Twos in Tutus
This class is our intro class to the tiniest of dancers! In here, we will begin to explore ballet basics and creative movement through follow-along songs, games, and other activities. We encourage dancers to dance in the room by themselves but understand mom/dad might need to help out the first few weeks while the kiddos are getting comfortable with the new surroundings! This is a great way for your kiddo to meet new friends and get some of that energy out in a healthy way!
These classes are perfect for dancers with little to no dance experience. Students 2-5 years old will learn the basics of tap, ballet, and tumbling while children 5 and older will learn the basics of tap, ballet, and jazz. Combo classes provide a fun, nurturing, and educational way to introduce your child to learn the fundamentals of tap, ballet, and jazz or tumbling.
Dancers will learn fun, upbeat choreography to age-appropriate pop and hip-hop music. They will also practice across-the-floor combos, activities, and games that encourage them to become confident with their movement, footwork, and ability to pick up choreography. As dancers progress, they will be introduced to new skills and styles of hip-hop as well. Hip-hop classes for ages 2-6 will do hip-hop AND tumble while dancers age 7 and up will focus solely on hip-hop.
Acro-dance is a class in which dancers will focus on gaining strength, flexibility, and control while learning new tumbling skills. It takes elements of tumbling and contortion and applies them in ways that allow the skills to be incorporated into other styles of dance. It is imperative dancers create a strong foundations to grow from which is why our acro program is split into numerous ages and levels. Pre-requisites must be met in order to advance to the next level. Acro-dance classes will have an instructor (and assistant when needed) which allows each student to receive the attention they need to succeed.
Jazz/lyrical classes are choreography and movement -based classes. Dancers will be taught a new combo every two to three weeks. Although having strong technique and skills are wonderful, the ability to pick up choreography, stay on the counts, and build artistry is just as important as theyprogress in their dance careers.
This class is perfect for those dancers that want to enhance their leaps, turns, and skills. Dancers will work in the center and across the floor to help execute and strengthen their leaps, turns, and other skills used in various styles of dance. Whether they are looking to improve the skills learned in a TBJ class or make their school dance team, technique is the perfect class to clean up dance skills.
Ballet is a highly recommended class for all dancers because the technique learned during ballet training can be applied across all other styles of dance. Ballet is a physically demanding artform that continues to push dancers throughout their dance career. They will focus on enhancing their technique, control, and poise.
This is a style of dance that really focuses on building a dancer’s rhythm and ability to count music. Dancers will wear fitted shoes with metal taps on the heel and toe of each shoe and will learn steps that utilize these taps. Tap dance provides a fun, challenging way to further your dance education.
Strength & Flex
Strength and flex is a GREAT class for everyone! It is especially great for those wish to enhance their overall strength and flexibility. This class makes exercise and stretching fun! It serves as a supplement to activities such as dance, acro, and gymnastics.
Musical theater is similar to jazz in that dancers will learn combos in class, but the primary focus is to work on developing the ability to really portray a character through their dance. Oftentimes, the songs used in this class will be from movies, shows, or musicals. This class is GREAT for those who are outgoing, energetic, and maybe even a little silly. This class is a specialty class only offered in select seasons.
Check out our schedule to see what is being offered this season! We offer varying adult classes each season. These classes serve as a fun way to meet those goals your smart watch has for you ;) and meet other parents!
***First Class Dance Center LLC does not provide medical insurance for its students. FCDC is not liable for any injuries sustained at the studio. If an injury occurs, parents or guardians are responsible for the financial coverage of medical expenses.***