2022-2023 Season

Name
Days
Location
Level 1 Ballet & Tap
Ballet & Tap Combo Class: 55 minute class combining ballet, tap and creative movement for an unforgettable dance experience. Students will learn to shuffle and plié, among other dance skills. Other areas of focus are making friends, learning how to participate in a class, follow instructions, use imagination and dance along to their favorite songs.
Monday
4:15 PM to 5:10 PM
Small Room
Lawton
Level 3 Ballet & Jazz
Ballet & Jazz Combo class: 55 minute class of Ballet & Jazz. The jazz portion includes an introduction to proper warm-ups and stretches for the body combined with across-the-floor progressions and mini combinations. The Ballet portion of class includes ballet barre and learning more challenging steps as well as a focus on ballet terminology.
Monday
4:15 PM to 5:10 PM
Large Room
Lawton
Level 1 Hip Hop & Acro Monday
Bitty Bop: 55 minute class of Hip Hop and creative movement. is a high-energy class that infuses the latest styles of street dancing. Other areas of focus are making friends, learning how to participate in a class, follow instructions, use imagination and dance along to their favorite songs.
This class focuses on basic tumbling and dance skills to develop strength, coordination, timing, and flexibility. Beginning acro technique and basic vocabulary are introduced.
Monday
5:15 PM to 6:10 PM
Small Room
Lawton
Level 4 Tap & Jazz
Level 4 Tap & Jazz:​ Tap classes are designed to develop rhythm, style and sound. Students will learn a variety of Tap styles from Broadway to Rhythm Tap. Exercises will focus on building flexibility of the knees and ankles, coordination, and speed of movement. Jazz class will focus on learning proper dance technique such as isolations of the body, improving performance quality and developing complex rhythms and patterns.
Monday
5:15 PM to 6:10 PM
Large Room
Lawton
Level 5 Tap & Jazz
Tapping instills the use of rhythm and counting and encourages dance style and how to differentiate sounds. Students gain experience in a variety of tap styles from Broadway to Rhythm Tap. Younger students will learn to count musical phrases as well as gain an understanding of the importance of keeping together as a class. As the dancer progresses, challenging combinations for tap dancers further improve coordination, foot and ankle flexibility, and speed. Tap also enhances the dancer's performance, poise, and personality.
Jazz dance develops isolation movements of specific body parts while incorporating different qualities of movement into choreographed sequences. Jazz class will focus on learning proper dance technique such as isolations of the body, improving performance quality and developing complex rhythms and patterns. Students will be exposed to various styles of Jazz such to help develop a well rounded dancer. Class curriculum is based on Ballet technique layered with traditional Jazz movement and includes a proper warm-up, across-the-floor progressions, and combinations. As a dance form, Jazz has an exciting, vibrant, and dynamic quality that makes it popular among all students. Jazz dance is used for entertainment in theater, movies and the popular music videos. Jazz is also important for students interested in musical theater.
Monday
6:15 PM to 7:10 PM
Large Room
Lawton
Level 6 Hip Hop
Hip Hop Dance is an exciting style of movement characterized by bounces and rocks executed to Hip Hop music. It has deep historical and social roots in African American culture, having emerged in Black communities living in 1970s New York. Hip Hop includes using syncopated beats and rhythm to create high impact and high energy dance. Hip Hop dance combines athleticism, originality, and attitude.
Monday
6:15 PM to 7:10 PM
Small Room
Lawton
Level 6/7 Jazz
Jazz dance develops isolation movements of specific body parts while incorporating different qualities of movement into choreographed sequences. Jazz class will focus on learning proper dance technique such as isolations of the body, improving performance quality and developing complex rhythms and patterns. Students will be exposed to various styles of Jazz such to help develop a well rounded dancer. Class curriculum is based on Ballet technique layered with traditional Jazz movement and includes a proper warm-up, across-the-floor progressions, and combinations. As a dance form, Jazz has an exciting, vibrant, and dynamic quality that makes it popular among all students. Jazz dance is used for entertainment in theater, movies and the popular music videos. Jazz is also important for students interested in musical theater.
