Student Class Placement
Students progress through these levels as through grades in any school; however, all students move at different rates. Some spend more than two years in one level while the mind and the body learn to work together; some may progress much faster. When the student has learned the technique appropriate for each level and when the student’s body has become strong enough to accomplish those movements, then, at the discretion of the instructor, the student is moved to the next level. Advancement is based on ability, not age. In this way, the student begins to assimilate the layers of knowledge that form the foundation of dance. The primary levels are the most important levels as they solidly prepare the student for more technical work.
***At The Pointe Dance Arts, the majority of our students remain in the same level between two and three years.
Boogie Babies (Age 2)
Our Boogie Babies classes are perfect for the curious, creative, energetic and even shy two year old. Using the renowned Twinkle Star Dance Curriculum, we take these youngest dancers through a 30- minute magical adventure filled with stories, props, games, imagination and more while exposing them to creative movement, pre-Ballet and pre-Tap skills.
Our Boogie Babies develop independence, confidence, body awareness and coordination through each class.
Wiggles & Giggles (Age 3)
Toddlers get to be toddlers in our amazing Wiggles & Giggles classes. Using the renowned Twinkle Star Dance Curriculum, three-year-olds get to sing, dance and use their imaginations in this 45-minute class.
Wiggles & Giggles focuses on early Ballet and Tap skills, flexibility, coordination, musicality and rhythm through the use of props, games and stories.
Fireflies & Fairytales (Age 3 and 4)
Calling all princes and princesses! Get ready for a magical time in our Fireflies and Fairytales class. This class is designed for 3 and 4 year olds who ONLY believe in happy endings. These dancers will sing, dance and use their imaginations in this 45 minute Ballet and Tap combination class.
Fireflies & Fairytales uses the Twinkle Star curriculum focusing on early Ballet and Tap skills, flexibility, coordination, musicality and rhythm through the use of props, games and stories.
Hip Hop Flip Flop (Age 3 and 4)
Turn your would upside down in this groovy preschool Hip Hop and tumbling class. This class is perfect for those energetic 3 and 4 year olds who can’t help but move when the beat drops.
Each class is filled with age-appropriate hip hop music and moves followed by primary level tumbling and acrobatics. Dancers will perform a Hip Hop dance in our end-of-year show.
Magic Movers (Age 4)
Magic Movers is designed for our oldest preschool dancers. In each one-hour class, dancers will learn the foundational skills needed for our elementary level classes. Using the perfect mixture of structure and fun through a combination of the Twinkle Star Dance Curriculum and the RAD Ballet syllabus, dancers will be engaged from start to finish.
Using props, stories and tons of imagination, our Magic Movers will develop a true love of dance with the foundation to promote success to the next level.
Rumble Tumble Remix (Age 4-6)
LET’S GET READY TO RUMBLE! This super energetic class is a combination of our ever-popular Hippity Hop and Acro 1. It’s the perfect class for those 4 to 6 year olds who can’t help but move when the beat drops and are always trying flipping off of something.
Dancers will perform a Hip Hop dance in our end-of-year show.
Go-Go Groovers (Age 5-7)
Go-Go Groovers is the perfect introduction to our elementary level dance training. We still have the fun, but focus on the technique required to move through our leveled programs.
Each Go-Go Groovers class consist of 30 minutes of Ballet and 30 minutes of Jazz. It’s non-stop action, and the kiddos just love it! Each Go-Go Groovers class will perform 2 numbers at our end-of-year show.
All students are encouraged to study ballet, the base form of all dance, along with any other dance forms they choose.
Ballet increases strength & flexibility, enhances coordination, and develops grace & discipline inside and out of the studio. This training is the most important dance training a student will have.
Ballet is required for all Jazz students.
When will your dancer get pointe shoes?
Without proper technique, an attempt at dancing en pointe can cause injury. Children with growing feet should not dance en pointe unless under the strict supervision of an instructor, nor should anyone lacking adequate strength and training. The introduction to pointe work must be gradual. Dancers should train for several years in soft slippers before they wear pointe shoes. Then only a few minutes of each class are devoted to special pointe exercises. Eventually dancers progress to wearing pointe shoes for half, or all of class.
At The Pointe Dance Arts, we are very focused on our dancers. The proper training and care of our students takes priority over a dancer’s desire for pointe shoes. All dancers with the technique, strength, discipline and work ethic will be promoted to beginning pointe at the time that is right for them individually.
A stylistic, energetic dance form using contemporary music. Jazz can be seen from Broadway Musicals to Music Videos.
This form of dance involves isolations of the body, stretching, and rhythmic exercises combining a variety of styles into an overall discipline that can broaden any student’s repertoire.
Tap dancing turns beats of the music into a fun way of feeling rhythm. Students learn tap terminology, and apply rhythm and timing to tap combinations.
Tap dance develops a keen sense of rhythm as well as coordination.
A style of energetic dance form derived originally from urban street dance.
Hip Hop is the most widely used commercial dance style and is a lot of fun for kids who have plenty of energy and love a challenge. All moves are age-appropriate.
Intermediate Turns & Leaps Technique: for dancers in levels 3 & 4, one 1 hour class per week
Flexibility & Strength: for dancers in levels 3 & up, one 45 minute class per week
Lyrical 1: one 45 minute class per week
Beginning Modern: ages 9-12, one 1 hour class per week