Leveled classes are for our more serious dancers that wish to make dance a priority over other activities they may be involved in. Level 3 dancers are ages 9-11 years, Level 4 dancers are ages 11-13 years, Level 5 dancers are ages 14 years and up and company classes


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.


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. It is a requirement to take an equal level ballet class in order to take a leveled jazz class.


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


Lyrical is a slow, expressive type of dance that incorporates ballet technique. This dance style’s main goal is to interpret the lyrics of the song through movement. Contemporary dance is a dance style that rejects many of the strict rules of classical ballet but while maintaining a ballet base, while focusing on the expression of inner feelings, emphasizing creativity in choreography and performance.