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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.

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TwinkleStars: Combo Pre-School (Levels 1-3 for ages 2-5 yrs. Old) classes introduce young children to music and performing arts. Students are taught the fundamentals of ballet, tap, jazz, and tumbling in a fun and safe environment. Age-appropriate music and dance moves are always a priority! The program helps students develop listening and motor skills, body awareness, endurance, concentration, group cooperation and individual expression, coordination, and balance.

ShowStars: Combo (Levels 4-8 for ages 5-11) classes are a combination of ballet, tap, and lyrical. The ballet barre is introduced in the level 4 class and continues to play an important role throughout the dancer’s lessons as they grow. Dancers will learn correct terminology of the dance steps they learn. Each class will consist of exercises to build technique, musicality, strengthening, and memory skills. Age-appropriate music and dance moves are always a priority! 

Pre-teen, Teen, Junior, & Senior Level Combo (ages 10 & up) is a one hour class composed of ballet, tap, lyrical, and contemporary dance. Ballet technique is a main focus and is incorporated throughout the different dance styles. Proper dance warm up, strengthen exercises, across the floor, and dance combinations build on the dancer’s skills to reach their own dance goals.

Rhythm Works Integrative Dance (Ages 5-14) is a hip hop dance program for kids with Autism, Down Syndrome, sensory processing disorders, ADHD, CP, and many other learning differences and special needs. The class focuses on sensory processing, behavioral analysis, kinesiology, and movement safety. Rhythm Works Integrative Dance benefits cognitive, motor, and social/emotional development.

Tumbling Tots (Ages 3-4) 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/Acro (Ages 5 & up) 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.

Extra Ballet (Ages 8 & up) See Class Description Below.

Extra Jazz/Hip-Hop (Ages 5 & up) Must be enrolled in a Combo class on Ballet class to enroll. 

Company Technique (Ages 7 & up) See Class Description Below.

Adult Line Dancing (Beginner-Advance) See Class Description Below.

 

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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