Class Descriptions

Class Descriptions

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Ages 0-18 Months | Kindermusik Foundations

Make baby’s first class musical! Our Foundations classes offer a sensory-rich yet caring and gentle environment where infants can explore and react to new sounds, sensations, and objects. Shared activities for babies and their caregivers provide the opportunity to strengthen your connection with your child through joyful music-making experiences.

ACTIVITIES

  • Listening to and experiencing songs and rhymes
  • Back-and-forth vocal plays and other parent-child interactions that build neural pathways in a baby’s developing brain
  • Exploring baby-safe instruments and other object play
  • Baby-caregiver bonding exercises, including storytime, massage, and relaxation activities

SKILLS & BENEFITS

  • Increased balance and control over movements and strengthened core muscles
  • Ability to embrace both familiar and unfamiliar social experiences
  • Development of listening and back-and-forth communication skills
  • Introduction to a variety of spoken sounds and rhythms that will support language and literacy development

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Ages 1-2 | Kindermusik Level 1

Level 1 is a caregiver/child music class that guarantees giggles, learning, and connection every single week. The unique activities in Level 1 Village classes are created specifically to meet babies’ needs. 

Level 1 classes offer young toddlers a stimulating environment to explore their new movement and language skills with a sense of security, comfort, and confidence. As your child thrives in a music and movement-driven environment, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with other parents and caregivers and learn to use music to create and simplify routines at home.

ACTIVITIES

  • Discovery and play with scarves, hoops, mirrors, and more
  • Instrument play and introduction to basic music concepts such as high/low, fast/slow, and holding a steady beat
  • Singing songs that include motions, repeated words, and different meters and modes

SKILLS & BENEFITS

  • Heightened body awareness and beginning competence in self-regulation of movement
  • Development of various basic gross-motor skills, fine-motor control, and coordination
  • Growing ability to recognize and follow patterns in music and move to a steady beat, fundamental skills that have been linked to math and language

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Ages 18-36 Months | Kindermusik Level 2

No terrible twos here! Our Level 2 classes encourage older toddlers to initiate their own ideas and explore their creativity. Each class offers plenty of fun outlets for toddler-style energy, promoting cognitive development through singing, dancing, and instrument play. Better still, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with other parents and caregivers who are also experiencing the joys and complexities of these busy years, while learning to use music to create and simplify routines at home.

ACTIVITIES

  • Exploring movement concepts and participating in musical interactions with objects and others
  • Discovering different ways instruments can make sounds and experiencing a wide range of musical concepts
  • Identifying and vocally imitating sounds and learning to describe them
  • Learning to associate a picture with a sound
  • Singing songs with language patterns that explore rhythm, speech sounds, syntax, and rhyme

SKILLS & BENEFITS

  • Increased alertness, self-control, and ability to regulate their own movements
  • Stabilization of muscles necessary for healthy posture and overall balance
  • Improved coordination and locomotor skills, fine motor skills, and finger and hand strength
  • Strengthened ability to memorize, sequence, and predict patterns 
  • Development of early pre-literacy and number skills

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Ages 3-4 | Kindermusik Level 3

Level 3 classes engage preschoolers’ natural love of music and activate their imaginations. A wide range of learning opportunities boosts language skills, confidence, independence, social-emotional skills, and self-control. You are invited to join the fun for a portion of each class, sharing in the joy of music-making and learning how your child is developing, all while strengthening your relationship with your child.

ACTIVITIES

  • Experiencing a variety of sounds and learning how sounds are produced by playing musical instruments, speaking or singing
  • Playing instruments with an emphasis on steady beat, repeated rhythm patterns, graphic notation, and ensemble music
  • Ensemble Development, an activity that builds the skills preschoolers need in order to create music within a group
  • Engaging in creative expression and language play, expressing feelings and ideas through movement and music
  • Pre-reading music and learning to interpret graphic notation symbols, a precursor to learning traditional music symbols

SKILLS & BENEFITS

  • Increased attention and focus; growing ability to memorize and recall
  • Growing ability to detect patterns, nuances, and timbre in sounds, a critical skill for music and language development
  • Experience waiting patiently, taking turns, working cooperatively in a group and communicating effectively and respectfully
  • Wider vocabulary and knowledge of story structures; critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Learning how to decode and interpret symbols, skills necessary for reading, math, and music

