Ages for Each Class
Baby ~ 3-5 year-olds
Pre ~ 6-7 year-olds
Level One ~ 8-10 year-olds
Level Two ~ 11-13 year-olds
Level Three ~ 14 and up
Adult Classes ~ 16 and up
Kids/Teen Dance Class Descriptions
All students are welcome at any level regardless of background and training! Class placement is determined by age, however, every dancer is different so please contact us if you have any questions regarding class placement. Our music, costumes, and choreography will always be age-appropriate and family-friendly.
Because ballet is the foundation for all styles of dance, we highly encourage all of our dancers to add ballet to their weekly classes. Ballet terminology and technique is used in all styles of dance. Even if your student doesn’t necessarily want to “be a ballerina” having a foundation in ballet will make them a stronger dancer overall.
Baby Ballet | Ages 3-5
Designed to let young dancers use their imagination while learning the basics of ballet. Through movement games and interactive dances, they will be engaging the fine and gross motor skills that are so crucial for development at their age. This class will introduce ballet terminology and combinations, while also guiding them in appropriate behavior for classroom environments.
Pre Ballet | Ages 6-7
In this class, students will learn ballet terminology and memorize simple dance combinations. Dancers in this class will experience growth in technique, musicality, coordination, memorization skills, spatial awareness, and classroom etiquette. Dancers will also begin to use ballet barrés in this level.
Ballet 1 | Ages 8-10
Dancers will continue to increase their ballet terminology and will learn how to execute harder steps and combinations. Students will gain confidence in movement patterns while maintaining proper alignment, posture and technique. In this class dancers will incorporate adagio in center which will improve their balance and strength.
Ballet 2 | Ages 11-13
Students will master proper technique while executing simple to complex combinations. Dancers will also learn pre-pointe principles and focus on strengthening their ankles in preparation to dancing on pointe. In this class dancers will gain flexibility, strength, confidence and begin to develop artistry.
Ballet 3 (Performing or Technique Only) | Ages 14+
Dancers will be challenged to grow as artists and develop technical proficiency. We offer two ballet classes for level three, a performing class and a technique only class. Students who are in the performing class will perform in our annual showcases. We highly encourage students to attend the technique only class because it gives them invaluable time to master proper technique and skills that they can apply to all styles of dance. Proper technique is vital to preventing injuries in any dance genre.
Pointé (Requires experience in ballet and a teacher assessment)
Ballet dancers who excel in their classes and want to move to the next level can begin dancing on pointé. In this class they will gain the flexibility and strength required to execute ballet steps on their “toes”. Each student will be given modifications in class based on their ability to ensure they are getting the most out of each class. An assessment must be completed by the teacher of this class before students will be admitted.
Tap is characterized by percussive tapping sounds made with shoes that have metal taps attached to the toes and heels. Tap is known for its syncopated, catchy beats and Broadway or jazz style choreography. Dancers taking this class will learn how to make crisp, clear sounds while mastering the proper technique behind the sounds.
Contemporary is an expressive style of dance that combines elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz, lyrical, and classical ballet. Dancers in this class will learn to express emotion and tell stories through movement. Because contemporary is made up of multiple styles, students will be exposed to a wide variety of techniques in both center work and floor work.
Modern dance is similar to contemporary in that it is an ever evolving genre of dance which is heavily morphed by each subsequent generation. Specific technique and terminology can be attributed to central modern period dancers Lester Horton and Martha Graham among others. Dancers in this class will be taught both the Horton and Graham styles of modern dance.
Hip-Hop is an upbeat, high energy style that is danced to Hip-Hop and the latest hits. In this class students will be introduced to Popping, Locking, Breaking and Jookin’ in addition to traditional street dancing. This class will be heavily influenced by Latin rhythms as well.
Acro dance combines classical dance techniques with precision acrobatic skills. This class will move at the pace of each individual student ensuring safety and active comprehension. As acrobatics are extremely demanding this class will include conditioning and deep stretching in addition to training acro skills.
As bold and dynamic as the music it’s named for, this is a fun style of dance that you’ve probably seen on a Broadway stage. This class will be focused on developing strength, flexibility, and jazz technique. Dancers will be taught leaps, jumps, turns, and floorwork along with combinations in classic, contemporary, and Broadway-style jazz. There will also be a strong emphasis on developing style, showmanship, and stage presence.
Adult Dance Class Descriptions
Our adult classes are for anyone 16+. No dance experience is required. Whether you grew up dancing or always wanted to dance, these classes are for you! Our classes are designed so that you get a great workout in, explore dance techniques, learn terminology, and have fun! If possible, please contact us to reserve a spot.
This class is for anyone who has taken ballet or always wanted to try it out! Ballet improves posture, coordination, muscle tone, flexibility, balance, and memory. Recommended attire: clothes that are form fitting so you can move easily without being restricted. We highly recommend ballet shoes but socks are permitted.
Sometimes you just need to “dance it out” and Hip-Hop is a fun way to de-stress and get your heart rate up! This class has a strong latin influence and will include a wide variety of styles in the Hip-Hop genre. Recommended attire: clothes you can easily move in without being restricted along with tennis shoes.
