TEEN CLASSES

Acro (10-18 yr)

Acro Dance combines dance technique with acrobatic moves. This is a high enery class for the mature dancer where they will learn tumbling and acrobatic moves.  Dancers will explore strength training and flexibility in a fun and supportive way. Designed to enhance muscle control, patience, and flexibility. Similiar to the floor work in gymnastics dancers will learn tumble moves such as cartwheels, handstands, and walkovers. Skills will progress based on each dancers experience and ability. Ms. Lisa’s Dance uses the “Acrobatic Arts” program in their Acro Dance classes and many of our teachers are acrobatic certified.

Class Times:

Thursday 4:45-5:45 – Teacher: Mr. Josh

Dress Code:

Any color leotard with footless tights or a tight fitting tshirt with tight shorts (no loose running shorts). Dancers will dance barefoot for this age. Hair pulled back.

Ballet III/Pre Pointe (Ages 10-18 yr)

Ballet is often referred to as the foundation for all other dance styles. Ballet helps dancers with posture, patience, control, balance, and self confidence. Each class will begin with barre work to fine tune body placement and alignment. The techniques of ballet are furthered through center combinations and across the floor exercises. This class is designed for students who have mastered the basic skills of ballet and want to take ballet to the next level. Core strength is a key focus. This class is a great preparation for any dancer who desires to go en pointe. If dancers have been moved onto Pointe, during this class they will do barre work only in their pointe shoes. Dancers are required to take a placement class before enrolling in this class.

Class Times:

Tuesday 7:00-8:00 – Teacher: Ms. Ashley

 

Dress Code:

Black leotard, pink tights, and pink ballet shoes. Hair in bun.

Ballet Technique (Ages 10-18 yr)

Ballet is often referred to as the foundation for all other dance styles. Ballet helps dancers with posture, patience, control, balance, and self confidence. Each class will begin with a barre to fine tune body placement and alignment. The techniques of ballet are furthered through center combinations and across the floor exercises. Dancers must have prior dance experience for this class and all dancers on Pointe are required to take this class. During this class dancers will focus on only technique and will not have a dance in the recital. New students must take a placement class before enrolling in this class.

Class Times:

Tuesday 8:00-9:00 – Teacher: Ms. Ashley

Thursday 5:45-6:45 – Teacher: Mr. Josh

Dress Code:

Black leotard, pink tights, and pink ballet shoes. Hair in bun.

Ballet Teen (Ages 12-18 yr)

Ballet is often referred to as the foundation for all other dance styles. Ballet helps dancers with posture, patience, control, balance, and self confidence. Each class will begin with a barre to fine tune body placement and alignment. The techniques of ballet are furthered through center combinations and across the floor exercises. This is a beginners class and is great for teens who have no prior ballet experience.

Class Times:

Monday 6:45-7:45 – Teacher: Ms. Ashley

Dress Code:

Black leotard, pink tights, and pink ballet shoes. Hair in bun.

Competition Team

Ms. Lisa’s Dance has 8 competition  teams for the 2018-2019 season! To join Ms. Lisa’s award winning competition dancers will need to go through an audition process. Competition team members are required to take 3 classes a week and perform at 3-5 competitions in the Spring. Competition teams are designed for experienced dancers who love to perform and have a passion for dance. Contact the studio for more info.

Competition Teams:

Applause (Ages 3-5 yr) – Meets on Wednesdays 4:15-5:00

Intermediate I (Ages 4-7 yr) – Meets on Wednesdays 3:30-5:00

Intermediate II (Ages 6-10 yr) – Meets on Thursdays 3:45-5:45

Junior I (Ages 7-12 yr) – Meets on Thursdays 4:45-6:45

Junior II (Ages 9-16 yr) – Meets on Wednesdays 4:15-5:00

Junior III (Ages 10-18 yr) – Meets on Mondays 5:45-7:45

Senior (Ages 12-18 yr) – Meets on Mondays 6:45-7:45 & Wednesday 8:00-9:00

Senior Elite (Ages 13-18 yr) – Meets on Mondays 5:45-7:45

Contemporary III (Ages 12-18 yr)

Contemporary often incorporates elements of ballet and fuses all different forms of dance into one unique style.  This is a structured dance class that includes intricate floor work, technique across the floor, and self-expression through movement. This class is for advanced dancers with prior Contemporary dance experience.

Class Times:

Monday 3:45-4:45 – Teacher: Ms. Ashley

Dress Code:

Any color leotard with tights or a tight fitting tshirt with tight shorts or leggings. Dancers will dance barefoot for this class. Hair pulled off of face.

Hip Hop II (Ages 8-16 yr)

This class show cases a dancer’s individual style and originality. Every dancer interprets and executes moves and steps in their own way. This class explodes with energy using a variety of music and show tunes. Class begins with a warm up, progressions across the floor, jazz skills, Hip Hop moves and a jazz/hip-hop combination. The class introduces intricate foot work, as well as arm motions. The students are encouraged to develop their own style of movement with freestyle dancing.

