Dance Classes

Ballet Classes are taught using the Cecchetti Method. This method is one known internationally for its intense reliance on the understanding of anatomy as it relates to classical ballet. The goal of this method is to instill important characteristics for the performance of ballet into students so that they do not need to rely on the imitations of teachers. Important components of this method are the emphasis on balance, elevations, poise, and strength.

This method espouses the importance of recognizing that all parts of the body move together to create beautiful, graceful lines, and as such cautions against thinking of ballet in terms of the arms, legs, neck, and torso as separate parts. This method is well known for the eight port de bras that are utilized.

Discovery Classes-Ages 2-3 or 3-4 Children will learn to explore movement with music, where they will be introduced to creative dance. They will learn basic coordination, ballet positions, terms, and technique. They learn to follow directions and learn how to take turns. They will also be given opportunities to experience and learn creativity, and the joy of moving to music and having fun with friends. 30 minute class

Dazzle Ballet, Tap, and/or Jazz Classes-These classes are designed for children ages 4-5 years old. They begin learning the basic positions, terms, and techniques for each style of dance. They can be a beginner dancer or they can Dazzle after they take Discovery.

Dazzle/Sparkle Ballet, Tap, and/or Jazz Classes-These classes are designed for children ages 4-8 years old. They do not have to have previous dance experience or they already have some dance experience. The teacher will continue to review basic techniques and then move into more advanced skills as the dancers are ready.

Sparkle Ballet, Tap, and/or Jazz Classes-These classes are designed for children ages 6-7 years old. They do not have to have previous dance experience or they already have some dance experience. The teacher will continue to review basic techniques and then move into more advanced skills as the dancers are ready.

Emerald Ballet, Tap, and/or Jazz Classes-These classes are designed for children ages 8-10 years old. They do not have to have previous dance experience or they already have some dance experience. The teacher will continue to review basic techniques and then move into more advanced skills as the dancers are ready.

Ruby Ballet, Tap, and/or Jazz Classes-These classes are designed for children ages 11+ years old. They do not have to have previous dance experience or they already have some dance experience. The teacher will continue to review basic techniques and then move into more advanced skills as the dancers are ready.

Diamond Ballet, Tap, and/or Jazz Classes-These classes are designed for children ages 12+ years old. They must be pre-approved. These classes require the dancers to have experience dancing either with KDA or at other studios and have knowledge of terminology and be able to show technique. They do not have to be on the competition team to be in these classes.

Hip Hop class

This class is designed for ages 8 and up. This style of dance uses techniques that often involve body isolations and other unique movements to music.

Tumbling Classes

Our tumbling classes are taught by an Acrobatic Arts certified instructor. We only do tumbling and do not include other styles of gymnastics. Our classes are set up by age and we work on skills at the student’s rate of learning. We review basic skills in all classes. Basic skills are important as they are the foundation for all advanced skills

Tumbling Ages 2-3

Little Stars Tumbling Ages 3-4

Dazzle Tumbling Ages 4-5

Sparkle Tumbling Ages 6-7

Emerald Tumbling Ages 8-11

                  Ruby Tumbling Ages 12+

Advanced Tumbling- this class requires pre-approval. Must have all of the basic skills and be working on more advanced skills such as aerials, back handsprings, etc.

Ruby Level 2 Tumbling- this class requires pre-approval. Must have all of the basic skills and be working on more advanced skills such as back walkovers, front walkovers, etc.

Ninja Warrior classes

These classes combine obstacle course training with elements of gymnastics & parkour. Your child will increase their strength, endurance, flexibility, balance, impulse control, confidence, and ability to work in a group. 30 minute class

Ninja Warrior classes ages 5-6-This class is for ages 5-6 only

Ninja Warrior classes ages 8+ This class is for ages 8 and older

Advanced Ninja- This class is for ages 8 and older that have had at least 1 year of Ninja at KDA and have been approved by Kristy and/or Hope.