Class Descriptions 2012-2013
PRESCHOOL DANCEMIX (PSDMX)
Ages 2.5–3 (45 min)
Created for the little ones who just can’t wait to dance! Original games and activities introduce the classics: basic ballet, jazz, tumbling, and more. (White ballet slippers)
PRIMARY DANCEMIX (PRDMX)
Ages 4–6 (55 min)
A program built for fun! Combines classic and original exercises to introduce and explore ballet, tap, jazz, and tumbling. (Tan tap shoes, white ballet shoes)
PRIMARY BOPPERS (PRBOP)
Ages 4–6 (55 min)
For the hipsters in the primary crowd. This class rocks to a bouncier beat. We combine age appropriate Hip Hop basics with fun & funky tumbling activities sure to keep 'em hopping. (White acro shoes)
BOY O BOY
Ages 5-8 (55min)
This combo class rocks the house with tons of tumbling and the latest hip hop style. Your pre-men will make great use of all of that rambunctious energy & have a blast! (Black hip hop sneakers)
Grab 6 friends and we'll open a class day/time that works for you!
Ages 4 thru 18 (85 min)
These classes are leveled. Please speak with our director for placement.
Flip out with our rockin’ acro program! Our unique approach gleans the best attributes of traditional acrobatic training to allow our dancers to increase stretch, strength and stamina while gaining balance control and the technical tactics of proper form to approach new skills safely. All making the mastery of fun and fabulous tumbling/contortion tricks attainable. The best part? We turn these creative skills into unique dances that will wow your friends and family!
Required Footwear = white acro slippers (See required dancewear here)
Prefer a Saturday Acro class? Grab 6 friends and we'll open a class for you [7 student minimum]. Semi-Private classes are also available by appointment - additional fees apply
Ages 7-11, 12–18+ (55 min)
Need we say more? This very cool 80's street style has taken the world by storm (again!) and is now firmly ingrained in the international dance vernacular. So step on up and hit it! Required Footwear = Black split-sole hip hop sneakers (See required dancewear here)
HIP HOP - B BOYZ
Exclusively for the menfolk, this class includes all that makes our Hip Hop classes fly, while aiming a dedicated focus on the floorwork that'll let your BBoy crank. Required Footwear = Black split-sole hip hop sneakers (See required dancewear here)
Ages 11 –18+ (85 min)
This class is chock full of tips and technique suited specifically for the thespian crowd. Learn how to: present yourself for an audition, quickly pick up choreography, improve your timing, present choreography (and yourself!) with confidence. Required Footwear= Girls: black character shoes. Boys: black Split-sole jazz boots. (See required dancewear here)
RECREATIONAL TAP, JAZZ and BALLET
Our enrichment programming enables dancers of all levels to participate in technically strong classes in these classical styles. Juniors are offered a combination format while older dancers choose individual classes in ballet, tap and/or jazz. Please contact our director for placement.
JR REC COMBO: Ages 7-11 (85 min) Formulated as a combination class similar to the Team Pearl Combo without the dance competition element. This is a perfect class for those who wish enrichment programming that delivers solid technique with a whole lotta fun. Combo includes Ballet, Tap, Jazz. Required Footwear = Girls: pink split-sole ballet slippers, tan split-sole jazz boots, tan split-sole tap boots; Boys: all black (See required dancewear here)
REC TAP: Ages 11-18 (85 min). Tap is a blast! Beginner tappers work basic rhythmic patterns in combinations to gain self-confidence and control. Intermediate tappers work a combination of strength and technical drills to build the precision necessary for this uniquely American-born dance style to explode. Advanced tappers work more intricate rhythmic patterns to add speed and spark! Required Footwear = Split-sole tap boot. Girls=tan, Boys=black (See required dancewear here)
Thurs 3pm (Sapphire), Thurs 4:30pm (Garnet)
REC JAZZ: Ages 11-18 (85 min). Explore funk, hip hop, Broadway, lyrical, contemporary, kick line, and your own choreography! A solid warm up underscores the importance of technique and alignment. Required Footwear = Split-sole jazz boots.. Girls=tan, Boys=black (See required dancewear here)
Wed 3pm (Topaz), 4:30pm (Emerald)
REC BALLET: Ages 9-18 (85 min). Our beginning levels work the classical self-discipline of the artform introduced with a jovial and progressive style. Our upper levels add intricate footwork and choreography with a determined focus on gaining strength and control. These levels work at a much more determined pace in an effort to prepare dancers for collegiate and professional programs. To achieve that goal, these classes must be combined with a complete and comprehensive dance schedule. You’ll have fun, but you’ll work harder than you ever have before! Required Footwear = Girls: Pink Revolution spilt sole ballet; Boys: Black (See required dancewear here)
Monday = Non-Perforamnce/Technique Only: 6pm (Sapphire/Emerald), 7:30 (Garnet)
Wednesday = Performance: 3pm (Topaz), 4:30pm (Emerald), 6pm (Sapphire), 7:30 (Garnet)
PRE-POINTE & POINTE
Ages 11–teen (30 min )
Strengthening barre exercises enable each dancer to work at her own pace to attain the “brass ring” of children’s ballet: the pointe shoe. By audition/invitation. Be sure to let your teachers know if pointe is your goal and ask for our complete outline of pointe requirements.
Attendance in both Monday and Wednessday Level III technique classes required in addition to Pointe classes.
THE DREAM TEAM:FALL CLASS REQUIREMENTS
PEARL: 2+ hrs/wk = Pearl Combo + R [A great start! Ease into the team scene with this ONE combination class per week and you’re good to go!]
PEARL PLUS: 3.5+ hrs/wk = Pearl Combo +Acro+ R
OPAL:: 5+ hrs/wk = Pearl Combo + Topaz Jazz +Acro+ R
GARNET: 7.5+ hrs/wk = Garnet Jazz + Garnet Tap + 2 Ballet +Acro (or add a 3rd Ballet) + R
IMPORTANT: To qualify for teams listed above, all returning team members must have completed Summer Hours as outlined here. If you are new to the area or are transferring from another local program, please give us a call at 781-631-8978 to discuss our audition process for appropriate team placement.
Combo = Combination Class including Jazz, Tap, Ballet