To register for Youth classes this session, dancer must turn 7 y.o. Before Nov. 1, 2019.

ENROLLMENT INFORMATION new students click here.

 
 
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Youth Ballet (Level 1, 2 & 3)

(Ages 7-10) Youth Ballet 1 is a foundational class in classical ballet. This class will focus on learning feet and leg positions, placement and alignment of the body and arm (port de bras), jumps and pirouettes.

Youth Ballet 2: A full year of Youth Ballet 1 (or equivalent) is required to join Youth Ballet 2.

Youth Ballet 3**: A full year of Youth Ballet 2 (or equivalent) is required to join Youth Ballet 3.

DRESS CODE: Light blue leotard, pink tights and ballet shoes are required. Boys must wear a white shirt, black tights, leggings or black shorts, and ballet shoes. Hair should be pulled into a tight bun. Registration required, repeatable. One class per week.

**Youth Ballet 3 students are highly recommended to take two times week. This helps to progress their technique more rapidly and helps train their memory to learn newer moves. Special performance perks will be offered to Youth Ballet 3 students who attend twice per week.

 
 
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Youth/Teen Musical Theatre

(Ages 7-12) Youth Musical Theatre is a sharp and fast-paced technique that incorporates jazz technique with the big stages of broadway in mind. This class teaches rhythm and timing, as well as builds strength and coordination with music from the biggest shows!

DRESS CODE: Leotard and black tights. Shorts may be worn over tights. Jazz shoes.

Registration required, repeatable. One class per week

 
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Youth Tap (Levels 1 & 2)

(Ages 7-10)[1] is an introduction to basic exercises and routines that develop rhythm, coordination, and conditioning. This class is also for those who want to brush up on their basic tap skills and prefer to move at a slow and easy pace.

Youth Tap 2: A full year of Youth Tap 1 (or equivalent) is required to join Youth Tap 2.

DRESS CODE: Girls must wear a black leotard and black tights. Boys must wear black leggings and a white t-shirt. Tap shoes required. Hair must be pulled back.

Registration required, repeatable. One class per week

 
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Tumbling

(Ages 6-10) Tumbling is a beginning tumbling class that will introduce students to basic rolls and backbends, increase flexibility, and begin steps for cartwheels and flips.

DRESS CODE: Students will go barefoot and may wear leotard and footless tights or athletic shorts and tops.

Registration required; repeatable.

 
 
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Youth Jazz (Levels 1 & 2)

(Ages 7-12) Youth Jazz will teach the foundations of the jazz dance vocabulary set to fun, upbeat kids bop music. Warm ups, across the floor and fun combinations make this class a winner. Dancers can wear white leotards and black leggings with either ballet shoes or jazz shoes.  

DRESS CODE: Girls must wear black leotard and tights. Shorts may be worn over tights. jazz shoes. Boys must wear white shirt, black pants and jazz shoes.

Registration required, repeatable. One class per week

 
 
 
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Youth Hip Hop (Level 1, 2 & 3)

(Ages 7-12) This class combines hip hop foundations/technique with trendy hip hop choreography. Foundations includes elements of breaking, whacking, house dancing, popping and locking.

Youth Hip Hop 2: A full year of Youth Hip Hop 1 (or equivalent) is required to join Youth Hip Hop 2.

Youth Hip Hop 3: A full year of Youth Hip Hop 2 (or equivalent) is required to join Youth Hip Hop 3.

DRESS CODE: Comfortable and moveable clothing. No skirts or dresses. Clean gym shoes. Hair pulled away from face.

Registration required. One class per week.

 
 
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Youth Contemporary

(Ages 7-10) Contemporary dance draws on both classical ballet and modern dance. In terms of technique, contemporary dance tends to utilize both the strong and controlled legwork of ballet, with the release and swing of modern. In this class, dancers will warm. up, strengthen muscles, locomote across the floor, build floor skills.

DRESS CODE: (Boys) white shirt, black pants and bare feet (Girls) Black leotard, black tights, shorts allowed over tights, and bare feet (note: that if dancer is coming from prior Youth Ballet class, blue leotard is allowed in this class)

Registration required. One class per week.

 
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Youth Ballet/Trainee Program (by audition only)

Dovetail Studios’ Trainee Program is meant for children (ages 7-12) who love to dance and want to focus on ballet technique in an accelerated way. The type of child that the trainee program is designed for is those who have a high interest in dance, great focus, attention to detail as well as natural ability. Those in the trainee program will be required to meet twice a week for ballet class, 70 minutes per class. Classes will be augmented with some basic character dancing, which enhances rhythm and performance. Students are encouraged to register for other classes outside the ballet technique including tap, musical theatre and hip hop, if they so choose. The students will be grouped according to ability and experience and work with their cohort as they progress through the program. Our mission is to train dancers using a holistic approach in a joyous and supportive environment. Two days per week required