Ballard Dance Classes

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2-3 Years Old 

Toddler Dance (2-3yrs Old)
Two year olds have fun learning the basics of a classroom structure and working as a group in this creative, energetic class- without mom and dad! Toddler dance allows young ones to adjust to a dance class atmosphere and begin to learn qualities of movement and some ballet steps. A perfect beginning class and segue into our 3-4 year old level classes.

Ages 3-4 

Pre-Ballet (3-4 yrs old) 
A fun, creative, and developmentally appropriate introduction to ballet fundamentals. Students experience movement concepts and work toward building their dance skills in an exploratory and fun environment. Even better when combined with a tap or hippity hop class!

Pre-Ballet/Tap (3-4 yrs) 
A fun, creative, and developmentally appropriate introduction to ballet and tap fundamentals. Students experience movement concepts and work toward building their dance skills in an exploratory and fun environment. 

Hippity Hop (3-4yrs Old)
Bounce along to the beat in this introductory hip hop class! A great option for students looking for something a little different but still want to learn dance and classroom fundamentals! Even better when combined with a ballet or tap class!

Pre-Dance Tumble/Tap/Ballet (3-4yrs Old) 
This special hour long class packs in three types of dance and movement for one great learning experience! Students will work on balance and flexibility with ballet, coordination and articulation with tap, and safe movement and body awareness with tumbling. A great class for high energy students or students looking for something new!

5-6 Years Old 

Pre-Dance Ballet (5-6yrs Old) 
A fun, creative, and developmentally appropriate introduction to dance fundamentals. Students experience movement concepts and work toward building their dance skills in an exploratory and fun environment. Even better when combined with a tap, jazz, or hippity hop class!

Pre-Dance Tap (5-6yrs Old)
A fun, energetic class that teaches fundamental tap skills, rhythm and syncopation. Students enjoy learning articulation and coordination while making noise with their feet! Even better when combined with a ballet or jazz class.

Pre-Dance Ballet/Tap (5-6 yrs) 
An encouraging, creative class for students ages 5-6. Part of class is spent on ballet, focusing on balance, flexibility, and ballet fundamentals. The other part of class is focused on tap, a fun way for students to learn coordination and body articulation. Even better when combined with the Hippity Hop class!

Pre-Dance Jazz (5-6yrs Old)
This beginner level class is the perfect introduction to the high energy steps and syncopation of jazz. Students will learn dance fundamentals and qualities of movement in a creative environment. Even better when combined with a ballet or tap class!

Pre-Dance Hippity Hop (5-6 yrs old)
Bounce along to the beat in this introductory hip hop class! A great option for students looking for something a little different but still want to learn dance and classroom fundamentals! Even better when combined with a ballet or tap class!

Ages 6-10 

Ballet 1 
A beginning class for students aged 6 and older who want to delve into the world of ballet or graduating students from our 5-6 classes. Students will learn ballet fundamentals with barre work, across the floor exercises and connecting steps. Even better when combined with a jazz, tap, or lyrical class. 

Tap 1 
A beginning class for ages 6 and older, this class is a great step for students new to tap or graduates from the 5-6 year old tap/ballet classes. Through fun music and energetic dance steps, this tap class will introduce fundamental tap steps and routines. Even better when combined with a ballet, jazz, or lyrical class.

Jazz/HipHop 1 
A beginner level combination class is the perfect introduction to the high energy steps and syncopation of jazz, and the rhythm and motion of hip hop. Jazz and Hip Hop are the two most popular forms of dance, and are a great option for students new to dance and is even better combined with a ballet or tap class. 

Contemporary 1
As seen on So You Think You Can Dance and many contemporary music videos, this is a strong expressive style of dance that focuses on storytelling through movement and emotion. Students will learn dance fundamentals and are encouraged to express themselves through dance. Contemporary is even better when combined with a ballet or jazz class. 

Hip Hop 1
Pure hip hop for your ages 6-10 student! Hip Hoppers will learn warm ups, combinations, and isolations to age-appropriate music. Hip Hop is a fun alternative to classical styles of dance, and is a great addition to your jazz or ballet!

