INTRO TO DANCE, BALLET, TAP, JAZZ & HIP HOP-Have you always wanted to dance, but you think you are too old to start? Or did you see a friend dance and now you want to begin a journey in dance? Are you a parent that would like to introduce dance activity to your little one? Intro to Dance, Ballet, Tap, Jazz & Hip Hop will give dancers an opportunity to see what dance is all about! Intro to Dance is a fun movement type class. It introduces dancers to basic instruction, listening skills, music, rhythm, coordination movement and of course...dance! Into to Ballet, Tap, Jazz & Hip Hop will work on the basics of the genre in a casual environment for the student. DRESS CODE: INTRO TO DANCE: Dance Attire, tutu's okay, tights, ballet shoes or barefoot is okay (no socks), hair pulled back in a ponytail for girls. INTRO TO BALLET: Black Leotard, Pink tights, Pink Ballet Shoes, hair in a secured bun. INTRO TO TAP: Dance Attire or comfortable work out clothing, no jeans. Tap Shoes of any kids are okay. Hair in a ponytail for girls. INTRO TO JAZZ: Dance Attire, tights, Jazz Shoes, hair in a ponytail for girls. (no street clothing), INTRO TO HIP HOP: Comfortable clothing, no jeans, Tennis Shoes, Baggy sweats & Hats Okay! (please see our Dance Attire Page for more details)

 

TINY STARS BALLET/TAP/ACROFLEX-Our little dancers ages 2-3 years old will be introduced to ballet basics, tap basics & rhythm's and Acroflex...flexibility & very basic tumbling. Our Tiny Stars will work on basic coordination skills to help them excel in balance, skipping, hopping, etc. These skills will help them progress. Dancers will not get bored in this 45 minute class because the class will flow with 3 different styles of dance. Ballet skill will be creatively taught with movement, positions and imagination. Tap keeps our little ones entertained and interested because of the loud sounds and unique shoes. And Acroflex is a fun, energized form of dance movement to work on our little one's flexibility and beginning creative tumbling skills. DRESS CODE: Dance Attire, Ballet shoes & Ushell Tap Shoes are required (Shoes can be purchased through the studio) Hair pulled back in a ponytail for girls. (please see our Dance Attire Page for more details)

TINY STARS JAZZ/FUNK-Does your 2-3 year old love to dance! With today's latest hits, it is very hard to let our little one's be free to move and listen to age appropriate music! In Tiny Stars Jazz/Funk...our little one's get the best of both worlds! Dancers will learn Jazz technique and movement with age appropriate music to keep them interested and entertained! The second half of the class is energy packed Hip Hop/Funk for their age! This is a favorite among our little ones! Parents get to enjoy seeing their little one's get the proper skill to fun "clean" music. DRESS CODE: Dance Attire, tights, Ballet Shoes & Tennis Shoes, Hair pulled back in a pony tail for girls. (please see our Dance Attire Page for more details)

PRINCESS & PIRATE'S BALLET-Princess & Pirate's Ballet will be an exciting class for our little dancers! This class is designed for children ages 3-5 years old! Dancers will learn basic ballet technique, stretch, positions, turns and more! Dancers will go on a "Journey to Be A Princess or Pirate!" Dancers are encouraged to dance and use their imagination in this class.  DRESS CODE-GIRLS: Pink Leotard, Pink Ballet Tights, Pink Ballet Shoes, hair pulled back in a secured bun. Tutu's okay! DRESS CODE-BOYS: White T-Shirt and Black Shorts, dance pants or black sweats, black ballet shoes (please see our Dance Attire Page for more details)

TUTU'S N TENNIS SHOES HIP HOP KIDZ-Is your dancer full of energy, is a little Diva at home or is a little break dancer, or a child that loves to dress up and dance around to music? Then this class is for your star! Ages 3-5 years old welcome! Tutu's n Tennis Shoes is a fun new Hip Hop class! Dancers are to come wearing their favorite dress up outfits! Tutu's are more than welcome to this class! Dancers will learn basic Hip Hop movement to fun, age appropriate music! DRESS CODE: Comfortable clothing, no jeans. Tutu's and Tennis Shoes. Hair pulled back in a ponytail. Boys & Girls Welcome! (please see our Dance Attire Page for more details)

