Class Descriptions

General Class Information

Each of our classes have a class size maximum depending on the genre and age of the students.

Class length varies depending on the age and level of the dance class.

Classes are held at our studio at 1921 E Main Street, Little Chute.

Each instructor reserves the right to move children to a different level if they feel the student’s needs will be better fit in a different class.

If classes are full, we can put your name on a waiting list.

Please also see our page on recommended shoes and attire.

Class Descriptions

Advanced Ballet/Pointe: This 80 minute class is for students that have mastered the skill set at the intermediate level class begins with a warm-up and stretch at the barre. We will have a strong focus on technique during this class as we will dedicate 30 minutes of each class period toward technique. The students will be encouraged to challenge themselves toward accomplishing larger movements and to fine tune the technique they learned in Intermediate Ballet. The students will also be challenged to build up strength in their bodies if they wish to pursue dancing on pointe. The students are encouraged to fully embrace the Christian music and live out the songs by dancing in such a way that tells the story. Steps they will learn include, but are not limited to: triple outside pirouettes, fouettes, waltz circles, traveling posse turns, glisade assamble and combinations (Maximum of 15 students)

See Advanced Ballet/Pointe in action.

Pointe:This 80 minute class is for students that are working at mastering the skill set at the advanced level and have demonstrated enough strength and maturity in their dancing to be moved to the pointe class. We will have a strong focus on technique during this class as we will dedicate 30 minutes of each class period toward technique. This will class will include a lot of barre work and strength training in order to acquire the ability to dance on pointe. (Maximum of 15 students)

Advanced Hip Hop: This 60 minute class is for students that have mastered the skill set at the intermediate level class. Class begins with a stretch and aerobic warm-up. As in Intermediate Hip Hop, new moves are introduced as they make their way into the hip hop scene. We will try, in this way, to stay current and also teach an appropriate version of trends as they become popular. They will execute hard hitting dance moves that are appropriate and fun. This class will focus 30 minutes of each class on hip hop technique. They will be challenged to dance for the Lord with their bodies and their hearts. Steps they will learn include, but are not limited to: glide, donkey kicks, footwork and moonwalk. (Maximum of 15 students)

Advanced Jazz: This 60 minute class is for students that have mastered the skill set at the intermediate level class begins with stretching and a warm-up routine. They will also learn a variety of progression techniques as they will focus on technique for 30 minutes of each class period. They will be challenged to push themselves toward accomplishing larger movements and encouraged to fine tune the technique they learned in Intermediate Jazz. At the same time, they will learn how to dance as if they were dancing for the Lord. Steps they will learn include, but are not limited to: triple pirouettes, tourjetas, padebure, fan kicks, barrel turns and combinations (Maximum of 15 students)

Advanced Lyrical: This 60 minute class is for students that have mastered the skill set at the intermediate level class (Maximum of 15 students)

Advanced Tap: This 60 minute class is for students that have mastered the skill set at the intermediate level class begins with a warm-up and then progresses with challenging tap steps and terminology. This class focuses on teaching technique for 30 minutes each class period. Steps they will learn include, but are not limited to: wings, double and triple times steps, traveling time steps, and faster combinations of beginning/intermediate level steps. (Maximum of 15 students)

Beginning  Ballet:  This 40 minute class for beginning level students (ages 6-10) begins with a warm-up and stretch at the barre. We will dedicate 10 minutes of each class to technique. Technique will also be accompanied by the combining of steps to complete a routine or different combinations. Steps they will learn include, but are not limited to: front chasse, single inside pirouettes, rendejams en laire, attitudes, 3 step turns and combinations (Maximum of 11 students)

See Beginning 1 Ballet in action.

See Beginning 2 Ballet in action.

Beginning Cheer and Dance:  This 40-minute class for beginning level students (ages 6-10) begins with stretching and warm-up kicks followed by 10 minutes of technique.  The recital routine will consist of both a cheerleading chant and a dance number.  Our chants will be Bible verses and our dances, upbeat and peppy.  Students will learn and recite scripture and work together as a team while glorifying God with their movement.  (Maximum of 11 students)

Beginning 1 Hip-Hop: This 40 minute class for beginning level students (ages 6-8) begins with a stretch and aerobic warm up. During this class, they will learn hip hop dance moves that fit with the latest trends. These sharp and hard hitting dance moves will be appropriate and fun. This class will focus 10 minutes on technique in each class. At the end of class, the students will have the opportunity to participate in a fun, teacher led activity. Steps they will learn include but are not limited to: b-boy, snake and crossovers. (Maximum of 11 students)

Beginning 2 Hip-Hop: This is a 40 minute class designed to perfect the moves learned at the beginning 1 level and add on some more age appropriate and more challenging moves. This class will focus 10 minute of each class on hip hop technique. We will start with a warm up and during technique time, will learn some exercises to help us be better and stronger dancers. The grinder, wave and plank roll are some of the most popular moves at this level. Ages 8-10 are recommended for this level, though instructor placement may vary.

