- Ballet 1: Ages 5-8
- Ballet 2: Ages 7-10
Students that are considering taking Ballet 3, Ballet 4, or Ballet 5 must take a minimum of two ballet classes a week.
- Ballet 3: Ages 8-11
- Ballet 4: Ages 9 -12
- Ballet 4.5: Ages 10 – 13
- Ballet 5: Ages 13 -15
Students that are considering taking Ballet 6 must take a minimum of three ballet classes a week.
- Ballet 6: Ages 13 and up
Students that are considering taking Ballet 7 must take a minimum of three ballet classes a week.
- Ballet 7: Ages 13 and up
Ballet 8 is by invitation only
- Ballet 8
These classes will incorporate aspects of various different techniques including but not limited to Ailey, Graham, and Limón. Modern students will adhere to the dress code. As in the Ballet classes, Modern classes have general guidelines only to aid in placing new students and students may be changed according ability. Students that are considering taking any Modern class are strongly recommended (but not required) to take one ballet class per week. If you are considering Modern without taking ballet, please talk to Lara prior to registration.
- Modern A/B: Ages 6-8 – with at least one year of ballet.
- Modern B: Ages 8-11 – with at least two years of Ballet instruction (at a Ballet 3 level or higher).
- Modern C: Ages 12 and up – with at least two years of Ballet instruction (at a Ballet 5 level or higher) and one year of Modern Instruction or permission of instructor
- Modern D: Ages 14 and up – by audition or permission of instructor
- Modern E: Advanced Modern Dance, by audition or permission of the instructor
Pointe students are required to have three years of Ballet training and a minimum of two Ballet classes per week. Once a Ballet student seems prepared,she will be independently examined by the instructor, who will determine readiness to go on pointe. Factors considered will include: anatomy (bone structure in feet and legs), ankle strength, leg strength, core strength, age (to help in determining bone calcification), and attitude of the student. These factors must be considered very seriously to prevent injury to the dancer. All Pointe students will adhere to the dress code but may wear dance skirts if desired.
- Pointe A:
- Pointe B:
- Pointe C:
- Pointe D:
- Pointe E:
Pre-ballet, modern, and tap for ages 3-5
A combination class designed to introduce young children to ballet, modern, and tap technique in a fun and creative setting. Children will be exposed to dance in the traditional ways as well as through games and creative expression encouraging a love of music and dance and building self-esteem, coordination, and gross motor skills.
- Tiny Hoppers: Ages 3-5, Creative Movement to a Hip Hop Beat for ages 3-5. Clean, studio only sneakers required.
- Hip Hop A: Ages 5 – 8, Studio only Sneakers required.
- Hip Hop B: Ages 9 – 12, Studio only Sneakers required.
- Hip Hop C: Ages 12 and up, Must have at least one year of Hip Hop instruction or by audition/permission of instructor. Studio Only sneakers required.
- Hip Hop D: Ages 14 and up, By audition or permission. Studio only sneakers required.
- Adult Hip Hop: Recurring 6 week sessions of Adult Hip Hop with the renown hip hop instructor Lisa Brown. You will move your body to hip hop beats and leave the room wearing a big smile and with a full heart and a workout. Sessions 1-3 available for registration NOW.
Lyrical / Contemporary
The focus in these classes will be to learn proper dance technique such as isolations of the body, turning, improving performance quality and developing complex rhythms and patterns. Students will be exposed to various styles of jazz depending on their teacher. Those styles include Broadway, Street, Contemporary and Jazz Funk. This will help develop students as well rounded dancers. The base technique for jazz is ballet. It is very important, for the student, that they are taking at least 1 ballet or have had a minimum of 2 years of ballet experience. There will be a proper warm-up, stretches, isolations, and across the floor combinations. There are not as many Jazz levels as ballet therefore, students will remain in the same level for several years before moving up to the next level. Each level of Jazz become more complex and intricate in both the skills they learn and the choreography.
- Jazz A: Ages 5 – 8
- Jazz B: Ages 9-13 – with at least two years of Ballet instruction or by audition/permission of instructor.
- Jazz C: Ages 12 and up – with at least two years of Ballet instruction or by audition/permission of instructor.
- Jazz D: Ages 14 and up – by audition/permission of instructor. Students should be working towards quadruple or quintuple pirouettes to be successful at this level.
Tap A & B is designed for those with little to no experience with tap dance. The primary focus of the class is the development of basic technical skills (shuffles, flaps, cramp-rolls, etc.). Students will also be introduced to the process of applying musical counts to the rhythmic tap combinations of the class.
- Tap A/B: Ages 5 – 11 No prior dance experience necessary.
- Tap B: Ages 9-13 – with at least one year of Tap instruction or permission of instructor – Not Offered this Year
Tap C is designed for those students with some prior experience in tap. Students should be well versed in basic tap technical skills as well as the ability to execute some of the intermediate skills (time steps, riffs, etc.). Class objectives include the ability to quickly learn combinations and intro to precision of sound.
- Tap C: Ages 11 and up – with at least two years of Tap instruction or permission of instructor
Tap D is fast paced and energetic. Students should have the ability to execute advanced skills. (Single wings, Maxie Ford Pullback, Double Cincinnati, etc.). This class will focus on advanced combination execution with speed and precision sounds. Students should be well versed in tap terminology and require minimal instruction for execution of combinations.
- Tap D: Ages 13 and up – by audition or permission of instructor
Adult Tap is for adults who are seeking a fun, skill building class/ Taught by accomplished tap artist, Maddie Winters, the focus will be on basic technical tap skills and development of precision execution of sound.
Adult tap students should wear comfortable clothes and proper tap shoes.
Ages 10 and up.
Silks class level will be set by the instructor. These will be mixed aged classes as levels are based on mental focus, safe Silks technique, strength and ability, not age.
- Beginner Silks: Students will develop a basic understanding of climbing, wrist keys, and foot keys.
- Intermediate Silks: Students must display consistent skill in aerial foot keys, standard and french climb to the top of fabric, dead hang (20 seconds), same side climb with seat belt, and inconsistent skill with hip key, and aerial invert.
- Advanced Silks: Students must demonstrate consistent skill with aerial invert, aerial foot keys, dead hang (45 seconds), and inconsistent skill with hip key.
Ages 5 – 8
Students will be grouped by age and skill level, and will develop flexibility and strength so that they are ready for tumbling movements. Emphasis will be placed on development of basic tumbling skills. Small floor beams or trampolines may be used to develop balance/strength, but typically no other gymnastics equipment will be used in this class. Tumbling skills such as forward and backward rolls, handstands, bridges, cartwheels, and backbends are the main goal of this class.
Dream Studio Veritas Dance Company
By audition or instructor invitation only.
Veritas Dance Company
All Veritas 1 participants are required to take:
- Weekly Ballet at their level (see above requirements)
- The Saturday Senior Veritas class
- At least one Modern Class per week (at their level)
- Company Class
All Veritas 2 participants are required to take:
- The Saturday Junior Veritas Class
- Weekly Ballet at their level (see above requirements).
- At least one Modern Class per week (at their level).
- Company Class