TJ Dancers got 2 stickers for doing such a wonderful job keeping their masks on during the WHOLE class! We love being back at the studio dancing! We love having many of you join us online too. Let's Dance!💃❤🕺
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TJ Dance is looking for a High School IT (Cedarcrest) person looking for a part time position as an IT Consultant. We are working our way through the many bugs and hiccips as we learn how to stream classes successfully. We're getting there, but need the extra know how. If you're interested, please contact us at tjdance.com or message us. We would love to talk with you! We need a "go to" person. 😉

Yesterday, Jayne's granddaughter was able to take class from Teacher Stephanie all the way from Hawaii! It was so special. ❤ Once we get better at this technology, we hope to teach many that have moved away or are still unable to get here💕

Thank You for your patience dancers and parents. We are working hard to streamline this whole process of checking people in, streaming and teaching in studio and having it all work together. We appreciate you all!

A HUGE Thank You to our teachers too! You are the BEST! ❤❤❤

Let's dance💃🕺❤

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And meanwhile... at TJ Dance ❤ Nyree always inspires... even during another computer crisis😉❤
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We started dancing Tuesday Sept 8. We are so happy to be dancing again. We were too busy to even take pictures. Thanks for your patience as we work through the bugs and hiccups with our new normal "for now". We're still working on the better internet... WELCOME BACK! 🕺❤💃
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We're here until 3 painting the floor if anyone wants to stop by and grab their costume. Classes begin September 8th!
See current schedule at tjdance.com
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TJ Dance Costume Pick Up days:
Mon, Aug 17 10-12
Wed. Aug 19 1-4
Thurs, Aug 20 4-6
Registration for 2020/21 is now open at tjdance.com Classes begin Sept. 8th.
Class size will be limited because of CDC guidelines.
See you all SOON! LET'S DANCE!❤🥰💃🕺❤
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Costume Pick Ups Today Aug 5, 2020 from 5-7 at studio. This will be the last pick up day before classes begin again so please come by this evening and pick your costumes up. We'd love to see you!❤
The 20/21 schedule will be posted on the website this week at tjdance.com. We are so excited to get dancing again! So far, there are only 4 in studio spots available for each studio for each class. We can take more students but plan to rotate them in studio with streaming students so everyone will be able to experience dancing in studio on a rotating basis. If you'd rather. You can also just register for streaming until things get better and we move to phase 3. We can not make recital plans until we get to phase 4, so for now, we'll just get back to the fun and learning and just DANCE! 🥰 All students (under 3 and/or students unable to wear a mask for medical reasons) and teachers will be required to wear a mask and we have added time between classes for disinfecting the studio. We will also take dancer's temperatures (no contact thermometer) and ask a few questions each week to keep a record as required. Parents will need to remain outside until we are able to open the studio up more in Phase 4. We will meet parents outside to bring dancer's in and repeat that procedure with exciting students.
Classes begin Tuesday September 8th! We can hardly wait!!!💕❤🥰
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Costume pick up days Thursday July 30th, 3-5 and Wednesday August 5th, 5-7. Please contact the studio if you have questions about your balance. See you there!❤ NEW SCHEDULE COMING SOON!
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Hi dancers! ❤ Costume pick up day Thursday July 9, 2020 5-7pm. The costumes are all here! Even "Everbody Wants to Be a Cat" Jayne's Wed 4:30 class! We hope to see you then! We also have a teacher meeting Thursday so we will be working hard, all of us, on our 20/21 dance schedule. We miss you all and can't wait to get back to dancing!!! 💃🙌❤
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A huge shout out to our absolutley incredible staff (although we're missing Jenn and Tracy in this photo). We know today is as rough on you as it is on us... We're all missing our dancers and the amazing energy every unique class has. We're missing the challenges of teaching, working on choreography and the hours of fun and hard work! It's probably time to get planning for a new normal and a tricky new schedule... but we have no doubt we're all up for the task. Thank you! We love you!❤💕🥰
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Costume Pick Ups Scheduled:
Thursday June 18 3-5
Tuesday June 23 3-5.
Hi there Dancers! How are you? We miss you all sooo much!🥰 Most of our costumes are in. The only costumes not yet in are Teacher Jayne's Wed 4:30 "Everybody Wants To Be A Cat", The pompoms for Teacher Stephanie's Mon 6:30 "Missy Elliott" Dance (costumes are here!) And Teacher Bethany's Thurs 5 "High Hopes" Dance - just the boys have not arrived. The girl's costumes are here.
We hope to see you then. We will meet you outside and will be masked. Stay safe and healthy. ❤
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This evening at 5pm, we will gather in the studio parking lot and get ready to cheer on our 2020 graduates! 🎉We can grab some pompoms and our TJ Dance banner with a couple grad balloons attached. We can stand out by the road and cheer for our graduating seniors as the drive by on 203 on their way to their drive up graduation ceremony in Carnation. Bring any fun accessories you'd like! Everyone is welcome! They deserve the recognition! Congratulation Class of 2020! We love you!❤
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Costume Pick Up today at the studio 3-5. Also Wednesday June3rd 3-5 and Friday June 5th 5-7. We're still waiting though on costumes for Jayne's Wed 4:30 class, Stephanie's Monday 6:30 class and a few of Aariel's are still missing as well as an order put in later for Rachael W. We hope to see you all! We miss you! We're still tossing ideas around for some kind of performance so we'll let you know about that as soon as we decide on something. Thank you all! We MISS you!😪❤🥰 Send and post pictures please❤❤❤ PS Fosse Chat and Stretch on zoom Wed 5:30. Let us know if you'd like an invite! Everyone welcome. #_tjdance #tjdancerocks #tjdance ...

