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Levels

 

Beginner Level - This level applies to any student with no previous experience or any student 5 or 6 years of age.

 

Advanced Beginner -  This level is for the student who has 1-2 years experience or students ages 7 through 10 years of age.

 

Intermediate -  This level is for the student who has at least 3-4 years experience or students ages 9 through 12.

 

Intermediate/Advanced -  This level is for the student who has at least 5-6 years experience or any student ages 11 through 13.

Advanced -  This level is for the student who has a minimum of 7-8 years experience and is at least 12 years of age.

 

Advanced/Pro -  This level is for the student or professional dancer with at least 9-10 years experience and is at least 18 years old.

 

Class Descriptions

 

“Me & My Shadow” - A parent and child class designed to increase physical strength and muscle control, fine and gross motor skill development, coordination and balance.  All in a fun setting with music and dance.    

“Tu-Two-Riffic” - an introductory class for 2 year olds designed to promote motor skill development and enhance rhythm and coordination. Classes are 45 minutes long and students will perform in our annual show in June.

 

“Tumbling Totz” - an introductory acro class for children ages 2-3 years old designed to promote motor skill development and enhance flexibility, strength and coordination. Classes are 60 minutes long and students will perform in our annual show in June.

“Shake, Rattle & Roll” - an introductory dance class for 3-4 year olds designed to promote motor skill development and enhance rhythm and coordination.  Students will learn the foundations of ballet, jazz, tap and tumbling. Classes are one hour long and students will perform in our annual show in June. 

"Kartwheeling Kids" -an introductory acro class for children ages 3-4 years old designed to promote motor skill development and enhance flexibility, strength and coordination. Classes are 60 minutes in length and students will perform in our annual show in June.

"Twist & Shout" - a combo dance class for dancers ages 4-5 years old.  It is a beginner level combo class.  Students will develop the skills needed to enter into our beginner level classes.  Classes are one hour long and this class will participate in our annual show in June.

Stretch - an open level class designed to develop a student’s strength and flexibility through guided instruction.  Class is one hour long, but does not perform in our annual June show.

Jumps, Leaps & Turns - this class is intended to develop a student’s technique in these three areas.  This class is one hour in length, but does not perform in our annual June show.

 

Acro -  specialized in teaching core tumbling skills, basic jumps, leaps and turns with a large emphasis on strength and conditioning.

Broadway Tap - This is an open level Tap class focusing on the tap skills necessary to perform in Musical Theatre.  This class is for the Advanced Beginner Level and up.

"SLAZZ" - This class teaches the basic fundamentals of jazz dance while focusing on the dancer's performance.  Perfect for the Advanced Beginner Level and up jazz dance lover with a little sass!

"Kickline" - Based on the style of the Radio City Rockette's, this class teaches every level dancer how to be a precision based dancer with style and grace.  These dancers are known around the studio as the DCPAC'ettes!