Class Descriptions 2017-2018

PRE-SCHOOL & PRIMARY FORMAT!

It's a hit! Thanks to our dance families' enthusiastic feedback, we’re thrilled to continue to offer a unique a la carte Pre-School and Primary menu format. This program design enables you to choose from a delicious mix of movement styles to offer your young dancer a taste of all that is to come as s/he explores the world of dance.  These programs are chock full of original games and activities to introduce classic and current movement genres with a focused eye on fun! 

>> Click on purple heading boxes below to view class descriptions! <<

Vacation FUN Center Ages 3-8yrsThemed Special Events to keep your darling moving during school vacation days! VFC run 9:00am-1:00pm

APRIL 17–19, 9am – 1pm  

Let your mover's imagination run wild! Our themed special events include exciting movement activities (of course!) as well fun and funky crafting, obstacle course activity, unique games and creative play - plus time for snack/lunch (see below).

Pick One, Two, or All Three Special Events!

TUESDAY = COCO-LOCO

WEDNESDAY = ZOO-MANIA

THURSDAY = ROCKIN’ ROBOTS

Dress up encouraged (!) but not required

Snack/Lunch:

Pack your own snack/lunch/beverage  OR  take advantage of simple meal service as follows:
Pizza, drinks, and snacks are available to purchase for an additional fee (pizza slices must be ordered at Drop-Off). 

Cost:

  • ONE or TWO:  Special Events = $35 each
  • CHOOSE ALL THREE & $AVE!: Select All Three Special Events (for same child) = $100

Register before March 30th to guarantee a spot! This program is expected to Sell Out!

 

PRESCHOOL I Ages 2.5–3 (30 min class options)Created for the little ones who just can’t wait to dance!

PSDANCEMIX (PSDMX) explores basic ballet, jazz, tumbling, and more. Your darling will be introduced to the world of dance through original games and activities sure to entertain and inspire. (Ballet slippers.  Girls=white, Boys=black) Choose One: Mon 2:00pm, Tues 10:00am, Thurs 10:00am, Sat 9:00am

TINY TUMBLERS (TT) introduces our youngest movers to a variety of balance, jumping, weight exchange, flexibility and coordination activities to start their tumbling journey. The perfect class for younguns with lots of energy! (Barefoot) Choose One: Mon 2:30pm, Tues 10:30am, Thurs 10:30am, Sat 9:30am

PRESCHOOL II Ages 3-5 (New! 4 hour class bundle!)NEW = Fine Arts FUNdays! Immerse your preschooler in a fine arts bundle of FUN!

FINE ARTS FUNDAYS (FAF)  your darling will dive in to a delicious bundle of  fine arts back-to-back class activities including Music, Drama, Dance, and Mixed Media. All activities are designed to ignite and encourage your artist’s creative spirit while aiming to gently progress age appropriate goals and objectives. We are firm believers that children learn through PLAY and the arts provide the sweetest playground! Choose from our 1, 2, 3, or 4 bundle per week options. Bundles offered Monday - Thursday  9:00am-1:00pm

PRIMARY Ages 4-6 (30 min class series)Exciting a la carte options offer you a yummy dance class menu!

PR Ballet Beats (PRBLT) combines classic and original exercises to introduce and explore the beauty of the ballet along with fun and funky activities to get your dancer grooving. (Ballet slippers.  Girls=white, Boys=black). Choose One: Mon 3:00pm, Thurs 3:00pm, Sat 10:00am

PR Tap (PRTP) turning shoes in to musical instruments, this class is key to honing listening skills and, of course, it’s a blast.  (Revolution Tap Shoes:  Girls= tan, Boys=black) Choose One: Mon 3:30pm, Thurs 3:30pm, Sat 10:30am

PR Hip Hop (PRHH) This high energy class is designed to encourage your young movers to make appropriate use of their enthusiasm while building focus, creating muscle memory, and developing their uniquely super swagger! (Inside Sneakers). Mon 4:00pm, Sat 11:00am

PR Acro (PRAC) encourages young movers through a variety of balance, jumping, weight exchange, flexibility and coordination activities to develop and nurture their love of tumbling. (Ballet slippers.  Girls=white, Boys=black). Mon 4:30pm, Sat 11:30am

ENRICHMENT Ages 6-TeenOur enrichment programming enables dancers of all levels to participate in technically strong classes in a variety of classical and current styles.

