Youth class descriptions

 
 

Our goal is to find the best fit for you or your dancer regardless of age and experience! We offer classes for all ages and levels in the styles of ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, and more! 

 

CREATIVE MOVEMENT (Ages 2.5-3.5) New dancers explore movement and rhythm through basic dance steps in ballet and tap! Dancers will also have fun using manipulatives, music and rhymes to help them practice dance fundamentals in an exciting and positive environment. Pink ballet shoes, black tap shoes, leotard and tights required. *45-minute class.

PRE-K BALLET/TAP (Ages 3-5) Pre-K Ballet/Tap uses storytelling to teach the foundations of ballet and tap technique and to develop vital skills for preschoolers that go beyond the dance classroom. Pink ballet shoes, black tap shoes, pink tights and leotard required.

BIBBIDI BOBBIDI BALLET/TAP (Ages 2.5-5) Taught by Ms. Charis, a graduate of "Fairy Godmother School" at Cinderella’s Castle. She structures her class with the same foundation as the Pre-K Ballet/Tap but adds a fun twist with fairytale-influenced games and activities.

KID HOP (Ages 4-6) A gentle introduction to hip-hop foundations that balances play, creativity and discipline. Join Ms. Charis to learn fun, youth-friendly dance moves! 

ELEMENTARY COMBO (Ages 5-8) A great introduction to a variety of dance techniques in a positive and fun environment! Dancers learn and build on the basics of ballet, tap, and jazz. Each class includes 30 minutes of ballet and 30 minutes of jazz or tap. Pink ballet shoes, black tap shoes, black jazz shoes, leotard and tights required. Suggested designations A-B indicate age of dancer: A=age 5-6, B=age 7-8.

ELEMENTARY HIP-HOP (Ages 5-10) Have an amazing time dancing to fun, age-appropriate hip-hop music! Young dancers will stretch, learn fun and youth-friendly combinations, and practice hip-hop isolations in a positive, nurturing environment!

BEGINNER YOUTH BALLET (Ages 8-10) It’s not too late to start ballet! This class is designed as a great introduction to ballet basics for brand new beginners or a great review for those who have taken a break from dance and want to come back! Pink ballet shoes, pink tights, and solid colored leotard required.

TWEEN CLASSES (Ages 10-14) These classes offer individual hours of technique rather than a combined combo class of ballet/tap/jazz for middle-school-aged dancers. Dancers will practice proper execution of basic techniques and increase dance vocabulary in a fun environment. Ballet shoes, pink tights, and solid colored leotard required for ballet. Black jazz shoes required for jazz. 

FX CLASSES (Ages 12-18) Dancefx’s pre-professional program open to both those who are new to dance and those with years of dance training. The FX Program offers specialized training in a variety of genres that your dancer can pick from – ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, hip-hop, and pointe. If your dancer is seeking additional performance opportunities and a team experience, they should consider the FX 1 and FX 2/3 Performance Companies!

PRE-POINTE (Ages 9+) Ballet technique taught with a focus on gaining the strength and coordination needed for pointework. Ballet shoes, pink tights, and solid-colored leotard required.

POINTE (Ages 12+; Permission required) Ballet technique taught en pointe with a focus on ankle and core strength and stability. Pointe shoes, pink tights, and solid-colored leotard required.

IMPROV (Ages 13+) Have you ever tried to spell your name through movement? Or describe your day through movement? If you desire to explore new possibilities and practice creating movement on-the-spot, this is the class for you! Join improv to learn exercises specifically designed to spark your creativity and self-expression.