Dance Program

***Now taking registrations!***

**We are excited to be offering both in-studio and online classes this year!  In the class descriptions below, it will denote whether the class is in-studio or online.  All online classes will be held on Zoom.

 

** Please click here for our Covid-19 Response

Arts Avenue dance classes are designed to help the students develop excellence in dance while giving honor to God! Dance is a very effective way to instill poise and confidence in children. It’s also a wonderful way to develop artistic and creative abilities at the same time as developing physical strength and flexibility.

Providing a place for students to learn different styles of dance and to make life-long friends is extremely important to us! Our dance instructors focus on creating a loving and fun environment for every student while maintaining quality technique for strong and skilled dancers. Our classes follow a systematic curriculum designed to help dancers reach their potential as they build on their skills.  Our main dance room is equipped with a sprung dance floor which helps protect dancers from injuries.

 

Please scroll down for class availability, tuition details, and link to registration.


“Arts Avenue offers the best all around dance program – it’s affordable and in a wonderful environment. My daughter is learning how to dance beautifully. It is a supportive and loving environment.”
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2020-2021 Dance Schedule At A Glance

(Please scroll down for detailed class descriptions, dress codes, tuition information, and a link to register.)

Mondays

  • Ballet 1A
  • (3:30-4:30pm)
  • Ballet/Tap Combo
  • (4:10-5:10 pm)
  • Twinkle Toes (online)
  • (4:30-5:00 pm)
  • Musical Theater/Tap 1 
  • (6:15-7:15 pm)
  • Int. Hip Hop  
  • (7:20-8:20 pm)
  • Musical Theater/Tap 2
  • (8:30-9:30 pm)

Tuesdays

  • Ballet 1A
  • (3:15-4:15 pm)
  • Ballet 1 (online)
  • (3:45-4:30 pm)
  • Jazz 2
  • (4:05-5:05 pm)
  • Ballet 3
  • (4:30-5:30 pm)
  • Tap 2
  • (5:15-6:00 pm)
  • Pre/Beg Pointe
  • (5:30-6:00 pm)
  • Contemporary 3
  • (6:10-7:10 pm)
  • Ballet 4
  • (6:15-7:15 pm)
  • Tap 1
  • (7:15-8:00 pm)
  • Int/Adv. Pointe
  • (7:15-7:45 pm)
  • Jazz 4
  • (8:00-9:00 pm)

      Wednesdays

  • Parent & Me Movement
  • (9:30-10:15 am)
  • Twinkle Toes
  • (10:30-11:15 am)
  • Homeschool Combo
  • (1:15-2:45 pm)
  • Ballet/Tap Combo
  • (2:15-3:15 pm)
  • Twinkle Toes
  • (3:35-4:20 pm)
  • Ballet 1B
  • (3:30-4:30 pm)
  • Ballet 2 (online)
  • (4:30-5:30 pm)
  • Ballet 2A
  • (4:40-5:40 pm)
  • Jazz 1
  • (4:40-5:25 pm)
  • Ballet 2B
  • (5:50-6:50 pm)

Thursdays

  • Hip Hop (online)
  • (4:15-5:15 pm)
  • Contemporary 4
  • (4:30-5:30 pm)
  • Beginning Hip Hop
  • (6:00-7:00 pm)
  • Teen Hip Hop
  • (7:00-8:00 pm)
  • Jazz Level 3
  • (8:00-9:00 pm)

      Saturdays

  • Ballet 4
  • (9:30-10:30 am)
  • MT/Tap L1
  • (11:00 – Noon)

Dance Class Descriptions

Class descriptions and tuition information is below.  You can register for these classes by clicking on our “register” page or by calling us at 512-688-5207.

Does your little one instantly dance to the beat anytime they hear music?  Do they dance like no one is watching?  If you answered yes to one or both of these questions, then our parent and me class is the class for you!  The goal of this class is to take the passion your little one has for movement and begin shaping it into something even more beautiful.  This class will include the following: stretching, body isolations, body awareness, motor skill development, beginning dance skills, social skill development and much more.  One parent/caregiver per child in class and the parent/caregiver is asked to participate in class alongside their little one.  Space is limited, so sign up today!

Schedule:

Wednesdays – (ages 18 months to 3 years plus caregiver) – 9:30-10:15 am

Dress Code:

Kids and Parents: Leotards or t-shirts with leggings or soft, comfortable shorts.  Socks or barefoot.

These classes are designed for our youngest dancers looking to express themselves through movement. Dancers will learn the building blocks of dance in a fun and creative environment.  This class is especially good for those young ones who don’t care for the noise of tap shoes.

