Our Mommy and Me class is designed for 2 year-olds with a parent or guardian. This class introduces the young student to movement and music with the safety of having a parent or guardian right there at all times. But don’t think for a moment it’s just for the little one, parents are encouraged to move and dance too, giving both of you a fun time to connect and learn together.
Mommy and Me classes are offered in 9 week sessions with four sessions offered per year. Each session costs $120 or you can pay for all four sessions up front for $400. A $20 registration fee is only charged once per year.
Session 1 - August 15th to October 10th
Session 2 - October 17th to December 19th
Session 3 - January 9th to March 6th
Session 4 - March 13th to May 15th
Our Creative Movement classes are designed to engage each student in a fun and positive environment and introduce them to the joy of dance from start to finish. Students will be introduced to beginning ballet steps, develop motor skills, rhythm, flexibility, coordination, and confidence in a joyous atmosphere. Perfect for little ones who just can't keep still! Students should be 3 by Sept. 1st, 2017 to participate.
Our Pre-Ballet classes are a fun way to beginning learning ballet steps such as plié, tendu, sauté, marching and skipping to just name a few! Classes begin with floor combinations designed to build strength and flexibility and progress to movement across the floor to inspire leaping and learning. Imagination and creativity are encouraged in this level to nurture a lifelong love of dance
Our Beginning Ballet level teaches the basic foundation of ballet technique. Through systematic exercises and introducing ballet vocabulary, students will begin to build a solid foundation for a lifelong love of dance. Class begins with barre work to build strength and coordination, followed by center exercises, and finishing with traveling movement and allegro. Students at this level are required to have 1+ year of ballet training in order to enroll in these classes. We recommend students take two days of classes at this level.
Beginning Lyrical Jazz - Students may sign up for this class as a single class or in addition to their Beginning Ballet class. This is a 1 hour Jazz class where students will learn basic Jazz technique, gain strength and flexibility and move to some really fun music! Expressing and performing is key to any dancer’s training, and this class is sure to bring it out in every student!
Our Elementary Ballet Level is designed to complete and polish the basic technique learned in our Beginning Ballet level. Students are taught a complete barre and center work program as well as grande allegro and pointe work. Careful consideration is taken when placing any student on pointe, and pre-pointe work is required before this is allowed. Instilling a healthy body image and attitude toward self-care is also a vital part of this level. Students are encouraged to take risks and dance beyond what they accomplished the day before and therefore progress beautifully.
Students at this level are required to have 2+ years of ballet training and girls are either in the process or on pointe. We offer three days of 1 1/2 hour ballet technique classes, with one 1/2 hour pre-pointe or pointe class. 1 hour of Contemporary/Modern is also recommended.
Our Intermediate/Advanced Ballet level focuses on refining each movement and step within their technique. At this level, we focus on cultivating the performer within each student breaking down the lie that practice makes perfect and instead practice to make progress. A student’s progress is never measured against other students and teamwork is fundamental. Students at this level are required to have 3+ years of ballet and are looking for serious ballet training on a professional track.
We offer four days a week of 1 1/2 hour ballet technique classes, with two 1/2 hour pointe classes with variations and partnering opportunities. 1 hour of Contemporary/Modern class is also recommended. In addition to these classes, each student at this level is invited to take Refuge Dance Ensemble on Saturdays. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to gain performance and artistry skills that normal class time doesn’t allow.
|Saturday||10:00-Noon Ballet + Ensemble||Studio 1|
Our Adult classes are open to anyone Age 16 and up.
Our Adult Modern class is the perfect way to start your week! This open level class combines different modern techniques along with strengthening and stretching exercises to give the dancer a full class. These are incorporated into the floor and center work and build into choreography at the end of each class.
Our Adult Beginning/Intermediate Ballet classes are a great way to refresh your body and give yourself a chance to enjoy expressing through movement. Class follows a traditional format including exercises at the barre, center, and across the floor, and finishing with a stretch. This class is suitable for those who have taken Ballet before as well as complete beginners. Leotard and tights and ballet warm-ups are suggested, but comfortable workout clothes that you can move in also work. Ballet shoes are required.
Our Adult Intermediate/Advanced Ballet class is taught by our Director Katherine Gant. Previous ballet training is required. Class follows a traditional format including exercises at the barre, center, and across the floor, and finishing with a stretch.
Our Adult Contemporary class is a fun class for any level of dancer. Combine modern and ballet technique, this class is full of combinations that move, stretch, create and even roll on the floor. Each class ends with a 30 minute choreography session where different combos are taught or expanded upon week to week. No ballet shoes required, but socks and dance appropriate outfit recommended.
Classes are $12 each
Professional, Student, and Senior Adult rate is $10/class with proper verification of company or ID.
Class cards for 10 classes + 1 free may be purchased for $120 (regular rate) / $100 (professional, student, senior rate) and are good for 1 year from the purchase date.
|Monday||10:00-11:30am Modern||Studio 1|
|Tuesday||6:30-8:00pm Beg/Int Ballet||Studio 2|
|Wednesday||10:00-11:30am Beg/Int Ballet||Studio 1|
|Thursday||7:30-9:00pm Contemporary||Studio 2|
|Friday||10:00-11:30am Int/Adv Ballet||Studio 1|
|Saturday||11:00am-12:30pm Beg/Int Ballet||Studio 2|