Name
Days
Location
Tap (Age 6-8)
*OPEN ONLY TO CURRENTLY ENROLLED STUDENTS UNTIL MAY 24TH*
Tap is a stylized form of movement that develops coordination, rhythm, and balance and stresses footwork. Students learn vocabulary and concepts applicable to various tap forms and beyond. An understanding of shifting weight and seeing and hearing movement are emphasized. All of this lends itself to going beyond ‘drumming with the feet!’
Thursday
4:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Room 3 Michele's Dance Studio
Kindergarten Ballet/HipHop Room 2
*This class is currently only open to students previously enrolled in the 2021-22 season. New students should feel free to register and you will be placed on a waitlist until our pre-registration period is over on May 2nd.*
This class will consist of 25 minutes of Ballet and 25 minutes of Hip Hop.
While this age is still developing a basic understanding of class procedures and learning the social elements of a group class, the traditions of hard work and proper technique are emphasized, and this course provides a foundation for many other movement avenues such as jazz, modern, contemporary, lyrical, tap, and more. The Hip Hop is a stylized form of movement that develops coordination, rhythm, and balance and we will use play and exploration to explore the elements of Hip Hop. Students will learn basic steps and learn vocabulary and be introduced to concepts such as "waving" "popping" and "grooving!" An understanding of shifting weight and seeing and hearing movement are emphasized. All of this lends itself to a joyful experience and an appreciation for the culture and traditions of Hip Hop!
Friday
3:30 PM to 4:25 PM
Room 2 Michele's Dance Studio

2022-23

Name
Days
Location
Kindergarten&1st grade Ballet/Hip Hop
This class will consist of 25 minutes of Ballet and 25 minutes of Hip Hop.
Ballet consists of classical training including barre and centre work and is the basis for almost all movement rooted in the west. The traditions of hard work and proper technique are emphasized, and this course provides a foundation for many other movement avenues such as jazz, lyrical, tap, and more. Using current popular music, Hip Hop emphasizes traditional Hip Hop styles, movements, and choreography. We teach b-boy traditions such as pop/lock, up rock, boogie, and six step alongside contemporary styles and tricks like those seen in music videos and on Broadway.

This class will participate in our Spring Dance Concert at the end the year.
Monday
3:40 PM to 4:30 PM
Room 2
Michele's Dance Studio
Ballet/Lyrical (age 7-9)
Ballet consists of classical training including barre and centre work. The traditions of hard work and proper technique are emphasized, and this course provides a foundation for many other movement avenues such as jazz, lyrical, tap, modern, contemporary and more. Lyrical dance expresses the message or mood of the music while fusing the techniques of ballet, jazz, and modern.

This class will participate in our Spring Dance Concert at the end the year.
Monday
3:50 PM to 4:35 PM
Room 3
Michele's Dance Studio
Jazz + Hip Hop (Age 8-10)
Using current popular music, the course emphasizes traditional Hip Hop styles, movements and choreography. We teach b-boy traditions such as pop/lock, up rock, boogie, and six step alongside contemporary styles and tricks like those seen in music videos and on Broadway. Jazz techniques such as pirouettes, battements, and grande jetes will also be introduced in this eclectic class!

This class will participate in our Spring Dance Concert at the end the year.
Monday
4:35 PM to 5:20 PM
Room 3
Michele's Dance Studio
New Kindergarten HipHop Room 2
This class is for students that are in Kindergarten in September.
In Hip Hop we will make fun combinations, recreate elements of the culture like party circles and even "battling," and learn fundamentals of hip hop like waving, locking, footwork, popping and six step. An understanding of shifting weight and seeing and hearing rhythms are emphasized.
This class will participate in our Spring Dance Concert.
Monday
4:35 PM to 5:15 PM
Room 2
Michele's Dance Studio
High School, Open level Hip Hop
Using current popular music, Hip Hop emphasizes traditional Hip Hop styles, movements, and choreography. We teach b-boy traditions such as pop/lock, up rock, boogie, and six step alongside contemporary styles and tricks like those seen in music videos and on Broadway.
This class will participate in our Spring Dance Concert at the end the year.
Monday
5:20 PM to 6:10 PM
Room 3
Michele's Dance Studio
Tap (Age 7-9)
Tap is a stylized form of movement that develops coordination, rhythm, and balance and stresses footwork. Students learn vocabulary and concepts applicable to various tap forms and beyond. An understanding of shifting weight and seeing and hearing movement are emphasized. All of this lends itself to going beyond ‘drumming with the feet!’

