CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

At Joni's Dance Studio we offer a wide variety of classes for dancers ages 2+.

We also offer speciality classes: Stretch & Conditioning, Dance Team Prep & Adult Fitness Classes.

To learn more about our classes, their levels and see which classes are right for your dancer please read the descriptions below: 

-Lower Level Program: Level 1-4 (Tap, Ballet, Acro & Hip Hop)

-Upper Level Program: Level 5-8 (Tap, Ballet, Acro & Hip Hop)

-Acro Program: Level 1-8

-Specialty Classes: Stretch & Conditioning, Leaps & Turns, Dance Team Prep(Middle School & High School)

LOWER LEVEL PROGRAM:

Level 1 Tap, Ballet & Acro

This class combines tap, ballet and acro basics for our youngest dancers. Coordination, musicality and a love for dance will be nurtured. No previous experience is necessary. 

Recommended ages 2-4. 

 

Level 2 Tap, Ballet & Acro

This class focuses on the fundamentals of tap and ballet technique, acro fundamentals, teaches dance terminology and continues the progression of body coordination while exploring different rhythms. This class is for dancers with 0-2 years of experience. 

Recommended ages: 4-6 

 

Hip Hop 2 

This class is an introduction to the stylized movement of hip hop. Dancers in this class will learn how to isolate their movements while working on picking up basic hip hop choreography during weekly class combinations. No previous experience is necessary, this is an intro level class.

Recommended Ages: 4-6

 

Contemporary/Lyrical 2/3 

This class is designed for dancers in Level 3 to get a head start on basic Jazz/Lyrical technique and terminology. In this class your dancer will begin to explore the softer movements of lyrical through choreographed class combinations. This class in an intro class for those who have at least 1 year of previous dance training. 

Recommended ages: 6-8

 

Ballet 3 

This class will continue to reinforce the fundamental technique of ballet while working towards more advanced movements and expanding on dance terminology. Students enrolled in this class must have prior training as this class is taught at a faster pace. This class is for dancers with 2 years of previous ballet training. 

Recommended Ages: 6-8

 

Jazz 3 

This class will begin to teach basic Jazz technique, fundamentals and terminology. Students enrolled in this class must have prior training as this class is taught at a faster pace. This class is for dancers with 1-2 years of previous dance training. 

Recommended Ages: 6-8        

 

Hip Hop 3

This class will focus on the stylized movement of hip hop. Dancers in this class will learn how to isolate their movements while working on picking up basic hip hop choreography during weekly class combinations at a quicker pace. This class is for dancers with 1 year of previous hip hop experience. 

Recommended Ages: 6-8

 

Tap 3/4 

This class is for dancers who have had 2-3 years of prior training in tap. Dancers in this level must have a basic knowledge of tap terminology and have a good understanding of rhythm. Dancers will continue to perfect their tap basics while exploring combinations in class. This class is for dancers with at least 2 years of previous tap training. 

Recommended ages: 6-9+

 

Ballet 4 

This class is for developing a strong foundation of technique in the style of ballet, which is necessary for progression. Dancers must know basic ballet terminology and demonstrate the ability to apply corrections. Students enrolled in this class will be trained at the barre and center floor using the Vaganova method.  This class is for dancers with at least 3 years of previous ballet training. 

Recommended ages: 8-10

 

Jazz 4

This class focuses on developing a strong foundation of technique in the style of jazz which is necessary for progression. Dancers must be able to do the following: single jazz turn on both sides, split leap on both sides and a high kick on both sides. Dancers enrolled in this class will be expected to have an understanding of jazz and ballet technique. This class is for dancers with at least 3 years of previous jazz training. 

Recommended ages: 8-10

 

Hip Hop 4

This class is designed for dancers with previous hip hop experience. Dancers in this class will continue to explore movements and unique stylized tricks while working on picking up hip hop choreography during weekly class combinations. This class is for dancers with 2-3 years of previous hip hop training. 

Recommended ages: 8-10

 

Contemporary/Lyrical 4

This class is designed for dancers with some jazz and lyrical experience. Dancers in this class will learn how to portray emotion with their movements while working on picking up choreography during weekly class combinations. This class is for dancers with at least 3 years of previous contemporary/lyrical training. 

Recommended ages: 8-10

 

UPPER LEVEL PROGRAM:

Ballet 5

This class is considered an intermediate level for dancers who have had prior training in ballet. Dancers must have a good knowledge of ballet terminology and demonstrate a good technical foundation. This class will follow the Vaganova method to train at the barre, center floor and expand on more advanced movement. This class is for dancers with at least 4 years of previous ballet training. 

Recommended ages: 10-12

 

Jazz 5

This class is considered an intermediate level for dancers who have had prior training in jazz. Dancers must be able to do the following: Double Jazz Turn on both sides, Split Leap on both sides, and Leap in Second on both sides. This class is for dancers with at least 4 years of previous jazz training. 

