Classes

Registration for 2023-2024 is now closed.

Registration for 2024-2025 will open on August 1st, 2024

scroll down to read about ACRO!

*spring acro classes begin Thursday, January 4th, 2024*

Class divisions

Class descriptions

*guideline only, subject to modification

PRE — those who are between the ages of 3 & 4 and/or are new to dance

K — those who are enrolled in Kindergarten, as of the current school year (approx. ages 5-6)

1st-2nd — those who are enrolled in 1st or 2nd grade as of the current school year 
(approx. ages 6-7) or beginner dance students

3rd-4th — those who are enrolled in 3rd or 4th grade as of the current school year 
(approx. ages 8-10)

5th-6th — those who are enrolled in 5th – 6th grade as of the current school year 
(approx. ages 10-14)

7th-8th — those who are enrolled in 7th – 8th grade as of the current school year o who are maybe starting dance at an older age who are not ready for the advanced HS classes 
(approx. ages 13-16)

9th-12th/HS1 — those who are enrolled in 9th – 12th grade as of the current school year and who are beginner/intermediate dancers (approx. ages 14-19) 


HS2* — those who are enrolled in 11th or 12th grade as of the current school year and who are advanced dancers (approx. ages 16-19) *at teacher’s discretion 


ADULT — those who are out of school, looking for a recreational class (also depends on the interests of those enrolled…possibility of performance in the recital)

*guideline only, subject to modification

TAP — percussion based dance by using the sounds of metal taps affixed to the heel and toe of shoes striking the floor; intricate rhythms and weight shifting ovements make this a favorite style of manye

BALLET — a classical dance form demanding grace and precision and employing formalized steps and gestures set in intricate, flowing patterns. A foundation of all dance styles, ballet is always a recommended style with which to start

JAZZa style of dance characterized by syncopation, improvisation and forceful rhythm. One of our most popular styles we offer starting in 1st grade.

HIP HOP a range of street styles primarily performed to hip hop music and although not as much technique is taught, it’s a great alternative to jazz and very popular

LYRICALa mixture of ballet, jazz and contemporary technique. A strong ballet background is helpful but not required. Movements are fluid and graceful while also being strong and expressive. New for 2023-2024: we’re also offering this style as young as 3rd grade!

MODERN/CONTEMPORARYmodern and contemporary dance focus on serious expression of inner emotions, using a free-flowing, interpretive style rather than rigid rules of many other styles. We offer modern as young as 1st grade!

ACRO — new for 2023-2024 we are offering acro for dance. We have two levels of this class and enrollment in level 2 requires teacher permission after successful mastering of level 1. We’ll focus on basic acro movements, strength training and flexibility while also learning intermediate and advanced dance based tricks (see more info below)

Registration for the spring acro I class will be open December 4th, 2023 at 9:00am – January 2nd, 2024
(current acro students will have priority)

SPRING ACRO CLASSES BEGIN Thursday, January 4th, 2024

Attendance policy:
Any student who has missed 3 or more consecutive acro classes will have to be re-tested or be placed back in acro 1 until they can test back into acro 2. We want everyone to progress & achieve their goals and they can’t do that if they’re not attending class regularly. Thank you for your understanding!

ACRO I skills (those marked with * are required, without assistance, to progress to level 2) this list may be modified at any time
forward roll
forward straddle roll
backward roll
backward straddle roll
*handstand (with 2-3 second balance)
*bridge (from floor)
*backbend (from standing)
*cartwheel, separated (hand/hand/foot/foot) either side
*bridge (with lifting either a hand or a foot, one at a time)
crab walk
banana rolls
mermaid rolls

ACRO II skills
this list may be modified at any time
everything in ACRO I plus the following:
roundoff
running cartwheel
front limber
front walkover
back walkover
front handspring
backward split roll
lyrical stall
fish flop
backbend (walking)
press handstand

ACRO (DROP IN) skills class (this class is offered every other Wednesday from 7:00-7:30pm and NOT required) Please let us know if you plan to attend otherwise we’ll cancel it for that week.

Cost is $8 per participant each time he/she attends

This is a class intended for those enrolled in acro I or II for some extra practice on skills. Those students registered for the acro classes will automatically be enrolled in this skills bonus class. It will be a great option as a make-up class for if/when students miss as well. See schedule below for when the class will be held. Again, please let us know if you plan to attend so we know if we have enough each week. 

ACRO SKILLS drop-in schedule

AUG/SEP
30th: no class
6th: class
13th: no class
20th: class
27th: no class

OCT
4th: class
11th: no class
18th: class
25th: no class
(Halloween week)

NOV
1st: no class
8th: class
15th: no class
22nd: no class
(Thanksgiving break)
29th: no class

DEC
6th: class
13th: no class
20th: class
27th: no class
(Winter break)

MAR
6th: no class
13th: class
20th: no class
27th: class

JAN
3rd: no class
(Winter break)
10th: no class
17th: class
24th: no class
31st: class

APR
3rd: no class
(Spring break)
10th: no class
17th: class
24th: no class

FEB
7th: no class
14th: class
21st: no class
28th: class

MAY
1st: class
8th: no class
15th: class
22nd: no class
29th: no class
(tech week for recital)