---CURRICULUM---

Placement in classes is subject to instructor approval.
Listed below are the general guidelines, students will be evaluated
on an individual basis.  It is not unusual for a dancer to repeat a level
in order to gain the proper knowledge and confidence neccesary to move
to the next level. 


PREDANCE 
     A 30-minute class that meets once a week for 3 and 4 year olds.  Class is specifically designed to provide children with a strong foundation in dance and movement as well as self-awareness, creative expression, imagination, teamwork and basics of classroom behavior and manners.

KINDERDANCE 
     A 45-minute combination class of tap and ballet for 5 year olds that meets once a week.  Students continue to work on concepts learned in Predance, but in greater degrees of complexity as well as mastering basic tap and ballet fundamentals.

TAP 
     A 45-minute class that meets once a week.  Tap helps develop a sense of rhythm and coordination as well as self-expression.  Available to students age 6 and up.  

    Ages:
    Tap I ~ (ages 6 and up) with or without prior experience
    Tap II ~ (ages 7 and up) with one or more years experience

    Tap III~ (ages 8 and up) with two or more years experience
    Tap IV ~ (ages 10 and up) with three or more years experience
    Junior Tap ~ (ages 12 and up) intermediate
    Senior Tap ~ (ages 14 and up) advanced
    Adult Tap ~ for adults with or without prior experience

JAZZ  
    A 45-minute class that meets once a week. It is a fast paced class that starts with a full body warm-up including isolations and stretching then continues with the mastering of locomotor skills for coordination.  Jazz incorporates current and historical styles of dance.

    Ages:
    Jazz I ~ (ages 7 and up) with or without prior experience
    Jazz II/III ~ (ages 8 and up) with one-two years experience
    Jazz IV ~ (ages 10and up) with three or more years experience
    Junior Jazz ~ (ages 12 and up) intermediate
    Senior Jazz ~ (ages 14 and up) advanced

BALLET 
     A 45-minute class that meets once a week for students and 6 and up.  This class helps develop grace, poise, rhythm, flexibility, and expression.

    Ages:
    Ballet I - (ages 6 and up) with or without prior experience
    Ballet II - (ages 7 and up) with one or more years experience

    Ballet III - (ages 8 and up) with two or more years experience
    Ballet IV/Beg. Lyrical - (ages 10 and up) with three or more years experience.  This class will also be an introduction into Lyrical dance.

LYRICAL/CONTEMPORARY 
     A 45 minute class that meets once a week.  Available for advanced students, ages 12 and older.  It is a combination of ballet, jazz and modern dance with emphasis on the lyrical content of the music.  Contemporary dance is a collection of methods developed from modern and post-modern dance and can take on many forms including dance fusion, emergent dance and revisionism.   Ages 14 and up with instructor permission only.


HIP HOP

     A 45 minute class that meets once a week.  Available to dancers age 8 years old and up.  Students learn isolations, rhythm, and basic technique associated with many hip hop styles. This includes, but is not limited to, popping, locking and break dancing. 

Tutters-ages 8 and up
-1 year of jazz experience preferred.  Dancers will learn the basic movements, technique and combinations in hip hop dancing.  Dancers are typically in this class for 2-3 years.


Breakers-age 11 and up with prior hip hop experience Must be able to master the following steps/combinations in order to enter the Breakers class:  Stall: minimum of split stall; prefer shoulder stall, Windmill, Slip and Slide, Tap and Pump, Top Rock, Chicken Legs, Heel-Toe, C-step, 1-2 step.  The dancer must be able to incorporate footwork, isolations and upper body movement and perform them to the appropriate rhythm and tempo of the music.  Dancers are typically in this level for 2-4 years.


Lockers-age 14 and up with prior hip hop experience The dancer must understand the difference between various types of hip hop (Lyrical Hip Hop, popping, freestyle, etc).  The dancer can promptly reverse combinations given by the instructor from the right side to the left or vice versa.  The dancer can comfortably hold a shoulder or head stall with all technique and safety precautions in mind.  This class is reserved for dancers who have had a minimum of 4 years experience and is by instructor permission only.   
Adult Hip Hop-for adults with our without prior experience                          

 TECHNIQUE 
     A required class for all Dance Force team members. Focuses primarily on improving dance technique, strength, and flexibility through classical ballet training.  This class is open to non team members on a space available basis.


LEAPS/TURNS
    A required class for all Dance Force team members.  A 45-60 minute class that focuses on increasing flexibility, strengthening and conditioning the dancer's body as well as fine tuning specific skills including leap and turn techniques.  This class is open to non-team members on a space available basis.



Irish
A 45 minute class that meets once a week for ages 8-adult.  Irish class is intended to teach the student the fundamentals of historical Irish Dance technique in a fun and energetic atmosphere.
Irish 1-ages 7-10
Irish 2-ages 11-16
Adult Irish-ages 17 and up
Adult Irish Hard shoe-ages 17 and up

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