Schedule

  • Session 1 (ages 3-5) – Wednesdays, 10:30-11:15 am (In-studio)
  • Session 2 (ages 3-5) – Wednesdays, 3:35-4:20 pm (In-studio)
  • Online Session (ages 3-5) – Mondays, 4:30-5:00 pm (on Zoom)

* Please note that the online session of Twinkle Toes will not be in the spring recital.  Their dance will be recorded and shown online for family and friends.  They WILL purchase a dance costume in November for their spring performance, but they will not need to pay the recital hall fee.

Dress Code

Any color leotard, any color tights, pink ballet slippers. Boys may wear t-shirts, dance pants or shorts, and black ballet shoes. Please cut ballet slipper strings to about 1” length, and tuck inside shoe when wearing. Hair pulled back.

These classes are designed for young dancers looking to explore multiple genres of dance. Our ballet and tap combo classes prepare dancers in a recreational format that encourages freedom of expression with a strong emphasis on the building blocks of dance.

Schedule

  • Session 1 (ages 3-5) – Mondays, 4:10-5:10 pm
  • Session 2 (ages 3-5) – Wednesdays, 2:15-3:15 pm

Dress Code

Any color leotard, any color tights, pink ballet slippers and black tap shoes. Tap ties encouraged. Boys may wear t-shirts, dance pants or shorts, and black ballet and tap shoes. Please cut ballet slipper strings to about 1” length, and tuck inside shoe when wearing. Hair pulled back.

Our classical ballet classes are structured according to traditional technique. These classes follow a precise syllabus that enables dancers to progress based on the accomplishment of clearly articulated goals. Through this syllabus, dancers will develop strength, fluidity, musicality, and performance.

Placement: Current students are given a teacher recommendation for which class they should be in the following year. New students can use the following guideline to help choose the appropriate class for Levels 1 and 2. Levels 3 and 4 are by placement only. If you are unsure of which class to put your child in please don’t hesitate to contact us.

  • Level 1A: (ages 5-8) Students moving up from Combo or brand new to Ballet.
  • Level 1B: (ages 5-8) Students who have had one or more years of Level 1A Ballet.
  • Level 2A: (ages 8-11) Students who are new to Ballet.
  • Level 2B: (ages 8-11) Students who have had 1-3 years of Ballet Level 1 or at least 1 year of Ballet Level 2A.

*Please note that the online Ballet classes may or may not be in the spring recital, depending on where things are with Covid-19.  We hope that our online Ballet students will be able to participate in the spring recital in May, but we will keep everyone updated as we go throughout the year.

* Our online classes will be held on Zoom.  Students will receive a link to the Zoom room the week before classes begin.

Schedule

  • Level 1A, Session 1 – (ages 5-8) Mondays, 3:30-4:30 pm (in-studio)
  • Level 1A, Session 2 – (ages 5-8) Tuesdays, 3:15-4:15 pm (in-studio)
  • Level 1B – (ages 5-8) Wednesdays, 3:30-4:30 pm (in-studio)
  • Level 1 – (ages 5-8) Tuesdays, 3:45-4:30 pm (online on Zoom)
  • Level 2A – (ages 8-11) Wednesdays, 4:40-5:40 pm (in-studio)
  • Level 2B – (ages 8-11) Wednesdays, 5:50-6:50 pm (in-studio)
  • Level 2 – (ages 8-11) Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30 pm (online on Zoom)
  • Level 3 – (ages 11+) Tuesdays, 4:30-5:30pm (Placement only)(in-studio)
  • Level 4, Session 1 – (ages 14+) Tuesdays, 6:15-7:15 pm (Placement only) (in-studio)
  • Level 4, Session 2 – (ages 14+) Saturdays, 9:30-10:30 am (Placement only)(in-studio)

Dress Code

  • Level 1: Pink tights, light blue leotard, ballet skirt permitted but not required. Pink ballet slippers. Hair in a clean bun.
  • Level 2: Pink tights, lavender leotard, ballet skirt permitted but not required. Pink ballet slippers. Hair in a clean bun.
  • Level 3: Pink tights, royal blue leotard, ballet skirt permitted but not required. Pink ballet slippers. Hair in a clean bun.
  • Level 4: Pink tights, burgundy leotard, ballet skirt permitted but not required. Pink ballet slippers. Hair in a clean bun.

