Juniors

6-8 yr Combo/8-10 yr Combo

This class is designed to introduce dancers to a variety of dance forms within one class structure. Students will take basic skills learned in our youth program to the next level by learning proper alignment, technique and form. Class will train dancers to be well-rounded in Ballet, Hip-Hop, Jazz and Pom-pon Technique. Students will build this foundation and skills into learning progressions and phrases across the floor.


Stretch & Strengthen

This specialty class is designed to focus on flexibility, strength, endurance and awareness on the anatomy of a dancer’s body. Dancers will focus on conditioning their bodies with the proper alignment and form to build a strong center and improve their range of motion. Students must be approved by Artistic Director for Intermediate Level Class.

Acro

This class is used as a way to cross-train our dancers to assist the skills required for a well-rounded dancer. Students will learn tumbling, acrobatic skills and exercises to progress their strength and flexibility.

Petite Elite/Junior Prep Jazz Technique

This class is for the more serious dancer who is interested in progressing their jazz dance technique to the next level. Jazz skills will be taught while focusing on a technical foundation. We recommend this class to students who are interested in being a part of our Dance Company or a student that wants to progress their skills and technique beyond a recreational dancer. Class is mandatory for Petite Elite and Junior Prep Company Dancers. Students must be approved by Artistic Director to take this class.

Ballet

As the foundation of all dance forms, this class trains dancers to focus on technique, proper alignment, control and artistry. Classes include traditional barre and center work while building a strong understanding of French vocabulary and history of ballet. A dancer will not be able to progress to the next level of training without focus on this technique. Students must be approved by Artistic Director for Class Placement.

Jazz/Tricks & Turns

This specialty class is designed to focus on jumps and turns to enhance the dancer’s skills technically while also focusing on Jazz Dance Technique. Class is designed to investigate length, height and control to allow a dancer to gain proper form specific to their body. Students must be approved by Artistic Director to take Intermediate/Advanced level class.

Hip-Hop

This fun, upbeat class incorporates isolation warmup movements, progressions across the floor, and complex choreography. Dancers will explore Hip-Hop history through its variety of techniques such as basic breaking, popping/locking, tutting, and stepping to lyric-appropriate music. Students must be approved by Artistic Director for Intermediate Level Class.

Breakdancing

In this Class, we introduce B-Boy/B-Girl basics for the student to develop into personal Hip-Hop style. Dancers will explore the foundation of toprock, downrock, power moves and freezes. Skills and progressions across the floor will build into choreography.

Tap

In this musicality-based class, students will explore rhythm, coordination and sound through articulation and control of their feet as a percussive instrument. Students will build traditional and complex steps into tap phrases.

Musical Theatre Dance Class

Come learn numbers from a variety of Broadway productions! Through the use of musical theatre numbers, students will learn dance technique, practice audition behaviors for musical theatre dance calls and get wonderful experience with performing on Broadway!

Company

Our dance companies are structured to provide a well-rounded program of dance techniques, genres, choreography and performance/competitive opportunities to the focused dancer. We offer a variety of companies specific to age groups and skill levels including Boys and Girls Hip-Hop Crews, Petite Elite and Junior Prep Dance Company, and our Main Companies. Students must audition for our companies and take all required technique classes to be a part of PVDC. Be sure to check out our Dance Company link for more information!