2018-19 Season

Location Name Class Days
Studio B
Ballet Level 2 (Mon)
Caitlin Varipatis
Expansion of fundamental techniques to continue to build a strong dance foundation. Students will develop a strong ballet terminology and continue to build on anatomical terms. For children around the age 7-11.
Monday
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Studio A
Ballet Level 5/6 and Pointe (Mon)
Emily Norris
This class is full
Continue to encourage artistic exploration with emphasis on correct body alignment and assessment of self body mechanics to prevent injuries and create a lifelong dance career. Previous experience is necessary and placement or invitation only. Students in ballet 5/6 must take 4 or more times/week. Students in level 6 will be required to take class in our pre-professional program en pointe at least twice a week.
Monday
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Studio B
Pointe Prep Class (Mon-Non performing)
Caitlin Varipatis
Strengthening and alignment based class designed to prepare our younger dancers for kinesthetic awareness required for pointe work. Students will not be on pointe during this class as this serves as a preparation for pointe work in the future. This class is by invitation only and is non-performing.
Monday
6:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Studio A
Ballet Level 3A/4B (Mon)
Emily Norris
This class is full
Expansion of fundamental techniques to build artistic interpretation of movement. Continued study of accurate anatomical and ballet terms. Previous experience strongly recommended. Students in ballet 3 are encouraged to take classes 2-3 times/week. Now offered in A and B levels. Level 4-Encourage artistic exploration with emphasis on correct body alignment and assessment of self body mechanics to prevent injuries and create a lifelong dance career. Previous experience is necessary. Students in ballet 4 are encouraged to take 3 or more times/week.
Monday
6:30 PM to 7:45 PM
Studio B
Modern 4 (Mon)
Caitlin Varipatis
This class is full
Modern is a dance style that focuses on the dancer's interpretation instead of structured steps. Students are strongly encouraged to take at least one ballet in conjunction with Modern.
Modern 1 (ages 9-11) and Modern 2 (ages 11-14)-Students without previous experience in modern
Modern 3 (ages 12 and above)-Students with previous modern experience or a strong ballet background and with instructor approval. Modern 4 (ages 12 and above)-Students with previous modern experience or a strong ballet background and with instructor approval.
Monday
6:30 PM to 7:45 PM
Studio B
Jazz 3 (Mon)
Caitlin Varipatis
This class is full
Isolations, high energy, low center of gravity and syncopated rhythm are all emphasized in this class. Choreographed to popular music. Jazz 1 is for ages 7-9, Jazz 2 is for ages 10-12 with dance experience and Jazz 3 is for ages 12 and above with instructor approval. Jazz 4 must have previous jazz experience and with instructor approval.
Monday
7:45 PM to 8:45 PM
Studio A
Pilates (Mon)
Emily Norris
Pilates is a physical fitness system developed by Joseph Pilates. Pilates improves flexibility, builds strength, develops control and endurance in the whole human body. Places an emphasis on alignment, breathing and developing a strong powerhouse. Emily is certified through American Fitness Professionals and Associates. For ages 12 and over.
Monday
7:45 PM to 8:45 PM
Studio A
Creative Movement-Ballet (Tues)
Emily Norris
This class is structured to introduce basic exercise and movements of dance. For children ages 3-4.
Tuesday
5:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Studio A
Ballet Level 3 (Tues)
Emily Norris
This class is full
Expansion of fundamental techniques to build artistic interpretation of movement. Continued study of accurate anatomical and ballet terms. Previous experience strongly recommended. Students in ballet 3 are encouraged to take classes 2-3 times/week. Now offered in A and B levels.
Tuesday
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Studio B
Teen Tap (Tues)
Claire Liskiewicz
A form of dance characterized by using the sounds of tap shoes striking the floor as a form of percussion. Emphasizes musicality and rhythm. Tap 2 is for ages 6-10 and Teen Tap is for students around 11 with previous dance experience and Tap 4 is for ages 12 and above with instructor approval.
Tuesday
5:45 PM to 6:30 PM
Studio A
Contemporary Ballet (Tues)
Emily Norris
Draws from both modern and classical ballet methods and techniques to create a diverse dancer. Students must take ballet and modern/lyrical classes at EMpowered Dance Center. This class is by invitation only.
Tuesday
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Studio B
Jazz 2 (Tues)
Claire Liskiewicz
Isolations, high energy, low center of gravity and syncopated rhythm are all emphasized in this class. Choreographed to popular music. Jazz 1 is for ages 7-9, Jazz 2 is for ages 10-12 with dance experience and Jazz 3 is for ages 12 and above with instructor approval. Jazz 4 must have previous jazz experience and with instructor approval.
