Winterset Ballet & Dance Studio

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Twinkle Star Dance


Twinkle Babies: 2 years old

Twinkle Babies: 3 years old


     These pre-tap and pre-ballet classes are geared toward toddlers.  It's all about having fun while learning some basic dance movements.  Sparkle the Bear helps each student stay focused and learn to take class on their own without mom or dad.  They will showcase what they've learned with their own mini-performance at the end of the school year.

**Girls wear a pink or purple tutu dress that matches their own Sparkle the Bear's tutu dress, pink tights, pink ballet shoes.  Boys should wear a white t-shirt, black shorts or pants, black ballet shoes and their own Sparkle the Bear in a black and white outfit.**


Level 1 Ballet- Twinkle Stars: 4-6 years old or preschool or kindergarten

     This beginner level class introduces the basics of movement with fun emphasized.  Skills like skipping, chasses and doing the splits will be taught.  Ballet positions and terms will be introduced.  Ballet is strongly recommended.
**Girls wear a pink or purple tutu dress that matches their own Sparkle the Bear's tutu dress, pink tights, pink ballet shoes.  Boys should wear a white t-shirt, black shorts or pants, black ballet shoes and their own Sparkle the Bear in a black and white outfit.**


Level 1 Tap- Twinkle Stars: 4-6 years old or preschool or kindergarten


     This beginner level tap class will introduce basic tap moves while having fun.  Rhythm and repetition will be emphasized.  

**Girls wear a pink or purple tutu dress, pink tights, and black tap shoes.  Boys should wear a white t-shirt, black shorts or pants, and black tap shoes.**



Ballet 

Level 2: 6-8 years old or 1st and 2nd grade

      Things get a little more serious at this level but still fun.  Having good posture and body positioning will be emphasized.  Barre work will be done and continued learning of the ballet positions and terms.  Ballet is strongly recommended.  More than one type of dance is encouraged.
**Girls should wear a black leotard, pink tights and pink ballet shoes.  Hair pulled back in bun.  Boys should wear a white t-shirt, black shorts or pants, and black ballet shoes.**


Level 3: At least 8-10 years old or teacher discretion.

      At this level more emphasis will be on coordinating arms with leg movements.  More complicated moves will be introduced at the barre. Ballet is strongly recommended.  More than one type of dance is strongly encouraged.
**Girls should wear a black leotard, pink tights and pink ballet shoes.  Hair pulled back in bun.  Boys should wear a white t-shirt, black shorts or pants, and black ballet shoes.**


Level 4: At least 11-14 years old or 5th- 8th grade or teacher discretion.

      This level will take everything learned and really move.  Combining exercises to have a flowing dance.  Strong barre work and lots of floor exercises like leaps and pirouettes will be taught.  Ballet is strongly recommended.  More than one type of dance is strongly encouraged.
**Girls should wear a black leotard, pink tights and pink ballet shoes.  Hair pulled back in bun.  Boys should wear a white t-shirt, black shorts or pants, and black ballet shoes.**

Level 5: 14 years old and up or High School

      This level emphasizes a strong dancer with good body control and spatial awareness.  Perfect technique will be strongly encouraged.   More complicated movements will be introduced based on each individual’s ability.  Ballet is strongly recommended.  More than one type of dance is strongly encouraged.
**Girls should wear a black leotard, pink tights and pink ballet shoes.  Hair pulled back in bun.  Boys should wear a white t-shirt, black shorts or pants, and black ballet shoes.**

Pointe: 12 years old and up or teacher discretion

 This is added on to Level 4 or 5. Technique will be perfected with barre work and floor exercises of all other positions learned but now on pointe. 
**Girls should wear a black leotard, pink tights and pink pointe shoes.  Hair pulled back in bun.**


Adult: 18 years old and up


     This class is for the person that has always wanted to take a dance class or for anyone who has danced before and wants to dance again. All levels welcome.  Take an hour for yourself and come dance.  
**Start off wearing comfortable clothes and no shoes but may want to get ballet shoes and other dance clothes as more classes are taken.**



Tap- New in September!!

Level 2: 6-8 years old or 1st and 2nd grade


      More skills will be taught at this level while still having fun.  Rhythm and repetition are still emphasized.  Students are strongly encouraged to also take ballet to get more emphasis on good form.  
**Girls should wear a solid colored leotard, tights, tights with shorts or jazz pants and black tap shoes.  Hair pulled back on the sides or in a ponytail.  Boys should wear a solid colored t-shirt, shorts or pants and black tap shoes.**

​​Level 3: At least 8-10 years old or teacher discretion.


     Things get more serious at this level as more advanced skills are taught through repetition.  Rhythm is still emphasized but now movements become more precise.  Students are strongly encouraged to also take ballet to get more emphasis on good form.  

**Girls should wear a solid colored leotard, tights, tights with shorts or jazz pants and black tap shoes.  Hair pulled back on the sides or in a ponytail.  Boys should wear a solid colored t-shirt, shorts or pants and black tap shoes.**


Level 4: At least 11-14 years old or 5th- 8th grade or teacher discretion.


