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Class Descriptions

Preschool Classes

Our Robin Dawn preschool dance classes are fun, enriching, and designed to be energetic, expressive, and challenging. The children will enjoy learning basic dance terminology and basic dance movement in a progressive, age-appropriate way.

The use of props is often incorporated into the class as a form of creative movement, helping to develop student’s physical skills, gross-motor skills, and musicality. We teach developmentally-appropriate exercises that will not damage growing bodies. Our goal is to develop skills in young dancers through classroom etiquette and technique. This will build the child’s self-confidence and instill a love for dance.

Princess Ballet – (Ages 3-5)- This 30-minute class is the perfect introduction for our youngest dancers. This imaginative and fun class works on gross- and fine-motor skills, posture, coordination, rhythm, musicality, and memorizing. The class is taught using engaging story-telling and props. Students develop a love for dance and movement. Dancers should always come to class in dance attire with hair pulled up. Ballet or jazz shoes required.

Tiny Tots Combo – (Ages 3-5)- This 1-hour class is for students who have mastered the 30-minute creative movement class, and are fully potty-trained. This class is divided into three 20-minute segments consisting of tap technique, jazz technique, and tumbling. This imaginative and fun class works gross- and fine-motor skills, posture, coordination, rhythm, musicality, and memorization. These tiny dancers are now working on proper technique and dance terminology. Our class is age-appropriate, fun, energetic, and develops the dancer’s poise and confidence while instilling a love for dance. Dancers should always come to class in dance/ tumbling attire with hair pulled up. Jazz and Tap shoes required.

Aerial

Beginner Aerial – This introduction to aerial is a fun and creative way to develop strength and flexibility while learning basic inversions, sequences, and tricks. Each class will include warm up exercise, skill work, and conditioning drills that focus on improving balance, coordination, and body awareness. Dancers should always come to class in dance/ tumbling attire with hair pulled up. No Shoes needed.

Aerial – Learn the fundamentals of the exciting world of circus apparatuses, featuring the silks (tissue), Spanish web (rope), static trapeze (single, double, triple), and the hoop (lyra). All students will work on each piece of equipment to gain strength and perform skills seen in the circus. Dancers should always come to class in dance/ tumbling attire with hair pulled up. No Shoes needed.

Acrobatics

Acrobatics – A combination of tumbling, limbering, flexibility, strength, and balancing. Student will move through skills in a progressive order to ensure proper form and strengthen for the next level. Dancers should always come to class in dance/ tumbling attire with hair pulled up. No Shoes needed.

    • Acro I – Acrobatics 1 is a beginner class that teaches flexibility, balance, strength and muscle control. This class will strongly focus on stretching and flexibility. In this class, students will learn the basic acrobatic movements to start your students foundation to learning more advance tricks.
    • Prerequisites:
    • Acro II – must have standing back bend and recovery
      Acro III – (elementary/ middle school) – must have all skills leading up to and including a back walkover
      Acro IV – (middle/high school) – same as Acro IIIAcro VI -(middle/high school) – Advanced level – must have all skills leading up to and including a side aerial and standing back handspring – TEACHER PLACEMENT ONLY
    • Acro V – (elementary/middle school) – Advanced level – must have all skills leading up to and including a side aerial and standing back handspring – TEACHER PLACEMENT ONLY

Acro Technique – This class works on basic acro skills while strengthening and building a strong base. Perfecting technique with different types of front walkovers, back walkovers, balancing and other acro skills that are part of true acro history.

Ballet

Ballet I – (Ages 6 and Up) This 1-hour technique class consists of barre work, center floor work, adagio, allegro, across-the-floor progressions, and variations in both classical and contemporary ballet techniques. Dancers will learn to align the feet with the ankles, knees, and hips, as well as learn poise, posture, gross- and fine-motor skills, ballet terminology, rhythm, coordination, musicality, and spatial awareness. This class will further their love of dance and movement. Female dancers are required to wear a pink leotard, tights, ballet shoes, and have their hair up in a bun. Male dancers are to wear a white t-shirt, black shorts, and ballet shoes.

