Classes

Girls Stretching

Small Group Classes

Classes are limited to 16 students ensuring that each dancer receives the attention and personal training required to learn the steps, terminology, technique, proper body alignment, and musicality.

Each student is required to wear leotards and tights in the colors assigned to that class level with all hair pulled back for every class session. (SEE DRESS CODE WITHIN CLASS DESCRIPTION) Older students must have their hair in a bun or french twist for all classes.

Children’s Classes

(student must be the age of the class by the 1st of September and potty trained)

Lil’ Steps, (Pre-Ballet) ages 3–4

Freed of London: leorard – Chloe in pink; tights -Bodywrappers, back seam, convertible, theatrical pink; shoes – Sansha Star Split 15C in pink.

A thirty minute class for 16 students building coordination, rhythm, balance, discipline, team work, and listening skills.

Bluejays, (Beginning Ballet/Tap), ages 5-6

Freed of London: leotard – Chloe in marine blue; tights – Bodywrappers, back seam, convertible, theatrical pink; shoes – Sansha: Star Split 15C in pink. Tap shoe – Freed of London: Lizzie I

Introduction to the fundamentals of ballet and tap. Students will learn proper placement of the body, terminology, rhythm/musicality, technique, team work, listening skills, and discipline.

Cardinals, (Level 2 and IntermediateTap) ages 7-9

Freed of London: leotard – Molly in cherry; tights – Bodywrappers, back seam, convertible, theatrical pink; shoes – Sansha Star Split 15C in pink; Tap shoe – Freed of London: Lizzie I

Builds on the fundamentals of ballet and tap technique. Students will continue to learn proper placement, terminology, rhythm/musicality, teamwork, and discipline.

Hands in the Air

Ballet Level III, ages 9-11

Freed of London: leotard – Molly in sapphire; tights – Bodywrappers, back seam, convertible, theatrical pink.; shoes – Sansha Star Split 15C in pink or Pro Canvas Ballet in pink. Student must have a copy of Technical Manuel And Dictionary Of Classical Ballet by Gail Grant.

Emphasis is on barre work and center with proper alignment of the body. Students are focusing on technique to gain more mobility, strength in legs and feet, proper placement of the arms with the upper body. Foot Fundamentals is also offered upon instructor’s recommendation. Pointe work can be started if Foot Fundamentals has been completed and the student was evaluated by the instructor.

Ballet Level IV and Pointe I, ages 11-14 with faculty placement only

Freed of London: leotard – Sophie in navy blue; tights – Bodywrappers, back seam, convertible, theatrical pink; shoes – Sansha Pro Canvas Ballet; Pointe Shoes – Freed of London, based on the student’s feet. Students at this level are REQUIRED TO TAKE BOTH BALLET AND POINTE CLASSES TWICE WEEKLY AND ONE ELECTIVE DANCE CLASS. Technical Manual and Dictionary of Classical Ballet by Gail Grant is required.

Barre work and center work will be at level. Student will start to develop higher extensions, mulitple turns, higher jumps, and more complicated combinations. More performance opportunities offered. YAGP is recommended.

Ballet V and Pointe II ages 12-18 – faculty placement only.

Freed of London: leotard – Ava in purple: tights – Bodywrappers, back seam, convertible, theatrical pink; Shoes – Sansha: Pro Canvas Ballet in pink. Pointe shoes – Freed of London, based on the student’s feet. REQUIRED: FOUR BALLET AND TWO POINTE CLASSES A WEEK AND ONE ELECTIVE. Technical Manuel And Dictionary Of Classical Ballet by Gail Grant is required.

This is the most advanced level for students. Students are working towards college or companies. They will continue to improve all aspects of ballet/dance and possible TA positions. More performance opportunities offered. YAGP is recommended.

Tap and Ballet for Boys NO AGE LIMIT. Black shorts or black tights. Plain white t-shirt. Ballet shoes – Sansha: 7C Nijinsky in black or Pro Canvas in black. Tap shoes – Capezio: Fluid Tap Shoe in black. Technical Manuel And Dictionary Of Classical Ballet by Gail Grant is required.

Introduction to the fundamentals of ballet and tap. Students will learn proper placement of the body, terminology, rhythm/musicality, technique, team work, listening skills, and discipline. This class is geared for the sports minded student or dance minded student.

Foot Fundamentals ages 9-14

Any color leotard and tights. No shoes required. (Barefoot class)

Prepares the foot and body for pointe. Each exercise is built to ensure proper alignment of the body and strength to start pointe.

Beginning/Intermediate Modern ages 8-18

Any color leotard and tights in theatrical pink or solid black. No shoes required. (Barefoot class)

Class uses Horton technique-modern dance based on Native American dances, anatomical studies and other movement influences. Curriculum includes flat backs and lateral stretches, tilt lines and lunges, and incorporates lyrical, circular movements focusing on stretch in oppositie directions.

Composition/Improvisation ages 8-18

Any color leotard and tights in theatrical pink or solid black. No shoes required. (Barefoot class)

Students will learn how to put steps together to form phrases that will be created into a piece of dance with music.

Pilates Mat, all ages. Loose fitted clothing. No shoes required. (Barefoot class) BRING YOUR OWN PILATES OR YOGA MAT.

Series of exercises based on Joseph Pilates philosophy/technique. Each exercise is focused on having a neutral spine posture, strenghtening the core muscle groups and using breath patterns to ensure proper muscles are activating correctly.

Adult Ballet Barre ages 18 and up

Loose fitted clothing. Ballet shoes: Sansha: Pro Canvas I C.

Class is based on beginning elements of ballet at the barre, focusing on proper alignment of the body, terminology, activating the right muscle groups, and creating a positive environment to learn ballet barre.

Ready to Dance Seniors

Adult Classes

Ballet for Adults ages 18 and up

Freed of London: leotard – Isobel in black; tights – Bodywrappers, back seam, convertible, solid black; shoes – Sansha Pro Canvas Ballet. Technical Manuel And Dictionary Of Classical Ballet by Gail Grant is required.
Introduction to the fundamentals of ballet. Students will learn proper placement of the body, terminology, rhythm/musicality, technique, and discipline.

Adult Tap ages 18 and up

Freed of London: leotard – Isobel in black; tights –
Bodywrappers, back seam, convertible, solid black. Any brand of tap shoe.
Introduction to the fundamentals of tap. Students will learn proper placement of the body, terminology, rhythm/musicality, technique, and discipline.

Private Classes

Individual private classes are available in ballet and tap. We offer one hour, 45 minute and 30-minute private classes. Please call the studio to check on rates and availability.

Private Lesson Pushups

Masterclass Workshops

Ms. Bartlett has many connections within the fine arts community and is able to bring guest instructors to our studio to offer masterclass workshops for intermediate and advanced dance students. Upcoming workshops will be announced.

Onsite Preschool Program

Our “Lil’ Steps” program provides beginner movement and ballet instruction at local daycare and preschool facilities. The 30-minute, six-week course was designed for ages 3 and up. The cost is $48 per student for six weeks with a maximum of 15 students per class. Our “Lil’ Steps” program provides beginner movement and ballet instruction at local daycare and preschool facilities.