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Ages 6 Months - 6 Years | Kindermusik Mixed Ages

Early childhood mixed-age classes are perfect for families who wish to bring two or more children of different ages to the same class, or for parents who simply prefer a mixed-age setting for their child. These classes allow babies through six-year-olds—and their caregivers—to gather together for a fun-filled learning experience. Your Kindermusik educator will help you modify movement activities, group dances, and instrument-play activities for each of your children. Mixed-age classes offer the perfect setting for weekly family bonding time and inspire ideas for more music exploration, play, and fun at home

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Sparkle 3 Ballet

Sparkle 3 Ballet is a pre-ballet class specifically designed for children who are three years old on October 1 of the school year in which class begins. Sparkle 3 Ballet is the youngest level of the four year Sparkle Program.

Each class intentionally nurtures the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development of a typical three-year-old. Pre-ballet skills are introduced in a creative and loving environment with careful attention to the student's physical readiness. Little dancers are never pushed beyond safe physical limits. 

Students are introduced to body movement, spatial awareness, and pretend play through creative movement and basic pre-ballet coordination skills using the Leap 'N Learn curriculum. Instructors are trained and certified by Leap 'N Learn to teach with this proven approach to early-childhood dance training.

Classes also focus on social skills necessary for any learning environment including listening to and following instructions, taking turns & respecting others in a positive atmosphere.  

Sparkle 3 Ballet students grow emotionally through their experience in class. For many, this is their first independent activity apart from a parent. Gentle teachers are quite effective at helping a shy child choose to walk into the classroom confidently over time. 

Little dancers start to learn basic French terminology for their ballet skills. We always pair the new French word with a familiar English word to help create an association. An example is Flamingo Passé. Our mascot is Reggie the Flamingo, so dancers become familiar with flamingos very quickly if they didn't already know about them. Flamingos stand on one leg, and so do ballet dancers when we passé!

Play is a child's job; it's how they learn! That's why imagination abounds in every class...from princess plies to fairy piqués to kangaroo jumps, there's a storyline for every activity! And if you have a boy who wants to dance, no worries. We also have prince plies, rocket sautés, and tightrope walks! We know how to flex to keep everyone involved. 

Colorful props such as scarves and rhythm instruments keep dancers' attention. Just as importantly, props help to ingrain movement concepts that dancers will use for the rest of their dancing days. For example, scarves might be used to demonstrate big, slow butterfly wings or little, fast hummingbird wings.

Class extension activities are provided weekly, giving parents the opportunity to facilitate their child's understanding and retention of class content. Coloring sheets are stashed away in each dancer's very own binder, and always reflect a specific activity presented in that week's lesson and are a perfect conversation starter for reinforcing learning. 

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Sparkle 4 Ballet

Sparkle 4 Ballet is a pre-ballet class specifically designed for children who are four years old on October 1 of the school year in which class begins. Sparkle 4 Ballet is the second level in the four-year Sparkle Program.

Each class intentionally nurtures the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development of a typical four-year-old. Skills that were introduced in Sparkle 3 Ballet are performed with greater dexterity and built upon in Sparkle 4 Ballet.

Students are introduced to body movement, spatial awareness, and pretend play through creative movement and basic pre-ballet coordination skills using the Leap 'N Learn curriculum. The sweetest instructors you'll ever meet are trained and certified by Leap 'N Learn to teach with this proven approach to early-childhood dance training.

Instructors focus on helping students develop social skills necessary for any learning environment including listening to and following instructions, taking turns & respecting others in a loving atmosphere.  

Emotional awareness is developed through specific activities designed to help children identify and express various emotions in a safe, stress-free environment. According to Dr. Annie Spell, Ph.D. and co-author of the Leap 'N Learn curriculum, this is an essential skill for healthy emotional development; understanding what emotions are, that everyone has them and that it's ok to express them helps children strengthen their emotional intelligence.

