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Springfield, Missouri

Class Information

Winter/Spring 2024 Class Schedule (Updated Jan 8)


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Dance With Me

Dance With Me

 Class Length: 30 minutes
Parents exercise along with the child in this creative movement class which encourages the child to practice correct movements and to help maintain discipline. The class includes stretching and body awareness exercises as well as traveling steps. A portion of the class will be devoted to creative activities with props (bean bags, scarves, rhythm sticks, etc.). 

Recommended dress code: Girls—Pale pink leotard (no attached skirt or decoration), pink tights, and either white socks or pink ballet shoes. Boys—White t-shirt, black shorts or sweat pants, white socks or black ballet shoes.Adults—comfortable clothing, socks or bare feet (no street shoes are permitted in the dance studios)

Ages 2-3

Winter/Spring 2024 Schedule
Dance with Me Sat
11:30am-12:00pm
Emily Walley

 


Creative Movement 1

Creative Movement 1

Class Length: 30 minutes
This class develops natural movement instincts through activities appropriate to the students’ innate creativity and physical skills. Children express themselves primarily through movement, but also through music and dramatic activities. This gentle class begins to develop awareness of musicality, body parts, space and pathways, and class etiquette with other dancers.
Ages 3-4

Winter/Spring 2024 Schedule

 Class  Day  Time  Instructors
 Creative Movement 1
 Tue
 5:20-5:50pm  Emily Walley
 Creative Movement 1
 Wed
 11:15-11:45am  Ashley Paige Romines


 

 


Creative Movement 2

Creative Movement 2

Class Length: 45 minutes
This fun class further develops natural movement instincts through activities that combine innate creativity and physical skills. The gentle class continues to widen awareness of musicality, body parts, space and pathways, and class etiquette with other dancers. Children express themselves primarily through movement, but also through music and dramatic activities.
Ages 4-6

Winter/Spring 2024 Schedule

Class Days Time Instructors

Creative Movement 2 Tues
11:00-11:45am
Ashley Paige Romines
Creative Movement 2 Tues
4:30-5:15pm
Emily Walley
Creative Movement 2
Wed
5:10-5:55pm
Alexis Smith

 

 

 

 

 


Pre-Ballet

Pre-Ballet

Class Length: 60 minutes
This class extends the range of understanding and ability that a student acquires in the Creative Movement program. Concepts continue to be combined in greater complexity with the challenge to clarify movement and expression. The Pre-Ballet class includes introductory barre work and ballet terminology while it also continues to develop listening skills, musicality, and spatial awareness.
Ages 5-7

Winter/Spring 2024 Schedule

Class Days Time Instructors

Pre-Ballet Mon
5:20-6:20pm
Alexis Smith
Pre-Ballet Wed
6:00-7:00pm
Emily Walley/Alexis Smith
Pre-Ballet
Thur
4:15-5:15pm
Ashley Paige Romines

 


Ballet 1

Ballet 1

Class Length: 60 minutes
This class introduces the fundamental principles of ballet technique. A Ballet 1 student extends the range of understanding and ability to refine technical skills and further develops proper alignment. An introduction of basic anatomy, physiology, and nutrition supports the blossoming dancer’s knowledge. Each class includes barre and center work as well as exercises used to develop musicality and creativity. Dancers take one class each week but is encouraged to consider taking two classes each week.
Approximate ages 6-10

Winter/Spring 2024 Schedule

Class Days Time Instructors

Ballet 1 Mon
4:15-5:15pm
Ashley Paige Romines
Ballet 1 Tue
5:55-6:55pm
Emily Walley
Ballet 1
Wed
5:00-6:00pm Emily Walley
Ballet 1 Sat
9:30-10:30am
Alexa Olson

 

 

 

 

 

 







 


Ballet 2

Ballet 2

Class Length: 75-90 minutes
This class continues the formal study of classical ballet and encourages the development of self-discipline. Particular emphasis is placed on exercises designed to strengthen legs, ankles, and feet as well as to continue developing postural and technical skills. A continuation of basic anatomy, physiology, and nutrition supports the dancer’s knowledge.  Ballet 2A & 2B students are required to take a minimum of 2 ballet classes each week.
Approximate ages 7 and up

Winter/Spring 2024 Schedule

Class Days Time Instructors
Ballet 2A & 2B
Mon
6:20-7:35pm
Ashley Paige Romines
Ballet 2A & 2B
Wed
4:00-5:15pm Ashley Paige Romines
Ballet 2A & 2B
Thur
6:15-7:30pm
Emily Walley
Ballet 2A & 2B
Sat
10:50am-12:05pm
Maria Velazquez








 

 

 














Ballet 3

Ballet 3

Class Length: 75-90 minutes
Technique classes emphasize proper placement and alignment, turnout of the hips and legs, coordination of the arms and legs, and a clear knowledge of beginning ballet terminology. Ballet 3A & 3B students are required to take at least two technique classes per week. Students are encouraged to take 3-4 ballet classes and an elective class at this level.

