6-9 Years Old Ballet Classes & More In Lansing & Leavenworth
Acro 1 Classes
A wonderful introduction (or continuation of our preacro class) to the world of Acrobatics/Tumbling! This class will teach your child the basics of acrobatics and build upon any currently possessed skills. Some of the skills taught in this class include: forward rolls, backward rolls, straddle rolls forward and backwards, pike rolls forward and backwards, cartwheels, round offs, back bends, back bend pull up, hand stand, hand stand forward roll, to name a few. This class is structured to keep the kids engaged and moving from the start. It starts with a warm up (which can include an obstacle course) stationary skills, traveling skills and dance/gross motor skills are incorporated as well. It’s a great hour of fun!
(Offered Monday 5:00 pm, Tuesday 4:30 pm, Friday 6:00pm)
This class is a great continuation for Acro 1! It is perfect for the student who already has the basic skills and wants to continue with their acrobatic/Tumbling training. More advanced skills are taught as well as reviewing the basics. We believe it is important to teach skills in a progression, rather than go for just the “tricks”. We believe having a well rounded, strong, confident acrobatic/tumbler is beneficial in many ways. Some of the skills taught at this level include: all kinds of cartwheels, back bend kickovers, walkovers, limbers front and backwards, some power tumbling skills, as well as connecting skills. A great continuation for the student who LOVES tumbling!
(Offered Monday 7:05 pm, Tuesday 4:30 pm OR Friday 6:05 pm)
Ballet Classes for Beginner and Advanced Beginner
This class is an introduction and knowledge building level. Students are taught the six basic foot positions, body facings, port de bras, various jumps, turns, steps, a series of steps and leaps. It is a great foundation building class for terminology, strength, coordination and thinking. Generally, students in this class are ages 6-10 but it is not limited to that age range. It is the beginning of a more serious approach to ballet and the discipline of dance as compared to the more playful Preballet. It’s the perfect class for students who are new to ballet, or have 1 year of ballet experience.
(Offered Monday 5:30 or Thursday 5:15 pm)
Jazz Classes for Beginner and Advanced Beginner
This is an excellent class for the dance who loves to move to the beat, learn the basic or foundation of jazz technique including pirouettes, leaps, pas de bouree and dance to popular songs in an age appropriate manner. Students ages 9 & up. It’s a class for the active child who loves to dance!
(Offered Thursday 6:15 pm)
A great combination of ballet, jazz, and acro for the beginner level student who can’t decide what they want to do. Students learn a basic foundation of terminology, technique and knowledge of the three styles. It’s a 85 minute class to cover all 3 areas.
(Offered Saturday 11:35-1:00pm)
Contemporary/Lyrical Jazz is the integration of Ballet and Modern Dance. This dance style displays elegant motions and focuses on the free expression of body movements. It often combines slow, or melodic music with ballet and smooth movements to tell a story or express an emotion. It is available for students ages 9 and up.
(Offered Monday 6:30pm)
Hip Hop Dance Classes for Beginner (*Very popular for Boys and Girls)
This is a great class for the new to dance or new to hip hop student. Students will learn basic hip hop technique and terminology. They will work on combinations of steps, movements and routines in a progressive and fun manner. They will learn various styles of hip hop to include pop and lock, and top rocking. All music and movements are age appropriate and fun! This class has been very popular with girls and boys ages 6-10.
(Offered Wednesday 5:15 pm)
Kinder Dance Classes
The perfect class for these 5 to 6 year olds or Kindergarten students. This class combines ballet, tap, jazz, and acrobatics skills for a beginner or student with some training. This is the perfect introduction into multiple disciplines of dance to help your dancer decided what types of dance they like best!
(Offered Tuesday 4:15 pm)
Tap Classes for Beginner Level 1 & 2
This is a wonderful class for the 6-10 year old dancer. Students in this class will learn basic tap steps, progressions, and series of steps as well as terminology. They will learn rhythm, beat, and musicality. This is a super fun class for kids who love to make NOISE!
(Offered Wednesday 4:30 pm)
Tap Level 3
This Tap class is for the intermediate students who have 2 or more years experience. Students will be working on speed, clarity of steps and sounds and including terminology building, technique enhancement and skill development. A challenging and FUN class!
(Offered Wednesday 6:30-7:25 pm)
Clogging Classes for Beginner
If you love Tap, you’ll LOVE Clogging. If you just want to dance, you will also LOVE Clogging! It is a fun, fast paced, combination of Tap, Irish Step, Hip Hop, and Jazz. It recently has been more infused with Hip Hop, Jazz, speed and quality of sounds. It used to be associated with Square dancing but is VERY different now.
(Offered Tuesday 6:15pm)
Cheer Classes for Beginner
This is a super fun class for the aspiring cheerleader age 6 and up. The class focuses on basic cheers, chants, jumps, builds, acrobatic/tumbling skills, correct form, and enthusiasm. The students will be taught in a progressive style and incorporate pom pom styled dances. It’s a great class for any dancer or acrobat who wants to add a little more to their skill set!
(Offered Thursday 5:30 pm)
Cheer/Tumble/Jazz Classes Level 1 & 2
A fabulous class to try out three disciplines that compliment each other. This class is 85 minutes long to allow students a good opportunity to work on all three areas of study. Level 1 students will learn a basic foundation of skills in all three areas. They will work on strength training, conditioning, flexibility, team work/cooperation, coordination, pom pom styled dances and how to project as a cheerleader. Level 2 students will review skills and progress to more difficult skills! A popular class among students ages 7 and up!
(Offered Friday 4:30pm)
A new, exciting class geared towards cleaning tumbling skills, introducing and developing power tumbling and running passes . Students must have at least two years of acrobatics/tumbling or instructor approval. Students should already have a back & front walkover to be in this class.
(Offered Monday 7:05 OR Tuesday 6:30)
A fabulous opportunity for any acrobat/tumbler who loves to compete or would like to try to competing! Team members must enroll in an acrobatics class at our studio AND the team class. During team class, each competitor will be assigned and learn a specific routine (based on NAC- National Acrobat Competition skill levels). They have the chance at competing at 4 preliminary meets and if they qualify, the championship meet. NAC usually has around 400 competitors from the greater Kansas City area. All competitors receive some type of award for their efforts. Team members must purchase the team uniform which they will wear to competitions and recital ONLY. A fun, amazing options for our students!
(Offered Tuesday 5:30 pm)
Dance Team (Dance Team suspended until COVID restrictions are lifted. )
A fabulous opportunity for any dancer who loves to perform. The dance team performs 4 to 5 times throughout the year are various community events and benefits. Dancers must be enrolled in the dance team class and one other dance class. Dance team members learn routines in all disciplines of dance and explore the world of performance. Dance team is exclusively for dancers ages 7-through Middle School. Dance Team also have special parts in our annual recital.
Get to know our instructors and enroll your teen or child in a ballet, hip hop dance or jazz class in Lansing, KS today! Contact us with any questions!