Dress Code:

 

Please see specific class for acceptable shoes and dance attire.

 

Hair: Hair must be tied back in a ponytail for ALL classes and in a bun for Ballet Technique.

 

NO JEWELRY OR PLAY CLOTHES: Remember loose or dangling jewelry and costumes other than proper dance skirts are a safety hazard and distraction for dancers and are not allowed. Jeans, jean shorts, or school clothes are not suitable dance attire.

 

 

 

Children 2 year - 7year

 

Mommy and Me (2yr)

 

In this class children can discover the excitement of dance as well as share a special time between mother and child. This will give an opportunity for children to sing, play games, stretch, increase self-confidence and body awareness while being introduced to basic dance concepts with security of mom. Parents begin each new session in the class with their children, but are encouraged to view the class from outside the room as their children become more independent.

Class Attire: Pink Leotard, Pink Tights, Pink 205 Capezio Ballet shoes

 

3yr Combo

 

This class is designed to introduce children age 3 to the exciting and creative world of dance. The curriculum consists of an introduction to basic ballet and tap terminology, placement, and skills. Coordination, social skills and positive behavior are all reinforced in a fun structured class environment.

Class Attire: Pink Leotard, Pink Tights, Pink 205 Capezio Ballet Shoes, Caramel 3800 Capezio Tap Shoes

 

4yr Combo

 

This class is designed to introduce children age 4 to the exciting and creative world of dance. The curriculum consists of a continuation of the 3yr old dance class which includes an introduction to basic ballet and tap terminology, placement, and skills. Coordination, social skills and positive behavior are all reinforced in a fun structured class environment.

Class Attire: Pink Leotard, Pink Tights, Pink 205 Capezio Ballet Shoes, Caramel 3800 Capezio Tap Shoes

 

5yr-6yr Combo

 

This class is designed to introduce children ages 5 and 6 to the exciting and creative world of dance. The curriculum consists of a continuation of the 4yr old dance class which includes and introduction to basic ballet and tap terminology, placement, and skills. Coordination, social skills, and positive behavior are all reinforced in a fun structured class environment.

Class Attire: Pink Leotard, Pink Tights, Pink 205 Capezio Ballet Shoes, Caramel 3800 Capezio Tap Shoes

 

7yr Combo

 

This class is designed to take students who are ready to move at a more accelerated pace. The class curriculum consists of ballet, tap and jazz. Each class all three techniques are taught. At this age level the focus is on introducing the basics of each dance style through vocabulary, technique, and combinations.

Class Attire: Pink Leotard, Pink Tights, Pink 205 Capezio Ballet Shoes, Caramel 3800 Capezio Tap Shoes, Carmel EJ2 Capezio Jazz shoes.

 

 

7yr Hip Hop

 

This class is designed to introduce dancers to the street dance style integrating jazz technique. Students will learn to isolate specific body parts and learn the newest dance moves. This style of dance allows the body to move freely, while dancers add their own personal style.

Class Attire: Any comfortable work out clothing, no jeans.

 

                  Dance 8 years & Up

 

 

Modern

 

A unique free flowing form of dance, in which emotions and moods create their own steps, modern dance rebels against the structure of classical ballet technique, it has a deliberate use of gravity whereas ballet strives to be light and airy.

 

Class Attire: Tight fitted clothing only, dance pants, capris, shorts, leotards, camisoles, fitted t-shirts, tank tops, tights (transition/convertible). Students may wear any colors. NO sweats or baggy clothing.

Footwear: H07 Capezio foot undies, or bare feet.

 

 

Technique

 

Ballet technique classes develop students' foundation for all other dance forms. Drawing primarily from the Russian Vaganova method, ballet technique at CDS included barre and center work as well as conditioning to support technique as needed. In the lover levels, technique focuses on developing a classical movement vocabulary, proper execution of basic steps, correct alignment, body positions, coordination of arms and head, musicality, and strength. In the upper levels, students study more complex combinations, battement, a variety of turns, petit and grand allegro, and stylistic refinements. Greater speed, flexibility, strength, and combination memorization are expected. CDS dancers understand that whether they want to pursue classical ballet in their future or not, ballet technique is essential for their progress in contemporary, jazz, and modern dance styles.

 

Attire: Leotard and tights. Dancers may wear tight fitted warm up clothing for the first part of class. Any style of ballet shoe. Hair MUST be secured back in a bun.

 

 

 

Contemporary Ballet

 

Develops the fundamentals of dance through control, poise, precision, fluency and grace using the technique and style of ballet. With classical ballet barré, contemporary center work and progressions this class improves fundamentals including body alignment, vocabulary and correct positions of the legs, feet and arms. Students who are serious about improving as dancers will find that ballet classes are an important part of their training.

 

Class Attire: leotard, tights. NO skirts, ballet warm ups are permitted during warm up only.

Footwear: Nude H061 Capezio canvas pirouettes

 

 

 

Tap

 

Creating rhythms and sounds, tap dancing is truly unique. Tappers develop musicality, rhythm, quick thinking, and the ability to "hear" music. Tap is regarded as a truly American dance form that has been passed down from generation to generation.

 

Class Attire: Tight fitted clothing only, dance pants, capris, shorts, leotards, camisoles, fitted t-shirts, tank tops, tights (transition/convertible). Students may wear any colors. NO sweats or baggy clothing.

Footwear: Capezio Riff Slip on CG18 or Flex Master Tap CG16 black.

 

Jazz

 

Jazz relies on a dancer's classical training, yet pushes him/her to connect emotionally to music and movement. Jazz technique is based on the natural movement of the body and is designed to increase body control and coordination. Routines are set to modern and contemporary music. You must be enrolled in a ballet class to enroll in a jazz class. Studying Jazz is an exciting journey.

 

Class Attire: Tight fitted clothing only, dance pants, capris, shorts, leotards, camisoles, fitted t-shirts, tank tops, tights (transition/convertible). Students may wear any colors. NO sweats or baggy clothing.

Footwear: Capezio EJ2 caramel jazz shoes.

 

Hip Hop and All Boys Hip Hop

 

Street dance style integrating jazz technique. Students will learn the latest new dance moves. This style of dance allows the body to move freely and funky, while integrating the dancer's own personal style.

 

Class Attire: Any comfortable workout clothing, no jeans.

 

Stretch, Strength and Condition

 

This class focuses on building core strength and increasing endurance and flexibility through a variety of exercises. These exercises include, but are not limited to pilates, yoga, and strength exercises. Dancers are athletes. Just like football players and gymnasts, dancers deal with the risk of injury. conditioning students in functional strength and flexibility while teaching them the appropriate way to use their bodies decreases the chance of injury. As students' progress to the advanced levels of class there is an increased need for endurance to complete prolonged combinations and train through longer class times efficiently. as students' progress levels the demand on the body is increased just as it is with sports. By strengthening and conditioning students as they grow and improve as dancers decreases the chance of injury and in the long run creates an intelligent, well-rounded artist with self-awareness.

 

Class attire: Any comfortable workout clothing. There will be times shoes are needed, please make sure they are a clean pair of shoes that has not been worn outside. We want to keep our floors clean from outside elements, thank you.

 

Mixed Technique 18yr+

 

This class is for an adult dancer who would like to learn the basics or brush up on their dance technique. Each week we will study two different techniques.

Choices of technique include, but are not limited to,Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop and Modern. This class is a great way to get a good workout in while having fun!

 

Class Attire: Any comfortable workout clothing, no jeans or street shoes.