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We are a non-competitive dance program for students of every level. We focus on the joy and fun of learning dance! Our professional instructors help to create a lifetime of poise and confidence for all our students.

*Dance classes sign-in at the Dance Studio, in the lower level of Nighswander Theatre.
*Parents will be allowed to observe class at designated times only.

Summer Class Schedule

Dance Attire
Explanation of Levels
Pay Dance Costume Fee - Select option in left hand column.

(Click any title to see a description.)
Budding Ballerinas (3-4yrs)
Tumble Tots (4-5yrs)
Li'l Hip Hop (4-5yrs)
Ballet I-IV

Beginning Tap - Tap III
Jazz I-III
Hip Hop I-III
Poms Dance Team I-III (5-6 / 7-9 / 10+)
Tumble I-III (6+ / 8+ / 10+)
Lyrical I-II (8+ / 9+)

Homeschool Ballet Program (fall/winter only)

*Appropriate dance attire is essential to a child’s ability to move properly and succeed in learning. The following dance attire is required for all classes, intensives and camps.
*For all classes: hair must be pulled up and out of the face.

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Ballet: Black leotard, pink tights, black skirt (black jazz pants for boys). Ballet Shoes: pink leather ballet shoes, boys option black shoes (no house shoes or fabric soles).
Pointe: Same as ballet, but pointe shoes are also required
Tap/Jazz: Black leotard, tan tights, black skirt or jazz pants/capris. Jazz Shoes: Black leather jazz shoes. Tap Shoes: Black tap shoes.
Hip Hop: Loose-fitting and comfortable clothing; yoga pants/capris and athletic top. Shoes: Black jazz shoes or clean tennis shoes with socks.
Poms Dance Team: Black dance pants, athletic/comfortable top, black jazz shoes.
Lyrical: Comfortable clothing, preferably shorts/capris. Shoes: Girls - Foot Undeez or Barefoot. Boys: Black jazz shoes (for men) or Barefoot.
Tumbling: Girls: Leotard, shorts; Boys: Leotard/t-shirt, shorts; Shoes: Barefoot. No baggy clothes or jewelry.

Levels I & II: Students learn basic dance terminology and clarify technique. Class structure includes isolation and flexibility warm-ups for Jazz and Hip-Hop; barre and centre work for Ballet and Tap. All classes include dance combinations designed especially to build core basics. No previous dance experience necessary.

Levels III & IV: For the student who is ready for more complicated technique and combination work. More rigorous classroom training will generate a stronger and more confident dancer. By teacher recommendation only.


Budding Ballerinas (Summer Schedule)
Ages 3-4
Our tiniest dancers learn ballet fundamentals in this class. Focus is on developing core basics and having fun!

Tumble Tots (Summer Schedule)
Ages 3-4
Flip, Flop, Tumble and Roll! Our littlest tumblers begin learning basic floor gymnastics and exercises to increase flexibility, strength, and balance. All tumbling done on floor mats with instructor spot and guidance.

Ballet I–V (Summer Schedule)
A classical dance form that is the foundation of most dance approaches. Classes provide proper training in ballet technique, alignment and terminology, incorporating the discipline that is an integral part of all dance styles.

Homeschool Ballet I–V (Summer Schedule)
Offered during the days on Thursdays, our homeschool program provides family the oportunity for daytime training and fintness in the art of ballet for all ages.

Lyrical I-II (Summer Schedule)
Lyrical dance is a combination of ballet, jazz and modern dance with an emphasis on fluidity and grace. In this class, dancers learn to express themselves as artists while dancing to stories revealed in the lyrics of contemporary music. Focus is on the feeling behind the music and expressing emotion through movement.

Beginning Tap - Tap III (Summer Schedule)
Tap uses special tap shoes to make rhythmic sounds and combinations. This class develops timing, rhythm and coordination.

Jazz I-III (Summer Schedule)
Jazz utilizes techniques and movements from ballet and modern dance. This class is designed to develop expression of music through creative movement.

Li'l Hip Hop - Hip Hop III (Summer Schedule)
This course uses high energy, contemporary routines with current moves and popular music. Hip Hop builds precision with sharp, dynamic movements.

Poms Dance Team I-III (Summer Schedule)
A fun and high-energy class focused on areas of dance, cheer, leaps, turns, jumps and more tricks! Students learn precision and strong arm motions while focusing on technical dance skills of balance, strength, and flexibility. Students will learn routines in areas of jazz, hip hop, kick line and more.

Tumble (Summer Schedule)
Ages 5-7 / 8+ / Intermediate / Advanced
Floor gymnastics for the beginning to intermediate tumbler. All classes use floor mats with no use of elevated equipment.

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