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EVENING PROGRAM


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CLASS:  NEW! Tumbling Tots Ages 2-4

DRESS CODE: Leotard or tight-fitted dance shorts/top. No shoes. No baggy clothing or street clothes. No jewelry.

Have a Tiny Dancer who wants to tumble too? Or a super athlete who needs to build his or her ninja strength? Our Tumbling Tots will introduce our youngest students to the world of Acro-Tumbling. Acro-Tumbling works on flexibility while building strength. At this age major coordination and muscle control will be developed, as well as, learning vocabulary and skills for their age. (forward rolls, penche rolls, bear walks, straddles, splits, roly poly, upward arches and more!) Students will build on more difficult skills throughout the year and be able to apply the new skills as an extension to their artistry and ability by accomplishing their monthly progress card. 


CLASS: Acro-Tumbling L1 (Beginner)

DRESS CODE: Leotard or tight-fitted dance shorts/top. No shoes. No baggy clothing or street clothes. No jewelry.

Need to expand your tricks and agility? Look no further, this class will work on basic acro & tumbling skills. Such as cartwheels, forward/backward rolls, hand and head stands,and much more! Students will build on more difficult skills throughout the year and be able to apply the new skills as an extension to their artistry and ability by accomplishing their monthly progress card. 


CLASS: Acro-Tumbling L2 (Intermediate)

DRESS CODE: Leotard or tight-fitted dance shorts/top. No shoes. No baggy clothing or street clothes. No jewelry.

Need to expand your tricks and agility? Look no further, this class will work on building on already existing acro & tumbling skills from Level 1. Students will build on more difficult skills throughout the year and be able to apply the new skills as an extension to their artistry and ability by accomplishing their monthly progress card. 


CLASS: Acro-Tumbling L3 (Advanced)

DRESS CODE: Leotard or dance shorts/top. No shoes. No baggy clothing or street clothes. No jewelry.

Need to expand your tricks and agility? Look no further, this class will work on the most advanced skills as a Level 3 class. Students will build on more difficult skills throughout the year and be able to apply the new skills as an extension to their artistry and ability by accomplishing their monthly progress card. 


CLASS: Tiny Dancers (Ages 2-4)

DRESS CODE: Leotard and tights required. Required pink ballet shoes and tan tap shoes. Hair secured back and NO JEWELRY except post earrings.

Our Tiny Dancers class is designed for the preschool level age group. This appropriate creative movement based class will include learning new ways to move by imitation and imagery, retaining simple to complex sequences and patterns, and using creative risk-taking. Dancers will learn basic locomotor and non-locomotor movement and vocabulary of the genres of jazz, tap, and ballet. They will display the difference between their right and left sides all while having fun in a safe and welcoming environment.


CLASS: Dance Fundamentals L1(Ages 5-7)

DRESS CODE: Leotard and tights required. Required pink ballet shoes and tan tap shoes. Tan Jazz Shoes are OPTIONAL. Hair secured back and NO JEWELRY except post earrings.

Creating an environment to begin to develop even more dance skills and vocabulary, Dance Fundamentals L1 is perfect for any dancer who wants to enter the next phase of training. This class will include understanding floor patterns, tempo, level, and directional changes and able to show the differences, identifying the different genres of dance being taught (ballet, jazz, and tap),  and the structural order of each style. Retaining more information on the given styles and being able to perform each with confidence and understanding while all focusing on creative risk-taking and problem solving skills.


CLASS: Dance Fundamentals L2 (Ages 8-10)

DRESS CODE: Leotard and tights or dance shorts/pants and tank required. NO loose fitting clothing. Required pink canvas ballet shoes and tan Jazz Shoes. Hair secured back and NO JEWELRY except post earrings.

Dance Fundamentals L2 is a continuation of Dance Fundamentals L1. Dancers will begin to dive deeper into their technique training and focus on Ballet/Jazz & Tap skills and vocabulary. Dancers will increase the level of understanding of exercises and choreography. Dancers will be challenged to know the differences and similarities of Ballet and Jazz, and build on Tap execution.


CLASS: Technique Focus Lab L3 (Advanced)

DRESS CODE:  Leotard and tights or dance shorts/pants and tank required. NO loose fitting clothing or street clothes. Hair secured back and NO JEWELRY except post earrings.

The Alfonso Academy Technique Focus Lab centers around fine-tuning technique and placement for leaps, turns, and other technical skills required for dance. It dissects what it takes to understand one’s body and build the control needed for technique. It will review basic placement for dancers, as well as, add more advanced skills such as leaps, turns, and balance. Dancers will be given encouraging individual and group feedback to aid in students’ successes. This class is ideal for an advanced and focused dancer who wants to perfect their technique and continue to push themselves to the next level of training.


