Class Descriptions

We are proud to utilize best-practices approaches to dance training. We are a licensed Leap 'N Learn studio, which directly influences all ballet, tap and musical theatre classes for ages 3-6. In addition, we use specific, tried and true syllabi for all ballet, jazz, tap and hip hop classes. As a community of teachers we stand united in our approach to dance education. Class descriptions are arranged with specialty classes first, then by age for 3-6 year olds, and then by level for ages 7+.  

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Dance Revolution Convention

Join Pure Dance Works at Dance Revolution!

All Pure Dance Works students ages 6 and up are invited to join us February 2-4, 2018 near Chicago for a fabulous weekend of exciting master classes from Christian teachers with professional experience in the dance industry.  You will also enjoy a luminous dance party, a studio showcase, a professional multi-media production, and a staff performance. You’ll come away from the weekend feeling inspired, motivated and ready to take on new challenges in your dance! And of course, you’ll build and deepen your relationships with your dance friends. A weekend at Dance Revolution will become a memory you cherish together for years to come! Each student must have a parent accompany them. Parents are responsible for transportation, lodging and food. Rooms at the Convention Hotel sell out early, so reserve yours today! (No worries - many alternate hotels are nearby.) Register below by December 15. We can’t wait to share this incredible weekend with you!
 

Click here to learn more about Dance Revolution!  Click here to begin registration

Fall 2017 Registration (Choose if unsure of class)

Not sure what class to choose? Pick this one! Please fill out all required information, including the exact hours each day of the week that your child is available for class, the style(s) he or she would like to take, and any previous dance experience inlcuding number of years and studio name, and we will reach out to you to recommend appropriate classes. In the event that we cannot place your child in a class that works for you, your registration fee will be refunded. Otherwise, the registration fee is non-refundable. 

Holy Yoga for Kids - Drop-In, No Reg. Req.

Holy Yoga for kids is a fun, safe class that focuses on stretching and Jesus! Four week sessions allow drop-in's or punch cards on a pay-as-you go basis. First class is free!

This class does take breaks between sessions; please see the Calendar for exact class dates. You may also contact instructor Meagan Hindle for details on class schedules or other questions. 

Drop-In: $10
4 Week Session: $32
10 Class Punch Card: $64

Holy Yoga for Adults - Drop In (No Reg. Req.)

Holy Yoga is for everyone! Holy Yoga is a physical practice of aligning the body combined with breath work and mindful intention of reliance on Jesus Christ. Holy Yoga was designed for and is dedicated to facilitating the experiential worship and celebration of Jesus Christ through movement and meditation. If you have ever considered the powerful and proven benefits of practicing yoga but have been apprehensive about the intent, Holy Yoga is an amazing opportunity to connect to and glorify God with your mind, body and soul!

Holy Yoga for adults is available as a drop in class ($12), four week session ($40), or a Ten Class Punch Card ($80). Your first class is always free! Participants pay the teacher, Meagan Hindle, directly.

Classes meet in 4 week sessions and sometimes take a week off between sessions. There are no classes in December or July. Please see the Calendar for class dates.

Please email meaganhindle@gmail.com if you'd like more info!

Special Needs Dance Class: Ages 3-6 w/ a Caregiver

Special Needs Dance Class for ages 3-6 is led by a teacher and an assistant both certified by Rhythm Works Integrative Dance. Students must register with a caregiver - typically a parent, older sibling, babysitter or therapist. There is no additional charge for the caregiver's participation. Students must be 3 by 10/1 of the current school year to enroll.

RHYTHM WORKS Integrative Dance is a specialized, but inclusive, dance class for people with individual learning differences and other special needs.

Based on the Hip Hop Made Easy Program (currently offered in 2000+ schools & dance studios worldwide) our RWID classes use rhythm and hip hop dance to assist in achieving goals across the 5 developmental domains.

Students and caregivers in this class may use a private entrance to the studio, bypassing the lobby and hallway areas that sometimes lead to sensory over-load.

Dress code for students is a PDW t-shirt and any comfortable, easy to move in shorts or pants. Any comfortable shoe that stays on is ok;  sneakers are prefered. Any hairstyle is acceptable; "up" is best if possible. Caregivers just need comfortable, easy to move in clothing and clean sneakers. Those with longer hair may prefer to wear their hair up.


“Leo loves the Integrative Dance class! So many concepts that he works on in occupational therapy and speech therapy are addressed in class!!!”   - Anne F.

Special Needs Dance Class: Ages 7-14 w/ Caregiver

Special Needs Basic Dance Class for ages 7-14 is led by a teacher and an assistant both certified by Rhythm Works Integrative Dance. Students must register with a caregiver - typically a parent, older sibling, babysitter or therapist. There is no additional charge for the caregiver's participation. Students must be 7-14 years old by 10/1 of the current school year to enroll.

RHYTHM WORKS Integrative Dance is a specialized, but inclusive, dance class for people with individual learning differences and other special needs.

Based on the Hip Hop Made Easy Program (currently offered in 2000+ schools & dance studios worldwide) our RWID classes use rhythm and hip hop dance to assist in achieving goals across the 5 developmental domains.

Students and caregivers in this class may use a private entrance to the studio, bypassing the lobby and hallway areas that sometimes lead to sensory over-load.

Dress code for students is a PDW t-shirt and any comfortable, easy to move in shorts or pants. Any comfortable shoe that stays on is ok;  sneakers are prefered. Any hairstyle is acceptable; "up" is best if possible. Caregivers just need comfortable, easy to move in clothing and clean sneakers. Those with longer hair may prefer to wear their hair up.

Pre-Ballet 1 (3's Ballet)

Weekly fifty minute ballet classes specifically designed for children who are three years old by October 1 of the school year in which class begins.

