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Springfield, Missouri

Class Information

Summer 2024 Class Schedule

Summer 2024 Camp & Intensive Sample Schedules


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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

Summer 2024 Schedule - June
Dance with Me Wed
11:15-11:45am
Ashley Paige Romines

 


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

Summer 2024 Schedule

 Class Month
 Day  Time  Instructors
 Creative Movement 1
June & July
 Tue
 5:20-5:50pm Ireland Wilson & Jamie Williams
 Creative Movement 1
June
 Wed
10:40-11:10am  Ashley Paige Romines
 Creative Movement 1
 July  Wed  4:15-5:15pm  Ireland Wilson


 

 


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 4.5-6

Summer 2024 Schedule

Class Month
Days Time Instructors

Creative Movement 2 June & July
Tues
6:00-6:45pm
Sierra Tapia & Jamie Williams
Creative Movement 2 June & July
Wed
4:50-5:35pm
Ireland Wilson





 

 

 

 

 


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

Summer 2024 Schedule

Class Month
Days Time Instructors

Pre-Ballet June
Thur
4:45-5:45pm
Tami Franklin
Pre-Ballet July
Tues
4:15-5:15pm
Tami Franklin/Miracle Young
Pre-Ballet
July
Wed
5:45-6:45pm
Ireland Wilson

 


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

Summer 2024 Schedule

Class Month
Days Time Instructors

Ballet 1 June
Mon
4:30-5:30pm
Ashley Paige Romines/Ireland Wilson
Ballet 1 June
Tue
6:05-7:05pm
Alexa Olson
Ballet 1
July
Mon
5:15-6:15pm
Ashley Paige Romines/Ireland Wilson
Ballet 1 July
Thur
5:05-6:05pm
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

Summer 2024 Schedule

Class Month
Days Time Instructors
Ballet 2A & 2B
June
Mon
4:15-5:30pm
Alexa Olson
Ballet 2A
June
Wed
5:35-6:50pm
Maria Velazquez
Ballet 2B, 3A & 3B
June
Wed
5:35-7:05pm
Ashley Paige Romines
Ballet 2A & 2B
June
Thur
6:05-7:20pm
Ashley Paige Romines
Ballet 2B, 3A & 3B
July
Tue
5:30-7:00pm
Alexa Olson/Ashley Paige Romines
Ballet 2A & 2B
July
Wed
5:30-6:45pm
Maria Velazquez
Ballet 2A & 2B
 July  Thur  5:15-6:30pm  Ashley Paige Romines

 

 

 














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

Summer 2024 Schedule

Class Month
Days Time Instructors

Ballet 3A & 3B
June
Mon
5:50-7:20pm
Ashley Paige Romines
Ballet 2B, 3A & 3B
June
Wed
5:35-7:05pm
Ashley Paige Romines
Ballet 3A & 3B
June
Thur
4:30-6:00pm
Alexa Olson
Ballet 3B, 4A & 4B
July
Mon
5:30-7:00pm
Maria Velazquez
Ballet 2B, 3A & 3B
July
Tue
5:30-7:00pm
Alexa Olson/Ashley Paige Romines
Ballet 3A, 3B, 4A & 4B
July
Wed
5:30-7:00pm
Alexa Olson

 

 

 


















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 & 4C 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

Summer 2024 Schedule

Class Month
Days Time Instructors
Ballet 4A, 4B & 4C
June
Mon
4:15-5:45pm
Maria Velazquez
Ballet 4A & 4B
June
Tue
4:30-6:00pm
Alexa Olson
Ballet 4C & 5A with Pointe
June
Tue
4:30-6:30pm
Ashley Paige Romines
Ballet 4A, 4B & 4C
June
Wed
4:00-5:30pm
Ashley Paige Romines
Ballet 4A & 4B
June
 Thur
4:30-6:00pm
Maria Velazquez
Ballet 4C, 5A & 5B
June
 Thur
 6:05-8:05pm Maria Velazquez
Ballet 3B, 4A, 4B & 4C
July
Mon
 5:30-7:00pm Maria Velazquez
Ballet 4A+
July
Tue
5:30-7:00pm
Ashley Paige Romines/Alexa Olson
Ballet 4A & 4B
 July  Wed  5:30-7:00pm  Alexa Olson
Ballet 4C+
 July  Wed  5:30-7:00pm Haley Olszewski
Ballet 4B+
 July  Thur  5:30-7:00pm  Haley Olszewski

