Wheaton Studio of Dance
*Dancers must be potty trained
Ballet: Lower Intermediate/IntermediateThe next step out of combination classes comes full ballet classes. The lower intermediate and intermediate classes build technique and introduce new terms into the students' ballet vocabulary. The classes are more basic, yet they cover a wide variety of steps, technique skills, and placements.
Lower Advanced/AdvancedStudents enrolled in the lower advanced/advanced classes are expected to know the basics of ballet structure (positions, steps, vocabulary). The advanced classes work at a faster pace and have more challenging barre and center exercises.
Tap: Beginner/IntermediateThe beginner and intermediate tap classes focus more on the students to get used to the style and feel of tap.
AdvancedThe advanced tap classes introduce more intricate techniques, steps, and combinations. The students who participate in the classes are more attuned to certain rhythms and can use their feet to translate the beat.
Hip Hop:Mini Hip-Hop
Classes are geared towards our younger students that are interested in trying something other than ballet and tap. There is no experience necessary for this class.
Beginner/ExperiencedNo dance experience is necessary to sign up for our beginner hip hop classes. Hip hop is a fun and energizing way to express music through dance moves, and are highly recommended for those who are interested in dance with attitude.
AdvancedFocusing more on precision of the style, the advanced classes are based off students who can experience more difficult styles and techniques. Advanced competition classes are applicable by audition only.
Jazz:Beginner/Experienced/IntermediateThe younger levels of jazz focus more on building strength and technique into the jazz style. Students experience many different types of jazz. Strength and flexibility are built throughout the year.
AdvancedCertain techniques and steps are required to participate in the advanced jazz. Classes tend to be more difficult and fast-paced. Endurance, flexibility and technique skills are practiced.
Is for anyone over the age of 18 that is interested in taking some classes, but hasn't had chance to get into it yet. You do not need and dance experience to join.
Acro:Acrobatic Dance is the beautiful fusion of classic dance technique and the precision and athleticism of acrobatic elements. Our Acro program is based on safe and effective progressions in five divisions of AcroDance: flexibility, strength, balancing, limbering, and tumbling. Students will learn acro tricks such as handstands, cartwheels, chest stands, elbow stands, walkovers, side and front aerials, and tumbling lines.
PBT - Progressive Ballet Technique: is an innovative body-conditioning and strengthening program that has been designed to enhance students' technique in all forms of dance by focussing on training the muscle memory required in each exercise in all forms of dance. It helps students with core strength, weight placement, and alignment. The program helps with injury prevention and rehabilitation and enhances the ability of athletes to perform at their best. It can be difficult for students to feel which muscles initiate the correct alignment in training. However, with the use of an exercise ball, the students gain a great sense of posture and weight placement whilst feeling each correct muscle group working throughout each exercise, which then stays with them whilst performing. PBT focuses on core strength, weight placement, and alignment of the body with a gradual approach of carefully designed exercises and repetitions of these exercises that trigger their muscle memory.