Dance Academy is happy to be able to offer the largest selection of dance styles in the area- there is truly something for everyone ages 3 and up to fall in love with!
Beginner Dance (Ages 3-5)
A 45 minute class for ages 3-5, incorporating ballet, tap, and tumbling to introduce all the dance basics. Attire: Dance dress or leotard, pink ballet shoes, black tap shoes, and tights. Any color clothing is fine.
A 45 minute class for ages 3-5, hippity hoppity introduces fun, hip hop movements to the youngest of Dance Academy dancers! Attire: Anything comfortable that doesn't restrict movement
Ballet (Ages 5+)
The cornerstone of all dance technique, ballet is a formalized and discipline dance, and Dance Academy emphasizes proper terminology, barrework, adagio, and allegro in all classes. Attire: Any color leotard or sports bra, dance shorts or skirt, tights and pink ballet shoes.
Acrobat (Ages 5+)
Floor gymnastics. Students begin with basic rolls and advance to handsprings, ariels and tucks. Attire: Tight clothing, bare feet. Footless tights must be worn with all shorts.
Jazz (Ages 5+)
An upbeat dance style, works strongly on various leaps, turns, and establishing rhythm to fast-paced movement. Attire: Tight clothing (leotard or sports bra encouraged to see alignment), dance shorts or leggings, tights, and tan jazz shoes.
Hip-Hop (Ages 5+)
A "funky" style genre of dance, similar to movements seen in popular TV shows and music videos. Attire: Anything you can move in and sneakers. Any color.
Lyrical/Contemporary (Ages 6+)
Mixture of jazz, ballet, & modern, works on portraying emotions through dance, leaps and turns, and controlled and sustained movement. Attire: Tight fitting clothing, leotard or sports bra encouraged, tan half sole lyrical shoes.
*Ballet & Jazz are strongly encouraged to be taken in collaboration with lyrical/contemporary since it is based so heavily off of their technique and terminology
Modern (Ages 6+)
Made popular as a counter to ballet in the early 20th century, modern dance works on body contractions, releases, weight sharing, and exploring new ways of moving. Attire: tight fitting clothing, bare feet.
Musical Theater (Ages 8+)
Dancing as done in Broadway shows- explores facial expressions and acting while performing and dancing. Attire: Tight fitting clothing, bare feet or jazz shoes.
Tap (Ages 5+)
Rhythmic movements of the feet while wearing special shoes with metal on the bottom. Attire: Tight fitting clothing, black tap shoes
Ballet done with special shoes that allow them to dance on the tips of the toes. Dancers moved up to pointe by invitation only, only following a year of pre-pointe class- students must be at least 12 and have 3 years ballet experience. Attire: Same as ballet with pink pointe shoes.
Explores the connection of dance to Christianity- including forms of dance used Biblically and using dance to glorify God.
Competition Team (Ages 5+)
Audition only class that works on dances throughout the year to compete at several local competitions. Competition is the highest level of dedication the studio offers and has rules and expectations beyond regular classes.
Not audition-only, performance only works on dances to perform at local events such as parades and local college games.
Open only to high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors: works on elements of choreography and creates student works to perform at the end of the year.
Leaps, Turns, and Conditioning
A non-recital class, LTC is an intense class that focuses on building strong muscles and all around body conditioning while breaking down the basics that lead to strong turns and leaps.
Bollywood dance is the dance-form used in Indian films. It is a mixture of numerous styles. These styles include belly-dancing, kathak, Indian folk, Western popular, and "modern", jazz.