Class Descriptions

Classes for Younger Dancers (Ages 2-7)

Parent N Play, Dance N Play, PreDance, Beginning Tap/Jazz, Beginning Lyrical/Modern, Beginning Ballet, Kid’s Hop

 Core Classes for Older Dancers (8+)

Ballet, Contemporary, Tap, Jazz, Hip HopModern, Technique

Supplemental Classes

Jazz Funk; Contemporary Ballet; Stretch, Leaps, & Turns; Adult Dance, Strength & ConditioningAcrobatics; Musical Theatre; Acting/Improv; Homeschool Classes

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Young Dancers Program (Ages 2—7)

young-dancersOur purpose is to provide the highest-quality education for our younger dancers in a secure, nurturing, and stimulating environment. Inspire Dance serves the physical, emotional, and intellectual needs of these young students. We meet these goals with our age-appropriate curriculum and ongoing communication with parents. Following is a description of each of the classes available in our Young Dancers Program.

Parent N Play

AGES 2-3 years

Class Length: 30 minutes

Students will get an introduction to dance in a fun and creative environment with the comfort of having a parent in class. Students will participate in cognitive dance games as they learn the very basics of dance. This class will not perform in the annual recital.

Attire: Clothing you can move comfortably in.  No buttons or denim.  Bare Feet


Dance N Play

AGES 3-4 years

Class Length: 30 minutes

Students will learn the very basics of dance through cognitive dance games while still having a fun outlet for their creative energy. They will perform one number in the annual recital.

Attire: Leotard, tights, & pink leather ballet shoes.  Boys should wear sweat pants, solid tee shirt, and black leather ballet shoes. Hair should be secured off the neck and out of the face.
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PreDance

blowing-kissesAGES 4-6 years

Class Length: 45 minutes

Students will get a fun introduction to Tap, Ballet and Jazz. They will perform one number in the annual recital.

Attire: Leotard, tights, pink leather ballet shoes, and black patent leather tap shoes.  Please purchase and use tap ties rather than ribbons.  Save the ribbons for pictures and recital.   Boys should wear sweat pants, solid tee shirt, black leather ballet shoes, and black tap shoes. Hair should be secured off the neck and out of the face.  Find all your dancewear needs here.


Beginning Ballet

AGES 5-7 years

Class Length: 1 hour

These young dancers will be given training in proper execution from the moment they begin classes.  They are welcome to take 1, 2, or 3 classes per week.  Each Beginning Ballet class includes warmup, barre, and center exercises.

Attire: black leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes.  NO COVER UPS. Hair should be in a bun.  Boys should wear black sweat pants, white tee shirt, & black ballet shoes. Find all your dancewear needs here.


Beginning Tap/Jazz

AGES 5-7 years

Class Length: 1 hour

Students will learn the basic skills for both Tap & Jazz in preparation for beginning level classes. They will perform one number in the annual recital.

Attire: Leotard, tights, tan/caramel jazz shoes, and black patent leather tap shoes.  Please purchase and use tap ties rather than ribbons.  Save the ribbons for pictures and recital.   Boys should wear sweat pants, solid tee shirt, black jazz shoes, and black tap shoes. Hair should be secured off the neck and out of the face.  Find all your dancewear needs here.


Beginning Lyrical/Modern

AGES 5-7 years

Class Length: 1 hour

Students will learn the basic skills for both Modern & Lyrical in preparation for beginning level classes. They will perform one number in the annual recital.

Attire: Leotard & tights.  Bare feet are preferable.  Boys should wear sweat pants and a solid tee shirt. Hair should be secured off the neck and out of the face.  Dancewear needs can be found here.


Kid’s Hop

5 – 7 years old

Class length: 1 hour

A great introduction to Hip Hop. Students will explore isolating movements as well as basics in center floor and across the floor combinations. This high energy class boosts confidence, body awareness, and creativity.

Attire: Clothing that is comfortable to move in (no denim or buttons).  Shorts/sweatpants and tee shirts are recommended.  Hip Hop shoes can be purchased in our store.  Shoes can be found here.


Core Curriculum for dancers 8+

Inspire Dance is committed to providing high-quality dance classes to enhance the overall development of the child. We provide a safe and child-centered environment to encourage our students to explore dance with qualified, nurturing teachers. All classes are 1 hour unless otherwise stated.

