Class Description & Dress Code

 

Creative Movement: (Ages 2 & 3)

This is a beginner class which uses music and props to explore movement and rhythm.  Dress code: (Girls) Light pink leotard, tights & socks or ballet slippers. (Boys) White tee/tank, black shorts/sweats and black socks or ballet shoes.

Kids Combo: (Ages 4-6)

This class is designed to encourage a love of dance.  The dancers explore basic ballet and tap technique during this hour long class. 1/2 hour dedicated to each style.  Dress code: (Girls) Light pink leotard, tights, pink ballet shoes and black patent leather tap shoes. Hair secured off of face. (Boys) White tank/tee, black shorts/sweats, black ballet shoes and black tap shoes.

Ballet (level 1-5): (Ages 7-Adult)

Ballet is the fundamental discipline of all dance styles and forms.  Ballet nurtures qualities of strength, posture, grace and beauty and is the foundation for all aspiring dancers. 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.

Ballet 1: Approx. ages 7-9

Ballet 2: Approx ages 8-10

Ballet 3: Approx ages 10-12 (must have prior experience).

Ballet 4: Approx. ages 13-15 (must have 4 years of class experience). Pointe prep optional.

Ballet 5: Approx. ages 14-18 (must have 5 years of class experience and teacher approval). Pointe optional.

NOTE: The first month of training will be spent observing dancers to ensure proper placement.

 

Jazz (Levels 1-5): (Ages 7-18)

Jazz dance is a performance dance technique/style.  Jazz 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.  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.

Jazz 1: Approx. ages 7-9

Jazz 2: Approx ages 8-10

Jazz 3: Approx ages 10-12 (must have prior experience)

Jazz 4: Approx. ages 13-15 (must have 4 years of class experience). 

Jazz 5: Approx. ages 14-18 (must have 5 years of class experience and teacher approval). 

NOTE: The first month of training will be spent observing dancers to ensure proper placement.

Tap (Levels 1-5): (Ages 7-18)

Tap dance is characterized by using the sounds of metal tap affixed to the heel and toe of the shoes, striking the floor as a form of rhythm coupled with interpretive body movements.  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. 

Tap 1: Approx. ages 7-9

Tap 2: Approx ages 8-10

Tap 3: Approx ages 10-12 (prior experience recommended.)

Tap 4: Approx. ages 13-15 (must have 4 years of class experience). 

Tap 5: Approx. ages 14-18 (must have 5 years of class experience and teacher approval). 

NOTE: The first month of training will be spent observing dancers to ensure proper placement.

Hip Hop (Ages 7-18):

Hip Hop is a fun class 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.  Hip Hop is typically performed to urban, hip hop music.  PDP used "kid friendly" versions of music. Dress code:  Comfortable clothes that allow for movement and clean tennis shoes (that are not worn outside).

Contemporary/Lyrical (Ages 7-18):

These styles 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 is required in order to participate in this class. 

Ballet Barre Class (Adult):

This class will strengthen your core, tone your whole body and help you obtain long, lean muscles.  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!

Progressions (Ages 7-18):

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. 

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