Approximate ages 8 and up

Winter/Spring 2024 Schedule

Class Days Time Instructors

Ballet 3A & 3B
Mon
6:05-7:35pm
Emily Walley
Ballet 3A & 3B
Wed
5:20-6:50pm
Ashley Paige Romines
Ballet 3A & 3B
Thur
5:30-7:00pm
Alexa Olson
Ballet 3B, 4A & 4B
Fri
5:35-7:00pm
Ashley Paige Romines
Ballet 3A & 3B
Sat
10:35am-12:05pm
Ashley Paige Romines
Men's Class
Sat
12:10-1:00pm
Joshua Velazquez

 

 

 


















Ballet 4

Ballet 4

Class Length: 75-90 minutes
Training builds on previously learned skills while developing increased strength, kinetic awareness, and intellectual understanding.  This level also begins to prepare students for pointe work. Ballet 4A students have a minimum requirement to take 2 ballet classes each week, though it is encouraged to take 3-4 ballet classes weekly. Ballet 4A dancers who want to be considered for pointe work are required to take 3 ballet classes each week. 
Approximate ages 9 and up

Ballet 4B students have a minimum requirement to take 3 ballet classes and 1 pointe class each week.  Students with aspirations for a professional career or to continue dance beyond high school are encouraged to enroll in 4+ technique classes as well as elective classes.
Approximate ages 10 and up

Winter/Spring 2024 Schedule

Class Days Time Instructors
Ballet 4A & 4B
Mon
6:05-7:35pm Alexa Olson
Pointe 4B
Mon
7:40-8:30pm
Emily Walley
Ballet 4A & 4B
Tue
7:00-8:30pm Emily Walley
Ballet 4A, 4B & 5A
Wed
6:55-8:25pm
Ashley Paige Romines
Ballet 3B, 4A & 4B
 Fri
5:35-7:00pm
Ashley Paige Romines
Pointe 4B
 Fri
 7:05-7:55pm Ashley Paige Romines
Ballet 4A & 4B
 Sat
 9:15-10:45am Maria Velazquez
Men's Class
Sat
12:10-1:00pm
Joshua Velazquez

 

 

 






















Ballet 5

Ballet 5

Class Length: 75-120 minutes

Technique continues to build and increase in difficulty. Some pointe work is introduced by permission of the Artistic Director only after the student has demonstrated proper maturity, precision in technique, and acquired sufficient strength in legs, ankles, and feet. Ballet 5A & 5B students are expected to take a minimum of 3 technique classes and one pointe class (for students en pointe) per week, plus an elective. Students with aspirations for a professional career or to continue dance beyond high school are encouraged to enroll in 4+ technique classes as well as elective classes.

Approximate ages 10+

Winter/Spring 2024 Schedule

Class Days Time Instructors
Ballet 5A & 5B
Mon
6:05-7:35pm
Haley Olszewski
Pointe/Variations 5A+
Mon
7:40-8:40pm
Ashley Paige Romines
Ballet 5A & 5B
Tue
6:00-7:30pm Ashley Paige Romines
Pointe 5A & 5B
Tue
7:45-8:45pm Maria Velazquez
Ballet 6A & 6B (plus dancers in B5B who are in Modern 3)
Tue
7:30-9:00pm
Ashley Paige Romines
Ballet 4A, 4B & 5A
Wed
6:55-8:25pm
Ashley Paige Romines
Ballet 5B+
 Wed 6:55-8:10pm
Maria Velazquez
Ballet 5A & 5B with Pointe
Thur
5:15-7:15pm Maria Velazquez/ Ashley Paige Romines
Ballet 5A & 5B
Fri
5:05-6:35pm
Alexa Olson/ Maria Velazquez
Ballet 5A+
 Sat
 10:35am-12:05pm  Joshua Velazquez
 Men's Class
Sat
12:05-1:00pm
Joshua Velazquez

