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Class Information

Fall 2022 Class Schedule


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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

 

Fall 2022 Schedule

Dance with Me Tuesdays 5:20-5:50 PM Emily Walley B Sept 27-Nov 15

 


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

 

Fall 2022 Schedule

Creative Movement 1 Mondays 4:25-4:55 PM Ashley Paige Romines B Aug 15-Oct 10
Creative Movement 1 Tuesdays 5:55-6:25 PM Emily Walley B Aug 15-Oct 10
Creative Movement 1 Wednesdays 10:30-11:00 AM Ashley Paige Romines B Aug 15-Oct 10
Creative Movement 1 Mondays 4:25-4:55 PM Ashley Paige Romines B Oct 11-Dec 10
Creative Movement 1 Tuesdays 5:55-6:25 PM Emily Walley B Oct 11-Dec 10
Creative Movement 1 Wednesdays 10:30-11:00 AM Ashley Paige Romines B Oct 11-Dec 10

 

 


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

 

Fall 2022 Schedule

Creative Movement 2 Tuesdays 4:30-5:15 PM Emily Walley/Alexis Smith
Creative Movement 2 Wednesdays 11:05-11:50 AM Ashley Paige Romines
Creative Movement 2 Wednesdays 5:35-6:20 PM Emily Walley 

 

 

 

 

 


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

Fall 2022 Schedule

Pre-Ballet Mondays 5:15-6:15 PM Tami Franklin
Pre-Ballet Wednesdays 6:20-7:20 PM Emily Walley
Pre-Ballet Thursdays 4:15-5:15 PM 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.
Approximate ages 6-10

Fall 2022 Schedule

Ballet 1 - FULL
Mondays 6:15-7:15 PM Ashley Paige Romines
Ballet 1 Wednesdays 4:30-5:30 PM  Maria Hall
Ballet 1 - FULL
Thursdays 5:05-6:05 PM Emily Walley

 

 

 


Ballet 2

Ballet 2

Class Length: 75 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 2 students are encouraged to consider taking two classes per week.
Approximate ages 7 and up

Fall 2022 Schedule

Ballet 2 Mondays 6:20-7:35 PM
Ballet 2 Wednesdays 4:30-5:45 PM
Ballet 2 Thursdays 6:10-7:25 PM
Ballet 2 Saturdays 10:30-11:45 AM

 

 


Ballet 3

Ballet 3

Class Length: 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 3 students are required to take at least two technique classes per week.

Approximate ages 8 and up

Fall 2022 Schedule

Ballet 3 - FULL
Mondays 6:20-7:50 PM Emily Walley
Ballet 3 Wednesdays 5:50-7:20 PM Ashley Paige Romines
Ballet 3 - FULL
Thursdays 5:30-7:00 PM Alexa Olson
Ballet 3 Saturdays 10:20-11:50 AM Hattie Geltemeyer

 


Ballet 4

Ballet 4

Class Length: 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 4 students have a minimum requirement to take 2 ballet classes each week, though it is encouraged to take 3-4 ballet classes weekly.
Approximate ages 9 and up

 

Fall 2022 Schedule

Ballet 4 Mondays 4:45-6:15 PM Alexa Olson
Ballet 4
Tuesdays 6:35-8:05 PM Emily Walley
Ballet 4 Wednesdays 7:25-8:55 PM Ashley Paige Romines
Ballet 4 - FULL
Fridays 5:05-6:20 PM Ashley Paige Romines/Hattie Geltemeyer
Ballet 4 Saturdays 10:20-11:50 AM Maria Hall

 


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 5 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+

Fall 2022 Schedule

Ballet 5 Mondays 4:45-6:15 PM Sara Brummel
Ballet 5 - FULL
Tuesdays 6:35-8:05 PM Ashley Paige Romines
Ballet 5  Wednesdays 7:25-8:55 PM Emily Walley
Ballet 5  Fridays 5:05-6:20 PM Hattie Geltemeyer/ Maria Hall
Ballet 5+ Saturdays 10:50 AM-12:20PM Sara Brummel
Pointe 5 - FULL
Tuesdays 8:10-9:00 PM  Ashley Paige Romines
Ballet 5/6+ Fridays 5:05-6:20 PM Maria Hall/Ashley Paige Romines
Ballet 5 & 6 with Pointe Thursdays 5:15-7:15 PM Ashley Paige Romines/Maria Hall

