All Classes at Stage Door Dance Productions are based on leveled syllabi and curricula. Upon registration, parents will receive a copy of the expectations and goals for each level/class. Our Little Stars, Twinkle Tots, and Kinder Sparkler Divisions are progressively based on age. Our Levels 1-8 (Ages 5+) are based on a combination of age and skill level and require placement. Our cohorts are uniquely designed each season to best serve our students and their progress.
Little Stars Division
The Little Stars Division is a great introduction to dance for our youngest dancers ages 2-3. Students will be introduced to the basic fundamentals of dance in a setting that is expressive and imaginative. Sources such as shapes, sounds, props, and storytelling techniques are used as tools for learning and retaining information. In this division, we offer Little Stars (a Ballet-Based Creative Movement Class), Tumble, & Hip-Hoppin' Peeps.
Twinkle Tots Division
The Twinkle Tots Division is designed for dancers ages 3-4, and it expands upon the foundation of our Little Stars Division. Students continue to learn the basic fundamentals of dance and expressive and imaginative teaching is combined with classical teaching techniques. In this division, we offer Twinkle Tots (a Ballet & Tap combination class), Tumble, & Hip-Hoppin' Peeps.
Kinder Sparkler Division
The Kinder Sparkler Division is intended for dancers ages 4-5. In this division, students are transitioning to a more classical classroom structure in preparation for our Leveled Divisions. Our Kinder Sparkler classes include ballet and tap components, and students may also add Tumbling & Hip-Hoppin’ Peeps.
Ballet classes combine French and Italian technique and terminology. Students build their technical foundation through barre exercises, center work, waltz rhythms, across the floor allegros, and center adagio combinations. Ballet classes at Stage Door Dance focus on increasing strength with detailed attention to placement and alignment while allowing students to develop balance, poise, classical lines, and artistic expression.
Jazz classes at Stage Door Dance incorporate the technique of many great jazz masters and choreographersand represent a wonderful combination of traditional, contemporary, and unique jazz forms. Classes begin with a warm-up and move through across the floor progressions and into a center combination. Styles may range from theatre dance to lyrical to high energy jazz. Please note that all jazz dancers are required to take ballet, as well.
Tap dance focuses on the interpretation and progression of various rhythms and sounds. Classes begin with a warm-up and move through across the floor progressions. Other techniques, such as turns, jumps, and smooth footwork are also incorporated. Rhythm Tap and Broadway-style tap are both taught.
Hip-Hop classes incorporate the fundamentals of contemporary funk through various popping, breaking, and flexing techniques. All warm-ups include stretches emphasizing strength, flexibility, endurance, and musicality. Music videos, films, and urban dance styles influence dance choreography.
The Tumbling/Acrobatic classes at Stage Door Dance Productions progressively teach beginning to advanced gymnastic floor exercises such as forward and backward rolls, dive rolls, handstands, front and back limbers, cartwheels, round-offs, handsprings, walkovers, and aerials. The class begins with warm-up and stretching before working on acrobatic tricks. Tumbling & Acro Classes are great for young dancers and older dancers looking to become more multi-dimensional as our classes focus on controlled skills, power skills, and contortion skills.
In addition, Stage Door Dance Productions provides specialized services, which include private lessons, audition work, semi-private lessons, and birthday parties. Other services include organizing student and professional showcases for private parties, corporate events, and special performances. We will also custom tailor dance classes and camps for private groups. Please contact the studio for more information.