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Ballet - Ballet is the foundation of all dance forms and it provides grace, poise, and technique needed to be proficient in all other areas of dance. Early ballet classes will help dancers with posture, flexibility, turnout, terminology and ballet positions.

Dancers will begin class at the barre, then move to center floor work and close the class with across the floor combinations. Ballet is the most disciplined and important form of dance for all serious dancers. Each level in the ballet series builds on technique and skill.

 

o Ballet IV (Pre-Pointe)

Age: 11+ years old

Prerequisite: Ballet III or instructor placement

Attire: Burgundy leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes, pink pointe shoes (must be pre approved by Miss Lisa)

Class length: 60 minutes

Class description: Pre-Pointe is designed to prepare dancers for success en pointe. This class emphasizes strengthening exercises for the legs and feet. Dancers learn about pointe shoes, how to properly affix and tie pointe shoe ribbons, and proper foot care.

 

o Pointe

Age: 12+ years old

Prerequisite: Ballet IV or instructor placement

Attire: Black leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes, pink pointe shoes (must be pre approved by Miss Lisa)

Class length: 60 minutes

 

Tap - Tap is a fun, fast-paced style of dance that teaches rhythm, counting and coordination. Early tap classes will cover basic steps and once the concept is achieved the dancer may progress into the next level or be invited to a Stepper class.

 

o Tiny Tap

Age: 4 - 5 years old

Prerequisite: None

Attire: Dance attire, black tap shoes

Class length: 30 minutes

 

o ‘Tween Tap

Age: 7 -10 years old

Prerequisite: None

Attire: Dance attire, black tap shoes

Class length: 45 minutes