Class Descriptions & Dance Styles
Recreational Classes: For students who want to grow and focus on learning dance technique, fun choreography, rhythm, work ethic and performance skills. All classes perform in the year-end recital. No dance experience required. Classes are arranged by age and level. Dancers are expected to participate in every class and put in their best efforts. Practice at home is encouraged.
Level 1 Beginner: New to dance, learning basic moves, skills and choreography
Level 2 Intermediate: Mastered basics, start building to more complex moves, skills and choreo
Level 3 Advanced: Learning and challenged with more complicated moves, skills, tricks and choreo
Competitive Classes (Elite Level): For dedicated dancers who are progressing technically, want to increase their commitment to dance and put in more time practicing their skills and performing. These dancers will have more opportunities to showcase their skills throughout the year and are required practice at home as well as expected to attend and participate in every class with their best efforts possible. Advanced performance dancers will attend out of town competitions/performances. There will be mandatory extra rehearsals outside of class time closer to these dates.
Requests to compete solos, duos, trios, or small groups must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the student name(s), age(s), desired style, and desired choreographer. Requests will be reviewed by the studio owner and alternatives may be discussed. Not all requests may be granted. We will only be able to offer a limited number of entries due to choreographer availability. Once approved, the selected choreographer will contact you directly to arrange practice times and fill out the choreography contract outlining all the details including costs. Choreography fees are to be paid to the choreographer directly. Should any of rules and terms of the contract not be met, the director may pull the piece from competition without refund.
Lyrical: This dance style illustrates a story about the music while demonstrating control, technique, balance, and extension. It is an expressive form of dance with elements of ballet and jazz.
Jazz: This dance style incorporates turns, kicks, jumps, and group lifts. It is an upbeat class with strong sharp movements and jazz technique. Be prepared to sweat!
Musical Theatre: This theatrical dance style incorporates jazz technique with theatrical performance including lip syncing and portraying a character.
Tap: This form of dance utilizes the sounds of tap shoes as a form of percussion. It has components of jazz dance and musical theatre and focuses on rhythm and musicality.
Ballet: A highly technical and classical form of dance that can tell a story or express a thought or emotion. Students will learn the basics of ballet technique.
Belly Dance Fusion: Bellydance Fusion combines age appropriate fundamental bellydance technique with stylings from Bollywood Dance and other world dance styles, such as African Dance. Dancers learn upbeat, fun numbers performed in colourful or tribal inspired costuming. This class does have additional non competitive performances in the community outside of recital that may require additional practices outside of regular classes and therefore an extra level of commitment is required.
Creative Dance: For children ages 3-5 years. Children begin to learn the basics of ballet and jazz technique, become oriented to the class structure, and have fun!
Adult Classes: For students 18+. No dance experience required.