ACROTACTICS

Ages 4 thru 18 (85 min /Copper & Brass. 115 min /Chrome)

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, contortion, and tumbling 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 = acro "toe" shoes (See required dancewear here)
Tuesdays: 4:00pm (Copper), 5:30pm (Brass), 5:30pm (Chrome)

Prefer a Friday or 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

HIP HOP/B BOYZ

Ages 7-11+ (55 min)

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 hip hop sneakers or combat boots. (See required dancewear here)
Thurs 4:00pm

HIP HOP/STEP

Ages 10 –Teen+ (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 or combat boots (See required dancewear here)
Thurs 5:00pm

TAP

Ages 6-8 (Pearl=55 min), Ages 8-18 (Opal, Topaz, EmGar = 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: Pearl & Opal =Split-sole tap boot (Girls/Tan, Boys/Black). Topaz, EmGar = Black Oxford tap shoes. (See required dancewear here)
Mon 3:30pm (Opal), Mon 5:00pm (EmGar), Mon 6:30pm (Topaz), 

Thurs 5:o0pm (Pearl)

JAZZ

Ages 9-18 (Opal, Topaz, EmGar = 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 4:00 (Topaz)

Wed 5:30pm (Opal)

Wed 7:00pm (EmGar)

Thurs 4:00pm (Pearl) << this is a Ballet/Jazz Combo class

BALLET (B) & CONTEMPORARY TECH (CT):

Ages 9-18 (Opal, Topaz, EmGar = 85 min)

Our beginning levels work the classical self-discipline of the art form 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)

(CT) Monday = Non-Performance/Technique Only: 5:00om (Topaz), 6:30pm (EmGar)

(B) Wednesday = Performance:  4:00pm (Opal), 5:30pm (Topaz, EmGar)

PRE-POINTE & POINTE

Ages 10–teen (Mon = 30 min PLUS Sat = 85 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.

Mon 8:00pm AND Sat 10:30am

DREAM TEAM Ages 6-TeenFor dancers interested in a happily balanced yet focused competitive/performance directed program. Our Dream Team is a dedicated community of dance families whose dancers thrive on challenge, aspire to progress, share joy, and welcome YOU!

THE DREAM TEAM: 2017-18 FALL CLASS REQUIREMENTS

PEARLone: 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!]

PEARLtwo: 3.5+ hrs/wk = Pearl Combo + Opal Jazz + R

PEARL PLUS: add 1.5 hrs of Acro per wk to either Pearl Level above!

OPALone: 6+ hrs/wk = Opal Tech + Opal Tap + Opal Jazz + Acro + R (please note: Opal Tech is NOT a performance class).

OPALtwo: 6+ hrs/wk = Opal Tap + Opal Jazz + Opal Ballet + Acro+ R
TOPAZ: 7.5+ hrs/wk = Topaz Jazz + Topaz Tap + Topaz Tech + Topaz Ballet + EITHER EmGar Tech OR Pre-Pointe + Acro+ R
EMGAR: 7.5+ hrs/wk = EmGar Jazz + EmGar Tap + EmGar Ballet + EmGar Tech + 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.

COMPETITIONS, CONVENTIONS, IN-HOUSE WORKSHOPS: All of our teams have specific requirements with regard to these important educational opportunities. Please see full detail here.


R = Rehearsals (scheduled within your weekly lesson times). Teams will be also occasionally be required to attend Friday and/or Sunday team rehearsals.

Combo = Combination Class including Jazz, Tap, Ballet

HIGH SCHOOL DANCE TEAM Ages 15-18Perfect for High Schoolers seeking a flexible yet focused selection of technically progressive classes to qualify for participation on our competition/performance team. Your HSDT dancer chooses the amount of classes that will best meet her personal goals.

High School Dance Team: 2017-18 FALL CLASS REQUIREMENTS

1) Weekly Tech Class: Register for Monday Tech class. 

2) Weekly Performance Classes:  Select at least one other style from of our awesome class options to qualify for HSDT! Class options which prepare a routine for dance competitions include Ballet, Jazz/Contemporary, Tap, &/or Chrome Acrotactics. (*Brass Acro performs in our recital only at this time). 