Little dancers continue to learn basic French terminology for their ballet skills. We continue to pair French words with familiar English words to foster understanding and aid in memorization. An example is "Princess Plie." We always get dressed in our princess crown, diamond necklace, and princess shoes before we plie. We're very careful to keep our crown on our head, our necklace shining in the sun, and our shoes sparkling as we bend our knees. In addition, students learn to recognize and call out familiar patterns used in class often, learn to find their spot independently, and can count and clap or tap simple rhythms.

Props such as beanie babies and placement mats help to engage students while developing an ability to integrate key movement concepts into their performance. For example, dancers may rock a beanie baby side to side or forward and backward as they practice shifting their weight. Colorful shape mats help students identify their place,  provide reminders of how to move, and much more.

Class extension activities are provided weekly, giving parents the opportunity to facilitate their child's understanding and retention of class content. Coloring sheets are stashed away in each dancer's very own binder, and always reflect a specific activity presented in that week's lesson and are a perfect conversation starter for reinforcing learning. 

In the spring, very basic Primary Ballet skills are introduced to help transition students to Sparkle 5 Ballet in the following season.

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Sparkle 5 Ballet

Sparkle 5 Ballet is a primary ballet class designed for children who are 5 on October 1 of the current school year in which class begins. Sparkle 5 Ballet is the third level of the four-year Sparkle Program.

Each class intentionally nurtures the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development of a typical five-year-old. Primary Ballet skills are introduced that are based on developmental readiness; young dancers are never pushed beyond safe physical limits.

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. Primary Ballet skills help improve balance, agility, and gross motor development.   

Dancer Manners are an important part of Sparkle 5 Ballet. Dancers become Star Students when they show respect for the teacher, their friends, and the dance space. Etiquette is a universal ballet concept that has lovely implications when applied in all areas of a dancer's life. 

Students continue to increase their knowledge and understanding of  French terminology. At the primary level, we start to drop the English association word with each French term as students are more able to recall the correct terms without the association as they get older. 

Musical awareness continues to advance in the primary ballet levels as students get better at knowing how to start on the count of "1", can count and clap more complex rhythms, and demonstrate a greater understanding of executing steps in time with the music. 

Because five's easily relate to the world of pretend play, skills are often introduced through imaginative storylines. This is perfect because many ballet performances are actually stories told through dance and pantomime. The pretend-play aspect of Sparkle 5 Ballet both engage students and introduces them to ballet culture. 

Emotions also play an important role in the world of dance, and so they are discussed and expressed frequently. The ability to identify and express emotions is a vital part of healthy early development. 

The use of props such as ribbon rings and scarves foster creativity and artistry. Props also provide a deeper understanding and incorporation of movement concepts presented in class, such as sharp and smooth.

Class extension activities are provided weekly, giving parents the opportunity to facilitate their child's understanding and retention of class content.

At the conclusion of the year, Sparkle 5 Ballet students will move into the highest level of the Sparkle Program: Sparkle 6 Ballet. Here they will continue to hone primary ballet skills with greater precision and be introduced to preparatory ballet skills.

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Sparkle 6 Ballet

Sparkle 6 Ballet is for children who are 6 on October 1 of the school year in which the class begins. Sparkle 6 Ballet is the final level of the four-year Sparkle Program for early-childhood students.

Each class intentionally nurtures the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development of a typical six-year-old. Primary Ballet skills introduced in Sparkle 5 Ballet are performed with greater proficiency and in Sparkle 6 Ballet.

This class is the beginning of the transition program into the study of classical ballet. 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. Primary Ballet skills help improve balance, agility, and gross motor development. 
 
Dancer Manners are an important part of Sparkle 6 Ballet. Dancers become Star Students when they show respect for the teacher, their friends, and the dance space. Etiquette is a universal ballet concept that has lovely implications when applied in all areas of a dancer's life.
 
Cognitively, students continue to increase their knowledge and understanding of French terminology, develop musical awareness, and pattern recognition and formation skills.
 
Emotions also play an important role in the world of dance. They are discussed and expressed frequently in class. The ability to identify and express emotions is a vital part of healthy early development.
 
Because play is how children learn, imaginative stories continue to be woven into exercises throughout the class, but with less volume than in younger classes. Many ballet performances are actually stories told through dance and pantomime, so the pretend-play aspect of Sparkle 6 Ballet engages students while introducing them to ballet culture.
 
