Beyond the Barre 2018-2019 Dance Class Descriptions


Dance with Me! (ages 2-3):  This class is specifically designed for the young child that loves to move and dance to music.  Emphasis is placed on both fine and gross motor skill development, coordination and balance in a safe, nurturing environment while encouraging parental involvement.
*Dancers must be accompanied by parent, caregiver or grandparent.
45 minute class/ Teacher-Dena Morley

Pre-Ballet (ages 3-4): Preschool-Ballet encourages children to use their imaginations while learning to move to classical music.  We use a wide variety of props to make this level of ballet extremely fun and help them develop a love of dance! Pre-Ballet is a fun class sure to keep your preschooler moving and learning.     This is a Performance class for the Winter and Spring productions.                         
45 minute class/ Teacher-Emma Webb

Tiny Dancers  (ages 3-5)- This Pre-Ballet class is only offered to Lads and Lassies Community Pre-School Students.  The Tuesday class is for Tiny Dancers ages 3-4 & the Thursday class is offered for Tiny Dancers ages 4-5.  An introduction to ballet with beginning development of ballet concepts including turn out, coordination & spatial awareness . Students will begin positions of the feet, and introductory movement vocabulary.  This is a Performance class for the Winter and Spring productions. 
1 hour class/ Teacher-Dena Morley

Ballet 1 (ages 5-6): Ballet 1 is an age-appropriate ballet class where children will learn basic ballet techniques while working on coordination, balance, flexibility, and musicality.  These children will learn correct body alignment and correct classical ballet technique while beginning to work on strengthening exercises at the barre.                                                               
1 hour class/ Teacher-Dena Morley

Ballet 2 (ages 6-7): Ballet 2 uses some of the basic techniques taught in Ballet I and gradually moves the students into a traditional ballet class format of barre followed by center exercises.  Students will gradually learn how to 'turn-out' so that their muscles develop correctly.  Moving in time to the music and learning classical ballet terminology is encouraged at this level.  
1 hour class/ Teacher-Dena Morley

Ballet 3: Ballet 3 students work on developing technique, vocabulary, flexibility, strength, and coordination. The traditional ballet class format of barre followed by center exercises is used.                                                                                    
1 hour class/Teacher-Dena Morley & Emma Webb

Ballet 4-  Ballet 4 level students are promoted according to individual progress in acquiring technique and strength. These dancers are presented with a more challenging vocabulary.  Ballet 4 classes ensure the student’s mastery of the fundamental movement methods.  Ballet 4 students must be invited to this class with instructor’s recommendation
1.5 hour class/Teachers-Dena Morley , Karla Coghill & Emma Webb

Ballet 5-Ballet 5 is for students that want to advance their training, and for girls, prepares them for pointe.  Correct placement and turnout continue to be emphasized. Students who want to go on pointe must take ballet class at least twice a week, preferably three times per week, in order to build the necessary strength.  Students may advance to Pre-Pointe with instructor's recommendation only.   
1.5 hour classes/ Teachers Dena Morley & Karla Coghill

Ballet 6/7-( Pre-Pointe/Pointe)-(ages 10 and up): Ballet 6/7 level classes are for intermediate to advanced students. A minimum of 3 performance & technique classes per week is recommended.  Ballet 6/7 students must be invited to this class with instructor’s recommendation.                            
1.5 & 2.25 hour classes/Teachers- Dena Morley & Karla Coghill

Ballet 7-(Pointe)-(ages 10 and up): Ballet 7 level classes are for advanced students.  A minimum of 3 technique classes per week is recommended.   In Ballet 7, dancers work on refining their technique to advance their training.  Students in this level are all on pointe.    
1.5  hour classes/ Teachers-Dena Morley & Karla Coghill

Pre-Pointe-Students may advance to Pre-Pointe with instructor's recommendation only.    Pre-pointe classes are offered to ballet students who are not yet en pointe to further develop and strengthen the muscles necessary to go en pointe. Pre-pointe classes stress correct alignment and correct classical ballet technique.
.5 hour class/Teacher-Karla Coghill


Stretch & Strengthen (ages 8 and up)- S & S uses a combination of Pilates, floor, barre and other techniques to improve balance, strength, placement and coordination.  This class is perfect for athletes who want to build strength, agility and coordination to improve their level of awesomeness!
1 hour class/Teacher-Jaiden Morley/Dena Morley

Intro to Modern Ballet (ages 7-9)-Introduction to Modern is a class designed for young students who have limited or no experience with Modern Dance Technique.  In this class students will begin to explore and understand their own bodies aswell as forms of movement that are different from what they learn in their Ballet Class, while at the same time gaining an understanding for the way in which these two dance techniques complement each other.  Students will also have the chance to explore techniques of Improvisation and introduction to movement composition.
.75 hour class/ Teacher-TBD

Contemporary - (ages 10 and up)- Contemporary is an expressive form of dance using vocabulary from ballet, jazz, lyrical and modern techniques. Students will be exposed to a variety of movement qualities, musical rhythms and emotional interpretations. Students will learn through warm ups, across the floor and longer combinations.                                                   
1 hour class/Teacher- Karla Coghill

Jazz 1 (ages 7-9)/ Jazz 2 (ages 10 and up)-These Jazz classes will focus on learning proper jazz technique such as isolations of the body, improving performance quality and developing complex rhythms and patterns. Students will be exposed to various styles of jazz such as Broadway, Street and Contemporary to help develop a well-rounded dancer. Both levels of Jazz include a proper warm-up, stretches, across-the-floor progressions, and combinations.  
1 hour class/  Teacher-Heather Yee

Tap 1 (ages 5-8)- This basic tap class focuses on basic rhythm and tap choreography.  The class emphasis is on developing proper tap technique, producing clear tap sounds, and having fun.  
.75 hour class/Teacher-Tiffany Rusch

Tap 2 (ages 8 and up)- 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.  Musical Theater class will focus on learning proper dance technique while exploring the various dance styles used in Broadway shows. Class curriculum is based on ballet technique layered with Broadway style jazz movement and includes a proper warm-up, stretches, isolations, across-the-floor progressions, and combinations. Emphasis will also be placed on learning performance skills such as connecting with the audience and telling a story through dance and facial expressions.      
1 hour class/Teacher-Tiffany Rusch


Dance to the Beat-Have you been looking for the perfect blend of dance, cardio and sculpting in a relaxed, fun atmosphere?  If so, the Adult Dance Fitness class through Beyond the Barre is for you.  You will learn choreography to various dances with multiple styles of music while being cued and YOU WILL SWEAT!  We will sculpt our arms, legs, and abs using a variety of techniques during the end of class as well.
1 hour class/Teacher-Heather Yee

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