This class will participate in our Spring Dance Concert at the end the year.
Monday
5:25 PM to 6:00 PM
Room 2
Michele's Dance Studio
9th&10th Grade Modern
Dealing with broad movement concepts and themes, modern dance allows students to learn by exploring. Modern dance also covers a wide range of ways to move, which are applicable to almost any form of dance a student may study in the future. Modern can include all contemporary styles of dance that express feelings and abstract ideas with unrestricted movements. It can also be the art of inventing and exploring movement itself!

This class will participate in our Spring Dance Concert at the end the year.
Monday
6:10 PM to 7:05 PM
Room 2
Michele's Dance Studio
Sr. Hip Hop
Company classes are by invite only. You must attend a company information meeting to learn about the extra commitment and costs associated. Please note that this class includes a $380 "company fee" that you will see listed as "registration fee." This fee includes your costume, tights, and entry fees for our competitions.

Using current popular music, Sr. Hip Hop emphasizes traditional Hip Hop styles, movements, and choreography. We teach b-boy traditions such as pop/lock, up rock, boogie, and six step alongside contemporary styles and tricks like those seen in music videos and on Broadway.

This class will participate in our Spring Dance Concert at the end the year.
Monday
6:10 PM to 7:05 PM
Room 3
Michele's Dance Studio
Sr. Modern
Dealing with broad movement concepts and themes, modern dance allows students to learn by exploring. Modern dance also covers a wide range of ways to move, which are applicable to almost any form of dance a student may study in the future. Modern can include all contemporary styles of dance that express feelings and abstract ideas with unrestricted movements. It can also be the art of inventing and exploring movement itself!

This class will participate in our Spring Dance Concert at the end the year.
Monday
7:05 PM to 7:55 PM
Room 3
Michele's Dance Studio
Jazz + Hip Hop (Age 8-10)
Using current popular music, the course emphasizes traditional Hip Hop styles, movements and choreography. We teach b-boy traditions such as pop/lock, up rock, boogie, and six step alongside contemporary styles and tricks like those seen in music videos and on Broadway. Jazz techniques such as pirouettes, battements, and grande jetes will also be introduced in this eclectic class!

This class will participate in our Spring Dance Concert at the end the year.
Tuesday
3:50 PM to 4:45 PM
Room 2
Michele's Dance Studio
Hip Hop & Ballet (Age 5-7) Room 1
Using current popular music, the course emphasizes traditional Hip Hop styles, movements and choreography. We teach b-boy traditions such as pop/lock, up rock, boogie, and six step alongside contemporary styles and tricks like those seen in music videos and on Broadway. Jazz techniques such as pirouettes, battements, and grande jetes will also be introduced in this eclectic class!

This class will participate in our Spring Dance Concert at the end the year.
Tuesday
4:45 PM to 5:25 PM
Room 1
Michele's Dance Studio
Tap (Age 8-10)
Tap is a stylized form of movement that develops coordination, rhythm, and balance and stresses footwork. Students learn vocabulary and concepts applicable to various tap forms and beyond. An understanding of shifting weight and seeing and hearing movement are emphasized. All of this lends itself to going beyond ‘drumming with the feet!’

This class will participate in our Spring Dance Concert at the end the year.
Tuesday
4:45 PM to 5:20 PM
Room 2
Michele's Dance Studio
Acro II (10-12 yr olds w experience)
Acro is a style of dance that combines dance technique and acrobatic elements. Students will learn the fundamentals of acrobatic movement as well as develop skills in flexibility, contortion, balance, and tumbling.
Tuesday
5:25 PM to 6:20 PM
Room 3
Michele's Dance Studio
Ballet/Lyrical (3rd&4th Grade)
Ballet consists of classical training including barre and centre work, and is the basis for almost all movement rooted in the west. The traditions of hard work and proper technique are emphasized, and this course provides a foundation for many other movement avenues such as jazz, lyrical, tap, modern, contemporary and more. Lyrical dance expresses the message or mood of the music while fusing the techniques of ballet, jazz, and modern.

