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Beginning Dance

On Your Feet

We believe we've got the best beginning dance classes in the business. Most studios hire young, inexperienced teachers for their tots. . . not at Corner Dance! We've got seasoned teachers that are experienced and love to teach the little ones. We teach tots Combo classes (ballet, tap, and jazz), as well as hip hop (with a great mix of boys and girls), and tumbling.

Combo 1 & 2

Combo 1 & 2 is designed for children 3-5 yrs. Combo classes are a great way for students to experience the beginning fundamentals of ballet, jazz, and tap.  Dancers will gain flexibility, basic technique, and self confidence through repetitive motor skill, coordination, and rhythm practice.  Each combo class will perform two dances in Corner Dance Studio’s end-of-year recital.  The main focus of these classes is on students having fun and enjoying dance as an everyday activity. Each level is based on the age and skill level of each student, and the classes are formatted to build upon the technique of the previous class. As always, our teachers aim to help each student feel confident, loved, and safe in the studio setting.

Ballet and Dance Adventures

Children age 3-5 will experience a joyful introduction to dance through creative movement and basic ballet steps. Students will explore movement through use of shape, color and sounds, imagination and freedom of expression. Development of large motor skills, coordination, and flexibility will prepare students for future dance classes. *Each class will include a weekly theme, story time and adjoining activity. Students will perform a dance in the end-of-year recital.

Hip Hop/Tumbling Combo

Children age 3-5 will love this class that brings hip hop and tumbling together in a fun and interactive way.  Students will perform a dance in the end-of-year recital.

Pre & Kinder Tumbling

Children age 3-5 will enjoy this interactive class that will improve their flexibility, balance, and body control. Students will practice somersaults and other tumbling basics. 

Beginning Tumbling 1

PreReqs: Willingness to learn and have fun. No experience required. Students will be working on technique and tumbling basic drills, with an emphasis on handstand and cartwheel technique. 

Beginning Tumbling 2

PreReqs: Student should have the ability to demonstrate solid technique on the mechanics of handstands and cartwheels. In this class students will learn and practice the fundamental techniques of roundoffs and aerials. 

Combo 3 & 4

Combo 3 is for students 5-7 yrs and Combo 4 is for older students, 8-10 yrs. Combo classes are a great way for students to experience the beginning fundamentals of ballet, jazz, and tap.  Dancers will gain flexibility, basic technique, and self confidence through repetitive motor skill, coordination, and rhythm practice.  Each combo class will perform two dances in Corner Dance Studio’s end of year recital.  The main focus of these classes is on students having fun and enjoying dance as an everyday activity. Each level is based on the age and skill level of each student, and the classes are formatted to build upon the technique of the previous class. As always, our teachers aim to help each student feel confident, loved, and safe in the studio setting.

Ballet 6

Dancers will review basic ballet positions, 1st-6th. They will incorporate both barre and center combinations to improve technique as well as learn new terminology and use proper body positions and posture. Students will perform a dance in the end-of-year recital. This class is open to all students; required for Etoile Company.

Turning Technique (Turns) 6

This class is designed for beginning dancers who will build off of prior knowledge to develop precision and accuracy in technical skills. Proper stretching and strengthening movements will be incorporated to improve muscle strength and coordination. They will learn how to count music, hear beats, walking, kicks, turns, basic leaps and proper arm and body alignment. This class is open to all students; required for Etoile Company.

Intermediate Dance

Get Up & Move

After you’ve mastered the basics, we offer great classes in specific genres that will challenge and stretch you. Those enrolled in Intermediate dance classes are looking for more out of dance and want to dance with like-minded kids who know that it’s about more than just steps and patterns. They start to appreciate all the components that need to be integrated into good dancing.

Jr Jazz

This class is for the beginner to intermediate dancer who enjoys dance and want to focus their efforts on learning Jazz, technique, and some contemporary. Juniors are ages 8-11 and Seniors are ages 12+. This class will learn beginning technique with across the floor moves including: walks, turns, piques, pirouettes, kick, jumps, and leaps. Correct body position from their head to their toes will be taught with the goal of dancing with proper technique and, in turn, learning to move without injuring themselves. Junior dancers will perform up to 2 dances at the end-of-year recital and will feature the moves/steps, technique, and choreography they learned throughout the year.

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Tap 5 & 6

Dancers will review basic tap steps as well as learn new and exciting ones. They will create rhythmic patterns and learn timely beats. Tap classes are designed to develop rhythm, style and sound. Students will learn a variety of tap styles from Broadway to Rhythm tap. Exercises focus on building flexibility of the knee and ankles, coordination, and speed of movement. Students will perform a dance in the end-of-year recital. Tap classes are open to all students. Tap 5 is required for the Etoile team and Tap 6 is required for the Velocite team. 

A basic study of ballet technique with strengthening skill and flexibility. Ballet 7 focuses on developing proper placement and alignment in barre and center technique. Students perfect fundamental barre and centre exercise with emphasis in correct articulation. Further development in traveling turns and pirouette preparation. Introduction to basic ballet terminology, port de bras, and body positions. Students will perform a dance in the end-of-year recital. This class is open to all ballet students (age 10+); required for Velocite company. 

