Beginning Levels: Class Descriptions

 

Here is a link to the full open classes schedule:  Fall and Spring Class Schedule 2017-2018.

Combo Classes:  The Combo Classes at The Pointe Academy are fun and interactive classes for ages 3-5 and include Combo levels 1 and 2.  We organize and develop our classes with early childhood principles of security, sequence, challenge and variety.  We offer a playful and safe environment with teachers who are experienced and fully qualified.  Parents are able to watch from a one-way mirror/window and enjoy the process.  Children will be taught the basics of technique and performance in ballet and tap.  On May 12, 2018 we will have a Showcase for our youngest dancers entitled “Candyland” complete with set, props and costumes.  No Audition is necessary for these levels.

  • Each Combo Class is one hour and registration is available by stopping by our studio.  Needs to have pink ballet shoes and black tap shoes.
  • Level 1 is for ages 3-4 years.  Children must be 3 by September 1, 2017. Must be out of Diapers and potty trained.
  • Level 2 is for ages 4-5 years. Children that started Combo 1 in the summer need to take combo 1 again unless turning 4.
    • Combo Class Level 1:  Section 1:  Mondays 3-4pm
    • Combo Class Level 1:  Section 2:  Tuesdays 9:30-10:30am
    • Combo Class Level 1:  Section 3:  Wednesdays 9:30-10:30am
    • Combo Class Level 1:  Section 4:  Wednesdays 3-4pm
    • Combo Class Level 1:  Section 5:  Thursdays 9:30-10:30am
    • Combo Class Level 2: Section 1:  Tuesdays:  11-12pm
    • Combo Class Level 2:  Section 2:  Wednesdays:  11-12pm
    • Combo Class Level 2:  Section 3:  Thursdays:  11-12pm
    • Combo Class Level 2:  Section 4:  Thursdays:  3-4pm
    • Combo Class Level 2:  Section 5:  Fridays:  3-4pm.

Morning Combo Tumbling Classes:  The Pointe Academy is a certified AcrobaticArts Studio and is able to use the internationally renowned AcrobaticArts curriculum.  Each Combo Tumbling class is placed in conjunction with a regular combo class so as to be available back to back.  Each Combo Tumbling Class with work with the students on flexibility, strength, limbering, balance and tumbling skills.  Exams can be provided as well as a marker for students to see progress.  If you are interested in exams, please let your teacher know in the fall so they can prepare.  No Audition is necessary for these levels.

  • Each Tumble Class is one half hour and registration is available by stopping by our studio.  Combo 1 Tumble is for ages 3-4 years.  Children must be 3 by September 1, 2017.  Combo 2 Tumble is for ages 4-5 years.
  • Combo 1 Tumble Times:
    • Tuesdays:  10:30-11am
    • Wednesdays:  10:30-11am
    • Thursdays:  10:30-11am
  • Combo 2 Tumble Times:
    • Tuesdays:  12-12:30pm
    • Wednesdays:  12-12:30pm
    • Thursdays:  12-12:30pm

Elementary Classes:  The Elementary Classes at The Pointe Academy are always a community favorite!  It is in Elementary Classes where your 5-7 year old dancer will gain knowledge of ballet and jazz basics in partnership with creative movement.  Students will learn fundamental skills of movement, flexibility, strength, musicality and style. Children in this class must be starting kindergarten in the upcoming year.  The Elementary Classes will take part in a production on May 12, 2018 called “Candyland” which will have sets, props and costumes.  Elementary classes are a wonderful preparation for our younger companies at The Pointe. Must have pink ballet shoes and tan gore boots/jazz shoes. We offer Hip Hop classes for the Elementary ages too, for more information about Hip Hop please click on link to visit Hip Hop Classes.

  • Each Elementary Class is one and half hour (45 minutes ballet technique and 45 minutes jazz technique) and registration is available by stopping by our studio.
  • Elementary Class Times:
    • Elementary Class: Section 1:  Tuesdays:  3:30-5pm
    • Elementary Class: Section 2:  Thursdays:  3:45-5:15pm
    • Elementary Class: Section 3:  Fridays:  4:15-5:45pm

Primary Classes:  Primary Classes at The Pointe Academy represent the stepping stone from a more creative class to a more structured class.  Primary is developed for dancers aged 7-8 years.  Primary classes separate the ballet and the jazz into their own individual classes.  While we recommend that a dancer take both a jazz and ballet class per week, we do allow for dancers with preferences towards ballet or jazz to choose.  Primary classes are great preparations for our Pointe Academy Dance Companies and our Intermediate Program.  We offer Hip Hop classes for the Primary ages too, for more information about Hip Hop please click on link to visit Hip Hop Classes.

  • Each Primary Class is one hour and registration is available by the studio.  Again, your dancer may enroll for one hour per week in either ballet or jazz or preferably enroll in two hours a week in both a ballet and a jazz class.
  • Primary Class Times:
    • Primary Jazz Class:  Section 1:  Tuesdays:  6-7pm
    • Primary Ballet Class:  Section 1:  Tuesdays:  7-8pm
    • Primary Jazz Class:  Section 2:  Fridays:  4-5pm
    • Primary Ballet Class Section 2:  Fridays:  5-6pm
    • Primary Jazz Class:  Section 3:  Wednesdays:  7:30-8:30pm (in conjunction with Primary Hip Hop Wednesdays at 6:45-7:30pm–link to Hip Hop Classes.

Pre-Teen Classes:  Pre-Teen Classes at The Pointe Academy are amazing for the student ages 9-11 who would like to learn to dance.  These one hour a week ballet and jazz classes can be taken as stand alone classes or together for a well-rounded experience.  Pre-Teen classes are great preparations for our Pointe Academy Dance Companies and our Intermediate Program. We offer Hip Hop classes for the Pre-Teen ages too, for more information about Hip Hop please click on link to visit Hip Hop Classes.

  • Each Pre-Teen Class is one hour and registration is available by stopping by the studio.  Again, your dancer may enroll for one hour per week in either ballet or jazz or preferably enroll in two hours a week in both a ballet and a jazz class.
  • Pre-Teen Class Times:
    • Pre-Teen Ballet Class:  Section 1:  Wednesdays:  6:45-7:45pm
    • Pre-Teen Jazz Class:  Section 1:  Wednesdays:  7:45-8:45pm
    • Pre-Teen Ballet Class:  Section 2:  Fridays:  4-5pm
    • Pre-Teen Jazz Class:  Section 2:  Fridays:  5-6pm