TODDLERS & TUTUS - NEW THIS YEAR! Our take on "mom & me", this class is available to children ages 18 months through 2 1/2 years old! It involves basic dance and elementary coordination through dance, song and play....accompanied by moms! (despite the name, not just for girls!).
PRESCHOOL - Students may start at age 3- A specially constructed class which concentrates on the development of rhythm through tap. It also offers creative movement and refines large motor skills through obstacle courses, games, and more! Our pre-school classes are jam-packed with fun activities and have assistants in the class to ensure all dancers are given attention and learn!
COMBINATION CLASS - Gives the student an opportunity to explore all forms of dance offered at our studio: tap, jazz and ballet. Produces a well-rounded dance student.
1-HOUR TAP/BALLET- for the younger student and beginners 7-12. Tap and introduction to ballet.
2 HOUR TAP/JAZZ/BALLET- For students approximately 8 years old and older with a base knowledge of tap and jazz. Ballet barre and technique is given in addition to more advanced tap and jazz technique.
TAP - A class that teaches students to follow and create rhythms with the feet, as well as finding and dancing to the beat of the music. Students will begin with basic steps and progress into more complex movements involving multiple sounds.
JAZZ - Our jazz classes provide students with a proper warmup with emphasis on stretching and technique, then move into various progressions of turns and jumps across the floor. Students will also learn various combinations to link different steps and movements together.
BALLET - Ballet is the foundation of all dance, teaching technique, body alignment, and building strength throughout the body. Ballet class requires concentration and focus and complements all other styles of dance. Ballet is a part of all 2-hour and up combination classes. Ballet basics are introduced as early as the preschool classes.
HIP HOP - A popular form of dance incorporating small, isolated movements and usage of different parts of the body origination from the core. Our hip hop classes are available to students ages 5 and up and provide students with high-energy, fun-filled dance movements to music they will love!
LYRICAL - A form of dance incorporating elements of ballet and jazz, teaching dancers to explore artistry while conveying a story to the audience. A certain level of maturity is needed for lyrical classes as well as a strong ballet foundation. Dancers must possess the necessary strength in their feet, legs, and arms to move gracefully and fluidly throughout the class. Students MUST be taking ballet in order to take lyrical.
POINTE- Pointe students must be AT LEAST 13 years old and will be chosen based on their body strength, the extent of their ballet background, class attendance, and work ethic. Pointe classes require a high level of focus and concentration as well as developed strength in the feet, ankles and legs.
ACRO - A combination of athleticism, dance, and acrobatics. Acro classes build skills based on floor exercises and tumbling and incorporate them into dance. Develops strength, flexibility and coordination. Acro participants must demonstrate the necessary strength needed to hold themselves up and take themselves through a range of movements safely, using their own power.For ages 5 and up!
TINY TUMBLERS - NEW THIS YEAR! An introductory acro class for students ages 5-7. Many of our younger students are always eager to take more dance...so why wait to get in on the fun?! This class will introduce basic acro skills and equally focus on flexibility and strength so that when our tiny tumblers get older they will have a head start on their acro abilities!
ADULT CLASSES - We offer tap classes for all levels of adults...all are welcome! Our adult classes DO perform in our annual recital.
ALUMNI CLASS - After a short hiatus....it's back! For our former dancers who have recently graduated and are attending college locally, or who still want to continue the fun of dancing. Our alumni class includes a packed 90 minute tap and jazz class(and possibly other styles sprinkled in) and enables our former dancers to still be a part of the studio but in a different capacity!
TECHNIQUE - A HIGHLY recommended class to supplement your dance training. Students will use various pieces of equipment to build strength in and learn about the muscles they use while dancing. After a warm-up and attention on strengthening and stretching the feet, students move on to different stretches and technique work to improve the various aspects of their dancing. This class is available to dancers in Groups 1-5 at the studio!
**TECHNIQUE IS A REQUIREMENT FOR MEMBERS OF THE DISNEY DANCE TEAM AND FOR ASSISTANT TEACHERS. IT IS ALSO REQUIRED FOR DISNEY DANCE TEAM CONSIDERATION, EXTRA CLASS CONSIDERATION, AND A PREREQUISITE FOR THE OPENING NUMBER.
DISNEY DANCE TEAM - A group that is formed every other year. Our elite team of dancers, Disney Dance Team members must be in eligible classes (mostly high school age) to be considered for the team, and may need to pass an audition. The Disney Dance Team is made up of our most dedicated, passionate, hard-working and committed dancers, who in addition to attending their regular weekly classes come to the studio for extra class and rehearsal time to put together a show performed at the Walt Disney World resort. The ULTIMATE reward for months of hard work!
PRIVATE LESSONS AND SMALL GROUPS - If you are a dancer who wants to focus on a specific area to improve or just wants a private training session to continue to improve, we are excited to offer this option to you this year as 20-30 minute privates. We also offer small group opportunities to groups of dancers who excel in their current classes, have a strong work ethic and positive attitude, and who want more opportunities to learn and perform extra dances. Both of these options can be set up by speaking with the Sylvia's School of Dance staff!