Classes

Class Levels ...  Age does not determine placement.  Students will be placed based on skill level. You will have students of many different ages in any given class. 
 
To be a member of Dance Now! Company, you must be enrolled in ballet, tap and jazz.
 
Adult Dance Classes
If you are interested in adult classes, let us know!  If we get enough interest we will build a class or two!  Call us at 920-887-DANC
Boys Dance Too!

This class aims to teach boys age 8 to 13 the foundations of ballet, with special units that include tap/soft-shoe, musical theater style, even a haka -- a New Zealand style dance of pride.  Why ballet?  As the foundation for stage movement, ballet incorporates strength, balance, posture, concentration, confidence and teamwork.  Whether your son's goal is to shine on the stage, in sports, or simply to enjoy music and movement, sign up today for this class designed especially for boys.

Attire: jazz shoes, dance tights specifically for boys, and a white t-shirt.

*older boys at the beginner or intermediate level will be considered with permission of instructor

Discover With Me!  

This is an INTERACTIVE dance class for a 2 - 3 year old with an adult.  Each student requires an adult partner to fully participate in each class.  Explore the joy of movement with your little one and discover the many benefits of early childhood dance classes.  We will dance, sing, and play in both one-on-one activities and group activities.  Through circle songs, open exploration, and gross motor development exercises, children will blossom with each passing class as they grow with their caregiver during the precious time together. Clean socks, cotton shorts and t-shirt are required for this class.  Adults, please wear anything that you can easily move in.  No zippers, snaps or buttons please.

Discover Dance Level 1

The children are introduced to the basic concepts of rhythm and movement using creative games that expand their individual creativity. They will learn spatial awareness, listening skills, group socialization and structure. They will strengthen their bodies and learn coordination to ready themselves for the next level in dance. Our goal is to make sure we are building the love of dance in each child, nurturing their natural creativity in a fun and loving atmosphere. Additionally, our goal is to awaken interest, enthusiasm and self confidence through dance.


Discover Dance Level 2

This class is for the 4 year old, who is turning 5.  Minimum age is 4.5 years old.  These students will be building upon what they learned in Discover Dance Level 1 or they will be beginning in their dance careers.  We will continue our focus on creative movement which builds on the necessary gross motor skills needed for primary dance instruction. We use fun, upbeat music to learn and or improve basic skills like hopping, skipping, jumping, galloping, and balance coordination. Students will engage in dramatic music movement and learn short choreographic combinations to assist in memory development as structured explorations continue to assist the development of problem solving and social interaction.  

Pre-Ballet/Tap (Mini Company Level)
Dancers will enjoy this interactive class that builds on basic movements learned in the Creative Movement II class, but is still appropriate for first-time dancers. The Tap portion of the class will concentrate on building confidence through mastering patterns and steps. The Ballet portion of class includes center and learning more challenging steps, and a brief introduction to the barre.  Students will be required to have both leather ballet slippers and tap shoes.
Ballet I (Pre-Premliminary Company Level)
Pre-requisite: Minimum of one prior year of Ballet.  This is a class for students who are new(older than 8 years old) , returning to ballet or moving up from  Pre-Ballet. Students will continue learning ballet fundamentals and terminology while developing strength, confidence, balance, and flexibility. Leather ballet slippers, leotard, tights and Gayle Grant Ballet Dictionary is suggested.  Students in this level should have confident knowledge of the 5 ballet positions of feet and arms, tendu, releve, and plies.
Ballet II (Preliminary Company Level)
Pre-Requisite:  Teacher recommendation.  This is a ballet class that is focused on technique yet still provides an entertaining and engaging atmosphere. By participating in the first levels of traditional ballet training, students learn concentration and endurance and become proficient in fundamental dance movement through ballet technique. Leather ballet slippers, leotard and tights required.  Teacher recommendation.
Ballet III (Junior Company Level)
In this class attention is paid to the proper extension of the legs and shape of the feet, developing movement sequences, port de bras and balance. Students will see an increase in difficulty in barre and center work. Students begin focus on repetition and retention.  Teacher invitation is required. Leather or canvas ballet slippers, leotard, tights, and hip alignment belt are required.
Ballet IV / Pre-Pointe (Apprentice Company Level)
Pre-requisite: Teacher invitation only. This class is for the ballet student who is expecting to go onto pointe in the future. This class will work hard at the barre in strengthening the feet and ankles, turnout and improving core strength.  They will also work on combinations in center and across the floor.
Ballet V / Pointe (Senior Company Level)
Pre-requisite: Pre-pointe for 1-3 years unless already en pointe. Teacher recommendation only.  Dancers must have at least four years ballet training and be at least 12 years of age. For the safety of the dancer, teacher recommendation is required for pointe shoes and they are looking for dancers with strong cores and ankle strength, as well as dancers who are able to hold their ballet placement at barre and center.  Meets twice a week.
Beginning Teen Ballet
This class is for the new or returning older students wanting to experience the joy of dance.  No previous dance experience is necessary.  The ages in this class are meant to be 11 and older.
(Company dancers will be placed in appropriate levels for their tap and jazz requirements)
Teen Tap
This class is reserved for Teacher Recommendation only.
This class is appropriate for the older first year tap student or older tap student with little experience in tap.  A ballet class is required alongside.  They will begin to learn more about rhythm, coordination and basic tap terminology.  Tap shoes, leotard and tights are required.  A ballet class is required alongside.
Tap I
This class is appropriate for the first year tap student(older than 8 years old), or as a continuation of the pre-ballet/tap classes.  A ballet class is required alongside.  They will begin to learn more about rhythm, coordination and basic tap terminology.  Tap shoes, leotard and tights are required.
Tap II
Pre-requisite: Tap I and one year of prior ballet. Building off basic tap technique leaned in Tap I class, this class will continue to teach rhythm, coordination, basic tap terminology and more complex choreography.  A ballet class is required alongside.  Tap shoes, leotard and tights are required.
Tap III
Pre-requisite: Tap II.  Building off the technique learned in Tap II class, this class will focus on more advanced technique and choreography.  A ballet class is required alongside.   Tap shoes, leotard and tights are required.
Mini Jazz

