2022-2023

Name
Days
Location
Pointe
A technical form of ballet. Students need to take a minimum of 3 hours of ballet classes per week and be a minimum of 12 years old or with permission from the studio director. New students to pointe class: please be properly fitted for pointe shoes at a reputable dance apparel store. Miss Laurene will approve your choice before you sew on ribbons and dance in them.
Monday
3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Laurene Aldorisio
Acro Int/Adv
A style of dance that combines classical dance technique with precision acrobatic elements. It is defined by its athletic character and its unique choreography which seamlessly blends dance and acrobatics with its use of acrobatics in a dance context. A physically demanding discipline requiring strength, control and flexibility.
Monday
4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Laurene Aldorisio
Ballet Adv II
A technical form of dance which is the basis of all dance. It allows the student to develop balance, control, poise, strength, muscle tone, body placement, and turn-out.
Monday
4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Laurene Aldorisio
Jazz Adv II
A freestyle form of dance that encourages a student's flexibility, precision, rhythm, freedom, and self-expression felt through various types of music.
Monday
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Laurene Aldorisio
Company Rehearsal
After a warm-up period, this studio time focuses on performance and competition choreography. This class is required for all company members.
Monday
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Laurene Aldorisio
Modern Adv I
An intense, creative form of dance that requires freedom of expression, emphasizes movement, and uses both symmetrical and asymmetrical styles to develop dynamics, communication, and individualism, while allowing a student to release and contract, as well as change direction.
Monday
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Laurene Aldorisio
Ballet Int I
A technical form of dance which is the basis of all dance. It allows the student to develop balance, control, poise, strength, muscle tone, body placement, and turn-out. Prepares the student for more advanced classes, deepening their knowledge of dance terminology and technique while gaining body awareness and building a solid foundation in classical ballet.
Tuesday
4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Laurene Aldorisio
Jazz Int II
A freestyle form of dance that encourages a student's flexibility, precision, rhythm, freedom, and self-expression felt through various types of music.
Tuesday
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Laurene Aldorisio
Tap Int I
Percussive dance style in which the students learn how to make rhythmical sounds with their tap shoes. There is a strong emphasis on musicality, as well. Tap is a dynamic style of dance that has new steps combining and emerging into complex rhythms.
Tuesday
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Laurene Aldorisio
Hip Hop Int/Adv
A street dance style primarily performed to hip-hop music or that which has evolved as part of hip-hop culture. It includes a wide range of styles but mostly breaking, locking, and popping which were created in the 1970's.
Tuesday
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Laurene Aldorisio
Lyrical III
A dance style that blends ballet and jazz dance and tends to be smoother and a bit faster than ballet and yet not as fast as jazz. It uses movement to express strong emotions such as love, joy and anger. Movements in lyrical dance are characterized by fluidity and grace with the dancer flowing seamlessly from one move to another. The lyrics of a song serve as an inspiration for movements and expressions.
Wednesday
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Laurene Aldorisio
Pre-Pointe
Students must be 12 years old and must take two 1.5 hour ballet classes each week. Each student must have approval of the studio director to participate. This is a preparation class for dancers interested in pointe. This 45 minute class will work on foot and ankle exercises in preparation for full pointe work. New students to pointe class: please be properly fitted for pointe shoes at a reputable dance apparel store. Miss Laurene will approve your choice before you sew on ribbons and dance in them.
Wednesday
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Laurene Aldorisio
Ballet Adv III
A technical form of dance which is the basis of all dance. It allows the student to develop balance, control, poise, strength, muscle tone, body placement, and turn-out.
Wednesday
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Laurene Aldorisio
Lyrical IV
A dance style that blends ballet and jazz dance and tends to be smoother and a bit faster than ballet and yet not as fast as jazz. It uses movement to express strong emotions such as love, joy and anger. Movements in lyrical dance are characterized by fluidity and grace with the dancer flowing seamlessly from one move to another. The lyrics of a song serve as an inspiration for movements and expressions.
Wednesday
7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Laurene Aldorisio
Hip Hop I
A street dance style primarily performed to hip-hop music or that which has evolved as part of hip-hop culture. It includes a wide range of styles but mostly breaking, locking, and popping which were created in the 1970's.
Thursday
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Laurene Aldorisio
Ballet/Jazz/Tap
Ballet is a technical form of dance which is the basis of all dance. It allows the student to develop balance, control, poise, strength, muscle tone, body placement, and turn-out. Jazz is a freestyle form of dance that encourages a student's flexibility, precision, rhythm, freedom, and self-expression felt through various types of music. Both styles will be explored for the beginner dancer and they move on in their dance education. Tap is a percussive dance style in which the students learn how to make rhythmical sounds with their tap shoes. There is a strong emphasis on musicality, as well. Tap is a dynamic style of dance that has new steps combining and emerging into complex rhythms.
