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Class Offerings

Most levels are intended for a minimum of 2-3 years. Class placement is in the best interest of the child and is up to the teacher’s discretion. Moving a student up in a level too soon can have a negative effect on the child and their attitude towards dance. 


Combo 1: 3 to 4 year olds (preschool)
A 30 minute class offering ballet, creative movement, and gymnastics all in one. Emphasizing basic physical and social skills like skipping, jumping, taking turns and waiting in a line. Pink ballet shoes are required and any style of leotard and tights. 

Combo 2: 4 to 5 year olds (pre-K)
A 40 minute class offering ballet, tap and gymnastics all in one. The student will work on beginning ballet and tap steps and will also be introduced to the cartwheel. Both pink ballet and black buckle tap shoes are required. Any style of leotard and tights may be worn.

S.N. Class: 3 to 16 year olds 
A 30 minute class helping children with special needs experience and enjoy dance class. Parents or students aids are in the class along with the student. Any style of leotard and tights may be worn. Check with teacher about shoe color and style.

Ballet 1: 5 to 7 year olds (grades K-2)
A 40 minute class concentrating on the basics positions and movements of ballet. Pink tights and ballet shoes are required as well as a solid color leotard.

Ballet 2: 8 to 10 year olds (grades 2-4)
A 40 minute class expanding on the basics of ballet while focusing on becoming more graceful. Pink tights and ballet shoes are required as well as a solid color leotard.

Ballet 3: 10 to 15 year olds (grades 4-6)
A 55 minute class increasing the student’s ballet vocabulary as well as learning a variety of leaps, turns, and jumps. Pink tights and ballet shoes are required as well as a black leotard.  

Ballet 4: 12 to 18 year olds (grades 7-12)
A 55 minute class developing the students strength and control while expanding their understanding of ballet. Pink tights and ballet shoes are required as well as a black leotard. Must have completed level 3.

Ballet 5: 12 to 18 year olds (grades 7-12)
A 70 minute class focusing more on the aesthetics of ballet (style, gracefulness, expression) while concentrating on the harder and more intricate footwork and movements. Pink tights and ballet shoes are required as well as a black leotard. Must have completed level 4 and be enrolled in 2 ballet classes.

Pointe 1: 12 to 18 year olds (grades 7-12)
A 30 minute class introducing pointe work to the serious ballet student. Class meets twice a week. Pink tights and pointe shoes are required as well as a black leotard. Must be enrolled in ballet 3 or higher and take 2 ballet classes a week. By audition only.

Pointe 2: 13 to 18 year olds (grades 9-12)
A 40 minute class developing the student’s strength and gracefulness on pointe. Class meets twice a week. Pink tights and pointe shoes are required as well as a black leotard. Must be enrolled in ballet 4 or higher and take 2 ballet classes a week. By audition only.

Lyrical 1: 9 to 12 year olds (grades 3-6)
A 40 minute class combining the styles of ballet and jazz. Must be enrolled in ballet 3 or higher. Any color tights and leotard are required as well as lyrical shoes.

Lyrical 2: 11 to 18 year olds (grades 6-12)
A 40 minute class expanding on the lyrical style. Emphasis is on the emotion and story within the dance. Must be enrolled in ballet 3 or higher. Any color tights and leotard are required as well as lyrical shoes.

Lyrical 3: 13 to 18 year olds (grades 7-12)
A 40 minute class developing the student’s self-expression and personal style while dancing. Must be enrolled in ballet 4 or higher and take 2 ballet classes a week. Any color tights and leotard are required as well as lyrical shoes.

Turns and Leaps: 10 to 18 year olds (grades 4-12)
A 40 minute class devoted to improving and expanding on the students turning and leaping capabilities. Jazz shoes are required and a leotard of any style or color. Dance pants or tights must be worn. This is a non-recital class. Must be able to do a double pirouette.

Jazz 1: 5 to 7 year olds (grades K-2)
A 40 minute class introducing the student to the basics of jazz dance while also to moving to the beat and finding the rhythm in music. Tan jazz shoes are required and a leotard of any style or color. Dance pants or tights must be worn.

Jazz 2: 7 to 10 year olds (grades 2-4)
A 40 minute class expanding on coordinating the head, arms and legs together and incorporating more turns and leaps. Tan jazz shoes are required and a leotard of any style or color. Dance pants or tights must be worn.

Jazz 3: 10 to 14 year olds (grades 4-7)
A 55 minute class focusing more on style and execution of different steps. Black jazz shoes are required and a leotard of any style or color. Dance pants or tights must be worn.  

Jazz 4: 12 to 18 year olds (grades 7-12)
A 55 minute class concentrating on technique and increasing ability. Black jazz shoes are required and a leotard of any style or color. Dance pants or tights must be worn.  

Jazz 5: 12 to 18 year olds (grades 7-12)
A 55 minute class working on precision and accuracy of many leaps, turns, and moves. Black jazz shoes are required and a leotard of any style or color. Dance pants or tights must be worn. Must have completed level 4 or teacher recommendation and be enrolled in a ballet class. 

Hippety Hop: 5 to 6 year olds (grades K-1) 
A 30 minute class introducing the students to the fun style of hip hop. A leotard or tight fitting dance top of any style or color is required. Dance pants must be worn. No jeans. Black dance sneakers must be worn.

Mini Hip Hop: 7 to 9 year olds (grades 1-4) 
A 40 minute class exposing the students to the popular style of hip hop. A leotard or tight fitting dance top of any style or color is required. Dance pants must be worn. No jeans. Black dance sneakers must be worn.

