With classes from 4 years to adult, our classes are based on individual student’s abilities. Beginners are introduced in basic tumbling skills, while intermediate and advanced students are taught hand springs, aerials, and intricate tumbling passes. A spring board is used in more advanced classes.
Our Ballet classes are Checetti with strong nods to Russian and French accents. There is strong emphasis on body alignment, terminology, and technique. In addition, our ballet mistresses are well versed in pointe, modern and lyrical.
This class focuses strictly on technique. Dancers will work to master combinations using all five positions, while building strength and proper alignment. Great for all skill levels – even professional dancers continue to take these classes to maintain and fine-tune their technique!
For our students, 2½ – 3½ years, we offer combination classes of Ballet/Tap with students receiving instruction in each discipline for a half hour each. For younger students, activities geared toward social skills are incorporated. This class performs ballet at the year-end recital.
For our students, 3½ – 5 years, we offer combination classes of Ballet/Tap with students receiving instruction in each discipline for a half hour each. For younger students, activities geared toward social skills are incorporated. This class performs tap at the year-end recital.
A combination of modern, jazz, lyrical, and ballet. With strong emphasis on ballet technique, contemporary incorporates the stability of ballet with the raw energy of jazz. Contemporary music, along with strong emotional content make for a very powerful dance form.
A combination of ballet and jazz. With strong emphasis on ballet technique, lyrical incorporates the stability of ballet with the raw energy of jazz. Contemporary music, along with strong emotional content make for a very powerful dance form.
For the more advanced ballet student, pointe classes are offered. With a strong technical background, students are attired with pointe shoes, learn barre work with emphasis with body alignment and strength. They continue on the center floor technique and finally “cross the floor” combinations on pointe
Aerial silks are a circus apparatus that consists of polyester lycra that hangs approximately 22 ft in the air from a sturdy truss. Our silks are hung a bit lower, around 14 feet high. Silks allow the aerialist to train various techniques including climbing, wrapping, inverting, locks and drops. The result of this training is increased strength and flexibility and the ability to be creative while having fun!
An aerial silks classes consists of a proper cardiovascular warm-up and flexibility training and is followed by guided technique instruction. Class concludes with a brief warm down. Tricks, poses and sequences taught are tailored to the strength and capability of individual students. Class size is limited to 8 people. Please allow about an hour after eating before attending class.
Using the Gilbert Graded Tap system, Mrs. P’s achieves great success with it’s individual levels of tap, beginner to advanced. Barre, center floor, and across the floor combinations are included in every class. Tap classes incorporate a variety of styles from Broadway to funk, country to swing.
With students age 6 to adult, our voice technique utilizes bel canto and sol feggio exercises with emphasis on pitch, range, and pronunciation. Music styles range from Broadway “legit” to pop to country. Style, harmony, and live performance are worked on in class as well as incorporating musical theatre, interpretation, and dance for a well rounded performer.