Costume pick up day Sunday May 31st 3-5pm at the studio. We will be masked and 6 feet apart. We can bring them to your car if you'd like us to. If you got an email with costume info attached, you're costume is here and waiting for you. We'd love pictures of you or your dancers when they try them on. We'd love to be able to post some in the coming days so please let us know if it's ok to post. Thank you! We MISS you! Every day that goes by is a day closer to us dancing together again! ❤ #_tjdance #tjdancerocks #tjdance ...

Two of teacher Jayne's grandkids live in Hawaii. They're at the beach today and Kaia happened to be wearing her TJ Dance shirt! Their daddy sent a picture. Couldn't pass up sharing it with all of you. Look at those beautiful kiddos! Jaxon & Kaia 💕🤙🥰Missing them and missing all of you dancers! ❤🌺🌞
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Monday, May 25, is National Tap Dance Day (Bill “Bojangles” Robinson’s birthday). The Tap Family Reunion will be streaming selections from their work titled “And Still You Must Swing” starting at 2:00PM our time. They’ll keep it available to watch for 24 hours, so you can tune in when you like. The link is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrCdE4G7Nlg
Thank You to Carolyn for this info!❤
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Today this picture popped up on google home as a memory! Oh my! April 21, 2015. Missing the dancers, the music, the energy, the studio... Can hardly wait to get back! Stay safe and healthy! We'll dance together again soon!#_tjdance #tjdancerocks #tjdance ❤💃❤ ...

We miss you all dancers! Looking forward to the day we can dance together again!❤🥰💃 We hope everyone is staying safe and healthy.
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Oh, how we miss you all! 💕 Feeling very humbled, touched and loved while reading through emails from dance families this morning. Your encouraging words keep us hanging in there. We will do everything we can to get through this together so we can get back to dancing with you as soon as possible! Love you all! Stay safe and healthy!❤ and Thank You! #_tjdance ...

Class Descriptions

2-4 Yrs

3-4 yr old, Creative Movement/Pre-Ballet

Monday | 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM | Studio A
Peg Burnside

Creative Movement introduces the child to moving with the music, using both children’s songs and classical music. Locomotor actions (walk, run, jump, turn, slow, fast) and being part of a group activity will be taught in the class. This requires the child to be able to separate from the parent, use listening skills and follow the teachers directions. Pretend play and imagination will be integral parts of this class. Children will be introduced to classical ballet music, ballet stories, positions of the feet and arms, and learn how to plie and tendu. Proper ballet slippers required, along with dance attire (no jeans, coveralls, or long play dresses). Dress up (provided by the teacher) will be used on occasion. A performance piece will be taught, along with the opening number, to be performed in the June dance recital.

