Class Descriptions

 

 

Ballet/Tap/Jazz Combo Class; Tumbling & Kid-Hop Combination (ages 3, 4, 5-6)

The ballet, tap & jazz combo class will be offered to dancers who will be a minimum of 2 1/2 years of age by September 1 (dancers are divided into classes by age). The 45 or 60 minute combination class will focus on simple to intermediate dance technique in ballet/tap/jazz/, coordination, flexibility, creativity and imagination. Required class attire consists of a leotard, skirt/shorts and convertible tights; additionally, the purchase of ballet shoes, tap shoes, or jazz shoes may be required for class (all required attire should be purchased through Carolina Dance Company; please see Shoe Requirements for detailed shoe & attire information). Students enrolled in the ballet, tap & jazz class will perform in a minimum of 2 spring recital pieces (the purchase of one recital costume will be required to participate in the recital; costume price will range from $75-$95).

Tumbling & Kid-Hop is a 45 minute class that meets once a week and is also offered to students ages 3-5. Tumbling & Kid-Hop classes will focus on flexibility, coordination, balance and strength and basic dance skills; skills will include rolls, bridges, cartwheels, skipping, galloping & chasse. All tumbling time will be spent on tumbling mats. Required attire includes a leotard, dance shorts, footless tights and bare feet for girls or gym shorts, a fitted top & bare feet for boys. Required attire should be purchased through Carolina Dance Company; please see the Shoe Requirements page for detailed information. Students enrolled in tumbling & kid-hop will participate in 2 dances in the spring recital (the purchase of one costume will be required to participate in the recital; costume price will range from $75-$95).

 
Ballet/Tap/Jazz Combination (ages 7-8, 9-11); Clogging (ages 5-8, 9-11); Hip-Hop (ages 5-8, 9-11); Acro (ages 6-9)

The Ballet, Tap & Jazz Combination class is offered to dancers who will be a minimum of 7 years old by September 1. This combo class is initially divided by age (7-8, 9-11), and then by skill level as necessary. The 60-minute Ballet, Tap & Jazz Class will build fundamentals for tap and jazz while introducing vocabulary and technical elements of Ballet. Required class attire consists of a leotard, tights, dance skirt or dance shorts, ballet shoes, tap shoes and slip-on jazz shoes (all dance attire should be purchased through Carolina Dance Company; please see Shoe Requirements for detailed shoe and attire information).  Dancers enrolled in the Ballet, Tap & Jazz Combo Class will perform in 1 tap dance, 1 ballet dance and 1 jazz dance during the spring recital (the purchase of one costume will be required to participate in the recital; costume price will range from $75-$95).

Dancers who will be a minimum of 5 years old on September 1 may choose to take Clogging. Clogging 30-minute class that meets once a week and will cover basic clogging steps and vocabulary. Dancers are initially placed in one of two classes, first by age and then by skill level if necessary. Required attire consists of a leotard, dance shorts, convertible tights, black clogging shoes with Buck Taps (required attire should be purchased through Carolina Dance Company; please see Shoe Requirements for detailed shoe information). Dancers enrolled in the Clogging Class will perform 1-2 clogging routines in the spring dance recital (the purchase of one costume will be required to participate in the recital; costume price will range from $75-$95).

Dancers who will be a minimum of 5 years old on September 1 are eligible to take Hip-Hop. This is a 45 minute class that will teach basic hip-hop elements. Up-beat, kid friendly music will be used during class. Class requirements include a leotard, dance shorts, convertible tights and hip-hop sneakers (required attire should be purchased through Carolina Dance Company; please see Shoe Requirements for detailed shoe and attire information). Dancers enrolled in Hip-Hop will perform in one or two routines in the spring dance recital, depending on the progression of the class (the purchase of one costume will be required to participate in the recital; costume price will range from $75-$95).

 
Intermediate & Advanced Classes: Tap & Jazz Combination Class (12-14, 15 & Up); Ballet & Lyrical Combination Class (12-14, 15 & Up); Clogging (12 & Up); Hip-Hop (12 & Up); Acro (10 & Up)

 Dancers that are a minimum of 12 or 15 years old on September 1 are eligible to take the Intermediate or Advanced Tap & Jazz Combination Class. This is a 60 minute class that meets once per week. The Tap & Jazz Combination Class will focus on continued development of technical skills. Students at this level will be expected to work outside of class to perfect technique and accomplish performance goals as they will be exposed to more advanced movement while in class. Required attire includes a leotard, dance shorts, convertible tights, tap shoes and slip-on jazz shoes (required attire should be purchased through Carolina Dance Company; please see Shoe Requirements for detailed shoe and attire information. Students enrolled in the Intermediate or Advanced Tap & Jazz Combination Class will perform a minimum of 1 tap dance and 1 jazz dance in the spring recital (the purchase of one costume will be required to participate in the recital; costume price will range from $75-$95).

Dancers that are a minimum of 12 or 15 years old on September 1 are eligible to take the Intermediate or Advanced Ballet & Lyrical Combination Class. This is a 60-minute class that meets once per week. The Ballet & Lyrical Combination Class will focus on continued development of technical skills. Students at this level will be expected to work outside of class to perfect technique and accomplish performance goals as they will be exposed to more advanced movement while in class. Required attire includes a leotard, dance shorts, convertible tights, canvas half-soles and ballet shoes (required attire should be purchased through Carolina Dance Company; please see Shoe Requirements for detailed shoe and attire information). Students enrolled in the Intermediate or Advanced Ballet & Lyrical Combination Class will perform a minimum of 1 ballet dance and 1 lyrical dance in the spring recital (the purchase of one costume will be required to participate in the recital; costume price will range from $75-$95).

Dancers that are a minimum of 12 years old on September 1 are eligible to continue their clogging studies with a 45-minute clogging class each week.  During this class focus will be on development of more advanced clogging steps and technique. Students enrolled in the Advanced Clogging Class will be expected to work outside of class to perfect technique and accomplish performance goals, as they will be exposed to more advanced Clogging steps in class. Required attire includes a leotard, dance shorts, convertible tights and black, split-sole clogging shoes with Buck Taps (required attire should be purchased through Carolina Dance Company; please see Shoe Requirements for detailed shoe and attire information).  Students enrolled in the Advanced Clogging Class will perform in 1 or 2 clogging routines in the spring recital, depending upon the progression of the class (the purchase of one costume will be required to participate in the recital; costume price will range from $75-$95).

Dancers that are a minimum of 12 years old on September 1 have the option of enrolling in Hip-Hop. This class will meet for 45 minutes each week and cover popular hip-hop dance moves. Class music will consist of edited, class appropriate versions of popular songs. Class requirements include a leotard, dance shorts, convertible tights and hip-hop sneakers (required attire should be purchased though Carolina Dance Company; please see Shoe Requirements for detailed shoe and attire information). Dancers enrolled in Hip-Hop will perform in 1 or 2 routines in the spring dance recital, depending upon the progression of the class (the purchase of one costume will be required to participate in the recital; costume price will range from $75-$95)

 

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