Music and Movement-An exciting opportunity to bond with your growing toddler. Offered to children 18 months-3 years old and a parent. Discover with your child easy movement games and musical instruments. 6 week sessions available in the fall, winter and spring.
Tumble Tots-30 minutes of tumbling fun offered to our youngest bunch of 2-3 year olds. Your toddler will learn useful locomotor skills and simple tumbling skills such as a forward somersault roll. Must be age 2 by Sept. 15. Tumbling students will go barefoot in the Tumbling Center.
Tiny Tot Combo-This is the class for that tiny dancer that can't stop moving! 45 Minutes of ballet, tap and story time offered to 3-4 year olds. Must be age 3 by Sept. 15. Students are required to have tan buckle tap shoes ($26) and pink ballet shoes ($16). Black shoes are required for boys.
Beginner Combo-This exciting 60 minute class designed for 5-6 year olds builds on ballet and tap skills learned in Tiny Tots and includes an introduction to jazz dance. Fun songs and dances will keep these young dancers learning without them even knowing it! Must be age 5 by Sept. 15.
Beginner Tumbling-A great way to get rid of all that extra energy! For children 5-6 years old. Boys and girls will have fun building strength, coordination and using their creativity. Tumbling students will go barefoot in the Tumbling Center.
Beginner Musical Theater-Do you have a future broadway star on your hands? This class uses all styles of dance along with acting and singing skills. Must be enrolled in a combo class and be at least 5 years old.
Beginner Pom-Your little dancer will have fun learning basic dance team drills and motions while shaking sparkly red pom poms!
Core Classes for 6 year olds through Teen:
Level One Combo - This class is designed for the beginner dancer between the ages of 6-9. A fast paced class that gives dancers a taste of the core classes. This 60 minute class begins with tap basics and a tap routine. Followed by ballet stretches and technique and fun jazz steps to finish. Students are required to have pink ballet shoes ($16) and tan buckle tap shoes ($26) and black for boys.
Ballet - Enjoy watching your child learn the foundation of dance while gaining grace and poise. levels one through six for ages 6 and up depending on experience and ability. Ballet is the foundation of all dance styles, therefore it is strongly suggested in order to build a strong dancer. The body concentrates on technique, body placement, flexibility, leaps and turns. Level One students must have pink ballet shoes ($16). All other ballet students are required to have pink split sole ballet shoes ($20).
Tap- Tap classes are an exciting way to learn rhythm and timing to music, in addition it teaches discipline, exercise and allows students to create new sounds and rhythms to go with the music. All students need the secific tap shoe styles designated: levels I & II need tan buckle taps ($26), levels III & IV need tan jazz taps ($54), level V & VI need black jazz taps ($54). Tap class is ideal for levels one through six for ages 6 and up depending on experience and ability.
Jazz- Have fun dancing to upbeat music while learning various styles of jazz dance. Such as Classical, funk and modern Jazz. Available for levels one through six for ages 6 and up depending on experience and ability. Level 6 dancers are required to be enrolled in Ballet class. All jazz students are required to have tan laceless jazz shoes ($37).
Specialty Classes for 6 year olds through Teen:
ALL NEW! Flex Class - This class is designed to promote flexibility in a safe way. The class starts by warming the muscles to allow them to stretch further and ends with strength moves to control the newly found flexibility. This is a great class for any dancer wanting to achieve a full split or just wanting to improve strength and flexibility. For serious dancers in levels III and up.
Pointe - Levels four, five, and six for ages 12 and up. By invitation only and with at least 2 years of prior ballet experience. Requires enrollment in ballet. Not all foot types are meant for pointe work, therefore to keep our students safe and healthy, it is the teachers decision who is able to begin pointe work.
Red Hots Dance Team - For the dancer that dreams of dancing for their favorite sports team. Learn dance team drills and motions that will help with dance team and cheerleader try-outs for middle school and high school. Level beg. through level III for ages 4 and up depending on experience and ability (requires enrollment in jazz or combo). Red Poms must be purchased for $30. Tan jazz shoes required ($37). NEW uniforms will be oredered for recital this year!
