2023-2024 Season

Name
Days
Location
Dance With Me (Mon)
Dance With Me is a class for children ages 18 months-2.5 years. Dancers must be accompanied by a parent/guardian that is 18 years or older. The accompanying adult will be participating in class with their dancer! This class will provide an opportunity for dancers to explore movement, dance, and music in a social environment. They will develop skills such as listening to musical cues, waiting for a turn in line, and learning new vocabulary.
Monday
10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Purple Studio
Poquoson Dance Academy
Dance With Me (Sat)
Dance With Me is a class for children ages 18 months-2.5 years. Dancers must be accompanied by a parent/guardian that is 18 years or older. The accompanying adult will be participating in class with their dancer! This class will provide an opportunity for dancers to explore movement, dance, and music in a social environment. They will develop skills such as listening to musical cues, waiting for a turn in line, and learning new vocabulary.
Saturday
11:00 AM to 11:45 AM
Purple Studio
Poquoson Dance Academy

Summer 2024

Name
Days
Location
Beginning Tap/Ballet (Mon)
Class for ages 5-6. Dancers will continue to develop basic ballet skills and will be introduced to tap. The class will be split into two parts. Dancers should wear a leotard (with no skirt or attached skirt), flesh toned ballet tights, hair pulled back out of face, flesh toned ballet shoes, and black tap shoes. No jewelry.
Monday
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Purple Studio
Poquoson Dance Academy
Dance With Me (Mon)
Dance With Me is a class for children ages 18 months-2.5 years. Dancers must be accompanied by a parent/guardian that is 18 years or older. The accompanying adult will be participating in class with their dancer! This class will provide an opportunity for dancers to explore movement, dance, and music in a social environment. They will develop skills such as listening to musical cues, waiting for a turn in line, and learning new vocabulary.
Monday
4:15 PM to 4:45 PM
Teal Studio
Poquoson Dance Academy
Creative Movement (Mon)
Monday
4:45 PM to 5:30 PM
Teal Studio
Poquoson Dance Academy
Beginning Hip Hop
Class for dancers ages 7+ with 0-3 years of hip hop experience. Introductory class that allows the dancer to gain a foundational basis for hip hop. Dancers should wear dancer shorts or leggings and tank top or t-shirt with clean tennis shoes. No jewelry.
Monday
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Purple Studio
Poquoson Dance Academy
Beginning Jazz
Class for dancers ages 7+ with 0-3 years of jazz experience. Introductory class that allows the dancer to gain a foundational basis of jazz dance. Dancers should wear dancer shorts or leggings and tank top or t-shirt with flesh toned jazz shoes. No jewelry.
Monday
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Purple Studio
Poquoson Dance Academy
Creative Movement (Tues)
Class for dancers ages 3-4. Dancers will explore the basics of movement, stretching, and ballet. Dancers should wear a leotard (with no skirt or attached skirt), flesh toned ballet tights, hair pull back out of face, and flesh toned ballet shoes. No jewelry.
Tuesday
3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Teal Studio
Poquoson Dance Academy
Modern
Class for dancers ages 11+. No prior dance experience required. Dancers will explore improvisation, bodily awareness, and develop basic principles of modern dance. Dancers are to wear any clothing they can comfortably dance and move in. Sleeves covering the shoulders are recommended to protect them during floorwork. Dancers can be barefoot, or in any dance shoe of their choice. Socks are acceptable. No jewelry.
Tuesday
4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Purple Studio
Poquoson Dance Academy
Beginning Acro (ages 7+)
Beginning Acro is for dancers ages 7+ and 0-3 years of acro experience. It is highly recommended that dancers also take an additional dance class such as ballet or jazz. Dancers in Acro 1 will learn fundamental acro technique to include balancing, limbering, tumbling and partnering, based in flexibility, contortion and strength.

