Summer Season 2024

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Pre Teen: Be a S.T.A.R. Program/ Special Needs
*SPECIAL NEEDS PROGRAM*

Does your child love to dance, but requires a specialized style of teaching? This program provides classes specifically tailored for students ages 8 and up that will allow students to gain balance between the two halves of the body, express emotion, and gain muscle control, all while having a fun and making some new friends.

This program is for our special needs students who may require a little different style of class.
S.T.A.R. stands for sensory, therapeutic recreation, acrobatics, rhythm. We work on communication, waiting, conditioning, strengthening, socializing, action songs, imitation, following instructions, and learning the intro to basic dance/acro skills. We provide dance buddy helpers that are neurotypical students for our friends to follow!

Work with the owner/artistic director who has a degree in occupational therapy and is a licensed COTA specializing in children with autism, but experienced in a variety of diagnoses along with three other previously trained and certified behavior therapists!!

This is a great way to get involved in an extracurricular activity while improving motor skills, confidence, and socialization. Dance can also be a unique and effective way to reach students with special needs because it is nonverbal. Through simple patterns, sequencing, and repetition, students will learn the basics of movement, rhythm, and different genres of dance. Some creative movement and yoga are incorporated into class, too.

Please wear moveable activewear and barefoot.
Tuesday
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Studio Gold
Market Street
Beginner Tap
This is a tap class for school aged children at a beginner level. The fundamentals of tap dancing are introduced, stressing rhythm and the production of clear tap sounds. Emphasis on clear tap sounds, rhythm, and showmanship.

TAP SHOE REQUIRED. Please make a shoe fitting appt in the office week one of classes and pay at the time of your appt.
You can wear any style or color of tap shoes for classes if you already have some, but you will need the same style shoe that the entire group wears for recital purchased through the office.
Tuesday
5:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Studio Gold
Market Street
Itty Bitty Stars Twirls, Taps, & Rolls
* This is an independently taken class. *
If your child is unable to participate on their own, please see our " Move with Me " class!

Intro to acrobatics- Children will begin learning the underlying skills for tumbling and building strength. They will learn basic strength building, balance, gross motor, coordination, and visual motor. We will learn action songs, start front/ back rolls, bridges, cartwheels, hand/headstands. They will learn waiting in line, waiting your turn, and rhythm through different instruments and equipment. RSDA uses basic fundamentals from several different children's curriculums and combines them to come up with our own lesson plans.

Intro to Dance- Explore the genres of ballet, tap, and acro. Enjoy movement, music, and fun while learning the elements of dance. Explore the ways in which we move in a creative learning environment. RSDA uses basic fundamentals from several different children's curriculums and combines them to come up with our own lesson plans.

***Tap and Ballet shoes required if continuing into the fall, barefoot for summer are permitted ***

Everyone should be ready to move in comfortable, tight fitting active or dance wear with proper shoes. Shoes can be ordered through the studio. Please see the office week one to schedule your shoe fitting and pay at the time of your appt. Beginner Ballet and Beginner Tap shoes needed for dance, bare feet for acro. If you already have your own, you can wear any style or color for class, but if you are in the show they will be required to have the same shoe purchased in the office.
Tuesday
5:00 PM to 5:45 PM
Studio Silver
Market Street
Fundamentals of Hip Hop-Junior
Hip hop is a high-energy class that infuses the latest styles and trends. 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 the strength and stamina to successfully perform moves. Therefore class includes upper and lower body conditioning as well as a rigorous warm-up to help prepare students for more intense movements. This class starts with warm-up, stretch and isolation then progress into stationary combinations, and movements down the floor.

Students can wear something you can move in, no dress code.
HIP HOP SHOES REQUIRED.
Please come prepared with the proper shoe. You can wear a basic street shoe sneaker, high tops, or specific hip hop shoes-providing they are new and for INDOOR USE ONLY. Outside shoes are not permitted in the studio rooms. Anyone performing in the show will be required to order the same shoe at the time so they are all uniform on stage.

