MOVEMENT & MUSIC

Movement & Music is designed for children ages 2-3. Dance skills will be introduced, as well as creative movement and musicality. Through games, props and exercises, young girls and boys will experiment with rhythm and movement. This is not a mommy-and-me class, but incorporates similar practices. Space is limited & children who are potty trained are encouraged.

Length: 50 minutes

Dress Code: non constricting attire. Student needs to be able to move freely

Shoes required: Barefeet or ballet slippers

***Movement & Music students will have the option to participate in recital with a Tiny Toes class. However, recital is not required.


TINY TOES: COMBO

Tiny Toes combo classes are geared towards 3-4 year olds who are ready to be introduced to several different styles of dance. This gives your little one a fun start to the world of dance in a slightly more focused atmosphere. Styles of dance taught in this combination class will include ballet, tap, jazz, and tumbling.                                                                 

Length: 60 minutes

Dress code: females: leotard, tights, skirts, hair up... males: athletic shorts or pants, tanks or tees

Shoes required: females: pink, leather ballet slippers (black for males) and tan, tap shoes (black for males) (Capezio or Bloch tan, taps with elastic are recommended)

***All combo classes will have one recital routine


kinder starz: COMBO

Kinder Starz combo classes are geared towards dancers in preschool and Kindergarten. Similar in structure to the Tiny Toes combo class, but more advanced and structured.

Length: 60 minutes

Dress code: females: leotard, tights, skirts, spandex shorts, tanks or crops, hair up... males: athletic shorts or pants, tanks or tees

Shoes required: females: pink, leather ballet slippers (black for males) and tan, tap shoes (black for males) (Capezio or Bloch tan, taps with elastic are recommended)... 

***All combo classes will have one recital routine


shining STARZ: COMBO

Shining Starz combo classes are for dancers in 1st and 2nd grade. Classes will focus on 2 dance subjects. This means dancers will spend more time practicing each style. (Students may choose to take more than one Shining Starz class in order to keep training in all subjects).

Length: 60 minutes

Dress Code: Ballet/Tap combo, Lyrical/Jazz combo and Technique  – females: leotard, tights, skirt, spandex shorts, tanks or crops, hair up. Attire should be form fitting... males: athletic shorts or pants, tanks or form fitting tees. Hip-Hop/Tumbling combo –   leggings, joggers or shorts, form fitting tops, hair up

Shoes required: Ballet- pink, leather ballet slippers (black for males), Tap- tan, tap shoes (black for males), Jazz- slip on, tan jazz shoes, Technique - half ballet shoes, Foot Undeez/Paws or slip on, tan jazz shoes, Hip-Hop - sneakers (avoid black soles), Tumbling - bare feet

***Shining Starz Technique is a non-recital class. All combo classes will have one recital routine


BALLET

Ballet is the technical backbone for all forms of dance and emphasizes the development of technique, musicality, coordination, discipline and artistry. Ballet classes are devised to break down steps and properly set up the dancer to gradually advance.

Dress code: females: pink tights, black leotard, hair in low or high, slick bun. Ballet skirt optional.... males: black tights/leggings, black tanks or form fitting tees. Dress code is strictly enforced. This is the dancer's uniform.  When dancers show up unprepared, they will be given a warning. Dancers with multiple warnings will be asked to sit out.

 Shoes required: pink, canvas ballet slippers with sewn elastic (tied elastic will receive a warning). Black, canvas ballet slippers for  males.

***Not all ballet classes will perform at recital. Some will be Technique Only classes. TBD by instructor.


POINTE

Pointe is based in ballet technique, but the ballerina’s weight is supported on the fullest extension of the foot. Supporting the feet are specialized pointe shoes. While the shoe supports the dancer’s weight, being proficient in ballet technique such as posture, alignment, balance, etc. is necessary. Permission is required for this class as well as pre-pointe.

Dress code: refer to ballet code

Shoes required: properly fitted pointe shoes. Must be approved by Ms. Rebecca Krumel. Please do not wear shoes until they are approved in case they need to be returned.


Technique

Our Technique classes focus on improving turns, leaps and extensions through balance, control, strength and agility training and practices.Ballet practices and conditioning are common practices within a technique class.

Dress code: form fitting attire, no baggy pants, shorts or tops, hair up

Shoes required: dancers may choose between a slip on jazz shoe, half ballet shoes or Foot Undeez/Paws

***This is a technique only class and will not perform at recital.


LYRICAL

Lyrical is a style of dance that uses the emotion and mood of the music to elicit movements from the dancers. Students have a warm up focusing on core strength, flexibility, and movement of the back. The class includes floor work, progressions, and center combinations.

