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At Sandra’s School Of Dance, we teach an in-house professional ballet curriculum. There are 7 different levels. Children must learn the skills for their level before they are moved up.
Ages: 6 years & older
Attire: Pink tights, pink ballet shoes, hair in a bun. For leotard colors, see class times below.
What To Wear
Ballet 1 (white leo)
Ballet 2 (light blue leo)
Ballet 3 (dark blue leo)
Ballet 4 (green leo)
Ballet 5 (purple leo)
Ballet 6 (mauve leo)
Ballet 7 (black leo)
Jazz classes are focused on learning proper dance technique such as isolations of the body, improving performance quality and developing complex rhythms and patterns. Students will be exposed to various styles of jazz such as Broadway, Commercial and Contemporary to help develop a well rounded dancer. Class curriculum is based on ballet technique layered with traditional jazz movement and includes a proper warm-up, stretches, isolations, across-the-floor progressions, and combinations. As students progress through each level curriculum will become increasingly more complex and intricate.
Ages: 6 years & older
Attire: Form fitting attire, leggings, bike shorts, form fitting tee shirts with jazz shoes or bare feet
Tap classes are based on skill level, we offer 7 levels here at Sandra’s School of Dance. Descriptions of each specific level can be found below:
Ages: All Ages
Attire: Black tap shoes and athletic clothing
Learn About Our Levels
LEVEL 1/2 – Tap level 1/2 focuses on the foundations of tap technique. Dancers begin by learning the basic functions of the tap shoe and spend their class time practicing essential technical steps like shuffles, ball-changes, paradiddles, time steps, pull backs, and wings. Students are also introduced to basic forms of improvisation and begin to gain musicality and rhythmic familiarity.
LEVEL 3/4 – Tap level 3/4 is a beginning/intermediate class building on the skills of level 1/2. In this class, dancers focus on mastering steps learned in their first years of tap and implementing them in clear and concise ways. This level prepares dancers for an intermediate level class by requiring flawless execution of timesteps, paradiddles, pull backs, buffalo turns, and basic wings before moving levels.
LEVEL 5 – Tap level 5 is a high-level intermediate class. Students are expected to be comfortable with more complex types of wings and pull backs, and should cleanly execute riffs, drawbacks, complex timesteps, and flap turns. To build stamina for more advanced levels, students work on intensive choreography and are expected to perform choreography and combinations without assistance.
LEVEL 6 – Tap level 6 is an advanced class for experienced and dedicated dancers. The class is high energy and requires strength, agility, and familiarity with common rhythm-tap technique and tricks. Dancers constantly learn new skills in this class and are expected to confidently demonstrate new tricks to the class. Combinations and choreography taught in this level are nuanced, intricate, and expected to be picked up quickly. Dancers also begin discovering their unique improvisation style.
LEVEL 7 – Tap level 7 is a hoofing style master tap class designed for the most advanced and ambitious tap students. Students competently attempt professional-level skills, such as five-count shuffle wings, toe pick-overs, and double turning maxi fords. Students are expected to apply feedback from the instructor immediately to ensure accuracy in their performance. The class emphasizes rhythmic call-and-response improvisation, and the students get the opportunity to work on their improvisation and with professional musicians.
Hip Hop Classes
This 1-hour-long hip-hop class is for dancers ages 6-8 and teaches the beginnings of Hip hop. This class is a high-energy class that infuses the latest styles of street dancing, breaking, popping, and locking. Classes will encourage students to step outside of the box by bringing their own individual style and personality to the movements. Hip hop dance requires students to have the strength and stamina to successfully perform moves. Therefore class includes upper and lower body conditioning as well as a rigorous warm-up to help prepare students for more intense movements.
Attire: Comfortable street clothes along with a good, clean pair of athletic shoes. No sandals or flip flops.
Teen Hip Hop Classes
This 1-hour-long hip-hop class is for dancers age 13 and older and teaches the beginnings of Hip Hop. This class is a high-energy class that infuses the latest styles of street dancing, breaking, popping, and locking. Classes will encourage students to step outside of the box by bringing their own individual style and personality to the movements. Hip hop dance requires students to have the strength and stamina to successfully perform moves. Therefore class includes upper and lower body conditioning as well as a rigorous warm-up to help prepare students for more intense movements.
Ages: 13 & up
Attire: Comfortable street clothes along with a good, clean pair of tennis shoes. No sandals or flip flops.
This is a 1-hour long class that teaches students at the beginner level and up to work toward solid gymnastics fundamentals. Students work to master the skills listed below for each level. Classes begin with stretching and warm up basics followed by stations and a workout. This class works to embed the basics of gymnastics, along with confidence, skill achievement, and physical fitness in our students.
Ages: All Ages
Attire: Leggings, bare feet and a form fitting top. No tee-shirts or sweat pants.
Learn About Our Levels
LEVEL 1 – Hip Hop Gym/Combo (beginning 3-5 y/o)
Tuck forward roll, pike forward roll, straddle forward roll
LEVEL 2 – Hip Hop Gym/ Combo/ (Older kids)
Handstand against wall for 20 seconds, continuous straddle roll, water pumps, bridge 10 seconds.
LEVEL 3 & 4 – Beginning
Handstand, cartwheel both sides, one handed cartwheel on dominant side, roundoff rebound, backward roll, bridge kick over, backbend, switch leg cartwheel.
LEVEL 5 – Intermediate
Handstand walk, handstand block, back walkover, front walkover, standing back handspring, roundoff back handspring, aerial, bridge ins and outs, spider without feet in the air, chin stand,
LEVEL 6 – Intermediate/Advanced
One handed cartwheel both sides with both hands, standing series (more than 2 back handsprings connected), roundoff double back handspring, standing back tuck, front aerial, full spider, kip up, front tuck,
LEVEL 7 – Advanced
Front tuck step up, standing Arabian, roundoff back tuck, roundoff back handspring back tuck, round off whip, round off layout step out, standing back handspring layout, round off whip, standing back handspring whip, round off Arabian step out, roundoff back handspring full