Class Descriptions

Styles

Ballet:  Dancers learn Ballet terminology, technique, balance, grace, and control.  Ballet is the underlying strength for all dancers.

Ballet Technique:  These classes are for the Ballet dancer at the Junior, Intermediate, or Advanced level and are an hour and fifteen minutes in length and are offered Tuesday and Thursday.

*Ballet is the foundation for all other types of dance.  To excel in other styles of dance Ballet is necessary.  Although it is not required to enroll in ballet while studying other dance styles it is highly recommended.   

Pointe:  For the dancer training on Pointe shoes.  Dancers must be enrolled in Ballet Technique.

Tap:  Teaches basic rhythms, coordination, and tap technique.

Jazz:  Dancers will learn stylized Jazz movements such as balance, agility, flexibility, turns, leaps, quickness of movement, and Jazz technique.

LTL (Leaps, Turns & Legs): Essential for the serious dancers’ technique.   Focus is on the technique of leaps and turns and flexibility.

Lyrical:  Dancers are given a specific element or “challenge” during their class encouraging different aspects of movement, choreography, and self-confidence.

Hip Hop:  Dancers learn a street styled Hip Hop.  We suggest that you take Jazz class and add Hip Hop.

Hip Hop/Pom:  Dancers learn a street styled Hip Hop and Pom skills.  We suggest that you take Jazz class and add Hip Hop.

Ballet/Tap Combo:  For young dancers to learn the basics in Ballet, Tap, and Jazz.

Musical Theatre:  This class is for High School through Adult students learning dance movement for musical performances such as show choir and theatrical performances that have dance scenes.

Acro Dance:  A blend of dance a acrobatic skills.

Punch Card Class:  Focus on stretching and technique with this 75-minute class. A punch card is $100 for 10-punches. There is no recital dance for this class. Dancers are required to be registered in at least one other class at HJ Dance.

 

Levels

*Ages are approximant and placement is at the discretion of the instructor/director. 

Mini: Ages 3-4 (pre-kindergarten)

Petite I:  Ages 5-6 (Kindergarten-1st grade)

Petite II:  Ages 7-8 (2nd and 3rd grade)

Junior Ages 9-11 (4th and 5th grade)

Intermediate Ages 11-13 (Middle School)

Advanced 14 & up (High School)