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littles
(18months - 6 yrs)

Parent & Tot Creative Movement (18 months - 3 yrs): This class just for young movers 18 months to 3 years invites them to explore joyful movement with their adult caregiver! A team of our talented faculty lead a class that helps young ones develop strong movement patterns, explore moving with props and through space, and interact with others in a positive and supportive environment. This class is the perfect introduction for young ones to see what dance is all about with the support of their caregiver. 

Mondays 10:00-10:55am/ Wednesdays 3:30-4:15pm

Creative Movement (3 - 5 yrs): For our dancers 3 to 5 years who are ready to try class on their own, Creative Movement explores the foundational movement patterns, musicality, and collaboration with young dancers while encouraging creativity and fun.  Dancers must be toilet trained to register for this class. 

Wednesdays 4:15-5:00pm / Saturdays 9:00-9:45am

Creative Movement 2 (4-5 yrs): For our young dancers age 5 or who have had a year of Creative Movement experience, Creative Movement 2 continues to explore the foundational movement patterns of young dancers while encouraging creativity and fun. This class begins the transition to Pre-Ballet by incorporating more complex rhythms and patterns, and asking the dancers for more maturity in focus than Creative Movement 1.  Dancers must be toilet trained to register for this class. 

Saturdays 9:45-10:30am

 

Pre-Ballet (5 - 7 yrs): For our young dancers ready for a slightly more structured class and the introduction of more ballet terminology and shapes with new balance and coordination challenges. 

Wednesdays 5-5:45pm

Pre-Ballet with Tap (5 - 7 yrs): Splitting class time between ballet (25min.) and tap (25min.), this class is for our young dancers who are ready for a more structured class that introduces more ballet terminology and shapes with new balance and coordination challenges. In tap, students will focus on discovering rhythms and making sounds with their feet. But most importantly, dancers will get the opportunity to make a lot of noise! 

  Saturdays 9:10-10am 

Littles

pre-teens
(7 - 12) Yrs

Exploring Theatre 1 (7 - 11 yrs): Exploring Theatre class explores how movement, improv, and acting come together to tell a story. Students will create their own show by building the plot, characters, costumes, and scenery. Students will perform their work in informal showings twice throughout the semester! 

Saturdays 11:00am-Noon

Ballet 1 (7 - 9 yrs): Learn the fundamentals of ballet. Dancers will be introduced to the barre and explore across the floor patterns and dances to keep their creativity and artistry building along with their strength and flexibility.  

  Thursdays 6:15-7:15pm / Saturdays 9:00-10:00am 

Jazz 1 (7 - 9 yrs): Learn the fundamentals and basics of jazz including stretching, balance, and core work. Dancers will learn across the floor progressions. 

 Tuesdays 4:15-5:15pm / Thursdays 5:15-6:15pm 

Tap 1 (7 - 9 yrs): Learn the fundamentals and basics of tap. Dancers will learn across the floor progressions and focus on rhythm and balance. 

  Saturdays 10:00-11:00am

Ballet 2 (8 - 10 yrs):  This class is for students who have had at least one year of ballet classes. Dancers will explore more challenging turn and jump progressions and continue their technical development. Dancers in this level may choose to take class 2x a week. 

Mondays 5:30-6:30pm / Thursdays 5:15-6:15pm / Saturdays 10:00-11:00am

Jazz 2 (8 - 10 yrs):  This class is for students who have an understanding of the basics of jazz. Focus will be on flexibility, progressions, and learning short variations. 

Tuesdays 5:15-6:15pm / Thursdays 4:15-5:15pm 

Tap 2 (8 - 10yrs):  This class is for students who have an understanding of the basics of tap. Focus will be on learning small variations and routines. This level introduces Musical Theatre Tap style. 

Saturdays 11:00am-12:00pm 

Ballet 3 (10 - 13 yrs): This class focuses on building strength and technique as our pre-pointe level. A dancer's physical development, strength, and maturity determines their readiness for pointe shoes. Dancers in this level are required to take class twice a week. Cross training with a jazz or tap class is highly encouraged. 

 Mondays 4:15-5:30pm / Wednesdays 4:15-5:30pm / Saturdays Noon-1:15pm  

Jazz 3 (10 - 13 yrs): This class will challenge dancers with more intermediate steps. Students will also get the opportunity to learn choreography from well-known Broadway shows. 

Mondays 4:30-5:30pm / Saturdays 1:15-2:15pm 

Tap 3 (10 - 13 yrs): This class is for students who have had at least one year of tap classes and focuses on more intermediate and challenging steps. Students will also get to learn routines from beloved Broadway musicals. 

Mondays 5:30-6:30pm / Saturdays 1:15-2:15pm

Modern 10+ (10 - 15 yrs): Pulling primarily from the techniques of Martha Graham and Lester Horton, this Modern class includes a warm-up, across the floor work, and progressions. Floor work will be included. No previous Modern experience is necessary, but familiarity with Ballet or Jazz vocabulary is beneficial. This class is designed for bare feet. Recommended for ages 10+ with at least 2 years of dance experience.

Mondays 6:30-7:30pm

Pre-teens

teens
(13 - 19) Yrs

Aspire recommends a placement class for all dance students ages 13+ who are new to our school. Please email info@aspirekineticarts.com or call (206) 466-2258 to arrange your dancer's free placement class. 

 

Exploring Theatre 2 (12 - 19yrs): Exploring Theatre 2 dives deeper into storytelling and the elements that come together to create theatre. Students will create their own show by building the plot, characters, costumes, and scenery. Students will perform their work in informal showings twice throughout the semester! 

 Saturdays Noon-1:00pm

Ballet 4 (13 - 15 yrs): Dancers in this level continue to explore intermediate to advanced technique and develop their artistic voice. Dancers in this level are required to take technique class at least twice a week in addition to a pointe class (for those dancers en pointe). Cross training with a jazz or tap class is highly encouraged. 

 Tuesdays 6:15-7:45pm / Thursdays 6:15-7:45pm / Saturdays 10:30am-12:00pm 

Pointe 4 (13 - 15 yrs): For dancers in their first or second year of pointe, this class builds the foundational strength and technique for strong pointe work. 

 Thursdays 7:45-8:30pm 

Jazz 4 (13 - 15 yrs): This class focuses on speed and turning and jumping progressions. Dancers will be introduced to different styles and learn original choreography. 

 Saturdays Noon-1:15pm

Tap 4 (13 - 15 yrs): This class focuses on speed and technique for dancers who have had at least two years of tap classes. Students will be introduced to intermediate to advanced steps and will explore improv. 

Mondays 6:30-7:30pm / Saturdays 1:00-2:15pm

Ballet 5 (16 - 19 yrs): Our highest level, dancers in this level are required to take technique class at least three times a week in addition to a pointe class (for those dancers en pointe). Cross training with a jazz or tap class is highly encouraged. 

Tuesdays 6:15-7:45pm / Thursdays 6:15-7:45pm / Saturdays 10:30am-Noon 

 

Pointe 5 (16 - 19 yrs): For dancers who have been en pointe for at least 2 years, this class moves to more challenging pointe work and explores pointe variations. 

 Thursdays 7:45-8:30pm 

Jazz 5 (16 - 19 yrs): Our highest level, students continue to hone their flexibility, progressions, dynamics, and explore improv and choreography. 

  Saturdays Noon-1:15pm

Tap 5 (16 - 19 yrs): Our highest level, this class meets twice a week. Students will continue to hone their skills through improv and choreography. 

Mondays 6:30-7:30pm

Teens
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