Course Descriptions

Descriptions of available courses are listed below.  Once you’ve found a class you’re interested in taking, you can visit our schedule and tuition pages for dates, times and cost.

 

MINI STARLIGHT, STARLIGHT, STARPOWER – These levels of dance are for dancers 2 ½ to approximately 8 years old.  Class meets once a week for an hour and covers the subjects of Ballet and Tap.  Occasional tumbling may be incorporated into the program to work on coordination skills.  Dancers work on basic technique of the two subjects while focusing on coordination, flexibility and motor skills.  Dancers learn body awareness and explore the space using creative movement. For recital, dancers perform two dances using the same costume with different accessories.

 

 

STARSHINE – This dance class is designed for the ages of 8 – 11 years approximately.  The class covers Ballet, Tap, and an introduction to Jazz movement which meets once a week for a hour and half. Dancers start working on more detailed class work with technique and curriculum. For recital, dancers perform two dances with one costume with different accessories.

 

 

 

JUNIOR– This dance class is designed for the more pre-teen and early teen age. The class covers Ballet, Lyrical, Tap and Jazz which meets once a hour and forty five minutes.  Dancers will be continuing their technical skills using a broader vocabulary and course work. For recital, dancers perform two dances and have two separate costumes.

 

 

 

TEEN– This class is designed for various teen ages and levels and covers Ballet, Lyrical, Tap and Jazz that meets once a week for a two hour period. Dancers continue to work on more structured technique and advanced work in their weekly curriculum. For recital, dancers perform two dances and two separate costumes.

 

 

 

ACRO / TUMBLING –  various age groups and levels – please see schedule. – no recital performance
Students may be of beginner to intermediate levels for these classes. The class will cover various types of skills associated with core strengthening, stretching and basic tumbling skills. All skill levels are accommodated for each class and age level. No special attire for this class other than comfortable clothing, however, nothing overly baggy so the staff can properly handle the children without getting wrapped up in clothing. We offer several levels for each tumbler to provide them with the best level for their needs.

 

 

 

TEENY TUMBLERS: (18 months – 4  years approximately)  – no recital performance
This class explores engagement of gross motor and social skills while preparing students for Level 1 tumbling.  Props and small apparatuses are used to encourage and inspire exploration.

 

 

 

BALLET TECHNIQUE
Ballet technique stresses correct placement, body alignment and awareness for classical Ballet technique. Dancers will be taught Ballet terminology, anatomy, and how to apply it to their dancing. Each dancer (age 7 and up) will be properly instructed to achieve their Ballet goals. The Ballet technique classes perform in a large Ballet presentation at the annual recital (not required but encouraged to give dancers a sense of a real Ballet performance.)

 

 

POINTEperforms in the recital both nights, but not required. Dancers must have permission to enroll in this class and take a regular Ballet technique class that meets during the week at On Your Toes.  The dancer must have  good technique and body placement, so the dance movements can be executed without injury.

 

 


Mommy and Me“Mommy and Me” (Adult/child) – (please call for availability)

( 13 months to 4 years approximately) no recital performance

A class specifically designed for an adult and child. This isn’t just for “mommies.” Adult and child explore space using various apparatuses, props while working on gross motor skills. The perfect class for bonding and working social skills. Let your child freely explore a fun set up and obstacle course with a staff member to introduce fun, organized activity throughout the class. All children must have parent or guardian present at all times. This class introduces social play/skills for children and a great way for parents to meet and connect with other adults. 


JUMP, LEAP and TURN TECHNIQUE – (beginner to advanced levelsno recital performance
A class strictly devoted to turns and jumps and the technique required to execute properly.  Dancers will receive a short warm-up and technical exercises along with specific instruction targeted to each dancer’s level.

 

 

 

HIP HOP –  recital performance available – 3 levels availablejunior hip hop

MINI (ages 5 – 8 years),  JUNIOR HIP HOP (9– 12 years approximately), TEEN (13 and up approximately)

Dancers will  have fun doing hip hop technique to various types of age appropriate music.  Various combinations will be taught throughout the year as dancers work at various levels.Tricks, stalls, and freezes will be taught and incorporated into combinations based on the appropriate level.

Dress code for class: comfortable clothing, light soled tennis shoes, please no denim.

 

 

Mini Jazz dancers

MINI JAZZ TECHNIQUE  – (4  – 7 years approximately) 

Recital performance

Dancers will work on the basic fundamentals of jazz technique by working basic jazz skills including jumps, leaps, and turns. Dancers will gain skills in coordination, flexibility, as well as memory through across the floor, center combinations, and a recital dance.

 

 

 

      COLLEGE CONTEMPORARY/JAZZ – (advanced dancers) 

No Recital performance 

A class specifically for college students with previous dance experience to continue their dance education.  Weekly combinations will be taught as well as contemporary and jazz technique.  Dancers must sign up at least 24 hours ahead if dropping in.

 

 

 

Musical Theatre image ACTING – (5  – 11 years approximately)  no recital performance

(Typically offered as small sessions throughout the season. Please inquire for more info)

Acting offers children much more than the dream of being famous! It aids in developing various skills by working on articulation, projection, vocal variation, posture, eye contact, and body language. They will learn how to give impactful introduction, work effectively with others by using communication strategies, building trust, active listening, positive reacting, and collaborating ideas while working on group/partner scenes. Mini performances will be held throughout the year in class and families are encouraged to come.

 

 

 

Martial Arts pose

MARTIAL ARTS  – (5  -10 years approximately) 

Students enter a world of coordination, basic technique of punching and kicking, applied confidence, discipline and practical self-defense, using social interaction, and sportsmanship. Participants are not required to have a GI (uniform) but are highly recommended to have one by the 2nd class. Students continually work technique to proceed to new belt levels and have various areas of advancement  throughout the year.

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ADULT JAZZ
This class is designed for the intermediate adult dancer who has jazz and tap skills. Dancers will do a proper warm up and work on various Jazz and Tap progressions, center work and combinations. Dancers improve current skills in a laid back atmosphere. This class performs both nights in the recital, but participation is not required.