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Listed below are our class descriptions. Not all classes are offered at all times.  Placement is determined by the Instructor based on both ability and age. Please call for more information! Classes offered: Baby Body Bop, Twinkle Babies Dance™, Twinkle Star Dance™, Show Star Hip Hop™, Show Star Ballet™, Show Star Jazz™, Show Star Tap™, Ballet 1 , Ballet 2 & Ballet 3, Contemporary, Lyrical, Acrobatics, Pom Squad, Hip Hop Jazz, Tap, Sassy Fit Dance, and our Competition Dance Teams.

Class Uniform

Baby Body Bop 
18 months - 2.5 years

A thirty minute introductory dance class for 18 months - 2.5 year old Body Boppers! Kids will dance, wiggle, pop and drop to fun upbeat music, learning basic dance moves and make friends. This class is for both Child and Parent! 

 

Twinkle Babies Dance™ 2.5 years-3.5 years

A thirty minute introductory dance class containing ballet, tap and creative movement. Young dancers will learn the basic steps while learning how to follow direction and imitate movement in a positive environment. Engaging music is used to get these little guys inspired to dance. The use of props such as Twinkle bears and hula hoops, enables the young dancers to use their imagination, creativity and, most of all, have fun!

Twinkle Stars Dance™ 

3.5 years-4.5 years

An age specific 45 minute class containing ballet, tap and jazz/creative movement. The purpose of the class is to introduce young dancers to the three styles of dance and inspire movement and creativity within a positive environment. Dancers will also learn basic steps and terminology in all three styles. For example, all dancers will learn what a “plie” is and how to demonstrate one. The use of fun, age appropriate music engages the young dancers’ minds and bodies. The use of props such as hula hoops for the “freeze dance” makes the end of class the most fun! 

 

Twinkle Stars Dance™ 

4.5 years-6.5 years 

An age specific 60 minute class containing ballet, tap, jazz/creative movement and acrobatics. The purpose of the class is to introduce young dancers to the three styles of dance and inspire movement and creativity within a positive environment. Dancers will also learn basic steps and terminology in all three styles. For example, all dancers will learn what a “plie” is and how to demonstrate one. The use of fun, age appropriate music engages the young dancers’ minds and bodies. The use of props such as hula hoops for the “freeze dance” makes the end of class the most fun! 

 

Ballet 1, Ballet 2 & Ballet 3

9 years-Adult 

Ballet class in traditional format; barre, stretch, center, across the floor, and combination. Vaganova syllabus utilized. Students are instructed on correct body placement, correct ballet technique, and ballet history (as well as the history of classical composers). Students will learn ballet in a fun, upbeat environment. French terminology is used from the first class on. Students are encouraged to progress in a safe, body friendly way. Please call to inquire about placement; we recommend Ballet 3 to Adult Beginner and Intermediate dancers.

 

 

Acrobatics

7 years & up!

Learn the basics or work on advancing your skills in this class! Acro is not the typical tumbling or gymnastics class. This class focuses on increasing flexibility, balance, strength, muscle control, discipline and concentration. This class will focus on fundamental acrobatic technique, teaching such skills as handstands, chin stands, elbow stands, cartwheels, back bends, walkovers, balance and contortion tricks, all each student's individual level of experience. And it's fun, too!

 

 

Sassy Fit Dance  

Adults! (18 years & up)

Come move your body! Sweat! Shake! and Pop! Express your grown-up SWAG! Work out and enjoy Hip Hop, Chair and Latin moves that make you sweat!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contemporary

9 years & up

Classes integrate various traditional disciplines of modern dance foundations with current contemporary styles. These classes are for dancers who like physical complicated floor work, patterns of movement and self-expression. Elements of improvisation are also introduced.

 

Lyrical

9 years & up

A dance class that focuses on expressing the lyrics of age appropriate music. Lyrical technique is taught in traditional format stressing grace and the flow of movement; stretch, center, across the floor, and combination. Students are instructed in correct body placement, and are encouraged to progress in a safe, body friendly way. 

