STUDIO CLASSES
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WHICH CLASS IS RIGHT FOR YOUR DANCER?

Lonestar's dance education is broken into the following levels: Preschool, Beginner, Intermediate, and Level Classes.

 

Dancers are placed in age appropriate levels based on individual dance ability and maturity demonstrated in class. Please contact us with any questions about class levels.

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  • 30 minutes of Creative Movement, Jazz or Ballet: developing balance, coordination, and introducing basic ballet technique and terms. 

  • 30 minutes of Tap, Acro, or Hip Hop: Developing natural movement, free expression, and learning to participate in a group. 

  • These classes foster social interaction and self confidence in each of our little performers. Each class will perform one piece in our end of year recital. 

Preschool
Ages 3-4
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  • 30 minutes of Jazz or Ballet developing control, flexibility, and introducing basic Ballet technique and terms. 

  • 30 minutes of Tap, Acro, or Hip Hop developing movement and body awareness, as well as coordination, rhythm, and creative expression of dancers.

  • These classes foster social interaction and self confidence in each of our little performers. Each class will perform two pieces in our end of year recital. 

Beginner
Ages 5-6
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  • Ballet: provides more detailed and technical training for the entire body. Ballet at this level is a structured and disciplined dance form.  It focuses on technique and building a knowledge of terminology.  This dance form builds strength and body tone, develops control and flexibility, and heightens the dancers awareness of overall body mechanics.  Ballet is an essential foundation for dance study.

  • Tap: emphasizes more intricate footwork and the expression of rhythm through sound.  The exercises presented develop endurance, coordination, and body control as well as development of feet sense and rhythm.

  • Jazz : is a technical class which focuses on center work and progressions across the floor.  A variety of styles is taught including influences of theatrical, pop, funk, and lyrical dance. Jazz dance at this level increases body awareness, movement range, coordination, and rhythm.  It is highly effective in building cardiovascular endurance.

  • Hip Hop: is considered a “funky” or “street” jazz dance.  Hip Hop teaches new and popular dance moves and develops sense of rhythm and beat, as well as a strong performance presence within the movement.

  • Drill Team:  teaches foundational skills in order to prepare dancers for their school drill teams. This class emphasizes jazz technique, kick technique, and audition preparation skills.

  • Pom: teaches foundational skills in order to prepare dancers for cheer, drill, or pom teams. This class emphasizes strength, quick coordination, correct arm placement, and sharp motions. Poms will be available for students to use during class. 

INTERMEDIATE
Ages 7-11
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  •  Ballet/Pointe (Levels I – IV) provides comprehensive training for the entire body.  Ballet at this level is a structured and disciplined dance form. It focuses on technique and knowledge of terminology.  This dance form builds strength and body tone, develops control and flexibility, and heightens the dancers awareness of overall body mechanics.  Ballet is an essential foundation for dance study. 

  • Pre-Pointe (with teacher approval) is a preparation class for dancers who plan to take Pointe.  This class emphasizes strength-building exercises and readiness of each individual dancer.  A year of Ballet at Lonestar is required in addition to Ms. Micah's permission.  The dancer must also be taking an additional ballet class.

  • Pointe I-II (with teacher approval): is a ballet class danced en pointe. Pointe shoes are required. Dancers must have completed pre-pointe received Ms. Micah's permission to enroll in pointe classes. In order to promote safe training, ankle strength and ballet technique will be evaluated before allowing dancers to dance en pointe. 

  • Leaps and Turns (Levels I – IV) is a technical class which focuses on center work and progressions across the floor.  A variety of styles is taught including theatrical, pop, funk, and lyrical. Jazz dance increases body awareness, movement range, coordination, and rhythm.  It is highly effective in building cardiovascular endurance.  This class also focuses on many different turns and leaps.  Leaps and Turns is very challenging at all levels.  A dancer will be placed at the appropriate level according to his/her technical ability.  A dancer may progress to the next level only once he/she masters all elements taught in their current class and the teacher feels they are prepared technically for the next level of training.

  • Tap (Levels I-IV) is a class devoted to quick footwork, balance, and rhythm. Tap develops dancers musically and ability to execute specific rhythm and footwork. Tap shoes are required. 

  • Street Jazz/Heels Class (9th Grade and Up) is a high energy, advanced class that incorporates hip hop, jazz, and “music video” styles.  It is the latest, up-and-coming dance style in New York and L.A. and emulates many of the top pop artist’s music videos such as Lady GaGa, Beyonce, and Britney Spears.  It’s SUPER FUN and an awesome chance to break the mold of all other “technical” and “typical” dance styles. 

  • Hip Hop (Levels I – IV) is considered a “funky” or “street” jazz dance. Hip Hop teaches new and popular dance moves requiring a definitive sense of rhythm and beat, as well as a strong performance presence within the movement​. 

  • Contemporary (Levels I – IV) teaches the expressive power of movement by exploring time, space, quality, motivation, and aesthetic elements of dance.  Improvisation is a key element incorporated in this class. Contemporary proves to be a physically and mentally challenging dance experience.  

  • Lyrical  (Levels I – IVteaches the art of movement in coordination with powerful lyrics and musical melodies by developing stories and emotional expression through dance.

  • Drill Team  (Levels I – IV) teaches advanced skills in order to prepare dancers to stand out among peers on their school drill teams. This class emphasizes jazz technique, kick technique, pom motions and audition preparation skills to help prepare or refine . 

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ages 10 & UP

Lonestar Dance Center staff’s highest priority is to place each student at a level that will challenge them, promote growth, and build self-confidence. We recognize that each student is unique. In some cases dancers will progress to the next level each year, while others may remain in the same level. This is not cause for concern, as many dancers benefit tremendously from staying in a particular level in order to further develop their technique. This allows a dancer to reach their highest potential and in most cases, become one of the stronger dancers in the class. Please let us know if we can help find the right place for your dancer!

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