If interested in registering your child(ren) for the 2019 - 2020 dance season, please contact the studio with your name, address and phone number and we will mail you more information. We recommend stopping by the studio for a tour of our facilities. We would love to meet you! Thank you for your interest in Premiere Dance Studio.

**New Customers**

Class Descriptions

Premiere is proud to offer a wide array of dance styles and levels for our students. To insure the best dance experience we have both age and previous curriculum requirements for most classes. Ages listed are a guideline only. Our staff will help you determine which classes will best suit your child.

Creative Movement

CM 2/3, CM 3/4, CM 4/5

These classes offer an entertaining curriculum designed to introduce young children into the world of dance and tumbling. We engage the students enthusiasm while working on motor skills, strength training, balance, rhythm, timing and technique.  At this level of instruction, we emphasize having fun while we learn! 

 

Creative Movement 2/3 - Please call the studio for more information!

 

Creative Movement 3/4 students must be age 3 by April 1 of previous season to participate in this 45 minute class that offers Ballet & Tap weekly and Tumbling periodically. They perform a Tap routine in our annual concert.

Creative Movement 4/5 students must be age 4 by April 1 of previous season to participate in this 45 minute class that offers Ballet & Tap weekly and Tumbling periodically. They perform a Ballet routine in our annual concert.

Tap/Ballet

TB1, TB2, TB3

This program offers a more structured class where students receive one half hour of Ballet and one half hour of Tap. We continue to enhance the student’s motor skills, strength training, balance, rhythm, timing, and technique.

 

Tap/Ballet 1 - This level of dance is for those students who graduated from Creative Movement. This class ranges from ages 5 1/2 - 6 1/2, depending on the ability of each child. They perform a Tap routine in our annual concert.

 

Tap/Ballet 2 - Students move to this level after completion of Tap/Ballet 1 and with instructor recommendations. This class ranges from ages 6 1/2 - 8 1/2, depending on the ability of each student.  They perform Tap and Ballet routines in our annual concert.

 

Tap/Ballet 3 – This class ranges from ages 7 1/2 - 9 1/2, depending on the ability of each student. At this level we offer a periodic introduction to Jazz. They perform Tap and Ballet routines in our annual concert. 

 

NOTE: New and transfer students ages 5-9 must complete all curriculum up to this level before moving into our Jazz/Ballet/Tap classes. An Ballet class may be required in the summer for proper class placement.

Tap/Jazz

TJ1, TJ2, TJ3

This class offers an introduction of Jazz dance while continuing the studies of Tap. Since the Ballet technique is an emphasis at Premiere Dance Studio; we will continue to implement Ballet technique within our ninety minute combination class in both the Tap and Jazz styles. These combination classes will offer 45 minutes of Tap followed by 45 minutes of Jazz. Both a Jazz and Tap routine are performed in our year-end Concernt (not mandatory). Age requirements will vary depending on the ability of each student. We highly encourage that dancers continue their Ballet training with a one-hour Ballet class. Ballet is not only the basis for all styles of dance, it is a pre-requisite for anyone interested in adding Lyrical, Modern or Contemporary in their dancing future! 

 

T/J1- Tap is mandatory for the TJ 1 student. At least two years of dance experience or successfully completing the Premiere CM & TB program is required. This class varies from ages 8 1/2 -10 1/2, depending on the ability of each child.

 

T/J 2- At least three years of dance experience or successful completion of the TJ 1 program is required. This class ranges from ages 9 1/2 -11 1/2, depending on the ability of each child.

 

T/J 3- At least four years of dance experience or successful completion of the TJ 2 program is required. This class ranges from ages 10 1/2 to 12 1/2, depending on the ability of each child. A one-hour Ballet class is highly recommended at this level. 

 

Intro to Dance -NEW-  For the dancer ages 10 and up with limited or no previous dance experience covering the basic techniques for all dance styles. 

Jazz

Intermediate - Advanced

Students will continue to work on the fundamentals of the Jazz technique and improve upon their strength and flexibility.They will explore the characteristics of isolations, syncopated rhythm and stylization; learning how the technique has been influenced and transformed over the years. In class, students will begin with a full body warm-up, practice technique across the floor and learn choreography. Requirements: Any students advancing into our Jr. and Sr. levels are required to take a one-hour ballet class. What's this item about? What makes it interesting? Write a catchy description to grab your audience's attention...

