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Backstage Dance Center offers a variety of classes for all levels and age groups. 

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BALLET/TAP COMBO CLASSES

Ballet/Tap 3/4 yr old: A 45 minute, once a week class that focuses on introducing ballet and tap technique, with the goal of enhancing rhythm and motor skills. Students will learn that music has phrasing & rhythm, identify parts of the body, stop & go on musical cues & memorize short exercise combinations in a fun and nurturing environment. 

Ballet/Tap 1 (Ages 5-8):  A one hour, once a week class that builds on the elements learned in the 3/4 year old class, and uses basic Ballet technique and steps to move to music and improve coordination, rhythm and working with others in a fun and positive environment.

DRESS CODE: Leotard of your choice, pink tights, pink ballet shoes (not slippers), and black tap shoes.

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ACROBATICS CLASSES

Acro 1: (Ages 6-10)  A one hour once a week class focusing on basic skills which teach flexibility, balance, strength, muscle control, discipline  and concentration.

Acro2I: (Ages 11+) The ability to do a kick-over from a flat mat is required.   A one hour once a week class focusing on more advanced skills which teach flexibility, balance, strength, muscle control, discipline and concentration. 

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JAZZ CLASSES

DRESS CODE: Leggings or jazz pants with or without any type of jazz shoe (socks may be worn)

 

Jazz 1/2: A one hour once a week fun class that focuses on developing technical skill and strength of basic jazz movements; combining various movements into short combinations using age appropriate music and choreography.

Jazz 3/4: A one hour once a week class focusing on perfecting fundamental moves and more complicated and longer combinations.  Students must show competency in advanced jazz technique. 

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CONTEMPORARY CLASS

DRESS CODE:  Leggings or jazz pants with socks/barefeet.

 

Contemporary: A one hour once a week class focusing on contemporary movements and improvisation.  Must have teacher approval for entry into class.

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ADULT TAP, BALLET, HIP HOP CLASSES

DRESS CODE:  Comfortable clothing you can move in.

Adult Beginning Tap: A once a week one hour class for adults who have had no or only a little training in Tap.

Adult Intermediate Tap: A one hour a week class for adults ages 18+ who have had some Tap.

Adult Ballet Basics: A one hour once a week class that introduces the basics of Ballet technique, steps and stretching to increase flexibility.

Adult Beginning/Intermediate Ballet: A once a week one hour 15 minute class for adults who have had none or minimal Ballet training. The class focuses on the basic

positions and steps of Ballet, to include combining them into combinations.

Adult Intermediate Ballet: A once a week one hour 30 minute class for adults who have more than two years of Ballet training. The class builds on basic knowledge, combining more, increased complicated and faster steps and combinations.

Hip Hop:  A once a week one hour fun class that teaches the basics of Hip Hop.  

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BALLET CLASSES

DRESS CODE: Black leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes (not slippers)

Beginning Ballet : (ages 9+): A one hour once a week class that focuses on furthering the knowledge of elementary technique, vocabulary and combining basic steps

 

Ballet 2/3: Requires teacher reoommendation.  A one hour once a week class.  Students will focus on furthering their knowledge of basic ballet steps, posture, etiquette, vocabulary.

Ballet 4/5:  By teacher recommendation.  A 75 minute twice a week class that focuses on furthering  more advanced knowledge of technique, terminology, execution of more complicated steps and combinations and port de bra.  Students in this class are expected to take two ballet classes a week.  They may take Ballet 3 or Teen/Team Ballet for the additional class.

Teen Ballet:  A one hour once a week class for teenagers that introduces the basics of Ballet vocabulary, technique combining steps.

Pointe: A 45 min twice a week class in which students selected by the instructor stay for elementary/intermediate pointe work.  Students must be at least 12 years old and have demonstrated that they are physically and mentally ready.

 

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HIP HOP CLASSES

DRESS CODE: Loose fitting clothes, tennis shoes  NO JEANS OR JEWELRY

 

Hip Hop 1: (Ages 6-10) A 45 minute once a week fun class that introduces young children to hip hop movements appropriate for their age group using popular childrens music.

 

Hip Hop II: (Ages 11-14)  A one hour once a week fun class that introduces more advanced hip hop movements appropriate for the age group using appropriate music.

 

Hip Hop III:  One hour once a week fun class focusing on perfecting  fundamental movements..  Attending competitions is optional.

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LYRICAL CLASSES

DRESS CODE:  Leggings or jazz pants with jazz/lyrical shoes/socks/barefeet

 

Jazz/Lyrical I: (Ages 8+ or instructor permission) A 45 minute once a week class focusing on the introduction to lyrical and lyrical movements.  Ballet or jazz experience required. 

 

Lyrical II: (Ages 10+ or instructor permission).  A one hour once a week class focusing on more advanced movements.  Previous experience in jazz, ballet or lyrical required. 

 

Lyrical III: (Age 12+).  A one hour once a week class for teenagers  focusing on lyrical movement.   Previous experience in ballet, jazz or lyrical required.

 

Lyrical IV: (Age 14+) A one hour once a week class focusing on advanced movements and combinations.   Ballet 5 level or advanced jazz level required.

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TAP CLASSES

DRESS CODE; Loose pants and black tap shoes without heels

TAP I/II/III:  A one hour once a week fun class introducing basics of tap dancing, including more advanced steps and combinations for those with some tap experience.

TAP IV:  A one hour once a week class teaching more advanced steps and combinations.

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