"You can dance anywhere,
even if only in your heart." ~Unknown
Class Descriptions

 

Synergy Dance Center

2016-2017 Class Descriptions

*For all dancers and classes hair must be off the face and long hair should be in a ponytail or bun.

Tights are also required for all classes, with the exception of Hip Hop classes.

Please see each class description for more details on requirements*

 **All Shoes, tights, dress and attire and batons to be purchased through the Synergy Store.**

  

Twinkle Stars:

 Ages 2 ½ - 4

Wednesday 5:15-5:45 PM

This class is an age specific 30-minute class consisting of ballet and creative movement. The class will introduce your little one to dance and inspire movement & creativity in a positive environment.

Attire: Twinkle Star Dance Dress, White Dance Tights

Shoes: Pink Sansha Leather Ballets

 

Magic Minis:

Ages 3-5

Tuesday 5:30-6:15 PM

Saturday 9:00-9:45 AM

Dancers will learn basic steps in Tap, Ballet & Tumbling. Skills are taught in a fun and rhythmic style with kid friendly music. Cooperation, following directions and developing a positive self-image are goals for this class.

Attire: Leotard, Dance Tights

Shoes: Caramel Mary Jane Style Tap Shoes & Pink Sansha Leather Ballets

 

Sparkle Kids:

Ages 5-6

Tuesday 6:15-7:15 PM

Thursday 5:30-6:30 PM

Saturday 9:45-10:45 AM

This Tap, Ballet & Tumbling class is a great way for new and continuing dancers to expand their dance education.  This class is focused on learning new skills and improving technique while including fun & engaging dance activities.  

Attire: Leotard, Dance Tights

Shoes: Caramel Mary Jane Style Tap Shoes & Pink Sansha Leather Ballets

 

Show Stars:

Ages 5-10

Monday 5:30-6:30 PM

This class consists of ballet, tap and jazz. The purpose of the class is to introduce young dancers to the 3 styles of dance as well as expand their dance education and inspire movement and creativity within a positive environment.

Attire: Show Stars Leotard, Show Stars Shorts, Caramel Dance Tights

Shoes: Caramel Mary Jane Style Tap Shoes & Caramel Jazz Gore Boots

 

Dance Fusion:

Ages 7 to 9

Monday 5:30-6:30 PM

Thursday 6:30-7:30 PM

Dancers will train in both Jazz & Tap technique.  Our experienced instructors will work with each dancer to make their dance journey both challenging and enjoyable! 

Attire: Leotard, Dance Tights

Shoes: Caramel Slip-on neoprene insert Tap Shoes & Caramel Jazz Gore Boots

 

Dance League:

Ages 10+

Monday 7:30-8:30 PM

Dancers will continue to train in both Jazz & Tap technique and expand their education.  Our experienced instructors will work with each dancer to make their dance journey both challenging and enjoyable! 

Attire: Leotard, Dance Tights

Shoes: Caramel Slip-on neoprene insert Tap Shoes & Caramel Jazz Gore Boots

 

Hip Hop Kids:

Ages 5-9

Thursday 4:45-5:30 PM

This high-energy class is an intro to Hip Hop for kids ages 5 to 9. The class uses games and music to focus on rhythm and basic footwork.  Cool Hip Hop moves and fun dance combinations make this a great way to get kids moving!  

Attire: Dancewear or comfortable long pants and a fitted top

Shoes: TBD

 

Hip Hop Posse:

Ages 10+

Thursday 4:45-5:30 PM

Come join in this Hip Hop class for ages 10+.  You will learn the latest moves as well as fun dances and combinations moving across the studio. This high-energy class is for anyone with a passion to move, no dance experience is required. 

Attire: Dancewear or comfortable long pants and a fitted top

Shoes: TBD

 

Baton Classes: Twirltastics*

Ages 5+

Wednesday 4:30-5:15 PM

Come and learn the art of baton twirling with Mrs. Aubrie, an experienced twirler who has competed and won at the National Level for many years! Students are instructed based on skills, experience, and age.  

Attire: Dance Tights, Dancewear or Leotard and Dance Shorts

Shoes: Caramel Jazz Gore Boots

*Students will also need to purchase a baton from the Synergy Store

 

Danceline:

Ages 7+

Thursday 5:30-6:15 PM

This class for ages 7+ trains students in jazz/funk, high kick and precision styles of dance. It is a great way to prepare for Jr. High and Sr. High Dance teams

Attire: Leotard and Dance Shorts and Dance Tights

Shoes: Caramel Jazz Gore Boots

 

Musical Theater:

Ages 7+

Monday 4:30-5:30 PM

Musical Theater combines songs, spoken dialogue, acting and Dance. Students will be engaging in fun activities that ignite their imaginations and allow them to tell a story through dance.

