Dorothy Keck Dancers
Dance instruction for toddlers, children, teens & adults
 
 
 

Class Descriptions

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This is a basic guide to our class schedule. Please be sure to speak to a team member to further help you in proper class placement. Please keep in mind it can take more than one season or year to accomplish or master a particular class level especially in"higher" levels of training depending on dedication, regular attendance, year-around training, etc.

Mommy & Me (18 months-2.5 yrs.)                                                    45 minute class                 Mommy & Me is an opportunity for your little dancer to learn movement and motor skills.This class provides your child the comforts of Mom dancing beside him or her.

First Steps (2.5-3.5 yrs.)                                                                      45 minute class                           In First Steps, your child will learn the basic “first steps” of ballet dance and tumbling.  Your child will be introduced to dance through the use of movement, kid-friendly music, and fun props. Children will develop motor skills, stretch, and increase their knowledge of ballet and tumbling.

Intro. To Dance (3.5-5 yrs.)                                                                 1 hour class                               In this class your child will be introduced to beginner tap steps, basic ballet, and tumbling tricks. Children will learn through the use of popular music for kids and props that make dancing fun. This class will give your child all the right tools for future dance classes.   

Shake It Up! (3.5-4.5 yrs.)                                                                   45 minute class                           This is a fun class that introduces your child to hip-hop dance and basic tumbling. Dancers will expand their motor skills through movement in the hip-hop style while enjoying age-appropriate music and using props.

Level 1 Combo (4-6 yrs.)                                                                      1 hour class                             Level 1 dancers will expand their knowledge of tap, ballet and tumbling. Your child’s dance knowledge will grow as basic steps are combined and more advanced steps are introduced.      

Level 2 Combo (5-7 yrs.)                                                                      1 hour class                             Dancers will learn tap, ballet and tumbling. Experienced dancers will learn to make their tap sounds and movements smaller and quicker in Level 2. Ballet steps and tumbling tricks will continue to emerge as students build on their knowledge.

Move It! (5-7 yrs.)                                                                                     45 minute class                     This is a fun energetic class with funky music. Your child will learn basic hip-hop steps and tumbling tricks that kids love.              

Level 3 Combo (6-8 yrs.)                                                                      1 ¼ hour class                         Your child will continue learning more advanced tap and ballet steps. You will observe more movement across the floor as your child’s dancing develops. This is the first year for your child to begin to learn the foundations for JAZZ dance.     

Level 1 Hip-Hop (6-10 yrs.)                                                                   45 minute class                    Level 1 Hip-Hop teaches the basics of hip-hop while incorporating the popular dance moves and music that your child sees and loves from Disney, Nickelodeon and more.

Hip-Hop Skillz Builder 1 (6-10 yrs.)                                                    1 hour class                           This class is fundaments of hip-hop, teaching dancers all the eras and styles of hip-hop. You will learn popping/locking, breakdancing, the moonwalk, Krumping, the Dougie, and many more.      

Acrobatics (6-11 yrs.)                                                                               1 hour class                           Your child will stretch, strengthen and increase flexibility in order to learn acrobatic technique and skills.  Acrobatic tricks will be performed with and without the use of props. 

Level 3 Combo (8-10 yrs.)                                                                       1 ½ hour class                      Your child will continue learning more advanced tap and ballet steps. You will observe more movement across the floor as your child’s dancing develops. This is the first year for your child to begin to learn the foundations for JAZZ dance.

Acrobatics (6-11 yrs.)                                                                                1 hour class                          Your child will stretch, strengthen and increase flexibility in order to learn acrobatic technique and skills.  Acrobatic tricks will be performed with and without the use of props.      

Level 4/5 Ballet & Jazz (9-12 yrs.)                                                         1 ½ hour class                     This class for the experienced dancer to further learn and grow in their ballet and jazz movements.  Ballet will include barre work, across the floor, and center floor combinations. Students will build on basic jazz skills learned in their previous class. Dancers will learn leaps and turns across the floor and center floor.  Jazz combinations will tie the learned skills together.

Level 4 Combo(8-10 yrs.)                                                                          1 3/4 hour class                  This class for the experienced dancer to further learn and grow in their ballet and jazz movements.  Ballet will include barre work, across the floor, and center floor combinations. Students will build on their basic jazz skills learned in their previous class. Dancers will learn leaps and turns across the floor and center floor. Jazz combinations will tie the learned skills together. Dancers will also focus on Level 4 tap skills, the rhythms and percussive sounds made by different techniques. Students will learn more advanced tap technique, will practice and learn to make movements smaller and quicker, and will add extra sounds to steps already learned. This combo style Level 4 class is only offered on Saturday's. 