[See full class descriptions under Enrichment Category which also outlines age & scheduling options] Required Footwear (per class descriptions).

HSDT1:  Mon Tech + ONE of the following classes [EmGar Ballet, EmGarJazz, EmGar Tap, Brass or Chrome Acro*] + R

HSDT2:  Mon Tech + TWO of any of the following classes [EmGar Ballet, EmGarJazz, EmGar Tap, Brass or Chrome Acro*] + R

HSDT3:  Mon Tech + THREE of any of the following classes [EmGar Ballet, EmGarJazz, EmGar Tap, Brass or Chrome Acro*] + 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.

COMPETITIONS, CONVENTIONS, IN-HOUSE WORKSHOPS: All of our teams have specific requirements with regard to these important educational opportunities. Please see full detail here.

R = Rehearsals (scheduled within your weekly lesson times). Teams will be also occasionally be required to attend Friday and/or Sunday team rehearsals.

ADULT CLASSESAdditional Adult programming is being added regularly!

Adult Tap

This class is perfect for whatever level you are currently at! You'll feel accomplished, be inspired, and have a blast being challenged to learn new rhythms and while working out the stresses of your week as this American born style explodes on your feet. Dress Code is casual. Wear which ever tap shoe style is comfortable for you (yes, we have a shop here at the studio if you wish to grab a new pair). 6, 12, or Drop-In payment options available.

Mon 8:00pm

Adult Ballet

Whether you're new to Ballet or have had a life long love of the art form, this class will help you increase strength, flexibility, balance, and grace. And, you'll feel fabulous! Dress Code is casual. Wear what you are comfortable moving in. Ballet slippers suggested. (yes, we have a shop here at the studio if you wish to grab a new pair). 6, 12, or Drop-In payment options avaiable.

Grab 5 friends, let us know what day/time works for you all, and we'll start a class for you!

Pound®

Pound® is the world's first cardio jam session inspired by the infectious, energizing and sweat-dripping fun of playing drums! You become the music in this exhilarating full-body workout that combines cardio, conditioning, and strength training with yoga and pilates-inspired movements. Join us for an incredibly effective work out that'll ROCK you! 6, 12, or Drop-In payment options avaiable.

Thurs 6:30pm

Zumba®

We take the "work" out of the workout, by mixing low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party. Once the Latin and World rhythms take over, you'll see why Zumba® Fitness classes are often called exercise in disguise. Super effective, super fun! 6, 12, or Drop-In payment options avaiable.

Thurs 7:30pm

 

MINI MEA workout/dance series for YOU with your infant/toddler!

Baby on Board

No need to skip your workout 'cuz you couldn't find a sitter. This is your chance to get moving WITH your infant! The music is fun, the energy is vibrant, the people are welcoming, and the workout is adaptable to your current ability. Just bring your own Baby Bjorn-style carrier, be sure your darling can hold their head up/tolerates the carrier, and get moving! 6, 12, or Drop-In payment options avaiable.

Tues 10:00am
Thurs 10:00am

Wee Workout

Trying to carve out time to workout &/or dance but not sure what to do with your toddler? This class is for YOU, both! A rollicking good time full of cardio, conditioning, plyometrics, and toning all to great music that you'll both just love. Bring play back in to your workout and model fitness for life! 6, 12, or Drop-In payment options avaiable.

Mon 3:00pm

MORE about Performing/Competition Teams

Sparkle Squad

Love to Dance? Love to Perform? You'll Love Sparkle Squad! Welcoming dancers of all levels, this NEW Community Dance Performance Troupe is all about getting out in the town we love and doing what we adore = DANCING! 

Sparkle Squad is FUN, FLEXIBLE, and AFFORDABLE! 

  • ENJOY Parades, Festivals, Community Support = we're there for the fun!
  • YOU can PERFORM = as much or as little as your agenda permits! 
  • FLEXIBLE class schedule = a perfect family fit!
  • AFFORDABLE = eligibility is simply the cost of  just one class/week plus a small flat participation fee ($25) - for the year!


High School Dance Team

  • Your High Schooler wants to be involved in their school sports/activities.
  • Your High Schooler wants to continue their dance training.
  • Your High Schooler wants to continue to participate in dance competitions.

WE HAVE THE ANSWER! Our NEW High School Dance Team!

