When your little one is ready to separate from you, introduce them to dancing, singing and tumbling. Dancers will perform one dance in our recital.
Dedicated to our youngest dancers, this class is for children 2 and under. Fine and gross motor skills are developed through the use of music & dance. These classes aid with coordination, balance, musical awareness and listening skills.
Parent or guardian must be present in class. (30 Minutes). This class has open enrollment and does not participate in our recital.
This program introduces the basic skills needed in Ballet and Tap. Classes are designed to promote gross motor development, listening skills, musicality and an introduction to the art of dance all in an encouraging and loving environment. Dancers will focus on balance, posture, coordination, rhythm and fun! These dancers are also the showstoppers in our Annual show! (50 Minutes)
These classes expand on basic skills to provide the young dancer with an excellent foundation, designed to teach children the fundamental techniques and music/timing, all while gaining self-confidence and a love for dance. This is a 50 minute combo class that includes ballet and tap, as well as an introduction to jazz.
Ballet is the foundation from which all dance comes from. Ballet comes highly recommended, as it promotes correct body placement, strength and coordination. Each class will consist of barre, center, grand and petite allegro work (based upon level). Once a student has mastered proper technique, a student may be able to advance to Pointe; which is at the discretion of the teacher. It teaches proper placement, grace and poise. Ballet class will help develop strength and flexibility.
Lyrical is a more expressive form of dance, fusing together aspects of jazz and ballet. It focuses on one’s emotions. It will help to strengthen grace and control. Placement in lyrical is at the discretion of the director.
Tap is one of the most rhythmic of all dance styles. Students will be introduced to numerous steps and progressions that will better concentrate their coordination and agility. Class consists of center work and progressions across the floor.
Jazz class consists of a warm up, across the floor progressions, and center combinations. Students will be versed in understanding musicality, rhythm and styles of jazz including lyrical and hip-hop.
Hip Hop offers students a more relaxed environment to learn combinations and dance moves. Hip Hop introduces students to the latest dance moves as seen on TV, music videos and in the movies! Because Hip Hop requires a student to fully understand musicality Hip Hop is now offered to ages 9+!!!
Modern is a blend of Ballet and Jazz technique. Interpretive dance using balance and control. Increase flexibility, strength, and stamina. Learn how to use breathe and body awareness to enhance ability and express identity. Instruction is designed to awaken individual talents and freedom of self-expression. Placement in Modern is at the discretion of the director.
Riverdance will increase physical skills such as body control, coordination, timing and fancy footwork!
Musical Theatre Jazz is a class that will blend classic jazz choreography with character-driven emotions and performed to exciting songs from past and present Broadway musicals. Dancers will learn choreography from musical theatre choreographers including: Bob Fosse, Susan Stroman, Jerome Robbins, Christopher Gatelli, Kathleen Marshall, and Andy Blankenbueler. Weekly combinations will be taught to musicals like: Hamilton, Hairspray, Newsies, Matilda!, Chicago, Thoroughly Modern Millie, and others.
Acro for Dancers
Acro-Dance is the beautiful fusion of the artistic motion of dance and the athleticism of acrobatics. Often defined by its unique choreography, Acro-Dance blends seamlessly classic dance styles with acrobatic movement. The dance styles can be really anything, from a fast paced jazz routine to a slow and beautiful lyrical, or a completely out there contemporary piece.
Dance training is essential to the success of the Acro-Dancer. Training in acrobatics increases strength, balance, aerobic stamina and flexibility that will greatly benefit the dancer in their other classes.
It is important to note that Acro-Dance is not the same as Gymnastics and there is a need to teach Acro skills differently than Gymnastics skills. This is because Acro-Dance is performed on a hard stage without mats, while Gymnastics has the advantage of sprung floors, allowing for much more difficult tumbling and stuck landings.
Acro Dance will have a performance in the year end recital!
Bring in the Noise, Bring in the Boys! Boys Hip Hop is at AIM!!! Boys Hip Hop starts at age 6!
We will do our best to accommodate your expectations, but we feel it is important that your child is in a class environment that help them become the best dancer they can be.
*All classes are based on dance ability (age appropriate).
Dance Team is for the dancer who wants to be perform in a noncompetitive atmosphere. Dancers learn team work, dedication and performance in this wonderful program.
Requirements to be in Dance Team are:
● 1 Ballet class and 1 Jazz class per week.
● 1 Technique/Choreography class per week.
● Dancers will perform in a minimum of 3 performance opportunities including the Norton Halloween Parade & our Annual Winter Show.
Company Members will be expected to compete in 3 competitions per year. Competitions are a wonderful outlet for children who are interested in the performing arts. It helps to build self-esteem, good sportsmanship and friendships that will last a lifetime. It also teaches students important values like time management and personal responsibility. We strongly believe that the values and training our company members receive prepares them to succeed in every facet of their lives.
Requirements to be in Company:
● Must take 1 Ballet, 1 Jazz, 1 Tap technique class per week.
● Must take 1 jazz choreography & 1 tap choreography class per week.
● Must be available for any additional rehearsals
● Dancers will perform in the Norton Halloween Parade, our Winter Showcase and 1 additional non competition performance.
● Must be available for our 3 week Summer Intensive.
● Must be available for 3 competition weekends between April and May.
Dance Company is a Commitment
We must disclose that being a part of the Dance Company is much more involved than regular recreational dancing in terms of commitment level and financial obligation. Students are required to dance for a specified amount of time per week depending upon level. Attendance should be consistent and constant. Financially speaking, costs to think about include: costumes, tuition, competition fees, travel/hotel fees (when necessary), convention fees and rehearsal fees (when necessary). It is a true family decision so please think about your lifestyle, limitations and needs before committing to the company.
Tuesday Nights – Dust off your Tap Shoes! Great for adding variety to your daily workout schedules.
Fall session starts in October.
● 7:30pm-8pm – Back to Basics Adult Tap
● 8pm-8:45pm – Intermediate Adult Tap