Vantage Pointe Dance Studios

Class Descriptions

Our Goals:

It is our goal at Vantage Pointe to provide the best possible training and to develop each student's talents to his or her potential. Dance provides children with an outlet for self-expression. It gives preschoolers the opportunity to socialize with their peers and most important, to take instruction from a teacher. The physical benefits are long lasting and continue to grow throughout life.
 
Pre-K Ballet/Tap/Acro Combo Classes (2Yrs 9 Months - 4)

Children will be introduced to Ballet, Tap and Acro through creative movement with fun and exciting music. Our experienced qualified staff will encourage each child and bring out their individual creativity through dance. This class provides a great opportunity for children to express their individuality as they learn to take instruction from a teacher.

Combo Classes (ages 4 - 6)

Children will learn all the basic ballet, tap, and jazz steps in a structured non-competitive environment. This class is a great way for children to gain confidence and accomplish challenges. They will gain the fundamentals for the next exciting level of their dance experience.

Jazz, Tap, & Tumbling Combo (Ages 5 & 6, Kindergarten Age)

This beginner level class has been designed for the student just starting dance or moving on from Preschool classes. Each 60 minute class will give the student a chance to learn Jazz, Tap and Acro. Students will learn the fundamentals of these dance styles, and beginner technique
will be taught.


Acro

Our Gymnastics/Tumbling classes are a great way to stretch, strengthen and develop muscle, improve coordination and learn basic tumbling skills.  Students should wear a leotard and shorts and have bare feet.  Hair should be tied back with soft elastic. 
This class is offered to ages 5 & up.


Musical Theater (ages 7 & up)

These classes will combine acting, singing, and dancing as students learn excerpts from popular musicals such as “Hairspray’, “Grease”, and “Oliver”. Students are encouraged to “go outside the box” and explore their personality.

Hip Hop

Fun, upbeat classes that incorporate isolation movements, progressions across the floor, and complex choreography. All aspects of hip hop are explored, including basic breaking, pop n’ lock, smooth r&b jazz, as well as stomp. Strength and flexibility also are important components of each class. And, most importantly, dancers develop confidence as they express themselves while creating their own, personal movement and style.

Ballet

Strength, flexibility, balance, and grace are the focus of our ever-expanding ballet program, which continues to add dancers and challenging classes for dancers at the upper levels. Proper technique, terminology and correct alignment are emphasized at every level. Class structure includes barre work, adagios and allegros in the center. Pointe classes are offered to further challenge the students, developing skills while focusing on safety.

Pointe 

For advanced ballet dancers, a specialized form of dance requiring pointe shoes. This style is known for its beauty and grace. We offer two levels, helping dancers strengthen their feet and ankles for preparation, purchasing and fitting of shoes to ensure safety. Pointe dancers progress at the barre and later move to center floor for technical work.

Tap

Basic tap steps, progressions and terminology are built upon each week. Classes consist of warm-up, tap-technique, progressions and routines. Student’s ability to understand and count music will be enhanced.

Jazz

A strong technical foundation, consisting of ballet technique in the center floor and at the barre, forms the base of these classes. Each week, students move across the floor and put steps together in combinations as they explore this unique American dance style, which draws its inspiration from the contemporary music of today and jazz greats of the past. An ever-changing art form, jazz reflects popular culture while helping to build versatile dancers who can leap, turn, balance – and have a great time while doing it!

Lyrical (ages 7 & up)

An extension of a jazz dancer's training, lyrical classes combine technique from both the jazz and ballet genres with movement inspired by song lyrics. Perfect classes for developing young dancers who are seeking to enhance their performance abilities as they learn to tell stories through movement, expressing powerful emotions and creativity to reach their audiences. It is highly recommended that the dancer take Ballet as well.

Competitive Level Classes

The Dance Academy also offers competition level classes for students that desire a more structured program.  The staff will recommend this program to parents when they feel their child would enjoy this level of dance.  Students new to Vantage Pointe with prior dance experience will need to be evaluated for proper class placement.  Please call or email for more information about our Competitive Dance Program.