JZT Dance Class Descriptions

TINY DANCERS

Ages 3 to 6


Ballet
Ballet is the basis of all dance movement as it develops strength, grace, poise, posture and musicality. The technical training of ballet is essential for all aspiring young dancers as it provides a strong foundation for all other dance forms. It should be studied by every dancer at all ages and levels. Ballet classes are offered for beginning through advanced levels.

Princess Ballet 1
Ages: 3 to 4
Princess Ballet 1 is a 45-minute ballet class for pre-schoolers. Dancers will have fun learning pre-ballet movement and terminology in ballet and explore their own creative movement styles through the use of imaginative music and games in a safe, positive environment. Students will also work on classroom skills such as following directions, listening and working with others. 
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Princess Ballet 2
Ages: 5 to 6
Princess Ballet 2 dancers are introduced to more formal dance technique. This class will lay the foundation for correct, safe and successful dancing in years to follow. Students will expand on the basic steps and terminology from the Princess 1 level in ballet. Placement Notes: It is highly recommended that Princess 2 students be at least 5 years old by October 1st. Students younger than this should consider the Princess 1 class for their dance experience. 
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Acro - NEW
Ages: 5 to 6
Acrobatic training teaches flexibility, balance, strength, muscle control, and above all, discipline and concentration.    Acro Dance is a style of dance that combines dance technique with precision acrobatic elements. It incorporates basic tumbling skills such as cartwheels, walkovers, and handsprings with strength training and conditioning. There is no recital performance for this class. 
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Combination Classes

Combination classes are a great way for students to experience different types of dance in a 45-minute instructional time. Combo Classes are available for students 3 to 6 years old. The main focus of combination classes is on students having fun and enjoying dance as an everyday activity. Class placement is based on age as well as a student's ability to learn.

What To Expect On Your First Of Day Of Tiny Dancer Classes

Pre-Ballet and Tap (formerly Bibbidi Bobbidi Ballerinas)
Ages: 3 to 6
This ballet/tap combo class is a wonderful introduction to dance for our youngest students who want to express their independence without the assistance of mom or dad. Dancers will have fun learning pre-ballet movement and basic tap exercises in a creative and nurturing environment. Students will begin to understand musical timing as well as improve their coordination as they dance to popular children's music. Props are used to enhance the learning experience. Class sizes are kept very small to assure plenty of individual attention for our youngest dancers. 
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Jazz and Tap (formerly Bare Necessities)
Ages: 3 to 6
This popular jazz/tap combination class is designed to introduce children to different styles of dance. Our young dancers will focus on creative movement and technique to start their dance training. They will experience each style of dance, learning jazz basics and tap dance rhythms, while improving their flexibility, sense of rhythm and overall coordination. 
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Musical Theater and Jazz (formerly Mickey’s Mash Up)
Ages: 3 to 6
This musical theater/jazz combo class combines both song with dance. Children will be introduced to the fundamentals of musical theater as well as jazz basics. They will work with familiar music from age-appropriate Broadway shows and Disney movies. 
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Hip Hop and Jazz - NEW
Ages: 5 to 6
This Hip Hop/Jazz combo class is a high energy class that teaches rhythm, coordination, and balance through age-appropriate movements set to fun upbeat music. This class infuses the rhythm and funky style of hip hop with the technical side of jazz and helps young dancers develop muscle memory. This class will encourage students to dance outside of the box and bring their own personality to each movement. This style is upbeat and great for girls and boys who like to move and are not excited about the traditional ballet and tap classes. 
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Pre-School

Ages Newborn to 4

Adults

Ages 18 and Up

Young Dancers

Ages 7 and Up