DANCE CLASSES 

TINY MOVERS (AGES 1-2)

Our Tiny Movers class is designed for toddlers that have begun to walk, but aren’t quite ready for the more structured Groovin’ with Grownups class. Each week the class will focus on one or two skills (such as bend, kick, jump, tiptoe, etc.) while also providing movement opportunities and of course time for fun and games! This class utilizes lots of music, props, and games to get our little ones moving! All students should be accompanied by a grown-up for this class. (40 minutes, $40 per month)

Tiny Tot Dance (Ages 3-4, 4-5, 5-6) 

 Our Tiny Tot Dance class is an age specific class that will introduce your tiny tot to tap, jazz, and ballet. The purpose of the class is to introduce young students to the these three styles of dance, begin developing fundamental gymnastics skills, and inspire movement and creativity within a positive environment. Students will learn basic steps, skills, and terminology in all areas. Students will dance along to fun and exciting music and will love dancing with Twinkle Bear!  If your little one is looking for a place to get moving and have lots of fun, this is the class for them! (1 hour, $40 per month).

Ballet (Ages 6-12)

Our ballet program utilizes the Show Stars Ballet Curriculum and fosters musicality, body awareness and movement potential in a format that encourages individual artistry. Inspired by the work of Rudolf Von Laban and Irmgard Bartinieff, the class explores the elements of dance; Body, Space, Force, and Time, through creative exercises that are movement focused rather than story focused. The knowledge gained in these classes prepares the student for the attention to detail required in the study of formal ballet training. (1 hour, $40 a month)

Groovin’ With Grownups (Ages 2-3)

Share those special smiles and hugs in our class designed especially for the parent and toddler. This class includes songs and movements based on tap, ballet, and gymnastics fundamentals, and incorporates skills and rhythm exercises. Groovin’ With Grown-ups is a great way to get your little one moving around and using their imagination. *All students should be accompanied by a grown-up for this class.  (40 minutes, $40 per month)

Tap & Jazz Combo (Ages 6-12) 

Our Tap & Jazz Combo is an age specific, 60 minute class that utilizes the Show Stars Curriculum. Thirty minutes of tap and thirty minutes of jazz gives students a fantastic skills base and exposure to different types of dance. We have found that this “combination” technique helps to keep the kids excited, interested, and focused for the entire 60 minute period. In this class your dancer will learn the proper skills and progressions for both tap and jazz.  (1 hour, $40 per month).

Hip Hop (Ages 6-12)

This upbeat class introduces young dancers to hip hop fundamentals and uses age-appropriate and non-suggestive music and movements. Students will learn rhythm and coordination. This class utilizes the Show Stars Curriculum and is an excellent class for high-energy kids who want to take a fast and fun dance class .(1 hour, $40 a month)

Lyrical/Contemporary (Ages 8 & up)

Over the course of our studio year, this class will introduce our students to two different styles of dance!  We will begin the season with Lyrical and will transition to Contemporary in January.  Lyrical is a fusion of ballet with jazz.  Lyrical dancing is performed to music with lyrics to inspire movements to express strong motions.  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.  Contemporary is very free and encourages the dancer to explore creative freedom, while pushing the boundaries of classic styles of dance. (1 hour, $40 a month)

Next Level Tap & Jazz (Ages 8-13)

This class utilizes our Show Stars curriculum but gives the students a little bit of extra time in tap and jazz.  This is for students with experience in tap and jazz who are ready to go a little further in their dance training. (1.25 hours, $50 per month).

 

Pointe/PrePointe

(Ballet Required, EnrolLment Pending Testing) 

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.  They are also required to have a doctor’s note.  Students in pointe class are required to be enrolled in a Ballet class as well and must attend it regularly.  PrePointe is for students who are interested in Pointe but are not quite ready.  This give the students a chance to build the strength necessary to eventually transition to Pointe. (1 hour Seniors, Juniors 45 minutes, $40 per month)

Senior Tap - Jazz - Ballet

(Ages 12 & Up)

Our Senior Tap, Senior Jazz, and Senior Ballet classes are an hour each and are designed so that our students can really experience progress and growth in their dancing.  Each of these 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 each genre of dance but also with the confidence to take their movement from just movement to dancing! (1 hour, $40 a month)

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