Our students are encouraged to be the best they can be without feeling the pressure to compete or be someone they are not. Each dancer is unique, with their own gifts and talents that they can use to make our dance studio different from all others. Students are encouraged to use their own special gifts and talents in all of our classes.
Each student is corrected individually in order to make sure that they grow in their own way and are placed in classes accordingly so that they are never held back or left behind. We are focused on raising up a new generation of dancers with a heart for praise and worship.
Each class opens with a memory verse and prayer time. This allows each student to meditate on God's word and begin class with a readiness to glorify him with their dancing. The verses given to each class will then be quoted on recital night as a group.
Students will study various techniques including Finis Jhung, Balanchine, and Vaganova.
Pre-Ballet and Tap
"Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice."
Intro to Ballet and Tap
"Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid."
"Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths."
Ballet 1 and 2
"Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer."
Pre-Ballet & Tap
In pre-ballet and tap we are going to focus on learning basic ballet moves and positions as well as basic technique. We will have fun stretching, twirling, tapping our toes, and meeting new ballet friends!
We will be working on harder combinations and technique. Students will be required to learn more intricate routines for the recital as well.
Ages 15-17 (mostly based on ability rather than age)
Floor barre and center barre will be used more often in this class to build the strength and balance the dancers need to move on to Ballet 3. The students will continue to work with more techniques but at a higher level.
Private Dance Lessons
These classes are offered to students who are interested in raising their level of dance. They will be learning at a more professional level of ballet to build up their ability, flexibility, endurance, and more. Please call for openings and times.
45 Minutes - 1 Hour
Our musical theater class will incorporate elements of various famous Broadway shows using jazz, creative movement, ballet, and modern dance principles.
Intro to Ballet & Tap
A step up from our pre-ballet class, this class gets just a bit harder. We will be focusing on more technique, barre work, center floor combinations, and across the floor work.
Ages 12-14 (mostly based on ability rather than age)
Now that you are in the "big kid" class, you are expected to know all of the basic ballet terms and should be able to perform them correctly. We will be focusing on more difficult technique and center work as well as floor barre.
Ages 18+ (mostly based on ability rather than age)
By the time the students reach this class, they have learned almost all of the ballet terms, built up the strength and balance for more center work, and have increased their flexibility to do more stretches.
Women's Cultural Dance
This class will focus on creating movements that will build stamina, concentration, and grace. We will be learning various routines from different areas around the world. At the end of the year, the women will have the opportunity to perform in the end of the year recital (optional). For the recital, they will learn a piece of choreography and will perform it on stage wearing traditional costumes.
We will be focusing on a different style of ballroom dance every 3 months such as the waltz, salsa, tango, foxtrot, and swing dance. This is a seasonal class so be sure to keep checking out site for updates.
To get ready for the "big kid" class, we start working on harder combinations, technique, and barre. Students will be required to learn more intricate routines for the recital as well.
We will start inviting girls ages 10 and up to this class to make sure they are prepared for pointe when they turn 12. They will not be working in pointe shoes but will have the opportunity to strengthen their ankles, toes, and legs to make the transition to pointe a little easier. Toward the end of the year, the girls will be attending the Pointe class with the pointe dancers but will not be on pointe themselves. This is a great way to allow the girls to see what to expect when en pointe and to help them decide whether they like it or not.
Once the girls have finished the pre-pointe class they are invited (if ready) to join our pointe class. They must be 12 years old before they are allowed to be en pointe. If the girls would like to take this class they are required to take either Ballet 1, 2, or 3. If you are new to our studio, we require that the student take at least a year of dance with us before being invited to this class.
Creative dance combines the basics of various styles of dance to increase coordination, body awareness, and rhythm while using props and patterns to build routines. Each month will have a theme and will include theatrical entertainment. The students taking this class will have the opportunity to learn basic choreography to build their own routines as a group and will showcase what they have learned at the recital.