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Classes

Center Stage Dance offers classes in traditional Ballet, Tap, and Jazz, segmented by age (not grade in school). We also offer Hip Hop, Contemporary, Pointe, and Acro classes.  Lessons focus on technique, self-control, awareness of one’s own space, showmanship, stage direction, and blocking. Movement, music, instruction, and costuming are age appropriate.

Registration Fee: $45.00 per student, $60.00 per family

* Ask About Tuition Discounts for Families With Three Students (or more)

Classes meet once per week.

A series of HUGE, super fun productions are held at the end of the dance season at the Hernando Performing Arts Center! All students are expected to participate in the final performance.

Our Class Offerings

Ballet & Tap * 3 years old * 30 minutes

These classes offer an opportunity for children to begin to develop coordination, music awareness, and creativity through song, traditional ballet, and tap dance. Students will perform two dances in the recital production, a tap dance and a ballet dance.

Ballet & Tap * 4-6 Year Olds * 45 minutes

These classes offer an introduction to body control and spatial awareness. Students will begin to work on the disciplines of the ballet barre, ballet positions, rhythm, and musicality. These dancers will perform two dances in the recital production, a tap dance and a ballet dance.

Ballet & Tap * 6-7 years old * 1 hour

Ballet & Tap (with Pre-Jazz) * 7-8 years old * 1 hour

These classes continue to focus on the development of coordination, body control, and spatial awareness while also improving technique. Through ballet, students will improve body alignment and posture, as well as begin more concentrated floor work. Through tap, students will delve further into creativity, showmanship, and musicality. Students will perform two dances in the recital production, a tap dance and a ballet dance.  Classes with Pre-Jazz perform in an extra number in the show.

Ballet, Tap & Jazz * 9-12 years old * 1.5 hours

These classes not only focus on coordination, body control, and spatial awareness, but students are now expected to hone their memorization skills. Learning patterns of movement becomes a priority, as well as listening to the music more carefully. Students in these age groups are also introduced to jazz! These students will perform three dances in the recital production, a tap dance, a ballet dance, and a jazz dance.

Adult Tap & Jazz * 45 minutes

This class is fun!  Experience or no experience, this class offers lots of fun, new challenges, and plenty of success to adult dancers.  Adult students learn basic tap (or more advanced tap, if they’re ready!) and basic jazz in a relaxed, supportive atmosphere.  This is a performance class and dances in the year-end production on stage.

Ballet, Tap & Jazz * 12-15 years old * 1.5 hours

At this age, classes will begin to focus on the student as part of a team. Dancers will be expected to remember patterns of movement and terminology, as well as learn backstage and theater etiquette. Students will perform a tap dance, a ballet dance, and a jazz dance in the final recital production.

Ballet, Tap & Jazz * 16+ years old * 1.5 hours

These classes focus on perfecting technique, learning terminology, and becoming a leader in dance. As part of a team, students will learn formations, use of stage, and enhanced showmanship. These students will perform three dances in the recital production, a tap dance, a ballet dance, and a jazz dance.

Electives

Center Stage Dance requires that all students take the core combination class, but offers the opportunity for students to add elective classes such as:

Students must meet certain requirements to join elective classes and/or must be recommended by an instructor.  Staff members are happy to explain electives, requirements for enrollment, and fees.

 

 

 

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