Types of Classes

Students are grouped by age and/or skill level
 
Ages 3-4 and ages 5-6
CREATIVE MOVEMENT
Our Creative Movement Early Childhood Program (ages 3-6 years) provides a foundation for each student’s future dance training.  For instance, instead of a “free form” class, our studio provides children with the opportunity to experience warm-up, centre barre, and across the floor activities just like the structure of a traditional ballet class.

Throughout the class, children explore monthly objectives such as music, movement concepts, and class etiquette.  Additionally, students participate in a creative dance activity at the end of each class.  Young dancers who are exposed to this type of activity are generally more creative in their choreographic efforts in later years and are freer in their movement styles as they develop.

Our early childhood program is a ballet based program and includes all locomotor movements, levels, tempo, energy, shapes, floor patterns and directions.  Also students begin learning a ballet vocabulary.

 
 
Ages 7-8 and ages 9-10
PRE-BALLET
This class will introduce students to dance as an art form. Basic barre and centerwork will be studied while improving grace and posture.

JAZZ
The second half of Pre-Ballet will include a variety of jazz and ethnic technique and creativity in movement while experiencing a greater appreciation for choreography.


Ages 11 to adult
BALLET
A class designed to teach strength, flexibility, endurance and grace through barre exercises and center work.  Also, students will develop a working vocabulary of steps, principles, and a technical foundation.

JAZZ
A class designed to increase kinesthetic awareness and increase range of motion through a variety of techniques and cultures.  This class will also help prepare students for extra curricular activities such as cheerleading and danceline.  We include some modern technique throughout our jazz instruction.
 
 
HIP HOP
An urban street style dance.  Like jazz, it will increase kinesthetic awareness and motion through different percussive type movements, techniques and cultures.
 

INTERPRETIVE WORSHIP
A class designed to teach students how to show forth their expression and creativity unto the Lord.  Excellence in movement will be encouraged, but the main objective is creating movement that ministers.