The use of props such as ribbon rings and scarves foster creativity and artistry. Props also provide a deeper understanding and incorporation of movement concepts presented in class, such as sharp and smooth.
 
Class extension activities are provided weekly, giving parents the opportunity to facilitate their child's understanding and retention of class content. 
 
Sparkle 6 Ballet is the highest level in the Sparkle Program. In May, Sparkle 6 students graduate from the Sparkle Program! In June they will enter Ripple 1 Ballet.
 

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Sparkle 5/6 Tap

Sparkle 5/6 Tap (or simply Sparkle Tap for short) is an introductory tap class for children who are five or six years old on October 1 in the school year in which the class begins.

Each class intentionally nurtures the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development of typical five and six-year-olds.

Physically, tap improves balance, agility, and gross motor development.  Students learn primary tap technique including a wide variety of compound steps that they will continue to build on in later years. 

Socially, Dancer Manners are an important part of Sparkle Tap. Dancers become Star Students when they show respect to others by taking turns, keeping quiet when necessary (including tap shoes!),  and listening to and following directions.

Musical awareness is an essential tap concept. Tap is all about creating rhythms with our feet! Students learn to start dancing on the count of "1," how to count, clap and tap basic rhythms, and begin to demonstrate an understanding and ability to execute steps in time with the music.  

Improvisation is a fundamental tap skill that Sparkle Tap students begin to explore. Because five's and six's easily relate to the world of pretend play, improv games based on imaginative storylines help students let loose and get creative with their tapping. "Tapping" into emotions as a vehicle for improv games enhances children's ability to identify and express emotions. This is a vital part of developing emotional intelligence. 

The use of engaging props foster creativity and artistry. Props also provide a deeper understanding and incorporation of movement concepts presented in class, such as stillness and action.

Class extension activities are provided weekly, giving parents the opportunity to facilitate their child's understanding and retention of class content.

After completing Sparkle Tap as a six-year-old, students graduate from the Sparkle Program into the Ripple Program, where they will be ready for the more physical and cognitive challenges of Ripple 1 Tap. 

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Sparkle 5/6 Hip Hop

Sparkle 5/6 Hip Hop (or Sparkle Hip Hop for short) is for children who are 5 or 6 years old on October 1 of the school year in which the class began. Sparkle 5/6 Hip Hop students are our youngest street dancers. 

Each class intentionally nurtures the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development of typical five and six-year-olds.

Physically, Hip Hop improves balance, agility, and gross motor development. Students learn a variety of hip hop moves based on everyday actions that they can relate to.

Socially, Dancer Manners are an important part of Sparkle Hip Hop. Dancers become Star Students when they show respect to others by expressing encouragement, keeping quiet when necessary, and listening to and following directions. 

Hip hop has a heavy emphasis on personal style development. This is an emotionally safe place to explore self-expression without fear of ridicule. Students encourage one another in their quest for their own style. 

Hip hop classes are always squeaky clean and promote team-work, respect, and putting forth your best effort.

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Sparkle 5/6 Musical Theatre

Sparkle 5/6 Musical Theatre (Sparkle Musical Theatre for short) is an action-packed dancing, singing, and acting class for children who are 5 or 6 on October 1 of the school year in which class begins.

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

After completing Sparkle Musical Theatre as a six-year-old, students graduate from the Sparkle Program into the Ripple Program, where they will be ready for the more physical and cognitive challenges of Ripple 1 Musical Theater 

Access Dance | Special Needs Hip Hop

Access Dance is an inclusvie hip hop class for students ages 5 and up who have a physical or cognitive disability. Students attend class with a caregiver; typically a parent, older sibling, babysitter or therapist. The caregiver will assist the student as needed in class, offering support and one-on-one guidance. There is no additional charge for the caregiver's participation. Students must be 5 by 10/1 of the current school year to enroll.

There is no specific dress code for Access Dance. Any easy to move in, comfortable and modest clothing is acceptable.

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Ripple 1 Ballet

Ripple 1 Ballet is a one year beginning level classical ballet class for 7-9-year-olds. Students must be at least 7 years old on October 1 of the school year in which class begins. 

