Class Descriptions

Please read through our wide variety of dance styles and the many class times we have to fit into your busy schedule.  All classes meet once a week. 

Creative Movement Children ages 2 1/2 and young 3 - This class is designed for our youngest dancers, introducing them to movement through musical games, songs and dances. Our goal is to have FUN while developing large motor skills, listening skills, body awareness and imagination. This class is independent of parent/guardian. This class will perform in the year-end recital. The class is 30 minutes weekly.  Cost is $31.00 a month, plus tax.   Children will do one routine for the recital at the Paramount. Class times are Mon. 4:30 or Thur 5:45.

Pre-Dance 1 and 2   age 3 and 4 -  We feel a comfortable and friendly classroom atmosphere is very important for the little ones. Children are very enthusiastic when we use dancing, singing, and pretending to enhance their creative abilities.  Children learn to take directions, count, take turns, and tap and ballet fundamentals.  Our child music is peppy and familiar.  Beginning ballet steps with stretches, and tumbling.  Tap basics.  Children are very enthusiastic when we use dancing, singing, and pretending to enhance their creative abilities.  This class is 45 minutes weekly.  Lesson cost is $42.00 a month, plus tax.  Children will do one or two routines for the recital at the Paramount.  Class times are Mon 6:00 or Tues. 6:00

Pre-Dance 3  Age 4 and 5 AK -   Dance for beginners or second year students.   Class is 45 to 60-minutes depending on age, and consists of tap, ballet, stretching, and occasional tumbling.  Children should have a good attention level for this more difficult class.   Tap advances quickly and will be faster.  Ballet will work on turnout and body placement.  Corrections will be made on an individual basis.  Children will do 2 routines in the recital.  Lesson cost is $42.00 a month, plus tax.  Class times are Tues 4:45 or Wed 6:15.

Regular Kindergarten and First Grade - A fast paced class for the beginner or the experienced dancer.  Children do a 60-minute class, of tap, ballet, and stretch.  Children progress quickly at this age.  Children do two recital dances.  Lesson cost is $42.00 a month, plus tax.  Class times are Mon. 6:15 or Tues 5:00.                            

Mini Movers - A select class for children ages 5 to 7 with a 1 year minimum experience in tap & ballet.  Children will have a one hour class of tap, ballet, and beginning barre.  They will also be required to take a 30 minute class devoted to learning a competition dance.  They will participate in the spring at one of the competitions being held in Cedar Rapids.  Depending on how well the class progress's, they may do an additional competition in Cedar Rapids. This will be determined by the teacher and the parents of the class.  This group is only with a teacher recommendation.  Class meets Thurs at 4:30 for 90 minutes for comp, tap & ballet.  Lesson cost is $70.00 a month, plus tax.

Second and Third Grade -  We offer beginner class as well as other levels for the dancer with experience.  Class is 60 minutes long, and consists of tap, ballet, beginning barre, and stretch.    See other classes available for this age in lyrical, jazz, hip-hop, tumbling, showstoppers, and musical theater.     Lesson cost is $42.00 a month, plus tax. Class times available Thur 6:30 and Mon 4:45.

Intermediate Dance - Classes 75 minutes long, and consist of tap, ballet, beginning barre, and stretch.  Different levels are available based on your child's experience and previous progress.  For faster advancement we suggest a second class in tumbling for the strength and stretch, as well as classes in lyrical, jazz, hip-hop, or musical theater to round out their dancing progress.   Placement in levels is by the instructors.   Tues 6:45 is a 60 min. class and lesson cost is $42.00 a month.   Thur. 5:30 is a 75 minute class and lesson cost is $50.00 a month.

Intermediate/Advanced Dance - This is a great class for the older experienced dancer in the inter/advanced level, ages 10 and up.  Teacher approval is needed for this more advanced group.  Students transferring from other studios will need a short skill interview to determine if they are ready for this level.  You are required to take additional classes for faster advancement. Students transferring from other studios must participate in a short interview to determine if they are ready for this level.  Class time is Monday 7:15 for 75 minutes and consists of tap, ballet, and barre.  Cost is $50.00 a month, plus tax.  No other discounts.

Required classes for the Intermediate/Adv.level.

1.  Semi-inter Lyrical/Cont, Monday 6:45 for 30 minutes.  Cost is $31.00 a month.

2.  Turn, stretch, and leap class Tuesday at 7:15 for 30 minutes.  Cost is $31.00 a month.

3.  Hip Hop class, Tuesday at 7:45 for 45 minutes.  Cost is $42.00 a month.

Any additional classes you select remain the original price with no further discounts. 

