|Curriculum. (All classes meet once per week, unless otherwise specified.)
PRE-COMBO (Ballet and Tap for 3.5-5 years) More than a creative movement class for the beginner. Children enjoy a Doll Day once a month, where they bring their
favorite doll to dance with them! We work on large motor skills like balance and coordination, the ballet positions and pointed and flexed feet. Dancers love to explore
new sounds with their tap shoes as they start to learn heels, toes, flaps and more! The learning is all disguised to keep your student motivated. Self-expression
through music and movement is highly encouraged.
COMBO (5-9 years) A Ballet and Tap combination class for a beginning or continuing student. They will take turns being “Dancer of the Day” and learn the basics of
both styles, with a slight emphasis on ballet. Ballet skills include all 5 positions, more advanced traveling motor skills (chasse, polka skips, etc.) and beginning barre
work. In tap, dancers will master shuffles, shim-shams, walking/running flaps and more!
BALLET (7+) The separate ballet class is ideal for the younger student who wishes to concentrate on ballet. Dancers will add to their barre exercises and beginning
center work including port de bras, jumps and turns. It is necessary for a dancer with future pointe shoe goals.
BALLET/PRE-POINTE (9+, Levels C,D & E) This class is designed for the serious ballet student and is a must for the future pointe student. Students are given a
lengthy barre to establish proper body alignment, turnout and increase foot and ankle strength. We recommend serious ballet students take a ballet class at least
twice per week from age 10 and up. Students may need to be enrolled in this course more than one year. Students receive a conference with the instructor to advise
them of their progress, discuss strengths and goals for pointe preparation.
BALLET TECHNIQUE A ballet technique class for older dancers without emphasis on pointe work. Dancers will do a full barre and center work. Great class for
dancers who wish to progress without pointe or a recreational dancer with interest in ballet.
BALLET/POINTE (11+, Levels A, B1 & B2) This ballet technique class offers students concentrated barre and center work to continue their ballet training. Pointe
shoes (with teacher permission) may be worn for a portion or all of the class period but are not a requirement. Students must be placed on pointe shoes and take
Intro to Pointe before they will wear the shoes during this class. For some levels, a Pointe Technique class is added to the schedule to concentrate on proper pointe
work separately. Dancers should be taking 2 classes per week and consider adding Ballet Variations at this level.
BALLET VARIATIONS (10+, Levels Co/A, BC) A fun class to focus on the choreography and performance aspect of ballet. Dancers will learn famous variations and
perform for the class. Recommended as a third Ballet class. Does not count for Rep requirements.
TAP (7+) This class concentrates on everything from basic tap technique to clarity of sound and combining new steps in patterns to travel across the floor. For the
intermediate and advanced tap dancer we study wings, pullbacks, syncopation, and other turning, challenging combinations while emphasizing speed and clarity.
ADULT TAP We specialize in adult and senior citizen tap classes. We offer classes for the beginner through the advanced tapper, whether just for the exercise or
dying to perform. We’re very proud of our performing Shim-Sham Senior Tap Troupe, where all members must be at least 55 years of age.
ADULT DANCE You asked for it, so come dance! Geared for the advanced beginner or dancer of long ago, this class will feature different styles each session
including Ballet, Jazz and Modern.
HIP-HOP (7+) Current “street” styles and pop music mix for a fun, energetic class of warm-up, isolations, tricks and choreography.
JAZZ/HIP-HOP (6+) A combination class for the dancer that wants to dabble in both styles! A little bit of jazz technique with a little bit of Hip-Hop choreography.
JAZZ (7+) Students will learn jazz technique and styles, including proper stretching and performance skills while increasing their flexibility and strength.
MINI JAZZ (5-7) Students looking to take another style at an early age can add Mini Jazz to their Combo class for a fun start to jazz technique and choreography.
THEATRE JAZZ (8+) Musical Theatre is a multiple disciplinary field that requires a well-rounded performer. This stylized jazz class will focus on technique and
choreography that prepares the dancer for theatrical-style work, as well as the actor who is looking to improve his or her audition.
CONTEMPORARY (11+) The expressive combination of choreography and technique with emphasis on emotion, performance and creativity. Our contemporary
classes include both lyrical and modern foundations, and emphasis on improvisation and self-choreography. Dancers must be enrolled in at least one ballet class to
REPERTORY CONTEMPORARY This class is by invitation only. There are strict guidelines for attendance and participation. Students invited to participate must be
serious dancers who take at least two ballet classes per week and Jazz in addition to this course. There will also be outside education and performance opportunities
required for these students. If you are interested in this program, please discuss with Aly. Participation in Ballet and Contemporary are both prerequisites to be
ACRODANCE (8+) Students will add components of gymnastics that are applicable for dancers such as flexibility, strength and tricks.
MINI ACRODANCE (4-7) A tiny intro to acrobatics class for your little dancer! Students will stretch, learn basic tumbling rolls and work on their balance.
LEAPS & TURNS (9+) This class is great for dancers who want to add to their technical toolbox. The class will include warm-up exercises that focus on flexibility and
core strength to prepare for across the floor drills that enhance skills like change of body weight, spotting and use of floor space, while of course working on
appropriate levels of leaps, jumps, kicks and turns.
COMPANY CLASSES For our advanced dancers, we offer Company classes in ballet/pointe technique, contemporary, tap and jazz. These classes are for students
with superior talent, dedication and attendance. These classes are by invitation only and attendance is monitored.
HeART AND PART WORK (12+) Dancer-cise to energetic music and get a workout while having a blast with Tracey!
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