At Radiance School of Ballet, we strive to place our students in an optimal learning environment. Factors considered when placing children include, age, ability, focus, drive and maturity.
If you are a parent who is registering your child for the first time, we encourage you to register your child(ren) according to their age. Our teachers will evaluate them and should they feel your child is better suited in another class, they will advise you.
CREATIVE MOVEMENT - AGES 3-4
Does your little one love to move and dance? This class will give your little dancer a basic introduction to ballet steps and positions, while enhancing their motor skills and coordination with fun exercises in music qualities and rhythms, story-telling with movement, and free dance with various props.
COMBO BALLET/TAP - AGES 4-5
This class is a fantastic opportunity to introduce your young dancer to Ballet and Tap! This class is designed to enhance coordination and build confidence. Within a very nurturing and fun environment, your child will gain basic knowledge of ballet technique and terms, as well as rhythm and musicality.
PRE-BALLET - AGES 5-6
Introduce your little dancer to the beautiful art of ballet! This class will enhance your child's coordination, balance and flexibility with the teaching of basic ballet positions, steps, and terminology through standing barre work and simple center floor exercises. Your child will also enjoy simple and fun exercises in creative movement and music exploration.
BALLET 1 - AGES 7-8
This beginning level class is designed to develop awareness of alignment and basic ballet vocabulary and technique. Class will include basic barre exercises, as well as center work. Your child will have a fun time learning the secrets behind becoming a great ballerina or danseur!
BALLET 2 - AGES 9-11
Come enjoy the excitement and beauty of classical ballet! This class will focus on ballet terminology and technique through the execution of barre work, center, and across the floor exercises. Your child will have a clear understanding of body alignment, movement quality, carriage of upper body, and flexibility.
BALLET 3/4 - AGES 12+
This is an intermediate to advanced class. Prior ballet experience is required. We will focus on classical ballet technique through a professional class progression. Barre work, center and across the floor exercises are designed to better your technique, as well as performance quality and confidence. With quality and knowledgeable teaching and an encouraging environment, this class will be a perfect fit for those who aspire to improve their dancing!
ADULT BALLET - AGES 15+
Come enjoy the beauty and grace of classical ballet! This class will cover basic ballet positions, steps and vocabulary with a focus on the student's awareness of proper posture and body alignment. Standing barre work and center floor exercises will be given to enhance coordination, strength, balance and flexibility. Participants will also develop a sense of musical awareness and movement quality. No prior ballet experience necessary.
MINI-TAP - AGES 5-6
Is your child always tapping their feet or clapping out rhythms with their hands? Mini-tap is just the class for your little one to explore musicality in the form of rhythm, tempo, patterns, and overall coordination. Mini-tap is an intro class to tap and will provide a great foundation and understanding of tap with basic steps, upon which they will build as they progress!
TAP 1 - (Beginning)
This tap class is designed for beginners who have always wanted to learn how to tap! It will teach musicality and rhythm skills through tap technique and combinations. This is a fun and energetic class that will have your feet moving! No previous experience needed. Girls and boys welcome.
TAP 2 - (Intermediate)
Tap 2 is a continuation of the skills that are learned in Tap 1. This class is geared to challenge students with more complex rhythms and movements. Dancers will move into intermediate level combinations and will progress with their overall tapping quality. At least one year of Tap 1 or previous tap experience is required.
TAP 3 - (Advanced)
This class takes the knowledge gained through Tap 1 & Tap 2 and combines them to create new rhythms and beats as well as constructing combinations and working on improvisation. Taking from classic tap styles as well as current "street" tap, this class if for the more intermediate/advanced tappers. At least one year of Tap 2 or previous tap experience is required.
ADULT TAP - AGES 15+
In this introductory class, students of any level will find enjoyment in tap dancing! This class is geared toward beginning tappers, but is great for any adult whether they have had Tap experience or not. We recommend this class for those that are interested in learning a dance discipline other than, or in addition to, ballet. Tap emphasizes rhythm and sounds and gives a full-body workout!
ADULT BALLET BODY CONDITIONING - ADULTS
Have you ever wanted a dancer body? This class is for you! Incorporating both Pilates and ballet technique, this class will help develop a lean, toned dancer's body. Taught in a very positive and comfortable environment, you will be telling all your friends to join you! No previous dance experience required. Pilates mat recommended.