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Preschool Music & Movement (ages 12mos-3yrs)

This music and movement program focuses on the development of gross motor skills. The class is taken with a parent or caregiver. We sing, we dance and we act out popular children’s songs. Instruments are also used. Classes are offered once a week for 40 minutes in length.

Wednesday 11:30 am-12:10 pm

Starlite (ages 3-5)

Starlite is an introduction to dance teaching basic movements and dance positions, rhythms and creative movement. This class focuses on the development of coordination and musical awareness based around make-believe as we learn dance through play. Instruments are also used. Classes are offered once a week for 40 minutes in length in combination of ballet with jazz.

Wednesday 12:20-1:00 pm, Thursday 5:10-5:50 pm, Saturday 10:20-11:00 am

Tiny (ages 5-7)

Ballet, Jazz and Tap “The Classics” are packaged into one 80 minute class twice per week. Tiny Acro and Hip Hop are also offered once per week- each class is 40 minutes in length. The focus is on having fun while continuing to build on the basic dance skills such as rhythms, basic movements and dance positions. The tiny level classes follow the BATD syllabus (www.batd.co.uk) for ballet, tap and acro and the ADAPT syllabus for jazz (www.adaptsyllabus.com). Classes are offered in ballet, jazz, tap, acro and hip hop.

Ballet, Tap and Jazz: Wednesday 4:40-5:50 pm, Saturday 9:00-10:10 am

Acro: Monday 6:10-6:50 pm

Hip Hop: Wednesday 5:30-6:10 pm

Mini (ages 7-9)

Ballet, Jazz and Tap “The Classics” are packaged into one 85 minute class twice per week. Mini Acro and Hip Hop are also offered once per week- each class is 40 minutes in length. We follow the BATD syllabus (www.batd.co.uk) for ballet, tap and acro and the ADAPT syllabus (www.adaptsyllabus.com) for jazz.

Ballet, Tap and Jazz: Monday 4:25-5:50 pm, Saturday 11:10 am- 12:35 pm

Acro: Monday 6:10-6:50 pm

Hip Hop: Wednesday 5:30-6:10 pm

Boys Only Hip Hop: Wednesday 4:40-5:20 pm

Junior (ages 9-12)

For dates and times consult the PDF Schedule on the right side of the home page.

Classes are 50 minutes in length per discipline. Children often take more than 1 class per week. We follow the BATD syllabus (www.batd.co.uk), ADAPT syllabus (www.adaptsyllabus.com).

Where classes are offered at two levels you must complete the lower level first. Exceptions may be made by the teacher after attendance at class at the lower level.

As there are multiple levels in many of the disciplines, it is best to contact the studio with registration questions.

  • Jazz
  • Tap
  • Ballet
  • Contemporary Jazz
  • Hip Hop
  • Boys only Hip Hop
  • Modern
  • Stretch & Strength

Intermediate (ages 12-16)

For dates and times consult the PDF life on the right side of the home page.

Classes are 50 minutes in length per discipline. Should your child only be interested in taking 1 class per week we would recommend the Teen Recreation levels. We follow the BATD syllabus (www.batd.co.uk), ADAPT syllabus (www.adaptsyllabus.com). Where classes are offered at two levels you must complete the lower level first. Exceptions may be made by the teacher after attendance at class at the lower level.

As there are multiple levels in many of the disciplines, it is best to contact the studio with registration questions.

  • Jazz
  • Contemporary Jazz
  • Teen Recreation Jazz/Lyrical
  • Teen Recreation Tap
  • Tap
  • Ballet (Ballet is taken three times per week until exam in March and then the Saturday class is discontinued.)
  • Pre-Pointe
  • Hip Hop
  • Boys only Hip Hop
  • Modern
  • Stretch & Strength

Senior (ages 15 plus)

For dates and times consult the PDF file on the right side of the home page.

Classes are 50 minutes in length per discipline. Should your child only be interested in taking 1 class per week we would recommend the Teen Recreation levels. We follow the BATD syllabus (www.batd.co.uk), ADAPT syllabus (www.adaptsyllabus.com).

As there are multiple levels in many of the disciplines, it is best to contact the studio with registration questions.

Where classes are offered at two levels you must complete the lower level first. Exceptions may be made by the teacher after attendance at class at the lower level.

