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Dance Attire & Class Details

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& Class Descriptions Season 13

Info: Proper attire must be worn to classes and rehearsals. At D.O. we are very relaxed when it comes to attire, however we do have formal rules for our Ballet Programs and request that form-fitting or loose clothing (depending on class), such as comfortable work-out clothes be worn. No jeans or street clothes. Proper foot-wear must be worn to each class, please ask your instructor if they have specific foot-wear preferences. Students must come to classes / rehearsals with hair pulled up (out of face) and dressed appropriately.

General Class Attire Overview

Ballet: Proper attire, including a leotard, tights and hair in a bun (for female dancers) and form-fitting attire (for males) must be worn for all Ballet Level classes.
• Female students participating in Ballet (all ages) MUST wear proper Ballet attire: Leotard/ bodysuit; pink tights; skirt (optional); booty/short/spandex shorts are acceptable for some Ballet classes, please check with your instructor; pink ballet shoes (canvas or leather, check class details below). Hair MUST be pulled up and secured in a bun.
• Male students participating in Ballet (all ages) MUST wear a form-fitting beater/tank top or tight t-shirt; form-fitting or loose basketball shorts; either bare feet or black jazz shoes.

Tap, Jazz & Lyrical: appropriate comfortable dance-wear / workout clothes – no jeans or sneakers. Tap shoe will be determined by class/level. Jazz shoe or Pirouettes will be determined by class/level (see class details below).

Hip Hop: open attire (no jeans) – Any form of sneaker. No flip flops or bare feet.

Acro: Form-fitting clothing or bodysuit with shorts/leggings. No dangling jewelry or earrings. Bare feet.

ALL CLASSES: Dancers with *long hair, please have hair pulled back and off the face for all classes. Flying hair tends to become a distraction, as is, playing with or continually putting up and taking down hair, during class time. Secured ponytails, braids, buns, or any other pulled back style is acceptable, along headbands or fun accessories.

Class Details
PreSchool Dance, KinderDance, Combo Dance Classes (Ages 2–10)

Baby Ballet Class Description

Designed for children 2–3 years old, dancers will explore the creativity of movement in this beginner class. Learning the basic dance styles of ballet, plus tumbling and basic mat-work. D.O.’s Baby Ballerina Class will emphasize stretching, coordination, and discovering self-expression through body movement. Students will learn how to participate in a classroom atmosphere, learning proper dance-etiquette and turn-taking. Fun props, such as hula-hoops, scarves, and instruments will be used to keep the class interesting. We do our best to keep the class moving along, so their attention stays focused on the class!

Class size is limited in order to give each child more personal attention.
Dancers will stretch & warm-up, learn Ballet basic skills, and also gain the important aspect of “taking turns” down the room. Tumble Time will be after the Ballet portion of class. At the end of class, instructors will send the dancers to put on their street shoes for “Freeze Dance.” During “Freeze Dance”, dancers will have the opportunity to explore their improvisational skills, freestyle dance, etc. #1 rule in our classes are “No Running, Only Dancing!”
*Lollipops and stickers are provided to each dancer at the end of class.

Dance Attire
Princess Ballerinas: Any kind of comfortable form-fitting attire: leotards, unitards, stockings/tights, tutu’s or skirts, shorts, t-shirts, tank tops, leggings of any color or pattern is acceptable. At D.O. we are very relaxed when it comes to attire, and we encourage fun and fancy ballerina princess or funky dance outfits! If you’re running late and your little dancer only has on a t-shirt and shorts, that is OK… if your little dancer wants to dress in her favorite ballerina tutu, all fancy ensembles are welcome :)No jeans or street clothes.

Princes: Any kind of comfortable, gym-type attire: shorts & tank or t-shirt; sweats/dance pants, etc.

Foot-wear: Pink leather ballet shoes for Princess Ballerinas; Black ballet or jazz shoes for Princes
– Items can be purchased at Payless, Target, Walmart or any local dance store such as Motions Dance & Fitness Shoppe or Brandywine Dance Shoppe (also check online: Discount Dance; Capezio, etc).

Pre-School: Ballet & Tap (Thurs. PM & Sat. AM)
For dancers 3–5 years old, or dancers with 1 full year of Baby Ballet/Pre-school dance experience. This class will learn tap, ballet (and some jazz), plus tumbling and basic mat-work. Like Baby Ballet,  students will learn how to participate in a classroom atmosphere, learning proper dance-etiquette, however class will be a little more quick-paced, since students will either be experienced or a little older. Fun props, such as hula-hoops, scarves, and instruments will be used to keep the class interesting. Class size is limited in order to give each child more personal attention.