Ballet II– This 1-hour technique class consists of barre work, center floor work, adagio, allegro, and across-the-floor progressions. Dancers will continue to work on aligning the feet with the ankles, knees, and hips, as well as learning new ballet terminology, rhythm, coordination, musicality, and spatial awareness. Female dancers are required to wear a light blue leotard, tights, ballet shoes, and have their hair up in a bun. Male dancers are to wear a white t-shirt, black shorts, and ballet shoes.

Ballet III– This 1-hour technique class continues to work on barre, center floor work, adagio, allegro, and across-the-floor progressions. Dancers will begin to master alignment of the feet with the ankles, knees, and hips, as well as learning new ballet terminology, rhythm, coordination, musicality, and spatial awareness. Female dancers are required to wear a purple leotard, tights, ballet shoes, and have their hair up in a bun. Male dancers are to wear a white t-shirt, black shorts, and ballet shoes.

Intermediate Ballet – This class learns classical ballet technique and vocabulary, while building muscular strength and mental acuity through barre and center exercises. Female dancers are required to wear a burgundy leotard, tights, ballet shoes, and have their hair up in a bun. Male dancers are to wear a white t-shirt, black shorts, and ballet shoes.

Intermediate/ Advanced Ballet – This class continues to learn ballet fundamentals and terminology, while developing strength, confidence, balance and flexibility. Working on various turns and jumps developing the smooth connection of movements of the arms and body. Female dancers are required to wear a royal blue leotard, tights, ballet shoes, and have their hair up in a bun. Male dancers are to wear a white t-shirt, black shorts, and ballet shoes.

Advanced Ballet – This class is structured to develop a strong foundation in ballet technique through barre work, center, and across the floor. Students will be learning proper ballet terminology and technique, while increasing their strength, flexibility and stamina. The discipline of a formal ballet class is followed and intended to teach the students to respect the art form while encouraging their love of dance. Dancers will be introduced to specific ballet techniques and steps according to their physical development, all the while working on their artistry and performance quality within their ballet class. Female dancers are required to wear a black leotard, tights, ballet shoes, and have their hair up in a bun. Male dancers are to wear a white t-shirt, black shorts, and ballet shoes.

Contortion

Contortion I – A circus/performance art that focuses on flexibility and balance. Students will learn the proper techniques for stretching to increase flexibility and strengthen muscles. This class will also focus on poses and partnering. Dancers should always come to class in dance/ tumbling attire with hair pulled up. No Shoes needed.

Contortion II – A continuation of Contortion I with an increased focus on hand balancing and creating movement within the poses. Dancers should always come to class in dance/ tumbling attire with hair pulled up. No Shoes needed.

Pointe

Pointe – Basic introduction to pointe work. Strengthening exercises for feet and legs. Barre work and a few center exercises, including basic combinations and preparations for turns. TEACHER RECOMMENDATION REQUIRED.

Leaps & Turns

Leaps and Turns (Intermediate & Advanced) – Jump! Turn! Leap! DANCE! This class is designed to offer specific techniques that assist the dancer in perfecting various jumps, leaps, and turns. Choreography is not taught during this class, but short combinations are often used to link skills together. This class focuses on the foundations and proper body placement and alignment to better execute these skills. These skills become more complex and intricate as dancers progress in level.

Lyrical

Lyrical I & II – This beautiful genre of dance combines the grace and elegance of ballet with the strength and coordination of jazz. With the fluidity of its movement and emotion-driven story-telling, lyrical is the perfect class for any dancer who wants to improve their overall dance technique and also learn to express themselves through the art of movement. In the beginning levels of lyrical we start with the mechanics of movement through our technique basics — Learning floor work, transitions, flexibility, musicality, progressions and combinations. These will become more complex and intricate as dancers progress in level. Students taking Lyrical are strongly encouraged to take Ballet as well.