Contemporary

Students will learn to express themselves through dance with across the floor combinations, tumbling, partnering, stretching and short combinations.

Attire: leotard & tights.  Leggings or form fitted yoga pants and cami tops are acceptable overtop the leotard & tights.  Girls attire should be form fitting with no loose or baggy clothing.  Hair should be secured off the neck and out of the face.  Boys may wear sweat pants or basketball shorts.  Bare feet are recommended, however, you may purchase foot undies.  All dancewear needs can be found here.


Tap

Tap dance teaches music theory and how to create rhythms by using just a student’s feet. Students will learn the standard tap technique using traveling progressions and short combinations.

Attire: leotard & tights.   Dance pants, booty shorts, & cami tops can be worn as cover-ups. Hair should be secured off the neck and out of the face.  Boys should wear sweat pants or shorts, tee shirt, & black tap shoes.

Level 1– tan/caramel, leather side buckle, Mary Jane style(not patent leather) See list here.
Level 2 – tan/caramel, leather side buckle, Mary Jane style(not patent leather)  See list here.
Level 3– caramel 1½” heel character tap shoe.  See list here.
Level 4 & Parades*– black, split sole, slip on or lace up, leather tap shoe.  See list here.

*If you plan to dance in parades with us, you must have a second pair of tap shoes.  Parade shoes may not be worn in the studio.  Slip ons are highly recommended for parades.


Jazz

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Students will learn body isolations, across the floor combinations, stretching, and short combinations.

Attire: leotard, tights, & tan/caramel jazz shoes. Dance pants, booty shorts, & cami tops can be worn as cover-ups. Hair should be secured off the neck and out of the face.  Boys should wear sweat pants or shorts, tee shirt, & black jazz shoes.  All dancewear needs can be found here.


Hip Hop

Students will explore isolating movements through short combinations in the center and across the floor. They will gain the confidence & ability to freestyle and express their creativity in this high energy class.

Attire: clothes you can move comfortably in.  Denim & buttons not recommended.  Gia Mia G4 Flash shoes


 

Modern

A form of dance that emerged in the early 20th century out of defiance of Ballet. Centered around pedestrian movements and concepts of fall & recover, contract & release and push & pull, Modern Dance reflects & challenges Art, Philosophy, and Current Issues.

Attire: yoga pants, tank top or tee shirt.  Bare feet.  Boys may wear sweat pants or basketball shorts.


Technique 

REQUIRED for Jazz, Hip Hop, Modern, & Contemporary classes. Technique is strongly encouraged for Musical Theatre. Students will break down and learn components of leaps, turns, and tricks used in all styles of dance taught at Inspire Dance.

Attire: leotard, tights, & tan/caramel jazz shoes or foot undies.   Dance pants, booty shorts, & cami tops can be worn as cover-ups. Hair should be secured off the neck and out of the face.  Boys should wear sweat pants or shorts, tee shirt, & black jazz shoes.  All dancewear needs can be found here.


Ballet
Click here for information about our Pre-professional Ballet program.

All students beginning studies in Ballet will begin in Beginning Ballet & Ballet 1.  Should a student wish to continue studying Ballet, but not 3 days per week will be moved to Recreational Ballet 2.

Recreational Ballet 2 students will continue to learn Ballet Technique at a higher level than Ballet 1.  Older students will be moved to our Teen Ballet class.  Proper Ballet technique is stressed in all of our Ballet classes.

Attire: black leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes.  NO COVER UPS. Hair should be in a bun.  Boys should wear black sweat pants, white tee shirt, & black ballet shoes.  All dancewear needs can be found here.


Pointe & Prepointe* (45 minutes) – 1 hour) 

Students showing strength in the program will be invited to begin Prepointe training.  An invitation to begin Prepointe training does not guarantee the student will be able to continue into Pointe shoes.  Prepointe training can begin as early as 9 years, but more likely will begin at 10.

Once a Prepointe student exhibits proper strength & technique, she will be asked to visit the doctor to get approval for Pointe work.

*Students are encouraged to take additional Strengthening classes to help build muscles needed for Pointe Work.

Attire: black leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes, Prepointe shoes, or pointe shoes.  Please do not purchase Prepointe or pointe shoes without seeing the Director first.