Tuesday
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Studio B
Jazz 4 (Tues)
Claire Liskiewicz
This class is full
Isolations, high energy, low center of gravity and syncopated rhythm are all emphasized in this class. Choreographed to popular music. Jazz 1 is for ages 7-9, Jazz 2 is for ages 10-12 with dance experience and Jazz 3 is for ages 12 and above with instructor approval. Jazz 4 must have previous jazz experience and with instructor approval.
Tuesday
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Studio A
Creative Movement-Tap (Wed)
Emily Norris
This class is structured to introduce basic exercise and movements of dance. For children ages 3-4. Tap shoes are required for this class.
Wednesday
4:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Studio B
Ages 5-6 Ballet/Tap (Wed)
Caitlin Varipatis
This class teaches basic ballet positions and postures as well as basic musical timing through beginner tap movements. This class is a great way for the young dancer to try different forms of dance while gaining solid foundation in ballet and musicality.
Wednesday
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Studio A
Ballet Level 1 (Wed)
Emily Norris
This class is full
Continues to focus on fundamental techniques, building a strong dance foundation and ballet terminology while introducing anatomical terms. For children around the age 5-9.
Wednesday
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Studio A
Ballet Level 5/6 and Pointe (Wed)
Emily Norris
Continue to encourage artistic exploration with emphasis on correct body alignment and assessment of self body mechanics to prevent injuries and create a lifelong dance career. Previous experience is necessary and placement or invitation only. Students in ballet 5/6 must take 4 or more times/week. Students in level 6 will be required to take class in our pre-professional program en pointe at least twice a week.
Wednesday
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Studio B
Jazz 1 (Wed)
Caitlin Varipatis
This class is full
Isolations, high energy, low center of gravity and syncopated rhythm are all emphasized in this class. Choreographed to popular music. Jazz 1 is for ages 7-9, Jazz 2 is for ages 10-12 with dance experience and Jazz 3 is for ages 12 and above with instructor approval. Jazz 4 must have previous jazz experience and with instructor approval.
Wednesday
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Studio B
Ages 9-11 Ballet/Jazz (Wed)
Caitlin Varipatis
Wednesday
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Studio A
Lyrical 4 (Wed)
Emily Norris
This class is full
Lyrical is a combination of ballet, jazz and modern. Students must take at least one ballet class at EMpowered Dance Center to enroll in lyrical. Lyrical 2 is for ages 7 and above with dance experience, Lyrical 3 is for students around 10-14 and Lyrical 4 is for ages 12 and up with instructor approval.
Wednesday
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Studio A
Creative Movement-Ballet (Thurs)
Emily Norris
This class is structured to introduce basic exercise and movements of dance. For children ages 3-4.
Thursday
4:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Studio A
Ballet Level 2/3 (Thurs)
Emily Norris
This class is full
Expansion of fundamental techniques to continue to build a strong dance foundation. Students will develop a strong ballet terminology and continue to build on anatomical terms. For children around the age 7-11. Ballet 3-Expansion of fundamental techniques to build artistic interpretation of movement. Continued study of accurate anatomical and ballet terms. Previous experience strongly recommended. Students in ballet 3 are encouraged to take classes 2-3 times/week. Now offered in A and B levels.
Thursday
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Studio B
Ages 5-8 Ballet (Thurs)
Caitlin Varipatis
Thursday
5:15 PM to 6:00 PM
Studio B
Ballet Level 4 (Thurs)
Caitlin Varipatis
Encourage artistic exploration with emphasis on correct body alignment and assessment of self body mechanics to prevent injuries and create a lifelong dance career. Previous experience is necessary. Students in ballet 4 are encouraged to take 3 or more times/week.
Thursday
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Studio A
Lyrical 2 (Thurs)
Emily Norris
Lyrical is a combination of ballet, jazz and modern. Students must take at least one ballet class at EMpowered Dance Center to enroll in lyrical. Lyrical 2 is for ages 7 and above with dance experience, Lyrical 3 is for students around 10-14 and Lyrical 4 is for ages 12 and up with instructor approval.
Thursday
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Studio A
Ballet Level 5/6 and Pointe (Thurs)
Emily Norris
Continue to encourage artistic exploration with emphasis on correct body alignment and assessment of self body mechanics to prevent injuries and create a lifelong dance career. Previous experience is necessary and placement or invitation only. Students in ballet 5/6 must take 4 or more times/week. Students in level 6 will be required to take class in our pre-professional program en pointe at least twice a week.
Thursday
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Studio B
Modern 3 (Thurs)
Caitlin Varipatis
This class is full
Modern is a dance style that focuses on the dancer's interpretation instead of structured steps. Students are strongly encouraged to take at least one ballet in conjunction with Modern.
Modern 1 (ages 9-11) and Modern 2 (ages 11-14)-Students without previous experience in modern
Modern 3 (ages 12 and above)-Students with previous modern experience or a strong ballet background and with instructor approval. Modern 4 (ages 12 and above)-Students with previous modern experience or a strong ballet background and with instructor approval.
