Dance Lessons

Dance at The Studio

Dance Classes & Schedule

Within Studio Dance, students will have the opportunity to take numerous technique classes: ballet, tap, jazz, and modern. It’s a strong foundation if they wish to pursue dance—for an audition for college dance or musical theatre program, to perform with a professional company, to choreograph, or to direct their own performances. Whatever their future might be, students will gain the tools and knowledge that will help accomplish their most dance-y dreams. 

Studio Dance is also linked with the Production side of The Studio, which means students will gain confidence performing on stage. Plus, no two shows require the same movement. Newsies needs tap. Tarzan needs tribal. Mary Poppins needs musical theater. Our classes are designed to give them a strong foundation in all types movement and technique that will set them up for success!

With instructors and staff intent on challenging and encouraging students to reach their full potential, with content you’ll enjoy and performances that will stick for years, we’re confident that Studio Dance is the place for you!

*Schedule and class description below.
* Please note, classes begin September 8th
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Our Classes: 

Little Learners – (ages 3-4) Learn the beginnings of ballet while focusing on listening skills, following instructions, body awareness, and creativity.

Combo Class – (ages 5-7) Learn the basics of ballet and tap. Students will learn to keep a beat, move with grace and poise, and grow their dance vocabulary.

Boys Musical Theatre Jazz – (ages 10-13) A jazz class just for boys that will focus on teaching jazz technique, strength, flexibility, balance, rhythm, and more. Prerequisite: none. 

Beginning Ballet – (ages 14 and up: no experience) A class for older students interested in learning ballet. Start with the basics of this technique, and grow in knowledge and confidence as the class progresses. This is an introductory class for those with little (or no) dance experience. This is a non-recital performance class. 

Beginning Jazz – (ages 14 and up: no experience) A class for older students interested in learning jazz dance. Start with the basics of this technique, and grow in knowledge and confidence as the class progresses. This is an introductory class for those with little (or no) dance experience. This is a non-recital performance class. 

Beginning Tap – (ages 14 and up: no experience) A class for older students interested in learning tap dance. Start with the basics of this technique, and grow in knowledge and confidence as the class progresses. This is an introductory class for those with little (or no) dance experience. This is a non-recital performance class. 

Level Technique Classes:

Level I – (ages 8-10)

Ballet I – An introduction to ballet technique. Students will learn the poise, positions, and presentation of ballet dance. Class will consist of barre, center, and across the floor exercises. Prerequisite: none. 

Jazz I – An introduction to jazz technique. Students will learn stylized walks, turns, jumps, and kicks. Class will consist of a warm up, center floor skills, and across the floor combinations. Prerequisite: none. 

Tap I – An introduction to tap dance. Students will learn the basic steps, sounds, and rhythms of tap. Class will consist of a warm up, skills, and combinations. Prerequisite: none. 

Level II – (ages 11-13 OR instructor’s approval)

Ballet II – A continuation of Ballet I. Students will further their technique and vocabulary with new combinations and skills, as well as understanding the proper layout of a ballet class. Prerequisite: Ballet I or instructor’s approval 

Jazz II – A continuation of Jazz I. Students will further their jazz dance technique while continuing to focus on strength, flexibility, balance, and rhythm. Prerequisite: Jazz I or instructor’s approval. 

Tap II – A continuation of Tap I. Students will further their tap vocabulary and sounds while learning more about the background of tap dance and how to become comfortable in learning tap choreography. Prerequisite: Tap I or instructor’s approval. 

Ballet II/III – A continuation of Ballet II and preparation for Ballet III. Prerequisite: Ballet II and instructor’s approval. 

Jazz II/III – A continuation of Jazz II and preparation for Jazz III. Prerequisite: Jazz II and instructor’s approval. 

Level III – (ages 14 and up OR instructor’s approval)

Ballet III – A continuation of Ballet II. Students will continue their ballet vocabulary and knowledge and begin exploring more performance aspects of the style by focusing on control, precision, memory, presentation, and performance. Class will also explore the periods and unique aspects of ballet history. Class meets twice a week.  Prerequisite: Ballet II and instructor’s approval. 

