Class Descriptions

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18 months - 2 years old

Twinkle BabyTM - Ages 18 most-2yo

A forty five minute introductory dance class containing ballet and creative movement. Young dancers will learn the basic steps while learning how to follow direction and imitate movement in a positive environment. Engaging music is used to get these little guys inspired to dance. The use of props such as Twinkle bears and hula hoops, enables the young dancers to use their imagination, creativity and, most of all, have fun!

2 - 3 year olds

Twinkle Babies DanceTM - Ages 2-3

A forty five minute introductory dance class containing ballet, tap and creative movement. Young dancers will learn the basic steps while learning how to follow direction and imitate movement in a positive environment. Engaging music is used to get these little guys inspired to dance. The use of props such as Twinkle bears and hula hoops, enables the young dancers to use their imagination, creativity and, most of all, have fun!

3- 5 year olds

Twinkle Stars DanceTM - Ages 3-5 

An age specific 55 minute class containing ballet, tap and jazz/creative movement. The purpose of the class is to introduce young dancers to the three styles of dance and inspire movement and creativity within a positive environment. Dancers will also learn basic steps and terminology inall three styles. For example, all dancers will learn what a “plie” is and how to demonstrate one. The use of fun, age appropriate music engages the young dancers’ minds and bodies. The use ofprops such as hula hoops for the “freeze dance” makes the end of class the most fun!

5 - 7 year olds

Twinkle Stars DanceTM - Ages 5-7

Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Creative Movement

An age specific 55 minute class containing ballet, tap and jazz/creative movement. The purpose of the class is to introduce young dancers to the three styles of dance and inspire movement and creativity within a positive environment. Dancers will also learn basic steps and terminology inall three styles. For example, all dancers will learn what a “plie” is and how to demonstrate one. The use of fun, age appropriate music engages the young dancers’ minds and bodies. The use of props such as hula hoops for the “freeze dance” makes the end of class the most fun!



8-18 year olds

NEW  for the 2019-2020 season.

We are implementing new curriculums offered by Twinkle Star Dance  and Acro Dance   programs. For ages 8 and above, they are referred to as "Show Stars" or "Senior Stars" for ages 12 and above on the parent registration page. The program descriptions are below and will be utilized during our combination classes for dancers in these categories.  Genre specific descriptions are below. 


Show StarsTM Ballet

The Show StarsTM Ballet program fosters musicality, body awareness and movement potential in a format that encourages individual artistry. Inspired by the work of Rudolf Von Laban and Irmgard Bartinieff, the class explores the elements of dance; Body, Space, Force, and Time, through creative exercises that are movement focused rather than story focused. The knowledge gained in these classes prepares the student for the attention to detail required in the study of formal ballet training.


Show StarsTM Jazz

Show StarsTM Jazz combines many styles and techniques from ethnic and contemporary dance, to ballet. Rhythm, upon which all dance forms depend, is particularly integral to jazz dance. The first half of class consists of exercises which stretch and tone muscles and develop support for proper stress­free alignment of the skeletal structure. Using jazz, soul, R&B, ethnic and pop music, jazz classes are a great workout and a fun way to release tension while attaining a body awareness.


Show StarsTM Tap

Show StarsTM Tap is an exciting rhythmic exercise and dance form which is enjoyable to both kids and adults. Rooted in African­American History, tap offers a variety of styles and techniques. Students will realize results in dance movement after a minimum number of classes. The classes stress the basics of tap and allows dancers to build into combinations which are great to watch and delightful to hear.


Show StarsTM Hip Hop

Show StarsTM Hip Hop provides a structured method of learning various Hip Hop dance movements in a fun­filled and vibrant class environment. From R&B and House to Club and Pop, Hip Hop classes utilize upbeat music from various genres, in addition to the latest Hip Hop hits. The resulting outcome is an energetic class that not only teaches you Hip Hop movements and technique, but also instills rhythm and precision in your muscle memory.


Show StarsTM Lyrical

Show StarsTM Lyrical is a fusion of ballet with jazz and contemporary dance techniques. Lyrical dancing is performed to music with lyrics to inspire movements to express strong emotions. Lyrical dancing focuses on the dancers' individual approach and expressiveness than the precision of the their movements.


Production

Our Production dancers perform a large routine at the opening of our spring recital with a very grand kick off. The production routine for the 2019/20 season is a fun combination of Musical Theater and Acro dance. 


Intro Acro

For the 2019/2020 season all participants will begin on the same introductory Acro Dance level as they learn fundamental strengthening and stability technique.


Boys Only

Our Boys only class is for ages 6-12 year olds. Boys will have a blast as they learn Hip Hop and Tap in a class with only other little dudes! Boys will participate in the Spring Show.