What to expect from classes: Recreational & Company
3-4 year old Combo (Ballet, Tap) This class is designed to help little ones, who love to dance, gain independence and social skills as well as learn basic ballet & tap steps (will have two recital dances)
I/II - Ages 8-12 - This class is designed for beginner/Intermediate dancers, between the ages of 8 and 12, to develop ballet technique, focusing on alignment, posture, placement, and learning vocabulary with Miss Jaclyn. Black leotard, pink tights, and pink ballet shoes must be worn. Ballet I/II and Ballet III will have a combined dance at Recital highlighting their different classes, and then ending as a whole group. **Mandatory for Junior Company Dancers**
III - Ages 13-18 - In this advanced class for ages 13-18, there is an emphasis on proper placement, and a strong focus on alignment, posture, placement, and vocabulary with Miss Jaclyn. Black leotard, pink tights, and pink ballet shoes must be worn. Ballet I/II and Ballet III will have a combined dance at Recital highlighting their different classes, and then ending as a whole group. **Mandatory for Senior Company Dancers**
Beginner class - This is a fun and energetic class for young dancers, between the ages of 6-10, looking to explore the dance world of Hip Hop and dance to their favorite songs! (will have one recital dance).
Intermediate / Advanced class for ages 11-18 (one recital dance).
Company Teams -- **See "Company" Page** Jazz I/II This is a class for beginner/intermediate dancers between the ages of 11-15. (will have one recital dance)
K-1st Combo (Ballet/Tap) For kids in kindergarten-1st grade looking to have some fun in dance class and learn basic ballet & tap steps! (will have two recital dances)
2nd-3rd Grade Combo Class (Ballet, Jazz) For kids in 2nd-3rd grade looking to have fun in dance class and learn basic ballet & jazz steps! (will have two recital dances)
Lyrical I/II This is a class for beginner/intermediate dancers between the ages of 11-15 (will have one recital dance) Private Sessions (30 min. or 1 hour available) Available for Competition solos, Recital-Only, or private technique classes. This should be discussed with Miss Bri at registration.
Tap I/II This is a beginner/intermediate class designed for dancers, between the ages of 8-14, to learn basic tap steps and will have a focus on developing musicality (will have one recital dance)
Technique **Mandatory for Company Members** Designed for intermediate/advanced dancers to work on dance technique and strengthening.
Toddler and Me This class is designed to help toddlers (ages 1-3) strengthen muscles which helps increase mobility and independence, and will expose little ones to new people which allows toddlers enhance social awareness. This class will give kids a sense of pride and accomplishment, increasing their overall confidence, which will be extremely beneficial for overall development and growth (Lopa, 2022). (Will not be performing in the recital)
Tumbling (Beginner) Ages 8-12, this class will allow dancers/athletes who are interested in improving their tumbling skills or interested in learning the basics. Students will learn about body awareness and muscle control to progress through proper tumbling technique. (There will not be a recital dance, this is just to learn new skills and develop proper technique for tumbling.)
References Bedinghaus, T. (2018, April 10). Discover the characteristics of American Modern Dance Today. LiveAbout. Retrieved July 9, 2022, from https://www.liveabout.com/what-is-modern-dance-1007279
Lopa, Jessica. "10 Benefits Of Mommy And Me Classes | Mommy University". Mommyuniversitynj.Com, 2022, https://mommyuniversitynj.com/2015/01/16/10-benefits-of-mommy-and-me-classes/.
Breeze Dance Company Located at 50 Lewis St Dryden, NY 13053