Class Descriptions

Baby

Baby Dance with Me

(Ages 14 months-2 years and their caregiver) 30 minutes

Baby Dance With Me! is a 30 minute movement and music class designed for little movers 14 months to 2 years and their caregiver. The class is the perfect introduction to music and movement for the very young child not ready to separate but ready to explore in a nurturing learning environment. The basic elements of dance are introduced in a positive and loving way using props such as scarves, stuffed animals and musical instruments. Caregivers (in comfortable clothing) and children participate together throughout the class. Little movers must be walking.

Investment

Twinkle Two’s

(Ages 2-3yrs) 45 minutes

A 45 minute introductory dance class for toddlers containing ballet and creative movement. Students are introduced to basic ballet vocabulary, while exploring movement and music in a fun, creative way. Our instructors use imagination games, upbeat age-appropriate music and props like scarves, hula hoops, tambourines and maracas to inspire and excite students about dance. Students will also work on classroom skills such as following directions, listening and working with others. This class is a positive and fun first dance experience for all!

Dance in Schools

Pre Kinder Stars Combo

(Ages 3-5) 45 minutes

A 45 minute class for pre-schoolers containing ballet, tap and creative movement. Dancers will learn basic steps and terminology in ballet and tap, and explore their own creative movement styles through the use of imaginative music and games in a safe, positive environment. Dancers in this class will improve flexibility and coordination through fun, age appropriate movement and exercises. Our instructors use imagination games, upbeat age-appropriate music and props like scarves, hula hoops, tambourines and maracas to inspire and excite students about dance. Students will also work on classroom skills such as following directions, listening and working with others.

Style

Kinder Stars Combo

(Ages 5-7) 60 minutes

A 60 minute class for 5-7 year olds comprised of ballet, tap and creative movement. During the Kinder Stars years, the dancers are introduced to more formal dance technique. This class will lay the foundation for correct, safe and successful dancing in years to follow. Students will expand on the basic steps and terminology from the Pre-stars level in ballet and tap, and continue to explore their own creative movement in a safe, positive environment. Along with the introduction of more skills and techniques, instructors continue to foster creativity and imagination in class through movement and imagination games, the use of props and activity songs. Students will also work on refining rhythm and musicality through listening activities and the use of tambourines and other instruments and props. Dancers in this class will improve flexibility and coordination through fun, age appropriate movement and exercises.

Hip

Hippity Hop

(Ages 5-7) 60 minutes

This high energy class teaches rhythm, coordination, and balance through age-appropriate movements set to fun upbeat music. Hip Hop instills rhythm and helps young dancers develop muscle memory. This style is upbeat and great for girls and boys who like to move and are not excited about the traditional ballet and tap classes.

Contemporary

Broadway Kids

(Ages 8-12) 60 minutes

This upbeat class teaches Broadway-style jazz choreography and show-stopping stage presence with a focus on learning song-and-dance numbers from a variety of musical productions, past and present. Broadway Kids is a great class for aspiring Broadway stars!

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Tutu’s and Tumble

(Ages 2-3) 45 minutes

This is a creative movement class for our tiniest tumblers and ballerinas! Boys and girls will work on gross motor skills and progress to forward rolls and handstands.

Cheer

Mini Cheer And Tumble

(Ages 3-5) 45 minutes

In this class for aspiring cheerleaders, students will learn tumbling including basic progressions such as forward rolls, cartwheels, handstands, bridges and round-offs. They will also learn cheer motions, jumps and fun cheers!

Acrobatic and Tumbling Classes

Junior Cheer & Tumble

(Ages 5-7) 60 minutes

This class incorporates basic tumbling progressions and cheer fundamentals. Students will work on basic progressions: forward rolls, backward rolls, handstands, handstand drills, cart-wheels, and round-offs. Students will also learn cheer motions, jumps, stunts & fun cheers!

Commitment

Pre Ballet Juniors

(Ages 3-5) 45 minutes

Pre Ballet lessons are fun and imaginative while we playfully introduce French ballet terminology, age appropriate ballet technique, teamwork, self-discipline, and ballet etiquette.  We explore motor skills and musicality while encouraging creative thinking and a spirit of fun in the arts!  Our young dancers attain higher levels of self-confidence as they develop strength, flexibility and coordination through the joy of dance.

Funding for Students

Pre Ballet Seniors

(Ages 5-7) 60 minutes

Pre Ballet lessons are fun and imaginative while we playfully introduce French ballet terminology, age appropriate ballet technique, teamwork, self-discipline, and ballet etiquette.  We explore motor skills and musicality while encouraging creative thinking and a spirit of fun in the arts!  Our young dancers attain higher levels of self-confidence as they develop strength, flexibility and coordination through the joy of dance.

Jazz Dance Classes

Ballet Levels I & II and Adult

The foundation of most modern day dance forms. This beautiful and demanding technique is a necessity for all young, aspiring dancers. Ballet classes are offered for beginning through advanced levels.

Classes

Pointe Levels I & II

Offered for students age thirteen or older, who have studied ballet at Royal Grace for at least three years and are taking two or more dance classes a week (including ballet). Instructor permission is required for Pointe classes.

Modern

Jazz Levels I & II

Jazz combines many styles and techniques from ethnic and contemporary dance to ballet. Our jazz classes teach basic jazz dance technique, terminology and style with an emphasis on proper technique, alignment and movement quality. Set to jazz, R&B, ethnic and pop music, jazz classes are a great workout and fun for all ages.

Tap Dance Classes

Tap Levels I & II and Adult

Tap is a style of American theatrical dance, distinguished by percussive footwork and rhythms. Our tap classes stress the basics of tap while also teaching musicality and rhythm. Try tap for fun and fitness.

Broadway

Broadway Jazz Levels I & II

These upbeat classes teach Broadway-style jazz choreography and show-stopping stage presence with a focus on learning song-and-dance numbers from a variety of musical productions, past and present. Broadway Jazz is a great class for students interested in Musical Theater.

Lyrical Dance Classes

Lyrical Levels I & II

Lyrical is a fusion of ballet and jazz, with expressive motions that tell a story. Students will learn lyrical technique along with how to express emotion through movement.

Contemporary

Contemporary & Modern Dance Levels I & II

These classes blend elements of Contemporary and Modern dance, such as freedom of expression, interpretation of music, principles of fall and recovery, control, breathing, balance and contraction/release. Teachers incorporate an eclectic blend of contemporary and post-modern movement into their classes. Modern and Contemporary Dance forms allow students to explore their individual dance style outside of the structure of traditional ballet and jazz classes.

Hip Hop Dance Classes

Hip Hop Levels I & II and Adult

Hip Hop encompasses many different urban dance styles such as poppin’, locking, breaking as well as freestyle movement to give students the opportunity to develop their own sense of style. Our Hip Hop classes teach rhythm, coordination, musicality and choreography without suggestive music or movements. Students are challenged to think on their feet while enjoying an energetic and fast-paced dance class. Our Hip Hop dancers develop focus, strength, and agility while having fun. This is an excellent class for high-energy kids.

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Irish Dance Beginner 1& 2 (and Adult)

Beginner 1 (30 minutes) and Beginner II (60 minutes) focus on developing familiarity with Irish music and building Irish dance fundamentals. They also learn proper stretching, warm up, cool down, counting music, positioning, and dance etiquette in a positive environment.​