The class descriptions and ages are intended to be a guideline but do not necessarily determine the most appropriate class for your child. Please note all final class placements are made by the instructor after evaluation and approval by the studio director. Proper placement will only further insure your child’s successful dance experience.
Although we greatly emphasize the importance of Ballet class and technique at the Academy, we encourage the student to try adding additional disciplines once they have the foundations of Ballet. Students who add additional styles of dance to their schedule receive a discount and enjoy the opportunity of dancing more in our annual recital.
We strongly encourage students to take additional styles of dance to broaden their knowledge and technique and become a more well rounded dancer. You may add another class (Lyrical/Jazz, Hip Hop, Acro/Tumble, or another Ballet/Tap class) for a discounted price.
Fall Classes by Age
Ballet is the basis and foundation of all dance disciplines. Our teachers are trained in the French School, the Vaganova Method (Russian) and the Cecchetti Method (Italian). Ballet builds strength, poise, proper body alignment, turnout and flexibility. Students participate in full barre with emphasis on technique, across the floor progressions, leaps, turns and center work.
Develops rhythm, coordination and increases strength in the lower body. Class begins with a warm up, across the floor progressions and end with choreography.
Our style is classic, covering all 20th century styles, well-rounded with a focus on musicality, technique and expression. Class includes a warm-up with isolations, across the floor progressions and choreography.
Class is a fusion of techniques from Graham, Horton and Limon styles of modern. Each class begins with an in depth warm-up, continues with exercises in the center and passes across the floor and ends with improvisation and choreography.
Our hip hop is fast paced, high energy and FUN with appropriate music and choreography, that is current with the dance industry today.
Combines ballet and jazz technique, while developing strength, flexibility and balance within the dancer. Lyrical provides an opportunity for students to express themselves in a more emotional way, relating to the music.
A newly popular form of dance that borrows from ballet, lyrical and modern dance, while incorporating more contact, release, floor work, fall and recovery and improvisation. Change in rhythm, speed and direction are used as well as modern day music and lyrics.
Floor apparatus of gymnastics training in which cushioned mats are used to spot skills including cart wheels, walk overs, hand springs, aerials and tucks in order to incorporate in tumbling aspects of dance. This form also uses many stretching and strengthening drills for students to advance.
Students dance on the “tip of their toes” in blocked shoes at the more advanced levels of ballet training.