Level 1: Age 7-8 and up

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Classical

The student expands beyond the previous level. Exercises that develop flexibility and strength accompany exercises for alignment and turnout. Curriculum prepares dancers for the next level. Click here to learn more about student level placement and advancement. This class is 60 minutes in length. Students are recommended to take this class once a week.

Student Attire

Leotard colors: Light Blue or Violet (Violet is from the motionwear-brand of leotards color guide. Students may wear other brands but the color must be similar).

Female

  • Ballet students must wear pale pink tights and pink ballet slippers with the colors of leotard assigned to their classes. Each level has two assigned colors; the student may select either color, or both.
  • Ballet students must wear their hair in a neat bun (short hair must be secured away from the face). No dangling earrings or other large jewelry pieces are permitted in the studios. Body art must be covered.

Male

  • Ballet students must wear a white fitted T-shirt, white or black ballet slippers, black tights or black fitted sport shorts with white ankle socks, and a dance belt. Long hair must be secured away from the face and neck. Body art must be covered.

Jazz & Lyrical Jazz

Jazz is a rhythmic, percussive dance form and lyrical jazz incorporates elements of ballet and modern dance to create a smooth, lengthened look and lyrical quality.

Student Attire

Females

Black jazz pants or shorts, leotard, dance tights, or leggings. Hair must be secured away from the face.

Males

Plain T-shirt, black jazz shoes. Hair must be secured away from the face.

Acting

This class includes instruction in acting, dance, and voice to work on scenes from musical theater and plays. Students will learn the structure of what it takes to become successful in musical theater. Voice class is required for students who take musical theatre class. Tap is highly recommended for at least one year for musical theater students.

Tap

This class will help develop rhythm, musicality, and fine motor control skills. As students progress, increasing emphasis will be placed on clarity of sounds, speed, intricacy, precision, and execution of movement.

Tumbling

This fun and nurturing environment will help develop fine motor skills, coordination, flexibility, confidence, and strength. Professional mats and tumbling equipment provided.

Student Attire

Leotard or tight fitted T-shirt or tank top with bare legs, shorts, or leggings.

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