(Ages 13 and up / Grades 8-12)
SENIOR PREP I
(Age 13 / Grade 8) A continuation of Dance Prep for 8th grade and up. Longer combinations are introduced. Students are encouraged to also enroll in Ballet Tech and Pre-pointe or Pointe classes to maximize their potential growth. Class time includes 1 hour of each Ballet, Jazz and Tap.
SENIOR PREP II
Ages 14 (Grade 9) A continuation of Dance Prep, and tailored 9th grade and up. Longer combinations are introduced; greater focus is expected. Students are encouraged to also enroll in Ballet Tech and Pre-pointe or Pointe classes to maximize their potential growth. Class time includes 1 hour of each Ballet, Jazz & Tap.
(Age 15 & up / Grade 10-12) Senior Ballet is for grade 10 and over or by permission, for the most dedicated dancer. Our most advanced class, it combines technique from all earlier levels. Students are encouraged to also enroll in Ballet Tech and Pre-pointe or Pointe classes to maximize their potential growth. Class time includes 1 hour of each Ballet, Jazz & Tap.
A combination of both the art of acrobatics and dance. The focus is on tumbling skills while incorporating dance. Students concentrate on improving balance, agility and flexibility. Please contact Dance It Up! for placement recommendations.
(Must also be enrolled in a ballet class) A contemporary dance form. Modern takes its roots in ballet and is highly influenced by many other styles of dance both popular and traditional. Use of space, timing, alignment, and rhythmic sensibility will be explored through floor work, combination and improvisation.
Join Julie Lamprey in this high-energy class! Students will learn the fundamentals of Latin dancing. The dance styles will include the Cha Cha, the Swing, the Mambo and the Merengue. The students will learn choreographed line dances in all four styles, so no partner necessary!
MUSICAL DANCE THEATRE
In this class, students will work on various forms of dance, such a s ballet, tap, jazz and vaudeville. These styles of dance will be integrated into the story through spoken word and song. Dancers will experiment with comedy, tragedy, conflict and happiness while developing a character who can convey the story line through song and dance. Some of the choreographers that we may study include, Agnes de Mille, Jerome Robbins, Bob Fosse, Michael Bennett, and Gene Kelly from the "Golden Age".
HIP HOP 13+
Set to the music of today, this offshoot of jazz dance combined with street dance is fun and upbeat.
(For dancers we are also enrolled in Senior Prep or Senior Ballet.) A second weekly class for students already on pointe (by instructor approval only) or wishing to be considered for pointe work. Class will consist of core strength training, a pointe/pre-pointe barre, center work, and turns en diagonale. Students must be enrolled in Pointe/Tech to be eligible to perform on pointe; instructor will determine whether a student has the necessary strength for the role.
Team Dance It Up! and Ballet Repertory Ensemble
Dancers ages 11 and Up can also participate in Team Dance It Up! as well as Ballet Repertory Ensemble, our non-competitive performance groups! Click the link for more information about our performance groups!