Class Descriptions

Ballet

Level 1: A thirty-minute class for our 3 – 4 year old students. In a fun and encouraging environment, students explore musicality, rhythm, creativity and movement through space. This class introduces age appropriate stretching, basic strengthening, balance, motor skill development and coordination.

 

Level 2: An hour long class for students ages 5 – 6. These classes build on the fundamentals learned in Level 1 classes. This class introduces classical ballet vocabulary, emphasizing musicality and individual creative expression in an innovative, fun and easy to learn manner.

 

Level 3: This is an hour long class for students who excelled in Level 2 or for new students who are beginning to take classes at the age of 7-9.  Fundamental exercises of ballet are introduced while maintaining an emphasis on musicality, development of overall body strength, alignment and the enjoyment of moving. Students expand their knowledge of ballet terminology at this level.

 

Beginner Boys Ballet: This is an hour long class for boys looking to begin their ballet training in the age range of 7 – 18 years old.  Students will practice the fundamental exercises of ballet, expand their ballet vocabulary, and increase body strength and alignment.

 

CYB 1: CYB 1 class enrollment is by invitation only.  These students have at least two years of ballet experience. Students build on their basic understanding of ballet technique. Class continues to focus on musicality, overall body strength and alignment in a more disciplined setting.

CYB 2: CYB 2 class enrollment is by audition only.  This class is for more advanced students who have at least 3 years of ballet experience. Students take a traditionally structured ballet class barre and center floor work. More challenging steps are introduced with an emphasis on musicality, body alignment and spatial awareness.

CYB 3: CYB 3 class enrollment is by audition only.  These students are advanced, and have at least three years of ballet experience. This class is designed to increase the level of technical proficiency for barre and center floor work. Students learn variations and practice performance presence and technique. A continuing emphasis is placed on musicality, joy of movement, body alignment and overall strengthening.

CYB 4: CYB 4 class enrollment is by audition only.  This class is for older students who generally have at least 4 or 5 years of ballet experience.  This is a more intense level of study in the classical ballet syllabus with an increased emphasis on the use of demi-pointe exercises at the barre and more challenging combinations in the center work. Variation work continues.

 

CYB 5: CYB 5 class enrollment is by audition only.  This class is for the older, more advanced student who have many years of ballet experience.  A more intense level of training with advanced movement vocabulary and a focus on technical and artistic development. Performance presence and technique practiced by working on variations.

CYB 6: CYB 6 class enrollment is by audition only.  This class is for the most advanced students.  This class offers intense levels of training, incorporating all techniques, vocabulary, and movements.  Artistry and character development is honed, as well as speed, strength, and precision.

 

Adult Ballet: This class is for students 15 and up. A traditionally structured ballet class to improve and maintain technique.Boys Ballet: Students ages 3-5. This class builds classical ballet vocabulary, empasizes musicality and individual creative expression in an innovative, fun and easy to learn manner.

 

Pointe

All pointe classes are assigned by the pointe teacher.

 

Pointe Preparation: This is the “pre-pointe” of pointe classes. The students in this class work from flats to a Demi-Pointe shoe. Each class begins with foot strengthening exercises with a Thera-Band and emphasizes barre work to ensure a proper foundation for pointe.

 

Beginning Pointe: The students in this level have recently been approved for pointe shoes. Each class begins with foot strengthening exercises with a Thera-Band. Although mostly barre work, center is introduced with beginner pointe exercises.

 

Intermediate Pointe: These students have completed at least 2 – 3 years of pointe training.  Each class begins with foot strengthening exercises with a Thera-Band. The students in this level have developed good execution of steps and show some discipline in their pointe work along with some consistent foot clarity. This class still builds strength and adds difficulty with each combination.

 

Advanced Pointe: The students in this level have completed at least 3 years of pointe training. Each class begins with foot strengthening exercises with a Thera-Band. The students in this level have proper execution of steps and show discipline in their pointe work along with good foot clarity. This class still builds strength and adds difficulty with each combination.

 

Modern

 

Modern: This class is for all students ages 10 and up as well as CYB students. In the class, the teacher will focus on helping students to build strength and technical skills

 

Adult: for students 18 and up. This class is open to adults and will offer the appropriate level of modern technique. Students will be encouraged to find not only their technical best, but also a high-performance level in their focus, projection, and musicality.

 

Tap

 

Students learn rhythm, style, and sound through basic to advanced tap steps, time steps, combinations, and rhythm.

 

Jazz

 

Beginner Jazz: For students ages 6 – 9. Students learn rhythm, syncopation, and isolation in this class. Students are introduced to jazz vocabulary and are encouraged to tap into their own individual expressions and style. Students gain strength and coordination while dancing to age-appropriate and upbeat music of today.

 

Advanced Jazz: For students ages 10 and up. Students build on rhythm, syncopation, and isolation skills in this class. Basic jazz vocabulary and technique are taught and individual expression and style are encouraged. Students gain strength, flexibility, endurance, and coordination while dancing to the upbeat music of today.

 

Acrobatics

 

Beginner Acrobatics: For students 5+.  This class will begin with stretching and conditioning. Students will learn control tricks and balance tricks, such as headstands, cartwheels, and walkovers.

 

For students with experience in acrobatics. This class will begin with stretching and conditioning. Students will continue to practice control tricks and balance tricks but will focus on practicing running tricks, such as running cartwheels and handsprings.

Intermediate Acrobatics: This class is for students who are ready to take their skills to the next level. With permission to move up from the beginner level, students will continue to work strength and control, as well as start to learn new skills.

 

Advanced Acrobatics: This class is for students who have previously taken beginner acrobatics and have been given permission by the teacher to move up to the next level. Students will focus on more advanced tricks and build their strength.

Acting Classes

Tiny Tot Theatre: 4-5-year-olds will learn the beginnings of storytelling by using their voices, bodies, and imaginations. Every week we will bring a brand new story to life. 10 Mondays, January 10th- March 14th, 9 am-10 am. Showcase for family and friends on March 14th at 9:30 am.

K-2nd Grade Bridge & Tunnel Players: K-2nd graders will sing & dance or act out a brand new story each week and make a prop or costume piece to enhance their acting. 10 Mondays beginning January 20th - March 14th from 3-4 pm. Showcase for family & friends March 14th at 3:30 pm. 

3rd-5th Grade Acting Out!: 3rd-5th graders will learn basic musical theatre skills while rehearsing the musical CAT & COMPANY, a review of all things Seuss! Favorite characters include Horton, JoJo, Gertrude, Thing1 & Thing 2, and of course the Cat in the Hat. Class meets for 10 Sundays, January 9 through March 13 from 2-4 pm. Showcase for family & friends March 13 at 3:30 pm.

6th- 12th Grade Teen Drama: 6th- 12th graders will develop fundamentals skills for live theatre performances. Emphasis will be on understanding emotions in scenes and monologues, articulation and projection, stage presence, and creativity in order to be ready to present the play "Sometimes in the middle of the night" for family & friends. 10 Sundays beginning January 9 - March 13 from 4-6 pm. Showcase March 13 at 6 pm.