Class Descriptions

Level I

4 years old to 2nd Grade

Level I classes are Ballet, Tap, and Jazz and introduce the fundamental skills of these genres. Students will memorize barre, center, and floorwork. Choreography given throughout the year will play an important role in assessing the students understanding of dance lessons.

Level II

3rd Grade to 5th Grade

Level II classes are Ballet, Tap, Jazz, and Hip-Hop and will expand into technique for each genre. Students will learn how to apply correct body alignment, execution of movements, and spatial awareness. Safety in properly performing movements will be taught to limit student injuries as well.

Level III

6th Grade to 8th Grade

Level III classes are Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip-Hop, and Lyrical. Level III classes will implement Level I+II teachings and build on the concentration of skills in their respective genres. Barre, center, across the floor exercises, floorwork, and learning choreography will help strengthen the teachings given in class.

Level IV

9th Grade-12th Grade +

Level IV classes are Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip-Hop, and Lyrical. The students in Level IV will learn and build on the teachings in Levels I-III, be given specialization in technique, learn more about dance at the collegiate level, and discover different opportunities available should they wish to follow in the dance field.

Adult Beginner Ballet

Women 18+

The Adult Beginner Ballet class is an all women's class that teaches the basic steps of ballet and incorporates them at the barre, center, across the floor and through choreography combinations. In addition, the women in class will be given the opportunity to perform in our annual recital. No experience necessary! Only $50 for the month of July! Click here for our flyer!

Latin Tuesdays

Men & Women 18+

The Latin Tuesdays class introduces the beginner steps for Salsa, Cumbia, Bachata, and Cha-Cha for men and women. We will also teach popular line dances too! No experience or partner necessary! Just bring comfortable shoes! Price is $50 for solo dancers and $75 for couples! Click here for our flyer!

Private Lessons

Any class level

Private lessons are booked on a first come, first served basis. Payment is due upon booking and there will be no holds. The private lesson may consist of re-teaching a dance, barre training, or technique. Students are expected to wear the associated attire for class to a private lesson. Private lessons are available for a single individual, duet, or trio (cost is still per student). Private lessons will end at the scheduled time regardless of arrival time of the student.

Seniors

Graduation is an important milestone for any parent or child. And as such, every senior will have a solo routine choreographed by the staff of Avant-Garde Dance Academy®. We believe it is important to celebrate the achievement of a high school diploma and look forward to working with our senior graduates.