All classes based on age of children at time of enrollment at the beginning of the dance season,
but may change by ability and with instructor permission only.
Classes may be cancelled if less than seven students register for the class.
Combination Division:Beginning basic, recreational dance for fun.
18 Month - 3 Year Old Creative Movement Class Class where children move to music and engage in creative play; filled with songs, rhymes and activities that are age appropriate, participants don't even realize they are learning dance and music. The content enhances each child's motor and cognitive development, sense of musicality and body awareness - an excellent first step towards future dance and music disciplines.
3 - 4 Year Old Combination Class Ballet and tap movements will teach ballet positions and terminology, stress development in awareness of hand and arm movements, strengthen basic rhythm movements and tap sounds. The emphasis is on joy of movement and dance in a learning atmosphere with direction and class participation with other little ones.
5 - 6 Year Old Combination Class Designed to provide children with a basis in ballet, tap, and jazz. Students learn the basic elements of music and dance, as an individual and in groups, musical rhythm, beat and time, opposites and directions, and elementary dance steps.
7-9 Year Old Combination Class Introduces basic steps and techniques of ballet, tap and jazz. Emphasis is placed on gaining skill and coordination in dance movements and steps.
10-12 Year Old Combination Class Teaches techniques of ballet, tap and jazz. Emphasis is placed on gaining technical skill in movement.
Boys Only Jazz Funk and Tap Combination Class High energy class designed specifically for boys. Intended for both beginner dancers and older students who have danced for years. The boys are all brought together to share the excitement of boys' dance. The jazz funk dance will go to a few competitions to allow the boys extra stage time with their dance.
Adaptive Dance Dancers learn all types of dance in a fun, encouraging environment. This class provides an opportunity for children with special needs to participate in dance education. Through the class, dancers gain confidence, coordination and strength. The class is taught by a Minnesota licensed special education instructor and one-on-one assistants.
Technical Division: High-energy classes will improve students' overall presentation. Emphasis is placed on technique. Students are placed in levels according to ability. Students do not move up to the next level according to the amount of years they have studied dance. They must be able to execute proper technique for each movement to the fullest for that level. Once the instructor has determined the student is ready to move up, then the student will be able to do so. Some students may take several years and others only one, according to ability, effort, and practice. Attendance does affect progression.
Ballet - Ballet is the foundation of all dance. Students do barre work, centre work, across the floor, combinations and continue to learn proper ballet terminology. Students are strongly encouraged to study ballet in addition to their other classes.
Lyrical - Lyrical classes may only be taken in conjunction with a technical or enhanced technical ballet class. Classes will combine both ballet and jazz techniques and will emphasize developing strength, control and flexibility. Students will learn to express the mood or theme of music through physical movement.
Jazz - Classical and contemporary jazz movement will be explored and developed.
Tap - Technical Tap class will present rhythmic tap to develop ankle strength and foot control. Students will learn to use the sounds of tap shoes striking the floor as a form of percussion.
Tumbling - Tumbling will incorporate gymnastic movements that may be incorporated into dance.
Hip-Hop - This form of dance is seen in music videos. Hip-Hop evolved out of street and break dancing and is characterized by its athletic and bouncy style. Hip-Hop is set to a strong, contemporary beat, builds stamina, and emphasizes body isolations, attitude, coordination, free-style movement, and rhythm.
Musical Theatre - Musical theatre would be considered another genre of dance that is performed primarily to music taken from various musicals and plays. This would be considered more of an “East Coast Style”. However the technique is still driven primarily from ballet & jazz. Musical theatre is a great class to add more diversity to a dancer’s movement vocabulary and style.
Progressive Ballet Technique - Class will intoduce various exercises which will help students gain contol and strength to hep achieve better results in technique.
Strength and Flexibility - Class designed to help dancers further development their strength and flexibility, help them set goals and teach them the proper way to stretch.
Competition Division: Competition teams are made up of students that have auditioned and were accepted to a team. Competition students pay for unlimited classes. Optional classes are also available in other disciplines, expanding the dancer’s world of dance making them a well rounded dancer. Dancers will participate in four regional competitions and a national competition every other year.
2015 Bravo Senior BravO! Level Grand National Champion
Fusion Dance website last updated: December 11, 2017