We are so excited to begin our 59th year of teaching in the Hickory area. Classes range from age 3 to adults and we offer a wide variety of subjects to students to study.

Preschool - Kinder - Level 1 & 2 Classes

These Classes Are Combination Classes


Preschool (Ages 3-4) Combo Class

(Note: Must be 3 by 8/31/2019)

For this age level dance class consist of pre-ballet movements that will help to develop the student’s flexibility, strength and muscle memory and control. This class also includes creative movement for co-ordination and awareness of space as well as a creative imagination. Tap class consists of mastering single sounds along with musical awareness with the use of song as well. This is a combo class of ballet/tap/creative movement.

ADDITIONAL CLASSES: SEE "KINDER-ACRO/HIP HOP BELOW


Kinder Level (5-6) Combo Class

(Note: Must be 5 by 8/31/2019)

Students at this age will continue to develop their ballet skills incorporating the actual “French” terminology that classical ballet was based upon. Their co-ordination skills will be built upon as well strengthening their ankles and leg muscles. Continued studies with creative movement to promote their ability to comprehend and respond. Tap classes building into using double sounds and new rhythm patterns will be a big part of this year. This is a combo class of ballet/tap/creative movement.

ADDITIONAL CLASSES: SEE "KINDER-ACRO/HIP HOP BELOW


Level 1 – Beginner (6-8) Combo Class

(Note: Must be at least 6 by 8/31/2019)

This level is the first level when the students begin to study ballet and tap with a more in-depth idea of what dance entails. Their ballet class focuses on strengthening the use of ankles through the use of releve’. Their tap will include mastering movements that travel the stage in more complicated patterns and adding to their terminology list. This year students will be adding a “Pre-Jazz” class to continue the training of stretching, strengthening and musical awareness.

NOTE: Students ages 7-8 who have never had dancing before should take this level class. Taking this class their first year will help them develop to move into their own age level quickly the next year. If you have questions please feel free to contact us.

ADDITIONAL OPTIONAL CLASSES: 6-8 YEAR OLD HIP HOP, ACRO LEVEL I


Level 2 – Beginner (7-9) Combo Class

(Note: Must be at least 7 by 8/31/2019)

Classes in ballet, tap and jazz are offered for this age group. At this level, performance and style will be emphasized and developed. We recommend taking multiple classes per week, as it will improve their technical ability at a time when growing as a dancer is absolutely critical.

NOTE: Students ages 9-11 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.

ADDITIONAL OPTIONAL CLASSES FOR THIS AGE: 6-8 YEAR OLD HIP HOP, ACRO LEVEL I AND FOR STUDENTS 9-11 YOUTH HIP HOP


Preschool & Kinder Acro & Hip Hop Class

(Note: Must be at 3 through 6 by 8/31/2019)

We are very excited to offer our new "Preschool & Kinder" Acro (basic tumbling) and Hip Hop classes for ages 3-5.5 These classes will help students improve their flexibility, strength, balance and control and stage presence in a very fun way for little ones.