Class
Descriptions

Our mission is to provide quality dance instruction as well as strive to motivate, guide, and inspire each student to achieve their goals in a safe, supportive, and professional atmosphere.

Our classes are based on talent and age combined. 
If you have any questions, please call the studio at (330) 992 - 2362.

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Class Levels:

Combo Classes - Ages 18 months-6

Tiny Tots: 18 months to 3 years old. This is the perfect class for those little ones just starting out to understand movement while introducing the basics of the style.

Level I: This class combines the basics of Ballet and Tap. It is a great class for 3-4 year olds to get to experience multiple styles of dance.

Level II: This level is for dancers ages 4-6 with previous dance experience. The class includes ballet and tap, building upon the basics and working towards more complicated steps and combinations.

Beginner - Ages 6-9

Beginner classes are for those who are looking to either try a new style of dance for the first time or to focus upon basic dance technique. They focus on basic movements of each individual style and work on the general movement of their body, their musicality and on learning and remembering choreography.

Intermediate - Ages 10-14

Intermediate classes are for those who have 2-4 years of experience in the style and the students with an increased expectation of proper technique and musicality. Students will focus on building the strength, flexibility and control needed to execute the style.  Each class will emphasize more technical combinations, across the floors and choreography.

Advanced - Ages 15-18

Advanced classes are for those who have 5+ years of experience in certain styles as well as the capabilities and past performances throughout their time at the studio. These dancers focus on strengthening their technique and skills to a much higher level. This level is designed to give the necessary training to students wishing to study dance seriously, encouraging the technical requirements along with establishing artistry, musicality and feeling. New steps are introduced to further establish the dancer’s repertoire of skills , while the precision and line of the dancer is improved. 

Adult Classes - Ages 18+

We pride ourselves by offering a multitude of adult classes. Whether you were dancing all your life, or just looking to start something new, our adult class is perfect for you. Adult classes allow anyone over "studio age" to join classes that are structured exactly how the childrens classes are. This allows for adults to have the opportunity to keep taking classes and not lose skill throughout their exploration into the world, or allows for those who might think it's too late, to really be offered a chance to try it out. The classes are a fun and light-hearted for both the inexperienced and experienced dancer. Although strong technique will be taught, the environment is casual and made to make everyone feel welcome. Dance class is not only for children, it is for everyone.

 Although age may assist in initial placement, students progress according to  experience and ability, moving through levels only when specific techniques have been mastered, rather than yearly advancement. Our aim to give students a challenge, while ensuring they are comfortable and happy in their classes.

Final placement is always up to the instructor.

Classes
Offered

Ballet is the foundation of all dance; for this reason, we stress its importance. Classes focus on overall body alignment and awareness with emphasis on proper usage of feet and legs and execution of turnout. Traditional barre work, center work and combinations are included in all classes. Ballet classes are mandatory for competitive dancers.

An exciting and ever evolving dance form full of rhythm, syncopation, and passion. Jazz has grown into a technique focused on extensions, turns, and jumps. The class provides a progressive system of exercises for physical toning, strengthening, isolations and placement.  Included are terminology, barre and/or center floor warm-up, floor and corner progressions, turns, jumps and routines.  

A fun form of dance wherein rhythmic sounds are created by the feet. Important to the all-round dancer it is an excellent means of increasing coordination of the mind and body. Tap also develops a sense of rhythm and timing which is essential to the development of every style of dance. This lively class includes terminology, exercises to warm and strengthen the ankles, floor combinations stressing precision and counting, and routines

After sufficient ballet study and proper muscle development, students age 10 and over may be eligible. Due to the demands that pointe work places on the body, students must have the necessary strength in their core, legs, ankles and feet, as well as meeting the necessary class requirements and passing a studio evaluation to be considered for this advanced class.

Must be enrolled in Ballet as well.

Contemporary dance is known for its versatility and creativity. It allows the use of a range of techniques and styles which result in an expressive use of the body as an art formation through rhythm, in space. The movement which involves the display of lines of energy in a dance style that is grounded, in contrast to the lightness of ballet. It uses the gravity and the swing of the body to create fluid movements using more release, ease, and freedom of design than traditional dance.

These are fun and active classes focusing on body coordination and control to upbeat music. Combinations are rhythmic and lively, with choreographic challenge.  Hip-Hop is set to a strong, contemporary beat, builds stamina, emphasizes body isolations, attitude, coordination, free-style movement, and rhythm.

Ballet

Jazz

Contemporary

Tap

Hip Hop

Acro

Acro (acrobatics/tumbling) is centered on fundamental acrobatic technique to increase flexibility, strength, balance, coordination, endurance, timing, body awareness, self-discipline, and confidence. Classes focus on proper hand placement and body alignment with emphasis on the muscles and flexibility required to perform proper technique.

Musical Theatre

Musical theatre is a jazz-based class filled with Broadway style dancing and music as well as places a high focus on musical interpretation. This form of dancing emphasizes learning performance skills such as connecting with the audience and facial expressions.

Pointe