Mariann's School of Dance provides a wide variety of creative and challenging classes for ages 2½ to adult at levels from Beginner through Advanced.
- Students are placed in class by ability and not by age alone or previous years' experience.
- Proper class placement is essential in the continual progress of students.
- Mariann's School of Dance reserves the right to make a final determination of each dancer's level.
- The insignia of the class is for identification only. The pace of each class is geared to the ability of the class as a whole.
- To safeguard the physical development of each dancer, it is important that they attend class with students of similar abilities and experience. Please do not sacrifice correct class placement for car pools, other activities.
- New students with prior experience should call the studio for proper class placement.
- Although previous ballet training is not required for admission to our jazz, tap, lyrical and musical theatre classes, the technical training of ballet provides a strong foundation for all other dance forms. Students will enhance and improve their progress in other dance styles by attending a ballet class.
If you are unsure of what class to register for, please contact us.
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Classes for Age 2 1/2 through 4 1/2
AGE 2½ BY SEPTEMBER 2017
This inspiring and exciting class is designed to introduce students to the fundamentals of dance. Boys and girls learn the basics of movement and rhythm as well as social skills. Age appropriate material is presented to help children develop gross motor skills, self-expression and self-confidence. Basic ballet terminology will be introduced as dancers embark on a special dance adventure weekly.
AGE 3 ENTERING KINDERGARTEN IN 2019
A wonderful introduction to dance for our youngest students. Fundamental ballet and tap exercises are taught, and basic motor skills and rhythm exercises are reinforced. Dancers are encouraged to explore the use of their creative minds in relation to movement.
AGE 4 ENTERING KINDERGARTEN IN 2018
An extension of Creative Movement I and the next step in your dancer's development. This class will add jazz technique in addition to expanding on ballet and tap fundamentals. Gross motor skills continue to be taught, and fine motor skills are introduced, with plenty of opportunity for creative self expression.
Boys Only Tumble Hop
AGE 3½ TO 4½
Young dancers looking to roll, jump, hop, and move to current, appropriate music love Tumble Hop! This introduction to dance and tumbling incorporates the fundamentals of gymnastics along with Hip Hop and Jazz dance in a fun, age-appropriate setting. The fast-paced music really gets little guys moving.
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.
Adult Barre Workout
A full body workout concentrating on the hips, thighs, buttocks, abdominals and arms. Protecting your joints by avoiding any bouncing or jumping, this low-impact workout includes strength movements followed by stretching to create long, lean muscles without bulk.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
This is a jazz based dance style tha incorporates technique, musicality and acting. Dancers will learn a variety of Broadway choreography from shows like West Side Story, Grease, and Annie, as well as the stylized technique of legendary theater choreographers. Singing or lip-syncing may also be included in the class
The technique of performing on pointe for classical and contemporary ballet. For advanced students with several years of ballet technique, upon recommendation of the instructor only. Students must be enrolled in a ballet class in addition.
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.