3-4 yr old, Combo Class

Monday | 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM | Studio A
Stephanie Weymouth

This is a fun 45 minute creative movement class to introduce your toddler to the world of dance, all while using a very playful interaction with other students. We do both soft shoe (ballet) and tap.

3-5 yr old Tap/Ballet/Jazz

Tuesday | 11:00 AM to 11:45 AM | Studio A
Jayne Hancock

This class introduces very young students to tap, jazz, and ballet.  Students learn basic tap and ballet steps, while increasing their physical stamina, and listening skills in a class setting. Fun dance related activities will also be included.  One dance will be performed in the June recital, and this class will participate in the group Opening number for the show.

Tap shoes and leather or canvas ballet shoes required.

3-6 yr old Tap/Ballet/Jazz

Tuesday | 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM | Studio A
Jayne Hancock

Dance techniques for all three styles, tap, jazz, and ballet, are taught for this age group in a fun accepting environment. Students practice listening skills, learn how to follow directions, and work on balance, strength and coordination. Dancers perform one dance number and participate in the group opening number in the June recital.

Tap shoes and leather or canvas ballet shoes required.

4-6 yr old, Combo Class

Monday | 4:45 PM - 5:30 PM | Studio A
Stephanie Weymouth

This is a fun 45 minute creative movement class to introduce your toddler to the world of dance, all while using a very playful interaction with other students. We do both soft shoe (ballet) and tap.

4-6 yr old, Ballet/Tap

Monday | 5:30 PM - 6:15 PM | Studio B
Peg Burnside

Class time will be divided into teaching ballet for the first 25 minutes of class, with the rest for tap dancing. Ballet instruction will include barre work (plies, tendus, passe, arabesque) and learning ballet positions. Tap will use the Al Gilbert graded technique, learning shuffles, ball change and flaps, along with across the floor moves. Both ballet and tap shoes required. Dancers will be taught one dance and participate in the group opening number in the June dance recital. An in-house dance will also be taught.

4-6 yr old, Ballet/Tap

Wednesday | 11:00 AM to 11:45 AM | Studio A
Peg Burnside

In this combination class, your 4-6 year old will step into the magical world of dance, letting their imaginations soar as they learn the basics of ballet and tap. We will focus on learning technique, listening to the music, and loving the art of dance. Ballet and tap shoes are required. Dancers will learn one performance piece for the June recital, in addition to the group opening number.

4-7 yr old, Tap/Jazz/Ballet

Thursday | 5:00 PM to 5:45 PM | Studio A
Jayne Hancock

This dance combination class introduces the basics of each dance style and helps ignite the joy of dancing in young hearts. Dancers focus on age appropriate techniques—toes and heels, front and back, right and left, slow and fast, as well as tempos, patterns and combinations of movements. Dancers in this class perform one dance number and participate in the group opening number in the June recital.

Tap shoes and leather or canvas ballet shoes required.

4-7 yr old, Funk/Jazz/HipHop

Thursday | 6:00 PM to 6:45 PM | Studio B
Jenn Donough

5-8 Yrs

3-5 yr old Tap/Ballet/Jazz

Tuesday | 11:00 AM to 11:45 AM | Studio A
Jayne Hancock

This class introduces very young students to tap, jazz, and ballet.  Students learn basic tap and ballet steps, while increasing their physical stamina, and listening skills in a class setting. Fun dance related activities will also be included.  One dance will be performed in the June recital, and this class will participate in the group Opening number for the show.

Tap shoes and leather or canvas ballet shoes required.

3-6 yr old Tap/Ballet/Jazz

Tuesday | 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM | Studio A
Jayne Hancock

Dance techniques for all three styles, tap, jazz, and ballet, are taught for this age group in a fun accepting environment. Students practice listening skills, learn how to follow directions, and work on balance, strength and coordination. Dancers perform one dance number and participate in the group opening number in the June recital.

