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Classes

SUMMER 2024 CLASS SCHEDULE COMING SOON!

(Please check back in May)

The link above contains our current schedule of classes.  We offer a variety of dance, tumbling, and gymnastics classes.  There is something for everyone at Melinda's School of Dance!​

DANCE SPARKS

This is a 30-minute class for ages 4 - 5  and introduces dancers to an energetic, exciting, and fun way to dance with a focus on jazz and tap. Your tot will be hoppin’, boppin’, and rockin’ to the beat! Dancers will learn new dance routines set to popular music.  

SPARKLE & SHINE

This is a 30-minute class for ages 4 - 5  that introduces dancers to the land of once upon a time with a focus on the basic positions of ballet and character.  Your tot will be twirling’, gliding, and swaying across the dance floor to music fit for a prince and a princess.  Focus will be on basic positions and movements of ballet.  Dancers will also have the opportunity to learn new dance routines for our stage performances.

DANCE FUSION 1

 A 45-minute  high energy class for ages 6 and older, focusing on a fusion of dance styles from jazz to pop rock and more.  Each class involves learning a dance routine, set to popular music. Dancers will have the opportunity to perform with the Dance Fusion Team at local parades, recitals, and other special events. 

DANCE FUSION 2

This 60-minute high energy class is designed for experienced dancers, ages12-18, who are taking multiple dance  classes.​combines elements from a variety of genres, including contemporary,  lyrical, jazz, pop rock, acro, and/or modern into an expressive dance.   Dancers will have the opportunity to perform with the Dance Fusion Team at local parades , recitals, and other special events. 

BALLET

All of our ballet classes will focus instruction and training on the fundamental technique of Russian classical ballet.  Classes will begin with a warm-up at the barre, then proceed to floor exercises, combinations, and center work for Ballet IV.  Dancers pursuing ballet training will be placed into one of the following levels, according to placement by instructor:

 

  • Ballet 1 (Ages 6+) ~ This class is designed for dancers ages 6+ years old, dancers who have previous dance training, or placement was determined by instructor.    

 

  • Ballet 2 ~ This class is designed for dancers with previous ballet training in Ballet 1.  Ballet technique skill or potential skill, not age, is the determining placement in this class, and placement in this level will be at the discretion and assessment of the instructor.

  • Ballet 3~ This class is designed for dancers with previous ballet training in Ballet 2.  Ballet technique skill or potential skill, not age, is the determining placement in this class, and placement in this level will be at the discretion and assessment of the instructor.

 

  • Ballet 4 ~This class is designed for dancers with extensive ballet technique training.  Ballet technique skill or potential skill, not age, is the determining placement in this class, and placement in this level will be at the discretion and assessment of the instructor. 

POINTE

Pointe dancers have developed sufficient strength through extensive ballet training and who have been selected by the instructor for pointe training.  Dancers en pointe must take at least three classes of ballet per week, take private lessons (per approval with instructor) and must practice technique to continue pointe training.  In case of illness, injury, class absence, or other reason, the instructor reserves the right to  temporarily or permanently suspend pointe instruction.​

TAP I

This 30-minute class is designed for ages 5 through 8, and focuses on  introductory tap skills, focusing on beginning tap technique, vocabulary, rhythm , and musicality.  Dancers will also have the opportunity to learn a dance routine to perform in our spring recital.

 

TAP II

This 30-minute class is designed to improve tap skills, building on technique, rhythm, and musicality.  More intricate rhythms and combinations will be introduced.  Dancers will also have the opportunity to learn a dance routine to perform in our spring recital. (Prequisite:  Tap 1.  Placement into this class will be at the discretion and assessment of the instructor.)

PRE-GYMNASTICS

This 45-minute class is designed for ages 4 -5 and is focused on the beginning skills in flexibility, strength, balance, coordination, basic body positions, and introductory skills on floor, beam, and bar.  Gymnastics will have the opporfutnity showcase their skills in an exhibition.

GYMNASTICS - Level 1

This 60-minute class is designed for ages 6+ and begins with a quick warm-up, followed by stretching, cross mats, and circuit training.  Focus:  Coordination and strength training exercises and movements, basic body positions, basic gymnastics skills with a focus on building the essential body and muscle memory for future gymnastic skill progression.   An introduction to beam and floor will also be  incorporated.  (Some age/weight/level restrictions apply to bar equipment.)  Gymnastics will have the opportunity showcase their skills in an exhibition.

GYMNASTICS - Level 2 

This 60-minute class will begin with warm-up and stretching, followed by cross mats, and event training.  Focus:  Building on coordination and strength training exercises, progression of muscle memory and body positioning, basic and intermediate gymnastics skills on floor, beam and bar.  (Prerequisite: Gymnastics-Level 1.  Placement in this level will be determined by the instructor.)  (Some age/weight/level restrictions apply to bar equipment.) Gymnastics will have the opportunity to showcase their skills in an exhibition.

PRIVATE LESSONS

Private or semi-private  lessons are a good way to build skill above and beyond class instruction according to individual needs.   Private lessons may also be required for competition, "Dance the World," or other special events.  To be eligible or maintain eligibility for private lessons, dancers must attend all weekly practices and group classes available.  Of course,  we understand that some absences may be necessary due to illness or other necessary reason.  In those cases, we ask that you email us at melindasdanceschool@gmail.com and report any foreseen absences due to illness or other necessary reasons on the Contact Us page of this website prior to the absence from class.

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