All classes will begin with a warm-up, then stretch some will have more conditioning time depending on age and genre. Classes will consist of center work, across the floor, and/or a combination. Ballet classes will also incorporate barre work.
*Conditioning will take on the form of traditional push-up, sit-ups, etc., but we also use games, specifically for the younger dancers. So, if you see your 2nd graders playing leapfrog just know that they're using some serious muscles for this activity!
*Dance combinations are often used for 2–3 weeks in each class, adding on each week. This teaches dancers to learn quickly and polish dances. We also have students use improvisation techniques to bring out their inner choreographer! We feel VERY strongly that these techniques encourage overall creativity and provide a fun and athletic outlet for kids!
36 months by Aug. 31st; Combo curriculum with their new dance pal Ballerina Bear. A fun
combination of ballet and jazz techniques with the use of a low beam & mini trampoline to introduce acro elements.
48 months by Aug. 31st; Combo curriculum with their new dance pal Ballerina Bear. A fun
combination of ballet and jazz techniques with the use of a low beam & mini trampoline to introduce acro elements. We will reinforce PS 3 curriculum & add to the ballet portion. Acro elements may not be in each class of the month.
Beginning ballet & jazz class which incorporates our PS 3, PS 4, & additional curriculum. Barre work is performed as center work for this age group. Jazz elements are also incorporated throughout this class. This is a great class for the beginner or the intermediate student. There is no advanced K/1 combo, as students do not yet have enough experience.
All levels; traditional ballet curriculum taught, in regard to age and ability; ballet is a precise and formal style of dance that will increase flexibility, strength, fluidity/grace, and agility. It builds upon prior knowledge in terminology, as well as skill.
2nd-4th grade ballet. This is a traditional ballet class that incorporates barre work. Level A is for those who have 0-2 years of ballet. Level B is for those with 2+ years of ballet. We try new students in the A class until we can observe them for several classes. Then, they may be moved.
4th–6th Grade Ballet. This is a traditional ballet class that incorporates barre work. Level A is for those who have 0-4 years of ballet. Level B is for those with 4+ years of ballet. We try new students in the A class
until we can observe them for several classes. Then, they may be moved.
Middle School/High School Ballet. This is for students: beginner & intermediate, in the form of ballet, not overall dance experience.
This class will work on tumbling skills that can be used in dance, gymnastics, AND cheer; levels will be assessed at each students first-class and students can be moved at any time as skills are accomplished; please email us for a list of specific skills for levels 1, 2, 3. Level 2 is for students who cannot yet successfully complete 3 front AND 3 back walk-overs. PS/K acro is for students ages 4- kindergarten, regardless of skill.
This is for those in grades 6 & above with several years of ballet. An audition is required to be in this class. Auditions are done as trial classes.
All levels; similar to jazz, hip-hop helps dancers work on sharpening and strengthening their movements in a relaxed and fun environment! Ages are (kinder – 2nd grade), 3rd–5th (grade levels), & MS/HS (middle school/high school).
This is for those in grades 6 & above with several years of ballet. An audition is required to be in this class. Auditions are done as trial classes. Advanced ballet must also be taken to take pointe. Students may be on demi pointe as well.
All levels; dancers work on advanced skills with regard to age and ability; this is the class to take to improve specific leaps and turns as they are taught and put into combinations. Advanced technique class will require an audition.
Drill Team Prep:
This class helps prepare middle school and high school girls interested in trying out for their dance team, students work on jazz skills, splits, kicks, etc.
All levels/ages; a fun style of movement that helps dancers learn to articulate their bodies & individual parts while working on rhythm and fast-twitch muscle movement, as well as increase strength and flexibility! Ages are 2/3 (2nd & 3rd grade), & 4/5 (4th & 5th grade).
This class has ballet beginnings but allows for a mix of other genres with freer forms, students gain fluidity and learn to interpret music.
This class focuses on pom technique for drill teams with jazz choreography elements.
Drill Team Prep:
This class helps prepare middle school and high school girls interested in trying out for their dance team, OR improving their skills while on their team. Students work on jazz skills, splits, kicks, etc.
PLEASE wear a cover-up in and out of the studio! Modesty is the best policy. We do not allow 2 piece practice wear to be worn. We do not buy costumes that are not age-appropriate. We want full coverage of our dancers. Nothing more than a few inches of midriff (if that!) will ever show on an ADA dancer. Tights will be worn most of the time, and plunging necklines and backless costumes can find another studio; we don't buy them!
All PS Dance Classes:
We have a uniform that will need to be purchased at ADA. It is a leotard with an attached tutu pink for PS 3, purple for PS 4. It comes with a teddy bear that is used in most classes. The bear is dressed exactly like your dancer! This is currently $39 for the leotard & dressed bear.
All Ballet Classes:
Black leotard, pink or tan footless tights, PINK ballet shoes (split-soled preferred); pull-on wrap skirts can be worn but are not required; cover-ups will need to be removed after warm-up to check alignment.
*K/1 ballet can wear pink leotards as well. *Black ballet shoes will not be allowed at recital.
Jazz, Drill Team Prep, Contemporary, and Technique:
Any color leotard with tights, leggings, or booty shorts that FULLY cover your bottom;
proper footwear: TAN jazz shoes, pirouettes, or dance paws need to be worn. Tight
fitting tee shirts can also be worn, as well as tight fitting yoga type pants. Bike-tards can
also be worn. *No shoe colors, other than skin tone, will be allowed at recital.
Students need to wear a tight fitted shirt (to check alignment), shorts, or leggings, & tennis shoes.
Any color leotard with tights, leggings, or booty shorts that FULLY cover your bottom; no shoes. Tight fitting tee shirts can also be worn, as well as tight fitting yoga type pants. Bike-tards can also be worn.
HAIR: Needs to be pulled back for all classes, out of your face-off your neck, so in a ponytail or braid. Hair for ballet needs to be in a high or low bun.
NO: Gum, food, drink (except water), or jewelry in any class.