DBK Dance and Performing Arts recommends that our students ages 2½ - 4 take Ballet, Tap, and Tumbling. Students may take Pre-Jazz at the age of 5. Ballet is strongly recommended as a twice a week course after age 8.
Any dancer interested in being a member of our competition groups must be recommended by their teacher, attend summer classes and summer intensive, and one other major workshop during the season.
DBK Dance and Performing Arts offers the following class curriculum:
MOMMY & ME
Ages: 18 months - 2½ | Class Length: 30 minutes
A program focused on movement, coordination, balance, rhythm, and basic kinetic skills. Mommy and Toddler interaction.
Ages: 2½ - 4 | Class Length: 45 minutes - 1 hour
Our most popular class! A complete Performing Arts Class which incorporates basic dance movement and terminology, while teaching tempos in music, shapes, and directions. Motor skills such as hopping, skipping, jumping, balance, and tumbling are taught while learning to share, listen, follow directions, and respect our neighbor.
BALLET, TAP and PRE-JAZZ
Ages: 5-6 | Class Length: 1 hour 15 minutes
Beginning Ballet Technique, following tempos with different Tap sounds, and introduction to Jazz with basic coordiation movement using upbeat and popular music.
Ages: 6 - Adult | Class Length: 45 minutes to 1½ hours
Training and technique based on the classical positions of the feet and body in a system of progression as set forth by Dance Educators of America.
Ages: 11 - Advanced | Class Length: 45 minutes to 1 hour
Admission by teacher recommendation/approval only.
Offered to students that have attained the necessary strength and proficiency to progress to this level of classical training. Pointe students are required to take Ballet classes twice a week. Students are not ready for pointe work until the age of 11, and then only when the teacher feels that their legs are strong enough and their bodies are properly placed.
Ages: 6 - Adult | Class Length: 45 minutes to 1 hour
Training in popular dance used in stage, television, movies, and videos. It infuses many styles including Musical Theater, Ethnic, and Contemporary.
Ages: 7 - Advanced | Class Length: 45 minutes
Admission by teacher recommendation/approval only. Must take a Ballet class in addition
Teaches creative expression in a beautiful dance form that incorporates ballet technique with contemporary dance.
Ages: 4- Advanced | Class Length: 45 minutes
A fun class with a funky edge to the popular urban youth culture style of dance in the music media.
Ages: 6 - Adult | Class Length: 45 minutes
Teaches rhythmic footwork in both the classical and urban styles. It enhances musicality, rhythm, and motor skills.