Class Descriptions & Dress Code 2021-2022

  

Dance Dimensions has an on-line store for our family’s convenience. All required shoes, and some options for leotards and tights, dance sweaters, dance leggings and dance shorts can all be found there.

 

Ordering is easy to do:          

1. Please log into: curtaincallforclass.com

2. Locate: Dance Dimensions, LLC, Brookfield, CT

3. Enter Passphrase: dancedimensionsllc1

 

To provide a professional atmosphere, and for the safety of all:

  • Dance Dimensions students must wear proper dance attire (leotards and tights) in ALL classes,

         including hip hop. No two-piece outfits are allowed.

 

  • No large earrings, jewelry, or baggy, or oversized clothing can be worn, this will be strictly enforced.

 

  • Hair:

       Pre Dance, Basic Dance, Pre Basic and Combination classes must have their hair either in a ponytail or in a bun.

       Levels 1-6 must have all long hair in a bun for all classes. Shorter hair must be secured and away from the face.  

 

  • Failure to comply with our dress code may result in dismissal from the class.

Boys Dress Code for level 1-6 classes:

Solid colored shorts, sweatpants, or dance pants. Solid colored shirt, NO florescent or bright colors please (no worries if it has a small logo on either tops or bottoms). NO BAGGY CLOTHING WILL BE ALLOWED. In the deep cold of winter, they can wear a sweatshirt for a brief time while warming up.

All shoes and attire available for the boys are found online under the Boys clothing & shoes tab.

 

 

Ballet Classes

Our Ballet classes focus on developing strong technique while using proper turn out and body placement. Students are exposed to French, Cecchetti (Italian) and Vaganova (Russian) methods

of ballet.

Classes consist of barre, across the floor and center exercises.

 

Ballet classes level 1-6 are for ages 7 & up, class placement is done by the Director.

  • Level 3 & 4 students are ENCOURAGED to attend ballet twice a week.

  • Level 5 and 6 students are REQUIRED to attend ballet class twice a week.

 

Dress Code:

  • All hair must be in a bun for every class.

  • Do not purchase the Payless brand of ballet slippers for levels 1-6.

  • Dance sweaters may be worn. No attached skirts, separate ballet skirts are optional.

  • Plain (no design) black yoga pants or tight-fitting shorts are also allowed.

  • Clothing and shoes:

      Levels 1-1.5, 2-2.5, - solid, colored leotard, pink, suntan or white tights, pink leather ballet

                                        slippers.

      Levels 3, 4, 5 & 6 - solid colored leotard, pink, suntan or white tights, pink canvas ballet slippers.

                                      Boys: Black ballet slipper.

Basic Dance (ages 5-6)

Basic Dance allows dancers ages 5-6 to explore the fundamental core dance subjects of

Ballet, Jazz and Tap.

The class meets for one hour, once a week (approximately 20 minutes of each subject).

Class placement will be done by the Director.

 

 Dress Code:

  • Long hair must be in a bun or ponytail. Short hair must be secure and away from the face.

  • Clothing: Girls: Leotard of any color and style. Pink, suntan or white tights. Dance sweaters may be worn.

                       Boys: Comfortable clothing to move around in (Sweatpants / shorts / t-shirt).

  • Shoes: Girls: Pink Ballet slippers & black patent leather tap shoes.

                    Boys: Black tie or slip-on tap shoes & black ballet slippers.

 

Combination Classes for ages 6-7

Combination Class allows dancers ages 6-7 to explore the fundamental core dance subjects of Ballet, Jazz and Tap.

The class meets for 90 minutes, once a week (approximately 30 minutes of each subject).

Class placement will be done by the Director.

 

 Dress Code:

  • Long hair must be in a bun or ponytail. Short hair must be secure and away from the face.

  • Clothing: Girls: Leotard of any color and style. Pink, suntan or white tights. Dance sweaters may be worn.

                       Boys: Comfortable clothing to move around in (Sweatpants / shorts / t-shirt).

  • Shoes: Girls: Pink Ballet slippers & black patent leather tap shoes.

                    Boys: Black tie or slip-on tap shoes & black ballet slippers.

 

Dance Buddies

A recreational dance class for special needs students, who enjoy music and movement. Each class also has volunteer dance buddies who participate fully and serve as role models. Classes are formatted to match the ages and abilities of the students in each group. An optional low-key performance is possible at the end of the spring session.

 

Dance Works

Is a multi-subject class designed to help students further their skills in a variety of subjects and movement:

Contemporary, Jazz, Lyric, Conditioning & Core Strength, Jumps, Leaps & Turns.

 

This class is designed for dancers in level 5-6 and meets once a week for one hour. Content taught will vary week to week and placement will be done by the Director.

 

  • Contemporary: A free form of movement using ballet technique already learned.

  • Jazz: A rhythmic stylized form of dance. There are many forms of jazz dance.

  • Lyrical: A free form of dance, borrowing from the techniques of modern, ballet and jazz. Students learn how to express movements using the lyrics within a song.

  • Conditioning & Core Strengthening: Is designed to build stamina and condition the body while gaining core strength.

  • Jumps, Leaps and Turns: Is designed for the dancer who wishes to refine their skills in turning, leaping, and jumping.

 

Dress Code:

  • All hair must be in a bun, and/or secure and away from the face for every class.

  • Clothing and shoes: Leotard and stirrup, convertible, or footless tights of any color.

