We offer a variety of dance and tumbling classes. Visit the Class Schedule link above for our 2019 Summer Session dance/tumbling offerings. Find out more about our class descriptions below. There is something for everyone at Melinda's School of Dance!
Classes focus 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 I - IV. (Placement will be determined by instructors.)
The focus of this class combines elements from a variety of genres, including classical ballet, lyrical, jazz, acro, and/or modern into an expressive dance. This class is designed for experienced dancers, who are taking multiple dance classes.
ACRO I: This class is designed for ages 5+ and is focused on flexibility, coordination, strength, balance, endurance, body positions, introductory floor acrobatic skills, and combining acrobatic skills with classical dance technique.
ACRO II: This focus of this class is on increasing and improving flexibility, coordination, strength, balance, endurance, body positions, intermediate floor acrobatic skills, and combining acrobatic skills with classical dance technique. (Class placement in this level will be determined by the instructor.)
TINY TUMBLERS: This eight-week class is designed for our 2 to 4-year-olds and is focused on beginning skills in flexibility, strength, balance, coordination, basic body positions, and introductory tumbling skills while having fun.
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 and must practice technique to continue pointe training.
HAPPY FEET: A 45-minute dance class is designed for dancers, ages 2-3, as an introductory class to dance with an emphasis on fun and recreational dance. Fundamentals of ballet, tap, and character will be introduced in this class.
TOT COMBO: A 1-hour dance class designed for 4- to 5-year-olds to introduce the foundational technique and performance preparation through ballet, tap, and character.
COMBO I: A 1-hour dance class designed for ages 6 through teens to build on the foundational technique and performance through ballet, tap, acro and/or character.
This class is designed for dancers, who have previous dance training, a minimum age of 6 years old, and/or who are interested in furthering their introductory tap skills. Placement into this class will be at the discretion and assessment of the instructor.