Classes start out with either Ballet or Tap (depending on instructor) and the dancers will warm up, learn Ballet or Tap basic skills, and also gain the important aspect of “taking turns” down the room. Half-way through class, dancers will exit the classroom and come into the waiting/changing area to switch shoes. Tumble Time will be after the Ballet portion of class. At the end of class, instructors will send the dancers to put on their street shoes for “Freeze Dance.” During “Freeze Dance”, dancers will have the opportunity to explore their improvisational skills, freestyle dance, etc. #1 rule in our classes are “No Running, Only Dancing!”* Lollipops and stickers are provided to each dancer at the end of class.

Dance Attire
Princess Ballerinas: Any kind of comfortable form-fitting attire: leotards, unitards, stockings/tights, tutu’s or skirts, shorts, t-shirts, tank tops, leggings of any color or pattern is acceptable. As mentioned above, we encourage fun and fancy ballerina princess or funky dance outfits! If you’re running late and your little dancer only has on a t-shirt and shorts, that is OK… if your little dancer wants to dress in her favorite ballerina tutu, all fancy ensembles are welcome :)

Princes: Any form of comfortable/gym-like attire: t-shirt, tank top, shorts, sweatpants/dance pants, etc.
*No jeans or street clothes.

Foot-wear: Pink leather ballet shoes for Princess Ballerinas; Black ballet or jazz shoes for Princes. Black tap shoes (tie or buckle)
– Items can be purchased at Payless, Target, Walmart or any local dance store such as Motions Dance & Fitness Shoppe or Brandywine Dance Shoppe (also check online: Discount Dance; Capezio, etc).

Pre-School Gym & Dance
Gym & Dance is for children 3–5 years old, looking to explore ballet/jazz and the basics of tumbling/gymnastics. Half of the class will focus on the basics of Ballet and/or Jazz dancing, while the latter half of the class will include mat-work and Tumbling. Fun props, such as hula-hoops, trampoline, and a mini/soft balance beam will be used to keep the class interesting and fun! Class size is limited in order to give each child more personal attention.

Classes start out with Ballet warm up and stretching. Dancers will learn basic Ballet technique, and also gain the important aspect of “taking turns” down the room or mat. “Tumble Time” will be after the Ballet portion of class. When tumbling, dancers will take turns to make sure that only 1 tumbler is permitted on the mat at a time, so we can be sure nobody gets accidentally kicked or bumped into.  Tumblers will learn basic forward rolls, frog hops, crab walks, etc. and will start to learn cart-wheels on an individual basis. Obstacle courses, trampoline and balance beam are everybody’s favorite and faculty will set these up a few times a month. At the end of class, instructors will send the dancers to put on their street shoes for “Freeze Dance.” During “Freeze Dance”, dancers will have the opportunity to explore their improvisational skills, freestyle dance, etc. #1 rule in our classes are “No Running, Only Dancing!” *Lollipops and stickers are provided to each dancer at the end of class.

Dance Attire: Tumblinas: Girls can wear any kind of comfortable form-fitting attire: leotards, unitards, stockings/tights, tutu’s or skirts, shorts, t-shirts, tank tops, leggings of any color or pattern is acceptable. As mentioned above, we encourage fun and fancy ballerina princess or funky dance outfits! If you’re running late and your little dancer only has on a t-shirt and shorts, that is OK… if your little dancer wants to dress in her favorite ballerina tutu, all fancy ensembles are welcome :)
*Note: Sometimes tutu’s or skirts may need to be removed before Tumble Time, so not to get caught in the gymnastic moves.
Tumblers: Dudes can wear any form of comfortable/gym-like attire: t-shirt, tank top, shorts, sweatpants, etc.
*No jeans or street clothes.

Foot-wear: Pink leather ballet shoes for Tumblinas; Black ballet or jazz shoes for Dude Tumblers.
*Depending on the instructor, sometimes we change from ballet foot-wear to barefoot for Tumble Time.
– Items can be purchased at Payless, Target, Walmart or any local dance store such as Motions Dance & Fitness Shoppe or Brandywine Dance Shoppe (also check online: Discount Dance; Capezio, etc).

