Labberinas: Tiny. Happy. Ballerinas. is a perfect dance experience for our older preschoolers typically ages 3.5-5 years old. Labberinas will fall in love with dance while moving with friends in our fun, safe and educational environment!
Lil’ Labberinas I An introduction to ballet, dance-based tumbling, and later in the year, tap technique. New ballerinas are led through dance curriculum and terminology that progress as they grow, utilizing stretching, ballet barre, across the floor, and dance mats. With age-appropriate songs, props & movement.
Lil’ Labberinas II Recommended for children in preschool who have a year of dance experience already! Typically suitable for dancers ages 4-5. Developmentally appropriate ballet and tap curriculum will progress as they grow, utilizing stretching, ballet barre, across the floor, tap barre and simple combinations. Dancers will learn terminology and build on their movement knowledge, while experiencing age-appropriate songs, props, and dance games.
Kinder Classes (Grades Kindergarten -1st)
Kinder Ballet/Tap is a combo class geared specifically toward dancers going into Kindergarten and 1st grade. These special dancers are making the transition from tiny labberinas, to dancers who are ready to advance their technique, but most importantly feel the pure joy of dance class. Developmentally appropriate ballet and tap curriculum will progress through the year, utilizing stretching, ballet barre, across the floor, tap barre and combinations.
Kinder Hip Hop/Jazz uses fun music, cool hip hop moves and jazz technique that builds as they grow! Class includes a warm-up, across the floor technique, and combinations to relevant, age-appropriate music. Dancers will have a fun time rockin’ with their friends, while gaining flexibility, strength, and building their trick technique.
Elementary Classes (Grades 2nd - 4th)
Elementary Ballet/Tap is a class that utilizes barre work, across the floor technique, and center floor skills & combinations to help dancers find their “voice” and build confidence through dance. We level by age and experience to find the perfect fit for these developing youth. Elementary level is usually recommended for dancers in 2nd - 3rd or even 4th grade.
Elementary Lyrical & Technique is for our students who are super excited to move into the contemporary genre. Movers in elementary school can get technique basics to help them dance and emote to express their feelings. Dancers will be working on flexibility, jumps and turns that will be using in expressive combinations that will help them understand that the joy found through dance is a feeling unmatched. This class is designed for dancers is 2nd - 4th grade.
Elementary Hip Hop/Jazz uses fun music, cool hip hop moves and jazz technique that builds as they grow! Class includes a warm-up, across the floor technique, and combinations to relevant, age-appropriate music. Dancers will have a fun time rockin’ with their friends, while gaining flexibility, strength, and building their trick technique.
Tween Classes (Grades 4th - 6th)
Tween Ballet/Tap is a class that utilizes barre work, across the floor technique, and center floor skills & combinations to help dancers find their “voice” and build confidence through dance. We level by grade level and experience to find the perfect fit for these developing youth. Tween level is usually recommended for dancers in 4th-6th grade.
Tween Hip-Hop is geared toward our 4th-6th graders who are excited to learn the latest moves to the most popular music. These pre-teens will feel like rockstars, jamming with their friends as they learn combinations, tricks, body control and isolations. Challenging yet attainable phrases will keep them moving, thinking and rocking out the latest trends.
Tween Jazz Lyrical is for our 4th-6th graders who are serious about about developing their dance technique in a fun, feel-good, and stress-free environment. They will be developing flexibility, strength and movement quality through stretching, conditioning, isolations and progressions across the floor. Leaps, turns and fun combinations to both trendy and emotive music will get these developing movers excited and confident to dance for themselves and perform for their friends and family.
Teen Classes (Grades 6th -12th)
Teen Contemporary Jazz & Funk is for Middle & High School dancers who are eager move in different styles and develop their technique in a non-competitive and positive environment. These teenagers will be with learning with other movers in their age and ability range, to help build confidence and love for different dance styles. Classes will include stretching & conditioning, as well as fundamental technique and choreography in jazz, contemporary and hip-hop to trendy, feel-good music.
Ballet Basics is for teen dancers with prior ballet experience looking to refine technique, form and alignment. This class is NOT for beginners.
Pre-Pointe/Pointe is for teen dancers with prior ballet experience. Pointe is recommended for students with at least 1 year of pre-pointe and 5 years of ballet training. Pointe shoes should not be purchased until dancer has met with the Pointe teacher for their consultation.
Crew Classes (By Audition Only - Junior I, Junior II, Teen/Senior Levels)
Crew Ballet By audition only. Ballet for crew dancers with significant ballet experiences. Barre, across the floor and center floor technique weekly. Dancers will learn correct execution of basic techniques, and continue into more advanced variations as they are ready. Junior I, Junior II, Teen/Senior Levels.
Crew Contemporary Jazz By audition only. Technique, choreography & artistry for experienced dancers. Weekly classes include a full-body warmup and conditioning, technique that progresses as dancers grow, combinations and a focus on performance and expression related to music. Feel good style, songs & movement, as well as progressions of turns, leaps and tricks will help dancers build on both their strength/execution, and their unique stamp as an artist. Teen/Senior Level.
Crew Hip Hop By audition only. Dancers with several years of hip hop & jazz training will stretch, strengthen, condition and learn weekly combinations. Choreography and music is relevant to the current hip-hop industry. Some form of sneaker is required. Teen/Senior Level.
Crew Tap By audition only. Rhythm, skill progressions, various tap styles and weekly combinations. For crew dancers with significant tap experience. Black hard-sole oxford-style tap shoes required. Junior II, Teen/Senior Levels.
Crew Jazz Lyrical By audition only. Jazz technique, conditioning and across the floor combinations to challenge and cultivate our up and coming teen dancers. Weekly choreography with lyrical and emotional emphasis. Junior II level.
Crew Jazz Technique By audition only. Jazz technique, conditioning and across the floor combinations perfect for working on quality of movement and vocabulary. Junior I Level.