CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

BALLET

Puggle Petit Dancers (ages 2 -3) Children learn the joys of dance and music through song and movement while learning group and individual participation. Classes are 30 minutes long and meet once a week.  Petit Dancers do not perform in our end of year production.​

Puggle Pre-School & Kindergarten Ballet (ages 4 – 5) Our programs for young children are designed to incorporate learning, creativity, musicality and fun. Classes are taught by highly experienced teachers who all have a special love for teaching our youngest dancers.  Classes meet once a week for 45 minutes or one hour a week

Level 1 (Ages 6 – 7) This begins our students in the graded levels.  Basic terminology and technique are taught. Musicality, free movement and joy of dance are emphasized throughout the class. Prior ballet experience is not required. Classes meet once a week and are one hour long. Children must be entering first grade in the current school yea

Level 2 Ballet (Ages 7+) Level 2 ballet focuses on nurturing techniques, vocabulary, as well as exercises which develop strength, coordination and flexibility.  Musicality and joy of dance are continuously emphasized throughout the class.  Introduction to character dance. Prior dance experience is recommended but not required.  Classes meet once a week for 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Level 3 and 4 Ballet (Ages 8+) Level 3 & 4 Ballet focus on technique including core stability, weight placement, turnout and line, while continuing to encourage creativity and the joy of dance. Free movement and character dance are explored.  Prior dance experience required.  Classes meet twice a week for 1 hour and 30 minutes. 

Level Five Ballet (Ages 10+) Level 5 Ballet focuses more intensely on technique both at the barre and center, while continuing to recognize and reward the awareness of artistry and dynamics.  Female students are eligible for Pointe work.  Ballet Classes meet twice a week for 1 hour and thirty minutes, Pointe Classes meet once a week for 1 hour and thirty minutes. 

BALLET A (Ages 12+) Ballet A is the first level in our pre-professional program. The curriculum-based program is designed for the dedicated dance student. Students are required to attend 2 ballet classes, a pointe class.

BALLET B, C, & D Focuses on pre-professional oriented students, these classes emphasize commitment, artistic integrity, performance quality, and technical excellence.  Students in these levels are required to attend 2 ballet classes and 1 pointe class.

Adult Ballet Beginner and Intermediate dancers 18 and older that focuses on more intensely on technique both at the barre and center, while continuing to recognize and reward the awareness of artistry and dynamics. 

CONTEMPORARY

 Beginner Contemporary (Ages 6-8) For students who are new to contemporary or for students under the age of nine who have studied contemporary for one year. Contemporary dance combines modern dance while utilizing ballet and lyrical elements.  45 minutes, once weekly

​Contemporary One (Ages 9 -11)Level I Contemporary is for returning Contemporary students who have a ballet background, and beginner students ages 10+ with a ballet background. Contemporary dance combines modern dance while utilizing ballet and lyrical movements . 45 minutes, once weekly

Contemporary Two (Ages 11+) Class focuses on the development of improvised movement facilitated through a variety of creative explorations including body mapping, body mind centering, levels, shape and dynamics. 1 hour, once weekly

Advanced Contemporary 14 and up For Advanced students with a strong ballet background.  Advanced Contemporary classes approach the work with risk, athleticism, abandon, breath, weight, focus and intention; choreography emphasizes a high degree of physicality.  Students are required to be in a minimum of one ballet classes per week. 1 hour 15 minutes weekly

Adult Beginner to Intermediate 18 and older. Class focuses on the development of improvised movement facilitated through a variety of creative explorations including body mapping, body mind centering, levels, shape and dynami

JAZZ

Jazz I (Ages 6 – 9) For students with previous training in ballet or jazz, as well as new students. The one-hour class begins with a warm-up, isolations and stretching. Jazz vocabulary is expanded. Students learn fundamental jazz steps and combinations.  45 Minute, once weekly 

Jazz II (Ages 10+) For students with previous training in dance, as well as students new to dance and new to jazz.  Classes begin with a warm up, isolations and floor sequences, followed by combinations to contemporary music. 45 minutes, once weekly 

Jazz III (Ages 11+)For students with previous experience. Classes begin with a warm up, isolations and floor sequences.  Elements of the class include: Classic Jazz, Musical Theater, and Street/Funk. 1 hour, once weekly

Advanced Jazz This class is for dancers with technical proficiency and thorough understanding of vocabulary. Classes begin with a warm up, isolations and floor sequences, followed by combinations to contemporary music.  Elements of the class include: Classic Jazz, Musical Theater, and Street/Funk. 1.0 hour once weekly

TAP

Tap I Ages 6 – 9  For students with past tap training, and students 8+ who are new to tap. Classes build on the fundamental skills of tap including technique, musicality and rhythmic awareness.  follow the 45 minutes, once weekly

Tap II Ages 10 – 14 For students with past tap training, and students ages 10+ with some dance experience. Classes include technique, rhythm work, as well as moving in space and combinations. 45 minutes, once weekly

​Tap III Ages 12 – 14 For students with dance training and tap experience. Class emphasizes technique through warm-up, across the floor, tap turns and combination. Classes focus on intricate rhythms and fun footwork to create challenging, musical and entertaining choreography.  1 hour, once weekly

Advanced Tap This class aims to push the limits of every student as both a dancer and a musician. Focuses on technique through challenging drills with emphasis on clarity, time and musicality in order to develop the strongest possible technical range for each student.     1 hour, once weekly

Adult This class is for the beginner to intermediate dancer 18 and over that loves to dance tap. Class emphasizes technique through warm-up, across the floor, tap turns and combination. Classes focus on intricate rhythms and fun footwork to create challenging, musical and entertaining choreography.