FAQs

What level will my child be enrolled in?

Level 1 – Beginner to 1 year experienced student

For students with little to no training, class incorporates basic vocabulary, placement and movement in a specific technique

 

Level 2 – Low Intermediate – 1st to 3rd  year student

For students with at least 1-2 years training, Emphasizes greater development of techniques

 

Level 3 – Intermediate – 3rd to 4th year student

For students with at least 3 years training in a single discipline, faster paced, more challenging combinations and strengthening of skills

 

Level 4 – Advanced – Usually a 5th year student or instructor evaluation

For skilled dancers, classes emphasize complex combinations and mastering of dance as an art form)

 

A Note from the Artistic Director

When a student reaches level 3 & 4 age is usually not a factor.  The rate of advancement varies with each student.  The years of experience, maturity, and concentration level all play a major role in evaluating the placement of a student.

What are the Class Descriptions?

Creative Dance-Terrific Twos and Threes

For our youngest dancers, Creative dance provides an introduction to dance and encouragement of self-expression. Instruction includes developmentally appropriate activities in movement, music, coordination and an introduction to ballet.

For our 3 year olds taking the class above for the 2nd year, we are incorporating 15 min. of tap instruction, immediately after the 45 min. creative dance class into a One Hour Class. (Instructor Approval Applies)

Pre-Ballet/Tap (Combination Class?)

This is an introduction to ballet and tap.   This class presents activities and instruction in poise, grace, proper dance alignment, ballet theory and technique, as well as basic tap steps and rhythms and applying them to music with counts.  Exposure to dance combinations and simple dances will enhance the class experience.  ???Pre-Jazz/Tap (Combination Class) ?This is an introduction to jazz and tap.  This class presents instruction in basic turns, balance and flexibility as well as basic tap steps and rhythms and applying them to music with counts.  Exposure to dance combinations and simple dances will enhance the class experience.

Pre-Jazz/Ballet(Combination Class) **NEW**

This is an introduction to ballet & jazz.  This is a new class this year developed by Miss Kelly.  “ I feel ballet technique goes hand in hand with every form of dance, but is a direct reflection in jazz technique.”  I want my youngest dancers to get ballet technique at a young age, to understand and appreciate the art form and by combining it with jazz will allow them the basic understanding how to use both forms together.”  Description is listed above in the Pre-Ballet and Pre-Jazz.

Tap

We offer tap classes to all ages beginning at the age of 7 and all levels of ability.  Our tap classes are fast paced and challenging, encouraging our student to strive towards using maximum effort to harness the techniques being taught.

Ballet

Ballet, known as the root of dance is taught to all ages and at a variety of levels.  We strongly encourage our students to partake in this form of dance as it is used in almost all facets of dance.  This form of dance is strongly encouraged to take with any jazz or lyrical class even at the beginning levels, to ensure the proper level of technique is fulfilled to grow.

We have an excellent staff of ballet teachers this year, from the JOFFREY BALLET!!!!??Jazz?Our Full (1) hour jazz classes are taught to students 7 years and older.  We challenge our students with many different forms of jazz, all high energy but with different styles.  These classes are very popular with all ages and provide an added benefit of cardiovascular exercise due to high level of energy exerted.  We begin jazz at the age of 7, thus ensuring that most students will have experience in the other forms of dance that be incorporated into jazz techniques. (Ballet Class is strongly recommended)

Modern/Contemporary

This class introduces fundamental principles of modern dance and will build each week.  Basic movement concepts such as alignment, musicality, and center work will be taught.

Lyrical

Lyrical classes are taught to those 9 and older.  Classes are conducted in such a way that a story is conveyed to the audience through physical dance movements.  The student has the ability to express him/herself openly and without reservation.  Our lyrical classes combined dance movements such as ballet, jazz, and modern dance.  These learned techniques when applied, show an intense outpouring of emotion.  (Ballet Class is strongly recommended)??Hip Hop? Dance to your favorite hip-hop & pop music and learn all the current dance steps from today's popular music videos! This program is a high-energy dance experience.  Hip Hop combines stretching, toning, and across the floor combinations to learn the “funk” that hip hop needs and a routine to bring it all together.

Intro to Hip Hop

Open to our youngest dancers inspiring to be on MTV, Dancers must be at least 4-7 years of age.  Miss Kelly uses special techniques to incorporate the hottest hip hop moves into a vocabulary and movement our youngest dancers can understand in a FUN & FUNKY ENVIRONMENT!!!

BOYS ONLY Hip Hop- Minimum age 5

CALLING ALL BOYS!!!! Does your son love to hip hop at home?  Does he dance in front of MTV and spin on his head?

Then get him in this BOYS ONLY HIP HOP CLASS, Boys will learn basic-intermediate hip hop choreography combined with an introduction to break dancing….. So boys get on your baggy pants & Gym Shoes and come out & dance!!!!!!!

Musical Theatre

Incorporating elements of dance, acting, and performance techniques, Musical Theatre students ages 7 and up learn what it takes to become "Broadway bound"!!  This is an excellent class to bring out the personality in any dancer. (Great for dancers to work on facial expressions)

POMS

The poms class focuses on preparing dancers for high school, college, or professional dance teams. The classes teaches sharp, clean motions through across the floor and pom combinations. This class also concentrates on the many “skills” that are required by dance teams such as jumps, leaps, and turns & using poms.

Body Toning

Get a Whole Body Workout with an emphasis on abdominal training.  This Class incorporates a balanced series of strengthening exercises for the major muscle groups using different equipment and body techniques.  Stronger Bodies dance Longer & Harder! Students will need the following: 1 set of small weights (5 lbs or less) & (1) Jump Rope.  Any other fitness equipment if beneficial, Such as: Medicine Balls, Fitness Balls or Bosu.

Beginning Acting for Stage & Dance (Minimum-Age 6)

In this class the student will be given fundamentals of stage acting.  Through this dancers will become more theatrical on the stage, & if they choose to cross over into stage acting.  This class also develops the confidence needed to not only move in front of a captive audience but also ability to speak.  Includes: Stage Movement, Character Building, Scene Study, and Acting Technique, & Vocal Exercises.

Contact Us

  • 350 S. Main Street, Lombard, IL 60148
  • 630-889-JAZZ (5299)
  • [email protected]
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