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COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

TOT'S

Mommy and Me:

The perfect class for our littles who are just starting to walk! A 30 minute class in which Mom, Dad, Grandparent, Aunt or Uncle will help guide their dancer through a rhythm and movement based class with tons of activities, dancing and stretching! *Non Performance Based Class

 

Tot Ballet and Tap:

For participants 18 months-2 Years. This class is designed for our new little dancers adjusting to activities without mom or dad. We keep them entertained by doing tumbling on mats, dancing with scarves and other fun props while learning the basic fundamentals of Ballet and Tap.

Tot Pre Jazz and Kid Hop:

For participants 18 months-2 Years. This class is designed for our dancers to start learning basic jazz technique and terminology while stretching their bodies. Mixed with a fun KID-Hop (age appropriate Hip-Hop) class to jump around, be silly and have some fun! We will focus on and memorize a key step each week, so by the end of the year your star will have a complete repertoire! 

Tot / Mini Gym:

For participants 2 Years old.  The perfect class for your little one to build foundational skills for basic tumbling using the beam, kip bar, and many other fun tools.  *Non Performance Based Class

My Messy Masterpiece Jr.:

For participants 18 months-2 Years.  For participants 3-4 Years.  Looking for a fun and creative outlet for your little artist? Then the My Messy Masterpiece program is exactly what you are looking for!  These classes offer a fun-filled party, atmosphere where your little artists can have a blast creating their own masterpieces. From painting to crafting and everything in between, My Messy Masterpiece classes foster a friendly and collaborative environment, providing everything your little artist will need to bring out their creative spirit.  This class will build your little stars tactile development and hand eye-coordination and they won't even know they're learning because they will be having so much fun making a HUGE MESS that YOU DON'T HAVE TO CLEAN UP :)!!! *Non Performance Based Class

Princess Power Hour:

For participants 18 months-2 Years.  Join us for a story, dancing, skits, and rhyme...every child gets to be part of the story in a Dance Dreams Storytime!  Most Importantly - Every week we will use the story of different princess to show your little princess that she can always be the hero in her fairy tale!!!  *Non Performance Based Class

Davinci's Apprentice Jr.:

For participants 18 months -2 Years.  This class is S.T.E.A.M. based (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Mathematics) with the Dance Dreams flair you know and love!  This is the same curriculum we use with our big kiddos, just at the perfect level for your little one to not only learn, but to also DO, science :)!  This is a critical time in the development of their little science brains and we want to make sure we use every neuron :)!  *Non Performance Based Class

Broadway Baby:

For participants 18 months - 2 Years.  This precursor to our Dance Dreams Children's Theatre is perfect for your budding star!  This theatre program will be instructed by a trained company actor who has been involved in musical theatre since she was three years old.  She trained under Deborah Jung at Kids Who Care into her late teens, and with Michael Serrecchia, Paula Morelan, and Mark Mullino at KD Conservatory in Dallas.  She graduated from KD in 2013 with a degree in musical theatre. 

MINI'S

Mini Ballet and Tap:

For participants 3-4 Years. This class is designed for our dancers who are now starting to understand basic movements and dance terminology and further guiding them into understanding choreography by themselves.  We will focus on and memorize a key step each week, so by the end of the year your star will have a complete repertoire! 

 

Mini Pre Jazz and Kid Hop:

For participants 18 months-2 Years. This class is designed for our dancers to start learning basic jazz technique and terminology while stretching their bodies. Mixed with a fun KID-Hop (age appropriate Hip-Hop) class to jump around, be silly and have some fun! We will focus on and memorize a key step each week, so by the end of the year your star will have a complete repertoire! 

Mini Jazz and Clogging:

For participants 3-4 Years.  This class is designed for our dancers to start learning basic jazz technique and terminology while stretching their bodies. Clogging is a rhythmic style of dance where dancers focus on dancing in a group with precise timing and cleanliness all while having a blast!

 

Mini Kid Hop and Acro:

For participants 3- 4 Years. This class is designed for our dancers to start learning basic jazz technique and terminology while stretching their bodies. Mixed with a fun KID-Hop (age appropriate Hip-Hop) class to jump around, be silly and have some fun! We will focus on and memorize a key step each week, so by the end of the year your star will have a complete repertoire! 

Mommy and Me:

For participants 3-4 Years.  A 30 minute class in which Mom, Dad, Grandparent, Aunt or Uncle will help guide their dancer through a rhythm and movement based class with tons of activities, dancing and stretching! *Non Performance Based Class

Mini Gym:

For participants 3-4 Years.  The perfect class for your little one to build foundational skills for basic tumbling using the beam, kip bar, and many other fun tools.  *Non Performance Based Class

My Messy Masterpiece Jr.:

For participants 3-4 Years.  Looking for a fun and creative outlet for your little artist? Then the My Messy Masterpiece program is exactly what you are looking for!  These classes offer a fun-filled party, atmosphere where your little artists can have a blast creating their own masterpieces. From painting to crafting and everything in between, My Messy Masterpiece classes foster a friendly and collaborative environment, providing everything your little artist will need to bring out their creative spirit.  This class will build your little stars tactile development and hand eye-coordination and they won't even know they're learning because they will be having so much fun making a HUGE MESS that YOU DON'T HAVE TO CLEAN UP :)!!! *Non Performance Based Class

Princess Power Hour:

For participants 3-4 Years.  Join us for a story, dancing, skits, and rhyme...every child gets to be part of the story in a Dance Dreams Storytime!  Most Importantly - Every week we will use the story of different princess to show your little princess that she can always be the hero in her fairy tale!!!  *Non Performance Based Class

