Descriptions

Below you will find dance class descriptions for kids, teens, and adults. Click on a title to see the dance classes for that age group.

 


(Level 1) Preschool-Kindergarten - approx. ages 2-4

Storybook Dance (Summer Only) – Integrates the science of play with reading and dance to teach movement in a creative atmosphere. In this class we strive to broaden the imagination and creativity in children. We strengthen basic motor skills, introduce classroom social skills and learn fundamental dance movements all while having a great time!

Tumble – This class provides an excellent foundation for gymnastics where we teach children basic stretches and exercises to build a strong foundation for Tumbling. They will also learn a few tricks to practice their technique.

Tap and Ballet (Combination) – A two-genre dance class where children can learn the fundamentals of Tap and Ballet. In this beginning combination class your child will learn rhythm, musicality, and basic Tap steps. In addition, they will learn the rudiments of Ballet including flexibility, discipline, and fundamental Ballet positions. In short, this is where their dance adventure begins!


(Level 2) Kindergarten to 2nd - approx. ages 5-8

Tumble – This class builds on the foundations of tumbling by learning acrobatic movements. Technique is emphasized to build a strong core and sense of balance. This is also the level that gymnastics tricks are introduced for the first time.

Tap and Ballet (Combination) – Continued progression within Tap and Ballet by learning more difficult movements and strengthening technique to become a well-rounded dancer. Emphasis in Adagio with basic tap & ballet terminology.

Hip-Hop – An introduction into Hip-Hop building flexibility, rhythm, strength, and artistic expression. Your child will gain improved ability to follow rhythmic musicality in a fun and exciting environment.

Classical Ballet – Students will learn classical ballet techniques and terminology. Each class includes barre exercises, center floor work, and across-the-floor combinations.

TRIX – A specialty class that focuses on a range of  jumps, kicks, leaps, and turns of dance. These tricks help develop a more sophisticated dancer through the emphasis on advanced tricks!

Baton – An introduction into baton twirling. You child will learn basic finger and hand techniques and gain superior cognitive-motor coordination.

Strength & Flex – Basic dance conditioning and toning class. Combines, Ballet, Yoga, Aerobics, and Pilates to cross-train for dance.

Team – Our competition team that will compete and perform throughout the U.S. Please contact Kelli if you are interested.


(Level 3) 3rd to 8th Grade - approx. ages 9-13

Poms – In this class we start the fundamentals of cheerleading and dance team. Learning basic chants, jumps, tumbling, and stunts.

Tumble – Here we build on beginning foundations and begin work on more difficult acrobatic tricks and proper technique. Dancers should be working on front and back-walkovers to enroll in this level.

Tap, Ballet, & Jazz (Combination) – Working on a beginning and intermediate level of all 3 genres. Jazz is started in 3rd grade!

Hip-Hop – A deeper and broader look into the various styles associated with Hip-Hop (Pop and Lock, Funk, Krump, etc.)

Trix – A specialty class that focuses on many different jumps, kicks, leaps, and turns of dance. These tricks help develop a more sophisticated dancer through the emphasis on advanced tricks!

Classical Ballet – A continued study of the traditional style of ballet with emphasis on the academic and technical positions and steps of all styles of ballet.

Baton – A further exploration of baton twirling. Hand twirls, rolls and tosses are explored more deeply.  A variety of catches and releases are introduced.

Strength & Flex – Basic dance conditioning and toning class. Combines Ballet, Yoga, aerobics, and Pilates to cross-train for dance.

Team – Our competition team that will compete and perform throughout the U.S. Please contact devinedancers@gmail.com if you are interested.


(Level 4) 3rd to 8th Grade approx. ages 9-13

Cheer/Pom – A heavy progression of tricks, stunts, chants, and cheerleading dance routines to prepare for high school team try-outs.

Tumble – A mastering of difficult acrobatic movements and techniques. Dancers in this level should be working to master back-handsprings and aerials.

Tap – Intermediate tap technique, movements, and theory.

Lyrical – Intermediate lyrical technique, movements, and theory. Various styles of ballet explored in this class: contemporary, modern, lyrical techniques and principals.

Jazz – Intermediate jazz technique, movements, and theory. Various styles of jazz explored in this class.