Thursday
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Studio B
Classical Variations (Thurs) (Non performing)
Caitlin Varipatis
Students will learn variations from classical ballets, such as Swan Lake, Don Quixote, etc. This class may be taken en pointe or flat ballet slippers. Students must take ballet class at EMpowered Dance Center. This is a non-performing class.
Thursday
8:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Studio A
Pointe Level 1 (Thurs)
Emily Norris
By recommendation and upon passing a strict evidence based test to determine muscular strength, balance and range of motion appropriate and safe to participate. Must also take at least 2 ballet classes at EMpowered Dance Center.
Thursday
8:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Studio A
Ages 5-6 Ballet/Tap (Fri)
Emily Norris
This class is full
This class teaches basic ballet positions and postures as well as basic musical timing through beginner tap movements. This class is a great way for the young dancer to try different forms of dance while gaining solid foundation in ballet and musicality.
Friday
4:45 PM to 5:45 PM
Studio B
Modern 1 and 2 (Fri)
Caitlin Varipatis
Friday
4:45 PM to 5:45 PM
Studio A
Ballet Level 4/5 (Fri)
Emily Norris
Encourage artistic exploration with emphasis on correct body alignment and assessment of self body mechanics to prevent injuries and create a lifelong dance career. Previous experience is necessary. Students in ballet 4 are encouraged to take 3 or more times/week.
Friday
5:45 PM to 7:15 PM
Studio B
Lyrical 1/2 (Fri)
Cyntria Vinson
Friday
5:45 PM to 6:45 PM
Studio A
Adaptive Dance (Sat)
Emily Norris
For children with sensory processing disorders, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy and other neurological deficits. Instructor holds certification through Rhythm Works and is a licensed physical therapist assistant and certified Neuro-Developmental Techniques Therapist (NDT) as well as a Certified Brain Injury Specialist.
Saturday
9:15 AM to 10:00 AM
Studio B
Creative Movement-Ballet (Sat)
Emily Norris
This class is structured to introduce basic exercise and movements of dance. For children ages 3-4.
Saturday
9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Studio B
Ages 5-6 Ballet/Tap (Sat)
Emily Norris
This class teaches basic ballet positions and postures as well as basic musical timing through beginner tap movements. This class is a great way for the young dancer to try different forms of dance while gaining solid foundation in ballet and musicality.
Saturday
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Studio A
Ballet Level 1 (Sat)
Claire Liskiewicz
Continues to focus on fundamental techniques, building a strong dance foundation and ballet terminology while introducing anatomical terms. For children around the age 5-9.
Saturday
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Studio A
Lyrical 3 (Sat)
Emily Norris
Lyrical is a combination of ballet, jazz and modern. Students must take at least one ballet class at EMpowered Dance Center to enroll in lyrical. Lyrical 2 is for ages 7 and above with dance experience, Lyrical 3 is for students around 10-14 and Lyrical 4 is for ages 12 and up with instructor approval.
Saturday
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Studio B
Tap 4 (Sat)
Claire Liskiewicz
A form of dance characterized by using the sounds of tap shoes striking the floor as a form of percussion. Emphasizes musicality and rhythm. Tap 2 is for ages 6-10 and Teen Tap is for students around 11 with previous dance experience and Tap 4 is for ages 12 and above with instructor approval.

Saturday
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Studio A
Turns and Leaps (Sat-Non Performing)
Emily Norris
This class is full
This technique class will increase your flexibility, strength, endurance and enhance proper dance technique. Emphasis on the proper building blocks for jumps, leaps and turns. Students must take ballet and jazz/lyrical/modern at EMpowered Dance Center. This is a non-performing class.
Saturday
12:00 PM to 12:30 PM

Summer 2019

Location Name Class Days
Studio A
Session 1: 3/4 Creative Movement-Ballet (Tues)
Emily Norris
This class is structured to introduce basic exercise and movements of dance. For children ages 3-4.
Tuesday
4:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Studio A
Session 2: 3/4 Creative Movement-Ballet (Tues)
Emily Norris
This class is structured to introduce basic exercise and movements of dance. For children ages 3-4.
Tuesday
4:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Studio A
Session 1: Ballet/Tap Ages 5-9 (Tues)
Emily Norris
This class teaches basic ballet positions and postures as well as basic musical timing through beginner tap movements. This class is a great way for the young dancer to try different forms of dance while gaining solid foundation in ballet and musicality.
Tuesday
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Studio B
Session 1: Lyrical-Beg/Inter (9 & Up) (Tues)
Natalie Thomas
Tuesday
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Studio A
Session 2: Ballet/Tap Ages 5-9 (Tues)
Emily Norris
This class teaches basic ballet positions and postures as well as basic musical timing through beginner tap movements. This class is a great way for the young dancer to try different forms of dance while gaining solid foundation in ballet and musicality.
