Class Descriptions

Classes

Mom & Me:  (2 yrs – young 3 yrs) A fun filled class designed for younger ones who are not comfortable in class alone. Parents or caregivers will have the opportunity to spend quality time with their children being dance partners in a circle time format. Creative dance, music, props, stories and games are used to develop physical and mental growth, coordination, balance, muscle toning and early social skills.

Pre Ballet: (3 yrs, 4 yrs). ABT Curriculum Pre-Primary. A class geared for preschoolers to explore creative movement through music, develop physical and social skills, channel energy, promote creativity, muscle development, self control, building confidence and foster positive self esteem. This 45 minute class includes an introduction to basic concepts of dance (space, time, energy), class room etiquette and a nurturing introduction to ballet. 3 year old students must be able to participate in class without parent, be fully potty trained and turn 3 by Nov 1st. 4 year old students must be 4 by Nov 1st. Parents of younger 3 year olds may be asked to wait in the lobby during class time.

Kinderballet: (Kindergarteners) Primary ballet: ABT Curriculum Primary Level for Kindergarteners and First to Second graders.. The elements of classical ballet, pre-ballet and creative movement will be combined with actual ballet exercises with an emphasis on proper placement, posture, and a more extensive ballet vocabulary.

Classical Ballet: (Ages 8 yrs and up) ABT Curriculum. Classic ballet fundamentals, vocabulary and basic positions of the arms and feet. Ballet develops poise, balance, strong muscles, core strength and coordination. Emphasis is on proper placement and technique in a noncompetitive fun atmosphere.

Ballet Tap Combo: This one hour class will be offered to Kindergarteners and 1st grade. Class will include a 40 minute ballet class and a 20 minute tap class.

Tap: 45 minute class concentrating on tap techniques.

Jazz/Hip Hop:  45 minute class for 1st t0 6th grades. Includes age appropriate (music and movements) jazz and hip hop with jazz technique.

Lyrical: 60 minute class offered to teenagers. Ballet technique is combined with jazz and contemporary disciplines.

Ballet Jazz Combo: This one hour and 20 minute class with be offered to grades 6 and up. The first hour is an ABT Curriculum ballet class followed by 20 minutes of Broadway or lyrical jazz. Experience required and admittance is by discretion of the director.

Pointe Class: One hour ballet class available only to students enrolled in Sat Teen class. This 2nd class of the week will be used to strengthen and pointe work is included.

* Class placement is subject to the director’s discretion. Classes may be added to the schedule depending on student interest. Private instruction is available.