Our dance classes at Pep & Pizzazz are divided into four age groups:
Minis: 1st Grade-8
Juniors: Ages 9-12
Seniors: Ages 13 and up
Adults: Ages 18 and up
Each style of dance that we teach follows a curriculum specific to that genre. We are passionate about teaching proper technique in a way that is developmentally appropriate, safe, and rooted in proven science-based practices. Along with an emphasis on technique, we also strive to create classes that allow students to tap into their own creativity, foster positive peer interaction, and create a community in which our students can thrive!
Tap & Jazz Combo (Minis & Juniors)
Our Tap & Jazz Combo is an age specific class that utilizes the Show Stars Curriculum. This class gives students a fantastic skills base and exposure to both tap and jazz. We have found that this “combination” class helps to keep the kids excited, interested, and focused for the entire class period. In this class your dancer will learn the proper skills and progressions for both tap and jazz. Of course we add in our own Pep & Pizzazz style of to every class!! (Minis - Ages 6-8, 55 min, $50 per month) (Juniors - Ages 9-12, 1 hr & 25 min, $65 per month).
(Minis, Juniors, Seniors & Adults)
Our Hip Hop classes are where the party is at! This upbeat class introduces dancers to hip hop fundamentals and uses age-appropriate and family-friendly music and movements. Students will learn rhythm, coordination, and how to groove! This is an excellent class for high-energy kids as well as adults who are looking to up to their step count! No matter what your age you will find your crew, share lots of smiles, break a sweat, and have a ton of fun (55 minutes, $50 a month).
(Minis, Juniors, & Seniors)
(Ballet Required, Enrollment Pending Testing)
Our ballet program is designed to teach ballet skills that correspond to the child's developmental stage in terms of their age. This class will provide a solid base of ballet technique for your dancer, while also teaching musicality and body awareness, grace, and poise. Students will be encouraged to learn the discipline of ballet while also exploring their own creativity and artistry. (Minis - Ages 6-8, 55 min, $50 per month) (Juniors - Ages 9-12, 1 hr & 25 min, $65 per month).
Pointe technique is the part of classical ballet technique that concerns pointe work, in which a ballet dancer supports all body weight on the tips of fully extended feet within pointe shoes. It is a beautiful style of dance that is very physically challenging and demanding. In order to ensure dancer safety, this class is only available to students who have extensive experience in ballet. Students must tested and approved by their ballet teacher prior to enrollment. Pointe takes place in Junior Ballet class for students who have tested into pointe shoes.
**Students dancing on pointe must take 2 ballet classes a week.
Lyrical dance is a dance style that blends elements of ballet and jazz dance. Lyrical dance is generally a little more fluid than ballet and also somewhat faster -- although not as rapidly executed as jazz dance. Our lyrical classes focus on storytelling and dancing the lyrics of a song. Students will grow in creativity, self expression, and grace in this class. (55 min, $50 a month)
Our Senior Jazz classes are designed so that our students can really experience progress and growth in their dancing. Our Jazz classes include a technical warm up, center floor, and across the floor work on technical skills, and combination work. Students are encouraged not only to refine their skills but we also encourage creativity and expression through combinations and improvisational activities. It is our hope to see our dancers not only be equipped with the skills needed in excel in Jazz dance but also with the confidence to take their movement from just movement to dancing! (55 min, $50 a month)
(Seniors & Adults)
Our Senior & Adult Tap Classes are designed around The Five Fundamentals of Tap Class: History & Culture, Technique, Music Theory, Improvisation, and Practical Application. Through a variety of activities and exercises our students will develop and refine their knowledge and skill in each of these areas. The combination of these fundamentals plus a supportive and positive class environment give our students an experience in Tap that they will look forward to each and every week! (55 min, $50 a month)
Contemporary dance is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz, lyrical, and classical ballet. Contemporary dancers strive to connect the mind and the body through fluid dance movements. Our Contemporary class will focus on giving the dancer an opportunity to learn the artistry of moving in space, grow in their use of musicality, and break through the boundaries of classic styles of dance. Dancers will learn to find their voice and to express themselves through movement in new ways. (55 min, $50 a month)