SPRING SESSION: JAN-APRIL and FALL SESSION: SEPT-NOV

Creative Movement
(Ages 2.5-3.5)
The class will introduce Body Movement and Ballet skills to first year students.  A routine is followed to encourage learning in the dance class environment. Creative Movement matters because it helps young students to focus the mind, creating community, assisting with children’s cognitive and motor skill development, impulse control, body awareness, increasing interpersonal skills, and instilling class rules and etiquette. Children will learn basic ballet movement and terminology through fun songs and the use of props. Activities constantly change to hold onto those short attention spans! Dance will allow your child to build motor skills, grace, and confidence. Students should wear any color tights & leotard, skirts/tight shorts are permitted. Ballet shoes required.
Monday 4:00-4:30 and Monday 5:30-6:00 and Wednesday 2:00-2:30
$25/month or $60 for 12-week Fall Session
Instructor: Gretchen Long


Combination Classes

Combination classes are a great way for students to experience different types of dance in a one-hour instructional time. Class is about creating community, assisting with children’s cognitive and motor skill development, developing aerobic capacity and impulse control. The focus of combination classes is on students having fun and enjoying dance as an everyday activity. Placement is based on age, experience, as well as a student’s ability to learn.  Students should wear any color tights and leotards.  Skirts, yoga pants and tight shorts are permitted.  Tap and Ballet shoes are required.
$45/month or $120 for 12-week Fall Session

COMBO DANCE LEVEL 1
(ages 3.5-4.5)
The class is for first year students or for students who have completed the Creative Movement class. This class introduces young students to ballet, tap, and basic tumbling skills through imagination activities, singing, as well as dancing with the use of props. This one-hour combination class is broken into 20 minutes of Tap, Ballet, and Tumbling.  Students learn to focus the mind while introducing and instilling class rules and etiquette.  Beginning terminology in tap and ballet along with seasonal dances create a fun new challenge for young dancers.  Students enjoy tumbling and have so much fun learning all kinds of rolls, making tables, animal movements (bunny hop, frog jumps, bear walks), and introduction to handstands and cartwheels when ready.
Monday 4:30-5:30 and Wednesday 3:00-4:00
Instructor: Gretchen Long

COMBO DANCE LEVEL 2
(ages 4-5.5)
This class is built on the basic movements learned in the level 1 combination class but is still appropriate for the first-time dancer. At this level, students will learn more challenging tap and ballet skills through imagination activities, movement games and singing. Dancers will enjoy learning basic ballet and tap terminology. Tap is a lot of fun for the dancers as they get immediate results by hearing their progress. Tap also helps dancers develop rhythm and timing that are essential to all dance forms.  Ballet terminology and methods appropriate to the age and attention span of the dancer are learned. Tumbling students have so much fun learning all kinds of rolls, making tables, animal movements (bunny hop, frog jumps, bear walks), and introduction to handstands and cartwheels when ready.
Monday 6:00-7:00
Instructor: Gretchen Long
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COMBO DANCE LEVEL 3
(ages 4.5-6)
This is a one-hour combination dance class for second-year or third-year students with 20 minutes of Tap, Ballet, and Tumbling but is still appropriate for first-time dancers. Basic listening skills and following directions are emphasized while learning the fundamentals of ballet and tap. Dancers are introduced to more formal dance technique. This class will lay the foundation for correct, safe, and successful dancing in years to follow. Essential ballet positions, new ballet steps, proper technique and terminology will be focused on. Learning more progressive tap steps and mixing into combinations to help develop a better sense of rhythm and timing. In tumbling, students will continue learning all kinds of rolls, handstands, backbends, and cartwheels. Dancers in this class will improve flexibility and coordination through fun, age-appropriate movement.
Wednesday 4:00-5:00
Instructor: Gretchen Long

COMBO DANCE LEVEL 4
(ages 5-7)
Dancers will enjoy this interactive class that builds on basic movements learned in level 3 combination class. This one-hour combination class for third-year or fourth-year students will be broken down into 20 minutes of Tap, Ballet, and Jazz/Tumbling. The Tap portion of the class will concentrate on building confidence through mastering more difficult patterns and steps. The Ballet portion of class includes an introduction to the ballet barre and learning more challenging steps.  Jazz class includes an introduction to proper warm-ups and stretches for the body combined with across-the-floor progressions and mini combinations. Tumbling and basic introduction to jazz are alternated. The students continue to master and fine-tune their basics.
Wednesday 5:00-6:00
Instructor: Gretchen Long

COMBO TAP/JAZZ
(ages 7.5-10)
A class for school-age students interested in learning Tap, Jazz and Basic Tumbling.  Dancers will enjoy this interactive class that builds on basic movements learned in level 4 combination class but is still appropriate for first-time dancers. Class is broken into 20 minutes of Tap, Jazz, and tumbling which works on learning cartwheels, versions of forward and backward rolls, backbends, and handstands in a fun noncompetitive environment.  Jazz class includes an introduction to proper warm-ups and stretches for the body combined with across-the-floor progressions and mini combinations. The Tap portion of the class will concentrate on building confidence through mastering more difficult patterns and steps. 
Wednesday 6:00-7:00
Instructor: Gretchen Long


ADULT CLASSES

Adult classes are a great way for students to come back or experience different types of dance in a one-hour instructional time. These classes provide adults with a well-rounded education in all facets of dance. Our classes emphasize correct technique, fundamentals, and a familiarization of the dance vocabulary.  Workout or Yoga attire recommended. Tap and Jazz shoes are required for the classes.

BEGINNER ADULT COMBO DANCE
Wednesday 7:00-8:00
An adult’s beginner dance class with 30 minutes of beginner Tap and 30 minutes of rotating Ballet/Jazz/ Conditioning and Stretching.  This is a great class for adults with no experience or adults who took a few years of dance as kids and who feel more comfortable starting out a little slower.  No dance experience required.
Instructor: Gretchen Long

Adult Intermediate Dance Class
Wednesday 8:00-9:00
A recreational intermediate dance class for adults to brush up on their tap skills while having a fun upbeat environment to laugh and sweat with friends. Class is broken into two 30 minute segments. Tap is started with and the second half will rotate between ballet, jazz and stretching. Come have a great time and be challenged with other dance loving adults each week. (Recommended you finished at an intermediate level of tap when you danced prior.)
Instructor: Gretchen Long

Instructor: Gretchen Long

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