Our *NEW * Summer Schedule for 2022 is live!

The schedules will include our Summer Drop-In classes, our Summer Intensives

for our Teens, Seniors and our NEW Junior Intensive! Please note: Masks are optional at AFDA.

Our NEW 2022-2023 Fall Dance Registration goes "live" May 25, 2022 at noon!

Level 3 - 8 Classes

PLEASE NOTE:

Starting with Level 3 & up - if you take jazz you ARE REQUIRED to take ballet. The only exception is the Adult Jazz Class.


Level 3 – Beginning Intermediate (8-10)

(Note: Must be a rising 3rd grader by 8/31/2022)

Must be pre-approved for age and ballet requirements - The beginning intermediate level begins the journey of not only continuing a dancer’s technique, advanced terminology and more intricate steps but also adds dance history and a greater understanding of the human body and how each muscle works to help the student accomplish their dance goals.

NOTE: Students 10-12 years with no dance experience should start in this level to give them time to "catchup" on the terminology and technique needed to move into their own age group. If you have questions, please feel free to contact us.

CLASS OPTIONS: Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Leaps & Turns and Acro.

"Team" Choreography is available. Must speak with the office for rules required of Team Students.


Level 4 - Intermediate (9-11)

(Note: Must be a rising 4th grader by 8/31/2022)

Must be pre-approved for age and ballet requirements - The Level 4 ballet class is based as a “pre-pointe” class working to strengthen the students ankles, legs and torso to support being on pointe. The tap and jazz classes continue the strengthening of ankles and legs for higher leaps and better place turns.

CLASS OPTIONS: Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Leaps & Turns and Acro.

"Team" Choreography is available. Must speak with the office for rules required of Team Students.


Lyrical Dance Class

(Note: Must be a rising 1st through 4th grader by 8/31/2022)

Must be pre-approved for age requirements - We are very excited to offer our new "Lyrical" class for 1st through 4th grade students. Along with a warmup for flexibility and strengthening, students will learn the importance of telling "a story" through lyrical dance.


Level 5 – Adv. Intermediate (10-12)

(Note: Must be at least a rising 5th grader by 8/31/2022)

Must be pre-approved for age and ballet requirements - For dancers that who wish to further enhance their dance training and stylization Level 5 will place the strongest emphasis on technique. Pointe work is added to the ballet class. Other classes offered for this level are tap, jazz, modern/contemporary, hip hop, leaps & turns and acro. Dancers are encouraged to take as many as classes as possible to enhance their dance knowledge and strength as a dancer.

NOTE: Students who are 14 & up with little or no dance training should begin at this level to give yourself time to "catch up" on terminology and technique. You also have the option of starting with our Teen/Adult classes in ballet, tap, jazz and hip hop as there is a more relaxed pace that get the skills needed for a Level 5 class.

CLASS OPTIONS: Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern/Contemporary, Hip Hop, Leaps & Turns and Acro.

"Team" Choreography is available. Must speak with the office for rules required of Team Students.


Level 6 - Intermediate -Advanced (12-14)

(Note: Must be at least a rising 6th grade student by 8/31/2022)

Must be pre-approved for age and ballet requirements - Level 6 For dancers that who wish to further enhance their dance training and stylization Level 6 will place the strongest emphasis on technique. Pointe work becomes increasing important to the ballet class. Other classes offered for this level are tap, jazz, modern/contemporary, hip hop, leaps & turns and acro. Dancers are encouraged to take as many as classes as possible to enhance their dance knowledge and strength as a dancer.

NOTE: Students who are 14 & up with little or no dance training should begin at this level to give yourself time to "catch up" on terminology and technique. You also have the option of starting with our Teen/Adult classes in ballet, tap, jazz and hip hop as there is a more relaxed pace that get the skills needed for a Level 6 class.

CLASS OPTIONS: Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern/Contemporary, Hip Hop, Leaps & Turns and Acro.

"Team" Choreography is available. Must speak with the office for rules required of Team Students.


Level 7 - Intermediate -Advanced (13-18)

(Note: Must be a rising 7th-9th students only as of 8/31/2022)

Must be pre-approved for age and ballet requirements - Level 7 incorporates pointe work not only in the class room but for performances as well. A student must have the strength of ankles, legs and core for this level of work. The tap work in these levels focuses on the musicality and intricate rhythm patterns of advanced tap. The jazz classes work on the highest level of difficulty in leaps, turns, balance movements and control. Intermediate - Advanced Modern incorporates not only lyrical and contemporary styles but the true form of modern dance to prepare students for their college modern classes.

CLASS OPTIONS: BALLET, TAP, JAZZ, MODERN-CONTEMPORARY, HIP HOP, ACRO and LEAPS & TURNS. Team Choreography is available. Must speak with the office for rules required of Team Students.


Level 8 - Advanced (13-19)

(Note: Level 8 is for rising 10th - 12th grade students only)

Must be pre-approved for age and ballet requirements - Level 8 incorporate pointe work not only in the class room but for performances as well. A student must have the strength of ankles, legs and core for this level of work. The tap work in this level focuses on the musicality and intricate rhythm patterns of advanced tap and "rhythm tap". The jazz classes work on the highest level of difficulty in leaps, turns, balance movements and control. Advanced Modern incorporates not only lyrical and contemporary styles but the true form of modern dance to prepare students for their college modern classes.

CLASS OPTIONS: Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern/Contemporary, Hip Hop, Leaps & Turns and Acro.

"Team" Choreography is available. Must speak with the office for rules required of Team Students.