​class Descriptions

Twinkle Star Method Preschool (Ages 3-4) and Kindergarten (Ages 5-6):  An age specific 45 minute class containing ballet, tap and jazz/creative movement. The purpose of the class is to introduce young dancers to the three styles of dance and inspire movement and creativity within a positive environment. Dancers will also learn basic steps and terminology in all three styles. For example, all dancers will learn what a “plie” is and how to demonstrate one. The use of fun, age appropriate music engages the young dancers’ minds and bodies. The use of props such as hula hoops and teddy bears make the class so much fun for the little ones!
Required attire: leotard and tights, pink leather ballet shoes and tan tap shoes.


Level 1, 2, and 3 Combination (Ages 6-9): Combination classes are continuing Ballet and Tap.  Students in combination classes may take an optional jazz class.  The emphasis is on more technical studies as they develop further poise, balance and coordination.  Students will do two dances in our annual recital. Required attire: leotard and tights, pink leather ballet shoes and tan tap shoes.

Ballet (Ages 10 and up):  Ballet is the foundation of all dance subjects.  With the exception of Hip Hop and Poms, Ballet is required to take all other classes.  Students need the basics learned in ballet to polish and perfect a higher degree of dancing skills.  Ballet students will perform one dance in our annual recital. Required attire: leotard and tights, pink canvas split soled ballet shoes.

Jazz (Ages 7 and up):  Emphasis is on learning more difficult combinations while working on showmanship and becoming a more stylized dancer.  Correct technique is stressed while performing more difficult choreography.  Jazz dancers will perform one dance in our annual recital. Ballet is required to take any jazz class. Required attire: leotard and tights. Form fitting shorts and tank tops are also allowed over leotard and tights. Tan slip on jazz shoes.

Tap (Ages 10 and up):  Tap skills are stressed such as clarity of sound and the speed at which the steps are performed.  Tap students will perform one dance in the annual recital.  Ballet is required to take any tap class. Required attire: leotard and tights. Form fitting shorts and tank tops are also allowed over leotard and tights. Black or tan slip on tap shoes (specified in your class).

Lyrical (Ages 8 and up):  Students work on balance and extensions while dancing in an expressive, modern style.  Students in lyrical are required to take ballet.  Lyrical students will perform one dance in the annual recital.  Required attire: leotard and tights. Form fitting shorts and tank tops are also allowed over leotard and tights. Half-ballet shoes.

Hip-Hop (Ages 7 and up):  This is a signature Dance Co. class!  We have been offering hip hop classes since 1993, and we keep up with the trends!  Cool street moves and choreography performed to the latest urban and hip-hop music.  Lots of energy required! Students will perform one dance in annual recital. Required attire: leotard and tights. Form fitting shorts and tank tops are also allowed over leotard and tights. White Nike Air Force One style shoes (do not need to be that brand.)


​Acro-Dance (Ages 6-18):   Acro-Dance technique includes balancing, limbering, tumbling and partnering, based in flexibility, contortion and strength.  Dancers who train through Acrobatic Arts have balanced development, are stronger, more flexible and fearless.  Dancers will have more skills, have fewer accidents, and are less likely to develop chronic injuries.

Required attire:  leotard and footless tights.  Bare feet, no shoes required.

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