Hip Hop -Shake, shimmy and groove to your favorite songs. Learn all the most popular dances and maybe even breakdance! Levels one through six and ages 6 and up depending on experience and ability. Requires enrollment in jazz class with the exception of Boyz Hip Hop. All girls' hip hop classes will wear white tennis shoes for class, Holiday Spectacular and the Recital Production.
Lyrical - A beautiful combination of jazz and ballet, full of emotion. It is a style of dance used to interpret music by telling a story with movement and emotion. It requires strong leaps, turns, extensions and flexibility. Levels two through six and ages 8 and up depending on experience and ability. Requires enrollment in ballet and "foot undeez" must be worn which may be purchased for $17.
Clogging - Tap dancers who have completed at least one year of tap and are ages 5 & over are invited to join in on this exciting "stomping" adventure. Levels beginner through advanced for ages 5 and up depending on experience and ability. Must be enrolled in Tap and purchase required clogging shoes for $60.
Tumbling/Gymnastics - Tumbling classes include technique and passes across the mats, as well as running tricks that build up to flips & aerials. It is a challenging way to build strength, muscle tone, balance, control and flexibility. Levels beginner through advanced for ages 5 and up depending on experience and ability. Tumblers are required to go barefoot in the Tumbling Center
Cheerleading - train with an experienced former cheerleader and gymnast! Anyone between the ages of 6 and 12 are welcome in this class with the structure of team building chants, cheers, exercises and stunts!
Private Lessons - are available for extra help on skills learned in class and also for solo performances in competition. See Diva Dance Co. for more details. These lessons are scheduled individually with a designated teacher for 30 minutes in order to learn a routine for competition or pageant purposes or for additional help. Tuition is $26 for a 30 minute lesson or $16 each for a duet/trio or small group. These students must be enrolled in regular classes as well.
Musical Theater - This educational opportunity will allow students to study various broadway shows and movie musicals. They will explore the choreography and different styles of musical theater dance. All material covered is age appropriate and who knows what might happen...acting, singing, dancing...all packed into one class! Beginner and levels one through five, ages 5 and up (requires enrollment in ballet, tap & jazz or combo class.)
Modern - Modern is a mode of dance born out of rebellion to express oneself in a way other than through classical ballet. It's an explosion of movement out of a proper and codified system. It allows a different meansof expression and style that helps serious dance students become more vesatile in their many studies of dance training. Various styles of modern dance will be focused on including Limon, Graham, Cunningham and Horton. available for intermediate and advanced students in level 3 and up (requires enrollment in ballet). Modern dance students will be required to dance barefoot.
Dancer Pilates - Pilates is perfect for students who are looking for a way to build core strength and muscle control. The Pilates technique consists of a series of controlled, flowing exercises that promote proper alignment and balance. This class is highly recommended for serious students in ballet. Available for intermediate and advanced dancers in level 3 and up -- also for adults!!
Leaps & Turns - This class is designed for the serious student who wants to increase their number of pirouettes, fouettes and height of jetes! Get your adrenaline pumping while performing drills and strength moves to upbeat music. Available for intensive dancers ages 8 and up (requires enrollment in ballet)
Contemporary/Kontemporary Kids - One of the latest trends in dance, this style combines modern, lyrical and jazz techniques. This class is offered for the serious & advanced student in level 2 and up. A great class to further students training and put their skills to the test!
Boyz Classes - Exciting and fun classes in Hip Hop and Tumbling designed with the energy of Boyz in mind! Learn the skills and discipline of dance while increasing strength and muscle awareness.
Master Classes & Workshops - These classes are offered several times throughout the year and they are open to anyone!! Guest teachers are brought in from all over the country including Chicago and Los Angeles. Don't miss such a unique opportunity to learn from professional dancers and choreographers!
Diva Dance Company, Dream Dance Company and Mini Dance Company - Auditions will be held in January for students in level one and up including the ALL NEW MINI DANCE COMPANY. Our dance companies compete and perform all over the country!
Pilates-Pilates exercises help both men and women develop optimal strength, flexibility, endurance and posture, without building bulk or stressing joints. The perfect complement to cardiovascular exercise, athletic training and rehabilitation. Pilates exercises help you tone your body, feel rejuvinated and move with ease. Contact Crystal for more information. Private and duet lessons available on the Pilates Reformer. www.CrystalsPilates.com