Ripple 1 Ballet students delight in the elegance of ballet. As they fall in love with classical ballet, they experience serenity with their developing technical and artistic awareness. It is at this level the young dancers begin training at the barre, a joyous rite of passage for any aspiring ballet dancer. As compared to primary level ballet classes, Ripple 1 Ballet students enjoy exploring more complex and intricate positions, movements, and patterns that are a part of the study of classical ballet. 

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Where Is Ripple 1?
Ripple 1 is the first year of the seven-year Ripple Program. Students spend one year in Ripple 1.

Most Ripple 1 students are ages 7-9. Students who are 10 or older may begin in Ripple 1, or they may begin in Ripple 2 with 6 private or semi-private catch-up lessons at an additional cost. 

Ripple 1 Ballet students are encouraged to take other styles of dance during this year to figure out what they really love. Those who continue to Ripple 2 Ballet will be encouraged to take two ballet classes per week.

At the conclusion of Ripple 1 Ballet, students progress to Ripple 2 Ballet, where they will stay for two years as beginning/intermediate students.

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Ripple 2 Ballet

Ripple 2 Ballet is a two-year beginning/intermediate level classical ballet class. Students must have completed Ripple 1 Ballet or be at least 10 years old on October 1 of the school year in which class begins. 

Ripple 2 Ballet students confidently master beginning level classical ballet skills while they are stimulated by the introduction of intermediate-level technique during Ripple 2. During their two years of Ripple 2, students embrace the joy of having established basic muscle memory that allows them to move more gracefully across the floor. 

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Ripple 2 comprises the second and third year of the seven-year Ripple Program. Students are Ripple 2 Juniors their first year and Ripple 2 Seniors their second year.

All Ripple 2 students are at least 8 years old. Students who are 10 or older may begin in Ripple 1, or they may begin in Ripple 2 with 6 private or semi-private catch-up lessons at an additional cost. 

Ripple 2 Ballet students are encouraged to take two ballet classes per week for optimum progress. Ripple 1 Ballet is the second weekly class Ripple 2 Ballet students take.

At the conclusion of Ripple 2 Ballet, students progress to Ripple 3 Ballet, where they will stay for one year as an intermediate student.

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Ripple 3 Ballet

Ripple 3 Ballet is an intermediate level classical ballet class. Students must have successfully completed Ripple 2 Ballet and have been promoted to Ripple 3. 

Ripple 3 Ballet students are well-grounded in beginning technique and now focus with determination on intermediate skills. Ripple 3 students demonstrate dynamic artistry and orderly technique. Without a doubt, their lives are enriched by the flowing qualities of ballet. 

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Ripple 3 is the fourth year of the seven-year Ripple Program. 
 
All Ripple 3 students are at least 10 years old and have completed Ripple 2 or have equivalent prior experience.  
 
Ripple 3 Ballet students are encouraged to take two ballet classes per week for optimum progress. Ripple 2 Ballet is the second weekly class Ripple 3 Ballet students take.
 
At the conclusion of Ripple 3 Ballet, students progress to Ripple 4 Ballet, where they will have the opportunity to become pre-pointe students.
 

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Ripple 4 Ballet

Ripple 4 Ballet is an intermediate/advanced classical ballet class. Students must have successfully completed Ripple 3 Ballet and have been promoted to Ripple 4. 

Ripple 4 serves as a pre-pointe and continuing pointe class for pointe students. Students must be fitted for pointe shoes at Standing Ovation Performance Apparel after the teacher has given them the approval to begin dancing en pointe.

Taking two ballet classes per week is strongly encouraged as it provides exponential growth; the benefit is much greater than "double." Ripple 4 Ballet students' second ballet class is Ripple 3. 

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Ripple 5 Ballet

Ripple 5 Ballet is for ballet students who have trained en pointe for at least one full year, have taken ballet for at least 6 consecutive years since the age of 7, and are at minimum 13 years old by 10/1. 

Taking two ballet classes per week is required for Ripple 5 Ballet students. Ripple 4 is the second ballet class for Ripple 5 students.

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Ripple 1 Hip Hop

Ripple 1 Hip Hop is for continuing or new hip hop students ages 7 and up. 