Davinci's Apprentice Jr.:

For participants 3-4 Years.  This class is S.T.E.A.M. based (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Mathematics) with the Dance Dreams flair you know and love!  This is the same curriculum we use with our big kiddos, just at the perfect level for your little one to not only learn, but to also DO, science :)!  This is a critical time in the development of their little science brains and we want to make sure we use every neuron :)!  *Non Performance Based Class

Broadway Baby:

For participants 3-4 Years.  This precursor to our Dance Dreams Children's Theatre is perfect for your budding star!  This theatre program will be instructed by a trained company actor who has been involved in musical theatre since she was three years old.  She trained under Deborah Jung at Kids Who Care into her late teens, and with Michael Serrecchia, Paula Morelan, and Mark Mullino at KD Conservatory in Dallas.  She graduated from KD in 2013 with a degree in musical theatre. 

Sketch:

For participants 3-4 Years.  At a time where phones and iPads have taken over most of our littles ones brain waves, it's become more important than ever to get them actually using their hands again!  Research shows that writing and drawing with a pencil are essential skills for the proper development of little brains.  From helping children improve their memory, to boosting creativity, to even just mastering their fine motor skills...this class has never been more needed and more perfect for your little one!  *Non Performance Based Class

Adagio (Pre-Comp):

For participants 3-4 Years.  Adagio is designed for dancers that know dance is their passion and are looking to take an accelerated path to the competition stage!  The major goal of this program is to keep dance fun, while at the same time pushing the kiddos technically and competitively during our once a week private classes.

ELEMENTARY

SCIENCE (S.T.E.A.M.) ELECTIVE - Davinci's Apprentice:

For participants in Kindergarten-2nd Grade.  This class is S.T.E.A.M. based (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Mathematics) with the Dance Dreams flair you know and love!  This is an amazing supplement to regular boring science classes at school because here you will actually learn the application not just the theory!  This is a critical time in the development of their little science brains and we want to make sure we use every neuron :)!  *Non Performance Based Class

ART ELECTIVE - My Messy Masterpiece:

For participants in Kindergarten-2nd Grade.  Looking for a fun and creative outlet for your little artist?  Then the My Messy Masterpiece program is exactly what you are looking for!  These classes offer a fun-filled party, atmosphere where your little artists can have a blast creating their own masterpieces. From painting to crafting and everything in between, My Messy Masterpiece classes foster a friendly and collaborative environment, providing everything your little artist will need to bring out their creative spirit.  This class will teach your star discipline, patience, and how to grow a skill from the basics.  With art being taken out of schools at a record pace, it's more important than ever to find ways to develop this part of your kiddo's brain :)!!! *Non Performance Based Class

Elementary Hip-Hop:

For participants in Kindergarten-2nd Grade. Hip-Hop is a high-energy class that fuses the latest styles of street dancing, breaking, popping, and locking. Classes will encourage students to step outside of the box by bringing their own individual style and personality to the movements!

Elementary BOYS Hip-Hop:

For participants in Kindergarten-2nd Grade. This class is designed special for our young gentlemen :)!  Hip-Hop is a high-energy class that fuses the latest styles of street dancing, breaking, popping, and locking. Classes will encourage students to step outside of the box by bringing their own individual style and personality to the movements!

 

Elementary Jazz/Clogging:

For participants in Kindergarten- 2nd Grade. This class combines Jazz technique for our future Broadway star and Clogging technique in one class giving you a combined fun and energetic class!  In jazz, our dancers will start learning basic jazz technique and terminology while stretching their bodies. Clogging is a rhythmic style of dance where dancers focus on dancing in a group with precise timing and cleanliness all while having a blast!

 

Elementary Ballet/Tap:

For participants in Kindergarten-2nd Grade. This is the perfect class for a beginner dancer who is wanting to learn the fundamentals of dance to grow as a dancer!  We will be working on understanding and developing basic movements and dance terminology, and guiding them into understanding choreography by themselves.  We will focus on and memorize a key step each week, so by the end of the year your star will have a complete repertoire! 

 

DDA Theatre Company:

For participants in Kindergarten-2nd Grade  Dance Dreams is proud to present DDA Theatre Company.  This theatre program will be instructed by a trained company actor who has been involved in musical theatre since she was three years old.  She trained under Deborah Jung at Kids Who Care into her late teens, and with Michael Serrecchia, Paula Morelan, and Mark Mullino at KD Conservatory in Dallas.  She graduated from KD in 2013 with a degree in musical theatre.  They will be working on and performing two independent plays this year.  This is a REAL theatre program with an amazing Instructor Corps, and we are so honored to be able to offer this amazing program!

Elementary Acro:

For participants in Kindergarten-2nd Grade.  Acro is not the typical tumbling or gymnastics class. This class will focus on fundamental acrobatic technique, balance and contortion tricks, all at each student's individual level of experience.  Have you ever seen someone do an amazing trick in a dance and thought "Oh, I wish I could do that"...?  Well this is the class to teach you how!  And it's fun, too! *Non Performance Based Class

Home School P.E. Elective:

For participants in Kindergarten-2nd Grade.  You know that feeling all homeschool parents have where you've been doing school all day long and now your kiddos finally done...YAY!  BUT...now they have a ton of energy they want to burn and are ready to play...and you're thinking "ohhh I have SO much to do now... :("  Let us help :)!  This twice weekly class promises to be the perfect solution to get some of that energy out :)!  We'll do dance, we'll do acro, we'll do crafts, we'll do HIITS, we'll play games, we'll have fun, and we'll wear your kiddo out :)!  Give yourself an hour and a half of peace and quiet and we'll take care of the rest!!!  *Non Performance Based Class

Christian Homeschool Recreational Dance:

For participants in Kindergarten-2nd Grade.  This class is created for parents who want their little ones to be able to get a foundation in dance, but want to make sure the environment and choreography are very conservative.  While we will not be performing exclusively to Christian hymns, all music, costumes, choreography and instruction will be cultivated in a way that brings glory to God!  This is a great chance for young Christian homeschool kiddos to honor the name of Jesus Christ through music, movement, technical excellence, devotional time, and the overall atmosphere of the classroom.

