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The Next Step Dance Studio Inc. a wide variety of classes and learning opportunities for your child. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Ballet

Broadway

TNS Company

Dance Troupe!

Hip Hop

Jazz

Lyrical /

Contemporary

A foundation for all dances. Ballet focuses on discipline, poise strength, and gracefulness. Students will be taught all the basic principles of Classical Ballet. This class concentrates on technique taught at the ballet bare, center floor, adagio, jumps and turns proper body placement, turnout and terminology will emphasized. Since Ballet is the foundation of all dances, constant repetition and class time is crucial for this form of dance.

 

Ballet Levels 2 and higher require dancers to attend a minimum of 3 hours a week.

 

Level Breakdown for this Department

Level 1 - Average Ages 7-9

Level 2 - Average Ages 9-11

Level 3 - Average Ages 12 & up

Ballet Enrichment ages 12 & up (Level 3 Tech class, Ballet Concepts & Modern 4.5 hours)

Level 4/Pre-Pointe (Private Selection upon assessment)

 

A Collaboration with The Next Step Dance Studio Inc. and Mr. Francois Serre Y Berga of the International Ballet Academy in Kirkland WA will be provided throughout the entire dance year.

This class is a combination of theory and dance. Students will learn what it takes to put on an actual Musical Theater Production, ranging from scripts, set design, costumes, producing, acting, singing, dancing and even lights and sound! Instruction will so be provided by guest instructors for voice and drama.

 

Level Breakdown for this Department

 

Junior Broadway

Ages 7-12 Beginning to Intermediate level.

 

Teen Broadway

Ages 13-up Intermediate to Advanced level.

Being a member of The Next Step Company Troupe is a privilege. Director Miss Becca along with her faculty hand selects these dancers every year. Being selected means your hard work and passion have not been over looked and the Director feels you are ready to take your efforts to the next level. Being a part of this troupe means you are a role model at the Next Step and will represent the studio at Regional and even National competitions and conventions. To be a Next Step Company Dancer requires immense DEDICATION and COMMITMENT. An Intensive contract is in place as well as a set schedule of required classes.

 

Ages 7-20

 

Class suggestions if you’re interested in being selected for this troupe in the future are; Jazz, Ballet, Tap & Broadway

Hip Hop is a freestyle form of dance that was born in the streets and is now very popular in TV and in dance studios. Important aspects of Hip Hop are musicality, ENERGY and ATTITUDE. People of all ages are sure to have a blast in this class, and you’ll be sure to get a total body work-out too!

 

Level Breakdown for this Department

 

NEW Move and Groove

Ages 7-11 Beginning to Intermediate level.

 

Intermediate Hip Hop

Ages 11-13 Intermediate to Advanced

 

Advanced Hip Hop

Ages 13 and up Advanced level  level.

 

Exact level placement will be evaluated and determined by the Director

Jazz dance is greatly aided by proper ballet technique though in a more relaxed teaching style. With that strong technical foundation, it enables the dancer to focus on the stylistic and performance aspects of dance. With its high energy body isolations and varied rhythmic accents, jazz is one of the most popular forms of dance because of its wide variety of style from old Broadway, 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and more!

 

Level Breakdown for this Department

Beginning Jazz A and B – Ages 7-10 Beginning to Intermediate level. Intermediate Jazz - Ages 10-12 Intermediate level.

Teen Jazz – Ages 12-17 Intermediate to Advanced level

NEW Advanced Jazz – Ages 15 and Up Advanced level

 

Exact level placement will be evaluated and determined by the Director

 

A fusion of ballet and jazz technique. Lyrical can be a slower moving dance, fused with grace, passion and elegance to interpret the music or words, showing the audience the EMOTION of a particular piece.

 

Must be enrolled in Level 3 Ballet or higher (3hrs. a week) or enrolled in a Teen Concepts class in order to be eligible for this class.

 

Level Breakdown for this Department

NEW Lyrical 1 – Beginning to Intermediate level.

Lyrical 2 – Intermediate to Advanced level.

Lyrical 3 – Advanced level

 

Director Approval only

Mighty Munchkins

& Tiny Tots

Contemporary

Technique /

Fitness

Tap

Ballet Concepts

Previously known as 3-4 & 5-6 Combo Kids

 

It’s a combination of Ballet, Jazz, and Tap! Your tiny dancer will learn: hand/eye coordination, rhythm, how to work well with others, fun and exciting routines, keeping their attention so that they’re on their way to becoming a fabulous performer! All Tiny Tot classes will perform and the matinee performances only of all Recitals. All Mighty Munckin classes will perform in both matinee and evening performances.

 

Level Breakdown for this Department

Tiny Tots – Average Ages 3-4 Beginning level

Mighty Munchkins – Average Ages 5-6 Beginning level

 

Dancer MUST be at least 3 years old by August 2014.  Exact level assessment is determined by the Director.

Centers on a dancer's own interpretations instead of structured steps, as in traditional ballet dancing. A modern dancer goes against the grain from the classical ballet stance of an upright, erect body, often opting instead for deliberate falls to the floor.

Modern dancers express their innermost emotions through dance, often becoming closer to their inner-selves. Before attempting to choreograph a routine, the modern dancer decides which emotions to try to convey to the audience.

 

Level Breakdown for this Department

Assessment required for ages 13 and up

 

A Collaboration with The Next Step Dance Studio Inc. and Miss Amy Weaver of Sapience Dance Collective /Seattle WA will be provided throughout the entire dance year. (See our Policy Handbook and our website for details. www.nextstepdance08@gmail.com )

Company Program only

 

A core strengthening class primarily focused on body alignment, strength, and proper execution of jazz, contemporary progressions across the floor along with turns and leaps.

 

This is a non- performing class

Tap is literally drumming with your feet! The name comes from the tapping sound made when the small metal plates of the dancer’s shoes touch a hard floor. This lively, rhythmic tapping makes the performer not just a dancer, but also a percussive musician. Tap helps develop concentration coordination and rhythm. It’s both challenging and fun!

 

Level Breakdown for this Department

 

Beginning Tap – Ages 7-12 Beginning to Intermediate level.

 

Intermediate Tap - Ages 12-14 Intermediate to Advanced level.

 

NEW Production Tap – By Audition Only  Production tap will be a combination of Intermediate through Advanced tap levels into a large class to produce show stopping, high energy tap routines!

Previously known as Teen Ballet 1

 

Focusing on Ballet Basics - posture, alignment, terminology, steps, basic conceptual movement.

 

Must be enrolled in Lyrical, Level 3 ballet (or Higher) and or Teen/Senior Company

 

This is a non- performing class (Assessment required for ages 12 and up)

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