Class Descriptions - Perfect Pointe Dance Studio of Arlington, VA
Arlington, VA • 703.533.8830

 

Which Class is Appropriate?

18 months - 2.5 years old: 'Creative Movers' Toddler/Adult Class

2.5 years old - 3.5 years old: Jr. Pre-School Combo

At least 3.5, but not yet in Kindergarten: Sr. Pre-School Combo

In Kindergarten or First Grade: Dance Combo Age 5 & 6 or Hip Hop & Tumble

In First or Second Grade with prior ballet AND tap experience: Dance Combo Age 6 & 7

7 - 18 years: One of our single discipline classes, level appropriate to age and experience or Dance Combo 7+. Call or stop by the studio if you think you may need to schedule an evaluation. Teen Beginners can also check out our Teen/Adult classes.

18 - 92 years (or more!): Teen/Adult Beginner or Adult Intermediate class in the dance discipline of your choice – Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern, Hip Hop and Musical Theater Dance available.

Class Descriptions

'Creative Movers' Toddler/Adult Class

This 45 minute adult participation class is designed to introduce children ages 18 months to 2.5 years to basic concepts of movement and music. Age appropriate gross motor and social skills are developed using creative movement activities, song & dance routines, basic tumbling and pre-ballet. "Me Moments," sprinkled throughout the class offer a great opportunity for parents or care givers to get in some exercise of their own with quick conditioning exercises designed to use the toddlers as weights! *Considered a 1 hour class for tuition purposes.

Jr. Pre-School Combo

A 45 minute, once per week introductory level combination class for 2.5-3.5 year olds including tap, creative movement, and pre-ballet. This class is specially designed for the youngest pre-schoolers with activities, movements & expectations that are just right for them! *Considered a 1 hour class for tuition purposes.

Sr. Pre-School Combo

A one hour, once per week introductory level combination class for 3.5-5 year olds including tap, creative movement, and pre-ballet. Our most popular class!

Dance Combo Age 5 & 6

A one hour, once per week introductory level combination class for kindergarten and first graders incorporating tap, pre-ballet, and pre-jazz.

Dance Combo Age 6 & 7

A class designed specifically for first graders with prior dance experience, incorporating tap, ballet, and jazz into one fun-filled, hour and a half, once per week class.

Dance Combo Age 7.5+

A combination class for students in second grade and up incorporating both tap and jazz in one hour and a half, once per week class. (At this age, students interested in ballet must take a separate weekly class.)

Ballet

The fundamental frame for building grace, poise, and discipline of body and mind. For ages 7 and up.

Modern

Exposes students to the modern movement styles of Martha Graham, Lester Horton, Merce Cunningham and others. Level I Modern students must be in Ballet level III or higher.

Acro for Dancers

Teaches tumbling, flexibility, and balance skills, with an emphasis on those acrobatic skills that enhance other dance techniques.

Tap

A dynamic and percussive class focusing on tap rhythms, styles and execution. For ages 7 and up.

Hip Hop

A fast-paced contemporary urban street dance style emphasizing body isolations, intricate rhythms, and individual expression using age appropriate music and movements.

Jazz

An upbeat class incorporating contemporary and traditional jazz dance styles to current popular music. For ages 7 and up.

Musical Theater Dance

A fun and expressive class covering a wide variety of styles used in Broadway theater choreography. A great class for students preparing for musical theater auditions, or those who just love to put on a show! Ages 7 and up, prior jazz or ballet experience is a plus.

Stretch & Strengthening

Includes a short cardio warm-up then concentrates on exercises aimed at strengthening specific muscle groups with variations for multiple skill levels, and finishing with full body stretches to increase flexibility and range of motion. Ages 12 and up.