The following is a description of all of the classes that we currently offer. Classes will change from session to session. For the schedule of classes please click on the Calendar. Drop-ins are welcome.
Color Code: I am excited about the way this motivates dancers and helps them feel a sense of belonging to their class. This applies to Ballet and Jazz only. Any shade of the listed color is allowed.
Pre Dance - Pink (Not a requirement yet)
Beg. Ballet or Jazz - Purple
Ballet 1 or Jazz 1/2 - Blue
Ballet 2 - Grey
Jazz 3 - Go by your ballet level
Teen/Adult - Black
Black bottoms for jazz - Shorts with tights, capris or pants
Ballet tights - White, pink or beige (suntan). Any color ballet slippers. Ballet Classes:
Pre-Dance (ages 3-4) - A great class for little ones to begin learning about ballet basics, creative movement, musicality, left and right, how to function in a group classroom style dance setting, and Yes even a performance piece! Parents are welcome to observe a class with their child. Taught by Lindsay Huitt and Christine VanOeveren. (30min)
Beginning Ballet (age 5+) - Children will begin to learn proper form and positioning of the arms and legs. They will practice moving with musicality and counts. This class utilizes techniques from Ballet, plus fun work with scarves. Taught by Vetta Shinen (45min)
Ballet 1 (6+) - For the dancer with some Pre-Dance or Ballet experience. This class is fun and utilizes the barre, movement across the floor and center work. As always lots of beautiful music is a big part of class. Taught by Kaytee Horton
Ballet 2 (8+) - Dancers who have ballet experience and wish to continue their training will love Ballet 2. Students will be placed based on instructor approval. Appropriate attire consists of a leotard, tights, ballet slippers and hair pulled back.
Contemporary (9-12) (Teen/Adult) - This class combines elements of Ballet, Jazz, and hip hop dance. It is a beautiful and expressive form of dance done to contemporary music. The class consists of a warm up in the center, technique, and choreography. This class is geared toward performance. Taught by Lindsay Huitt.
Beg. Jazz (ages 4-5) - A great place to start! Fun and simple dances plus basic steps and patterns get little dancers ready for Jazz 1. Leotard, tights and dance shoes are required. Taught by Brittni.
Jazz 1, 2, & 3 (ages 6+) - Students are placed according to age and ability. Jazz is a really fun and expressive style of dance. It incorporates beautiful movement, attitude, leaps, turns, and hints of contemporary dance. Students should wear leotard or fitted top and dance pants or tights and shorts. Please do not have bare legs, this doesn't work for movements done on the floor. Taught by Lindsay Huitt.
Teen/Adult Jazz - A great class for technique building, styling and building endurance. Some dance experience is recommended. Taught by Kaytee Horton. (Not currently offered for Fall 2013)
Hip Hop Classes:
Hip Hop 1- (ages 5-7) Beginning level Hip Hop students will learn footwork, styling and choreography. Only age appropriate (aka child friendly) music will be used in class. Taught by Christine.
Hip Hop 2 & 3- (ages 7-9 & 9-12) Learn some basic breakdance moves, arm styling, and street funk steps. This class offers dancers a challenge to strengthen their bodies and take their dancing to a new level. Taught by Kaytee Horton.
Hip Hop 4 - (ages 9-12) For our more advanced hip hop dancers who are not yet at the teen level but are ready to bump up their skills even more. Instructor approval required. Taught by Lindsay Huitt.
Hip Hop Teen/Adult - A fun class full of funk! The choreography is fast and challenging but will help take you to a new level of dance! Please wear dance sneakers and dance pants. Each week we will work on styling, footwork and learn short combinations to popular music.
Zumba® - All fitness levels. Zumba is a latin dance based fitness class that uses steps from Salsa, Merengue, Cha cha, Cumbia, Reggaeton and Samba. The music is absolutely addicting and the hip hop styling will keep you comin' back for more. You don't have to be a dancer, but you must be ready to sweat and party your butt off with us!
Cardio Hip Hop - Drop in anytime to this super fun format and you will never be behind. Each week a new fun high energy dance is taught so it's okay if you miss class sometimes Whether you have danced before or not your can pick up this simple and sensible dance style. Appropriate for all fitness levels.
Body Sculpting - Tone and strengthen the entire body using light weights and your bodies own resistance. The is a key component to weight loss because the more muscle mass you have the more calories your bodies burns even at rest. Don't worry about bulking up, this is not that type of workout.
PiYo - A combination of Pilates and Yoga intended to stretch and strengthen the body. This is a non-meditative class. We have some mats at the studio, but if you wish to bring your own, please feel free. (Taught by Lori Bell)
Total Body Conditioning - This is a Cardio and Strengthening combo class that adds up to one fantastic workout. All levels are welcome. Feel free to check it out and take it at your own pace. We use light dumbbells, physioballs, mats and exercise bands plus fun music that will keep you moving.
BODYSHRED - Combining upper and lower body work into each move allows us to burn major calories in just 30 minutes. This is a fast pace class but all fitness levels are welcome and moves can be modified to everyone gets a great workout. Strength training moves are done with light weights, or simply your own body weight as resistance. Cardio portions come in quick 2 minute spurts and we get to rest a bit as we do our core work between each cycle. Please bring a sweat towel and a water bottle. If you have your own mat that would be great too.