2022-2023 school year
begins September 6.
Pre-School and Primary Program
For students ages 2-6, we use Twinkle Star Dance. This excellent curriculum combines three dance genres into ONE class. This is a great way for students to learn all the foundational, age-appropriate skills while experiencing the different styles of dance! Some of the skills they learn in these classes are: Coordination, following direction, spatial awareness, strength and control, grace, rhythm and musicality, performance and memorization. Above all, we have lots of fun together!
We have two different tracks you can follow: Ballet, Tap and Tumbling, or Ballet, Tap, and Jazz.
Twinkle Babies- Ages 2-3
Twinkle Babies- Ages 3-4
These classes are 45 minutes long and meet once per week.
Twinkle Stars- Ages 4-5
Twinkle Stars- Ages 5-6
These classes are 30 minutes long and meet once per week.
Ballet 1 is for ages 6-7, or by placement from a previous year of dancing. This 45-minute, once weekly class begins preparing students for a full ballet class.
Tap 1 is for Tappers ages 5+. Dancers learn elements of tap dance and choreography.
Tumbling 1 is for students ages 4-6. Tumbling is a great activity for learning coordination, body awareness, balance, and rhythm! This is a 45-minute, once-weekly class.
Ballet 2 and 3
Ballet 2 and 3 are for students ages 8+, and will be a mix of new students and established students. Ballet 2 meets for 1 hour, once per week, and Ballet 3 has the option of having one or two 1-hour classes per week. These are the first levels that follow the classic ballet class format: Barre, Center, and Allegro. Students add to their ballet vocabulary, learn about muscles and anatomy, and build a strong foundation.
Ballet 4 and 5
Ballet 4 and 5 classes are by placement only. Both of these levels require two ballet classes per week. Ballet 4 is for established students ages 9+, and Ballet 5 is for established students ages 10+ (Remember, a minimum age is absolute minimum, most students will be older). These levels really challenge the dancers as they move through their biggest growth spurts of childhood, and they support and prepare them for more advanced training. Pointe training may begin in Ballet 5, when the student is at least 11 years old and passes the pre-pointe test.
Ballet 6 and 7
Our highest levels of ballet training are catered to fit the current group of students. We make sure that each student is being challenged and supported through her ballet journey. These students have usually grown up together, and work amazingly well together in choreography, and support one another as they take turns in the spotlight. We encourage different supplemental activities, such as conditioning and cross-training, or attending workshops and intensives. Ballet 6 must attend at least 2 classes per week, and Ballet 7 must attend at least 3 classes per week.
Adult Ballet is a great class that is appropriate for beginners and experienced dancers alike. We have fun learning new steps and combinations, learning technique and vocabulary, as well as increasing strength and flexibility! This is a true ballet class, not a ballet fitness class (though it is a great way to exercise!)
Our tap program was established in early 2022. The tap program is directed by Shelly Best, who currently teaches all the tap classes. When you are placed in a class, please keep in mind that our tap program is still in its formative years, so the levels may change often. It's most important at this stage to have groups of students who have similar abilities in class together, so classes may have a wide range of ages in them.
Tap 1 is for ages 7+, beginners, or by placement from a previous year.
Tap 2 is for experience students by placement only, and beginning students ages 11+.
Our Adult Tap class is created for beginners and experienced dancers alike. It's a lot of fun for everyone, and Shelly does an awesome job supporting all of her students!
Our tumbling program was established in early 2022. The tumbling program is directed by Victoria Mendoza, who currently teaches all the tumbling classes. When you are placed in a class, please keep in mind that our tumbling program is still in its formative years, so the levels may change often. It's most important at this stage to have groups of students who have similar abilities in class together, so classes may have a wide range of ages in them.
Tumbling 1 is for students ages 5-7. Tumbling is a great activity for learning coordination, body awareness, balance, and rhythm! This is a 45-minute, once-weekly class.
Tumbling 2 is for students ages 8+, or by placement from a previous level. Tumbling is a great activity for learning coordination, body awareness, balance, and rhythm! This is a 1-hour, once-weekly class.