Curious Dancers

IGNITE Curiosity!

Dancers ages 5 to 9 are new to rhythm and movement. We want to encourage this age group to be curious and adventurous when learning dance. We want to facilitate a place where they can be creative and learn dance in a supportive and fun atmosphere. At this level, dance classes should be fun, exciting and a learning experience.

Ballet, Jazz and Tap are the core disciplines of dance and we encourage young students to begin with these styles for a well rounded dance education. Other great disciplines we offer at this age is Hip Hop and Acro. Musical Theatre and Lyrical are offered to Age 7&up.

All of our class times that are open to beginners are listed below. If your dancer has previous experience or extensive gymnastics experience, please contact info@ignitedancestudios.com for an assessment and class suggestions.

Ballet

Ballet is the foundation of technical dance training. It involves slow controlled movements and allows the dancer to develop strength and grace.

We use an R.A.D. syllabus to guide our dancers through learning ballet vocabulary. They use this knowledge to work towards R.A.D. examinations which they can enter upon Teacher Approval.

WEDNESDAYS
4:00 to 4:45 Curious A Combo (Ballet, Jazz, Tap) – 5 years
4:00 to 4:45 Curious B/C Ballet – 6 plus years
SATURDAYS
11:15 to 12:15 Curious A/B Combo (Ballet, Jazz, Tap) – 5 plus years

Jazz

Jazz is an upbeat dance genre that calls for sharp and energetic movements. Jazz classes will also have a focus on developing strong dance technique and is a great compliment to ballet training.

WEDNESDAYS
4:00 to 4:45 Curious A Combo (Ballet, Jazz, Tap) – 5 years
4:45 to 5:30 Curious B Jazz/Tap – 6 years
4:45 to 5:30 Curious Jazz BEG – 7 to 9 years
SATURDAYS
11:15 to 12:15 Curious A/B Combo (Ballet, Jazz, Tap) – 5 plus years

Tap

Tap is an upbeat dance genre that focuses on rhythm and musicality. It involves rythmical footwork making a variety of sounds with your feet.

TUESDAYS
4:45 to 5:30 Curious C/D Tap – 7 to 9 years
WEDNESDAYS
4:00 to 4:45 Curious A Combo (Ballet, Jazz, Tap) – 5 years
4:45 to 5:30 Curious B Jazz/Tap – 6 years
SATURDAYS
11:15 to 12:15 Curious A/B Combo (Ballet, Jazz, Tap) – 5 plus years

Acro

Acro is a discipline of strength, flexibility and discipline. Students will learn progressive tumbling skills such as handstands, back walk-overs and aerials. Students will also learn a variety of balance and partner tricks and learn how to smoothly transition them into their regular dance styles. Students registered in this class must be enrolled in a Ballet, Jazz or gymnastics.

SATURDAYS
10:00 to 11:00 Curious Acro – Age 7 to 9 years
2:00 to 2:45 Curious Kinder-Acro – Age 5 to 6 years *Not currently running but we are accepting an interest list*

Hip Hop

Hip Hop is an exciting and energetic dance style. This dance genre helps develop isolations and style. This class will involve old school hip hop, video style choreography, and touch on other techniques such as popping and locking, house, and break dancing.

MONDAYS
5:00 to 5:45 Curious Hip Hop – Age 8 to 9
TUESDAYS
5:30 to 6:15 Curious ABC Hip Hop – Age 5 to 7

Musical Theatre

Musical Theatre is an entertaining class that combines singing, acting and dancing. We focus on choral singing and projection, lip sync, characterization, line memorization and basic jazz dance movement. This is a fun class for a dancer that enjoys all elements of performance. They will be introduced to a variety of music from various musicals.

WEDNESDAYS
5:30 to 6:15 Curious Musical Theatre – Age 7&up

Lyrical

Lyrical is a great compliment to ballet training much like jazz. It is a dance genre that interprets the lyrics of a song through movement. It is a style of dance filled with emotion and expression. Due to the technical ability required, ballet and jazz is mandatory to participate in this class.

Beginner Lyrical is not offered. Students must be enrolled in Ballet or Jazz for min. 1 year and be recommended into a Lyrical class.