On Pointe Dance Centre Classes and Descriptions

Attire:

-Leotard, tights, skirts or shorts

-Pink Ballet shoes

 

* This class is a fun and interactive way to introduce your tiny dancer to the wonderful world of dance.

 

*Creative movement is a class designed for 2-4 year olds to introduce them to basic ballet movement.  Students will learn different coordination skills such as skipping, leaping, turning and hopping.  Along with other Ballet steps and skills for the beginner. 

 

*Performs one routine at recital

 

*1 costume

Attire:

-leotard, tights, skirts or shorts

-black buckle tap shoes

-pink ballet shoes

 

*Ballet/Tap Combo classes are designed for students ages 4-6 years old.  These combo classes introduce students to Ballet and Tap skills and technique.  Along with combinations, memorizations and songs that are age appropriate.  Tap allows dancers to study rhythm and timing, while Ballet offers posture, balance and grace.

 

*Performs 2 routines in the recital

 

*1 tap costume

*1 ballet Costume

Attire:

-Leotard, tights and skirts

– pink Ballet shoes

 

*This class is designed to teach students 7 and older the skills and technique of Ballet.  Here you will learn turnout, alignment, and the fundamentals and characteristics of Ballet and its technique.  Ballet is the foundation of Dance.

 

*Performs 1 routine in recital

*1 ballet costume

Attire:

-Leotards, tank tops, shorts, skirts, tights, pants or capris

-Black tap shoes

 

*This class will help students to learn musicality, rhythms, and discover sounds.  By using shoes with metal taps and striking the floors dancers will learn percussion and timing.  You will learn many different steps and technique along with the history and different styles of Tap.

 

*Performs 1 routine in recital

 

*1 tap costume

Attire:

-leotard, tights, shorts, skirt, tank top, capris

-tan or black split sole jazz shoes

 

*Jazz class is going to teach students dance form that is matched to rhythms and techniques of Jazz music.  You will learn isolations, timing, shapes, movement including body rolls, walks, swings, and kicks.

 

*Performs 1 routine in recital

 

*1 jazz costume

Attire:

-Leotards, tights and skirts

– Pink Split Sole Ballet Shoes

 

*Pre-Pointe is a class designed for students 7 to 13 who want more in-depth training in Ballet.  Students will learn harder combinations and learn more Ballet terms, along with more advanced adagio and petite allegros.

 

*Performs 1 routine in recital

 

*1 pre-pointe costume

Attire:

-Leotard, tights, skirts

-Proper fitted Pointe Shoes

 

*Pointe is a class designed for students 12 and older and have completed at least one year of Ballet.  This class is for the highly dedicated Ballet dancer.  In this class you will discover dancing en pointe and learning proper placement of feet and turnout.  The combinations, steps and skills will be more advanced.

 

*Performs 1 routine in recital

 

*1 pointe costume

Attire:

-T-shirt, shorts, pants, (yoga or hip hop), tank tops, and any other athletic wear.

-Black or any color of  hip hop shoes

 

*Hip Hop class is designed for students to evolve their Jazz technique.  This class is for students 5 or older.  Hip hop is a more funky, fun, and modern style of dance.

 

*Perform 1 routine in recital

 

*1  hip hop costume

Attire:

-leotard, tank top, dance shirt, skirt, shorts, and or tights

-lyrical pirouette turning shoe or dance paws

 

*Lyrical is an advanced style of dance combining the technique of ballet and jazz.  You must be enrolled in both a ballet 1 or higher and jazz 1 or higher level class.  This class will help you develop a better understanding into free form movement.  It’s extremely emotional and intense type of dancing.

 

*Performs 1 routine in recital

 

*1 lyrical costume

Attire:

-athletic wear, shorts, skirts, leotard, tank top, tights

-paws or bare feet

 

* This class is designed for highly dedicated dancers.  Dancers must be enrolled in ballet 3 or higher and jazz 3 or higher level classes.  Contemporary uses many styles and techniques from all genres of dance.  It’s constantly adapting to new styles of movement.

 

*Performs 1 routine in recital

 

*1 contemporary costume

Attire:  street attire is permitted

 

Dance theatre is the class for the actor or actress.  This class specializes in developing skills for performing, acting, singing and dancing.  This class will help you discover how playing different role parts can advance you acting skills.

 

*5 minutes worth of scenes or roles in recital

 

*1-2 costumes depending on roles

Attire:

-Athletic or dance clothing

-Jazz shoes

 

*Leaps/Turns technique class is strictly for turning and leaping technique and skills.  They are more difficult and more advanced skills that need to be practiced consistently to be perfected.  This 30 minutes class is dedicated to helping dancers of all ages and genres build their leap and turn skills.

 

*No routine in recital

 

*No costume

Attire:

-Shorts, tank top or athletic wear

-bare feet

 

*Tumbling is a fun and creative class designed to help the dancer become more flexible and learn acrobatic technique.  In this class you can start from learning a forward roll all the way to a sequence of acrobatic tricks.

 

*No routine in recital

 

*No costume

Attire:

-Shorts, dance pants, leggings and a t-shirt or tank top

-White clogging shoes

 

*Clogging is a style of dancing that is ver lively and has roots from Irish background.  In this class students will learn the different rhythmic and percussion sounds with feet.  It differs from Tap so learning the two different style can really help a dance grow with musicality.

 

*Performs 1 dance in recital

 

*1 clogging costume

*Musical Theatre Jazz is form of theatrical dancing that combines the songs of Broadway musicals with the movement of classic jazz styles. This high-energy and fun class will prepare any dancer for the vibrant lights of Broadway!

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