This class will participate in our Spring Dance Concert at the end the year.
Tuesday
5:25 PM to 6:05 PM
Room 2
Michele's Dance Studio
Jazz/Funk & Hip Hop (6th Grade)
Jazz is an upbeat and rhythmic style of dance with focuses on elements such as isolations of the body, proper alignment, and developing complex rhythms and patterns. Techniques such as battement, pirouettes and grande jete will be explored. Using current popular music and classic funk, Hip Hop emphasizes traditional Hip Hop styles, movements, and choreography. We teach b-boy traditions such as popping, locking, up rock, top rock, boogie/boogaloo, and six step alongside contemporary styles and tricks like those seen in music videos and on Broadway.

This class will participate in our Spring Dance Concert at the end the year.
Tuesday
6:20 PM to 7:15 PM
Room 2
Michele's Dance Studio
Future Choreographers Workshop
Make your own dances in the Future Choreographers Workshop! Dancers enjoy 12 weeks of classes culminating in the Future Choreographers Showcase on January 29, 2023. The Workshop will explore musicality, movement vocabulary, phrasing, and refining choreography for performance. The Workshop also includes 30 minutes of individual studio time each week for each choreographer, beginning in November, and 3 mentoring sessions with a professional choreographer. Open to MDS students age 9+.
Tuesday
6:50 PM to 7:40 PM
Room 1
Michele's Dance Studio
Alumni Class - Tap with Joanie
Alumni Class - Tap with Joanie
Tues. January 24, 7:15-8:05pm
Experienced tappers age 12 - adult. Alumni, we want to see you there!
Open to the Public | $12
Free to currently enrolled students! Your account will be credited back the registration fee.

This class is part of 40Fest: Celebrating Forty Years of Michele's Dance Studio! Join spirit week by dressing up for Tye Dye Tuesday.
Tuesday
7:15 PM to 8:05 PM
Michele's Dance Studio
HS Tap Company
Company classes are by invite only. You must attend a company information meeting to learn about the extra commitment and costs associated. Please note that this class includes a $380 "company fee" that you will see listed as "registration fee." This fee includes your costume, tights, and entry fees for our competitions.

Tap is a stylized form of movement that develops coordination, rhythm, and balance and stresses footwork. Students learn vocabulary and concepts applicable to various tap forms and beyond. An understanding of shifting weight and seeing and hearing movement are emphasized. All of this lends itself to going beyond ‘drumming with the feet!’

This class will participate in our Spring Dance Concert at the end the year.
Tuesday
7:15 PM to 8:05 PM
Room 2
Michele's Dance Studio
Sr. Lyrical Duet
This class is by invite only for students with more than two years experience at MDS.
Lyrical dance expresses the message or mood of the music while fusing the techniques of ballet, jazz, and modern.
This class will participate in our Spring Dance Concert at the end the year.
Tuesday
7:15 PM to 8:00 PM
Room 1
Michele's Dance Studio
Ballet/Tap (3s&4s) Room 2
This class is for students that are three to four years old in September. This class will consist of 25 minutes of Ballet and 25 minutes of Tap.
While this age is still developing a basic understanding of class procedures and learning the social elements of a group class, the traditions of hard work and proper technique are emphasized, and this course provides a foundation for many other movement avenues such as jazz, modern, contemporary, lyrical, tap, and more. Tap is a stylized form of movement that develops coordination, rhythm, and balance and stresses footwork. Students learn vocabulary and concepts applicable to various tap forms and beyond. An understanding of shifting weight and seeing and hearing movement are emphasized. All of this lends itself to going beyond ‘drumming with the feet!’

This class will participate in our Spring Dance Concert at the end the year.
Wednesday
3:00 PM to 3:50 PM
Room 2
Michele's Dance Studio
Ballet/Lyrical (6th Grade)
Ballet consists of classical training including barre and centre work. The traditions of hard work and proper technique are emphasized, and this course provides a foundation for many other movement avenues such as jazz, lyrical, tap, and more. Lyrical dance expresses the message or mood of the music while fusing the techniques of ballet, jazz, and modern.