Tap shoes and leather or canvas ballet shoes required.

4-6 yr old, Ballet/Tap

Monday | 5:30 PM - 6:15 PM | Studio B
Peg Burnside

Class time will be divided into teaching ballet for the first 25 minutes of class, with the rest for tap dancing. Ballet instruction will include barre work (plies, tendus, passe, arabesque) and learning ballet positions. Tap will use the Al Gilbert graded technique, learning shuffles, ball change and flaps, along with across the floor moves. Both ballet and tap shoes required. Dancers will be taught one dance and participate in the group opening number in the June dance recital. An in-house dance will also be taught.

4-6 yr old, Ballet/Tap

Wednesday | 11:00 AM to 11:45 AM | Studio A
Peg Burnside

In this combination class, your 4-6 year old will step into the magical world of dance, letting their imaginations soar as they learn the basics of ballet and tap. We will focus on learning technique, listening to the music, and loving the art of dance. Ballet and tap shoes are required. Dancers will learn one performance piece for the June recital, in addition to the group opening number.

4-7 yr old, Tap/Jazz/Ballet

Thursday | 5:00 PM to 5:45 PM | Studio A
Jayne Hancock

This dance combination class introduces the basics of each dance style and helps ignite the joy of dancing in young hearts. Dancers focus on age appropriate techniques—toes and heels, front and back, right and left, slow and fast, as well as tempos, patterns and combinations of movements. Dancers in this class perform one dance number and participate in the group opening number in the June recital.

Tap shoes and leather or canvas ballet shoes required.

4-7 yr old, Funk/Jazz/HipHop

Thursday | 6:00 PM to 6:45 PM | Studio B
Jenn Donough

5-7 yr old Tap/Ballet/Jazz

Wednesday | 4:15 PM to 5:00 PM | Studio A
Jayne Hancock

Dance techniques for all three styles, tap, jazz, and ballet, are taught for this age group in a fun accepting environment. Students practice listening skills, learn how to follow directions, and work on balance, strength and coordination. Dancers perform one dance number and participate in the group opening number in the June recital.

Tap shoes and leather or canvas ballet shoes required.

6-8 yr old, Ballet/Tap

Monday | 4:30 PM to 5:15 PM | Studio B
Peg Burnside

This dance combination class teaches basic ballet and tap steps to elementary school ages 6-8. Barre work and center floor combinations will be used to re-enforce learning dance routines. Students will increase their physical strength, flexibility and stamina. This class will cultivate an interest in dance performance and a feeling of accomplishment. Dancers will perform one dance and participate in the group opening number in the June recital.
*Leather ballet slippers and tap shoes required.

6-9 yr old Tap/Ballet/Jazz

Tuesday | 5:00 PM to 5:45 PM | Studio A
Jayne Hancock

Dance combinations for 6-9 yr. olds is more structured than the younger classes. Both tap and ballet techniques include barre work and center floor. Jazz instruction will teach basic jazz exercises and steps. Students will work on increasing their physical strength and flexibility. Dancers in this class will perform one number in the June recital and participate in the group opening number.

Tap shoes and leather or canvas ballet or jazz shoes required.

6-9 yr old, Funk/Jazz/HipHop

Thursday | 5:00 PM to 5:45 PM | Studio B
Jenn Donough

9-12 Yrs

6-9 yr old Tap/Ballet/Jazz

Tuesday | 5:00 PM to 5:45 PM | Studio A
Jayne Hancock

Dance combinations for 6-9 yr. olds is more structured than the younger classes. Both tap and ballet techniques include barre work and center floor. Jazz instruction will teach basic jazz exercises and steps. Students will work on increasing their physical strength and flexibility. Dancers in this class will perform one number in the June recital and participate in the group opening number.

Tap shoes and leather or canvas ballet or jazz shoes required.

