Our Dance Classes

Tip Toes and Taps offers a variety of classes for beginner to pre-professional levels, for students 12 months through adult. Whatever you are looking for, you’ll find that we have plenty of dance classes to choose from!

Ballet

Ballet is a classical performing art characterized by light, graceful, fluid movements set to music, using precise and highly formalized techniques. It is the foundation from which nearly all dance styles have developed and is absolutely necessary for the technical development of each dancer. In addition, it builds proper posture and discipline in each student.

We offer ballet classes to all students ages 3 years and up.

Pre-Pointe/Pointe

Pre-pointe is a class for advanced ballet students used to further develop correct body alignment and ballet technique as well as strengthen the muscles in the legs, ankles, and feet necessary to go en pointe. Pointe is a classical ballet technique that appears to defy gravity. It is performed by a dancer supporting all of their body weight on the tips of fully stretched feet in pointe shoes.

We offer pre-pointe/pointe classes exclusively to our Junior and Senior Company members.

Jazz

Jazz is an umbrella term which encompasses many different styles of dance that became popular in the early 20th-century. Jazz Dance classes explore contemporary and classic jazz dance, rooted in the vernacular (social dance) forms, drawing inspiration from a wide range of music including jazz, swing, blues, pop, soul and funk. Jazz is a fun form of dance that showcases a dancer’s individual style and originality. It is appealing to everyone because of its energy, variety, and vitality. While staying true to its roots, jazz continues to evolve today by blending various dance styles together.

We offer jazz classes to all students ages 5 years and up.

Tap

Tap is an exciting rhythmic exercise and dance form which is enjoyable to both kids and adults. Rooted in African-American History, tap dance is a timeless art that combines dance and percussion. Tap Dance classes explore the two traditions of rhythm tap (hoofing) and Broadway tap. Rhythm tap focuses more on musicality and improvisation while Broadway tap is a much more presentational style of dance, concerning itself with the aesthetics of the entire dancing body. The goal in tap dancing is to produce clear, clean sounds, with various levels of tone.

We offer tap classes to all students ages 3 years and up.

Lyrical

Lyrical is a style of dance that blends elements of ballet and jazz dance. It is generally more fluid and faster than ballet, but not quite as fast as jazz. A lyrical dancer uses the art of dance to express strong emotions and often dances to music with lyrics that serve as inspiration for the dancers movements and expressions. Movements in lyrical dance are characterized by fluidity, continuity and grace, with the dancer transitioning seamlessly from one move to another.

We offer lyrical classes to all students ages 6 years and up.

Contemporary

Contemporary is a style of expressive dance that stresses versatility and improvisation. Contemporary is danced barefoot and combines elements of several dance genres including jazz, modern, lyrical and classical ballet.

We offer contemporary classes to all students ages 6 years and up.

Hip Hop

Hip hop has become one of the most popular dance styles in recent years, mainly due to its popularity on television shows, movies, music videos and commercials. The history of hip hop is distinctly American, though its roots extend back through jazz to African dance. Unlike other dance styles on this list, hip hop was developed without a formal structure and was not created in a studio. A hip hop dancer only needs a natural sense of rhythm and practice, rather than formal training, to become skilled in the style.

We offer hip hop classes to all students ages 4 years and up.

Move with Me

Move with Me is a creative movement class for an adult to enjoy with their student. In creative movement children are free to express their own personalities, style, thoughts, and feelings. This class encourages children to act on what they are learning and express their individuality.

We offer Move with Me to all students ages 12 months through 3 years.

Musical Theatre

Musical Theatre combines dancing, singing, and acting to create and interpret a Broadway inspired Musical Theatre performance. Relying heavily on a knowledge of ballet, tap, and jazz, musical theater dancers are, first and foremost, actors and place a high focus on musical interpretation.

We offer Musical Theatre to all students ages 6 and up.

Adult Ballet Barre Fusion

Ballet Barre Fusion combines classical ballet techniques with elements of yoga and strength training for an overall body workout.

We offer Ballet Barre Fusion to all students ages 18 and up.

Adult Tap

Adult Tap is designed to sharpen reflexes and musicality while improving memory skills and coordination by working on fundamental tap movements and rhythms that progress into fun and lively dance combinations.

We offer Adult Tap to all students ages 18 and up.

Adult Stretch/Strength/Flexibility

Adult Stretch/Strength/Flexibility focuses on stretching to create more flexibility and better overall mobility while incorporating body weight strengthening exercises for overall body toning.

We offer Adult Stretch/Strength/Flexibility to all students ages 18 and up.

Grown Folk Grooves

Grown Folk Grooves is a combination of fun and flirty jazz, hip hop and stylized dance movements that will get your heart pumping and build your confidence. Think music video backup dancer! In this class we will cut loose and have fun grooving in a dim, colorfully lit no judgement zone!

We offer Grown Folk Grooves to all students ages 18 and up.

For more information contact us at (803) 278-3841 or via email at info@tiptoesandtaps.net