Barefoot dancers are not accepted, this will limit their learning.
Tuesday
5:30 PM to 6:15 PM
Studio Gold
Market Street
Twinkling Star Acro
* This is an independently taken class, parents will not be permitted in classrooms with students. You can view on our monitors in the waiting area. *

Intro to acrobatics. Children will begin building up the skills needed for tumbling. They will learn more in depth strength building, balance, gross motor, coordination, and visual motor. We will continue using action songs, master front/ back rolls, bridges, cartwheels, hand/headstands, start introducing straddle rolls, kick overs, and front limbers. They will practice waiting in line, waiting your turn, and rhythm through different instruments and equipment. RSDA uses basic fundamentals from several different children's curriculums and combines them to come up with our own lesson plans.

Dress code- unitard, leotard, leggings, biker shorts, tight fitting tank tops. You do not want loose fitting clothing. Dancers will be barefoot for this class. Hair pulled back and secured tightly out of face.
Tuesday
5:45 PM to 6:15 PM
Studio Silver
Market Street
Shining Star Acro
Tumbling/Acro for school-aged children

This class combines skills of both dance and gymnastics. In Beginning Acro, students work on floor skills while learning stretching and conditioning techniques to build strength. The class will focus on fundamental acrobatic technique, teaching skills such as carthweels/round offs, back bends, come ups, front/back kick overs, chin stands, hand balancing, and other control tricks. Children will learn basic strength building, balance, gross motor, coordination, and visual motor. RSDA uses basic fundamentals from several different children's curriculums and combines them to come up with our own lesson plans.

Be ready to move in tight fitting active/dancewear, no skirts, no dresses, no loose clothing, and bare feet!
HAIR MUST BE PULLED UP AND TIGHTLY SECURED OUT OF FACE.
Tuesday
6:15 PM to 7:00 PM
Studio Black
Market Street
Twinkling Stars Tap& Ballet Combo
This is an independently taken class. If your chid is unable to participate on their own, please see our "Move with Me" classes!

Intro to Dance- Explore the genres of tap and ballet. Enjoy movement, music, and fun while learning the elements of dance. Explore the ways in which we move in a creative learning environment. RSDA uses basic fundamentals from several different children's curriculums and combines them to come up with our own lesson plans.

Everyone should be ready to move in comfortable, tight fitting active or dance wear with proper shoes for dance- Beginner Ballet and tap shoes required. Shoes should be purchased in studio. Sign up for a shoe fitting in our office the first week of classes. If they already have shoes, they are welcome to wear them. However, if they are performing in the showcase, they will need the same shoe as everyone else.
Tuesday
6:15 PM to 6:45 PM
Studio Silver
Market Street
Stretch/Conditioning-Building Blocks of Dance
This class is for the disciplined and motivated dancer looking to enhance their technical skills.

Building Blocks of Dance is inspired by the program created by Richard Elszy. This class will follow exercises and concepts from the BBD program and consists of tips, teaching strategies, and games that make complex concepts about technique, posture, and foundational skills relatable for young dancers.
Focus on ALIGNMENT, CONDITIONING, STRENGTH, FLEXIBILITY, FOCUS, AND ENERGY

Requirement- 2 yoga blocks and KNK Miami Stretch Loop Bands

Recommendation- Pair this class with the level of ballet or technique class your child is at for best results.
Wednesday
4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Studio Black
Market Street
Twinkling Star Acro
* This is an independently taken class, parents will not be permitted in classrooms with students. You can view on our monitors in the waiting area. *

Intro to acrobatics. Children will begin building up the skills needed for tumbling. They will learn more in depth strength building, balance, gross motor, coordination, and visual motor. We will continue using action songs, master front/ back rolls, bridges, cartwheels, hand/headstands, start introducing straddle rolls, kick overs, and front limbers. They will practice waiting in line, waiting your turn, and rhythm through different instruments and equipment. RSDA uses basic fundamentals from several different children's curriculums and combines them to come up with our own lesson plans.

Dress code- unitard, leotard, leggings, biker shorts, tight fitting tank tops. You do not want loose fitting clothing. Dancers will be barefoot for this class. Hair pulled back and secured tightly out of face.
Wednesday
4:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Studio Silver
Market Street
Fundamentals of Hip Hop- Mini
Beginner Level Hip Hop.
Hip hop is a high-energy class that infuses the latest styles and trends. Classes will encourage students to step outside of the box by bringing their own individual style and personality to the movements. This class starts with warm-up, stretch, and isolation then will move into stationary movements, tricks, and combos. We will then progress into down the floor traveling moves.