See Beginning Hip-Hop in action. 

Beginning 1 Jazz: This is a 40 minute class for beginning level students (ages 6-8) where strong dancers are made! We will focus on technique for 10 minutes of each class. Dancers will learn a warm up routine and a recital routine OR combinations. The students will be encouraged to try every step and do their best. Steps they will learn include, but are not limited to: single pirouettes, front chasse, pique, robot walks and jazz squares (Maximum of 11 students).

Beginning 2 Jazz: This is a 40 minute class for a different age of beginner jazz dancer. We recommend ages 8-10 for this level, though instructor placements may vary. At this level, children have a bit more coordination and confidence, and are pruned and polished into great dancers. We focus 10 minutes on technique and build on moves as we master them. Dancers will learn single inside and outside pirouettes, chasses in opposition, the lindy, crossovers and kicks.

Beginning 1 Lyrical: This is a 40 minute class introducing students to the lyrical style of dance. We focus 10 minutes of every class on technique, while also including a warm up and recital routine (for the fall dance session only). Some of the moves we will introduce include but are not limited to the single pirouette, front chasse, waltz step and arabesques. We recommend ages 6-8 for this level, though placement is reserved to the instructors’ assessment.

Beginning 2 Lyrical: This is a 40 minute class for a different age of beginner lyrical dancers. We recommend ages 8-10 for this level though placement is reserved to the instructors’ assessment. At this level children have a little bit more coordination and confidence, and are pruned and polished into great dancers. We focus 10 minutes of every class on technique and build on moves as we master them. Children will learn single inside and outside pirouettes, chasses in opposition, compass and chaine turns and kicks.

Beginning Tap: This 40 minute class for beginning level students (ages 6-10) begins with a warm-up and then progresses with challenging tap steps and terminology. This class focuses on teaching technique for 10 minutes each class period. Steps they will learn include, but are not limited to: flaps, flap heels, back flaps, buffalos, Maxi Ford, cramp roll, riffs. (Maximum of 11 students)

See this class in action. 

Big & Little: This 30 minute class is for walking 1 or 2 year olds.  Parent, grandparent or caregiver is the “Big” in this class and will join the “Little” child for a fun and interactive class.  During this class, we will act out songs and use toys to dance, jump and move while listening to music. We change activities every 1-3 minutes, which allows us to work on following simple directions while starting and stopping these activities. (Maximum of 10 big/little pair)

Hip Hop Fitness:

Intermediate Ballet: This 50 minute class is for students that have mastered the skill set at the beginning level class. Each class begins with a warm-up and stretch at the barre. We will dedicate 10 minutes of each class to technique. Technique will also be accompanied by the combining of steps to complete a routine or different combinations. The students will be challenged to push themselves toward accomplishing larger movements and encouraged to fine tune the technique they learned in Beginning Ballet all while learning how to dance as if they were dancing for the Lord. Steps they will learn include, but are not limited to: double outside pirouettes, cabriole, pas de chat, leaps, chaines turns, changement and combinations (Maximum of 13 students)

See Intermediate Ballet in action.

Intermediate Cheer and Dance:  This 50-minute class is for students who have mastered the skill set at the beginning level class.  We will  begin with stretching and warm-up kicks and continue with 20 minutes of technique.  Students will learn several chants (Bible verses) in addition to an accelerated cheerleading dance routine.  During the recital, the students will perform a scripture chant and a dance number.  We will strengthen our scripture recitation and teamwork.  (Maximum of 13 students)

Intermediate 1 Hip Hop: This 50 minute class is for students that have mastered the skill set at the beginning level classes. Class begins with a stretch and aerobic warm up. During this class, they build off what they learned in the beginning hip hop classes. New moves are introduced as they make their way into the hip hop scene. We will try, in this way, to stay current and also teach an appropriate version of trends as they become popular. This class will focus 20 minutes of each class on hip hop technique. The students will learn how to dance to Christian music in a way that brings glory to God’s name. Steps they will learn include, but are not limited to: moonwalk, knee turn, tuts (hand work) and glides. Maximum of 13 students ages 9-12 are recommended for this class.

Intermediate 2 Hip hop: This is a 50 minute class designed to perfect the moves learned at the intermediate 1 level and add on some more age appropriate and more challenging moves. We will spend 20 minutes of this class on technique. We will start with a couple of warm up routines and during technique time, we will learn some exercises to help us become better and stronger dancers. Attitude, precision, emotion: these are the skills necessary for this intense level. Instructor Placement require for this class. Maximum 13 children.

