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Fall 2022 - Spring 2023 Classes

Monday classes start August 29th
Tuesday classes start September 6th
Wednesday classes start September 7th 
Thursday classes start September 1st

 

Ages 20 months-3 years:  U & Me   

Monday 6:15-6:45    

$40/Month

Shoes: Pink Ballet (Black for Boys)

                                
This is a 30 minute class which meets once each week and is designed for

2-3 year-olds who are not ready to be left alone in class. Each dancer is accompanied by one adult each week, although it does not always need to

be the same person. They perform together in the show.  U & ME is a

wonderful introduction to dance classes.

Ages 3-4:  Creative Dance   
Thursday 5-5:30

$35/Month 

Shoes: Pink Ballet (Black for Boys)


This 30 minute class meets once per week and is designed for pre-school

children ages 3-5. Each dance-song taught has a specific movement and/or rhythmic purpose. As the year progresses, the movements learned in the

dance-songs will be combined together and used in a personality song.

They will rehearse entrances and exits along with their song for a concert performance. As they are learning to "dance," there is an important underlying emphasis on strengthening and  limbering their bodies to build a dancer body.

In this class there is never a "wrong" dance movement. Their own movement is

a necessary and purposeful part of their dance learning. 



Ages 4-5:  Ballet-Tap   

Monday 5:30-6:15 

$42/Month  

Shoes: Pink Ballet & White Tap (Black for Boys)


This Combination Class is a ¾ hour class that meets once per week for

students in kindergarten and older, or for those who have a creative dance

class background.

Ballet - time is taken to stretch, limber, and strengthen the body. The student

will be learning fun dance-songs using plie', tendu, passe', releve', and turns.

These songs use Ballet and rhythmic movements necessary in learning Ballet combinations. As the year progresses, the movements learned at the barre

and on the floor will be combined and choreographed in a dance.

Tap - students practice the fundamental steps in every class in order that they develop skill in hitting the dance floor sharply for a clear sound and in perfect

time to the music. We adapt the Tap steps into a personality song for

performance.

Kindergarten/1st Grade:  Ballet-Tap

Tuesday 3:30-4:30 or Wednesday 5-6:00

$45/Month

Shoes: Pink Ballet & White Tap (Black for Boys)


This Combination Class is a 1 hour class that meets once per week for

students in kindergarten and older, or for those who have a creative dance

class background.

Ballet - time is taken to stretch, limber, and strengthen the body. The student

will be learning fun dance-songs using plie', tendu, passe', releve', and turns.

These songs use Ballet and rhythmic movements necessary in learning Ballet combinations. As the year progresses, the movements learned at the barre

and on the floor will be combined and choreographed in a dance.

Tap - students practice the fundamental steps in every class in order that they develop skill in hitting the dance floor sharply for a clear sound and in perfect

time to the music. We adapt the Tap steps into a personality song for

performance.

Kindergarten/1st Grade:  Mini Hip Hop

Wednesday 4:30-5:00

$35/Month

Shoes: TBD

This 1/2 hour class meets once per week. This is an introduction to Hip-Hop/Jazz basics using upbeat music and funky moves. Students learn a dance to perform

in May. 

2nd-3rd Grade:  Ballet/Tap/Jazz Class

Tuesday 4:30-6:00

$63/Month

Shoes: Pink Ballet & Black Tap


This class is a 1 ½ hour class which meets once each week. Every class aims to stretch, limber, and strengthen the body, as well as work on technique by using steps, combinations, and turns.

Ballet - class starts at the barre warming up the feet and body. Plie', tendu, degage', develope', attitude, arabesque, balance', grande battement, and many other Ballet movements are combined at the appropriate level and speed being taught. On the floor, steps are taught (using the barre technique) and are combined with varied musical rhythms and speeds corresponding to the class

level. Ballet is a very difficult, precise, and technical art form, but with patience

and dedication every student can benefit.

Jazz - explores the new styles of movement that erupt daily. Styles vary with the teacher and include a warm-up, technique and cool-down. Jazz class students

learn body isolation, across-the-floor movements, center floor movements and turns. The benefits of Jazz dance are similar to Ballet, but the music and style are different. Styles learned are combined into a dance and performed in the concerts.

Tap - uses a graded series. When the barre and floor combinations at each level

are completed, a Tap routine of that level is taught. In children's classes, more

than one routine is learned before advancing to the next level.

