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Dance Classes  Predance 1 & 2, Beginning Dance 1, and Dance 1 – 6

Ballet Classes  Jr. Ballet 3 & 4, Ballet 1-3, Pointe, Ballet & Pointe Technique

Jazz Classes  Jazz 1 – 3

Tap Classes  Tap 1 – 3

Modern Classes  Modern 1 – 3

Adult Classes  Adult Tap & Adult Ballet

Dance Classes

Ages 3 – 6 years

Predance 1 & 2

(ages 3 – 6 yrs.)

This class is a wonderful introduction to the basics of classical ballet and tap technique. Through creative movement the student will use the power of their imagination to move and develop their motor skills.

Predance 1

Thursdays 9:30 – 10:30am
Fridays  9:30 – 10:30am
Saturdays 9:30 – 10:30am, 10:15 – 11:15am

Predance 2

Thursdays 10:30 – 11:30am
Fridays  1:00 – 2:00pm
Saturdays 10:30 – 11:30am & 11:15am – 12:15pm

Beginning Dance 1

(a progression of Predance 2)

It’s a class for the young dancer not yet in first grade. Students will advance and build on the basics.

Tuesdays 4:30 – 5:30pm
Thursdays 4:30 – 5:30pm
Saturdays 12:15 – 1:15pm

Grades 1 – 4

Dance 1, 2 & 3

In these classes the student will develop a strong foundation of classical ballet & tap technique. Ballet warm-up begins at the barre and progresses to the center to learn age-appropriate ballet steps, including turns and jumps.

Tap begins with a warm-up followed by a series of tap steps which progress to tap combinations, with an emphasis on clean tap sounds & the development of rhythm.

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Dance 1

Thursdays 4:30-5:30pm
Saturdays 12:15-1:15pm

 

Dance 2

Tuesdays 5:30 – 6:30pm
Thursdays 4:30 – 5:30pm
Saturdays 12:30 – 1:30pm

 

Dance 3

Tuesdays 5:30 – 630pm
Wednesdays 5:30 – 6:30pm

Dance 4

Prerequisite: Dance 3 or permission of instructor.  Attendance twice a week is recommended.
This class consists of ballet, tap and jazz. The focus for all three disciplines is clean technique while developing a love of the art forms.
Tuesdays 6:30 – 8:00pm
Wednesdays 6:30 – 8:00pm

Dance 5

Prerequisite: Dance 4 or permission of instructor.
Attendance twice a week is required (one ballet & one tap/jazz class).
Monday 6:30 – 8:00pm
Wednesdays 4:30 – 6:00pm
Fridays  4:30 – 6:00pm
Saturdays 1:30p – 3:00pm

Dance 6

Prerequisite: Dance 5 or permission of instructor.  Two ballet classes and one tap/jazz class per week is recommended. Dance 6 is designed to facilitate the transition into the more advanced levels of ballet, tap, and jazz.
Mondays 4:30 – 6:30pm
Tuesdays 6:45 – 8:15pm
Wednesdays 6:00 – 8:00pm
Thursdays 5:30 – 7:00pm, 7:00 – 8:30pm

Ballet Classes

Jr. Ballet 3 & 4 :

Prerequisite: Enrollment in Dance 3 or Pointe:

Prerequisite: Ballet 1, 2, or 3, or permission of instructor. Participation in 2 ballet classes per week is also required.

Thursdays 4:30 – 5:30pm

Ballet 1

Prerequisite: Dance 6 or permission of instructor.
Class emphasizes placement, extension, and clean, graceful ballet technique. Students will develop a greater ballet vocabulary while building flexibility, strength, fluidity, and balance.
Mondays 4:30 – 6:00pm
Wednesdays 4:30 – 6:00pm

Ballet 2

Prerequisite: Ballet 1 or permission of instructor. This class is a progression of Ballet 1 and includes pointe work.
Mondays 6:00 – 7:30pm
Wednesdays 6:00 – 7:30pm

Ballet 3

Prerequisite: Ballet 2 or permission of instructor.
Mondays 7:30 – 9:00pm
Wednesdays 7:30 – 9:00pm

Pointe

Prerequisite: Ballet 1, 2, or 3, or permission of instructor. Participation in 2 ballet classes per week is also required.
Thursdays 5:30 – 6:45pm

Ballet & Pointe Technique :

A ballet & pointe technique class for dancers in Dance 6 through Ballet 3.
Fridays  4:30 – 6:30pm

Adult Ballet

This class provides the student with classical ballet training in a comfortable atmosphere. Ballet will increase muscle strength, flexibility & improve balance.
Wednesdays 9:30 – 11:00am
Saturdays      3:45pm – 5:00pm

Jazz Classes

Jazz 1

Prerequisite: Dance 6 or permission of instructor. This class is designed to teach basic jazz steps and clean jazz technique. The class starts with a jazz warm-up and progresses to the center for turns, leaps, and challenging jazz combinations.
Tuesdays 4:30 – 5:45pm

Jazz 2

Prerequisite: Jazz 1 or permission of instructor.This class is a progression of Jazz 1.
Thursdays 7:00 – 8:15pm

Jazz 3

Prerequisite: Jazz 2 or permission of instructor.
Tuesdays 6:45 – 8:00pm

Tap Classes

Tap 1

Prerequisite: Dance 6 or permission of instructor.In this class, we build on our technical tap foundation and introduce more difficult and challenging steps and combinations. The emphasis will be on clean tap sounds and the development of rhythm.
Tuesdays 5:45 – 6:45pm
Jr. Tap Thursdays 2:30 – 3:30pm

Tap 2

Prerequisite: Tap 1 or permission of instructor.
Thursdays 8:15 – 9:15pm

Tap 3

Prerequisite: Tap 2 or permission of instructor.
Tuesdays  8:00 – 9:00pm

Adult Tap

Tappers will enjoy learning new tap skills and combinations in a challenging and nurturing environment.
Thursdays 2:30 – 3:30pm

Modern Classes

Modern 1

Prerequisite: Dance 5 or permission of instructor.

This class explores a basic knowledge of various modern techniques. Modern dance is grounded and involves being off center with a ballet base. It is done barefoot and includes individual expression within the movement.
Saturdays 9:15 – 10:45am

Modern 2

Prerequisite: Ballet 1 or permission of instructor.  A more advanced level of modern dance which requires more performance and control of the body’s center. We explore weight sharing techniques and partner work while continuing major modern dance styles.
Saturdays 10:45am – 12:15pm

Modern 3

A progression of Modern 2.
Saturdays 12:15 – 1:45pm

Adult Classes

Adult Tap

Tappers will enjoy learning new tap skills and combinations in a challenging and nurturing environment.
Thursdays 2:30 – 3:30pm

Adult Ballet

This class provides the student with classical ballet training in a comfortable atmosphere. Ballet will increase muscle strength, flexibility & improve balance.
Wednesdays 9:30 – 11:00am
Saturdays 3:45p – 5:00pm

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10308 Manchester Road
Kirkwood MO, 63122

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