This class will participate in our Spring Dance Concert at the end the year.
Wednesday
3:50 PM to 4:35 PM
Room 2
Michele's Dance Studio
Hip Hop & Jazz (1st grade)
Using current popular music, the course emphasizes traditional Hip Hop styles, movements and choreography. We teach b-boy traditions such as pop/lock, up rock, boogie, and six step alongside contemporary styles and tricks like those seen in music videos and on Broadway. Jazz techniques such as pirouettes, battements, and grande jetes will also be introduced in this eclectic class!

Lyrical dance expresses the message or mood of the music while fusing the techniques of ballet, jazz, and modern.
Wednesday
4:00 PM to 4:55 PM
Room 3
Michele's Dance Studio
Tap (6th&7th Grade)
Tap is a stylized form of movement that develops coordination, rhythm, and balance and stresses footwork. Students learn vocabulary and concepts applicable to various tap forms and beyond. An understanding of shifting weight and seeing and hearing movement are emphasized. All of this lends itself to going beyond ‘drumming with the feet!’

This class will participate in our Spring Dance Concert at the end the year.
Wednesday
4:35 PM to 5:25 PM
Room 2
Michele's Dance Studio
Tap (1st grade)
Tap is a stylized form of movement that develops coordination, rhythm, and balance and stresses footwork. Students learn vocabulary and concepts applicable to various tap forms and beyond. An understanding of shifting weight and seeing and hearing movement are emphasized. All of this lends itself to going beyond ‘drumming with the feet!’

This class will participate in our Spring Dance Concert at the end the year.
Wednesday
4:55 PM to 5:30 PM
Room 3
Michele's Dance Studio
Jazz with Funk&Hip Hop (6th Grade)
Jazz is an upbeat and rhythmic style of dance with focuses on elements such as isolations of the body, proper alignment, and developing complex rhythms and patterns. Techniques such as battement, pirouettes and grande jete will be explored. Using current popular music and classic funk, Hip Hop emphasizes traditional Hip Hop styles, movements, and choreography. We teach b-boy traditions such as popping, up rock, top rock, boogie/boogaloo, locking, floor work and six step alongside contemporary styles and tricks like those seen in music videos and on Broadway.

This class will participate in our Spring Dance Concert at the end the year.
Wednesday
5:25 PM to 6:15 PM
Room 2
Michele's Dance Studio
Jazz/Funk/Hip Hop (7th&8th Grade)
Using current popular music, the course emphasizes traditional Hip Hop styles, movements and choreography. We teach b-boy traditions such as pop/lock, up rock, boogie, and six step alongside contemporary styles and tricks like those seen in music videos and on Broadway.
Jazz is an upbeat and rhythmic style of dance with focuses on elements such as isolations of the body, proper alignment, and developing complex rhythms and patterns. Techniques such as battement, pirouettes and grande jete will be explored.

This class will participate in our Spring Dance Concert at the end the year.
Wednesday
5:30 PM to 6:20 PM
Room 3
Michele's Dance Studio
7th&8th Grade Lyrical/Ballet
Lyrical dance expresses the message or mood of the music while fusing the techniques of ballet, jazz, and modern.

Ballet consists of classical training including barre and centre work. The traditions of hard work and proper technique are emphasized, and this course provides a foundation for many other movement avenues such as jazz, lyrical, tap, modern, contemporary and more. 

This class will participate in our Spring Dance Concert at the end the year.
Wednesday
6:20 PM to 7:15 PM
Room 2
Michele's Dance Studio
Adult Yoga
Ross Sandler has completed both the Sivananda Teacher Training Course as well as the Sivananda Advanced Teacher Training Course. He has over twenty years experience teaching Yoga to all ages and abilities.
Wednesday
6:45 PM to 7:45 PM
Room 1
Michele's Dance Studio
Tap (2nd and 3rd grade)
Tap is a stylized form of movement that develops coordination, rhythm, and balance and stresses footwork. Students learn vocabulary and concepts applicable to various tap forms and beyond. An understanding of shifting weight and seeing and hearing movement are emphasized. All of this lends itself to going beyond ‘drumming with the feet!’

