No Recital Commitment
Little Movers | Ages 18-24 Months
Welcome to your child's first dance class experience! At this age level, we introduce principles of musicality and overall coordination. Your little one will learn important skills such as sharing, waiting their turn and general socialization. Sharing this positive experience with their peers, students learn teamwork and other group skills. We use song and dance as well as basic ballet to help engage student's attention and imagination. This class is assisted by a parent or guardian. Class length is 30 minutes.
First Step Classes
All Classes listed below will have a Recital Commitment
Baby Dance | Ages 2.5-3
This program is designed to develop the first important principles of dance: rhythm and coordination. At this age level, we introduce the basics of tap and ballet to develop musicality and overall coordination. Your little one will learn important skills such as sharing, waiting their turn and general socialization. Through this program, children gain a sense of accomplishment. Sharing this positive experience with their peers, students learn teamwork and other group skills. We use song & dance as well as basic ballet & tap to help engage students’ attention and imagination. Class length is 45 minutes.
Pre-School 1 | Ages 3.5-4
This program introduces a more defined class structure: warm up, tap/ballet barre, progressions and combinations. We also explore dance through creative songs and rhythmic games. Students are introduced to the fundamentals of ballet and tap with an introduction to jazz. These classes facilitate the development of musical awareness and motor skills. Class length is one hour.
Pre-School 2 | Ages 4.5-5
This program is a follow up to the Pre-School I Program. We will further introduce students to the art of dance through the addition of skill progression. We discuss the importance of creativity and self-expression through movement and dance. This is a combination class that includes tap, ballet and jazz in a one hour session.
Kinder Combo | Ages 5.5-6.5
Using the combination class format; this program will add to children's knowledge of tap and ballet as well as further their jazz curriculum. Children learn the correct disciplines of the ballet barre, ballet positions, body alignment and center floor work. Students develop a true sense of rhythm and musicality in preparation for the Pre and Classic levels in a one-hour session.
Classic Level Classes
All Classes listed below will have a Recital Commitment unless otherwise noted
Pre-Dance | Ages 7-9
Class will combine principles of tap, jazz and ballet. Class will perform TWO dances in our yearly recital; style to be determined by the teacher. Class length is 1.5 hours. Students interested in acrobatics and hip hop can take separate classes for these styles!
Hip-Hop | Ages 7-9 & 10-13
Hip Hop offers students a more relaxed environment to learn combinations and dance moves. Hip Hop introduces students to the latest dance moves as seen on TV, music videos and in the movies!
Acrobatics | Ages 7-9 & 10-13 (No Recital Commitment)
The skills learned in class may go at a slower rate than previous years due to spotting limitations in compliance with COVID 19 guidelines. Students will focus on learning progressions that include conditioning, strength and flexibility skills needed to master a skill before attempting more challenging tricks. The program provides easy progressions for students to follow by providing step by step instructions for every level. There may be times where the teacher may have to touch the student in order to assist with correct technique and placement. We understand that some students may have tumbling experience and may already know many skills and we will do our best to keep challenging students while following progressions of the syllabus. Students will be asked to stay on their own mat and/or space to ensure social distancing. Students are required to wash their hands/use hand sanitizer before and after class. Tumbling mats and equipment will be sanitized before and after each class. Masks will be options for students. Instructor will wear a mask at all times during the class. Dancers who train in this program will gain balanced development, strength and flexibility.
Jazz | Pre Teen Ages 10-12 & Teen Ages 13-18
Jazz class consists of a warm up, across the floor progressions, and center combinations. Students will be versed in understanding musicality, rhythm and style.
Tap | Pre Teen Ages 10-12 & Teen Ages 13-18
Tap is one of the most rhythmic of all dance styles. Students will be introduced to numerous steps and progressions that will better concentrate their coordination and agility. Class consists of center work and progressions across the floor.
Ballet | Pre Teen Ages 10-12 & Teen Ages 13-18
Ballet is the foundation from which all dance comes from. Ballet comes highly recommended as it promotes correct body placement, strength and coordination. Each class will consist of barre, center, and grand and petite allegro work (based upon level). Encore does not offer pointe classes.
Lyrical | Pre Teen Ages 10-12 & Teen Ages 13-18
Lyrical is a more expressive form of dance fusing together aspects of jazz and ballet. It focuses on one's emotions. It will help to strengthen grace and control.