Top Steps (advanced dancers)

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Top Steps” (advanced dancers). Here they will be instructed and motivated to be the best they can be. Whether you choose our recreational or competitive program you will see your dancer motivated and inspired to achieve their goals.

All classes have the opportunity to perform in our annual recital where all the dancers shine.  You'll see smiling faces, energized performers, and proud parents.  It is truely a rewarding experience by the dancers and audience.

  • Ballet (13 & up):  A disciplined technique emphasizing proper body placement, basic positions of the body and ballet vocabulary. The class includes barre, center, adagio, allegro, elevation and balance. The class builds from one level to the next and the progress can be seen as grace, poise & confidence is built!​

  • Jazz (13 & up):  This class helps develop a sense of rhythm and style. It consists of isolation warm-ups, major muscle warm-ups, stretch, floor progressions and combinations. The styles include Funk, Broadway, Lyrical and Contemporary. The class builds from one level to the next and the progress can be seen as jumps and turns are completed.

  • Tap (13 & up):  The class consists of foot and ankle warm-ups, floor progressions, combinations and routines. The fundamentals are stressed including rhythm, timing and precision. Soft-shoe, musical theatre, rhythm and jazz are styles of this class. You’ll hear the clarity of shuffles, flaps and other sounds as the dancers progress into more intricate pick up work. A sure show stopper!

  • Contemporary (13 & up):  A fusion of a lyric and a modern class. Please see below. It’s one of today’s hottest subjects!

  • Modern (13 & up):  Based on ballet, but containing aspects of jazz, drama, and Native American Dance. Based on Graham and Limon techniques. These techniques involve a lot of contracting, releasing and fall recovery. The class also consists of combinations, core strength and floor progressions.

  • Hip Hop (13 & up):  Dance inspired by today’s hit songs and hip hop music. Its style is commonly seen in music videos. Wear comfortable clothes and sneakers and get ready to move and groove. Stretching, isolations, floor progressions and combinations will get you ready to show your stuff.

  • Acro Gymnastics (13 & up):  Floor gymnastics. This class involves conditioning, stretching, balancing and flexibility skills in addition to gymnastics moves. Forward and backward rolls progress to cartwheels, round-offs, walk overs, aerials and tucks. A thrilling class!

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