It has been a most unusual and difficult year but here at AFDA we know the "show must go on!".

  • We were able to Zoom over 405 hours of classes during April & May.
  • We worked through 3 "in-studio" rehearsals .
  • *We held 6 mini Recitals in studio while our studio parents watched on an outdoor screen.

It was nothing like our usual lights, stage and action recitals but it was special!

In the meantime we have marked off our studios for spacial distancing, we have extra cleaning systems in place and our students came back in the studio during June for our Technique Day Camps. It was so good to see everyone again and to the kids were thrilled to be back in the studio.

As we move forward and get as close to "normal" as we can we have some AMAZING summer activities in July and we are so excited for the kids!

Check out our Summer Classes page for more information.

And for 2020-2021....our new schedule will be live in 2 weeks.

Level 3 - 8 Classes

PLEASE NOTE:

Starting with Level 3 & up - if you take jazz you are required to take ballet.
Exception is the Teen/Adult Jazz Class.


Level 3 – Beginning Intermediate (8-10)

(Note: Must be at least 8 by 8/31/2020)

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


Level 4 - Intermediate (9-11)

(Note: Must be at least 9 by 8/31/2020)

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, ACRO and LEAPS & TURNS


Level 5 & 6 – Adv. Intermediate (10-12)

(Note: Must be at least 10 by 8/31/2020)

For dancers that who wish to further enhance their dance training and stylization Level 5 & 6 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 gets the skills needed for a Level 5 & 6 class.

CLASS OPTIONS: BALLET, TAP, JAZZ, MODERN-CONTEMPORARY, HIP HOP, ACRO and LEAPS & TURNS


Level 7 - Intermediate -Advanced (13-14)

(Note: Must be arising 8th or 9th grader to be in this class.)

Level 7 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 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


Level 8 - Advanced (15-18)

(Note: Must be a rising 10th -12th grade student to be in this class.)

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. 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, ACRO and LEAPS & TURNS