Classes

Fall 2019 - Spring 2020

You can register online as well as in person at the studio! 
Ages 2-3   

Monday 6:15-6:45 or Wednesday 6:30-7:00     

Shoes: Pink Ballet (Black for Boys)

U & Me                                
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 3-5   

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

Shoes: Pink Ballet (Black for Boys)

Creative Dance    
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. 



Pre-School/Kindergarten   

Monday 5:30-6:15 or Wednesday 3:45-4:30   

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

Ballet-Tap
This Combination Class is a ¾ hour (Level 1) or 1 hour (Level 2) 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

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

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

Ballet-Tap
This Combination Class is a ¾ hour (Level 1) or 1 hour (Level 2) 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.

Mini Hip-Hop (Add-On Class)

Wednesday 4:30-5:00

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

Tuesday 4:30-6 or Thursday 4-5:30

Shoes: Pink Ballet & Black Tap

Ballet - Jazz - Tap Class
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.

Petite Competition Team (Add-On Class)

Monday 3:45-4:30

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.

 

 

Musical Theatre (Add-On Class)

Thursday 3:30-4:15

Shoes: TBD

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

 

 

 

4th-5th Grade

Tuesday 3:30-5:30 or Thursday 4:30-6:30

Shoes: Pink Ballet, Black Slip-On Tap, Black Jazz

Ballet - Jazz - Tap Class
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.

Junior Competition Team (Add-On Class)

Monday 7-7:45

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.

Musical Theatre (Add-On Class)

Thursday 3:30-4:15

Shoes: TBD

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

6th-8th Grade

Tuesday 5:30-7:30 or Thursday 5:30-7:30

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

Lyrical - Jazz - Tap Class
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.

Teen Competition Team (Add-On Class)

Monday 5:30-6:15

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.

Pre-Pointe or Pointe (Add-On Class)

Monday 3:45-4:45 or Wednesday 4:45-6:15

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.

Street Jazz 

Monday 4:45-5:30

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.

Musical Theatre (Add-On Class)

Wednesday 4-4:45

Shoes: TBD

This class is offered as an add-on 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 

Tuesday 6-8:00 or Thursday 6:30-8:30

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

Lyrical - Jazz - Tap Class
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.

Senior Competition Team (Add-On Class)

Monday 7:45-8:30

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.

Pre-Pointe or Pointe (Add-On Class)

Monday 3:45-4:45 or Wednesday 4:45-6:15

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

Street Jazz 

Monday 6:15-7:30

Shoes: TBD

 

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.

Musical Theatre (Add-On Class)

Wednesday 4-4:45

Shoes: TBD

This class is offered as an add-on 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 Competition Class- Optional

Monday 8:30-9:15

Shoes: TBD


This year, the style will be Jazz. Competition is optional but a lot of fun! Your costume and dance will be age-appropriate.

General Information

* Dance classes are in session September-May.


* After September and your Registration Fee of $30, class fees are paid bi-monthly (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 to 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.

255 SE 22nd St. Owatonna, MN

507-451-0074

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