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2018-2019 Important Dates

August 27th - Fall Classes Begin!

September 3rd - Labor Day, Studio Closed

September 10th-14th - Bring A Buddy Week

November 21st-25th - Thanksgiving Break, Studio Closed

December 4th - Jones Elementary Afterschool Learning Performance, 3:30pm

December 6th - Jesse Wharton Elementary Afterschool Learning Performance, 3:30pm

December 14th-16th - Elf JR Performances

December 20th-January 2nd - Winter Break, Studio Closed

January 21st - MLK Jr Day, Studio Closed

January 25th-27th - Freaky Friday Performances

March 15th & 16th - Winnie the Pooh KIDS Performances

April 12th-14th - Madagascar JR Performances

April 19th-28th - Spring Break, Studio Closed

May 9th - Summerfield Elementary Afterschool Learning Performance, 3:30pm

Mary 17th-19th - Spring Senior Division Musical Production Performances

May 27th - Memorial Day, Studio Closed

June 1st & 2nd - Stagelights Spring Cabaret Performances

 

 

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Dance Classes

Pre-Ballet/Tap (PK/K)

This class is perfect for your young, aspiring stars who love to dance and sing along to their favorite songs! Students will creatively explore different stories and ideas through movement, clap and tap rhythms to learn basic music structure, and be encouraged to show off their individual styles! Students will master the skills of marches, skips, chassés, and simple stretches. This class will perform in the June Cabaret.

Ballet and Tap 1 (Elementary School students)

These classes builds the fundamental skills that will help students with coordination, spatial awareness, and musical understanding. Through story and song, students will explore their own individual movements while also learning basic ballet and tap fundamentals. Skills emphasized include small kicks and leaps, correct turnout from the hips, fundamental ballet body positions, and important tap vocabulary. These classes will perform in the June Cabaret.

Ballet and Tap 2 (Middle School students)

In Ballet 2, students will receive classical ballet instruction, building strength, flexibility, and turnout. In Tap 2, students will master important skills, such as maxifords, buffalos, time steps, bombershays, and drawbacks, all while understanding the crisp and clean Broadway style. This class will perform in the June Cabaret.

Tap 3 (High School students/Adults)

This class expands upon the skills learned in Tap 1 and 2 with more advanced steps, such as pullbacks, wings, and toe stands. Students will learn complex rhythm sequences that will enhance their musicality and prepare them for any Broadway tap number! This class will perform in the June Cabaret.

Beginner MS/HS Tap 

A beginning tap class for middle school and high school students that will give them the confidence and skills to tap in musicals! Students will learn important basics such as shuffles, flaps, buffalos, maxifords, and cramp rolls, as how to quickly pick up different rhythms. This class will perform in the June Cabaret.

Jazz/Hip Hop Level 1 (Elementary School students)

This high-energy, fun dance class teaches the basics of jazz, hip hop, and musical theater movement while exploring different funky styles. Students will learn important skills such as front and side kicks, jazz squares, pivot turns, single pirouettes, front leaps, six steps, and freezes, all while discovering the joy and energy of hip hop, pop, funk, and musical theater music. This class will perform in the June Cabaret.

Jazz/Hip Hop Level 2 (Middle School and Advanced Elementary students)

Jazz/Hip Hop 2 expands on the concepts explored in Jazz/Hip Hop 1 by pushing students to increase their strength, flexibility, musicality, and use of character and expression within their dancing. Dancers will learn pirouettes (singles and doubles), explore popping, locking, and isolations, master more advanced freezes, work on more difficult leaps and kicks, and expand their Broadway jazz repertoire. Students will perform in the June Cabaret.

Jazz 3 (High School students, or Middle School students who have completed Jazz/Hip Hop 1 and 2)

This class expands upon Levels 1 and 2 while exploring more advanced styles of movement. Students will learn important skills such as double and triple pirouettes, calypsos, axle jumps, fan kicks and illusions, and floorwork. Students will also focus on character work, exploring many different musicals throughout the course of the fall session. Each class will feature fun Broadway music! This class will perform in the June Cabaret.