PLEASE NOTE: At Dance Fusion Studios, we strive to place our students in an optimal learning environment. Factors considered when placing children include ability, focus, drive and maturity. The ages listed on the classes are simply a suggestion for placement. If you are a parent who is registering your child for the first time, we encourage you to inquire with our staff as to which class level to register for. Our teachers will evaluate them, and should they feel your child is better suited in another class, they will advise you.

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CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

BALLET CLASSES:

Twinkle Toes Class: (Ages 3-5 years old)

Does your little one love to move and dance? Twinkle Toes is an introduction to ballet basics giving your little dancer the opportunity to move, stretch and improve self-confidence while being introduced to basic ballet concepts, body alignment, posture, locomotor skills, as well as develop self-expression through creative movement. 

Intro to Ballet Class: (Ages 5-7 years old)

Introduce your little dancer to the beautiful art of ballet! Beginning Ballet will enhance your child’s coordination, balance, flexibility, and studio etiquette with the teaching of basic ballet positions, steps and terminology through standing at the barre work and simple center floor exercises in creative dance and music exploration. 

Beginning Ballet Class: (Ages 8-13 years old)

This beginning/intermediate level class is designed to develop awareness of alignment, and ballet vocabulary and technique. Through the execution of barre work, center and across the floor exercises. Your child will have a clear understanding of body alignment, movement quality, carriage of upper body, and flexibility all in a fun and encouraging environment. 

Intermediate Ballet Class: (Ages 11-18 years old)

Required Attire: Ballet shoes and pink tights required. Students are free to wear a leotard of their choice, as well as dance “booty shorts” or dance skirt. Hair must be pulled back in a slick and sturdy bun, to avoid any distractions of their hair falling down during class. White dance waist belts are required as well, we do have them available for purchase in our studio.

This intermediate/advanced level class will focus on classical ballet technique through a structured class progression. Barre work, center, and across the floor combinations are designed to better your technique, as well as performance quality and confidence. With quality and knowledgeable teaching, and an encouraging environment, this class will be perfect fit for those who aspire to improve their dancing!

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LYRICAL CLASSES:

Beginning Lyrical Class: (Ages 7-10 years old)

This class is for our beginner movers. It incorporates technique from ballet, modern, and jazz, while tapping in to the emotional side of dance. The focus in this class is not solely on technique, but more about the expressiveness behind the movements. This class is great in helping young dancers improve their strength, flexibility, and musicality, while most importantly learning to express their emotions through movement.

Intermediate Lyrical Class: (Ages 11-18 years old)

Required Attire: Comfortable and form fitting clothing is required to allow optimal movement, while allowing the teacher to see the students body lines in order to make corrections on alignment. Please have hair back and out of face to avoid any distractions during class. “Turners” or half sole lyrical shoes are recommended for better turns, but not required.

This class is geared towards our Intermediate dancers, but it is still a great learning environment for our Advanced dancers. It incorporates technique from ballet, modern, and jazz, while tapping in to the emotional side of dance. In this level of Lyrical Class, we begin incorporating more advanced movements, as well as some dance “tricks”. The focus in this class is not solely on technique, but more about the expressiveness behind the movements. This class is great in helping dancers improve their strength, flexibility, and musicality, while most importantly learning to express their emotions through movement and gaining more confidence to be themselves.

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JAZZ CLASSES:

Beginning Jazz Class: (Ages 7-10 years old)

This class incorporates Beginning level classical jazz dance with a flair of hip hop movements. Dancers will be introduced to more technical movements in this level, giving them the chance to build on to their dance skills while grooving to the beats of the music in a fun and sassy way! This class is a great way to work on your dance technique and learn choreographed dances.

Intermediate Jazz Class: (Ages 11- 18 years old)

Required Attire: Comfortable form fitting clothing required to allow for optimal movement, with no loose clothing as a distraction. Hair pulled back and out face. Turners (half sole shoes) recommended to assist with turns.

This class incorporates intermediate level classical jazz dance with a flair of hip hop movements. You will work on your technical dance skills while grooving and to the beats of the music in a fun and sassy way! This class is a great way to work on your dance technique and learn choreographed dances.

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MUSICAL THEATRE CLASSES:

Beginning Musical Theatre Class: (Ages 7-10 years old)

This class is for our beginner dancers wanting to add a little more acting in to their performing. In this class, students will learn classic jazz dance technique, broadway choreography, and acting exercises such as, improvisation, monologues, and vocalization. Students will learn skills needed for Broadway performing from Mrs. Amanda, whom has danced and worked with Tony Award winning Broadway producers!