6-9 yr old, Funk/Jazz/HipHop

Thursday | 5:00 PM to 5:45 PM | Studio B
Jenn Donough

7-10 HipHop/Cheer

Monday | 5:45 PM to 6:30 PM | Studio A
Stephanie Weymouth

This is a high energy dance class, from street dance, to incorporate cheer moves and technique. We focus on different styles and moves. The hip hop element allows the student to personalize their style, and the cheer still keeps the structure! Our class is to help build confidence and personal style, all while having fun.

9-11 yr old, Ballet/Lyrical

Tuesday | 4:30 PM to 5:15 PM | Studio B
Peg Burnside

This combination class will teach both ballet and tap steps and dance terminology for elementary school ages 9-11. Previous dance experience would be helpful, but not necessary as fundamental skills will be taught, along with expanding into dance combinations learned in the center. Barre work will be used for learning steps in ballet and tap. One dance will be performed in Recital, along with the group opening number. An additional dance will be taught to perform for an in-house performance at the end of the year.
*Leather ballet slippers and tap shoes required.

9-12 yr old, Funk/Jazz/HipHop

Thursday | 7:00 PM to 7:45 PM | Studio B
Jenn Donough

10-14 yr old, Tap/Jazz

Tuesday | 6:00 PM to 6:45 PM | Studio A
Jayne Hancock

This class builds on having some knowledge of dance, but previous experience is not required. Dancers will assume more responsibility for themselves, working on their memory skills while learning more challenging dance combinations as well as working to coordinate dance with music. This class will perform two dance numbers in the June recital, and will participate in either the opening or finale group number.

Tap shoes and leather or canvas ballet or jazz shoes required.

11-14 HipHop/Cheer

Monday | 6:45 PM to 7:30 PM | Studio A
Stephanie Weymouth

This is a high energy dance class, from street dance, to incorporate cheer moves and technique. We focus on different styles and moves. The hip hop element allows the student to personalize their style, and the cheer still keeps the structure! Our class is to help build confidence and personal style, all while having fun.

11-14 yr old, Ballet/Lyrical

Tuesday | 5:30 PM to 6:15 PM | Studio B
Peg Burnside

This class will teach both ballet and lyrical style of dancing for middle school age students, grades 11-14. Previous experience in ballet would be helpful, but not required, as fundamental skills will be taught at the barre and center floor. Warm-up stretches, along with learning dance combinations, will be included each class. One week the class will study ballet, the alternating week will be lyrical style. This class will learn two dances, one ballet, one lyrical, to perform in the annual Recital, along with participating in the Finale number.
*Leather ballet slippers, and jazz shoes required.

Teen

10-14 yr old, Tap/Jazz

Tuesday | 6:00 PM to 6:45 PM | Studio A
Jayne Hancock

This class builds on having some knowledge of dance, but previous experience is not required. Dancers will assume more responsibility for themselves, working on their memory skills while learning more challenging dance combinations as well as working to coordinate dance with music. This class will perform two dance numbers in the June recital, and will participate in either the opening or finale group number.

Tap shoes and leather or canvas ballet or jazz shoes required.

11-14 HipHop/Cheer

Monday | 6:45 PM to 7:30 PM | Studio A
Stephanie Weymouth

This is a high energy dance class, from street dance, to incorporate cheer moves and technique. We focus on different styles and moves. The hip hop element allows the student to personalize their style, and the cheer still keeps the structure! Our class is to help build confidence and personal style, all while having fun.

11-14 yr old, Ballet/Lyrical

Tuesday | 5:30 PM to 6:15 PM | Studio B
Peg Burnside

This class will teach both ballet and lyrical style of dancing for middle school age students, grades 11-14. Previous experience in ballet would be helpful, but not required, as fundamental skills will be taught at the barre and center floor. Warm-up stretches, along with learning dance combinations, will be included each class. One week the class will study ballet, the alternating week will be lyrical style. This class will learn two dances, one ballet, one lyrical, to perform in the annual Recital, along with participating in the Finale number.
*Leather ballet slippers, and jazz shoes required.

