All of our classes are focused around teaching proper technique and dance vocabulary along with learning fun and fresh choreography! For detailed class descriptions, tuition costs, and all other general studio policies, please view our Parent & Student Handbook.

Age 3-6 Combo

Ballet

Jazz

Tap

Hip Hop

Lyrical

Lyrical Jazz

Combo

Advanced

Technique

Dance Team:

Pom-Kick

COMBOS

3-4 Yr Ballet & Tap

5-6 Yr Ballet & Jazz

Our ballet/tap combo is designed for ages 3-4, running 30 minutes each day. The first 15 minutes will be ballet This class will run 30 minutes each week:  The first 15 minutes will be ballet, and the last 15 minutes will be tap.  The class focuses on creative movement, free expression, body awareness and basic motor skills, while teaching the basic elements of ballet and tap. The child’s imagination and self-esteem are encouraged and are developed well through dance.

Our ballet/jazz combo is designed for ages 5-6, running 45 minutes each day. This introductory class touches on both ballet and jazz technique.  Ballet is the solid foundation of dance.  It forms the basis for discipline, creativity, and appreciation of dance in the art form.  Proper turn out of the legs, posture, placement, and alignment will be emphasized.  Students will learn ballet vocabulary through Barre and center work while building strength, flexibility, energy, and athleticism. Jazz develops style, strength, and versatility in a dancer.  During this portion of the class we will focus on across the floor progressions and combinations, center-floor technique, and combinations. We will also discuss and practice basic jazz technique and terminology and focus on flexibility and mobility.

Hair

Hair

Must be pulled back into a tight bun.  Bangs should be pulled back and out of eyes.  Short hair will be excused from a bun, but front pieces should be fastened or hair-sprayed back

Must be pulled back into a tight bun.  Bangs should be pulled back and out of eyes.  Short hair will be excused from a bun, but front pieces should be fastened or hair-sprayed back.

Attire

Attire

Tights and skirted leotard is highly recommended, yet not mandatory. Leggings, yoga pants, or fitted shorts with a tank or t-shirt will also be permitted. Sweatpants and other pants will mask the legs, making it difficult for the instructor to see placement and the proper turnout. Absolutely no jeans or baggy clothes. We have lots of new skirted leotards and tights in stock at the studio!

Tights and skirted leotard is highly recommended, yet not mandatory. Leggings, yoga pants, or fitted shorts with a tank or t-shirt will also be permitted. Sweatpants and other pants will mask the legs, making it difficult for the instructor to see placement and the proper turnout. Absolutely no jeans or baggy clothes. We have lots of new skirted leotards and tights in stock at the studio!  Visit us during one of our Open Houses: Wed, Sept 6 and Thr, Sept 7, 2017: 4-6pm to get your apparel and/or shoes before fall classes start the week of: September 11, 2017.

Shoes

Shoes

Pink ballet shoes and black tap shoes are required.  We have full stock of both ballet and tap shoes at the studio! Visit us during one of our Open Houses: Wed, Sept 6 and Thr, Sept 7, 2017: 4-6pm to get your apparel and/or shoes before fall classes start the week of: September 11, 2017.

You will either need pink ballet shoes or toe pads for this class. It depends on the type of dance the class will perform at recital …either ballet or jazz.  I like to see the class for a couple weeks before deciding that.  Until I announce what type of shoe will be required, whatever you have at home will work for the first couple of weeks (or during one of our Summer sessions) … even a pair of socks will do.

BALLET

Ballet is the solid foundation of dance. It is the most important class and highly recommended for all dance students.  It forms the baseline for discipline, creativity, and appreciation of dance in the art form.  Proper turn out of the legs, posture, placement, and alignment will be emphasized.  Students will learn ballet vocabulary through Barre and center work while building strength, flexibility, energy, and athleticism.

Hair

Must be pulled back into a tight bun.  Bangs should be pulled back and out of eyes.  Short hair will be excused from a bun, but front pieces should be fastened or hair-sprayed back.

Attire

Tights, leotard, or a skirted leotard is highly recommended, yet not mandatory. Sweatpants and other pants will mask the legs, making it difficult for the instructor to see placement and the proper turnout. Fitted shorts and tank will be permitted. No jeans or baggy clothes please. We have lots of new leotards and tights in stock at the studio!