Students are introduced to body movement, spacial awareness, and pretend play through creative movement and basic pre-ballet coordination skills using the Leap 'N Learn curriculum. Classes also focus on important social skills necessary for any learning environment including listening to and following instructions, taking turns & respecting others in a loving atmosphere. Imagination abounds in every class...from prince and princess plies to dancing in self space like seaweed or dancing through general space like fish, there's a story line for every activity! Props such as scarves and rhythm instruments facilitate learning concepts, keep dancers' attention and help make class FUN!

This class is designed with the typical physical, social, emotional and cognitive developmental abilities of 3 year olds in mind. Children must be 3 by October 1 to enroll in classes. Because the curriculum is based on the age and corresponding developmental abilities of children in the fall and progresses incrementally throughout the school year, strict adherence to the age requirement is enforce.

Dress code for 3's is the mulberry pinch front tank leotard, ballet pink dance tights, and pink leather ballet shoes. All hair must be secured in a bun or pony tail; a bun is prefred for ballet if possible.

-->Want to take more than one style of dance? Consider our tap and/or musical theatre add-on classes. These 30 minute classes happen immediately before or after ballet to provide young children and families an easy way to manage multiple dance styles. Students MUST be enrolled in a ballet class to enroll in add-on classes.

3's Musical Theatre (Add-on to Ballet* Only)

3's Musical Theater Add-On is a fun, developmentally appropriate 30 minute class for children who are three years old on October 1 of the current school year. Add-on classes are tacked on before or after ballet, allowing families a one-stop experience for multiple dance styles without exhausting our young dancers with back to back standard length classes.

Students are introduced to basic voice, acting & jazz dance skills with fun, easy to understand games & songs. In addition, dancers are taught to use their good dance manners by respecting other students, the studio and the teacher.

Students will learn two or three song-and-dance routines over the course of the school year, presenting the final dance at our spring performance. Parents will have the opportunity to view the other routines in the studio as they are completed.

This class is designed with the typical developmental abilities of 3 year old in mind. Children must be 3 by October 1 AND enrolled in 3's Ballet* to enroll in 3's Musical Theatre Add-On. Because the curriculum progresses incrementally from August to May and is based on the age and corresponding developmental abilities of the dancers in fall, strict adherence to the age limit is enforced. 
*Alternativley, 3's may enroll in this class if they are enrolled in any other standard-length (50-60 minute) class for 3's (ballet, tap or musical theatre).

Dress code for 3's a a mulberry pinch front tank leotard, pink dance tights, and pink leather ballet shoes. All hair must be secured in a bun or pony tail.

-->Want a full-length class? Standard 60 minute classes in this style are also offered and do not require enrollment in ballet.

3's Tap (Add-On to Ballet* Only)

3's Tap Add-On is a fun, developmentally appropriate 30 minute class for children who are three years old by October 1 of the school year in which class begins. Add-on classes are tacked on before or after ballet, allowing families a one-stop experience for multiple dance styles without exhausting our young dancers with back to back standard length classes.

Basic tap technique, an introduction to rhythms, and improvisation are presented with easy to understand terms, fun games, songs and rhymes. In addition, an important part of any class for preschoolers involves learning good dance manners...taking turns, keeping quiet (including tap shoes!) when necessary, and listening to and following directions. 

This class is designed with the typical developmental abilities of three year olds in mind. Children must be 3 by October 1 AND enrolled in 3's Ballet* to enroll in 3's Tap Add-On. Because the curriculum progresses incrementally from August to May and is based on the age and corresponding developmental abilities of the dancers in fall, strict adherence to the age limit is enforced. 
*Alternatively, 3's may enroll in this class if they are enrolled in any other standard-length (50-60 minute) class for 3's (ballet, tap or musical theatre).

Three's wear a mulberry pinch front tank leotard, ballet pink dance tights and tan Mary Jane tap shoes. All hair must be secured in a bun or pony tail.

-->Want a full-length class? Standard 60 minute classes in this style are also offered and do not require enrollment in ballet.
3's & 4's Musical Theatre

3's & 4's Musical Theatre is a 60 minute, fast paced, action packed singing and theatre dance class for children who are 3 or 4 years old by October 1 of the school year in which class begins.

Students are introduced to basic voice, acting & jazz dance skills with fun, easy to understand games & songs. In addition, dancers are taught to use their good dance manners by respecting other students, the studio and the teacher. 

Students will learn two to three song and dance routines over the course of the school year, presenting the final routine at our spring performance. Parents will have the opportunity to view the other two routines in the studio as they are completed.

This class is designed with the typical developmental abilities of three and four year olds in mind. Children must be 3 or 4 by October 1 to enroll in 3's & 4's Musical Theatre. Because the curriculum progresses incrementally from August to May and is based on the age and corresponding developmental abilities of the dancers in fall, strict adherence to the age limit is enforced.

All dancers wear a specific pinch front tank leotard*, ballet pink dance tights and pink leather ballet shoes. All hair must be secured in a bun or pony tail.
*Leotard colors: 3's - Mulberry, 4's - Lavender or Grape (4's are transitioning to Lavender this year)

-->Want to enroll in multiple dance styles, but don't want 2 or 3 hour-long classes per week for your little one? Consider our 30-minute add-on classes. Add-ons in musical theatre and/or tap can be added to any enrollment in a standard length (fifty-sixty minute) class.

3's & 4's Tap

3's & 4's Tap is a fun, developmentally appropriate 60 minute class for children who are three or four years old by October 1 of the school year in which class begins.

Basic tap technique, an introduction to rhythms, and improvisation are presented with easy to understand terms, fun games, songs and rhymes. In addition, an important part of any class for preschoolers involves learning good dance manners...taking turns, keeping quiet (including tap shoes!) when necessary, and listening to and following directions. 

This class is designed with the typical developmental abilities of three and four year olds in mind. Children must be 3 or 4 by October 1 to enroll in 3's & 4's Tap. Because the curriculum progresses incrementally from August to May and is based on the age and corresponding developmental abilities of the dancers in fall, strict adherence to the age limit is enforced. 