We understand many of our High School age dance families seek a flexible selection of competition qualifying classes to balance school activities and we present that opportunity while continuing our dedication to the integrity of a driven educational standard of technical progression and inclusion in all areas. ALL High School Dance Teamers are required to attend Monday EmGar TECH plus at least one additional style-specific performance class of their choice which can easily be accomplished in a single afternoon/eve. Minimum weekly requirement: 2 classes = 3 hrs. To learn more about our High School Dance Team see Class Descriptions

The Dream Team

We’ve created a fun, supportive, and hardworking atmosphere within which our dancers train, perform, and compete in national dance competitions and community performances as a tightly knit group. 

You may guess that we spend a lot of time together. You bet we do! This is often a family affair as our team has become a gracious social environment that welcomes new members and their families with open arms. The educational aspects of our team program have been designed with a strong focus on technique, choreography, and performance. For those potentially interested in dance beyond High School, (college dance programming, college dance company &/or team, professional work, etc.) our Dream Team format provides a focused curriculum to help you meet those goals. Additionally, our Dream Team programming continues to offer discounted tuition structure. This program is ideal for those VERY serious about their dancing, as we encourage our dancers to accept physical and emotional challenge. All dance company members must register for and maintain a committed attendance in their required team classes and rehearsals. Complete team information is available upon request. Pathways Conferences with our director are also welcomed to ensure new and returning team families have all of the information necessary to support and enjoy their dancer’s participation on our Dream Team.

CLICK HERE for SUMMER 2018 Performance Team Requirements (to be eligible for Fall 2018–2019 Performance Teams)

CLICK HERE for FALL 2017–2018 High School Dance Team & Dream Team Requirements (new 2019 season update will be posted shortly)

 

Dress Code

All dancers are required to adhere to the following dress codes. With grand respect, of course, and in relation to the pronouns "Girls" and "Boys", please assume and apply the words "those who identify as" in front of these terms throughout our information.

Pre-School & Primary Dancemix (ages 2½ – 6)

Girls = No matter the season or style of dance scheduled, dancers are to wear leotard and tights. Color is up to the dancer and family! Skirts are welcome, as long as the length does not restrict movement. Please note: Princess crowns, wings, wands, jewelry, etc (as much as we love them!), must remain outside of class time :o)

Hair must be well secured neatly off the face for ALL classes and rehearsals: elastics, barrettes, etc., every week (“scrunchies” and headbands don’t qualify).

Boys = No matter the season or style of dance scheduled, boys may wear sweat pants and t's or tanks.

Dance footwear for all classes is outlined on class descriptions page.

Enrichment Programming (ages 7 & over)

Girls = No matter the season or style of dance scheduled, female dancers are to wear black leotard and tights. (Pink tights for ballet. Black, tan or pink for other styles.)

Please note: BLACK body hugging shorts & and dance pants may be permitted in jazz & tap (not in ballet).

Hair must be well secured neatly off the face for ALL classes and rehearsals: elastics, barrettes, etc., every week (“scrunchies” and headbands don’t qualify).

Boys = No matter the season or style of dance scheduled, boys may wear sweat pants and t's or tanks.

Dance footwear for all classes is outlined on class descriptions page.

High School Dance Team & the Dream Team

Girls = No matter the season or style of dance scheduled, dancers are to wear black leotard and tights. (Pink tights for ballet. Black, tan or pink for other styles.)

Please note: BLACK body hugging shorts & and dance pants may be permitted in jazz & tap (not in ballet).

Hair must be well secured in a standard "ballet bun" neatly off the face for ALL classes and rehearsals. Ballet Buns must remain secure (no wispies) throughout class. Be sure your dancer has a full supply of hair essentials (elastics, hairpins, snap clips, gel, pump hairspray, etc.) in her dance bag at all times!

Boys = No matter the season or style of dance scheduled, boys must wear black dance pants for ballet, black dance pants or sweats for jazz, tap, etc. with fitted t's or tanks.

Dance footwear for all classes is outlined on class descriptions page.

PLEASE NOTE: All team members must bring all shoes to each class & rehearsal!

TEAM DANCERS arriving to class unprepared more than once will be asked to exit the class until properly attired and groomed. Should this become a regular occurrence, a parent conference will be necessary.

Be advised that your dancer’s account will be appropriately charged if we need to supply required dancewear or hair supplies for class.