Shoes

Pink ballet shoes.  We have full stock of pink ballet shoes at the studio. Visit us during one of our Open Houses: Wed, Sept 6 and Thr, Sept 7, 2017: 4-6pm to get your apparel and/or shoes before fall classes start the week of: September 11, 2017.

JAZZ

Jazz develops style, strength, and versatility in a dancer.  The classes will be structured around a proper warm-up and stretch, across the floor progressions and combinations, center-floor technique and combinations, and performance skills and choreography.  In this class we will emphasize correct technique, terminology, flexibility, and mobility.

Hair

Must be pulled back into a tight bun.  Bangs should be pulled back and out of eyes.  Short hair will be excused from a bun, but front pieces should be fastened or hair-sprayed back.

Attire

Tights or leggings/yoga pants with a fitted tank or t-shirt is highly recommended. Sweatpants and other pants will mask the legs, making it difficult for the instructor to see placement and the proper turnout. Fitted shorts will be permitted. No jeans or baggy clothes please.

Shoes

Sole shield, foot thong, or half ballet shoe will be permitted. We have full stock of all three types of shoes at the studio. Visit us during one of our Open Houses: Wed, Sept 6 and Thr, Sept 7, 2017: 4-6pm to get your apparel and/or shoes before fall classes start the week of: September 11, 2017.

TAP

Tap enhances rhythmic dynamics, speed, and agility.  More than other dance forms, tap instills awareness of the music’s timing, rhythm, and changes of energy.  With a focus on total body movement, technical correctness, and performance, tap is probably the most intricate of all dance forms.  During class, the dancers will learn technique as well as terminology.

Hair

Must be pulled back into a tight bun.  Bangs should be pulled back and out of eyes.  Short hair will be excused from a bun, but front pieces should be fastened or hair-sprayed back.

Attire

Tights or leggings with a fitted tank or t-shirt are highly recommended. Sweatpants and other pants will mask the legs, making it difficult for the instructor to see placement. Fitted shorts will be permitted. No jeans or baggy clothes please.

Shoes

Black (low heel) tap shoes.  We have full stock of black tap shoes at the studio.  Visit us during one of our Open Houses: Wed, Sept 6 and Thr, Sept 7, 2017: 4-6pm to get your apparel and/or shoes before fall classes start the week of: September 11, 2017.

HIP HOP

Hip-Hop is a highly stylized, fast paced, athletic and expressive form of jazz dance.  Individual style and interpretation is encouraged while incorporating high levels of energy.  Body isolations are the basis for the intricate movements usually inspired by hip-hop music.  All music is carefully listened to ahead of time, and will be appropriate for all ages.  The class will be structured around a cardio filled warm-up, stretching, and core strengthening exercises.

Hair

Must be pulled back into a tight bun or ponytail.  Bangs should be pulled back and out of eyes.  Short hair will be excused from a bun and ponytail, but front pieces should be fastened or hair-sprayed back.

Attire

Pants that are easy to move in, and do not drag excessively on the ground.  Please do not wear jeans! Tank-tops, t-shirts, or long sleeve shirts are all permitted. We have lots of CDC dance apparel in stock at the studio.  Visit us during one of our Open Houses: Wed, Sept 6 and Thr, Sept 7, 2017: 4-6pm to get your apparel and/or shoes before fall classes start the week of: September 11, 2017.

Shoes

We do not require a specific pair of shoes to begin a hip hop class.  A matching class tennis shoe will end up being part of the costume cost.  These matching class tennis shoes will be ordered in December and available for the dancers to practice in once they arrive. Toe pads, jazz shoes, or your own pair of tennis shoes until then is permitted. Bring a change of shoes with you.  Please no soiled shoes! Thank you.

LYRICAL

Lyrical is a soft blend of jazz and ballet technique.  This class will emphasize on free expression through the sound and “attitude” of the music. The classes will be structured around a proper warm-up and stretch, across the floor progressions and combinations, center-floor technique and combinations, and performance skills and choreography.  In this class we will emphasize correct technique, terminology, flexibility, and mobility.

Hair

Must be pulled back into a tight bun.  Bangs should be pulled back and out of eyes.  Short hair will be excused from a bun, but front pieces should be fastened or hair-sprayed back.

