Levels

Our Mommy and Me class is designed for 2 year-olds with a parent or guardian. This class introduces the young student to movement and music with the safety of having a parent or guardian right there at all times. But don’t think for a moment it’s just for the little one, parents are encouraged to move and dance too, giving both of you a fun time to connect and learn together.

Mommy and Me classes are offered in 9 week sessions with four sessions offered per year. Each session costs $120 or you can pay for all four sessions up front for $400. A $20 registration fee is only charged once per year.

Sesssion Dates:
Session 1 - August 14th to October 9th
Session 2 - October 16th to December 18th
Session 3 - January 8th to March 5th
Session 4 - March 12th to May 14th

Day Time Studio
Tuesday 10:00-10:45am Studio 2

Our Pre-Primary classes are designed to engage each student in a fun and positive environment and introduce them to the joy of dance from start to finish. Students will be introduced to beginning ballet steps, develop motor skills, rhythm, flexibility, coordination, and confidence in a joyous atmosphere. Perfect for little ones who just can't keep still! Students should be 3 by Sept. 1st, 2018 to participate.

Day Time Studio
Tuesday 11:00-11:45am
3:45-4:30pm
Studio 2
Wednesday 3:15-4:00pm Studio 2

Our Primary classes are a fun way to beginning learning ballet steps such as plié, tendu, sauté, marching and skipping to just name a few! Classes begin with floor combinations designed to build strength and flexibility and progress to movement across the floor to inspire leaping and learning. Imagination and creativity are encouraged in this level to nurture a lifelong love of dance

Day Time Studio
Monday 4:30-5:30pm Studio 1
Wednesday 4:00-5:00pm Studio 1
Saturday 9:00-10:00am Studio 1

Our Grades 1-4 levels begin by teaching the basic foundation of ballet technique and progess with each grade through increasingly advanced systematic exercises and ballet vocabulary. In these levels, students will begin to build a solid foundation for a lifelong love of dance. Classes begin with barre work to build strength and coordination, followed by center exercises, and finishing with traveling movement and allegro. Students in these levels are required to have 1+ year of ballet training in order to enroll and must attend a placement class to be ensure they are placed in the correct grade. We recommend students take two days of classes at this level.

Optional Disciplines:
Grade 1-4 Jazz - Students may sign up for this class as a single class or in addition to their ballet classes. This is a 1 hour Jazz class where students will learn basic Jazz technique, gain strength and flexibility and move to some really fun music! Expressing and performing is key to any dancer’s training, and this class is sure to bring it out in every student!

Day Time Studio
Monday 5:00-6:00pm Grade 1-4 Jazz Studio 2
Tuesday 4:30-5:45pm Grade 1-2 Ballet
5:45-7:00pm Grade 3-4 Ballet
Studio 1
Thursday 4:30-5:45pm Grade 1-2 Ballet
5:45-7:00pm Grade 3-4 Ballet
Studio 1

Our Elementary Level is designed to complete and polish the basic technique learned in our Beginning Ballet level. Students are taught a complete barre and center work program as well as grande allegro and pointe work. Careful consideration is taken when placing any student on pointe, and pre-pointe work is required before this is allowed. Instilling a healthy body image and attitude toward self-care is also a vital part of this level. Students are encouraged to take risks and dance beyond what they accomplished the day before and therefore progress beautifully.

Students at this level are required to have 2+ years of ballet training and girls are either in the process or on pointe. We offer three days of 1 1/2 hour ballet technique classes, with one 1/2 hour pre-pointe or pointe class. 1 hour of Contemporary/Modern is also recommended. In addition to these classes, each student at this level is invited to audition for the Refuge Dance Ensemble, which meets on Saturdays. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to gain performance and artistry skills that normal class time doesn’t allow.

Day Time Studio
Monday 5:30-7:00pm Ballet
7:00-8:00pm Contemporary/Modern
Studio 1
Studio 2
Wednesday 5:00-6:30pm Ballet
6:30-7:00pm Pre-pointe/Pointe
Studio 1
Thursday 5:30-7:00pm Ballet Studio 1
Saturday 10:00-11:00am Ballet Warm-up
11:00am-12:30pm Ballet + Jr. Ensemble
Studio 2
Studio

Our Intermediate/Advanced Levels focus on refining each movement and step within their technique. At these levels, we focus on cultivating the performer within each student breaking down the lie that practice makes perfect and instead practice to make progress. A student’s progress is never measured against other students and teamwork is fundamental. Students at these levels are required to have 3+ years of ballet and are looking for serious ballet training on a professional track.

We offer four days a week of 1 1/2 hour ballet technique classes, with two 1/2 hour pointe classes with variations and partnering opportunities. 1 hour of Contemporary/Modern class is also recommended. In addition to these classes, each student at these levels is invited to audition for the Refuge Dance Ensemble, which meets on Saturdays. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to gain performance and artistry skills that normal class time doesn’t allow.

Day Time Studio
Monday 6:00-7:00pm Contemporary/Modern
7:00-8:30pm Ballet
8:30-9:00pm Pas De Deux/Variations
Studio 2
Studio 1
Studio 1
Tuesday 7:00-8:30pm Ballet
8:30-9:00pm Pointe
Studio 1
Thursday 7:00-8:30pm Ballet
8:30-9:00pm Pointe
Studio 1
Saturday 10:00-11:00am Ballet Warm-up
11:00am-12:30pm Sr. Ensemble
Studio 1

Our Intro (Teen) level is designed for dancers ages 12-18 with little or no dance experience. Dancers will be introduced to ballet technique in a manner that helps them to quickly learn vocabulary and technique. Students in this level work towards gaining the knowledge necessary to progress into the Elementary or Intermediate/Advanced levels (depending on age).

Day Time Studio
Tuesday 6:30-8:00pm Ballet Studio 2

Our Adult classes are open to anyone Age 16 and up.

Our Adult Modern class is the perfect way to start your week! This open level class combines different modern techniques along with strengthening and stretching exercises to give the dancer a full class. These are incorporated into the floor and center work and build into choreography at the end of each class.

Our Adult Beginning/Intermediate Ballet classes are a great way to refresh your body and give yourself a chance to enjoy expressing through movement. Class follows a traditional format including exercises at the barre, center, and across the floor, and finishing with a stretch. This class is suitable for those who have taken Ballet before as well as complete beginners. Leotard and tights and ballet warm-ups are suggested, but comfortable workout clothes that you can move in also work. Ballet shoes are required.

Our Adult Intermediate/Advanced Ballet class is taught by our Director Katherine Gant. Previous ballet training is required. Class follows a traditional format including exercises at the barre, center, and across the floor, and finishing with a stretch.

Our Adult Contemporary class is a fun class for any level of dancer. Combine modern and ballet technique, this class is full of combinations that move, stretch, create and even roll on the floor. Each class ends with a 30 minute choreography session where different combos are taught or expanded upon week to week. No ballet shoes required, but socks and dance appropriate outfit recommended.

Classes are $12 each
Professional, Student, and Senior Adult rate is $10/class with proper verification of company or ID.

Class cards for 10 classes + 1 free may be purchased for $120 (regular rate) / $100 (professional, student, senior rate) and are good for 1 year from the purchase date.

Day Time Studio
Monday 10:00-11:30am Modern Studio 1
Tuesday 6:30-8:00pm Beg/Int Ballet Studio 2
Wednesday 10:00-11:30am Beg/Int Ballet Studio 1
Thursday 7:30-9:00pm Contemporary Studio 2
Friday 10:00-11:30am Int/Adv Ballet Studio 1
Saturday 11:00am-12:30pm Beg/Int Ballet Studio 2

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