Middle & High School Lyrical – This beautiful genre of dance combines the grace and elegance of ballet with the strength and coordination of jazz. With the fluidity of its movement and emotion-driven story-telling, lyrical is the perfect class for any dancer who wants to improve their overall dance technique and also learn to express themselves through the art of movement. We start with the mechanics of movement through our technique basics — Learning floor work, transitions, flexibility, musicality, progressions and combinations. Dancers also work on improvisation skills, to learn to connect with music, emotionally and through their own organic movement. These aspects will become more complex and intricate as dancers progress. This High School Lyrical class is both for the recreational and competitive dancer. Students taking Lyrical are strongly encouraged to take Ballet as well.

Lyrical III, IV & V

Lyrical/Contemporary – These classes are for dancers who want to learn how to express themselves through the art of dance. Dancers will be strengthening and utilizing their ballet technique, while enjoying the freedom of lyrical and/or contemporary movement. Dancers will do a warm up in the center which includes ballet technique, core work, dynamic and static stretching, and strength and conditioning. Class will also consist of learning a variety of combinations that will introduce the dancers to different choreography, stylization, and music. Dancers will learn how to develop their own personal style, learning the importance of dynamics, focus, and body language. All dancers will be encouraged to express themselves through their dancing. We offer lyrical class for all levels ranging from beginner to advance.

Mini Tap/Jazz/Tumbling Combo

Mini Tap/Jazz/Tumbling Combo – (Ages Kindergarten –1st Grade)- This fun and energetic hour-and-a-half class is broken down into three half-hour segments consisting of tap technique, jazz technique, and tumbling. Our mini dancers are now working on and mastering gross and fine-motor skills, proper technique and dance terminology, posture, coordination, rhythm, musicality, and memorization. Our Mini’s class is age-appropriate, fun, energetic, and develops the dancer’s poise and confidence while instilling a love for dance. Dancers should always come to class in dance/ tumbling attire with hair pulled up. Jazz and Tap shoes required.

Spotlights

Spotlights – This is our youngest competition team. These students learn all the techniques that are taught in Jazz I/II and Tap I/II, plus they get to experience going to competitions. They also have the opportunity to perform several times a year at local events. They get to participate in our Legends big/little sister and brother program to meet some of the older students and to have a mentor in dance. At the end of the year, they get to attend the Legend’s banquet.

Jazz

Elementary Jazz – In this class we explore basic jazz movements as well as terminology for those moves. We start the class with a warm-up center floor to get the blood flowing, then we continue stretching our muscles on the floor. Next we progress to combinations across the floor and we end with a practice dance routine back in the center of the room. Some of the dance techniques that are learned are splits, pirouettes, battements, lindys, jazz squares, chasses, chaines, pivot turns, padaborees, leaps, and then combinations with all these put together.

Primary/Int Jazz – In this class the students continue learning all the techniques from Jazz I/II and previous classes. In addition they begin to work on double pirouettes, illusions, different kinds of leaps, balance tricks, as well as many different combinations putting all the steps together. In this class, we emphasize pointing the feet and the ankle correctly, as well as correct body placement in pirouettes, leaps, battements, etc.

Jazz III/IV – This is a great class for dancers who have had some previous dance experience and are looking to improve their jazz technique in a fun, upbeat environment. If your dancer wants to jump, leap, turn, kick, and move their body, Jazz class is the place to be. This is an ideal class for someone who may be wanting to prepare for a school dance team, a school musical, or a community theater show. This class will help develop flexibility, strength and coordination as well as proper dance technique. Students will experience Broadway, Street, Classical, and Contemporary styles of jazz using a variety of music to accentuate each style. Classes include a warm-up, stretch, center floor work, across-the-floor progressions, and combinations.

Junior Jazz – This class is for the more serious dancer looking to strengthen their technique and focus on all styles of jazz. This class works on strength, conditioning, flexibility, technique, across-the-floor progressions, leaps and turns, and basic jazz combinations. Must have teacher recommendation and take weekly ballet.