Variations: Students will learn repertoire from Classical Ballets.





Supplemental Classes

Jazz Funk: a fusion of Jazz & Hip Hop with foundations in Jazz.  While Jazz Funk borrows Hip Hop movement, it is not considered a form of Hip Hop because of the use of pirouettes, releve, and arabesques.

Attire: leotard, tights, & tan/caramel jazz shoes. Dance pants, booty shorts, & cami tops can be worn as cover-ups. Hair should be secured off the neck and out of the face.  Boys should wear sweat pants or shorts, tee shirt, & black jazz shoes.  Dancewear needs can be found here.


Contemporary Ballet: Combine your Ballet technique with the music you love to freely express your feelings.  Put on your pointe shoes or technique shoes and dig deep within your soul to find the movement that matches your mood.  Explore different styles of music while performing your classical technique.

Attire: leotard, tights, & pink ballet or pointe shoes. Dance pants, booty shorts, & cami tops can be worn as cover-ups. Hair should be secured off the neck and out of the face.  Boys should wear sweat pants or shorts, tee shirt, & black ballet shoes. Dancewear needs can be found here.


Stretch, Leaps, & Turns: Spend one hour per week focusing on your leaps & turns.

Attire: leotard, tights, & tan/caramel jazz shoes. Dance pants, booty shorts, & cami tops can be worn as cover-ups. Hair should be secured off the neck and out of the face.  Boys should wear sweat pants or shorts, tee shirt, & black jazz shoes. Dancewear needs can be found here.


Adult: A great way to stay in shape. Learn basic technique in a fun & friendly environment.  Come to class dress comfortably.  We recommend tee shrits or tank tops and yoga pants.

We offer Tap, and Hip Hop.  You can pay as you go.  Only $15 for a class.  Or you can purchase a class card for $125 and attend any 10 classes you like.


Refit is offered by Joni Pauley.  $5 per class.   Purchase multiple classes in advance for a discount.  More information can be found here.

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Strength & Conditioning 

A one hour class made to build muscle and stamina needed in all styles of dance.

Attire: clothes you can move comfortably in.  Denim & buttons not recommended.  Sneakers that may not be worn as a street shoe.  Please only wear them to dance class.


Acrobatics

is a discipline focusing on strength, balance, agility, and muscle control. Dancers will learn a safe fusion of gymnastics, acrobatics and basic tumbling. Unlike the other techniques stated, this class has a strong dance technique built into the curriculum. Much of the class will be spent on keeping bodies safe and working to improve range of motion of all joints.

Attire: leotard & footless or convertible tights.  Bare feet.   Boys should wear shorts & tee shirt.  Hair should be secured off the neck & out of the face.


Musical Theatre:

This fun upbeat class teaches fun and entertaining combinations using Broadway style choreography. We will be focusing on stage presence, acting, and dance while portraying a character using song and dance numbers from musical productions.

Attire: leotard, tights, & tan/caramel jazz shoes*.   Dance pants, booty shorts, & cami tops can be worn as cover-ups. Hair should be secured off the neck and out of the face.  Boys should wear sweat pants or shorts, tee shirt, & black jazz shoes.  *Start the year bare foot as we may decide to use character shoes instead of jazz shoes.  Dancewear needs can be found here.


Acting/Improvization

Explore the world of acting! Learn the techniques of speech, character development and performance. This one hour class meets once a week and utilizes theater games, improvisation, acting exercises, monologues and scene study to develop the students’ self-esteem, confidence, and the ability to speak in front of an audience in a fun, safe setting.


Homeschool Classes
Our homeschool classes are more than a dance class scheduled in the morning hours. Each class is 1 ½ hours. Students will learn basic technique within the style of dance chosen. A class will consist of proper warm up & stretching followed by Barre or Center Barre exercises and across the floor combinations. Each session will learn choreography to present at the end of the session. We will also spend 30 minutes discussing the History & Development of the chosen style of dance as well as watch videos of professional performances. We hope to discuss famous dancers, choreographers, and works in each style of dance. Students will leave the class with knowledge about the art form as well as skills to perform.

This class meets in 6 week sessions and is billed at the monthly rate. (Your tuition for a 6 week sessions would match the monthly tuition for the number of hours you are enrolled).

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