Ballet 7 (Velocite)

An intermediate class focused-on furthering technical strength and skill in pre pointe and beginning barre pointe work. Ballet 8 works on basic pointe technique. Pointe concepts and exercises are taught slowly, facing the barre. Later, as stability and strength improve, similar exercises are executed in the center. Students have knowledge in basic ballet terminology and port de bra, with development in epaulement. Students will perform a dance in the end-of-year recital. This class is open to all intermediate ballet sudents; required for Soleil company.

Ballet 8

Prereqs: Student should be able to demonstrate solid technique in carwheels, handstands and roundoffs. In Intermediate Tumbling 1 students will learn and practice the fundamentals of front and back walkovers and aerials. Intermediate Tumbling 2 students will learn and practice back handsprings and solidify their technique on aerials. 

Intermediate Tumbling 1 & 2

Kids Hip Hop is a step up from beginning Hip Hop. You should know how to have different textures (sharp, sharp, shake, smooth) and how to bounce. This class will learn moves with names, tricks, and more!  In Jr Hip Hop students should know about isolation, levels, and texture. They will learn more advanced moves with names. We'll learn how to freestyle consciously and to be comfortable in your own style! Students in both classes will perform a dance in the end-of-year recital. 

Kids Hip Hop & Jr Hip Hop

This class is designed for dancers who want to take their dance training to a higher level.  We learn how to advance our turning, kicking and leaping ability while also working on flexibility and strength. Dancers must have some dance experience before taking "Turns." These classes are open to all pre intermediate, intermediate and advanced level students (contact Christina@cornerdance.com if you have questions regarding placement or assessment). Turns 7 is required for Velocite company and Turns 8 is required for Soleil company. 

Turning Technique (Turns) 7 & 8

Contemporary (Soleil)

In this intermediate class dancers will incorporate technique from jazz, lyrical, and ballet to discover new ways to move through improvisation and musicality. They will find ways to connect the mind and body through movement. Students will perform a dance in the end-of-year recital. This class is open to all students; required for Soleil company. 

Jazz (Soleil)

Jazz class focuses on style, musicality, and correct alignment. Each class includes a technical warm up to find your center and floor work for strength and injury prevention. Dancers will learn technical skills that will be incorporated into their dance routines. Jazz dance includes strength, flexibility and conditioning technique and progressions including turns, kicks and leaps.

This class is for the intermediate dancer who enjoys dance and wants to focus their efforts on learning Jazz, technique, and some contemporary. Juniors are ages 8-11 and Seniors are ages 12+. This class will learn advanced technique with across the floor moves including: walks, turns, piques, pirouettes, kick, jumps, and leaps.  Senior Jazz dancers will perform up to 2 dances at the end-of-year recital and will feature the moves/steps, technique, and choreography they learned throughout the year.

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Advanced Dance Classes &
Performing Teams

Let’s Do It

If you have experienced dance at a competitive studio and not liked the cut-throat environment or the catty attitude, but love to dance, Corner Dance Studio is for you. If you love to dance and perform, but also want time to pursue other activities (sports, music, theater, etc. . .) Corner Dance is the studio for you. We offer several advanced classes as well as 4 performing companies – something for all ages – but we don’t compete. We find extra opportunities throughout the year to perform but leave the competitions behind.

An advanced study of ballet and pointe work. Ballet 9 focuses on perfecting performance, technique and artistry. Class includes complete barre exercises, center floor work and across the floor work. Students are knowledgeable in ballet terminology, with thorough understanding of proper placement/alignment and flexibility. Pointe work is done at barre and centre. Class emphasizes performance and artistry. All dancers placed in Ballet 9 may automatically take pointe if they are 12+ and have had at least two years of ballet training. Students will perform 1 or 2 dances in the end-of-year recital. Required for Ciel company. 

Ballet/Pointe 9

Advanced Tumbling

PreReqs: Student should be able to demonstrate solid technique on cartwheels, handstands, round offs, and walk overs. 

In this class students will work on back handsprings variations, back tuck variations, and layout variations. 

Sr Hip Hop

Students should know how to make moves, have different dynamics, and make the moves your own. Learn the many styles, history and more advanced moves of Hip Hop. Students perform 2 dances in the end-of-year recital. 

This class is designed for dancers who want to take their dance training to a higher level.  We learn how to advance our turning, kicking and leaping ability while also working on flexibility and strength. Dancers must have some dance experience before taking "Turns." This class is open to all advanced level dancers (contact Christina@cornerdance.com if you have questions regarding placement or assessment); required for Ciel company.

Turning Technique (Turns) 9

Contemporary (Ciel)

In this advanced class dancers will incorporate technique from jazz, lyrical, and ballet to discover new ways to move through improvisation and musicality. They will find ways to connect the mind and body through movement. Students will perform a dance in the end-of-year recital. This class is open to all students; required for Ciel company. 

Jazz (Ciel)

This advanced Jazz class emphasizes techinque, artistry and athleticism. Focus on breaking down turns, leaps, placement, connecting movement so it flows, and building a dance vocabulary that twill bring the dancer to the next level. Each class includes a technical warmup to find your center and floor work for strength and injury prevention. Jazz dance includes strength, flexibility and conditioning technique and progressions including turns, kicks and leaps.