Attire: Leotard, Dance Shorts and Dance Tights

Shoes: TBD

 

Strength & Flexibility:

Ages 10+

Thursday 6:15-7:00 PM

Saturday 11:30 AM-12:15 PM

This class is designed to improve range of motion, flexibility and increase core muscle strength. Through stretches and strengthening exercises, dancers will also increase awareness of their body's potential as it connects to expression through dance.

Attire: Leotard, Dance Shorts and Dance Tights

Shoes: Tennis Shoes to be worn in studio only

 

Modern:

Ages 13+

Wednesday 7:00-7:45 PM

Modern is a form of dance that does not revolve around structured steps. Instead it's a technique that helps dancers' express their innermost emotions, often telling a story and challenging dancers' traditional interpretation of movement.

Attire: Leotard, Dance Shorts and Dance Tights

Shoes: Caramel Lyrical Shoes

 

 

Leaps and Turns:

Ages 7+

Wednesday 7:45-8:30 PM

Ages 11+

Saturday 10:45-11:30 AM

This is a technique class that is focused on learning, improving, and perfecting technique in jumps, leaps & turns. 

Attire: Leotard, Dance Shorts and Dance Tights

Shoes: Caramel Lyrical Shoes or Caramel Jazz Gore Boots

 

Ballet Classes*:

Ages 5+ and instructor placement

Wednesday 5:45-6:30 (Opal Ballet)

Wednesday 7:00-7:45 (Crystal Ballet)

Thursday 7:00-7:45 (Sapphire Ballet)

Thursday 4:45-5:30 (Diamond Ballet)

Ballet technique teaches the fundamentals that make up every style of dance. Ballet teaches discipline of the body and allows dancers to improve in all areas of dance. Dancers are placed in ballet classes per teacher recommendation and approval. Dancers will be challenged at each level of ballet and continue to build on their technique as they progress through the classes.

Attire: Black Leotard, Pink Dance Tights, And Adjustable Ballet Belt

Shoes: Pink Sansha Leather Ballets

*Hair must be off the face in a bun with a bun form.

 

Pre-Pointe*:

Ages 10+

Thursday 7:45-8:30 PM

This class is for ballet students who are preparing to go en pointe. Students will learn exercises to prepare and strengthen the feet and ankles for pointe work. Proper body alignment and at home practice will be stressed.

Attire: Black Leotard, Pink Convertible Dance Tights, And Adjustable Ballet Belt

Shoes: Pink Sansha Leather Ballets

*Hair must be off the face in a bun with a bun form

*Dancers must have their own Thera-Bands in Green and Red (available in the Synergy Store for purchase).

 

Pointe:

By invitation only

Thursday 5:30-6:15 PM

Pointe is open to students who show mastery in the knowledge and technique of ballet and have shown the required strength to dance en pointe.  Fundamentals of correct en pointe technique are taught.

Attire: Black Leotard, Pink Convertible Dance Tights, And Adjustable Ballet Belt

Shoes: Pink Sansha Leather Ballets

*Hair must be off the face in a bun with a bun form

*Dancers must have their own Thera-Bands in Green and Red (available in the Synergy Store for purchase).

 

Companie Intensive Classes:

Ages 5+

Synergy Dance Center also offers performance-based classes with our Companie Intensive Program. Dancers who choose to attend our week long intensive and audition, and who are given placement follow a more intensive program with a strong level of commitment to Synergy and our dance family. The Companie Intensive Program takes place in August. If you are interested in future Companie opportunities please contact us by phone or e-mail, or stop in with any questions! 

Attire: Color specific Leotard, black dance shorts, pink and caramel tights

Shoes: tap shoes, jazz shoes, & Pink Sansha leather ballets.

(Performance shoes will be determined in October)

 

Adults

Ages 18+

Tuesday 6:45-7:45 PM

This is a fun class for adults to spend time together, learn new steps or refresh their memory on the steps they learned as kids.

Attire: Dancewear

Shoes: Tap Shoes & Jazz shoes

 

 

 Synergy Dance Center is proud to support the Susan G. Komen Foundation.