2020-2021

Name
Days
Location
Ballet I
Ballet I is ideal for children in first grade and for children in second grade who have no previous ballet experience. Young dancers learn beginning barre and center work so they may build upon a strong foundation of ballet technique. All dancers are highly encouraged to also take "Modern/Jazz I" to complete a well-rounded dance curriculum.
Monday
4:30 PM to 5:15 PM
Studio B
1 Main Studios
Online ZOOM Modern and Jazz I-II
Modern and Jazz I is ideal for students in the first grade and students in the second grade with no previous dance experience. Young dancers learn basic body mechanics and work to increase body awareness, flexibility, and strength in a fun and creative environment. All dancers are encouraged to also take Ballet I to complete a well-rounded dance curriculum.

Modern and Jazz II dancers will begin class with a floor warm-up including conditioning of the arms and core. Class will work on balance, pirouette preparations, jump mechanics, and simple combo exercises. Dancers are encouraged to also take a ballet class to complete a well-rounded dance curriculum.
Monday
4:45 PM to 5:30 PM
1 Main Studios
Acro IV-VI
Students will work on conditioning, flexibility, contortions, and strength as they gain confidence. Vocabulary includes, but is not limited to, bridge variations, cartwheels, handstands, and supported walkovers.
Monday
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Studio C
1 Main Studios
Modern/Jazz I
Modern and Jazz Level I is ideal for students in the first grade and second grade with no previous dance experience. Young dancers learn basic body mechanics and work to increase body awareness, flexibility, and strength in a fun and creative environment. All dancers are encouraged to also take Ballet I to complete a well-rounded dance curriculum.
Monday
5:15 PM to 6:00 PM
Studio B
1 Main Studios
Online ZOOM Modern and Jazz III-V
This class is for students who have completed one year of Modern and Jazz II or higher, or for dancers ages 11 and higher with no previous dance experience. Dancers will practice floor work to strengthen core and arm muscles. Dancers will practice moving effectively at different levels and will prepare for extensions in parallel and turned out positions. Dancers will practice single turn pirouettes, leaps, and simple combinations at the end of class.

As the class progresses throughout the year dancers will learn body mechanics of Graham, Laban, and Bartenieff fundamentals, while increasing stamina, strength, and flexibility. Jazz time will include jazz walks, single pirouettes, and various leaps. Dancers are encouraged to take at least one ballet class per week to complete a well-rounded dance curriculum.
Monday
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
1 Main Studios
Ballet IV-V
Dancers who are eligible to take Ballet IV must first have completed one year of Ballet III or the equivalent. Ballet IV vocabulary includes expectations in flexibility, center adagio work, single pirouettes, continuation in studies of allegro and a refined performance quality. It is recommended that Ballet IV dancers take ballet twice per week and are also encouraged to take a modern/jazz class.
Dancers who are eligible to take Ballet V must first have completed one year of Ballet IV or the equivalent. Ballet V vocabulary includes expectations in flexibility, an intermediate barre, extensions in center, pirouettes from different positions, strong allegro work, and pre pointe preparations. Ballet V dancers are strongly encouraged to take ballet twice per week and take a modern/jazz class.
Monday
6:00 PM to 7:15 PM
Studio B
1 Main Studios
Modern VIII-Advanced
Dancers will warm up with complicated floor work, conditioning, and deep stretching. With impressive extensions, soaring leaps, and pre-professional quality, dancers will explore body levels, shapes, speeds, and more with intricate combinations.

Teacher placement is required to join this class.
Monday
6:00 PM to 7:15 PM
Studio C
1 Main Studios
Ballroom
Monday
7:15 PM to 8:00 PM
Studio C
1 Main Studios
Yoga
Monday
7:15 PM to 8:15 PM
Studio B
1 Main Studios
Contemporary Professional Class
This class will alternate modern and Jazz for professional and pre-professional levels.
Tuesday
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Studio C
1 Main Studios
Pre-Primary
In this class, dancers will attend without a parent in the room. Using fun and creative themes, students will learn concepts preparing them for ballet, modern, and jazz dance while improving coordination, brain development, flexibility, strength, problem solving skills, and more.
Tuesday
4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Studio C
1 Main Studios
Ballet II
Dancers who are eligible to take Ballet II must first have completed one year of Ballet I or must be in the 3rd or 4th grade if they have no previous ballet experience. Dancers build upon beginning ballet barre and center work. Ballet II curriculum includes working with one hand on the barre, arabesques, preparation for pirouettes, and basic allegro vocabulary. All dancers are encouraged to also take Modern/Jazz II to complete a well-rounded dance curriculum.
Tuesday
4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Studio B
1 Main Studios
Primary Dance
Primary Dance is perfect for children in pre-K and kindergarten. Children learn basic positions and elementary ballet, modern dance, and jazz dance vocabulary while enjoying a fun and creative environment.
Tuesday
4:45 PM to 5:30 PM
Studio C
1 Main Studios
Ballet V-VI
Dancers who are eligible to take Ballet V must have completed one year of Ballet IV or the equivalent. Ballet V vocabulary includes expectations in flexibility, an intermediate barre, extensions in center, pirouettes from different positions, strong allegro work, and pre-pointe preparations. Ballet V dancers are strongly encouraged to take ballet twice per week and take a modern/jazz class.
Ballet VI vocabulary includes intermediate barre work, 90 degree or higher extensions in center adagio, double pirouettes, and strong intermediate level allegro work. Ballet VI dancers who are en pointe are required to take two ballet classes per week. Modern and Jazz are also recommended to complete a well-rounded dance curriculum.

