Jazz provides even more free, rhythmic, and emotional expression than Modern dance. Jazz dance is unrestrictive, non-classical, and less academic than ballet. However, Jazz movement draws upon many other forms of dance technique to produce a clean, smooth and uninterrupted movement. Most students have a background in both ballet and tap prior to an introduction to Jazz classes.
Young students from the combo class (ballet/tap) will begin Jazz starting at age 6. All Jazz students are required to be enrolled in on-going ballet as part of their Jazz preparation.
Contemporary Dance is a combination of ballet, modern and jazz techniques. This is a unique dance style demonstrating the versatility, improvisation and concert dance styles presented in combination with Modern or Pop music. Lyrical Dance is fusion of ballet, modern, and jazz that expresses the emotions of the song lyrics. It is characterized by lovely, poetic, and flowing quality.
Ballet must be taken in combination with Contemporary / Lyrical training.
Tap is FUN for EVERYONE! It is a rapid way for dancers (from child to adult) to focus on their ability to “feel” the rhythmic beat, develop coordination, and ultimately, translate these skills into an energizing dance movement. Young children especially enjoy tap because it teaches them to keep time with the music, while practicing their ability to count and apply basic math with physical motion. Tap students carry this training into various other parts of their lives from practicing self-discipline to learning to coordinate movement as a “team” that applies to sports, social, or other group activities later in life. We offer Tap starting in our Combo classes and offer progressive level classes through Adult.
For children ages 3-6 years, we offer Combo classes to introduce the fundamentals of dance. These classes include Ballet, Tap, and Gymnastics – one day a week, for a one hour class. We offer two class groups: one for 3-4 year old and another class for 5-6 year olds. These classes are designed to teach early rhythmic skills and body awareness – an essential education for young dancers.
There is a non-refundable yearly registration fee of $50 per student due with enrollment.
|Classes Per Week||DISCOUNT|
Discount based on total family classes per week.
Example: 4 classes a week in your family is a 20% discount on monthly tuition.
|1 hour class a week||$75/month|
|11/2 hour class a week||$90/month|
|11/2 hour class a week||$90/month|
5% discount on annual tuition when paid in full by July 31.
All tuition is payable in advance on the first of each month. The monthly tuition rate remains the same each month although the number of lessons received may vary from month to month. There is no price reduction for lessons missed or bad weather days. On days of severe ice and snow, check with the studio answering service for possible cancellation of classes.
Two 3 week summer sessions:
June 13 th – June 30 th and July 11 th – July 30 th
|Fall classes begin||August 22 nd 2016|
|Labor Day||September 5 th 2016|
|Thanksgiving||November 23 rd – 27 th 2016|
|Christmas||Dec.19 th – Jan. 2 nd 2016|
|Classes resume||January 3 rd 2017|
|Spring Break||March 12 th – 18 th. 2017|
|Easter Holiday||April 14 th -16 th 2017|
|Memorial Day||May 29 th 2017|
|Dress Rehearsal||Monday, June 5 th 2017|
|Recital||Tuesday, June 6 th 2017|
A Recital will be presented at the end of the year in The Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Dr. in Richardson. There will be a costume charge of $75 per class due with October tuition. In January there will be a $60 per student recital fee due. Tickets to the recital must be purchased through the Eisemann Center box office.