CLASSES FOR AGES 9-10
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.
Ballet 4 - This class transitions dancers from a junior level towards an intermediate level. The goals of this class or to know elemental vocabulary, including temps lié, pas de cheval, epaulemente, tomber, positions of the body: croisé, devant, derrière, ecarté, de face, en face, and all four Vaganova arabesque positions and port de bras 1-6. Students will also learn jumps and turns: pas de chat, pas de basque, glissé, jeté, assemblé, temps levé, grand jeté, Russian pas de chat, Chinese changement, double pirouette, double pique turns, petite allegro en tournant, balancé en tournant.
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 3 - (Age 10+)This is our advanced level tap class. Students will build upon skills learned in Tap 2.
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.
Hip Hop 2 - This class builds upon the foundation taught in level one, with increasing difficulty. No experience is necessary for this class, though! This class will move to the beat of current, clean pop songs. This is a 45 minute class.
PBT- Progressing Ballet Technique 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.