The Studio – Dance Instruction in Enola, Pennsylvania » Ballet, Tap, Jazz, and Hip Hop

Classes

CLASSES

From the recreational dancer to the future professional, we offer something for everyone!

The Studio provides a variety of options for our dancers from combination classes to specialty classes in ballet, jazz, and hip hop. Some dancers dance once a week while others are there every day. We focus on the dancer and her or his goals.

 

Music Classes:

In addition to dance, we offer private lessons in piano and voice. Music in all forms is so important to our children’s education. These classes are particularly helpful for our friends interested in Musical Theater pursuits. Contact us directly to create a schedule of private lessons.

We’re pleased to offer music classes for preschoolers as well. Little Musicians music class introduces children to the fundamentals of music, including the steady beat, rhythm, pitch, dynamics, use of instruments and voice, and much more!

Spring Session: May 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, 31 – from 9:30-10:15am 

Summer session: July 11, 18, 25, Aug 1, 8, 15  – from 10-10:45am

 

Adult Dance Classes:

Dance really is for everyone. We offer an adult tap class on Wednesday from 6:45 – 7:30pm. We also offer an adult ballet and jazz combination class on Wednesday from 8:00 -9:00pm. Further, grab a punch card! Adults can purchase a $50 punch card loaded for five classes and drop in on any classes they find interesting–Hip Hop, Contemporary, Modern, Jazz, and more. Don’t miss this fun way to reward yourself!

 

Children’s Dance Classes:

We offer many children’s classes with a well-honed curriculum. We help kids make cross-connections by employing pretend play, incorporating colors, shapes, numbers, and more. We introduce ballet and tap technique at an age-appropriate pace and, most importantly, we have fun! Hip Hop is available to our young dancers beginning in Kindergarten or at the age of five. Membership in our Performing Groups is also available beginning at age five.

We 2: Two turning three year-olds – A primarily creative movement class meant to be a special time with child and family member.

Twinkle Toes [3 – 4]: Three turning four year-olds

Broadway Babies [4 – 5]: Four turning five year-olds –  There is some blending of ages at the Pre-K level and usually at least one blended class.

Hippety Hop: [3 – 5] Three and Four year-olds – This class is a ton of fun, blending a Pre-K structure with upbeat music and moves.

Shining Stars: [5 – 6] – Kindergarteners

Shooting Stars: [6 – 7] – First graders

 

School-Age Dancers:

As our dancers get older they have more choices available to them and  may choose their level of intensity. National experts agree second grade is the right age to offer kids more challenge if they have interest. At this point onward dancers are eligible to join our Ballet Company, our Jazz Curriculum, as well as continue with our Hip Hop Curriculum, our Performing Groups, and join our Competition Teams. As dancers get older the ages are guidelines but exceptions are made based on ability. The levels below include ballet classes, tap classes, and jazz classes.

Performance Level A (Ballet, Tap, or Jazz) [7-8] – Second graders

Performance Level B [8-9] – Third graders

Performance Level C [9 -10] – Fourth graders

Performance Level D [10 – 11]- Fifth graders

Performance Level E [11 – 12] – Sixth graders

Performance Level F [12 – 13] – Seventh graders

Performance Level G [13-15] – Eight and Ninth graders

Performance Level H & I [15+] – Advanced dancers

Requirements: Dancers in Jazz classes level H and above must take supporting classes. Jazz dancers must take either a ballet class or jazz technique class. Dancers in Ballet level I must also take a company ballet technique class.

 

Specialty Classes:

Contemporary: [11+] This is a wonderful class that allows dancers who have a firm grasp of technique to explore new ideas about movement and space and enhance their expressiveness. There are three levels of Contemporary classes and placement is made by instructor.

Contemporary A – Contemporary D

Requirements: A Company Ballet technique class is required to take this class.

 

Musical Theater: [7 +] This class also offers fantastic opportunities to our dancers, many of whom participate in local theater productions in school and the community. Focusing on vocal, dance, and acting skills, this class equips students with tools and skills  for auditions and stage performances. There are two levels of Musical Theater.

Musical Theater I [ages 7-9]

Musical Theater II [ages 10+]

Requirements: Dancers must take one other dance class to be enrolled in Musical Theater classes. Dancers may choose from a ballet, tap, or jazz class.

 

Company Ballet Technique Classes:

Dancers in our Ballet Technique classes form our Ballet Company. Our Ballet Company members perform in spring ballet production. Every third year we perform our Nutcracker. Dancers are permitted to take the technique classes without performing in the ballets. Instructors place dancers in the appropriate ballet levels.

Company Ballet A – Company Ballet G.

Pointe I & II: – Placement by Instructor

Dancers achieve pointe shoes as deemed by instructors via reaching appropriate technique levels. Company Ballet E is pre-pointe. Pointe I dancers are level Company Ballet F.

Requirements: Dancers interested in pointe shoes should take at least two Company Technique classes. Pointe dancers must take at least two Company Technique classes along with one injury prevention class–pilates or Progressing Ballet Technique.

 

Modern & Improvisation Classes:

This class offers a unique opportunity to gain exposure to Modern training and strengthen improvisation skills, useful in auditioning and performing.

Modern & Improv I

Modern & Improv II

Requirements: A Company Ballet technique class is required to take this class and placement is made by instructor.

 

Hip Hop Classes:

What better way to develop your core strength and have a ton of fun, than our Hip Hop classes. These classes perform in the June show. As dancers get older the ages are guidelines but exceptions are made based on ability. Additionally there are Hip Hop Performing Groups and options to compete in this genre.

Hippety Hop: [3 – 5] Three and Four year-olds – This class is a ton of fun, blending a Pre-K structure with upbeat music and moves.

Performance Hip Hop A: [5 – 7] – Kindergarteners and 1st graders

Performance Hip Hop B: [8 -10] – 2nd and 3rd graders

Performance Hip Hop C: [10 – 13] 4th, 5th, and 6th graders

Performance Hip Hop D: [12 – 14] 7th, 8th, and 9th graders

Performance Hip Hop E: [13+]

Performance Hip Hop F: Placement By Instructor

 

Jazz Technique Classes:

In addition to our Performance Jazz classes we offer Jazz Technique classes. For those dancers interested in furthering their jazz technique and improving their strength and flexibility in this genre we offer our jazz curriculum. Some dancers in our jazz classes choose to compete.

Jazz Technique, Stretch, & Strength

Jazz Technique, Jumps, & Turns