Introductory Dance Programs

Acting Up Mini Starz: Musical Theatre program specifically designed for boys and girls ages 3-5 years. Engaging games and activities help students discover their voice, imagination, and presence “on stage”. Students will learn about displaying emotion, action, and characters allowing them to develop a sense of self and other. A short one-act musical will complete the session and students will be involved in simple costuming and set design. Attire: comfortable clothes that student can move in, barefoot, dance shoes, or clean sneakers.

Exploring Dance Mini Starz: An introduction to ballet, jazz, hip hop, and creative dance. Technique and vocabulary are introduced through song and action. Students learn hopping, skipping, chasses, leaps, rhythm, and partner work. Recommended for boys and girls ages 3-5 years. Some early admission may be accepted for students younger than 3 years of age. Students that are not fully potty trained must have on a pull up. Attire: Bare foot, shorts and t-shirt/tank top or leotard/biketard/dance dress, long hair must be securely tied back in bun, ponytail, or braids.

Petite Ballet Starz: Introduction to ballet technique, vocabulary, and fundamentals. Taught in a fun engaging way that allows students to begin progressing quickly, while developing an excellent foundation. Recommended for boys and girls ages 4-8 years old with little or no dance experience. Attire for Girls: Leotard or Dance Dress and Tights, Pink Ballet Slippers, long hair must be securely fastened in a ballet bun or braids.  Attire for Boys: T-shirt or Tank Top, Sweatpants or Shorts, Black Ballet Slippers or Socks. Accelerated students may be invited into the level 2 Ballet Starz Mini Supreme class in the Performance Level Program.

 

Hip Hop Starz: A high-energy introduction to the fun and physical styles of Hip Hop Dance.  Includes sharp movements, fluid waves, low center, funky, cool music and physical tricks like the worm, can opener, criss cross, stalls, and partner tricks. Music and movements are clean and family-friendly. Recommended for boys and girls ages 4-8 years old with little or no dance experience. Attire: T-shirt or Tank Top, Sweatpants or Shorts (no jeans), Clean Tennis Shoes or Sneakers, long hair must be pulled back in a ponytail or braids.

Jazz Starz: Introduction to Jazz techniques and vocabulary, showing strength, crisp movement, and rhythm. Across the floor, center combinations, beginning pirouettes, turns and leaps will be introduced. Core strength and flexibility will be trained to create safer, better dancers. Recommended for boys and girls ages 4-8 years old with little or no dance experience. Attire for Girls: Leotard/Biketard, Black Jazz Shoes or Ballet Slippers. Long hair must be pulled back in a ponytail or braids.  Attire for Boys: T-shirt or Tank Top, Sweatpants or Shorts (no jeans), Black Jazz Shoes, Ballet Slippers, or Socks. Accelerated students may be invited into the level 2 Jazz Starz Mini Supreme class and/or the Lyrical Starz Mini Supreme class in the Performance Level Program.

Shooting Starz: Dancers of all skill levels will develop and refine a variety of leaps, jumps, and turns including a’la secondes, en’laire turns, switch leaps, back leaps, firebirds, turn combinations to add depth to their dance performance. Core strength and flexibility training will allow dancers to have the fundamentals to achieve these more difficult performance skills. Recommended for boys and girls with at least 1 year of dance training, ages 8 years and older. Attire: Comfortable Dancewear that allows for free movement and for the instructor to see body placement and alignment, Jazz Shoes, Dance Sneakers, or Toe Undies, and long hair must be securely tied back in a ponytail or braids.

Tap Starz: Introduction to Tap that includes technique, vocabulary, rhythm, and style in a fun, fast-paced class. Individual skills, combinations, and happy noise are the foundation of this program.  Recommended for boys and girls ages 4-8 years old with little or no dance experience. Attire: T-shirt or Tank Top, Sweatpants or Shorts (no jeans), Black Tap Shoes (Mary Jane or Oxford), long hair must be pulled back in a ponytail or braids.

If you have any questions about student placement, class descriptions, or class attire, please call the studio at (801) 560-6699 or email starshine.danceinfo@gmail.com.

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