 


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 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)

 

Fall 2022 Schedule

Ballet 5+ Saturdays 10:50 AM-12:20PM Sara Brummel
Pointe 5 - FULL
Tuesdays 8:10-9:00 PM  Ashley Paige Romines
Ballet 5/6+ Fridays 5:05-6:20 PM Maria Hall/Ashley Paige Romines
Ballet 5 & 6 with Pointe
Thursdays 5:15-7:15 PM Ashley Paige Romines/Maria Hall
Ballet 6 & 7 with Variations Mondays 7:20-9:20 PM Ashley Paige Romines
Ballet 7 Tuesdays 4:30-6:00 PM Ashley Paige Romines
Ballet 6 & 6/7 Tuesdays 7:30-9:00 PM Maria Hall
Ballet 6 & 7   Wednesdays 6:20-7:50 PM Maria Hall
Pointe 6 & 7 Wednesdays 8:00-9:00 PM Maria Hall
Ballet 6/7 & 7 with Pointe Thursdays 5:15-7:15 PM Maria Hall/Ashley Paige Romines
Pointe 6+ Fridays 6:30-7:30 PM Maria Hall

 

 


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 3-4 technique classes and one pointe class per week, plus one elective. In order to take the Ballet 7 technique class, dancers must also be enrolled in 3 other ballet technique classes. 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)

Fall 2022 Schedule

Ballet 5+ Saturdays 10:50 AM-12:20PM Sara Brummel
Pointe 5 - FULL
Tuesdays 8:10-9:00 PM  Ashley Paige Romines
Ballet 5/6+ Fridays 5:05-6:20 PM Maria Hall/Ashley Paige Romines
Ballet 5 & 6 with Pointe - FULL
Thursdays 5:15-7:15 PM Ashley Paige Romines/Maria Hall
Ballet 6 & 7 with Variations Mondays 7:20-9:20 PM Ashley Paige Romines
Ballet 7 Tuesdays 4:30-6:00 PM Ashley Paige Romines
Ballet 6 & 6/7 Tuesdays 7:30-9:00 PM Maria Hall
Ballet 6 & 7   Wednesdays 6:20-7:50 PM Maria Hall
Pointe 6 & 7 Wednesdays 8:00-9:00 PM Maria Hall
Ballet 6/7 & 7 with Pointe Thursdays 5:15-7:15 PM Maria Hall/Ashley Paige Romines
Pointe 6+ Fridays 6:30-7:30 PM Maria Hall

 


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 4+)

Dress Code: Ladies: Solid color leotard in the acceptable colors and styles of the dancer’s ballet level placement (see above), 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.

 

Fall 2022 Schedule

Modern 1 Tuesdays 5:30-6:30 PM Jamie Williams/ Alexis Smith
Modern 2 - FULL
Tuesdays 5:05-6:05 PM Abigail Lind
Modern 3 Tuesdays 6:05-7:20 PM Maria Hall

 


Jazz

Jazz
Class Length: 60-75 minutes

Ages 9+ (Ballet 2+)

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

Fall 2022 Schedule

Jazz 1A Saturdays 12:00-1:00 PM Hattie Geltemeyer
Jazz 1B Saturdays 9:15-10:15 AM Hattie Geltemeyer/ Alexis Smith
Jazz 2A Wednesdays 6:20-7:20 PM Hattie Geltemeyer
Jazz 2B Wednesdays 5:00-6:15 PM Abigail Lind
Jazz 3 Wednesdays 5:00-6:15 PM 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 2, & 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 2 (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.

Fall 2022 Schedule

Tap 1 Mondays 5:20-6:05 PM Emily Walley
Tap 2A Mondays 4:30-5:15 PM Emily Walley
Tap 2B Mondays 7:25-8:10 PM Tami Franklin
Tap 3 Mondays 6:20-7:20 PM Tami Franklin

 


Conditioning

Stretch & Strengthening
Class Length: 30 minutes
Ages 9+
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.

Fall 2022 Schedule

Stretch & Strengthen Ballet 3+ Thursdays 4:30-5:10 PM Maria Hall
Stretch & Strengthen Ballet 5+ 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.

 

Fall 2022 Schedule

Beginner Adult Ballet & Conditioning Tuesdays 6:45-7:45 PM Jamie Williams
Intermediate Adult Ballet Thursdays 7:30-8:45 PM  Jamie Williams