Class Descriptions 2018-2019

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 a variety of public no-school and vacation days! VFC runs 9:00am-1:00pm

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). Dress up encouraged (!) but not required.

All Vacation Fun Center Special Events run 9:00am - 1:00pm and are designed for Ages 3-8yrs.

OCTOBER VFC SPECIAL EVENT:

Cosmic Blast:  Tuesday Oct 9th

 

FEB VFC SPECIAL EVENTS:
Super Heroes:  Monday Feb 18th

Troll Time:  Tuesday Feb 19th 

Tropical Twist:  Wednesday Feb 20th 

Royalty Reigns:  Thursday Feb 21st 

APRIL VFC SPECIAL EVENTS:

Zoo-Mania:  Monday April 15th 

Lego Play Day:  Tuesday April 16th 

Frozen Fun:  Wednesday April 17th 

Rockin' Robots:  Thursday April 18th 

 

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:

  • SINGLE VFC EVENT:  $35 each
  • CHOOSE 4 & $AVE!: Select All Four VFC Special Events (for same child in the same week) = $132

Don't Miss Out! Register 30 days before event(s) to help guarantee your spot = These popular programs often Sell Out!

 

 

PRESCHOOL I Ages 2.5–3 (25 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. (Revolution Split-Sole Stretch Ballet slippers >>  Girls = white, Boys = black.  See required dancewear hereChoose One: Mon 2:00pm, Wed 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. See required dancewear here) Choose One: Mon 2:30pm, Wed 10:30am, Thurs 10:30am, Sat 9:30am

 

Team Requirements

This page outlines requirements for all of our Performance Teams. Customized schedules may be available to ensure each dancer's individual needs are addressed. Please contact our director, Beth Wheeler, with any questions you may have regarding placement. Pathways conferences are encouraged so we may help you select the programming that best suits your dancer's goals!

TEAM WEEKLY HOURS WEEKLY CLASSES  CONVENTIONS, COMPETITIONS, EXAMS
UPGRADE

SPARKLE SQUAD

  • 1/2 hours of in-house technique classes per week.
  • Occasional posted pre-event rehearsals
  • Select ANY Primary Ballet, Tap, Hip Hop, &/or Acro Class
  • Not Applicable
  • Add any Primary Ballet, Tap, Hip Hop, &/or Acro Class

MINI 1

  • 1.5 hours of in-house technique classes per week.
  • 1/2 hour corresponding team rehearsal
  • Occasional posted pre- production rehearsals
  • Mini Cecchetti Ballet GI
  • Select EITHER Mini Jazz OR Mini Tap 
  • Corresponding Team Rehearsal (Jazz OR Tap)
  • Fall Convention (Optional = separate fee)
  • 2 Spring Competitions
  • In-House Cecchetti Exam = Spring 2019

 

  • Mini Acro strongly suggested yet assuredly optional.
MINI 2
  • 2 hours of in-house technique classes per week.
  • 1 hour corresponding team rehearsals
  • Occasional posted pre- production rehearsals
  • Mini Cecchetti Ballet GI
  • Mini Jazz
  • Mini Tap 
  • Corresponding Team Rehearsals (Jazz AND Tap)
  • Fall Convention (Optional = separate fee)
  • 2 Spring Competitions
  • In-House Cecchetti Exam = Spring 2019
  • Mini Acro strongly suggested yet assuredly optional.

JUNIOR 1

  • 2 hours of in-house technique classes per week.
  • 1/2 hour corresponding team rehearsal
  • Occasional posted pre- production rehearsals
  • Junior Cecchetti Ballet GI
  • Select EITHER JR Jazz OR JR Tap 
  • Corresponding Team Rehearsal (Jazz OR Tap)
  • Fall Convention
  • 2 Spring Competitions
  • In-House Cecchetti Exam = Spring 2019
  • Add JR Ballet Lab
  • Add Acro 1
JUNIOR 2
  • 3 hours of in-house technique classes per week.
  • 1 hour corresponding team rehearsals
  • Occasional posted pre- production rehearsals
  • Junior Cecchetti Ballet GI
  • JR Jazz
  • JR Tap 
  • Corresponding Team Rehearsals (Jazz AND Tap)
  • Fall Convention
  • 2 Spring Competitions
  • In-House Cecchetti Exam = Spring 2019
  • Add JR Ballet Lab
  • Add Acro 1