This class is a great way to try something new! Tap is known for its syncopated, catchy beats and Broadway or jazz-style choreography. Recommended dress code: clothes you can move in easily without being restricted. We highly encourage tap shoes because hearing the “tap” sound is extremely helpful when learning this style; however, jazz shoes or tennis shoes are permitted.
Energetic and upbeat, this class is a fun way to workout without even realizing it! In this class you can follow along with Broadway style choreography set to your favorite show tunes. Recommended dress code: clothes you can move in easily without being restricted. We recommend tennis shoes or jazz shoes.
Pilates is a low-impact, full-body workout designed to strengthen and elongate your muscles. This class is great for those who want to improve their flexibility, mobility, and balance.
Recommended dress code: clothes you can move in easily without being restricted. We recommend taking this class either barefoot or wearing socks with “grips” on the bottom, such as pilates socks, as everyday socks tend to slide. Please feel free to bring your own yoga mat or use one of ours. We also have yoga blocks!
Inspired by ballet movement, this class combines pilates, yoga, and dance to create an amazing full body workout! Because it targets the smaller muscle groups it quickly improves muscle tone. Recommended dress code: clothes you can move in easily without being restricted. This class can be taken barefoot, with everyday socks, or ballet shoes. Please feel free to bring your own yoga mat or use one of ours.
*All students enrolled in Baby Ballet must be fully potty trained to attend.
**Enrollment into Point is for students enrolled in Technique and is by recommendation only.
For Performance, Dance, Acting, Group Voice and Group Music Classes, Group Arts and Homeshcool classes, add the total number of minutes and hours for each individual student to calculate tuition.
Class tuition is a monthly fee, based on 16 classes per semester and is divided into 4 payments billed January 2023-April 2023.
|TOTAL CLASS TIME:||AMOUNT:|
|1 Hour||30 Minutes||$75.00|
|2 Hours||30 Minutes||$105.00|
|3 Hours||30 Minutes||$130.00|
|4 Hours||30 Minutes||$150.00|
|5 Hours||30 Minutes||$170.00|
Registration | Anniversary Fee
$15.00 per Semester per person.
15% off 1st sibling
20% off each additional sibling
10% Hero discount (Military, Fire/EMS & Police.
1 on 1 Private Class – 1 Person $60.00/hr
1 on 1 Private Class – 2 Persons, same family $70.00/hr
Stars Align Dance Studio Policies
Wearing a class uniform is crucial for two reasons:
First, wearing appropriate dancewear allows teachers to give dancers individual instruction on body alignment and technique. Baggy clothes can hide improper technique, and proper technique prevents injury, so our dress code will be consistently and strictly enforced to ensure the safety of all our students.
Second, a class uniform promotes a sense of class culture and allows students to focus on what’s important: learning to dance!
If a student repeatedly breaks the dress code despite reminders, students and parents will be given a verbal warning followed by a written warning if necessary. If the student does not comply after both warnings they will lose their spot in class. Refunds will not be available.
If a student will be absent or late to class please notify the teacher as soon as possible. If a student misses more than three consecutive weeks or eight weeks total in a semester (unrelated to illness or injury) the dancer may lose their spot in class and will not be able to participate in the showcase. Refunds will not be available.
Illness or Injury
If a student is running a fever 24 hours prior to class we ask that they stay home. If a student develops a fever or a cough in class we ask that a parent or guardian picks the student up immediately. If a student is injured and unable to participate in class we ask that they sit in and observe all of their classes if teachers have started teaching choreography for the showcase.
If it is deemed necessary, we will contact emergency services for medical treatment. Parents will be contacted immediately. Please refer to the waiver you signed when creating your Wellness Living account for further details–a copy was emailed to the address you provided.
Code of Conduct
Our number one goal at Stars Align Dance is to make our studio a happy, positive, and safe environment for all of our students and staff. We need your help as parents, guardians, and students to make that happen! If you are a parent or guardian, please go over this code of conduct with your students so that they know what is expected of them and fellow classmates.
At our studio, we have dancers of all ages and we do not hold our three-year-olds to the same standard as our eighteen-year-olds, but there are a few things we expect from everyone.
Classroom Etiquette. There are a few simple rules for in-class behavior:
- Dancers must not wear their street shoes on the dance floor or their dance shoes outside. This prevents unnecessary wear and tear.
- No talking once class has started.
- If a dancer has a question they should raise their hand to get their teacher’s attention.
- Hanging or playing on the ballet barres is not allowed.
- Water refills will be available in the studio, but each dancer must bring a labeled and spill-proof container.
- Thank your teachers at the end of every class.
- Treat others as you would want to be treated!
Punctuality. We understand that sometimes running late is unavoidable, but doing so can be dangerous as the first part of each class is meant to warm up our students to avoid injury.
Respect. We have the utmost respect for our students and ask for the same in return.
Kindness. We want all of our students to look forward to their classes, not dread them because they are not being treated with kindness by other students.
Teachability. We expect our dancers to be open and willing to learn new ways of doing things. They must be willing to accept or apply the corrections given by their teacher or they won’t be able to grow as dancers and artists. Receiving a correction in class is a good thing!
Deal Breakers. The following behaviors will not be tolerated: bullying, name-calling, and verbal or physical abuse (including hitting or biting). The offending student will be asked to leave class immediately, given one warning, and their parents or guardians will be notified immediately. If the behavior occurs ever again they will lose their spot in class. No refunds will be available.