Classes for Ages 8-11

The ages and grades listed are a suggested guide. If you are a beginner dancer, contact the studio for appropriate placement.  
If you are unsure of your level or don't see a class that works for your schedule, email or call us at 201-261-1207 to discuss options! 
For information on our Shooting Star performance company and All Star competition company (Grade 1 and up), click here! 


AcrobaticsDance and acrobatics classes for Ages 8-11
Acrobatic training teaches flexibility, balance, strength, muscle control, and above all, discipline, and concentration. Basic tumbling skills such as cartwheels, walkovers, handsprings as well as more challenging tucks and aerials will be incorporated with strength training and conditioning.

  • Tuesday 5:30-6:30 PM - Beginner Grade 3-6
  • Thursday 5:00-6:00 PM  -  Level II Grade 3-6 

Ballet
Classical yet vibrant, traditional yet evolving, the technical training of ballet is the basis and foundation of all dance movement. Ballet training is essential to all other dance styles, and develops strength, grace, poise, posture and musicality. It is our belief and recommendation that ballet should be studied by every dancer at all ages and levels.

  • Friday 7:15-8:15 PM - Grade 4-7 
     

Boys Only Classes
Dance is a great activity for BOTH boys and girls, but it's important to give boys instruction that is tailored specifically for them to keep their interest and make it fun. The studio features Boys Only classes that teach skills from hip-hop to tap with macho moves and steps that boys enjoy. Boys who can dance are in demand at high school proms and dances, so now is the time to learn how to move! Register for our Boys Only classes and, with a little instruction and practice, you can become the star of the dance floor!

  • Wednesday 5:15-6:00 PM - Grade 2-4
     

Combination Classes

  • Tuesday 5:00-6:00 PM - Ballet/Tap Grade 3-5
  • Wednesday 5:00-6:00 PM - Ballet/Jazz II Grade 1-3
  • Thursday 5:00-6:00 PM - Ballet/Jazz Grade 3-4
  • Saturday 10:30-11:30 AM- Ballet/Jazz II Grade 1-3


Hip-Hop
A funky, contemporary form of jazz with a sharp, street-smart edge that will add another dimension to your level of performance. This high energy class will focus on musicality and style as well as the history and culture of hip-hop dance.

  • Thursday 4:45-5:45 PM - Grade 4-6

Jazz
Jazz dance ranges in style from the excitement of funk to the bravura of Broadway. Jazz technique develops strength, coordination, and the controlled movement of each part of the body.

  • Monday 6:15-7:15 PM - Grade 3-5 
  • Friday 6:00-7:00 PM - Jazz/Funk Grade 5-8

Jumps and Turns 
Take your dancing to the next level. This technique only class will reinforce the basics of balance, strength and placement while focusing on a variety of jumps and turn. (This class does not participate in our Spring Performance).

  • Saturday 12:00-1:00 PM 


Lyrical/Contemporary
A beautiful blend of ballet technique, jazz rhythms, and modern style create dances that reflect the emotions and lyrics of today's contemporary music. Lyrical/ Contemporary dance encourages natural, spontaneous movement and personal interpretation.

  • Tuesday 5:00-6:00 PM - Beginner Grade 2-5
  • Thursday 5:30-6:30 PM - Grade 4-6 


Musical Theatre Dance
This is a jazz-based genre that incorporates technique, musicality and acting. Dancers will learn a variety of Broadway choreography from shows like West Side Story, Hairspray, and Annie, as well as the stylized technique of legendary theater choreographers. Singing or lip-syncing may also be included in the class.

  • Thursday 4:30-5:30 PM - Grade 1-4 
     

Tap
Tap works the ears as well as the feet. Rhythm skills are essential to building a solid dance education. Emphasis is placed on precision, speed, and clarity of sound with an upbeat and fun approach to rhythm and dance.

  • Friday 7:00-8:00 PM - Grade 4-8