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Classes


Capital City Dance Studio offers a wide variety of classes for children of all ages and skill levels. The types of classes we offer are listed below. Registration for the 2017-2018 dance year begins June 12th.

PLEASE NOTE: Our “cutoff date” for age grouping is October 1st.

EXCEPTION:  All Pre-Dance students must be 2 years old by the first class of the 2017-2018 dance year.

CLASS CATEGORIES (Click here to browse our classes and see more detail about each, including class meeting days, teachers, tuition fees, costume costs and required shoes.)

  • PRE-DANCE (2- AND 3-YEAR OLDS)
    Incorporates creative movement, self expression and elementary tumbling. Classes are 30 minutes in length.
  • BALLET COMBINATION CLASSES (4-5 YEAR OLDS: 6-8 YEAR OLDS)
    Available for younger students who benefit from experiencing two subjects in a single-class format.
BALLET/TAP:  45 minutes in length. Pre-school classes are for 4-5 year olds

BALLET/GYMNASTICS: 45 minutes in length. Pre-school classes are for 4-5 yr olds

  • BALLET COMBINATION CLASSES (6-9 YEAR OLDS)
    Available for younger students who benefit from experiencing two subjects in a single-class format.

         BALLET/JAZZ: 
    45 minutes in length. Ballet technique and placement that includes instruction of hip hop and jazz.

  • JUNIOR JAZZ (6-8 YEAR OLDS)
  • Introduction to jazz for 6- to 8-year olds including instruction of basic jump and turn techniques as well as hip-hop moves to upbeat music.  Class is 30 minutes in length.
  • BOYS' CLASS
    Designed for boys (6+ years) this class will incorporate hip-hop and tap elements as well as basic gymnastics skills.  Class is 45 minutes in length.
  • GYMNASTICS FOR DANCE/CHEER (6-9 YEAR OLDS)
  • Students learn correct tumbling technique with the help of mats and various tumbling equipment.  Basics for cheerleading (splits, cartwheels, etc.) are included, as well as basic dance moves for stage performances.  Class is 45 minutes in length.
  • DANCE TEAM PREP (7-10 YEAR OLDS)     Instruction of leaps, turns, and jumps, as well as age-appropriate dance team choreography. Class is 30 minutes in length.
  • JAZZ COMBINATION CLASSES (8-10 YEAR OLDS)
    Instruction of hip-hop and technique with an additional subject class format.

               JAZZ/TAP:  One hour in length due to the complexity of the subjects.

               JAZZ/GYMNASTICS:  45 minutes in length.

  • PRE-POINTE (8-10 YEAR OLDS)
    Instruction on proper body placement and position in preparation for possible future pointe work.  Classes are 45 minutes in length.
  • DANCE TEAM PREP (11 YEAR OLDS THROUGH 8th GRADE)
  • Instruction of leaps, turns, jumps, and tricks helpful to the student who wants to be prepared for middle school or high school dance team tryouts. Choreography of more advanced routines is also included. Class is 45 minutes in length.
  • CLASSICAL BALLET I AND II (11+ YEAR OLDS)
    Classical Ballet with contemporary elements promoting technique and flexibility.  This class is conducted in the flat ballet shoe for  middle school age and in the tan padini style shoe for high school age.  Class is 45 minutes in length.
  • POINTE (11+ YEAR OLDS)
    Ballet instruction and technique with students graduating to the Pointe shoe in mid-October. Class is 45 minutes in length.
  • TECHNIQUE (11+ YEAR OLDS)
    Encompasses all technique with focus on improved execution of leaps and turns, as well as proper body alignment and proficiency. Class is 45 minutes in length.
  • JAZZ (11+ YEAR OLDS)

    11-14 year olds:  Concentration on technique and body alignment as well as various styles of jazz.  Class is 30 minutes in length.

    High School students A higher level of difficulty with a focus on theatrical interpretation.  Class is 45 minutes in length.

  • TAP (11+ YEAR OLDS)
    11-14 year olds:  Continued development in a student's sense of rhythm with an emphasis on stage presence and style.  Class is 30 minutes in length.

    High School students:  A higher level of difficulty with a focus on more intricate footwork.  Class is 30 minutes in length.
  • LYRICAL (11+ YEAR OLDS)
    11-14 year olds:  Interpretation of music through freestyle movement.  Aids dancers in becoming less self-conscious as they build confidence in expressing themselves in a more sophisticated style suited for older students.  Class is 30 minutes in length.

    High School students:  A higher level of difficulty with a focus on flexibility and self-expression.  Class is 30 minutes in length.


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