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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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. 

Tap II/III – A continuation of Tap II and preparation for Tap III. Prerequisite: Tap II and 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 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. 

Level IV – (ages 14+ AND 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 and 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:

Beginning Modern – (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. 

Intermediate Modern – (ages 13 and up) A continuation of Beg. Modern. 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: Beg. Modern and instructor’s approval.

Advanced Modern – A continuation of Int. Modern. 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: Int. Modern 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. Prerequisite: none. 

 Move & Groove – (ages 8-10) A beginning hip hop class geared toward teaching rhythm, stylization, and technique. Students will learn how to isolate movement in their bodies, to identify with the music, and to feel the beat and rhythm of their choreography. No dance experience necessary. Prerequisite: none. 

Beginning Hip Hop – (ages 10-13) A beginning hip hop class geared toward teaching rhythm, stylization, musicality, and technique. Students will learn how to isolate movement in their bodies, identify with the music, and feel the beat and rhythm of their choreography. No dance experience necessary. Prerequisite: none.

Intermediate/Advanced Hip Hop – (ages 13 and up) A hip hop class focused on rhythms, stylization, musicality, technique, and choreography. Students will explore different avenues of hip hop such as popping, tutting, groove, crump, and b-boy, as well as explore creativity in their choreography. Prerequisite: 2+ years of dance experience. 

Specialty Classes:

These classes are considered “pop up” classes which will last for a shorter amount of weeks during 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 much more!

Musical Theatre Jazz (ages 13+)
Mondays 7:30-8:15
October 18 – November 22
$95
Ever wondered what makes musical theatre different than other styles of dance? Ever wanted to learn choreography to the music from some of your favorite musical classics? Well, we’ve got just the right class for you! Come join us as we explore different musical theatre genres, their choreographers, and the styles of movement that make them so popular.

Intro. to Dance (ages 11-16)
Mondays 6:45-7:30
October 18 – November 22
$95
Ballet. . . Tap. . . Jazz. . . Modern. . . Hip Hop. . . Lyrical. . . There are so many options when choosing a dance class, and how do you know what style you’ll like best?! If you’ve ever wanted to take dance and haven’t known where to start, then this class is for you! Come explore each style listed above in this 6 week class and find your fit. No shoes are necessary, and no experience is required.

Soft Shoe Tap (ages 13+)
Mondays 5:15-6:00
October 18 – November 8
$60
Soft shoe is the classic, comedic, and elegant style of tap that we are starting to see less of nowadays but that is still important to know as a tap dancer. In this class, students will learn the elements, style, and movement qualities of soft shoe tap dancing, which is often seen performed in classic musical theatre films by actors such as Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire. So bring your tap shoes, and we’ll bombershay away!

One year of previous tap experience recommended.

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