BALLET/TAP COMBO 1 ages 4 – 4 ½
In this level we introduce tap basics at the barre and teach dancers to travel these steps across the floor as well. Introductory level shuffles, flaps, ball change, digs, toe drops, and more! Dancers learn the vocabulary of each step with our repetitive sequences allowing dancers to work on articulation of the ankle and coordination as well. Then we switch our shoes to ballet and advance to ballet 101. In this level, we introduce more ballet terminology including arabesque, assemble’, releve’, attitude, battement, tondu, jete, degage’, chaines, and more! This is a 50 minute class (half ballet, half tap) with 1-2 assistants aiding the teacher for more individualized instruction and attention. The teacher will pick either ballet or tap for the recital performance. Dancers learn how to count and a strong focus on timing is implemented. Requires ballet and tap shoes. Open dress code – all colors welcome.
BALLET/TAP COMBO 2 ages 5 – 5 ½
In the second level combo, the class reviews level 1 tap and starts level 2 tap barre and across the floor. We add additional vocabulary including riffs, running flaps, flap ball change, irish, suzie q, sugars, and more! Ballet includes a review of ballet/tap combo 1 terminology and also includes ballet facings, a basic ballet barre including demi plie’s, port de bras, a strong focus on posture, developing and conditioning leg muscles, and more. It is important that dancers understand posture and placement before advancing in footwork. We strive for this in level 2 combo. The class runs 50 minutes (half ballet, half tap) includes 1 -2 assistants aiding the teacher for more individualized instruction and attention. Requires ballet and tap shoes. Open dress code-all colors welcome
JAZZ/HIP HOP COMBO ages 5 – 6
The perfect class for your little hip hopper! If your child likes to move, this is the perfect class! Learn hip hop basics as well as jazz terminology for the combo level. For the jazz portion of class dancers learn basic jazz principals and positions very similar to ballet basics. Chases’, chaines, pivots, forced arch, parallel positioning, battements, jetes’, releve’, and more! This class is high energy and fast moving. Includes 1-2 assistants aiding the teacher for more individualized instruction and attention. Requires sneakers and/or jazz shoes. Fitted dance attire – all colors welcome.
LEGWORKS CLASS DESCRIPTIONS
*Slow moving **Moderate pace ***Fast pace
Each class will be measured by a star system of 1-3 stars. This is to provide you with a better understanding of what kind of pace each class moves in. Some children may desire a slow moving class while others prefer a more physical and high energy class.
At Legworks class placement is very important. Each level provides a stepping stone used to build a foundation of necessary fundamentals, crucial in dance training. We place our dancers according to ability first and foremost. We feel strongly about giving children the chance to excel at their own individual pace. However, if you are new to our studio, we will place a child according to age first, and advance them as needed. Typically, each child spends two years in each age level before graduating to the next level. We lengthen the curriculum to advance over a two year span. Legworks has developed a set curriculum based on our 36 years of expertise in dance training and is reviewed and updated every season. Our curriculum is genre and level specific. This step by step process will allow each child to be successful in their abilities to learn dance.
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