Links to Leotard Options – Children’s Sizes:

  • https://www.discountdance.com/dancewear/style_N5501C.html
  • https://www.discountdance.com/dancewear/style_TH5527C.html
  • https://www.discountdance.com/dancewear/style_TH5528C.html
  • https://www.discountdance.com/dancewear/style_TH5533C.html
  • https://www.discountdance.com/dancewear/style_TH5532C.html

Links to Leotard Options – Adult Sizes:

  • https://www.discountdance.com/dancewear/style_TH5528.html
  • https://www.discountdance.com/dancewear/style_TH5532.html
  • https://www.discountdance.com/dancewear/style_TH5527.html
  • https://www.discountdance.com/dancewear/style_TH5525.html
  • https://www.discountdance.com/dancewear/style_N5501.html

Classical pointe classes are an extension of the classical ballet classes that allow dancers to continue to refine aesthetics and strength through rigorous technique. These dancers must also be enrolled in a ballet class.

Pre/Beginning Pointe will serve as the foundation for this branch of classical ballet, preparing the dancers with strengthening exercises prior to going on pointe. Dancers will use a theraband and other exercises to prepare for the next level. Dancers who are 10 are eligible to participate in the Pre/Beginning Pointe class. Once the dancer has developed the required strength, she will go on pointe and remain in the beginning class.

Intermediate/Advanced Pointe contains technical material and is designed for the more experienced dancer. Variations and repertoire will be studied in this class. Teacher approval is required for this class. To schedule a placement, please contact Kate Grochowski, Dance Team Director and Teacher.

Schedule

  • Pre/Beginning Pointe – (ages 10+) Tuesdays 5:30-6:00 pm
  • Int/Adv Pointe – Tuesdays 7:15-7:45 pm (Placement only)

Dress Code

  • Pre-Pointe / Beginning Pointe: Same attire as ballet class.
  • Intermediate / Advanced Pointe: Same attire as ballet class.

Our jazz dance classes incorporate classical jazz technique as influenced by Gus Giordano. This fluid style blends movements from classical ballet, modern dance, and other world forms. There will be a strong focus on isolations of the pelvis, torso, and other body parts. Additionally, dancers will work mostly in parallel.

The syllabus for these classes supplements that of the classical ballet classes, reiterating important elements that are critical for progression.

Schedule

  • Level 1 – (ages 5-8) Wednesdays, 4:40-5:25 pm
  • Level 2 – (ages 8-11) Tuesdays, 4:05-5:05 pm
  • Level 3 – (ages 11+) Day/Time TBD (must have taken Jazz 2 or teacher approval)
  • Level 4 – (ages 14+) Tuesdays, 8:00-9:00 pm (must have taken Jazz 3 or teacher approval)

Dress Code

  • Level 1: Black tights, pants, leggings, or biker shorts (all over leotard – no running shorts), light blue leotard. Black jazz shoes. Hair in a clean ponytail or bun.
  • Level 2: Black tights, pants, leggings, or biker shorts (all over leotard – no running shorts), lavender leotard. Black jazz shoes. Hair in a clean ponytail or bun.
  • Level 3: Black tights, pants, leggings, or biker shorts (all over leotard – no running shorts), royal blue leotard. Black jazz shoes. Hair in a clean ponytail or bun.
  • Level 4: Black tights, pants, leggings, or biker shorts (all over leotard – no running shorts), burgundy leotard. Black jazz shoes. Hair in a clean ponytail or bun.

Links to Leotard Options – Children’s Sizes:

  • https://www.discountdance.com/dancewear/style_N5501C.html
  • https://www.discountdance.com/dancewear/style_TH5527C.html
  • https://www.discountdance.com/dancewear/style_TH5528C.html
  • https://www.discountdance.com/dancewear/style_TH5533C.html
  • https://www.discountdance.com/dancewear/style_TH5532C.html

Links to Leotard Options – Adult Sizes:

  • https://www.discountdance.com/dancewear/style_TH5528.html
  • https://www.discountdance.com/dancewear/style_TH5532.html
  • https://www.discountdance.com/dancewear/style_TH5527.html
  • https://www.discountdance.com/dancewear/style_TH5525.html
  • https://www.discountdance.com/dancewear/style_N5501.html

Designed for the advanced dancer, this class supplements classical ballet and jazz technique by “breaking” the fundamental rules of these genres. This class will explore free and expressive forms of theatrical and concert dance that leverage the entire body. Note: At least one year of Level 3 ballet technique is required for Contemporary 3 and at least one year of Level 4 ballet technique is required for Contemporary 4.

Schedule

  • Contemporary 3(ages 11+) Tuesdays, 6:10-7:10 pm
  • Contemporary 4(ages 14+) Thursdays, 4:30-5:30 pm

Dress Code

  • Level 3: Same attire as Jazz class. No shoes.
  • Level 4: Same attire as IDT rehearsal. No shoes.