Thursday
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Laurene Aldorisio
Jazz Int III
A freestyle form of dance that encourages a student's flexibility, precision, rhythm, freedom, and self-expression felt through various types of music.
Thursday
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Laurene Aldorisio
Contemporary
Contemporary dance is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz, lyrical and classical ballet. Contemporary dance connects mind and body through fluid dance movements.
Thursday
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Laurene Aldorisio
Jazz Int
Jazz is a freestyle form of dance that encourages a student's flexibility, precision, rhythm, freedom, and self-expression felt through various types of music. Tap is a percussive dance style in which the students learn how to make rhythmical sounds with their tap shoes. There is a strong emphasis on musicality, as well. Tap is a dynamic style of dance that has new steps combining and emerging into complex rhythms.
Friday
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Laurene Aldorisio
Acro Mini
A style of dance that combines classical dance technique with precision acrobatic elements. It is defined by its athletic character and its unique choreography which seamlessly blends dance and acrobatics with its use of acrobatics in a dance context. A physically demanding discipline requiring strength, control and flexibility.
Friday
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Laurene Aldorisio
Ballet Int
A technical form of dance which is the basis of all dance. It allows the student to develop balance, control, poise, strength, muscle tone, body placement, and turn-out.
Friday
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Laurene Aldorisio
Flexibility/Strength/Conditioning
Low, medium and high intensity exercises designed to warm-up the entire body and to strengthen the core. Recommended for all dancers. Includes circuit training and cardio and finishes with core training and stretching for a complete workout. Some equipment is required for this class (yoga mat, blocks, thera-bands, etc.).
Friday
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Laurene Aldorisio
Tap Int
Percussive dance style in which the students learn how to make rhythmical sounds with their tap shoes. There is a strong emphasis on musicality, as well. Tap is a dynamic style of dance that has new steps combining and emerging into complex rhythms.
Friday
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Laurene Aldorisio
Pre-Ballet & Tap
A combination of ballet and tap designed to introduce the basic terminology in a creative way. This class uses music and song to develop coordination, motor skills and social skills. They will learn the beginning stages of musicality, including rhythm and counting as they create movement to music.
Saturday
9:30 AM to 10:15 AM
Laurene Aldorisio
Acro Beg
A style of dance that combines classical dance technique with precision acrobatic elements. It is defined by its athletic character and its unique choreography which seamlessly blends dance and acrobatics with its use of acrobatics in a dance context. A physically demanding discipline requiring strength, control and flexibility.
Saturday
11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Laurene Aldorisio
Mini Hop
A street dance style primarily performed to hip-hop music or that which has evolved as part of hip-hop culture. It includes a wide range of styles but mostly breaking, locking, and popping which were created in the 1970's. This will be an energetic dance class giving the dancers freedom of movement designed to enhance group movement skills, concentration skills, coordination and conditioning appropriate for this age group.
Saturday
12:15 PM to 1:00 PM
Laurene Aldorisio
Hip-Hop Int
A street dance style primarily performed to hip-hop music or that which has evolved as part of hip-hop culture. It includes a wide range of styles but mostly breaking, locking, and popping which were created in the 1970's.
Saturday
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Laurene Aldorisio
Dance and Play (Ballet)
Through dance, play, singing, music and imagination games, this fun and creative class will introduce body awareness, ballet terms, and will explore how the body moves. Props are included for fun and to help enhance coordination.
Saturday
8:45 PM to 9:30 PM
Laurene Aldorisio
Flexibility/Strength/Conditioning
Low, medium and high intensity exercises designed to warm-up the entire body and to strengthen the core. Recommended for all dancers. Includes circuit training and cardio and finishes with core training and stretching for a complete workout. Some equipment is required for this class (yoga mat, blocks, thera-bands, etc.). These exercises will be tailored for the younger dancer.
Saturday
9:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Laurene Aldorisio
Kinderdance (Ballet/Tap)
This is a combination of ballet and tap geared for the beginner dancer. The students will explore the styles of ballet and tap working on basic ballet terminology and positions and introducing them to basic tap technique.
Saturday
10:15 PM to 11:15 PM
Laurene Aldorisio
Company Rehearsal
After a warm-up period, this studio time focuses on performance and competition choreography. This class is required for all company members.
Saturday
10:30 PM to 11:30 PM
Laurene Aldorisio
Dance Expressions (Ballet/Jazz/Tap)
Ballet is a technical form of dance which is the basis of all dance. It allows the student to develop balance, control, poise, strength, muscle tone, body placement, and turn-out. Jazz is a freestyle form of dance that encourages a student's flexibility, precision, rhythm, freedom, and self-expression felt through various types of music. Both styles will be explored for the beginner dancer and they move on in their dance education. Tap is a percussive dance style in which the students learn how to make rhythmical sounds with their tap shoes. There is a strong emphasis on musicality, as well. Tap is a dynamic style of dance that has new steps combining and emerging into complex rhythms.
Saturday
11:15 PM to 12:15 PM
Laurene Aldorisio


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