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

 

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Ripple 2 Hip Hop

Ripple 2 Hip Hop is for continuing hip hop students who are in their second and third year of hip hop and are at least 8 years old. 

Older beginners ages 10+ may begin in this class with a co-requisite at least 6 private catch-up lessons. Catch-up lessons are charged at the current private lesson rate and may be scheduled individually or as a group of older beginners. 

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

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Ripple 3 Hip Hop

Ripple 3 Hip Hop is for continuing hip hop students who have taken at least 3 years of hip hop and are at least 10 years old.   

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

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Ripple 1 Jazz

Ripple 1 Jazz is for new jazz students who are at least 7 as of October 1 of the school year in which the class begins.

Jazz students will progress smoothly through our detailed jazz curriculum, which incorporates jazz skills, jazz vocabulary, and jazz dance history, organized into 6-week lesson plans that build upon themselves throughout the term and over the years.

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Ripple 2 Jazz

Ripple 2 Jazz  is is for continuing jazz students who have completed at least one year of jazz and are at least 8 years old.  

Older beginners ages 10+ may begin in this class with a co-requisite at least 6 private catch-up lessons. Catch-up lessons are charged at the current private lesson rate and may be scheduled individually or as a group of older beginners. 

Jazz students will progress smoothly through our detailed jazz curriculum, which incorporates jazz skills, jazz vocabulary, and jazz dance history, organized into 6-week lesson plans that build upon themselves throughout the term and over the years.

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Ripple 3 Jazz

Ripple 3 Jazz is for students who have taken at least three years of jazz since the age of 7 and are at a minimum of 10 years old. 

Jazz students will progress smoothly through our detailed jazz curriculum, which incorporates jazz skills, jazz vocabulary, and jazz dance history, organized into 6-week lesson plans that build upon themselves throughout the term and over the years.

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Ripple 4 Jazz

Ripple 4 Jazz is a 75-minute intermediate/advanced level jazz class.

Jazz students will progress smoothly through our detailed jazz curriculum, which incorporates jazz skills, jazz vocabulary, and jazz dance history, organized into 6-week lesson plans that build upon themselves throughout the term and over the years.

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Ripple 1 Tap

Ripple 1 Tap is for new and continuing tap students who are at least 7 as of 10/1 of the current school year. 

Tap students will thrill to the rhythm of their own feet as they progress through our tap curriculum. Detailed musical awareness is a vital part of any tap program, along with carefully layered skill building for each individual dancer. 

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Ripple 2 Tap

Ripple 2 Tap is for continuing tap students who have had at least one year of tap since the age of 7 and are 8 years old at a minimum. 

Older beginners ages 10+ may begin in this class with a co-requisite at least 6 private catch-up lessons. Catch-up lessons are charged at the current private lesson rate and may be scheduled individually or as a group of older beginners. 

Tap students will thrill to the rhythm of their own feet as they progress through our tap curriculum. Detailed musical awareness is a vital part of any tap program, along with carefully layered skill building for each individual dancer. 

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Ripple 3 Tap

Ripple 3 Tap is for continuing tap students who have had at least three years of tap since the age of 7 and are 10 years old at a minimum. 

Tap students will thrill to the rhythm of their own feet as they progress through our tap curriculum. Detailed musical awareness is a vital part of any tap program, along with carefully layered skill building for each individual dancer. 

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Ripple 4 Tap

Ripple 4 is a 45 minute intermediate/advanced class for students who have had at least 4 years of tap experience since the age of seven and are at a minimum of 11 years old. 

Tap students will thrill to the rhythm of their own feet as they progress through our tap curriculum. Detailed musical awareness is a vital part of any tap program, along with carefully layered skill building for each individual dancer. 

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Ripple 1 Musical Theatre

Ripple 1 Musical Theatre is for new or continuing students ages 7 and up who love to dance, sing and act!

In this exciting class, students will study voice, acting, and dance. They will learn song and dance routines which they will present to parents on special watch days. The final routine will be performed on stage in May as part of the studio-wide spring performance. 

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Ripple 2 Musical Theatre

Ripple 2 Musical Theatre is for continuing students in their second and third years of Musical Theatre since age 7 and are a minimum of 8 years old. 

