The Combination Dance Programs include instruction in ballet, tap and tumbling (ages 5-6) or jazz (ages 7 and up). Students will continuously be building their knowledge of dance terminology, and advancing in skill and technique. In each dance style, students will progress, learning more complex combinations, leaps, turns and choreography as they grow. Proper stretching and warm up exercises are reinforced to ensure safety and healthy usage of the body in dance.
The fun is not last as students progress. We understand the importance of the balance between providing challenges and fun activities. Current music, group games and exciting choreography keep the students engages in learning.
Combination Dance I: Ballet, Tap and Tumbling - ages 6-7
90 minute class
$165 per trimester (roughly equates to $62 per month)
The curriculum includes fundamental ballet, tap and tumbling instruction. Ballet is the basic foundation of all dance forms - teaching proper body alignment, carriage, grace and poise. Barre exercises develop flexibility and strength, while center work allows students to practice classic dance principles. Tap instruction combines the study of rhythmic foot patterns, precision and fluidity of movement and style, challenges students to count steps and increase the coordination between mind and body. Jazz instruction is an American dance form which evolves and changes with the latest popular styles. Tumbling is the floor section of gymnastics and teaches flexibility, balance, strength, muscle control, discipline and concentration as well as spatial awareness. Floor mats are used to teach students safe techniques for rolls, headstands, walkovers, handsprings and other gymnastic tricks.
Black leotard, pink tights, pink leather ballet shoes, tan tap shoes *
Combination Dance II: Ballet, Tap and Tumbling - ages 8 and up
2 hour class
$195 per trimester (roughly equates to $73 per month)
Individual students will be placed in the appropriate class according to age and ability. The curriculum includes progressively advanced ballet, tap and jazz instruction. Students will continue to build on their technique, style, and dance terminology along with enhancing their knowledge in more advanced forms of dance. Instruction in jazz, an American form of dance marked by movement isolations and complex, propulsive rhythms, leaps and turns, is begun at age 8. The beginning level includes stretches, isolations, barre work and simple movements and progresses to turns, hops, leaps and more complex choreography at a faster tempo. Class will be broken down into section and progressively advancing choreography, leaps, turns and dance terminology in all three dance styles will be taught.
As students progress, complex dance combinations will be introduced to strengthen their range of flexibility and build strength and endurance, helping them develop their overall athletic ability.
Age 8-11 - Black leotard, pink tights, pink leather ballet shoes, tan tap shoes, tan jazz shoes *
Age 12 and older - Any color leotard and tights, pink leather ballet shoes, tan tap shoes, tan jazz shoes *
* See registration dates for shoe sales; if unable to attend, please contact the studio for additional details regarding shoes.