- Elementary Ballet, Ballet/Tap, Ballet/Jazz (3-4, 4-5, 5-7 yrs) ~ creative classes for children to learn the fundamentals of dance and basic building blocks of ballet, tap and jazz.
- Ballet ~ Using classical methods, our ballet levels let the dancer advance technically as they progress. Each ballet level is studied for approx. 1 to 3 years based on the student. Children in the ballet program will perform in a separate full ballet production for the year-end performance! This will require extra weekend rehearsals. These technique classes must be taken in combination with prepointe / pointe classes when the student is ready.
ABT Curriculum ~ This class, taught by ABT® Certified Teacher, Janet Mangiaracina, is a good choice for the young student who wishes to take his or her ballet training beyond a recreational level but who is not yet ready for pre pointe. It will be based on the AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE® National Training Curriculum, a breakthrough 8 level program that combines high quality artistic training with the basics of dancer health and child development. The ABT® National Training Curriculum consists of a comprehensive set of age-appropriate, outcome-based guidelines to provide the highest quality ballet training to dance students of all ages and skill levels. Students will not use their class time to prepare for recital, but will work toward an end of year “in house” exam and informal observation and celebration for families and friends. Participants must have studied ballet for at least one year and enroll concurrently in another appropriate ballet class.
- Prepointe ~ As recommended by the teacher, a ballet student may be ready for additional ballet technique and building the muscles to prepare for eventually working on pointe. Prepointe shoe is sometimes worn and students study in demipointe.
- Pointe ~ As recommended by the teacher, a ballet student may progress to a level where the pointe shoe is worn and students study rising up to the toe.
- Jazz ~ A form of dance where different styles of dance are taught in a classical jazz technique. Broadway, funk, and classical jazz leaps, turns, and combinations are taught to current and traditional music.
- Lyrical ~ A form of contemporary ballet with a dramatic appeal.
- Tap ~ Classical tap dance steps and combinations are taught in both the traditional and contemporary forms.
- Modern ~ A form of interpretive jazz dance where feeling in movement is essential.
- Hip Hop ~ A current form of jazz dance that combines street moves with current music. Also taken in combination with jazz.
- Combinations ~ Ballet/Tap, Ballet/Jazz, Jazz/Tap, and Jazz/Hip Hop, are different forms of dance that may be taken together at certain age/ability levels. When a student is ready, it is recommended that they choose a one-hour class of each discipline.