Acro Dance:

For participants in Kindergarten-2nd Grade.  Acro Dance incorporates acrobatic elements, such as front and back walkovers, aerials, handsprings, front and back tucks and handsprings with dance elements. The key is to make sure that the stunts compliment the dance rather than distracting from it. As dancer's develop in their dance education, Acro Dance classes become necessary to move from the beginner to the more advanced levels of dance skills and athletic ability. Your technique will advance as you develop core strength, flexibility, balance and control, and this class is perfect for doing just that!  *Non Performance Based Class

Stretch - Technique Intensive:

For participants in Kindergarten-2nd Grade.  This technique based class is a more intense, specialized stretch & conditioning class to work deeper into the main muscle groups and to improve the overall range of flexibility. Stretches will be held for longer to reach deeper into the muscle, and special focus will be placed on breathing to get length out of the muscle.  Each class will focus on a particular area of the body for example, back and shoulders or, hips, glutes and hamstrings.  This class is a fabulous recovery class for our dancers will a full competition schedule.  *Non Performance Based Class

Leaps & Turns - Technique Intensive:

For participants in Kindergarten-2nd Grade.  Dancers will learn how to properly execute various advanced jumps such as leaps, calypsos, turning discs, firebirds, and more. Dancers will also learn how to do various turns such as pirouettes, a la secondes, coupe turns, and more. This class is perfect for dancers who are interested in joining a dance team or our competition programs and are looking for extra practice on their technique.   *Non Performance Based Class

Ballet - Technique Intensive:

For participants in Kindergarten-2nd Grade.  This program is not simply a technique class, but rather one that combines scientific principles with elements of classical French, Italian, and Russian schools of ballet.  Our focus will be to train students to use their bodies correctly by educating them on anatomy, kinetics, coordination, and alignment.  The long term goal is to provide students with both a deep knowledge of classical ballet technique and the ability to adapt to all styles of dance.  *Non Performance Based Class

Adagio (Pre-Comp):

For participants in Kindergarten-2nd Grade.  Adagio is designed for dancers that know dance is their passion and are looking to take an accelerated path to the competition stage!  The major goal of this program is to keep dance fun, while at the same time pushing the kiddos technically and competitively during our once a week private classes.

SPECIAL CLASSES FOR SPECIAL NEEDS - Dance Dreamers:

For participants in Kindergarten-2nd Grade.  Dance Dreamers is a special class for dancers with any disability or special needs.  This class will be lead by Miss Anna, who holds an undergraduate Bachelor's of Science in Psychology with Child Psychology emphasis, and a Masters in Science in Clinical Mental Health and Counseling.  She is beyond excited to share her love of dance with your little star in an environment that focuses on foundational skill development, self-empowerment, independence and celebrating our diversity.  Dance Love, Dance Joy, Dance Dreams - Gene Kelly

Sketch:

For participants in Kindergarten-2nd Grade.  At a time where phones and iPads have taken over most of our littles ones brain waves, it's become more important than ever to get them actually using their hands again!  Research shows that writing and drawing with a pencil are essential skills for the proper development of little brains.  From helping children improve their memory, to boosting creativity, to even just mastering their fine motor skills...this class has never been more needed and more perfect for your little one!  *Non Performance Based Class

Musical Theatre:

For participants in Kindergarten-2nd Grade.  This program focuses on the presentation and beautification of a song, as it presents from a character or a scene.  Focus will be given to balancing correct vocal technique and sound production while bringing life and inspiration, both to the song and to the role. Class material may include solo performance, duet, or group scenes.

Tumbling:

For participants in Kindergarten-2nd Grade.  This is NOT your basic Acro class...this class is for those who want to kick things up a notch!  From Aerials, to Handsprings, to Back Handsprings, to Tucks, to Layouts and more!  If you're ready to advance on the mat this is the next step for you!  *Non Performance Based Class

INTERMEDIATE

Intermediate Tap:

For participants 3rd–5th grade. Tap classes are designed to develop rhythm, style and sound. Students will learn a variety of Tap styles from Broadway to Rhythm Tap. This class will put and emphasis on developing proper tap technique, producing clear tap sounds, and having fun. As students progress through each level curriculum will become increasingly more complex and intricate.

 

Intermediate Lyrical:

For participants 3rd-5th grade. This class combines classical Ballet technique and structure with the interpretation of music lyrics while telling a story with movement that can be fluid or abstract. As students progress through each level curriculum will become increasingly more complex and intricate.  They will also begin doing barre work to strengthen the muscles for Pre-Pointe.

 

Intermediate Jazz:

For participants 3rd-5th grade. Jazz class will focus on learning proper dance technique such as isolations of the body, improving performance quality and developing complex rhythms and patterns. Class curriculum is based on Ballet technique layered with traditional Jazz movement and includes a proper warm-up, stretches, isolations, across-the-floor progressions, and combinations. As students progress through each level curriculum will become increasingly more complex and intricate.

