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Recreational Dance Class Descriptions

2020-2021 DANCE SCHEDULE- REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

We are now registering for our 2020-2021 Recital Season. For assistance registering please call us at 763-413-0647.

Classes are based on the dancer’s age for the 2020-2021 school year.  All levels are welcome; the instructor will customize lesson plans and recital choreography to benefit the entire class.  We offer ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary, acro and hip hop classes for dancers 18 and under.

Bigs & Littles

Fee: $75.00 per couple and $20.00 for each additional child with the same adult.

Practice days/times: TBD

 

Classes for Ages 2 - 4

Classes for Ages 3 - 5

Classes for Ages 6 - 8

Classes for Ages 9-11

Classes for Ages 9 - 18

Classes for Ages 12 - 18

Ballet/Tap Classes

2 - 4 Years Old and 3 – 5 Years Old

  • A 30 minute class (for 2-4 years old) or a 45 minute class (for 3-5 years old),  emphasizing basic creative movement skills, as well as beginning basic ballet technique.
  • Dancers will learn and perform 2 recital routines, ballet and tap.

Ballet/Jazz Classes

6 - 8 Years Old

  • A 30 minute class where dancers will learn basic ballet or jazz technique and terminology.
  • Dancers will learn and perform a ballet or jazz routine for the recital

Jazz and Lyrical

9 - 11 Years Old

  • A 45 minute class where dancers will learn ballet, jazz, and lyrical technique and terminology.
  • Dancers will learn and perform two routines at the recital including a jazz routine and lyrical routine. 

12-18 Years Old

  • A 60 minute class where dancers will learn ballet, jazz, and lyrical technique and terminology.
  • Dancers will learn and perform two routines at the recital including a jazz routine and lyrical routine. 

Hip Hop Classes

3 - 5 Years Old, 6-8 Years Old, 9-11 Years Old, and 12-18 Years Old

  • A 30 minute class emphasizing basic hip hop and breakdancing technique and terminology.
  • Dancers will learn and perform 1 recital routine.

Ballet

6- 8 Years Old, 9-11 Years Old and 12-18 Years Old

  • A 45 minute class where dancers will learn basic ballet technique and terminology.
  • Dancers will learn and perform a ballet routine for the recital

 

Adult Classes

Bigs/Littles

  • Dancer and one of their favorite adults learn a dance together.
  • "Little" must be a current registered dancer.
  • Dance will perform in Recital Shows 

Styles of Dance Description

Ballet:  A dance that is characterized by its light, graceful, fluid movements which value straight lines, pointed toes and soft dynamic. It originated in Renaissance Italy and established its present form during the 19th century.

Jazz: A high energy dance that values strong ballet technique matched to the rhythms of upbeat and lively music. Traditionally performed to jazz music, the dance style has taken on a new form where it is often paired to upbeat pop music.

Lyrical: A style that combines ballet and jazz dancing techniques. It is performed and inspired by the to music or "lyrics" of a song and values expression of strong emotions. This style concentrates on an individual approach and expressiveness of such emotions as love, joy, hurt, or anger.

Tap: A percussive dance performed wearing shoes fitted with metal taps. It is characterized by rhythmical tapping the toes and heels in  various patterns to the beat of a song. 

Hip Hop: Hip Hop dance refers to street dance styles primarily performed to hip-hop music or dance styles that have evolved as part of hip-hop culture. It includes a wide range of styles primarily breaking, locking, and popping which were created in the 1970s and made popular by dance crews in the United States.