My Chance to Dance for ages 2.5 - 3

A DePass Studio original!  This wonderful class is designed for children who want to dance but are not quite old enough to join a ballet class.  The instructor uses games, stories, and songs to teach balance, rhythm, movement, coordination, and basic ballet steps. This class does not perform in the Spring Recital, but does participate in Parents’ Observation Week.

Pre-Ballet

Basic ballet skills, terminology, rhythm, and coordination are taught, practiced, and developed through creative movement, music, and mime in a supportive and supervised environment.

Ballet/Tap

This is a combination class including ballet and tap technique.  Basic rhythm and tap choreography, as well as the foundations of ballet, will be taught.

Ballet for ages 7 - 9

This is a Saturday morning class specially created for students and their parents who prefer a ballet technique class.

Ballet for ages 9 - 12

This evening ballet class is specially designed for older students who are not able to attend an afternoon B level class.

Ballet BI, BII/BIII

Ballet technique classes for students 7+.  By participating in the first levels of traditional ballet training, students learn concentration and endurance and become proficient in fundamental dance movement and ballet technique.  The class level placement is determined by the faculty.

Ballet CI, CI/CII & CII

Students in these Intermediate levels may take Pointe with the permission of the instructor.  They may also audition for membership in the performance company Encore Dance Theatre.

Begininng Ballet for Teens & Adults

Adults and teenagers will enjoy learning ballet while developing confidence, mental concentration, physical coordination and grace. This class is for students who are new to ballet, students who want to dance, but never had the opportunity, and those who have danced before and want to begin again.

Open Adult Ballet

These classes are for adult students who have had previous ballet experience (not for beginners).

Tap for ages 4-10

These classes teach rhythm, coordination, basic tap terminology and choreography.

Tap I/II for ages 8-12

These classes teach rhythm, coordination, basic tap terminology and choreography.

Tap III

This technique class will focus on faster and more intricate footwork. The dancer at this level will develop speed, clarity, dynamics, and the ability to execute to complex rhythmic combinations. Students will put the fundamentals to work by learning new steps, rhythms, patterns, and combinations.

Jazz/Hip Hop ages 5-7 & Jazz/Hip Hop ages 8-12

These classes combine basic jazz technique and fun, upbeat music and choreography (with no suggestive lyrics/movements) to develop the dancers’ coordination, rhythm, flexibility, and self-expression.

Lyrical ages 7-10, Lyrical I/II & Lyrical II/III

Lyrical is a fusion of ballet, jazz, and modern, with expressive motions that tell a story. These classes blend the sustained, controlled movement of ballet with the freedom, power, and dynamics of jazz and modern. Students will learn lyrical technique along with freedom of expression and interpretation of music.

Musical Theatre ages 5-7 & Musical Theatre/Jazz ages 8-12

These upbeat classes teach Broadway-style choreography, show-stopping stage presence, and acting, with a focus on learning song-and-dance numbers from a variety of musical productions, past and present. Musical Theatre/Jazz ages 8-12 includes an introduction to jazz technique.