Dance Classes

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At 21 years we are Tallahassee's Oldest Music and Dance School, Owned by the Same Owners!

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  *We are currently offering all of our individual music lessons (for all instruments) either in person at our studio or via Skype so you may choose what works best for you.  Call David Mason at 850-412-0102, option 1 for more information and current openings.

 

Now Enrolling for Fall/Spring 2023-2024 Dance Classes!

 

Four reasons which make our dance classes the best choice for you!

Smaller Class Sizes
Our smaller classes allow students to get more individual instruction from teachers, and as a result progress at a faster level than in a large class environment. Our smaller classes also ensure that the teacher can catch any problems before they turn into bad habits or improper techniques.

Variety of Dance Class Styles & Methods
Highly qualified teachers with varied training and teaching methods are available to teach a broad range of dance formats for use in our Tallahassee classes.

Our Dance Studio Advantage - The "Floating" Professional Dance Floor
Dance is a very physical activity that requires a lot of jumping, which can put stress on bones and joints. Most dance footwear does not provide any cushioning or support, so the shock of dance movement can place a lot of pressure on the knees and back of a dancer. The best way to prevent against potential injury is by choosing a studio with a professional “floating floor”. A floating floor is a dance floor that rests on a system of high-density foam blocks, to absorb the shock of jumping. A high-density foam base is superior to a “sprung” floor, which usually consists of a wood structure built on the regular floor.

The top layer of the dance floor is also an important factor. A vinyl composite “marley” floor is accepted worldwide as the best surface layer for

recreational to professional dance. Facilities such as the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, the Royal Academy of Dance in London, England, and Riverdance - The Touring Show, all use marley floors as their dance surface. A marley floor allows dancers to slide, with a degree of “controlled slip", but is not slippery so there is less risk of slips and falls. Very few studios use professional marley floors because of the expense involved, and usually opt for a regular floor tile for a studio floor.

Our dance floor has over 1,100 high density foam blocks under the floor surface and a marley top surface. Our floor helps reduce the risk of injuries and allow students to dance longer without getting tired.

Ability to combine Dance Classes with other programs
Since at our North East Tallahassee location, we also teach music classes, your child can schedule a music class around the dance class time, or a sibling can take a music class at the same time, both saving you time.

 

 

 
 


Classes for 2-3 year olds:


The 2/3 Itty Bitty classes are designed to foster a love for movement and dance in our youngest dancers. Props, such as scarves, ribbons, and hula hoops, are used throughout each class to help with coordination and balance. Our littlest dancers will be introduced to basic ballet movements. Taking turns, sharing, and having good manners will also be an important part of our curriculum. These tiny dancers will tumble, twirl, and have a blast making friends and learning dances for our recital!

 

Itty Bitty Ballet/Tap (2-3 year olds)

Thursday 3:15-4:15 Meghan Rankin

Saturday 9:00-10:00 Elizabeth Rankin

Monthly Tuition:  $52

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PreK Through 5th Grade Classes:

Once students reach this age group, our goal is to review and build upon their basic dance skills, so that our students grow into empowered young dancers. These classes will begin to move into the more technical aspects of dancing while still offering plenty of opportunities to make friends and memories. Students will learn how to master more challenging and exciting steps that will be featured in their recital dances!

 

Ballet/Tap 

In ballet class, dancers will learn proper ballet technique and work on various steps to create graceful combinations. In tap, dancers will learn about rhythm, how to use simple movements to build up to more challenging steps, and how different sounds can be produced through dance.

Tuesday 4:30-5:30 (PreK Through 1st Grade)  Elizabeth Rankin/Meghan Rankin

Saturday 11:30-12:30 (PreK4 Through K)  Elizabeth Rankin

Monday 4:00-5:00 (K Through 2nd Grade) Elizabeth Rankin/Meghan Rankin

Thursday 4:15-5:15 (K Through 2nd Grade) Meghan Rankin

Monthly Tuition:  $52

Register Online or call 412-0102, option 1

 

Ballet/Tap/Jazz (1st Through 4th Grade)

In ballet class, dancers will learn proper ballet technique and work on various steps to create graceful combinations. In tap, dancers will learn about rhythm, how to use simple movements to build up to more challenging steps, and how different sounds can be produced through dance. Jazz is a high-energy, upbeat dance genre that includes arena jazz/poms, musical theatre, jazz funk, and so many more styles. This genre encourages stamina, creativity, and power as students learn jumps, kicks, turns, and tricks!

Saturday 10:00-11:15 Elizabeth Rankin

Tuition: $65

Register Online or call 412-0102, option 1

 

Ballet/Tap/Lyrical (3rd Grade and Older)

In ballet class, dancers will learn proper ballet technique and work on various steps to create graceful combinations. In tap, dancers will learn about rhythm, how to use simple movements to build up to more challenging steps, and how different sounds can be produced through dance. Lyrical is a style that centers around ballet technique but emphasizes the importance of connecting with the feelings and music in a piece.

Tuesday 5:45-7:00 Elizabeth Rankin/Meghan Rankin

Tuition: $65

Register Online or call 412-0102, option 1

 

Pop Hop/Tumbling 

Pophop! is our take on the every-growing and popular genre- hiphop. This kiddo-friendly style combines jazz and hiphop moves to fun, upbeat music and encourages self-expression and owning the stage! In tumbling class, dancers will learn how to properly and safely stretch and perform basic gymnastics skills such as rolls, jumps, cartwheels, and more!

