What do the class names mean?
Our instructors put a lot of care into determining the best class(es) for each student. Our decisions are based on ability, previous experience, and age. Below is a very general guideline to our class naming system. Students may be placed in a different class than listed below at the instructors' discretion. We highly recommend speaking to an instructor directly about what class(es) are the best fit for each student.
Creative Movement: 3 years old by August 31st, ballet and dancing games
Combo Kids: 4 year old by August 31st, mostly ballet with a little tap
Dance Fusion 1 and Tap 1: Kindergarten
Dance Fusion 2 and Tap 2: 1st Graders
Dance Fusion 3 and Tap 3: 2nd Graders
All Dance Fusion classes are mostly Ballet with some beginning jazz mixed in
Level 1 Ballet & Jazz/Hip Hop: at least 3rd Grade (usually 3rd and 4th graders)
Level 2 Ballet & Jazz/Hip Hop: mostly 5th and 6th graders
Level 3 Ballet & Jazz/Hip Hop: mostly 7th and 8th graders
Tap 4: at least 3rd grade with or without prior experience
Tap 5-6: teacher recommendation
Theatrical 1: in Intermediate Level 2 or 3 or in Tap 5, must be taking at least one other class
Level 1-3 Ballet: teacher recommendation
Tap 7-10: teacher recommendation
Jazz 1: must be in Level 1 Ballet
Jazz 2: teacher recommendation
Modern 2: teacher recommendation
Lyrical/Modern 1: must be in Intermediate Level 3
Lyrical/Contemporary 2: must be in Advanced Level 2 ballet or Jazz 2
Lyrical/Contemporary 3: must be in Advanced Level 3 ballet or Jazz 2
Theatrical 2: must be in at least 1 other advanced level class
Please see the class description for details about the types of classes we offer and for info on our adult classes.