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Dance Classes Description

Pre-School Dance     Jazz & Hip-Hop      Tap Classes     Adult Classes       Ballet & Pointe Classes

   
             
 

Beginners Combination Classes

Pre-School Dance

Ages 3 to 4 ˝, The Pre-School Dance Program is an introduction to dance. The primary goal is to foster a love of movement. The classes include learning basic dance movements, counting, remembering sequences, coordination, balance, and a chance to work on socialization. The Vocabulary covered in the Pre-School Dance Program is all steps which a 3 year old can master as they build confidence. The Pre-School Classes all learn a simple Tap and simple Ballet routine to perform in the end of the year show. The Classes are a combination of Tap and Ballet lasting 30 minutes. 1 time per week

 

              Kinder Jazz

This energetic class is for dancers ages 5 to 6 ˝. It prepares students to move on to Beginning Jazz or hip hop, focusing on an introduction to jazz and the coordination required for hip hop movements.  This class will also focus on listening to different beats and rhythms in music.  The goals of Kinder Jazz are to foster creativity, freedom and expression in movement, and a love for dance.  Classes are 30 minutes, 1 time per week

 

       
   
         
 

Level One Dance                            

Ages 5 to 6. The Level One Class is the next step up from the Pre-School Program, and expands   the concepts. Students begin learning more complex dance step as well as learning to work and dance independently from the teacher. The Level One Class Learns a simple Tap and simple Ballet Routine to perform in the end of the year show. The classes are a combination of Tap and Ballet lasting 45 Minutes. 1 time per week

Level Two Dance

Ages 6 ˝ to 8. The Level Two Class is an introductory class where students learn the fundamentals of Tap and Ballet. All Level Two Classes learn a Tap and Ballet Routine to perform in the end of the year show. The Level Two is a Combination Tap and Ballet Class Lasting 1 hour, 1 time per week.

       
   
             
 

Jazz & Hip-Hop

What is the difference between Jazz and Hip-Hop?

The Jazz style of dance is what is seen in many Broadway type shows such as "Cats". It is a more structured, Ballet based style of dance. Hip-Hop is a fast, higher energy type dance seen in music videos and commercials. Dance moves seen in shows such as Janet Jackson, Brittany Spears, and Justin Timberlake would be typical examples of Hip Hop.

Beginning Hip-Hop

Ages 7 ˝ to 9. This class allows students to learn simple Hip-Hop moves and routines and dance to contemporary music. Class includes a Warm-up at the beginning to also improve dancers’ flexibility, balance, and muscle strength. This is the perfect introduction to Hip-Hop movements and style. Students learn a Hip-Hop routine to perform in the end of year show. Class is 40 minutes, 1 time per week.

     
 
       
 

Intermediate Hip-Hop

Ages 10 to 14. This is the next step up in Hip-Hop Classes. The Routines get a little faster and the steps a little more intricate. This class also features a complete Warm-up at the start of every class to improve Flexibility, balance, and muscle strength week after week. Students learn a Hip-Hop routine to perform in the year end show. Class length is 1 hour, 1 time per week.

Teen Hip-Hop

Ages 14 to 18. This is a fast paced, high energy class full of stretching, calisthenics, and Hip-Hop routines. Hip-Hop Three is designed to build muscle strength and flexibility, as well as a full emersion into the Hip-Hop Style of dancing. Students learn a Hip-Hop routine to perform in the year end show. Class length is 1 hour, 1 time per week.

Hip-Hop Warning:

Hip-Hop Music in large contains adult themes. The Dance Asylum uses Radio and TV as its guide for what to play in classes. If it’s on TV or played on the Radio we may use it in classes.

   
 

Beginning Jazz

Ages 7˝ to 10. This is a beginner program that teaches the fundamentals of Jazz technique and style. This class is ideal for mastering coordination, balance, and grace. Students will learn a Jazz routine to perform in the year end show. Class length is 45 minutes 1 time per week.