Dancers wear a specific pinch front tank leotard*, ballet pink dance tights and pink leather ballet shoes. All hair must be secured in a bun or pony tail.
*Leotard colors: 3's - Mulberry, 4's - Lavender or Grape (4's are transitioning to Lavender this year)

-->Want to enroll in multiple dance styles, but don't want 2 or 3 hour-long classes per week for your little one? Consider our 30-minute add-on classes. Add-ons in musical theatre and/or tap can be added to any enrollment in a standard length (fifty-sixty minute) class.

Pre-Ballet 2 (4's Ballet)

A weekly, hour long pre-ballet class designed for children who are four years old by October 1 of the school year in which class begins.

Class focuses on pre-ballet, creative movement concepts and pretend play using the Leap 'N Learn curriculum. Students are introduced to basic French terminology of ballet terms. Classes also focus on important social skills necessary for any learning environment including listening to and following instructions, taking turns & respecting others in a loving atmosphere. Imagination abounds in every class...from prince and princess plies to dancing in self space like seaweed or dancing through general space like fish, there's a story line for every activity! Props such as scarves and rhythm instruments facilitate learning concepts, keep dancers' attention and help make class FUN!

This class is designed with the typical physical, social, emotional, & cognitive developmental abilities of 4 year olds in mind. Children must be 4 by October 1 to enroll in Pre-Ballet 2. Because the curriculum is based on the age and corresponding developmental abilities of children in the fall and progresses incrementally throughout the school year, strict adhearance to the age requirement is enforced. 

Dress code for 4's is the grape tank or lavender* pinch front tank leotard, ballet pink dance tights and pink leather ballet shoes. All hair must be secured in a bun or pony tail; a bun is prefered for ballet. 
*The 4's leotard is transitioning to the lavender tank pinch front this year, however, either grape or lavender are acceptable.

-->Want to take more than one style of dance? Consider our tap and/or musical theatre add-on classes. These 30 minute classes happen immediately before or after ballet to provide young children and families an easy way to manage multiple dance styles. Students MUST be enrolled in a standard length sixty minute class to enroll in add-on classes.

4's Musical Theatre (Add-On To Ballet* Only)

4's Musical Theater Add-On is a fun, developmentally appropriate 30 minute class for children who are four years old on October 1 of the current school year. Add-on classes require enrollement in ballet and are the answer for class our young students wanting to take multiple dance styles in one evening. Add-on classes happen before or after ballet, allowing families a one-stop experience for dance classes without exhausting our young dancers with back to back standard length classes.

Musical Theatre students are introduced to basic voice, acting & jazz dance skills with fun, easy to understand games & songs. In addition, dancers are taught to use their good dance manners by respecting other students, the studio and the teacher.

Students will learn two or three song and dance routines over the course of the school year, presenting the final dance at our spring performance. Parents will have the opportunity to view the other routines in the studio as they are completed.

This class is designed with the typical developmental abilities of 4 year old in mind. Children must be 4 by October 1 AND enrolled in a 4's Ballet* class to enroll. Because the curriculum progresses incrementally from August to May and is based on the age and corresponding developmental abilities of the dancers in fall, strict adherence to the age limit is enforced. 
*Alternatively, 4's may enroll in an add-on class with co-enrollment in an any standard length 60 minute 4's class (ballet, tap, or musical theatre).

Dress code for 4's is a lavender** pinch front tank leotard, pink dance tights, and pink leather ballet shoes. All hair must be secured in a bun or pony tail. 
**4's dress code is transitioning to a lavender leotard this year. The previous color, grape, is also acceptable.

-->Want a full-length class? Standard 60 minute classes in this style are also offered and do not require an additional enrollment.

4's Tap (Add-On to Ballet* Only)

4's Tap Add-On is a fun, developmentally appropriate 30 minute class for children who are four years old by October 1 of the school year in which class begins. Add-on classes are tacked on before or after ballet, allowing families a one-stop experience for multiple dance styles without exhausting our young dancers with back to back standard length classes.

Basic tap technique, an introduction to rhythms, and improvisation are presented with easy to understand terms, fun games, songs and rhymes. In addition, an important part of any class for preschoolers involves learning good dance manners...taking turns, keeping quiet (including tap shoes!) when necessary, and listening to and following directions. 

This class is designed with the typical developmental abilities of four year olds in mind. Children must be 4 by October 1 AND enrolled in 4's Ballet* to enroll in 4's Tap Add-On. Because the curriculum progresses incrementally from August to May and is based on the age and corresponding developmental abilities of the dancers in fall, strict adherence to the age limit is enforced. 
*Alternativley, 4's may enroll in an add-on class if they are enrolled in any other standard-length (50-60 minute) class for 4's (ballet, tap or musical theatre).

Four's wear a lavender** pinch front tank leotard, ballet pink dance tights and tan Mary Jane tap shoes. All hair must be secured in a bun or pony tail.
**Four's are transitioning from grape to lavender leotards this year; either is acceptable.

-->Want a full-length class? Standard 60 minute classes in this style are also offered and do not require an additional enrollment.
Primary Ballet 1 (5's Ballet)

A weekly, one hour Primary Ballet 1 class designed for children who are 5 on October 1 of the school year in which class begins.

Students perform primary ballet skills that are just right for a 5 year-old's developmental abilities. As compared to a pre-ballet class, primary dancers' increased muscle strength and control, along with greater cognitive capabilities, mean that these dancers work turned out a majority of the time, start to learn more complex arm positions and movements, and enjoy learning more intricate group movement patterns.  Students continue to increase in their knowledge and understanding of  French terminology. Exercises to increase musical awareness, balance, agility and gross motor development continue to be practiced.  Because five's easily relate the world of pretend play to real life, skills are often introduced through imaginative story lines. The intentional use of props such as ribbon rings and scarves foster creativity and artistry, & provide a deeper understanding of concepts presented in class, such as sharp and smooth movement. All of this adds up to developmentally appropriate ballet technique for 5 year-olds presented in a fun, kid-friendly atmosphere.

