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

BALLET/TAP COMBO

3-4 year old: A 45 minute, once a week class that focuses on creative movement, music and rhythm, basic ballet,tap   and tumbling techniques. Students will learn to take verbal directions, follow the teacher's example & to wait their turn. They will learn to count to eight, memorize short exercise combinations, & stop & go on musical cues in a fun and nurturing environment.  

 

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

 

Kindergarten/1st grade: 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. 

 

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

ACROBATICS

Acro i: (Ages 6-10)  A 45 minute once a week class focusing on basic skills which teach flexibility, balance, strength, muscle control, discipline  and concentration.

Acro II: (Ages 11+) The ability to do a kick-over from a flat mat is required.   A 45 minute once a week class focusing on more advanced skills which teach flexibility, balance, strength, muscle control, discipline and concentration. 

Acro III: (Ages 11+) Our most advanced class, a perfected back walk-over is required.  A one hour once a week class focusing on flexibility, balance, strength, muscle control, discipline and concentration.

Jazz
JAZZ

DRESS CODE: Leggings or jazz pants with any type of jazz shoe

 

Jazz/Lyrical I: (Ages 9-11)  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 II: (Ages 12+)  A one hour once a week class focusing on more advanced steps & technique, and longer combinations.  Students must have had previous jazz, lyrical or ballet experience 

 

Jazz III: A one hour once a week class focusing on perfecting fundamental moves and more complicated and longer combinations.  Students must show competency in basic jazz.

 

 Jazz IV: A one hour once a week class for advanced students focusing on  advanced jazz technique.  Ballet is required.

LYRICAL

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. 

 

ILyrical 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.

ADULT
ADULT
BALLET

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

 

Ballet I:  (All ages) A 45 minute once a week class.  Students will focus on learning the basics of ballet in order to prepare them for a more advanced class.  No previous experience required.

 

Ballet II: (Ages 7-10 ) A one hour once a week class.  Students will focus on furthering their knowledge of basic ballet steps, posture, etiquette, vocabulary.

 

Ballet III: (Ages 10-12 )  By teacher recommendation.  A 75 min once a week class that focuses on furthering technique, terminology,and execution of simple combinations and port de bra. Team/Teen Ballet is equivalent to Ballet 3.

 

Ballet IV: ( Ages 12+) 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.

 

:Beginning Ballet: (ages 9-13)  A 1 hour once a week class that focuses on elementary technique, vocabulary and execution of basic steps.

 

Ballet V:  A 1.5 hour twice a week class focusing on ankle strengthening and preparing the body for pointe work while developing more competence in ballet technique, vocabulary; with introduction to more advanced and complicated steps and combinations.

 

Beginning/Int Pointe: A 30 min twice a week class in which students selected by the instructor stay for elementary pointe work.  Students must be at least 12 years old and have demonstrated that they are physically and mentally ready.

 

Ballet VI:  A 1.5 hour twice a week pointe class focusing on developing strength, advanced ballet technique, steps, combinations and expression.  Students must be at least 13 years old and have demonstrated proper technique, and strength on pointe.

HIP HOP

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

 

Hip Hop 1: (Ages 6-10) A one hour 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.

Contemporary
CONTEMPORARY

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.

TAP

DRESS CODE; Loose pants and black tap shoes without heels

TAP I/II/III:  A 45 minute 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 45 minute once a week class teaching more advanced steps and combinations.

DRESS CODE:  Comfortable clothing you can move in.

Backstage Dance Center offers a variety of adult classes ranging from Ballet, Tap, Lyrical, and Hip Hop. 

2140 E. Commercial St. Meridian, ID 83642

bdcmeridian@gmail.com (208) 887-4908

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