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8 Years & Up: Graded Technique

Once dancers reach 4th grade they enter our Level 1 Graded Technique classes in Ballet, Tap, Jazz.


With 4+ levels of technique classes in Ballet, Tap, and Jazz, Expressions has a class to fit your level and schedule. In our graded technique program advancement is based on correct placement, skill mastery, and instructor recommendation-not by age-which means all classes have a variety of ages. Students spend an average of two years at each level before mastering the skills to advance.

    • MONDAY
    • 4:30pm-5:30pm
      Ballet 1A
    • 5:30p-6:30pm
      Ballet 2
    • 6:15pm-7:15pm
      Jazz 4/5
    • 6:30pm-7:15pm
      Ballet Technique Levels 2+
    • 7:15pm-7:45pm
      Pointe*
    • 7:15pm-8:15pm
      Jazz 3
    • 7:45pm-8:45pm
      Ballet 4/5

*instructor approval required

    • TUESDAY
    • 5:00pm-6:00pm
      Jazz Technique 1/2
    • 5:00pm-6:00pm
      Jazz Technique 3/4/5
    • 6:00pm-7:00pm
      Jazz 1
    • 7:30pm-8:30pm
      Jazz 2
    • 7:45pm-8:30pm
      Ballet Tech
    • 8:30pm-9:30pm
      Advanced Floorwork & Acrobatics (ages 16+)*

*instructor approval required

  • WEDNESDAY
  • 4:30pm-5:30pm
    Ballet 1A
  • 5:00pm-6:00pm
    Jazz 2
  • 6:00pm-7:00pm
    Tap 1
  • 6:30pm-7:30pm
    Intro to Dance for Teens
  • 7:00pm-8:00pm
    Jazz 1
  • 7:00pm-8:00pm
    Tap 2
  • 8:00pm-9:00pm
    Tap 3
    • THURSDAY
    • 4:30pm-5:30pm
      Ballet 1B
    • 5:30pm-6:00pm
      Pre-Pointe*
    • 6:00pm-7:00pm
      Ballet 3
    • 7:00pm-7:40pm
      Ballet Technique Levels 2+

*instructor approval required


Class Costs and Performance Related Fees:

Registration Fee: $35- due upon enrollment and annually in August.

1 hr Classes:
1st Class $59/mo
2nd Class 10% Off!
3rd Class+ 15% Off!
45 Minute Classes:
1st Class $46.50/mo
2nd Class 10% Off!
3rd Class+ 15% Off!
30 Minute Classes:
1st Class $31/mo
2nd Class 10% Off!
3rd Class+ 15% Off!
Dedicated Dancer 1:
5-7.5 hours/wk $225/mo
Dedicated Dancer 2:
7.75+ hours/wk $275/mo

10% Discount for siblings!
Costume Fee: Child Sizes $130/ Adult Sizes $150 (Covers both Winter and Spring Recitals)
Performance Fee: $65


Ballet

Class Description:
Ballet lays the groundwork for all dance and turns hard work into possibility.
Benefits include:

  • Fosters grace and poise
  • Develops key muscle memory
  • Delivers basic dance movement
  • Pointe, non-performance, and performance classes available

Dress Code:
Girls: Black leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes; hair in neat bun, optional skirt.

Boys:
Black sweatpants or dance pants, white t-shirt, black ballet shoes.

Fall Session Begins: August 6, 2018
Spring Session Begins: January 7, 2019
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Tap

Class Description:
Tap teaches timing and tempo turning toes into a timpani of sound!
Benefits include:

  • Teaches coordination
  • Engages mind and body
  • Emphasizes timing
  • Great preparation for musical theater

Dress Code:
Girls: Black leotard, fitted t-shirt or tank (free of logos other than EDMC), black jazz pants, capris, or black shorts (minimum inseam of 3" to wear without tan tights), black oxford style tap shoes.

Boys:
Black sweats, athletic pants, or shorts, white t-shirt, black oxford-style tap shoes.

Fall Session Begins: August 6, 2018
Spring Session Begins: January 7, 2019
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Jazz

Class Description:
Jazz drives the rhythm right down to the feet.
Benefits include:

  • Reinforces basic technique
  • Teaches dynamics
  • Introduces a variety of turns and leaps
  • Performing class - see schedule for details

Dress Code:
Girls: Black leotard; black jazz pants, capris, or shorts (minimum inseam of 3" to wear without tan tights), optional fitted studio skirt, black pull-on jazz shoes.

Boys:
Black sweats, athletic pants, or jazz pants, white t-shirt, black pull-on jazz shoes.

Fall Session Begins: August 6, 2018
Spring Session Begins: January 7, 2019
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