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Classes

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 and 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.

Dance 1, 2 & 3 : (grades 1-4)

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.
Dance 1: Tuesdays 4:30 – 5:30pm, Wednesdays 4:30 – 5:30pm, Thursdays 4:30 – 5:30pm, Saturdays 11:30am – 12:30pm, 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

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
This 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 3:45p – 5:00pm
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 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 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

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Kirkwood MO, 63122

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