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Studio Program

Dance Classes for Children

Ages 18 months to 18 years old

Our Studio Program dance classes offer something for everyone! Whether you’re looking for fun and casual or challenging and fast-paced, we have over 100 classes to choose from including Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Contemporary, Creative Movement, Mommy & Me, Acro, Musical Theater and many more! We have the perfect dance home for students of ALL ages, skill and experience levels in our Studio Program (ages 18 months to 18 years old)! We feature all sorts of themed weeks and special activities throughout the year, and we wrap up in May with the most exciting and memorable event of all – our Spring Recital!

Class Options listed below are for the 2023-24 school year which begins in August and continues through May!

Studio Program

Class Options

Mommy & Me (ages 18-30 months)

Mommy & Me dance classes are for children ages 18-30 months.  Music, movement and basic dance steps are introduced in a fun, friendly & positive manner.  Mom, Dad or another loved one participates along during the class.  Teachers keep the music and curriculum moving along while parents take an active role in encouraging, supporting and keeping the little dancer on track. Mommy and Me is a Non-Recital Class.

Pre-Combo (ages 2.5)

This class is a wonderful transition between Mommy & Me and our regular preschool age combo classes. It is designed for 2 1/2 year olds and combines Ballet, Tap & Tumbling in one class. Pre-Combo is a Non-Recital Class.

Combo 1 (ages 3)

Dance class designed for dancers, age 3 that combines Ballet, Tap & Tumbling in one class.   The dancers do not have mom, dad or another loved one by their side during the class, so this is great for children who will be able to participate in class on their own.

 

For Combo students, we recommend Hip Hop, Ballet or Acro for ages 3+ as additional classes!

Combo 1 and 2 (ages 3-4)

Dance class designed for dancers, age 3 or 4 that combines Ballet, Tap & Tumbling in one class. The dancers do not have mom, dad or another loved one by their side during the class, so this is great for children who will be able to participate in class on their own.

 

For Combo students, we recommend Hip Hop, Ballet or Acro for ages 3+ as additional classes!

Combo 2 (ages 4)

Dance class designed for dancers, age 4 that combines Ballet, Tap & Tumbling in one class. This class continues to introduce fun, creative movement & basic dance steps through the use of music, props and beautifully themed weeks of dance.

 

For Combo students, we recommend Hip Hop, Ballet or Acro for ages 3+ as additional classes!

Creative Tap/Jazz/Ballet (ages 5-6)

Dance class designed for 5-6 year olds combining creative movement, tap, jazz, ballet and hip hop. These classes are designed for students to take 2 or more classes so they are covering 3 or 4 genres of dance!

 

Creative students typically take 2 Creative classes to cover 4 genres OR one Creative class plus a combination of Hip Hop, Ballet, Acro and/or Cheer/Dance Team classes!

Adaptive Dance Class

Adaptive Dance Class is an inclusive environment allowing students with disabilities a safe and welcoming space to explore and grow in their love of dance!

Acro (ages 3-10)

Dancers gain strength & flexibility in Acro class while learning tumbling tricks and gymnastic moves.

Ballet (ages 3+)

Ballet class provides the classical, technical foundation essential for all dance forms.

 

We recommend Ballet students take at least one additional class genre. For ages 3-6, students can take Combo or Creative or add-on Hip Hop, Tap, Jazz, Acro or Dance Team/Cheer. Older students may add-on any of the previously mentioned genres as well as Lyrical, Contemporary and Musical Theater.

Lyrical (ages 6-13)

Dancers will work through the fluid, expressive movement of lyrical (a hybrid of ballet and jazz).

 

All Lyrical students are highly recommended to also take a Ballet class, and/or at least one additional genre of dance.

Tap (ages 6+)

Tap class develops tap technique, rhythm and coordination.

 

All Tap students are highly recommended to take at least one additional genre of dance such as Jazz and Ballet. Additional options include Hip Hop, Musical Theater, Lyrical, Contemporary and Dance Team/Cheer!

Jazz (ages 6+)

Jazz class combines upbeat dance styles with elements of ballet and jazz technique.

 

Jazz students should take at least one additional genre of dance. Ballet and Tap are highly recommended. Additional options include Hip Hop, Musical Theater, Lyrical, Contemporary and Dance Team/Cheer!

Hip Hop (ages 3+)

This class will explore the fast-paced, rhythmic street styles of hip hop dance.

 

Most Hip Hop students take at least one additional genre of dance. Options include Combo and Creative for preschool students, as well as Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Acro, Lyrical, Contemporary, Musical Theater and Dance Team/Cheer for older students!

Contemporary (ages 9+)

Contemporary dance is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz, lyrical and classical ballet.

 

Contemporary students should take at least one additional genre of dance. Ballet and Jazz are highly recommended. Additional options include Hip Hop, Musical Theater, Lyrical, Contemporary and Dance Team/Cheer!

Musical Theater (ages 8+)

This class combines the upbeat technical aspects of jazz while including the theatrical, emotional aspects of musical theater dance.

 

Most Musical Theater students also take Jazz for improved technique. Additional genres we recommend include Tap, Ballet, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Contemporary and Dance Team/Cheer.

Dance Team & Cheer (ages 5+)

Our Dance Team class focuses on dance moves necessary to join a traditional middle, high school or college dance team.  Dancers will integrate jazz, hip hop, and traditional pom moves.  The class will also focus on stretching, jumping and the unique dance team tricks that make a dance team so much fun to watch!  Come learn from our former OSU Dance Team member and former coach of the OSU Dance Team!

 

Most Dance Team/Cheer students take additional genres for improved technique. This may include Jazz, Ballet, Tap, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Contemporary, Acro or Musical Theater.