class descriptions


Twinkle Babies

(2-3yrs) A 30-minute introductory dance class for 2 to 3 year olds. The secret to the class is that it is structured and fun! It contains Ballet, Tap, and Creative Movement.

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Twinkle Stars Dance Classes

(Ages 3-4, 4-5) Twinkle Star Dance is an age-specific 45-minute class containing Ballet, Tap, and Jazz/Creative Movement. The purpose of the class is to introduce young dancers to the three styles of dance and inspire movement and creativity within a positive environment. Dancers also learn basic steps and terminology in all three styles.

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Combo Classes

(Ages 5-7, 7-9yrs) Combo classes are an age specific, 45-60 minute class. This class will spend portions of the time working on two or more different styles, giving the children a fantastic 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 45-60 minute period.

Acro Dance

(Ages 6 & Up) To get the most out of the Acro Dance program, should take Ballet in conjunction with their Acro Dance class. A beautiful fusion of classic dance technique and the precision and athleticism of acrobatic elements.

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Acro Skills

(Ages 7 & Up) Acro Class with emphasis placed on skill building.

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Mini & Junior Ballet

(Ages 5-7, 6-8, 7-9, 8-10) The Pre-Ballet Program fosters musicality, body awareness, and movement potential in a format that encourages individual artistry.

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Ballet I

(Ages 10+) Prerequisite: Mini or Junior Ballet This level emphasizes correct postural alignment, principles of turn-out, balance, control, and elementary barre exercises. Center work consists of a repetition of barre work, carriage of the arms, and positions of the body in relationship to the eight points of focus of the stage.

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Ballet II/III

(Ages 10+) Prerequisite: Basic Ballet (Instructor Approval Required) At this level, there is a marked developmental leap, both in the technical aspects of class and in the seriousness with which training is taken by the dancer. This is the age when the young dancer begins to evaluate past experiences in dance and to question whether or not a career would be desirable.

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Ballet- Pre-Pointe/Pointe

(Ages 9+) Prerequisite: Ballet II/III (Instructor Approval Required) Students enrolled in Pre-Pointe/Pointe class must be enrolled in at least one Ballet II/III class. Students interested in Pointe must be enrolled in two classes per week and will be evaluated annually.

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Drill Team Prep & Technique Classes

(Ages 10yrs & Up) Our Drill Team classes are great for preparing for try outs or just to improve your skills. We have classes dedicated to Kick Technique and a Drill Team focused Jazz Technique class to work on Leaps & Turns as well. Stretch & Strength class is also recommended for those preparing for try outs.

Hip Hop

(Ages 5yrs & Up) Hip Hop class provides a structured method of learning various Hip Hop dance movements in a fun-filled and vibrant class environment. From R&B and House to Club and Pop, Hip Hop classes utilize upbeat music from various genres, in addition to the latest Hip Hop hits. The resulting outcome is an energetic class that not only teaches you Hip Hop movements and technique, but also instills rhythm and precision in your muscle memory.

Jazz

(Ages 5yrs & Up) Jazz classes are fun and energetic. They include such elements as leaps, turns, splits, and isolations. Classes include stretch and strengthening exercises, floor work, and across the floor progressions in addition to center floor combinations.

Leaps & Turns

(Ages 7yrs & Up) Technique class focusing on strength, flexibility and work on different styles of leaps and turns.

Lyrical/Contemporary

(Ages 7yrs & Up) Lyrical/Contemporary is a fluid form of dance done to popular ballads and slower contemporary music. The dancer is taught to interpret his or her movement with feeling, motion and style. They will learn to tell a story or create the picture of the song. This style combines the fluid beauty of ballet with the more sharp moves in jazz. A Ballet or Jazz class is recommended along with lyrical/contemporary to build in technique.

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Musical Theatre Jazz

(Ages 9yrs & Up) Musical Theater dance classes focus on learning proper dance technique while exploring the various styles and music used in Broadway shows. Emphasis will also be placed on learning performance skills such as connecting with the audience and telling a story through dance and facial expressions.

Stretch & Strength

(Ages 9yrs & Up) This class focuses on building strength, cardio and core exercises with added focus on improving dancer flexibility

Tap

(Ages 5yrs & Up) Tap classes are designed to develop rhythm, style and sound. Students will learn a variety of tap styles from Broadway to Rhythm tap. Exercises focus on building flexibility of the knee and ankles, coordination, and speed of movement. The class emphasis is on developing proper tap technique, producing clear tap sounds, and having fun. As students progress through each level curriculum will become increasingly more complex and intricate.