This class will participate in our Spring Dance Concert at the end the year.
Thursday
3:55 PM to 4:30 PM
Room 2
Michele's Dance Studio
Jazz + Hip Hop (4th&5th Grade)
Using current popular music, the course emphasizes traditional Hip Hop styles, movements and choreography. We teach b-boy traditions such as pop/lock, up rock, boogie, and six step alongside contemporary styles and tricks like those seen in music videos and on Broadway.
Jazz is an upbeat and rhythmic style of dance with focuses on elements such as isolations of the body, proper alignment, and developing complex rhythms and patterns. Skills like pirouettes, battements and grand jetes are explored.

This class will participate in our Spring Dance Concert at the end the year.
Thursday
4:00 PM to 4:50 PM
Room 3
Michele's Dance Studio
Hip Hop & Jazz (2nd and 3rd grade)
Using current popular music, the course emphasizes traditional Hip Hop styles, movements and choreography. We teach b-boy traditions such as popping, up rock, boogie, locking and floor work and six step alongside contemporary styles and tricks like those seen in music videos and on Broadway. Jazz techniques such as pirouettes, battements, and grande jetes will also be introduced and explored in this eclectic class!

This class will participate in our Spring Dance Concert at the end the year.
Thursday
4:30 PM to 5:15 PM
Room 2
Michele's Dance Studio
Ballet/Lyrical (5th grade)
Ballet consists of classical training including barre and centre work. The traditions of hard work and proper technique are emphasized, and this course provides a foundation for many other movement avenues such as jazz, lyrical, tap, modern, contemporary and more. 
Lyrical dance expresses the message or mood of the music while fusing the techniques of ballet, jazz, and modern.

This class will participate in our Spring Dance Concert at the end the year.
Thursday
4:55 PM to 5:45 PM
Room 3
Michele's Dance Studio
Middle School Hip Hop with Jazz and Funk
Company classes are by invite only. You must attend a company information meeting to learn about the extra commitment and costs associated. Please note that this class includes a $380 "company fee" that you will see listed as "registration fee." This fee includes your costume, tights, and entry fees for our competitions.

Using current popular music, the course emphasizes traditional Hip Hop styles, movements and choreography. We teach b-boy traditions such as pop/lock, up rock, boogie, and six step alongside contemporary styles and tricks like those seen in music videos and on Broadway. Jazz techniques such as pirouettes, battements, and grande jetes will also be introduced in this eclectic class!

This class will participate in our Spring Dance Concert at the end the year.
Thursday
5:15 PM to 6:10 PM
Room 2
Michele's Dance Studio
5th Grade Jazz/Funk/Hip Hop Company
Company classes are by invite only. You must attend a company information meeting to learn about the extra commitment and costs associated. Please note that this class includes a $380 "company fee" that you will see listed as "registration fee." This fee includes your costume, tights, and entry fees for our competitions.

Using current popular music, the course emphasizes traditional Hip Hop styles, movements and choreography. We teach b-boy traditions such as pop/lock, up rock, boogie, and six step alongside contemporary styles and tricks like those seen in music videos and on Broadway. Jazz techniques such as pirouettes, battements, and grande jetes will also be introduced in this eclectic class!

This class will participate in our Spring Dance Concert at the end the year.
Thursday
5:50 PM to 6:45 PM
Room 3
Michele's Dance Studio
Middle School Contemporary/Modern
Company classes are by invite only. You must attend a company information meeting to learn about the extra commitment and costs associated. Please note that this class includes a $380 "company fee" that you will see listed as "registration fee." This fee includes your costume, tights, and entry fees for our competitions.

The Contemporary company will utilize elements of traditional modern dance and combine them with expressive, nontraditional movement to create something uniquely "now."

This class will participate in our Spring Dance Concert at the end the year.
Thursday
6:10 PM to 7:05 PM
Room 2
Michele's Dance Studio
Creative Dance Room 1
An introduction for children age 2½ but not yet 3 years old in September. Creative Dance includes basic dance steps, activities, and role-playing to develop musical awareness, coordination and self-confidence.

This class will participate in our Spring Dance Concert at the end the year.
Friday
12:25 PM to 1:00 PM
Room 1
Michele's Dance Studio
Creative Dance Room 3
An introduction for children for students that are two and a half in but not yet three years old in September.. Creative Dance includes basic dance steps, activities, and role-playing to develop musical awareness, coordination and self-confidence.

