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BALLET CLOGGING HIP-HOP JAZZ KINDERDANCE
LYRICAL POINTE PRESCHOOL TAP

PLEASE READ THE "ATTIRE" SECTIONS. Some Attire sections below offer links to photos of the shoes, etc. It's important to our studio that all dancers dress appropriately for each class.

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Ballet

Ballet
Ages 3 and Up

Graded system using several methods, first introducing French terminology to students.

The class is divided with time allotted at the barre, center, adagio and variations.  Ballet should be a part of all dancers training. This class incorporates barre work, jumps, turns, leaps, technique, across the floor combinations, and center work.  This class also establishes discipline, posture, and much more.

Attire
Pink tights, pink & leather ballet shoes. Any color leotard (skirts are optional) No T-shirts or shorts.

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Clogging
Clogging
Ages 6 and Up

The beginning clogger will learn proper fundamentals of timing, rhythm, posture, motor coordination and technique.

The advanced clogger will learn buck dancing, which emphasizes percussive rhythms with a greater use of the heel and toe, and will progress to increasingly complex syncopated combinations.

Clogging is one of the most popular dances in North Carolina. Our clogging classes are a combination of contemporary and traditional clogging steps that emphasize the beats and have enthusiastic footwork.

Attire
Tan tights, black clogging oxfords, tank tops, capri pants or dance pants.

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Hip Hop


Hip-Hop
Ages 6 and Up

A great class for dancers of all levels. A high energy, fun and funky style of jazz.

Attire
Black Dansneakers, anything baggy and easy to move in. No jeans or skirts.

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Jazz


Jazz
Ages 6 and Up

Exposure to the various styles of jazz dance, rock rhythm and blues, rock and roll, classical jazz, contemporary jazz, Charleston etc. This class is upbeat and high energy.

Jazz is a combination of many different styles of dance. It incorporates technique and flow as well as powerful movements. Leaps, turns and other jazz moves will be taught. Through warm-up, across the floor and combinations, dancers will learn the best and newest jazz movements and steps.

Attire
Tan tights, tan leather jazz boots, leotard, tank tops, capri pants or dance pants. No T-shirts

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KinderDance


KinderDance
Ages 4 and 5

Dancers learn rhythm, balance and the basics of dance while also exploring the world of dance through imagination and the use of dancing props!

A ballet and tap combination class teaching basic fundamentals in ballet, tap and acrobatics. A class in body awareness, number concepts, motor coordination, music appreciation and learning dance techniques.

Attire
Tights, pink leather ballet shoes. No T-shirts or shorts! Tan tights and black tap shoes.

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Lyrical


Lyrical/Contemporary
Ages 6 and Up

You see it on SYTYCD! A form of ballet and jazz that utilizes the students' emotions to interpret the lyrics of a song. Ballet is a prerequisite for this class.

Attire
Tan footless tights, dance paws, leotard, tank top, capri pants or dance pants. No T-shirts or shorts.

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Pointe


Pointe

This is offered to accomplished dancers, technically strong, with at least three years of ballet.

Attire
Pink tights, any color leotard (skirts are optional). No T-shirts or shorts! Teachers can help fit and recommend the appropriate type of shoe for each dancer.

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PreSchool


Pre-School
Ages 3 and 4

This is an introductory class for little ones that are wanting to dance! Students will learn rhythm, balance and the basics of dance while also exploring the world of dance through imagination and the use of dancing props!

Children learn how to count music and become body aware. Three year olds will receive a 30 minute class designed to expose them to dance class environment while learning motor control and perceptual skills all related to ballet. Four year olds will continue this combination class with 30 minutes of tap and jazz.

Attire
Three year olds - Pink tights, pink leather ballet shoes and any color leotard (skirts are optional). No T-shirts or shorts!
Four year olds - Tan tights and black tap shoes.

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Tap


Tap
Ages 4 and up

Graded classes in all levels (beginner through advanced). Introductions to all forms of tap steps and variations.

In tap class, dancers will create different rhythmic sounds with their feet ranging from shuffles, flaps and pullbacks, to wings and other fancy tricks. This class allows your feet to be happy!

Attire
Tan tights, black tap shoes and leotard. Intermediate and above levels should have black tap oxfords.

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