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Creative Movement is especially designed for 3 and young 4 year olds.  This class takes place in a 1/2 hour format. The children will explore the basics of motion using games and props which make the discipline of dancing fun while preparing them for Tap/Ballet class later.

Ballet/Tap Combination is a one hour class during which children ages four to eight can experience two completely different forms of dancing expression.  We begin to immediately introduce the proper French terminology universal to dance, along with the basic fundamental elements of ballet, then change to our tap shoes to explore the strength and variety of tap steps and musical rhythm.  There are four levels of classes to maximize your child's potential based on age, emotional and physical maturity and level of ability.

Classical Ballet is perhaps the highest art form the world offers today.  It is exacting, technically demanding of body and mind, and much more difficult than it looks.  But as with most things in life the greater the challenge the greater the reward and the benefits of taking ballet are well documented: better physical and mental coordination, strength, stamina, flexibility, self-discipline, self-motivation, and self-assurance.  Ballet dancers are typically the best students, musicians, ice skaters, cheerleaders, gymnasts, actors, and athletes and they enjoy greater success in whatever career they choose because of it.  We offer several levels from Beginning through Advanced, age 8 and up, and students are placed primarily according to ability, although we take age into consideration and encourage students in other dance classes to take ballet as well.

Pointe Class is by invitation or audition only and requires certain physical and technical prerequisites.  Please notify the Director if you are a ballet student interested in qualifying.  All ballet students are encouraged to audition for the Festival Ballet Company's winter and spring productions.

Jazz/Modern/Contemporary classes are offered for ages nine and up, and are popular for their contemporary music and looser technical requirements.  Several styles are taught including classical, competitive dance team, contemporary, liturgical, and hip-hop.  There are various levels of one-hour classes according to age and dance experience.

Tap is a fast-paced, upbeat form of dance, great for those who like noise, rhythm, speed, challenge, and strong legs and feet!  All levels, ages eight and up.

Basic Ballroom Dancing is something that everyone should learn to do.  We currently offer waltz, slow fox trot, swing, shag, cha-cha, salsa, merenge, rhumba, American Tango, and Argentine tango.

Jazz Funk/Hip Hop A newly inspired form of urban dancing, Hip Hop evolved from street dance styles. We will teach you all the latest moves! Styles may include Funk, Street, Old School and New School.

Multi-Cultural Dance is for teens and adults who want a fun low-impact activity.  Folk dances, costume-making and historical background are all covered in these classes! World Fusion Belly Dance and West African Dance are currently being offered.

Piano is taught for ages 4 and up in 1/2 hour private lessons by the Suzuki and the standard method.

Voice is offered for youth, teens and adults. It includes theory and ear training.

Martial Arts is offered twice a week using the American Martial Arts System. This is a family styled class with all ages in one class.

Acting is offered for children, teens and adults. Students learn how to act for film, television, stage and commercials. Students perform in stage plays as well as audition for film and television projects. Musical Theatre classes put an emphasis on the singing voice and performance through song.


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