Acrobatic Dance, or acro as it is commonly referred to by dancers and dance professionals, is the fusion of classic dance technique and the precision and athleticism of acrobatic elements.
Tuesday
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Teal Studio
Poquoson Dance Academy
Intermediate/Advanced Ballet
Class for dancers ages 12+ with 4-6 years of ballet experience. Dancers will focus on developing a solid ballet technique with emphasis on understanding correct body placement, proper use of turn out, coordination of the upper body, and use of arms. Dancers will be placed in the proper level based on age and experience. Dancers are to wear hair in ballet bun, leotard, flesh toned tights, and flesh toned split sole ballet shoes. No jewelry.
Tuesday
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Purple Studio
Poquoson Dance Academy
Beginning/Intermediate Leaps and Turns
In this jazz-based technique class, dancers will begin to learn the foundations for basic leaps and turns. They will establish correct technique for chaines, single pirouettes, pique turns, saut de chats, and X jumps. Dancers must be at least 7 years old and no prior experience is required. It is recommended to also take beginning ballet or beginning jazz along with this class to help supplement various skills.
Tuesday
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Teal Studio
Poquoson Dance Academy
Pre-Pointe/Pointe
Class for dancers 10+ with 4+ years of ballet experience. Dancer must be registered for a ballet class to take pre-pointe/pointe. Dancers will focus on developing a solid ballet technique with emphasis on understanding correct body placement, proper use of turn out, coordination of the upper body, and use of arms. Dancers are to wear hair in ballet bun, leotard & tights, and split sole ballet shoes/pointe shoes. No jewelry.

**Dancers will be allowed on pointe based on age, experience, and teacher evaluation. Do not purchase pointe shoes until your teacher has approved your dancer for pointe.**
Tuesday
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Purple Studio
Poquoson Dance Academy
Intermediate/Advanced Hip Hop
Class for dancers age 12+ with 3+ years of hip hop experience. Intermediate/advanced class that allows the dancers to improve upon their foundational knowledge of hip hop. Dancers should wear dance shorts or leggings and tank top or t-shirt with tennis shoes. No jewelry.
Tuesday
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Purple Studio
Poquoson Dance Academy
Intermediate/Advanced Leaps and Turns
In this jazz-based technique class, dancers will continue to work off their foundation of basic turns and leaps to begin more advanced skills. Dancers must be at least 10 years old, have at least 3 years of dance experience, and have mastered the following skills:
Turns:
Double pirouette
Coupe turns
Pencil turns
The basics for a la secondes/fouetté turns

