Class Descriptions and Academy Attire

For everyday classes the academy attire is listed below each class description. We will have spirit weeks, where students are allowed to wear different colored leotards or fun clothes to class.

Creative Movement (ages 3 - 4)

A 45-minute introductory dance class consisting of ballet, jazz, and creative movement. The dancers will learn basic steps while following and listening to directions in a positive environment. Emphasis is placed on both fine and gross motor skill development, coordination, and balance in a safe nurturing environment. Engaging music and the use of props will be used for creativity, and most of all, to have fun.
Attire--Hair in a bun. Pink tights, pink ballet shoes, and a ballet dress

Creative Dance (Ages 5 - 6)

This 45 minute class consists of ballet, jazz, and creative movement. This class assists the dancer in identifying basic forms of movement through imaginative games, songs, music, and rhythmic patterns. Young dancers will be introduced to the elements of dance of body, space, time, energy as well as encouraged to take direction from the instructor and share turns with peers.
Attire--Hair in a bun or in a ponytail. Pink tights, pink ballet shoes, and a ballet dress

Combo I (Ages 7 - 9)

This one-hour class teaches basic technique, terminology, and style with an emphasis on proper technique, alignment and movement quality in styles of jazz, ballet, and hip hop. They will be introduced to the elements of dance of body, space, time, energy which will lead to choreography.
Attire--Hair in a bun or in a ponytail. Pink tights, ballet or jazz shoes, black leotard, black booty shorts (optional)

Company (Ages 12 - 18)

This class is for the serious dancer who would like to take dance to the next level through their dance ability and leadership skills. Company class is for the beginner dancer or the experienced dancer. Company dancers demonstrate an extra commitment to dance and involvement in Elements Dance Academy. They are a group of young students who show promise and enthusiasm for dance and our community. Dancers will gain confidence and refine their craft by focusing on all of the styles of dance, learning about the 5 elements of dance, and participating in choreography studies. Company members will provide support for the community, create leaders to lead themselves and be role models in society, and provide opportunities for connecting with art, nature, music, dance and with people. There is an extra time commitment outside of the regular class schedule due to community and EDA events.
**Note: Student directors, mentors, and assistants must be enrolled in this class.

Attire--Hair in a bun or in a ponytail. Black booty shorts, unitard, or jazz pants. Black or tan jazz shoes, and a black leotard, tights (optional, pink or nude)

Pre-Ballet (Ages 6 & Up)

An introduction to ballet with beginning development of ballet concepts including turn out, coordination, spatial awareness, positions of the feet and arms, and a specific focus on class etiquette.
Attire--Hair in a bun or in a ponytail. Pink tights, pink ballet shoes, black leotard. Skirts are okay.

Ballet Level 1 (Ages 6 - 18)

The goal of ballet class is to impart the fundamentals of classical ballet. Class will focus on basic ballet technique, proper body alignment, French terminology, and position of the feet/arms. Students will be introduced to barre exercises, simple center work, and across the floor. This class is subject to the needs of the overall attendees of each class. Ages are subject to change based on the dancer's ability.
Attire--Hair in a bun or in a ponytail. Pink tights, ballet shoes, black leotard.

Ballet Level 2 (Ages 10 7 Up)

Level 2 students continue to develop extension of the legs and strength of the feet as well as more advanced barre work, center work, port de bras, musicality and artistry. Dancers in this class are serious about developing their ballet technique and may be assessed for pointe work. Dancers must wear appropriate dance attire for class. Ages are subject to change based on the dancer's ability. No skirts. *Inquire with Megan by email if interested in placing for Ballet Level 2.
Attire--Hair in a bun or in a ponytail. Pink tights, ballet shoes, black leotard

Ballet Level 3 (Ages 12 & Up)

Level 3 is a pre-pointe/pointe class. Dancers in this class have demonstrated strength in their feet and ankles while at the barre. Body alignment, muscle awareness, and body awareness is developed. Students are able to self correct and to apply corrections more frequently. Students will see an increase in difficulty at the barre and center work and allegro have become a focus during class. Dancers must wear appropriate dance attire for class. Ages are subject to change based on the dancer's ability. *Inquire with Megan by email if interested in placing for Ballet Level 3.
Attire--Hair in a bun or in a ponytail. Pink tights, pink ballet shoes, black leotard. No skirts.

