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OUR CLASSES

2022-2023

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A Time To Dance Studio offers a full range of classes led by experienced and passionate teachers, including (but not limited to) Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern and Contemporary Dance, Tumbling and more! Call the studio for current class schedules and tuition. We look forward to meeting you!

Our ATTD younger dance program provides an emphasis on creativity and fostering a love of dance. Dancers are guided through innovative expression, coordination activities, basic dance terminology, studio etiquette, musicality, and rhythm fundamentals in a fun and engaging environment. All classes are one hour each.

MINI'S

AGES 2.5-3.5 YRS

What a wonderful opportunity to give our youngest children a chance to dance!  This creative movement class will develop coordination, motor skills, following directions, balance and introduce basic Ballet skills.  This class enjoys dancing together to familiar children’s music, uses several different props, explores movement with dance games, singing & dance story time while learning basic dance steps. Tumbling is included in this class, introducing them to basic tumbling techniques.

dresscode policy

Mini dancers need Pink Ballet shoes for girls & Black for boys. Dancers can wear any color leotard, tights & optional dance shorts or tutu.  Comfortable tank top or t-shirt & shorts for boys.  Hair needs to be up securely pulled up off face. 

PRE DANCE

AGES 3.5-5 YRS

This class is an introduction to Ballet, Tap & Tumbling.  The combination of training in Ballet and Tap at this young age will help create a strong foundation to build on.  Proper Ballet and Tap terminology are taught with the explanation and demonstration of all dance steps.  Tumbling adds to the fun while developing strength. Children will gain confidence as creativity is encouraged while refining gross motor skills, listening skills, coordination, and musicality.

dresscode policy

Pre-Dance dancers need Pink Ballet shoes & Black Tap shoes for class.  Boys need Black Ballet & Black Tap shoes. Dancers can wear any color leotard, tights & optional dance shorts or tutu. Comfortable tank top or t-shirt & shorts for boys. Hair needs to be securely pulled up off the face.

combo

ages 5-6yrs

This class is a combination of Ballet and Tap focused on building the basics and fundamentals while having fun growing their skills. This class continues to educate in dance terminology with proper demonstration and explanations of Ballet and Tap steps. The physical, social, and emotional benefits are fabulous as our dancers learn to explore movement and gain self-confidence and the joy of performing through the dynamics of music and dance. Our 5-6 year old dancers may also take a one hour Tumbling class in addition to Combo.

dresscode policy

Combo dancers need Pink Ballet shoes & Black Tap shoes for class. Boys need Black Ballet & Black Tap shoes. Dancers can wear any color leotard, tights & optional dance shorts or tutu. Comfortable tank top or t-shirt & shorts for boys. Hair needs to be securely pulled up off the face.

TUMBLING/ACROBATICS

AGES 5 & UP

This class incorporates strength training, flexibility, and endurance so that students can continue to build the muscles needed to master more advanced tricks and tumbling. Each student will receive one on one spotting and instruction as they go across the mat so that they can build confidence in their body’s ability. Tumbling includes building from the basics of forward rolls, backward rolls, straddle rolls, cartwheels, backbends, splits, headstands, handstands, front and back limbers, and walkovers to the more advanced tricks of aerials, round-off back handsprings, front handsprings, back tucks, layouts, etc.  

**Our Tumbling classes are for our dancers to add in addition to being enrolled in a dance class. We don’t offer Tumbling by itself as these classes are for our dancers to learn tumbling skills that we incorporate in our dance choreography.

dresscode policy

Tumbling requires fitted dance clothes, leotard, shorts, leggings or unitard. Bare feet are required. Hair securely pulled up off the face.

Our ATTD dance program for dancers ages 7+ allows students to build their own schedule of classes based on their interests and desired commitment level. All classes are one hour, once per week, but dancers are encouraged to add different styles to complement and challenge their own training. Age ranges for classes are kept narrow at the younger levels to keep dancers working at the most appropriate level for their physical and emotional needs. Age ranges widen at the older levels to allow dancers ample time to work through bigger concepts, class material and excel to the next level.

BALLET

ages 7 & UP

Our Ballet classes in Surprise AZ is the foundation for all forms of dance, Ballet is a classical dance style dating back to the fifteenth century that trains in formal, traditional technique. Ballet dancers will gain flexibility, balance, coordination, correct body posture, grace, discipline, musicality, and proper alignment, dance etiquette and vocabulary. We emphasize learning Ballet’s complex language and terminology. Ballet is highly recommended and is required for our Contemporary, Lyrical, and Modern dancers. 

dresscode policy

Ballet dancers need solid black leotard and pink tights. NO MULTICOLORS unless pastel ballet colors approved by the teacher. Pink Ballet shoes are required. Hair must be pulled back in a tight secure bun. Boys: black tank top, black dance pants or shorts & black ballet shoes.

