Classes for Ages 10-13 Years

Ages 10 Years to 13 Years

10-12

Workshop 1

Th 4:00-6:00p

$80

10-12

Ballet 1/2

Tu 5:45-6:45p

$43

10-13

Hip Hop 3

M 5:45-6:30p

$43

11-12

Workshop 2

W 5:45-7:45p

$80

11-12

Tap 3

Th 6:00-6:30p

$35

11-13

Lyrical 1*

Th 6:30-7:30p

$43

11-13

Contemporary Modern 1*

Tu 6:45-7:45p

$43

11+

Pre-Pointe

W 7:00-7:45p

$43

11-18

Teen Jazz

W 7:45-8:45p

$50

12-15

Hip Hop 4

M 7:15-8:00p

$43

12-14

Tap 4

Th 5:00-5:30p

$35

See below each descripton for the required dress code.

You can order your dancewear needs with us here:

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Ballet 1/2

(ages 10-12)

Ballet 1/2, 2/3 & 4 are for the experienced dancer who wants to take their technique to the next level. Ballet is the foundation of all dance and is therefore essential for the dancer to improve his or her skills. Ballet 3/4 is a recital class while Ballet 1/2 is a technique only class. Dancers must be enrolled in a workshop class in order to register. These classes are intended to reinforce technique learned in workshop classes. Dancers must be enrolled in a Workshop class in order to register.

Dress Code: Any color spaghetti strap leotard (black may be required for recital), pink or tan tights, pink canvas split soled ballet shoes. Black shorts or a ballet skirt may be worn over the leotard and tights. No shirts are to be worn over leotards for ballet class.  Dancers may wish to wear a ballet sweater and/or leg warmers in the winter time.

 

Contemporary Modern 1* 

(ages 11-13)

Modern Dance began as a way for ballet dancers to rebel against the rigid constraints of classical ballet. Contemporary dance is an extension from this, being a fusion of several styles – jazz, ballet and modern – and has moved away from the techniques of classical modern dance. At our studio we explore both styles, touching on techniques of modern as taught by choreographers such as Horton and Graham while also working in the more current methods of expression through contemporary movements.  Dancers must be enrolled in a Combo or Workshop class in order to register.

Dress Code:

Black spaghetti strap leotard, tights, half soled shoes or barefoot. Shirts, shorts or leggings may be worn over the leotard and tights.

 

Hip Hop 3 & 4

(ages 10-13, 12-15)

Hip Hop is primarily danced to R&B music and has evolved from breaking, locking, and popping to cutting edge choreography. Often freestyle in nature, hip hop provides the recreational dancer with an athletic, fun, and creative workout.

Dress Code:

Comfortable clothes, and black sneakers with a white sole (no street sneakers allowed). While a leotard is not required, tops should extend full length past the hips. This is to help extend the dancer’s line, make the class more uniform and aid the teacher when making corrections.

 

Lyrical 1* 

(ages 11-13)

Lyrical is characterized by conveying musicality with emotion in movement. It is a similar form to ballet, with its base being in classical ballet technique mixed with aspects of jazz, contemporary and modern. While movement in Lyrical Dance is generally moved by the lyrics of a song, lyrical is actually defined by the characterization of, or expression of spontaneous, direct feeling. Dancers must be enrolled in a Combo or Workshop class in order to register.

Dress Code:

Black spaghetti strap leotard, tights, half soled shoes or barefoot. Shirts, shorts or leggings may be worn over the leotard and tights.

 

Pre-Pointe

(ages 11 & up)

Pre-Pointe is for the dancer aspiring to go en Pointe.  The year starts off with strengthening exercises and slowly progresses to barre work en Pointe. By the end of the year dancers will move away from the barre to touch upon center work. Dancers must be 12 by December of the school year before they may get their Pointe shoes. However 11 year olds are encouraged to take class to gain strength for when they are ready to go en Pointe. Dancers must be enrolled in two ballet classes in order to register as well as have permission from their doctor before they may go en Pointe.

