PRE-DANCE CURRICULUM (Ages 3 – 6 Year Olds)
- Each class begins by warming up our muscles, stretching and reviewing our ballet foot & arm positions during a circle warm-up.
- We practice our dance moves and review their proper names – releve, plie, passe and jete.
- We travel on magical journeys that allow us to pretend to be things like flowers, fairies, birds, bees and butterflies.
- Each unit is based on a magical theme like Super Sweet Adventure, Halloween Magic, Thankful Harvest, Winter Wonderland, A Royal Ball, Jungle Safari, Mermaid Adventure and Tea Party Picnic.
- We practice our routine that will be demonstrated at the end of each unit.
- Each class ends with your child getting a reward stamp or sticker to celebrate their success.
- Coordinating coloring pages, stories and Achievement certificates culminate each unit.
Your little dancer will be excited to attend class each week! And best of all – we too are excited for class and can’t wait to share our love of dance!
Ballet I: A beginning level of true classical ballet. This level is for students between the ages of 5 and 10 that have never taken or have only taken combination classes. The class will cover terminology, dance history, basic floor patterning, body strength building and choreography. Due to the amount of material and the need to develop muscle memory a student may remain 2 to 3 years in this level. This class can be taken 1 time a week. UNIFORM: Black Leotard, Pink Tights, Pink Ballet Shoes, Optional Black Ballet Skirt, Hair pulled back from face in secure bun.
Ballet II Intermediate: Requires a pre-requisite of 2-3 years of ballet or an equivalent from another studio. Evaluation will be required by the Instructor. This level is for ages 8 and up that have an understanding of barre and center work. Students need to know all barre exercises, movements and center terminology. Students will be required to know and understand verbal terms. Students will learn multiple rotations, more difficult jumps, and intricate steps. This class can be taken 1 time a week. UNIFORM: Black Leotard, Pink Tights, Split Sole Ballet Shoes, Optional Black Ballet Skirt, Hair pulled back from face in secure bun.
Ballet III: Requires a pre-requisite of 3 continual years of ballet. This level is for ages 12 and up. The student needs to know the basics of barre, center, and diagonal work, and be able to execute these with grace and precision. The student needs to be familiar with more intricate steps. Students at this level will be polishing their technique. This level is designed to build endurance and push the envelope of training. Students at this level need little to no explanation of terms or execution. The dancer will develop more of what they have already achieved. Will continue to grow in Variation/Adage/Allegro. This class is great for dancers wanting to go on to dance at a university or professionally. This is a 1 hour class and must be taken once a week.
UNIFORM: Black Leotard, Pink Tights , Pink Ballet Shoes, Optional Black Ballet Skirt, Hair pulled back from face in secure bun.
Lyrical and Contemporary: Contemporary is the fusion of ballet and jazz technique. Expression from the inner emotion is a primary in choreographing and interpreting this art form. Lyrical dance interprets music or words, showing the audience the emotion of the particular piece. Student must have Ballet II and above skills. UNIFORM: Black Leotard, Tan Tights, Modern Shoes, Hair pulled back from face in secure bun.
Jazz: Combines many styles and techniques. Rhythm is integral to jazz dance. The first half of class consists of exercises to stretch, tone muscles, and develop support for proper alignment of the body. Using jazz, soul, R&B and pop music, jazz classes are a great work-out and a fun way to learn dance. Jazz dance is a uniquely American art form. A variety of styles will be taught from the classic Jazz styles, Musical Theatre, and through the contemporary steps of today. UNIFORM: Black Leotard or Orbit dance tank, Tan Tights, Black Dance Capri or Black Dance Shorts, Black or Tan Jazz Shoe, Hair pulled back from face in secure bun.
Tap: The emphasis in tap is on creating rhythms using our feet and body as our instrument. Tap Classes focus on technique progressions from basic steps, speed and clarity, across the floor, and center combinations. UNIFORM: Black Leotard or Orbit dance tank, Tan Tights, Black Dance Capri or Black Dance Shorts, Black Lace-up Capezio Tap Shoes, Hair pulled back from face in secure bun.
Hip Hop: This class will break down steps and technique and also emphasize bringing style and personality to the movement. A high energy class that uses the latest sounds in rap, R&B and pop music together with movements influenced by some of today’s best choreographers. OPAA is very careful to teach only age appropriate moves. UNIFORM: Black Orbit Dance Tank, Black Dance Pants, Shorts, Sweatpants. Street Sneakers.
Musical Theatre Production: Class focusing on dance, voice, performance skills, and acting with an emphasis on confident, outward exploration of personality and attitude. UNIFORM: Orbit dance tank, Black Dance Pants, Shorts, Sweatpants, Street Sneaker, Hair pulled back from face in secure bun.
TRIPLE T: Our “Triple T” class is a place where students feel free to express themselves through acting, movement, and song. The Triple Threat class brings together the three disciplines of acting, singing and dancing into a unified whole. The emphasis in this class is to strengthen each of the elements equally to create a well-rounded performer. The Triple T class prepares the students to meet the challenge of college auditions, school musicals, talents shows, etc
Everybody and every body! Each Zumba® class is designed to bring people together to sweat it on.
How It Works
We take the “work” out of workout, by mixing low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party. Once the Latin and World rhythms take over, you’ll see why Zumba® Fitness classes are often called exercise in disguise. Super effective? Check. Super fun? Check and check.
A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class.
Those who want to party, but put extra emphasis on toning and sculpting to define those muscles!
How It Works
The challenge of adding resistance by using Zumba® Toning Sticks (or light weights), helps you focus on specific muscle groups, so you (and your muscles) stay engaged!
Lightweight maraca-like Toning Sticks enhances sense of rhythm and coordination, while toning target zones, including arms, core and lower body.