Description of Class Levels and Classes

Jul 21, 2018

Denise Sabala Dance Studios

Description of Class Levels and Classes

Level 1 = Beginner/7-11
Level 2 = Intermediate/9-12
Level 3 = Advanced Intermediate/10-14
Level 4 = Advanced/14-18

Tumbling Levels based on skills
Important Notice: All Students will be placed according to their degree of accomplishment, strength and ability. The correct class is most important for proper advancement of each individual student.Ultimately it is the teacher’s decision where the dancer belongs, class placements can change.

Ballet/Pointe:

Technique class covering barre and center floor work, combinations and routines. Ballet is the foundation.

Hip Hop:

Combination of jazz technique and street funk movements. Many of these movements are seen in music videos.

Jazz:

Technique class including warm-up stretches, techniques across the floor, combinations and routines.

Lyrical:

These classes are based on a strong ballet background. Movements are executed to lyrical music with a strong jazz flare.

Contemporary:

These classes incorporate a variety of techniques that focus on correct alignment, fall, recovery, centering and proper articulations through warm-up exercises, center floor work and larger locomotors combinations, and newer philosophies of movement that depart from classical dance techniques.

Musical Theater (including Jazz technique):

These classes are based on Broadway Musical Theater Productions. Technique, style, and routines will be covered. Acting & Theater Production study included.

Tap:

Tap technique and combinations.

Description of Combination Classes

~Please use age and experience as a “guideline” or Teacher Recommendation.

Combo 3-4 (ages 3-4) Tap/Pre-Ballet/Tumbling

A one hour combination class ~ Black tap shoes and pink ballet shoes required.

Combo 5-6 (ages 5-6) Tap/Ballet/Jazz-Hip Hop

A one hour combination class ~ students should have at least 1 -3 years experience. Black tap shoes, pink ballet shoes, jazz shoes optional.

Combo 6-7 (ages 6-7) Tap/Ballet/Jazz-Hip Hop

A one hour combination class ~ students should have at least 4 years experience. Black tap shoes, pink ballet shoes, jazz shoes optional.

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