Class Descriptions

Bates Dance Studios

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 jazz, tap, ballet, rhythm and basic movements. 

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 jazz, ballet and tap knowledge.

Combo Class

This class includes 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. 

Advanced Combo Class

This class includes tap, ballet and jazz. It is for students that have completed combo class, or for beginners ages 7-8.

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, center work for basic steps, turns, leaps and combinations. Ballet classes are especially good for gymnasts, swimmers, skaters, twirlers or models. We have several different levels.

Hip-Hop

Students will learn the basic steps of hip-hop, several combinations, and dances. No previous dance experience is necessary. Our youngest class starts at age 4 for hip hop/funk.

Jazz

This form of dance is very popular with all age groups. The classes include stretching, basic jazz techniques, turns, leaps, floor work, progressions across the floor, and combinations in the center to work on picking up choreography. We have several different levels to take.

Tap

Classes in tap include beginning steps through very advanced techniques. Tap is an excellent way to develop rhythmic skills and coordination. 

Lyrical

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

Pointe

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

Beginner/Intermediate class for adults. This class will run in 6 week sessions. Our class schedule will have the most updated information about dates for these sessions.