Class Descriptions

Creative Movement: A child's first experience with dance must be fun! Using music, songs and props, children are encouraged to express themselves freely. Children must be toilet trained.

Pre-Primary: This class is a fun-filled introduction to ballet. The emphasis of this class continues to be student enjoyment and self expression in a structured environment that encourages active participation.

Primary: This class is an introduction to the structure of a ballet class which includes work at the barre, work in the center (a combination of ballet steps) and grand allegro (large movement across the studio floor). Students in this class are introduced to traditional dance terminology.

Ballet I: This class is the official beginning of a formal ballet technique class. A class consists of barre work, center work and movement across the floor.

Ballet II - VI: Ballet continues thru level six introducing Pointe technique, Partnering and Variations at various levels of student's development.

Pre-Pointe: Students attending two ballet classes per week will be considered for enrollment in Pre-Pointe. This class focuses on strengthening the feet, ankles and back. This is a mandatory prerequisite in preparation for working "en pointe."

Partnering - Supported Adagio (pas de deux): At the center of classical dancing is the "pas de deux", two dancers dancing together. At the Academy we prepare our dancers to be strong partners. Students in this class must command a strong ballet technique and female dancers must be "en pointe." Registration is at the discretion of the director.

Modern: Modern, or contemporary, dance represents a broad range of techniques. Classes in this style are offered from beginning thru advanced.

Tot Tap & Kinder Tap: This in an introduction to tap for our littlest students.

Tap: Offered from beginner thru advanced.

Jazz: Classes are offered beginning thru advanced in styles such as traditional and Broadway.

Acro: Acrobatics is a form of gymnastics solely done on the floor. It teaches basic tumbling skills from somersaults all the way to back tucks. It also teaches dancers to better control their bodies in order to perform more precisely.