CLASSES

 

ACRO

Acrobatics dancers will learn the basics of tumbling, gymnastics elements and dance. Acro dance is a style of dance that combines classical dance technique with precision acrobatic elements. It is defined by its athletic character, its unique choreography, which seamlessly blends dance and acrobatics, and its use of acrobatics in a dance context. We offer Acro classes from beginner to advanced levels for ages 5 & up. Acro dancers will perform in the year-end, Broadway-style recital in May.

ACTING

Upstage, downstage, “line please.” Learning the how to’s of the theatre plus acting games, improvisation, audition prep and playwriting will be sure to inspire any young thespian. In the Spring, performers will put on a showcase performance in which all members will enjoy the spotlight. We offer acting classes for ages 6 & up. Actors and Actresses will perform in the year-end, Broadway-style recital in May.

Ballet 1,2,3,4

Ballet instills grace, coordination, poise, and confidence while requiring much discipline and focus. We bring the dancer through a progression of terminology, technique, and artistry. We offer beginning to advanced levels for ages 7 & up and ballet dancers will perform in the year-end, Broadway-style recital in May.

BALLET/TAP COMBO CLASSES

Combination classes are designed to give the young dancer an opportunity to discover and explore different types of dance in one class. They typically incorporate movement and basic ballet. Our combination classes combine ballet & tap. All combo classes are introductory levels for ages 4-7 years old and combo dancers will perform in the year-end, Broadway-style recital in May.



CREATIVE MOVEMENT

Students explore movement, rhythm, and creativity through exercises created to build expressive minds and motor skills while instilling a love for dance. For ages 2-3. Must be 2 by September. This is a non-recital class.



PRE-BALLET

Pre-Ballet is the next class level up from creative movement. For ages 3-4, Pre-Ballet dancers will learn the basics of grace, coordination, poise, and confidence while requiring the discipline and focus from our young dancers. Pre-Ballet will present introductory ballet terms, positions, and movements. Dancers will perform in the year-end, Broadway–style recital in May.



HIP HOP

Hip-hop dance refers to street dance styles primarily performed to hip-hop music or that have evolved as part of hip-hop culture. It includes a wide range of styles such as Breaking, Popping, Locking, Krumping and House dance and includes fresh, innovative choreography influenced by the latest street dance trends. We offer Hip Hop classes for beginner through advanced levels for ages 4 & up as well as boys-only Hip Hop classes. Hip hop dancers will perform a routine in the year-end, Broadway-style recital in May.

JAZZ

Jazz uses ballet technique for its base therefore we strongly recommend studying these techniques simultaneously, but not required. Jazz dance combines stylistic movement with intricate rhythms and body isolations. It also includes leaps and turns as well as upbeat combinations of movement. Jazz technique is designed to increase body control and coordination. Jazz dance has continued to evolve with various ethnic and cultural influences since its origin. We will introduce several styles ranging from blues to pop for dancers of all abilities for ages 7 & up. Jazz dancers will perform in the year-end, Broadway-style recital in May.

Jazz Prep

Jazz uses ballet technique for its base therefore we strongly recommend studying these techniques simultaneously, but not required. Jazz dance combines stylistic movement with intricate rhythms and body isolations. It also includes leaps and turns as well as upbeat combinations of movement. Jazz technique is designed to increase body control and coordination. Jazz dance has continued to evolve with various ethnic and cultural influences since its origin. Jazz Prep is designed as a first look at Jazz dance and will introduce Jazz dance technique for ages 6-7. Jazz dancers will perform in the year-end, Broadway-style recital in May.

Next Step Triple Threats

This rehearsal class is exclusively for Next Step Triple Threat team members where they will work at an accelerated rate on technique and choreography. For ages 7 & up. NSTT members will perform throughout the year, throughout the community, and at a competition in the spring. They will also be featured in the year-end, Broadway-style recital in May.

OPEN BALLET

This class will focus on Ballet technique. Twice a week students will go in depth with the technical aspects of Ballet including foundation, specific skills, and dynamics. Open to all levels of dancers ages 7 & up. This class tuition is included as an add on with Ballet 1-4 tuition. This is a non-recital class.

TAP

The name comes from the tapping sound made when the small metal plates on the dancer’s shoes touch a hard surface. This lively, rhythmic tapping makes the performer not just a dancer, but also a percussive musician. Tap is a style of American theatrical dance using precise rhythmical patterns of foot movement and audible foot tapping. Become a musician with your feet in our fun and energetic class. Broadway & Rhythm techniques taught. We offer beginner through advanced levels of tap classes for ages 6 & up. Tappers will perform in the year-end, Broadway-style recital in May.

VOICE

This group Voice class will help develop the basics of singing including breathing, articulation, and expression. Choosing songs for auditions and learning some fundamentals of music will also be part of our fun together. They learn about stage presence, projecting their voice, character development and how to work with other actors while engaging a captive audience. In the Spring, performers will put on a showcase performance in which all members will enjoy the spotlight. We offer voice classes for ages 6 and up. Singers will perform in the year-end, Broadway-style recital in May.