Monday
7:15 PM to 8:10 PM
Large Room
Lawton
Level 6/7 Contemporary
Contemporary dance is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz, lyrical and ballet. Contemporary dance stresses versatility and improvisation, unlike the strict, structured nature of ballet. Contemporary dancers strive to connect the mind and the body through fluid dance movements. Contemporary dancers focus on floorwork, using gravity to pull them down to the floor. This dance genre is often done in bare feet. Contemporary dance can be performed to many different styles of music.
Monday
8:15 PM to 9:10 PM
Large Room
Lawton
Level 2 Ballet & Jazz
Ballet & Jazz Combo Class: 55 minute class of Ballet & Jazz. Dancers will enjoy an interactive class that builds on basic movements in Ballet and Jazz. The Jazz class includes an introduction to proper warm-ups and stretches for the body combined with across-the-floor progressions and mini combinations. The Ballet portion of class includes an introduction to the ballet barre and learning more challenging steps.
Tuesday
4:15 PM to 5:10 PM
Large Room
Lawton
Level 1 Ballet & Tap
Ballet & Tap Combo Class: 55 minute class combining ballet, tap and creative movement for an unforgettable dance experience. Students will learn to shuffle and plié, among other dance skills. Other areas of focus are making friends, learning how to participate in a class, follow instructions, use imagination and dance along to their favorite songs.
Tuesday
5:15 PM to 6:10 PM
Small Room
Lawton
Level 3 Ballet & Jazz
Ballet & Jazz Combo class: 55 minute class of Ballet & Jazz. The jazz portion includes an introduction to proper warm-ups and stretches for the body combined with across-the-floor progressions and mini combinations. The Ballet portion of class includes ballet barre and learning more challenging steps as well as a focus on ballet terminology.
Tuesday
5:15 PM to 6:10 PM
Large Room
Lawton
Level 2 Tap Hip Hop
55 minute class of Tap & Jazz. The Tap portion of the class will concentrate on building confidence through mastering patterns and steps. Hip Hop is a high-energy class that infuses the latest styles of street dancing.
Tuesday
6:15 PM to 7:10 PM
Small Room
Lawton
Level 3 Tap & Hip Hop
Tap & Hip Hop Combo class: 55 minute class of Tap & Hip Hop. Tap classes are designed to develop rhythm, style and sound. Students will learn a variety of Tap styles from Broadway to Rhythm Tap. Hip Hop is a high-energy class that infuses the latest styles of street dancing, breaking, popping, and locking. Classes will encourage students to step outside of the box by bringing their own individual style and personality to the movements.
Tuesday
6:15 PM to 7:10 PM
Small Room
Lawton
Level 6/7 Flat Ballet
Ballet technique taught at Sherri's Dance Center is a combination of Italian Cecchetti and Russian Vaganova technique. Emphasis on understanding correct body placement, proper use of turn out, coordination of the upper body (epaulement), and the use of arms (port de bras). Class begins with work at the barre to build strength and coordination, followed by center exercises, culminating in a grand allegro combinations or variations. Clear explanations of exercises and theory help students use the ballet vocabulary in a simple, practical way that leads to increased technical understanding, healthy physical development, and lifelong enjoyment.

Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT) is now being incorporated in ballet classes. PBT is an innovative body-conditioning and strengthening program that has been designed to enhance students' technique by focusing on training the muscle memory required in each exercise in all forms of dance. It is a unique training system using ballet-technique specific exercises to train skill acquisition in a graded and progressive manner from junior through to advanced levels.

Students with strong ballet technique, sufficient core and ankle strength, and a teacher's recommendation go on to study 'en pointe'. ​We do not encourage pointe work until the student has accomplished an advanced technical level. Proper development and physical maturity of the student will determine the ability for pointe shoes.
​Class placement is determined by the instructor.
