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Dance

Class Information

We offer a wide range of dance classes for children of all ages!

dance classes

eNeRGy Sparklers is a fun introduction to dance for 3 year olds. Students will begin to learn basic motor skills as well as learning to thrive in peer interactive environment. Much emphasis will be placed on pre-ballet movement as well as storytelling using the body. Your tiny dancer will enjoy the use of props and fun musical experiences. This is a non-recital class.

eNeRGy Twisters is designed for kids ages 4-5, and it combines our preschool gymnastics and dance programs. Students explore gymnastics stations like floor, beam, and vault while also learning the beginning fundamentals of ballet or tap. Twisters will perform a dance routine at the recital in their class’ respective style.

eNeRGy Minis is intended for dancers ages 4-5. In this division, students are transitioning to a more classical classroom structure in preparation for Level 1. This class includes beginning ballet and tap technique. Minis will perform two routines at the recital.

Ballet is the foundation for all dance training and we are focused on helping students develop solid ballet technique. There is an emphasis on learning proper use of turn out, use of arms (port de bras), and understanding correct body placement. Classes begin with a warm-up at the barre, followed by center floor exercises including adagio and allegro.

Jazz is a dance form that is known for its energy, variety, and overall upbeat nature. Our jazz classes explore both the contemporary and classic jazz style. Students in this class will begin with a warm-up to develop flexibility, strength, core, and coordination, followed by across the floor exercises. The rest of class will be used for center work and combinations.

Tap dance focuses on the interpretation and progression of various rhythms and sounds. Tap Dance is the timeless art that combines dance with percussion. Classes begin with a warm-up and move through across the floor progressions. We will then explore various rhythmic combinations in the center.

Hip-Hop is an upbeat class that combines basic hip-hop and jazz movements to create funky combinations. Students will have fun in this face-paced class while developing their coordination, rhythm, and self-expression. All warm-ups include stretches emphasizing strength, flexibility, endurance, and musicality.

Contemporary/Lyrical is a form of dance that fuses both ballet and jazz styles. This class blends the controlled movement of ballet with the dynamics of jazz and modern to create expressive movements that tell a story. Students will develop technique skills, as well as flexibility in this class. Each class will include a stretching and technical warm-up as well as choreography.

Additional Dance Information

  • Costume fees for the 2017/2018 session are $65 for child sizes and $75 for adult sizes and are due by Nov 21st, 2017. Some classes will be required to purchase 2 costumes as they will be doing multiple performances in the recital.
  • A Recital fee of $65 will be due by January 25th, 2018 for the 2017/2018 session. The recital fee includes two free tickets and additional tickets will be available for purchase prior to the recital. Dance recital will take place on June 2nd, 2018.

Dance Dress Code

eNeRGy Kidz carries dance leotards, tights along with ballet, tap and jazz shoes in our Pro Shop. Please stop by the shop and check out our selection!

Our dress code requirements promote uniformity and a distraction free learning environment. It also allows the instructor to see body placement and lines.

eNeRGy DANCE PRESCHOOLERS:
eNeRGy Sparklers: Girls – Traditional Leotard (any color) with or without skirt/tutu; Pink Tights; Pink, Leather Ballet Shoes with the Laces Cut or Taped to the Inside of the Shoe, Hair Securely Pulled Back. Boys – Black shorts (no longer than mid-thigh), pants, or leggings, Fitted Black Top; Black, Leather Ballet shoes (with laces cut out or taped to the inside of the shoe)
eNeRGy Twisters: Girls – Traditional, One-Piece Leotard (any color) without skirt/tutu; Pink, Leather Ballet Shoes with the Laces Cut or Taped to the Inside of the Shoe (Ballet & Gymnastics) or Black, Patent Leather Tap Shoes (Gymnastics & Tap); Hair Securely Pulled Back. Boys – Black shorts (no longer than mid-thigh), pants, or leggings, Fitted Black Top; Black, Leather Ballet shoes (with laces cut out or taped to the inside of the shoe)
eNeRGy Minis: Girls – Traditional, Leotard (any color) with or without skirt/tutu; Pink Tights; Pink, Leather Ballet Shoes with the Laces Cut or Taped to the Inside of the Shoe; Black, Patent Leather Tap Shoes; Hair Securely Pulled Back. Boys – Black shorts (no longer than mid-thigh), pants, or leggings, Fitted Black Top; Black, Leather Ballet shoes (with laces cut out or taped to the inside of the shoe)

LEVELS 1&2 FEMALE DRESS CODE:
Ballet: Black Leotard; Pink Convertible or Stirrup Tights; Pink Leather, Split-sole Ballet Shoes (no laces); Hair Secured Tightly in a Bun; No Warm-Ups or Cover Ups Permitted
Tap:
K-2nd – Black Leotard; Tan or Pink Convertible or Stirrups Tights; Black Dance Shorts; Mary Jane or Buckle Style Black Tap shoe (no ribbon ties); Hair Securely Pulled Back.
3rd grade & up – Black Leotard; Tan or Pink Convertible or Stirrups Tights; Black Dance Shorts; Black, full-sole Oxford Style (Lace-Up) Tap Shoes; Hair Securely Pulled Back.
Jazz: Black Leotard; Shorts; Tan or Pink Convertible or Stirrup Tights; Black Dance Shorts; Black, Slip-On Jazz Shoes (no laces); Hair Securely Pulled Back
Contemporary/Lyrical: Black leotard; Tan or Pink Convertible or Stirrup Tights; Black Dance Shorts; Capezio Pirouette half-soles (Leather or canvas)
Hip-Hop: Black Sweatpants or Black Jazz Pants; eNeRGy Dance t-shirt (leotard may be worn underneath); Black Sneakers with clean soles or Black Hip-Hop Sneakers (no street shoes permitted)

LEVELS 1&2 MALE DRESS CODE:
Ballet: Black Tights, Shorts (no shorter than mid-thigh), Leggings, or Pants; Fitted Black Top; Black, Leather Ballet Shoes (with the laces cut or taped to the inside of the shoe)
Tap: Athletic Shorts/Pants, Fitted Black Top or Tank, Black, Oxford Style (Lace-Up) Tap Shoes, Socks
Jazz: Athletic Shorts/Pants/ Leggings, Black Fitted Top or Tank, Black, Slip- on Jazz Shoes
Hip-Hop: Black sweatpants; Black T-shirt; Black Sneakers with Clean Soles or Black Hip-Hop Shoes (no street shoes permitted)

Interested in Irish Dance? Check out Rince Go Halain Irish Dance Academy for classes offered at eNeRGy Kidz!