A complete guide to the classes we offer...

Class descriptions based on our 2018-2019 Dance Season // For Summer classes, click here.


Combo Classes

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: 45 minutes

Dress Code: non constricting attire. Student needs to be able to move freely. Bare feet or ballet slippers

***This is a non recital class.

Tiny Toes

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 basic tumbling.              

Length: 45 minutes

Dress code: females: leotard, tights, skirts, hair up... males: athletic shorts or pants, tanks or tees. Shoes... 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 Tiny Toes combo classes will have one routine for the Winter Festival and one routine for Spring Recital.

KinderStarz

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. The tumbling class is separate from the KinderStarz combo class (see Teeny Tumble).

Length: 60 minutes

Dress code: See Tiny Toes Dress Code.

***All KinderStarz combo classes will have one routine for the Winter Festival and one routine for Spring Recital.


 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. Our ballet program is headed by Ballet Director, Rebecca Krumel. Most ballet classes offered meet more than once a week. To enroll in a ballet class, dancers must be enrolled in each time the class meets. Enrollment in a ballet class is limited to dancers taking a minumum number of hours per week.

Length (hours per week): Shining Starz Level: 45 min / Level A: 2 hours / Level B: 2.5 hours / Level C: 3.75 hours / Level D: 3.75 hours

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. Shoes need to be pink, canvas ballet slippers with sewn elastic for females and black, canvas ballet slippers for males.

***Ballet classes will perform in Spring Recital.


Contemporary

Contemporary 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. Enrollment in a contemporary class is limited to dancers taking a minimum number of hours per week.

Class Length: Shining Starz Level: 45 min / Levels A, B, C and D: 1 hour

Dress code: No street clothes. Self-expression encouraged. Dancers must be able to move freely. Half ballet shoes (skin color) (Capezio Pirouette II, canvas) 

***Contemporary classes will perform in Spring Recital.


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. All movements and music featured in a hip hop class are age appropriate. Enrollment in a Hip Hop class is open to any student. 

Class Length: Pre- Hip Hop level (KinderStarz) and Shining Starz Level: 30 min / 3rd-5th grade, Middle School and High School: 1 hour

Dress code: no dress code, however, dancers will need range of motion. Self-expression encouraged. Comfortable tennis shoes with minimal traction. No bare feet.

***Hip Hop classes will perform in Spring Recital.


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. Enrollment in a Jazz class is open to any student.

Class Length: Shining Starz Level: 45 min / 3rd-5th Grade, Middle School and High School: 1 hour

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

***Jazz classes will perform in Spring Recital.


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. Enrollment in a Modern class is limited to students taking a certain number of hours per week.

Class Length: Levels A and B: 45 min / Level C/D: 1 hour

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

***Modern classes will perform in Spring Recital.


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. Enrollment in a Pre-Pointe or Pointe class is limited to dancers taking a certain number of hours per week. Pointe classes must be taken in conjunction with a ballet class.

Class Length: Pre-Pointe: 1 hour / Pointe I: 1.25 hours... Advanced Pointe dancers will perform their ballet class en pointe.

Dress code: refer to ballet code. Shoes are to be properly fitted and must be approved by Ms. Rebecca Krumel. Please do not wear shoes until they are approved in case they need to be returned.

***Performance in recital is TBD


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 an Artistry technique class. Enrollment in a Technique class is limited to students taking a certain number of hours per week.

Class Length: Shining Starz Level: 45 min / Levels A, B, C and D: 1 hour

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


Non-Dance Classes

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. Enrollment in an Acro Class is open to any student.

Class Length: Teeny Tumble (KinderStarz Level): 30 min / Beginner Tumble (Shining Starz Level): 30 min / 3rd-5th Grade, Middle and High School: 45 min

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

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

Choreography

Our Choreography Class is for High School Students only. Dancers will learn tools and tips that will help them create their own, original choreography. 

Class Length: 30 Minutes

Dress Code: None.

***Performance in recital is TBD.

Conditioning

Our conditioning classes are specifically designed with dancers in mind. Strength is incredibly important especially for our most involved dancers. Dance is physically demanding on our student's bodies and without building strength in key areas, a dancer can develop overuse injuries or have an acute injury. Enrollment in a Conditioning Class is open to any student.

Class Length: 30 minutes

Dress Code: None. Tennis Shoes.

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


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