Fall 2023/Spring 2024 classes will start on September 5, 2023.
CLASSES WILL END ON MAY ?, 2024.
*Please Note* - All ages are for the 2023 - 2024 season. Some students may be younger than the listed age. These children are "previously enrolled students." These students have been "grandfathered" in to these classes. New students must meet posted age guidelines. Age placement may be adjusted by a teacher if ability is greater than age. Open registration ends on September 30, 2023. Contact the studio after that at 540-722-2999..
PLEASE NOTE!! IF CLASS ENROLLMENT FALLS BELOW OUR REQUIRED NUMBER OF STUDENTS, THE CLASS WILL BE CANCELLED. ANY MONIES PAID IN ADVANCE WILL BE REFUNDED.
This is a style of dance that is defined by it athletic character. Classical dance technique is combined with precision acrobatic elements. Unique choreography is seamlessly blended with both dance and acrobatics. The Acro student must also be enrolled in a technique class with Rhythm Studio (Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical or Tap).
Ages 10 & Up
Younger students accepted with the instructor's permission.
Ballet is the building foundation to all forms of dance. It is highly recommended for each student to take a ballet class while embarking on their studies of dance.
Creative Movement: Ages 3.5 - 5 years old - Pre-Kindergarten
This class is a breakdown of primary motor skills. Movements are fun through exciting activities. Children learn cooperation, patience, gross motor skills, and self-esteem.
(The student must be 3.5 years old by September 1st. Younger children will only be placed in the class per the instructor's discretion).
MUST BE POTTY TRAINED. NO EXCEPTIONS!!
Pre-Ballet ( 5 - 6 years old - Kindergarten)
This class incorporates Creative Movement and Pre-Ballet skills. It's an introduction of basic ballet steps and vocabulary while continuing primary motor skills to build self-assurance and confidence.
(The student must be 5 years old by September 1st.
Students who are 4 by August 1st and who have had one year of Creative Movement with Rhythm Studio may be accepted into this class per the instructor's discretion).
Ballet 1: (6 - 7 years old - Kindergarten - Grade 1). Basic Ballet terminology will be explored while developing technique. Performance quality and execution of steps will be focused on.
Ballet 2: (7 - 8 years old - Grade 1 - Grade 2). This class is for the intermediate dancer with previous ballet training. Class will explore more complicated routines while still perfecting quality and knowledge of Ballet terminology. Other students may be accepted into this class with the Ballet Director's permission.
Ballet 3/4: (Grades 2 - Grades 5).
This class is for the experienced dancer with 2 - 4 years of experience.
By Recommendation Only.
Beginner Ballet (Ages 10 & up)
Adult Ballet Technique - 8 week Class
Pointe: (Ballet 5 and up).
This class is designed to give the serious dancer more time on Pointe. Dancers can expect a very traditional feel from this class. Classes will include barre work, center and across the floor activities, in addition to strengthening activities specifically designed for dancers working on Pointe. This class is to be taken in addition to a level ballet class. There is not a costume fee for this class, as this is not a performing class.
A popular form of dance which developed during the middle portion of the twentieth century and has since grown to become one of the dominating performance genres for formally trained dancers throughout the world. Although originally formed by and borrowing from classical ballet, modern, and jazz styles, it has since come to incorporate elements from many styles of dance.
Intro to Lyrical and Contemporary (New this year)
(Ages 8 & Up) Previous ballet experience preferred but is not required to participate in this class.
Teaches an awareness of beat, timing, and rhythm. This class combines the technique of tap dancing with exploration to modern styles.
Beginner Tap (Ages 6 & up).
Tap 1 & 2:
1 - 3 year's experience.
Jazz technique is based on the natural movements of the body and is designed to increase body control and coordination. Routines are set to Modern and Contemporary music.
(6 - 8 years old).
7 - 10 years old.
This class is strongly influenced by ballet with an emphasis on expressive dance technique. This class is set to today's music and uses elements of Ballet, Modern and Jazz.
Adult Class Available
Teacher Approval Only:
Students will learn technique for the three styles of dance and advanced choreography. This class is for the advanced dancer and requires the teacher's approval. This class requires the purchase of two costumes.
A dance style that rejects many of the strict rules of classical Ballet, focusing instead on the expression of inner feelings and turning against the structured technique, costumes, and shoes. Modern favors a more relaxed free style of dance.
(1st grade - 6th grade). No experience/Experienced
(7th grade - 12th grade). Or teacher invitation
Hip-hop dance is a vibrant form of dance that combines a variety of freestyle movements to create a cultural piece of art. Through its three main styles of popping, locking, and breaking, hip-hop dance has evolved into one of the most popular and influential styles of dance. Hip hop is often referred to as street dance.
(5 - 6.5 years old). No experience.
Hip Hop 1:
(7 - 10 years old). Beginner/1 year experience.
Hip Hop 2:
Hip Hop 3:
Hip Hop 4:
Intermediate/Advanced Hip Hop: