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Types of Classes

 

18mos - 3yrs Old

Tumble Tots

Your toddler will enjoy an exciting class of learning through movement. It will include circle time, balancing, tumbling, creative movement and free play. They will develop motor skills, social skills, listening and cooperation. This class is a fun way for your little tyke to channel their energy and learn coordination. This class is for boys and girls and requires parent participation.

2 - 4 yrs old

Boppin' Babies

This ballet inspired class introduces learning through movement. It will include circle time, balancing, tumbling, creative movement and free play. They will develop motor skills, social skills, listening and cooperation while working on the basics of ballet. This class is a fun way for your young child to channel their energy and learn coordination. 

 

3 - 5yrs Old

Tap/Ballet/Tumble

This combo class introduces fun and creative movement to class! This class is designed to enhance gross motor development, listening skills, tap technique and basic intermediate level tumbling. Ballet terminology is introduced to students as well as movements and proper technique. 

Ballet

A creative movement class designed to enhance gross motor development, listening skills, musicality and nurture the creative spirit. These classes introduce the young dancer to ballet. Dancers will learn new ballet steps, ballet terminology and participate in short combinations across the floor and center while enjoying social interaction and team work opportunities. Each class incorporates a formal ballet warm-up, introductory training of proper ballet technique, and combinations using ballet movements and technique.

Tiny Starz Cheer

This class introduces students to basic level cheerleading. The students will begin with stretching and work on basic cheer jumps, basic tumbling, motions and beginner cheer stunts. Cheers, chants and dances will be learned that are fun, simplistic and age appropriate for toddlers and young girls. This class will perform in our annual end of the year Recital.

Tiny Tumblers

This class introduces basic level tumbling. Students will begin with stretching and work on basic tumbling such as bridges, forward rolls and cartwheel prep.

 

4 - 5yrs Old

Tap & Ballet

This class introduces proper ballet and tap technique. Dancers will learn new steps, ballet terminology and participate in short combinations across the floor and center. This class will enjoy social interactions and team work opportunities. 

 

Jazz/Hip Hop

Jazz/Hip Hop takes the technique of ballet and the rhythm of tap and includes expression, athleticism, personality and style. 

Shimmer Starz Cheer

This class introduces students to basic level cheerleading. The students will begin with stretching and work on basic cheer jumps, basic tumbling, motions and beginner cheer stunts. Cheers, chants and dances will be learned that are fun, simplistic and age appropriate for toddlers and young girls. This class will perform in our annual end of the year Recital.

 

Tumbling

This class introduces basic-intermediate level tumbling/acro movement. During each class, students will learn a variation of stretches to ready their body and improve flexibility, safety tumbling and learn tricks across the floor and center.   

 

6 - 9yrs Old

Ballet

This class enhances proper ballet technique and vocabulary. Each class incorporates a formal ballet warm-up and combinations across the floor and center incorporating ballet movements and technique. Students begin learning ballet history. 

 

Lyrical

This class introduces emotional story telling through dance. Lyrical incorporates ballet and jazz movements. 

 

Jazz

This class focuses on proper jazz technique while incorporating expression, personality and style. Flexibility, strength and control are highly focused in this class. 

Tap

This class introduces a new level of movements and terminology. Training of proper tap technique and combinations incorporating movements and small combinations center floor and across the floor.

Dance FUNdamentals

This class is for the students that want to take tap, ballet and jazz with less of a time commitment. This hour long class works on the technique of all three subjects. Students will perform one dance in the Christmas Show and two dances in the annual Recital. The instructor will decide which subject will be used for each performance.

Hip Hop

Introduces the young dancer to the basic steps and movement of Hip Hop. This class introduces basic hip hop movements and terminology. Each class incorporates a warm-up, introductory training of hip hop movements and combinations using hip hop movement.

 

Musical Theater

Students will dance and act to Broadways favorite stories! Each class will incorporate a warm up, center floor and across the floor work, while learning how to act and show emotion while dancing.

 

Little Dippers Cheer

This class introduces students to basic level cheerleading. The students will begin with stretching and work on basic cheer jumps, basic tumbling, motions and beginner cheer stunts. Cheers, chants and dances will be learned that are fun, simplistic and age appropriate. This class will perform in our annual end of the year Recital.

Tumbling

This class introduces basic-intermediate level tumbling/acro movement. During each class, students will learn a variation of stretches to ready their body and improve flexibility, safety tumbling and learn tricks across the floor and center.   

 

9 & Up

Ballet

Introduces a new level of ballet movements and terminology as well as knowledge of how muscles work throughout movements. Each class incorporates a formal ballet warm-up, training of proper ballet technique and combinations using ballet movements and technique learned from prior classes in addition to this class.

 

Tap

Builds on Beginning Tap with added difficulty and faster tempos. Each class begins with a warm-up and contains introductory training and combinations incorporating both ballet and tap movement.

 

Jazz

This class introduces a new level of jazz movements and terminology as well as knowledge of how muscles work by focusing on strength and flexibility. Different jazz styles and performance techniques will be taught with an introduction of improvisation. Each class incorporates a warm-up, training of proper jazz technique and combinations using jazz movements. 

Lyrical

This class explores emotional story telling through dance while keeping a strong focus of ballet. Each class incorporates proper training of technique and combinations using lyrical movements.

 

Hip Hop

This class introduces a new level of hip hop movements and terminology as well as additional tricks used in the hip hop form of dance. Different hip hop styles and performance techniques will be taught at a faster pace for exercise in choreography retention. Each class incorporates a warm-up, training of proper hip hop technique and combinations using hip hop movements.

 

Musical Theater

Students will dance and act to Broadways favorite stories! Each class will incorporate a warm up, center floor and across the floor work, while learning how to act and show emotion while dancing.

 

Technique

This class focuses on turns, leaps, stretching and strengthening with across the floor combinations. It is a nice addition to a regular level jazz class to really fine tune a dancers skills. Students looking to accelerate learning are encouraged to take this class. Each exercise is designed for you to respect your personal physical limitations as well as comfortably challenge yourself.

Big Dippers

This class introduces students to basic level cheerleading. The students will begin with stretching and work on basic cheer jumps, basic tumbling, motions and beginner cheer stunts. Cheers, chants and dances will be learned that are age appropriate. This class will perform in our annual end of the year Recital.

Tumbling

This class introduces basic-intermediate level tumbling/acro movement. During each class, students will learn a variation of stretches to ready their body and improve flexibility, safety tumbling and learn tricks across the floor and center.   

 

Level 1

Ballet

Advancement is based on correct placement, skill mastery and instructor recommendation – not by age – which means classes have a variety of age levels. The class introduces an intermediate level of ballet movements and terminology and begins exploring original choreography from ballet variations. Each class incorporates a formal ballet warm-up, training of proper ballet technique and combinations using ballet movements and technique learned from prior classes in addition to this intermediate level class.

 

Ballet Production

This class learns a 20-25 minute themed piece that is performed in all four Recitals. Dancers are required to audition for lead roles in the Ballet Production. Students must be enrolled in ballet to participate. 

 

Lyrical/Contemporary

Advancement is based on correct placement, skill mastery and instructor recommendation – not by age – which means classes have a variety of age levels. This class further develops student technique through more intricate and complex across the floor and center floor combinations. Further description detail about emoting are taught throughout this class. Students must be enrolled in a ballet class.

 

Tap

Advancement is based on correct placement, skill mastery and instructor recommendation – not by age – which means classes have a variety of age levels. This class focuses on developing a strong sense of coordination and agility.

 

Jazz

Advancement is based on correct placement, skill mastery and instructor recommendation – not by age – which means classes have a variety of age levels. This class introduces an intermediate level of jazz movements and terminology and begins exploring elevated levels of turns and leaps. Combination instruction will be taught at a faster pace focusing on style, flexibility and incorporating more difficult technique.

 

Hip Hop

This class introduces a new level of hip hop movements and terminology as well as additional tricks used in the hip hop form of dance. Different hip hop styles and performance techniques will be taught at a faster pace for exercise in choreography retention. Each class incorporates a warm-up, training of proper hip hop technique and combinations using hip hop movements. This class focuses on developing the dancer's individual personality and style of dancing while introducing specialty elements.