Tuesday
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Studio B
Session 2: Lyrical-Beg/Inter (9 & Up) (Tues)
Natalie Thomas
Tuesday
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Studio A
Session 1: Ballet-Beg/Inter (9 & up) (Tues)
Emily Norris
Tuesday
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Studio B
Session 1: Tap-Inter/Adv (10 & Up) (Tues)
Natalie Thomas
Tuesday
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Studio A
Session 2: Ballet-Beg/Inter (9 & up) (Tues)
Emily Norris
Tuesday
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Studio B
Session 2: Tap-Inter/Adv (10 & Up)(Tues)
Natalie Thomas
Tuesday
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Studio A
Session 1: Ballet-Int/Adv (11 & Up) (Tues)
Emily Norris
Encourage artistic exploration with emphasis on correct body alignment and assessment of self body mechanics to prevent injuries and create a lifelong dance career. Previous experience is necessary. May take en pointe with instructor approval.
Tuesday
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Studio B
Session 1: Tap-Beg/Inter (10 & Up)(Tues)
Natalie Thomas
Tuesday
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Studio A
Session 2: Ballet-Int/Adv(11 & Up) (Tues)
Emily Norris
Encourage artistic exploration with emphasis on correct body alignment and assessment of self body mechanics to prevent injuries and create a lifelong dance career. Previous experience is necessary. Make take en pointe with instructor approval.
Tuesday
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Studio B
Session 2: Tap-Beg/Inter (10 & Up)(Tues)
Natalie Thomas
Tuesday
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Studio A
Session 1: 3/4 Creative Movement-Ballet (Wed)
Emily Norris
Wednesday
4:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Studio A
Session 2: 3/4 Creative Movement-Ballet (Wed)
Emily Norris
Wednesday
4:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Studio A
Session 1: Ballet-Beg/Inter- (9 & Up) (Wed)
Emily Norris
Wednesday
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Studio B
Session 1: Modern-Inter/Adv (12 & up) (Wed)
Caitlin Varipatis
Wednesday
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Studio A
Session 2: Ballet-Beg/Inter- (9 & Up) (Wed)
Emily Norris
Wednesday
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Studio B
Session 2: Modern-Inter/Adv (12 & up) (Wed)
Caitlin Varipatis
Wednesday
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Studio A
Session 1: Lyrical-Int/Adv - (12 & Up) (Wed)
Emily Norris
Wednesday
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Studio B
Session 1: Modern-Beg/Inter (7 & up) (Wed)
Caitlin Varipatis
Wednesday
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Studio A
Session 2: Lyrical-Int/Adv - (12 & Up) (Wed)
Emily Norris
Wednesday
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Studio B
Session 2: Modern-Beg/Inter (7 & up) (Wed)
Caitlin Varipatis
Wednesday
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Studio A
Session 1: Ballet-Inter/Adv (11 & up) (Wed)
Emily Norris
Wednesday
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Studio B
Session 1: Jazz-Beg/Inter (10 & up) (Wed)
Caitlin Varipatis
Wednesday
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Studio A
Session 2: Ballet-Inter/Adv (11 & up) (Wed)
Emily Norris
Wednesday
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Studio B
Session 2: Jazz-Beg/Inter (10 & up) (Wed)
Caitlin Varipatis
Wednesday
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Studio A
Session 1: 3/4 Creative Movement Ballet (Thurs)
Emily Norris
This class is structured to introduce basic exercise and movements of dance. For children ages 3-4.
Thursday
4:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Studio A
Session 2: 3/4 Creative Movement Ballet (Thurs)
Emily Norris
This class is structured to introduce basic exercise and movements of dance. For children ages 3-4.
Thursday
4:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Studio B
Session 1: Ballet/Jazz (ages 5-9) (Thurs)
Caitlin Varipatis
Thursday
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Studio A
Session 1: Jazz-Inter/Adv (11 & up) (Thurs)
Emily Norris
Thursday
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Studio B
Session 2: Ballet/Jazz (ages 5-9) (Thurs)
Caitlin Varipatis
Thursday
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Studio A
Session 2: Jazz-Inter/Adv (11 & up) (Thurs)
Emily Norris
Thursday
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Studio A
Session 1: Ballet-Int/Adv (11 & Up) (Thurs)
Emily Norris
Thursday
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Studio B
Session 1: Ballet/Jazz (Ages 10 & up) (Thurs)
Caitlin Varipatis
Thursday
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Studio A
Session 2: Ballet-Int/Adv (11 & Up) (Thurs)
Emily Norris
Thursday
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Studio B
Session 2: Ballet/Jazz (Ages 10 & up) (Thurs)
Caitlin Varipatis
Thursday
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM