Class Description


Pre School Dance

Pre school classes encourage team work, guided imaginary play, and creative expression, so that your child is getting valuable unplugged social interaction in a safe environment, while following a proven developmentally-appropriate curriculum.  

 

 

 

2-3 YEARS

 

Tiny CREATIVE MOVEMENT with TaP & Tumble 

(45 min) 

This class focuses on exploring movement concepts and creativity. Class includes a physical warm-up, locomotor and non locomotor exercises, musical/rhythmic play and creative exploration. At this age, students incorporate song, musical instruments, rhythms, and creativity to experience the joy of tap!

Dress Code: Pink skirt-less leotard, pink ballet tights, and pink ballet shoes & Tan mary jane style taps.


3-5 years

 

CREATIVE MOVEMENT & Tiny Tap 

(1 hour) 

This class focuses on exploring movement concepts and creativity. Class includes a physical warm-up, locomotor and non locomotor exercises, musical/rhythmic play and creative exploration. At this age, students incorporate song, musical instruments, rhythms, and creativity to experience the joy of tap!

Dress Code: Pink skirt-less leotard, pink ballet tights, and pink ballet shoes & Tan mary jane style taps.

 

 

Creative Movement for Kids with Special Needs

(45 min) 4-6 years old.

The dance class will be adapted and catered to needs of the students themselves, based on each individual’s diagnosis and ability. Using a semi-structured curriculum based on the needs of each child, the focus of the class will be for the child to learn and understand appropriate body awareness, increase/strengthen sensory processing and integration, improve fine and gross motor functioning, implement social opportunities and explore creativity and self-expression through the art of dance. The class is an optional performance-based component, in which each child has the  option of dancing in an end-of-the-year recital if they choose to do so. This class will be taught by a licensed occupational therapist, whom has had education and experience in treating kids with special needs. Dress code:  Children can wear any comfortable clothes or shoes they like to move in.

 


5-7 years (K-2)

 

Pre Ballet & Tap  

(1.25 min) 

Pre Ballet classes focus on developing coordination, strength, and flexibility, articulation of feet, motor and cognitive skills. Each class offers exercises that are developmentally appropriate to the age of the student.

Our goal is to facilitate growth of the student's inspiration to dance, move, be creative, while instilling appropriate postures and movement patterns that will be layered upon as they progress in their other dance classes. 

Rhythm tap  is the main style of tap taught at CSPA. Tap is first presented as a musical instrument, followed by technical skills, coordination development, musicality and choreographed steps.  

Dress Code: Lavender Leotard, Pink Tights, Pink Ballet Shoes. Tan mary jane tap shoes.

 

Kids Hip Hop

(45 min) 

Dress Code: Any comfortable athletic wear. Clean sneakers.


INDIVIDUAL CLASSES (8 & UP)

BALLET

All of our ballet classes stress the anatomically correct use of classical ballet technique, while acknowledging the skeletal structure of each student in order to prevent injuries. 

 

Dress code for Ballet Classes: Pink ballet tights, Pink ballet shoes, and specific colored leotards per level 1-3. Adults can wear anything they're comfortable in.

  1. Ballet 1 (1hr) -Magenta Color Leotard (Purchase)

  2. Ballet 2 (1hr)- Aqua Color Leotard (Purchase)

  3. Ballet 3  (1.5 hr)- Purple Color Leotard (Purchase)

 

HIP HOP

Dress code for all Hip Hop classes: Comfortable work out clothes. (Sweats or long shorts preferred). No short shorts or crop tops allowed. Clean sneakers. 

  1. Hip Hop 1 (1hr)

 

 

 

 

JAZZ

Jazz class is structured with a center warm-up, across-floor skills, and center combination. Students will be given a variety of performance styles including classical jazz, hip hop, lyrical, modern jazz, and theater dance.   Our jazz classes are designed to prepare students for performance in musical theater productions, concert jazz works, as well as their school dance teams.

Dress code for all Jazz classes: Tan jazz shoes, black leggings or jazz pants, with any colored leotard. Adults can wear anything they're comfortable in. 

  1. Jazz 1 (45 min)

  2. Jazz 2 (1hr)

  3. Teen/ Adult Jazz  (1 hr)

 

MODERN

Modern class is focused on technique, skeletal awareness, use of both mechanical laws and laws of motion, movement qualities, improvisation and short composition studies, as well as the history of the modern dance pioneers. 

Dress code for all Modern classes: Leggings or tights with and solid color leotard and barefoot. 

  1. Modern 1 (45 min)

  2. Modern 2 (1hr)

  3. Adult Modern (exploration and performance based group (1.5 hr)

 

TAP

Rhythm Tap is the main style of tap taught at CSPA. Tap is first presented as a musical instrument, followed by technical skills, coordination development, musicality and choreographed steps. 

Dress code for all Tap classes: Tan Oxford style tap shoes and any dance wear. (No Jeans).

  1. Tap 1 (45 min)

  2. Tap 2 (45 min)

  3. Teen /Adult Tap for Theatre (45 min)