Intermediate Musical Theatre Class: (Ages 11-18 years old)

Required Attire: Comfortable and form fitting clothing is recommended to allow optimal movement, while allowing the teacher to see the students body lines in order to make corrections on alignment. Please have hair back and out of face to avoid any distractions during class. Jazz shoes are recommended, but not required.

This class is for our intermediate level dancers wanting to add a little more acting in to their performing! In this class, students will improve on classic jazz dance technique, broadway choreography, and acting exercises such as, improvisation, monologues, and vocalization. Students will learn skills needed for broadway performing from Mrs. Amanda, whom has danced and worked with Tony Award winning broadway producers!

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HIP HOP CLASSES:

Intro to Hip Hop Class: (Ages 5-7 years old)

Required Attire: Any comfortable attire that allows optimal movement. Sneakers required. Please have hair pulled back and out of face.

In this class, students will learn the basics of hip hop dance by understanding how to move with the beat of music through choreographed movements. They will be introduced to the performing side of dance, to better help improve their confidence and skills. Most importantly, they will have the best time moving and dancing to fun upbeat music!

Beginning Hip Hop Class: (Ages 7-10 years old)

Required Attire: Any comfortable attire that allows optimal movement. Sneakers required. Please have hair pulled back and out of face.

In this class students will learn the fundamentals of hip hop dance and the basics of breakdancing to incorporate in to choreographed movements, as well as freestyle battling. This class will inspire creative expression and get your body moving to fun beats!

Intermediate Hip Hop Class: (Ages 11-18 years old)

Required Attire: Any comfortable attire that allows optimal movement. Sneakers required. Please have hair pulled back and out of your face.

In this class you will be learning and improving on grooves, footwork, freestyle, and strengthening through hip hop dance movements with a flair of sassy jazz steps! You will get to explore the performance side of dance while building your confidence to not only become a better dancer, but also a better performer!

Intermediate Commercial Hip Hop Class: (Ages 12 years and older) – NOT PERFORMING IN JUNE 2024 SHOW, RECREATIONAL CLASS ONLY

In this class students will be improving on the fundamentals of hip hop dance while integrating more advanced movements to incorporate in to choreographed movements, as well as freestyle battling. You will learn and explore more of the performance and commercial side of dance as you inspire creative expression and get your body moving to fun beats!

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DANCE TECHNIQUE & CONDITIONING CLASSES:

Dance Technique Class (Ages 7- 18 years old) – NOT PERFORMING IN JUNE 2024 SHOW, RECREATIONAL CLASS ONLY

Required Attire: Comfortable and form fitting clothing is required to allow optimal movement, while allowing the teacher to see the students body lines in order to make corrections on alignment. Please have hair back and out of face to avoid any distractions during class. “Turners” or half sole lyrical shoes are recommended for better turns, but not required.

This class is perfect for any dancer that wants to learn, improve, and strengthen their dance technique. Some previous dance experience and training is recommended to take this class, beginner level is okay. In this class we will revisit the basics of classic jazz, ballet, and lyrical dance movements, while building your strength through dance conditioning exercises. For those of you that are at a more Intermediate/Advanced Level, you will have the opportunity to build upon the dance technique and skill level you are currently at, and to also learn new movements and strengthen them!

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CONTORTION/FLEXIBILITY CLASSES:

Beginning Contortion Class: (Ages 7 years and older) This class will NOT perform in the June 2024 show, UNLESS approved by Ms. Megan due to the specific safety requirements of this class, in order for students to execute movements on their own

This class is for anyone wanting to improve their flexibility. Whether you just want to be able to do splits or become a professional contortionist, you can start here! In this class we will start with a dynamic warmup that specifically targets and strengthens the muscles needed for safe flexibility training and back-bending. We will stretch your legs, feet, shoulders, mid- and upper back, and adjustments will be given along the way. Students will also learn how to cool down properly and how to present themselves for performing. According to students’ skill level, we will work up to contortion tricks such as: backbends, forearm stands, chinstands, crocs, handstands, and other beautiful contortion shapes!

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ADULT ONLY CLASSES:

Adult Beginning Heels Class: (LADIES 18 years and older) – NOT PERFORMING IN JUNE 2024 SHOW, RECREATIONAL CLASS ONLY

Looking for a fun way to stay healthy, get some cardio in, and learn new dance moves? Our Heels Class provides a space for you to feel yourself, shake your booty, and let that inner sexiness and confidence shine! All levels are welcome to this class, there is no dance experience required!

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