Teacher placement is required to join this class.
Tuesday
5:30 PM to 7:15 PM
Studio C
1 Main Studios
Modern/Jazz II
Modern and Jazz II is ideal for students who have completed one year of Modern/Jazz I or for students in 3rd or 4th grade who have no previous dance experience. Dancers will begin class with a floor warm up including conditioning of the arms and core. Class will work on balance, pirouette preparations, jump mechanics, and simple combination exercises. Dancers are encouraged to also take a ballet class to complete a well-rounded dance curriculum.
Tuesday
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Studio B
1 Main Studios
Adult Ballet Basics
No experience necessary. Adult Ballet Basics involves a full barre work, simple center adagio, single pirouettes, and basic petite and grand allegro. This class is taught in a fun and laid back environment. Ballet slippers are recommended. Leotards are not required.
Tuesday
6:30 PM to 7:45 PM
Studio B
1 Main Studios
Ballet VII-Advanced (pointe)
Ballet VIII dancers work on advanced barre work, high extensions, pirouettes that end in open positions, multiple turn pirouettes, fouette turns, and advanced petite and grand allegro vocabulary. En pointe, Ballet VIII dancers will be preparing for partnering work and practicing single pirouettes.
At the Advanced pre-professional level, dancers are expected to have 180 degree extensions, practicing multiple pirouettes en pointe, hops en pointe, complicated batterie, and impressive grand allegro. Dancers will study classical variations and prepare for professional work.

Teacher placement is required for this level.
Tuesday
7:15 PM to 8:30 PM
Studio C
1 Main Studios
Ballet VII
Ballet VII vocabulary includes pre-advanced barre work, extensions above 90 degree pirouettes, and pre-advanced petite and grand allegro. Pointe work will be performed at the barre and in center. Dancers are encouraged to take ballet three times a week and take additional classes in modern and jazz dance to complete a well rounded pre-advanced dance curriculum.

Teacher placement is required to join this class.
Wednesday
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Studio C
1 Main Studios
Ballet III-IV
Dancers who are eligible to take Ballet III must first have completed one year of Ballet II or must be in the 5th, 6th, or 7th grade if they have no previous ballet experience. Ballet III curriculum includes full barre work, basic center adagio, single pirouettes and an increased vocabulary in allegro. All dancers are encouraged to also take a modern/jazz class to complete a well-rounded dance curriculum.

Dancers who are eligible to take Ballet IV must first have completed one year of Ballet III or the equivalent. Ballet IV vocabulary includes expectations in flexibility, center adagio work, single pirouettes, continuation in studies of allegro and a refined performance quality. It is recommended that Ballet IV dancers take ballet twice a week and are also encouraged to take a modern/jazz class.
Wednesday
5:30 PM to 6:45 PM
Studio B
1 Main Studios
Ballet VIII-Advanced
Ballet VIII dancers work on advanced barre work, high extensions, pirouettes that end in open positions, multiple turn pirouettes, fouette turns, and advanced petite and grand allegro vocabulary. En pointe, Ballet VIII dancers will be preparing for partnering work and practicing single pirouettes.

At the Advanced, pre-professional level, dancers are expected to have 180 degree extensions, practicing multiple pirouettes en pointe, hops en pointe, complicated batterie, and impressive grand allegro. Dancers will study classical variations and prepare for professional work.

