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CHILDREN’S PROGRAM

Mommy and Me (Ages 1-3)

Structured for 1 to 3 olds who are ready for a half an hour of movement and play in a structured format. Designed to develop movement and music, gross motor skills, balance and coordination, listening and teamwork skills. Adult companion MUST be willing to participate.

 

Creative Ballet/Tap (Ages 3-4)

This class will offer ballet based movement. It is designed to develop body awareness using basic dance exercises and ballet movement. Using tap dance, props, and musical instruments will aid in learning rhythm and music appreciation. We dance, skip, and turn to a variety of music. Must be 3 years old and potty trained before first class.

 

Pre Ballet (Ages 5-6)

This is a preparatory class for our ballet program, geared towards classical ballet movement, developing motor skills and coordination. Introduces turn out and expands on learning more foot and arm positions, with additional ballet steps and terminology.

Tiny Tappers (Ages 5-6)

Introducing basic tap steps and terminology, musicality, body awareness, and articulation of feet.

 

Pre Jazz (Ages 6-8)

Exploring balance, isolations, musicality, and classical jazz technique.

Ballet 1 (Ages 7-8)

This is the beginning of our ballet program. At this age dancers are able to more deeply grasp the concepts of external rotation, learn a much larger scope of ballet terminology and begin to apply the many concepts behind classiscal ballet technique. If your 7 or 8 year old has never done ballet we may find they need to take a year of pre ballet to be ready for this class.

 

Tap 1 (Ages 7-8)

Introducing a broad range of basic tap steps and terminology, musicality, body awareness, and articulation of feet.

If your dancer has never done tap they will most likely need to begin in the Tiny Tappers class to prepare for tap 1.

 

PRETEEN PROGRAM

Our Preteen Program is designed for students who are ages 9-13 who have little or no experience with ballet, but are interested in trying dance, or want to continue with jazz or contemporary/lyrical but do not have interest in further training with ballet technique.

Preteen Ballet

Ages 9 to 13. Focus on thoroughly exposing the newer preteen dancer to the many concepts of ballet. Working to introduce and refine the technical basis of classical ballet.

Preteen Contemporary/Lyrical

Ages 9 to 13. Uses both ballet technique and modern dance to explore movement ranging from lyrical to  fast and rhythmic. Focus on coordination, contrast, body and music awareness and expanding  vocabulary. Since this class is meant for those not enrolled in ballet, there will be time spent on the basis of classical ballet technique so that the dancers bodies stay safe and gain fundamental strength.

 

Preteen Jazz

Ages 9 to 18. Explores various styles of jazz; classic, contemporary, commercial, hip hop, and broadway. Since this class is meant for those not enrolled in ballet, there will be time spent on the basis of classical ballet technique so that the dancers bodies stay safe and gain fundamental strength.

YOUTH and TEEN PROGRAM

Our Youth and Teen Programs are progressive and rigorous. There is a set syllabus that is worked through over the entire year. Certain skills are to be learned in each level. Once specefic skills are executed at a certain level the student may be ready to progress to the next level.

Placement in levels is done by audition only. If you are a new student and need placement, please email us.

Ballet Program (Levels 2-7)

Ages 9 to 18. Our teaching methods are based on sound classical technique; we do not place by age.

Contemporary/Lyrical Program (Levels 1-5)

Ages 9 to 18. Uses both ballet technique and modern dance to explore movement ranging from lyrical to  fast and rhythmic. Focus on coordination, contrast, body and music awareness and expanding  vocabulary. Must be enrolled in a ballet class to be in Contemporary 1-5.

 

Tap Program (Levels 2-4)

Ages 9 to 18. Taught using theatre, classical, and rhythm tap styles. Musicality is a major focus introducing a variety of meters as well as syncopation. Emphasis is placed on articulation of feet to master sound clarity and technique using tap terminology.

 

Jazz Program (Levels 2-5)

Ages 9 to 18. Explores various styles of jazz; classic, contemporary, commercial, hip hop, and broadway. Must be in a ballet class to be in Jazz 2-5.

 

 

ADULT PROGRAM

Beginner Level Classes:

Beginner Adult Ballet

The basics of ballet technique are taught in this class - even intermediate and advanced level dancers can benefit from the fundamental work done at this level. There are many concepts to cover when beginning the art of ballet, it is very important to understand how to properly and safely execute each move. Each week new moves will be introduced to your brain and body. Just like the intermediate level adult class, emphasis is placed on expanding body awareness through correct alignment for improved posture, strength, and flexibility. 

Beginner Adult Tap

Hasn't everyone wanted to try tap dance at some point in their life?! Starting tap as an adult is fun, rewarding, social, and mind releasing. You will be surprised how much you can learn at quite a quick rate in the art of tap dance. Tap taught at our studio uses theatre, classical, and rhythm tap styles. Musicality is a major focus introducing a variety of meters as well as syncopation. Emphasis is placed on articulation of feet to master sound clarity  and technique using tap terminology.

Intermediate/Advance Level Classes:

Adult Ballet

Emphasis is placed on expanding body awareness through correct alignment for improved posture, strength, and flexibility. Beginner/Intermediate level.

 

Adult Jazz

Designed to tone the muscles and develop overall strength and flexibility using jazz technique. Beginner/intermediate level.

 

Adult Tap

Taught using theatre, classical, and rhythm tap styles. Musicality is a major focus introducing a variety of meters as well as syncopation. Emphasis is placed on articulation of feet to master sound clarity  and technique using tap terminology.

Advance Level Classes:

Advance Adult Ballet

You will be pushed to refine your technique, gain deeper insight on how to continue pushing your body safely within its limitations, and become the ballet dancer you have always dreamed of being. Emphasis is placed on expanding body awareness through correct alignment for improved posture, strength, and flexibility. While continuing to gain technical strength, muscular strength, and endurance.

Advance Adult Contemporary

Designed for the trained dancer who has reached a more advanced level and is hoping to further their technique and expression with movement and choreography into their adult years.  Focus is on maintaining flexibility, strength and dance vocabulary.

If you are a new student and have questions about class placement please contact:

theballetworkshopinc@gmail.com

(360)825-2196