This class is designed with the typical physical, social, emotional and cognitive developmental abilities of 5 year olds in mind. Children must be 5 by October 1 to enroll in Dashing Dancers. Because the curriculum is based on the age and corresponding developmental abilities of children in the fall and progresses incrementally throughout the school year, strict adherence to the age requirement is enforced.

Dress code for 5's is the light pink pinch front tank leotard, ballet pink dance tights and pink leather ballet shoes. Hair must be secured in a bun.

-->Want to take more than one style of dance? Consider our tap and/or musical theatre add-on classes. These 30 minute classes happen immediately before or after ballet to provide young children and families an easy way to manage multiple dance styles. Students MUST be enrolled in a standard length sixty minute class to enroll in add-on classes.

5's Musical Theatre (Add-On to Ballet Only)

5's  Musical Theatre Add-On is a 30 minute, fun, action-packed singing, acting and theatre dance class for children who are 5 by October 1 of the school year in which class begins.

Students study voice, acting, & jazz dance skills with fun, easy to understand games & songs. In addition, dancers are taught to use their good dance manners by respecting other students, the studio and the teacher.

Dancers will learn two or three song and dance routines over the course of our 36 week term and present the final dance at our spring performance. Parents will have the opportunity to view the other dances in the studio as they are completed.

This class is designed with the typical developmental abilities of 5 year olds in mind. Children must be 5 by October 1 to enroll. Because the curriculum progresses incrementally from August to May and is based on the age and corresponding developmental abilities of the dancers in the fall, strict adherence to the age limit is enforced. Please see the Dancewear page for dress code requirements.

5's Tap (Add-On to Ballet* Only)

5's Tap Add-On is a fun, developmentally appropriate 30 minute class for children who are five years old by October 1 of the school year in which class begins. Add-on classes are tacked on before or after ballet, allowing families a one-stop experience for multiple dance styles without exhausting our young dancers with back to back standard length classes.

Tap technique, a wide variety of compound steps, creating rhythms with our feet, and improvisation are presented with easy to understand terms, fun games, songs and rhymes. An important part of any class for early elementary students involves learning good dance manners...taking turns, keeping quiet (including tap shoes!) when necessary, and listening to and following directions.

This class is designed with the typical developmental abilities of five year olds in mind. Children must be 5 by October 1 AND enrolled in 5's Ballet* to enroll in 5's Tap Add-On. Because the curriculum progresses incrementally from August to May and is based on the age and corresponding developmental abilities of the dancers in fall, strict adherence to the age limit is enforced. 
*Alternativley, 5's may enroll in an add-on class if they are enrolled in any other standard-length (60 minute) class for 5's (ballet, tap or musical theatre).

Dress code for 5's is a light pink pinch front tank leotard, ballet pink dance tights and tan Mary Jane tap shoes. All hair must be secured in a bun or pony tail.

-->Want a full-length class? Standard 60 minute classes in this style are also offered and do not require an additional enrollment.
5's & 6's Musical Theatre

5's & 6's Musical Theatre is a 60 minute, fun, action-packed singing, acting and theatre dance class for children who are 5 or 6 by October 1 of the school year in which class begins.

Students study voice, acting, & jazz dance skills with fun, easy to understand games & songs. In addition, dancers are taught to use their good dance manners by respecting other students, the studio and the teacher.

Dancers will learn two or three song and dance routines over the course of our 36 week term and present the final dance at our spring performance. Parents will have the opportunity to view the other two dances in the studio as they are completed.

This class is designed with the typical developmental abilities of 5 and 6 year olds in mind. Children must be 5 or 6 by October 1 to enroll. Because the curriculum progresses incrementally from August to May and is based on the age and corresponding developmental abilities of the dancers in the fall, strict adherence to the age limit is enforced. 

All dancers wear a specific pinch front tank leotard*, ballet pink dance tights and pink leather ballet shoes. All hair must be secured in a bun or pony tail.
*Leotard colors: 5's - Light Pink, 6's - Eggplant

-->Want to enroll in multiple dance styles, but don't want 2 or 3 hour-long classes per week for your little one? Consider our 30-minute add-on classes. Add-ons in musical theatre and/or tap happen immediately before or after ballet, and can be added to any enrollment in a standard length (sixty minute) class.

5's & 6's Tap

5's & 6's Tap is a fun, developmentally appropriate 60 minute class for children who are five or six years old by October 1 of the school year in which class begins.

Tap technique, a wide variety of compound steps, creating rhythms with our feet, and improvisation are presented with easy to understand terms, fun games, songs and rhymes. An important part of any class for early elementary students involves learning good dance manners...taking turns, keeping quiet (including tap shoes!) when necessary, and listening to and following directions.

This class is designed with the typical developmental abilities of five and six year olds in mind. Children must be 5 or 6 by October 1 to enroll in 5's & 6's Tap. Because the curriculum progresses incrementally from August to May and is based on the age and corresponding developmental abilities of the dancers in fall, strict adherence to the age limit is enforced. 

Dancers wear a specific pinch front tank leotard*, ballet pink dance tights and pink leather ballet shoes. All hair must be secured in a bun or pony tail.
*Leotard colors: 5's - Light Pink, 6's - Eggplant

-->Want to enroll in multiple dance styles, but don't want 2 or 3 hour-long classes per week for your little one? Consider our 30-minute add-on classes. Add-ons in musical theatre and/or tap can be added to any enrollment in a standard length (fifty-sixty minute) class.

5's & 6's Hip Hop

5's & 6's Hip Hop is a 45 minute class for 5 & 6 year olds. Students learn a variety of hip hop styles, with an emaphasis on personal style development. Our hip hop classes are always squeaky clean and promote team-work, respect and putting forth your best effort.