 

Intermediate Hip-Hop:

For participants 3rd-5th grade. Hip-Hop is a high-energy class that fuses the latest styles of street dancing, breaking, popping, and locking. Classes will encourage students to step outside of the box by bringing their own individual style and personality to the movements!

 

Intermediate Clogging:

For participants 3rd-5th grade. A rhythmic style of dance where dancers focus on dancing in a group with precise timing and cleanliness all while having a blast!

 

DDA Theatre Company:

For participants 3rd-5th grade.  Dance Dreams is proud to present DDA Theatre Company.  This theatre program will be instructed by a trained company actor who has been involved in musical theatre since she was three years old.  She trained under Deborah Jung at Kids Who Care into her late teens, and with Michael Serrecchia, Paula Morelan, and Mark Mullino at KD Conservatory in Dallas.  She graduated from KD in 2013 with a degree in musical theatre.  They will be working on and performing two independent plays this year.  This is a REAL theatre program with an amazing Instructor Corps, and we are so honored to be able to offer this amazing program!

 

Intermediate Acrobatics:

For participants 3rd-5th grade. Acro is not the typical tumbling or gymnastics class. This class will focus on fundamental acrobatic technique, teaching such skills as handstands, chin stands, elbow stands, cartwheels, back bends, walkovers, balance and contortion tricks, all at each student's individual level of experience. And it's fun, too! *Non Performance Based Class

SCIENCE (S.T.E.A.M) ELECTIVE - Davinci's Apprentice:

For participants 3rd-5th grade.  This class is S.T.E.A.M. based (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Mathematics) with the Dance Dreams flair you know and love!  This is an amazing supplement to regular boring science classes at school because here you will actually learn the application not just the theory!  This is a critical time in the development of their little science brains and we want to make sure we use every neuron :)!  *Non Performance Based Class

ART ELECTIVE - My Messy Masterpiece:

For participants 3rd-5th grade.  Looking for a fun and creative outlet for your little artist?  Then the My Messy Masterpiece program is exactly what you are looking for!  These classes offer a fun-filled party, atmosphere where your little artists can have a blast creating their own masterpieces. From painting to crafting and everything in between, My Messy Masterpiece classes foster a friendly and collaborative environment, providing everything your little artist will need to bring out their creative spirit.  This class will teach your star discipline, patience, and how to grow a skill from the basics.  With art being taken out of schools at a record pace, it's more important than ever to find ways to develop this part of your kiddo's brain :)!!! *Non Performance Based Class

Forte - Competition Teams:

By invitation only - More Information Here.

Intermediate BOYS Hip-Hop:

For participants 3rd-5th grade. This class is designed special for our young gentlemen :)!  Hip-Hop is a high-energy class that fuses the latest styles of street dancing, breaking, popping, and locking. Classes will encourage students to step outside of the box by bringing their own individual style and personality to the movements!

Home School P.E. Elective:

For participants 3rd-5th grade.  You know that feeling all homeschool parents have where you've been doing school all day long and now your kiddos finally done...YAY!  BUT...now they have a ton of energy they want to burn and are ready to play...and you're thinking "ohhh I have SO much to do now... :("  Let us help :)!  This twice weekly class promises to be the perfect solution to get some of that energy out :)!  We'll do dance, we'll do acro, we'll do crafts, we'll do HIITS, we'll play games, we'll have fun, and we'll wear your kiddo out :)!  Give yourself an hour and a half of peace and quiet and we'll take care of the rest!!!  *Non Performance Based Class

Christian Homeschool Recreational Dance:

For participants 3rd-5th grade.  This class is created for parents who want their little ones to be able to get a foundation in dance, but want to make sure the environment and choreography are very conservative.  While we will not be performing exclusively to Christian hymns, all music, costumes, choreography and instruction will be cultivated in a way that brings glory to God!  This is a great chance for young Christian homeschool kiddos to honor the name of Jesus Christ through music, movement, technical excellence, devotional time, and the overall atmosphere of the classroom.

Acro Dance:

For participants 3rd-5th grade.  Acro Dance incorporates acrobatic elements, such as front and back walkovers, aerials, handsprings, front and back tucks and handsprings with dance elements. The key is to make sure that the stunts compliment the dance rather than distracting from it. As dancer's develop in their dance education, Acro Dance classes become necessary to move from the beginner to the more advanced levels of dance skills and athletic ability. Your technique will advance as you develop core strength, flexibility, balance and control, and this class is perfect for doing just that!  *Non Performance Based Class

Stretch - Technique Intensive:

For participants 3rd-5th grade.  This technique based class is a more intense, specialized stretch & conditioning class to work deeper into the main muscle groups and to improve the overall range of flexibility. Stretches will be held for longer to reach deeper into the muscle, and special focus will be placed on breathing to get length out of the muscle.  Each class will focus on a particular area of the body for example, back and shoulders or, hips, glutes and hamstrings.  This class is a fabulous recovery class for our dancers will a full competition schedule.  *Non Performance Based Class

Leaps & Turns - Technique Intensive:

For participants 3rd-5th grade.  Dancers will learn how to properly execute various advanced jumps such as leaps, calypsos, turning discs, firebirds, and more. Dancers will also learn how to do various turns such as pirouettes, a la secondes, coupe turns, and more. This class is perfect for dancers who are interested in joining a dance team or our competition programs and are looking for extra practice on their technique.   *Non Performance Based Class

Ballet - Technique Intensive:

For participants 3rd-5th grade.  This program is not simply a technique class, but rather one that combines scientific principles with elements of classical French, Italian, and Russian schools of ballet.  Our focus will be to train students to use their bodies correctly by educating them on anatomy, kinetics, coordination, and alignment.  The long term goal is to provide students with both a deep knowledge of classical ballet technique and the ability to adapt to all styles of dance.  *Non Performance Based Class

Pre-Pointe:

For participants 3rd-5th grade.  Pre-Pointe classes are a prerequisite to Pointe classes. This class is structured as a preparation for dancers preparing for pointe work. Dancers will learn technique designed for strengthening the legs, ankles, and feet, as well as work on correct alignment, joint stability, core strength.  We will also cover the basics of pointe shoes; proper use and fit. 

