Dance

We offer instruction each semester for various age groups in:

  • ballet
  • jazz
  • tap

Ballet

Learn the world-renowned Royal Academy of Dance method from our certified instructors, beginning at the primary level.

You’ll have the opportunity to take part in productions throughout the year, including the Nutcracker and the final Spring Showcase.

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Dance handbook 

Classes

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Pre-Ballet - age 4 by September 1 

This fun, creative class for boys and girls is full of age appropriate movement, songs, games and exercises. Classes consist of activities designed to increase children's awareness, understanding, and control of their bodies in space and time. Exercises develop basic dance skills such as coordination, balance, spatial awareness and the ability to cooperate and dance well with others. Classes include practice in all loco motor steps and creative, expressive dancing to music.

Pre-Primary - age 5 by September 1 

This level of dance consists of both the Pre-Primary set of dance exercises designed by the Royal Academy of Dance—which prepare children for beginning ballet—and the creative exploration of the four elements of dance: body, space, time and effort. Children will develop coordination, balance, control, and awareness of space, rhythm, and effort qualities. They will also develop their abilities to learn movement combinations and to cooperate and dance well with others. Classes include practice in all loco motor steps, expressive dancing to music, and the preparation of creative dances for a performance for parents during the last class of each semester.

Primary - age 6 by September 1 

The beginning of classical ballet technique is introduced in this class which includes the study of proper placement, partner and group work, and musicality.

Grades 1-8 - at least age 7 by September 1 

A progression of ballet technique and performance qualities based upon the Royal Academy of Dance Grades Syllabus.

Intermediate Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced 1 & 2 (also includes Pre-Pointe and beginning Pointe Classes):  

A more in-depth look and study of ballet technique, these classes may also include the study of Pointe work.

Dress code

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General rules:

  • all students with long hair should have it neatly tied back.
  • classic-styled buns are required for girls at primary level and above (use a hair net to keep the bun tidy)
  • no jewelry
  • no gum

Girls and women:

  • pre-ballet/pre-primary
    • Your choice of leotard
    • optional footless tights
    • no shoes
    • no tutus
  • primary
    • regulation pink leotard (available for purchase from instructor)
    • pink socks
    • pink ballet shoes
  • grades 1-5
    • regulation navy leotard
    • pink tights
    • pink ballet shoes
    • character shoes
  • grades 6-8
    • choice of leotard in a plain dark color
    • pink tights
    • pink ballet shoes
    • character shoes

Boys and men:

  • pre-ballet 1&2/pre-primary
    • white t-shirt
    • dark shorts
    • bare feet
  • primary
    • white t-shirt
    • tight fitting black shorts
    • white socks
    • white or black ballet slippers
  • grades 1&2
    • white t-shirt
    • tight fitting black shorts
    • white socks
    • white or black ballet slippers
    • black character shoes
  • grades 3 and up
    • white t-shirt
    • black footless tights
    • dance belt
    • white socks
    • white or black ballet slippers
    • black character shoes

Jazz and tap 

We offer a variety of jazz and tap classes to help you develop your skills and become a more multifaceted dancer. Led by highly trained instructor, Flower Darby, you can learn new styles of dance, or improve upon your past experience.

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Classes

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Primary Tap and Jazz (ages 5-6)  

Introduces dancers to basic tap and jazz dance concepts through games and structured activities.

Beginning Jazz (ages 7-12)   

Introduces and develops jazz dance skills for dancers who are new to the jazz medium as well as those looking to develop existing skills.

Intermediate Jazz (ages 12+)   

Builds upon existing jazz dance skills for dancers with prior experience in jazz.  Broadens the jazz dance genre to include musical theatre, lyrical and street jazz styles.

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Standard tap and jazz dance wear is appropriate.

Tap and jazz shoes are available through:

  • All That Dance: (928) 714-9300
  • Canyon Dance Academy: (928) 774-3937