Classes

Dance curriculum and class numbering systems differ from studio to studio. For placement, our age ranges are guidelines. Final placement is subject to the student’s prior dance experience and instructor assessment & approval. Please contact us if you need guidance on which classes are ideal for your dancer.

Creative Movement | Ages 3 1/2 to 5

Youngsters discover the joy of dance in a nurturing, playful environment. These fun and engaging classes develop motor skills, strength, coordination and creativity. Props, imagery, and music inspire spontaneity and self-expression.

  • 3 1/2 – 4 1/2 yrs: Sat. 9-10 am
  • 4 – 5 yrs: Tue. 1-2 pm & Sat. 12:30-1:30 pm

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Preparatory Dance | Ages 5 to 7

This classes helps children develop dance concepts that will be used in Ballet. Students learn beginning technique and basic terminology, while still emphasizing creative expression.

  • Mon. 4-5 pm
  • Tues. 4-5 pm
  • Sat. 10-11 am

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Ballet

Dancers develop strength, flexibility and poise in this beautiful, artistic dance form. At TDS, ballet training reflects both the classical values and modern aesthetic of today’s dance world. A great choice not only for the serious ballet student, but for those just getting started in dance or dancers who want to sharpen their jazz, tap, hip hop, or musical theatre skills.

Ballet 1 | Ages 7 to 8, once a week

    • Tue. 5-6 pm
    • Thu. 4-5 pm
    • Sat. 11 am-noon

Ballet 2A & B | Ages 8 to 10

    • Tue. 4-5 pm (Ballet 2A – once per week)
    • Tue. & Thu. 5-6 pm (Ballet 2B; both sessions required)

Ballet 3 | Ages 10+, twice a week required

    • Tue. & Thu. 6-7:30 pm

Ballet 4/5 | Ages 13 to 18, twice a week required

    • Tue. & Thu. 5-6:30 pm

Pre-Pointe | Add-on, Ballet 3 or 4/5 recommended

    • Tue. 7:30-8 pm
    • Thu. 7:30-8 pm

        Pointe | Add-on, Ballet 3 or 4/5 recommended

    • Tue. 8-8:30 pm
    • Thu. 8-8:30 pm        

       Beginning Ballet Teen | Registration required

    • Thu. 5-6 pm

       Beginning/Intermediate Ballet Teen/Adult | Registration required

    • Thu. 7:30-9 pm

       Beginning/Intermediate Ballet Teen/Adult | Registration required

    • Thu. 7:30-9 pm

       Intermediate/Advanced Ballet Teen/Adult | Drop In

    • Sat. 10-11:30 am

       Ballet Studies: Choreog, Improv, Ages 10 +, once a week

    • Sat noon-1 pm

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Creative Contemporary | Ages 7 to 9

Combine the beginning movement concepts of Contemporary with the spontaneity and self- expression of creative movement for a fun and engaging introduction to Contemporary dance.

  • Wed. 4:00-5:00 pm

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Contemporary 1 & 2/3 | Ages 10+

Explore space, time, shape, and movement dynamics while developing core strength, agility and the ability to move three dimensionally through space. To fully develop dancers skills in this powerful technique, concurrent enrollment in Ballet is strongly recommended.

  • Wed. 5-6:30 pm (Contemporary 1)
  • Wed. 6:30-8 pm (Contemporary 2/3)

 

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Lyrical | Ages 8-12

Lyrical Dance combines the many technical elements of classical ballet with the freedom, fluidity, expressiveness and airier aspects of jazz, contemporary and modern dance. A lyrical dancer uses movement to express strong emotions such as love, joy and anger.

  • Th. 4-5 pm 

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Jazz 1, 2 & 3/4 | Ages 7+

Move to the rhythms of this exciting dance style seen in musical theater and entertainment. In fast paced, high-energy classes, you will gain strength, flexibility, coordination and endurance. Special emphasis on musicality and performance skills. Concurrent enrollment in Ballet is recommended.

  • Mon. 5-6 pm (Jazz 1; 7-9 yrs.)
  • Mon. 6-7:30 pm (Jazz 2, 10-12  yrs.)
  • Mon. 7:30-9 pm (Jazz 3/4; 13+ yrs.)

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Tap

Learn to make music with your feet! This percussive dance form is exciting to watch and fun to perform. Combine dazzling speed and precision footwork with syncopated rhythms to perform thrilling dance sequences.

  • Prep Tap (Ages 5-7) Wed. 4-5 pm 
  • Tap 1 (Ages 7-9) Wed. 5-6 pm
  • Tap 2 (Ages 9-11) Wed. 6-7 pm
  • Tap 3/4 (Ages 12+) Wed. 8-9 pm
  • Intermediate Tap (Adult/Teen) Wed. 7-8 pm (drop-in)
  • Beginning Tap (Adult/Teen) Sat 11:30 am – 12:30 pm (drop in)

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Hip-Hop

Learn the latest moves of this dynamic dance form with roots in street dance. Music and moves are always age appropriate. A great choice for students new to dance or in combination with Jazz or Tap.

  • Hip Hop Boys (Ages 7-10) Mon. 4-5 pm
  • Hip Hop Girls (Ages 7-10) Mon. 5-6 pm
  • Hip Hop 2 (Ages 10-13) Mon. 6-7 pm
  • Hip Hop 3 (Ages 13+) Mon. 7-8 pm
  • Adult/Teen Hip Hop All Styles Mon. 8-9 pm (registration required)

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Drop-In Class for Teens & Adults

Rekindle your love of dance or discover your inner artist. Maintain strength, body tone and flexibility in a cooperative, encouraging environment.

  • Beginning Ballet (Teen) Thu. 5-6 pm (registration required)
  • Beginning/Intermediate Ballet Thu. 7:30-9 pm (drop in)
  • Intermediate/Advanced Ballet Sat. 10-11:30 am (drop in)
  • Beginning Tap Sat. 11:30 am-12:30 pm (drop in)
  • Intermediate Tap Wed. 7-8 pm (drop in)
  • All-Styles Hip Hop Mon. 8-9 pm (registration required)

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NEW! Nutcracker Performance Class | Ages 7+

Immerse yourself in the holiday tradition of the Nutcracker. We’ll perform excerpts from the ballet, including “The Waltz of the Snowflakes” and a selection of dances from “The Land of Sweets”. Registration required prior to auditions.  Auditions will be held Sept 15 to determine parts.  All students who are enrolled in this class and who audition are assigned roles and are provided a rehearsal schedule.

  • Sun. 1:30 – 4 pm starting September 15
  • Auditions held on Sun. September 15
  • Performance on December 15. 2pm & 5 pm at PUD Stage
  • Tech rehearsals on December 14
  • $100 fee to participate