TAP

AGES 7 & UP

This style is all about making music with their feet! Dancers will learn the technical elements needed to develop rhythm, timing, speed, coordination, and creative footwork. Tap has a unique vocabulary, and each step allows the dancer to create different syncopated rhythms. A very energetic style of dance which has the benefit of creating all around dancer.

dresscode policy

Tap dancers need any color leotard, unitard, dance shorts, leggings or comfortable, fitted dance clothes & Black tap shoes. Hair must be securely pulled up off the face. Boys: t-shirt or tank top, shorts & Black tap shoes.

JAZZ

ages 7 & up

A high-energy, dynamic dance style, which improves overall coordination and flexibility. Jazz dancing is a fun style involving kicks, leaps and turns to the beat of music. A variety of techniques will be explored and developed including posture, balance, coordination, rhythm, musicality, and style through this dance form.

dresscode policy

Jazz dancers need any color leotard, unitard, dance shorts, leggings or comfortable, fitted dance clothes & Black tap shoes. Hair must be securly pulled up off the face. Boys: t-shirt or tank top, shorts & Black tap shoes.

HIP HOP

ages 7 & up

This is a fast-paced, highly energetic, fun, and challenging style of dance where students learn technique as well as dance combinations set to classic and current music. This popular urban dance genre is foot oriented, but uses body isolations, popping, locking, freestyling and break dancing. Hip Hop allows the dancer to perform with freedom of movement. This dance is ideal for developing improvisational skills as well as musical interpretation. Hip Hop has become a popular, favorite style of dance that both boys & girls enjoy.

dresscode policy

Hip Hop dancers need T-shirt or tank top, shorts, or leggings, unitard, or comfortable, fitted dance clothes. Tennis shoes are required. Hair should be securely pulled up off the face.

CONTEMPORARY

AGES 7 & UP

This is an advanced style of dance requiring teacher approval in addition to training in Ballet and Jazz for minimum of 1-2+ years. Our Contemporary classes allow our dancers to explore the cutting-edge choreography of today’s popular, ever-changing style. This style concentrates on advanced technique, body control, improvisation and learn to express their feelings and emotions. 

 **All Contemporary dancers must be enrolled & continue training in weekly Ballet and Jazz classes. 
dresscode policy

Contemporary dancers need solid black leotard with optional black fitted dance shorts or skirt. Pirouette shoes or bare feet are required. Hair must be securely pulled up off the face. Boys: black tank top, black dance pants or shorts.

POINTE

This class is an audition only, teacher approval, advanced program designed to train dancers at an accelerated pace. Pointe technique is the part of classical ballet technique that concerns pointe work, in which a ballet dancer supports all body weight on the tips of fully extended feet within pointe shoes. 

dresscode policy

Pointe dancers need solid black
leotard and pink tights. NO MULTICOLORS unless pastel ballet colors approved by the teacher. Pink pointe shoes are required. Hair must be pulled back in atight secure bun.

LYRICAL

AGes 7 & UP

Lyrical dancing is an advanced style that tells a story through expressive movement combinations of Ballet & Jazz training. Dancers learn to connect their dance moves and emotion to music while working on proper technique, body alignment, extension, and style. This beautiful dance style embodies various aspects of emotional moods, slow and fast-moving choreographic strategies, an emphasis on virtuosic display, and an illustration of song lyrics. 

**All Lyrical dancers must be enrolled & continue training in weekly Ballet and Jazz classes. 

dresscode policy

Lyrical dancers need solid black leotard with optional black fitted dance shorts or skirt. Pirouette shoes or bare feet are required. Hair must be pulled securely up off the face. Boys: black tank top, black dance pants or shorts.

MODERN

AGES 7 & UP

This class incorporates a combination of different styles of advanced dance. Modern dance itself was first created as a rebellion against ballet and later became a fusion of new expressive ways of moving, incorporating technical dance forms. This modern class combines technique with a more athletic style of movement including fall and release, moving the body off its center, and learning how to use the floor and space in many different ways. This class allows for more exploration of movement, and more freedom to dance outside the specific form of traditional ballet. Dancers will learn combinations as well as use their own creativity in improvisation.

**All Modern dancers must be enrolled & continue training in weekly Ballet and Jazz classes. 

dresscode policy

Modern dancers need solid black leotard with optional black fitted dance shorts or skirt. Pirouette shoes or bare feet are required. Hair must be securely pulled up off the face. Boys: black tank top, black dance pants or shorts.

 

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