Intermediate Jazz

Ages 11 to 14. At these ages a student can take a dedicated Jazz class that is more focused on the intricacies of Jazz dance. The Jazz classes may use contemporary music similar to Hip-Hop, but the movement and routines are all jazz based. Students will learn a Jazz routine to perform in the end of year show. Class length is 1 hour 1 time per week.

         
 
   
 

Teen Jazz

Ages 13 to 18. A Jazz class for older students and young teens with previous Jazz experience. At these ages a student can take a dedicated Jazz class that is more focused on the intricacies of Jazz dance. The Jazz classes may use contemporary music similar to Hip-Hop, but the movement and routines are all jazz based. Students will learn a Jazz routine to perform in the end of year show. Class length is 1 hour 1 time per week.

   
             
 

Tap Classes


                Tap Three
This is a Tap class for students who have completed Level Two or for older students just beginning Tap. Students begin learning time steps and different complex tap combinations. Level Three Tap holds the fundamentals which all other tap levels are built on. Students learn a tap routine to perform in the year end show. Class length is 40 minutes 1 time per week.
             

          Tap Four
This is a Tap class for students who have completed Level Three, or have some previous Tap experience. Tap Four takes tap to the next level, adding more difficult steps and combinations. Students learn a Tap routine to perform in the end of year show. Class length is 1 hour 1 time per week.

         
   
 
             
 

        Tap Five

This is the next level up for students who have completed Level Four or have quite a bit of previous Tap experience. The exercises and Tap steps are faster and more complicated than Tap Four and students begin mastering such moves and Pull Backs, Wings, Draw Backs, and Traveling Time Steps. Students learn a Tap routine to perform in the year end show. Class length is 1 hour one time per week.

         Tap Six

Our highest level of tap classes, this is for the advanced Tap student who has completed all previous Tap Levels or has had several years of previous Tap. Students learn a tap routine to perform in the end of year show. Class length is 1 hour 1 time per week.

   
             
 

Adult Classes

          Adult Hip Jazz, Open Ballet, Beginning Tap & Intermediate Tap

Ages 18 and up. Students in our adult classes learn moves and routines in a casual atmosphere. Our instructors understand the needs of adult students and approach the classes differently than children’s programs. Many of our adult students use the Jazz and Tap classes for fitness and social activity. Adult classes work on routines to perform in the year end show, but participation in the actual performance is optional. Class length 45 minutes 1 time per week.

   
 

Ballet Classes

Ballet Three

This is an introductory class to basic Ballet technique and movement. This is a class for students who have completed Level Two Dance or older beginners. Ballet is a wonderful way to teach grace, poise, balance, muscle control, and confidence. Students learn a routine to be performed in the year end show. Class length is 40 minutes 1 time per week

Ballet Four

This is a class for students who have completed Ballet Three or have had some previous ballet experience. Ballet Four is for the more serious Ballet student who wants to learn ballet fundamentals. Students will learn a routine to perform in the end of year show. Class length is 1 hour 1 time per week.

       
   
             
 

                   Ballet Five

This is Ballet class for students who have completed Ballet Four or have had several years of previous ballet experience. Students learn a routine to perform in the end of year show. Class length is 1 hour 1time per week

                Ballet Six

This is an advanced Ballet class for Students who have completed Ballet Five or have had several years of previous ballet experience. Students learn a routine to perform in the end of the year show. Class length is 1 hour 1time per week

 
 

Pre Pointe

Pre Pointe is an introductory class for Ballet students who wish to dance on Pointe.  You must be at least 10 years old to participate and you must take a regular ballet class as well. Students will learn a routine to perform in the year end show.  Class length is 1 hour 1 time per week.

Pointe

Pointe Class is for the serious ballet student who wants to learn the fine art of Pointe. You must be at least 12 years old and have had at least 1 year of Pre Pointe or have taken Pointe before. Students will learn a Pointe routine to perform in the year end show. Class length is 1 hour 2 times per week.

       
 

 
 

Competitive Classes

Each year our teachers invite students with talent, commitment, and good team spirit to participate in a variety of competitive classes. The students participate in competitions held all around the West Michigan area.

 

 
             
 

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