Tuesday
7:15 PM to 8:10 PM
Large Room
Lawton
Level 6/7 Tap
Tapping instills the use of rhythm and counting and encourages dance style and how to differentiate sounds. Students gain experience in a variety of tap styles from Broadway to Rhythm Tap. Younger students will learn to count musical phrases as well as gain an understanding of the importance of keeping together as a class. As the dancer progresses, challenging combinations for tap dancers further improve coordination, foot and ankle flexibility, and speed. Tap also enhances the dancer's performance, poise, and personality.
Tuesday
8:15 PM to 9:10 PM
Large Room
Lawton
Level 3 Tap & Hip Hop
Tap & Hip Hop Combo class: 55 minute class of Tap & Hip Hop. Tap classes are designed to develop rhythm, style and sound. Students will learn a variety of Tap styles from Broadway to Rhythm Tap. Hip Hop is a high-energy class that infuses the latest styles of street dancing, breaking, popping, and locking. Classes will encourage students to step outside of the box by bringing their own individual style and personality to the movements.
Wednesday
4:15 PM to 5:10 PM
Small Room
Lawton
Level 4 Acro
This class focuses on basic tumbling and dance skills to develop strength, coordination, timing, and flexibility. Beginning acro technique and basic vocabulary are introduced. Students will work on a variety of skills such as handstands, cartwheels, walkovers, and beginning back handsprings & aerials.
Wednesday
4:15 PM to 5:10 PM
Large Room
Lawton
Level 2 Ballet & Jazz
Ballet & Jazz Combo Class: 55 minute class of Ballet & Jazz. Dancers will enjoy an interactive class that builds on basic movements in Ballet and Jazz. The Jazz class includes an introduction to proper warm-ups and stretches for the body combined with across-the-floor progressions and mini combinations. The Ballet portion of class includes an introduction to the ballet barre and learning more challenging steps.
Wednesday
5:15 PM to 6:10 PM
Small Room
Lawton
Level 3 Acro
This class focuses on basic tumbling and dance skills to develop strength, coordination, timing, and flexibility. Beginning acro technique and basic vocabulary are introduced. Students will work on a variety of skills such as handstands, cartwheels, walkovers, and beginning back handsprings & aerials.
Wednesday
5:15 PM to 6:10 PM
Large Room
Lawton
Level 3/4/5/6 Musical Theater
Musical Theater will focus on learning proper technique while exploring the various dance styles used in Broadway shows. Emphasis will also be placed on learning performance skills such as connecting with the audience and telling a story through dance and facial expressions.
Wednesday
6:15 PM to 7:10 PM
Small Room
Lawton
Level 5/6/7 Acro
Acro is a style of dance that focuses on tricks and gymnastic movement popular in dance today. Acro dance will provide more depth and variety of tricks for dancers by focusing on strength and flexibility in a safe environment. Students will work on a variety of skills such as handstands, cartwheels, walkovers, handsprings and aeriels. This class will not perform at recital, and is a skills only class.
Wednesday
6:15 PM to 7:10 PM
Large Room
Lawton
Level 5/6/7 Pom
Pom is a type of dance that incorporates typical cheerleading movements with jazz technique. Dancers will work on balance, precision, team synchronization, strength, and flexibility. Because pom combines so many styles of cheer and dance, students will become skilled in body placement, isolations, contractions, leaps, turns and dance combinations.
Wednesday
7:15 PM to 8:10 PM
Large Room
Lawton
Level 1 Ballet & Tap
Ballet & Tap Combo Class: 55 minute class combining ballet, tap and creative movement for an unforgettable dance experience. Students will learn to shuffle and plié, among other dance skills. Other areas of focus are making friends, learning how to participate in a class, follow instructions, use imagination and dance along to their favorite songs.
Thursday
4:15 PM to 5:10 PM
Small Room
Lawton
Level 2 Tap & Hip Hop
Tap & Hip Hop Combo Class: 55 minute class of Tap & Jazz. The Tap portion of the class will concentrate on building confidence through mastering patterns and steps. Hip Hop is a high-energy class that infuses the latest styles of street dancing.
Thursday
4:15 PM to 5:10 PM
Large Room
Lawton
Level 2 Acro
This class focuses on basic tumbling and dance skills to develop strength, coordination, timing, and flexibility. Beginning acro technique and basic vocabulary are introduced. This class will not perform, and is a skills only class.
Thursday
5:15 PM to 6:10 PM
Large Room
Lawton
Level 4 Ballet & Contemporary
Level 4 Tap & Jazz:​ Tap classes are designed to develop rhythm, style and sound. Students will learn a variety of Tap styles from Broadway to Rhythm Tap. Exercises will focus on building flexibility of the knees and ankles, coordination, and speed of movement. Jazz class will focus on learning proper dance technique such as isolations of the body, improving performance quality and developing complex rhythms and patterns.
Thursday
5:15 PM to 6:10 PM
Large Room
Lawton
Level 4 Hip Hop
Hip Hop is a high-energy class that infuses the latest styles of street dancing, breaking, popping, and locking. Classes will encourage students to step outside of the box by bringing their own individual style and personality to the movements. Hip Hop dance requires students to have strength & stamina. Therefore, class includes upper and lower body conditioning as well as rigorous warm up to help students prepare for more intense movement.
Thursday
6:15 PM to 7:10 PM
Small Room
Lawton
Level 5 Pointe/pre pointe & Contemporary
Level 5 Ballet & Contemporary: One hour class where students will focus on building the strength, flexibility and control needed to execute Ballet & Contemporary technique. Each class will emphasize barre exercises, center floor work, and across-the-floor combinations. The dancer is taught to interpret his or her movement with feeling, emotion, and style.
Thursday
6:15 PM to 7:10 PM
Large Room
Lawton
Level 5 Hip Hop
Hip Hop is a high-energy class that infuses the latest styles of street dancing, breaking, popping, and locking. Classes will encourage students to step outside of the box by bringing their own individual style and personality to the movements. Hip Hop dance requires students to have strength & stamina. Therefore, class includes upper and lower body conditioning as well as rigorous warm up to help students prepare for more intense movement.
Thursday
7:15 PM to 8:10 PM
Small Room
Lawton
Level 6/7 Pointe
Ballet technique taught at Sherri's Dance Center is a combination of Italian Cecchetti and Russian Vaganova technique. Emphasis on understanding correct body placement, proper use of turn out, coordination of the upper body (epaulement), and the use of arms (port de bras). Class begins with work at the barre to build strength and coordination, followed by center exercises, culminating in a grand allegro combinations or variations. Clear explanations of exercises and theory help students use the ballet vocabulary in a simple, practical way that leads to increased technical understanding, healthy physical development, and lifelong enjoyment.

Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT) is now being incorporated in ballet classes. PBT is an innovative body-conditioning and strengthening program that has been designed to enhance students' technique by focusing on training the muscle memory required in each exercise in all forms of dance. It is a unique training system using ballet-technique specific exercises to train skill acquisition in a graded and progressive manner from junior through to advanced levels.

Students with strong ballet technique, sufficient core and ankle strength, and a teacher's recommendation go on to study 'en pointe'. ​We do not encourage pointe work until the student has accomplished an advanced technical level. Proper development and physical maturity of the student will determine the ability for pointe shoes.
​Class placement is determined by the instructor.
Thursday
7:15 PM to 8:10 PM
Large Room
Lawton
Level 7 Hip Hop
Hip Hop Dance is an exciting style of movement characterized by bounces and rocks executed to Hip Hop music. It has deep historical and social roots in African American culture, having emerged in Black communities living in 1970s New York. Hip Hop includes using syncopated beats and rhythm to create high impact and high energy dance. Hip Hop dance combines athleticism, originality, and attitude.
Thursday
8:15 PM to 9:10 PM
Large Room
Lawton


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