HS Ballet/Lyrical

Tuesday | 6:30 PM to 7:15 PM | Studio B
Peg Burnside

This class will teach both ballet and lyrical style of dance to high school age students. Previous ballet experience required, as the class will be focusing on more challenging dance combinations, turns, and leaps. Ballet barre and lyrical floor work will be included. Some students will be preparing for pointe work, This class will learn two dances to perform in Recital, one ballet number and one lyrical, along with participating in the Finale.
*Leather ballet slippers, jazz shoes, and stretch bands required.

Teen/Adult Int/Adv Tap

Tuesday | 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM | Studio A
Jayne Hancock

HS/Adult Ballet Fitness

Tuesday (Only 2nd Tuesday of month) | 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM | Studio B
Peg Burnside

This class offers gentle stretching, along with basic ballet barre work to strengthen the back, legs and arms. A simple ballet combination will be taught to “feel” classical music. Prior knowledge of ballet is helpful, but not required. No dress code, but proper leather ballet slippers required. This is a non-performance class that will meet once a month (2nd Tuesday of the month.

Teen/Adult Beg Tap 1

Wednesday | 5:15 PM to 6:00 PM | Studio A
Jayne Hancock

Teen/Adult Beg/Int Tap 2

Wednesday | 6:15 PM to 7:00 PM | Studio A
Jayne Hancock

Using the Al Gilbert methodology for tap instruction, adults of all ages are encouraged to learn tap dancing. Besides improving strength and flexibility, dancing is a great way to exercise the brain by memorizing steps, combinations and counts. This class will teach and improve a dancer’s rhythm and tempo combining sound and movement to music to create “dance”.  One dance will be performed in the June recital, and this class will participate in the group Finale number.

Tap shoes required.

Teen/Adult Hawaiian Dance

Wednesday | 5:30 PM – 6:15 PM | Studio B
Karen Hendrickson

This is a beginner class for students age Teen/Adult. During class, dancers will be immersed in the culture and music of Hawaii. They will learn basic Hawaiian songs and hula techniques that include proper posture, steps, and hand movements. Students will also learn oli (chant), including technique and style used in the traditional protocol. Wear a swishy skirt and join the fun!

Teen/Adult Modern Fusion

Wednesday | 6:30 PM to 7:15 PM | Studio B
Aariel Hall

For those of you who just can’t choose one style of dance, why not come try Modern Fusion? The main focus of Modern Fusion is learning how to “sing” with your body by using different movement styles to express feelings and tell stories. In order to perform unique choreography, we learn techniques from modern dance as a base for this class but also will take inspiration from many different styles such as lyrical, jazz, contemporary, hip hop, and more. Beginners and experienced dancers welcome.

Teen/Adult Intermediate Tap

Thursday | 6:00 PM to 6:45 PM | Studio A
Jayne Hancock

Teen/Adult Bollywood

2nd & 4th Saturday of the Month | 11:00 AM to 11:45 AM | Studio A
Shruti Sharma

Bollywood dancing is an amalgamation of folk, Classical and even western dance forms making it very fun and energetic form of dance. Songs are accentuated using strong beats with emphasis on the emotion of the song as they are generally part of a storyline in a movie. There are no rules and anyone can dance!

Teen/Adult Belly Dance

2nd & 4th Saturday of the Month | 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM | Studio A
Nyree Krikorian

This belly fitness class is for beginning and intermediate students. Expect to have lots of fun and laughter while you sweat and learn to move your body in new ways. This year, we will learn at least two different styles of dance and choreographies. We (as a group) may choose to do one or both dances for our recital in June.

Adult

Beginning Country Line Dance

Monday | 6:45 PM to 7:30 PM | Studio B
Bethany Brittain

Can I get a yeehaw? This class is perfect for all levels of dance, from completely new to advanced dancer! Guaranteed a fun workout while learning some country line dance moves. Class will begin with a warm up and across the floor combinations. In addition, you will learn a country line dance for the annual recital.

