Online registration for our 2022-2023 Dance Season is now closed. Please contact us for class inquiries.
Click on the button below to be taken to our registration page where you can create an account or log in to your existing account. Alternatively, you can click on the “Customer Login” button on the page menu.
Click on the buttons below to see the classes we offer. Please note registration is now closed for the 2022-2023 Dance Season. Stay tuned for Summer Dance Camps!
Click the button below to go to our online registration portal. From there, you can select the class you want and you will be prompted to register or login to enroll in the class.
Before registering for a competitive class or solo/duet/trio/small group, please carefully read the requirements of our Competitive Program by clicking the button below. (Does not apply to Non-Competitive Classes.)
Policies and Waivers
These Waivers are required to be accepted upon registration. You can accept these by logging into your Online Account. You will be automatically prompted to accept them if you have not yet OR they have changed since you last accepted them.
Frequently Asked Questions
The following FAQ is specific to classes. For other questions regarding payments, drop-off procedures, and more, click the button below for our general FAQ
- If your child is 16-23 months or two years old, register for the Creative Movement class for their age.
- If your child is 3 or 4 years old, register for the 3 year old or 4 year old Tiny Tots class, hip hop tots class, or acro class.
- If your child is 5-9 years old and has never danced before, consider this as you are trying to decide which class is best:
- If your child is very active, register for hip hop or jazz classes
- If your child likes to be a prince/princess or ballerina, register for ballet classes
- If your child is interested in making music with his or her feet, register in tap classes
- If you would like your child to be a competitive dancer, enroll in ballet classes along with other classes.
- Dancers that are enrolled in more than one dance style progress more quickly.
- We have a dance camp in August for 5-8 year olds which is perfect for helping decide what classes to register for. Dancers will be exposed to all the different types of dance during the 4 night dance camp. Please see the website for details.
During the month of September, your child is welcome to try a different class and switch classes if they are not enjoying the registered class. We want your child to find the perfect class and have fun! Before registering online, please ensure your child has chosen the appropriate class and proceed with registration!
What if I am a student with experience coming from a different studio and am unsure which classes are suitable for me?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know what classes you have taken and at which level. We will find the suitable class for you.
It varies from class to class, but the average is approximately 12. Once class sizes reach over 20, we have assistants in the class to assist the teacher. Our Instructors are very experienced and work well with larger class sizes.
Our Dance Recital Information is on the Recitals Page. Click Below to go there.
The expectations of parents are outlined on the recitals page. Click Below to go there.
Karrie-Ann Puderak is a Certified Acrobatic Arts Instructor. In class, you can expect to work on bridges, front and back walkovers, back handsprings, aerials, shoulder rolls, partner stunts, hand stands, head stands, stretches, strength exercises, etc… You can google Acrobatic Arts for more information, but in a nutshell it can be explained as the following:
- Acrobatic Dance, or Acro as it is commonly referred to by dancers and dance professionals, is the beautiful fusion of classic dance technique and the precision and athleticism of acrobatic elements. Often defined by unique choreography, Acro dancers blend musicality, emotional expression, lines and extension with acrobatic movements in a dance context.Pin It
- Most recently, Acro has gained popularity with the wide spread success of the contemporary circus productions of Cirque du Soleil. Mainstream media including dance television programs like ‘So You Think You Can Dance’, ‘America’s Best Dance Crew’ and ‘Dance Moms’ have further fueled its demand in amateur competitive dance and studio settings.
- Acro is an especially challenging style for dancers to master as training in both dance and acrobatic elements is required. Acro technique includes balancing, limbering, tumbling and partnering, based in flexibility, contortion and strength.
Aerial dance is a total body workout, utilizing great strength, balance, agility, and flexibility across the entire body. Since grips are done with both the upper and lower body, an aerial dance performer must be well-conditioned all over, with emphasis on an exceptionally strong core. In aerial dance performances aerialists do not utilize safety lines, so they must rely on their own strength and skill to ensure they do not fall. Instructors Karrie-Ann Puderak and Dallas Schneider are trained in Trapeze and Silks and are qualified to teach Aerial Arts.