Recommended ages: 10-12

Hip Hop 5 

This class in considered an intermediate level. Dancers enrolled in this class must have good body awareness and be able to pick up choreography at a quick pace. Dancers in this level will learn skills and tricks unique to the style and given weekly combinations which encourage them to develop their own style through the different genres of hip hop. This class is for dancers with at least 3-4 years of previous hip hop training. 

Recommended ages: 10-12

 

Contemporary/Lyrical 5

This class is for dancers who have had 2-3 years of prior training in lyrical/contemporary. Dancers in this level must have a strong technical foundation and good body awareness. Dancers in this level will learn skills and tricks unique to the style and will be given weekly combinations and improvisation challenges. This class is for dancers with at least 4 years of previous contemporary/lyrical training. 

Recommended ages: 10-12

 

Tap 5/6 

This class is considered an intermediate level for dancers who have had 3-5 years of prior training in tap. Dancers in this level must have a thorough knowledge of tap terminology and have a good understanding of rhythm. Dancers in this level will continue to perfect their tap skills and enjoy bi-weekly class combinations that challenge their skills. This class is for dancers with at least 4 years of previous tap training. 

Recommended ages: 10-12+

 

Supplemental Ballet  5/6

This class is considered a supplemental class for our regular level ballet classes (Level 5 & 6). This class will NOT participate in our annual spring recital. 

Recommended ages: 10-14

Ballet 6

This class is considered an intermediate/advanced level for dancers who have had several years of prior training in ballet. Dancers must have a good knowledge of ballet terminology, perform more advanced movement with a strong technical foundation, demonstrate sufficient flexibility and uphold the self discipline to continually apply corrections. This class will follow the Vaganova method to train at the barre, center floor, and continue to expand on more challenging movement. This class is for dancers with at least 5 years of previous ballet training. 

Recommended ages: 12-14

 

Jazz 6

This class is considered an intermediate/advanced level for dancers who have had several years of prior training in jazz. Dancers must be able to do the following: triple jazz turn on both sides, split leap on both sides, leap in second on both sides, calypso on both sides, tilt jumps on both sides, turns in second on both sides and demonstrate sufficient flexibility. This class is for dancers with at least 5 years of previous jazz training. 

Recommended ages: 12-14

 

Hip Hop 6

This class is for dancers who have had 4+ years of prior training in hip hop. Dancers must have excellent body awareness and be able to pick up choreography at a very quick pace. This class will focus on diverse varieties of movement found throughout the current styles of hip hop. Dancers will be challenged with class combinations and improvisation. This class is for dancers with at least 5 years of previous hip hop training. 

Recommended ages: 12-14

 

Contemporary/Lyrical 6

This class is considered an intermediate/advanced level for dancers who have had prior training the style of contemporary/lyrical. Dancers must have a strong technical foundation, excellent body awareness and demonstrate sufficient flexibility. Dancers will be challenged with class combinations and improvisation. This class is for dancers with at least 5 years of previous contemporary/lyrical training. 

Recommended ages: 12-14

 

Ballet 7

This class is considered an advanced level for dancers who have had 5+ years of prior training in ballet and trains 3-4 days a week. Dancers must have a solid foundation of ballet terminology, perform advanced movement with an excellent technical foundation, demonstrate extensive flexibility and uphold the self discipline to continually apply corrections. This class will follow the Vaganova method to train at the barre, center floor and continue to expand on more challenging movement with incorporation into variations. This class is an advanced class for dancers with at least 5+ years of previous ballet training. 

Recommended ages: 14-18

 

Jazz 7

This class is considered an advanced level for dancers who have had 5+ years of prior training in jazz and attend classes 3-4 days a week. Dancers must be able to do the following: consistent quad jazz turns on both sides, split leap on both sides, leap in second on both sides, calypso on both sides, firebird on both sides, tilt jump on both sides, turning russian, consistent 10 turns in second on both sides, inside/outside leg grab turn and have left/right/middle splits. This class is an advanced class for dancers with at least 5+ years of previous jazz training. 

Recommended ages: 14-18

 

Hip Hop 7

This class is for dancers who have had prior training in hip hop and demonstrate an advanced mastery of the style. Dancers must have excellent body awareness and be able to pick up choreography at a very quick pace. This class will focus on diverse varieties of movement found throughout the current styles of hip hop. Dancers will be challenged with class combinations and improvisation. This class is an advanced class for dancers with at least 5+ years of previous hip hop training. 

Recommended ages: 14-18

 

Contemporary/Lyrical 7

This class is considered an advanced level for dancers who have had 4+ prior training the style of contemporary/lyrical. Dancers must have a strong technical foundation, excellent body awareness and demonstrate sufficient flexibility. This class will focus on diverse varieties of movement found throughout the current dance world. Dancers will be challenged with class combinations and improvisation as well as integrate the fundamentals of becoming a choreographer. This class is an advanced class for dancers with at least 5+ years of previous contemporary/lyrical training. 