Older beginners ages 10+ may begin in this class with a co-requisite at least 6 private catch-up lessons. Catch-up lessons are charged at the current private lesson rate and may be scheduled individually or as a group of older beginners. 

In this exciting class, students will study voice, acting, and dance. They will learn song and dance routines which they will present to parents on special watch days. The final routine will be performed on stage in May as part of the studio-wide spring performance. 

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Ripple 3 Musical Theatre

Ripple 3 Musical Theatre is for students who have had at least three years of musical theatre and are a minimum of 10-years old.  

In this exciting class, students will study voice, acting, and dance. They will learn song and dance routines which they will present to parents on special watch days. The final routine will be performed on stage in May as part of the studio-wide spring performance. 

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Private Lessons

Private lessons are available for one-on-one instruction, or up to three students may share a private lesson. 

Private lessons can be used to catch-up in a group class. Older beginners ages 10+ are required to take a series of 6 private catch-up lessons to start in a style of dance at Ripple Level 2.  Students who have missed several group classes may be required to take private lessons to catch-up. 

Private lessons may be scheduled for students who simply prefer one-on-one instruction. Private students do not perform in the spring performance.  Participants in pageants or other events who need a routine choreographed may also purchase a series of private lessons.

Availability is limited. Please inquire if you are interested in private lessons.

Pure Performance Camp

Kids will soar with confidence in Pure Performance Camp: Mary Poppins!

Five to twelve-year-olds will look forward to Dance and Drama classes daily. Plus, they'll LOVE the daily Workshop where they'll collaborate with camp-mates on a creating a special performance piece. Every day is rounded out with a session of energy-burning games sure to send your dancer home ready to chill for the evening. There are a couple of fun surprises throughout the week, and a special performance showcase for parents and siblings on Friday afternoon. 

Come all week or just the three or four days that fit in your schedule. Students who come of Friday must attend on Thursday as well. Please indicate in the Comments section of your registration which days you plan to have your child attend. 

Students may wear any comfortable, modest clothing and sneakers and/or dancewear and any soft dance shoes to camp. Hair must be secured off of of the face and neck.

Questions? 260-637-9660 or Email info@puredanceworks.com  

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Little Dancers Series | Ages 3-6, Divided by Age

The Little Dancers Series for ages 3-6 engages young dancers in an enchanting morning of ballet. These two-hour classes consist of a delightful one-hour dance class, a guided discovery on aspects of history and culture related to the class theme, and the development of a simple dance to show off to parents at the end of class. Classes are suitable for new and experienced dance students. Students are divided by age and lesson plans are geared toward the developmental ability of your child's age group. Little Dancers Series classes take place during Christmas Break, Spring Break, and Summer.

Students can wear any comfortable, modest, easy-to-move-in clothing to Little Dancers Series classes. Any dance shoes or bare feet/socks are acceptable. Please secure hair and remove jewelry before class for your child’s comfort. 

Questions? Call 260-637-9660 or email info@puredanceworks.com

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3 &4's Pre-Ballet

Three and four-year-olds will adore a weekly ballet class! They'll enjoy an hour each week full of princes and princesses, fairies, flamingos, and other imaginative stories that will delight each child as they discover the enchanting world of ballet.  This Pre-Ballet class is designed for the developmental abilities of three and four-year-olds and is perfect for beginners and continuing students alike. 

Please secure all hair off of the face and neck in the style of your choice; a bun is encouraged, but not required at the pre-school level. Only small pierced earrings are allowed as jewelry in class for the dancer's safety. 

What To Wear | As part of your Super Simple Monthly Fees, students will receive a leotard for girls and a t-shirt for boys:

  • Female students will receive the required class leotard. Students who will be three as of 10/1 will wear mulberry; students who will be four as of 10/1 will wear lavender. Pink convertible dance tights and pink leather ballet shoes will complete the outfit and are available from our on-site dancewear shop. 
  • Male students will receive the required Pure Dance Works t-shirt. Solid black shorts or athletic pants along with black sock and black leather ballet shoes will complete the outfit. You may use any solid black bottoms and socks; black leather ballet shoes may be ordered from our on-site dancewear shop.

