Class Offerings and Dress Code

                          

                                                   

 

 
 2017-2018

Class Offerings and Dress Code 

*When considering a class for your child, please USE THEIR AGE AS OF THE FIRST CLASS*

 

* Prima Level classes are organized based on age and skill level. If you need help choosing a Prima Level class, please contact us at 856-638-5451 or tinytutusdancecenter@gmail.com .  

 
 

 

 

 

 


Tutu Cute! Dance With Me (18-36 months) 

 (Use age as of first class)

8 Week Course: 45 minute class 

This class has been specially designed 18-36 month olds who are not yet comfortable being in a class alone, each child is joined in the class by a parent or caregiver who will be the child's "dancing partner”. Through movement exercises, games, stories and other activities, the very young are introduced to the joy of creative movement in a fun, musical setting.

*Both adult and young are free to wear comfortable clothing and socks or leather ballet slippers. Parents wanting to buy traditional dance wear, it is recommended students wear a lavender leotard with ballet skirt, pink footed tights and pink leather ballet slippers with no drawstring. Hair should be pulled back neatly in a bun or ponytail.  It is recommended gentlemen wear a white t-shirt and black bottoms (pants or shorts), black leather ballet slippers and/or black tap shoes.

 

Tutu Cute! All By Myself (24-36 months)      

(Use age as of first class)

                                                                                                                         
8 Week Course: 30 minute class

This class has been specifically designed 24-36 month olds who are not yet potty trained but want to try class alone, like the big kids! This class is 30 minutes long and offered as a 8 week course. Through movement exercises, games, stories, and other activities, the very young are introduced to the joy of creative movement in a fun, musical setting.

*Students are free to wear comfortable clothing and socks or leather ballet slippers. Parents wanting to buy traditional dance wear, it is recommended students wear a lavender leotard with ballet skirt, pink footed tights and pink leather ballet slippers with no drawstring. Hair should be pulled back neatly in a bun or ponytail.  It is recommended gentlemen wear a white t-shirt and black bottoms (pants or shorts), black leather ballet slippers and/or black tap shoes.

 

Tutu Babies with Tumble (2.5-3 years old) ​​​​​​​(Use age as of first class)                                                           

45 minute class 

Children who are ready to be in a class by themselves will begin to learn the basic elements of creative movement and basic ballet: Socialization skills such as turn-taking and following instructions will be emphasized. The young children will explore movement qualities, musicality, practice gross motor coordination and work on simple locomotion, enhancing the development of both their bodies and their minds! Students must be potty trained for this class.

It is recommended students wear pink leotard with ballet skirt, pink footed tights and pink leather ballet slippers with no drawstring. Hair should be pulled back neatly in a bun or ponytail.  It is recommended gentlemen wear a white t-shirt and black bottoms (pants or shorts), black leather ballet slippers.

 

Tutu Ballet Plus Tap (Ages 3-4)  ​​(Use age as of first class)                       

Level 1 + Level 2
 

45 minute class

Children will continue to practice the basic elements of creative movement and basic ballet. The children will be encouraged to expand their movement vocabulary through movement games and creative exploration of time, weight and space. Basic ballet concepts such as 1st and 2nd positions, plié and releve will be introduced. Fun, creative elements such as stories, games and other imaginative activities will keep the pace of the class lively and engaging. Tap will be introduced with a focus on rhythm and coordination.

*It is recommended students wear pink leotard with ballet skirt, pink footed tights and pink leather ballet slippers with no drawstring and black tap shoes with Velcro or elastic closure. Hair should be pulled back neatly in a bun or ponytail. It is recommended gentlemen wear a white t-shirt and black bottoms (pants or shorts), black leather ballet slippers and/or black tap shoes.

 

Tutu Ballet/Tumble (Ages 3.5-4) ​​​​​​​(Use age as of first class)

45 minute class

For the first 30 minutes of class students will practice the basic elements of creative movement and basic ballet. The children will be encouraged to expand their movement vocabulary through movement games and creative exploration of time, weight and space. Basic ballet concepts such as 1st and 2nd positions, plié and releve will be introduced. The last 15 minutes will be spent on tumbling skills such as somersaults, cartwheels and strengthening.

