Class Descriptions

Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Jazz, Poms, Acro, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Clogging, Modern, Contemporary and more!

Class Placement

Each dancer is placed in a class that will be challenging yet fun!  Dance Classes for Ages 7 & up are Leveled. Please speak to an instructor to determine the correct level for your dancer and sign up today!

Tiny Toes (ages 3 & 4)

Your child’s first dance class! Filled with music, playful interaction and dance, this class is designed for our youngest dancers! Get ready to wiggle, jump and move to music! Designed for the young dancer, creative movement incorporates props, games music and fun to encourage students to think creatively in addition to learning basic ballet technique. Students will go through a series of stretches, barre work, across the floor steps, and center floor activities. Students must be potty trained in order to participate.

Pre Ballet (ages 5-7)

Pre-ballet introduces students to the basic fundamentals of ballet through creative movement, music, props, and imagery. The children will be introduced to their first barre work through gentle and encouraging instruction.

Pre-Jazz (Ages 5- 7)

Jazz dance incorporates rhythm and movements to many forms of music including rock, popular, rhythm and blues, and show tunes. This is a high-energy class that is great fun! This class is recommended for young children not quite ready for the technical difficulty of a regular jazz class.  With a strong focus on technique, dancers learn combinations and choreography that incorporates jumps, kicks, and turns into the differing jazz styles.  A student taking jazz will develop stamina, strength, and flexibility.

Pre Hip Hop (Ages 5 -7)

Through creative movement students will develop coordination, musicality, and an understanding of basic hip hop moves.  These classes provide group participation and social interaction. Children will improve coordination, flexibility, listening, and body awareness. Learning a song and dance routine is part of every Hip Hop class.

Pre Tap (Ages 5-7)

Pre Tap focuses on creating sounds with the feet. Students learn basic tap technique through rhythm exercises, step combinations, and progressions across the floor. Tap class is great for improving a student’s rhythmic ability, coordination, and agility. (Four year olds may take tap iONLY by teacher evaluation and if successfully completed Pre Ballet Class.)

Mini-Poms (Ages 5-7)

Classes begin with a warm-up and stretch followed by motion drills and combinations. Students learn to incorporate jumps, kicks, and splits into their routines while increasing flexibility, strength and endurance. Tumbling skills are also introduced and build with each level. The main emphasis in class, however, is on dance and jazz techniques-motion drills, jumps, leaps, turns, and splits. (Four year olds may take Mini-Poms if successfully completed Pre Ballet.)

Combo Classes (Ages 5-7)

In combo classes children explore a variety of dance forms including ballet and tap or tap and hip hop. They will learn skipping, hopping, galloping, ballet positions, ballet steps, and beginning tap and hip hop steps. These classes provide group participation and social interaction. Children will improve coordination, flexibility, listening, and body awareness. Learning a song and dance routine is part of every combo class.

Ballet (Ages 7 & Up)

Ballet is the foundation of all forms of dance. Classes are designed to teach proper technique which includes body alignment and positions. Dancers will gain flexibility and core strength as well as grace, poise, and discipline. Every class will include a ballet barre warm-up, stretches, center-work, and progressions across the floor. We recommend ballet to all our serious dancers-both boys and girls.

Tap (ages 7 & up)

A style of jazz dance that uses metal taps attached to the shoe to make rhythmic sounds. This form of dance uses ballet vocabulary and focuses of rhythm, musicality, and basic jazz principles.

Jazz (ages 7 & up)

A stylized form of dance taking root from popular music and dance forms with basic ballet technique. Jazz is a broad from of dance that is individualized by each teacher. Students will learn alignment, flexibility, balance, turns, leaps, and jumps usually performed to upbeat popular music.

Hip-Hop (ages 7 & up)

Hip-Hop evolved out of street and break dancing. It is characterized by its expressive, athletic, and bouncy style. Classes stress technique while encouraging students to add their individual style and interpretation. Hip-hop is one of the most popular forms of dance among the young generation.

Lyrical (ages 7 & up)

Lyrical dancing is a combination of classical ballet, modern, and jazz. A lyrical dancer portrays the emotions of the music and lyrics of the song. We strongly recommend that students have at least one year of ballet training before trying lyrical.

Poms: A form of dance team style jazz that focuses on synchronization and strong, sharp movements, especially of the arms. Dancers learn basic and advanced pom drills and combinations to emphasis unity and precision.  Acrobatic classes – offered for those interested in more intense work on tumbling skills.

Modern & Contemporary

Modern/Contemporary: A form of dance that began as a rebellion to ballet, shedding tight clothing and ballet slippers, modern dance is the purest form of dance as an art. Dancers learn basic ballet principles with an emphasis on style and dance in bare feet. Improvisation is used as a means to let the students explore their own creativity as a dancer. Students dance to a wide range of musical forms, usually without lyrics.

Acro (Ages 6 & Up)

Acro is dance based floor gymnastics. In Acro students develop strength, coordination, balance, and agility. Instruction begins with simple forward rolls and cartwheels, and progresses through numerous levels that include walkovers, limbers, handsprings, and aerial tricks. Tumbling mats are used to reduce the risk of injury. (Four year olds may take Acro if they have successfully completed Pre Ballet.)

Pointe

Pointe is for advance students already enrolled in ballet. At the end of each dance season, Pointe classes will be offered to those who have reached appropriate age and skill level.

 

Dance Scene Studios Company (DS2)

By audition only.  DS2 is for serious dancers who want to perform at local venues including nursing centers, rehab centers, hospitals, mall shows, and various community events.  Must take Ballet, Jazz or Lyrical, and Company Class.

Worship Dance

 

 

Private Instruction

Many of our instructors offer private instruction. To receive private instruction a dancer do not need to be enrolled in regular classes at the studio.