Students can wear something you can move in. Hip hop shoes are required and can be ordered through the studio for fall, some available in office. Any street style sneaker that is for INDOOR USE ONLY can be worn for summer. No outside street shoes can be worn on our dance floors.

Barefoot dancers will NOT be accepted, as this will limit their learning. Movements and tricks require the use of a shoe.
Wednesday
5:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Studio Silver
Market Street
Level 1-3 Ballet
This class is for the more serious ballerina. This is a structured class following ballet curriculum with barre work, centre floor work, and down the floor combinations. There are strict dress code requirements, testing, and evaluations. Students should have at least (1) year experience with ballet, know your basic ballet positions and terms. They will gain a deeper understanding of ballet technique and ballet posture in this class. Improved coordination of the body and teamwork will be cultivated as students learn a variety of dance steps and challenging dance patterns.

*All students are evaluated at the end of each season. Parents will be notified if they should move to the next level for the following year.*

Dress code- hair in a bun (bun kits are sold in the office), any color leotard (limited supply sold in the office), pink tights (sold in the office), pink ballet shoes (sold in the office).
Please see the office week (1) to schedule a shoe fitting and bring the payment to your appt.
Wednesday
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Studio Black
Market Street
Shining Star Acro - Beginner
Tumbling/Acro for school-aged children- strictly a fundamental and skill based class. This will not be a class that performs in the showcase.

This class combines skills of both dance and gymnastics. In Beginning Acro, students work on floor skills while learning stretching and conditioning techniques to build strength. The class will focus on fundamental acrobatic technique, teaching skills such as carthweels/round offs, back bends, come ups, front/back kick overs, chin stands, hand balancing, and other control tricks. Children will learn basic strength building, balance, gross motor, coordination, and visual motor. RSDA uses basic fundamentals from several different children's curriculums and combines them to come up with our own lesson plans.

Be ready to move in tight fitting active/dancewear, no skirts, no dresses, no loose clothing, and bare feet!
HAIR MUST BE PULLED UP AND TIGHTLY SECURED OUT OF FACE.
Wednesday
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Studio Gold
Market Street
Intermediate/Advanced Acro
Intermediate/Advanced Level Recreational Students
This class will not perform in the recital showcase.

PRE-REQ'S REQUIRED:

Students enrolled in this class must be able to independently execute Beginner Acro skills, in addition to perfecting back bend kick overs, front limbers, hand stands, front rolls, cartwheels, round offs. This class focuses on increased strength, power, control and proper skill execution. Skills include front and back walk overs, back hand springs, front hand springs, variations of basic acro tricks, control tricks such as elbow stands, chin stands, and chest rolls.

Please wear moveable active or dancewear with bare feet.

Recommended Equipment to enhance skills- two yoga blocks, and KNK Miami Stretch bands
Wednesday
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Studio Black
Market Street
Pre-Technique Ballet
The Pre-Technique Program fosters our earliest disciplined and motivated dancers to prepare the student for the details and skills that are required in our more structured company programs (performance or competition company). If your child has expressed interest in becoming more serious and involved in the future, this is the perfect class to get them started. Research shows that children who begin training with informed creative movement classes are more successful when placed in a traditional technique class.

These students will learn their basic ballet positions and terminology, beginner dance vocabulary and how to execute each step properly, introductory steps to leaps and turns, learn body awareness, movement, explore the elements of dance; Body, Space, Force, and Time, through exercises that are movement focused rather than play focused.

Requirement- pink ballet shoes- female, and black ballet shoes- male. (please see the office week (1) to set up a shoe fitting and bring your payment to your appt time), hair pulled back and secured tightly out of face- bun is recommended (bun kits sold in the office), and form fitting clothing such as leotards, unitards, leggings, and camisole tank tops, tight fitting shirts.
Wednesday
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Studio Silver
Market Street
Dance Combo Class for Int/Adv Dancers
This is our choreography technique class for the competition company. You will explore different genres and ways of movement. Modern, Contemporary, Jazz, and enhancing all different styles of learning.
Wednesday
7:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Studio Gold
Market Street