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Class Descriptions
 
Combination Classes:
 
Combination classes are a great way for students to experience different types of dance in a one-hour instructional time. Combo classes are available for students 3  – 8 years old. The main focus of combination classes is on students having fun and enjoying dance as an everyday activity. Class placement is based on age as well as a student's ability to learn.
 
Ballet/Tap Combo
Ballet/Hip Hop
Cheer/Tumble Combo
 
Terrific Twos age 2
This class is designed for our youngest dancers who want to express their independence without the assistance of mom or dad. Dancers will have fun learning pre-ballet movement to popular children's music through singing and movement games. Props such as pom pons, hula hoops, parachutes and bean bags are used to enhance the learning experience. Class sizes are kept very small to assure plenty of individual attention for our youngest dancers.
 
Little Fairies ages 3-4
 
These classes are open to girls and boys ages 3-4.5 years old. Little dancers love to move and pretend, and we utilize these natural tendancies to gently introduce them to the dance world. Dancers need to work in their own body space and wait their turn, they need to learn to respect the studio, the teacher and understand what each piece of equipment in the dance room is used for. Young dancers absorb this while listening to different kinds of music, and dancing with scarves, tambourines, singing songs. The teachers will introduce basic ballet positions, age appropriate stretching exercises and correct posture in a positive and creative environment.
 
Dancing Princesses ages 5-6
 
Calling all princes and princesses—it’s time to enter the world of “once upon a time.…” Our young dancers start the class with story time, featuring tales from Disney Princesses and Classic Ballets, followed by a ballet lesson. They can become fairies or princesses ... animals or insects ... flowers or feelings. Children learn to express themselves through the physical joy of dancing to music. Whether they are dancing with scarves and ribbon twirlers, practicing their princess walk, or skipping with a partner, every class is a joyful introduction to the basics of classical ballet. Each month will have a different theme. 
 
Blossoming Ballerinas ages 7-8
 
An exciting Ballet class that introduces the fundamentals of ballet technique. Students are encouraged to use their creativity while learning to follow directions in a more structured classroom environment. Along with building strength and developing poise, students become familiar with the music, stories, costumes and unique characters of the great classical ballet and Disney Princesses in this advanced Fairytale Ballet class. 
 
Ballet
 
The fundamental frame for building grace, poise, and discipline of body and mind. For ages 7 and up.
 
Modern
 
Exposes students to the modern movement styles of Martha Graham, Lester Horton, Merce Cunningham and others. Level I Modern students must be in Ballet level III or higher.
 
Lyrical / Contemporary
 
Lyrical / Contemporary combines the beauty of ballet with the strength of jazz & modern, creating a unique style of dance. This technique focuses on strength, technique, fluidity, balance, extension and emotion. Choreography uses movement and expression to convey the meaning of the lyrics of the music. For those dancers who have no desire to enroll in classical ballet, contemporary is seen as a great alternative.
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Ballet/Lyrical 2013
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Tap
 
A dynamic and percussive class focusing on tap rhythms, styles and execution. For ages 7 and up.
 
Hip Hop
 
A fast-paced contemporary urban street dance style emphasizing body isolations, intricate rhythms, and individual expression using age appropriate music and movements.
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Recital 2013 Hip Hop
Hip Hop Routines at Backstage Dance Company's 2013 Recital
 
 
Lil Peeps Hip Hop
 
Students will learn the fundamentals of hip hop. This class will encourage students to dance outside of the box and bring their own personality to each movement. We pride ourselves on being a family oriented dance studio and go out of our way to find clean age-appropriate music.
 
Jazz
 
An upbeat class incorporating contemporary and traditional jazz dance styles to current popular music. For ages 4 and up.
 
 
 
Musical Theater
 
A fun and expressive class covering a wide variety of styles used in Broadway theater choreography. A great class for students preparing for musical theater auditions, or those who just love to put on a show! Ages 6 and up, prior jazz or ballet experience is a plus.
 
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Jazz- Recital 2013
Jazz Routines at Backstage Dance Company's 2013 Recital
 
Acro
 
Acrobatics teaches flexibility, balance, strength, muscle control, discipline & concentration. This class will focus on fundamental acrobatic technique. Students will learn such things as handstands, chin stands, elbow stands, cartwheels, back bends, walkovers, balance, & contortion tricks and then progress to aerials, tucks, handsprings, etc.   Acro is not the typical tumbling or gymnastics class. This class is great for students looking to enhance their agility, flexibility, & strength.
 
 
Cheer
classes will provide basic tumbling, dance, jumping, stunting, and motion training, with focus on general skills and instruction in performance technique and choreography.
 
PRIVATE LESSONS: are available for students to learn solo, duet and trio routines, or to simply work on refining  technique. 
 
Releve` Competition Team: classes are instructor evaluated competitive and performance classes.  Students are placed in these classes.  If you are interested in joining Releve`, you must audition and be enrolled in at least one ballet class at the time of auditions.