Dress Code for Hip Hop is a Pure Dance Works t-shirt, solid black shorts or pants (no jeans), and any clean sneakers.* Students coming from a class requiring a leotard may also wear their leotard and tights alone or with the added t-shirt and/or short/pants options to hip hop. 
*Hip Hop costumes WILL include a specific sneaker for performance; please be prepared for this additional costume cost, and keep in mind that the hip hop dress code requires very little up front cost. All hair must be secured off the face and neck in a style of the student's choosing.

Primary Ballet 2 (6's Ballet)

A weekly, one hour Primary Ballet 2 class for children who are 6 on October 1 of the school year in which the class begins.

Primary Ballet 2 focuses on primary level ballet with greater complexity using the Leap ’N Learn Curriculum. Because play is a child's job and how they learn, pretend play continues to be woven into exercises throughout the class, but in decreased measure compared to younger classes. This class is the beginning of the transition program into the study of classical ballet. Students are now asked to perform many of the exercises turned-out and to combine steps to form a dance combination. Each class will focus on French terminology, musical awareness, creative movement concepts, balance, agility, gross motor development. 

This class is designed with the typical physical, social, emotional and cognitive developmental abilities of 6 year olds in mind. Children must be 6 by October 1 to enroll in Primary Ballet 2. Because the curriculum is based on the age and corresponding developmental abilities of children in the fall and progresses incrementally throughout the school year, strict adherence to the age requirement is enforced. 

Dress code for 6's is the eggplant pinch front tank leotard, ballet pink tights, and pink leather ballet shoes. Hair must be secured in a bun.

-->Want to take more than one style of dance? Consider our tap and/or musical theatre add-on classes. These 30 minute classes happen immediately before or after ballet to provide young children and families an easy way to manage multiple dance styles. Students MUST be enrolled in a ballet class to enroll in add-on classes.

6's Musical Theatre (Add-On To Ballet* Only)

6's Musical Theatre Add-On is a 30 minute, fun, action-packed singing, acting and theatre dance class for children who are 6 by October 1 of the school year in which class begins.

Students study voice, acting, & jazz dance skills with fun, easy to understand games & songs. In addition, dancers are taught to use their good dance manners by respecting other students, the studio and the teacher.

Dancers will learn two or three song and dance routines over the course of our 36 week term and present the final dance at our spring performance. Parents will have the opportunity to view the other dances in the studio as they are completed.

This class is designed with the typical developmental abilities of six year olds in mind. Children must be 6 by October 1 AND enrolled in 6's Ballet* to enroll in 6's Musical Theatre Add-On. Because the curriculum progresses incrementally from August to May and is based on the age and corresponding developmental abilities of the dancers in fall, strict adherence to the age limit is enforced. 
*Alternativley, 6's may enroll in an add-on class if they are enrolled in any other standard-length (60 minute) class for 5's (ballet, tap or musical theatre).

Dress code for 6's is an eggplant pinch front tank leotard, ballet pink dance tights, and pink leather ballet shoes. All hair must be secured in a bun or pony tail.

-->Want a full-length class? Standard 60 minute classes in this style are also offered and do not require an additional enrollment.
6's Tap (Add-On to Ballet* Only)

6's Tap Add-On is a fun, developmentally appropriate 30 minute class for children who are six years old by October 1 of the school year in which class begins. Add-on classes are tacked on before or after ballet, allowing families a one-stop experience for multiple dance styles without exhausting our young dancers with back to back standard length classes.

Tap technique, a wide variety of compound steps, creating rhythms with our feet, and improvisation are presented with easy to understand terms, fun games, songs and rhymes. An important part of any class for early elementary students involves learning good dance manners...taking turns, keeping quiet (including tap shoes!) when necessary, and listening to and following directions.

This class is designed with the typical developmental abilities of six year olds in mind. Children must be 6 by October 1 AND enrolled in 6's Ballet* to enroll in 6's Tap Add-On. Because the curriculum progresses incrementally from August to May and is based on the age and corresponding developmental abilities of the dancers in fall, strict adherence to the age limit is enforced. 
*Alternativley, 6's may enroll in an add-on class if they are enrolled in any other standard-length (60 minute) class for 5's (ballet, tap or musical theatre).

Dress code for 6's is an eggplant pinch front tank leotard, ballet pink dance tights and tan Mary Jane tap shoes. All hair must be secured in a bun or pony tail.

-->Want a full-length class? Standard 60 minute classes in this style are also offered and do not require an additional enrollment.
Preparatory Ballet (7's Ballet)

A weekly 75 minute class that has been created to transition 7 year old dancers into the study of classical ballet. Students must be seven by October 1 of the school year in which class begins. 

Preparatory Ballet is structured in a format similar to a traditional classical ballet class; however, in keeping with the developmental needs of children in the seven-year age range, this class is a combination of traditional formal technique training and a creative approach to learning movement. It is in this level the young dancers begin training at the barre. As compared to primary level ballet classes, preparatory students are exposed to more complex and intricate positions, movements and patterns that are a part of the study of classical ballet. 

This class meets once per week, though students are VERY strongly encouraged to take two classes per week by dual enrolling in a second Prepartory Ballet class and/or a Primary Ballet 2 class. At this age, students benefit greatly from two classes per week in order to facilitate proper skill development. Attending class twice per week also enhances muscle memory, a vital asset to a developing ballet dancer.

This class is designed with the typical physical, social, emotional and cognitive developmental abilities of 7 year olds in mind. Children must be 7 by October 1 to enroll in Shining Stars Preparatory Ballet. Because the curriculum is based on the age and corresponding developmental abilities of children in the fall and progresses incrementally throughout the school year, strict adherence to the age requirement is enforced.

Dress code is a black tank pinch front leotard, ballet pink dance tights and pink leather ballet shoes. Hair must be secured in a bun.

Ballet I

Ballet I is the first level of classical ballet technique, encompassing students who are beginners through lower intermediate level. Students age 8 (by 10/1) and older are developmentally ready to being the study of classical ballet. Classical ballet skills must be built up from the beginning; just as a student must learn basic computation before taking Algebra. Therefore, all beginning ballet students age 8+ need to start in this class, regardless of age. It is not unusual for students to stay in the same level for more than one year and this is not an indication of a lack of progress. Ballet IV is our highest, most advanced level, and most students will be in their mid-teens before they are ready for advanced classes.

