Ballet-Tap Classes - The perfect combination
A split class, ballet for strength, flexibility, posture, clean lines and sense of beauty combined with the practical, fun (but challenging!) art of tap dancing is a weekly experience for our students. At the advanced level, it is multiple times per week.
Our teachers have years of experience teaching children, taking care of them, challenging them and putting them on stage at the end of each semester with a sense of pride and accomplishment.
Individual choreography for each class with equal stage time for every student, that is one of most important core values. The teacher/choreographers do an amazing job of showing off each of our student's ability and individuality. Also, of course, students receive expert grounding in dance technique.
Regular class attendance is vital to student progress and a successful recital. Students who miss more than four classes a semester will not be permitted to perform in the recital, unless granted permission by the teacher after private lessons and consultation. Three consecutively missed classes also disqualifies a student from participating. In certain, rare cases, the teacher may waive this rule. Parents should contact the teacher ahead of time to note absences. No absences, other than for illness, will be permitted the month before the recital. In addition, we expect our students to arrive on time and be prepared for class. A student who comes more than 5 minutes late may be excused from class. If repeatedly late and have been given a clear warning, we reserve the right to dismiss the student completely with no refund of tuition.
No streets shoes in the dance studio. Hair must be securely off face. Ballet students need to have their hair in a tight ponytail, tight braid, or bun. No loose hair or dangling jewelry.
Ballet & Tap Combo
Girls – light pink ballet shoes, black tap shoes, light pink tights, pink leotard, skirt (optional)
Boys – black ballet shoes, black tap shoes, black dance pants, white top
Ballet Level 3/4
Girls – light pink ballet shoes, light pink tights, solid colored leotard, skirt (optional)
Boys – black ballet shoes, black dance pants/tights, solid colored top
*Dance accessories such as leg warmers, skirts, and sweaters are allowed, but must be dancewear. No sweat pants, sports jackets, or general clothing allowed.
Where to Purchase
For younger students, it is recommended dance attire and shoes be purchased at Target or Payless as
prices tend to be lower and little feet grow fast.
For older students, it is recommended to be fitted at a dance store to ensure the appropriate sizing and
shoes are supportive and comfortable. Footlights in Frederick, Maryland – great for pointe shoe fittings!
For the recital, all students will be required to purchase additional dance attire/accessories. We do our
best to choose affordable items that can easily be ordered online and worn again for dance/pleasure.
Levels: (Please also note the age group when registering)
Level 1 - Ideal for new students or those who have had some dance experience, but need a refresher.
1A classes are more suitable for new students.
1B classes are more suitable for those with some experience.
Level 2 - Students have taken at least a full year of dance in the selected style of dance.
Level 3 - Students have taken 2-3 years of dance in the selected style of dance. Maturity, strength, and flexibility are also taken into consideration.
Level 4 - Students attend class at least twice a week and have been dancing for 3+ years. Attend class regularly. Maturity, strength, and flexibility are a must.
Note – for any class above a level 1, if a student registers after the first class, a private lesson may be required in order for the student to catch up. Please email the academy for private lesson rates.