Class Descpritions and Dress Code

Class

Description

Dress Code

Ballet

Ballet classes are offered from a beginner level to advanced. Students are taught proper body placement, body alignment, barre and center floor work, along with across the floor combinations. Beginner classes introduce vocabulary, proper alignment, and classical ballet technique. Advanced classes include adagio and allegro work, and combinations using balance, strength, and style. 
Leotard according to level, pink tights, ballet shoes. 
 
*Black if training

Variations

Students will learn classical ballet variations from well-loved ballets including Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Raymonda, and more.  
Black leotard, pink tights, pointe shoes. Black skirt optional.

All pointe classes are designed for students with previous ballet training. Students will utilize previously learned ballet technique while working in pointe shoes. Each class includes barre exercises, center floor work and across the floor combinations. These exercises focus on strengthening the feet and ankles.
Black leotard, pink tights, pointe shoes. Black skirt optional.

Pointe

Contemporary Ballet

Contemporary ballet incorporates elements from both classical ballet and modern dance. It takes its technique and use of pointework from classical ballet, although it permits a greater range of movement that may not adhere to the strict body lines of classical technique. Many of its concepts stem from the ideas and innovations of 20th century modern dance. 
Leotard according to level*, black tights, ballet shoes. 

*Black if training

Jazz

Jazz classes are fun and energetic. They include such elements as kicks, leaps, turns, splits, and isolations. Classes include stretch and strengthening exercises, floor work, and across the floor progressions in addition to a center floor combinations.
Tops -Any fitted shirts, crop tops or leotards; Bottoms - Any dance shorts, leggings or tights. NO Sweats; Shoes - Socks, jazz shoes or bare feet.
   
Tops -Any fitted shirts, crop tops or leotards; Bottoms - Any dance shorts, leggings or tights. NO Sweats; Shoes - Socks, jazz shoes or bare feet.
   

Leaps/Turns

This class is a technique class that is dedicating to learning, improving, and perfecting technique in jumps, kicks, turns, etc. Stretch and strengthening is also combined to improve dancers’ power.

Contemporary

Contemporary class will covers a combination of modern and contemporary techniques. Students will learn how to release into the floor, while pushing against it for stability. They will play with inversions, work on head- to- tail connectivity, and increase strength and flexibility. The curriculum for this class allows beginners to start where they are and returning students to build upon their existing training. 
Tops -Any fitted shirts, crop tops or leotards; Bottoms - Any dance shorts, leggings or tights. NO Sweats; Shoes - Socks, jazz shoes or bare feet.
   

Lyrical

Lyrical is a style of dance that uses the emotion and mood of the music to elicit movements from the dancers. Students have a warm up focusing in core strength, flexibility, and movement of the back. The class includes floor work, progressions, and center combinations.
Tops -Any fitted shirts, crop tops or leotards; Bottoms - Any dance shorts, leggings or tights. NO Sweats; Shoes - Socks, jazz shoes or bare feet.

Improvisation

In these classes we will have an opportunity to explore and extend our sensitivity to our own energy and movement potential through the use of creative, internally motivated or self-directed approaches, such as Skinner Releasing and Authentic Movement, as well as other movement/energy practices. An underlying motivation is to examine personal liberty in relation to dance practice. 
Tops -Any fitted shirts, crop tops or leotards; Bottoms - Any dance shorts, leggings or tights. NO Sweats; Shoes - Socks, jazz shoes or bare feet.
Tops -Any fitted shirts, crop tops or leotards; Bottoms - Any dance shorts, leggings or tights. NO Sweats; Shoes - Tap Shoes.

Tap

Tap is a style involving rhythm, dynamics, and varying sounds. Tappers will have a graduated warm-up to loosen their ankles and knees for proper execution of skills, across the floor progressions and have center floor work to learn and perfect new skills.

Hip-Hop

Hip Hop classes combine street dance with funk and jazz, similar to what you would see in televised dance performances or music videos. Students will learn the importance of isolations and dynamics to execute pop-and-lock and funk movements.
Tops -Any fitted shirts, crop tops or leotards; Bottoms - Any dance shorts, leggings or tights. NO Sweats; Shoes - Hip Hop boots or sneakers..

Jazz Funk

This is a hot jazz class peppered with street, funk, and Hip-Hop. Students should have a basic understanding of the jazz technique. The warm-up is designed to strengthen the students ability to adopt jazz and funk movement.
Tops -Any fitted shirts, crop tops or leotards; Bottoms - Any dance shorts, leggings or tights. NO Sweats; Shoes - Hip Hop boots or sneakers..

Modern

Modern combines stretching and strengthening to lengthen a dancer’s muscles and body. Extensive center warm-up and cross floor material are taught. Core strength is developed to facilitate execution of skills and follows the style of Horton, Dunham and Limon.
Leotard according to level*, black tights, ballet shoes. 

*Black if training

Musical Theater

A class designed to train students in the skills required to be effective Broadway theater performers. Singing, vocal performance, acting and choreography are all included in the class.
Any clothes you can move well in.

Little Steps

Mom or dad is required to take the class along with their student to help the student gain a love of dance through an introduction to music, movement, and balance.  Attending adult will be asked to take an active role in encouraging, supporting, and demonstrating for the student.
Black or Pink  leotard, pink tights, pink leather ballet shoes. Hair tied back. 

"Infinity" Ballet Levels Leotard Colors

A1:  (available sizes IC-AXL)
Motionwear Pinch Front Cami (cotton) #2516- Pink
Motionwear Princess Seam Cami (cotton) #2518- Pink
Motionwear Double Ruffle Bandeau (cotton) #2167- Pink

A2:  (available sizes IC-AXL)
Motionwear Pinch Front Cami (cotton) #2516- Periwinkle
Motionwear Princess Seam Cami (cotton) #2518- Periwinkle
Motionwear Double Ruffle Bandeau (cotton) #2167- Periwinkle

B1:  (available sizes IC-AXL)
Motionwear Drapefront Cami  (silkskyn) #2554- Raspberry
Motiowear Princess Center Seam Cami (silkskyn) #2524- Raspberry
Motionwear Pinch Front Bowtie Back Halter (silkskyn) #2546- Raspberry

B2:  (available sizes IC-AXL)

Motionwear Drapefront Cami  (silkskyn) #2554- Teal
Motiowear Princess Center Seam Cami (silkskyn) #2524- Teal
Motionwear Pinch Front Bowtie Back Halter (silkskyn) #2546- Teal

C1:  (available sizes PA-LA)
Bloch Sania L8667- Indigo Sky
Bloch Damini L8602- Indigo Sky
Bloch Tana L8627- Indigo Sky

PRE- POINTE & POINTE
Adult size options
Baltogs Adult tank Leo with zipper front and Lace back style SIL88201- White
Baltogs Adult Lace 3/4 sleeve style SIL88386- White
Baltogs Adult Lace tank Leo style SIL88385- White
Kid size options
Mirella girls scalloped lace back style M392C- White
Mirella girls scalloped lace back Cami style M395C- White
Mirella girls cap sleeve Leo style M515CD- White 



Preferred Shoes and Tights

Ballet Shoes: Bloch “Pro-flex” Split Soles in Leather or Canvas
Ballet/Pointe Tights: Body Wrappers, Total Stretch, Mesh Seamed Convertible Tights (Ballet Pink)
Tap Shoes: Pre-Pro: K360s/ Infinity II: K360s or Jason Samuel Smith Lace ups
Jazz Shoes: Capezio “Freeform” Slip on Jazz Shoes in Carmel or Black
Theater Dance Heels: Capezio Flex- 3” heel