Youth Dance

Ballet

Grades: 4 - 6 | Class Length: 60 Minutes

Ballet is the foundation of all dance forms and provides grace, poise, and technique needed to be proficient in all other areas of dance. Ballet classes will help dancers with posture, flexibility, fitness, balance, self-discipline, and self-confidence. Students will build off the five positions, master plié variations and tendus, among other level-appropriate skills. Dancers will use both barre and centre floor.

Ballet / Acro

Grades: 1 - 8 | Class Length: 60 Minutes

This combination class will include 30 minutes of ballet technique and 30 minutes of acrobatics each week.   As ballet is the foundation for most forms of dance this is the perfect addition to your dancer’s calendar. Acro  will  focus on stretching, musicality and building strength  while improving your child’s confidence and coordination. Dancers will increase their flexibility and proper placement during this 60 minute class.

Ballet for Figure Skaters

Ages: Grades 4 - 6 | Class Length: 60 Minutes

Join Miss Cindy in this ballet class expressly designed for figure skaters. Cindy is an experienced dancer and is also a member of the Chicago Blackhawks ice crew. An experienced figure skating instructor, Cindy has been skating and dancing for much of her life! Dancers will increase flexibility and strengthen muscles and core to increase power and learn to control their movements on the ice.

Ballet / Hip Hop

Grades: K - 1 | Class Length: 60 Minutes

This combination class introduces students to ballet techniques for young minds and Hip Hop concepts with a focus on musicality, flexibility, and coordination skills. We have found that this “combination” technique helps to keep our dancers excited, engaged, and focused for the entire 60-minute class.

Class Benefits:
  • Introduction of classical ballet technique
  • Encourages cooperation and group interaction
  • Improves balance, coordination, and agility
  • Learning rhythm through beats and movement
  • Gaining body memory while practicing each dance

Ballet / Jazz

Grades: K - 1 | Class Length: 60 Minutes

Ballet/Jazz is a combination class where ballerinas work on their technical skills each week for 30 minutes and we focus on learning proper terminology, coordination, and turnout and arm positions. Then we change into our Jazz/Gym shoes and learn contemporary moves set to popular music!

Class Benefits:

  • Introduction of classical ballet technique
  • Encourages cooperation and group interaction
  • Improves balance, coordination, and agility
  • Learning rhythm through beats and movement
  • Gaining body memory while practicing each dance

Ballet / Tap

Grades: K - 1 | Class Length: 60 Minutes

Combination classes are developed to allow students the opportunity to begin study in both disciplines and create an early foundation in which to build upon. The tap portion provides fast footwork and rhythm through sound. Dancers will learn proper technique, terminology, and movement performed to classic and contemporary music with an emphasis on FUN!

Ballet/Tap is designed to be a combination of ballet study and beginning tap sounds and movements, devoting half the time to each on a regular basis.

Boyz Hip Hop

Grades: K - 6 | Class Length: 60 Minutes

Boyz Hip Hop is designed specifically for boys who love music, love to move, and want to develop their own sense of style.  In Boyz Hip Hop, students will learn movements that have elements of poppin’, locking, and breaking, as well as freestyle movement. Hip Hop gives the dancer a freedom of expression while learning technique that defines the dance.

Breakdancing / Hip Hop

Grades: 5 - 8 | Class Length: 60 Minutes

Get your baby freeze on!  Breakdancing is an athletic style of street dance. In this fun class, dancers will learn to go step by step to safely learn four kinds of movement: toprock, downrock, power moves and freezes. Dancers will do this to hip-hop, funk, and breakbeat music.  

Cheer / Acro

Grades: K - 2 | Class Length: 60 Minutes

This combination class is a great first step into the cheerleading world for beginners. Students will learn the much needed basic foundational skills as they perform cheers and chants.  Athletes are exposed to every category within cheerleading such as tumbling, jumps, technique and dance. The class will focus on developing strong basic skills, muscle development and tumbling coordination in a fun, supportive environment.

Drum Beatz

Grades: 1 - 3 | Class Length: 60 Minutes

In this exciting high-energy dance and rhythm program, the powerful beat and rhythms of the drums are combined with a specially-choreographed dynamic routine to beat out pulsating rhythms and break a sweat! Throughout this fusion of cardio dance combined with the powerful elements of drumming, participants will be rocking out while they work out! This cardio jam session is appropriate for all fitness levels and abilities.  Feel like a rock star as you experience the joy of movement, music, and rhythm in Drum Beatz.

Hip Hop

Grades: K - 8 | Class Length: 60 Minutes

Our Hip Hop dance class focuses on sharp dance moves and making exaggerated dance movements. It is a fun dance that is defined, as all dance classes are, by the music. Students will learn movements that have elements of poppin’, locking, and break dancing, as well as freestyle movement to give students the opportunity to develop their own sense of style. Dancers will learn to how to control their body movements…and get a great workout in the process!