Jazz III – A continuation of Jazz II. Students will continue building strength and flexibility while exploring different jazz dance rhythms, stylization, and precision. Prerequisite: Jazz II and instructor’s approval. 

Tap III – A continuation of Tap II. Students will fine tune their tap vocabulary and sounds while exploring rhythms, acapella, choreography, and performance. Prerequisite: Tap II and instructor’s approval.

Hip Hop – Originating in New York City in the 1970s, hip hop combines a variety of street dance styles that include breaking, popping, and locking. Students will learn timing, rhythm, groove, and the different avenues of hip hop, all while having fun and creating their own style! Beginning and Intermediate levels available.  

Level IV – (ages 14 and up OR instructor’s approval)

Ballet IV – A continuation of Ballet III. Students will fine tune their ballet vocabulary and knowledge with focus on control, precision, memory, presentation, and performance. Class will also explore the periods and unique aspects of ballet history. Class meets twice a week. Prerequisite: Ballet III or instructor’s approval. 

Jazz IV – A continuation of Jazz III. Students will fine tune their technique with combinations focused on control, precision, stylization, character, and performance. Class will also explore the history of jazz dance and its various styles. Prerequisite: Jazz III and instructor’s approval. 

Tap IV – A continuation of Tap III. Students will fine tune their tap vocabulary and sounds while exploring rhythms, acapella, choreography, and performance. Prerequisite: Tap III and instructor’s approval. 

Pre-Pointe/Pointe – A beginning/intermediate ballet class focused on pointe strength, balance, and safety. Prerequisite: currently enrolled in Ballet III or IV and have instructor’s approval. 

Modern Technique Classes:

Modern I – (ages 10 and up) Learn the beginnings of modern dance. Students will gain an understanding of body isolations, weight transfer, control and release, use of breath, and more. Prerequisite: none. 

Modern II – (ages 13 and up) A continuation of Modern I. Students will learn the foundations of the technique and the different stylizations within it. Students will explore the use of breath, fall and recovery, body isolations, weight transfer, stability and control, inversions, and more. Prerequisite: Modern I or instructor’s approval. 

Modern III – A continuation of Modern II. Students will learn the foundations of the technique and the different stylizations within it. Students will explore the use of breath, fall and recovery, body isolations, weight transfer, stability and control, inversions, and more. Prerequisite: Modern II and instructor’s approval. 

Other Classes:

Contemporary/Lyrical – With the fusion of ballet and jazz technique, Contemporary/Lyrical dance offers a free-flowing and emotional style that audiences are enamored by. Students will learn the grace, poise, and freedom of the style while also diving into storytelling and expression. 

Barre Conditioning – (ages 14-adult) A conditioning workout class that combines ballet barre technique with stretching and strengthening skills. Students will tone muscles while working on flexibility and coordination. No dance experience necessary. Prerequisite: none.

Homeschool Ballet – A ballet class offered in the afternoon for homeschooling families. Students will learn the poise, positions, and presentation of ballet dance. Class will consist of barre, center, and across the floor exercises. Beginning and Intermediate/Advanced levels available. 

Homeschool Jazz – A jazz class offered in the afternoon for homeschooling families. Students will learn stylized walks, turns, jumps, and kicks. Class will consist of a warm up, center floor skills, and across the floor combinations while focusing on strength, flexibility, balance, and rhythm. Beginning and Intermediate/Advanced levels available. 

Homeschool Tap – A tap class offered in the afternoon for homeschooling families. Students will learn the basic steps, sounds, and rhythms of tap dance. Class will consist of a warm up, skills, and combinations. Beginning and Intermediate/Advanced levels available. 

Specialty Classes:

These classes are considered “pop up” classes which will last about 6-8 weeks of a semester. Classes will focus on different dance related topics that stretch outside of the technique classes. Specialty classes may or may not perform in the recital. Topics may include:

  • Musical Theatre Dance Styles
  • Choreography
  • Improvisation
  • Conditioning for Dancers
  • Leaps & Turns

And more!

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