Class Times:

Tuesday 4:30-5:30 – Teacher: Ms. Lital

Dress Code:

Any comfortable clothes such as shorts & a tshirt. Dancers can wear sneakers for this class. Hair pulled off of face.

High School Hip Hop (Ages 13-18 yr)

This class is a high energy style of dance for ages 13 to 18. The class uses intricate foot work, as well as arm motions. Class begins with a warm up, progresses across the floor and then moves into the center of the floor to work on choreography and combinations. The students are encouraged to develop their own style of movement with freestyle dancing. Prior Hip Hop experience is required for this class.

Class Times:

Wednesday 6:00-7:00 – Teacher: Ms. Lital

Dress Code:

Any comfortable clothes such as shorts & a tshirt. Dancers can wear sneakers for this class. Hair pulled off of face.

Jazz III (Ages 10-18 yr)

This class is for the advanced dancer who has an intense technique and dance foundation. This class explodes with energy using a variety of Broadway music and hip-hop tunes. A warm up, progressions across the floor, jazz technique and jazz combinations are all a part of this class. Jazz steps include:  turns, chaines, piques, pirouettes, and jazz turns. The leaps covered are grand jetes, turning jumps and tour jetes.

Class Times:

Thursday 6:45-7:45 – Teacher: Ms. Morgan W.

Dress Code:

Any color leotard with tights or a tight fitting tshirt with shorts or leggings. Tan Jazz shoes. Hair pulled off of face.

Lyrical & Improv (Ages 10-18 yr)

Lyrical dance is a creative dance style that blends classical ballet with jazz and contemporary. This class focuses on creative self expression using emotions and individual movements from the dancers. Lyrical is a fluid dance style that often tells a story through dance. This class will end with 30 minutes of Improv each week. Improv is optional and not required for dancers in this class. Improv encourages dancers to experiment with personal artistry, freedom of movement, and contact with other dancers. Students are encouraged to express emotions in natural, spontaneous movement, and personal interpretation with little to no guidance from the instructor.

Class Times:

Thursday 7:45-9:15 – Teacher: Ms. Maitlin

Dress Code:

Any color leotard with tights or a tight fitting tshirt with tight shorts or leggings. Twyla lyrical shoes. Hair pulled off of face.

Modern (Ages 13-18 yrs)

Modern dance was created as a reaction or rebellion to classical ballet dance. Modern dance combines different styles of dance and movements to allow the dancer to connect with their space, music, and fellow dancers. Dancers will learn the foundation of modern dance through a variety of exercises, improvisation, and movement combinations that allows the dancer to become comfortable with their bodies in new ways. This class is for advanced dancers who have several years of dance experience.

Class Times:

Wednesday 7:00-8:00 – Teacher: Ms. Lital

Dress Code:

Any color leotard with tights or a tight fitting tshirt with tight shorts or leggings. Dancers will dance barefoot for this class. Hair pulled off of face.

Musical Theatre (Ages 4-16 yr)

The Musical Theatre class will focus on learning proper dance technique while exploring the various styles used in Broadway shows. Class may include watching short clips and using props such as hats, canes, etc. Emphasis will be placed on learning performance skills such as connecting with the audience and telling a story through dance and facial expression.

Class Times

Monday 4:30-5:15 (Age 4-7 yr) – Teacher: Ms. Madison

Friday 4:30-5:30 (Age 8-16 yr) – Teacher: Ms. Madison

Dress Code

A pink or black leotard, tights, and tan jazz shoes. Hair pulled off of face.

Pointe (Ages 13-18 yr)

This class is designed for the more advanced dancer who has a desire to further their training in ballet. Students must be proficient in ballet with core strength and have very strong ankles and legs. Class will consist of strength training during barre work and floor work. There is a high focus on body alignment, arm/foot placement, balance and coordination. This class is by placement only and students have to be approved to participate in this class.

Class Times:

Monday 4:45-5:45 – Teacher: Ms. Ashley

Dress Code:

Black leotard, pink tights, and pink ballet shoes. Hair in bun.

Tap II (Ages 10-18 yr)

In this class dancers will learn coordination and rhythm in an upbeat setting creating different sounds with their feet and bodies. Dancers will work on posture, patterning, and counting throughout the class.

Class Times:

Monday 7:45-8:45 – Teacher: Ms. Morgan W.

Dress Code:

Any color leotard with tights or a tight fitting tshirt with tight shorts or leggings and black tap shoes. Hair pulled back.

Technique, Stretch, & Turns (Ages 10-18 yr)

This class begins with a warm up, center floor transitions and across the floor, proper body placement and spotting are mastered in this class. This class is solely a technique class that will not perform in the annual Ms. Lisa’s Spring recital.

Class Times:

Wednesday 5:00-6:00 – Teacher: Ms. Michaela

Dress Code:

Any color leotard with tights or a tight fitting tshirt with tight shorts or leggings and jazz shoes. Hair pulled back.

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