Teacher placement is required for this level.
Wednesday
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Studio C
1 Main Studios
Modern/Jazz IV-V
This intermediate level of modern and jazz is designed for students who have completed the level III Modern/Jazz class and for dancers ages 13 and up with no previous dance experience. Dancers will learn body mechanics based on Graham, Laban, and Bartenieff fundamentals, while increasing stamina, strength, and flexibility. Jazz time will include jazz walks, single pirouettes, and various leaps. Dancers are encouraged to take at least one ballet class per week to complete a well-rounded dance curriculum.
Wednesday
6:45 PM to 7:45 PM
Studio B
1 Main Studios
Online ZOOM Primary Dance
Primary dance is perfect for children in pre-K and kindergarten. with a simple floor warm-up, stationary center work, locomotor movements, and creative time, children learn basic positions and steps in elementary ballet, modern dance, and jazz dance vocabulary while enjoying a supportive and creative environment.
Thursday
4:00 PM to 4:40 PM
1 Main Studios
Hip Hop IV-VI
This fun hip-hop class is sure to keep kids feeling great. Warmups consists of conditioning and stretching, and end of class routines will include fun, appropriate hip-hop combinations. Classes are always taught in a fun, supportive, and encouraging environment.
Thursday
4:45 PM to 5:30 PM
Studio C
1 Main Studios
Online ZOOM Ballet I-II
Ballet I is ideal for children in the first or second grade who have no previous ballet experience. Young dancers learn beginning barre and center work so they may build upon a strong foundation of ballet technique. All dancers are highly encouraged to also take Modern and Jazz I to complete a well-rounded dance curriculum.

Dancers who are eligible for Ballet II must first have completed one year of Ballet I or must be in the 3rd or 4th grade if they have no previous ballet experience. Dancers build upon beginning ballet barre and center work. Ballet II curriculum includes working with one hand on the barre, arabesques, preparation for pirouettes, and basic allegro vocabulary. All dancers are encouraged to also take Modern and Jazz II to complete a well-rounded dance curriculum.
Thursday
4:45 PM to 5:30 PM
1 Main Studios
Primary Dance
Primary Dance is perfect for children in pre-K and kindergarten. Children learn basic positions and elementary ballet, modern dance, and jazz dance vocabulary while enjoying a fun and creative environment.
Thursday
4:45 PM to 5:30 PM
Studio B
1 Main Studios
Acro VII-Advanced
Intermediate and advanced acro students will combine the athletics of gymnastics and the art of dance. Vocabulary includes, but is not limited to walkovers variations, cartwheel variations, with unique intermediate to advanced leaps, positions, and tumbles.

Teacher placement is required to join this class.
Thursday
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Studio B
1 Main Studios
Online ZOOM Ballet III-V
Dancers who are eligible to take Ballet III must first have completed one year of Ballet II or be in the 5th, 6th, or 7th grade if they have no previous ballet experience. Ballet III curriculum includes full barre work, basic center adage, single pirouettes, and an increased vocabulary in allegro. All dancers are encouraged to also take a modern/jazz to complete a well-rounded dance curriculum.

Ballet IV vocabulary includes expectations in flexibility, center adagio work, single pirouettes, continuation in studies of allegro and a refined performance quality. It is recommended that Ballet IV dancers take ballet twice per week and are also encouraged to take a modern and jazz class.

Ballet V vocabulary includes expectations in flexibility, an intermediate barre, extensions in center, pirouettes from different positions, strong allegro work, and pre-pointe preparations. Ballet V dancers are strongly encouraged to take ballet twice per week and take a modern and jazz class.
Thursday
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
1 Main Studios
Ballet VI-VII
Ballet VI vocabulary includes intermediate barre work, 90 degrees or higher extensions in center adagio, double pirouettes, and strong intermediate level allegro work. Ballet VI dancers will begin their first pointe work at the end of class. Ballet VI dancers who are en pointe are required to take two ballet classes per week. Modern and Jazz classes are also recommended to complete a well-rounded dance curriculum.

Ballet VII vocabulary includes pre-advanced barre work, extensions above 90 degrees, double pirouettes, and pre-advanced petite and grand allegro. Pointe work will be performed at the barre and in center. Dancers are encouraged to take ballet three times per week and take additional classes in modern and jazz dance to complete a well-rounded pre-advanced dance curriculum.

Teacher placement is required to join this class.
Thursday
5:45 PM to 7:30 PM
Studio C
1 Main Studios
Jazz VIII-Advanced
Expect intense conditioning and stretching in this pre-professional class. Dancers will practice turns in various positions, multiple turn pirouettes, 180 degree extensions, and an assortment of leaps. End of class combinations will push dancers to new levels!

Teacher placement is required to join this class.
Thursday
6:30 PM to 7:45 PM
Studio B
1 Main Studios
Hip-Hop Flip-Flop II-III
A fun and energizing class preparing dancers for acro and practicing hip-hop basics. Dancers will gain strength and flexibility that will help them with contemporary skills and learn basic concepts in acro and hip-hop dance.
Friday
4:45 PM to 5:45 PM
Studio C
1 Main Studios
Modern VI-VII
This intermediate modern class will build on concepts learned in lower levels. Dancers will practice floor work, extensions 90 degrees or higher in parallel and turned out positions, grounding while moving quickly through the space, intermediate leap combinations, and more complicated choreography.