This class is designed for the 5-9 yr old who wants to explore fun and  funky movement with exciting music and jazzy-style dancing. There will also be emphasis on gross motor and free style movement. This class requires that the student is also enrolled in a ballet class. This is a fun and exciting class addition to their regular core classes.  Jazz shoes, leotard and tights are required.

Jazz I

Pre-requisite: One prior year of ballet.  A ballet class must also be taken at the same time as this class, as jazz should be a complimentary study alongside ballet.  The true beginning jazz class.  Students will begin to learn classic jazz technique and apply this to an upbeat jazz number for the recital performance.  Students will also begin working on floor stretches and learning the names and meanings of each stretch.  

Jazz II

Pre-requisite: One prior year of ballet and one prior year of jazz.  A ballet class must also be taken at the same time as this class.  This class will begin the formal teaching of jazz dance discipline. It includes such elements as kicks, leaps, turns, splits, and isolations. Classes include stretch and strengthening exercises, floor work, and across the floor progressions, in addition to center floor combinations.  Jazz shoes, leotard and tights are required.

Jazz III

Intermediate to advanced level jazz class.  Pre-requisite: Two years of prior jazz training.  A ballet class must also be taken at the same time as this class. Students at this level will learn more complex combinations and delve into more intense jazz technique.  Students will also begin doing abdominal workouts as part of the class.   Jazz shoes, leotard and tights are required. 

Company Lyrical
Pre-requisite:  Teacher invitation only, must be a Company member
Musical Theater
Learn Broadway-style jazz and tap techniques, as well as some basic music theory in case you need to sight read a vocal part. Hone your skills as an actor learning physical, facial and vocal interpretation of the music you are performing. We will turn you into a Triple Threat: You dance, sing and act! End the year with a musical theater performance in the Dance Now! Studios annual recital! Jazz shoes and tap shoes are required.
Hip Hop I
Hip Hop 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 movement.  This is an introductory class aimed at those ages 8-11 years old.
Hip Hop II
A more advanced class.  Meant for the dancer with past Hip Hop experience or other dance experience.  Students will work on more difficult isolations and dynamics to execute pop and lock and funk movements.  This class is meant for those students over the age of 12 years.
Poms Crew
This class is meant for the beginner dancer who is 7-11 years old.  It will provide an introduction to poms dance and focus on Poms technique.  T-shirt, shorts and jazz shoes required.  Hair must be pulled up and off face.  
Precision Poms
This class is meant for the dancer who is 12 years old and older with some dance experience.  This class will focus on Poms technique and precision timing as a group.  T-shirt, shorts and jazz shoes required.  Hair must be pulled up and off face.  
​Integrative Workshop
This class is meant for the young student with special needs and individual learning differences. “Emerging research is showing that movement, music, and rhythm, when combined, light up the brain in ways that create new neural pathways. Dance is a powerful modality that offers an opportunity to build social, emotional, cognitive, and motor skills. Plus it’s tons of fun!”
Galaxy Stars Training Camps

These classes are for those students planning on auditioning for the Galaxy Stars Dance Teams.  Levels are 1, 2, and 3 based on age alone or by prior year's placement.  For more information please call the Studio at 920-887-3262

Galaxy Stars
Super Novas, Nebulas and Little Dippers

These classes are reserved for those students who auditioned for a position on the Galaxy Stars Competition Teams.  These rehearsal times are only offered in the Beaver Dam Studios.  If you are a Watertown dancer, you are still able to audition for, and dance with, the Galaxy Stars.  Please note your rehearsals will be at the Beaver Dam location.  All of your other classes can be taken in Watertown.​

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