Little Wings Program (Age 2-3)
Dance Explorers is a creative movement class designed to introduce dance movement and creative thinking in a fun atmosphere! Students are encouraged to explore express themselves while improving coordination and basic skills needed to progress in dance. Students learn a variety of different movement concepts using props, imagery, and imagination.
Pre-Ballet & Tap
Little Wings Pre-School Program (Age 4-5)
Pre-Ballet Technique and Tap introduce basic technique and tap steps to children in a fun and creative atmosphere. In Ballet students learn terms like plié, tendu, passe, arabesque, the five positions of the feet and arms, and more! In Tap, they will learn the different parts of the shoe and how to articulate the foot to make different sounds and rhythms. Building on the coordination from Dance Explorers, students learn movements that require fine motor skills and strengthen muscles in legs, arms, and feet.
Pre-Ballet & Jazz
Little Wings Pre-School Program (Age 4-5)
Pre-Ballet Technique and Jazz introduce basic technique and jazz steps to children in a fun and creative atmosphere. In Ballet students learn terms like plié, tendu, passe, arabesque, the five positions of the feet and arms, and more! In Jazz, they will learn to kick, jump, turn, and express themselves in a fun and upbeat way! Building on the coordination from Dance Explorers, students learn movements that require fine motor skills and strengthen muscles in legs, arms, and feet.
Level IA, II, III
Jazz is a high energy class that will build strength, skills, and performance quality. Students learn kicks, jumps, turns, as well as the history and core technique of Jazz. This class will focus on stamina, flexibility, rhythm, and strength. These skills will then be paired with transitions, so that each student will learn to flow inside of challenging tricks.
Level P1, P2
Students will learn how to project their voice, learn how to emote clearly to an audience. This class will make the student a stronger performer as well as positively influence their posture.
Ballet & Pre-Pointe
Ballet is the foundation that leads to a strong, aware, and technically sound dancer. Ballet focuses on strength, alignment, precision, and grace. Students learn classical ballet positions and movements, which increase coordination. Ballet gives each and every student the discipline needed to excel in any style of dance. Pre-Pointe it is a preparation for future pointe work, and pointe shoes will not be worn in this class.
Pointe is offered as part of our Full-Year Curriculum, and is only offere to students age 11+. Each student will be evaluated in their Ballet class to determine if and when they are ready to move into Pointe work. Pointe requires a certain level of technique and strength in order to perform safely. Students will progress in their Pointe skills at the pace that works for them . Please do not get fitted or purchase pointe shoes until a student is approved for Pointe work by the Ballet teacher and school directors at Aileron Performing Arts Studio.
Level IA, II
Lyrical is a style of dance centered around a strong emotional connection between movement and music. Movements stem from Ballet, Contemporary, and Modern techniques. Students learn to dance from the heart and express the passion and love of dance in their own way.
Contemporary Dance is known for its sensitivity, passion, and artistry. Contemporary is a style where students can connect to what it is that makes them unique. Students develop an understanding of how to move effortlessly while being specific and dynamic. This class includes a great deal of floor work and leggings are recommended.
Level IA, IIA
Tap is all about rhythm and coordination. It is a dance class with a musical focus, where mastery of small intricate movements enable the student to make music with their feet (with help from tap shoes!). It is great for any student, deepening their understanding of musicality.
Level I, IIA
Hip Hop dance has a vast array of styles and approaches. In this class, students learn how to accent and contrast sharp and firm movements with soft and subtle ones. This class will challenge their endurance, strength, and ability to stay closely connected to the beat. We always, always keep our teaching and costumes age appropriate!