Kinderdance: Tap & Ballet (Tues. PM)
Kinderdance classes are a step above the Pre-School program, and are for children 5 to 6 years of age, or for any dancer who has had 2 years of Pre-school dance experience. Kinderdance is structured to continue to emphasize the basics of ballet and tap, with a bit of jazz, while learning a bit more advanced movement and technique. Students will be challenged to retain longer combinations of steps as well as being taught the basic terminology for the steps executed.

Class structure will include a Ballet barre & center warm-up and stretching followed by taking turns doing down-the-room progressions. Half way through class, dancers will exit the dance room to change into Tap shoes. Tap Time includes learning and practicing tap skills at the barre, down-the-room progressions, and a mini dance towards the end of class. If time permits, class will do a Freestyle dance at the end of class!

Dance Attire: Kidergals: Girls can wear any kind of comfortable form-fitting attire: leotards, unitards, stockings/tights, tutu’s or skirts, shorts, t-shirts, tank tops, leggings of any color or pattern is acceptable.
Kinderguys: Guys can wear any form of comfortable/gym-like attire: t-shirt, tank top, shorts, sweatpants, etc.
*No jeans or street clothes.

Foot-wear
Kindergals: Pink leather ballet shoes; Black tie or buckle tap shoes
Kinderguys: Black ballet or jazz shoes; Black tie or buckle tap shoes
– Items can be purchased at Payless, Target, Walmart or any local dance store such as Motions Dance & Fitness Shoppe or Brandywine Dance Shoppe (also check online: Discount Dance; Capezio, etc).

Kinderdance: Jazz & Ballet (Saturday AM)
Kinderdance classes are a step above the Pre-School program, and are for children 5 to 6 years of age, or for any dancer who has had 2 years of Pre-school dance experience. Kinderdance is structured to continue to emphasize the basics of ballet and jazz, while learning a bit more advanced movement and technique. Students will be challenged to retain longer combinations of steps as well as being taught the basic terminology for the steps executed.

Class structure will include a Ballet barre & center warm-up and stretching followed by taking turns doing down-the-room progressions. Half way through class, dancers will exit the dance room to change into Jazz shoes. Tap Time includes learning and practicing tap skills at the barre, down-the-room progressions, and a mini dance towards the end of class. If time permits, class will do a Freestyle dance at the end of class!

Dance Attire: Kidergals: Girls can wear any kind of comfortable form-fitting attire: leotards, unitards, stockings/tights, tutu’s or skirts, shorts, t-shirts, tank tops, leggings of any color or pattern is acceptable. Kinderguys: Guys can wear any form of comfortable/gym-like attire: t-shirt, tank top, shorts, sweatpants, etc.
*No jeans or street clothes.

Foot-wear
Kindergals: Pink leather ballet shoes
Kinderguys: Black ballet or jazz shoes
– Items can be purchased at Payless, Target, Walmart or any local dance store such as Motions Dance & Fitness Shoppe or Brandywine Dance Shoppe (also check online: Discount Dance; Capezio, etc).

Combo: Jazz Funk & Tap [Mighty Mini Comp Class]

For children 6 to 8 years of age, or for any dancer who has had 2 years of Pre-school dance experience. Kinderdance is structured to continue to emphasize the basics of ballet and tap, with a bit of jazz, while learning a bit more advanced movement and technique. Students will be challenged to retain longer combinations of steps as well as being taught the basic terminology for the steps executed.

Class structure will include a Ballet barre & center warm-up and stretching followed by taking turns doing down-the-room progressions. Half way through class, dancers will exit the dance room to change into Tap shoes. Tap Time includes learning and practicing tap skills at the barre, down-the-room progressions, and a mini dance towards the end of class. If time permits, class will do a Freestyle dance at the end of class!

Dance Attire: Divas: Girls can wear any kind of comfortable form-fitting attire: leotards, unitards, stockings/tights, shorts, t-shirts, tank tops, leggings of any color or pattern is acceptable. Dudes: Guys can wear any form of comfortable/gym-like attire: t-shirt, tank top, shorts, sweatpants, etc.
*No jeans or street clothes.

Foot-wear 
Divas: Tan slip on Jazz shoes; Tan slip on Tap shoes
Dudes: Black slip on or tie jazz shoes; Black slip on Tap shoes
– Items may be purchased at any local dance store such as Motions Dance & Fitness Shoppe or Brandywine Dance Shoppe (also check online: Discount Dance; Capezio, etc).