  • Jazz
  • Teen Recreation Jazz/Lyrical
  • Teen Recreation Tap
  • Contemporary Jazz
  • Tap
  • Ballet (Ballet is taken three times per week until exam in March and then the Saturday class is discontinued.)
  • Pointe
  • Hip Hop
  • Modern
  • Stretch & Strength

Advanced (By Invitation Only)

New dancers must register for, and take, Senior classes and then will be recommended by a teacher for advanced level classes. Dancers will be moved following teacher’s assessment.

Classes are 50 minutes in length per discipline. Children often take more than 1 class per week. We follow the BATD syllabus(www.batd.co.uk), ADAPT syllabus (www.adaptsyllabus.com).

Adult (18 and over)

  • Jazz
  • Tap
  • Ballet

Dress Code

For safety reasons, our change rooms will be temporarily closed. We ask that all students please come dressed in their dance wear. When they are wearing the proper dance clothes, it makes it easier for them to dance and for us, as teachers, to correct their work 🙂 Due to the new COVID restrictions, students are asked to be at the studio no earlier than 10 minutes prior to the start of their class.

The correct dance attire is as follows and can be purchased through our online dance wear store:

Girls – Bodysuit, Tights & Shoes

Starlite, Tiny and Mini Classes:
  • violet (purple) sleeveless tank
  • pink tights
  • Jazz: all levels may wear pink ballet slippers for Jazz
  • Tap: “Mary-Jane” velcro fastened beige tap shoes
  • Ballet: pink leather full sole slippers
  • Hip Hop: black runners with a black sole (no white soles)(Must be clean indoor shoes, black runners will be required for recital).
Junior, Intermediate and Senior Classes:
  • black sleeveless tank – any style
  • beige tights for all classes except for ballet (pink convertible or full sole tights)
  • Jazz: beige gore boot
  • Tap: Black #CG09 or #CG55
  • Ballet:
    • Grades I & II: pink leather full sole slippers
    • Grades III and above: pink canvas split sole slippers
  • Pointe shoes as discussed with teacher
  • Hip Hop: black runners with a full black sole (no white soles)(Must be clean indoor shoes, black runners will be required for recital).

Hair must pulled back from face in a ponytail or bun for all classes. Ballet Buns are required for all ballet classes from Grade I and above.

Boys – All Levels

  • black shorts & white socks or black dance pants & black socks
  • white T-shirt
  • Tap: Black #CG09 or #CG55
  • Jazz: black gore boot
  • Ballet: black full sole slippers, dance tights and dance belt from Grade I
  • Hip Hop: black runners with a full black sole with no white (Must be clean indoor shoes, black runners will be required for recital).

Types of Dance/Fitness

Ballet – slow, precise movements to classical music. Weekly exercises are done at the barre, in the centre and across the room. A ballet dance is also practised weekly.

Jazz – A fast paced class to Top 40 music. Weekly exercises are done at the barre, in the centre and across the room. A dance routine is also practised weekly.

Tap – Rhythm based style of dance incorporating the use of shoes with metal taps on the bottom. Sounds are isolated through the feet. Weekly exercises are done at the barre, in the centre and across the room. A dance routine is also practised weekly.

Modern – This style of dance incorporates elements of classical ballet, jazz and west African dance. Graham, Limon and Horton techniques are taught. Weekly exercises are done at the barre, in the centre and across the room. A dance routine is also practised weekly.

Hip Hop – Street type jazz, similar to what’s on television to Top 40 music. There are weekly conditioning and strengthening exercises. A dance routine is practised weekly.

Stretch & Strength – isolated stretching and strength building exercises mostly done on the floor.

Musical Theatre – is a lively dancing and acting class. Weekly exercises are done at the barre, in the centre and across the room. A dance routine is also practised weekly.

Tap Technique– a class that focuses on refining and expanding a dancer’s repretoire in tap.

Contemporary – a cross between, ballet, jazz and modern dance. Weekly exercises are done at the barre, in the centre and across the room. A dance routine is also practised weekly.

Pointe – a classical ballet class using pointe (toe) shoes. Weekly exercises are done at the barre, in the centre and across the room. A dance routine is started towards the end of the first term.

Boys Only – a class geared towards boys who prefer to take a dance class without girls. Classes are offered in hip hop.

Teen Recreation – for teenagers aged 12 and above with minimal dance experience.