Recommended ages: 14-18

 

Tap 7/8

This class is considered an advanced level for dancers who have had 5+ years of training in tap. Dancers in this level are expected to have extensive knowledge of tap terminology and be able to interpret music patterns and rhythms. Dancers in this level will enjoy weekly class combinations that challenge their skills and continue to learn advanced level moves. This class is an advanced class for dancers with at least 5+ years of previous tap training. 

Supplemental Ballet  7/8

This class is considered a supplemental class for our regular level ballet classes (Level 5-8). This class will NOT participate in our annual spring recital. 

Recommended ages: 14-18

 

Ballet 8

This class is available by teacher placement only!

Required additional classes: Supplemental Ballet, Stretch & Conditioning 

 

Jazz 8

This class is available by teacher placement only!

Required additional classes: Ballet 8, Supplemental Ballet, Stretch & Conditioning 

 

Hip Hop 8

This class is available by teacher placement only!

 

Contemporary/Lyrical 8

This class is available by teacher placement only! 

Pre-Pointe/Pointe

This class is for dancers who have had several years of training in ballet and want to start working towards being on pointe. This class is considered a supplemental class for our regular level ballet classes (Level 5-8). Dancers will start with pre-pointe strengthening and training until the teacher invites them to go on pointe. 

Recommended ages: 10-18

Required additional classes: Ballet in their respective level

 

Acro Program:

Acro 2

This is an intro level class for dancers wanting to explore the style of acro. Dancers enrolled in this class do not need any prior acro training. This class will focus on acro technique of cartwheels, backbends, handstand tuck and roll, front overs, back kick overs and chin stands. 

Recommended classes: Stretch & Conditioning 

 

Acro 3 

This class is for dancers who have at least one year of previous acro training. This class will focus on perfecting the skills previous learned. Dancers enrolled in this class must be working towards mastering a back kick over and front over. 

Recommended classes: Stretch & Conditioning

 

Acro 4 

This class is for dancers with at least 2 years of acro training. Dancers enrolled in this class must be able to do a front walk over and back walkover unassisted. This class will continue to perfect previously learned skills and work towards progressions and variations of skills such as headstands, one hand front walkovers and butterflies. 

Recommended classes: Stretch & Conditioning 

 

Acro 5 

This class is for dancers who have mastered the following skills: front walkover, back walkover, head spring, and a side aerial.  This class will continue to perfect previously learned skills and mastering their non-dominate sides of skills and will focus on skills necessary for those seeking a school dance team track. 

Recommended classes: Stretch & Conditioning

 

Acro 6 

This class is for dancers who have mastered the following skills: front walkover, back walkover, head spring, and a side aerial. This class will continue to work on progressions and variations such as valdez, head nips, kip ups and stringing together various skills in combination.

Recommended classes: Stretch & Conditioning

 

Acro 7 

This class is for dancers who have mastered the following skills: side aerial and back handspring or front aerial without a spot. Dancers in this class will begin to work on advanced tumbling passes including, including but not limited to round off back handsprings. 

Recommended classes: Stretch & Conditioning

 

Acro 8 

This class is for dancers who have mastered the following skills: back handspring, front handspring, side aerial, and front aerial. Dancers in this class will begin working on back tucks with a spot and more advanced tumbling combinations. This class is available by teacher placement only! 

Recommended classes: Stretch & Conditioning

Specialty Classes:

Leaps & Turns

This class is considered an supplemental class for our regular level jazz classes (5-Prodigy) and will focus on leap and turn variations. This class WILL NOT participate in annual spring recital.

Recommended ages 8+.

**Required Classes:  Jazz class in respective level

Stretch & Conditioning 

Stretch & Conditioning class is designed for dancers of all ages and offered at various times during the week.This 30-minute class is an excellent way for your dancer to increase their flexibility and improve arm, core & leg strength.

Recommended ages: 6+

 

Middle School Dance Team Prep

This class WILL NOT participate in the annual spring recital.

This class is an all inclusive class for middle school dancers. The class will focus on intermediate-advanced level turns, leaps and kicks all while re-enforcing the basic fundamentals of technique. The class also includes weekly acro training-specifically aerials, kip ups, head knips and other tumbling seen on competitive dance teams. These skills will help your dancer STAND OUT!

Recommended ages 10-14+

Recommended Classes: Stretch & Leaps and Turns

High School Dance Team Prep

This class WILL NOT participate in the annual spring recital.

This class is an all inclusive class for high school dancers. The class will focus on advanced level turns, leaps and kicks all while re-enforcing the basic fundamentals of technique. The class also includes weekly acro training-specifically aerials, kip ups, head knips and other tumbling seen on competitive dance teams. These skills will help your dancer STAND OUT!

Recommended ages 14+

Recommended Classes: Stretch & Leaps and Turns