Class Descriptions

Please refer to our schedule for class times and closings!

3 Year Old Class/Creative Movement

This class is for 3 year olds wanting to get into dance class. They will learn basic ballet moves along with creative movement and body awareness.

Pre-dance

This class is offered as an introduction to dance for 4 & 5 year olds. They will learn the basics of tap, ballet, rhythm and basic movements, plus they will learn several complete dances.

Advanced Pre-dance

This class is for 5 and 6 year old students who have already had pre-dance class for a year. They will progress with their ballet and tap knowledge.

Combo Class

This class includes all types of dance; tap, ballet and jazz. It is for students of kindergarten age through second grade who have had at least one year of tap and ballet. Beginning and intermediate classes are offered.

Advanced Combo Class

This class includes tap, ballet and jazz. It is for students in second and third grades who have a background in tap, ballet and jazz.

Tumbling

This class is for students age 5 through high school. They will learn basic through advanced tumbling skills on mats depending on their individual level. 

Ballet

We consider Ballet the basis for all dance and the most important technique to master. These classes will include barre exercises for warm-ups and technique development, floor work for basic steps, turns, leaps and combinations. Two to three dances will be learned during the year. Ballet classes are especially good for gymnasts, swimmers, skaters, twirlers or models. Recommended ages for these classes are 6 years of age through college.

Hip-Hop

This class is for 6 year olds through college aged students. They will learn the basic steps of hip-hop, several combinations, and dances. No previous dance experience is necessary.

Jazz

This form of dance is very popular with all age groups. The classes include basic jazz techniques, turns, leaps and up to date combinations. Several dances will be learned during the year. Jazz dancing provides very good exercise and helps to develop coordination for ages 6 through college. Our teachers keep up on what is current by traveling to New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles frequently to attend classes at Broadway Dance Center(NYC), Lou Conte Dance Studio(CHI), The Edge Performing Arts Center(LA), Gus Giordano's(CHI), & Steps on Broadway(NYC).

Tap

Classes in tap include beginning steps through very advanced techniques. One or two dances will be learned during the year. Tap is an excellent way to develop rhythmic skills and coordination. Classes are available for ages 8 through college.

Lyrical (Manhattan location only)

This beautiful type of dance combines elements of ballet and jazz. Available only for middle school and high school age students.

*CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR REQUIRED FOR MANHATTAN STUDIO

Pointe (Manhattan location only)

This dance form is for more advanced ballet students. Classes for beginning pointe to advanced studies are taught. When starting pointe, it is recommended that the students are in sixth grade or 12 years of age with several years of ballet experience and the consent of the instructor.

*BALLET IS REQUIRED TO BE ENROLLED IN POINTE CLASS

Adult Class (Manhattan location only)

Beginner/Intermediate class for adults. This class will run in 6 week sessions.