Class Descriptions

Please read through our wide variety of dance styles and the many class times we have to fit into your busy schedule. All classes meet once a week.

Creative Movement - Children ages 2 1/2 and young 3. This class is designed for our youngest dancers, introducing movement through musical games, songs and dance. Our goal is to have FUN WHILE DEVELOPING: large motor skills, listening skills, body awareness and imagination. Ballet and Tumbling. This class is independent of parent/guardian. This class will perform one routine in our May recital at the Paramount Theater. Class is 30 minutes weekly. Cost is $31.00 a month, plus tax. Pre-Dance 1 for Age 3 or 4. The class is 45 minutes weekly Tap, Ballet & Tumbling. Cost is $ 42.00 a month, plus tax. Age 4 & AK 5 Dance is 60 minutes and cost is $42.00 a month plus tax. Children may perform 2 routines in the recital.

Regular Kindergarten - First Grade Dance. Several times and levels are available for the beginner or the experienced dancer. Children learn in a 60-minute class, of tap, ballet, and stretch. Children do two recital dances. Lesson cost is $42.00 a month, plus tax. Several different times and age groupings available, divided by ability.

Second and Third Grade - Dance Class is 60 minutes long, and consists of tap, ballet, beginning barre, and stretch. We offer beginner class as well as other levels for the dancer with experience. We suggest a second class in tumbling for strength and stretch. See other classes available for this age in lyrical, jazz, hip-hop, tumbling, showstoppers, and musical theater. Lesson cost is $42.00 a month, plus tax. We have several different times and age groupings by ability.

Intermediate Dance - Classes are 60 minutes long, and consist of tap, ballet, beginning barre, and stretch. Different levels are available based on your child's experience and previous progress. For faster advancement we suggest a second class in tumbling for the strength and stretch, as well as classes in lyrical, jazz, hip-hop, or musical theater to round out their dancing progress. Lesson cost is $42.00 a month, plus tax.

Advanced / Intermediate Dance - Class is 75 minutes long, and consists of tap, ballet, classical barre, and stretch. An excellent class for the older student. Lesson cost is $50.00 a month, plus tax.

Jazz Dance - A 30 minute class filled with fun and jazzy songs, for ages 5, 6, 7 & 8. Classes grouped by age & abilities. Basic jazz moves with a touch of hip-hop. Appropriate music selections. A favorite class. Children will do one recital dance. Cost is $31.00 a month, plus tax. Children are required to be in a regular dance class.

Wee - Hip Hop - Little kids love hip hop. We play clean music as they learn the hip hop moves and style. Children must be 4 to 6 in age, and enrolled in a regular dance class. Class is 30 minutes weekly, and the cost is $31.00 a month plus tax. Wee hip-hopper wear sequin tennis shoe for recital.

Musical Theatre - A little singing, a little dancing, a little pretending and lots of fun. Ages 6 and up. Class is 30 minutes weekly. The cost is $31.00 a month plus tax. Showstopper - Music from favorite kid TV shows movies, etc. We pretend, sing and dance. Age 5 and up. Class is 30 minutes, and the cost is $31.00 a month plus tax.

Lyrical - Movements in lyrical are characterized by fluidity and grace, with the dancer flowing seamlessly from one move to another. The dancer must express strong emotions such as: love, joy, and anguish. A 30 minute weekly class age 7 and older. The cost is $31.00 a month plus tax.

Contemporary - A versatile style that combines elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz, lyrical, and classical ballet. Contemporary can be done to any type of music. The dancer's performance and technical skills are expanded with this style. Class is 30 minutes weekly for children age 9 and older. Experience in dance is required. The cost is $31.00 a month plus tax.

Hip-Hop - A 30 or 45 minute weekly class. Steps taught are a clean hip-hop street style with lots of the tumbling tricks, moves, and attitude. Classes are available starting at age 6 and up, and run through the teen years. Class is offered several times a week by age & ability. The cost is $31.00 a month plus tax for a 30 minute class, and does not include tumbling tricks. A 45 minute class includes tumbling tricks, and the cost is $42.00 plus tax.

Tumbling - For boys and girls age 6 and up in several levels of classes. The beginning tumblers work on various rolls, bridges, back bends, cartwheels, limbering and strengthening skills. Intermediate and advanced children work on front and back limbers, front and back walkovers, arabians, back handsprings, and aerials. The cost is $31.00 a month for a 30-min. class and $42.00 a month for a 45-min. class. If placed incorrectly, we will change your time. We will schedule more times as needed.

Beginning Pointe Class or Advanced Pointe - This is a 30 minute class for all qualified students. The cost is $31.00 a month plus tax. Beginning class will work in ballet shoes, and a child will earn their pointe shoes based on development. Beginner class meets Monday at 6:30. Semi-inter/adv will meet Tues at 8:15.

ELITE and PRE-ELITE members are chosen by teacher recommendations and tryouts. To be in these select levels, you are REQUIRED TO TAKE CERTAIN CLASSES. These students work very hard, practice, learn quickly and take 7 to 10 classes a week, to accomplish the advanced levels. We are always looking for children with these qualities. Please mention at registration if you would like your child considered. We only take a few, and if they do not make it this year, they need to work hard and try again. Students must maintain good attendance, and Kompetition class is optional. Placement in the Kompetition levels is by Cherie & the teachers. You will not necessary be placed in the level you participated in for the summer or last year. You may take class in one level but compete with another level.

Turn Class - Required for all Elites and Pre-Elites. Improve turns, leaps, and flexibility. Part of the Elite package, but open to other qualified students. Non elite price is $31.00 a month and is a 30 weekly minute class.

All classes are once a week. If you are new to our studio and your child is an experienced dancer, please call for a placement appointment. See full schedule listing in the squares, or under Elite.

Registration: We prefer to meet with you personally to discuss your child's dance education. However, if your schedule does not allow you to attend one at our registration times, please return the enclosed registration sheet with your payment. If we feel you have selected a class for your child that is not correct, or is already full, you will be contacted by phone. If we find a child has been placed incorrectly, we will change their time.

We look forward to seeing you at one of our registrations.

Cherie Chittenden, 393-2314 

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