Tu-Two's/Pre-Ballet/Tap

Offered to children 18 Mos - 2.5 years old to introduce and explore with them music, movement, basic motor skills through dance and play. We will create movement using our imagination with the use of materials from our studio. This is a wonderful opportunity for your child to build their social skills.

Pre-School/Kinderdance

Available to students at age 2.5 - 4 years old with a focus on ballet and tap. This class is more structured and introduces the student to the basic terminology of dance. The goal is to enable a child to gain basic motor skills, develop coordination with a sense of confidence, and socially interact with other children.

Dance Expressions

Available to students at ages 5-6 years old with previous training. This class is a combination ballet, tap and jazz. It introduces the student to basic jazz techniques.

Ballet/Jazz/Tap

Available to students at ages 6-8 years old with previous training. This class is a combination ballet, tap and jazz.

Ballet

A technical form of dance which is the basis of all dance. It allows the student to develop balance, control, poise, strength, muscle tone, body placement, and turn-out.

Pointe

Offered to students who are at least 12 years old and who have acquired balance and strength from a minimum of three years of ballet classes based on 3 hours per week. Two 1 1/2 hour ballet classes are required to take a pointe class.

Jazz

A freestyle form of dance that encourages a student's flexibility, precision, rhythm, freedom, and self-expression felt through various types of music.

Hip-Hop

A street dance style primarily performed to hiphop music or that have evolved as part of hiphop culture. It includes a wide range of styles but mostly breaking, locking, and popping which were created in the 1970's.

Boys Hip-Hop (Ages 8-10)

This style dance is an off shoot of jazz combined with street and funk dance which makes it lots of fun, exhilarating, and upbeat. It offers a technical warm-up that focuses on body isolations and strong articulations.

Modern

Offered to students who are 11 years old. An intense, creative form of dance that requires freedom of expression, emphasizes movement, and uses both symmetrical and asymmetrical styles to develop dynamics, communication, and individualism, while allowing a student to release and contract, as well as change direction.

Tap

A form of dance wherein rhythmic sounds are created by the feet both with or without music. It develops a student's ability to experiment with one's own creativity while producing rhythms with the feet.

Acro Dance

Acro is a challenging dance style for dancers as it requires them to be trained in both dance and acrobatic skills. It requires the dancers to be in excellent physical condition due to its physically-demanding activity.

Contemporary Dance

A very popular dance style that is trending in the dance world. It's where a dancer takes their ballet and modern foundation and applies it to their own touch of creative freedom within their movement. What makes this style so sought after is that it allows the dancer to explore the natural energy and emotions to produce dances that are often very personal and emotional. This dance often involves a great deal of playing with balance, floor work, fall and recovery and improvisation.

Lyrical Dance

A dance style that blends ballet and jazz dance and tends to be smoother and a bit faster than ballet and yet not as fast as jazz. It uses movement to express strong emotions such as love, joy and anger. Movements in lyrical dance are characterized by fluidity and grace with the dancer flowing seamlessly from one move to another. The lyrics of a song serve as an inspiration for movements and expressions.