LAURA'S SCHOOL OF DANCE

Portage, Wautoma and Berlin 

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You will receive your class schedule when you pay your first term fees on August 15th from 3pm- 5pm or August 22nd from 5pm-7pm in the studio. Choose a 2, 3, or 4 payment plan with the first payment being due on or before August 22rd.  

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CLASSES OFFERED ARE LISTED BELOW.

CLASSES ARE DETERMINED BY AGE AND ABILITY LEVELS.  THE STARTING AGE IS LISTED FOR EACH CLASS.

PRE-BALLET (Ages 3-5): Focus on ballet and dance-play fun. This class is strongly recommended to foster coordination skills, introduce terminology and develop rhythm. 30 minutes

PRINCESS BALLET (3-6): Must have a love for Disney princesses. Your child will enjoy dress up, crafts and games in addition to learning basic ballet and novelty jazz skills. Disney princesses will periodically visit the class and participate in activities 30 minute class

BALLET 1, 2, 3 (6 AND UP) The most intricate form of dance. Ballet requires concentrated study and dedication. Poise, grace, coordination and flexibility will be emphasized along with music appreciation. 30 minute ballet 1 class, 45 minute ballet 2 and 3.

BALLET TECHNIQUE (AGE 8 AND UP)- - No recital routine, Focus on ballet barre and technique for the entire season 30 minute class

POINTE: With teacher permission only. 30 minutes, 45 minutes

NEW *POM-POMS: (Ages 7-12) Learn basic cheerleading and Pom-pom, kicks, jumps and dance moves with the use of pom-poms

TRIPLE THREAT: (Ages 8-12) Offering ballet, tap and jazz. 3 separate routines will be performed in the recital. You will need 3 pairs of shoes. 1 hour class

NEW *CREATIVE MOVEMENT:(Ages 3-6) Teaches rhythm and coordination through a variety of explorative movement excersizes, including the use of props, patterns of movement, self expression and musical games. 45 MINUTES

NEW *MUSICAL THEATRE (Ages 10+): A true Broadway dance form! This class combines acting and dance. The story and emotional content of a musical- humor, love, anger- are communicated through the music, movement and technical aspect of the entertainment as an integrated whole. This class will require dancing in heels. 30 minutes

TAP (Ages 6+): Learn coordination, rhythmic variations & performing skills through a series of combinations. Fundamentals of tap are developed & rhythmic awareness is introduced and expanded upon. 30 minutes

JAZZ (Ages 6+): Exploring a variety of jazz dance techniques focusing on the development of coordination, flexibility, balance, strength, correct body alignment and rhythmic perception. Dance combinations are performed to demonstrate technical ability at all skill levels. 30 or 45 minutes

HIP HOP/ JAZZ POP (Ages 6+): This class is an ideal way for students to express their style and creativeness. Hip hop is comprised both of rigid and relaxed isolations. Its movement contains both high and low impact footwork that provides a fun healthy work out and a loose free range of motion that improves flexibility. 30 04 45 minutes

JAZZ SASS (Ages 11+): LA and NYC styled commercial dance. Students will learn upbeat and sometimes complicated jazz-based combos & routines. Some combos may have been made famous by popular dancers, convention teacher & videos. Students will be challenged and have fun. Popular music and uncommon music will be played. A dance concert routine will be learned. 45 minutes

CONTEMPORARY/LYRICAL (Ages 10+): Contemporary dance is a dance style that centers on a dancer’s own interpretations, emotions and moods. A characteristic of contemporary dance in opposition to ballet is the deliberate use of gravity. Whereas classical ballet dancers strive to be light and airy on their feet, Contemporary dancers often use their body weight to enhance movement. 45 minutes

PROGRESSIONS/TURNS & LEAPS TECHNIQUE (Ages 10+): For the serious dancer this course is designed to master skills and perfect movements. Students must be enrolled in Ballet, Jazz or a dance team. No dance concert routine. 30 minutes

FLEXIBILITY (Ages 8+): This is ideal to work on improving and gaining flexibility and proper techniques used in dance. Splits, extensions, back work and contortion will be used. No dance concert routine. 30 minutes

TRICKS FOR DANCERS (Ages 8+): You must be able to do basic tumbling skills, such as: Splits, Cartwheels, Somersaults, before enrolling in the class. You will learn different dance tricks used in todays dance world. No dance concert routine. 30 minutes

IMPROVISATION CLASS (Ages 12+): For the serious dancer- Helpful for the dancer who wishes to improve picking up choreography and wishes to audition in the real world. 30 minutes

NEW*HEELS CLASS: (Ages 12+) This class is for the mature dancer. You will learn to dance in heels with a broadway feel and bring out your inner sass!