Classes

Classes

Listed below are our class offerings for the school year, which are always subject to change. All of our classes have a dress code and are based on age-appropriate movement and music.

Creative Movement

Children are encouraged to develop their own language of movement through structured exercises, games, observations and self-expression in a fun and relaxed atmosphere.  They will learn about different qualities of movement, space, time, and energy, and the relationship of these to one another. Different types of music and fun props will be used.  These classes are offered for children ages 2-3.
Girls Dress Code:
  • Pink Leotard.
  • Pink Tights.
  • Pink Ballet Shoes
Boys Dress Code:
  • White shirt.
  • Black Bottom.
  • Black or white ballet shoes

Pre- Ballet

Ballet is the foundation for all dance styles.  Pre-Ballet is an introductory lesson based on creative movement and the fundamentals of ballet, with an emphasis on musicality, self-esteem building, and gentle discipline. Children will begin to study ballet vocabulary, positions, and basic dance steps.  These classes are offered for children ages 3-5.  
Girls Dress Code:
  • Pink Leotard.
  • Pink Tights.
  • Pink Ballet Shoes.
Boys Dress Code:
  • White shirt.
  • Black Bottom.
  • Black or white ballet shoes.

Ballet I

Ballet is the foundation for all styles of dance.  Early Elementary Ballet is a continuation of the Pre-Ballet class. It is a progressive lesson based on creative movement and the fundamentals of ballet, with an emphasis on musicality, self-esteem building, and gentle discipline. Children will learn ballet technique and complete barre exercises. These classes are offered for elementary aged children.  We also offer Ballet classes for pre-teens, teenagers, and adults.
Girls Dress Code:
  • Black Leotard.
  • Pink Tights.
  • Pink Ballet Shoes
Boys Dress Code:
  • White shirt.
  • Black Bottom.
  • Black or white ballet shoes

Kids Jazz

Kids Jazz is an introductory lesson in the fundamentals of jazz dance, with an emphasis on technique, musicality, and expression. Jazz skills and technique will be learned. These classes are offered for children ages 3-5. We also offer Jazz classes for elementary aged children, pre-teens, teenagers, and adults.
Girls Dress Code:
  • Pink Leotard.
  • Pink Tights.
  • Jazz Shoes or Dance Sneakers.
Boys Dress Code:
  • White shirt.
  • Black Bottom.
  • Jazz Shoes or Dance Sneakers.

Hip Hop

Hip-hop dance is a very energetic form of dance that allows dancers to perform with freedom of movement, adding in their own personalities. These classes are open to children ages 5 and older, as well as adults.
Dress Code:
  • Comfortable clothes that allow easy body movement.
  • Dance sneakers.

Lyrical Dance

Lyrical dance, as its name suggests, has a poetic, expressive quality of movement.  This style of dance is expressive, simultaneously subtle and dynamic, and focuses on conveying musicality and emotion through movement.  These classes are open for children ages 5 and older, as well as adults.
Girls Dress Code:
  • Black Leotard.
  • Black Jazz Pants or Black Capris.
  • Black shorts may be worn with suntan tights.
  • Lyrical shoes, dance paws, or bare feet.
Boys Dress Code:
  • White shirt.
  • Black Bottom.
  • Bare feet.

Pointe Prep

Pointe Prep classes are designed to introduce dancers to the elements of dancing en pointe. Emphasis is on correct technique and strengthening exercises for the feet, legs, and core muscles. Highlighted in this class are discussions of the proper time for a dancer to go en pointe, as well as the proper fitting and fit of pointe shoes. Remember that dancing en pointe may come at different times for different dancers, and it is unlikely that a dancer will go en pointe before the age of 12. Pointe shoes, when worn too early or used improperly can cause detrimental problems.
Dress Code:
  • Black Leotard.
  • Pink Tights.
  • Pink Ballet Shoes.
  • Ballet skirt optional.
  • Pointe Shoes.

Pointe

Pointe work is a highly disciplined element of advanced ballet, performed in special shoes constructed of many layers of canvas or burlap, satin, and glue, to allow a dancer to dance on the tips of her toes. The result is a nimble form of ballet, giving the illusion that a dancer is lighter than air. This class emphasizes many things, including proper muscle use and weight placement, as well as skill and style. Pointe classes at KSOD are permitted only to serious dancers with consistent ballet training (taking ballet technique classes at least twice a week), who demonstrate appropriate ballet proficiency and dedication.
Girls Dress Code:
  • Black Leotard.
  • Pink Tights.
  • Pink Ballet Shoes.
  • Pointe Shoes.
  • Ballet skirt optional.

Modern / Contemporary

Modern is an expressive and creative form of dance established in the early 20th century. It is usually performed in bare feet and showcases new ways of interpreting or appreciating different kinds of music. Modern techniques offer dancers the opportunity to move more freely than other dance styles and to experiment with new ways of moving the body. Modern also often incorporates improvisation and in-class composition. Contemporary dance employs many modern dance techniques such as contract-release, fall and recovery, floor work, improvisation, and lifts in partnering. These classes are open to children ages 10 and older, as well as adults.
Girls Dress Code:
  • Black Leotard.
  • Black Jazz Pants or Black Capris.
  • Black shorts may be worn with suntan tights.
  • Lyrical shoes, dance paws, or bare feet.
Boys Dress Code:
  • White shirt.
  • Black Bottom.
  • Bare feet.

Zumba

Zumba Fitness® is the only Latin-inspired dance-fitness program that blends red-hot international music, created by Grammy Award-winning producers, and contagious steps to form a "fitness-party" that is downright addictive.
Dress Code:
  • Comfortable clothes that allow easy body movement.
  • Athletic shoes with a flat sole are preferred.
 

KSOD Performance Squad

& Competition Team

Our competition team will meet once a week for scheduled rehearsals.  On days that we don't practice as a team, team members are required to attend regular technique classes. The competition classes offered throughout the summer will be covering skills and technique that will help prepare dancers for competition season. *Throughout the year, there will be additional charges for costumes, entry fees, choreography, and travel.
Girls Dress Code:
  • Black Leotard.
  • Black Jazz Pants or Black Capris.
  • Black shorts may be worn with suntan tights.
  • Jazz shoes.
Boys Dress Code:
  • White shirt.
  • Black Bottom.
  • Black Jazz shoes.

 Drill Team Prep

Drill Team Prep classes are designed to help students prepare for middle school and high school dance/ drill teams.  Classes will cover proper stretching, turns, leaps, kicks, splits, technique, as well as proper drill team etiquette. Audition tips and advice will also be provided.
Girls Dress Code:
  • Black Leotard.
  • Black Jazz Pants or Black Capris.
  • Black shorts may be worn with suntan tights.
  • Jazz shoes.
Boys Dress Code:
  • White shirt.
  • Black Bottom.
  • Black Jazz shoes.


Kids Tap

Kids Tap is an introductory lesson in the fundamentals of tap dance.  Tap skills and technique will be learned. These classes are offered for children ages 3-5.
Girls Dress Code:
  • Pink Leotard.
  • Pink Tights.
  • Tap Shoes.
Boys Dress Code:
  • White shirt.
  • Black Bottom.
  • Tap Shoes.

 Praise Dance

"Let them praise His name with dancing." Psalm 149:3  Praise dance is emotionally powerful and is an expression of prayer through body movement.  This class will allow students to freely move and use their body as an instrument to praise the Lord.  All ages are welcome.

More Info

Please contact us if you would like to schedule private lessons, or to become a part of our E-mail distribution list. Classes shown are for initial registration, additional classes and times will be added and subtracted as demand determines.