It is recommended students wear pink leotard with ballet skirt, pink footed tights and pink leather ballet slippers with no drawstring. Hair should be pulled back neatly in a bun or ponytail. It is recommended gentlemen wear a white t-shirt and black bottoms (pants or shorts) and black leather ballet slippers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Starlet Triples (Ages 5-6) ​​​​​​​(Use age as of first class)   

Level 1 + Level 2

1 hour and 15 minutes

In this class, students will get a taste of three genres of dance: ballet, tap and jazz. Ballet positions, as well as basic ballet vocabulary are taught along with floor exercises, simple steps and correct posture. A greater emphasis on musicality and rhythm is encouraged. Jazz will be introduced using upbeat "kid friendly" music. Basics such as isolations, jazz squares, pivots will be taught. Tap will build upon basic steps and rhythms.

*It is recommended students wear blue leotard with ballet skirt, pink footed tights and pink leather ballet slippers with no drawstring and black tap shoes with Velcro or elastic closure. Hair should be pulled back neatly in a bun or ponytail. It is recommended gentlemen wear a white t-shirt and black bottoms (pants or shorts), black leather ballet slippers and/or black tap shoes.

 

Starlet Ballet/Tumble (Ages 5-6) ​​​​​​​(Use age as of first class)
Level 1 + Level 2

60 minute class

 

For the first 30 minutes of class, ballet positions, as well as basic ballet vocabulary are taught along with floor exercises, simple steps and correct posture. A greater emphasis on musicality and rhythm is encouraged. The last 15 minutes will be spent on tumbling skills such as somersaults, cartwheels and strengthening.

*It is recommended students wear blue leotard with ballet skirt, pink footed tights and pink leather ballet slippers with no drawstringHair should be pulled back neatly in a bun or ponytail. It is recommended gentlemen wear a white t-shirt and black bottoms (pants or shorts) and black leather ballet slippers.

 

Starlet Hip Hop/Tumble (Ages 5-6) ​​​​​​​(Use age as of first class)

Level 1+ Level 2

60 minute class 

This class serves as an introduction to hip hop dance for the younger student. Using games and music, the class focuses on rhythm, musicality and basic footwork. It is a great way to get kids moving! The 2nd half of class will focus on basic tumbling skills along with b boy moves.

*Students may wear street clothes or comfortable clothing such as shorts, yoga pants, t-shirt or tank top. Hair should be pulled back neatly. It is recommended students wear black low-top Converse sneakers. No black-soled sneakers please.

 
Starlet Hawaiian (Ages 5-6) ​​​​​​​(Use age as of first class)
 

45 minute class 

Students will discover the beauty of authentic Hula dancing and utilize hand props such as uli ulis and bamboo sticks while learning Tahitian-style dance.

*Students may wear comfortable clothing such as shorts, yoga pants, t-shirt or tank top. Hair should be pulled back neatly. Students will be bare foot for this class.

 

Starlet Cheer/Tumble (Ages 5-6)  ​​​​​​​(Use age as of first class)                                                                                                                          

45 minute class

The first half of class will include motion technique, basic stunting, jumps, use of pom poms and cheer dance. It is designed to introduce students to the joy of cheering! Students will learn Cheer Dances, Funk Dances and Hip Hop Dances. The 2nd half of class will focus on basic tumbling and strengthening skills.

*Students may wear comfortable clothing such as shorts, yoga pants, t-shirt or tank top. Hair should be pulled back neatly. Students should wear sneakers for this class.

 

Tuxes Only! Hip Hop/Tumble (Ages 5-6)  ​​​​​​​(Use age as of first class)                                                                                                                           

45 minute class

 

Let's hear it for the boys! This class serves as an introduction to hip hop dance for the younger student, and is a great way for your little gentleman to feel comfortable in class! Using games and music, the class focuses on rhythm, musicality and basic footwork. The last 15 minutes will be spent on tumbling skills such as somersaults, cartwheels and strengthening.

*Students may wear street clothes or comfortable clothing including shorts, sweatpants and t-shirt. It is recommended students wear black high or low-top Converse sneakers. Students will be barefoot for the tumbling portion of class. No black-soled sneakers please.

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prima Ballet (7-12 years old)  ​​​​​​​(Use age as of first class)      

Levels 1-4                                                                    

1 hour class                                                         

This class will cover the fundamentals of classical ballet technique. It is a more formal setting that will give students the discipline to mature as dancers. The importance of strength, flexibility, rhythm, musicality, and memorization will be stressed. Basics of performing will be introduced.

*It is recommended students wear black leotard, pink footed tights, black ballet skirt and pink leather ballet slippers with no drawstring. Hair should be pulled back neatly in a bun or ponytail. It is recommended gentlemen wear a white t-shirt and black bottoms (pants or shorts), black leather ballet slippers.

