CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

HIP HOP

This dynamic class emphasizes body movement to rhythms and the beat of modern hip hop-style music. Skills include body isolations, basic hip hop steps and strength of movement. This fun and exciting class is geared toward the developing, elementary-age mind and body. Students will learn the latest, cutting edge hip-hop and street choreography. Dancers should expect to receive fast paced progressions and choreography from both the East and West coast, upbeat current Pop, Hip-Hop and age-appropriate Rap Music.

 

LYRICAL

Lyrical dance is the art of communicating the story of a song or “lyrics” through movement. This type of story telling can be literal or abstract, so the dancers are stretched to utilize their ballet based technical skills in conjunction with presentation and performance. Lyrical often employs down- tempo or slower music where the dancer uses controlled and sustained movement styles. Dancers will explore new ways of moving in combinations, floor work, and also in various methods of improvisation.

 

NINJA FIT

Young Ninja’s learn flexibility, strength, tumbling, & obstacle maneuvers.  This 1 Hour class is perfect for highly active boys and girls looking for a fun, recreational activity. Here they can learn true ninja style movements and techniques within the confines of a safe and controlled environment. Students will learn a combination of flips, rolls, jumps, and kicks. Strength and agility are tested through obstacle courses and various training techniques.

 

ACRO DANCE & TUMBLE 1

Beginning and young Acro students, focuses on safety, flexibility, strength, beginning and finishing positions, and proper body, foot, and leg positions. This class includes 45 minutes in Acro Tumble and 45 minutes in Intro to Acro Dance class. Skills include splits, bridges, forward rolls, handstands, and cartwheels.

 

ACRO DANCE & TUMBLE 2

(By instructor placement) Advancing Intermediate Acro students, focuses on increased strength, power, control and proper skill execution. Skills include front and Front & Back aerials, back layouts, hand walking, handstand presses, back handsprings, front and back tucks, controlled leg movement while in elbow and handstand, front handsprings, leg movement while in the handstand position, and the combination of moves in tumbling passes.

BALLET & TAP COMBO

 

This 1HR class focuses on basic movement and dance skills to develop coordination, balance, musicality, timing, and flexibility. Classes are curriculum-based, using fun imaginative stories, props, illustrations, & age appropriate classical music.  This combo class gradually introduces the children to the fundamentals of Ballet & Tap technique while encouraging self-discipline, musicality, self expression & spatial awareness. Your child will develop listening skills, be encouraged to follow instruction all while learning to work both as an individual & in groups. 

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Frequently asked questions

How much are classes


We use a sliding scale for tuitions so the more classes a student takes, the cost per class decreases. One 45 min- 1 hour class(per week) costs $55 per month. The class I’m interested in is1.5 hours long, how much would that cost? We use the lower hourly rate when a class falls between the 1 hour increments. So a1.5 hour class would be $70 per month.




Can I Cancel? Once I sign up, do I have to finish the whole year?


While we rarely have students who choose to discontinue their classes. Our sessions allow for someone to cancel their classes without any financial implications. We do require a 2 week notice if you will not be continuing through the next session. This is especially important when a class is full with waitlisted students. Without proper notice of cancelation, you will be responsible for paying the next session’s tuition even if the student stops attending.




When can I enroll?


Registration is open for our full season. We close registration when a class becomes full or by Jan 1 because costumes need to be ordered for our recital.




Are there other fees in addition to tuition?


Full Season Registration Fee $35 per family. No registration fee for any summer dance classes or intensives. Recital fee $35 per dancer. Costume fees $55-65 per costume. One costume per class. If your dancer is in hip-hop and lyrical, they would need 2 costumes – but only charged once for the show fee.




If my child is sick and has to miss, can they make up the class?


Of course! They are welcome to attend any other age/skill appropriate class during the week. While we are happy to offer this, consistency is where we see the most progress so frequent make ups are discouraged. After Jan 1, most classes are working on recital work in addition to class curriculum, so please note missing your child’s own class also has then missing out on recital choreography and practice for the week.




What holidays is the studio closed for?


Thanksgiving: Thursday 11/26-11/29 Winter Break: Monday 12/21-1/3 Spring Break: Saturday 3/22-3/26




How can I volunteer to be a Studio Mom or other studio jobs?


We are always looking for helping hands. Let us know if you would be willing to volunteer some time or if you have any special talents you would like to share with our studio.





DRESS CODE:  

Island Groove Studio strives to bring excellence into each of its classes. Being uniform & prepared gives the students a sense of responsibility and organization. We believe that when dancers dress for success they start the process for achieving greatness.  Please review our Dress code carefully! 

Small ear studs are the only acceptable jewelry.

 

LYRICAL:

Blk leggings/shorts

Blk leotard/sports bra

Blk long socks

Ponytail or Bun

(No loose hairs or whispies)

 

ACRO DANCE & TUMBLE:

Blk leotard/sports bra

Blk IGD shorts/leggings

Barefoot

Hair slicked back in low ponytail/bun

(No loose hairs or whispies)

For performance: Nude/tan Convertible tights

 

BALLET/TAP:

Lavender Leo Dress

Ballet Pink Tights

Pink Ballet Shoes

Black Tap Shoes

Hair slicked back in a high bun

(No loose hairs or whispies)

 

HIP HOP:

Lime Green/Purple/Blk Tshirt or Tank

Blk Shorts/Leggings

Athletic sneakers

Hair slicked back in High Ponytail

 

NINJA FIT 

IGD BLK Ninja Shirt

Athletic Shorts

Bare feet

Hair slicked back in ponytail

(No loose hairs or whispies)

MUSICAL THEATER/BROADWAY PRODUCTION

Blk Leotard/Tank

Blk Leggings/shorts

Blk Jazz shoes

Hair slicked back in low ponytail/bun

(No loose hairs or whispies)

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