MINI STARS JAZZ/TAP-Dancers ages 3-5 years old will be introduced to Jazz and Tap! Dancer will stretch, go across the floor and learn basic movement/routine in Jazz. Then, half way through class...they will quickly change into their tap shoes! Dancers will learn basic tap skills, tap across the floor and learn a tap combo each week. DRESS CODE: Dance Attire, tights, Jazz Shoes & UShell Tap Shoes, hair pulled back in a pony tail. (please see our Dance Attire Page for more details)

FUNKY STARS HIP HOP-Every dancer is a star at Dancemakers! Here in the Funky Stars Hip Hop class, dancers ages 5-7 years old will learn basic hip hop technique, movement, skill and routine! Boys and Girls are welcome to come Hip Hop with us in this class! Class space is limited! DRESS CODE: Comfortable clothing, baggy sweats, hats, no jeans. Tennis Shoes. (please see our Dance Attire Page for more details)

STARS JAZZ/TAP-Dancers ages 4-6 years old will be introduced to Jazz and Tap! Dancer will stretch, go across the floor and learn basic movement/routine in Jazz. Then, half way through class...they will quickly change into their tap shoes! Dancers will learn basic tap skills, tap across the floor and learn a tap combo each week. DRESS CODE: Dance Attire, tights, Jazz Shoes & UShell Tap Shoes, hair pulled back in a pony tail. (please see our Dance Attire Page for more details)

STARS ACROFLEX-Ages 4-6 years old! The new craze in Dance is ACROFLEX! Dancers will work on extreme flexibility, basic acrobatic skills and work on tricks to help enhance their dance ability. Boys and Girls welcome! DRESS CODE: Girls: Leotard and booty short, no tights! no shoes! no basketball shorts or loose fitting clothing! Hair pulled back in a ponytail. Boys: T-Shirts or tank tops, basketball shorts that are not extremely baggy are okay. no shoes! (please see our Dance Attire Page for more details)

SUPERSTARS JAZZ/TAP-Dancers ages 5-7 years old will be introduced to Jazz and Tap! Dancer will stretch, go across the floor and learn basic movement/routine in Jazz. Then, half way through class...they will quickly change into their tap shoes! Dancers will learn basic tap skills, tap across the floor and learn a tap combo each week. DRESS CODE: Dance Attire, tights, Jazz Shoes & UShell Tap Shoes, hair pulled back in a pony tail. (please see our Dance Attire Page for more details)

BOYS ONLY! HIP HOP-Ages 7-11 years old & Ages 12-17 years old! Come all your boys that want to dance! This is a fun class full of skill, movement, technique and DANCE! DRESS CODE: Comfortable clothing, sweats, hats, no tight jeans, Tennis shoes. (please see our Dance Attire Page for more details)

CLASSICAL BALLET-Classes designed for ages 6-8 years old, 9-11 years old, 12-17 years old! Dancers will learn the technique of Classical Ballet. All dancers will warm up, adagio movement, center, barre work, across the floor and more! This class is designed to work on technique for our dancers. DRESS CODE: Black leotard, Pink ballet tights (footless, full or convertible are acceptable), Pink Ballet Shoes, Hair pulled back in a secured bun. Ballet skirts are okay. Ages 12-18 years old, black short booty shorts are okay.  Boys: Black jazz pants, non baggy sweatpants or black bike shorts, White Plain T-Shirt, Black Ballet Shoes. (please see our Dance Attire Page for more details)