This class will participate in our Spring Dance Concert at the end the year.
Friday
12:25 PM to 1:00 PM
Room 3
Michele's Dance Studio
New 2 1/2's Creative Dance Room 2
An introduction for children for students that are two and a half in but not yet three years old in January. Creative Dance includes basic dance steps, activities, and role-playing to develop musical awareness, coordination and self-confidence.
Friday
12:30 PM to 1:00 PM
Room 2
Michele's Dance Studio
Ballet/Tap (3s) Room 3
This class is for students that are three in September. It will consist of 25 minutes of Ballet and 25 minutes of Tap.
While this age is still developing a basic understanding of class procedures and learning the social elements of a group class, the traditions of hard work and proper technique are emphasized, and this course provides a foundation for many other movement avenues such as jazz, modern, contemporary, lyrical, tap, and more. Tap is a stylized form of movement that develops coordination, rhythm, and balance and stresses footwork. Students learn vocabulary and concepts applicable to various tap forms and beyond. An understanding of shifting weight and seeing and hearing movement are emphasized. All of this lends itself to going beyond ‘drumming with the feet!’

This class will participate in our Spring Dance Concert at the end the year.
Friday
1:00 PM to 1:50 PM
Room 3
Michele's Dance Studio
Ballet/Tap (3s) now Room 1
It will consist of 25 minutes of Ballet and 25 minutes of Tap.
Ballet consists of classical training including barre and centre work, and is the basis for almost all movement rooted in the west. The traditions of hard work and proper technique are emphasized, and this course provides a foundation for many other movement avenues such as jazz, modern, contemporary, lyrical, tap, and more. Tap is a stylized form of movement that develops coordination, rhythm, and balance and stresses footwork. Students learn vocabulary and concepts applicable to various tap forms and beyond. An understanding of shifting weight and seeing and hearing movement are emphasized. All of this lends itself to going beyond ‘drumming with the feet!’

This class will participate in our Spring Dance Concert at the end the year.
Friday
1:05 PM to 1:55 PM
Room 1
Michele's Dance Studio
Ballet/Tap (3s) now Room 2
This class will consist of 25 minutes of Ballet and 25 minutes of Tap.
Ballet consists of classical training including barre and centre work, and is the basis for almost all movement rooted in the west. The traditions of hard work and proper technique are emphasized, and this course provides a foundation for many other movement avenues such as jazz, modern, contemporary, lyrical, tap, and more. Tap is a stylized form of movement that develops coordination, rhythm, and balance and stresses footwork. Students learn vocabulary and concepts applicable to various tap forms and beyond. An understanding of shifting weight and seeing and hearing movement are emphasized. All of this lends itself to going beyond ‘drumming with the feet!’

This class will participate in our Spring Dance Concert at the end the year.
Friday
1:10 PM to 2:00 PM
Room 2
Michele's Dance Studio
Ballet/Tap (4s) Room 3
This class is for students that are four years old in September. It will consist of 25 minutes of Ballet and 25 minutes of Tap.
Ballet consists of classical training including barre and centre work, and is the basis for almost all movement rooted in the west. The traditions of hard work and proper technique are emphasized, and this course provides a foundation for many other movement avenues such as jazz, modern, contemporary, lyrical, tap, and more. Tap is a stylized form of movement that develops coordination, rhythm, and balance and stresses footwork. Students learn vocabulary and concepts applicable to various tap forms and beyond. An understanding of shifting weight and seeing and hearing movement are emphasized. All of this lends itself to going beyond ‘drumming with the feet!’

This class will participate in our Spring Dance Concert at the end the year.
Friday
1:55 PM to 2:50 PM
Room 3
Michele's Dance Studio
Ballet/Tap (4s) Room 2
This class is for students that are four years old in September. It will consist of 25 minutes of Ballet and 25 minutes of Tap.
Ballet consists of classical training including barre and centre work, and is the basis for almost all movement rooted in the west. The traditions of hard work and proper technique are emphasized, and this course provides a foundation for many other movement avenues such as jazz, modern, contemporary, lyrical, tap, and more. Tap is a stylized form of movement that develops coordination, rhythm, and balance and stresses footwork. Students learn vocabulary and concepts applicable to various tap forms and beyond. An understanding of shifting weight and seeing and hearing movement are emphasized. All of this lends itself to going beyond ‘drumming with the feet!’

