Classes

We have always tried to schedule classes at times that are most convenient for our parents and students. For that reason, our schedules are not arbitrarily preset but they are determined by those who preregister for classes. Please preregister to aid us in best serving your needs. Our policy in determining at what  age to offer a specific style of dance is: Does the student have the physical, mental and emotional maturity to benefit from this class? For full dance year, age is determined as of 12/31  For Camp, age is determined as of 9/1

Full dance year : September – June costume and performance  
Students in this program have performing opportunities at Stokes Stomp, Kingfest, King, Rural Hall and Walnut Cove Christmas Parades, National Dance Week “Not Too Scary” Haunted House plus opportunities to help others through Cystic Fibrosis Flip-a-thon, Pop tops for Ronald McDonald House in W-S, performance at local assisted living facilities free class during Bring-a-Friend Week and National Dance Week PLUS “a Dancer Reads” Contest, Master Classes at CDM convention and Winter Workshop, Christmas party, Spring Production at Stevens Center

Full Dance Year Classes

Twos & Moms: ages 18 months to three years old offered weekday morning and Saturday morning( enrollment open September through February)parent works one on one with their own child walking, galloping, simple dance movements (ex. Ring around the Rosie)work with small hula hoops and playground balls, side rolls and forward rolls on mat, skills on low balance beam    

Creative Movement: ages 3-4 30 minute class once a week offered weekday morning and Sat. This class is based on pantomime, pretend and make believe This class is a fun introduction to dance movement. Children learn listening skills, get to use their imagination, learn movement   skills ( jump, hop, leap, walk, run, gallop, slide) and movement concepts(fast, slow, big, little)

Acrobatics:  ages 3 – 18 30 minute classes ages 3-5, 45 minute classes ages 6-7, 60 minute classes ages 8-18 classes are offered  once a week 30 minute weekday morning, afternoon and Saturday, 45 and 60 minute classes are offered weekdays after school and  evenings with several different skill levels. Class begins with warm ups then stretches acrobatic (counter balance skills) and  tumbling (off balance skills) are taught basic skills such as side rolls, forward rolls, back rolls, cartwheels, headstands and  bridges  build to hand stands, splits, front limbers, walkovers, handsprings, and aerial  cartwheels and back tucks. Classes  also learn some skills on a low balance beam   

Ballet: ages 4 – adults 30 minute classes ages 4-5 , 45 minute classes ages 6-7 , 60 minute classes age 8-adult 90 minute ballet/pointe class for advanced teens. Classes offered once a week throughout week (see acrobatics) basic classical ballet training begins with pliés, battement tendus, rond de jambe à terre, and grand battements  at the barré , center floor French school arm positions, adagio and  allégro movements, turns, and jumps. Beginning at age 6, terminology is emphasized as well as technique, additional skills are taught as the student progresses, pointé work is reserved for advanced  students age 12 or older with individual placement by teacher

Tap: ages 5 – adults 30 minute classes for age 5 , 45 minute classes age 6 – adult Classes are offered once a week after school and  evenings with a class for age 5 year on Saturday Classes build from one sound tap actions to complex syncopated rhythm patterns, and several tap styles such as buck, rhythm, military and soft shoe. Beginning with age 6 terminology is emphasized as well as technique

Baton: ages 6 – 18 45 minute classes offered once a week weekday afternoons and evenings Classes build from basic twirls and struts to finger twirls, tosses, rolls, turns and two baton work. All baton students participate in the Christmas parades

Lyrical: ages 8-18 60 minute classes offered once a week weekday afternoon or evening. These classes interpret the words of a song through movement. The technique used is a combination of ballet and modern, some sign language is used in this class. Some liturgical dance may also be part of this class

Musical Theatre: ages 8-18 60 minute class offered once a week a weekday afternoon or evening. This class has two teachers, a vocal teacher who works with singing for 30 minutes every week and a acting and dance teacher who works with stage movement, pantomime, acting and theatrical dance These students have the opportunity to perform at local nursing homes, in the “Not too Scary” Haunted House and at  Spring Production

Jazz: ages 10 – adults 60 minute classes offered once a week a weekday afternoon or evening. Classical style jazz with elements of modern  and contemporary dance warm up stretches, isolations, contractions, walks, turns and jumps with attitude. This class also emphasizes terminology as well as technique and performance

 

Limited short term classes    

Shag: adults 60 minute classes offered in 4 week sessions on weekday evening couples or singles taught by a couple this class teaches students to dance the shag basic steps, starting basic, several different men’s and ladies’ turns, half and full pivot turns style and counting the beat of the music are emphasized.  

Snowflake Classes: ages 3-5  6 week session of 30 minute classes offered once a week on Saturday afternoon during January and February Creative Movement, Acrobatics and Ballet classes In studio demonstration at final class, no dancewear required

Dance Camps: ages 4 – 12 offered June – July

Mini Dance Day Camp ages 4-5  8am – Noon  Monday -Friday  two sessions offered

Dance Day Camp ages 6- 8  8am – 5pm Monday – Friday Dance Day Camp II age 9-12 8am – 5pm Monday -Friday