Class Descriptions

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 2-8

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Combo

A combination of Tap and Ballet, this class is perfect for young dancers to experience multiple forms of dance, build coordination and gain knowledge of basic dance terminology. 

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Hippity Hop

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 join the party circle!

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Broadway Babies

Broadway Babies is a BRAND NEW musical theatre program for ages 5-8.  Sing, dance and act in this class that will have your dancer prepping for the broadway stage!  

Intro/Beginner Acro

Acro is an acrobatics class with a foundation in dance.  These classes teach basic strength and flexibility skills for students new to acrobatics.

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Tot Dance with Me

Tot Dance is our 2 year old program. This 30 minute class is a perfect introduction to dance. The use of fun props and different class "themes" help us teach ballet basics in a fun and exciting way.

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Intro to Jazz/Lyrical

Learn the basic techniques of Jazz and Lyrical styles. Basic turns and floor work associated with each style will be taught in this class for beginners ages 5-7.  

Class Descriptions for Ages 7 and Older

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Ballet

A classical ballet class teaching the art of ballet.  Class will include barre work, learning ballet terminology, and proper body placement.  

Levels Offered:

Beginner Ballet 

Ballet Levels I - V

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Dance Team

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.

Hip Hop

 Students will learn this exciting, high energy style and explore isolations, rhythm, and choreography.  

Levels Offered:

Hip Hop I - IV

*Also offered:  Hippity Hop

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Tap

A truly American dance, tap is movement and rhythm combined with percussive patterns.  

 

*All combo classes teach tap

Jazz

Jazz is a high energy form of dance that ranges in style from Broadway to Commercial.  Students will learn  leaps, turns and combinations. 

Levels Offered:

Jazz I - V

*Also offered:  Jazz/Tap Combo 

Intro to Jazz/Lyrical

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Acro

Acro is an acrobatics class with a foundation in dance.  Students will learn basic mat tumbling, strength training, flexibility and choreography.  

Levels Offered:

Acro I - III

*Also offered:  Intro to Acro

Beginner Acro

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Musical Theatre

Musical Theatre's choreography and music styles focus on the best of broadway and musicals. Have your dancer prepping for the broadway stage!

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Lyrical

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.

Levels Offered:

Lyrical I - V

*Also offered:  Intro to Jazz/Lyrical