 

 

2nd-3rd Grade:  Petite Competition Team

(Add-On Class)

Thursday 4:15-5:00

$40/Month

Shoes: TBD 

This 45 minute class meets once per week. Competition dancers attend 2 competitions per dance year, usually one in March and one in April.

 

2nd-3rd Grade:  Petite Hip Hop 

Tuesday 6-6:30

$35/Month

Shoes: TBD

This 1/2 hour class meets once per week. This is an introduction to Hip-Hop/Jazz basics using upbeat music and funky moves. Students learn a dance to perform

in May. 

 

4th-5th Grade:  Lyrical/Tap/Jazz Class

Thursday 4:15-6:15

$85/Month

Shoes: Lyrical, Black Slip-On Tap, Black Jazz


This class is a 2 hour class which meets once each week. Every class aims to stretch, limber, and strengthen the body, as well as work on technique by using steps, combinations, and turns.

Ballet - class starts at the barre warming up the feet and body. Plie', tendu, degage', develope', attitude, arabesque, balance', grande battement, and many other Ballet movements are combined at the appropriate level and speed being taught. On the floor, steps are taught (using the barre technique) and are combined with varied musical rhythms and speeds corresponding to the class

level. Ballet is a very difficult, precise, and technical art form, but with patience

and dedication every student can benefit.

Jazz - explores the new styles of movement that erupt daily. Styles vary with the teacher and include a warm-up, technique and cool-down. Jazz class students

learn body isolation, across-the-floor movements, center floor movements and turns. The benefits of Jazz dance are similar to Ballet, but the music and style

are different. Styles learned are combined into a dance and performed in the concerts.

Tap - uses a graded series. When the barre and floor combinations at each level

are completed, a Tap routine of that level is taught. In children's classes, more

than one routine is learned before advancing to the next level.

 4th-5th Grade:  Junior Competition Team 

(Add-On Class)

Monday 4:15-5:15

$50/Month

Shoes: TBD

 

This 45 minute class meets once per week. Competition dancers attend 2 competitions per dance year, usually one in March and one in April.

4th-5th Grade:  Junior Hip Hop

(Add-On Class)

Thursday 6:15-6:45

$35/Month

Shoes: TBD

This 1/2 hour class meets once per week. This is an introduction to Hip Hop/Jazz basics using upbeat music and funky moves. Students learn a dance to perform

in May. 

6th-8th Grade:  Lyrical/Tap/Jazz Class

Tuesday or Thursday 5:30-7:30

$85/Month

Shoes: Lyrical, Black Slip-On Tap, Black Jazz


This class is a 2 hour class which meets once each week. Every class aims to

stretch, limber, and strengthen the body, as well as work on technique by using steps, combinations, and turns.

Lyrical - combines Ballet, Modern and Contemporary styles of movement. Lyrical

is danced out on the floor with the lyrics of the chosen song.

Jazz - explores the new styles of movement that erupt daily. Styles vary with the teacher and include a warm-up, technique and cool-down. Jazz class students

learn body isolation, across-the-floor movements, center floor movements and turns. The benefits of Jazz dance are similar to Ballet, but the music and style are different. Styles learned are combined into a dance and performed in the concerts.

Tap - uses a graded series. When the barre and floor combinations at each level

are completed, a Tap routine of that level is taught. In children's classes, more

than one routine is learned before advancing to the next level.

6th-8th Grade:  Teen Competition Team

(Add-On Class)

Monday 5:15-6:15

$50/Month

Shoes: TBD

This 45 minute class meets once per week. Competition dancers attend 2 competitions per dance year, usually one in March and one in April.

6th-8th Grade:  Pre-Pointe or Pointe

(Add-On Class)

Monday 4-5:00 or Wednesday 5-6:30

$50/Month or $66/Month

Shoes: Barefoot, Ballet Shoes or Pointe Shoes

Pre-Pointe - for dancers with or without Pointe shoes and meets once per week.

It begins by teaching fundamental strengthening and warm up exercises necessary to prepare students for dancing in Pointe shoes. Instruction begins at

the barre and moves to the floor using the same movements that are common to Ballet classes. When students' legs, ankles and feet are strong enough to support wearing Pointe shoes, the teacher will recommend that they begin wearing them

in class. The process of strengthening and stretching continues throughout the

year.

Pointe - meets once per week and is a continuation of Pre-Pointe, with increasingly difficult movements. Students in the class wear Pointe shoes and perform in May.

6th-8th Grade:  Street Jazz

Wednesday 4:15-5:00

$42/Month

Shoes: Black Jazz

This class can be taken alone without a regular technique class in grades 6-12. Street Jazz explores the new styles of movement that erupt daily. Styles vary with the teacher and include a warm-up, technique and cool-down. Styles learned are combined into a dance and performed in the concerts.

