Class Descriptions

2020/2021 Dance Season Schedule

Monday

5pm - 5:45pm -- Pre-Ballet (ages 3 to 5)

5:45pm - 6:45pm -- Ballet/Tap Combo Class (ages 5 to 7)

6:45pm - 7:30 -- Tap 2/3 (ages 8 to 11)

7:30pm - 8:15pm -- Tap 3/4 (ages 12 to 18)

8:15pm - 9pm -- Hip Hop 3/4 (ages 12 to 18)

Tuesday

5pm - 6:30pm -- Level 1 Combo (ages 8 to 10)

6:30pm -7:30pm --Musical Theatre (ages 8 to 18)

7:30pm - 9pm -- Level 3/4 Jazz/Contemporary (ages 12 to 18)

Wednesday

5pm - 5:45pm -- Pre-Ballet (ages 3 to 5)

5:45pm - 7:15pm -- Level 2 Combo (ages 9 to 11)

7:15pm - 8:15pm -- Ballet 4/5 (ages 12 to 18)

8:15pm - 9pm -- Pointe 1/2 (ages 12 to 18)

Thursday

5pm - 6pm -- Ballet/Jazz Combo Class (ages 5 to 7)

6pm - 6:45pm -- Hip Hop 1/2 (ages 6 to 10)

6:45pm- 8:15pm -- Level 3/4 Jazz/Contemporary (ages 10 to 13)

Friday

5pm - 6pm -- Ballet 3/4 (ages 10 to 13)

6pm - 7pm -- Ballet 3 (ages 9 to 12)

7pm - 8pm -- Level 3 Jazz/Lyrical (ages 9 to 12)

Saturday

10am - 10:30am -- Mommy & Me Class (ages 2 to 3)

10:30am - 11:15am -- Pre-Ballet (ages 3 to 5)

11:15am - 12:15pm -- Combo Dance Class (ages 5 to 7)

12:30pm - 2:30pm -- Pizzazz Company Block

Mommy & Me

Ages 2 to 3                            

Share those special smiles and hugs in a class designed especially for the parent and toddler!

​ This class is based on dance fundamentals, incorporating gross motor skills, rhythm exercises, songs and FUN.

Classes are 30 minutes long and require caretaker participation. ​

Students (and their caregivers) should wear stretchy clothes that allow them to move comfortably and sock feet.

Pre-Ballet 

Ages 3 to 5      

What better way to begin dance than with a special program that combines classical training with creative movement, story telling and LOTS of magic and make believe! Students will learn the 7 movements of dance and the 5 positions of ballet with an emphasis on ballet vocabulary!

Classes are 45 mins long.

Students will wear a lavender leotard, lavender skirt and pink tights with pink leather ballet shoes. Hair should be off their faces.



Combo Dance Class

Ages 5 to 7

Ballet and Tap/Jazz Combination Classes

A great way to get a taste of Ballet and Tap or Ballet and Jazz training in one class!

Classes are one hour long and consist of 30 mins of ballet training weekly and 30 mins of tap or jazz training.

Students will wear a light blue leotard, light blue skirt and pink tights with pink leather ballet shoes and black patent leather student tie taps. Hair should be in a ponytail or bun.

 

Level 1 and Level 2 Combination Classes

Ages 8 to 10 (Level 1) / Ages 9 to 11 (Level 2)

Ballet/Tap/Jazz Combination Classes

Perfect for the older beginning/intermediate level dancer, these combination classes offer ballet/tap and jazz training all in one class!

Classes are 90 mins long and consist of one hour of ballet training weekly combined with 30 minutes of tap and jazz training on alternate weeks.

Students will wear a black leotard and pink footed tights with a pink or black ballet skirt. Pink leather ballet shoes and black patent leather student tie taps. Hair should be secured in a bun.



Ballet 

Ages 9 and up

Ballet is the foundation of all dance forms.

Each level will focus on proper body alignment, terminology and correct execution of steps, as well as strength and flexibility training, through barre’, center floor and across the floor adagio and allegro combinations. Students will prepare for end of the year ballet exams.

​Classes are one hour long.. Students are to wear a black leotard , black ballet skirt, and pink full-footed tights with pink ballet shoes. ​Hair must be secured in a bun.

 

Jazz 

Ages 9 and up

 Students will learn musicality and technique, focusing on balance, flexibility and strength, through different genres of music including broadway, latin and current hits. Classes are one hour long. Students enrolled in Jazz  classes are required to take a ballet class concurrently.  Students will wear a solid colored leotard and tights (dance shorts may be worn as well) with caramel colored slip on jazz shoes . ​Hair should be secured off the face.

Tap

Ages 9 and up

Students will develop rhythm, style and sound quality in this class that blends both traditional broadway style tap and current rhythm style tap together. Emphasis on ankle and foot mobility and flexibilty, speed and accuracy. Classes are one hour long. Students will wear a solid colored leotard and tights (dance shorts may be worn as well) with caramel colored Block Tap On buckle tap shoes. . ​Hair should be secured off the face.

Lyrical/Contemporary

Ages 9 and up

Lyrical class is designed for intermediate to advanced students with previous training in ballet. Students will explore  basic techniques and skills from ballet, jazz and modern. It emphasizes interpretation of music lyrics while telling a story with movement that can be fluid or abstract. Students enrolled in Lyrical and Contemporary  classes are required to take a ballet class concurrently. Classes are one hour long.Students will wear a solid colored leotard and tights (dance shorts may be worn as well) Shoes TBD by the instructor . ​Hair should be secured off the face.

​Hip Hop

Ages 9 and up

These fun, upbeat classes teach hip hop technique and choreography without the  worry of suggestive moves or inappropriate music! Dancers develop rhythm, coordination, and self-expression. Students will wear comfortable gym type clothing and DEDICATED black, "Converse" style low top  sneakers.