Dancers ages 10 to 14 have generally been exposed to dance – whether from previous experience, or from viewing live theatre or television shows. At this level, we want to emphasize team spirit and working together to achieve success in the studio. We also want to encourage students to bring excitement and energy into their dancing. At this level, dance classes should be high energy, challenging and positive.
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.
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.
Tap is an upbeat dance genre that focuses on rhythm and musicality. It involves rythmical footwork making a variety of sounds with your feet.
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.
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 training is mandatory to participate in this class.
Pointe is an extension of ballet dance which requires exceptional strength and flexibility. This class will be offered by teacher recommendation only.