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 incorporate into dance choreography including stretching, conditioning, strengthening, as well as, beam and mat skills. *Tumble Tots is the introductory version of Acro For Dancers.


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

Premier Performing Group/Company


Premier Artistry Collective

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


Class List

Fundamental Level

Age 3-4

Combination

Tumble Tots

Beginner Level I

Age 5-7

Ballet I

Jazz/Tap I

Hip Hop I

Acro I

Beginner Level II

Age 8-9

Ballet II

Tap II

Jazz II

Hip Hop II

Acro II


Intermediate Level III

Age 10+

Ballet III/Pre-Pointe

Tap III

Jazz III

Hip Hop III

Lyrical III

Acro III

Advanced Level IV/V

Age 12+

Ballet IV/V

Pointe IV/V

Tap IV/V

Jazz IV/V

Hip Hop IV/V

Lyrical IV/V

Acro IV-V

Performing/Competing

Age 5+

Audition Only

Premier Performing Group/Company

Premier Artistry Collective


Dress Code

**MANDATORY** Hair must be in a bun for Ballet; A ponytail is acceptable for Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Acro, 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, Acro, or Tap

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

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

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

Combination
Lavender Bloch leotard, Pink Bloch tights, Pink Bloch ballet shoes and Black Bloch patent tap shoes with snap

***Ballet Level I
Raspberry Motionwear leotard, Pink Bloch tights, Pink Bloch ballet shoes

***Ballet Level II
Royal Blue Motionwear leotard, Pink Bloch tights, Pink Bloch ballet shoes

***Ballet Level III
Ultraviolet Motionwear leotard, Pink Bloch convertible tights, Pink canvas split-sole ballet shoes

***Ballet Level IV/V
Any color leotard, Pink Bloch convertible tights, Pink canvas split-sole ballet shoes

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

**Jazz (all levels)
Any color leotard, fitted capri/full length ankle pant or boy-cut short, tan slip-on jazz shoes *Tights MUST be worn under boy-cut shorts (Bloch Tan tights required for recital)

**Lyrical (all levels)
Any color leotard, fitted capri/full length ankle pant or boy-cut short, barefeet *Convertible, Stirrup, or Footless tights MUST be worn under boy-cut shorts  (Bloch Tan stirrup tights required for recital)

**Tap (all levels)
Any color leotard, fitted capri/full length ankle pant or boy-cut short, black jazz-tap shoes *Tights MUST be worn under boy-cut shorts (Bloch Tan tights required for recital)

**Acro for Dancers
Any color leotard, fitted capri/full length ankle pant or boy-cut short, barefeet *Convertible, Stirrup, or Footless tights MUST be worn under boy-cut shorts  (Bloch Tan stirrup tights required for recital)

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

Performing Group/Company/Artistry Collective
Please follow your corresponding 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.