Jr Hip Hop: 10 to 12 year olds (grades 4-6)
A 40 minute class exposing the students to the popular style of hip hop. A leotard or tight fitting dance top of any style or color is required. Dance pants must be worn. No jeans. Black dance sneakers must be worn.

Sr. Hip Hop: 13 to 18 year olds (grades 7-12)
A 40 minute class expanding the students style of hip hop. A leotard or tight fitting dance top of any style or color is required. Dance pants must be worn. No jeans. Black dance sneakers must be worn.

Tap 1: 5 to 7 year olds (grades K-2)
A 30 minute class introducing the child to the basics of tap dancing. Tan buckle tap shoes are required and a leotard of any style or color. Dance pants/shorts or tights must be worn.

Tap 2: 8 to 10 year olds (grades 2-4)
A 30 minute class expanding on the basics of tap while incorporating more speed. Tan buckle tap shoes are required and a leotard of any style or color. Dance pants/shorts or tights must be worn.

Tap 3: 10 to 16 year olds (grades 4-10)
A 30 minute class developing the students speed and accuracy. Black tap shoes are required and a leotard of any style or color. Dance pants/shorts or tights must be worn.  

Tap 4: 12 to 18 year olds (grades 7-12)
A 30 minute class focusing more on synchronization and style. Black tap shoes are required and a leotard of any style or color. Dance pants/shorts or tights must be worn. Must have completed level 3 or teacher recommendation.

Tap 5: 12 to 18 year olds (grades 7-12)
A 30 minute class focusing more difficult steps and rhythms. Black tap shoes are required and a leotard of any style or color. Dance pants/shorts or tights must be worn. Must have completed level 3 or teacher recommendation.

Gymnastics 1: 5 to 12 year olds (grades K-6)
A 40 minute class tailored to each individual student’s level. Ranging from forward rolls and cartwheels to handstands and backbends. Leotard and tights are required. Must be barefoot.

Gymnastics 2: 5 to 12 year olds (grades K-6)
A 40 minute class tailored to each individual student’s level. Ranging from front limbers and headstands to back walkovers. Leotard and tights are required. Must be barefoot. Must be able to do a 1-handed cartwheel.

Gymnastics 3: 7 to 12 year olds (grades 2-6)
A 55 minute class tailored to each individual student’s level. Ranging from front walkovers and front handsprings to back handsprings and tucks. Leotard and tights are required. Must be barefoot. Must be able to do a back walkover and come up from a backbend.

Adults: 18 and up
A 30/40 minute class catering to the adult student. A fun, positive class focusing on learning new skills. Levels vary within the class ranging from no experience to years of training. Tap, ballet or jazz classes are offered with appropriate dance shoes required. Dance attire is up to the individual adult as to whatever they feel comfortable wearing and moving in.


Competition:

Mini-Competition: 5 to 7 year olds (grades K-1) 
Mini-Competition is a 30-minute class introducing the student to the exciting world of dance competition. The class will learn either a jazz dance or tap dance and perfect it to take to 3-4 regional competitions (Columbus),1 national competition (TBA) and also perform it in the recital. Must be enrolled in a tap and jazz class. Dancers will also be in a PADC team production number.

Mini All-Star Competition Team: 6 to 9 year olds (grades 1-3)
Mini All-Star Comp. Team is a 90-minute class that meets 3 times a week learning 1 tap and 1 jazz dance to take to competitions as well as learning ballet and gymnastics. All 4 routines will be in the recital. One year of previous competition experience required and/or teacher recommendation. Team will travel to 3-4 regional competitions (Columbus) and 1 national competition (TBA). Dancers will also be in a PADC team production number.

Jr. All-Star Competition Team: 8 to 11 year olds (grades 3-6)
Jr. All-Star Comp. Team is a 90-minute class that meets 3 times a week learning 1 tap and 1 jazz dance to take to competitions as well as learning ballet and gymnastics. All 4 routines will be in the recital. One year of previous competition experience require. Team will travel to 3-4 regional competitions (Columbus) and 1 national competition (TBA). Must also be enrolled in 1 additional dance class. By audition only. Dancers will also be in a PADC team production number.

Jr. Elite Competition Team: 11 to 14 year olds (grades 6-9)
Jr. Elite Comp. Team meets for 2.5 hours once a week to learn 1 tap, 1 jazz and 1 lyrical dance to take to competitions as well as 3 hours on Sat. for extra practice and technique. All 3 routines will be in the recital. Three years of previous competition experience required and/or teacher recommendation. Team will travel to 3-4 regional competitions (Columbus) and 1 national competition (TBA). Must be enrolled in a minimum of 9 hours of dance a week. By audition only. Dancers will also be in a PADC team production number.

Ballet Company: 10 to 18 year olds (grades 4-12) 
Ballet Company is a 55-minute class focusing on strengthening their technique and performance quality in ballet. They will learn and perfect 1 routine to take to 3-4 regional competitions (Columbus), 1 national competition (TBA) and also perform it in the recital. Must be enrolled in level 3 or higher and take at least 2 other ballet classes a week.

Hip Hop Dance Crew: 6 to 18 year olds (grades K-12) 
Crew is a recreational team that meets for 40 minutes once a week. This is a great way for dancers to experience and enter the competition team. They will learn and perfect 1 routine to take to 3-4 regional competitions (Columbus), 1 national competition (TBA) and also perform it in the recital. Dancers are required to take an additional hip hop class. Dancers will also be in a PADC team production number