CLASS: Technique Focus Lab L1/2 (Beginner/Intermediate)

DRESS CODE: Leotard and tights or dance shorts/pants and tank required. NO loose fitting clothing or street clothes. Hair secured back and NO JEWELRY except post earrings.

The Alfonso Academy Technique Focus Lab centers around fine-tuning technique and placement for leaps, turns, and other technical skills required for dance. The beginner/intermediate class will break down the basics for dancers who have zero to a few years of prior knowledge with dance and need more focus on leaps, turns, and balance. It dissects what it takes to understand one’s body and build the control needed for technique. Dancers will be given encouraging individual and group feedback to aid in students’ successes. This class is ideal for any dancer who wants to perfect their technique and continue to push themselves to the next level of training.encouraging individual and group feedback to aid in students’ successes.


CLASS: Ballet L1 (Beginner)  

DRESS CODE:  Any color Leotard and pink tights.  Pink Canvas Ballet shoes and hair neatly secured in a bun. NO EXCEPTIONS. Warm-up clothing only to be worn during the first few exercises at the barre.  Dancers will not be allowed to enter class without proper leotard, pink tights, pink canvas ballet shoes, and hair in a bun. 

Boys: White shirt/black leggings-Black ballet shoes

Beginner Ballet is a traditional beginner level classical ballet class. Students will be exposed to the French, Russian, and methods of training. Class will consist of exercises at the barre and only move to center once ready according to the instructor's progressive curriculum. Dancers will learn ballet vocabulary and variations. This class is perfect for any dancer who wants to continue to strengthen their technique for any dance style and want to train for one full hour in ballet in hopes to progress to the intermediate level. Ballet is the fundamental form of dance to help improve any dancer’s training.  Teacher recommendation needed.


CLASS: Ballet L2/ Pre-Pointe (Intermediate)

DRESS CODE: Any color Leotard and pink tights. Pink Canvas Ballet shoes and hair neatly secured in a bun. NO EXCEPTIONS. Warm-up clothing only to be worn during the first few exercises at the barre.  Dancers will not be allowed to enter class without proper leotard, pink tights, pink canvas ballet shoes, and hair in a bun. 

Intermediate Ballet is a classical ballet class. Students will be exposed to the French and Russian methods of training. Class will consist of exercises at the barre and in center. Dancers will learn ballet vocabulary and variations. Intermediate students are working towards the progression to Advanced placement and Pointe class. This class is perfect for any dancer who wants to continue to strengthen their technique for any dance style. Ballet is the fundamental form of dance to help improve any dancer’s training. Teacher recommendation needed.


CLASS:  Ballet L3 (Advanced) 

DRESS CODE: Any color Leotard and pink tights. Pink Canvas Ballet shoes and hair neatly secured in a bun. NO EXCEPTIONS. Warm-up clothing only to be worn during the first few exercises at the barre. Dancers will not be allowed to enter class without proper leotard, pink tights, pink canvas ballet shoes, and hair in a bun. 

Advanced Ballet is a classical ballet class. Students will be exposed to various methods of training. Class will consist of exercises at the barre and in center. Dancers will learn ballet vocabulary and variations. Advanced students are continuing to strengthen and challenge their ballet technique to maintain strong clarification for Pointe class.  This class is perfect for any dancer who wants to continue to strengthen their technique for any dance style. Ballet is the fundamental form of dance to help improve any dancer’s training. Teacher recommendation needed.


CLASS: Pointe

DRESS CODE:  Any color Leotard and pink tights. Properly-fitted pointe shoes and hair neatly secured in a bun. NO EXCEPTIONS. Warm-up clothing only to be worn during the first few exercises at the barre. Dancers will not be allowed to enter class without proper leotard, pink tights, pink canvas ballet shoes, and hair in a bun.  

Pointe is an extension to Advanced Ballet. Students will be selected to attend when ready for this class. Class will consist of exercises at the barre and in center. Dancers will learn ballet vocabulary and variations on pointe. Advanced students are continuing to strengthen and challenge their ballet technique to become strong all around dancers.  Ballet is the fundamental form of dance to help improve any dancer’s training. Teacher recommendation needed.


CLASS:  Contemporary L1 (Beginner)

DRESS CODE: Leotard and tights or dance shorts/pants and tank required. NO loose fitting clothing or street clothes. Bare feet. Hair secured back and NO JEWELRY except post earrings.

DESCRIPTION: An introductory class that will teach the beginning foundations of contemporary dance (combination of Modern, Jazz, Ballet and more). This class will explore a range of creativity and teach a strong sense of movement ownership when performing the emotional and athletic qualities of contemporary dance.


CLASS: Contemporary L2/3 (Intermediate/Advanced)

DRESS CODE: Leotard and tights or dance shorts/pants and tank required. NO loose fitting clothing or street clothes. Bare Feet. Hair secured back and NO JEWELRY except post earrings.