The class meets once per week, though students at this level are VERY strongly encouraged to take at least one additional weekly ballet class in either another Ballet I class or Preparatory Ballet Class to facilitate good muscle memory and overall skill advancement. Enrolling in multiple classes per week is very helpful in progressing to the next level more quickly.

Because the curriculum is based on the age and corresponding developmental abilities of, strict adherence to the minimum age requirement is enforced.

Dress code is a black tank pinch front black leotard, pink dance tights and pink leather or canvas ballet shoes. A short black dance skirt is optional. Hair must be in a neat bun. 

Ballet IB/II

Ballet IB/II is an advanced beginner / lower intermediate level classical ballet class. Students may be older beginners (11+), or must be at least 9 (by 10/1) and have at least 1 year of recent ballet experience and have attained lower intermediate classical ballet skills. Students will be assessed the first month of class to assure proper level placement.

On average, most Ballet IB/II students are older than 9 and have more than one year of ballet experience. It is not unusual for students to stay in the same level for more than one year, and this is not an indication of a lack of progress. Ballet IV is our highest, most advanced level, and most students will be in their mid-teens with several years of ballet before they are ready for advanced classes.

Students are VERY strongly encouraged to take at least one additional weekly ballet class in order to facilitate proper muscle memory and skill advancement. Ballet I is the recommended second class. Taking multiple ballet classes weekly is the best way to ensure that progression to the next level is happening as quickly as possible. 

Ballet IB/II students wear the Revolution black tank pinch front black leotard, pink dance tights and pink leather or canvas ballet shoes. A short solid black dance skirt is optional. No bras may show under the leotard, and only small pierced jewelry is allowed in class. Hair must be in a neat bun. 

Ballet III

Ballet III is an upper intermediate/lower advanced level class for students ages 10 and up (by 10/1) who have at least 2 years of recent ballet experience and have attained an upper intermediate skill level in classical ballet. Students will be assessed the first month of class to ensure proper level placement for maximum personal development. 

On average, most Ballet III students are older than 10 and have more than two years of ballet experience. It is not unusual for students to stay in the same level for more than one year, and this is not an indication of a lack of progress. Ballet IV is our highest, most advanced level, and most students will be in their mid-teens with several years of ballet before they are ready for advanced classes.

In order to make expected progress, students at this level are VERY strongly encouraged to attend at least two ballet classes per week in order to review proper skill execution frequently and to train their muscle memory consistently. Ballet II is the ideal co-enrollment class for this level, though any of our Ballet I classes are acceptable as well. Students at this level who are at least 12 years old may inquire about an assessment for pointe readiness. Pointe is an additional 45 minute class weekly and requires teacher recommendation.

Students in Ballet III wear a black tank pinch front leotard, pink dance tights, and pink canvas or leather ballet shoes. A short black dance skirt is optional. Hair must be in a neat bun.

Ballet IV

Ballet IV is for students ages 11 and up (by 10/1) who have at least 3-4 years of recent ballet experience and have attained an advanced skill level in classical ballet. Students will be assessed the first month of class to ensure proper level placement for maximum personal development. 

On average, most Ballet IV students are much older than 10 and have more than 3 or 4 years of ballet experience. It is not unusual for students to stay in the same level for more than one year, and this is not an indication of a lack of progress. Ballet IV is our highest, most advanced level, and most students will be in their mid-teens with several years of ballet before they are ready for advanced classes.

In order to make expected progress, students at this level are VERY strongly encouraged to attend at least two ballet classes per week in order to review proper skill execution frequently and to train their muscle memory consistently. Ballet III is the ideal co-enrollment class for this level, though any of our Ballet I it II classes are acceptable as well. Students at this level who are at least 12 years old may inquire about an assessment for pointe readiness. Pointe is an additional 45 minute class weekly and requires teacher recommendation.

Students in Ballet IV wear a black tank pinch front leotard, pink dance tights, and pink canvas or leather ballet shoes. A short black dance skirt is optional. Hair must be in a neat bun. 

Pre-Pointe/Pointe

Pre-Pointe/Pointe is a 45 minute class for students ages 12 and up who have met minimum proficiency requirements in both ballet technique training and anatomical strength requirements. A weekly ballet class is a co-requisite of pointe/pre-pointe.

Assessment is required for enrollment in this class. Please email Info@puredanceworks.com or call 260-637-9660 if your student is interested. Students who are not quite ready for pointe training may be able to enroll in this class as a pre-pointe student in order to gain skills, strength and flexibility necessary for future pointe work.

Pre-Pointe and Pointe students are required to wear a black tank pinch front leotard and pink dance tights. A short black dance skirt is optional. Pre-pointe students wear pink canvas or leather ballet shoes. Pointe students wear professionally fitted pointe shoes. (Standing Ovation Performance Apparel fits and sells pointe shoes. Do not order pointe shoes online unless you have been fitted for that specific brand, style and size.) Hair must be in a neat bun.

Jazz 1

Jazz 1 is a 60 minute beginning jazz class for students ages 7 and up who have little or no previous jazz experience. Students must be at least 7 by October 1 of the school year in which class begins. Our jazz classes follow a specific progressive curriculum that builds from year to year; all beginners over age 7 need to start here. It is common for students to remain in the same jazz level for more than one year; this is not an indication of a lack of progress. Students in Jazz 1 wanting to progress as much as possible are strongly encouraged to co-enroll in a ballet class. 

Dress code is a black tank pinch front leotard, ballet pink OR tan tights, optional black dance shorts or pants (no bare legs), tan slip on jazz shoes. All hair secured in a pony tail, braid or bun.

Jazz 2

Jazz 2 is a 75 minute upper beginner/lower intermediate level class. Minimum age is 8 with 1-2 years prior jazz experience. 

