class description

length of classes



Preschool and Kindergarten: 45 minutes

Level 1-3 Combination: 45 minutes

Jazz for Combination: 30 minutes

Level 1-4 Ballet: 45 minutes

Level 1-4 Jazz:  45 minutes


Level 1-4 Tap and Lyrical:  30 minutes

All Hip Hop and Poms: 30 minutes

Level 4 Ballet: 60 minutes

Contemporary:  ​30 minutes

Preschool (Ages 3-4):  This class consists of Ballet and Tap.  The focus is on balance and coordination.  Preschool classes are presented in a fun format that encourages learning while maintaining discipline.  Children in this class will do two dances in our annual recital. Required attire: leotard and tights, pink leather ballet shoes and tan tap shoes.

Kindergarten (Ages 5-6):  This class consists of Ballet and Tap.  Students will learn new and different steps for each subject while increasing their flexibility and ability to dance.  Children will do two dances in our annual recital. 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 leather split soled ballet shoes.

Jazz (Ages 6 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.

Lyrical (Ages 10 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 8 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. Converse-style sneakers.

Poms (Ages 8 and up): Students in this class learn routines similar to those taught to local high school dance teams. 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. Tan slip on jazz shoes.

Contemporary Jazz (Advanced Students only): A style of dance combining jazz and lyrical movements that expresses complex emotions and abstract ideas. Ballet is required to take Contemporary Jazz class. 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.

The Dance Co.

All previous and new students will be placed by ability. If instructors feel your child would progress better in another class, he or she will be moved within the first three months of class. We want students to be challenged, but not overwhelmed. A goal of The Dance Co. is to place children in classes where they can improve their dancing skills and have fun at the same time.

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