SPECIAL CLASSES FOR SPECIAL NEEDS - Dance Dreamers:

For participants in 3rd-5th grade.  Dance Dreamers is a special class for dancers with any disability or special needs.  This class will be lead by Miss Anna, who holds an undergraduate Bachelor's of Science in Psychology with Child Psychology emphasis, and a Masters in Science in Clinical Mental Health and Counseling.  She is beyond excited to share her love of dance with your little star in an environment that focuses on foundational skill development, self-empowerment, independence and celebrating our diversity.  Dance Love, Dance Joy, Dance Dreams - Gene Kelly

Sketch:

For participants 3rd-5th grade.  At a time where phones and iPads have taken over most of our littles ones brain waves, it's become more important than ever to get them actually using their hands again!  Research shows that writing and drawing with a pencil are essential skills for the proper development of little brains.  From helping children improve their memory, to boosting creativity, to even just mastering their fine motor skills...this class has never been more needed and more perfect for your little one!  *Non Performance Based Class

Musical Theatre:

For participants in 3rd-5th grade.  This program focuses on the presentation and beautification of a song, as it presents from a character or a scene.  Focus will be given to balancing correct vocal technique and sound production while bringing life and inspiration, both to the song and to the role. Class material may include solo performance, duet, or group scenes.

Tumbling:

For participants in 3rd-5th grade.  This is NOT your basic Acro class...this class is for those who want to kick things up a notch!  From Aerials, to Handsprings, to Back Handsprings, to Tucks, to Layouts and more!  If you're ready to advance on the mat this is the next step for you!  *Non Performance Based Class

JUNIOR HIGH

Jr. High Tap:

For participants 6th-8th grade. Tap classes are designed to develop rhythm, style and sound. Students will learn a variety of Tap styles from Broadway to Rhythm Tap. This class will put and emphasis on developing proper tap technique, producing clear tap sounds, and having fun. As students progress through each level curriculum will become increasingly more complex and intricate.

 

Jr. High Lyrical:

For participants 6th-8th grade. This class combines classical Ballet technique and structure with the interpretation of music lyrics while telling a story with movement that can be fluid or abstract. As students progress through each level curriculum will become increasingly more complex and intricate.  They will also begin doing barre work to strengthen the muscles for Pre-Pointe.

Jr. High Clogging:

For participants 6th-8th grade. A rhythmic style of dance where dancers focus on dancing in a group with precise timing and cleanliness all while having a blast!

 

Jr. High Hip-Hop:

For participants 6th-8th grade. Hip-Hop is a high-energy class that fuses the latest styles of street dancing, breaking, popping, and locking. Classes will encourage students to step outside of the box by bringing their own individual style and personality to the movements!

 

Jr. High Contemporary:

For participants 6th-8th grade. Contemporary dance, which has only been around since the mid-twentieth century, was originally informed by and borrowing from classical, modern, and jazz styles.  However, since then, it has come to incorporate elements from many styles of dance. Due to its technical similarities, it is often perceived to be closely related to modern dance, ballet, and other classical concert dance styles.

 

Jr. High Jazz:

For participants 6th-8th grade. Jazz class will focus on learning proper dance technique such as isolations of the body, improving performance quality and developing complex rhythms and patterns. Class curriculum is based on Ballet technique layered with traditional Jazz movement and includes a proper warm-up, stretches, isolations, across-the-floor progressions, and combinations. As students progress through each level curriculum will become increasingly more complex and intricate.

 

DDA Theatre Company:

For participants 6th-8th grade.  Dance Dreams is proud to present DDA Theatre Company.  This theatre program will be instructed by a trained company actor who has been involved in musical theatre since she was three years old.  She trained under Deborah Jung at Kids Who Care into her late teens, and with Michael Serrecchia, Paula Morelan, and Mark Mullino at KD Conservatory in Dallas.  She graduated from KD in 2013 with a degree in musical theatre.  They will be working on and performing two independent plays this year.  This is a REAL theatre program with an amazing Instructor Corps, and we are so honored to be able to offer this amazing program!

