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  • Class Descriptions

    Class Description What To Wear
    Baby Dance For two year olds, Baby Dance offers a very warm introduction to dance. Baby dancers will be introduced to the very basic dance steps and techniques (such as, learning to point their toes, galloping across the floor and more). Baby dance instructors use many classroom props to engage students in each 30-minute class. Girls - pink ballet slippers, leotard and tights, Boys - black ballet slippers, white t-shirt and black pants.
    Pre-DanceFor three year olds, Pre-Dance offers dancers a very imaginative approach to dance. Pre-Dancers use many classroom props, including magical wands, silly bean bags and maracas to encourage creativity, balance, rhythm and more. Pre-dancers will also use the mats to learn the very basics of tumbling. By the end of each 30-minute class, your pre-dancer will be full of wonder for what the next class may bring! Girls - pink ballet slippers, leotard and tights, Boys - black ballet slippers, white t-shirt and black pants
    Creative I and II Creative I and II offers four, five and six year old dancers their first experience with ballet. Dancers will learn basic dance steps including plies, tondues, proper arm placement, jumping jacks and more. Creative dancers will also use the mats to learn the very basics of tumbling. Each 30-minute class is always concluded with a fun dance activity. Girls - pink ballet slippers, leotard and tights, Boys - black ballet slippers, white t-shirt and black pants
    Pre-Ballet Advanced Pre-Ballet is offered to 1st and 2nd Graders. This 45-minute class offers dancers a strong ballet foundation through the introduction of barre work in a very fun, educational environment. Dancers will learn basic ballet exercises at the barre and going across the floor. Girls - pink ballet slippers, leotard and tights, Boys - black ballet slippers, white t-shirt and black pants
    Pre-Jazz Advanced Pre-Jazz offers 1st and 2nd Graders their very first introduction to a traditional jazz class. Dancers will learn basic jazz/stretching exercises and will learn steps in the center of the studio and going across the floor. The purpose of this 45-minute class is to begin building a proper jazz foundation for dancers often to music your children know and love. Girls - black jazz oxfords, leotard and tights, Boys - black jazz oxfords, white t-shirt and black pants
    Tap Straub Dance Center offers tap to children ages four and up. Being a very aerobic activity, tap is offered primarily as a 30-minute class with some options for 45-minute sessions. Students will learn tap steps in the center of the classroom as well as steps that travel across the floor. As a very step-based form of dance, difficulty will increase with the number of successfully completed years of tap. Girls - see instructor for shoe recommendation, leotard and tights, Boys - see instructor for shoe recommendation, white t-shirt and black pants
    Jazz Dancers in the 3rd grade and above may enroll in an hour jazz class where they will stretch every muscle from their necks to their toes. Dancers will work on learning steps in the center and going across the studio floor. This very aerobic class will use popular and appropriate music that your children will enjoy. Girls - black jazz oxfords, leotard and tights, Boys - black jazz oxfords, white t-shirt and black pants
    Ballet At Straub Dance Center, we believe ballet is the core of all dance and, as a result, ballet is highly encouraged by our staff. Dancers in 3rd grade and above may enroll in an hour ballet class (advanced ballet classes may be up to 90 minutes in length) where dancers will focus on proper ballet technique. Girls - pink ballet slippers, leotard and tights, Boys - black ballet slippers, white t-shirt and black pants
    Hip Hop Hip Hop classes are offered to dancers in grades K-12.. Hip Hop classes are very aerobic and are either 30- or 45-minutes in length. Dancers will stretch and learn appropriate hip hop steps to upbeat, appropriate music. Straub Dance Center also offers a boys-only hip hop class that is 45-minutes each week. Boys are also welcome to join other hip hop classes throughout the week. Girls - either black jazz oxfords or black hip hop sneaker, leotard and tights, Boys - either black jazz oxfords or black hip hop sneaker, white t-shirt and black pants
    Pointe Straub Dance Center allows dancers who show strength in ballet to enroll in a 30 minute pointe class. Dancers must be enrolled in three weekly ballet classes in addition to pointe and obtain permission from the Center's Artistic Director, Suzy Straub before enrolling. Dancers will start with strength building exercises and build on pointe skills as the year progresses. Girls - pointe shoes, leotard and tights.
    Adaptive Dance Adaptive Dance is for children ages 5-10 with special needs that want to dance and build strength and have fun! This class is for children with developmental or physical disabilities and is led by a pediatric physical therapist and dance instructor of 14 years (Dr. Cara Whalen). Children will develop their full movement potential and increase balance, flexibility, mobility and confidence in this 45-minute class. Girls - pink ballet slippers, leotard and tights (if able), Boys - black ballet slippers, white t-shirt and black pants (if able)
    Adult Barre Fitness Class Barre is a fitness class for adults with simple ballet movements infused! The class is a fun way for dance moms and dads to get some exercise while at the studio. No-slip socks, ballet shoes or bare feet and athletic clothing.