Class Information

Our programs are set up on a two semester basis.

Classes beginning in the Fall semester continue through the Spring. As needed, new classes are formed in the Spring to accommodate growth. (Please note that enrollment in the courses is closed after four weeks of instruction, as we have found it to be unfair to the class and the new student to try and accommodate the late enrollment.)

Classes

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Pre School

Our Pre-School classes are 45 minute tap and ballet combination lessons that meet once a week. Tap provides the student with rhythm, timing and counting while ballet teaches grace, poise and posture.

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Tap

Jackie Troup Miller "Tips on Tap": Tap dancing is composed of rhythmical sounds made by movements of the feet. It develops an alert, quick thinking mind which also dancers achieve a sense of rhythm, timing and phrasing.

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Ballet

Ballet promotes a beautiful, strong and healthy body and contributes to the development of good posture, poise and grace.

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Ballet promotes a beautiful, strong and healthy body and contributes to the development of good posture, poise and grace. Tap develops a sense of rhythm and promotes an ease of movement through coordination of the entire body.

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Jazz

Jazz promotes good posture and technique as well as a sense of rhythm by blending ballet and tap into a less classical, less restricted form of dance. We offer many different levels for all ages and abilities.

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Musical Theatre

Musical Theatre improves vocal performing skills and rhythmic awareness to movement while promoting proper diction and self-confidence.

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Hip Hop

Urban street jazz popular in music videos. All Hip Hop students are required to take Jazz.

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Teen Jazz-Contemporary

Contemporary is a combination of Jazz, Ballet & Modern dance.

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Acting

William Shakespeare wrote 'All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players'. This class promotes proper diction and self confidence while teaching basic skills in conveying emotion through facial expression, body language and vocal intonation.

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Adults

We continue to enroll adults of all ages in tap, ballet and jazz as a way to exercise and build body coordination, grace and flexibility. Our adults have as much fun as our children and teens.

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Family Classes

We are happy to create new classes when a group of similar students wish to enroll together to pursue common interest. An example of this is our Family Tap Class, suggested by one of our parents as a way to interest her sons in tap instruction. We had not done such a class before; but, we are now happy to include it in our offerings.

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Company

The Performing Company is made up of students desiring more opportunities to further their skills and talents benefit local charities/benefits, and bring the art of dance to those who otherwise might not have access.

Class Attire

Ballet

Black leotards with pink tights (students may wear a skirt with teacher's permission), pink ballet shoes with elastic across the instep.

Tap/Ballet Combo

Black leotards with pink tights, black tap shoes and pink ballet shoes (colored leotards may be worn except on visiting day).

Jazz/Hip-Hop/Musical Theatre

Black leotard with black jazz pants (colored leotard & pants may be worn except on visiting day). Students may wear a fitted dance shirt that extends to the hips. BAGGY, LOOSE-FITTING, OR MIDRIFF-BARING SHIRTS ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE. Teacher has the right to refuse permission for any apparel deemed inappropriate for the classroom. Jazz/Hip-Hop/M/T - black jazz shoes (black dance sneakers 2nd option for Hip-Hop; Adv students in M/T also need beige character shoes).

Tap

Black leotards and pink, black or suntan tights (students may wear a skirt or jazz pants with teacher's permission), black tap shoes with elastic for ties, no jingle taps or toe taps with lip of metal over toe. Girls 13 & over may have black oxfords.

Boy's Attire

Black jazz or warm-up pants with black or white T-shirt. (Colored T-shirts may be worn except on visiting day).