CLASS DESCRIPTIONS & DRESS CODE

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Creative Movement

Ages 2-3 years old

This is a beginner class for young dancers that uses music and props to explore movement and rhythm. Your dancer will learn to interact in a group setting, follow directions, develop coordination & motor skills.

Dress Code

Girls - Light pink leotard, tights, socks or ballet slippers. Boys - White tee/tank, black shorts or sweats, black socks or ballet shoes.

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Tiny Tots & Kids Combo

Ages 4-6 years old

Dancers explore basic ballet and tap dance techniques during this class. Each class is 60 minutes long (30 mins. of each style). Tiny Tots is for 4-5 year olds and Kids Combo is for 5-6 year olds.

Dress Code

Girls - Light pink leotard, tights, pink ballet shoes, black patent leather tap shoes. Hair secured off of face. Boys - White tank/tee, black shorts/sweats, black ballet shoes and black tap shoes.

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Hip Hop

Ages 7-18 years old

Hip Hop is fun for all ages and is a great first time class. This class brings a wide variety of styles that change, based on music and fads. PDP uses "kid friendly" versions of urban and hip hop music in our classes.

Dress Code

Comfortable clothes that allow for movement and clean tennis shoes (that are not worn outside).

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Ballet Levels 1-5

Ages 7-18 years old

Ballet is the fundamental discipline of all dance styles and forms. These classes will focus on classical ballet technique through execution of barre work, alignment, artistry, jumps, combinations and exercises. Pointe prep is optional in Levels 4 & 5. The first month of training will be spent observing dancers to ensure proper placement. 

Ballet 1/Ages 7-9 (approx.)

Ballet 2/Ages 8-10 (approx.)

Ballet 3/Ages 10-12 (with experience)

Ballet 4/Ages 13-14 (4 years class exp.)

Ballet 5/Ages 14-18 (5 years class exp. and teacher approval)

Dress Code

Girls - Black leotard, ballet pink tights, pink ballet shoes and hair pulled up securely in a clean bun. Boys - White tee/tank, black shorts and black ballet shoes.

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Jazz Levels 1-5

Ages 7-18 years old

Jazz dance is a performance dance technique/style. This class is usually fast paced, but movements are technical.  Jazz teaches a dancer to be fluid and precise in movement while incorporating techniques such as extensions, turns and leaps. The first month of training will be spent observing dancers to ensure proper placement.

Jazz 1/Ages 7-9 (approx.)

Jazz 2/Ages 8-10 (approx.)

Jazz 3/Ages 10-12 (with experience)

Jazz 4/Ages 13-14 (4 years class exp.)

Jazz 5/Ages 14-18 (5 years class exp. and teacher approval)

Dress Code

Girls - Leotard or half top, shorts/dance pants and tan jazz shoes.  Hair must be securely up and off face. Boys - White tee/tank, black shorts and black jazz shoes.

Tap Levels 1-5

Ages 7-18 years old

Tap is a style of dance that uses the sounds of metal affixed to the heel and toe of the shoes; striking the floor as a form of rhythm coupled with interpretive body movements. Tap dancing is fun and helps your dancer develop an outstanding sense of rhythm. The first month of training will be spent observing dancers to ensure proper placement.  

Tap 1/Ages 7-9 (approx.)

Tap 2/Ages 8-10 (approx.)

Tap 3/Ages 10-12 (with experience)

Tap 4/Ages 13-14 (4 years class exp.)

Tap 5/Ages 14-18 (5 years class exp. and teacher approval)

Dress Code

Girls - Leotard or half top, shorts or dance pants and black tap shoes. Hair must be securely pulled up off face.  Boys - White tee/tank, black shorts or sweats and black tap shoes.

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Contemporary/Lyrical

Ages 7-18 years old

Contemporary and Lyrical styles of ballet are a perfect example of seamless story telling. Beautiful and emotional in nature, these styles are extremely technical and require a lot of body control. Ballet enrollment at PDP is required for participation in this class. 

Dress Code

Dance Attire

Pointe Prep

Level 4 & 5 Ballet

This is a separate class from regular ballet technique for students who want to dance en pointe. Students build the strength and alignment necessary for pointe work. This class prepares them pointe and lessens the risk of injury once students are in their pointe shoes.

Dress Code

Ballet Attire & Pointe Shoes when ready

Pointe

After Pointe Prep Completion

This class is designed for students with previous ballet training. Students will utilize previously learned ballet technique while working in pointe shoes. Each class includes barre exercises, center floor work and across the floor combinations in pointe shoes. 

Dress Code

Ballet Attire & Pointe Shoes

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Stretch & Strength

Ages 4-18 years old

This is a conditioning class to improve your muscle strength and flexibility. This class is based on each student's goals and individual needs. A dancer receives personalized attention to go at their own pace.

Dress Code

Dance Attire

Ballet Barre

Adult Class

This class will strengthen your core, tone your whole body and help you obtain long, lean muscles. Ballet Barre is a combination of Pilates, Yoga & Ballet. This class will leave you feeling energized and strong. We always finish class with an amazing stretch to help with flexibility, injury prevention and rejuvenation. A class you will want to fit into your schedule every week!

Dress Code

Dance Attire

Progressions 1-5

Ages 7-18 years old

This class specifically works on turns, leaps, jumps, kicks and tricks.  This class breaks down the techniques of each skill and works on proper execution. Ballet enrollment at PDP is required for participation in this class.

Dress Code

Dance Attire