 

Technique

This class focuses on turns, leaps, stretching and strengthening with across the floor combinations. It is a nice addition to a regular level jazz class to really fine tune a dancers skills. Students looking to accelerate learning are encouraged to take this class. Each exercise is designed for you to respect your personal physical limitations as well as comfortably challenge yourself. Students must be approved by instructor for this level.

 

Tumbling

This class introduces basic to intermediate level tumbling and acro skills. Students will stretch during each class to gain flexibility and will work on conditioning to build their core strength. They will work on basic tumbling fundamentals like backbend kickovers and back walkovers along with beginner acro skills. Students must be approved by an instructor to be in this class. Students must have a standing backbend, cartwheel, roundoff and handstand to be in this class.

 

Level 2

Ballet

Advancement is based on correct placement, skill mastery and instructor recommendation – not by age – which means classes have a variety of age levels. The class introduces an intermediate level of ballet movements and terminology and begins exploring original choreography from ballet variations. Each class incorporates a formal ballet warm-up, training of proper ballet technique and combinations using ballet movements and technique learned from prior classes in addition to this intermediate level class.

 

Pointe

Admission into this class is by instructor recommendation only. This class will combine all aspects of ballet. Students will develop the muscles in their legs and feet to successfully and safely dance on pointe.


Ballet Production

This class learns a 20-25 minute themed piece that is performed in all four Recitals. Dancers are required to audition for lead roles in the Ballet Production. Students must be enrolled in Ballet to participate. 

Lyrical/Contemporary

Advancement is based on correct placement, skill mastery and instructor recommendation – not by age – which means classes have a variety of age levels. This class further develops student technique through more intricate and complex across the floor and center floor combinations. This level incorporates more emotions and inspiration while utilizing jazz technique. Students must be enrolled in a ballet class.

Tap

Advancement is based on correct placement, skill mastery and instructor recommendation – not by age – which means classes have a variety of age levels. This class focuses on developing a strong sense of coordination and agility.

 

Jazz

Advancement is based on correct placement, skill mastery and instructor recommendation – not by age – which means classes have a variety of age levels. This class introduces an intermediate level of jazz movements and terminology and begins exploring elevated levels of turns and leaps. Combination instruction will be taught at a faster pace focusing on style, flexibility and incorporating more difficult technique.

Hip Hop

This class introduces a new level of hip hop movements and terminology as well as additional tricks used in the hip hop form of dance. Different hip hop styles and performance techniques will be taught at a faster pace for exercise in choreography retention. Each class incorporates a warm-up, training of proper hip hop technique and combinations using hip hop movements. This class focuses on developing the dancer's individual personality and style of dancing while introducing specialty elements. Focus changes frequently to allow dancers an opportunity to hone their talents and dance more dynamically.

 

Technique

This class focuses on turns, leaps, stretching and strengthening with across the floor combinations. It is a nice addition to a regular level jazz class to really fine tune a dancers skills. Students looking to accelerate learning are encouraged to take this class. Each exercise is designed for you to respect your personal physical limitations as well as comfortably challenge yourself. Students must be approved by instructor for this level.

 

Tumbling

This class introduces more advanced tumbling and acro skills. Students will work on intermediate tumbling including back walkovers, front walkovers, round offs, aerials, back handsprings and intermediate acro skills. After mastering the intermediate skill, they will progress to more advanced tumbling and acrobatic tricks. Students must be approved by instructor to be in Level Two. Students must have a backbend kickover, front limber, one handed cartwheel and a roundoff to be in this class.  

 

Level 3

Ballet

Advancement is based on correct placement, skill mastery and instructor recommendation – not by age – which means classes have a variety of age levels. The class introduces an advanced level of ballet movements and terminology and explores original choreography from ballet variations. Each class incorporates a formal ballet warm-up, training of proper ballet technique and combinations using ballet movements and technique learned from prior classes in addition to this advanced level class.

 

Pointe

Admission into this class is by instructor recommendation only. This class will combine all aspects of ballet. Students will develop the muscles in their legs and feet to successfully and safely dance on pointe.


Ballet Production

This class learns a 20-25 minute themed piece that is performed in all four Recitals. Dancers are required to audition for lead roles in the Ballet Production. Students must be enrolled in Ballet to participate. 