Trapeze is a component of Aerial Arts. Aerial trapeze is probably the most popular aerial dance apparatus used. It consists of a bar hanging from the ceiling by two ropes. The Trapeze bar used is static (not a swing apparatus) and can also rotate with the use of a swivel. Trapeze tricks performed involve various hangs using the feet, legs, arms, or any combination thereof, with duo tricks involving some sort of support of the second aerialist.
Aerial silks (also known as aerial tissu) is the use of fabrics hanging from the ceiling as a performance apparatus. Aerial silks tricks are usually divided into three main categories: climbs, wraps, and drops. A climb being when a performer ascends up the fabric, a wrap when a performer wraps their body (or portions of their body) within the fabric, and a drop being when a performer descends down the fabric.
Creative movement for 16-24 months:
Parent and toddlers are encouraged to discover movement and space through imagination and music. Singing and dancing together stimulates cognitive development, coordination and flexibility. Toddlers will have fun climbing over, under and through equipment to further stimulate coordination. Props such as hoops, beanbags and scarves are used to enrich the understanding of movement. Come join us as we embark on many fun adventures!
Creative movement for two-year-olds:
Toddlers are encouraged to discover their own movements and musicality through the introduction of basic dance technique. Sensory tools and props are integrated to enrich the understanding of movement and music. Toddlers will have fun climbing over, under and through equipment to further stimulate coordination. Parents view the class encouraging your toddler to independently partake in the activities set by the instructor. Help us grow your toddlers’ self-esteem and independence to discovery!
Tiny Tots Ballet:
Basic Ballet Technique is taught in class with an emphasis on learning through fun activities using sensory tools and props. Structure and technique are more prominent in the classroom. Independence as well as social skills are fostered through learning and play. Children will be exposed to a diverse learning environment allowing their creativity, individuality and confidence to grow.
Hip Hop Tots:
Basic Hip Hop moves are taught in this high energy class. Students will have fun exploring all the fun elements of Hip Hop such as bouncing, jumping and isolations. Fun warm up songs are used to further develop coordination and strength.
Flexibility (as taught in Conditioning/Flexibility class):
Taught by Miss Karrie-Ann, a Certified Teacher in Alixa Flexibility Module 1 & 2.
Learn how to safely and effectively stretch for improved flexibility and performance. The Flexibility exercises from the Alixa flexibility Modules are a unique blend of non – invasive stretching techniques from studies of Russian and Chinese techniques, sports physical therapists, circus, Pilate’s, sports doctors, flexibility studies, and through working with thousands of athletes from various sports.
Miss Karrie-Ann and Miss Laeticia are certified teachers with Progressive Ballet Technique which is an innovative conditioning program to enhance classical ballet technique.
Because dancing is an athletic pursuit with great strength, power, coordination, endurance, and flexibility demands on the body, conditioning classes are very important for dancers. Natural ability will only take dancers so far. The physical requirements of this artistic sport are significant. A dancer needs to build strength, coordination and flexibility beyond what (s)he naturally has. By engaging in a properly designed conditioning training program, dancers will progress at a faster pace and be able to handle the demands of dancing longer, and with far less vulnerability to injury.
Core strength and stability is essential for consistency in elements such as jumps, turns and extensions.
Balance training develops balance receptors in the feet and lower extremities which tell us where the body is in relation to the ground. This is an important awareness for dancers to have.
Strength training creates power, improves endurance and protects the highly mobile joints from injury. Strength gives height in jumps, rotations to turns, height to suspension to extension. Weak dancers tire easily and are prone to injury.
A tremendous range of motion is required in most of the joints in a dancer’s body. Flexibility training helps to improve flexibility and balance flexibility with strength to prevent injury.