Hip Hop / Jazz

Grades: K - 2 | Class Length: 60 Minutes

Combination classes are developed to allow students the opportunity to begin study in both disciplines and create an early foundation in which to build upon. In Hip Hop/Jazz, students will learn movements that have elements of poppin’, locking and breaking, as well as freestyle movement to give students the opportunity to develop their own sense of style. Dancers will learn proper classical jazz and hip hop technique and movement during this exciting combination class with an emphasis on FUN! This combination class will include one Hip Hop dance and one Jazz dance each session.

Hip Hop / Poms

Grades: K - 1 | Class Length: 60 Minutes

Combination classes are developed to allow students the opportunity to begin study in both disciplines and create an early foundation in which to build upon. In Hip Hop/Poms, students will learn movements that have elements of poppin’, locking, and breaking, as well as freestyle movement to give students the opportunity to develop their own sense of style. Dancers will learn proper technique and movement during this exciting combination class with an emphasis on FUN! This combination class will include one Hip Hop dance and one Poms dance each session.

Hip Hop / Tap

Grades: K - 1 | Class Length: 60 Minutes

Combination classes are developed to allow students the opportunity to begin study in both disciplines and create an early foundation in which to build upon. In Hip Hop/Tap, students will learn movements that have elements of poppin’, locking and breaking, as well as freestyle movement to give students the opportunity to develop their own sense of style. Dancers will learn proper classical tap and hip hop technique and movement during this exciting combination class with an emphasis on FUN! This combination class will include one Hip Hop dance and one Tap dance each session.

Hip Hop Technique

Grades: 2 - 4 or 4 - 6 | Class Length: 60 Minutes

Pop, lock, and drop to perfection! This class focuses on hip hop technique. All elements of hip hop dance including performance, execution of movements, style, precision, and tricks will be individually taught and perfected. This class is a great addition to any hip hop class and a great way to perfect your overall execution of the hip hop style.

Jazz / Fusion

Grades: 1 - 3 | Class Length: 60 Minutes

This upbeat class is a combination of Jazz and Hip Hop.  Dancers will concentrate on jazz technique, vocabulary and choreography while infusing a hip hop vibe.   Students will develop coordination, rhythm, flexibility and self expression in this fast-paced and fun class.

Jazz / Lyrical Technique

Grades: 2 - 5 | Class Length: 60 Minutes

Pointed or flexed. Attitude or arabesque. In this jazz/lyrical technique class, students will work towards perfecting their own execution of both these styles of dance. This is a great addition for any serious dancer interested in taking their technique in the jazz and lyrical styles of dance to the next level.

Just Dance

Grades: 6 - 8 | Class Length: 60 Minutes

Does your child want to dance without the commitment of a recital or dance company class? This fun class combines elements of hip hop and jazz and will concentrate on fitness, technique, terminology, and choreography. It’s time to Just Dance in this class where students will develop their coordination, rhythm, flexibility, and self-expression

Leaps & Turns

Grades: 3 - 8 | Class Length: 60 Minutes

Leaps & Turns is an important component in every dancer’s repertoire and will enhance all dance styles. This dance program is designed for dancers who want to take their dance training to the next level. We will focus on turns such as chaine, pique, pirouette and variations of all of the above.  We will also progress from basic leaps and jumps such as grand jeté and sauté to advanced leaps and jumps. The student’s goal is to execute a series of complicated turn or leap patterns technically correct and safely.

Musical Theatre Dance

Ages: 4 - 6 | Class Length: 60 Minutes

Enter into the world of musical theatre! In this weekly one-hour class, students will learn age-appropriate songs and choreography from their favorite musicals. The dances are designed to act out your child’s favorite characters as we create the ultimate musical theatre experience. Come for smiles, songs, dance, and a ton of fun!

Pop & Lock

Grades: 2 - 4 | Class Length: 60 Minutes

Animation, tutting, and gliding are just a few of the popping variations you will learn in this exciting dance class! Pop and Lock is for dancers looking to sharpen their hip hop related techniques. Poppin’ and Lockin’ street styles help a dancer develop a sense of musicality and will increase body control. This fun and fast class will add to a dancers’ repertoire and create a better freestyler!

Stomp Squad

Grades 3 - 5 | Class Length: 60 Minutes

You don’t need a drum to be a drummer! This contemporary movement and music class focuses on modern dance techniques, theatrical movements and making music to the natural rhythm of one’s own body.  Join Brandon Brown as we stomp, clap, tap and snap our way through class. We will use non-traditional instruments such as buckets, newspapers, brooms and trash cans. Find your individual style with Stomp!

Technique Trio: Hip Hop / Jazz / Contemporary

Grades: 1 - 3 | Class Length: 90 Minutes

During this technique class, we will spend ⅓ of the class working on each genre: hip hop, jazz and contemporary dance.  This class is a prerequisite for dancers interested in auditioning for CORE in 2019 and beyond, or as a great addition for any serious dancer interested in taking their technique to the next level. Students will work towards perfecting their own execution of all three styles of dance. All elements of hip hop, jazz and contemporary dance including performance, execution of movements, and style will be individually taught and perfected.