We offer dance, yoga and pilates lessons for all ages and levels. Please see our class descriptions below and feel free to contact us with any questions you may have!
**Please note: The ages listed for each class are a guideline and we reserve the right to place students in the class we see best fit. We want ALL of our students to feel challenged, but not frustrated, so we work very hard to properly place each student. This also means that the same level of class may be repeated for a few years to master the technique required to move up! Unlike school, students should not expect to "move up" to the next level each year. Not sure what level your dancer should be in or are curious about moving to the next level? Jenny and/or your students' instructor would love to chat with you about it!
Mom & Me Ballet (1.5+)
w/ Miss Jenny
A creative dance class for parents and children ages 18 months – 3 years exploring imaginary play with scarves, bells and other props to fun songs while learning to love movement, music and expression. It is a great class for parent and children to bond and simultaneously play, learn and grow together. There is no dress code for Mom&Me ballet but leotard, tights and ballet slippers can be introduced.
w/ Miss Jenny / Miss Missy / Miss Raeanne
This program is a prelude to formal ballet instruction and introduces children to music and movement through a structured progression that emphasizes creativity and group interaction. Overall emphasis is on having fun while learning coordination, balance, rhythm, musical counting, self-confidence, muscle isolation and development, taking turns and following directions. Students will be exposed to multiple movements and musical styles. There is no dress code for preballet but leotard, tights and ballet slippers can be introduced
Ballet/Tap Combo (3+)
w/ Miss Raeanne / Miss Missy
Students age 3+ can take this combination ballet and tap class. During class we will focus on stretching, learning special awareness through ballet movements, basic ballet technique as well as beginning tap technique, movements and choreography. Attire- ballet leotard and tights. Skirt optional. Ballet & Tap shoes.
Boys Ballet (6+)
w/ Miss Jenny/ Miss Missy
This class focuses on strength, agility, endurance, flexibility, good posture and ballet steps that are necessary for male dancers. In ballet, you train to become an athlete and artist at the same time. The instructors not only have many years of experience in ballet but also a strong background in gymnastics, yoga and pilates that will help build a well rounded dancer.
w/ MISS KATELYN / MISS JENNY / Miss Missy / Miss Raeanne
Level I - VI will focus on artistry, musicality, coordination, strength, flexibility and correct anatomical alignment. Dancers will begin with more simple ballet exercises to warm up and then build to more complex movement phrases. Over the course of the season, we will focus on the correct technical approach to ballet to improve skills and protect the body from injury. There will be an equal focus on developing each students artistry and emphasis on the overall joy of dance.
Dress code: hair in bun, leotard, convertible tights, split sole slippers - no baggy clothes
w/ MISS Raeanne / Miss Katelyn
In pointe class, students learn how to dance on their “toes”. The training for pointe consists of strengthening and developing articulation in the feet, ankles, and legs. Students desiring to dance on pointe must be 12 years old (for pre-pointe, 11 years old) have a strong ballet foundation and good understanding of proper technique attained during a minimum of 2 years of ballet training. They should attend a minimum of 1 ballet class a week in addition to their pointe class, as pointe work requires tremendous strength of the ankles, feet and legs and is very demanding on the body. Students wishing to begin pointe require the approval of the instructor.
Pas De Deux (12+)
w/ MIss Katelyn / Miss Jenny / Miss Raeanne
Pas de Deux is French for "Step of Two" and is what partnering is called in ballet. By dancing with a partner the lady can jump higher, take positions she would never be able to on her own, and "float" about the stage as she is carried by her partner. A partner allows a man to extend his line and show off his strength. In pas de deux the man quite often does not stand in a balletic position or appear to be dancing at all. He can do this because the audience will almost always watch the lady. The man acts as a "third leg" for the lady by stabilizing, lifting, and turning her.
w/ Miss Missy
This class is designed for adults of all ages, shapes and sizes who have never danced before or took a long break from dancing. We focus on the fundamental ballet technique, good alignment, strength and flexibility and have an enormous amount of fun learning small choreographies in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.
Lyrical Dance (8+)
w/ Miss Raeanne
Lyrical dance was created by merging ballet and jazz techniques. What sets it apart from ballet is the music used. When choosing music for lyrical class or performances, music with lyrics that express strong emotions through the movement and choreography are essential. Lyrical dancing has less to do with classical ballet or jazz technique, and more to do with choreography, using emotions, and telling stories relatable to audiences through movement. Attire: Leotard or athletic shirt with shorts, capris or snug fitting dance pants. Jazz shoes.
