Class Descriptions

Class Descriptions

Twinkle Babies Classes

Twinkle Babies is a 30 minute class for boys and girls ages 18 months to 2.5 years old.  Students will learn the basics of dance through creative movement, music and games.  Students will also learn classroom etiquette, such as waiting their turn, listening and treating each other kindly.

Twinkle Star™

Twinkle Stars Dance is an age specific class containing ballet, tap and jazz/creative movement. The purpose of this 45 minute class is to introduce young dancers to the three styles of dance and inspire movement and creativity within a positive environment. Dancers will also learn basic steps and terminology in all three styles.

Ballet

Ballet is the foundation of all forms of dance.  Students will focus on proper body alignment and placement with barre work, center combinations, and across the floor techniques.  Ballet helps the student develop core strength, balance, discipline, and grace.

Jazz/Musical Theatre

Jazz is taught using fun, upbeat, family-friendly music.  Students will focus on stretching, kicks, turns, leaps and various across the floor combinations; while adding elements of “Broadway” style acting through dance.

Contemporary

Contemporary dance is a style that typically deals with the abstract in both form and content.  Unlike other more structured forms of dance the movements are generally intended to be performed with a released or relaxed quality.  In addition, it draws influences from many different dance styles such as ballet and modern. Students wishing to enroll in Contemporary are required to also be enrolled in Ballet and/or Jazz.

Jazz Funk

Jazz Funk classes combine street dance with hip hop, funk and jazz, similar to what you would see in televised dance performances or music videos. Students will learn the importance of isolations and dynamics to execute pop-and-lock and funk movements, in a much more technique based class.

Tap

Tap is one of the oldest dance forms in this country. Students are taught rhythms, timing, and leg/foot coordination done to various types of music. Students will receive well-rounded knowledge of up-to-date as well as traditional tap combinations.