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Class Descriptions: Current Schedule

Preschool Dance – ages 3-5 (45 min. class once a week) These classes start with the basic dance steps that include correct terminology along with creative movement.  It expands a child’s attention span and teaches them to love to dance.  These classes perform two routines in our recital. 


Dance II, III, IV, etc. – ages 4 and up (45 min. – 1 hr. class once a week) These classes take a little more in depth look at ballet, tap, and jazz.  We begin to build on their basic terminology of dance that includes memorization of combinations of steps.  Most of these students will have had at least one year of dance and recital experience.  They are divided according to age level and ability.  Advancement to the next level is not automatic within a year’s time.  These classes perform two routines in our recital. 


Beginner Dance – ages 7-10 (45 min. class once a week) This class is for an older child with no previous dance experience.  This class allows for a little faster development as well as an introduction to terminology and the art of dance.   These classes perform two routines in our recital. 


Teenage Dance – ages 11 and up (45 min. – 1hr. class once a week) This class is a beginner tap and jazz class for teenagers.  This a fun class to learn basic tap and jazz combinations and perform two routines in our recital. 


Mini-Company – This is a competitive level for younger children (7 and up) with at least 3 years dance experience.  This class takes a separate ballet class in addition to tap and jazz.  This class performs three routines in our recital. 


Junior Company – This is a competitive level for children ages (9 and up) with dance experience.  This class takes ballet twice a week, jazz technique, jazz class, hip-hop class, and tap class.  This class performs five routines in the recital. 


Senior Company - This is a competitive level for children ages (12 and up) with dance experience.  This class takes extended ballet classes twice a week, jazz technique, jazz class, hip-hop class, and tap class.  This class performs five routines in the recital. 


Ballet – ages 6 and up (30-45min. classes once a week) These classes are required for upper level dance classes and company members.  This is an optional class for younger dancers.  Ballet is the basis for all dance forms.  These students study technique, proper alignment, and correct terminology.  These classes perform one routine in the recital. 


Acro I – ages 5 and up (45 min. class once a week) This class is an introduction to basic tumbling which includes front rolls, back rolls, straddle rolls, headstands, cartwheels, and backbends.  A student must be able to come up from the backbend with correct technique before progressing to the next level.  This class performs one routine in the recital. 


Acro II – ages 5 and up (45 min. class once a week)  This class is a stepping stone from Acro I.  Children progress at their own speed.  This class includes front limbers, back walkovers, front walkovers, front handsprings, and balance tricks.  A students must be able to complete all the skills listed above with correct technique to progress to the next level.  This class performs one routine in the recital. 


Acro III – ages 7 and up (1hr. class once a week) This class expands tumbling skills.  The main focus of this class is to accomplish back handspring skills, balance skills, and good form.  This class performs one routine in the recital.


Acro IV – ages 9 and up (1 hr. class offered twice a week) This competitive level class is an advanced tumbling class that works on multiple backhandsprings, front and side aerials, back tucks, etc.  This class performs one routine in the recital. 


Baton Classes – ages 5 and up (45 min. class once a week) These classes are offered for the beginning twirler through college scholarship level.  Students progress at their own speed.  These classes are divided up according to level.  These classes perform one routine in the recital. 


Hip-Hop Classes – ages 6 and up (45 min. class once a week) These classes keep the student up to date on the latest styles of dance in music videos.  This class performs one routine in the recital. 


Adult Dance Class – any age – (1hr. class once a week) This is a fun way to exercise or take those lessons you never could.  No experience required.  This class performs two routines in the recital (optional). 


Private Lessons – ages 6 and up (30 min. lesson once a week) Students must have at least 3 years experience.  You must take class in order to take a private lesson.  Private times are limited.   


Bartlett Dance Factory holds its annual recital in May at Bartlett High School.  We have no extra recital fees and no admission costs. 

 

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