 

Prima Jazz (7-12 years old) ​​​​​​​(Use age as of first class)

Levels 1-4

1 hour class

Jazz dance is a fun and energetic style. The class includes a warm-up with stretching, isolations, strengthening exercises and then moves across the floor to work on turns, leaps, jumps and runs. Each class ends with a fast-paced combination.

*It is recommended students wear black leotard, pink footed tights, black dance shorts and black jazz oxfords. Hair should be pulled back neatly in a bun or ponytail. It is recommended gentlemen wear a white t-shirt and black bottoms (pants or shorts), black leather ballet jazz shoes.

 

Prima Tap (7-12 years old)  ​​​​​​​(Use age as of first class)      

Levels 1-4                        

1 hour class

Tap classes are designed to develop rhythm, style and sound. Students will learn a variety of tap styles from Broadway to Rhythm tap. Exercises focus on building flexibility of the knee and ankles, coordination, and speed of movement. The class emphasis is on developing proper tap technique, producing clear tap sounds, and having fun. As students progress through each level curriculum will become increasingly more complex and intricate.page3image12048

*It is recommended students wear black leotard, pink footed tights, black dance shorts and black tap oxfords. Hair should be pulled back neatly in a bun or ponytail. It is recommended gentlemen wear a white t-shirt and black bottoms (pants or shorts), and black tap shoes.

 

Prima Hip Hop (Ages 7-12) ​​​​​​​(Use age as of first class)

Levels 1-4

1 hour class 

In this class, students will learn the fundamentals of hip-hop movement. It is an upbeat and high-energy class! Stretching, isolations, rhythms, musicality, upper body strength and funky footwork will all be incorporated. Students will learn to memorize choreography by working on a combination each class.

*Students may wear street clothes or comfortable clothing such as shorts, yoga pants, t-shirt or tank top. Hair should be pulled back neatly. It is recommended students wear black low-top Converse sneakers. No black-soled sneakers please.

 

Prima Contemporary (7-12 years old) ​​​​​​​(Use age as of first class)   

Levels 1-4                                         

1 hour class

This class is in the style of So You Think You can Dance. Contemporary combines ballet and jazz techniques. Class will focus on strong rhythmic connection, isolations, levels and spatial awareness.

*It is recommended students wear black leotard, pink footless tights, black ballet skirt or black dance shorts and nude colored dance paws. Hair should be pulled back neatly in a bun or ponytail.It is recommended gentlemen wear a white t-shirt and black bottoms (pants or shorts), black leather ballet slippers.

 

Prima Hawaiian (7-12 years old) ​​​​​​​(Use age as of first class)
   
1 hour class

Students will discover the beauty of authentic Hula dancing and utilize hand props such as uli ulis and bamboo sticks while learning Tahitian-style dance.

*Students may wear comfortable clothing such as shorts, yoga pants, t-shirt or tank top. Hair should be pulled back neatly. Students will be bare foot for this class.

 

Prima Musical Theater (7-12 years old)  ​​​​​​​(Use age as of first class)   

1 hour class

Musical theater class consists of acting games, voice exercises, dance, improvisation and eurhythmics (the art of interpreting musical compositions by rhythmical, free-style bodily movement), stage directions, story telling, characters and performing.

*It is recommended students wear black leotard, pink footed tights, black ballet skirt and pink leather ballet slippers with no drawstring. Hair should be pulled back neatly in a bun or ponytail.

 

Prima Cheer/Tumble (7-12 year olds) ​​​​​​​(Use age as of first class)

1 hour class

The first half of class will include motion technique, basic stunting, jumps, use of pom poms and cheer dance. Students will learn Cheer Dances, Funk Dances and Hip Hop Dances. The 2nd half of class will focus on tumbling and strengthening skills.

*Students may wear comfortable clothing such as shorts, yoga pants, t-shirt or tank top. Hair should be pulled back neatly. Students should wear sneakers for this class.

Birthday Parties 

Party Information

Our parties are one hour and thirty minutes in length, although extra time is available for a fee. Our professional dance instructor along with an assistant, will serve as your personal hostesses for the entire party. The instructors will lead a fun dance warm up, offer dance games, and teach a fun follow along routine that matches your theme. NO DANCE EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! Cake, presents and more birthday fun will follow. Parents are welcome to join us the last ten minutes to see the routine they learned.

See Special Events tab for more information

 

For all classes, girls hair must be pulled back neatly in a bun or a ponytail.

Students are placed in class by age and level.
 

 

 

Starter Kit Information

Starter kits are available for purchase at the dance studio. Kits have everything your dancer needs to kick off the school year including shoes, leotard, skirts, tights and dance bag!

*Dancewear can also be found online and at local department stores and major retailers.