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.  

 

Beginner                                        

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

 

Intermediate

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

 

Advanced

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.