 

Jr. High Acrobatics:

For participants 6th-8th grade. Acro is not the typical tumbling or gymnastics class. This class will focus on fundamental acrobatic technique, teaching such skills as handstands, chin stands, elbow stands, cartwheels, back bends, walkovers, balance and contortion tricks, all at each student's individual level of experience. And it's fun, too! *Non Performance Based Class

SCIENCE (S.T.E.A.M.) ELECTIVE - Davinci's Apprentice:

For participants 6th-8th grade.  This class is S.T.E.A.M. based (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Mathematics) with the Dance Dreams flair you know and love!  This is an amazing supplement to regular boring science classes at school because here you will actually learn the application not just the theory!  This is a critical time in the development of their little science brains and we want to make sure we use every neuron :)!  *Non Performance Based Class

ART ELECTIVE - My Messy Masterpiece:

For participants 6th-8th grade.  Looking for a fun and creative outlet for your little artist?  Then the My Messy Masterpiece program is exactly what you are looking for!  These classes offer a fun-filled party, atmosphere where your little artists can have a blast creating their own masterpieces. From painting to crafting and everything in between, My Messy Masterpiece classes foster a friendly and collaborative environment, providing everything your little artist will need to bring out their creative spirit.  This class will teach your star discipline, patience, and how to grow a skill from the basics.  With art being taken out of schools at a record pace, it's more important than ever to find ways to develop this part of your kiddo's brain :)!!! *Non Performance Based Class

Forte - Competition Teams:

By invitation only - More Information Here.

Home School P.E. Elective:

For participants 6th-8th grade.  You know that feeling all homeschool parents have where you've been doing school all day long and now your kiddos finally done...YAY!  BUT...now they have a ton of energy they want to burn and are ready to play...and you're thinking "ohhh I have SO much to do now... :("  Let us help :)!  This twice weekly class promises to be the perfect solution to get some of that energy out :)!  We'll do dance, we'll do acro, we'll do crafts, we'll do HIITS, we'll play games, we'll have fun, and we'll wear your kiddo out :)!  Give yourself an hour and a half of peace and quiet and we'll take care of the rest!!!  *Non Performance Based Class

Christian Homeschool Recreational Dance:

For participants 6th-8th grade.  This class is created for parents who want their little ones to be able to get a foundation in dance, but want to make sure the environment and choreography are very conservative.  While we will not be performing exclusively to Christian hymns, all music, costumes, choreography and instruction will be cultivated in a way that brings glory to God!  This is a great chance for young Christian homeschool kiddos to honor the name of Jesus Christ through music, movement, technical excellence, devotional time, and the overall atmosphere of the classroom.

Acro Dance:

For participants 6th-8th grade.  Acro Dance incorporates acrobatic elements, such as front and back walkovers, aerials, handsprings, front and back tucks and handsprings with dance elements. The key is to make sure that the stunts compliment the dance rather than distracting from it. As dancer's develop in their dance education, Acro Dance classes become necessary to move from the beginner to the more advanced levels of dance skills and athletic ability. Your technique will advance as you develop core strength, flexibility, balance and control, and this class is perfect for doing just that!  *Non Performance Based Class

Stretch - Technique Intensive:

For participants 6th-8th grade.  This technique based class is a more intense, specialized stretch & conditioning class to work deeper into the main muscle groups and to improve the overall range of flexibility. Stretches will be held for longer to reach deeper into the muscle, and special focus will be placed on breathing to get length out of the muscle.  Each class will focus on a particular area of the body for example, back and shoulders or, hips, glutes and hamstrings.  This class is a fabulous recovery class for our dancers will a full competition schedule.  *Non Performance Based Class

Leaps & Turns - Technique Intensive:

For participants 6th-8th grade.  Dancers will learn how to properly execute various advanced jumps such as leaps, calypsos, turning discs, firebirds, and more. Dancers will also learn how to do various turns such as pirouettes, a la secondes, coupe turns, and more. This class is perfect for dancers who are interested in joining a dance team or our competition programs and are looking for extra practice on their technique.   *Non Performance Based Class

Ballet - Technique Intensive:

For participants 6th-8th grade.  This program is not simply a technique class, but rather one that combines scientific principles with elements of classical French, Italian, and Russian schools of ballet.  Our focus will be to train students to use their bodies correctly by educating them on anatomy, kinetics, coordination, and alignment.  The long term goal is to provide students with both a deep knowledge of classical ballet technique and the ability to adapt to all styles of dance.  *Non Performance Based Class

Pre-Pointe:

For participants 6th-8th grade.  Pre-Pointe classes are a prerequisite to Pointe classes. This class is structured as a preparation for dancers preparing for pointe work. Dancers will learn technique designed for strengthening the legs, ankles, and feet, as well as work on correct alignment, joint stability, core strength.  We will also cover the basics of pointe shoes; proper use and fit. 

SPECIAL CLASSES FOR SPECIAL NEEDS - Dance Dreamers:

For participants in 6th-8th grade.  Dance Dreamers is a special class for dancers with any disability or special needs.  This class will be lead by Miss Anna, who holds an undergraduate Bachelor's of Science in Psychology with Child Psychology emphasis, and a Masters in Science in Clinical Mental Health and Counseling.  She is beyond excited to share her love of dance with your little star in an environment that focuses on foundational skill development, self-empowerment, independence and celebrating our diversity.  Dance Love, Dance Joy, Dance Dreams - Gene Kelly

Sketch:

For participants 6th-8th grade.  At a time where phones and iPads have taken over most of our littles ones brain waves, it's become more important than ever to get them actually using their hands again!  Research shows that writing and drawing with a pencil are essential skills for the proper development of little brains.  From helping children improve their memory, to boosting creativity, to even just mastering their fine motor skills...this class has never been more needed and more perfect for your little one!  *Non Performance Based Class

Musical Theatre:

For participants in 6th-8th grade.  This program focuses on the presentation and beautification of a song, as it presents from a character or a scene.  Focus will be given to balancing correct vocal technique and sound production while bringing life and inspiration, both to the song and to the role. Class material may include solo performance, duet, or group scenes.