 

 


Ballet 6

Ballet 6

Class Length: 75-120 minutes

Training continues to increase in difficulty and much emphasis is placed on artistry and quality. Pointe work is continued to be introduced by permission of the Artistic Director only after the student has demonstrated proper maturity, precision in technique, and acquired sufficient strength in legs, ankles, and feet. Ballet 6 students are expected to take a minimum of 3 technique classes and one pointe class (for students en pointe) per week, plus an elective.  Students who want to be on the Partnering rotation must attend at least 4 technique classes and one pointe class per week.  Students with aspirations for a professional career or to continue dance beyond high school are encouraged to enroll in 5+ technique classes and multiple pointe classes per week as well as elective classes and variations and/or partnering if offered.

Ages 12+ (Recommended by Artistic Director)

Winter/Spring 2024 Schedule

Class
Days
Time
Instructor
Ballet 6A+
Mon
4:30-6:00pm
Richard Nebel
Pointe/Variations B5A+
Mon
7:40-8:40pm
Ashley Paige Romines
Ballet 6A & 6B
Tues
7:30-9:00pm
Ashley Paige Romines
Ballet 5B+
Wed
6:55-8:10pm
Maria Velazquez
Pointe/Variations 6A+
Wed
8:15-9:15pm
Maria Velazquez
Ballet 6A, 6B & 7 with Pointe
Thur
5:15-7:15pm
Ashley Paige Romines/ Maria Velazquez
Ballet 6A+
Fri
5:05-6:35pm
Maria Velazquez/Alexa Olson
Ballet 5A+
Sat
10:35am-12:05pm
Joshua Velazquez
 Men's Class
 Sat 12:10-1:00pm
Joshua Velazquez
       

 


Ballet 7

Ballet 7

Class Length: 75-120 minutes
Technique continues to build and increase in difficulty. Performance quality and artistic presentation are elements of focus in this level. Ballet 7 is for students who exhibit a profound understanding of classical technique and are dedicated to a rigorous course of study. Ballet 7 students are expected to take a minimum of 4 technique classes (including the Tuesday Ballet 7 class) and one pointe class per week, plus one elective. Students with aspirations for a professional career or to continue dance beyond high school are encouraged to enroll in 5+ technique classes and 2-3 pointe classes per week as well as elective classes.
Ages 14+ (Recommended by Artistic Director)

Winter/Spring 2024 Schedule

Class Days Time
Instructors
Ballet 6A+
Mon
4:30-6:00pm
Richard Nebel
Pointe/Variations 5A+
Mon
7:40-8:40pm
Ashley Paige Romines
Ballet 7 - REQUIRED
Tue
4:30-6:00pm Ashley Paige Romines
Ballet 5B+
Wed
6:55-8:10pm
Maria Velazquez
Pointe/Variations 6A+
Wed
8:15-9:15pm
Maria Velazquez
Ballet 6A, 6B & 7 with Pointe
Thur
5:15-7:15pm Ashley Paige Romines/ Maria Velazquez
Ballet 6A+
Fri
5:05-6:35pm
Maria Velazquez/Alexa Olson
Ballet 5A+
Sat
10:35am-12:05pm
Joshua Velazquez
Men's Class
Sat
12:10-1:00pm
Joshua Velazquez




 


Modern

Modern

Class Length: 60-90 minutes
The curriculum draws from Martha Graham’s, Doris Humphrey’s, Lester Horton’s and Jose Limon’s philosophies and techniques, and classes include floor work, center work, improvisation, and contact improvisation. Basic elements of modern dance increase understanding of breath control, gravity, balance, rhythm, focus, alignment, and spatial awareness. Modern 1, 2 & 3 are offered. Students must be in the Ballet 4 level to begin modern training.

Approximate Ages 9+ (Ballet 4A+)

Dress Code: Ladies: Solid color leotard in the acceptable colors and styles of the dancer’s ballet level placement (see Handbook), black cropped or 3/4 leggings or black footless tights worn over leotard, bare feet, hair secured off face. Leggings should be solid with no mesh, cut-outs or other decoration.

Gentlemen: Black pants or shorts, black t-shirt or tank, bare feet.