Teacher placement required to join this class.
Friday
5:00 PM to 6:15 PM
Studio B
1 Main Studios
Modern/Jazz III
Modern and Jazz III is for students who have completed one year of Modern/Jazz II or the equivalent, or for students in the 5th, 6th, and 7th grades who have no previous dance experience. Dancers will practice floor work to strengthen the core and arm muscles, practice moving effectively at different levels, and will prepare for extensions in parallel and turned out positions. Dancers will practice single pirouettes, leaps, and simple combinations at the end of class.
Friday
5:45 PM to 6:45 PM
Studio C
1 Main Studios
Jazz VI-VII
Warm ups will include isolations, core strengthening, conditioning, and deep stretching. Dancers are expected to have properly placed extensions 90 degrees or higher. Students will practice double pirouettes and exciting leap combinations. Get ready for some fun combos in this class!

Teacher placement is required to join this class.
Friday
6:15 PM to 7:30 PM
Studio B
1 Main Studios
Hip Hop VII-Advanced
This intermediate/advanced hip-hop class will focus on skills from a variety of styles used in hip-hop dance. Warmups include conditioning and stretching. Routines are always kept appropriate. Taught in a supportive, encouraging environment.
Friday
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Studio C
1 Main Studios
Pre-Primary
In this class, dancers will attend without a parent in the room. Using fun and creative themes, students will learn concepts preparing them for ballet, modern, and jazz dance while improving coordination, brain development, flexibility, strength, problem solving skills, and more!
Saturday
9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Studio C
1 Main Studios
Ballet I-II
Ballet I is ideal for children in first grade and for children in second grade who have no previous ballet experience.  Young dancers learn beginning barre and center work so they may build upon a strong foundation of ballet technique.  All dancers are highly encouraged to also take "Modern/Jazz I" to complete a well-rounded dance curriculum.

Dancers who are eligible to take Ballet II must first have completed one year of Ballet I or must be in the 3rd or 4th grade if they have no previous ballet experience.  Dancers build upon beginning ballet barre and center work.  Ballet II curriculum includes working with one hand on the barre, arabesques, preparation for pirouettes, and basic allegro vocabulary.  All dancers are encouraged to also take Modern/Jazz II to complete a well-rounded dance curriculum.  
Saturday
9:15 AM to 10:00 AM
Studio B
1 Main Studios
Primary Dance
Primary Dance is perfect for children in pre-K and kindergarten. Children learn basic positions and elementary ballet, modern dance, and jazz dance vocabulary while enjoying a fun and creative environment.
Saturday
9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Studio C
1 Main Studios
Modern/Jazz I-II
Modern/Jazz I is ideal for students in the first and second grades and who have no previous dance experience. Young dancers learn basic body mechanics and work to increase body awareness, flexibility, and strength in a fun and creative environment. All dancers are encouraged to also take Ballet I to complete a well-rounded dance curriculum.

Modern/Jazz II is ideal for students who have completed one year of modern and jazz level I or for students in 3rd or 4th grades who have no previous dance experience. Dancers will begin class with a floor warm up including conditioning of the arms and core. Class will work on balance, pirouette preparations, jump mechanics, and simple combination exercises. Dancers are encouraged to also take a ballet class to complete a well-rounded dance curriculum.
Saturday
10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Studio B
1 Main Studios
Ballet VIII-Advanced (pointe)
Ballet VIII dancers work on advanced barre work, high extensions, pirouettes that end in open positions, multiple turn pirouettes, fouette turns, and advanced petite and grand allegro vocabulary. En pointe, Ballet VIII dancers will be preparing for partnering work and practicing single pirouettes.
At the Advanced pre-professional level, dancers are expected to have 180 degree extensions, practicing multiple pirouettes en pointe, hops en pointe, complicated batterie, and impressive grand allegro. Dancers will study classical variations and prepare for professional work.

Teacher placement is required for this level.
Saturday
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Studio C
1 Main Studios
Men's Ballet VII-Advanced
Saturday
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
1 Main Studios
Pre-Primary at Best Beginnings Hickory Valley
Using fun and creative themes, students will learn concepts preparing them for ballet, modern, and jazz dance while improving coordination, brain development, flexibility, strength, problem solving skills, and more. Fee includes 15 classes, including a Virtual Dance Showing during the last class! Make sure to bring your child dressed in dance attire on the day of their class.
Friday
9:30 AM to 10:10 AM
Best Beginnings Preschool Hickory Valley
Primary Dance at Best Beginnings Hickory Valley
Primary Dance is perfect for children in pre-K and kindergarten. Children learn basic positions and elementary ballet, modern dance, and jazz dance vocabulary while enjoying a fun and creative environment. Class fee covers 15 classes, including a Virtual Dance Showing on the last class! Make sure to bring your child dressed in dance clothes on the day of their class.
Friday
10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
Best Beginnings Preschool Hickory Valley


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