CLASSES FOR AGES 7-8
Placement in classes will be determined by the instructor. Please contact the studio about proper class placement.
Ballet 2 - This class expands upon the student’s ballet vocabulary they learned in Ballet 1, while we remind them of the names of each step and ask them if they know the French and English meaning. Vocabulary increases to include: pas de bourrée, échappé, sauté, passé, pas marché, pas de cheval, pas de chat, développé.
Ballet 3 - This class aims for consistency in elemental vocabulary: first arabesque, battement tendu, dégagé, plié, port de bras, détourné, frappé, fondue, rond de jambe, grande battement, and more.
Contemporary & Lyrical I- This class borrows techniques from many modern dance techniques as well as ballet and jazz. Dancers are encouraged to be expressive, spatially aware of their bodies, using their body weight for floor work, leaps and turns.
Tap 1 - This is our youngest tap class, also for beginners. We introduce fundamental vocabulary, and spend a lot of time working on rhythm and learning to keep a beat. We incorporate technique using fun games like hopscotch.
Jazz 1 - This class is an introduction to Jazz with basic warm-ups and technique exercises, jazz walks, isolations, jumps and turns. Originating from African dance, today’s Jazz is a uniquely American form of dance that many of us associate with Broadway Musicals.
Hip Hop 1 - This is our youngest Hip Hop class and covers a range of ages from 5-9. This is a fun class covering the essentials of hip hop style movement, keeping a beat, and counting rhythm all to the beat of current, clean pop songs. This is a 45 minute class.
PBT- Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT) is an innovative body-conditioning and strengthening program that has been designed to enhance students' technique by focusing on training the muscle memory required in each exercise in all forms of dance. The program helps with injury prevention and rehabilitation. PBT focuses on core strength, weight placement and alignment of the body with a gradual approach of carefully designed exercises and repetitions of these exercises that trigger their muscle memory.
This class is open to ballet level 3 and up.