Tap Dance (7+)
w/ Miss Raeanne
For students age 7+ with at least some previous exposure to tap technique. We will warm up our entire bodies starting with the feet and learn tap technique both stationary and moving across the floor. Each class will finish with choreography practice stringing our learned tap movements together. Attire: Leotard or athletic shirt with shorts, capris or snug fitting dance pants. Tap Shoes.
Jazz Dance (8+)
w/ Miss Raeanne
Whether you are new to Jazz or have taken a few years, we will all join together in this multi-level upbeat and engaging Jazz class learning basic Jazz technique mixed with contemporary choreography. Kicks, turns, leaps and more! Attire: Leotard or athletic shirt with shorts, capris or snug fitting dance pants. Jazz shoes.
Modern Dance (10 +)
w/ Miss Missy / Miss Katelyn
Modern focuses on elements of dance, such as freedom of expression, interpretation of music, principles of fall and recovery, control, breathing, balance and contraction/release. It contains naturally ergonomic movements and that's why beginners advance fairly fast. The techniques used are mostly Limon, mixed with Graham, Cunningham, Horton etc. Modern Dance allows students to explore their individual dance style outside of the structure of traditional ballet and jazz classes. All levels are welcome. Advanced Modern Dancers can also join our Dance Company via audition and perform more often. The class includes a warm up, floor work, across the floor, and choreography work at the end of class Attire: :comfortable sports clothes, barefoot, foot undeez or socks.
Rhythmic Gymnastics (8+)
w/ Miss Missy
Rhythmic Gymnastics classes combine elements of ballet, dance, and gymnastics, and use of apparatus (clubs, hoop, ball, ribbon, and rope) for artistic expression. Attire: leotard, shorts, barefoot
Hip Hop/Jazz (6+)
w/ Miss Missy
Hip Hop/Jazz combines both dance styles into one and makes it extremely fun for the little ones. It uses popular and upbeat music that no one can resist dancing to. Attire: comfortable sports clothes, clean sneakers or jazz shoes.
w/ Mr. Jonathan & Miss Jenny
Our ballroom class is a light, fun entrance into couples dancing with a strong emphasis on lead-and-follow technique. We make our way through the dances one by one in 4- to 6-week blocks. Over time, we'll pass through all the top dances: Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Cha-Cha, Quickstep, Rumba, and more. We don't follow a strict syllabus, and we won't turn you into a competitive, international ballroom dance sensation. We will teach you how to have a good time 6 to 12 inches from another consenting human. We'll also teach you a thing or two about couples communication. Our only goal is for you to come out and have a fun evening together with us. Stop by, and we'll figure out the rest from there.
Vinyasa Yoga, Heated Yoga
w/ Miss Macy
An upbeat paced class for all levels. Modifications are offered for new yogis to make postures easier, and for more seasoned students, to make postures more challenging. Listen to YOUR body and make your practice your own. Class begins by finding your breath and spending a few minutes in meditation, followed by a few Sun Salutations, the Warrior Series and some play time for balance postures and inversions. All are welcome- we would love to see you on your mat! Attire: comfortable, snug-fitting clothing. No shoes necessary.
Gentle Yoga, Yin Yoga, Sivananda Yoga
w/ Miss Jenny/ Miss Macy
Students of all experience levels are welcome to this slower-paced, stress-relieving yoga class. Gentle Yoga incorporates aspects of Yin yoga with other Restorative and Hatha yoga postures. This calming class will gradually increase strength, flexibility, and awareness of the body. All asanas (poses) will be practiced with attention to breath and alignment. Attire: Comfortable, breathable clothing that won't restrain the body from stretching. No shoes necessary.
w/ Miss Jackie
Ashtanga Yoga is a system of Yoga popularized in modern times by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. The name Ashtanga Yoga means “8 limbs” in Sanskrit. It is a reference to the 8-part method of practice in the ancient text, the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. In Patanjali’s method, the practice of asana or postures is one part of a comprehensive discipline of physical and mental training.
Pattabhi Jois taught a dynamic method of sequenced postures linked with breath and concentration techniques that aim to give practical experience of the 8-limbed method.
w/ Miss Jackie
One Sunday a month, from 12-3 pm, we hold a Yoga workshop that focuses on a specific theme: Heart Openers, Inversions, Balance, Family Yoga, Yoga/Pilates, Meditation, etc...
The workshops are excellent if you would like to deepen your yoga practise and learn about different styles of yoga. Check out the schedule under Upcoming Events and add them to your calendar!