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Descriptions

Preschool Ballet | Ballet | Special Dancers | Tap | Tumbling  | Adult Ballet and Tap | Folk & Praise Dance

*Classes marked with one asterisk are almost full.
**Classes designated by 2 asterisks are full/closed.

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Dancer in White

Traditional Clothing

Folk and Praise Dance

Students will learn a variety of traditional Folk dances from different countries, Character dances of the styles used in story ballets for hundreds of years and Praise dances based on classical ballet technique.  This addition to their dance vocabulary/repertoire will be level-appropriate, fun and educational.  Style of dance will repeatedly rotate throughout the dance year.

Folk Dances May Include:

• Jewish
• Dutch
• French
• Greek
• Italian
• Russian
• Mexican
• American Indian
• And more!

 
Included as part of the curriculum for ballet students in Levels 4-6.

Note:  Girls/Ladies will need a black mid-knee to calf-length character skirt
Character shoes are required


Preschool Ballet

Preschool students may find themselves underwater with Ariel, at Cinderella's ball, dancing with Dora or many other fun places - all while using many different props and having fun learning classical ballet steps.  Once every session, preschoolers get to try tap and on the last week of each session, preschoolers get to celebrate with a special Prince/Princess celebration, when they wear their royal attire to class!

Class Options:
(See brochure for dates)
Tuesdays, 5:45-6:30 PM

Preschoolers must turn 3 prior to Sept. 1, 2018 and must be potty-trained 

Ballet

A child's first experience with dance should be one that develops a love and appreciation for the art, yet does not use incorrect technique that will form habits that later have to be undone.  Therefore, we always use the correct French terms and simple steps that can be built upon with each advancement to the next level.

Primary (Levels 1 & 2) students find themselves on Adventures, in Castles or Toy Rooms and use many different props for learning classical ballet while having fun.  Intermediate (Levels 3 & 4) and Pointe and Advanced (Levels 5 & 6) students learn variations from full ballets, as well as forms of the popular dances traditionally found in the classics. 

Pointe work is the dream of many young dancers.  However, because of the strength required for standing up on the toes, we require that students be at least 12 years of age and have several years of ballet training.  Starting students on pointe before age 12 can result in permanent damage to the feet and legs because of weak bones as the children are growing.  The ballet teacher will assess each student on a personal basis to determine their ability to handle the requirements for pointe work.

Also see Philosophy.

Level 1A & B: 6 week sessions
(students must be 5 prior to Sept. 1, 2017)
Mondays, 6-6:45 PM

Level 2A & B: 6 week sessions available 
Mondays, 6:45-7:30 PM

Level 3A & up: Twice/wk
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:30-7:30 PM

HS Beginner: Once/wk (6 Wk Sessions)
Thursdays, 4:45-5:45 PM

Level 4A & up: Twice/wk
Tuesdays, 6:30-8 PM & Thursdays, 6:30-7:30 PM

*Pre-pointe/Beginner Pointe:
Thursdays, 7:30-8 PM

Level 5: Twice/wk, includes pointe*
Contact the office to audition

Level 6: 3x/wk, includes pointe*
Contact the office to audition

*Demi/Pre-Pointe and Pointe classes by teacher recommendation only

Girls Dancing

Children Dancing

Children Stretching

Women Putting on Shoes


Miss Sunny's Special Dancers

Music speaks to all ages, all nationalities, and all levels of development. Dance is a natural response to music. Special needs children (such as those with Down Syndrome, autism, etc) have a surprising potential to learn basic dance steps and perform them. This class focuses on certain ballet movements within their abilities to pick up and enjoy, as well as use of some props and character miming. Each class is geared to the particular students who are enrolled and the abilities God has given them in His creative plan and purpose for them.

This class is for special needs students (with learning disabilities) that are 5* years of age and older.

Thursdays, 6-6:30 PM

*5 as of September 1, 2018


Tap Class

Congaline

Tapping

Tap

Tap is the quintessential form of American dance!  Since tap's beginnings were on the
street, there is no set terminology.  However, for the sake of teaching, we use Al Gilbert's Graded Tap curriculum as our basis, but also include other styles and forms.  Because taps are an instrument (of the percussion family!), children learn musicality and rhythm, as well as dance.  (And of course, what child doesn't like to make noise!)  Tap is an excellent way for boys to learn dance and enjoy it, as many boys already have an innate sense of rhythm.  Many well-known hoofers of today (and yesteryear) are male and provide a good model of strength and masculinity in dance.!

Students must be (at least) in Kindergarten (K-5) to enroll in tap classes.

Level 1A & B: Once/wk (6 Wk Sessions)
(students must be 5 prior to Sept. 1, 2018)
Mondays, 6:45-7:30 PM

Level 2A & B: Once/wk (6 Wk Sessions)
Mondays, 6:00-6:45 PM

Level 3A & up: Once/wk
Tuesdays, 5:45-6:30 PM

HS Beginner: Once/wk (6Wk Sessions)
Thursdays, 5:45-6:30 PM

Level 4A & up: Once/wk
Tuesdays, 5:45-6:30 PM

Levels 5: Twice/wk
Contact the office to audition

Levels 6: Twice/wk
Contact the office to audition

 
Also see Philosophy.


Tumbling

In the tumbling classes, students learn basic tumbling/mat skills, as well as the use of scooters, parachutes, the floor beam, the balance board, stilts, the mailbox and the incline and learn motor skill improvement through many other fun ways. Tumblers also work weekly on stretching/flexibility and core/abdominal strength.

The tumbling classes are for students age 3-5 (Preschool) and 5-9 (K-3rd Gr).
Preschoolers must be potty-trained and must turn 3 by September 1, 2018.

Preschool: Tuesdays, 6:30-7:15 PM

Primary (Levels 1 & 2): Mondays, 5:15-6 PM

Boy on Mat

People Standing

Posing

Adult Ballet & Tap

All ages, shapes and sizes!

Whether you have no dance experience, danced as a child (but haven't done a tendu or shuffle in years), or have been dancing forever, we have classes available just for you!

For adults only (ages 18 & up)

4, 8 and 12 class cards available (all cards are good for 12 weeks)

Beginner/Intermediate Ballet
Tuesdays, 8-9 PM

Intermediate/Advanced Ballet
Mondays, 7:30-9 PM

Ballet (all levels)
Tuesdays, 9:30-10:30 AM

Beginner/Intermediate Tap
Tuesdays, 7:15-8 PM                              Thursdays, 6:30-7:15 PM

Intermediate/Advanced Tap
Thursdays, 7:30-8:30 PM