Class Descriptions

Classes

ABDC offers a wide variety of dance styles for any age and experience level. We have beginning classes for young ones (starting at age 2), kids, and teens. We also created classes that cater to dancers for every level of commitment, from recreational dancers who take one or two classes a week, to dancers who take as many classes as they can possibly cram into their schedules! Click here for our studio handbook (including our dress code), or click here to download our class schedule!

MOVING MINIS- We’ll explore movement and music in this creative dance class! This class is for ages 2.5-3.5.

MOVING MINI AND ME-This class is for dancers ages 2-4 along with a caregiver to participate in together! We’ll dance together and explore fun movement patterns that you can explore at home, too!

TINY DANCERS — Tiny Dancer classes are ballet/creative movement classes for our preschool movers! Come explore movement and music in a fun and supportive environment. Tiny Dancers are classes for children who are ready to participate in class independent of their parent/guardian! Dancers MUST be 3 by September 1st to enroll in this class.

TWIRL N’ TAP — A unique class for 5- and 6-year-olds, it combines 30 minutes of pre-ballet with 30 minutes of tap. The class offers a class structure that introduces young dancers to different dance styles!

TWIRL N’ TUMBLE-Ages 5-6 will learn ballet and tumbling in this fun combo class!

HIP HOPPIN’ TOTS— Ages 4-6. This class is perfect for our littlest hip-hoppers! We will learn basic jazz and hip hop steps and improve gross motor skills while listening to fun and age-appropriate music! Students will love this high energy class! This class will learn a routine to perform in our end-of-the-year recital.

CLASSICAL BALLET — Classical ballet is available to children aged 6 through adult. Careful training in ballet will instill grace and strength that will be valuable assets throughout life. Pointe work is available through invitation only; to ensure that this strenuous work is not detrimental to a growing body and to prevent injury, a child must be physically and technically ready for pointe.

LYRICAL — Grades 3+. This class is designed ballet dancer who wants to develop the artistic, creative, and expressive side of ballet. It is a choreography-driven class that encourages the interpretation of music and lyrics through dance. Students must be currently placed and enrolled in a classical ballet class or jazz class to participate in lyrical.

TAP — Offered to those age 5 through adulthood, tap is a dance style that develops quickness of step and mind, as well as precision in movement, and enhances both rhythm and musicality.

JAZZ — Grades 1+. Jazz is a style of dance that continues to evolve, as does our popular culture, and can encompass such varied styles as classical, swing, hip hop, and funk.

HIP HOP — For students grades 1 and up, hip hop is a vibrant, energetic urban dance technique that has become widespread over the last decade and allows students to dance to popular music.

MODERN — Grades 5+. This class uses impulse, dynamics, shape, and design to explore and develop new movement language. Graham, Horton, and Limon techniques will be utilized. Please note that students wishing to be eligible to take a Company level modern class must also be enrolled in ballet.

PRE-POINTE – This class is offered by invitation only to our experienced ballet students who wish to be considered for Pointe 1 eventually. It is specifically designed to strengthen and stretch the ankles and feet in order to get them ready for dancing en pointe. Students may be given exercises to do outside of class, and will be individually coached and encouraged to work at their own pace. This class will be done in ballet slippers, and pointe shoes will be recommended on a case-by-case basis. Please note that some dancers will be required to take this class for at least a full year (possibly more) before getting pointe shoes as we are committed to proper technique and injury prevention.

COMPETITION TEAM (Ruby, Diamond, and Emerald Teams) — Grades 1-12. Competition team is a great way to take your dance training to the next level, gain performance experience, and have the opportunity to make new friends as part of the team. Requirements vary depending on what team you are placed on, please email teamdirector@abdancectr.com for more information!

MUSICAL THEATER DANCE — If you love theater and all things Broadway, this class is for you! This class focuses on jazz dance, with some other styles of dance mixed in, and has an emphasis on stage presence and performing quality. Perfect for students interested in musical theater to improve their dance technique!

BALLET PERFORMING COMPANY-This is a unique, performance based class for dancers grades 3-12 who are also enrolled in a ballet class at ABDC. Students will work together to rehearse and perform a mini-ballet in our end of the year recital. Extra rehearsals may be required at the end of the year in order to allow all dancers to rehearse together.

DANCE REMIX-Interested in dance but not sure what style to take, or not ready for a full year commitment? This class is for you! These classes will introduce dancers to ballet, tap, jazz, and hip hop in 6 or 10 week sessions (fall, winter, and spring). Students in the spring session class will perform 1 dance in our end of the year recital.