At Allegro, we offer a complete dance curriculum available for students beginning at age three. Our classes are based on skill level more so than age level, and we believe it’s best for our instructors to evaluate your dancer and place them in the appropriate level. This keeps them safe from injury and also ensures they receive proper training.
If you’re unsure of where to start, please feel free to contact us. We’d love to help you and/or your dancer get started!
Petite Dance: For students ages 3-4. Provides a firm foundation for any style of dance a child may wish to pursue and will include fundamental coordination and timing builders, as well as games and songs.
Pre: For students ages 5-6. Classes include Pre-Ballet and Pre Jazz/Acro. Slightly more advanced than Petite, but still very focused in dance foundations.
Level I: For beginning level dancers, ages 7-8. Classes include Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Hip Hop, and Acrobatics.
Level II: For beginning level dancers, ages 9-10. Classes include Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Hip Hop, and Acrobatics.
Level III: For intermediate level dancers ages 10 and up. Classes include Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Hip Hop, and Acrobatics.
Levels IV & V: For advanced level dancers ages 12 and up. Student must be evaluated before they can be placed in these classes. Classes include Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, and Acrobatics.
Competition Dance: Our Performing Arts Team is for the more serious dancer who is ready to train at an advanced level. Team members are selected over the summer by auditioning. More information can be found under the “Competition Team Rules” section of this site.
STYLES OF DANCE OFFERED
Ballet: The basis for all types of dancing, it contributes directly to the development of grace, poise, and balance. Both classical and popular music are used to ensure a well-rounded and enjoyable Ballet class.
Pointe: Part of Classical Ballet technique, practiced using specially reinforced shoes. Requires a recommendation from a staff member before participation is allowed.
Tap: A fun class that teaches the student rhythm, timing, and balance.
Jazz: An essential element of musical theater, music videos, and competitive dance. Focuses on turns, kicks, jumps, leaps, and other elements of movement. Students are taught routines to the music of yesterday and today.
Lyrical: A fusion of Ballet with Jazz and Contemporary dance techniques. Focuses on conveying musicality and emotion through movement.
Hip Hop: A fun, energetic style of dance originally inspired by urban street dancing.
Acrobatics: Combines classical dance technique with acrobatic elements.
Learn about the dance dress code and studio calendar here.