2018 - 2020 Class Descriptions
"Mommy and Me" Dance (40 minutes): Designed for our youngest dancers, ages 3 and under, to be accompanied with their parent or guardian. This class is designed to introduce the basic fundamentals of ballet, creative movement, balance and coordination. ***Note: there will be no costume required for this class and students will not participate in the annual recital. Cost is $60 a month for the class, including mom and child.
Tiny Dancers 1 (45 minutes):
Level 1: Designed for dancers in Preschool (ages 3-4). This combo class of ballet and tumbling will teach dancers an introduction to ballet (balance, coordination, posture) and tumbling (forward rolls, etc).
Level 2: Designed for dancers ages 4 and up and is a combo class of ballet, tap and tumbling.
Tiny Dancers 2 (60 minutes): Designed for dancers in Kindergarten - 1st grade (ages 5-6). There are two combo classes being offered: Ballet/Tap and Jazz/Hip Hop. Ballet/Tap combo will teach dancers beginner ballet (bar work, position, balance, coordination, posture), tap steps and rhythm. Jazz/Hip hop will give dancers and introduction to both jazz and hip hop dancing. Each class will perform 2 dances in the annual recital, therefore your costume fee will be: $105 per class.
The following classes are for children ages 7 and up:
2nd/3rd Combo classes (60 minutes): For grades 2nd - 3rd only. This class is the next level after Young Dancers 2 (K-1st grade). There are 2 classes being offered: Ballet/Tap combo and Jazz/Hip Hop combo. One class will work on improving both tap and ballet skills and the other class will work on improving jazz and hip hop skills. Each class will perform 2 dances in the recital, therefore your costume fee will be: $105 per class.
Jazz (60 minutes): This is fast paced, fun and the most common form of dance! This class will help dancers develop proper technique, flexibility, turns and leaps. Each class will begin with a warm up and stretch session, followed by floor work and combinations. We will explore all forms of jazz dance. Jazz is loved by all!!
Lyrical (60 minutes): This is a blend of jazz and ballet dance all while telling a story. Dancers will learn the use of balance, flexibility and expression. This is a beautiful form of dance.
Contemporary (60 minutes): This is a blend of jazz, ballet and modern dance and is very abstract. Dancers will learn the use of balance, flexibility and expression. This a newer form of dance.
Tap (45 minutes): We love tap here at Jacqueline's Dance Studio!! This form of dance teaches rhythm and coordination along with tap basic technique. Each year you will improve your tap skills, technique and speed.
Hip Hop (45/50 minutes): This intense, high energy class teaches the most popular video and street dance moves. It is funky, fast and fun! A must try and a favorite at JDS!!
Ballet (60 minutes): Ballet is the basic foundation for all forms of dance. It teaches proper placement, poise, strength, flexibility and grace. Dancers will do bar work and combinations across the floor. Ballet is the core of dance and very important to take year after year.
*Please note that pre-pointe class is a ballet class that gets you ready to go en pointe. Teacher approved only.
Acrobatics (45/60 minutes): Acro is the performance of extraordinary feats of agility, balance and motor coordination. Dancers will build strength, flexibility and coordination. Acro is performed barefoot. Acro 1 is for beginners and Acro 2 requires at least 2 years of Acro or gymnastics experience. Advanced Acro requires teachers approval.
Modern (60 minutes): An expressive and free style of dance that started in the early 20th century. It has evolved over the years and quickly became a favorite at JDS this past year.
Musical Theatre (60 minutes): Musical theatre is a genre of drama in which dancing, singing and acting play an essential part. So fun!! Now being offered in 2 ages groups.
Pre Pointe (60 minutes): This class prepares you to go en pointe. It helps to further develop and strengthen the muscles necessary to go en pointe. *teacher approval*
HEELS (60 minutes): High energy packed class done in high heels (must be able to dance in heels). It will incorporate genres of pop, jazz, groove and Hiphop. Heels is popular in NYC and LA and plays a huge role in the entertainment industry.
We also offer private, duo or trio classes. Email or call for more information.