Hip-Hop – Here we dive deeper into the vivacious style of hip-hop combining street dance, disciplined tricks, and animated movement, ultimately enhancing attitude and confidence.

Trix – A continued progression of specialty jumps, kicks, leaps, and turns through combinations to fuse a well-rounded dancer.

Classical Ballet – A continued study of the traditional style of ballet with emphasis on the academic and technical positions and steps of all styles of ballet.

Pointe (Starting in 5th Grade) – Here we continue ballet training by learning more advance movements on toe.

Strength & Flex – Basic dance conditioning and toning class. Combines, Ballet, Yoga, Aerobics, and Pilates to cross-train for dance.

Baton- This class is dedicated to mastering difficult tricks. Begin to look into different props to twirl with (e.g., hoops, flags, knives, etc.).

Team – Our competition team that will compete and perform throughout the U.S. Please contact devinedancers@gmail.com if you are interested.


(Level 5) 9th to 12th Grade - approx. ages 14-18

Tumble 5 – At this level we are working on a variety of flips and tumbling passes. Dancers should be working on front and back walkovers.

Tap – Intermediate to advance tap technique, movements, and theory.

Lyrical – Intermediate to advance lyrical technique, movements, and theory. Various styles of ballet explored in this class: contemporary, modern, lyrical techniques and principals.

Jazz – Intermediate to advance jazz technique, movements, and theory. Various styles of jazz explored in this class.

Hip-Hop – In class we work fusing difficult and cutting edge Hip-Hop movements together to create stronger performers and sharper movers.

Trix – In this class we focus on very advanced jumps, leaps, kicks, and turns.

Classical Ballet – A continued study of the traditional style of ballet with emphasis on the academic and technical positions and steps of all styles of ballet.

Pointe – In this class, we concentrate on technique to enhance our footwork, strength, and flexibility.

Strength & Flex – Basic dance conditioning and toning class. Combines, Ballet, Yoga, Aerobics, and Pilates to cross-train for dance.

Baton – Intermediate and Advance level of baton twirling. Private lessons are offered by request!

Team – Our competition team that will compete and perform throughout the U.S. Please contact devinedancers@gmail.com if you are interested.


(Level 6) 9th to 12th Grade - approx. ages 14-18

Tumble 6 – At this level we are working on a variety of flips and tumbling passes. Dancers in this level should be working various back hand spring passes, aerials, tucks, lay-outs.

Tap – Advance tap technique, movements, and theory.

Lyrical – Advance lyrical technique, movements, and theory. Various styles of ballet explored in this class: contemporary, modern, lyrical techniques and principals.

Jazz – Advance jazz technique, movements, and theory. Various styles of jazz explored in this class.

Hip-Hop – In class we work fusing difficult and cutting edge Hip-Hop movements together to create stronger performers and sharper movers.

Trix – In this class we focus on very advanced jumps, leaps, kicks, and turns.

Classical Ballet – A continued study of the traditional style of ballet with emphasis on the academic and technical positions and steps of all styles of ballet.

Pointe – This class is dedicated to advance movements (e.g., Adagio, Petite Allegro, etc.), focusing on precision and refined technique.

Strength & Flex – Basic dance conditioning and toning class. Combines, Ballet, Yoga, Aerobics, and Pilates to cross-train for dance.

Baton – Intermediate and Advance level of baton twirling. Private lessons are offered by request!

Team – Our competition team that will compete and perform throughout the U.S. Please contact devinedancers@gmail.com if you are interested.


Just Gents – Boys Only!

Hip-Hop – In class we explore the fun styles of hip-hop dance.


Adults

Any genre of dance will be taught in the adult level if we have enough participants. Please submit requests to Kelli if interested.

Tap – Review basic steps and move through the progression list of steps to the advanced level; and work on fun tap combinations!

Hip-Hop – A focus on the physical form of Hip-Hop! All different styles will be fused to build combinations for the class.

Lyrical – Here we use a ballet-lyrical and/or jazz-lyrical fusion to learn numerous combinations and new abstract movements.

Pilates-Yoga Dance Fusion (Pi-Yo) – This is a very popular class. This is a conditioning and toning class. Combines, Ballet, Yoga, Aerobics, and Pilates technique for a complete cross-training experience.


Please Note: All Team members are required to take the Combination Classes for their age group and the Trix Class weekly.