2020-2021 Classes

Classes and times are subject to change. Beyond the Barre Dance Academy strives to provide a structured, refreshed and professional program for our students and BTB reserves the right to make changes to the class schedule as necessary.

BABY BEES

BUMBLE BEES

HONEY BEES

WORKER BEES

QUEEN BEES

BUDDY BEES

Ages 14mo. - 2.5 years

Wiggles and GIggles 

 This is a 40 minute class of exploring the world of dance with your little one. The use of props, mats, and sing-along songs allows each adult to help the child develop motor and coordination skills in a fun, structured environment. Very basic baby ballet steps will be introduced and with much repetition from week to week, the children will learn to put the names of the steps to the movements. It is designed for movement exploration and is a perfect opportunity for babies to get in on the dance fun before they are old enough to join class on their own for more dance instruction. Classes are kept small to assure plenty of individual attention.

 

 

Ages 3 - 5 years

Creative Movement & Ballet

This 60 minute class targets beginner ballet technique and poise. We focus on the core concepts of dance in a fun lighthearted atmosphere. We will also take time to explore movement through music, develop physical skills and stimulate creativity and imagination during Creative Movement. Beginner Ballet technique and steps will be introduced and practiced week to week to help the young dancers prepare for performing on "the big stage!"

Creative Movement & Tap

This 60 minute upbeat class targets beginner Tap technique and steps. We focus on the core concepts of dance in a fun lighthearted atmosphere. We will also take time to explore movement through music, develop physical skills and stimulate creativity and imagination during Creative Movement. Beginner Tap technique and steps will be introduced and practiced week to week to help the young dancers prepare for their debut performance!

Baby Acro

This 60 minute class will introduce stretching, balance and flexibility. We focus on the core concepts of dance in a fun lighthearted atmosphere. We will also take time to explore movement through music, develop physical skills and stimulate creativity and imagination. Beginner Acro technique, "tricks" and how to execute them safely will be taught and practiced week to week to help the young dancers improve their Baby Acro abilities!

 

 
 

Ages 5 - 7 years

Beginner Jazz & Tap

 This 1.5 hour class starts with a tap warmup or Jazz stretch depending on the teacher's plan and objective for the day! Core Tap technique and terminology will be taught focusing on the clarity of beginner tap sounds and fluidity from one step to another. Emphasis will be placed on the execution and combination of tap steps during across the floor exercises, group/partner exercises and choreography for dance routines. General Jazz Technique and skills will be taught as well and various styles of Jazz dance will be introduced to the young dancers. The class will be a mix of beginner steps and choreography as well as going across the floor executing these steps together. There will be a focus in flexibility, body alignment and properly executing the movements to the rhythm of the music.

 

Ballet Technique 

This 60 minute class is designed to introduce ballet discipline and technique to young dancers. We will start with a complete barre warmup and the class will be run in a traditional ballet class format. The dancers will learn terminology, posture, strength and basic ballet technique. Each student will be introduced to the core fundamentals that are required for a strong ballet structure and are implemented in every dance style.

Acro

Acro classes focus on building strength and flexibility while learning how to safely and properly execute acrobatic tricks. Dance technique is taught to improve the fluidity of Acro movements in choreography. Material taught will be based on skill level and ability. Classes are kept small to ensure individualized attention is being made during class.

Hip Hop

This 60 minute class is designed to introduce Hip Hop styles and explore the different dance techniques such as popping, locking and breaking. Material taught will be appropriate to each age and level and consist of new steps, tricks and choreography. Hip Hop is a great way to build confidence and improve stage presence during performances. Hip Hop music and energy is contagious so come see what all the hype is about at Beyond the Barre! We will be opening a Teen & Tween Hip Hop class soon so please inquire and express your interest in adding this class to the BTB schedule!

Ages 8+ (Level I, II, III)

Ballet I, II & III

This 60 minute Ballet class (Ballet III is 90 minutes) will begin with a complete barre warmup and ballet steps in the center as well as across the floor. Following a traditional ballet class format, an extensive and vigorous lesson plan will enhance student's ability of strength, balance, grace, skill and posture. Dancers will learn proper terminology as well as an abundance of ballet combinations and steps. Placement into each of these levels will be determined by age and ability. Taking a ballet class is a pre-requisite to be considered for any of the competitive dance teams.

 

Tap I, II & III

This 60 minute tap class will begin with a warm-up to loosen muscles, feet and ankles in preparation for a dynamic and enthusiastic lesson. Tap dance enables a dancer to create percussive sounds with their feet. A strong focus will be on clarity of sounds, rhythm, body placement and syncopation as well as progressing to perform quick, uniform steps as a team. As students progress through the levels, they will be challeged with improvisational exercises, intricate rhythms and footwork. Placement into each Tap level will be determined by age and ability. Taking a tap class is a pre-requisite to be considered for the Yellow Jacket competitive dance team.

