Shining Stars Program

shutterstock_74676265These age appropriate classes are designed to introduce the world of movement to ages 12 months old to around 7 or 8 years old. The primary focus of these classes is to foster a love of dance, learning, self-expression & imagination.

Join our Star Track! Enroll your dancer in more than 1 class per week to be a part of our STAR TRACK! These dancers will see progress in their dancing much faster and will have more opportunities to practice their skills in order to fully master the steps of the class or diversify their dancing by enrolling in 2 different styles (for example: Combo and Mini Jazz)

Move With Me (12 months-24 months/parent participation class)
This class is designed to introduce the world of movement and expression for our youngest dancers ages 12-24 months. Move with Me provides the opportunity for little ones to interact with their peers, be introduced to class structure, coordination exercises and rhythm through a safe a special experience with mommy, daddy or caregiver. This class is all about the movement and fun and will not participate in the end of year recital. *This class has NO REGISTRATION FEES and you can enroll anytime throughout the year.
Class Attire: Comfortable play clothes. Little movers need to be barefooted, adults can be barefooted or wear socks.

Ballet Tots (Ages 2-3)
This class playfully introduces the basic positions and movements of ballet as well as creative movement and working on gross motor skills using music, games, creative imagery, and stories. Introduce the world of music and movement to your little one! This class will not participate in the end of year recital.
Class Attire: Flutter Ballet Dress in Pink, pink tights, pink leather ballet shoes (girls) Hair pulled back off face.
T-shirt, shorts, socks and black leather ballet shoes (boys)

Pre-Ballet (Ages 3-4.5)

This class introduces children to ballet, creative movement & a brief introduction to tap. The primary goal is to foster a love for movement and build self confidence. Our young dancers will learn independence, learn to interact with their peers and practice following direction. The dance steps learned in this class will teach students the basics of ballet and prepare them for more advanced dance classes. Dancers will work on tap and ballet in class, but will only perform a ballet dance in the recital.
Class Attire: Flutter Ballet Dress in Purple, pink tights, pink leather ballet shoes, black tap shoes (girls). Hair pulled back off face.
White t-shirt, black shorts, socks and black leather ballet shoes, black tap shoes (boys).

Mini Acro (Ages 4-6)
This class introduces students to Acrobatic Arts, a professional curriculum for acrobatic dance. Learn the primary level skills that include flexibility, strength, balancing, limbering, and tumbling–a wonderful beginning to becoming an advanced acrobat!
Class Attire: Solid pink or black leotard, no tights (or if coming from another dance class wear convertible tights that can be pulled up off their feet), dance shorts (optional) and bare feet. Hair pulled back off face. (girls)
Dancers coming from a Combo or PrePrimary class can wear the same leotard and just remove the skirt for Mini Acro.
White t-shirt, black shorts (boys)

Mini Hip Hop (Ages 4-6)

This class is an introduction to hip hop for young dancers. Hip hop requires quick, intricate movements combined with control. This class will allow dancers to experience the hip hop style on a very basic level. This is a fun, high energy class using well known music that dancers are sure to love. All dance moves and music are age appropriate.
Class Attire: Comfortable dance clothes, t-shirts, tank tops, sweat pants. No jeans or skirts allowed. Pants are needed for floor work or slides done in class so knees are covered. Hip hop sneakers or clean bottom tennis shoes (used only for hip hop class- no street shoes on dance floors). Hair pulled back off of face.

Mini Jazz (Ages 4-6)
This class in an introduction to the fundamentals of jazz dancing. Work on flexibility, rhythm, and choreography in this upbeat class with fun and popular (age appropriate) music!
Class Attire: Solid pink or black leotard, pink or nude tights, dance shorts (optional) and nude jazz shoes (slip ons are preferred) Hair pulled back off face. (girls)
Dancers coming from a Combo or PrePrimary class can wear the same leotard and just remove the skirt for Mini Jazz.
White t-shirt, black shorts, socks and black leather ballet shoes (boys)

Combo (Ages 4-6)

These classes combine ballet and tap to give students a well rounded dance education. We have a 4-5 year old class and a 5-6 year old class. (All ages are as of Oct. 1) In the ballet portion of class students will review basic positions and steps and begin to increase in difficulty. In the tap portion of this class students will learn rhythm and work on the intricate steps found in tap. They will learn to combine steps together to make tap sequences. Combo for 5-6 year olds will build on steps learned in the 4-5 year old class.
Class Attire for 4-5 year old class: Tank Leotard in Pink, Black Pull On Skirt, pink tights, pink leather ballet shoes & black tap shoes. Hair pulled back off of face. (girls)
Class Attire for 5-6 year old class: Tank Leotard in Black, Pink Pull On Skirt, pink tights, pink leather ballet shoes & black tap shoes. Hair pulled back off of face. (girls)
Boys Attire for All Combo Classes: White t-shirt, black shorts, socks, black leather ballet shoes & black tap shoes.

Pre-Primary (Ages 7-9)


Along with ballet and tap, students are now introduced to jazz dance. Dancers will learn the basics of this new technique, work on their center and placement, and learn to interpret music with control and fluidity. Jazz uses fundamentals of ballet for proper technique while using exciting music and fresh moves. The ballet and tap portions of this class will continue to increase in difficulty and begin to put an emphasis on performance quality.
Class Attire: Mesh Cap Sleeve Leotard in Black, Pink Pull On Skirt (Optional for ballet), Black Dance Shorts (optional for tap and jazz), pink tights, pink leather ballet shoes, black tap shoes, nude jazz shoes (slip ons are preferred), Hair pulled back off of face. (girls)
White t-shirt, black shorts, socks, black leather ballet shoes, black tap shoes & nude jazz shoes (boys)