Combination Class Ballet Ballet Ballet Jazz Jazz Ballet Boys Hip Hop Ballet Ballet Ballet

Class Descriptions


Combination Classes:

Offered for students 2-7 years of age, teaching the fundamentals of Ballet, Tap and Tumbling or Jazz all in one class. Dancers will learn and master the basic elements and terminology of each style of dance in addition to Music Movement, Rhythm, Coordination, Motor Skills and Fitness.

Classes Available by Age Group:

  • 2-3 Year Old Classes = 45 minute movement class focusing on Ballet, Tap and Tumbling
  • 3-5 Year Old Classes = 45 minute, 1 hour or 1.5 hour class focusing on Ballet, Tap and Tumbling
  • 4-6 Year Old Classes = 1 hour action-packed class focusing on Ballet, Tap and Jazz
  • 5-7 Year Old Classes = 1 hour or 1.5 hour class focusing on Ballet, Tap and Jazz

Ballet:

The basis of all dance forms. The basic technique consists of a strict code of rules regarding posture and movement based on French, Italian and Russian Schooling.

Classes Available by Age Group and Level:

  • 7-9 Year Old Classes = 45 minute class arranged by level:
    • beginning/intermediate (0-2 yrs of training)
    • intermediate/advanced (2+ years of ballet training)
  • 10-12 Year Old Classes = 45 minute class arranged by level:
    • beginning/intermediate (0-2 yrs of training)
    • intermediate/advanced (2+ years of ballet training)
  • 13-18 Year Old Classes = 1 hour class for dancers of all levels.
  • Competitive Level Ballet Classes are by audition placement ONLY!

Also Available:

  • Cecchetti - A ballet technique and training system devised by the Italian ballet master Enrico Cecchetti. This training system is especially concerned with anatomy within the confines of classical ballet technique. Placement is offered by instructor referral only, along with a weekly ballet class at Premiere.
  • Pointe - An advancement of ballet technique in which a ballet dancer supports all body weight on the tips of fully extended feet. Placement is offered by instructor referral to dancers 12 years of age and older, along with a weekly ballet class at Premiere.

Tap:

A rhythmic combination of sounds using the toes and heels, wearing shoes fitted with metal taps.

Classes Available by Age Group and Level:

  • 7-9 Year Old Classes = 45 minute class arranged by level:
    • beginning/intermediate (0-2 yrs of training)
    • intermediate/advanced (2+ years of tap training)
  • 10-18 Year Old Classes = 45 minute class arranged by level:
    • beginning/intermediate (0-2 yrs of training)
    • intermediate/advanced (2+ yrs of tap training)
  • Competitive Level Tap Classes are by audition placement ONLY!

Jazz:

A living art form, influenced by cultural trends, technique and personalities. Emphasis is placed on isolations, style, technique, music and athleticism.

Classes Available by Age Group and Level:

  • 7-9 Year Old Classes = 45 minute class arranged by level:
    • beginning/intermediate (0-2 yrs of training)
    • intermediate/advanced (2+ yrs of jazz training)
  • 10-12 Year Old Classes = 45 minute class arranged by level:
    • beginning/intermediate (0-2 yrs of training)
    • intermediate/advanced (2+ yrs of jazz training)
  • 13-18 Year Old Classes = 1 hour class for dancers of all levels.
  • Competitive Level Jazz Classes are by audition placement ONLY!

Hip Hop:

A dance form based on isolations, funk based movement and high energy grooves.

Classes Available by Age Group:

  • 5-7 Year Old Class = 45 minute class for dancers of all levels.
  • 8-11 Year Old Class = 1 hour co-ed class for dancers of all levels.
  • 8-13 Year Old Class = 1 hour ALL BOYS class for dancers of all levels.
  • 12-18 Year Old Class = 1 hour co-ed class for dancers of all levels.
  • Competitive Level Hip Hop Classes are by audition placement ONLY!

Contemporary:

An advanced combination of creative discovery, modern dance, ballet technique and jazz movement.

Classes Available by Age Group and Level:

  • 10-12 Year Old Class = 1 hour Intermediate/Advanced class.
  • Competitive Level Contemporary Classes are by audition placement ONLY!

Stretch and Strengthen:

A perfect combination of flexibility and conditioning to aide and assist dancers in gaining full body strength and flexibility necessary for all dance styles. Pairs perfectly with Turns and Progressions.

Classes Available by Age Group:

  • 8-10 Year Old Class = 1 hour class for dancers of all levels.
  • 11-13 Year Old Class = 1 hour class for dancers of all levels.
  • 13-18 Year Old Class = 45 minute class for dancers of all levels.

Turns and Progressions:

Based on Ballet and Jazz technique, focus is put on technical skills consisting of pirouettes, leaps and jumps. Pairs perfectly with Stretch and Strengthen.

Classes Available by Age Group:

  • 8-10 Year Old Class = 1 hour class for dancers of all levels.
  • 11-13 Year Old Class = 1 hour class for dancers of all levels.
  • 13-18 Year Old Class = 45 minute class for dancers of all levels.

 

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