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Pre-K/K Combo (ages 2- 5yrs)
This class is designed to introduce dance concepts and establish coordination, creativity and dynamics through ballet, tap and creative movement. This Preschool Combination class will help your child experience the magic and wonder of dance while learning new skills and techniques. The purpose of the program is to provide a strong foundation for continued dance training as well as develop a love for dance and creative movement. Etiquette such as listening, following instructions and being respectful is emphasized.
Tiny Tumblers (ages 2- 5yrs)
This class will establish a foundation for our youngest tumblers that will include body consciousness, balance, and classroom etiquette. This class will get them set up for success for forward rolls, bridges, cartwheels and more as they continue learning through our top notch Acro program!
Ballet (ages 6 and up)
Ballet is core to a dancer’s training and is considered the fundamental dance form that supports all other dance genres. This class is designed to build strength, flexibility, coordination, fluidity and grace. Ballet class includes barré work, center exercises including Adagio and Petit Allegro phrases and across the floor work including traveling turns and Grand Allegro phrases. Ballet 2 and 3 class participation requires instructor approval.
Dance Trends (ages 5-7yrs)
This class is designed to introduce new, younger dancers to all the FUN trendy dance styles we see showcased on popular TV shows and games. Dancers will learn the basics of jazz and Hip Hop through age-appropriate choreography and music, and have fun with their friends in this relaxed class that is perfect for the young beginning dancer.
Petite Tech (ages 5-7yrs)
This combo class is for young dancers who wish to continue on their dance journeys after Pre-K. Dancers will continue with Ballet and be introduced to Jazz and Contemporary genres. Dancers will learn proper body position, posture, terminology and class behavior while cultivating their individuality and creativity. This class is for the young dancer who is ready for focused age-appropriate technique training.
Texan Starlettes (ages 7-10yrs)
Dancers who dream of performing under the Friday Night Lights will love this class which consists of jazz basics, pom jazz (a blend of jazz and Hop Hop adapted to include proper pom technique which is sharp, clean and precise) and jazz funk (a blend of jazz and Hip Hop). All Starlettes are invited to perform with the Texan Stars on Friday October 27th and we will have an official jacket available for purchase so dancers can show their spirit!
Jazz (ages 9 and up)
Jazz is a fast-paced, dynamic and rhythmic form of movement. With a similar vocabulary base in ballet, jazz consists of unique moves, big leaps, multiple turns, isolations, stretching and strength. Styles of jazz to be taught include commercial, musical theatre, and traditional Fosse.
Jazz Funk (ages 9 and up)
Jazz Funk, sometimes called Street Jazz, is a more commercialized form of Hip Hop dance that borrows from many different styles of dance. This genre is popular in dance team choreography and features sharp and concise adaptations of standard Hip Hop technique.
Musical Theater (ages 6-10yrs)
Musical Theater introduces students to Broadway dance and theater. This class is designed to improve a student's dance repertoire as he or she has fun singing and dancing to favorite show tunes. Class will consist of a jazz warm-up and progressions. It will improve the student's ability to pick-up dance combinations, vocals, blocking and choreography. It is age appropriate and dancers have lots of fun re-creating Broadway production numbers and popular movie musical productions.
Hip-Hop (ages 9 and up)
Set to today’s upbeat music, Hip-Hop is a popular dance style rooted in the commercial entertainment industry and seen in music videos and concerts, commercials, movies and sporting events. In hip-hop class, students will learn a series of fun, energetic steps set to age-appropriate music. Students will be taught rhythm and coordination, and will be challenged to think on their feet while enjoying a fast-paced class popular with both boys and girls. Hip Hop 3 class participation requires instructor approval.
Contemporary (ages 7 and up)
The contemporary genre is a style of interpretive dance. Its beauty is in the blending of innovation and creativity with the familiar technique from various genres, including classical ballet, jazz, modern dance, and lyrical dance. Contemporary 3 class participation requires instructor approval.
Acro (ages 6 and up)
Acro Dance is an art form that incorporates both the fluid movements of dance and the difficult tricks from acrobatics. Dancers not only learn how to execute each acro move with strength, flexibility and technique, but also learn to perform each trick seamlessly through choreographed routines. Adding acro dance is next-level training that will develop a specific skill set, and creates well-rounded and versatile dancers. Levels 2 and 3 class participation requires instructor approval.
Stretch and Strength (ages 8 and up)
This fitness class is designed to help dancers condition their bodies in ways that enhance their performance and decrease the risk of injury.
Instructor Approval Classes
Pre-Pointe- 4th grade and up
Pre-pointe is designed to teach the fundamentals of and basic techniques in pointe work as preparation for dancing En Pointe to students of the appropriate age and technical ability. Because of the risk of injury students must be physically ready, so one complete dance year (minimum) of pre-pointe and a pointe evaluation is required before advancement to pointe class. The pointe evaluation allows teachers and students the opportunity to see where the student needs work in order to prepare for pointe. The evaluation focuses on legs (straightness and strength), feet (flexibility, strength, alignment, and shape), ankles (strength and straightness), and overall body alignment. Please note: Students must be registered for Ballet class in order to attend Pre-Pointe.
Tech 2 and 3 Classes
Students who show strong technical ability, work ethic and/or have an interest in training to audition for Elite Dance Company are permitted into EDC Tech classes with instructor approval only. EDC Tech students will train in ballet, jazz and contemporary. Students are exposed to multiple styles of dance to broaden their training, increase their knowledge in dance and find their own appreciation for each dance form. Students in the dance program are encouraged to be active in the dance community and are given multiple performance opportunities throughout the year.
Elite Dance Company
The Elite Dance Company (EDC) is a competitive and performance-oriented company for dancers 5 and up who wish to be part of an advanced dance program track that focuses improving technical and performing skills in all genres. We take great pride in EDC and have high expectations for all members. Emphasis is on training diverse and skilled performers and providing performance and competition opportunities throughout the year. EDC is a by audition only.