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For students under the age of 8, class recommendations are based on a student’s age as of September 1. New students interested in joining our professional training program are asked to take a level placement class.

EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAM

 
TODDLER DANCE (age 2-3)

This class is designed as an intro to dance for young students interested in trying dance for the first time. The class provides light exercise and basic movement vocabulary. It is a great way to explore movement in a safe and friendly environment.

 

PRE-PRIMARY BALLET/TAP (age 3-4)

Pre-primary classes are designed to encourage creative movement, self-expression and group interaction while introducing basic movement and music concepts.

 
PRIMARY BALLET/TAP (age 4-5)           

Primary classes are designed to encourage creative movement, self-expression and group interaction while introducing basic movement and music concepts. These classes introduce children to music and movement through a structured progression of lessons, activities, and games.

 


ELEMENTARY PROGRAM

 
KINDERDANCE (age 5-6)           

Kinderdance classes are a prelude to formal dance instruction. Students will learn basic vocabulary and steps in a structured, but fun environment. The class is a ballet and tap combo class with an emphasis on ballet training in alignment, form, and structure.

  

ELEMENTARY BALLET (age 6-8)

Elementary dance classes are a prelude to formal dance instruction. Students will learn basic vocabulary and steps in a structured, but fun environment.

 

ELEMENTARY CONTEMPORARY (age 6-8)           

This style of dance is rooted in ballet technique and uses movement and expression to convey the meaning or mood of the music. Students will learn basic vocabulary and steps in a structured, but fun environment. 

  

ELEMENTARY TAP/JAZZ (age 6-8)           

This class combines the energy of jazz with the rhythm of tap. Students will learn basic vocabulary and steps in a structured, but fun environment.

 

THEATER DANCE (ages 7+)

A class that incorporates ballet, jazz, and tap to create dramatic work that focuses on theatrical performance quality, musicality and rhythm.

 


PROFESSIONAL TRAINING PROGRAM

 
BALLET 1 (ages 8-10) 

Correct form, alignment, placement and execution will be emphasized through proper technique.

  

BALLET 2 (ages 10-12)

Students in Ballet 2 are required to develop and strengthen proper alignment and technique while applying their technique to a variety of movement styles and forms of expression.

  

BALLET 3 (ages 12-14)

Students in Ballet 3are challenged to go beyond basic technique and begin arranging more complicated dance patterns through increasing difficult steps. 

 

BALLET 4 (ages 14-18)

Students in Ballet 4 will begin to focus on the musicality and performance quality of their movement through increasingly difficult steps executed with a emphasis on artistry.

 


TEEN ADULT & PRE-PROFESSIONAL ELECTIVES

 

 

CONTEMPORARY 1 & 2 (ages 8-12)

This style of dance is rooted in ballet technique and uses movement and expression to convey the meaning or mood of the music.

  

JAZZ 1 & 2 (ages 8-12)

High energy classes set to popular music; combining the leaps and turns of jazz with the latest street moves of hip hop.

 

TEEN ADULT JAZZ (ages 12+)

High energy classes set to popular music; combining the leaps and turns of jazz with the latest street moves of hip hop.

 
TEEN ADULT CONTEMPORARY (ages 12+)

This style of dance is rooted in ballet technique and uses movement and expression to convey the meaning or mood of the music.

 
TEEN ADULT BALLET (ages 12+)

Our teen/adult classes appeal to both teenagers (ages 12+) and adults that enjoy dancing on a more flexible schedule in a fun, yet professional environment. We offer a variety of classes throughout the week.

 

THEATER DANCE

A class that incorporates ballet, jazz, and tap to create dramatic work that focuses on theatrical performance quality, musicality and rhythm.

 


BOYS PROGRAM

Designed for males age 3-18 to enhance athletic skills, strength, discipline, flexibility, mental focus, teamwork, and creativity. Participants in the program will have performance opportunities in Ballet 180’s annual performances. Please contact the studio for more information. Scholarships available for registered students.