These classes will focus on street dance styles that have evolved from hip-hop music or from the hip-hop culture. There are a wide variety of styles that are incorporated into this umbrella, primarily breaking which was created in the 1970s and made popular by dance crews in the United States.

Schedule

  • Level 1 Hip Hop – (ages 7-12) Thursdays, 6:00-7:00 pm (in-studio)
  • Level 2 Hip Hop – (ages 7-12) Mondays, 7:20-8:20 pm (Minimum of 2 years in Level 1 or with teacher approval.)(in-studio)
  • Teen Hip Hop – (ages 13-18) Thursdays, 7:00-8:00 pm (in-studio)
  • Online Hip Hop – (ages 7-12) Thursdays, 4:15-5:15 pm (online on Zoom)

*Please note that the online Hip Hop class may or may not be in the spring recital, depending on where things are with Covid-19.  We hope that our online dance students will be able to participate in the spring recital in May, but we will keep everyone updated as we go throughout the year.

* Our online classes will be held on Zoom.  Students will receive a link to the Zoom room the week before classes begin.

Dress Code

Any fitness or dance clothes that are not overly baggy or restrictive. Dance boots, or tennis shoes.

Our rhythm tap classes will help your child make music with their feet!  Students will learn the fundamentals of tap, how tap originated, and how to make beautiful, clean sounds with their feet.

Schedule

  • Tap 1 (grades 6-8) – Tuesdays, 7:15-8:00 pm
  • Tap 2 (grades 9-12) – Tuesdays, 5:15-6:00 pm

Dress Code

Students may wear t-shirts (that are not overly baggy), black jazz pants or leggings, thin socks, black tap shoes.  Hair must be pulled back out of face.

Designed for musical theater students and for dancers looking to explore additional genres, this combo class trains dancers in tap and dance for musical theater techniques. These genres are great supplements to classical ballet and jazz training.

Schedule

Level 1 – Saturday’s from 11 a.m. – Noon

Level 2 – Monday’s from 8:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Dress Code

(Girls) Leotard or T-shirt, black dance shorts, black dance pants, or leggings.

(Guys) T-shirt, black shorts or dance pants.

(Both) Socks permitted, but must be very thin and fitted. Black jazz and tap shoes.

This class is designed for homeschooled dancers looking to explore multiple genres of dance. This combo class will include ballet, jazz, and tap and prepares dancers in a recreational format that encourages freedom of expression with a strong emphasis on the building blocks of dance.

Schedule

Wednesdays – 1:15-2:45pm (ages 6-12)

Dress Code

Any color leotard, any color tights or black dance pants or black dance shorts, pink ballet slippers, black tap shoes, and jazz shoes. Tap ties encouraged. Boys may wear t-shirts, dance pants or shorts, and black ballet and tap shoes. Please cut ballet slipper strings to about 1” length, and tuck inside shoe when wearing. Hair pulled back.

For more information on the Intersection Dance Team, please visit our team page.

Schedule

Level 3 Team Rehearsal: Thursdays 6:45-7:30 pm

Level 4 Team Rehearsal: Thursdays 5:30-6:45 pm

Dress Code

  • Level 3: Same attire as Jazz class.
  • Level 4: Black leotard or form fitting shirt with black biker shorts, crops, dance pants or leggings. Hair pulled back in a clean pony tail or bun.

Tuition

Our tuition rates for IN-STUDIO classes are shown in the table below.  Tuition for all dance, theater, and music classes (with the exception of private lessons and the production classes) is calculated by the hourly tuition rate. Simply total the combined hours in class to find your student’s rate.  Example: If your child is enrolled in Ballet (a one-hour class) and a Hip Hop class (a one-hour class) your child would be in class for a total of 2 hours.  That would make your monthly tuition (September through May) $85.00.

Our ONLINE tuition for our dance classes is $45 for a one-hour class, $40 for a 45-minute class, and $35 for a 30-minute class.

Tuition is due on the 10th of each month. A $15 late fee will be applied if tuition is not received by that date. We offer a $10/month sibling discount!

Additional Fees

Registration: There is a non-refundable $45 registration fee due with registration. This fee is one per family/per school year.

Recital: Recital costume fees will be due on November 1st and are non-refundable. Students in Twinkle Toes and Ballet/Tap Combo will be charged $55. All other dance students will be notified of their costume fee amount when costumes are chosen in the fall.  Costume fees will range between $55 to $100 per costume.  A non-refundable recital hall fee of $40 per dancer is due on March 1st.

For additional important tuition information regarding automatic payments and returned check fees as well as dress code details, please refer to our handbook.

Arts Avenue Dance
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