Pre-Ballet is a 30 minute class for young children ages 3 and young 4s. They will learn the basics of ballet as well as introduce the proper French terminology through stretching and introductory ballet movements. They will also learn how to take turns and will learn to pantomime by acting out the lyrics to fun children’s songs.
Ballet/Tap Combination is a one hour class during which children ages 4 – 7 can experience two completely different forms of dancing expression. We begin to immediately introduce the proper French terminology universal to dance, along with the basic fundamental elements of ballet, then change to our tap shoes to explore the strength and variety of tap steps and musical rhythm. There are four levels of classes to maximize your child’s potential based on age, emotional and physical maturity and level of ability. This class can also be offered at your Day Care or Private School!
Classical Ballet is perhaps the highest art form the world offers today. It is exacting, technically demanding of body and mind, and much more difficult than it looks. But as with most things in life the greater the challenge the greater the reward and the benefits of taking ballet are well documented: better physical and mental coordination, strength, stamina, flexibility, self-discipline, self-motivation, and self-assurance. Ballet dancers are typically the best students, musicians, ice skaters, cheerleaders, gymnasts, actors, and athletes and they enjoy greater success in whatever career they choose because of it. We offer several levels from Beginning through Advanced, age 8 and up, and students are placed primarily according to ability, although we take age into consideration and encourage students in other dance classes to take ballet as well.
Pointe Class is by invitation or audition only and requires certain physical and technical prerequisites. Please notify the Director if you are a ballet student interested in qualifying. All ballet students are encouraged to audition for the Festival Ballet Company’s winter and spring productions.
Tap is a fast-paced, upbeat form of dance, great for those who like noise, rhythm, speed, challenge, and strong legs and feet! All levels, ages 8 and up.
Basic Ballroom Dancing and Wedding Choreography is another specialty we offer. Whether you need a First Dance, Father/Daughter Dance, Bridal Party choreography, or you just want a special date night, we teach waltz, slow fox trot, swing, shag, cha-cha, salsa, merenge, rhumba, American Tango, and Argentine tango. We can also come teach at your church group, school group or your event!