     More advanced skills are taught at this level as basic skills are still defined through repetition.  Rhythm is strongly emphasized as dancers hone in on technique.​  Also taking ballet is strongly recommended.

**Girls should wear a solid colored leotard, tights, tights with shorts or jazz pants and black tap shoes.  Hair pulled back on the sides or in a ponytail.  Boys should wear a solid colored t-shirt, shorts or pants and black tap shoes.**

Level 5: 14 years old and up or High School


     This advanced tap class will include everything learned and new skills introduced through repetition.  Precision, definition and rhythm are strongly emphasized.  Creativity is encouraged.  Also taking ballet is strongly recommended.

**Girls should wear a solid colored leotard, tights, tights with shorts or jazz pants and black tap shoes.  Hair pulled back on the sides or in a ponytail.  Boys should wear a solid colored t-shirt, shorts or pants and black tap shoes.**




Jazz

Level 1: 6-8 years old or 1st and 2nd grade

      This class offers time for more fun while also learning good technique.  Dancers will learn basic rhythmic movements to fun music.  Students are strongly encouraged to also take ballet to get more emphasis on good form.  
**Girls should wear a solid colored leotard, tights, tights with shorts or jazz pants and black jazz shoes.  Hair pulled back on the sides or in a ponytail.  Boys should wear a solid colored t-shirt, shorts or pants and black jazz shoes.**


Level 2: 8-10 years old or 3rd and 4th grade

      Dancers at this level are strongly encouraged to take this class in addition to ballet. This is an important age to be developing movements to different rhythms.  Many times to songs heard everyday.  Students are strongly encouraged to also take ballet to get more emphasis on good form.  
**Girls should wear a solid colored leotard, tights, tights with shorts or jazz pants and black jazz shoes.  Hair pulled back on the sides or in a ponytail.  Boys should wear a solid colored t-shirt, shorts or pants and black jazz shoes.**

Level 3: 11-14 years old or 5th-8th grade

      Dancers at this level have mastered basic rhythmic movements and are ready for more complicated choreography.  A great way for one to let loose but in a structured environment.  Also taking ballet is strongly recommended.
**Girls should wear a solid colored leotard, tights, tights with shorts or jazz pants and black jazz shoes.  Hair pulled back on the sides or in a ponytail.  Boys should wear a solid colored t-shirt, shorts or pants and black jazz shoes.**

Level 4: 14 years old and up or High School
       Dancers at this level have mastered basic rhythmic movements and are ready for more complicated choreography.  A great way for one to let loose but in a structured environment.  Student creativity will be strongly encouraged.  Also taking ballet is strongly recommended.

**Girls should wear a solid colored leotard, tights, tights with shorts or jazz pants and black jazz shoes.  Hair pulled back on the sides or in a ponytail.  Boys should wear a solid colored t-shirt, shorts or pants and black jazz shoes.**


Hip-Hop


​Level 1: 6-8 years old or 1st and 2nd grade

Level 2: 8-10 years old or 3rd and 4th grade

Level 3: 11-14 years old or 5th-8th grade

Level 4: 14 years old and up or High School

     This class time is devoted to practicing hip-hop basics learned in workshops and intensives, learning new skills and practicing hip-hop choreography.  Student creativity will be strongly encouraged.  Dancers are strongly encouraged to also take ballet and jazz.

****Girls should wear a solid colored leotard, tights or jazz pants and black dance sneakers.  Hair pulled back on the sides or in a ponytail.  Boys should wear a solid colored t-shirt, shorts or pants and black dance sneakers.  Students can also add hip-hop clothes.**



 Modern

 Level 1: 11-14 years old or 5th-8th grade

      Once good body positioning has been established through ballet, dancers are encouraged to also take modern.  This form of dance can look different with different dancers because it emphasizes working with one’s natural body movements.  Creativity is encouraged.  This is a great class for individual expression. Different modern dance techniques will be introduced.  More than one type of dance is strongly recommended.
**Girls should wear a solid colored leotard, tights or jazz pants and no shoes. Boys should wear a solid colored t-shirt, shorts or pants and no shoes.**

Level 2: 14 years old and up or High School

      Once good body positioning has been established through ballet, dancers are encouraged to also take modern.  This form of dance can look different with different dancers because it emphasizes working with one’s natural body movements.   Creativity will be strongly encouraged.  Different modern dance techniques will continue to be taught.  More than one type of dance is strongly recommended.
**Girls should wear a solid colored leotard, tights or jazz pants and no shoes. Boys should wear a solid colored t-shirt, shorts or pants and no shoes.**

Adult: 18 years old and up

​     This class is for the person that has always wanted to take a dance class or for anyone who has danced before and wants to dance again. All levels welcome.  Take an hour for yourself to explore movements. 
**Wear comfortable clothes and no shoes.**



Country Heat LIVE


Adult: 18 years old and up

​     This easy-to-follow workout is so much fun!  You will dance nonstop to the hottest country hits and forget you are actually burning off fat and tightening your body from head to toe!  The classes are designed for all fitness levels.  The instructor will work closely with participants to break down the moves, and will provide modifications for beginners.  No previous dance experience is necessary!
**Wear comfortable clothes and comfortable shoes that have not been worn outside.**