Jazz Level 1 & 2 (Ages 10 - 18)

This class will give students a thorough grounding in jazz terminology and technique while giving them an opportunity to grow as performers. The warm-up and progressions will use classic jazz technique to develop students' musicality, athleticism, alignment and performance. We will use this technical base to explore a variety of jazz styles, including classical, musical theater, jazz funk and lyrical/contemporary. This class is subject to the needs of the overall attendees of each class.
Attire--Hair in a bun or in a ponytail. Black booty shorts, unitard, or black jazz pants, black jazz shoes, black leotard

Hip Hop Level 1 & 2 (Ages 7 - 18)

Hip Hop encompasses many different urban dance styles such as poppin’, locking, breaking as well as freestyle movement to give students the opportunity to develop their own sense of style. Our Hip Hop classes teach rhythm, coordination, musicality and choreography without suggestive music or movements. Students are challenged to think on their feet while enjoying an energetic and fast-paced dance class. Our Hip Hop dancers develop focus, strength, and agility while having fun. This is an excellent class for high-energy kids who want to take a fast and fun dance class. This class is subject to the needs of the overall attendees of each class
Attire--Hair in a ponytail or out of the face. Any clothing that is easy and comfortable to move in.

Dance for Homeschoolers (Ages 5 & Up)

We believe as strongly in the power of a great dance education as we do about creating beautiful, loving and strong students. In our dance for homeschoolers we will teach students the fundamentals of dance, body alignment and terminology, with focus on ballet, jazz, hip hop and creative movement. Classes harbor a fun and encouraging atmosphere to help build confidence, learn teamwork, grace and develop dance technique. We can even enhance educational lessons by providing a kinesthetic experience. Just let us know the topic and we will create the dance lesson!
This daytime dance class is geared towards families who participate in or homeschooling but is open to anyone who would like to join! Participating in the recital is an option.
This class may be most appropriate for dancers ages 5 and up, but is open to anyone who would like to join us, even if they are under the age of 5!

*Inquire with Megan by email to request another day and time if the one we have does not work with your schedule.
Attire--Hair in a ponytail or out of the face. Any clothing that is easy and comfortable to move in.

Adult Class Membership

Our adult classes focus on fun movement skills, technique, and fitness in a non-judgemental zone through the joyful exploration of dance. Class attire for our adult classes is comfortable workout clothes.

Yoga/Pilates

A total body class to strengthen and stretch while toning and elongating each muscle group. With the core as the foundation this is the class to keep all aspects of your body moving through mobility and structured strength!

Team Extreme Dance Cardio

Not your normal cardio dance class but a class that will combine the two best things- your favorite jam (aka song) and also a fitness environment that lets you just dance it out!!!! An addictive class that makes you want to come back for some more sweat and fun!! Pop, Hip hop, Latin, Jazz, Funk you name it and ALL levels can get it!!

Adult Combo Class

This class is a combination of jazz, ballet, and creative movement. Each day will be a different focus.

Jazz: This class will give students a thorough grounding in jazz terminology and technique while giving them an opportunity to grow as performers. The warm-up and progressions will use classic jazz technique to develop students' musicality, athleticism, alignment and performance. We will use this technical base to explore a variety of jazz styles, including classical, musical theater, jazz funk and lyrical/contemporary.

Creative Movement: This class is perfect for those who love dance as an art form and want to strengthen motor skills, coordination, and balance. Includes the BrainDance, floor and center work, technique, movement combinations, improvisation, and choreography. Dance isn’t just about steps, it is about imagination and expression.

Ballet: Suitable for the beginning or experienced adult. The class will introduce basic movement vocabulary and French terminology as well as safe stretching techniques and practices. Students will learn positions of the feet, arms, and begin fundamental barre and center work. Attention is paid to proper body alignment, use of the legs and feet, and developing movement sequences through coordination of the arms and head. This class is subject to the needs of the overall attendees of each class.