Classes & Workshops
Classes & Workshops
Pre-Ballet (Creative Movement) is for dancers ages 3 1/2 to 6 years old. This class is an introduction to movement training and includes a warm up to build flexibility and strength, movements in space to build coordination and confidence, and creative movement to develop the capacity for personal expression. (1 pre-ballet class per week recommended)
Ballet I (Beginning) is for children ages 6 to 8 years old. This class assumes the student has no prior knowledge of ballet and introduces the fundamentals of ballet, correct alignment, strength, flexibility, and basic ballet vocabulary. (2 ballet classes per week recommended)
Ballet II (Advanced Beginning) is designed for children ages 9 years old and older. This class is a progression from Ballet I. This class continues the study of ballet technique, vocabulary, and movement expression. (2 ballet classes per week recommended)
Ballet III (Beginning/Intermediate) is for children 10 years old and older and continues the progression from Ballet II. Ballet vocabulary is expanded with more complex patterns of movement at the barre, in the center, and across the floor. (2 ballet classes per week recommended)
Ballet IV (Intermediate) is designed for dancers ages 11 years old and older and continues the established progression, with a focus on building strength and coordination, the use of more complex movement sequences, increased repetition and speed. Pointe work is introduced. Dancers in Ballet IV may audition for the SpectorDance Youth Company. (We recommend that dancers in Ballet IV take 3 ballet classes and 2 pointe classes each week, and we encourage dancers to take classes in other movement styles.)
Pointe (Beginning/Level One) introduces the basic concepts of pointe work at the barre, in the center, and across the floor. Students must be at least 11 years old and have permission from the teacher to enroll.
Ballet V/VI (Intermediate/Advanced) is designed for dancers ages 12 years old and older and is a rigorous class that offers increased technical and expressive challenges. This class assumes that dancers have a high level of commitment and motivation. Pointe work is encouraged. (We recommend dancers take 3-5 ballet classes and 2-3 pointe classes per week, and we encourage dancers to take classes in other movement styles.)
Pointe (Intermediate/Level Two) continues to develop more rigorous pointe work at the barre, in the center, and across the floor with an introduction to classical variations.
Adult Ballet (Beginning/Intermediate) is designed for dancers of all ages to enhance general health and well-being through ballet. This class explores the fundamentals of ballet, strength, flexibility, and coordination. This class is a wonderful place to learn and explore.
Musical Theater I and II are high-energy classes in which students learn dance pieces choreographed to songs from noted musicals. The class combines music, singing, spoken dialogue, and dance.
Jazz is a high energy class, consisting of unique moves, fancy footwork, big leaps and quick turns.
Lyrical is a high-energy class that combines the styles and techniques of ballet, modern, and jazz.
Hip Hop is a high-energy and power-packed class, designed to challenge each student regardless of his or her experience level. The material taught in this class is similar to what is seen in music videos and is presented step by step.
Tap is a syncopated movement dance class for all levels. No prior tap experience is required. Students learn basic vocabulary and understanding of the conceptual foundation for this dance form. The steps and rhythms are then put together into simple combinations, routines, and games.
Yoga includes fundamental concepts of body and breath awareness, meditation, pranayama, postural alignment, strength, and flow.
HOT HULA fitness® is a fun dance workout focusing on the core, especially the abs. Take your shoes off, put on a lava-lava, and enjoy working out to Polynesian drum beats fused with funky Reggae music. This effective 60-minute class is easy to follow. It is low impact and fun for all ages.
Zumba is a total workout for all ages that combines low-intensity and high intensity moves from all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance, and flexibility.
Choreography Workshop introduces the craft of choreography. Students explore improvisation, choreographic tools, reading assignments, journal writing, and the creation of a solo or group work.