This class will participate in our Spring Dance Concert at the end the year.
Friday
2:00 PM to 2:55 PM
Room 2
Michele's Dance Studio
K&1st grd Ballet/HipHop Room 2
This class will consist of 25 minutes of Ballet and 25 minutes of Hip Hop.
While this age is still developing a basic understanding of class procedures and learning the social elements of a group class, the traditions of hard work and proper technique are emphasized, and this course provides a foundation for many other movement avenues such as jazz, modern, contemporary, lyrical, tap, and more. The Hip Hop is a stylized form of movement that develops coordination, rhythm, and balance and we will use play and exploration to explore the elements of Hip Hop. Students will learn basic steps and learn vocabulary and be introduced to concepts such as "waving" "popping" and "grooving!" An understanding of shifting weight and seeing and hearing movement are emphasized. All of this lends itself to a joyful experience and an appreciation for the culture and traditions of Hip Hop!

This class will participate in our Spring Dance Concert at the end the year.
Friday
3:30 PM to 4:25 PM
Room 2
Michele's Dance Studio
Tap (K)
Tap is a stylized form of movement that develops coordination, rhythm, and balance and stresses footwork. Students learn vocabulary and concepts applicable to various tap forms and beyond. An understanding of shifting weight and seeing and hearing movement are emphasized. All of this lends itself to going beyond ‘drumming with the feet!’

This class will participate in our Spring Dance Concert at the end the year.
Friday
4:25 PM to 4:55 PM
Room 2
Michele's Dance Studio
Ballet + Tap (3s)
This class is for students that are three in September. It will consist of 25 minutes of Ballet and 25 minutes of Tap.
Ballet consists of classical training including barre and centre work, and is the basis for almost all movement rooted in the west. The traditions of hard work and proper technique are emphasized, and this course provides a foundation for many other movement avenues such as jazz, modern, contemporary, lyrical, tap, and more. Tap is a stylized form of movement that develops coordination, rhythm, and balance and stresses footwork. Students learn vocabulary and concepts applicable to various tap forms and beyond. An understanding of shifting weight and seeing and hearing movement are emphasized. All of this lends itself to going beyond ‘drumming with the feet!’

This class will participate in our Spring Dance Concert at the end the year.
Saturday
9:20 AM to 10:10 AM
Room 3
Michele's Dance Studio
5th&6th grade Jazz/Funk/Hip Hop
Company classes are by invite only. You must attend a company information meeting to learn about the extra commitment and costs associated. Please note that this class includes a $380 "company fee" that you will see listed as "registration fee." This fee includes your costume, tights, and entry fees for our competitions.

Using current popular music, Hip Hop emphasizes traditional Hip Hop styles, movements, and choreography. We teach b-boy traditions such as pop/lock, up rock, boogie, and six step alongside contemporary styles and tricks like those seen in music videos and on Broadway. Jazz techniques such as pirouettes, battements, and grande jetes will also be introduced in this eclectic class!

This class will participate in our Spring Dance Concert at the end the year.
Saturday
10:10 AM to 11:05 PM
Room 1
Michele's Dance Studio
Ballet/Tap (Age 5-6) Room 2
This class is for students that are in Kindergarten in September. This class will consist of 25 minutes of Ballet and 25 minutes of Tap.
While this age is still developing a basic understanding of class procedures and learning the social elements of a group class, the traditions of hard work and proper technique are emphasized, and this course provides a foundation for many other movement avenues such as jazz, modern, contemporary, lyrical, tap, and more. The traditions of hard work and proper technique are emphasized, and this course provides a foundation for many other movement avenues such as jazz, modern, contemporary, lyrical, tap, and more. Tap is a stylized form of movement that develops coordination, rhythm, and balance and stresses footwork. Students learn vocabulary and concepts applicable to various tap forms and beyond. An understanding of shifting weight and seeing and hearing movement are emphasized. All of this lends itself to going beyond ‘drumming with the feet!’

