Fort Thomas Studio

Competition Team Tryout Information

If you currently have a dancer that participates on team or if you have a dancer who is interested in joining our TDR competition family, below is a suggested list of skills that are recommended. Please understand that this is a suggested list of skills and is not necessarily mandatory to have, or limited to, for older and more advanced dancers.

 

ANY DANCER 4th GRADE OR LOWER

Splits - right, left, and center

Battements right and left

Single pirouettes

Beginning grand jetes (these will be covered upon making a team)

Variety of tap steps

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL

Splits - right, left, and center

Battements right and left

Single and double pirouettes

Center leaps

Grand jetes

1-8 count of fouettes (a full set of eight is not mandatory to make

placement on a team).

Variety of tap steps and combinations and/or jazz and lyrical

combinations, depending on team

 

ADVANCED MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL

Splits - right, left, and center

Battements right and left

Single, double, and triple pirouettes

Center leaps

Grand jetes

Tilts

Ring Jumps

Fouettes (series, spot, floats, and reverse spot)

Variety of tap steps and combinations and/or jazz and lyrical combinations, depending on team

HIP HOP

Proper execution of choreography

Kip up

Standing headspring

Front handspring

Special trick of choice (aerial, rose plop, etc.)

*Students from both locations are invited to try out. Just please understand that tryouts and practices will be held at the Fort Thomas location.

 

Private lessons (all year) and summer classes (schedule to come) are always offered, so our dancers can continue their growth and technique in dance.

 

Please feel free to contact Sue at 859 866-1676, if you have any questions.

Monday, May 2nd

4-7 yr olds 4:45-5:15

8-10 yr olds 5:15-6:15

11-13 yr olds 6:15-7:30

14+ yr olds 7:30-8:45

Hip Hop Tryouts

(for incoming 7th grade and up)

Tuesday, May 3rd

6:00-7:15 clinic (to learn the tryout routine)

Wednesday, May 4th

6:00-7:00 tryout

Summer Schedule

Younger Students

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Mommy & Me

Mondays 6:15-6:45pm 
June 13th through July 18th

(no class on July 4th) 

 

$50

For 2 - 3 year olds

 

Join your little one in learning beginning ballet, right/left skills, rhythm, and coordination

Instructor: Casey Baynum 

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3-5 year old Ballet/Tumbling

Mondays 5:30-6:15pm 
June 13th through July 18th

(no class on July 4th) 

 

$60 

 

FREE PAIR OF

BALLET SHOES

AND A FREE TUTU

(Offer good while

supplies last for

new 3-5 year old 

students only)

Instructor: Casey Baynum 

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Beginner

Leaps & Turns

Mondays 6:15-7:15pm 
June 13th through July 18th

(no class on July 4th) 

$65

Incoming 1st - 3rd graders 


*HIGHLY recommended for students on competition team or students wanting to achieve a higher level of
instruction

 
Instructor: Katelyn Piercefield

Intermediate/Advanced Students

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Intermediate Leaps and Turns

Tuesdays 4:30-6:00pm

June 14th through July 12th

 

$85 

Incoming 4th-6th graders 

HIGHLY recommended for

students on competition team 

 

students only)

Instructors: Kairee Franzen

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Advanced Leaps and Turns

Tuesdays 7:00-8:30pm

June 14th through July 12th

$85 

Incoming 7th graders and up

HIGHLY recommended for

students on competition team 

 

students only)

Instructors: Kairee Franzen

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Lyrical/
Contemporary

Tuesdays 6:00-7:00pm

June 14th through July 12th

$65

Instructor: Kairee Franzen 

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Introduction to Hip Hop

Wednesdays 5:30-6:30pm

June 15th through July 13th

$65

Incoming 1st-5th graders

Instructors: Lexi Fitters and Molly Ferring

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Intermediate/
Advanced
Hip Hop

Wednesdays 6:30-7:30pm

June 15th through July 13th

$65

Incoming 6th graders and up

Will include: kip up variations, headspring variations, rubber bands, aerials, and other tumbling tricks

Instructor: Lexi Fitters and Molly Ferring

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Introduction to Pom Technique

Wednesdays 4:30-5:30pm

June 15th through July 13th

$65

Incoming 1st-5th graders

Prep for a future on your school dance team

Instructor: Lexi Fitters and Molly Ferring

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 Pom Technique

Wednesdays 7:30-8:30pm

June 15th through July 13th

$65

Incoming 6th graders and up

Will include: technique, muscle memory, and choreography

Instructor: Lexi Fitters and Molly Ferring

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 Beginner/
Intermediate Stretch and Strength

Mondays 11:15-12:30pm

June 13th through July 18th

(no class July 4th)

$75

Incoming 1st - 5th graders 

Great class to take in conjunction with Leaps and Turns - strengthen and lengthen the muscles needed to properly perform common dance tricks! Will include use of thera-bands, blocks, and weights

Instructors: Kairee Franzen

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Advanced Stretch and Strength

Mondays 10:00-11:15pm

June 13th through July 18th

(no class July 4th)

$75

Incoming 6th graders and up

Great class to take in conjunction with Leaps and Turns - strengthen and lengthen the muscles needed to properly perform common dance tricks! Will include use of thera-bands, blocks, and weights

Instructors: Kairee Franzen

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Intermediate Technique
(with Ashley Wood)

Thursdays 5:30-6:30pm

June 16th through July 14th

$65

Incoming 1st - 5th graders

Instructors: Ashley Wood

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Advanced Technique
(with Ashley Wood)

Thursdays 6:30-8:00pm

June 16th through July 14th

$65

Incoming 6th graders and up

Instructors: Ashley Wood

Location

8 Highland Avenue

Fort Thomas, KY 41075