Level 2 Hip-Hop (10-14 yrs.)                                                                     45 minute class                 The next level of hip-hop is the chance for the experienced child to learn beyond the basics including hip-hop technique, and popular dance moves taught beside popular music.

Level 4/5 Tap (9-12 yrs.)                                                                             45 minute class                Dancers will focus on the rhythms and percussive sounds made by different techniques.  Students will learn more advanced tap technique, will practice and learn to make movements smaller and quicker, and will add extra sounds to steps already learned.              

Intro. to Tap/Ballet/Jazz (8-11 yrs.)                                                        1 hour class                       This class is designed for young dancers with little or no previous experience. Dancers will learn the basic dance technique and terminology that will build the foundation for future classes.    

Level 1 Ballet (11 yrs. and up)                                                                     1 hour class                   Introductory class for dancers with little or no previous dance experience. Students will learn the basics of ballet. Class will consist of barre work, across the floor, and center floor training.

Level 1A & 2A Ballet (11 yrs. and up)                                                      1 hour class                     Introductory class for dancers with previous dance experience. Students will build on the basics of ballet. Class will consist of barre work, across the floor, and center floor training.

Pre-Pointe (11yrs. and up)                                                               30 min class(build on hour class prior)   Enrollment requires instructor approval, dancers must take another ballet class in addition. The class focus is to build the strength and flexibility of the feet and legs to prepare students for pointe shoes. Majority of pointe work is completed at the barre for support. Students must also take Level 1A/2A Class before and another ballet class during the week.

Dance Team Prep (11 yrs. and up)                                                           1 hour class                        Students in this class will be introduced to the dance technique and skills that are used by Dance Teams.  Students will exercise stretching and conditioning to prepare for the technique. Leaps and turns will be completed across the floor and center. Barre work may be provided to help build strength and stability as dancers learn new leaps and turns.

Level 2A & 3A Ballet & Pointe (13 yrs. and up)                                   1 1/4 hour class              Enrollment requires instructor approval, dancers must take another ballet class in addition.  Students complete advanced ballet combinations and exercises. An increased amount of the pointe work is completed center floor.       

Level 6/7 Ballet & Jazz(13 yrs. and up)                                                   1 ½ hour class  Experienced dancers will continue to learn and grow in jazz and ballet. Students will work on refining and improving their jazz and ballet technique through advanced exercises and combinations that will be performed at the barre, across the floor, and center floor.

Modern/Contemporary 1                                                                         1 hour class                      This class is for dancers with some previous dance experience. This class is an opportunity to learn and explore expression through movement.          

Modern/Contemporary 2                                                           1 hour class                      This class is for the experienced dancer. This class is an opportunity to learn and explore expression through movement, while utilizing the techniques and terminology already learned in other forms of dance.

Level 6/7 Tap(13 yrs. and up)                                                                         45 minute class          Students will continue to make percussive and rhythmic sounds created by their taps. Practice will involve refining the quality of the tap sounds as well as learning to add extra sounds to already learned steps.  Basic steps will be combined to create more advanced combination.              

Contemporary Hip-Hop (11-18 yrs.)                                                          1½ hour class                 This class is another popular style of hip-hop that uses slow storytelling movements. Dancers will move with smooth and hard hitting isolations. Students will learn how to show emotions when dancing and connect to the music.

Hip-Hop Skillz Builder 2 (11-8 yrs.)                                                            1 hour class                   This class is fundaments of hip-hop, teaching dancers different styles of hip-hop from different time periods. Dancers will learn popping/locking, breakdancing, the moonwalk, Krumping, the Dougie and many more. This class will also teach dancers how to have hip-hop attitude and their own swag.          

Hip Hop 4                                                                                       1 ¼ hour class             Hip-Hop 4 is for the experienced dancer. It is a fast paced, high energy class with difficult routines.  Students must have previous hip-hop knowledge and other dance experience is highly encouraged.

Level 1 Adult Tap                                                                          45 minute class              This is an introductory tap class for adults with little or no experience tap dancing. Students will learn foundational tap technique. Students will learn combinations across the floor and center floor to practice and expand on learned tap skills.       

Level 2 Adult Tap                                                                          45 minute class           This class is for the experienced adult tapper. Dancers will learn advanced tap steps and combinations by combining basic tap steps previously learned. Students will create and utilize different rhythms and sounds of their taps with music.

Adult Jazz                                                                                      45 minute class              For the experienced adult dancer. Students will stretch, strengthen and continue to practice previously developed jazz technique. Class will include stretching at the barre and center, as well combinations across the floor and center.