LEVELED CLASSES

Leveled classes are for our more serious dancers that wish to make dance a priority over other activities they may be involved in. Level II dancers are ages 7-9 years, Level III dancers are ages 8-10 years, Level IV dancers are ages 9-11 years, Level V dancers are ages 10 years and up, and Level VI & VII dancers are ages 12 years and up.

Ballet

We offer ballet classes in levels II, III, IV, V, VI & VII. We teach the Cecchetti Method of ballet at Karen’s Dance Studio. Our teachers are either Cecchetti certified teachers or are working towards their certification. The Cecchetti method is the Italian method of ballet and is a systematic approach incorporating repetitive movements designed to build strength and fluidity as well as educate dancers with proper ballet terminology and training.

Ballet II (Exp Ages 7-9)
Tuesdays 4:00pm – 4:45pm
Ballet III (Exp Ages 8-10)
Thursdays 4:00pm – 4:45pm
Ballet IV (Exp Ages 9-11)
Wednesdays 4:00pm – 4:45pm
Ballet V (Exp Ages 10 and up)
Mondays 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Ballet VI (Ages 12 and up)
Thursdays 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Ballet VII (Exp Ages 12 and up)
Mondays 7:30pm – 9:00pm

Jazz

Jazz dance is an umbrella term that can refer to several related modern dance styles. It encompasses isolations of the body, core development, and progressions towards a new style of movement. We offer jazz classes in levels II, III, IV, V, VII & VII.  It is a requirement to take an equal level ballet class in order to take a leveled jazz class.

Jazz II (Exp Ages 7-9)
Tuesdays 4:45pm – 5:30pm
Jazz III (Exp Ages 8-10)
Thursdays 4:45pm – 5:30pm
Jazz IV (Exp Ages 9-11)
Wednesdays 4:45pm – 5:30pm
Jazz V (Exp Ages 10 and up)
Mondays 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Jazz VI (Exp Ages 12 and up)
Thursdays 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Jazz VII (Exp Ages 12 and up)
Tuesdays 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Pointe

We offer beginning and intermediate-advanced pointe classes. Pointe technique encompasses both the mechanical and artistic aspects of pointe work. The class focuses on body alignment and strengthening of the feet, ankles and legs. To qualify for the class, students must be at least 12 years of age, have a minimum of three years of ballet experience, and have attained suitable strength and technique.

Beginning Pointe (Exp Ages 12+)
Mondays 7:30pm – 8:30pm
Advanced Pointe (Exp Ages 12+)
Mondays 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Tap

Tap dance is a form of dance characterized by using the sounds of tap shoes striking the floor as a form of percussion. We offer tap classes in levels II, III, IV, V, VI & VII. Our tap classes establish rhythm, musicality and coordination.

Tap II (Exp Ages 7-9)
Tues 5:30pm – 6:00pm
Tap III (Exp Ages 8-10)
Thursdays 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Tap IV (Exp Ages 9-11)
Wednesdays 5:30pm – 6:00pm
Tap V (Exp Ages 10 and up)
Mondays 6:30pm – 6:30pm
Tap VI (Exp Ages 12 and up)
Thursdays 5:00pm – 5:30pm
Tap VII (Exp Ages 12 and up)
Tuesdays 8:00pm – 9:00pm