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Class Descriptions
Ages 7-9yrs

Intro to Dance

Ages 7-9

This class is designed as an introduction into the varying styles of dance and begins to build a foundation for more challenging classes. This class will focus on Tap, Ballet and Jazz/Hip Hop dance styles. It is a great class for the dancer who wants to 'try it all'! 

Dress Code: Leotard or Dance Dress and Tights

Shoes: Pink Ballet Slippers & Black Tap Shoes

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Acro I

Ages 7+

Our Acro I class introduces basic tumbling moves with a strong emphasis on stretching and strengthening exercises, which will prepare the student for more advanced work. Basic moves learned include things such as Splits and Backbends. Rolls and Cartwheels are introduced almost immediately after obtaining the proper strength for support. 

Dress Code: Black leotard and black dance shorts or leggings. 

Shoes: Bare Feet

Little Cirque

Ages 4-7yrs

 Roll up! Roll up! Calling all PRESCHOOLERS! Little Monkeys Circus classes are at Valley Dance. Watch your little one gain confidence and learn new skills in this super fun class.


Includes: Basic tumbling, interactive circuits, balance beams, aerial silks, juggling, hula hoops and more all under the supervision of our fully qualified teachers.

**This is a NON-RECITAL CLASS! We will have an in-studio showcase for all our Little Cirque & Dance Cirque dancers**

Dress Code: Leotard with shorts or Biketard

Shoes: Bare Feet

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Ballet I

Ages 7-9

 

The basis and foundation of all dance forms, Ballet will strengthen and review the fundamentals of technique within dancers' overall training. All students, will be challenged technically and artistically.  

Dress Code: Leotard, Ballet Skirt and Pink Tights

Shoes: Pink Ballet Slippers

Ballet Workshop

Ages 9+

Ballet Workshop is an intensive class that will help dancers of all ages and levels advance their ballet training. It is recommended for all dancers who are serious about improving their technique and going en pointe. Through this weekly class, dancers will gain strength, flexibility, and an understanding of ballet technique that can be applied to all other styles of dance.

Dress Code: Leotard, Ballet Skirt and Pink Tights

Shoes: Pink Ballet Slippers

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Dance Cirque

Ages 8yrs & Up

 Roll up! Roll up! Introduce your child to something new and unique. Dance Cirque Circus classes are at Valley Dance. Watch the excitement as your child looks forward to each class as they meet new friends, gain confidence and learn new skills in this super fun class.


Class includes: Interactive circuits, aerial silks, juggling, hula hoops and more all under the supervision of our fully qualified teachers.


Dancers will become stronger and more flexible in this one of a kind class!

**This is a NON-RECITAL CLASS! We will have an in-studio showcase for all our Little Cirque & Dance Cirque dancers**

Dress Code: Leotard & shorts or leggings

Shoes: Bare Feet

Hip Hop I

Ages 7-11

This hip hop class is a fast-paced and energetic dance style using the latest street/urban dance moves set to hip hop music. Hip hop encompasses a wide range of street styles including breaking, locking and popping. This class for young beginners specifically focuses on developing rhythm and coordination while encouraging individual style.

Dress Code: Comfortable Clothes You Can Move In (No Jeans)

Shoes: Pastry Pop Tart Sneakers (Black)

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Jazz I

Ages 7-10

 

In this Beginner Level Class, the fundamentals of Jazz dance are explored in traveling steps, isolations, kicks, turns and more.  Dancers will focus on body position and placement while learning jazz terminology and choreography. 

Dress Code: Leotard and Black Leggings or Dance Shorts

Shoes: Tan Slip-On Jazz Shoes

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Modern/Lyrical I

Ages 7-10

In Modern Dance we use our bodies to express ideas or feelings, much as artists create original pictures. We experiment with the weight of the body and dynamic qualities such as fall and rebound, spiral, and the influences of breath on movement. We explore the concepts of improvisation and composition. Beginning levels will focus on classical modern dance exercises based on the techniques of the original Modern dancers such as Martha Graham, Jose Limon and Doris Humphrey. 

Dress Code: Leotard and Black Leggings or Dance Shorts

Shoes: Bare Feet or Foot Undeez

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Leaps & Turns

Ages 9+

 

Leaps and Turns is a jazz-based technique class. This class focuses on strict technique to help the dancer achieve their fullest potential. This non-recital class includes a warm-up focused on strength, conditioning, and flexibility. The rest of the class is focused on learning new turns, leaps, and jumps!

Dress Code: Leotard and Shorts or leggings

Shoes: Bare Feet or Jazz Shoes

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Musical Theatre Dance

Ages 9+

Musical Theatre is a jazz-based class filled with Broadway style dancing and music. Classes incorporate the style of dance one would typically see on a Broadway stage. This form of dancing emphasizes learning performance skills such as connecting with the audience and facial expressions.

Dress Code: Leotard and Black Leggings or Dance Shorts

Shoes: Tan Character Shoes

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Pre-Pointe

Ages 9+

Pre-Pointe is a pointe preparation class for serious ballet students interested in dancing en pointe. Pre-Pointe is a 30-minute class that meets weekly. The class is taken barefoot. A portion of the class is spent doing foot/ankle exercises and stretches on the floor. Students also do strenuous core strengthening exercises. A portion of the time will be spent at the barre doing repetitious strength-building exercises. Pre-Pointe Class is required before being considered to dance en pointe. 

Dress Code: Leotard, Ballet Skirt and Pink Tights

Shoes: Pink Ballet Slippers

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Tap I

Ages 7-10

 

In Tap class, dancers learn and perfect rhythm, timing, musicality and precision. This is an intermediate/advanced level class, more intricate rhythms and tap steps will be taught in both Broadway & rhythm tap styles. 

Dress Code: Casual, Comfortable Athletic clothes (NO JEANS)

Shoes: Black Tap Shoes

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Stretch & Strengthen

Ages 9+

Conditioning the body and injury prevention work are essential to every dancer's training. Stretch and strength classes will help dancers increase their endurance, strength and flexibility.  This is a non-recital class!

Dress Code: Leotard and Shorts or Leggings

Shoes: Bare Feet

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