Project Description

Mandatory Class Enrollment: Ballet II and Advanced Dancers have to enroll in Ballet and Jazz.

Ballet I

Students will learn classical ballet techniques and terminology. Each class includes barre exercises, center floor work, and across-the-floor combinations. The ballet curriculum is based on a combination of the French, Vagonova and Cecchetti methods as students progress through each level curriculum will become increasingly more complex and intricate. Dancers will enjoy this interactive class that builds on basic movements learned in the 4’s Ballet/Tap combination class but is still appropriate for first-time dancers. Jazz class includes an introduction to proper warm-ups and stretches for the body combined with across-the-floor progressions and mini combinations. The Tap portion of the class will concentrate on building confidence through mastering more difficult patterns and steps. The Ballet portion of class includes an introduction to the ballet barre and learning more challenging steps. This class also will focus on getting students ready to transition from combination type classes to full hour classes in a specific style of dance. Ballet class will include more challenging barre exercises while emphasizing basic terminology. The tap portion of the class will concentrate on developing intricate patterns and rhythms, while the jazz portion of class will begin to develop student’s flexibility and balance skills.

Ballet II

This fun class is designed to introduce students to tap and jazz dance. Learning some basic tap and jazz skills will allow the students to experience each style of dance while improving their flexibility, sense of rhythm and overall coordination. This class concept infuses the funky style of hip hop with the technical side of jazz. Students will learn the fundamentals of each style such as isolations and flexibility. This class will encourage students to dance outside of the box and bring their own personality to each movement. We pride ourselves on being a family oriented dance school and go out of our way to find clean age-appropriate music. Students continue to learn classical ballet techniques and terminology. Each class includes barre exercises, center floor work, and across-the-floor combinations. The ballet curriculum is based on a combination of the French, Vagonova and Cecchetti methods as students progress through each level curriculum will become increasingly more complex and intricate.

Advanced Ballet

Instructor Placement is Required for Advanced classes. Students will utilize previously learned ballet technique while working in pointe shoes. Each class includes barre exercises, center floor work and across the floor combinations. These exercises focus on strengthening the feet and ankles. Students continue to learn classical ballet techniques and terminology. Each class includes barre exercises, center floor work, and across-the-floor combinations. The ballet curriculum is based on a combination of the French, Vagonova and Cecchetti methods as students progress through each level curriculum will become increasingly more complex and intricate.

Shoes

Pink Leather Split Sole Ballet Shoes | Black Tap Shoes (“Bootie” style)

Tap Shoe Requirements: Only plain leather Tap shoes made from pure Aluminum or Steel may be worn in our dance school. This policy will be strictly enforced for all dancers. Tap shoes made by Leo’s or Capezio Tele Tone is the required brand due to the quality and flexibility to help promote better foot health. If a student currently owns properly fitting black tap shoes that lace-up, they may use it. Once they grow out of their existing shoes, they must purchase the required brand and style listed above. Please make sure not to purchase patent leather. Material must be plain leather.

Note: Please be sure to tighten, and double knot, all ballerinas’ ballet shoes. While bows can be cute, shoes that become loose during class can create a safety hazard. Please cut off excess string, and apply a drop of glue to the knot. Dance shoes and our professional dance floor can get damaged if dance shoes are worn outside.

Apparel

Black Leotards and Pink (transition/regular) Tights | Black Dance Shorts are acceptable.

Note: Students may wear black skirts, black shorts and black jazz pants during appropriate class time.

Hair

  • Ballet I and Ballet II: Pulled back in a ponytail or bun off shoulders and face.
  • Advanced II and III: Monday – Pulled back in a ponytail or bun off shoulders and face | Tuesday – Pulled back in a bun only.

Note: Girls with hair too short to be tied back should have their hair pinned back out of their faces.

Accessories

Medical ID’s and newly pierced ears are permitted.

No other jewelry is allowed due to safety reasons.

Recommended Store

The Dance Station:

(443) 674-8075
48 Flint Dr., Suite 101, North East, MD 21901
info@thedancestationllc.com 
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Ballet I

Ages: 6 to 8 years

Dance Experience: 4+ years dance experience

Class Time: 1 to 3 hours

Dance Type: Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Acro

Ballet II

Ages: 8 to 12 years

Dance Experience: 6+ years dance experience

Class Time: Minimum 3 hours per week

Dance Type: Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Acro

Advanced Ballet

Ages: 12+ years

Dance Experience: 6+ years dance experience

Class Time: Minimum of 2 hours per week

Dance Type: Ballet and Jazz (Mandatory)