DESCRIPTION: The most popular form of dance studied today. It fuses and formulates many different styles of dance and deepens the roots of a dancer's artistry and self-expression. Based from the genres of Modern, Jazz, Ballet, and  more, dancers will be tested in use of musicality and and intricate details of choreography. 


CLASS: Improv Lab L1 (Beginner)

DRESS CODE: Leotard and tights or dance shorts/pants and tank required. NO loose fitting clothing or street clothes. Hair secured back and NO JEWELRY except post earrings.

This class is one of a kind and will take the dancer on a journey of self-discovery and expression. It is designed for the individual to come alive and become a confident person in all that he or she does throughout life. Learning particular tools and skills needed to perform and make choices in the moment, the teacher will guide students through the process obtaining these skills through various exercises and explorations. Students will be required to use their creativity and step out of their comfort zones. Dancers will also begin to learn how to choreograph and create their own movement. The Beginner Level will introduce specific tools needed for dancers who are just starting to begin to learn the process of making artistic choices and learning about the creative process of an individual.


CLASS: Improv Lab L2/3 (Intermediate/Advanced)

DRESS CODE: Leotard and tights or dance shorts/pants and tank required. NO loose fitting clothing or street clothes. Hair secured back and NO JEWELRY except post earrings.

This class will take the dancer on a journey of self-discovery and expression. This class is designed for the individual to come alive and become a confident person in all that he or she does throughout life. Learning particular tools and skills needed to make artistic choices in the moment, the teacher will guide students through the process obtaining these skills through various exercises. Students will be required to use their creativity and step out of their comfort zones and understand their individual creative process. Dancers will also begin to learn how to choreograph and create their own work.


CLASS: Variety Jazz L2 (Intermediate)

DRESS CODE: Close fitting dance wear. Leotards preferred. NO BIG t-shirts or non-dance bottoms. Jazz shoes if needed.

An intermediate level class, Variety Jazz class will offer dancers the opportunity to learn various styles under the umbrella of jazz dance. This includes, but limited to Traditional Jazz, Lyrical, Musical Theatre, Contemporary Jazz and Jazz Funk. The basics isolations, vocabulary of jazz, and performance qualities associated with jazz will be taught. Dancers will experience a jazz warm-up, progressions across the floor, and a culminating combination when applies.


CLASS: Variety Jazz L3 (Advanced)

DRESS CODE: Close fitting dance wear. Leotards preferred. NO BIG t-shirts or non-dance bottoms. Jazz shoes if needed.

Variety Jazz L3 class will offer advanced dancers the opportunity to learn various styles under the umbrella of jazz dance. This includes, but limited to Traditional Jazz, Lyrical, Musical Theatre, Contemporary Jazz and Jazz Funk. Classic isolations, advanced vocabulary of jazz, and various performance qualities associated with jazz will be taught. Dancers will experience a jazz warm-up, progressions across the floor, and a culminating combination when applies. Variety Jazz class will push any serious dancer to expand their abilities with their jazz technique and performance skills.


CLASS: Small Fry Hip-Hop (Ages 4-6 )   

DRESS CODE: Loose fitting dance wear. Sneakers/street shoes/required. Be one with YOUR STYLE.

Keeping to the very basics, this high energy class will keep your small fry dancer moving to the beat and push them to express their inner style. Dancers will learn rhythms, tempos, and accents while moving in and out of the floor with different levels. 


CLASS: Hip-Hop L2 (Ages 7-10 )   

DRESS CODE: Loose fitting dance wear. Sneakers/street shoes/required. Be one with YOUR STYLE.

Keeping to the basics, but adding more intricate combinations and skills, this high energy class will keep you moving to the beat and push you to express your inner style. Different types of culture to hip-hop will be discovered. It will help with learning multiple rhythms, tempos, and accents while moving in and out of the floor. 


CLASS: Hip-Hop L3 (Ages 11 & up)   

DRESS CODE: Loose fitting dance wear. Sneakers/street shoes required. Be one with YOUR STYLE.

Building more intricate combinations and skills, this high energy class will keep you moving to the beat and push you to express your inner style. Exploring different genres and styles of Hip-Hop this class will continuously challenge any advanced dancer with the performance of Hip-Hop. It will help with learning multiple,rhythms, tempos, and accents while moving in and out of the floor with more advanced skills. 


CLASS: Adult Movement Class (Ages 18 +)

DRESS CODE: Movable clothing. Be one with YOUR STYLE.

Dance is for all people, even us who are more on the “retired” end of movement. It does not matter your past experience, if you have an able and working body and spirit who is willing to be open on doing something great for yourself then this is the class for you! Movement based, this class will leave you feeling enriched and accomplished. You may even sweat which is an added bonus!