ELECTRIC BALLET "NEW" -All dancers need technique, but not all dancers love the art of ballet! This is a "NEW" class being introduced at Dancemakers...ELECTRIC BALLET! Dancers ages 6-10 years old & 11-17 years old will work on their technique in a modern, unique way. Dancers will work on balance, core conditioning, adagio movement, barre work, center work, across the floor and more! This class will work technical skills and more to enhance abilities in our dancers. All dancers will work with the following for this class: A dance work out band, small hand weights & work out ball...supplied by DMSA.  Dancers will need to bring a Yoga Mat and a bottled water for class. DRESS CODE: Dance Attire, leotards are preferred with booty shorts. No tights, Shoe requirement: Bloch Eclipse Leather Shoe (recommended) or Foot Paws. No ballet shoes. Hair pulled back in a pony tail. (please see our Dance Attire Page for more details)

BALLET FUNDAMENTALS-Dancers ages 7-17 years old can come work on their ballet technique! This class will be a blend of Classical Ballet Technique, turns and balance. This class is perfect for the dancer that would like more ballet in their dance week. DRESS CODE: Black leotard, Pink ballet tights (footless, full or convertible are acceptable), Pink Ballet Shoes, Hair pulled back in a secured bun. Ballet skirts are okay. Ages 12-18 years old, black short booty shorts are okay.  Boys: Black jazz pants, non baggy sweatpants or black bike shorts, White Plain T-Shirt, Black Ballet Shoes. (please see our Dance Attire Page for more details)

ON POINTE! -Ages 9+ Dancers not ready for Pointe Shoes will be able to take the class in regular ballet shoes. The teacher will let you know when your dancer is ready for Pointe Shoes. Dancers need to have a mature foot and great strength in the foot ligament, tendons, etc. It is fully recommended that the growth plate in the foot be fused before dancers should use Pointe Shoes. We offer this class to help strengthen the feet and pointe in our dancers. Pointe Shoes are not necessary. It is highly recommended to take Ballet Fundamentals before the On Pointe class to receive proper warm up. DRESS CODE: Black ballet leotard, Pink Ballet Tights (footless, full or convertible are acceptable), Pink Ballet Shoes, Ballet skirts are okay. Hair pulled back in a secured bun. (please see our Dance Attire Page for more details) Teachers will recommend when dancers are ready for pointe shoes. This is a pre-pointe class if dancer is invited to attend the class without pointe shoes.

CONTEMPORARY/LYRICAL-Come work on modern movement, adagio movement and unique jazz styles. Technique will be enhanced in this genre of dance and keeps our dancers strong. This is a current style at many dance conventions and as seen on SYTYCD! It is inspired by such choreographers such as Martha Graham, Lester Horton, Twyla Tharp, etc. DRESS CODE: Girls: Dance Attire, Foot Paws, Bloch Eclipse Leather Shoe, barefoot okay! Hair can be pulled back in a ponytail or worn down. Boys: Comfortable clothing, Jazz Shoes. (please see our Dance Attire Page for more details)

HIP HOP-Classes for ages 5-8, 9-11 & 12-17!! Come work it out in our Hip Hop classes! Our Hip Hop students will be performing in the winter at a Golden State Warrior Game! Come be part of our highly entertaining group this summer! Boys & Girls welcome! Class space is limited, so register early! DRESS CODE: Comfortable clothing, hip hop clothing, hats, baggy sweats, etc. No dance leotards or tutu's. Tennis shoes please and no tight jeans.(please see our Dance Attire Page for more details)

JAZZ N' STYLES-Ages 5-8, 9-11 & 12-17 can come work their technique and jazz style! Each week, there will be a new style of jazz! Dancers will learn classic styles, Broadway styles, modern styles and house styles of jazz this summer! Every age group will enjoy the challenge! DRESS CODE: Girls: Dance Attire, Jazz Shoes and Hair pulled back into a ponytail. Boys: Comfortable clothing, sweats, etc. Jazz Shoes. No Jeans. (please see our Dance Attire Page for more details)

ON TAP! -Ages 5-8, 9-11 & 12-17 Come Tap with us!! Dancers will learn technique, rhythm & timing, sound technique and basics! All levels are welcome!  DRESS CODE: Girls: Dance Attire, Tap Shoes and Hair pulled back into a ponytail. Boys: Comfortable clothing, sweats, etc. Tap Shoes. No Jeans. (please see our Dance Attire Page for more details)

