Classes

Greendale Dance Academy offers a variety of classes for dancers ages 3+ in many popular styles including ballet, tap, jazz, acrobatics, musical theater, pom, hip hop, lyrical and more. Our classes are taught by our outstanding staff in a safe, fun and nurturing classroom. Dancers interested in Competition Team should contact the studio directly.

Dance Classes at Greendale Dance Academy

2019-2020 Class Schedule

Questions about placement? Send us a message or give us a call: 508-854-1434.

Previous Classes Levels- Level 1 Ages 7-10 | Level 1/2 7-12 | Level 2 Ages 10-13 | Level 3 Ages 13+

Monday
10am Creative Movement

Tuesday
4pm Creative Movement

Wednesday
4pm Creative Movement

Saturday
9:30am Creative Movement
10:45am Creative Movement

Class Descriptions and Dress Code

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ACROBATICS

This is a GYMNASTICS class focusing on floor skills, stunts and tumbling. Dance is also incorporated to round out this popular class. See a video about our Acro program.
Attire – Black leotard, black, pink or tan tights, and Capezio EM1 Agility Gym Shoe (advanced classes are bare feet).
Ability Level – Is based on a student’s ability to perform certain skills, like back handsprings and tucks.

BALLET

This class is designed to develop skills in classical ballet. Correct French terminology is employed and dancers are encouraged to use and apply it.
Attire – Black leotard, pink tights, ballet skirt that lies above the knees (optional), and pink ballet slippers BLOCH S0203 PINK BALLET SLIPPER or pointe shoes (Boys – black shoes).
Ability Level – Is at the teacher’s discretion.

BOYS HIP HOP

This class is for boy ages 7-12. Miss Chandler teaches a high energy, fun filled Hip Hop class. This class meets Wednesdays at 6pm for 1 hour.
Attire – Black sweatpants or shorts and black or white shirt. Shoes CAPEZIO DS03 BLACK DANCE SNEAKER.

Boys that can’t fit this class in their schedule can take ANY hip hop class for ages 7-12 (see above). Boys 13+ can take Hip Hop with Miss Madisen on Thursday at 7:15pm.

CONTEMPORARY

A style that tells a story through the emotional connection with the music and lyrics. Contemporary is inspired from ballet, lyrical and jazz.
Footwear Capezio Foot Undeez.

CREATIVE MOVEMENT

A fun class for dancers ages 3-5 that stimulates children’s creativity through an exploration process while discovering the basic elements of dance. Creative Movement classes are geared towards Pre-School and Kindergarten dancers. Ballet, Tap, and Acrobatics are introduced.
Attire – Any colored leotard, any colored tights, pink ballet slippers BLOCH S0205 (Boys – black), white (boys black) tap shoes SODANCA TA-35 (with sewn elastic ties or button ties).

COMBO CLASSES

(BALLET/TAP JAZZ/ACRO)

Attire- Black leotard and pink or tan tights.
Ballet- BLOCH S0205 (S0203 is ok) Pink Ballet Slipper, Tap- S0302 Tan Tap Shoe (Boys Black), UPDATED- Jazz/Acro- Capezio EM1 Agility shoe.

HIP-HOP

A class designed for boys and girls. Learn how to street dance and dance like those in videos.
Attire – Hair can be worn down. Have to be able to move comfortably. No jeans, sport bra tops or half shirts. Shorts only if wearing tan tights. Black leotard and tan tights are fine as well. Capezio DS03 Black Dance Sneaker. **IF DANCING IN ANOTHER CLASS THAT NIGHT- wear a leotard underneath to change clothes quickly.**
Ability Level – Is at the teacher’s discretion.

JAZZ

A free style form of dance that emphasizes precision, freedom, and high intensity of movement. Class always begins with a series of exercises to build flexibility, strengthen, and avoid possible injury.
Attire – Black leotard, black, pink or tan tights, and BLOCH 401 SUPER JAZZ SHOE IN TAN.
Ability Level – Is at the teacher’s discretion.

LYRICAL

A form of dance where emotion is express through dance.
Attire – Black leotard, black, pink or tan tights, and Capezio Foot Undeez.
Ability Level – Is at the teacher’s discretion.

MUSICAL THEATER

A dance style used in Musical Theater Productions. Students will learn to dance and act in the role of a character. Note: The Ballet or Jazz Class requirement has been dropped. This class can be taken by itself.
Attire – Black leotard, black, pink or tan tights, and BLOCH 401 SUPER JAZZ SHOE IN TAN.

POINTE

The ultimate in ballet technique for the female ballet dancer. The instructor will decide if a dancer is ready to dance on pointe. At least one hour of Ballet per week is required for Pointe.
Attire – Black leotard, pink tights, ballet skirt (optional), and pink ballet slippers BLOCH S0203 or pointe shoes.
Ability Level – Is at the teacher’s discretion and progress in ballet. Strength is extremely important.

TAP

A type of dance where rhythmic sounds are created by the feet.
Attire – Black leotard, black, pink or tan tights, BLOCH S0302 TAN TAP SHOES (Boys – Black Tie Up – Ask office for details).
Ability Level – Is based on a student’s ability to perform a collection of steps. We use the Al Gilbert Tap Series.

If you have any questions, please send us a message or give us a call 508-854-1434.