 

 

 






















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+

Summer 2024 Schedule

 

June

Class Days Time
Instructors
Ballet 5A+
Monday
5:50-7:20pm
Maria Velazquez
Ballet 5B+ with Pointe
Tuesday
4:30-6:30pm
Maria Velazquez
Ballet 4C & 5A with Pointe
 Tuesday 4:30-6:30pm
Ashley Paige Romines
Ballet 5A+
Wednesday
4:50-6:20pm
Haley Olszewski
Ballet 4C, 5A & 5B with Pointe
Thursday
6:05-8:05pm
Maria Velazquez




July



Ballet 5A+
Monday
5:30-7:00pm
Richard Nebel
Ballet 4A+
Tuesday
5:30-7:00pm
Ashley Paige Romines/Alexa Olson
Ballet 4C+
Wednesday
5:30-7:00pm
Haley Olszewski
Ballet 4B+
 Thursday  5:30-7:00pm  Haley Olszewski

 


 

 

 


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)

Summer 2024 Schedule

June

Class Days Time
Instructors
Ballet 5A+
Monday
5:50-7:20pm
Maria Velazquez
Ballet 5B+ with Pointe
Tuesday
4:30-6:30pm
Maria Velazquez
Ballet 5A+
Wednesday
4:50-6:20pm
Haley Olszewski
Ballet 6A+ with Pointe
Thursday
4:00-6:00pm
Ashley Paige Romines




July



Ballet 5A+
Monday
5:30-7:00pm
Richard Nebel
Ballet 4A+
Tuesday
5:30-7:00pm
Ashley Paige Romines/Alexa Olson
Ballet 4C+
Wednesday
5:30-7:00pm
Haley Olszewski
Ballet 4B+
 Thursday  5:30-7:00pm  Haley Olszewski

 


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)

Summer 2024 Schedule

June

Class Days Time
Instructors
Ballet 5A+
Monday
5:50-7:20pm
Maria Velazquez
Ballet 5B+ with Pointe
Tuesday
4:30-6:30pm
Maria Velazquez
Ballet 5A+
Wednesday
4:50-6:20pm
Haley Olszewski
Ballet 6A+ with Pointe
Thursday
4:00-6:00pm
Ashley Paige Romines




July



Ballet 5A+
Monday
5:30-7:00pm
Richard Nebel
Ballet 4A+
Tuesday
5:30-7:00pm
Ashley Paige Romines/Alexa Olson
Ballet 4C+
Wednesday
5:30-7:00pm
Haley Olszewski
Ballet 4B+
 Thursday  5:30-7:00pm  Haley Olszewski

 


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.

Summer 2024 - June

Class Days Start Time End Time Instructors

Modern 1 & 2
Tue 6:35pm
7:40pm
Jamie Williams
Modern 2 & 3
Tue 6:35pm
7:40pm
Maria Velazquez





 


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

Summer 2024 Schedule - June

Class Days Start Time End Time Instructors
Jazz 1A & 1B
Wed
4:30pm 5:30pm
Tami Franklin
Jazz 2A, 2B & 3
Wed
6:30pm
7:45pm
Sierra Tapia










 



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.

Summer 2024 - June

Class Days Start Time End Time Instructors
Tap 1A & 1B
Mon 5:35pm
6:20pm Tami Franklin
Tap 2A & 2B
Mon
4:45pm
5:30pm Tami Franklin















 

 

 


 

 


Conditioning

Stretch & Strengthening
Class Length: 40-60 minutes
Ballet 3B+
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.

Summer 2024 Schedule - June

Stretch & Strengthen Ballet 3B+
Monday 7:25-8:10 PM
Ashley Paige Romines
Stretch & Strengthen Ballet 5A+ Wednesday
4:00-4:45 PM
Haley Olszewski


 


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.

Summer 2024 Schedule

June

Beginner Adult Ballet & Conditioning Tuesdays 7:45-9:00pm Jamie Williams
Intermediate Adult Ballet Thursdays 7:30-8:45pm
Jamie Williams

 

July

 
Beginner Adult Ballet & Conditioning Tuesdays 7:05-8:20pm Jamie Williams
Intermediate Adult Ballet Thursdays 7:05-8:20pm
Jamie Williams