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 1 dancers are ages 7-9 years, Level 2 dancers are ages 8-10 years, Level 3 dancers are ages 9-11 years, Level 4 dancers are ages 11 years and up, Level 5 dancers are ages 12 years and up, and Level 6 dancers are ages 14 years and up.

Ballet

We offer ballet classes in levels 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6. 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 1 (Exp Ages 7-9)
Ballet 2 (Exp Ages 8-10)
Ballet 3 (Exp Ages 9-11)
Ballet 4 (Exp Ages 11 and up)
Ballet 5 (Exp Ages 12 and up)
Ballet 6 (Exp Ages 14 and up)

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 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6.  It is a requirement to take an equal level ballet class in order to take a leveled jazz class.

Jazz 1 (Exp Ages 7-9)
Jazz 2 (Exp Ages 8-10)
Jazz 3 (Exp Ages 9-11)
Jazz 4 (Exp Ages 11 and up)
Jazz 5 (Exp Ages 12 and up)
Jazz 6 (Exp Ages 14 and up)

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+)
Intermediate/Advanced Pointe (Exp Ages 12+)

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 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6. Our tap classes establish rhythm, musicality and coordination.

Tap 1 (Exp Ages 7-9)
Tap 2 (Exp Ages 8-10)
Tap 3 (Exp Ages 9-11)
Tap 4 (Exp Ages 11 and up)
Tap 5 (Exp Ages 12 and up)
Tap 6 (Exp Ages 14 and up)