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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.


*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


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


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


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