 

Pom Squad

7 years & up

Jazz class in traditional format; stretch, isolations, center, across the floor, and combination. “Jazz dancing is a form of dance that showcases a dancer's individual style and originality. Every jazz dancer interprets and executes moves and steps in their own way. This type of dancing is energetic and fun, consisting of unique moves, fancy footwork, big leaps and quick turns.” Students are instructed in jazz technique, hip hop moves, cheer sharpness & arms, dance team choreography and basic tumbling! Fun and upbeat!

 

Hip Hop Jazz

9 years & up

Hip hop is taught in both traditional forms (popping, locking, breaking, etc.) with room given for self expression as well as “new-style” and lyrical hip hop. Students are exposed to hip hop history, from it's beginnings and it's influences, from social components to music.  Jazz technique, warm-ups and across the floor excercises are studied. This class is fun, and age appropriate (in design, movement, and music; Ie. No profanity or inappropriate movements). 

 

Show Star Jazz™

6 years-9 years

Show Stars Jazz™combines many styles and techniques from street and contemporary dance, to ballet. Rhythm, upon which all dance forms depend, is particularly integral to jazz dance. The first half of class consists of exercises which stretch and tone muscles and develop support for proper stress-free alignment of the skeletal structure. Using jazz, soul, R&B, multi-cultural and pop music, jazz classes are a great workout and a fun way to release tension while attaining a body awareness.

 

Show Star Tap™ 

6 years-9 years

Show Stars Tap™ is an exciting rhythmic exercise and dance form which is enjoyable to both kids and adults. Rooted in African-American History and American culture tap offers a variety of styles and techniques. Students will realize results in dance movement after a minimum number of classes. The classes stress the basics of tap and allows dancers to build into combinations which are great to watch and delightful to hear.

 

Show Star Ballet™

6 years-9years

The Show Stars Ballet™ program fosters musicality, body awareness and movement potential in a format that encourages individual artistry. Inspired by the work of Rudolf Von Laban and Irmgard Bartinieff, the class explores the elements of dance; Body, Space, Force, and Time, through creative exercises that are movement focused rather than story focused. The knowledge gained in these classes prepares the student for the attention to detail required in the study of formal ballet training.

 

Show Stars Hip Hop™

6 years-9 years

Show Stars Hip Hop™ provides a structured method of learning various Hip Hop dance movements in a fun-filled and vibrant class environment. From R&B and House to Club and Pop, Hip Hop classes utilize upbeat music from various genres, in addition to the latest Hip Hop hits.  The resulting outcome is an energetic class that not only teaches you Hip Hop movements and technique, but also instills rhythm and precision in your muscle memory.

 

 

 

 

 

All Uniforms are to be purchased from ODDC.

If you already have dance shoes, please ask if they will be appropriate for class. 

It is important that students costumes and shoes match for Recitals and Competitions. We offer very reasonable and competitive prices for dance attire and shoes.  Dance shoes will not change in color or brand in the foreseeable future, and only need to be repurchased when worn or outgrown. 

 

Baby Body Bop:

No uniform for class; pink or black leotard and tights are available. Bare feet or pink leather ballet shoes.

 

Twinkle Babies™  AND Twinkle Star™ Dance:

Twinkle Pink Leo and Tutu, Pink Tights, Ballet Shoes, Tap Shoes, Twinkle Bear


Ballet 1, 2 & 3, Show Stars Ballet™:

Black Leotard, Pink Tights, Ballet Shoes

Optional: Skirts or Shorts


Contemporary, Lyrical, Acrobatics, Pom Squad, Hip Hop Jazz, Show Stars™ Tap, Hip Hop, and Jazz:

Black Leotard, Black Capri Tights

Tan Jazz Shoes or Black Tap Shoes (Show Stars Tap™)

 

Sassy Fit!:

Comfortable work out attire, clean tennis shoes.