Class Descriptions

Ballet - Levels Pre, 1, 2, 3, & 4

Ballet is the foundation of dance.  Ballet develops discipline, body posture, placement, and flexibility, along with coordination, grace, and poise.  Emphasis is placed on technique with proper rotation and correct line of the body.  Proper behavior is strictly enforced.  Placement based on teacher invitation or level progression. 

Conservatory Ballet - Levels 1, 2, 3 & Combined

The Conservatory Program is designed for ballet students who demonstrate the technical ability and work ethic to achieve a high level of study, execution and performance in classical ballet. 

Pointe - Intro, Levels 1 and 2 

Pointe is designed for our ballet dancers wishing to continue development and performance in ballet.  By invitation only. ​

Clogging - Levels 1, 2, & 3

Clogging is a dance performed, done in time with the music to the downbeat characterized by heavy stamping with the feet.​

Creative Movement

A combined dance and tumbling class that focuses on teaching 3-5 year olds how to follow instructions, listen and take turns in group exercise.  Students will enjoy keeping their busy bodies wiggling and giggling as they are introduced to basic dance and tumble skills.  The student must be potty trained and is able to say goodbye to mommy and daddy at the classroom door. ​

Parent Tot

A class for 18 months to 3 year olds.  Students will enjoy keeping their busy bodies wiggling and giggling with the help of a parent as they are introduced to basic dance and tumble skills.  One parent to tot ratio.  45 minute class.

Competition Teams - Prestige, Prominence and Power

Prestige, Prominence and Power are traveling, performing and competition teams.  Ballet class two times a week is required.  Team placement is based on annual invitation. ​

Contemporary - Levels 2, 3, and Competition

Contemporary is a form of dance in which dancers express their feelings, learn music interpretation through sustained extensions and expressive emotion.  Contemporary is a type of dance that relies on a direct relationship between lyrics of various songs/poems and specific dance movements. 

 

Modern

A free, expressive style of dancing started in the early 20th century as a reaction to classical ballet. 

Enliven Dance

A Dance Company for adults continuing dance training.  Must be accomplished in Ballet.  Audition only.  Founded in 2013 by Sonja Babcock, sponsored by Sonja's Studio, Directed by Pam Burlingame. 

Hip Hop - Levels Pre, Hip Hop/Tumble, and Teen Hip Hop

Hip Hop is a freestyle form of jazz dance which is performed to urban music.  Emphasis is placed on teaching the students basic jazz steps, while incorporating "street" dance style for the hip hop flair.​

Jazz - Levels Pre, 1, 2, 3, 4, Teen and Competition

Jazz is rhythmic stylized dance.  It is a vigorous freestyle form of dance that is designed to increase body control and coordination.  Ballet class is strongly encouraged to be taken in unison with jazz class. ​

Tap - Levels Pre, 1, 2, 3, and 4

Tap is a form of dance in which the feet create rhythmic sounds.  This form of dance develops a strong sense of rhythm, timing, coordination and agility.  Emphasis is not only placed on teaching new steps, but creating combinations, challenging the student to create a sense of presentation and style. ​

 

AK Pride Cheerleading  - Levels 1, 2, and 3

Cheerleading ​will cover jumps, stunts, motions, tumbling, cheers and chants with an emphasis on basic motion technique. 

Acro - Levels Pre, 1 and 2

Acro is a style of dance that combines classical dance technique with precision acrobatic elements.  It is defined by its athletic character, its unique choreography (which seamlessly blends dance and acrobatics), and its use of acrobatics in a dance context. 

Tumbling - Levels Pre, 1, 2, 3, Teen and Performance Tumble

Learn fundamental tumbling skills in a fun and friendly class.  Basic and high level tumbling skills are taught using drills and lead ups to every skill.  The classes are organized according to level and age of student. ​

 

A+ Academy

A supplemental homeschool half day program for qualifying Kindergarten and First Grade students.  Linking arts and academics together.  Includes academics, art​, music, tumbling and dance.  Only 12 students in the class.  Homeschool can be billed. 

Giggletime Preschool

A two or three day hands on creative arts program for ages 3 - 5.  Students will enjoy art, music, dance, tumbling and daily education basics.  Prerequisite: The student must be potty trained and is able to say goodbye to mommy and daddy at the classroom door.

 

SplatterArt​

A fun art program designed to teach students of all ages. Students will learn many different art techniques and accomplish fun projects as they learn. 

 

Musical Theater

Musical theatre is a form of theatrical performance that combines songs, spoken dialogue, acting and dance.

Piano

Students will take private lessons to advance their knowledge of the piano. Beginners or advanced students are welcome. 

Voice

Designed for all ages, our voice coach will bring out your strengths & build your vocal confidence.