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Ballet For EveryBODY

Drawing an extensive background of historical ballet technique and training, our ballet program teaches a melting pot of traditional esthetics with a focus on proper alignment, safe execution, graceful carriage, and injury prevention for dancer longevity. In this technical form of dance, traditionally set to classical music, dancers will learn and use a French vocabulary to denote positions and movements. The class format is a combination of a comprehensive barre, center practice, and traveling progressions. Ballet helps to develop good posture, a strong core, flexibility, and body control. Any serious dancer is always encouraged to supplement their training with weekly ballet class. 

Beginning (Ages 7+)
Saturdays 9:25 - 10:20 AM

Beg/Int. (Ages 9+)
Mondays 4:05 - 5:00 PM

Intermediate (Ages 10+)
Saturdays 9:35 - 11:00 AM

Int/Adv. (Ages 11+)
Instructor Assessment Required

Mondays 6:05 - 7:30 PM

Wednesdays 6:15 - 7:40 PM

Saturdays 8:00 - 9:25 AM

Jazz

Our jazz program focuses primarily on modern jazz dance, but also teaches foundational jazz movement that came from African American vernacular styles of dancing that emerged with jazz music. Today, this dance discipline is practiced in many different styles, drawing on the techniques of ballet and modern, and is oftentimes danced to popular music. Movements focus on controlled turns, leaps, kicks, extensions, and body isolations integrated into choreography that demands energy and personality. Conditioning, progressions, center-work, across the floor, combinations, and freestyle are incorporated into our jazz classes.

Beginning (Ages 7+)
Thursdays 4:05 - 5:00 PM

Beg/Int. (Ages 9+)
Mondays 7:15 - 8:10 PM

Intermediate (Ages 10+)
Thursdays 6:15 - 7:10 PM

Int/Adv. (Ages 11+)
Instructor Assessment Required

Mondays 5:05 - 6:00 PM

Tap

Tap is an American art form that began in the mid-1600s. Since the addition of metal taps to the shoes and the rise of musicals on stage and screen, tap dance soon became part of America's cultural fabric. Our tap classes focus on musicality, rhythmic timing, counter-rhythms, intricate patterns, and syncopation, as well as cultivating dancers' personal styles and learning choreography. Recognized for our clear sounds and unique and fun choreography, our tap program has grown to produce many talented dancers!

Beginning (Ages 7+)
Wednesdays 5:10 - 6:05 PM

Intermediate (Ages 9+)
Saturdays 11:45 - 12:40 PM

Advanced (ages 12+)
Saturdays 12:50 - 1:45 PM

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Hip-Hop Foundations & Choreography

It combines intricate moves with different freestyle techniques, using the beats of music to dictate the choreography. A popular dance discipline, hip-hop dance is widely known in pop culture and recognized for its entertainment value.

Beginning (Ages 7+)
Tuesdays 5:10 - 6:05 PM

Beginning (Ages 7+)
Wednesdays 6:10 - 7:05 PM

Int/Adv. (Ages 9+)
Tuesdays 6:20 - 7:15 PM

Beginning (Ages 7+)
Thursdays 5:10 - 6:05 PM

Beg/Int. (Ages 9+)
Mondays 7:15 - 8:10 PM

Intermediate (Ages 10+)
Wednesdays 4:00 - 4:55 PM

Int/Adv (Ages 11+)
Instructor Assessment Required
Wednesdays 5:05 - 6:00 PM

Contemporary/Lyrical

Combining many elements of dance and expressive dance disciple. For the more seasoned dancer, it focuses on technique, style, and emotion.

Breaking

Break dancing is a technical style of street dance that is set to long periods of musical 'breaks.' B-boys or B-girls are the technical terms for dancers who have mastered this discipline. Focused on power moves, freezes, and footwork, break-dancing takes rhythm and athleticism.

Beginning (Ages 7+)
Tuesdays 6:20 - 7:15 PM

Advanced
Instructor Assessment Required
Tuesdays 7:25 - 8:20 PM

Intermediate (Ages 9+)
Tuesdays 5:15 - 6:10 PM

Int/Adv. (Ages 10+)
Thursdays 5:50 - 6:45 PM

TUITION is based on a 10-month school year, beginning in September and commencing in June, divided into 10 equal installments for your convenience. Tuition rates are calculated per student and start from $73 per month ($37 for Tots).

 

Dance more, save more! Email info@blsdance.com to request a Tuition Rate Sheet. Upon enrollment, each new student is required to pay a $40 non-refundable Registration Fee.

 

Adults (age 18+) register for FREE! Dance more, save more -- tuition starts at $73 per month. All adult classes are also drop-in eligible for $20 per class, or buy a 10-Class Drop-in Card for $185 (valid for 4 months).