Winter/Spring 2024

Class Days Start Time End Time Instructors

Modern 1 Tue 5:45pm
6:45pm
Jamie Williams
Modern 2 Tue 4:50pm
5:50pm Maria Hall
Modern 3 Tue 6:05pm 7:20pm Maria Hall

 


Jazz

Jazz
Class Length: 60-75 minutes

Approx. Ages 7+ (Ballet 2A+)

Jazz dance uses many techniques from other forms of dance and students are taught a series of fundamental techniques including isolations, kicks, leaps, turns and quick footwork. With its rhythmic style, jazz is often associated with musical theatre and its production qualities. Students, after achieving the technical demands and dynamics are able to explore musical theatre repertoire throughout the semester. Jazz is a highly energetic and fun class, bringing out the students individuality and creativity. Students must be at the Ballet 2 level to begin jazz training.

Dress Code: Ladies: Solid color leotard in the acceptable colors and styles of the dancer’s ballet level placement, black cropped or 3/4 leggings or black jazz pants worn over leotard. Leggings and pants should be solid with no mesh, cut-outs or other decoration. Black footless tights instead of leggings are acceptable for Jazz 2A and higher. (No shorts permitted.) Black slip-on jazz shoes, hair secured off face.

Gentlemen: Black pants or tights (footless), black t-shirt or tank, black slip-on jazz shoes

Winter/Spring 2024 Schedule

Class Days Start Time End Time Instructors
Jazz 1A Sat
9:30am 10:30am
Alexis Smith
Jazz 1B Sat
12:10pm
1:10pm Alexis Smith
Jazz 2A Wed
4:30pm
5:30pm
Hattie Geltemeyer
Jazz 2B & 3 Wed 5:35
6:50pm
Hattie Geltemeyer

 



Tap

Tap
Class Length: 45-60 minutes

Ages 6+ (Ballet 1+)

There are different styles of tap (rhythm/jazz tap, Broadway tap, etc.), but all use the same steps to create a percussion sound with their shoes. In this class, students will learn many steps that will develop their musicality and rhythm while also building strength and flexibility in their ankles and knees. We offer Tap 1, Tap 2A, Tap 2B, & Tap 3. Each level is designed to challenge students to have clearer tap sounds with complete accuracy. Combinations will become more complex and tempo will increase to help develop the dancer’s coordination and speed of movement. Students must be in at least the Ballet 1 level to begin Tap training.

Tap 1 (approximate ages 6 and up, in Ballet 1 and up), Tap 2A (by placement), Tap 2B (by placement), Tap 3 (by placement)

Dress Code: Lace up black tap shoes (preferred but not required) with ballet dress code. A black ballet skirt or black leggings may be worn over the leotard and tights for tap class; gentlemen may wear black pants. Leggings and pants should be solid with no mesh, cut-outs or other decoration.

Winter/Spring 2024

Class Days Start Time End Time Instructors
Tap 1 Mon 5:20pm 6:05pm Emily Walley
Tap 1
Tue
4:55pm
5:40pm Tami Franklin
Tap 2A Mon 4:30pm 5:15pm Emily Walley
Tap 2B Mon
5:15pm
6:00pm Tami Franklin
Tap 3 Mon 7:40pm 8:30pm
Tami Franklin

 

 

 


 

 


Conditioning

Stretch & Strengthening
Class Length: 40-60 minutes
Ballet 3A+
This class is specially geared toward dancers will focus on increasing flexibility and strength using exercises that are age and development appropriate. The class will focus on proper stretching techniques as well as exercises that will increase core strength, stamina, and stability.

Dress Code: Ladies and Gentlemen—comfortable, form-fitting workout attire, no shoes. Mats are provided, but students are welcome and encouraged to bring their own.

Winter/Spring 2024 Schedule

Stretch & Strengthen Ballet 3A+
Thursdays 4:30-5:10 PM
Maria Velazquez
Stretch & Strengthen Ballet 5A+ Fridays
4:20-5:00 PM
Ashley Paige Romines


 


Adult

Adult

Class Length: 60-75 minutes
This division is open to teens and adults who want to experience dance as a recreational activity for fun and exercise. Open Adult classes focus on the use of dance technique to help with toning, strength and flexibility, and it is offered for men and women at beginner to intermediate levels.

Dress Code: Ladies and Gentlemen—comfortable workout clothes with ballet shoes. Mats are provided, but students are welcome to bring their own.

For more information, visit our Adult Classes page.

No pre-registration is required for this class.

Winter/Spring 2024 Schedule

Beginner Adult Ballet & Conditioning Tuesdays 7:00-8:15pm Jamie Williams
Intermediate Adult Ballet Thursdays 7:30-8:45pm
Jamie Williams