Classes Offered - ages 18 months - AdultTiny Tots - For child and parentTumblingInspired Kids - a combination creative movement dance class for the preschool aged dancerTapBalletJazzLyricalCombination Classes in Tap/Jazz, Tumbling/Inspired Kids and Lyrical / BalletHip - HopCompetition Teams
Inspired Kids for 2 - 5 year olds are fun and lively classes that enhance coordination, musicality and creativity. Children will learn the basic concepts of dance, perfecting weight transfers and balance, while working on their improvisation and cooperation skills within a group. Children will learn through games, routines and repetitive movement. These classes help instill the proper etiquette, love, and appreciation for the art of dance.
Children's Classes allow 7 - 9 year olds the opportunity to explore a tap/jazz combination class, a ballet class, an acrobatic class, or a hip-hop class. Classes at this level range from 45 minutes to 1 hour weekly, and dancers may choose which discipline(s) they wish to follow. Teachers work on technique to prepare dancers for our junior and senior programs. Students learn basic positions and vocabulary of ballet, jazz and tap.
Junior and Senior Programs for dancers ages 9 and up teaches children and adults the proper technique of tap, jazz, lyrical, hip-hop, acrobatics, ballet and Pointe. (Note: Pointe is by teacher invitation.) These programs will guide dancers toward whatever goals they have - whether it is dance as an extra-curricular activity or to pursue dance as a professional career. Classes meet weekly for 1 hour, and dancers choose their own discipline(s). As in any quality school, we strongly recommend that students 9 years and older take at least two classes weekly to receive maximum benefits. Participating in classes of different disciplines enhances a dancer's range of style and elegance.
Brief Definition Of Classes Pre- Ballet - For 4 – 5 year olds is a creative movement class to develop beginning ballet technique.Ballet – Classes are determined by level then age. Beginning classes will learn basic ballet positions and steps that will prepare them for our advanced ballet programs. Pointe - An extension of ballet, requiring a solid foundation of advanced ballet technique. Teachers determine when a student is technically capable of Pointe work.
Ballet classes are color coded by level. All students are required to wear the appropriate color, pink tights, pink ballet shoes and hair in a bun. Ages are general and students are placed by abilityPre-ballet – Pink –age 4 -6Ballet 1 – Blue – age 5-7Ballet 2 – Lavender - ages 7-10Ballet 3 – Cranberry – age 7-10 - required to take class 2 times weeklyBallet 4 – Hunter Green age 9-12 – 1 hour and 15 minutes required to take class 2 times weekly Ballet 5 – Black 13 and up 1 hour and 30 minutes required to take class 2 times weeklyAdult / Teen Ballet – for adults & Teens ages 13and over
Tap - A form of dance where rhythmic, percussion sounds are created by the feet accompanied by harmonious body movement. Jazz & Lyrical - Expressive forms of dance that utilize many different rhythms and forms with limitless parameters.Hip-Hop- Often seen in videos, this urban form of dance is a fun way for students to express themselves. Acrobatics /Tumbling - For ages 3 and up, the tumbling programs at Dance Inspirations are geared towards each age and ability level. Students will learn basic tumbling skills before moving on to advanced skills to prevent injury.