Class Descriptions

Class Descriptions

Please use the drop down menu to select the season of classes you are looking for. All dance classes have a required dress code. The class leotard or t-shirt is included as part of your Super Simple Monthly Fees!

As Ripple Program classes span ages 7-18, students may repeat a level for more than one year; this is normal and does not indicate that the student is not progressing. 

Students enrolled in the Impact Program will be assigned to the appropriate classes in the Ballet Branch or Broadway Branch. Please see link for details.

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Integrative Hip Hop: Ages 5-10 w/ a Caregiver

Integrative Hip Hop for ages 5-10 is led by a trained and certified Rhythm Works Integrative Dance instructor. Students must register 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.

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.

Any easy to move in, comfortable clothing is acceptable for class. A Pure Dance Works T-shirt and athletic pants are recommended. 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.

A Pure Dance Works T-shirt is included in your All-Inclusive Monthly Fee!

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“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.


Integrative Hip Hop: Ages 11-17 w/ Caregiver

Integrative Hip Hop for ages 11-17 is led by a trained and certified Rhythm Works Integrative Dance instructor. Students must register 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 at least 11 years old by 10/1 of the current school year to enroll. Older students may be eligible; please contact the studio to inquire. 

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.

A Pure Dance Works T-Shirt is included in your All-Inclusive Monthly Fee!

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Pre-Ballet 1 (3's Ballet)

Pre-Ballet 1 is 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!

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Pre-Ballet 2 (4's Ballet)

Pre-Ballet 2 is 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!

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Primary Ballet 1 (5's Ballet)

Primary Ballet 1 is designed for children who are 5 as of 10/1 of the current school year.

Students learn 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.

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Primary Ballet 2 (6's Ballet)

Primary Ballet 2 is 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. 

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5's & 6's Tap

5's & 6's Tap is a fun, developmentally appropriate class for children who are five or six years old by 10/1.

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.

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5's & 6's Hip Hop

5's & 6's Hip Hop is for children who are 5 or 6 year old as of 10/1 of the current school year. 

Students learn a variety of hip hop styles, 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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5's & 6's Musical Theatre

5's & 6's Musical Theatre is a fun, action-packed dancing, singing, and acting 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.

Beginning Ballet I

Beginning Ballet I 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. 

Beginning Ballet I 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. 

Turquoise Level Immerse Program students who opt for the Ballet Branch take both Beginning Ballet I and Beginning/Intermediate Ballet II. Taking two ballet classes per week provides exponential growth; the benefit is much greater than "double." 

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Beginning/Intermediate Ballet II

Beginning/Intermediate Ballet II is for continuing ballet students who have had at least one year of ballet since the age of 7 and are at least 8 years old. Beginning ballet students ages 8-18 also start in Ballet II. 

Turquoise Level Immerse Program students who opt for the Ballet Branch take both Beginning Ballet I and Beginning/Intermediate Ballet II. Taking two ballet classes per week provides exponential growth; the benefit is much greater than "double." 

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Intermediate Ballet III

Intermediate Ballet III is for continuing ballet students who have trained in ballet for at least two consecutive years since the age of 7 and are at a minimum 9 years old. 

Orange Level Immerse Program students who opt for the Ballet Branch take both Intermediate Ballet III and Intermediate/Advanced Ballet IV. Taking two ballet classes per week provides exponential growth; the benefit is much greater than "double."

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Intermediate/Advanced Ballet IV (Pre-Pointe)

Intermediate/Advanced Ballet IV is for ballet students who have trained in ballet for at least 3 consecutive years since the age of 7 and are at minimum 10 years old by 10/1. 

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

Orange Level Immerse Program students who opt for the Ballet Branch take both Intermediate Ballet III and Intermediate/Advanced Ballet IV. Taking two ballet classes per week provides exponential growth; the benefit is much greater than "double."

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Beginning Jazz 1

Beginning Jazz 1 is for new jazz students who are at least 7 as of 10/1 of the current school year. 

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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Beginning/Intermediate Jazz 2

Beginning/Intermediate Jazz 2 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 9+ 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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Intermediate Jazz 3

Jazz 3 is for students who have taken at least two years of jazz since the age of 7 and are at a minimum 9 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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Beginning Tap 1

Beginning Tap 1 is for new and contiuing 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 careful layered skill building for each individual dancer. 

Currenly there are three levels of tap for students ages 7-18. Tappers may repeat a level for more than one year; this is normal and does not indicate that the student is not progressing. 

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Beginning/Intermediate Tap 2

Beginning/Intermediate Tap 2 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 9+ 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 careful layered skill building for each individual dancer. 

Currenly there are three levels of tap for students ages 7-18. Tappers may repeat a level for more than one year; this is normal and does not indicate that the student is not progressing. 

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Intermediate Tap 3

Intermediate Tap 3 is for continuing tap students who have had at least two years of tap since the age of 7 and are 9 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 careful layered skill building for each individual dancer. 

Currenly there are three levels of tap for students ages 7-18. Tappers may repeat a level for more than one year; this is normal and does not indicate that the student is not progressing. 

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Beginning Musical Theatre

Beginning 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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Intermediate Musical Theatre

Intermediate Musical Theatre is for continuing students who have had two or three years of musical theatre and are at least 9 years old.

Older beginners ages 9+ 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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Advanced Musical Theatre

Advanced Musical Theatre is for students who have had at least four years of musical theatre and are at a minimum 11 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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Beginning Hip Hop

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

Sudents learn a variety of hip hop styles, and important musicality skills, 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.

There are currently three levels of hip hop for ages 7-18. It is normal for students to remain in the same level for more than one year. This does not indicate a lack of progression. 

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Intermediate Hip Hop

Intermediate Hip Hop is for continuing hip hop students who are in their third or fourth year of hip hop and are at least 9 years old. 

Older beginners ages 9+ 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. 

Sudents learn a variety of hip hop styles, and important musicality skills, 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.

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Advanced Hip Hop

Advanced Hip Hop is for continuing hip hop students who have taken at least 4 years of hip hop and are at least 11 years old.   

Sudents learn a variety of hip hop styles, and important musicality skills, 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.

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Intermediate MCL Swirl

Intermediate MCL Swirl introduces students to modern, contemporary and lyrical dance styles over the course of the year in this inspiring workshop style class. Students who have completed at least two years of ballet or jazz training since the age of 7 and are at a minimum of 9 years old may enroll. A co-requisite of ballet and/or jazz is required.

This rotating style class is bound to free you from constraints and send you soaring. Teachers may rotate with the current style being taught. 

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Private Lessons

Private lessons are available for one one one instruction. Privates can be used to catch up in a class, or if a student simply prefers one-on-one instruction. Participants in pageants or other events who need a routine choregraphed may also purchase a series of private lessons with a coach.Private students do not perform in the recital. Private lessons may be scheduled as needed or as an on-going class. Availability is limited. Please inquire if you are interested in private lessons for any reason.