CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Dance With Me (18 months - 3 yrs)

Dance w/ Parent or Guardian: Share those special smiles and hugs in our class designed especially for a parent and toddler. We will incorporate creative movement, parachute, tunnels, ribbons, scarves and more. This class provides the perfect introduction to movement and a great excuse to get out of the house and do something special with your toddler. Not limited to parents - Grandparents, Uncles or Aunts are welcome to bring their special toddler to this fun class. Cost covers one adult and one toddler. See schedule…

Creative Movement (3 yrs)

This class is based on a fun, well-organized atmosphere for children ages 3 years old. Dancers will learn many skills to enhance their balance, coordination, social skills and confidence. We use age-appropriate songs and dances to provide a nurturing, stimulating, yet structured classroom specifically designed for this age. Creative Movement will blend song and dance, pre-ballet and a little tumbling. See schedule…

Ballet 

Ballet gives dancers a solid base to learn many other forms of dance. It improves grace, coordination and confidence. Each class will include barre work, center floor technique and across the floor combinations. See schedule…

  • Tiny Ballet and Beginning Ballet (4 yrs) and (5-6 yrs): Dancers will enjoy learning the basics and fundamentals of ballet in this beginning class. This class will introduce ballet by incorporating basic terminology with the positions of the feet, hands and body. Tiny Ballet is for our preschool students and Beginning Ballerinas is for kindergarten and first grade students. See schedule…

  • Ballet I (7-8 yrs): Ballet I is intended for dancers in second and third grade who plan to continue dancing throughout their school years. See schedule… 

  • Ballet II (9-11 yrs): Ballet II is a great class to continue training in ballet concepts and disciplines. In Ballet II students will be pushed and challenged in their growth and knowledge of ballet. This class is for students in fourth and fifth grade. See schedule…

  • Ballet III (12+ yrs): This class will be more advanced and more complex. It is essential that you have a strong foundation in ballet to be in this class. Dancers will practice for an extended time at the barre at the beginning of each class before moving onto center floor work, turns and jumps. We will work to fine tune technical execution and training of the body. Most students in this class will be at least 12 years old. Students should plan to be in Ballet III for 2-3 years before advancing to Ballet IV. See schedule…

  • Ballet IV and Advanced Ballet (12+ w/permission): These will be our most advanced ballet classes at Bloom. Students will need a strong foundation in ballet with at least five years of strong ballet training to be in these classes. Dancers will work for an extended time at the barre at the beginning of class before moving into center floor work. A portion of this class will also be spent dancing on pointe. Students can expect to be pushed in this class. See schedule…

  • Pre-Pointe/Beginning Pointe/Pointe (with permission): This class is for the experienced dancer who has been given permission by the instructor to participate in pre-pointe or pointe. On average students are at least 13 years old before beginning pointe and have years of ballet experience and our hard workers during class. Click here to read more about Pointe at Bloom (Link). See schedule…

  • Adult Ballet (16+ yrs): Always wanted to try ballet but never had the chance? Are you a previous dancer and would love to refresh your ballet skills? Come to Adult Ballet! Adults taking dance classes can expect to reduce stress, get some exercise, and do something new and fun! Our adult classes are for beginners, no dance experience is needed! We guarantee you will not regret that you gave adult ballet a try! See schedule…

Tap

Students in tap will enjoy expressing themselves in this fun and interactive class. Tap is a great way to improve rhythm, musicality and coordination. Dancers will practice rhythmic patterns and combinations with tap shoes. Tap, a unique style of dance involving specific and rapid footwork, is highly recommend to help your child become a well-rounded dancer and for those children who tend to be more “free spirited.” 

  • Tiny and Beginning Tap (4 yrs) and (5-6 yrs): Tiny Tappers and Beginning Tap are fun and energetic classes for 4-6 year olds (including boys)! Tap is a great foundation class for young dancers to build rhythm, musicality and coordination. In this class we will introduce basic tap steps such as shuffles, falaps, ballchanges and other beginning combination tap steps. See schedule…

  • Tap I (7-8 yrs): This class will be a great place to start for elementary aged students who hope to build a base in tap dance. See schedule…

  • Tap II (9-11 yrs): Tap II is for students who have taken one to two full years of tap dance. Tap II will build on the steps learned in Tap I and then additional steps and speed. See schedule…

  • Tap III (12 + yrs): Tap III is for students who have taken at least three years of tap dance. Tap III will push and challenge our tap students. See schedule…

  • Adult Tap: Excited about dance but not quite sure if it's for you? Come to Adult Tap! Tap dance is a great way to reduce stress and have fun while getting in some good exercise and an opportunity to challenge yourself! At Adult Tap we will focus on the beginning skills of tap dancing and after a short time you're making music with your feet! This class is for beginners and requires no previous dance experience. See schedule…

Combo Classes

Combination classes are a great way for students to try two different styles of dance in one class period. Class time will be evenly split between the two styles. Students who have a difficult time making it through a solid ballet or tap class will enjoy this new class structure. (see descriptions above for information on these dance styles). See schedule…

  • Tiny Combo Classes (4 yrs)

  • Beginning Combo Classes (5-6 yrs)

  • Level I Combo Classes (7-8 yrs)

  • Level II Combo Classes (9-11 yrs)

Seeds

Seeds will be a class that will grow dancers in their dance skills, while allowing them to experience the power of worshiping God through movement. A portion of the class will be spent in a mentorship program. We will pray, discuss and dream about how we can use worship and dance ministry to impact our city. A few times a year, students will participate in a local outreach or performance (for example retirement home performances, ministry in refugee communities, etc).

The goal of this class: Mentor our students into using the dance skills they have developed, along with the gifts and talents they were given to touch the world around them.

