2020-2021

Name
Days
Location
Ballet Adv 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.
Monday
4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Jazz Adv I
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
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
Jazz Int
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
Lyrical I
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
Tap Adv I
A form of dance wherein rhythmic sounds are created by the feet both with or without music. It develops a student's ability to experiment with one's own creativity while producing rhythms with the feet.
Wednesday
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Hip-Hop
Saturday
12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
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
3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Laurene Aldorisio
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.).
Monday
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Laurene Aldorisio
Ballet Technique I (Company)
After a warm-up period, this class allows for a more in-depth focus on particular movements, such as pirouettes. There is ample time for students to attempt to perfect dance techniques. Steps are broken down into smaller segments. Non company dancers are welcome.
Monday
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Laurene Aldorisio
Co. Rehearsal
After a warm-up period, this studio time focuses on performance and competition choreography. This class is required for all company members.
Monday
6:00 PM to 7:30 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.
Tuesday
12:15 PM to 1:00 PM
Laurene Aldorisio
Pre-K Dance
A combination of ballet and tap. This is a continuation of pre-ballet/tap which stresses musicality in movement as the students learn more about tap and ballet. The students will learn the very basics of ballet (body positions, etc.) and will increase their knowledge of dance terminology.
Tuesday
1:00 PM to 2:00 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. 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
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.).
Tuesday
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Laurene Aldorisio
Leaps/Turns/Jumps
As the class name suggests, this studio time focuses on leaps, turns and jumps in all forms of dance styles. The students can perfect and refine their skills. They are taught with an emphasis on technique and correct body placement.
Tuesday
5:00 PM to 6:00 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.
Tuesday
6:30 PM to 7:30 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.
Wednesday
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Laurene Aldorisio
Lyrical II
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
Ballet Technique II (Company)
After a warm-up period, this class allows for a more in-depth focus on particular movements, such as pirouettes. There is ample time for students to attempt to perfect dance techniques. Steps are broken down into smaller segments. Non company dancers are welcome.
Thursday
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Laurene Aldorisio
Kinderdance
A combination of ballet and tap. The students will continue to explore the dance styles of ballet and tap while expanding their knowledge of both dance forms with an emphasis and dance terminology and dance technique.
Thursday
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Laurene Aldorisio
Ballet/Jazz
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.
Thursday
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Laurene Aldorisio
Co. Rehearsal
After a warm-up period, this studio time focuses on performance and competition choreography. This class is required for all company members.
Thursday
5:00 PM to 6:45 PM
Laurene Aldorisio
Jazz Int I
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
Hip Hop Intermediate
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
6:45 PM to 7:45 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
Hip Hop Advanced
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
7:45 PM to 8:45 PM
Laurene Aldorisio
Advanced Acro
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
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Laurene Aldorisio
Intermediate Acro
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
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Laurene Aldorisio
Two-Tus
Designed for our youngest dancers. They will explore movement through music and emphasize creative dance exploration with an introduction to musicality. This class focuses on motor skills, coordination and the beginning stages of movement with rhythm, for example, clapping and marching. We like to promote development of social skills at this most important age. The students will meet new friends and learn to take direction.
Saturday
8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
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
Mini Acro
An introduction to basic tumbling moves with a strong emphasis on stretching and strengthening exercises which will prepare the student for more advanced acro work. Acrobatics is 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
9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Laurene Aldorisio
Pre-K Dance
A combination of ballet and tap. This is a continuation of pre-ballet/tap which stresses musicality in movement as the students learn more about tap and ballet. The students will learn the very basics of ballet (body positions, etc.) and will increase their knowledge of dance terminology.
Saturday
10:15 AM to 11:15 PM
Laurene Aldorisio
Beg/Int Acro
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
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Laurene Aldorisio
Kinderdance
A combination of ballet and tap. The students will continue to explore the dance styles of ballet and tap while expanding their knowledge of both dance forms with an emphasis and dance terminology and dance technique.
Saturday
11:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Laurene Aldorisio
Ballet/Jazz/Tap
A combination class of ballet, tap and jazz, an extension of Dance Expressions. The students will begin to grasp the techniques of each dance style. Their knowledge of each dance form will expand while learning basic patterns to move across the floor. The steps will become faster and more intricate.
Saturday
11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Laurene Aldorisio
Dance Expressions
A combination class of ballet, tap and jazz. The students will begin to grasp the techniques of each dance style. Their knowledge of each dance form will expand while learning basic patterns to move across the floor. The steps will become faster and more intricate.
Saturday
12:15 PM to 1:15 PM
Laurene Aldorisio


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