Leaps:
Saut de chats
X jumps
Center leaps (or have learned the mechanics)
Switch leaps
Calypsos
Wednesday
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Purple Studio
Poquoson Dance Academy
Intermediate/Advanced Tap
Class for dancers 11+ with 4+ years of tap experience. Intermediate/advanced class that allows the dancers to improve upon their foundational knowledge of tap. Dancers should wear dance shorts or leggings and tank top or t-shirt with tap shoes. No jewelry.
Wednesday
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Purple Studio
Poquoson Dance Academy
Beginning Tap
Class for dancers ages 7+ with 0-3 years of tap experience. Introductory class that allows the dancer to gain a foundational basis of tap. Dancers should wear dance shorts or leggings and tank top or t-shirt with tap shoes. No jewelry.
Wednesday
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Teal Studio
Poquoson Dance Academy
Intermediate/Advanced Jazz
Class for dancers ages 11+ with 4+ years of jazz experience. Intermediate/advanced class that allows the dancer to continue their foundational basis of jazz dance. Dancers should wear dance shorts or leggings and tank top or t-shirt with jazz shoes. No jewelry.
Wednesday
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Purple Studio
Poquoson Dance Academy
Beginning Lyrical
Class for dancers ages 8+. No previous dance experience required but ballet training recommended. Class will place an emphasis on grace and fluidity, musicality, and expressiveness to capture emotion through movement. Dancers should wear dance shorts or leggings and tank top or t-shirt with half soles or ballet shoes. No jewelry.
Wednesday
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Teal Studio
Poquoson Dance Academy
Intermediate/Advanced Lyrical
Class for dancers ages 12+. Dancers must have 2-4 years of ballet or lyrical training. Class will place an emphasis on grace and fluidity, musicality, and expressiveness to capture emotion through movement. Dancers should wear dance shorts or leggings and tank top or t-shirt with half soles or ballet shoes. No jewelry.
Wednesday
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Purple Studio
Poquoson Dance Academy
Beginning Tap/Ballet (Thurs)
Class for ages 5-6. Dancers will continue to develop basic ballet skills and will be introduced to tap. The class will be split into two parts. Dancers should wear a leotard (with no skirt or attached skirt), flesh toned ballet tights, hair pulled back out of face, flesh toned ballet shoes, and black tap shoes. No jewelry.
Thursday
4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Purple Studio
Poquoson Dance Academy
Dance With Me (Thurs)
Dance With Me is a class for children ages 18 months-2.5 years. Dancers must be accompanied by a parent/guardian that is 18 years or older. The accompanying adult will be participating in class with their dancer! This class will provide an opportunity for dancers to explore movement, dance, and music in a social environment. They will develop skills such as listening to musical cues, waiting for a turn in line, and learning new vocabulary.
Thursday
4:45 PM to 5:15 PM
Teal Studio
Poquoson Dance Academy
Creative Movement (Thurs)
Class for dancers ages 3-4. Dancers will explore the basics of movement, stretching, and ballet. Dancers should wear a leotard (with no skirt or attached skirt), flesh toned ballet tights, hair pull back out of face, and flesh toned ballet shoes. No jewelry.
Thursday
5:15 PM to 6:00 PM
Teal Studio
Poquoson Dance Academy
Beginning Contemporary
Class for dancers 10+. No prior dance experience is required, but it is recommended. Dancers will learn dance and movement concepts like isolations, exploring textures of movement, and artistry. Dancers should wear dance shorts or leggings and tank top or t-shirt with half soles or go barefoot. No jewelry.
Thursday
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Purple Studio
Poquoson Dance Academy
Beginning Ballet
Class for dancers ages 7+ with 0-4 years of ballet experience. Dancers will focus on developing a solid ballet technique with emphasis on understanding correct body placement, proper use of turn out, coordination of the upper body, and use of arms. Dancers will be placed in the proper level based on age and experience. Dancers are to wear hair in ballet bun, leotard, flesh toned tights, and flesh toned split sole ballet shoes. No jewelry.
Thursday
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Teal Studio
Poquoson Dance Academy
Thurs Beginning Acro (ages 12+)
Beginning Acro is for dancers ages 12+ and 0-3 years of acro experience. It is highly recommended that dancers also take an additional dance class such as ballet or jazz. Dancers in Acro 1 will learn fundamental acro technique to include balancing, limbering, tumbling and partnering, based in flexibility, contortion and strength.

Acrobatic Dance, or acro as it is commonly referred to by dancers and dance professionals, is the fusion of classic dance technique and the precision and athleticism of acrobatic elements.
Thursday
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Purple Studio
Poquoson Dance Academy
Intermediate/Advanced Contemporary
Class for dancers 12+ with 2-3 years of contemporary experience. Dancers will learn dance and movement concepts like isolations, exploring textures of movement, and artistry. Dancers should wear dance shorts or leggings and tank top or t-shirt with half soles or go barefoot. No jewelry.
Thursday
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Purple Studio
Poquoson Dance Academy
Fri Beginning Acro (ages 12+)
Beginning Acro is for dancers ages 12+ and 0-3 years of acro experience. It is highly recommended that dancers also take an additional dance class such as ballet or jazz. Dancers in Acro 1 will learn fundamental acro technique to include balancing, limbering, tumbling and partnering, based in flexibility, contortion and strength.

Acrobatic Dance, or acro as it is commonly referred to by dancers and dance professionals, is the fusion of classic dance technique and the precision and athleticism of acrobatic elements.
Friday
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Purple Studio
Poquoson Dance Academy