Dance & Play (Ages 18-36 months w/parent or caregiver) 45 minutes
Enjoy song and dance with your little one! Your mini mover will be introduced to the basic concepts of movement and music through age appropriate gross motor skills and creative movement activities in a fun and nurturing environment.
Creative Movement (Ages 3-5) 45 minutes
Creative Movement is designed as an introduction to the joys of dance and movement. This class uses ballet and tap to spark creativity and improve coordination, as well as develop social skills such as listening, taking turns and working with others. Basic terminology and positions are introduced.
Tiny Tumblers (Ages 3-5) 45 minutes
Build strength, flexibility and have fun in this tumbling class designed specifically for preschoolers! Skills covered include gymnastics positions (tuck, pike, straddle, table, candlestick), rolls (pencil rolls, forward rolls), jumps (frog jumps, star jumps, tuck jumps), bear walks, and crab walks. Fun props including scarves, bean bags, and hoops and equipment such as mats and balance beam are utilized.
Ballet/Tap (Ages 5-7) 45 minutes
Ballet/Jazz (Ages 5-7) 45 minutes
Acro (Ages 5-7 & 7-9) 45 minutes
Ballet (Ages 7 and up) 45-90 minutes
Formal ballet technique will be taught utilizing proper terminology and vocabulary and will emphasize correct placement and body alignment. Presentation and musicality will also be stressed. Based on the internationally recognized Royal Academy of Dance method, a progression of levels challenge dancers as they acquire age-appropriate concepts. Ballet provides a strong foundation for all other dance techniques and it is recommended that all TDC students participate in ballet class.
Pre-Pointe/Pointe (By teacher recommendation)
Class must be taken in conjunction with ballet and with permission of instructor. Barre and center practice work on strength, stretch and placement. Hair must be worn in a bun at every class.
Jazz/Tap Combo (Ages 7 and up) 60-90 minutes
Learn a broad range of jazz dance styles from the classics to the latest hip-hop moves. Master tap steps such as Maxi Ford, Time Step and Shuffle off to Buffalo. Technique and terminology are developed through warm-up sequences, across the floor work and combinations.
Lyrical I (Ages 7-9), II (Ages 10-12), III (Ages 12-14), & IV (14+) 45 minutes
Lyrical is an expressive form of dance drawing from both ballet and jazz dance styles and is typically performed to slower pop songs and ballads. Dancers will learn to interpret the words and music and communicate a story through movement.
Little Hop (Ages 5-7) 45 minutes
This class is a fun introduction for boys and girls to the fundamentals of hip-hop. Students dance to age appropriate music and have a blast in this high energy class!
Hip-Hop I (Ages 7-9), Hip-Hop II (Ages 10-12), & III (13+) 45 minutes
Learn the latest street dance moves in this fun, energetic class. Presented in an age-appropriate manner.
Musical Theater I (7-9), II (10-12), & III (13+) 45 minutes
Was your child born to perform? Do they love Broadway? Then look no further than our Musical Theater class where students will dance, act, and sing! Musical Theater is a theatrical dance style that includes dance technique and acting to songs from Broadway musicals. These dance numbers usually consist of a story being told or a character being formed. Class will consist of warmup in Jazz/Broadway Technique, across the floor, acting, singing and dances.
Power Up Pointe (Ages 13+) 45 minutes
Flexibility & Conditioning for Dancers (Ages 13+) 45 minutes
Leaps & Turns (Ages 13+) 45 minutes