Please be sure to review your handbook.
Many questions are covered within that.
3-5 Year Olds are in their own category. They take Pre-Dance (half Ballet, half Tap) or Creative Movement.
6-17 year olds have option to enroll in a leveled class which requires testing to move up and is divided by skill level rather than age or simply take Open (YOUTH) Classes as desired.
Adults are, again, their own category. They may take Open (ADULT) classes. These classes have options provided to cater to all skill sets (beginner through advanced/ professional).
*Certain classes require Director/ Instructor approval, please see the schedule/ handbook for details.
NEW THIS YEAR!!
Have a busy schedule? No worries, take class as your schedule permits
Please fill out Registration and Release Waivers prior to your trial class.
Students who have danced previously are required to be evaluated for class placement. Most levels differentiate between studios and we want our dancers to be placed appropriately.
We cannot reiterate this enough- READ IT!!!
It goes over many questions and explains a lot of what we do and what to expect.
Most of our materials are online to help eliminate paper waste. We post all class details on this website and give frequent reminders on Facebook.
Our props & show materials- we often use recycled goods to build reusable props and decorations.
Currently, we have one studio in our building.
Our studio floor was custom built (in-house) and doubles as our stage floor when we do shows. It is portable and sprung like traditional stage decks.
We offer FREE Wi-Fi for dancers and parents as you wait. (we have a lobby for lounging.)
Our parking is FREE!
3-5 Year Olds These dancers work on taking turns, good listening ears, and developing age appropriate motor skills.
6-17 year olds We train with a bit more of a European mindset- that students start a more disciplined training at age 6, so that by the time they turn 8, we can start pushing more detailed work/ technique.
Much of dance is all about our mentality. Often, if we are struggling it is because our own minds are holding us back.
We work on positivity and encouragement of ourselves and fellow dancers.
You'd be amazed what you can do if you put your mind to it!
We train our dancers to be aware. We work on understanding the difference between soreness due to working out our muscles, vs. improper use of muscles and body placement.
Reminder: We are not medical professionals and can not advise as such.
We do not encourage our dancers to force turn-out. This has been proven time and time again how detrimental it is to the body. Instead, we work on building the proper alignment to minimize risk.
We respect personal space and therefore ask, before we adjust.
We allow our dancers bodies to do the work. If given a correction, stretching, strengthening, assisted adjusting- it is up to the dancer. The body naturally allows or doesn't allow movements based on its own abilities and these vary dancer to dancer. Example: We will never push someone into the splits, though we have everyone practice them.
Our schedule is specifically designed to give dancers 1-2 days of rest throughout the week.
Days of rest should not include extra stretching or strength building. They are meant to allow the body to recover from training.
Have gone into Recital Preparations alone
(in addition to the previous number)
Have gone into other Performance Preparations
20+ Volunteer Performances
for area organizations
(Currently, our Performance group is on hold)
Have been donated or given away for FREE to our community
(This doesn't include our FREE trial classes that we offer for new students)
We do/ have done a lot of things behind the scenes.
Lake Geneva Christmas Parade
School Field Trips
(to come take class)
(classes/ other volunteer work)
Walworth County Holiday Care Program
And so much more. . .
30+ Hours of Classes (average offered on standard operating weeks- not including Private Classes or Groups)
44 Operating Weeks of Classes
5 weeks of additional classes on "Off Weeks" for Maintenance Classes