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BALLET

The ballet program is designed for children, professionally aspiring students, and those who wish to study dance for their personal enjoyment. The ballet program curriculum is based on the Royal Academy of Dancing Syllabus. The R.A.D. is an international organization whose purpose is to maintain high standards of teaching by means of acarefully-graded syllabus.

Girls - Hair MUST be in a ponytail or a bun, bun’s preferred. Short hair must be pulled back out of the face.

Attire:
Music & Movement:

Girls - Pink Leotard, pink tights & pink leather ballet slippers, or bare legs and bare feet.
Boys - White t-shirt, dark shorts, white socks & black ballet shoes or bare feet.

Pre-Ballet I,II,III:
Girls - Plain ballet pink long-sleeved leotrad, pink tights and pink leather ballet shoes with elastics sewn on. No leotards with skirts attached and NO SKIRTS.

Boys - White t-shirt, black or navy shorts, sweatpants or tights, black ballet shoes with elastics sewn on.

Ballet I through Ballet VII:
Girls - Pink tights, pink ballet shoes with elastics sewn on, leather or canvas.

Leotards are as follows:
Ballet IA & Ballet IB: Pink leotard
Ballet IIA & IIB:
Red leotard
Ballet III & IV:
Royal blue Leotard
Ballet V:
Green leotard
Ballet VI-VII:
Any solid color leotard
 

 
Boys - White t-shirt or leotard. Black sweatpants, dance pants, or tights. Black Ballet shoes with elastics sewn on.


MODERN PROGRAM

Modern dance explores all possibilities of movement, incorporating ballet and other ethnic dance. Modern Dance comes from the earth, using gravity for its benefit instead of trying to defy gravity like in ballet. We will teach all styles to give you a good foundation to express yourself. It is a valuable technique to learn in order to become a well-rounded dancer.

Attire:
Girls - Leotard as per ballet class or black, black or pink tights or jazz pants, bare feet. Hair must be worn up and out of the face.
Boys - White t-shirt, black or navy sweatpants, bare feet.


JAZZ PROGRAM

Set to modern and contemporary music, jazz technique and style are taught in progressive levels through a series of warm-ups and combinations.

Attire:
Girls
- Leotard as per ballet class or black, black tights or jazz pants, black jazz shoes. Hair must be worn up and out of the face.
Boys - White t-shirt, black or navy sweatpants or dance pants, black jazz or ballet shoes.

TAP PROGRAM

Incorporating jazz and musical theatre, tap is valuable for the student's understanding of rhythms, syncopation, and the development of coordination.

Attire:
Girls
- Leotard as per ballet class or black, black or pink tights or jazz pants, black tap shoes. Hair must be worn up and out of the face.
Boys - White t-shirt, black or navy sweatpants, tap shoes.


HIP HOP PROGRAM

Hip Hop is a high energy class. Unlike other methods, hip hop encourages students to do steps with their own style and flair. Hip Hop also involves basic break dancing techniques to help build balance and strength. All of these elements work together to help students learn balance, coordination, and discipline with a flair that is all their own.

Attire:
Girls
- Black tank leotard, jazz pants or pants you can move in, black jazz sneakers suggested, you may wear regular sneakers but they may not be what you wore in off the street. Hair must be worn up and out of the face.
Boys - White t-shirt, black or navy sweatpants or dance pants, black jazz sneakers suggested, you may wear sneakers but they may not be what you wore in off the street.

ADULT DANCE PROGRAM

Attire:
Please wear clothing that allows you to move freely during class, for ballet you need ballet slippers and for tap you need tap shoes. Modern is done with bare feet.