Classes

3-4 year old Ballet/Tap/Jazz: An age specific 45 minute class containing ballet, tap and jazz. The purpose of the class is to introduce young dancers to the three styles of dance and inspire movement and creativity within a positive environment. Fifteen minutes each of ballet, tap, and jazz, give the children a great base and exposure to different types of dance. We have found that this “combination” technique helps to keep the kids excited, interested, and focused for the entire 45 minute class. Dancers will learn basic steps and terminology in all three styles. The use of fun, age appropriate music engages the young dancers’ minds and bodies. The use of props such as maracas for the “freeze dance’ make the end of class the most fun!
UNIFORM: Pink Leotard, Pink Tights, Optional Dance Skirt, Pink Ballet Shoes, Black Tap Shoes with Elastic, no ties please, Hair pulled away from face in a secure ponytail or bun.

4-6 year old Ballet/Tap/Jazz: An age specific one-hour class containing ballet, tap and jazz. The purpose of the class is to introduce young dancers to the three styles of dance and inspire movement and creativity within a positive environment. Twenty minutes each of ballet, tap, and jazz, give the children a great base and exposure to different types of dance. We have found that this “combination” technique helps to keep the kids excited, interested, and focused for the entire 60 minute class. Dancers will learn basic steps and terminology in all three styles. The use of fun, age appropriate music engages the young dancers’ minds and bodies. The use of props such as maracas for the “freeze dance’ make the end of class the most fun!
UNIFORM: Pink Leotard, Pink Tights, Optional Dance Skirt, Pink Ballet Shoes, Black Tap Shoes with Elastic, no ties please, Hair pulled away from face in a secure ponytail or bun.

Ballet 2: A beginning level of true classical ballet taught in the Ballet Russe style using French terminology. This level is for students between the ages of 7 and 11 that have never taken of have only taken combination classes. The class will cover terminology, dance history, basic floor patterning, body strength building and choreography. Due to the amount of material and the need to develop muscle memory a student may remain 2 to 3 years in this level. This class can be taken 1 time a week. UNIFORM: Black Leotard, Pink Tights, Ballet Shoes, Hair pulled back from face in ponytail or secure bun.

Ballet 3 Intermediate: Requires a pre-requisite of 1 year of ballet or an equivalent from another studio. Evaluation will be required by the Instructor. This level is for ages 9 and up that have an understanding of barre, center, and diagonal floor work, and be able to execute these with grace and precision. Students need to know all barre exercises, movements and center terminology. Students will be required to know and understand verbal terms. Students will learn multiple rotations, more difficult jumps, and intricate steps. Students at this level will be polishing their technique. This level is designed to build endurance and push the envelope of training. This is a 1 hour class and must be taken twice a week.  UNIFORM: Black Leotard, Capezio Theatrical Pink Tights with Backseam, Split Sole Ballet Shoes, Hair pulled back from face in secure bun.

Ballet 4: Requires a pre-requisite of 3 continual years of ballet or an audition. This level is for ages 12 and up. The student needs to know the basics of barre, center, and diagonal work, and be able to execute these with grace and precision. The student needs to be familiar with more intricate steps. Students at this level will be polishing their technique. This level is designed to build endurance and push the envelope of training. Students at this level need little to no explanation of terms or execution. The dancer will develop more of what they have already achieved. Will continue to grow in Variation/Adage/Allegro. This class is great for dancers wanting to go on to dance at a university or professionally. This is a 1 hour class and must be taken twice a week.
UNIFORM: Any Color Leotard, Capezio Theatrical Pink Tights with Backseam, Split Sole Ballet Shoes, Pointe Shoes approved by Instructor, Hair pulled back from face in secure bun.

Pointe: Pointe classes are designed for students with previous ballet training. Students will utilize previously learned ballet technique while working in pointe shoes. Each class includes barre exercises, center floor work and across the floor combinations. These exercises focus on strengthening the feet and ankles. UNIFORM: Same as Ballet 4.

Lyrical: The fusion of ballet and jazz technique. Expression from the inner emotion is a primary in choreographing and interpreting this art form. Lyrical dance interprets music or words, showing the audience the emotion of the particular piece. Student must have Ballet II and above skills.  UNIFORM: Leotard or Tight fitting dance tank, Tan Tights, Pirouette Turning Shoe, Hair pulled back from face in secure bun.

Jazz: Combines many styles and techniques. Rhythm is integral to jazz dance. The first half of class consists of exercises to stretch, tone muscles, and develop support for proper alignment of the body. Using jazz, soul, R&B and pop music, jazz classes are a great work-out and a fun way to learn dance. Jazz dance is a uniquely American art form. A variety of styles will be taught from the classic Jazz styles through the contemporary steps of today.  UNIFORM: Leotard or Tight fitting dance tank, Tan Tights, Pirouette Turning Shoe, Hair pulled back from face in either a secure ponytail or bun.

Tap: The emphasis in tap is on creating rhythms using our feet and body as our instrument. Jazz moves are also incorporated into this style of dancing.  UNIFORM: Leotard or Tight fitting dance tank, Tan Tights, Optional Dance Skirt or Booty Shorts, 1.5 inch Character Shoe with Tele-Tone Taps, Hair pulled back from face in either a secure ponytail or bun.

Hip Hop: Students will learn dance forms consisting of – breaking, popping and locking, house, and fusion. This class will break down steps and technique and also emphasize bringing style and personality to the movement. A high energy class that uses the latest sounds in rap, R&B and pop music together with movements influenced by some of today’s best choreographers. ODA is very careful to teach only age appropriate moves. UNIFORM: Clothing the Dancer can move in. Black Hip Hop Shoe or Black Jazz Boot.

AcroAcro is a dance that is a cross between gymnastics and normal dancing. It adds a fun acrobatic element to other dances. Some of the dance moves can also be found in ballet, jazz, lyrical and modern dance styles.Students will work on front limbers, back bends/walkovers, front walkovers, chin stands, and much more.  UNIFORM: Leotard or Sports Bra and Dance Booty Shorts, No Shoes, Hair pulled back from the face in either a secure ponytail or bun.

Private lessons: Available through prearrangement with Instructor. Offers the student who needs additional training or special attention to work one-on-one with the instructor. Great for the Competitive Level! Thirty to 90 minutes available. Payment made to studio.

Semi Private Lessons: Specially scheduled class for two or three students who desire additional training or special attention. Good opportunity to work on student choreography for competitions. Thirty to 90 minutes available Payment made to studio.

Student Teachers: Student Teachers positions are open to all students currently enrolled in level 3 and above classes.

 

 

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