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I attended Shantel's recital while researching studios for my daughter. I was really impressed with the age-appropriate music and costumes. All of the dances were tasteful and reflected the family orientation of the studio. I am looking forward to my daughter's upcoming years of dance with Shantel.

— Ali L.

classes

Combo Level Classes
Ballet, Tap, Lyrical, Contemporary
Ages 2 & up

Tumbling
Ages 3 & up

Ballet
Ages 8 & up

Jazz/Hip-Hop
Ages 5 & up

Performance Technique
Ages 7 & up

Company Technique
Ages 7 & up

Adult Dance
Adults (Beginner-Advance)

 

Class Descriptions

Pre-School classes introduce young children to music and performing arts. The program helps students develop listening and motor skills, body awareness, endurance, concentration, group cooperation and individual expression, coordination, and balance.

Ballet is the foundation of all dance forms. It is a classical dance form characterized by grace and precision of movement. Graded classes include ballet technique with barre and center floor work.

Tap dance is rhythmical sounds emphasized by the taps on the dancer’s shoes. Graded classes include combinations of simple and complex rhythms, technique and terminology.

Jazz dance stresses body isolations, coordination, rhythm and syncopation, and the development of strength and flexibility. Classes include lyrical jazz, hip hop, funk, and performance techniques.

Lyrical dance is the fusion of ballet and jazz technique. Expression from the inner emotion is a primary factor in choreographing and interpreting this art form. Lyrical dance interprets music or words, showing the audience the emotion of the particular piece.

Contemporary dance is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz, lyrical and classical ballet. Contemporary dancers strive to connect the mind and the body through fluid dance movements.

Tumbling Tots is an introduction to tumbling for boys and girls 3-4 years old.  Children will learn the basic skills and terminology needed for tumbling.  In addition to basic skill, children will improve coordination, strength, and balance in a fun atmosphere.

Tumbling is the artistic use of movements and tricks. Conditioning and control of the muscles are obtained through a balanced exercise program and progressive training from basic through advanced work. Tumbling develops limberness, strength, balance, speed and coordination.

Performance Technique is a class designed for dancers to develop their performance styles and skills and grow in their artistry. Through various movement, facial and vocal exercises, dancers will explore choreographic intention, details of movement, and physical and emotional dynamics to broaden their performance range. Essentially, performance technique's purpose is to get students "stage ready", combining technique, choreography and performance, the three key ingredients of artistry.

Company Technique is a class formulated to improve the overall technique of our dedicated company members through toning, strengthening, conditioning, and stretching.

Line Dancing is an adult dance class in which students will learn choreographed dances with a repeated sequence. This fun dance class will boost mood, improver memory skills, develop better balance skills, and many other health benefits.

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