Teen Jazz – This class is a continuation of Junior Jazz with a focus on challenging dancers in all areas of jazz and working to strengthen technical skills. This class works on strength, conditioning, flexibility, technique, across-the-floor progressions, leaps and turns, and basic jazz combinations. Must have teacher recommendation and take weekly ballet.

Senior Jazz – This class is a continuation of Teen Jazz. At this level most of the dancers of this age have mastered their basic jazz skills, have a strong knowledge of strength, conditioning and flexibility training. In this class style performance and execution is a main focus preparing some dancers for auditions after high school. Must have teacher recommendation and take weekly ballet.

Middle & High School Jazz – This is an ideal class for someone who may be wanting to prepare for a school dance team, a high school musical, or a community theater show. This class will teach terminology and technique and help develop flexibility, strength and coordination. The middhle and high school jazz classes are for both for the recreational dancer and the competitive dancer. Students will experience Broadway, Street, Classical, and Contemporary styles of jazz using a variety of music to accentuate each style. Classes include a warm-up, isolations, stretch, center floor work, across-the-floor progressions, and combinations.

Tap

Tap I/II – In this class we explore basic tap steps as well as terminology for those steps. We start the class with a warm-up center floor that helps with timing and balance. We learn to work all the different parts of our tap shoe. Then we learn steps that utilize all the parts of the tap shoe that we learned. We continue to master those steps by practicing them moving across the floor. We finish the class up with a practice tap dance that puts together the steps we have learned. Some of the tap steps that are learned in this class are taps, heels, toe drops, hops, leap toes, shuffles, irishes, maxi fords, buffalos, shim sham, waltz clog, military time step, drawbacks, wings, and several other combinations with these steps put together to make music with our shoes.

Primary/Int Tap – In this class, the students continue learning all the techniques from Tap I/II and previous classes. In addition, they begin to try to tap dance on the balls of their feet. They begin learning flaps which leads them into more intermediate tap steps. The students continue working on additional time steps and their breaks. In this class, we emphasize working the shoe and bending the knees even more to articulate sounds, as well as, more rhythms to make more music with our shoes.

Tap III/IV – In this class, students continue to master all the techniques from previous tap classes. Staying on the balls of the feet is very important at this level, so there is much practice for this. At this level, we learn double irishes, double buffalos, double maxi fords, double drawbacks, double waltz clog, double military, as well as rhythm and stomp time step with a break, and many other flap and shuffle combinations. The students will begin to explore perididdles, cramp rolls, shuffle turns, riffs and many other combinations.

Intermediate Tap – In this class, the students continue to master all the steps learned in previous tap classes. The students will continue to work on all the steps in the single and double version. They will begin to learn the triple version. They will also work on pull backs and double pull backs. The students will learn several time steps and will demonstrate them to show mastery. They will work on many perididdle combinations as well as riffles, riffs, paddle turns, and cramp roll combinations. They will also continue working on several different types of wings.

Junior Tap – In this class, the students will continue to master the steps they’ve learned in previous tap classes. They will continue to master several time steps with breaks. They will begin learning shiggibops, alternating pull backs, reverse perididdles, and cramp roll turns. In this class, we will emphasize articulation, rhythm, and mastery of steps learned.

Intermediate/Advanced Tap Description coming soon!

Advanced Tap – At this level we have fun trying some crazy tap moves. We do flying shuffles, flying perididdles, reverse drawbacks, and werps. We add heels, step heels, heel taps, flaps, shuffles, pull backs, and even riffs into already difficult steps. We learn several combinations that keep our minds thinking and our feet moving fast.

Teen/Adult Tap – In this class we have a wide range of levels but everyone works on the level they need. We learn and review the basics of shuffles and flaps and then apply them into several tap steps and combinations. We learn terminology and different versions of the steps.

Musical Theater

Musical Theater Description coming soon!