Dance Class Descriptions

Our classes are designed to be taken for a full school year. However, if a student takes a trial class and the teacher and the student agree that it is a good fit, they are welcome to join at any point during the year. 

CREATIVE MOVEMENT

AGES 2.5-5

Do you find your child dancing around your living room? Does listening to up-beat music make them smile? Then Creative Movement is the class for them! This 45 minute class is about getting kids moving and grooving, while working on other life skills. The instructor will work with students on their listening skills, as well as working on how to interact with other students in a structured environment. Expect your child to come out smiling as we explore their creative side. Ballet, tumbling, and basic dance vocabulary will be included in this class.

COMBO Hip Hop/ Tap 

AGES 4-6

Do you find your child dancing around the house? Do they like to jump around, tap their feet, and make noise? Then Combo is the class for them! This hour long class is about getting kids moving to the beat, engaging in  dance activities, and other life skills. The instructor will work with students on their listening skills, interacting with other students in a structured environment, and introducing students to the world of dance movement. Expect your child to come out smiling as we explore their creative side. Introductory Hip Hop and Tap are included in this class. 

COMBO Ballet/Tap

AGES 4-6

Do you have a budding ballerina on your hands? This class is about introducing students to ballet and tap technique, while keeping things fun.  In this hour long class the instructor will work with students on proper ballet terminology using activities that keep students interested. Students will also explore their creative sides to further their education of dance movement. Ballet, Tap, and tumbling will be included in this class. This class will have two recital dances (Ballet and Tap).

 

​BALLET 1

AGES 6-9

Students in the class will begin learning the discipline of Ballet. Students will do barre work as well as begin to become familiar with ballet technique and terminology.  Instructors will strive to keep students interested in ballet by appealing to their creative sides during their dance lessons.

 

​TAP 1

AGES 6-9

Level one tap includes the fundamental tap technique of shuffles and flaps. Students will go across the floor practicing their tapping skills. They will also work on small combinations to combine the movement that they learn. Expect fun music to engage students in their tap lessons.

 

JAZZ 1

AGES 6-9

Students in Jazz 1 will begin to develop technical skills found in Jazz movement while keeping things fun and engaging. Students will learn basic movement across the floor that instructors will then incorporate into short fun combinations.

 

HIP HOP 1

AGES 6-8

This class is for the student that wants to show off their style. Basic hip hop movement will be taught to music fun music that is age appropriate.

 

CONTEMPORARY 1

AGES 7-9

​This class is for the student that wants more emotional movement. Instructors will teach students about the emotional connection to movement and how it shapes performances. Since this a beginning level a very basic techniques will be used to help students understand facial expression and movement. Ballet is highly recommended with this class.

 

BALLET 2

AGES 8-10

Building on skills learned in Ballet 1, students begin to progress in their ballet technique. Expect more terminology and intricate movement. Class will also become more structured. Instructors will expect more attention and focus, while still making class enjoyable.

 

TAP 2

AGES 8-10

This class will continue the student's tap education by adding in more difficult movement and concentrating more on the sound coming from student's feet. This class will also work on the ability to dance together. Since tap is dependent on the sounds that students make, Instructors will use multiple techniques to help students understand tap sounds and movement.

 

JAZZ 2

AGES 8-10

This class continues to develop the student's technique and style. Expect slightly more intricate movement both in center work and across the floor. Combinations will be taught at the end of class to help students begin to remember choreography and practice the new movement they learned across the floor.

 

CONTEMPORARY 2

AGES 8-10

This level of Contemporary will continue the concept of an emotional connection to movement, while using more complex movement and exploring a variety of emotions. Ballet is highly recommended to take along with this class.

 

HIP HOP 2

AGES 8-10

This class is for the student that wants to show off their style. Basic to Intermediate hip hop movement will be taught to music fun music that is age appropriate. Expect students to master basic freeze poses and begin to explore their hip hop style.

BALLET 3

AGES 9-12

At this point in the student's' training he/she should be able to correctly perform multiple movements at the barre. Expect continued barre work as well as more advanced floor work in this course. This class is an hour long twice a week.

 

TAP 3

AGES 9-12

This class will expect student to have a solid base of tap knowledge. Acapella tap will be explored as well as more complex rhythms. Students will continue their work on dancing together while learning movement across the floor as well as combinations in center.

 

JAZZ 3

AGES 9-12

Students at this point will begin to experience more styles of Jazz. Technique will continue to be focused on.  Students can expect across the floor work as well as multiple combinations. It is highly recommended to take the Turns & Leaps class along with Jazz 3. It will help further students' technique and flexibility.


 

CONTEMPORARY 3

AGES 9-12

At this point students should have a grasp on intermediate technique and have begun uses facial expression within their movement. Instructors in the course will cover intricate movement using across the floor movement as well as longer more complicated combinations. Ballet and Turns & Leaps is highly recommended to take along with this class.

 

TURNS & LEAPS-BEGINNING/INTERMEDIATE

AGES 9-14

This class is for the student who wants to practice and perfect their technique, while working on their fitness. This class focusing on developing muscles while further perfecting movement taught in Jazz and Contemporary. The core and strength work will help in every other class the student takes. No recital dance will be taught in this class.

 

BALLET 4/5

AGES 13 & up

At this point in the student's' training he/she should be able to correctly perform multiple movements at the barre. Expect continued barre work as well as more advanced floor work in this course.  This class is an hour and fifteen minutes long. Students should be working towards pointe work, with the potential of starting pointe work by the end of the year.

 

TAP 4

AGES 12-15

Student will need to have a basic understand of tap movement. Acapella tap will be explored as well as more complex rhythms. Students will continue their work on dancing together while learning movement across the floor as well as combinations in center. Students will begin to work on more advanced combinations and tap technique.

 

JAZZ 4

AGES 12-15

Students should have a solid technique base at this point in jazz. More complex turns and leap combinations will be taught. It is highly recommended to take the Turns & Leaps class along with Jazz 4. It will help further students' technique and flexibility.
 

CONTEMPORARY 3/4

AGES 10-14

Students at this point will work on their story telling skills through dance. With a heavy focus on technique students will work on more intricate and advance combinations. Ballet and Turns & Leaps is highly recommended to take along with this class.

 

POMS 

Ages 9 & up

Is your child interested interested in dancing with pom poms? This is the class for them. This hour class will prepare students for upcoming audition for school dance teams. The instructor will help students increase strength and flexibility and teach students short combos to get them ready to audition.

 

JAZZ 5

AGES 15 & up

Students should have a solid technique base at this point in jazz. More complex turns and leap combinations will be taught. It is highly recommended to take the Turns & Leaps class and ballet with Jazz 5. It will help further students' technique and flexibility. This is considered a high intermediate to advanced class. 

Private Lessons

Private lessons can be arranged, please contact us by phone or email.

 

 

Parent's Night Out!

Enjoy a night out alone or with friends!

Bring the kids to Dream Dance Studios for a dance party, games, and crafts!

$12 for the first child per hour 

$7 for each additional child per hour

(Minimum of three)

 Contact us for available dates!

 

 

12860 W. Cedar Drive Unit #110

Lakewood, CO 80228

Lakewood Dance Classes

Lakewood Dance Classes

"Dancing is like dreaming with your feet"
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Offering:

Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop and Contemporary classes age 2.5 and up

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