 

Lyrical/Contemporary

Advancement is based on correct placement, skill mastery and instructor recommendation – not by age – which means classes have a variety of age levels. This class further develops student technique through more intricate and complex across the floor and center floor combinations. This level incorporates more emotions and inspiration while utilizing jazz technique. Students must be enrolled in a ballet class.

 

Tap

Advancement is based on correct placement, skill mastery and instructor recommendation – not by age – which means classes have a variety of age levels. This class focuses on developing a strong sense of coordination and agility.

Jazz

Advancement is based on correct placement, skill mastery and instructor recommendation – not by age – which means classes have a variety of age levels. This class introduces an advanced level of jazz movements and terminology and begins exploring elevated levels of turns and leaps. Combination instruction will be taught at a faster pace focusing on style, flexibility and incorporating more difficult technique.

Hip Hop

This class introduces a new level of hip hop movements and terminology as well as additional tricks used in the hip hop form of dance. Different hip hop styles and performance techniques will be taught at a faster pace for exercise in choreography retention. Each class incorporates a warm-up, training of proper hip hop technique and combinations using hip hop movements. This class focuses on developing the dancer's individual personality and style of dancing while introducing specialty elements. Focus changes frequently to allow dancers an opportunity to hone their talents and dance more dynamically.

Technique

This class is for advanced dancers and focuses on turns, leaps, stretching and strengthening with across the floor combinations. It is a nice addition to a regular level jazz class to really fine tune a dancers skills. Students looking to accelerate learning are encouraged to take this class. Each exercise is designed for you to respect your personal physical limitations as well as comfortably challenge yourself. 

 

Tumbling

This class introduces more advanced tumbling and acro skills. Students will work on intermediate tumbling including back walkovers, front walkovers, round offs, aerials, back handsprings and intermediate acro skills. After mastering the intermediate skill, they will progress to more advanced tumbling and acrobatic tricks. Students must be approved by instructor to be in Level Three. Students must have a back handspring, front walkover, back walkover and an aerial to be in this class. 

 

Specialty Classes

Drill Team Prep (Ages 12 & Up)

Do you dream of being on drill team? This is the class for you! This class will help prepare you for drill team tryouts. Learning what to expect as a drill team member – kicks, splits, technique and basic drill team moves. This class will concentrate heavily on kicks to improve on your kick technique and help develop coordination, body form, flexibility, rhythm and balance.  Our students have great success in making the drill team! Many have made Captain, Major, 1st Lt. or Lt.

Steps of Praise
This jazz and lyrical based class is FREE of tuition and uses only Christian based music. Students will have a weekly devotional as well as a journal. Remaining class time will be spent stretching, warming up, across the floor and dancing!

Breakout Teens

This class was created for teens who don't have much dance experience or aren't ready for Level classes but want to dance confidently with others their age. This class works on jazz, lyrical and hip hop.

Homeschool Remix

This class gives students who are homeschooled a chance to get active and meet others with a similar school schedule! This class works on lyrical, jazz and hip hop.

Strength & Conditioning

This class is a full-body strength and conditioning class with cardio bursts designed to tone and improve endurance! Students will also learn proper nutrition and healthy, science based lifestyle habits that create strong, healthy bodies.

 

No Boundaries (Special Needs)

Encore is proud to offer a very special dance class for children and adults with special needs! This class is free of tuition for all ages, both boys and girls. Students in this class improve motor skills and build confidence and self esteem.

Kids Cardio Dance Jam (Ages 5 & Up)

This class is a fun, high energy class for kids with easy to follow dance choreography. CDJ is an encouraging environment for all ages! Come dance with us to all of your favorite hip hop, pop and current dance music. This class does not require registration, drop ins are welcome!

Adult Cardio Dance Jam (Ages 18 & Up)

This class is a fun, high energy class for adults with easy to follow dance choreography. An hour on the treadmill can sometimes feel like an eternity. Come get your daily dose of cardio and actually have fun doing it! CDJ is an encouraging environment for all levels...even beginners! Come dance with us to all of your favorite hip hop, pop and current dance music. This class does not require registration, drop ins are welcome!