Tap

Intermediate - Advanced

Students will learn and explore rhythm and sound.They will challenge their coordination and learn how to control this fun instrument.Through combinations and floor work, students will learn new terminology, intricate rhythms and personal style. 

Ballet

Beginner- - Advanced

Ballet is known as the foundation of all other dance styles. Students will study this classical technique through barre work and center floor combinations.They will be able to improve their strength and control as well as their balance and flexibility.The ballet technique will teach students about poise, posture and grace.The Jr. and Sr. levels have an hour and a half class. 

Pointe

Advanced

All students must attend a preliminary meeting with their parent to discuss our pointe program. Requirements are as follows: 
• 4 years of Ballet experience
• Ages 12+ (or by teacher recommendation determined by body alignment,  leg,      ankle, and foot strength)
• Commitment to extra ballet classes during the week including a Saturday 2 hour class requirement
• Must pass ankle evaluation for flexibility
• Must pass pointe test- given in November or December each year                      
•Each test has specific requirements that will be discussed at the meeting

Lyrical

Beginner - Advanced

Lyrical Dance is an expression of Ballet encompassing flexibility, extension, and control utilizing the lyrics or mood of the music.Therefore Ballet is mandatory prior to and during enrollment in this style of dance.The ability of each student will determine their placement when and if they are ready to begin this class. Requirements: One- hour Ballet Class 

Contemporary

Intermediate - Advanced

Contemporary combines the elements of Ballet and Modern dance, using influences of Jazz and other styles. Students will explore Contact Release, Fall and Recovery, Floor Work, Improvisation, and Partnering Lifts. Requirements: One- hour ballet class with Jazz enrollment or One-hour ballet class with Lyrical enrollment. 

  

Modern

Intermediate - Advanced

Students will learn a combination of improvisational practice and technical history. Students will be guided through improv to develop confidence and creativity as a dancer. Modern’s cutting-edge history is also explored through the study of choreographers (past through present) and their individual style. Requirement: One-hour ballet class. 

Street Funk

Beginner - Advanced

Street Funk is a form of Jazz that involves isolations, specific body movements, advanced coordination, and intricate Jazz footwork.The ability of each student will determine their placement when and if they are ready to begin this class.A Jazz class is mandatory for Level 1 through 5 Street Funk students.T/B 2 students on up are eligible to enroll.

 

** We offer a “Funk for Fun” class to our Tap/Ballet 3 & T/B 1 students.This class is an intro to Street Funk for those students not yet eligible for a level 1 class; with no Concert routine.** 

Hip Hop

Intermediate-Advanced

A more advanced form of Street Funk with an Urban Street style of dancing that teaches a "pop and lock" dance method.

Acrobatics

Beginner - Advanced

Acrobatics encompasses a number of tumbling moves ranging from forward rolls and cartwheels at level 1, through aerials and back tucks at the advanced level. A student’s placement in class is based on their ability, not the number of years of experience or age of the student. Our curriculum will determine which class lever each student will be assigned. Enrollment begins at the age of 6 or with Instructor approval. 

Flexibility and Conditioning

Intermediate - Advanced

The purpose of this class is to promote strength and flexibility for all populations with the use of resistance balls and dyna bands. It’s very athletic, stressing proper body alignment, cardiovascular tracking, as well as slow and steady flexibility training. Class starts with a strenuous warm-up followed by a brief stretch. Then with the aid of balls or dyna bands, the remainder of the class is devoted to focusing on individual muscle groups to strengthen and stretch. Modifications are given for each exercise and we are equipped with balls and bands of different size, resistance level, and weight to fit your needs. Because this class encourages the dancer to cross train- the option to add circuit training, partner work, and the use of other equipment such as jump ropes, hula hoops, mats, slides etc., is also a part of the class. Class attire is comfortable clothing, bring sneakers and a towel to lay on for floor work.

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Premiere Dance Studio

1494 N. Charlotte St. Suite #3

Pottstown, PA 19464

484-945-0550 | info@danceatpremiere.com

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