Dress code: No street clothes. Self-expression encouraged. Dancers must be able to move freely, hair up

Shoes requires: slip on tan, jazz shoes


CONTEMPORARY

Similar to lyrical, contemporary bases movement off emotion and musicality. Dancers may experiment with more modern dance elements. Class structure is similar to lyrical as well.

Dress code: No street clothes. Self-expression encouraged. Dancers must be able to move freely

Shoes required: half ballet shoes, skin color (Capezio Pirouette II, canvas) 


Modern

Modern is a form of dance originally developed in the early 20th century as a way to rebel against the structure of ballet. Now, modern is in a technical class all on it's own. This class will develop strong, creative dancers through the study of technique and improvisation with a focus on musicality, dynamics, floor-work and artistic expression.

Dress Code: No street clothes. Self-expression encouraged. Dancers must be able to move freely.

Shoes required: Bare feet


TAP

Tap is an energetic dance form that uses specialty shoes that produce noise from the heel and toe. Tap emphasizes the flow of movement by teaching the dancer to find rhythms and beats not only in music but in their bodies.

Dress code: none

Shoes required: combo classes: tan, tap shoes... tap A/B and C/D: black, slip on tap shoes


JAZZ

Jazz is an upbeat, high energy dance style that incorporates many technical elements such as kicks, leaps and turns. Dancers will start with a warm up at center and move into across the floor combinations. Choreography will follow.

Dress code: No street clothes. Self-expression encouraged. Dancers must be able to move freely, hair up

Shoes required: tan, slip on jazz shoes


HIP HOP

Hip hop is a combination of street dance and jazz funk. While ballet technique is not stressed, hip hop has innovative technique of its own including isometrics and dynamics. Both will be explored in this high energy class. Tricks/breakdancing will also be a focus.

Dress code: no dress code, however, dancers will need range of motion. Self-expression encouraged

Shoes required: tennis shoes. Please avoid black soles if possible. NO bare feet


IMPROV

Improv can be a scary class to some students at first but a guaranteed favorite by the end. Improv, or freestyle, encourages artistic expression from the dancers. Honing the skill of improvisation allows the dancer complete freedom of movement and individuality. To guide in their creativity, dancers will be given challenges and guidelines to encourage new ways of thinking, moving and emoting.

Dress code: none

Shoes required: any

*Improv is a Technique Only class and will not perform at recital


CHOREOGRAPHY

ADA’s choreography class is geared towards high school students only. Similar to improv class, dancers will be given guidelines and exercises that help develop their choreography skills. Developing the ability to set movement to music, choreography is a great skill for a young, up-and-coming dancer to have.

 Dress code: none

 Shoes required: any


DANCE ACRO

Acrobatics as they relate to dance are the focus in Dance Acro classes. Skills may include chest/elbow stands, walkovers, tricks, handsprings, aerials, etc. All skills are practiced on mats and with spotters. 

Dress code: form fitting attire, no baggy pants, shorts or tops, hair up

Shoes required: bare feet


COMPANY CLASSES

Company classes are the highest level of focused instruction. Classes will be disciplined and demanding. Members of ADA’s company will travel to competitions, conventions and workshops. The primary focus of a company class is to rehearse group routines, so taking other classes that improve technique is required. Dancers must audition and be accepted into the competitive company. See the “Company” page for more details on auditions and requirements.

Dress code: all black, form fitting attire, hair up

Shoes required: TBD by instructor


Adult Classes

For adults, Artistry Dance Alliance offers Alliance Barre to lift and tone target areas and Yoga/Hot Yoga/Hot Power Yoga to find control over the body and mind. Find the full Artfully Fit Schedule at ArtistryDanceAlliance.com/Adults. Beginning this fall, Artistry will offer Adult Hip Hop! A fun, laid-back hip hop class for adults with former training or none.

Other Adult Classes in the works.... 6:00 am Conditioning and Adult Ballet

Adult Instructors include: Jeff Strickland (former owner of Yoga Quest Tallahassee), Kirsten Strickland, Autumn Simunek, Logan Tharpe and Rebecca Krumel

Adult Classes can be purchased as packages or by monthly membership. See Adult/Fitness page for more details.

***Adult classes will not perform at recital.