Classes for Ages 8-10 Years

Ages 8 Years to 10 Years

8-9

Combo 1

Th 4:00-5:30p

$64

8-9

Hip Hop 1

W 4:00-4:45p

$43

8-10

Tap 1

Th 5:30-6:00p

$35

8-10

Dance Explore*

Th 6:00-7:00p

$43

9-11

Combo 2

M 4:05-5:35p

$64

9-11

Hip Hop 2

W 4:00-4:45p

$43

9-11

Tap 2

F 5:30-6:00p

$35

9-12

Musical Theatre 1*

Tu 4:45-5:30p

$43

10-11

Combo 3

F 4:00-5:30p

$64

See below each descripton for the required dress code.

You can order your dancewear needs with us here:

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Combo 1, 2 & 3

(ages 8-11)

These hour and a half classes work on learning correct ballet and jazz technique both at the bar and across the floor. The Combo class is a great class for students looking to further their dance abilities while keeping the enjoyment of dance the focus of the class.

Dress Code:

Any color leotard, pink or tan tights, pink canvas split-soled ballet shoes, tan slip-on jazz shoes(no ties). Ballet shoes should either not have the elastic around the shoe or it should be tied and cut off to prevent dancers from tripping on them during class.

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.

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

 

Dance Explore (Modern/Lyrical)

(ages 8-10)

Dance Explore is perfect to help younger dancers examine the techniques of both Contemporary Modern and Lyrical dance. Dancers will be introduced to using strong emotion-inspired movements as well as working through fusing multiple styles of dance. This class will choose only one style to perform at Recital.  For a more detailed explanation of both styles please see the descriptions below. Dancers must be enrolled in a Combo 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 1 & 2

(ages 8-10)

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.

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

 

Musical Theatre 1 

(ages 9-12)

Musical Theatre is for the experienced dancer who wishes to take his or her performance skills to the next level. Dancers will further their technique skills while enhancing their performance quality during fun and exciting combinations. Dancers must be enrolled in a Combo or Workshop class in order to register.

Dress Code:

Black spaghetti strap leotard, tights, slip-on tan jazz shoes (no ties). Shirts, shorts or leggings may be worn over the leotard and tights.

 

Tap 1 & 2

(ages 8-11) 

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.

Boys for Tap- Black pants with a white, grey, or black t-shirt and black tap shoes.

 

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!