The teacher will select only one (ballet or tap) for a dance for our Spring Dance Concert.
Saturday
10:10 AM to 11:00 AM
Room 2
Michele's Dance Studio
Ballet + Tap (4s)
This class is for students that are four in September. It will consist of 25 minutes of Ballet and 25 minutes of Tap.
Ballet consists of classical training including barre and centre work, and is the basis for almost all movement rooted in the west. The traditions of hard work and proper technique are emphasized, and this course provides a foundation for many other movement avenues such as jazz, modern, contemporary, lyrical, tap, and more. Tap is a stylized form of movement that develops coordination, rhythm, and balance and stresses footwork. Students learn vocabulary and concepts applicable to various tap forms and beyond. An understanding of shifting weight and seeing and hearing movement are emphasized. All of this lends itself to going beyond ‘drumming with the feet!’

This class will participate in our Spring Dance Concert at the end the year.
Saturday
10:15 AM to 11:05 AM
Room 3
Michele's Dance Studio
Ballet + Hip Hop (1st grade)
This class will consist of 25 minutes of Ballet and 25 minutes of Hip Hop.

Ballet consists of classical training including barre and centre work. The traditions of hard work and proper technique are emphasized, and this course provides a foundation for many other movement avenues such as jazz, lyrical, tap, and more. Using current popular music, Hip Hop emphasizes traditional Hip Hop styles, movements, and choreography. While at this young age rhythm and movement games and improvisation are critical we make sure even our youngest b-girls and b-boys learn traditions and techniques such as popping, locking, up rock, top rock, boogie, and six step alongside contemporary styles and tricks like those seen in music videos and on Broadway.

This class will participate in our Spring Dance Concert at the end the year.
Saturday
11:05 AM to 12:00 PM
Room 3
Michele's Dance Studio
Contemporary Modern (5th Grade)
The Contemporary company will utilize elements of traditional modern dance and combine them with expressive, nontraditional movement to create something uniquely "now."

This class will participate in our Spring Dance Concert at the end the year.
Saturday
11:05 AM to 12:00 PM
Room 2
Michele's Dance Studio
Hip Hop & Jazz (Age 7-9)
Using current popular music, the course emphasizes traditional Hip Hop styles, movements and choreography. We teach b-boy traditions such as pop/lock, up rock, boogie, and six step alongside contemporary styles and tricks like those seen in music videos and on Broadway.
Jazz is an upbeat and rhythmic style of dance with focuses on elements such as isolations of the body, proper alignment, and developing complex rhythms and patterns. Skills like pirouettes, battements and grand jetes are explored.

This class will participate in our Spring Dance Concert at the end the year.
Saturday
11:05 AM to 12:00 PM
Room 1
Michele's Dance Studio
Tap (Age 6-8)
Tap is a stylized form of movement that develops coordination, rhythm, and balance and stresses footwork. Students learn vocabulary and concepts applicable to various tap forms and beyond. An understanding of shifting weight and seeing and hearing movement are emphasized. All of this lends itself to going beyond ‘drumming with the feet!’

This class will participate in our Spring Dance Concert at the end the year.
Saturday
12:00 PM to 12:35 PM
Room 3
Michele's Dance Studio
Hip Hop Workshop with Jonathan 'Shwing' Pena
Hip Hop Workshop with Jonathan 'Shwing' Pena
November 19, 2-3:15pm, Ages 11+
Open to the Public | $27
*Special* Currently enrolled students pay just $8. Your account will receive a credit for the difference.

Jonathan Pena, popularly known as Shwing, is a young dancer who started his performance career in the rough and competitive yards of Greek life. He has won numerous step and stroll competitions and later on continued his passion for performing arts by pursuing dance. He has been dancing professionally as a commercial Hip Hop and Reggaeton dancer/choreographer for several years, and has toured with renowned choreographer J Romeo as well as music icons LisaLisa and El Alfa. Jonathan is also a brand ambassador/Athlete for New York based Urban Dance League, has performed for Urban Latin sensation Nicky Jam, El Duo Perfecto, Jingle Ball 2019 and more. He has been a regular teacher at Peridance in NYC, leading energetic classes in hiphop and reaggaeton choreography. “Shwing” has performed on major televised programming like Telemundo and several music videos, and is currently choreographing within the Urban Latin Reggaeton industry and teaching in the tristate area.
Saturday
2:00 PM to 3:15 PM
Michele's Dance Studio


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