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5&6's Primary Ballet

Five and six-year-olds will flourish in their own weekly ballet class! They will enjoy an hour each week full of princes and princesses, fairies, flamingos, and other imaginative stories that will delight each child as they discover the enchanting world of ballet.  This Primary-Ballet class is designed for the developmental abilities of five and six-year-olds and is perfect for beginners and continuing students alike. 

Please secure all hair in a bun for girls. Boys with long hair must secure it off of the face and neck. Only small pierced earrings are allowed as jewelry in class for the dancer's safety. 

What To Wear | As part of your all-inclusive fees, students will receive a leotard for girls and a t-shirt for boys:

  • Female students will receive the required class leotard. Students who will be five as of 10/1 will wear light pink; students who will be six as of 10/1 will wear eggplant. Pink convertible dance tights and pink leather ballet shoes will complete the outfit and are available from our on-site dancewear shop. 
  • Male students will receive the required Pure Dance Works t-shirt. Solid black shorts or athletic pants along with black sock and black leather ballet shoes will complete the outfit. You may use any solid black bottoms and socks; black leather ballet shoes may be ordered from our on-site dancewear shop.

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Catch-Up Lessons For Older Beginners

Older beginners may opt to take private or semi-private catch-up lessons in order to enroll in a Beg/Int or Int level class. This allows students ages 9 and older to start out with students more their age while ensuring that they have a foundational understanding of the style and one-on-one coaching in the basics to get them up to speed with their classmates. Older beginners are also welcome to enroll in a Beginning-level class with no catch-up lessons required. 

Catch up lessons are 30 minutes and occur during the first 6 weeks of enrollment in conjunction with the weekly group class. Lessons may be held privately, or if there are other interested students, may be shared between up to three people. The cost is dependent on the number of students enrolled in the catch-up lessons.  

Catch up lessons will be scheduled on a case by case basis through the office after the student has enrolled in a weekly class. Please contact us to inquire about catch-up lessons for older beginners.

Ballet/Jazz Form & Freedom Fusion Workshop-Beg/Int

Ballet/Jazz Form & Freedom Fusion Summer Workshop is sure to put a smile on each dancer's face as they refine technique needed for all dance styles while grooving to upbeat music, and snag the opportunity to create their own pure dance work with friends.

Details:

  • 8 Weeks
  • Beg/Int level is appropriate for students ages 7 and up who have 0-2 years of ballet or jazz experience. 
  • The required class leotard and tights are included in your Super Simple Monthly Fees. Leather or canvas ballet or jazz shoes must be worn. Hair must be secured in a bun. 
Ballet/Jazz Form & Freedom Fusion Workshop-Int/Adv

Ballet/Jazz Form & Freedom Fusion Summer Workshop is sure to put a smile on each dancer's face as they refine technique needed for all dance styles while grooving to upbeat music, and snag the opportunity to create their own pure dance work with friends. 

Details:

  • 8 Weeks
  • Int/Adv level is appropriate for students ages 10 and up who have 3+ years of ballet or jazz experience. 
  • The required class leotard and tights are included in your Super Simple Monthly Fees. Leather or canvas ballet or jazz shoes must be worn. Hair must be secured in a bun. 
Summer Jazz Workshop | Int/Adv

Join an eight-week summer jazz workshop to improve your technique and expand your creativity! Summer workshop students spend a portion of every class collaborating with a small group to create their own piece of choreography to show off to parents at the end of the summer.

Int/Ad level is appropriate for students ages 10 and up who have 3+ years of ballet experience. 

The required class leotard is included in your Super Simple Monthly Fees. Pink or tan dance tights and tan jazz boots must be worn. Hair must be secured off of the face and neck. 

Summer Jazz Workshop | Beg/Int

Join an eight-week summer jazz workshop to improve your technique and expand your creativity! Summer workshop students spend a portion of every class collaborating with a small group to create their own piece of choreography to show off to parents at the end of the summer.

Beg/Int level is appropriate for students ages 7+ and up who have 0-2 years of jazz experience. 

The required class leotard is included in your Super Simple Monthly Fees. Pink or tan dance tights and tan jazz boots must be worn. Hair must be secured off of the face and neck. 

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