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Curriculum

Level 1 Preschool Beginner
This class is primarily geared towards 1st and 2nd year students, typically between the ages of 2 1/2 and 4.  This class will include tap, ballet and creative movement.  They will learn fun routines to a variety of children's songs.  These routines will teach students the basics of both tap and ballet.  Students in Level 1 Preschool Beginner will need a leotard, tights, white ballet shoes and white tap shoes.  They will perform one dance in the recital. 

Level 2 Tap and Ballet
This class is primarily geared towards 2nd and 3rd year students, typically between the ages of 4 and 5.  This class will include tap and ballet instruction.  Students will learn basic and intermediate dance steps through a combination of traditional instruction and routines choreographed to children's songs.  Students in Level 2 Tap and Ballet will need a leotard, tights, white ballet shoes and white tap shoes.  They will perform one dance in the recital. 

Level 3 Tap and Ballet
This class is primarily geared towards 2nd through 4th year students, typically between the ages of 4 and 6.  This class will include tap and ballet instruction.  Students will learn intermediate tap and ballet steps.  Students in Level 3 Tap and Ballet will need a leotard, tights, white ballet shoes and white tap shoes.  This class will perform two dances in the recital.   

Level 4/5 Tap and Jazz
This class is primarily geared towards 3rd though 6th year students, typically between the ages of 6 and 10.  Older students with less dance experience may be placed in this class on teacher recommendation.  This class will include intermediate tap instruction, basic jazz instruction and may include some ballet technique.  Students in Level 4/5 Tap and Jazz will need either a leotard and tights or a tight fitting top and dance pants or shorts; sweatpants, sweatshirts and t-shirts are not permitted.  They will also need black split-sole or full-sole tap shoes and tan split-sole jazz shoes.  They will perform two dances in the recital.  Once students reach Level 4/5, we strongly recommend they add a separate ballet class for improved technique.

Ballet I
This class is designed for students who wish to continue their ballet education once they have started jazz in their regular class and for students who simply want to learn ballet.  This class will concentrate on proper ballet technique; it is recommended for all students who have progressed from ballet to jazz.  Students should be a minimum of seven years old; there is no maximum age for this class.  Students should wear a light blue leotard, ballet pink tights and pink full-sole ballet shoes; a short ballet skirt, in light pink or light blue, is optional.  Tutus are not permitted.  Students will perform one dance in the recital.  This class meets once a week.

Ballet II  This class is designed for students who wish to continue their ballet education and have either completed Ballet I or received a teacher recommendation.  Students should be a minimum of nine years of age; there is no maximum age for this class.  Students should wear a lavender leotard, ballet pink tights and pink full-sole ballet shoes; a short ballet skirt, in light pink or lavender, is optional.  Tutus are not permitted.  This class meets once a week. 

Ballet III
This class is designed for students who wish to continue their ballet education and have either completed Ballet II or received a teacher recommendation.  Students should be a minimum of thirteen years of age; there is no maximum age for this class.  Students should wear a black leotard, ballet pink tights and pink split-sole ballet shoes; a short black ballet skirt is optional.  This class meets twice a week.

Teen Tap
This class is designed for teens.  The class will be a fun upbeat instructional tap class.  Beginning with the basics and progressing through the steps, we'll soon be tap masters.  Students should wear a leotard or fitted top and jazz shorts, jazz pants or leggings and black full-sole or split-sole tap shoes.  Sweatpants, sweatshirts and t-shirts are not permitted.

Hip Hop
This class is designed for students ages 7 and up.  Students will learn the most up-to-date and age appropriate hip hop styles in a relaxed and fun atmosphere.  This class will perform one dance in the recital.

School age beginners will be placed by audition or interview in the appropriate class.  Please contact the studio to schedule an appointment.

All ages are approximate and may vary with each student's ability level.

Please contact the studio for class placement, if you are unsure of your child's ability level.


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