Class Descriptions

Note: Students must turn age listed by October 1 to enroll in that class. The only exception is Wee Dance – they must be 2 by the time they start class. We reserve the right to place students in classes that would best meet their needs to include classes with older or younger students. We also reserve the right to suggest waiting for your child to start class. All students should be able to attend class independently, with out a parent.

Tutus-For-Tots

Wee Dance – This class is designed specifically for independent 2 year olds who enjoy dancing. Young dancers will be introduced to the fabulous world of dance through fun, age appropriate instruction that will include basic dance steps, dance concepts, and improvisation.  Skills developed will include dance skills, cooperation skills, listening skills, and social skills.

Pre-School Dance – A dance class designed for 3 year olds. This blend of movement, music, improvisation, and basic dance steps is an excellent introduction for the future study of dance techniques. Students also learn cooperation skills and dance concepts. In addition to ballet fundamentals, this class will include fun movement activities and a chance for children to unleash their own creativity.  

Ballet Tots  – (age 4) This class includes the learning of dance and theater skills. Dance, music, poetry and pantomime are used to help them grow in physical self-awareness and self assurance. It promotes the love of dance as well as increasing locomotor skills, flexibility, sensory perception and creativity. Students dance barefoot and will learn dance fundamentals to include right/left, patterns, fast/slow movements, and pre-ballet steps.

Kinderballet – This class for  K/1 introduces simple floor barre work, floor exercises,  along with basic ballet and jazz positions and steps. Each class incorporates stretching, locomotive progressions, creative dancing, props, and partner work.

 

TinyTappers

Tappin’ Tots – (age 4) Rhythm and sound – the perfect fit for students who like to make noise and dance. Students learn basic tap steps such as toe taps, shuffle steps, and heel digs.

KinderTap– This class for  K/1 teaches tap warm ups, tap combinations and progressions. Each class incorporates rhythm training, stretching, locomotive progressions, and partner work.

Open Tap– For ages 6 and up this class will review basic steps like the shuffle and flap and will begin introduce intermediate dance moves. This class will add more noise and faster steps for all those tap lovers!

 

Build Ballet

 

PreBallet – This class is designed for the dancer in 1st or 2nd grade. Students will learn basic ballet positions, terminology and choreography. Students will work on body positioning, stretching, self expression and center combinations and across the floor work. An emphasis on correct ballet technique will be applied.

Ballet 1 – This class is designed for the new dancer (ages 7 (preballet first) – 12) and those who may have had some prior dance training. Students will learn basic ballet positions, terminology and choreography. Students will work on body positioning, basic barre work, stretching and center combinations and across the floor work. An emphasis on correct ballet technique will be applied.

Ballet II – This class is designed for the dancer (ages 9- 14) who has had 2-3 years of ballet training with teacher recommendation. Students will continue their learning of ballet technique, terminology and choreography. Students will work on floor exercises, barre work, center combinations, strength training and stretching. An emphasis on correct technique and alignment will be applied.  Teacher recommendation required. This class meets 2x a week.

Ballet III/IV/IV – These classes are designed for the dancer (ages 10 – 16) who has had 3-4 years of ballet training with teacher recommendation. Students will continue their learning of ballet technique, terminology and choreography. Students will work on floor exercises, barre work, center combinations, strength training and stretching. An emphasis on correct technique and alignment will be applied.  Pointe work may be included for some students.

 

Build Jazz

Students will work on isolation, flexibility, turns, leaps and jumps in class. Usually fun, fast, dance music is used; students should come to class with a lot of energy and be prepared to have fun learning the style of dance most used on Broadway.

Musical Theater: This upbeat dance style will combine jazz technique and singing. Musical theater allows dancers to work on their acting skills along with singing and dancing.Dancers will have a fun time to play and use the imagination.

HippityHop

Hippity Hop  and Hip Hop Levels I/II/Teen & Adult – (ages 5-Adult) A fun, upbeat class taught to high energy music. Hip Hop is the latest rage among young people. Many styles will be explored in class. We keep our hip hop clean and age appropriate. We do encourage technical training in a ballet or jazz class as well.

KIdance

Contemporary- Contemporary dance is a mixture of jazz and modern dance. This dance style uses slow music and introduces moving with the whole body. Dancers will dance barefoot as they slide, leap, and go on the ground. This class is recommended for ages 6 and up. If you liked lyrical you will like contemporary.

 

Karate Plus – (ages 6-14) This is a traditional Japanese Karate and Jujitsu class taught from a Christian perspective.  Karate Plus is a unique program that ministers to the whole person: Body, Mind and Spirit. This program has been in the Pikes Peak region since 1994. All classes are taught by nationally recognized black belts. Students will learn blocks, kicks/strikes, sparring, forms, pressure points escapes, joint locks, and throws. There will be an occasional bible study, scripture memory and group discussion. Material fee not included in all inclusive tuition.

We also offer private voice, piano, guitar and drum lessons!

Space limited, reserve your spot today!

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