STAGE CLASSES

AGES 2 TO 13

Have fun & make friends while learning the fundamentals of dance. Our 8 stage program is built to help your dancer succeed no matter their skill level. Descriptions are below.

SPECIALTY CLASSES

HONE YOUR SKILLS

We also offer extended classes to perfect your skills in a specific style. Our specialty classes include theater, hip hop, and conditioning. Tumbling is also available through our partners at Tumble Time.

Our 8 stage program is designed specifically for our young dancers. We focus on sharing the joys of dancing while learning different styles. Our young dancers will have fun and make strong friendships while building a passion for dancing.

    STAGE 1

    Age: 2 and young 3yr olds

    Classes are 30 minutes once per week. They combine tap, ballet, and tumbling. The students explore creative movement, music appreciation, and the basic techniques of dancing. Your dancer is probably ready for a stage one class if they are able to be without mom or dad for half an hour and have the desire to listen to music and be energetic.

    STAGE 2

    Age: 3 and new 4yr olds

    This class is for three or four year-olds with minimal experience. Classes are 45 minutes, once per week. It also combines tap, ballet, and tumbling; however, students learn more advanced techniques emphasizing body movement, shapes, and rhythm. Your dancer is probably ready for a stage two class if they are able to be without mom or dad for 45 minutes and can follow most two part directions. We'll begin working on jumping off two feet, some balancing on one foot, and some basic memory retention will be expected.

    STAGE 3

    Age: Experienced 3 - 4yr olds or new 4 - 5yr olds

    These classes are also 45 minutes, once per week. Like the other classes it also combines tap, ballet, and tumbling; at this stage the students are expected to remember and recall the steps from week to week still using body movement, shapes, and rhythm. Your dancer is probably ready for a stage three class if they are able to jump on two feet, balance on one foot, understand the concept of front and back, and also beginning signs of upper and lower body connection and coordination.

    STAGE 4

    Age: Experienced 3 - 5yr olds or new 5 - 6yr olds

    Very much like the stage 3 class, these classes are also 45 minutes, once per week. It does still combine tap, ballet, and tumbling, but there is less tumbling at this stage. This stage expects the students to move at a quicker pace while still remembering the steps from week to week. Your dancer is probably ready for a stage four class if they are able to jump on one foot, do a somersault with little to no assistance, and is able to retain information from week to week.

    STAGE 5

    Age: Experienced 5 and 6yr olds or new 7yr olds

    This class is a transition from the young dancer to a more advanced dancer. These classes are one hour in length and they will focus on the three core areas of dance, ballet, tap, and jazz. The main focus will be on ballet, and the students will be expected to learn more advanced concepts and skills at this level. Your dancer is probably ready for a stage five class if they are able to keep focus for one full hour, skip, and understands the difference between right and left.

    STAGE 6

    Age: 6 - 9yr olds

    This class is for your 6-9 year old child. It is a 90 minute class, now elaborating on the styles of jazz, ballet, and tap. There are classes available for your beginner child in this age group as well as classes for your more experienced dancer. Memory, technique, and discipline will be taught at this level.

    STAGE 7

    Age: 8 - 12yr olds

    This class is for your 8-12 year old child. It is a 90 minute class, now elaborating on the styles of jazz, ballet, and tap. There are classes available for your beginner child in this age group as well as classes for your more experienced dancer. Memory, technique, and discipline will be taught at this level.

    STAGE 8

    Age: 10yr olds and up

    This class is for children 10 years old and up. It is a two-hour class offering the styles of jazz, ballet, tap and a little lyrical. This class is perfect for dancers who have experience in dancing, but no interest in competition team. This class is offered at our Geneseo studio.

      HIP HOP

      Designed for any dancer over the age of four. This fun class teaches up-beat jazz routines using the most current songs and techniques. This class also teaches the dancer to have good memory and to stay focused. Dancers 4 -6 years of age are required to take a stage or ballet class in addition to his/her hip hop class. Dancers 7 and older, a stage or ballet class is highly recommended.

      BALLET

      For the beginner, intermediate or advanced dancer, we have a class for you. These classes will give you the style and grace of a true ballerina.

      LEAPS & TURNS

      For dancers 8 and up, this class focuses on strength and flexibility required to master the turns and jumps needed for dance, gymnastics, dance team, and beyond. This class is 45 minutes and is offered several times per week. We highly recommend basic dance training before "leaping" into this class! This class is only offered in Davenport.

      MUSICAL THEATRE

      Age: 4 - 6yrs old
      Class filled with creative movement, improvisation and theatre games. This class will tap into the already creative minds of these youngsters. There will be an introduction to costuming and make-up as we explore colors and materials that represent good vs evil using fairy tales and favorite cartoon or Disney characters. This class is only offered in LeClaire.

      Age: 7yrs old and up
      Perfect for the young student who wants to begin exploring theatre arts in a fun and supportive environment. This class allows students to stretch their creative muscles through theatre games while they begin to discover the art of storytelling and improvisation. All youth classes work toward a culminating performance which will coincide with our Spring recital. Leading up to the Winter casting of our show will be classes encompassing the elements of mounting a show. Topics like make-up, costuming, set design, audition prep. This class is only offered in LeClaire.

      STRENGTH & CONDITIONING

      Although this 45 minute class is created for dancers, it provides an amazing workout for anyone! Flexibility, strength, control and balance are all centers of focus for this class that allows your body to get into it's best shape for optimal performance. This class is offered three days per week! This class is only offered in Davenport.

      TUMBLING

      We now recommend TRIAD for tumbling. Please visit their website for more information.