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Classes

 

Pre-School/K Movement

Pre/K movement classes introduce the 3-4 and 5-6 year old to the world of dance. Pre-ballet, pre-tap, and creative movements are integrated into the class in a fun and enthusiastic way. Basic counting and locomotion skills are built on throughout the year.
 

Ballet/Jazz/Tap 1

This hour and a half dance class prepares children between the ages of six and eight for formal dance training. Students are introduced to ballet, tap, and jazz dancing and meet once a week for an hour and a half. Upon completion of this class, students may be ready to prepare for their first Cecchetti exam.
 

Elementary (Ballet 2-4)

Elementary classes include ballet, jazz, tap, and students are introduced to modern and pre-pointe. Cecchetti Grades Primary, I, and II may also be introduced at this time. Not all students are presented for Cecchetti exams, however the classes are highly encouraged. Cecchetti is a strict technique and disciplined method of ballet, but it produces some of our best dancers.
 

Intermediate (Ballet 5-7)

Intermediate classes include ballet levels 5-7, and also tap, jazz, modern, Cecchetti Grades III, IV, and V. Girls continue pointe work. Boys begin to work on steps and movements that are particular to the male dancer.
 

Advanced

Advanced classes prepare serious students for university entrance auditions or auditions with professional companies. Qualified students are prepared for the upper level Cecchetti examinations (Grade VI, VII and Diploma). Supplementary Advanced Jazz, Tap, Modern and Broadway classes are encouraged, but not required.
 

Jazz

Jazz classes build isolation skills, flexibility, and physical sensibility. Turns, leaps, and floor and center combinations are set to pop, jazz, funk, and R and B rhythms. Jazz training is taught throughout the year and is our main technique in this area. Hip Hop is taught as a summer class and usually a guest teacher is brought in for a month during the year.
 

Boys’ Hip Hop

Boys Hip Hop ranges in ages from 7 – 18 and is offered throughout the...
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Modern Dance

Modern classes combine floor work, locomotor and creative movement to train the body, stressing freedom of movement.
 

Tap

Tap classes build speed and facility through increasingly complex traditional tap rhythms. Private lessons are available for students who are older beginners but would like to advance to a higher level.
 

Broadway

Broadway classes introduce advanced students to the music and movements from all kinds of different Broadway Musicals. These classes are great fun, filled with lots of wonderful music, and have become increasingly popular as the American Musicals have been making a rise again. A Broadway Kids and Broadway Junior workshop is offered (March through June) as an extra performance opportunity for younger dancers.
 

Adult Programs

Adult programs offer exercise and aesthetic enjoyment through dance.

OPEN ENROLLMENT UNTIL SETPEMBER 11

Did you miss our Open House? Don’t worry, registration is open until classes start on Monday, September 11.

We also have special summer office hours on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4-6 PM.

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Registration Fee

There is a $25 registration fee for all new and returning students, payable upon registration. Families pay only one $25 registration fee, not per child.

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Tuition

Tuition is charged per semester. It is based on the number of weeks in a semester, not the number of weeks in a month.

1 Class/Week

$225

$45 monthly

2 Classes/Week

$375

$75 monthly

Each Additional Class

$150

$30 monthly

Some professional level Cecchetti classes may be higher tuition.

Tuition may be paid at the beginning of each semester (September and February) or in five equal installments per semester, payable at the first class of each month.

First semester: September – January  |  Second semester: February – June.

Family Discount

There is a 20% discount for a second family member and a 50% discount for a third family member. Additional family members dance for free!

Costume Fee

The costume fee is assessed in two installments, the deposit due in February and the balance in April. We make every effort to hold costume costs down.

Additional Fees

DanceStation charges additional fees for optional special events throughout the year such as:

Exam Fees: for students taking Cecchetti exams

Workshop Fees: Advanced students are encouraged to attend workshops offered locally featuring special guest teachers. Fees range from $8 to $15 dollars per class.