Tumbling:

For participants in 6th-8th grade.  This is NOT your basic Acro class...this class is for those who want to kick things up a notch!  From Aerials, to Handsprings, to Back Handsprings, to Tucks, to Layouts and more!  If you're ready to advance on the mat this is the next step for you!  *Non Performance Based Class

HIGH SCHOOL

Pointe:

For participants 9th-12th grade. By invitation only.  All Pointe classes are designed for students with previous Ballet training. Students will utilize previously learned Ballet technique while working in Pointe shoes.  

High Tap:

For participants 9th-12th grade. Tap classes are designed to develop rhythm, style and sound. Students will learn a variety of Tap styles from Broadway to Rhythm Tap. This class will put and emphasis on developing proper tap technique, producing clear tap sounds, and having fun. As students progress through each level curriculum will become increasingly more complex and intricate.

 

High Lyrical:

For participants 9th-12th grade. This class combines classical Ballet technique and structure with the interpretation of music lyrics while telling a story with movement that can be fluid or abstract. As students progress through each level curriculum will become increasingly more complex and intricate.  They will also begin doing barre work to strengthen the muscles for Pre-Pointe.

High Clogging:

For participants 9th-12th grade. A rhythmic style of dance where dancers focus on dancing in a group with precise timing and cleanliness all while having a blast!

 

High Hip-Hop:

For participants 9th-12th grade. Hip-Hop is a high-energy class that fuses the latest styles of street dancing, breaking, popping, and locking. Classes will encourage students to step outside of the box by bringing their own individual style and personality to the movements!

 

High Contemporary:

For participants 9th-12th grade. Contemporary dance, which has only been around since the mid-twentieth century, was originally informed by and borrowing from classical, modern, and jazz styles.  However, since then, it has come to incorporate elements from many styles of dance. Due to its technical similarities, it is often perceived to be closely related to modern dance, ballet, and other classical concert dance styles.

 

High Jazz:

For participants 9th-12th grade. Jazz class will focus on learning proper dance technique such as isolations of the body, improving performance quality and developing complex rhythms and patterns. Class curriculum is based on Ballet technique layered with traditional Jazz movement and includes a proper warm-up, stretches, isolations, across-the-floor progressions, and combinations. As students progress through each level curriculum will become increasingly more complex and intricate.

 

DDA Theatre Company:

For participants 9th-12th grade.  Dance Dreams is proud to present DDA Theatre Company.  This theatre program will be instructed by a trained company actor who has been involved in musical theatre since she was three years old.  She trained under Deborah Jung at Kids Who Care into her late teens, and with Michael Serrecchia, Paula Morelan, and Mark Mullino at KD Conservatory in Dallas.  She graduated from KD in 2013 with a degree in musical theatre.  They will be working on and performing two independent plays this year.  This is a REAL theatre program with an amazing Instructor Corps, and we are so honored to be able to offer this amazing program!

 

High Acrobatics:

For participants 9th-12th grade. Acro is not the typical tumbling or gymnastics class. This class will focus on fundamental acrobatic technique, teaching such skills as handstands, chin stands, elbow stands, cartwheels, back bends, walkovers, balance and contortion tricks, all at each student's individual level of experience. And it's fun, too! *Non Performance Based Class

SCIENCE (S.T.E.A.M) ELECTIVE - Davinci's Apprentice:

For participants 9th-12th grade.  This class is S.T.E.A.M. based (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Mathematics) with the Dance Dreams flair you know and love!  This is an amazing supplement to regular boring science classes at school because here you will actually learn the application not just the theory!  This is a critical time in the development of their little science brains and we want to make sure we use every neuron :)!  *Non Performance Based Class

ART ELECTIVE - My Messy Masterpiece:

For participants 9th-12th grade.  Looking for a fun and creative outlet for your little artist?  Then the My Messy Masterpiece program is exactly what you are looking for!  These classes offer a fun-filled party, atmosphere where your little artists can have a blast creating their own masterpieces. From painting to crafting and everything in between, My Messy Masterpiece classes foster a friendly and collaborative environment, providing everything your little artist will need to bring out their creative spirit.  This class will teach your star discipline, patience, and how to grow a skill from the basics.  With art being taken out of schools at a record pace, it's more important than ever to find ways to develop this part of your kiddo's brain :)!!! *Non Performance Based Class

Forte - Competition Teams:

By invitation only - More Information Here.

Home School P.E. Elective:

For participants 9th-12th grade.  You know that feeling all homeschool parents have where you've been doing school all day long and now your kiddos finally done...YAY!  BUT...now they have a ton of energy they want to burn and are ready to play...and you're thinking "ohhh I have SO much to do now... :("  Let us help :)!  This twice weekly class promises to be the perfect solution to get some of that energy out :)!  We'll do dance, we'll do acro, we'll do crafts, we'll do HIITS, we'll play games, we'll have fun, and we'll wear your kiddo out :)!  Give yourself an hour and a half of peace and quiet and we'll take care of the rest!!!  *Non Performance Based Class

Christian Homeschool Recreational Dance:

For participants 9th-12th grade.  This class is created for parents who want their little ones to be able to get a foundation in dance, but want to make sure the environment and choreography are very conservative.  While we will not be performing exclusively to Christian hymns, all music, costumes, choreography and instruction will be cultivated in a way that brings glory to God!  This is a great chance for young Christian homeschool kiddos to honor the name of Jesus Christ through music, movement, technical excellence, devotional time, and the overall atmosphere of the classroom.

