The Academy offers a full range of classes in tap, jazz, ballet, lyrical, hip-hop, and gymnastics. Our dance and gym programs are designed to help young people see themselves in a more positive light and develop poise, grace, and self-confidence.
Classes are divided based on age, ability, and experience and include special classes for students ages 2 1/2 thru adults. There are numerous class times for pre-schoolers, beginners and advanced dancers throughout the week and on Saturdays.
Dance and gymnastics are fantastic ways to build self-confidence, strength, coordination, and showmanship!
It’s never too late to start!
Terrific Twos (2 1/2 years old) - This is a special class that we offer for our youngest dancers. This class shows our youngest students with no previous experience the magical world of dance movement through the use of songs, games, fairy tales and their favorite props. Along with creative dance activities, students will get an introduction to the basics of ballet.
These students must be toilet trained prior to enrolling.
Pre-Ballet (3-4 years old) - This is an introduction to ballet incorporating basic terminology with the positions of the feet, hands and body.
Basic Ballet (5-6 year old) - This class will follow an actual format of an actual ballet class to include basic barre exercise and center practice. Children will also demonstrate skills and combinations traveling across the floor.
Ballet Levels (I –IV) - The foundation of all dance forms. Body placement, flexibility, balance, alignment, strength and technique are achieved through barre and center floor work.
Level I (6-8 years old) - Physical discipline, general body awareness, and control coordinating with elementary technique and terminology.
Level II (9-12 years old) - Understanding the relationship between music, rhythm and controlled movement with proper ballet technique.
Level III (Teen/Adult) - New and more complex material will be taught at an accelerated pace. Student will begin to learn basic ballet history and develop a knowledge and great appreciation of the great ballets, classical music, and famous dancers.
Level IV (Advanced) - An advanced class combining skills from previous level classes and correlating steps to lengthy and complex combinations with correct technique, extensive terminology and knowledge of the art of ballet itself.
Ballet/Tap Combo (Ages 3 – 8 years old) - This class is designed for children with little or no previous dance experience. These classes will teach the student coordination skills, musicality, basic terminology, and the proper use of muscle development. Children will gain self-expression and confidence while preparing for the next level of dance.
Tap/Jazz Combo (Ages 5 – 12 years old) - This class is designed for children with little or no previous dance experience. These classes will teach the student coordination skills, musicality, basic terminology, and the proper use of muscle development. Children will gain self-expression and confidence while preparing for the next level of dance.
Tap (Ages 5 - Adult) - A rhythmic combination of technical movements and style, tap focuses on the recall of intricate steps of the foot incorporated with upper body grace. Timing, musicality, and rhythm are concentrated on during class. Tap can be performed with or without the accompaniment of music while still showcasing technical skills and entertainment.
Jazz (Ages 5 - Adult) - Jazz dance is a uniquely American art form. A variety of styles will be taught from primitive to the classic jazz style. This class concentrates on proper technique, placement, strength, and style as well as increasing flexibility and muscle tone.
Hip-Hop (Ages 5 - Adult) - This class is great for the student who just wants to come & get funky as well as the serious dancer looking to improve their hip-hop skills but even beginners will have a blast in this high energy dance class which introduces basic hip hop and the latest trends. Dance conditioning will be introduced to strengthen the body for more advanced hip-hop training. All movement will be modest & age appropriate.