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: Musical Theatre (ages 9 and 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: Musical Theatre (ages 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 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

2019-20 Season

Location Name Class Days
Studio A
Ballet Level 2/3 (Mon)
Emily Norris
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.
Monday
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Studio A
Modern 5 (Mon)
Caitlin Varipatis
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. Students with previous modern experience or a strong ballet background and with instructor approval.
Monday
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Studio A
Ballet Level 5/6 and Pointe (Mon)
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.
Monday
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Studio B
Modern 2/3 (Mon)
Caitlin Varipatis
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
6:00 PM to 7:00 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
7:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Studio A
Lyrical 5 (Mon)
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 and Lyrical 5 is for ages 12 and up with instructor approval.
Monday
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Studio B
Modern 4 (Mon)
Caitlin Varipatis
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
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Studio A
Creative Movement 2 (Tues)
Emily Norris
This class is structured to introduce basic exercise and movements of dance. For children ages 3-4 able to sustain 45 mins of structured movement in class but not yet prepared for level ballet.
Tuesday
4:30 PM to 5:15 PM
Studio B
Tap 1 and 2 (Tues)
Beth Dixon
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 1/2 is for ages 6-10 and Tap 3/4 is for students around 10 with previous dance experience and Tap 5 is for ages 12 and above with instructor approval.
Tuesday
4:30 PM to 5:15 PM
Studio A
Ballet Level 4 (Tues)
Emily Norris
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
5:15 PM to 6:45 PM
Studio B
Tap 5 (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 1/2 is for ages 6-10 and Tap 3/4 is for students around 11 with previous dance experience and Tap 5 is for ages 12 and above with instructor approval.
Tuesday
5:15 PM to 6:15 PM
Studio A
Jazz 5 (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 and Jazz 5 must have previous jazz experience and with instructor approval.
Tuesday
6:15 PM to 7:15 PM
Studio A
Pointe Level 1/Pre-Pointe (Tues)
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 3 ballet classes at EMpowered Dance Center.
Tuesday
6:45 PM to 7:15 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
7:15 PM to 8:15 PM
Studio B
Tap 3 and 4 (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 1/2 is for ages 6-10 and Tap 3/4 is for students around 11 with previous dance experience and Tap 5 is for ages 12 and above with instructor approval.
Tuesday
7:15 PM to 8:15 PM
Studio A
Creative Movement (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
Ballet Level 1 (Wed)
Caitlin Varipatis
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 2 (Wed)
Emily Norris
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 4/5/6 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 and 2 (Wed)
Caitlin Varipatis
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 10 and up Ballet/Modern (Wed)
Caitlin Varipatis
Wednesday
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Studio B
Ages 5-6 Ballet/Tap (Thur)
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.
Thursday
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Studio A
Ballet Level 3 (Thurs)
Emily Norris
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
Ballet Level 4/5/6 with Pointe (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 3 (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 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
7:30 PM to 8:15 PM
Studio A
Pilates (Thur)
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.
Thursday
7:30 PM to 8:15 PM
Studio A
Ages 5-7 Ballet/Jazz (Fri)
Emily Norris
This class teaches basic ballet positions and postures as well as basic musical timing through beginner jazz 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
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Studio A
Lyrical 4 (Fri)
Cyntria Vinson
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.
Friday
5:00 PM to 6:00 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
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Studio B
Lyrical 1 and 2 (Fri)
Cyntria Vinson
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 and Lyrical 5 is for ages 12 and up with instructor approval.
Friday
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Studio B
Ages 10 and up Ballet/Jazz (Fri)
Cyntria Vinson
Friday
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Studio A
Jazz 4 (Fri)
Emily Norris
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.
Friday
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Studio B
Creative Movement (Sat)
Emily Norris
This class is structured to introduce basic exercise and movements of dance. For children ages 3-4.
Saturday
9:00 AM to 9:30 AM
Studio A
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
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Studio B
Modern 1 and 2 (Sat)
Leah Warminski
Saturday
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Studio A
Ballet Level 1 (Sat)
Leah Warminski
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
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Studio A
Musical Theatre (Sat)
Emily Norris
This class will include acting skills such as improvisational activities, monologue delivery and pantomime along with dancing to the most popular Broadway hits. Students will gain confidence to audition for local theatre productions.
Saturday
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Studio B
Ages 10 and Up Jazz/Tap (Sat)
Leah Warminski
Tap is a form of dance characterized by using the sounds of tap shoes striking the floor as a form of percussion. Emphasizes musicality and rhythm. Jazz is characterized by Isolations, high energy, low center of gravity and syncopated rhythm are all emphasized in this class. Choreographed to popular music. This class is a perfect addition for actors/actresses interested in adding dancing parts to their skill set or students interested in learning different genres of dance.

Saturday
11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Studio A
Power Ballet (Sat) (Non performing)
Emily Norris
An abbreviated, cardio-ballet class designed for warm-up and strength training. Must take an additional 2 ballet classes at EMpowered.
Saturday
11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Studio B
Jazz 3 (Sat)
Leah Warminski
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 9 and above. Jazz 4 and Jazz 5 must have previous jazz experience and with instructor approval.
Saturday
12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Studio A
Turns, Leaps and Stretch (Sat) (Non Performing)
Emily Norris
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
12:30 PM to 1:15 PM
Tap shoe rental
Emily Norris
Add this class to any tap class if your student needs to rent tap shoes. EMpowered will provide the dancer with proper fitting shoes all year long. As your dancer grows, we will refit and provide new rental shoes. Shoes are kept at EMpowered. The fee for tap shoe rental is $5.00 per monthly installment.
Sunday
3:00 PM to 3:50 PM