Description of Classes

Dance Discovery/ Dance Explorers

Ages 3-up

Dance Discovery and Dance Explorer levels are for students wishing to explore dance as an activity. These classes combine an equal emphasis in ballet and jazz/modern/creative movement and basic tap. The Discovery/Explorer levels meet once per week, and include a recital option at the end of the season. All students including those with different abilities are welcome to join the Discovery and Explorer levels.

 

Dancers with prior experience should contact SkyStone to schedule a placement session to ensure proper placement, as the levels are skill progressive based on age strength, and experience in ballet. 

Pre-School Dance Discovery Club

Ages 3-4

45 minutes

$45 per month

This class is focused on introducing dance to pre-school aged children in a structured yet creative environment. The  interactive classroom engages young children while building skills such as cooperation, coordination, and balance. Classes are limited to 8 students to ensure each little dancer receives individual attention. New artistic themes and inspiration are explored each month. 

Dance Explorers

Ages 5-6

60 minutes

$75 per month

Tap is optional, 15 minutes, $10 per month

 

The Explorer level for ages 5-6 is focused upon developing an understanding of the fundamentals of ballet, and increasing strength and coordination. The classes at SkyStone are always taught by experienced adult educators. Classes are limited to 10 students per class. Our interactive classroom provides hands on activities and monthly artistic themes to explore.

Dance Explorers

Ages 6-up

60 minutes ages 6-8

75 minutes ages 8-up

$75 per month

Tap is optional  $15 per month

As the young dancer grows, the Explorer levels support both the student who enjoys  a once per week activity and those that wish to pursue a greater interest in dance. The Explorer level prepares the students with increased time of study in ballet as the dancer progresses, increased corporeal awareness with focus on strength and flexibility, and a creative impetus on understanding dance as an art form. 

SkyStone Performing Ensemble

Ages 8-up

For the aspiring dancer that has a passion for dance as an activity, or for the student who has professional dance aspirations, the performing ensemble supports the opportunity to grow and develop more refined skills in dance. 

The ensemble is a touring company, performing throughout the metropolitan area and regionally in other areas of the United States. The creative and community centric performances have been acclaimed by numerous professional organizations. As a result, the ensemble has a full season with many opportunities to enjoy.  

Junior Company

Ages 8-9

60 minutes twice per week

Ballet/Jazz/Modern

Tap is Optional

Apprentice Company

Ages 9-11

Ballet/Jazz/Modern

Tap is optional

Company 2

Ages 11-13

Ballet 2 hours per week

Modern 1 hour per week

Jazz 1 hour per week

Pointe and Tap are optional 

Company 1

Ages 14-up

Ballet 3 hours per week (minimum)

Modern 1 hour per week

Jazz 1 hour per week

Pointe and Tap are optional

SkyStone Conservatory of the Arts