Our jazz classes follow a specific progressive curriculum that builds from year to year; students will be assessed the first month of class to ensure proper level placement and ensure individual progress. It is common for students to remain in the same jazz level for more than one year; this is not an indication of a lack of progress. Students in Jazz 2 wanting to progress as much as possible are strongly encouraged to co-enroll in Jazz 1 and/or a ballet class. Jazz 2 is a co-requisite of lyrical and contemporary classes; therefore students in Jazz 2 may enroll in one or both of these classes.

Dress code is a black tank pinch front leotard, ballet pink OR tan tights, optional black dance shorts or pants (no bare legs with a leotard), and tan slip on jazz shoes. All hair is secured in a pony tail, braid or bun.

Jazz 3-4

Jazz 3-4 is a 75 minute class for students ages 11 and up who have 2-3 or more years jazz experience and middle to upper intermediate skills. Our jazz classes follow a specific progressive curriculum that builds from year to year; students will be assessed the first month of class to ensure proper level placement and ensure individual progress.  It is common for students to remain in the same jazz level for more than one year; this is not an indication of a lack of progress. Students in Jazz 3-4 wanting to progress as much as possible are strongly encouraged to co-enroll in Jazz 2 and/or a ballet class. Jazz 3-4 is a co-requisite of lyrical and contemporary classes; students in Jazz 3-4 may enroll in one or both classes.

Dress code is a black tank pinch front leotard, ballet pink OR tan tights, optional black dance shorts or pants (no bare legs), and tan slip on jazz shoes. All hair secured in a pony tail, braid or bun.

Tap 1

Tap 1 is a 45 minute class designed for students ages 7 and up who have little or no previous tap experience. Students must be 7 by October 1 during the school year in which class begins to enroll. Older beginners should start in this class, as tap skills build on themselves over time.

Dress Code - Tops: Black tank pinch front leotard and/or PDW t-shirt. Bottoms: Ballet pink or tan tights, and/or solid black dance shorts or dance pants optional (no bare legs,) and black leather tap shoes. All hair secured in a pony tail, bun or braid.

Tap 2

Tap 2 is a 45 minute class designed for ages 8 and up (by 10/1) with 1-2 years of tap experience and an upper beginner / lower intermediate skill level. Students will be assessed the first month of class to ensure both proper level placement and proper personal skill development.

Dress Code - Tops: Black tank pinch front leotard and/or PDW t-shirt. Bottoms: Ballet pink or tan tights, and/or solid black dance shorts or dance pants optional (no bare legs,) and black leather tap shoes. All hair secured in a pony tail, bun or braid.

Tap 3

Tap 3 is a 45 minute class for students ages 9 and up with 2-3 years tap experience and mid to upper intermediate skills. Students will be assessed the first month of class to ensure both proper level placement and proper personal skill development.

Dress Code - Tops: Black tank pinch front leotard and/or PDW t-shirt. Bottoms: Ballet pink or tan tights, and/or solid black dance shorts or dance pants optional (no bare legs,) and black leather tap shoes. All hair secured in a pony tail, bun or braid.

Tap 4

Tap 4 is a 45 minute class for students ages 10 and up with 3-4 years tap experience and upper intermediate to advanced tap skills. Students will be assessed the first month of class to ensure both proper level placement and proper personal skill development.

Dress Code - Tops: Black tank pinch front leotard and/or PDW t-shirt. Bottoms: Ballet pink or tan tights, and/or solid black dance shorts or dance pants optional (no bare legs,) and black leather tap shoes. All hair secured in a pony tail, bun or braid.

Musical Theatre for 7-10 Year Olds

Musical Theater for ages 7-10 year olds is an exciting sixty minute class that teaches theatre-style dance along with singing and character portrayal skills. Students will learn song and dance routines throughout the year, performing their final routine at our spring performance. Parents will get to view other routines as they are completed in the studio. 

This is a great class for Show Choir hopefuls, those in Show Choir, or for students who simply love to sing and dance! While this is a stand-alone class, students are strongly encouraged to enroll in an additional ballet and/or jazz class to complement their musical theatre training.

Students must be at least 7 by October 1 of the school year in which class begins to enroll in this class. 

Dress Code - Tops: Black tank pinch front leotard and/or PDW t-shirt. Bottoms: Ballet pink or tan tights, and/or solid black dance shorts or dance pants optional (no bare legs,) and tan jazz shoes. All hair secured in a pony tail, braid or bun.

Musical Theatre for Ages 11+

Musical Theater for ages 11 and up is an exciting sixty minute class that teaches theater-style dance along with singing and character portrayal skills. Students will learn song and dance routines throughout the year, performing their final routine at our spring performance. Parents will get to view other routines as they are completed in the studio.

This is a great class for Show Choir hopefuls, those in Show Choir, or for students who simply love to sing and dance! While this is a stand-alone class, students are highly encouraged to dual enroll in an additional jazz and/or ballet class to complement their musical theater training.

Students must be at least 11 by October 1 of the school year in which class begins.

Code - Tops: Black tank pinch front leotard and/or PDW t-shirt. Bottoms: Ballet pink or tan tights, and/or solid black dance shorts or dance pants optional (no bare legs,). Tan jazz shoes. All hair secured in a pony tail, braid or bun.

Hip Hop 1

Hip Hop 1 is a 45 minute beginner class for ages 7 and up. Students must be 7 by 10/1 of the current school year to enroll. 

Students learn a variety of hip hop styles, with an emaphasis on personal style development. Our hip hop classes are always squeaky clean and promote team-work, respect and putting forth your best effort.

Dress Code: Tops - Black tank pinch front leotard and/or PDW t-shirt. Bottoms: Ballet pink or tan tights with a leotard, and/or solid black dance shorts or dance pants optional. (No bare legs with a leotard.) Shoes - any clean sneakers*. All hair must be secured off the face and neck in a style of the student's choosing.
*Hip Hop costumes WILL include a specific sneaker for performance, which typically makes the costume fee more than costumes for other classes. Please be prepared for this additional costume cost, and keep in mind that the hip hop dress code requires very little up front cost.

Hip Hop 2

Hip Hop 2 is a 45 minute intermediate level class. Minimum age is 8 with prior hip hop experience. Studnets will be assessed the first month of class to ensure proper placement for maximum personal skill development. 

Students learn a variety of hip hop styles, with an emaphasis on personal style development. Our hip hop classes are always squeaky clean and promote team-work, respect and putting forth your best effort.

Dress Code: Tops - Black tank pinch front leotard and/or PDW t-shirt. Bottoms: Ballet pink or tan tights with a leotard, and/or solid black dance shorts or dance pants optional. (No bare legs with a leotard.) Shoes - any clean sneakers*. All hair must be secured off the face and neck in a style of the student's choosing.
*Hip Hop costumes WILL include a specific sneaker for performance, which typically makes the costume fee more than costumes for other classes. Please be prepared for this additional costume cost, and keep in mind that the hip hop dress code requires very little up front cost.

Hip Hop 3

Hip Hop 3 is a 45 minute advanced level class. Minimum age is 9 with at least 2 years of prior hip hop experience. Students will be assessed the first month of class to ensure proper placement for maximum personal skill development. 

Students learn a variety of hip hop styles, with an emaphasis on personal style development. Our hip hop classes are always squeaky clean and promote team-work, respect and putting forth your best effort.

Dress Code: Tops - Black tank pinch front leotard and/or PDW t-shirt. Bottoms: Ballet pink or tan tights with a leotard, and/or solid black dance shorts or dance pants optional. (No bare legs with a leotard.) Shoes - any clean sneakers*. All hair must be secured off the face and neck in a style of the student's choosing.
*Hip Hop costumes WILL include a specific sneaker for performance, which typically makes the costume fee more than costumes for other classes. Please be prepared for this additional costume cost, and keep in mind that the hip hop dress code requires very little up front cost.

 

Lyrical 1 (Co-Requisite of Ballet or Jazz)

Lyrical 1 is a beginning lyrical class for ages 8 and up with previous ballet and/or jazz experience. A co-requisite of ballet (recommended) and/or jazz is required for enrollment in Lyrical classes.

Lyrical can be described as a fusion of ballet, modern and contemporary dance. This expressive style tells the story of a song's lyrics.  

Lyrical students wear a black tank pinch front leotard and ballet pink OR tan dance tights. Solid black dance shorts, pants or skirt are optional. Required shoes are Pirouette II Half Sole Lyrical Shoes in Nude. All hair must be secured in a bun, pony tail or braid. 

Lyrical 2 (Pre- and Co-Requisite of Ballet or Jazz

Lyrical 2 is an intermediate level class for students who have previous ballet or jazz experience, and lyrical experience. A co-requisite of ballet (recommended) and/or jazz is required to enroll in lyrical. Minimum age is 9. Students will be assessed the first month of class to ensure proper level placement and proper  skill progression training.

Lyrical can be described as a fusion of ballet, modern and contemporary dance. This expressive style tells the story of a song's lyrics. 

Lyrical students wear a black tank pinch front leotard and ballet pink OR tan dance tights. Solid black dance shorts, pants or skirt are optional. Required shoes are Pirouette II Half Sole Lyrical Shoes in Nude. All hair must be secured in a bun, pony tail or braid. 

Lyrical 3 (Pre- & Co-Requisite of Ballet or Jazz)

Lyrical 3 is an advanced level class for students who have previous ballet or jazz experience and as well as at least two year's lyrical experience. Students must posses at least an upper intermediate skill level in at least one of these styles. Minimium age is 10. A co-requisite of ballet (recommended) and/or jazz is required to enroll in lyrical.  Students will be assessed the first month of class to ensure proper level placement and proper  skill progression training.

Lyrical can be described as a fusion of ballet, modern and contemporary dance. This expressive style tells the story of a song's lyrics. 

Lyrical students wear a black tank pinch front leotard and ballet pink OR tan dance tights. Solid black dance shorts, pants or skirt are optional. Required shoes are Pirouette II Half Sole Lyrical Shoes in Nude. All hair must be secured in a bun, pony tail or braid. 

Contemporary 1 (Co-requisite of Jazz or Ballet)

Contemporary 1 is a beginning/intermediate level class for students with previous ballet, jazz, modern or contemporary experience. Minimum age is 10. A co-requisite of jazz and/or ballet is required for enrollment in contemporary. Jazz is the first choice in a co-requisite.

Contemporary dance can be described a fusion of modern and jazz dance. Students will study contract-release, floor work, fall and recovery, and improvisation techniques along with stressing controlled legwork and use of the torso while learning expressive movements that makes this style fun to dance and exciting to watch. 

Contemporary students wear a black tank pinch front leotard, ballet pink OR tan tights. Solid black dance shorts or a solid black dance skirt are optional. Required shoes are Theatricals "Footnotes" in Nude. All hair must be secured in a bun, pony tail or braid. 

Contemporary 2 (Co-requisite of Jazz or Ballet)

Contemporary 2 is an intermediate/advanced level class for students with previous modern or contemporary experience, plus previous ballet or jazz. Minimum age is 11. A co-requisite of jazz and/or ballet is required for enrollment in contemporary. (Jazz is the first choice in a co-requisite.) Students will be assessed the first month of class to ensure proper placement and personal skill development.

Contemporary dance can be described a fusion of modern and jazz dance. Students will study contract-release, floor work, fall and recovery, and improvisation techniques along with stressing controlled legwork and use of the torso while learning expressive movements that makes this style fun to dance and exciting to watch. 

Contemporary students wear a black tank pinch front leotard, ballet pink OR tan tights. Solid black dance shorts, pants or a solid black dance skirt are optional. Required shoes are Theatricals "Footnotes" in Nude. All hair must be secured in a bun, pony tail or braid.