  • Plain (no design) black yoga pants or tight-fitting shorts are also allowed.

  • Required shoes Canvas Pirouettes & tan Pedini. Boys: Black jazz boot.

 

Dancing Darlings and Dudes Classes

In this class the child to begins to discover the beautiful world of dance through basic movements.

This program is for ages 12-36 months (need to be walking). It meets once a week for thirty minutes and is an adult participation class.

 

Class placement will be done by the Director.

 Dress Code:

  • Comfortable clothing to move around with, leotards and tights are optional.

  • Shoes: Ballet slippers (pink for girls, black for boys) or socks with grippers on the bottom.

 

Hip Hop Classes

Hip Hop is a form of jazz that is not as stylized and structured as classical jazz. We teach traditional, age-appropriate hip hop. Students learn hip hop / jazz terminology while having a great time exploring this dynamic form of jazz.

Class placement will be done by the Director.

Level 3, 4, 5 and 6 are for ages 7 & up, and meet for one hour, once a week.

 

Dress Code:

  • All hair must be in a bun, and/or secure and away from the face for every class.

  • Do not purchase the Payless brand of jazz shoes for levels 3-6.

  • Clothing and shoes:    Level 3, 4, 5 & 6 – leotard and tights of any color

                                                    Plain (no design) black yoga pants or tight-fitting shorts are allowed.

                                             Black & White everyday wear sneaker, but may not be worn everyday

                                             outside of the classroom. These street sneakers need to be kept from being worn outside                                                   and then worn on the dance studio floors.

 

Jazz Classes

Jazz is a rhythmic stylized form of dance. There are many forms of jazz dance. Students learn terminology as well as stretch and strengthening exercises while using proper body placement.

A jazz dancers strong, sharp movement are aided by a solid background in ballet technique.

Class placement will be done by the Director.

 

Level 1, 2 - Jazz/Hip Hop classes (ages 7 & up): These classes meet for one hour, once a week.

             Class will focus on traditional Jazz and Hip-Hop styles.

 

Level 3, 4 - Jazz classes (ages 7 & up): These classes meet for one hour, once a week.

 

Dress Code:

  • All hair must be in a bun, and/or secure and away from the face for every class.

  • Do not purchase the Payless brand of shoes for levels 1-6 classes.

  • Clothing and shoes:

  • Plain (no design) black yoga pants or tight-fitting shorts are allowed.

             Level 1 & 2 - leotard and tights of any color, black ballet slippers.

             Level 3 & 4 - leotard and tights of any color, tan jazz boot. Boys: Black jazz boot.

            

Lyrical

Is a free form of dance, borrowing from the techniques of modern, ballet and jazz.

Students learn how to express movements using the lyrics within a song.

 

Dress Code:

  • All hair must be in a bun, and/or secure and away from the face for every class.

  • Clothing and shoes: Leotard and stirrup, convertible or footless tights of any color.

  • Plain (no design) black yoga pants or tight-fitting shorts are also allowed.

  • Required shoes Canvas Pirouettes.

 

Pointe Classes

Students typically ages 13 & up are chosen by the director for pointe work. Only students who have taken ballet twice a week for 3 or more years will be considered. Students are chosen by strength of their technique, body alignment and ankle strength. The director may ask for an x-ray to be taken to check the development of a student’s growth plate, as beginning before being fully developed may result in injury. 

 

Beginner Pointe students will begin pointe work within their ballet classes.

Level 4-6 Pointe students will have a pointe class once a week for 45 minutes or more.

 

Dress Code: Refer to Ballet classes.

 

Pre Dance (ages 3-4)

Pre Dance allows dancers ages 3-4 to explore the fundamental core dance subjects of

Ballet, Jazz and Tap.

 

The class meets for one hour, once a week (approximately 20 minutes of each subject).

Class placement will be done by the Director.

 

 Dress Code:

  • Long hair must be in a bun or ponytail. Short hair must be secure and away from the face.

  • Clothing: Girls: Leotard of any color and style. Pink, suntan or white tights. Dance sweaters may be worn.

                       Boys: Comfortable clothing to move around in (Sweatpants / shorts / t-shirt).

  • Shoes: Girls: Pink Ballet slippers & black patent leather tap shoes.

                    Boys: Black tie or slip-on tap shoes & black ballet slippers.

 

Tap Classes

Tap is a form of dance where the feet create rhythmic sounds. Our tap classes focus on the many aspects of tap, traditional thru contemporary. Each class focuses on proper technique, and terminology.

 

Tap classes for level 1-6 are for ages 7 & up, and meet for one hour, once a week.

Class placement will be done by the Director and/or Miss Amy.

 

Dress Code:

  • All hair must be in a bun, and/or secure and away from the face for every class.

  • Clothing: Leotards and tights of any color and style. Dance sweaters may be worn.

                           Plain (no design) black yoga pants or tight-fitting shorts are also allowed.

  • Shoes: do not purchase the Payless brand of tap shoes for levels 1-6.

            Level 1, 2     Black patent leather tap shoes.

            Level 3, 4    Tan Mary Jane tap shoes. Boys: Black slip-on tap shoe.

            Level 5        Black lace up tap shoes. (See local dance shops for both)

            Level 6        Jason Samuels Black Tap shoe or Capezio/Bloch brand Black lace up tap shoes.

                                (See local dance shops for both)

**Lace up and slip-on tap shoes are not available on our online.