Jazz/Pom - A 30 minute class filled with fun and jazzy songs your child will love, for ages 5, 6, 7, & 8.  Class includes basic jazz moves, turns, and pom pom.  This class will be one of your child's favorites.  Children will do one recital dance.  A 30 minute class filled with fun and jazzy songs, for ages 5, 6, 7 & 8.  Class includes basic jazz moves and a touch of hip-hop with appropriate music selections.  This class is a favorite.  Children will do one recital dance.  Cost is $31.00 a month, plus tax.  Class meets on Thur at 6:00. 

Jazz/Hip Hop - A 30 minute class of the best hip hop moves and sassy, fun jazz.  Age 7-10 with appropriate music selections.  Cost is $31.00 a month, plus tax.  Class meets on Thurs at 7:30 for 30 minutes.

Wee- Hip Hop - Little kids love hip hop.  We play clean sounding music as they learn the hip hop moves and style.  Children must be 4 to 6 in age, and enrolled in a regular dance class.  Class is 30 minutes weekly, and the cost is $31.00 a month plus tax.  Class meets on Mon at 7:15 and Tu15 at 4:30.

Musical Theater - A little singing, a little dancing, a little pretending and lots of fun. Age 6 and above.  Class is 30 minutes weekly.  The cost is $31.00 a month plus tax.  Class meets on Wed at 7:45.

Contemporary/Lyrical - A versatile style that combines elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz, lyrical, and classical ballet.  Contemporary can be done to any type of music.  The dancer's performance and technical skills are expanded with this style.  Class is 30 minutes weekly for children age 8 and older.  Experience in dance is required.  The cost is $31.00 a month plus tax.  Class meets on Wed at 6:45.       

Hip Hop/Tumbling and Tap for boys only.  Students must be age 9 or above.  No dance class is required.  The boys will work on tumbling as it pertains to hip hop. Hip hop tricks, moves, and attitude.  Tap will teach them rhythm and balance they can use in other sports. Class is 60 minutes weekly. The cost is $42.00 a month plus tax. Class is Monday 7:45 and must enroll and maintain 7 boys to continue.

Hip-Hop - A 30 or 45 minute weekly class.   Steps taught are a clean hip-hop street style, with lots of the tumbling tricks, moves, and attitude.  Classes are available starting at age 6 and up, with classes through the teens. A 45 minute class includes tumbling tricks, and the cost is $42.00 plus tax.  Tues 7:45 and Thurs 6:45. We suggest you take a separate class in tumbling to better accomplish the hip hop tricks.

Tumbling - For boys and girls age 6 and up in several levels of classes.  The beginning tumblers work on various rolls, bridges, back bends, cartwheels, limbering and strength skills.  Intermediate and advanced children work on front and back limbers, front and back walkovers, arabians, back handsprings, and aerials.  The cost is $31.00 a month for a 30-minute beginning class: Mon 5:45 or Wed 7:00.  Intermediate class is 45 minutes, and meets Thur 4:45 for 45 min. cost is $42.00   Advanced class is Tues 4:30 and meets for 45 min. cost is $42.00 a month.  If placed incorrectly we will change your time.   Tumbling emphasizes a different set of skills than a gymnastics class.  More classes scheduled as needed.

Beginning Pointe Class - Advanced Pointe.   This is a 30 minute class for all qualified students.   The cost is $31.00 a month plus tax.  Beg. Class will work in ballet shoes, and you will earn your pointe shoes based on your development.  Class meets Tues at 6:45.  Semi-inter/adv who have shoes will meet Wed at 6:30.  

Turn, stretch and leap class - Required for all Elites and Pre-Elites. This class helps stretch out your dancer and she will improve on turns, leaps, and flexibility.  Part of the Elite package, but open to some qualified students in the higher levels.  Non elite price is $31.00 a month and is a 30 min class.

ELITE and PRE-ELITE members are chosen by teacher recommendations and tryouts.  To be in these select levels, you are REQUIRED TO TAKE CERTAIN CLASSES.  These students work very hard, practice, learn quickly and take 7 to 10 classes a week, to accomplish the advanced levels.   We are always looking for children with these qualities.  Please mention at registration if you would like your child considered.  We only take a few, and if they do not make it this year, they need to work hard and try again.  Students must maintain good attendance, and Kompetition class is optional, but it does push your skill level even higher.    Placement is by teachers and Cherie.   This is a competing category, and we want a winning team.  You may not be placed in the level you attended in the summer.

All classes are once a week.  If you are new to our studio and have an experienced dancer, please call for a placement appointment.  See full schedule listing in the squares, or under Elite.

Registration: We prefer to meet with you personally to discuss your child's dance education.  However, if your schedule does not allow you to attend one at our registration times, please return the enclosed registration sheet with your payment. Our studio does not charge a registration fee. If we feel you have selected a class for your child that is not correct, or is already full, you will be contacted by phone.  Cherie Chittenden 393-2314.