Dress Code:

Any color spaghetti strap leotard, pink or tan tights, pink canvas split soled ballet shoes. Black shorts (no leggings) or a ballet skirt may be worn over the leotard and tights. No shirts are to be worn over leotards for ballet class. Dancers may wish to wear a ballet sweater and/or leg warmers in the winter time.

Dancers MUST wear convertible/footed tights with Pointe shoes to assist with proper technique.

 

Tap 3 & 4

(ages 11-12, 12-14) 

Tap concentrates on rhythm and jazz styles. Technique is focused on achieving clear sounds and expressive rhythms.

Dress Code:

Comfortable clothes, black lace-up tap shoes. At this level, the lace-up taps shoes, rather than the single tie used in introductory levels of tap, are required for more stability in class. While a leotard is not required, tops should extend full length past the hips. This is to help extend the dancer’s line, make the class more uniform and aid the teacher when making corrections.

 

Teen Jazz

(ages 11-18)

This ballet class is for the beginner/intermediate dancer looking to study jazz. Students will learn a variety of turns and jumps as well as energetic choreography in this athletic class. The class consists of warm-up and conditioning exercises to increase flexibility and strength. Students learn jazz technique as well as funky jazz dance combinations.

Dress Code:

Any color spaghetti strap leotard (black may be required for recital), tan tights, and tan slip-on jazz shoes(no ties). A form-fitting top, black shorts or leggings may be worn over the leotard and tights.

 

Workshop 1 & 2

(ages 10-12 & 11-12) 

The workshop classes are two hour classes, splitting the time between Ballet and Jazz. In Workshop 1, students will have a more extensive learning experience than the previous levels. They will focus on vocabulary, proper technique, barre work, across the floor, and center combinations. The exercises given will help develop the muscles needed to be on Pointe shoes. Workshop 2 continues to build on technique learned in Workshop 1.

Dress Code for all Workshop classes

Ballet:

Any color spaghetti strap leotard, pink or tan tights, pink canvas split soled ballet shoes. Black shorts (no leggings) or a ballet skirt may be worn over the leotard and tights. No shirts are to be worn over leotards for ballet class. Dancers may wish to wear a ballet sweater and/or leg warmers in the winter time.

Jazz:

Any color spaghetti strap leotard (black may be required for recital), tan tights, and tan jazz shoes. A form-fitting top, black shorts or leggings may be worn over the leotard and tights.

Boys for Ballet/Tap/Jazz- Black pants with a white, grey, or black t-shirt and black ballet/black tap/black jazz shoes.

Boys for Hip Hop- Comfortable clothes, and black high top sneakers with white soles (no street sneakers allowed).

 

Why do we have a dress code?

At Joy of Dance, we believe that adhering to a dress code gives students a sense of belonging to our family as well as creating an identity for our studio in the greater community. Dance is a discipline and that begins with the way a dancer dresses for class. 

Instructors need to be able to see students’ arms, legs, hip and knee joints, and muscles to ensure proper movements are being made, to prevent injury, and to give proper correction to form. Dance styles have different dress codes to bring out the best in that dance style. Instructors have permission to make changes to the dress code as they feel necessary through the year.

Our dress code also:

• Encourages discipline
• Increases a sense of belonging and school pride
• Promotes an accepting and positive environment

Therefore, it is very important for dancers to follow the dress code. 

-Hair neatly up in a ponytail, out of dancer’s face 

-No jewelry should be worn to class except stud earrings in pierced ears. 

-Ballet shoes should have a stretch binding, eliminating the need for the drawstring. If a drawstring is used, please pull it out of the shoe. This helps to avoid dancers tripping on elastics and teachers spending time on tying them. 

-Dancers ages 10 and up must bring a water bottle with them to class.

You can order your dancewear needs with us here: 

https://www.shopnimbly.com/joyofdancenh

You can also find all the items you need at the two local dance stores listed below:

Twinkle Toes: 80 Lafayette Rd, Hampton Falls, NH 03844

Brixham Dancewear: 5 Punkintown Rd, South Berwick, ME 02908

Shoes can also be found here:

Reds Shoe Barn, 35 Broadway, Dover, NH 03820

Please ensure all parts of your child’s dancewear are clearly labeled – individual shoes, socks, underpants… You’ll be amazed at the amount of lost property we find!