Dance Fusion 1
Enjoy a mixture of jazz, ballet, and contemporary styles in this creative class. Dance fusion is perfect for the student that doesn't quite know which style to start in, but still wants to have fun! High energy warm ups and a varied music selection keep this class fresh and fun. Combine with ballet to get all your bases covered!

Jazz/Ballet 1
An important combination of classical styles of dance, this class is great for students wanting to expand their dance knowledge or dancers just beginning and want to catch up. Fundamentals of ballet and jazz make strong dancers, along with varied music make this class a disciplined but fun atmosphere. Combine Jazz/Ballet with Hip Hop for extra fun!

Next Level Classes (Previous Dance Experience)

Jazz/Hip Hop 1A
The next level for this combination class, students will learn more complicated combinations and become stronger dancers through application of fundamentals from previous years. High energy and lots of fun, this class is perfect for students graduating from the 1 level, or new students that have previous dance experience.

Hip Hop 1A
For students graduating from Hip Hop 1, this class will challenge students with more complicated combinations and routines. For the dedicated student who wants to become stronger and more coordinated, Hip Hop 1A is a great continuation of previous classes. 

Jazz 2

A special hour and fifteen minute class for students with previous experience, jazz 2 will delve deeper into syncopation of movement to music and body rhythm. Students will learn more complicated combinations and broaden their dance repertoire. Dancers who supplement with another upper-level class like ballet or dance theater will see results faster.

Jazz 3
For students graduating from Jazz 2 or Ballet 2, Jazz 3 continues honing skills in jazz, with a focus on strength and flexibility. Dancers who attend both weekly Jazz 3 classes or supplement with another upper level ballet, tap, hip hop or dance theater class will see better results.

Ballet 1A 

The next step from Ballet 1, students will continue to explore ballet. This class includes more in-depth barre exercises, across the floor work, perfecting technique on learned steps and introduction to more complicated vocabulary and steps. Previous ballet experience is required. Ballet 1A is even better when combined with a jazz or lyrical class.

Ballet 2

Ballet 2 is an hour and fifteen minute long class for students 7 years and older who have had previous ballet experience. This class will cover more advanced steps and combinations, in depth barre work and encourages students to express themselves through ballet. Teacher recommendation may be needed for new students. 

Ballet 3

For students graduating from Ballet 2 or Jazz 2, Ballet 3 will continue to hone their skills in ballet. A focus on strong barre work, balance and coordination, and across the floor exercises will continue in this class. Dancers who attend both weekly sessions of Ballet 3 (this and Thursday 7:45-8:45) or supplement with another upper-level class like jazz, hip hop, tap, or dance theater will see better results.

Tap1A

For students graduating Tap 1, Tap 1A will continue focus on tap skills and movements. A focus on more complicated steps and perfection of previous skills in a fun and creative environment. Even better when combined with a ballet, jazz, or dance theater class!

STAR Program Free Class: Stretch & Condition
Exclusive bonus class for our STAR dancers taking 3 or more weekly classes, Stretch & Condition will focus on flexibility and strength needed for all styles of dance. As your body gets stronger, your dancing gets better! This class is the perfect supplement to jazz, ballet, tap, or dance theater. Students in classes leveled 1A or above can also take STAR classes at a discount!

STAR Program Free Class: Performance & Tricks
An exclusive free class for our STAR Program students, Performance & Tricks will focus on stage presence and special moves that showcase talent and ability. Performance & Tricks is a great supplement to dance theater, jazz, and ballet classes. Students in classes leveled 1A or above can also take STAR classes at a discount!

STAR Program Free Class: Turns & Leaps
An exclusive free class for our STAR students, Turns & Leaps focuses on perfecting execution of turns (pirouettes, etc) and leaps. A fantastic supplement to your jazz, ballet, or dance theater class. Students in classes leveled 1A or above can also take STAR classes at a discount!

Teen Dance

Teen Hip Hop (11-14yrs) 
A special class for students in their teen and tween years, this hip hop class is great for beginners and more experienced kids alike. Students will learn hip hop combos, body articulation and flexibility while practicing high-energy routines. Perfect fun addition to your upper level Ballet, Jazz, or Dance Theater class.

Beginning Teen Dance(11-14yrs Old)
For students in their pre-teen or teen years that are first exploring dance, this class will cover a range of styles for beginners. Ballet, contemporary, jazz, and more are covered throughout the year.