Course Description

Students interested in Ballet, Point, Lyrical Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop & Funk, Modern, and Acrobatics will find classes for their particular talent and will receive instruction by talented, conscientious and dedicated teachers. Although lessons themselves are to be considered most important, both teacher and student anticipate the annual dance production which is held mid May to mid June, depending on the availability of the theatre rental.

Class Placement

Students are placed at the appropriate levels in each subject based on a combination of age, previous dance training and their demonstrated skill. Students do not necessarily change levels each year since dance classes often vary in pace within the same level, according to how each group works together. Changes may be suggested after classes begin to assure that each student receives the best possible learning experience.

Dance Education Centre 
1175 Main Street Clinton

Classes Offered

Pre-School and Kindergarten
Classes are designed to enhance the creative ability, coordination and musicality of the child between the ages of 3 to 6 years. The classes are one hour weekly and combine creative movement in pre-ballet, tap and introductory acrobatics. 

Combination Class
First - Fourth Grade 1 1/2 hour class combining instruction of Ballet, Tap and Jazz.

All the elements of barre, centre, adagio, and allegro are given during each class. 

Point Class
Students must have a minimum of 3 years of ballet training and be at least 12 years of age. Students must also be enrolled in a ballet training class along with their pointe work. 

Jazz and Hip Hop & Funk
Classes are offered to students 6 years of age and older. Barre and centre floor excercises, isolations, combinations and routines are presented. Various styles of Jazz are taught to pop, rock, blues, hip hop and lyrical music. 

The classes emphasize technique, clarity of sound, rhythm, speed and training in basic combinations and routines. 

Limbering and stretching excercises are emphasized while one builds and develops strength, balance and endurance. All students desiring to accomplish beautiful acrobatics should enroll in a ballet class also. 

D.E.C. Classes/Company Classes
Classes are open only by invitation. Any student invited to D.E.C./Company Jazz Class is required to take a ballet class. 

Modern style of theatrical dancing that is not as restricted as classical ballet; movements are expressive of feelings. 

A dance style that combines elements of ballet, modern jazz, and tap dance techniques. It is commonly set to popular music.  


Dance Attire

Any color leotards and tights are okay for classes. Ballet skirts must be attached to leotard.

The required shoes are:

Ballet- Pink Slipper
Point- As recommended by teacher
Tap- White (4th grade and younger)
Hip Hop- Black Jazz Sneaker
Acrobatic- Black Gym Shoe
Jazz- Tan Bloch Boot

Hair must be secured away from face.
Dance sweaters and vests only are permitted in class.
No sweatshirts or t-shirts allowed.
Jazz pants may be worn only for jazz students.
No jewelery is to be worn in class.

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