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8 Years & Up: Graded Technique

With 4+ levels of technique classes in Ballet, Tap, and Jazz, Expressions has a class to fit your level and schedule.


To enter our Graded Technique program dancers must be in at least 4th grade or have completed the Beginning Level dance curriculum. 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
    • 3:30pm-4:30pm
      Tap 1A
    • 4:30pm-5:30pm
      Jazz 1B
    • 5:30p-6:30pm
      Ballet 1B
    • 5:30pm-6:30pm
      Jazz 1A
    • 6:30pm-7:30pm
      Ballet* 1A
    • 6:30pm-7:30pm
      Ballet 3
    • 7:30pm-8:30pm
      Ballet 2
    • 7:30pm-9:00pm
      Ballet 4
    • 7:30pm-8:30pm
      Jazz 3
    • TUESDAY
    • 4:00pm-4:45pm
      Leaps, Turns. & Technique 3/4
    • 4:45pm-5:30pm
      Leaps, Turns, & Technique 1
    • 5:30pm-6:30pm
      Jazz 1A
  • WEDNESDAY
  • 4:00pm-5:00pm
    Tap 2
  • 5:00pm-6:00pm
    Jazz 2O
  • 5:00pm-6:00pm
    Tap 1B
  • 6:00pm-7:00pm
    Ballet 2
  • 6:00pm-7:00pm
    Jazz 1B
  • 6:00pm-7:00pm
    Tap 3
  • 7:00pm-8:00pm
    Ballet 1B
  • 7:00pm-8:00pm
    Tap 4
  • 8:00pm-9:00pm
    Ballet 3
  • 8:00pm-9:00pm
    Jazz 4
    • THURSDAY
    • 3:30pm-4:15pm
      Ballet Technique 2/3/4
    • 4:15-5:15pm
      Ballet 1A
    • 5:15pm-6:00pm
      Leaps, Turns, & Technique 2
    • 6:30pm-7:30pm
      Jazz 2Y
    • 6:45pm-8:15pm
      Ballet 4

*Ballet Students:

  • Students enrolled in Ballet 1 are recommended to take class twice a week
  • Students enrolled in Ballet 2 are strongly encouraged to take class twice a week - an additional Ballet 2 class or enrollment in Ballet Tech are both appropriate choices.
  • Students in Ballet levels 3 and 4 are required to be enrolled in both sections of their level

*Jazz Students:

  • Students enrolled in Jazz 1 & 2 are strongly encouraged to concurrently enroll in Ballet
  • Students enrolled in Jazz 3 & 4 are required to be enrolled in Ballet or Ballet Tech

Class Costs and Performance Related Fees:

Graded Technique Classes Tuition and Fees

Dress Code:

Dress Code


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

Pre-pointe/Pointe:

  • Pre-pointe starts at Ballet Level 2 and 3 and is integrated into their regular class curriculum
  • Pointe begins at Ballet Level 4 and is integrated into their regular class curriculum
  • Pointe shoes will be earned at the teacher's discretion

Performances: Spring Recital, Santee Street Fair, San Diego County Fair

*Ballet Tech is a non-performing class

*Concurrent enrollment in Jazz is strongly recommended

Fall Session Begins: August 5, 2019
Spring Session Begins: January 6, 2020
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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

Performances: Spring Recital, Santee Street Fair, San Diego County Fair

Fall Session Begins: August 5, 2019
Spring Session Begins: January 6, 2020
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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

Performances: Spring Recital, Santee Street Fair, San Diego County Fair

*Concurrent enrollment in Ballet is strongly recommended for Jazz Level 1 and 2

*Concurrent enrollment is Ballet is required for Jazz 3 and 4

Fall Session Begins: August 5, 2019
Spring Session Begins: January 6, 2020
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Leaps, Turns, & Technique

Class Description: This skill-building class will focus on learning and fine-tuning Jazz style leaps and turns.

Benefits include:

  • Repetition and focus on specific skills outside of choreography allows students to master skills more quickly
  • Expands on the leaps and turns introduced in Jazz class

*Leaps, Turns, & Technique is a non-performing class

*Concurrent enrollment in Jazz and Ballet is strongly recommended

Fall Session Begins: August 5, 2019
Spring Session Begins: January 6, 2020
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