Classes We Offer


Combination

Combines introductory ballet and tap technique.


Ballet

A classical dance form characterized by grace and precision of movement and by elaborate formal gestures, steps, and poses. It is a poised style of dance that incorporates the foundational techniques for many other dance forms.


A class dedicated to strengthening the ankles, feet, knees, and legs for pointe work. It takes considerable strength and coordination to dance “en pointe”, therefore, students must be at least eleven or twelve years old before beginning pointe work.

Pre-Pointe


A part of classical ballet technique, made possible by specially reinforced shoes called pointe shoes. A technique developed from the desire for dancers to appear weightless and has evolved to enable dancers to dance on the tips of their toes for extended periods of time.

Pointe


A dance in which the rhythm or music is created by the clicking of taps attached to the toes and heels of the dancer's shoes.

Tap


Any of various dances characterized by the use of improvisation and influenced by rhythms and techniques of jazz music. Jazz technique is strongly influenced by ballet technique and focuses on center control to execute strong movements like leaps and turns.

Jazz


Refers to mainly street dance styles, primarily danced to hip hop music. Hip hop dancing is evolving in many different directions today, heavily influenced by the evolution of hip hop music and its popularity in media.

Hip Hop


A stylized combination of ballet, jazz, and modern, it uses motion to interpret music and express emotion. A lyrical dancer's movements attempt to show the meaning of the music.

Lyrical


Acro For Dancers

A class dedicated to learning the fundamental acrobatic skills necessary to be incorporated into choreography.


Leaps & Turns

A class dedicated to learning proper leaps & turn technique.


A class dedicated to learning and rehearsing choreography and educating students on all the aspects of performance.

Performing Groups/Companies


Premier Artistry Collective

A class dedicated to learning and rehearsing choreography to perform and compete.

Class List

Fundamental Levels

Age 3-5

Combination I

Combination II

Beginner Level I

Age 6-7

Ballet I

Tap Beginner I

Jazz I

Hip Hop Beginner

Acro I

Beginner Level II

Age 8-10

Ballet II

Tap Beginner II

Jazz II

Hip Hop Beginner

Acro I-II


Intermediate Level III/IV

Age 10-13

Ballet III/IV

Pre-Pointe/Pointe

Tap Intermediate

Jazz III/IV

Leaps & Turns

Hip Hop Intermediate

Lyrical Intermediate

Acro II-III

Advanced Level V/VI

Age 14+

Ballet V/VI

Pointe

Tap Advanced

Jazz V/VI

Leaps & Turns

Hip Hop Advanced

Lyrical Advanced

Performing Groups/CompanIES

Audition Only

Jr. Jazz Performing Group

Hip Hop Performing Group

Junior Company

Premier Company

Hip Hop Company

Premier Artistry Collective Competition Team


Dress Code

**MANDATORY** All ages, all levels, hair must be in a bun for ballet; ponytails are acceptable for all levels of tap, jazz, lyrical, and hip hop.

Undergarments are not to be worn under tights. No jewelry should be worn to class to ensure safety. Cover-ups are to be worn to and from class. It is important to develop a clean and structured environment in which to enhance the discipline of dance.

*No short shorts, jeans, mid-drift tops, or bare feet are allowed in any level of Hip Hop

**No loose clothing allowed in any level of Lyrical, Jazz, Tap, Leaps and Turns, or Streatch & Conditioning

***Ballet classes may choose any style leotard within the level color requirement

Tights will be required for the recital in all Creative Movement, Combination, Ballet, Tap, Jazz, and Lyrical classes

Leotard and/or tights may be required for the recital in all levels of Hip Hop

Creative Movement
Lavender Body Wrappers leotard, Body Wrappers Theatrical Pink tights, pink Bloch ballet shoes

Combination I, II, and III
Lavender Body Wrappers leotard, Body Wrappers Theatrical Pink tights, pink Bloch ballet shoes and black patent tap shoes

***Ballet Level I
Raspberry Motionwear leotard, Body Wrappers Theatrical Pink tights, pink Bloch ballet shoes

***Ballet Level II
Royal Blue Motionwear leotard, Body Wrappers Theatrical Pink tights, pink Bloch ballet shoes

***Ballet Level III
Ultraviolet Motionwear leotard, Body Wrappers Theatrical Pink tights, pink canvas split-sole ballet shoes

***Ballet Level IV
Hunter Green Motionwear leotard, Body Wrappers Theatrical Pink tights, pink canvas split-sole ballet shoes

Ballet Level V, VI
Any color leotard, Body Wrappers Theatrical Pink tights, pink canvas split-sole ballet shoes

Pre-Pointe
Follow your Ballet Level uniform requirements. Students will need a thera-band (exercise resistance band) for class.

**Jazz (all levels)
Any color leotard, black fitted capri or full length jazz pants or any color boy-cut shorts, and tan slip-on jazz shoes *Tights MUST be worn under boy-cut shorts (Tights required for recital)

**Lyrical (all levels)
Any color leotard, Body Wrappers Jazzy Tan stirrup tights, any color boy-cut shorts (optional), and barefoot or lyrical shoes

**Tap (all levels)
Any color leotard, black capri or full length jazz pants or any color boy-cut shorts, black jazz-tap shoes *Tights MUST be worn under boy-cut shorts (Tights required for recital)

**Leaps and Turns
Any color leotard, Body Wrappers Jazzy Tan stirrup tights, any color boy-cut shorts (optional), and black slip-on jazz shoes or lyrical shoes

**Acro for Dancers
Any color leotard, any color tights or boy-cut shorts or leggings, barefoot

*Hip Hop/Breakdancing (all levels)
Any dancewear or exercise clothing and lace-up sneakers (i.e. dance sweats, jazz pants, t-shirts, tank tops, knee-length shorts) *(Leotard and/or tights may be required for recital>

Performing Groups / Company
Please follow your corresonding class uniform requirements

***All items listed above are available for purchase at Backstage Dancewear, located at the corner of Hwy 3 and Medical Center Blvd.