CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Toddler Classes 

Little Artists Combo Class

For dancers ages 2 - 4 years of age, this class is a combination of ballet and tap.  We focus on locomotor skills, musicality, and the fundamentals of dance. Concepts like self-awareness, self-expression, and teamwork are also promoted in these classes. Our students become aware of appropriate classroom behavior such as following a leader, waiting for your turn and working together. These early concepts will help your dancer in future classes and their sense of self-esteem will follow them throughout their daily life.

Class Attire:

Athletic, form-fitting apparel, leotards, tights, tutus, skirts, hair pulled back in some way, ballt shows and tap shoes needed.

Ballet

Beginning Ballet

Ballet is a core element in Artistry’s training. In Beginning Ballet students will be instructed on proper body placement, balance, flexibility, alignment and technique achieved both through barre and floor work. This class is for dancers ages 5 - 9.

Class Attire:

Any Color Leotard leotard, Pink tights, Pink Ballet Shoes, Hair secured into bun.

Intermediate Ballet

Intermediate Ballet is for dancers ages 7 & up with previous ballet training. In this class exercises are executed at a faster pace and more complex coordination is introduced. Maintaining clean technique with strong posture, turnout, correct placement, and basic comprehension of musicality is a fundamental part of this level.

Class Attire:

Black leotard, Pink tights, PInk Ballet Shoes, Hair secured into bun.

Advanced Ballet

Advanced Ballet is for dancers ages 12 & up with at least two years ballet experience. Emphasis is placed on flexibility, control, balance, and musicality. More advanced barre and center work and port de bras throughout. Multiple pirouettes and grande allegro are introduced. 

Class Attire:

Black leotard, Pink tights, Pink Ballet Shoes, Hair secured into bun.

Pointe/ Pre-Pointe

For dancers ages 10 & up, this class includes barre exercises, center floor work and across the floor combinations. These exercises focus on strengthening the feet and ankles along with proper body placement, balance, flexibility, alignment and technique. Pre-Pointe shoes are worn until dancers are put on pointe shoes by instructor. 

Class Attire:

Black leotard, Pink tights, Pink Ballet/Pointe Shoes, Hair secured into bun.

Floor Barre

Floor Barre is a training technique that was developed by dancer and dance teacher Zena Rommett as an additional means to strengthen the body and enhance the working of ballet dancers. This class is for dancers ages 7 & up and combines basic ballet technique with Yoga and Pilates to create a core strengthening centered 

class.

Class Attire:

Any Color Leotard

Technique 

Beg/Intermediate Technique

For dancers ages 5 - 9, this class focuses on a series of jumps, leaps and turns, weight and direction changes, and strength exercises. The students will develop balance, strength, elevation and strong body alignment. to help prepare them for jazz, lyrical, contemporary and ballet. 

Class Attire:

Athletic, form-fitting apparel, leotards, hair pulled back in some way.

Advanced Technique 

For dancers ages 10 & up, this class focuses on a more advanced series of jumps, leaps and turns, weight and direction changes, and strength exercises. The students will develop balance, strength, elevation and strong body alignment which will propel their dance training. 

Class Attire:

Athletic, form-fitting apparel, leotards, hair pulled back in some way.

Contemporary/Jazz

Lyrical dance is a blend of ballet and jazz focusing on strong emotional connection to the music, soft fluid movements and technique. Contemporary dance is a blend of almost all styles of dance, while emphasizing technique, floor work, and unpredictable rhythm changes. In both styles the dancers will find ways to express themselves through storytelling. Both styles have strong roots in ballet training

 

Class Attire:

Athletic, form-fitting apparel, leotards, hair pulled back in some way.

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Stretch & Strength

This class is designed for dancers ages 10 & up and is a huge benefit in injury prevention and body awareness. In this class we focus on exercises that will strengthen the core, legs and hips, elongate muscles, stretch the spine all in a fun and energetic environment.

Class Attire:

Athletic, form-fitting apparel, leotards, hair pulled back in some way.

Hip Hop/Tap

Beg/Intermediate 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 primarily breaking, locking, and popping. It is a fun, yet challenging class which trains the body and mind to learn intricate moves while improving one’s coordination and musicality. This class learns choreography as well as the concept of freestyling. Our Beginning and Intermediate class is for dancers ages 5 - 9.

Class Attire:

Sweatpants or other loose-fitting athletic pants and a tank top or t-shirt.Clean gym shoes.

Jazz Funk 

Jazz Funk, also called Street Jazz, borrows a lot of movement from other dance styles. From hip hop to jazz, jazz funk incorporates little bits and pieces of other dance genres and wraps into a funky style that is both fun and expressive. 

Class Attire:

Sweatpants or other loose-fitting athletic pants and a tank top or t-shirt.Clean gym shoes.

Tap

These classes are designed to develop rhythm, style and sound. Students will learn a variety of tap styles from Broadway to Rhythm tap. ... The class emphasis is on developing proper tap technique, producing clear tap sounds, and having fun.

Class Attire:

Athletic, form-fitting apparel, leotards, hair pulled back in some way. Tap shoes required.

Acro

Acro

Beg/Intermediate Acro

Acro Classes help students progress through a variety of skills beginning with cartwheels, handstands, and back walkovers. Specifically for dancers ages 5 - 9, fundamental acrobatic technique to increase flexibility, strength, balance, coordination, endurance, timing, body awareness, self-discipline, and confidence.

Class Attire:

Athletic, form-fitting apparel, leotards, hair pulled back in some way.

Advanced Acro

Designed specifically for dancers, this class is for students ages 10 & up. In this class we focus on handsprings, aerials,as well as fundamental acrobatic technique. Our advanced acro class will focus more on intricate tricks, balancing, and contortion skills and will execute these skills with grace, confidence, and control.

Class Attire:

Athletic, form-fitting apparel, leotards, hair pulled back in some way.