 

Jazz I, II & III

This 60 minute jazz class will begin with a dynamic stretch and warm-up stressing technique, flexibility, coordination and strength. The class will focus on traditional Broadway as well as contemporary styles of jazz in a diciplined, structured atmosphere. Across the floor exercises and combinations will focus on the fundamental jazz steps, agility and vocabulary. As students advance to higher levels they will focus on development of skills, quality of movement, perfecting technique and performance stage presence. Placement into each of these levels will be determined by age and ability. Taking a jazz class is a pre-requisite to be considered for the Yellow Jacket & Apprentice Bees Dance team.

Hip Hop

This 60 minute class is designed to introduce Hip Hop styles and explore the different dance techniques such as popping, locking and breaking. Material taught will be appropriate to each age and level and consist of new steps, tricks and choreography. Hip Hop is a great way to build confidence and improve stage presence during performances. Hip Hop music and energy is contagious so come see what all the hype is about at Beyond the Barre!

 

Acro

Acro classes focus on building strength and flexibility while learning how to safely and properly execute acrobatic tricks. Dance technique is taught to improve the fluidity of Acro movements in choreography. Material taught will be based on skill level and ability. Classes are kept small to ensure individualized attention is being made during class.

Pointe/Pre-Pointe: 12+

All pointe classes are designed for students with previous ballet training. Students will utilize previously learned ballet technique while working in pointe shoes. Each class includes barre exercises, center floor work and across the floor combinations. These exercises focus on strengthening the feet and ankles. You must be enrolled in a ballet class in addition to Pointe. You will be evaluated in class and approved by the ballet teacher in order to be allowed to purchase pointe shoes. Please contact us if you are interested in enrolling or if you have any questions and please refrain from purchasing pointe shoes at this time.

Lyrical (ages 8-12)

Lyrical is a combination of Ballet, Jazz and Modern movements. Students will also explore how lyrical dance emphasizes interpretation of music lyrics to tell a story with movement that can be fluid or abstract. The class will begin with a warmup and will include across the floor exercises as well as choreography. Students must take ballet in conjunction with Lyrical.

Contemporary (ages 13+)

Contemporary is a blend of Lyrical, Jazz, Ballet and Modern and includes both fluid and percussive movements with emotion to tell a story or give a message. During the warmup, we will focus on improving flexibility, extension, core strength, and balance.Students will learn how to express a wide range of emotions through their dance based on musical interpretation. Contemporary combinations will consist of abstract movements that combine modern and classical ballet elements. Students will learn how to quickly change tempo and create sharp and clean transitions. Students must take ballet in conjunction with Contemporary.

 
 

Adaptive Dance Class

Buddy Bees

Buddy Bees is an adaptive dance class that pairs young dancers with physical or cognitive needs with typically developing dancers to provide an opportunity for them to explore and experience the joys of movement, dance, and music in a positive, supportive, and creative atmosphere; regardless of experience and/or abilities. Buddy Bees classes will offer important benefits that include improvements in coordination, body awareness, overall fitness, self-esteem, balance, self-expression, teamwork, rhythm, and musicality. 

Ages 18+

It is never too late to start or keep dancing!

 

Beginner Ballet & Intermediate Tap

45 minutes of Ballet and 45 minutes of Tap make the perfect overall dance experience for an adult beginner! Class will begin with a complete barre warmup and ballet steps in the center as well as across the floor. Attention is paid to proper body alignment, use of the legs and feet, and developing movement sequences through coordination of the arms and head. Improve your posture, balance and muscle tone while having fun and learning the art of ballet! We will then transition to Tap class starting with a warm-up to loosen muscles feet and ankles in preparation for a dynamic and enthusiastic lesson. Tap dance enables a dancer to create percussive sound with their feet. This beginner class will introduce basic stationary and traveling tap steps while focusing on clarity of sounds, rhythms and having fun! Take the full class or choose to participate in one of the 45 minute styles for a discounted rate!

 

Adult Advanced Dance Class

If you have dance experience and you are itching to get back into it and challenge yourself while having fun and sharing the dance floor with other passionate adults who love to dance- then this class is for you! The theme of the class will change from week to week covering Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Broadway Jazz, technique, turns, leaps and more! There will be a strong focus on the core fundamentals of the different styles but a lot of fun choreography will be taught as well. Commuting to college or dorming close by, or maybe just looking to pick up an old hobby that you love.. come see what BTB is all about! 

 

There will be invitations given for our serious and talented dancers to join our "Yellow Jackets" Competition team as well as our Recreational teams the "Apprentice Bees." You must be enrolled in a Tap, Jazz and Ballet class to be considered for the Yellow Jackets and Ballet and Jazz for the Apprentice Bees. Please advise the director if you are interested in joining our Competition Team!