Class Descriptions

Class Descriptions

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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. 

Ripple 1 Ballet students are encouraged to take at least one other style of dance during this year to figure out what they really love.

Progressing up the Pure Dance Works Roadmap in the Ripple Program happens as students continue to study the same style(s) of dance over time. Now is the time to discover what you love and then stick with it!

 

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Ripple 1 is the first year of the seven-year Ripple Program. Students typically spend one year in Ripple 1.

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. 

At the conclusion of Ripple 1 Ballet, students progress to Ripple 2 Ballet, where they will stay for two years as beginning/intermediate students. Ripple 2 Ballet students are encouraged to take two ballet classes per week.

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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 8 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 in Ripple 2, students embrace the joy of having established basic muscle memory that allows them to move more gracefully across the floor. 

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.

 

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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.

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. 

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 are at least 10 years old by 10/1 and must have successfully completed Ripple 2 Ballet or the equivalent.

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. 

Ripple 3 Ballet students are encouraged to take two ballet classes per week for optimum progress. Ripple 2 Ballet is the second weekly class for Ripple 3 Ballet students.

 

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Where Is Ripple 3? 
 
Ripple 3 is the fourth year of the seven-year Ripple Program. 
 
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. It is both a pre-pointe and continuing pointe class. Students must be at least 11 years old by 10/1 and have successfully completed Ripple 3 Ballet or the equivalent.

Ripple 4 Ballet students revel in the anticipation and joy of attaining pointe status.  

Students will go en pointe at the teacher's discretion and once they have been professionally fitted for pointe shoes at Standing Ovation Performance Apparel. Students must celebrate their 12th birthday prior to going en pointe.

Ripple 4 Ballet students are encouraged to take two ballet classes per week for optimum progress. Two weekly ballet classes are required to be considered pre-pointe and to dance en pointe. Ripple 3 Ballet is the second weekly class Ripple 4 Ballet students take.

 

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Where Is Ripple 4?   

Ripple 4 comprises the fifth and sixth years of the seven-year Ripple Program. 

  At the conclusion of Ripple 4 Ballet, students progress to Ripple 5 Ballet, the top level of the Ripple Program.  

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Ripple 5 Ballet

Ripple 5 Ballet is an advanced level classical ballet pointe class. Students have successfully completed Ripple 4 ballet or the equivalent and are at least 13 years old by 10/1. 

Ripple 5 Ballet students have been vigilant in their training and now savor the ecstasy of freedom in movement that their hard work has afforded them.

Ripple 5 Ballet students are required to take two ballet classes per week. Ripple 4 Ballet is the second weekly class Ripple 5 Ballet students take.

 

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Where Is Ripple 5? 
 
Ripple 5 is the seventh and final year of the seven-year Ripple Program. 
 
At the conclusion of Ripple 5 Ballet, students graduate from the Ripple Program! They are then invited to join the Grad Collab, a workshop-style advanced class where they continue to hone their technique and artistry while collaborating on inspiring choreography with peers and instructors. 
 

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Ripple 1 Jazz

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

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

Ripple 1 Jazz students are encouraged to take at least one other style of dance during this year to figure out what they really love.

Progressing up the Pure Dance Works Roadmap in the Ripple Program happens as students continue to study the same style(s) of dance over time. Now is the time to discover what you love and then stick with it!

 

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Where Is Ripple 1? 
Ripple 1 is the first year of the seven-year Ripple Program.

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. 

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

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Ripple 2 Jazz

Ripple 2 Jazz is a two-year beginning/intermediate level jazz class. Students must have completed Ripple 1 Jazz and be at least 8 years old on 10/1.

Ripple 2 Jazz students experience a sense of serenity as beginning jazz skills become second nature. They are introduced to intermediate-level skills and continue to learn vocabulary and jazz dance history.

 

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Where Is Ripple 2? 

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.

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. 

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

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Ripple 3 Jazz

Ripple 3 Jazz is a weekly 75-minute intermediate level jazz class. Students are at least 10 years old by 10/1 and must have successfully completed Ripple 2 Ballet or the equivalent.

Ripple 3 Jazz students are well-grounded in beginning jazz technique and now focus with determination on intermediate skills.

Ripple 3 students demonstrate dynamic artistry and orderly intermediate technique. They thrive in the upbeat class atmosphere and realize with eager anticipation that they are on the brink of becoming truly fluent in their execution as they progress towards Ripple 4 Jazz.

 

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Where Is Ripple 3? 
 
Ripple 3 is the fourth year of the seven-year Ripple Program. 
 
At the conclusion of Ripple 3 Jazz, students progress to Ripple 4 Jazz, the intermediate/advanced level.
 

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Ripple 4 Jazz

Ripple 4 Jazz is a weekly 75-minute intermediate/advanced jazz class. Students must be at least 11 years old by 10/1 and have successfully completed Ripple 3 Jazz or the equivalent.

Joy is evident when Ripple 4 Jazz students dance. Intermediate level skills are becoming second nature. Their ever-increasing command of jazz vocabulary, history, and culture fans the flame of their ultimate potential, and they revel in the anticipation of attaining "advanced" status.  

 

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Where Is Ripple 4? 
 
Ripple 4 comprises the fifth and sixth years of the seven-year Ripple Program. 
 
At the conclusion of Ripple 4 Jazz, students progress to Ripple 5 Jazz, the top level of the Ripple Program.
 

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Ripple 1 Tap

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

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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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 4 Hip Hop

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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.