Tiny Tutus

Pre-School

Combo I, II

Primary

Combo I, II

Elementary

Combo I, II

Intermediate -

Preteen

Teen - Adult

Hip Hop Crew

Dance Company

Age 1½ to 2½

 

45 minutes per week

 

Toddler is accompanied by "Mommy" in a Creative Movement Class with emphasis on developing rhythm, musicality, and large motor skills. They will learn awareness of the parts of their bodies using fun songs and games. Children will sing, move, and dance to the familiar music of some of their favorite TV and movie "friends" and some new and original dance class music. They will learn to move to different rhythms, have fun with rhythm instruments and hand props, and "pretend" to do different activities. They will learn some basic Pre-Ballet and Jazz to prepare them for the Preschool I Level class.

 

Ages 3-4

 

1 Hour per week

 

Pre-ballet and tap with pre-jazz moves introduced. Creative movement with emphasis on developing rhythm, musicality, large motor skills and following directions. Songs and dances are taught in each dance discipline with some involving props. Music is age appropriate.

 

 

Ages 4-6

 

1 Hour per week

 

Ballet and tap with beginning jazz moves.  Barre, center floor, across the floor combinations, and precision work are  introduced  at  this  level.    Proper  alignment,  musicality  and  technique  are  stressed.    Children  learn  dance routines in each dance discipline that prepares them for the next level.  Beginning students enter in Level I

 

Ages 6-9

 

1½ Hours per week

 

Ballet, tap and jazz technique with beginning lyrical.  Barre, center floor and across the floor progressions taught with emphasis on alignment, strengthening and flexibility.  Dance terminology stressed with a written exam given and the end of the year.  New students may begin in level I

Ages 9-14

 

1.5 Hours per week

 

Ballet, tap and jazz technique with beginning lyrical.  Barre, center floor and across the floor progressions taught with emphasis on alignment, strengthening and flexibility.  Dance terminology stressed with a written exam given and the end of the year.  New students may begin in level I.

 

*Students at this level are eligible to join the Hip Hop Crew.

 

 

Teens - Adults

45 Min Each Style

 

TAP:  We teach a graded tap system that will have you dancing in no time!  Tap class consists of tap basics at the barre, for balance while learning and improving technique.  Across the floor work is for balance and clarity of  sounds.   Center floor practice  and  combinations  are  taught.    Here  is  where  we  begin  to  build our  practice dance routine.

 

JAZZ/HIP  HOP:   We  teach  a  Pilates based  center floor  warm  up and stretch, focusing  on  building  your  core strength and improving flexibility.  You will explore many jazz styles from Broadway Jazz to Hip Hop!Center floor and across the floor combinations, moves and technique are a part of every class.

 

*SAMPLERS:  Periodically throughout the year Samplers are offered that explore different styles.  Dates announced on Facebook and website.

 

 

Pre-teen Students and Dance Company Members Only

 

1 Hour per week

 

We teach Hip Hop technique with center warm up and stretching.  Center floor and across the floor combinations, moves and technique.   All music and choreography are age appropriate.

 

By Invitation Only

 

Dance Company Members are required to audition each June.  Dancers must be proficient in Tap, Ballet, Jazz, and Lyrical.  Pointe is introduced at this level and is maintained throughout.  Hip Hop Crew is available at this level.  Company Members dance year round with breaks in the Summer.  Summer classes are taught in 3 week long intensives:  June Audition Week, July Intensive, and August Intensive.  This allows for education to continue beyond the Fall while providing dancers and families time for vacations and rest.  Private lessons are available by invitation.  The Dance Company participate in community and private events.  Our belief is that Dance is an art form, not a competitive sport.

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