TURN, TURN, TURN...LEAP! -Technique class for ages 5-8 years old & 9-11 years old! Work on turn sequences, pirouette's, axel turns, ala seconde' turns, etc. Along with jete's, grand jete's, center's, switch leaps and more! DRESS CODE: Girls: Dance Attire, leotards preferred and booty shorts preferred. Jazz Shoes, no barefoot! Hair secured back in a ponytail. Boys: Comfortable clothing, Jazz Shoes. (please see our Dance Attire Page for more details)

TURNS, LEAPS & CONDITIONING-Technique class for ages 12-17 years old! Work on turn sequences, pirouette's, axel turns, ala seconde' turns, etc. Along with jete's, grand jete's, center's, switch leaps and more! DRESS CODE: Girls: Dance Attire, leotards preferred and booty shorts preferred. Jazz Shoes, no barefoot! Hair secured back in a ponytail.  Boys: Comfortable clothing, Jazz Shoes. (please see our Dance Attire Page for more details)

FLEXIBILITY & CONDITION-Dancers ages 5-8 & 9-17 can come work on extra technique with this class. Dancers will work on flexibility of the body and condition the core of their body. Muscle strength is important for a dancer. Extra stretching helps with muscle memory and is a wonderful enhancement to the body. DRESS CODE: Girls: Dance Attire, Jazz Shoes and Hair pulled back into a ponytail. Boys: Comfortable clothing, sweats, etc. Jazz Shoes. No Jeans. (please see our Dance Attire Page for more details)

ACROFLEX-The new craze in Dance is ACROFLEX! Dancers will work on extreme flexibility, basic acrobatic skills and work on tricks to help enhance their dance ability. This is a wonderful class for Cheerleader's, too! Boys and Girls welcome! DRESS CODE: Girls: Leotard and booty short, no tights! no shoes! no basketball shorts or loose fitting clothing! Hair pulled back in a ponytail. Boys: T-Shirts or tank tops, basketball shorts that are not extremely baggy are okay. no shoes! (please see our Dance Attire Page for more details)

TRICKS & FLIPS! -Ages 5-18 years old. Dancers will receive special attention on tricks such as: Back Handsprings, Aeriel Cartwheels, Walk overs, partnering tricks, chin stands, etc. Dancers will need to attend Acroflex before this class or proper warm up. DRESS CODE: Girls: Leotard and booty short, no tights! no shoes! no basketball shorts or loose fitting clothing! Hair pulled back in a ponytail. Boys: T-Shirts or tank tops, basketball shorts that are not extremely baggy are okay. no shoes! (please see our Dance Attire Page for more details)

MUSICAL THEATER-Do you have a child that loves drama, plays, dance, acting, singing? Come try the Musical Theater class designed for ages 5-9 years old. Dancers will learn acting skills, acting exercises, basic dance movement and more! This is a fun class and has limited space. DRESS CODE: Girls: Dance Attire, Jazz Shoes and Hair pulled back into a ponytail. Boys: Comfortable clothing, sweats, etc. Jazz Shoes. No Jeans. (please see our Dance Attire Page for more details)

MUSICAL THEATER & PRODUCTION-this class is required by all dancers who are auditioning for the 2013-2014 Competition Team. This class will work on performance ethic and styles, along with working on the upcoming 2014 Production Number! DRESS CODE: Dance Attire, leotards preferred and booty shorts preferred. Jazz Shoes, no barefoot! Hair secured back in a ponytail. Boys: Comfortable clothing, Jazz Shoes (please see our Dance Attire Page for more details)

SUNSHINE, MOON, & STARS! "NEW" -This class is designed for children in our community that need special attention, have a spirited quality about them, social disorders, developmental delay, etc.! DMSA is a full supporter of Autism Awareness! This class has limited space and is FREE this summer! Come shine like the sun, be bright as the moon and like all DMSA students...be a STAR! Please contact the studio to reserve your class space! DRESS CODE: Comfortable clothing and tennis shoes