SPRING 2022 CLASSES
1st-2nd Graders. (6-8 years)
3rd-4th Graders. (8-10 years)
5th-6th Graders. (10-12 years) For dancers who might be new to dance and need a breakdown of basic dance technique and terminology.
7th-8th Graders (12-14 years). For dancers who are familiar with basic drill team/dance technique and terminology but still need instruction on how to execute movement correctly. Classes are moderately paced.
9th Graders and above (14+ years). For dancers who are ready for a challenging, fast-paced class setting. Classes are rigorously taught and require high energy and advanced technical skills. Dancers are expected to have mastered all basic dance movement before enrolling in this level.
Dancers will learn classic ballet terminology and technique. Ballet is the foundation of dance and will be necessary for successfully executing proper technique in other dance styles.
This class is for dancers interested in auditioning for the Highland Belles drill team. Drill team elements taught include flexibility, high kicks, skills, and jazz, pom, and kick choreography. This class is the most well rounded option for dancers who are interested in learning the “Belle style.”
COMPETITION TEAM TRYOUT PREP
Interested in trying out for a competition team for your 4th or 5th grade year? This team prep class will guide you through all the styles and skills relevant to tryouts in May 2022.
This class combines conditioning, interval training, weight lifting, stretching, yoga, and barre elements. Dancers will learn proper exercise technique, specific muscle groups, nutritional information, and the importance of overall health.
Contemporary dance is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz, lyrical and classical ballet.
This class is all about having FUN! Dancers get to move and groove to fun, fast-paced movement. Technical elements are kept to a minimum and dancers are encouraged to feel the music and let loose!
Dancers will learn movement that includes foundational technique elements used in all styles of dance. Building upon the foundation of technique built in ballet, Jazz incorporates more advanced movement, skills, tricks, and up-beat and fun music based on class level.
LEAPS & JUMPS TECHNIQUE
This class focuses solely on perfecting jumps and leaps skills. Students will refine the strength, flexibility, and technique needed to perfect challenging leaps and jumps and ultimately incorporate them into choreography. Some of the skills covered include: toe touches, axel jumps, calypso jumps, jete leaps, switch leaps, russian leaps, and more.
This class is a full hour of instructor-led flexibility training. Instructors lead in stretching exercises while critiquing and correcting form to maximize efficiency and to target certain muscle groups to improve in specific dance skills. Dancers who have tight muscles and difficulty with turn out would benefit greatly from this class.
STRETCH & HIGH KICK
This class focuses 50% on pure flexibility, and 50% on high kick technique, strength, and stamina.
This class focuses solely on perfecting turning skills. Students will refine the strength, flexibility, and technique needed to perfect challenging turns and ultimately incorporate them into choreography. Some of the skills covered include: pirouettes, coupes, and turns in second and more.