Dance Education

Hot Tots 

Class is designed to build from the Tots program as a link to prepare for Level I. Dancers continue to learn ballet fundamentals in a creative and caring environment while beginning to spend more time focusing on ballet basics. Dancers have the option to add acro, tap, and hip hop as accessory classes.

Level IV

Proper dance technique with hands on instruction in a creative and supportive environment. Dancers focus on correct alignment, terminology, musicality and begin pushing their skill set to execute finely tuned performances. Students have the option to learn from the best instructors in their field in the following disciplines: Ballet, acro, tap, hip hop, jazz, pre-pointe

Level II 

Building from the basic fundamentals of dance, students enjoy class with hands on instruction in a disciplined but light-hearted environment. Dancers will learn terminology specific to the technique they are training while practicing correct form and musicality. Ballet is foremost recommended with the options to continue their training in other techniques. Students have the option to learn from the best instructors in their field in the following disciplines: Ballet, acro, tap, hip hop, jazz

Tiny Tots (18 months – 3 years)

A creative movement class centered around the fundamentals of ballet in a caring environment. Children and their caregivers participate by creating movement stories to classical music, hopping to silly rhymes, and singing songs created by Vanessa specifically to engage young minds in a performing arts setting. Dancers participate in tumbling, pre-ballet, tap and are introduced to hip hop. Classes run by 6 week sessions

Level V 

Proper dance technique; correct form and alignment with artistry. Dancers execute a high level of instruction to create the possibility of furthering their options in dance after high school. Students have the option to learn from the best instructors in their field in the following disciplines: Ballet, acro, tap, hip hop, jazz, pointe, tricks

Level I 

Learning the basic fundamentals of specific dance techniques, students enjoy class with hands on instruction in a disciplined but light-hearted environment. Dancers will learn terminology specific to the technique they are training while practicing correct form and musicality. Ballet is foremost recommended with the options to continue their training in other techniques. Students have the option to learn from the best instructors in their field in the following disciplines: Ballet, acro, tap, hip hop, jazz

Level III 

Dancers learn proper technique in a structured but lighthearted environment. Hands on instruction from instructors at the top of their field, children learn musicality, and proper form, while building core strength, flexibility, coordination and creativity. Classes are available in the following disciplines: Ballet, acro, tap, hip hop, jazz

Junior & Senior Company

Tots-N-Tutus (age 3-4)

A pre-ballet class designed for dancers to participate without the assistance of a parent. The class is designed for the creative mover, embracing artistic development and linking creative movement exercises with activities to prepare for school readiness. Following directions, taking turns, social awareness as well as rhyming, number skills, and musicality are incorporated into class to create a diverse dancer. Dancers will learn ballet fundamentals through unique rhymes and silly songs created by Vanessa with the specific goal of engaging young minds and bodies.

Children are encouraged to participate in the creative process while building interaction skills, strength, flexibility, and coordination. Dancers participate in tap and acro every other week and also explore the fundamentals of hip hop. Class runs monthly with the goal of performing in the spring performance in May. Summer classes and dance camp are also available.