Not sure which class to take? Read below to discover more about the different dance styles we offer, as well as which age group/level you should sign up for! ALL classes are open for both boys and girls. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have further questions.
Each class is generally divided by age group, such as 3-6, 7-10, 11+, Teen/Adult, etc. Classes for ages 11+ are further divided by level. Acceptance into Level 2, 3, or 4, as well as Pointe classes, requires teacher recommendation. Pre-Company/Company is invitation only.
Level 1 – Beginner/Intermediate (both level 1 ballet classes are danced in flat/technique shoes)
Level 1A – Beginner/Intermediate (11+)
Level 1B – Intermediate (13+)
Level 2 – Beginner/Intermediate Pointe
Level 3 - Intermediate Pointe
Level 4 - Advanced Pointe
Contemporary / Jazz / Tap / Hip Hop:
Level 1 - Beginner/Intermediate
Level 2 - Intermediate
Level 3 - Advanced
Ballet/Jazz and Ballet/Tap Children's Class: These combination classes are designed for boys and girls ages 3-6 years old. They combine the foundational basics of ballet and jazz or tap by covering positions, movements, stretches, and terminology. This class is also fun and interactive for children and includes time for creative expression. **Children must be fully potty-trained prior to enrollment. Thank you!
Hip Hop/Tumble Children's Class: This combination class is designed especially for the more active boy or girl. It combines beginning basics of hip hop while staying age-appropriate and using clean movements and music. As a combination class, it also incorporates the basics of tumbling such as somersaults, cartwheels, and balance work on a floor beam, etc. This class is currently offered for children ages 5-6. This class is held in the studio upstairs.
Ballet, Technique, Pointe: Ballet is the foundation of all dance styles and a great class for beginners or the most advanced student. It involves barre, center floor work, and combinations that focus on the dancer's musicality, technique, coordination, core strength, and grace. The Technique Class provides an even more in-depth focus on the proper technique behind each movement and is a great weekly addition to the aspiring ballerina. The Pointe Classes are geared towards students either new to pointe or wishing to further their pointe training (students must be recommended by their ballet teacher to enroll in Pointe class). Technique and Pointe Classes do not perform in recital. Alpha & Omega's ballet classes incorporate Cecchetti and French technique.
Contemporary: Contemporary fuses ballet, jazz, and modern techniques and movements together for choreography while also drawing inspiration from natural or everyday moments and movements. Dancers will find this style creative, athletic, fluid, and expressive.
Hip Hop: This class is great for both boys and girls. Our Hip Hop classes consists of up-to-date dance moves that focus on natural rhythm, while staying age-appropriate. Students will learn styles such as tutting, popping and locking, isolations, basic krumping, improvisational skills, shuffling, and other footwork combinations. Students will learn these movements through different pieces of choreography in class.
Jazz: Jazz is characterized by the use of improvisation and influenced by rhythms and techniques of jazz music. Students in Jazz will be pushed with this fast-paced, dynamic, and fun choreography.
Musical Theatre: Students will have fun while being pushed our of their comfort zone in our Musical Theatre Classes! Students will learn singing, acting, AND theatre dancing and will perform a recital piece utilizing all three of these elements. This class is a great addition to your dance repertoire and helps prepare you to be a triple threat! These classes are held in the studio upstairs.
Tap: Tap focuses on natural movement combined with great muscle coordination and memory. The use of taps on the dancer's shoes emphasizes different sounds and rhythms and is lots of fun for people of all ages!
Teen/Adult Ballet Lyrical: This style combines the beginning elements of Ballet with Lyrical for dance that is fluid and expressive. Often associated with praise or liturgical dance, this is a great class for someone new to ballet or looking to explore other dance styles. Recommended for beginner or intermediate level.
Company (Alpha Company, Omega Company, and Pre-Company): These invitation-only classes are for the well-rounded dancer demonstrating great work ethic, excellent technique, and dance potential. Most accepted members have had training in various styles of dance and take multiple classes each week. In these classes, students are trained in different dance styles on a weekly basis, participate in extra performances throughout the year, and are often chosen for the roles of main/minor characters in our end-of-the-year Spring Dance Production. These classes are invitation only. If you are interested in becoming a member, talk to your teacher about areas where you can improve in order to be accepted.