COMBINATION CLASSES are a 45 minute combination of ballet & tap. Students will learn the fundamentals of ballet & tap while incorporating creative movement into the class. The combo classes are divided into ages and abilities.
Preschool – ages 3-5 (no experience required)
Advanced Beginner I –Kindergarten age & beginner 6 year olds (no experience required)
Advanced Beginner II – ages 6-7 w/ experience
Intermediate – ages 7-9 w/experience (pre-requisite Adv. Beg. II or instructor’s permission)
ADVANCED LEVEL DANCE CLASSES Each subject is at least a 45 minute class & placement by the instructor is required based on skill level. These are not beginner classes; they are the advanced level classes.
Ballet I/Tap I is a 1 hour ballet & tap class for ages 8 & up with experience and instructor’s permission. Level ballet classes are a combination of classical ballet and lyrical. Tap I builds on skills and steps learned in previous levels.
Ballet I/II is a 45-minute class for ages 9 & up with experience and instructor’s permission. Level ballet classes are a combination of classical ballet and lyrical.
Jazz I is a 45-minute class for ages 7 & up. Jazz students must also take a ballet class either in a combination class, a ballet technique, or an advanced level class. Jazz is set to popular music and is a fun dance style that relies heavily on ballet training and often uses bold, dramatic body movements, including body isolations and contractions. No previous jazz class required.
Ballet Technique I is a 45-minute class for ages 8 & up. The class is classical ballet with the focus on barre work and placement of the body. No previous ballet class required.
Hip Hop I is a 45-minute class for ages 7 & up. Hip Hop dance refers to street dance styles primarily performed to hip-hop music. It includes a wide range of styles primarily breaking, locking, and popping. JMAD hip hop includes age appropriate songs & movements. No previous dance class required.
Contemporary I is a 45-minute class for students in Level II and III. Contemporary students must also take a ballet technique or a Level II or III ballet class. Contemporary is a style that fuses Jazz and Ballet.
Contemporary II is a 45-minute class for students in Level IV classes with ballet experience. Contemporary students must also take a Level IV ballet technique or a Level IV ballet class. Contemporary is a style that fuses Jazz and Ballet.
Level II, III, & IV Classes in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Ballet Technique & Hip Hop are 45-minute or 1-hour classes. Students must have mastered the prior level and obtain the permission of the instructor to register for these classes.
GYMNASTICS Preschool Tumbling is a 45-minute class for ages 3-4. This class is in preparation for the full beginner gymnastic class. It includes tricks & exercises in balance and strength. It includes rhythm skills and lots of props. Gymnastic Classes are 45-minute classes. These classes include basic floor tumbling skills. A floor balance beam is used to strengthen balance and a mini-tramp is used to develop spring skills. Each level progresses from forward rolls and cartwheels to advanced tumbling, including handsprings & ariels. Instructors work with each student on their individual level focusing on flexibility and agility.
Beginner Gymnastics – ages 4-6 and 6-8
Advanced Beginner – ages 7-10 with experience
Intermediate/Advanced Gymnastics – ages 8 & up with experience and permission of instructor
Pre-Ballet -2/3 year old class. Each class is a 30-minute class once a week for 6 weeks. Emphasis is placed on introducing ballet and creative movement to the student. The students must be 2 by the first day of class.
Toddler Music & Tumbling. Each class is a 30 minute class once a week for 6 weeks. Classes include music activities and tumbling. The student must be 2 by the first day of class.