Introduction Jupiter Dance Classes Ages 2-7
Dancing with Mommy
Age 2–3 years – Students must be accompanied by parent or guardian.
45 Minute Class is limited to seven (7) students
A special class designed for 2-year olds and their moms. This 45 minute class is filled with creative dances and activities sure to bring the joy of dance into the heart of the child.
Age 3–4 years – Students must be potty-trained (no exceptions)
45 Minute Class is limited to ten (10) students
Pre-Dance I consists of an introduction to Pre-Ballet, while increasing body awareness, coordination and musicality through age appropriate exercises and creative movement. A portion of the class will include basic tumbling work to increase upper body strength, coordination, and flexibility. Basic dance steps and proper terminology will be taught as well as proper classroom etiquette and appreciation for the art of dance.
Age 4–5 years
45 Minute Class is limited to ten (10) students
Pre-Dance II is a continuation of Pre-Dance I, consisting of continued preparation for Pre-Ballet, while advancing the young child’s musicality, spatial awareness, body awareness, coordination, flexibility, and strength.
Combo Jupiter Dance Classes I and II
Level I Ballet/Jazz and Level I Ballet/Tap (Age 5-6 years) – student must be in Kindergarten (no exceptions)
Level II Ballet/Jazz and Level II Ballet/Tap (Age 6-7 years)
NEW Ballet/Lyrical (ages 5-7 years)
60 Minute Class is limited to ten (10) students
Combo program is an introduction to the Leveled and Recreational Ballet, Tap, Jazz or Lyrical programs, which begin at age 5. Dance steps are taught at a recreational level, to enhance musical awareness and continue the development of coordination. The class is intended as a pressure freeenvironment where the students can explore future interest in pursuing Ballet, Tap and Jazz disciplines. The Level II class continues the exploration at a faster pace with more complex concepts.
Leveled Jupiter Dance Classes (ages 7-Teen)
Students interested in progressing to an advanced level of proficiency should enroll in Leveled Dance Classes. Level placement is determined by age, ability and training requirements. These class recommendations also prepare the student physically and mentally for the opportunity to audition for and participate in the Performing Arts Academy of Jupiter’s Performance Companies. ALL CLASS SIZES ARE LIMITED TO 15 STUDENTS TO ENSURE INDIVIDUAL ATTENTION.
Classes are Available in the Following Areas:
Beauty, flow and elegance are all encompassing factors in the elements of this timeless dance form. Ballet is the classical dance that can be mastered alone or used as a technical base for other forms of dance such as Modern and Jazz. Classes focus on overall body alignment and awareness with emphasis on proper usage of feet and legs and execution of turnout. This class improves the flow of movement from the arms through the torso while maintaining a very disciplined environment. Traditional barre work, center work and combinations are included in class.
Ballet Technique: this class is for intermediate/advanced dancers looking to strengthen their ballet and overall dance technique. Dancers will build physical strength and flexibility, while exploring placement, terminology and definition in depth. This class serves well as an addition to traditional ballet class for those who seek more training. This class will not perform in the end of year recital.
An exciting and ever evolving dance form full of rhythm, syncopation, passion and life. Jazz brings energy and life to all those who dance it. Classes explore body isolations and encourage individual expression and the development of personal style. Jazz can be powerful and percussive or expressive and lyrical. Classes teach basic jazz dance technique with an emphasis on proper execution of isolations, rhythms and styles performed to a variety of music.
Contemporary dance is a combined curriculum of modern, postmodern and lyrical, often utilizing improvisation, floorwork, partnering and performing in bare feet. Lyrical as a dance style in itself is defined in part by a fusion of ballet and jazz, demanding technical skill, musicality and an expression of emotion. A solid, ballet-based technique, proper placement and bodily alignment are essential components.
Note for Contemporary classes: Ballet and Jazz are fundamental building blocks for success in this class/dance discipline. We recommend the student is also studying Ballet and Jazz.
Aerial Silk --
Prerequisite: Students must be enrolled in at least a Ballet class or Aerial Technique class.
Aerial Silk is a type of performance in which one or more dancer performs acrobatics while hanging from a special fabric. The dancer will climb the suspended fabric to wrap, suspend, fall, swing, and spiral their bodies in and out of various positions. This is a one hour class limited to an enrollment of 8 students to ensure each student gets individualized and safe instruction on how to perform Aerial Dance on hanging silk scarves.
Classes emphasize the development and strengthening of basic tap technique and terminology highlighting the importance of rhythm and sound. Tap focuses on rhythms and intricate footwork, creating a percussion instrument out of the dancer’s feet. Just like jazz vocalists who add rhythms to music by scatting, tappers add their voice by “scatting” with their feet. Rhythm tap is a broad category that encompasses the hoofing styles of current stars such as Savion Glover and the late Gregory Hines, where Broadway tap is highlighted in the “showstopping” numbers peppered into Musical Theater such as Anything Goes and 42nd Street.
Hip Hop –
A high-energy class that uses the latest sounds in rap, R&B and pop music together with movements influenced by some of today’s hottest video choreographers. Hip hop encompasses movement that has elements of poppin', locking, and breaking as well as freestyle movement to give students the opportunity to develop their own sense of style. Please do not wear street shoes into class.
** NEW Polynesian –
Introduction to hula dance from Hawaii, Tahitian dance from Tahiti and to instruments of the islands
Jupiter Dance Class Level Guidelines:
LEVEL 1 – Beginning Technique
LEVEL 2 – Beginner-Intermediate Technique
LEVEL 3 – Intermediate Technique
LEVEL 4 – Intermediate-Advanced Technique
LEVEL 5 – Advanced Technique
The progress of each student is monitored continuously throughout the year by the faculty and the School Directors, who reserve the right to change a student’s level when appropriate. A student may be placed in a different level when changing between dance styles or disciplines. Students do not automatically advance to the next level at the end of each year.
Zumba fitness is a feel-happy workout that combines a motivating fusion of Latin and international music with unique moves and dynamic combinations that allow participants to dance away their worries. It is based on the principle that a workout should be "Fun and Easy to Do" allowing Zumba participants to stick to the program and achieve long-term health benefits in both body and mind. A mixture of body-sculpting movements with easy-to-follow dance steps, the routines utilize the principles of aerobic interval and resistance training. A combination of fast and slow rhythms tone and sculpt the body, maximizing caloric output, fat burning and total body toning.