Learn more about each style of dance we teach at Mary Lou's School of Dance and what to expect in each class.
Class Descriptions for Ages 2-6
A combination of Tap, Ballet and Acrobatics, this class is perfect for young dancers to experience multiple forms of dance, build coordination and gain knowledge of basic dance terminology.
Ages 3&4 and Ages 5&6
Hippity Hop is a hip hop class designed for 4-6 year olds! This high energy 45 minute class is tons of fun and teaches hip hop basics. Come and join the party circle!
Broadway Babies is a BRAND NEW musical theatre program for ages 5-6. Sing, dance and act in this class that will have your dancer prepping for the broadway stage!
Intro to Acro
Acro is an acrobatics class with a foundation in dance. Intro to Acro presents basic strength and flexibility skills for students new to acrobatics. Each class is 45 minutes long.
Tot Dance with Me
Tot Dance is our 2 year old program. This 30 minute class is a perfect introduction to dance. Dancers will need an adult dance partner during this class. The use of fun props and different class "themes" help us teach ballet basics in a fun and exciting way.
Intro to Jazz/Lyrical
Learn the basics of Jazz and Lyrical styles Class will learn basic turns and floor work associated with each style in this 45 minute class for beginners ages 5-7.
Class Descriptions for Ages 7 and Older
A classical ballet class teaching the art of ballet. Class will include barre work, learning ballet terminology, and proper body placement.
Ballet I for Teens
Ballet Levels I - V
Dance Team focuses on technique and skills needed to be successful on a high school dance team. If you're already on a team, or planning to audition in the future, this class is a must.
Students will learn this exciting, high energy style and explore isolations, rhythm, and choreography.
Hip Hop I - IV
*Also offered: Hippity Hop
A truly American dance, tap is movement and rhythm combined with percussive patterns.
Tap I - III
*All combo classes teach tap
Jazz is a high energy form of dance that ranges in style from Broadway to Commercial. Students will learn leaps, turns and combinations.
Jazz I - IV
*Also offered: Jazz/Tap Combo
Intro to Jazz/Lyrical
Acro is an acrobatics class with a foundation in dance. Students will learn basic mat tumbling, strength training, flexibility and choreography.
Acro I - III
*Also offered: Intro to Acro
Learn to dance like you're on Broadway in our Musical Theatre class. Dancers will be learning lots of choreography, as well as some singing and acting!
This style of dance uses ballet and jazz technique to create beautiful movement that tells a story. Dancers will learn leaps, turns, floor work and combinations that create this beautiful style.