Acro Dance:

For participants 9th-12th grade.  Acro Dance incorporates acrobatic elements, such as front and back walkovers, aerials, handsprings, front and back tucks and handsprings with dance elements. The key is to make sure that the stunts compliment the dance rather than distracting from it. As dancer's develop in their dance education, Acro Dance classes become necessary to move from the beginner to the more advanced levels of dance skills and athletic ability. Your technique will advance as you develop core strength, flexibility, balance and control, and this class is perfect for doing just that!  *Non Performance Based Class

Stretch - Technique Intensive:

For participants 9th-12th grade.  This technique based class is a more intense, specialized stretch & conditioning class to work deeper into the main muscle groups and to improve the overall range of flexibility. Stretches will be held for longer to reach deeper into the muscle, and special focus will be placed on breathing to get length out of the muscle.  Each class will focus on a particular area of the body for example, back and shoulders or, hips, glutes and hamstrings.  This class is a fabulous recovery class for our dancers will a full competition schedule.  *Non Performance Based Class

Leaps & Turns - Technique Intensive:

For participants 9th-12th grade.  Dancers will learn how to properly execute various advanced jumps such as leaps, calypsos, turning discs, firebirds, and more. Dancers will also learn how to do various turns such as pirouettes, a la secondes, coupe turns, and more. This class is perfect for dancers who are interested in joining a dance team or our competition programs and are looking for extra practice on their technique.   *Non Performance Based Class

Ballet - Technique Intensive:

For participants 9th-12th grade.  This program is not simply a technique class, but rather one that combines scientific principles with elements of classical French, Italian, and Russian schools of ballet.  Our focus will be to train students to use their bodies correctly by educating them on anatomy, kinetics, coordination, and alignment.  The long term goal is to provide students with both a deep knowledge of classical ballet technique and the ability to adapt to all styles of dance.  *Non Performance Based Class

Pre-Pointe:

For participants 9th-12th grade.  Pre-Pointe classes are a prerequisite to Pointe classes. This class is structured as a preparation for dancers preparing for pointe work. Dancers will learn technique designed for strengthening the legs, ankles, and feet, as well as work on correct alignment, joint stability, core strength.  We will also cover the basics of pointe shoes; proper use and fit. 

SPECIAL CLASSES FOR SPECIAL NEEDS - Dance Dreamers:

For participants in 9th-12th grade.  Dance Dreamers is a special class for dancers with any disability or special needs.  This class will be lead by Miss Anna, who holds an undergraduate Bachelor's of Science in Psychology with Child Psychology emphasis, and a Masters in Science in Clinical Mental Health and Counseling.  She is beyond excited to share her love of dance with your little star in an environment that focuses on foundational skill development, self-empowerment, independence and celebrating our diversity.  Dance Love, Dance Joy, Dance Dreams - Gene Kelly

Sketch:

For participants 9th-12th grade.  At a time where phones and iPads have taken over most of our littles ones brain waves, it's become more important than ever to get them actually using their hands again!  Research shows that writing and drawing with a pencil are essential skills for the proper development of little brains.  From helping children improve their memory, to boosting creativity, to even just mastering their fine motor skills...this class has never been more needed and more perfect for your little one!  *Non Performance Based Class

Musical Theatre:

For participants in 9th-12th grade.  This program focuses on the presentation and beautification of a song, as it presents from a character or a scene.  Focus will be given to balancing correct vocal technique and sound production while bringing life and inspiration, both to the song and to the role. Class material may include solo performance, duet, or group scenes.

Tumbling:

For participants in 9th-12th grade.  This is NOT your basic Acro class...this class is for those who want to kick things up a notch!  From Aerials, to Handsprings, to Back Handsprings, to Tucks, to Layouts and more!  If you're ready to advance on the mat this is the next step for you!  *Non Performance Based Class

ADULTS

Adult Jazz / Hip-Hop:

18 Years and Up! Jazz class will focus on learning proper dance technique such as isolations of the body, improving performance quality and developing complex rhythms and patterns. Class curriculum is based on Ballet technique layered with traditional Jazz movement and includes a proper warm-up, stretches, isolations, across-the-floor progressions, and combinations. As students progress through each level curriculum will become increasingly more complex and intricate.  Hip-Hop is a high-energy class that fuses the latest styles of street dancing, breaking, popping, and locking. Classes will encourage students to step outside of the box by bringing their own individual style and personality to the movements! While getting a workout!

 

Adult Intermediate/ Advanced Clogging:

Ages 18 and Up! For our more experienced Cloggers. Learn the style of Clogging with our fun and energetic instructor while having a cardio workout!

 

Adult Beginner - FROM SCRATCH - Clogging:

Ages 18 and Up! Learn the style of Clogging with our fun and energetic instructor while having a cardio workout!

Barre:

Ages 18 and Up! Barre class is a workout technique inspired by elements of ballet, yoga, and Pilates, that focuses on low-impact, high intensity movements designed to strengthen and tone your body in ways that few other workouts can.  The muscles in each group are fatigued via small targeted movements, high repetition, and light weight or resistance.  Sections of class are also paired with stretching to increase overall flexibility.  No experience necessary. All levels welcome. *Non Performance Based Class

Tap HIIT Fit:

Ages 18 and Up!  Tap is a percussive style of dance that focuses on intricate footwork and musicality.  At times we will be focusing on small range of motion and isometric movements that force you to constantly contract and engage. At other times we will alternate periods of intense cardio strength movements with short periods of recovery to get our heart really pumping. If you’re looking for a one stop shop that will instruct, provide cardio, tone as well as keep the calories burning long after your class is over, this is the option for you.  No experience necessary. All levels welcome, but PACE YOURSELF! *Non Performance Based Class