Attire

Tights or leggings/yoga pants with a fitted tank or t-shirt is highly recommended. Sweatpants and other pants will mask the legs, making it difficult for the instructor to see placement and the proper turnout. Fitted shorts will be permitted. No jeans or baggy clothes please.

Shoes

Sole shield, foot thong, or half ballet shoe will be permitted. We have full stock of all three types of shoes at the studio. Visit us during one of our Open Houses: Wed, Sept 6 and Thr, Sept 7, 2017: 4-6pm to get your apparel and/or shoes before fall classes start the week of: September 11, 2017.

LYRICAL / JAZZ COMBO

This class will focus on both lyrical and jazz technique. Lyrical is a soft blend of jazz and ballet technique with slower, controlled movements. Jazz develops style, strength, and versatility in a dancer with sharper, quicker movements.  The classes will be structured around a proper warm-up and stretch, across the floor progressions and combinations, center-floor technique and combinations, and performance skills and choreography.  In this class we will emphasize correct technique, terminology, flexibility, and mobility. We will choose either a lyrical or jazz routine for the recital in May.

Hair

Attire

Must be pulled back into a tight bun.  Bangs should be pulled back and out of eyes.  Short hair will be excused from a bun, but front pieces should be fastened or hair-sprayed back.

Tights or leggings/yoga pants with a fitted tank or t-shirt is highly recommended. Sweatpants and other pants will mask the legs, making it difficult for the instructor to see placement and the proper turnout. Fitted shorts will be permitted. No jeans or baggy clothes please.

Shoes

Sole shield, foot thong, or half ballet shoe will be permitted. We have full stock of all three types of shoes at the studio. Visit us during one of our Open Houses: Wed, Sept 6 and Thr, Sept 7, 2017: 4-6pm to get your apparel and/or shoes before fall classes start the week of: September 11, 2017.

ADVANCED TECHNIQUE

This class will run 90 minutes each week and will incorporate a mixture of techniques studied in both ballet and jazz.  One routine will be rehearsed then performed at recital.  The sole purpose of this class is to improve strength, flexibility, and overall technique of the dancer with a higher level of intensity.  This class is reserved for current RLHS dance team members only.

Hair

Attire

Must be pulled back into a tight bun.  Bangs should be pulled back and out of eyes.  Short hair will be excused from a bun, but front pieces should be fastened or hair-sprayed back.

Tights or leggings/yoga pants with a fitted tank or t-shirt is highly recommended. Sweatpants and other pants will mask the legs, making it difficult for the instructor to see placement and the proper turnout. Fitted shorts will be permitted. No jeans or baggy clothes please.

Shoes

Sole shield, foot thong, or half ballet shoe will be permitted. We have full stock of all three types of shoes at the studio. Visit us during one of our Open Houses: Wed, Sept 6 and Thr, Sept 7, 2017: 4-6pm to get your apparel and/or shoes before fall classes start the week of: September 11, 2017.

DANCE TEAM: POM+KICK

This class will be taught by a current or veteran RLHS dance team member or coach. The students will learn a wide variety of Pom and High Kick technique, placement, terminology, and choreography. It is a great introduction to those who aspire to become part of a dance team in the future. Poms will be supplied by the studio to use. The class will be structured around a proper warm-up and stretch, across the floor progressions and combinations, center-floor technique and combinations, and performance skills. In this class we will emphasize correct technique, terminology, flexibility, and mobility.

Hair

Attire

Must be pulled back into a tight bun.  Bangs should be pulled back and out of eyes.  Short hair will be excused from a bun, but front pieces should be fastened or hair-sprayed back.

Tights or leggings/yoga pants with a fitted tank or t-shirt is highly recommended. Sweatpants and other pants will mask the legs, making it difficult for the instructor to see placement and the proper turnout. Fitted shorts will be permitted. No jeans or baggy clothes please.

Shoes

Sole shield, foot thong, or half ballet shoe will be permitted. We have full stock of all three types of shoes at the studio. Visit us during one of our Open Houses: Wed, Sept 6 and Thr, Sept 7, 2017: 4-6pm to get your apparel and/or shoes before fall classes start the week of: September 11, 2017.