Youth Classes
Youth ClassesChoreographer: Kathleen Hiley
Photographer: Rodney S Braun

Schedule: 2017-2018

Please note that final class placement for all students will be confirmed by our teachers during the first few weeks of classes.

TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY
5:30 – 6:30
Teen 3/4
Ballet (14 & up + experienced)
5:30 – 6:30
Urban Beat – for boys!
(8-12 yrs old)
6:30 – 7:30
Teen 3/4 Contemporary
(14 & up + experienced)
 
SATURDAY
    9:45 – 10:30
Creative Movement 1
(4 yr old)
10:00 – 11:00
Ballet 1/2
(7 – 8 yr old)
10:15 – 11:00
Creative Jazz/
Intro Ballet
(6 yr old)
10:30 – 11:15
Parents and Tots
(2 & 3 yr old)
11:00 – 12:00
Jazz 1/2
(7 – 8 yr old)
11:00 – 12:00
Ballet 3/4
(9 – 11 yr old)
11:15 – 12:00
Creative Movement 2
(5 yr old)
12:00 – 1:00
Preteen Contemporary
(10 – 13 yr old)
12:00 – 1:00
Teen 1/2 Jazz
(12 – 17 yr old)
12:00 – 1:00
Tap 1/2
(7 – 9 yr old)
1:00 – 2:00
Ballet 5/6
(11-12 yr old)
1:00 – 2:00
Jazz 3/4
(9-11 yr old)
1:00 – 2:00
Teen 1/2 Ballet
(12 – 17 yr old)
2:00 – 3:00
Teen 1/2 Contemp.
(12 – 17 yr old)
2:00 – 3:00
Jazz 5/6
(11 – 12 yr old)
2:00 – 3:00
Teen Tap
(13 -17 yr old)
3:00 – 4:00
Teen 3/4 Jazz
(12-17 yr old + exp.)
3:00 – 4:00
Tap 3/4/5
(10 – 12 yr old)
4:00 – 5:00
Ballet 7/8
(12-14 yr old + exp.)
 4:00 – 5:00
Preteen HipHop
(10 – 13 yr old) 
5:00 – 6:00
Teen 1/2 HipHop
(13 – 17 yr old)
5:00 – 6:00
Jazz 7/8
(12-14 yr old + exp.)

Classes

Parents and Tots

2-3 year olds with accompanying adult
This class is geared toward our youngest dancers and their accompanying adult.  The young child explores rhythm and movement appropriate to their physical and intellectual development while their more mature counterpart gets in on the action as well!  Dancers also develop their coordination skills in this fun, creative environment.  A spontaneous atmosphere is enriched by a collection of inspiring music.

Creative Movement

4-5 year olds
The young child experiences movement and music appropriate to their physical and intellectual development.  Natural movement vocabulary is explored through the use of props, sound, music and rhythm, enhancing inner creativity and body awareness.

Girls: black sleeveless leotard, black tights, bare feet
Boys: plain black t-shirt, black shorts or dance pants, bare feet

Creative Jazz/Intro Ballet

6 year olds
Dancers are introduced to the basics of ballet and jazz vocabulary, while experiencing the elements of creative movement.  Students will explore their inner creativity while being introduced to the structured dance technique class.

Girls: black sleeveless leotard, black footless tights, bare feet
Boys: plain black t-shirt, black shorts or dance pants, bare feet

Ballet

7 years old and up
Ballet provides a solid technical foundation for all dance disciplines.  The focus is on alignment and placement of the body while encouraging artistry in movement.  Classes strengthen the body and promote grace, posture, coordination and flexibility.  Ballet classes are offered at all levels, including RAD (Royal Academy of Dance) syllabus and exams, based on the evaluation of the teacher.

Girls: black sleeveless leotard, pink footed ballet tights, pink full-sole Bloch leather ballet slippers with elastics
Boys: plain white t-shirt, black shorts, dance belt, white socks, white ballet slippers with elastics
Teen Girls: black sleeveless leotard, pink footed tights and pink ballet slippers with elastics
Teen Boys:  plain white t-shirt, black shorts or black pants, dance belt, white socks and black ballet slippers with elastics

Contemporary Dance

10 years old and up
This class incorporates strong dance technique, exciting dynamics and emotional expression, dancers experience movement to a variety of music.  These classes promote muscle tone, coordination, body awareness and inner creativity.  We encourage students to also take ballet to accelerate their progress and development in contemporary dance.

Girls: black/navy leotard, black footless tights, bare feet
Boys: black form-hugging t-shirt or leotard, black dance pants, bare feet

Jazz

7 years old and up
Jazz is a dynamic dance form accompanied by upbeat and popular music.  Classes include warm-up, technique, jazz vocabulary, along with energetic dance combinations.  We encourage students to also take ballet to accelerate their progress and development in jazz dance.

Girls: black sleeveless leotard, beige footed or convertible tights, beige slip-on jazz shoes, black dance shorts (optional)
Boys: black form-hugging t-shirt or leotard, black ankle-length dance pants, black slip-on jazz shoes

Tap

7 years old and up
Tap is an energetic dance form emphasizing rhythm, musicality, and coordination.  These classes also promote grace and technique.

Girls: black sleeveless leotard, black ankle-length dance pants, black tap shoes
Boys: black form-fitting t-shirt or leotard, black ankle-length dance pants, black tap shoes

Hip Hop

10 years old and up
Similar to dance movement seen in hip hop music videos and popular culture, basic elements of Hip Hop vocabulary are introduced in this class.  All the latest moves and styles are taught to the music of the industry at an age appropriate level.

Girls & Boys: non-marking white-soled sneakers for indoor use only, t-shirt, dance pants or sweatpants

Urban Beat – Hip Hop for Boys

8 – 12 years old
In this boys-only class, students will learn basic elements of hiphop vocabulary, as well as elements of breakdance and streetdance. All the latest moves and styles are taught to the music of the industry.

Boys: non-marking white-soled sneakers for indoor use only, t-shirt, dance pants or sweatpants