Classes & Descriptions
 
Community Division (Adult)

Ages 15+

Adult Division classes are designed for teens to adults who are looking for a great full body workout while learning different styles of dance. Classes currently offered are beginning/intermediate ballet,  intermediate ballet, pointe, pointe/variations, advanced/pro ballet, absolute beginning ballet, and Contemporary classes for beginning/intermediate to advanced. Whether you are a complete beginner, a past dancer wanting to get back in the saddle, or a professional artist, we have something for everyone with new classes constantly being added for you to try. Dance is the fabric of society; it inspires, creates community, and innovation. If you'd like to be inspired, be a part of a happy, healthy, and supportive community, and seek innovation, come and check out what the classes will offer you at The Dancer Project. You will not be disappointed!

 

Current classes:

 

Absolute Beginning Ballet Basics is for the adult looking to give ballet a try for the first time. Dance can be intimidating let alone trying something new. We create an environment that is inviting and welcoming for everyone. We will incorporate yoga and pilates inspired stretching and strengthening exercises and give an introduction to ballet terminology and technique. 

Beginning/Intermediate and Intermediate Ballet is for the adult, who is familiar with a ballet barre' and center terminology and technique, wishing to have a full body workout along with incorporating stretching. 

 

Advanced Ballet is an entire ballet class for the adult having full knowledge in ballet terminology and technique.

Contemporary Classes explore a different way to move the body than that of our ballet classes. You will receive a warm up and then movement that may be new or from The Dancer Project Inc current repertoire. 

Community Division (Youth)

Ages 2 1/2 - 18

Youth Division (YD) classes have a place for every age group, to learn alongside their peers, the art of dance in a safe environment for kids and teens to truly thrive. Dance teaches more than just steps; it teaches discipline, respect for oneself and others, the value of work ethic, and a sense of belonging with a community of like-minded individuals. Our instructors love what they do and love passing on their knowledge to the artists of tomorrow. We believe our students should leave every class feeling happy and inspired (and a little sweaty for all their work put in). There is a zero tolerance for bullying in our studio. Dance is already competitive, but we only allow self-competition in a class room, and encourage our dancers to have a supportive working environment towards others. Youth Community Division classes are drop in base and have specific days that are for each level to drop in located in the drop-in schedule below.  

Creative Movement                          
Ages 2 1/2 & 3

Creative Movement Classes offer an introduction to the work of movement. The dancers learn different styles of dance, musicality, rhythm, and creative imagery to help with their development and coordination, all the while learning the joy of what dance has to offer! You may choose one or two classes a week for your little dancer to partake in. Each class will help the dancers explore movement and find their own unique self-expression through the various dance styles while also learning awareness in space, how to work in a group, disciplined individual work, how to follow directions, and respect for oneself and others. These are all skills that can translate to everyday life, even for the little ones. 
  
Pre-Ballet 1   
Ages 4 & 5

Pre-Ballet classes begin looking to explore the different concepts of grace, line, posture, and stretch in a manner that they will still find enjoyable as an extension of creative movement. They will continue learning musicality, rhythm, self-awareness in space, how to work in a group, disciplined individual work, how to follow directions, and respect for oneself and others, while beginning to learn basic steps of ballet, terminology, barre' technique, and traveling across the floor with movement. Although Pre-Ballet is the beginning of more structured work compared to creative movement, students will still be learning the love of movement and the joy that comes with it.

Pre-Ballet 2

Ages 6 & 7

Pre-Ballet 2 classes are for the dancers who have completed Pre Ballet 1 and is a stepping stone to Level 1 which begins more structured ballet technique. They continue to explore the different concepts of grace, line, posture, and stretch in a manner that they will still find enjoyable as an extension of creative movement. They will continue learning musicality, rhythm, self-awareness in space, how to work in a group, disciplined individual work, how to follow directions, and respect for oneself and others, while beginning to learn more advanced positions and steps of ballet, terminology, barre' technique, and traveling across the floor with movement. Although Pre-Ballet is the beginning of more structured work compared to Pre-Ballet 1 and creative movement, students will still be learning the love of movement and the joy that comes with it.

Lower Level Division

The Lower Level Division classes consist of Levels 1, 2, & 3 and is where formal dance training begins. Specific class descriptions are listed below. 

Level 1

Ages 7-9

Level 1 begins more structured classes, the young dancers start the process of building solid foundations for their personal growth and development of their own individual artistry, which prepares them for performance training. Classes offered are ballet and contemporary. Each class will have a piece for students to perform in the 'Spring Conservatory Performance Series' allowing students the opportunity to perform on stage.     
 

​Level 2

Ages 10 & 11

Similar to Level 1, dancers in Level 2 have more structured classes which continue improvement on their foundations built, but begin adding more challenging movements to each style, all the while developing core strength, individual artistry, and continued performance training. Classes offered are ballet, pre-pointe, and contemporary. You have the option to choose only ballet classes or ballet and contemporary classes with subdivisions of classes being 2 or 2A denoted on the class schedule below. Each class will have a piece, with the exception of pre-pointe,  for students to perform in the 'Winter and Spring Conservatory Performance Series' allowing students the opportunity to perform on stage.  

​Level 3

Age 12 & 13

Level 3 classes begin to dive into more complex steps and musicality while still building upon a solid foundation from prior level curriculum along with strength building, continued artistic growth, and performance training. Classes offered are ballet, pre-pointe, and contemporary. Pre-Pointe classes offer continued strength training necessary for the following levels pointe classes. Some students may be selected to begin basic pointe work with their pre-pointe classes, if the instructor and the Artistic Director deem them ready, which will require a scheduled time for a pointe shoe fitting with the instructor.Classes offered are ballet and contemporary. You have the option to choose only ballet classes or ballet and contemporary classes with subdivisions of classes being 3, 3A, 3B, or 3C denoted on the class schedule below. Each class will have a piece for students, with the exception of pre-pointe, to perform in the 'Winter and Spring Conservatory Performance Series' allowing students the opportunity to perform on stage.



Upper Level Division

The Upper Level Division classes consist of Levels 4, 5, & 6 and are for dancers ages 14-18. Similar to level 3, classes begin to dive into more complex steps and musicality while still building upon a solid foundation from prior level curriculums along with strength training, continued artistic growth, and performance training. Some class times may be longer than the prior year's classes. Pointe classes continue developing strength training. Variation classes are for dancers that have advanced in their pointe technique and begin to learn classical ballet repertory.

 

All dancers in the Upper Level Division take ballet technique classes together.  

Specific class descriptions are listed below.

Level 4

Ages 14

Level 4 classes offered are ballet, pointe, variations, and contemporary. You have the option to choose only ballet classes or ballet and contemporary classes with subdivisions of classes being 4 or 4A denoted on the class schedule below.


Level 5

Ages 15

Level 5 classes offered are ballet, pointe, variations, and contemporary.You have the option to choose only ballet classes or ballet and contemporary classes with subdivisions of classes being 5 or 5A denoted on the class schedule below.

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Each class within the Upper Level Division, with the possible exception of pointe and variations, will have a piece for students to perform in the 'Spring Conservatory Performance Series' allowing students the opportunity to perform on stage.

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