See Intermediate Hip-Hop in action. 

Intermediate 1 Jazz: This 50 minute class is for students that have mastered the skill set at the beginning level classes begins with stretching and a warm-up routine. We will focus on technique for 20 minutes of each class period. Some new skills taught are kick lines, leaps, tour jetes, and chaine turns. We recommend ages 9-12 for this level, though placement is reserved to the instructors’ assessment. (Maximum of 13 students)

Intermediate 2 Jazz: This is a 50 minute class where flexibility and grace meet. In this class we add the emotion and perfect the foundations we have built upon already. Technical exercises take 20 minutes of the class with an expectation of practice happening at home. Steps they will learn inclue but are not limited to double pirouettes, leap combinations, turn combinations and how to critique ourselves to be our best. Instructor placement required for this class.

Intermediate 1 Lyrical: This 50 minute class is for those ready to push themselves to become stronger dancers.   We will spend 20 minutes of each class working on technique using drills, exercises and the like. Some new skills we will learn include double pirouettes, attitude turns and pique turns. We recommend ages 9-12 for this level. Instructor placements may vary.

Intermediate 2 Lyrical: This is a 50 minute class where flexibility and grace meet. In this class we add the emotion and perfect the foundations we have built upon already in the beginning and Intermediate 1 level classes. Technical exercises take 20 minutes of the class, with an expectation of practice happening at home as well. We learn leap combinations, turn combinations and critique ourselves to be our best. Instructor placement required for this class.

See Intermediate Lyrical in action.

Intermediate 1 & 2 Tap: This 50 minute class is for students that have mastered the skill set at the beginning level class begins with a warm-up and then progresses with challenging tap steps and terminology. This class focuses on teaching technique for 20 minutes each class period. Steps they will learn include, but are not limited to: single times steps, Shirley Temple, shim sham, paradiddle, treble, and faster combinations of beginning level steps. (Maximum of 13 students)

Intro to Ballet for 4 Year Olds: This 30 minute class for 4 year olds is an introduction to ballet. We will cover basic ballet steps with an emphasis on gross motor skill development, listening skills and social interaction. This class will start with a light and easy series of stretches and barre warm-ups. This class will be taught fun, and easy ballet moves to Christian music that will help build coordination and confidence. (Maximum of 7 students)

Intro to Ballet for 5 Year Olds: This 30 minute class for 5 year olds begins with a light stretch and barre warm-up. We will learn the positions of ballet and several ballet moves. Each child will be encouraged to try each step and do their best. This class will be an introductory class to the elegance and control that is required of ballerinas. Steps they will learn include, but are not limited to: all 5 positions, side chasse, posse and step posse, rendejams, echappe, battement, develop and combinations (Maximum of 9 students)

See this class in action.

Intro to Jazz for 4 Year Olds:  This 30 minute class for 4 year olds will cover beginning jazz steps with an emphasis on gross motor skill development, listening skills and social interaction. This class will be taught fun and easy jazz steps to Christian music that will help build coordination and confidence. This class will start with a light and easy warm-up and will continue with the learning of new steps. (Maximum of 7 students)

Intro to Jazz for 5 Year Olds: This 30 minute class for 5 year olds begins with stretching and then progresses with basic jazz steps and terminology. The students will be encouraged to try every step and do their best. This class will be fun, upbeat and at the same time students will learn how to glorify God with their jazz dancing in a safe and non-threatening environment. Steps they will learn include, but are not limited to: side chasse, pekes, step pekes, single inside pirouettes and combinations. (Maximum of 9 students)

Intro to Tap for 4 Year Olds: This 30 minute class for 4 year olds is an introduction to tap.  We will cover beginning tap steps with an emphasis on gross motor skill development, listening skills and social interaction.  Steps they will learn include, but are not limited to: toe, heel, brush, spank, shuffle.  This class will be taught fun and easy dance steps to Christian music that will help build coordination and confidence.  (Maximum of 7 students)

Intro to Tap for 5 Year Olds: This 30 minute class for 5 year olds begins with a warm-up and then progresses with basic tap steps and terminology.  Students will continue to master the basic steps of heel, toe, brush, spank, shuffle, while expanding on those steps learning shuffle hop step, ball change, and shuffle ball change. This class includes the joy of learning to tap their little toes while at the same time acquiring a great sense of rhythm. (Maximum of 9 students)

Music and Movement:  This is a 30 minute class for 3 years olds.  In this class your student will learn fun ways to move to the music.  They will learn basic beats and how to count while dancing.  They will practice balancing, learning right and left, proper studio etiquette and personal space.  The skills learned in this class will prepare them for a more structured dance class in the future.  This is a non recital class

 

 

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