Ballet classes are rooted in traditional dance technique where students learn French vocabulary and history. Ballet students develop poise, concentration, and strength through classwork that includes barre, center, allegro, adagio, and reverence.
Tap classes use rhythm and fine muscle control to creative percussive sounds with your feet. A true American art form, tap dance grew from African style dance in the early 19th Century. Tap students study various styles of tap, such as Rhythm, Classic, Broadway, and Post Modern.
Jazz classes are high energy classes to develop flexibility, isolation, and muscle conditioning. Our jazz classes cover a variety of styles, including Lyrical and Fusion Jazz. Jazz dancers learn and practice drills to improve their leaps, turns, kicks, and jumps.
Tumble classes are based in floor level gymnastic skills. Students learn to flip, twist, jump and stunt through conditioning and technique drills. Tumble students develop extreme flexibility, strength, and muscle control that carry into many styles of dance, cheer, and pom work.
Hip Hop classes are the newest wave of popular dance styles all over the world. Hip Hop dance was grown from a new culture that mixes street moves with freestyle movement. Hip Hop classes explore a variety of historical and new age styles set to age appropriate music and movement.
Jazz Pom combines pom, cheer, jazz, and tumble elements- perfect for the future cheerleader or dance team performer. Students learn solid pom technique in arm work, leaps, turns, and jumps. Jazz Pom dancers learn to work as a team to create precision and fluidity through their choreography, chants, and cheers.
Music & Movement is a perfect introductory class designed especially for 2 and 3 year olds! Dancers are introduced to music, creative movement and imaginative play through stories, songs, dance activites, and games. Music and Movement dancers learn an early appreciation for music and dance.
Modern classes explore new dance expressions of contemporary, African jazz, and lyrical street dance. Modern emerged at the end of the 19th Century as a rebellion against ballet, although all of its' movement is deeply rooted in ballet technique. Modern dancers explore movement as it relates to space, time, and energy and translates that into performance storytelling.
Pointe class is the most advanced style of classical ballet, as dancers perform in traditional pointe shoes which allow them to dance on the tips of their feet supporting the full weight of their body. Dancers must have achieved the proper strength, control, and alignment of their lower body before they can successfully and safely participate in a pointe class.
Appropriate Dress will be worn at all times in the dance and tumbling studios.
Students should bring their dance shoes in a bag and change them in the waiting room or studio.
Dance shoes should never be worn on the street.
Dancers with long hair should have it pulled back and only very small jewelry is allowed.
A student who is not properly dressed may be asked to sit and observe a class.
Combo Dance Classes: Preschool, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, Blueberry, Plum
~ leotard, any color and style
~ tights are strongly recommended, but not required
~ black tap shoes with elastic (no ribbons)
~ pink leather ballet shoes (no cloth).
Advanced Combo Dance Classes: Mango, Kiwi, Grapefruit, Pear, Peach
~ pink convertible tights
~ black leotard, any style
~ pink leather ballet shoes, any style
~ tan jazz gore shoe (no ties)
~ black oxford tap shoes
~ Optional: thin ballet skirt, skin tight pants/shorts
Jazz Pom, Advanced Tap , Modern, Team Tech
~ convertible tights and a leotard, any color
~ Optional: fitted jazz pants, capris, or shorts
~ leotard or bike-a-tard, any color and style
~Optional: convertible tights, fitted jazz pants, capris, or shorts
Hip Hop- dancers may wear anything that is not too baggy and does not drag the floor. No two pieces may be worn, or apparel with zippers, hoods, or chains. Dancers must have white athletic shoes that are ONLY worn in class (not on the street).
Male Dancers and Tumblers- should wear a tight fitting t-shirt (no tank tops) with sweat pants or shorts, or jazz pants.
***Check out our supply of used shoes! $10 a pair or trade in for a pair that you’ve outgrown! We can also size and order your dancer for new shoes. They range $25-$35 depending on the size and style needed.
The Beatniks Dance Performance Team is a program designed for dancers who excel in recreational classes and have the desire and maturity to take on a higher level of training. We are looking for students with a passion for dance, a positive attitude, a strong work ethic, dance potential, and a desire to learn and grow as a dancer and performer!
Competition and stage performances are a great way for dancers to gain confidence, poise, and self-respect. Dancers who perform with a team learn cooperation and self-assessment through the process of trial and error in rehearsals and in performances.
Our Performance Team performs in local parades and community events and travels for dance festivals, holiday shows, and competitions.
BDPT’s motto is derived from one of Beatniks Dance and Tumble Studio’s Core Objectives: Promote healthy bodies, healthy minds, and healthy spirits.
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