TWEEN/SENIOR 1

  • 2.25 hours of in-house technique classes per week.
  • 1/2 hour corresponding team rehearsal
  • Occasional posted pre- production rehearsals
  • Teen Cecchetti Ballet GI/II
  • Select EITHER Teen Jazz OR Teen Tap 
  • Corresponding Team Rehearsal (Jazz OR Tap)
  • Fall Convention
  • 2 Spring Competitions
  • In-House Cecchetti Exam = Spring 2019
  • Add Teen Ballet Lab
  • Add Acro 2
  • Add Pointe/Pre-Pointe

TWEEN/SENIOR 2

  • 3.25 hours of in-house technique classes per week.
  • 1 hour corresponding team rehearsals
  • Occasional posted pre- production rehearsals
  • Teen Cecchetti Ballet GI/II
  • Teen Jazz
  • Teen Tap 
  • Corresponding Team Rehearsals (Jazz AND Tap)
  • Fall Convention
  • 2 Spring Competitions
  • In-House Cecchetti Exam = Spring 2019
  • Add Teen Ballet Lab
  • Add Acro 2
  • Add Pointe/Pre-Pointe

Posted Rehearsals

Sparkle Squad members are invited to attend infrequent Pre-Production rehearsals.

Dream Teamers are required to attend infrequent Friday and/or Sunday Rehearsals. All rehearsals are posted months in advance if not at the opening of our season.

 

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 day per week options. Fine Arts Fundays offered Monday - Thursday  9:00am-1:00pm

PRIMARY Ages 4-6 (25 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. (Revolution Split-Sole Stretch Ballet slippers >>  Girls = white, Boys = black. See required dancewear here). 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 Student Buckle Tap Shoes >>  Girls = tan, Boys = black. See required dancewear here) 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. See required dancewear here). 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. (Barefoot. See required dancewear here). Mon 4:30pm, Sat 11:30am

 

MINI Ages 6-8 (25 & 55 min class series options)Select from a sweet list of a la carte classes sure to challenge and charm!

MINI Tap (MNTP) turning shoes in to musical instruments, this class is key to honing listening skills and, of course, it’s a blast.  (Revolution Tap Boot >>  Girls= tan, Boys=black. See required dancewear hereThurs 4:30pm (25 mins)

MINI Jazz Mix (MNJZ) explore a wide range of fun and funky movement styles. From Classic Jazz to Hip Hop to Lyrical and more this class will help dancers adopt strong attention to alignment & technique while delighting in age-appropriate music sure to get their groove on! (Revolution Jazz Boot >>  Girls=tan, Boys=black. See required dancewear hereThurs 5:00pm (25 mins)

MINI Acro (MNAC) encourages young movers through a variety of balance, jumping, weight exchange, flexibility and coordination activities to develop and nurture their love of tumbling. (Barefoot. See required dancewear here). Tues 3:00pm (55 mins)

MINI Ballet Ex (MNCHex) known for attention to purity of form and line, the syllabus of Enrico Cecchetti guides young dancers through light and lively exercises that build poise, strength, control, and a love of classical ballet unlike any other. Dancers registered for this course are exam eligible! Learn more here. (Revolution Leather Split Sole Ballet Slippers >>  Girls=pink, Boys=black. See required dancewear here). Wed 3:00pm (55 mins)

 

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 6 thru 18 (Mini = 55 min, Levels I & II = 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, 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 = Barefoot (See required dancewear here)
Tuesdays: 3:00pm (Mini/typically ages 6-8), 5:00pm (Level I/II typically ages 9-Teen)

Prefer another day? 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)
Sound Fun? Grab 6 friends and we'll open a class for you! [7 student minimum].

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)
Sound Fun? Grab 6 friends and we'll open a class for you! [7 student minimum].

TAP

Ages 9-18 (Junior & Teen = 55 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: Revolution Black Oxford tap shoes. (See required dancewear here)
Mon 5:00pm (Junior), Mon 6:30pm (Teen)

JAZZ

Ages 9-18 (Junior & Teen = 55 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 = Revolution split-sole jazz boots >> Girls=tan, Boys=black (See required dancewear here)

Wed 5:00 (Junior), Wed 6:30pm (Teen)

CECCHETTI GRADED BALLET (BalletEx):

Ages 6-18 (Mini = 55 min, Junior = 55 min, Teen = 75 min)