Wednesday 4:45-5:45 (1st Through 4th Grade) Meghan Rankin

Tuition: $52

Register Online or call 412-0102, option 1

 

Pom/Lyrical

Pom dancing combines the techniques and skills of both cheer and jazz dance, creating an upbeat and fun mode of self-expression and movement. Lyrical is a style that centers around ballet technique but emphasizes the importance of connecting with the feelings and music in a piece.

Thursday 5:30-6:30 (K Through 5th Grade) Meghan Rankin

Saturday 12:30-1:30 (K Through 5th Grade) Elizabeth Rankin

Tuition: $52

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Lyrical/Jazz/Pop Hop (2nd Through 4th Grade)

Lyrical is a style that centers around ballet technique but emphasizes the importance of connecting with the feelings and music in a piece. Jazz is a high-energy, upbeat dance genre that includes arena jazz/poms, musical theatre, jazz funk, and so many more styles. This genre encourages stamina, creativity, and power as students learn jumps, kicks, turns, and tricks! Pophop! is our take on the every-growing and popular genre- hiphop. This kiddo-friendly style combines jazz and hiphop moves to fun, upbeat music and encourages self-expression and owning the stage!

Monday 5:00-6:15 Elizabeth Rankin

Tuition: $65

Register Online or call 412-0102, option 1

 

Musical Theatre (1st Through 5th Grade)

If your child loves all things Broadway or the dramatic arts, this is the class for them! Students will learn basic, jazz-inspired dance steps and how to create a character that has presence onstage. Our goal is to teach students how to express themselves with confidence and enthusiasm through dancing to pieces from Wicked, Lion King, Aladdin, and many more!

Wednesday 6:00-7:00  Meghan Rankin

Monthly Tuition:  $52

Register Online or call 412-0102, option 1

 

Middle School Classes:

Once students reach Middle School, they will not only learn the importance of being a confident dancer, they will learn the importance of being a role model both on and offstage. In this class, dancers will learn multiple routines for our May recital, as well as hone in on and improve upon the technical and musical aspects of each genre. We will encourage them to further explore creativity, grace, and musicality in their dancing through more challenging choreography that will be broken down and taught thoroughly by our teachers. Our goal is to help our dancers grow into empowered young men and women that have a positive presence in the world around them!

 

Contemporary/Jazz/Pop Hop (5th Through 8th Grade)

Contemporary is a genre similar to lyrical but is more grounded in natural emotion and movement. This genre focuses on feeling the music, grounding dance steps, and letting personal creativity and experiences guide how dancers learn and perform different movements. Jazz is a high-energy, upbeat dance genre that includes arena jazz/poms, musical theatre, jazz funk, and so many more styles. This genre encourages stamina, creativity, and power as students learn jumps, kicks, turns, and tricks! Pophop! is our take on the every-growing and popular genre- hiphop. This kiddo-friendly style combines jazz and hiphop moves to fun, upbeat music and encourages self-expression and owning the stage!

Monday 6:15-7:30  Meghan Rankin

Monthly Tuition:  $65

Register Online or call 412-0102, option 1

 

Ballet/Tap/Lyrical (3rd Grade and Older)

In ballet class, dancers will learn proper ballet technique and work on various steps to create graceful combinations. In tap, dancers will learn about rhythm, how to use simple movements to build up to more challenging steps, and how different sounds can be produced through dance. Lyrical is a style that centers around ballet technique but emphasizes the importance of connecting with the feelings and music in a piece.

Tuesday 5:45-7:00  Elizabeth Rankin and Meghan Rankin

Monthly Tuition:  $65

Register Online or call 412-0102, option 1

 

Dance Wear:

Our studio’s mission is to make sure all dancers are dressed appropriately for their success, safety, and confidence. Dance attire and shoes may be purchased at Mackenzie Kate, Academy Sports, Target, Walmart, or even online.

For all classes, dancers must wear a leotard (any style or color will do!) and tights or leggings. If they wear tights, they may also wear a skirt or shorts on top. Musical theatre students may wear comfortable street clothes. 

For their safety, all dancers must wear the appropriate shoes for each class. Hair needs to be secured and out of the face, and dancers need to bring the required shoes to every class. Please see the list of shoes for each class below.

Please no street clothes (other than for musical theatre), jeans, bare midriffs, oversized clothing, or school uniforms. It is essential to dancer success that they are dressed appropriately for every single class. If your dancer will need to change clothes before class, please arrive to the studio early so they do not miss any of the fun! 

Dance Wear By Class Style(s):

Ballet: Girls may wear pink leather or canvas ballet shoes with a strap, and boys may wear black.

Tap (ages 2-2nd grade): Girls may wear black buckle or velcro Mary-jane style tap shoes. Boys may wear black lace-up jazz style tap shoes.

Tap (ages 3rd grade+): All dancers may wear black lace-up jazz style tap shoes.

Lyrical: Dancers may wear flesh-colored half-sole lyrical shoes.

Contemporary: Dancers may wear socks or be barefoot.

Tumbling: Dancers must be barefoot.

Jazz/Pom: Dancers may wear black jazz shoes. Pom dancers will need all-white sneakers for the recital.

Pophop!: Dancers may wear clean sneakers that have not been worn outside.

Musical theatre: Actors may wear black jazz shoes. Please no street shoes! 

*Boys may wear any color shirt and either basketball shorts or dance pants (jazz pants, leggings, joggers, sweatpants)

 

 

 

 

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