Dance & Fitness Class Descriptions

Dance Classes 

Twinkle Tots

Creative movement for ages 2 & 3. Learning to wait turn in line, basic stretching of muscles, and singing songs, reading stories and putting movement to the words, marching band and ribbon play. Finally, learning basic ballet steps and moving through the space. These children do not participate in the recital. This class is a 10-week session. All students must be potty trained.

Ballet & Tap Combination

Ages 3 to 6 years old. This class includes both Ballet and Tap. Children need both types of shoes to participate. As children get older (5 & 6 years old), Jazz dance also becomes a part of class to let the child become familiar with this type of dance also. This class will do one dance in the recital (ballet or tap), based on the decision of the teacher.

Creative Movement & Tap Combination

Ages 3 to 5 years old. This class is perfect for the pre-school age boy who isn’t quite ready for Hip Hop but wants to dance! This class includes both Creative Movement and Tap. Similar to Ballet & Tap combination but the focus will not be so much on Ballet but just movement in general to make it a more boy friendly class for the boy who just wants to move! Children need both types of shoes to participate; Tap shoes and ballet slippers or any soft sole shoe. This class will do one dance in the recital (ballet or tap), based on the decision of the teacher.

Boys Only - Hip Hop & Tap combination

Boys only, ages 5 to 10 years old. This class includes both Hip Hop and Tap. Children need both types of shoes to participate.

Ballet

Ages 7 and up. Ballet class will start with barre work and or stretching. The class will continue with steps across the floor working on ballet technique and moving thru space. Finally putting steps together to form combinations and a dance.

Tap

Ages 7 and up. Tap class is always a fun and rhythmic class. Class will start with a warm up, in center or at barre depending on level. The class will then move across floor or stay center working on combinations of steps.

Jazz

Ages 7 and up. Jazz class will always start with a standing stretch and then progress to a floor stretch. Jazz steps will then move across floor working on jazz technique, turning into combinations as the class progresses.

Hip Hop

A dance class with combined elements of various street dance styles. Class begins with warm up and may also consist of moving across the floor with dance steps and combinations of steps.  The many styles will include funk dancing, popping, locking and very basic break dancing techniques.

Footwork/Pointe

This class is taken by dancers who would like to be in pointe shoes one day. The students are chosen to participate in this class by students' ballet teacher once they express an interest. It is a very individual class with all levels working on their own. You must also continue to participate in Ballet class while enrolled in  Footwork class. Pointe shoes are the ultimate goal but again only happens under the supervision of the teacher and when she feels the student is more than ready.

Modern/Lyrical

This class is dancers who are at an intermediate ballet level.  It is a continuation of Ballet dance with a bit more free expression. Students must also be enrolled in Ballet class. This class allows the student to do improvisational work and be very creative on their own, while using the ballet techniques that they have learned.

Adult

Our adult dance classes is an opportunity for adults of all levels to participate in dance classes.  Whether you grew up dancing and want to get back into it or never had the opportunity, now is your time! A free class is built into the pricing as every busy women, mom & wife will already know she will be missing a class due to a busy schedule.  This class is a 10-week session during the school year and there is no registration fee required. Adults do not participate in the recital.

Sunshine Stars

This class is specifically tailored for students ages 4+ with Down Syndrome, Autism and other developmental disabilities.  This class will allow students to gain balance between the two halves of the body, express emotion, and gain muscle control, all while having fun and making new friends. Sunshine Stars is a great way for children to get involved in an extracurricular activity while improving motor skills, confidence, and socialization. Dance can be a unique and effective way to reach students with special needs because it is nonverbal. Through simple patterns, sequencing, and repetition, students will learn the basics of movement, rhythm, and dance in styles of Ballet, Jazz, Tap & Hip Hop. Some creative movement, storytelling, and hands on activities are incorporated into class too. This class is offered as sessions through the year. Sunshine Stars do not participate in the recital.

Leaps, Turns & Jumps

A technique class for all Ballet & Jazz dancers ages 7+. This class is offered in the summer as a full session. This class is also offered monthly during the school year on Friday evenings as a drop in option for all current New Steps dancers only. Student must be enrolled in Ballet or Jazz class. This class strictly will work on technique. There will not be a recital dance for this class.

Fitness Classes

Becoming healthy takes more than just joining a gym or going to a couple of classes, it needs to be a lifestyle change. The first step is finding the right place for you to start, and the best fit for your lifestyle so you can make fitness a part of your daily routine. Fitness classes are offered as 10-Week sessions throughout the school year. Shorter summer sessions may be offered at times. Please bring a mat and water to class. 

Total Body Tone

In Total Body Tone, the exercises will benefit multiple muscle groups at once.  A variety of equipment helps change up the exercises and the class format to keep things interesting during each session.  Half way through the class, get your heart rate up with a small, intense cardio section and end with a relaxing cool-down to treat your body after a vigorous workout.

Mat Pilates

This class was developed by Joseph Pilates and was originally called "Contrology," meaning "the science of control." Pilates is a mind-body exercise practice placing emphasis on spinal and pelvic alignment, breath and the development of a strong, efficiently-working core. Using specific body weight exercises, you will improve your flexibility and strength, coordination and balance, and learn to use your body effectively throughout the day. If available, please bring your own mat.

Barre

This group exercise class is inspired by the body changing principles of both ballet and Pilates. It is a full body workout incorporating body weight exercises, weights, exercise balls, stretch bands and, of course, the ballet barre. Improve posture and elongate your body, while strengthening and defining your muscles in this intense workout. If available, please bring your own mat.