Known for attention to purity of form and line, the syllabus of Enrico Cecchetti guides dancers through light and lively exercises that build poise, strength, control, and a love of classical ballet unlike any other. Dancers registered for this course are exam eligible! Learn more here. Non-Performance.  Required Footwear = Revolution leather split-sole ballet slippers >> Girls=pink, Boys=black (See required dancewear here)

Wed 3:00pm (Mini), Mon 6:30pm (Junior), Mon 5:15pm (Teen)

BALLET LAB (BLab)

Ages 9-18 (Junior = 55 min, Teen = 75 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! Performance Eligible  Required Footwear = Revolution leather split-sole ballet slippers >> Girls=pink, Boys=black (See required dancewear here)

Wed 5:00pm (Teen), Junior Time Slot to be determined (Interested? Let us know!)

PRE-POINTE & POINTE

Ages 10–teen (45 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 4:15pm AND Wed 4:15pm

ALL TEAMS - Ages 4 - TeenOur Inclusive Performance Teams Welcome YOU! Dip your toes or Dive straight in, our teams are built to embrace you.

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!


Tween/Senior (High School) Dream 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 Life of a High Schooler Friendly Dream 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 Tween/Sr Dream Teamers are required to attend Monday Cecchetti Ballet 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 = 2.75 hrs. To learn more about our Tween/Sr (High School) Dream Team see Class Descriptions
Learn more about our High School Dream Team  HERE

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 "Add On" Dream Team format provides a focused curriculum to help you meet those goals. Additionally, our "All In" 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 FALL 2018–2019 Weekly Class Hour Team Requirements = Pick Your Path!

CLICK HERE for FULL SEASON 2018–2019 Team Requirements = soup to nuts, what's your commitment.

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

 

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.

Wed 7:00pm

 

 

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.

For your convenience, all Dress Code items (and more!) are available in our studio store! Shop in-person OR use our "Personal Shopper" online experience HERE!

 

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 IF you think your dancer may be interested in participating in our June performance, color and brand of footwear DOES matter :o) Please see details outlined on class descriptions page. Click HERE for your Personal Shopper!

Enrichment Programming (ages 6 & over = Minis through Teens)

Girls = No matter the season, female dancers in Jazz, Tap, Ballet Lab, Acro are to wear black leotard and tights. (Pink tights for ballet. Black, tan or pink for other styles.). Ballet Lab dancers are permitted to wear a short ballet skirt if desired. Please see info in next category for Cecchetti Ballet.

Please note: BLACK body hugging shorts & and dance pants may be permitted in jazz, tap, acro (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.  Click HERE for your Personal Shopper!

Cecchetti Ballet (ages 6 & over)

All graded ballet classes are color coded as noted below.  Click HERE for your Personal Shopper!
Girls for Class: 

MINI: Lilac Eurotard Pinch Front Camisole leotard. Pink Revolution Leather Split Sole Ballet Slippers. Pink Full Foot or Convertible Tights.
JUNIOR: Light Blue Eurotard Pinch Front Camisole leotard. Pink Revolution Leather Split Sole Ballet Slippers. Pink Full Foot or Convertible Tights.

TEEN:  Navy Blue Eurotard Pinch Front Camisole leotard. Pink Revolution Leather Split Sole Ballet Slippers. Pink Full Foot or Convertible Tights.

Boys for Class:
MINI: Lilac T-Shirt, Black Leggings. Black Revolution Leather Split Sole Ballet Slippers. Black socks.

JUNIOR: Light Blue T-Shirt, Black Leggings. Black Revolution Leather Split Sole Ballet Slippers. Black socks.

TEEN:  Navy T-Shirt, Black Leggings. Black Revolution Leather Split Sole Ballet Slippers. Black socks.

Please Note for Spring Exams: Dress Code for Spring Exams requires Girls in all levels to be in Black unadorned camisole leotard. Boys in all levels to be in White T Shirt, White Socks. Full exam details will be distributed late winter.

The Dream Team

Girls = No matter the season, female dancers in Jazz, Tap, Ballet Lab, Acro are to wear black leotard and tights. (Pink tights for ballet. Black, tan or pink for other styles.). Ballet Lab dancers are permitted to wear a short ballet skirt if desired. Please see info in above category for Cecchetti Ballet.

Please note: ALL Team Dancers are to own a Black Leotard AND Black body hugging dance shorts. These dance shorts &/or 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 pageClick HERE for your Personal Shopper!

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 scheduled.

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