6th-8th Grade:  Musical Theatre

Tuesday 4:15-5:00

$42/Month

Shoes: TBD 

This class is offered for students who may want to be involved in theatre and love musicals. It can be Ballet, Jazz, Tap depending on the teacher.

9th-12th Grade:  Lyrical/Tap/Jazz Class 

Tuesday or Thursday 6:45-8:45

$85/Month

Shoes: Lyrical, Black Slip-On Tap, Tan Jazz


This class is a 2 hour class which meets once each week. Every class aims to

stretch, limber, and strengthen the body, as well as work on technique by using steps, combinations, and turns.

Lyrical - combines Ballet, Modern and Contemporary styles of movement. Lyrical

is danced out on the floor with the lyrics of the chosen song.

Jazz - explores the new styles of movement that erupt daily. Styles vary with the teacher and include a warm-up, technique and cool-down. Jazz class students learn body isolation, across-the-floor movements, center floor movements and turns.

The benefits of Jazz dance are similar to Ballet, but the music and style are

different. Styles learned are combined into a dance and performed in the concerts.

Tap - uses a graded series. When the barre and floor combinations at each level

are completed, a Tap routine of that level is taught. In children's classes, more

than one routine is learned before advancing to the next level.

9th-12th Grade:  Senior Competition Team

(Add-On Class)

Monday 6:15-7:15

$50/Month

Shoes: TBD

This 45 minute class meets once per week. Competition dancers attend 2 competitions per dance year, usually one in March and one in April.

9th-12th Grade:  Pre-Pointe or Pointe

(Add-On Class)

Monday 4-5:00 or Wednesday 5-6:30

$50/Month or $66/Month

Shoes: Barefoot, Ballet Shoes or Pointe Shoe

Pre-Pointe - for dancers with or without Pointe shoes and meets once per week.

It begins by teaching fundamental strengthening and warm up exercises necessary to prepare students for dancing in Pointe shoes. Instruction begins at

the barre and moves to the floor using the same movements that are common to Ballet classes. When students' legs, ankles and feet are strong enough to support wearing Pointe shoes, the teacher will recommend that they begin wearing them

in class. The process of strengthening and stretching continues throughout the

year.

Pointe - meets once per week and is a continuation of Pre-Pointe, with 

increasingly difficult movements. Students in the class wear Pointe shoes and perform in May.

9th-12th Grade:  Street Jazz

Monday 7:15-8:00

$42/Month

Shoes: TBD

Street Jazz 

 

This class can be taken alone without a regular technique class in grades 6-12. Street Jazz explores the new styles of movement that erupt daily. Styles vary with the teacher and include a warm-up, technique and cool-down. Styles learned are combined into a dance and performed in the concerts.

9th-12th Grade:  Musical Theatre

Tuesday 4:15-5:00

$42/Month

Shoes: TBD

This class is offered for students who may want to be involved in theatre and love musicals. It can be Ballet, Jazz, Tap depending on the teacher.

Adults- All Ages, All Levels

Adult Class

Monday 8-9:00

$52/Month

Shoes: TBD


This year, the styles will be Jazz, Lyrical & Tap.  Your costume and dance will be

age-appropriate.

Studio Amenities & General Information

* Dance classes are in session September-May.


* After September and your Registration Fee of $30, class fees are paid 2 months at a time (on the first days of

   October, December, February and April).


* Tuition is nonrefundable but registered students may make up missed classes if available.

* If Owatonna Schools are dismissed early or canceled due to bad weather, NO dance classes will be held that

   day.


* We offer two spacious mirrored studios featuring sprung maple hardwood floors and state-of-the-art sound

    systems.


* We have television monitors in our waiting area so you can watch your children in class.
 

* Snacks and beverages are available to purchase from office staff.


* Our lobby has benches and a full view of the parking lot.


* Students must wear appropriate dance attire in class. Our "Gotta Dancewear" shop offers all the quality

   dancewear necessary for dancers to move  comfortably with agility at remarkably reasonable prices. We

   stock the essentials: dance shoes, leotards, leggings, booty shorts, tights, skirts, legwarmers, and dance

   bags, as well as the extras: hair accessories, tap buttons, jewelry, and an assortment of gifts. "Gotta

   Dancewear" accepts Visa, Mastercard and Discover.


* Advanced students are given the opportunity to assist teachers.