Int/Adv Country Line

Monday | 7:45 PM to 8:30 PM | Studio B
(with teacher approval)
Bethany Brittain

Can I get a yeehaw? This class is perfect for intermediate to advanced dancers! Guaranteed a fun workout while learning some country line dance moves. Class will begin with a warm up and across the floor combinations. In addition, you will learn a country line dance for the annual recital.

A Persian Winged Dance w/ Nyree

2nd & 4th Saturday of the Month | 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM | Studio A
Nyree Krikorian

HS/Adult Ballet Fitness

Tuesday (Only 2nd Tuesday of month) | 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM | Studio B
Peg Burnside

This class offers gentle stretching, along with basic ballet barre work to strengthen the back, legs and arms. A simple ballet combination will be taught to “feel” classical music. Prior knowledge of ballet is helpful, but not required. No dress code, but proper leather ballet slippers required. This is a non-performance class that will meet once a month (2nd Tuesday of the month.

Teen/Adult Int/Adv Tap

Tuesday | 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM | Studio A
Jayne Hancock

Teen/Adult Beg Tap 1

Wednesday | 5:15 PM to 6:00 PM | Studio A
Jayne Hancock

Teen/Adult Beg/Int Tap 2

Wednesday | 6:15 PM to 7:00 PM | Studio A
Jayne Hancock

Using the Al Gilbert methodology for tap instruction, adults of all ages are encouraged to learn tap dancing. Besides improving strength and flexibility, dancing is a great way to exercise the brain by memorizing steps, combinations and counts. This class will teach and improve a dancer’s rhythm and tempo combining sound and movement to music to create “dance”.  One dance will be performed in the June recital, and this class will participate in the group Finale number.

Tap shoes required.

Teen/Adult Hawaiian Dance

Wednesday | 5:30 PM – 6:15 PM | Studio B
Karen Hendrickson

This is a beginner class for students age Teen/Adult. During class, dancers will be immersed in the culture and music of Hawaii. They will learn basic Hawaiian songs and hula techniques that include proper posture, steps, and hand movements. Students will also learn oli (chant), including technique and style used in the traditional protocol. Wear a swishy skirt and join the fun!

Teen/Adult Modern Fusion

Wednesday | 6:30 PM to 7:15 PM | Studio B
Aariel Hall

For those of you who just can’t choose one style of dance, why not come try Modern Fusion? The main focus of Modern Fusion is learning how to “sing” with your body by using different movement styles to express feelings and tell stories. In order to perform unique choreography, we learn techniques from modern dance as a base for this class but also will take inspiration from many different styles such as lyrical, jazz, contemporary, hip hop, and more. Beginners and experienced dancers welcome.

Teen/Adult Intermediate Tap

Thursday | 6:00 PM to 6:45 PM | Studio A
Jayne Hancock

Teen/Adult Bollywood

2nd & 4th Saturday of the Month | 11:00 AM to 11:45 AM | Studio A
Shruti Sharma

Bollywood dancing is an amalgamation of folk, Classical and even western dance forms making it very fun and energetic form of dance. Songs are accentuated using strong beats with emphasis on the emotion of the song as they are generally part of a storyline in a movie. There are no rules and anyone can dance!

Teen/Adult Belly Dance

2nd & 4th Saturday of the Month | 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM | Studio A
Nyree Krikorian

This belly fitness class is for beginning and intermediate students. Expect to have lots of fun and laughter while you sweat and learn to move your body in new ways. This year, we will learn at least two different styles of dance and choreographies. We (as a group) may choose to do one or both dances for our recital in June.

Adult Lyrical Jazz “Fosse Style”

Wednesday | 7:15 PM to 8:30 PM | Studio A
Thursday | 7:00 PM to 8:15 PM | Studio A

Jayne Hancock & Peg Burnside

This class for older teens and adults of all ages and focuses on two elements—building physical strength, flexibility, and stamina using jazz style warm-up techniques, and learning a Bob Fosse inspired dance number to perform for the June dance recital. Dance experience is helpful, but not required for this class. Dancers will also learn the group Finale dance for recital.

Jazz shoes or jazz sneakers suggested for this class.