Level 1 Hip-hop
Ages 7 and Older
If your child is looking for a safe place to learn dance skills, make new friends, and have fun, we have a hip-hop/contemporary dance class open now! Classes are:
Mondays from 5pm-6pm, & Thursdays 4:00pm-4:45pm with Teacher Katie.
What to wear? Dancers can wear any comfortable dance or athletic clothing until further notice. Please refrain from super baggy clothing, and have hair pulled back and off of the face. Bring a water bottle with the dancers name labeled clearly. Parents may not sit in the room during rehearsal, but you may sit in our lobby, or use our outside table. New Seasons, Starbucks and Peet’s Coffee are within blocks of us, so you can leave and take a quick break. We also have adult fitness classes at this time that you’re welcome to participate in!
Ages 3 and 4
We make dance fun while learning. Our curriculum was created to encourage age appropriate creativity, musicality, and physicality. Dancers will be brought through basic ballet positions, interactive play, and more!
Parents may sit quietly in the studio and watch their tiny dancers, or can drop them off!
Classes are Monday mornings from 10:30 – 11:15am, 11:30-12:15, & Tuesday mornings from 10:30-11:15am.
What should my dancer wear? All dancers are required to dress ballet appropriate. Pink or black tights, ballet slippers and leotard. Hair must be pulled back off of the dancer face in a bun, ponytail, or barrettes. Black or pink tutu’s welcome.
Where can I find affordable dance wear? Target, H&M, or Amazon.
Can I just come as a drop-in? We no longer offer drop ins as space is limited. Please contact Heidi or Erica for special requests. Katie will offer make ups, and a showcase at the end of the session.
Can I be on Automatic enrollment? Yes! We require auto-debit for enrollment, 30 day notice require prior to cancellation. Refunds will not be given for mid-month cancellations.
What else? Please take your dancer to the bathroom prior to class so they are able to maximize their time in class. If your child has trouble adjusting please don’t stress. Some dancers taker a few classes to become comfortable, please continue to try! If you have any concerns, please reach out to Heidi, Erica, Katie or Kalli.
JAZZ & LYRICAL FOUNDATIONS
Ages 7 and Older
This is the perfect class for your dancer to learn the technique and foundation behind all dance. Dancers will learn how to jump, turn, kick and leap in jazz and lyrical style popular music. They will also learn about musicality and performing with emotions, and discover the unique differences between each of these two styles of dance. Classes are: Mondays from 6:45 – 7:45pm with teacher Katie.
Ages 7 and Older
This is the perfect class for elementary school-age dancers with little to no ballet experience. This class will focus on the basic movements and foundations of Ballet technique. Dancers will develop an awareness of their alignment, strength, flexibility, and basic Ballet vocabulary. This class will allow dancers to grow in all other areas of dance, as ballet is the foundation of all dance.
Class time: Wednesday 4-4:45PM
Dance Teacher Katie
Katie has known dance her whole life. Since taking her own toddler dance classes, she has never stopped. Katie danced for a local studio throughout her young childhood, then went on to dance with her high school dance team where, during her senior year, she lead her team to first place in state championships as a team captain and gained recognition as an Oregon All-State dancer. In college she danced for University of Portland’s dance and cheer team, and was captain of the 2014 UofP Ballet program. She discovered her love for coaching during this time, and has since coached dance for Rex Putnam High School, Spotlight Performing Arts, The Independent Dance Project, and has choreographed for West Linn High School and multiple award-winning soloists throughout the greater Portland area. With a bachelor’s in science, and years of experience as an in-patient pediatric nurse, Katie is thrilled to now uses her degree and knowledge towards her ultimate passion as a multi-certified fitness, dance, and barre instructor at Aspire Total Fitness in Happy Valley.
“In life, as in dance, grace glides on blistered feet” -Alice Abrams