Beg. Seeds (5-6) Seeds I (6-8 yrs), Seeds II (9-11 yrs) and Seeds III (12 yrs +). See schedule…

Jazz

People enjoy watching Jazz dance as it is fun and energetic! Jazz class will showcase a dancer's individual style and originality. This type of dancing consists of fancy footwork, big leaps, and quick turns. To excel in jazz, it’s helpful for dancers to also take a ballet class, as it encourages grace and balance. Jazz I (6-8 yrs), Jazz II (9-11 yrs), Jazz III (12 yrs +), Teen Jazz (ages 12 +), and Advanced Jazz (ages 12 +) See schedule…

Lyrical

Lyrical dance moves are a creative combination of ballet and jazz, meant to showcase the emotional spirit of the music through the body of the dancer. Students will strive to connect the mind and body through fluid dance movements. Lyrical dance tells a story. It stresses versatility and improvisation to allow students to take a step and make it their own! Lyrical I (6-8 yrs), Lyrical II (9-11 yrs) and Lyrical III (12 yrs +) See schedule…

Hip Hop

Using upbeat music, the class focuses on rhythm, musicality and basic footwork. It is a great way to get kids moving! This class will encourage students to step outside of the box by bringing their own individual style and personality to the movements. Hip-hop dance requires students to build strength and stamina to successfully perform the moves. (Tiny Hip Hop (4 yrs), Beg. Hip Hop (4-6 yrs), Hip Hop I (7-8 yrs), Hip Hop II (9-11 yrs), Hip Hop III (12 + yrs), Advanced Hip Hop (12 + yrs), Boys Hip Hop) See schedule…

Musical Theater

Does your child love to sing, dance and act?! Then Musical Theater will be the perfect fit! This coed class will introduce students to the techniques and methods of musical theater dance using the great music from classics! Musical Theater I (6-8 yrs), Musical Theater II (9-11 yrs) and Musical Theater III (12 yrs +). See schedule…

Pom/Cheer

This is a special class to expose dancers to jumps, turns, kicks, techniques and combinations used in cheerleading and dance team! Classes will be designed to work on specific techniques and skills needed to improve their understanding and performance of this crowd pleasing dance style! Beg. Pom Cheer (5-6 yrs), Pom Cheer I (7-8 yrs), Pom Cheer II (10 + yrs) and Advanced Pom Cheer (12 yrs +). See schedule…

B-Boys (Breakdancing)

This is a class teaching the fundamental and original movements created by b-boys in New York in the late 70’s and early 80’s more commonly known as breakdancing. It includes standing moves known as top rocks, ground moves known as floor work and freezes. Jesse will be teaching individual moves and combinations to help the dancers learn how to freestyle and how to make up personalized sets. He combines strength exercises with foundational forms to enhance dancers abilities and to help guide beginners to a future of fun as a B Boy. See schedule…

Advanced Conditioning - Leaps and Turns (10+ yrs): 

This class will provide an additional opportunity for students in Intermediate and Advanced classes to deepen their core and strength to become better dancers. With the help of our instructors, summer is a wonderful time to push your body further and really reach your potential. Large focus in this class will be on leaps and turns. See schedule…

Teen Dance (12+ yrs) 

Not all dancers started taking lessons at age five! Teen Dance will allow beginner teens who have not had much (or any) dance experience to be exposed to multiple dance genres! Students will be with other beginner dancers in their age group as they learn the basics of ballet, modern and jazz! No experience is necessary. Expect this class to be a fun, friendly environment to grow as a dancer and make new friends! For ages 12 and up! Teen Ballet (12+ yrs), Teen Jazz (12+ yrs), Advanced Teen Dance (12+ yrs). See schedule…

Acrobatics

This co-ed class teaches strength, flexibility, and tumbling skills! Acrobatics (Acro) is very similar to Gymnastics, however Gymnastics is seen as a sport and Acrobatics is seen as an art. Our classes will group students into appropriate skill levels and then focus on a variety of acrobatic skills and partner tricks. This is a great class for a high energy student! See schedule…

  • Tiny Tumblers (4-5yrs): This is a class for little beginners! Students will develop fine and gross motor skills and control. Students will learn how to be in a class, develop their focus and listening skills and learn co-operative skills. 

  • Beginning Acro (5-8 years): This class is designed for the student who has not taken acrobatics or gymnastics before. We will focus on strength and flexibility as well as introduce basic acro skills and fundamentals. Recommendations may be made by the teacher for a student to move levels prior to recital preparations.

  • Acro I (6-9 and up): This class is for the student who have an understanding of basic acrobatics/gymnastics.  Students in this class should have an awareness of how to execute beginning acro skills such as a bridge, cartwheel, handstand, and forward roll. We will continue to focus on increasing strength and flexibility as well as mastering skills. Most beginner students will be in this class for two years or until they have mastered these skills before moving to Acro II.  

  • Acro II (8 and up): This class is designed for the student who has both completed Acro I and mastered the skills taught in Acro I. We will continue to focus on increasing strength and flexibility as well as introducing advanced skills. In Acro II, students will work together to perform partner tricks.  Students new to Acro II need teacher approval prior to registration.

  • Acro III (8 and up): This class is designed for the student who has both completed Acro II and mastered the skills taught in Acro II. We will continue to focus on increasing strength and flexibility as well mastering a variety of advanced acro skills and partner tricks. Students new to Acro III need teacher approval prior to registration.

SPECIAL NEEDS

Children With Special Needs: We are happy to welcome and include dancers with special needs by inviting them into an appropriate class based on his/her needs. We understand that every child has different gifting and strengths, so please click here to contact us directly if you would like to discuss what class would best fit your amazing child! See schedule…