Combo: Rhythm Tap & Hip Hop (7-10 yrs)
For children 7 to 10 years of age, Combo Kids Classes are an hour long and will explore 2 different styles! Tap dancing is derived from the tapping sound produced when the small metal plates on the dancer’s shoes touch a hard floor or surface. Rhythm Tap will explore fun and new sounds and moves, learning musicality techniques. Dancers will change shoes half way through class. Hip Hop classes @ D.O. are incredibly popular, and focus on learning  styles and rhythms within combinations, as well as tricking, performance quality and learning simple to more difficult combinations and patterns.
*Combo Kids Classes will perform 2 Recital Dances @ our annual end-of-season Recital in June. 

Dance Attire
Divas: can wear any kind of comfortable form-fitting attire: leotards, unitards, stockings/tights, tutu’s or skirts, shorts, t-shirts, tank tops, leggings of any color or pattern is acceptable.
Dudes: can wear any form of comfortable/gym-like attire: t-shirt, tank top, shorts, sweatpants, etc.
*No jeans or street clothes.

Foot-wear
Divas: Sneakers (street) for Hip Hop; Tan slip-on Tap shoes
Dudes: Sneakers (street) for Hip Hop; Black tie Taps
– Items can be purchased at any local dance store such as Motions Dance & Fitness Shoppe or Brandywine Dance Shoppe (also check online: Discount Dance; Capezio, etc).

Combo: Pop Jazz & Lyrical (7-10 yrs)

For children 7 to 10 years of age, Combo Kids Classes are an hour long and will explore 2 different styles! Jazz dancing is energetic and fun… POP Jazz Dancers will explore jazz styles like Sassy or Energetic, Broadway & Musical Theater, Pop & Music Video styles, which helps students become well rounded dancers.  Lyrical dancing has a basis in ballet, combining elements of classical ballet with the freedom and airier aspects of jazz and modern movements. Lyrical is expressive, subtle and dynamic, focused on conveying musicality and emotion through movement. *Combo Kids Classes will perform 2 Recital Dances @ our annual end-of-season Recital in June. 

Dance Attire
Divas: Girls can wear any kind of comfortable form-fitting attire: leotards, unitards, stockings/tights, tutu’s or skirts, shorts, t-shirts, tank tops, leggings of any color or pattern is acceptable. Dudes: Guys can wear any form of comfortable/gym-like attire: t-shirt, tank top, shorts, sweatpants, etc.
*
No jeans or street clothes.
*Long Hair must be pulled up.

Foot-wear
Divas: Tan/Nude Foot Undeez for Lyrical; Tan slip-on Jazz shoes
Dudes: Tan/Nude Foot Undeez for Lyrical; Black tie Jazz shoes
– Items may be purchased at any local dance store such as Motions Dance & Fitness Shoppe or Brandywine Dance Shoppe (also check online: Discount Dance; Capezio, etc).

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Class Details for Single Style Dance Classes (6-18 years old)
Beginner & Advanced Beginner Dance Classes
Intermediate, Advanced Intermediate & Advanced Dance Classes
Recreational Progressions Style Classes

BALLET
The core foundation of all dance forms. All technical aspects of dance derive from ballet, and this class will serve to train dancers on the formal steps that are found in all styles of dance. In ballet class, students will develop grace, control, strength and fluidity in their dancing. Accomplishing a solid ballet foundation is crucial to becoming a great dancer in any dance style. This proves that a study of ballet is necessary for any dancer who wants to succeed in any genre of dance.

Dance Attire
Beginner Ballet (Ages 6-8)

• Female students participating in Beginner Ballet will wear proper Ballet attire, including a leotard/bodysuit (colored and printed leotards are acceptable); colored, pink or nude tights; skirt (optional)*Ladies: Hair should be pulled up and secured in a bun.
• Male students will wear a tight or form-fitting beater/tank top or shirt; basketball shorts or jazz pants and joggers are acceptable.

Foot-wear: Pink leather ballet shoes for Ballerinas; Black ballet shoes for Guys.
If you are unsure of the proper shoe, you may ask your instructor or main office.
– Items can be purchased at Payless, Target, Walmart or any local dance store such as Motions Dance & Fitness Shoppe or Brandywine Dance Shoppe (also check online: Discount Dance; Capezio, etc).
*If you’re looking for something particular, such as a specific style shoe or boys black jazz or ballet shoes, you may want to try the dance shoppes first.

Dance Attire
Advanced Beginner Ballet (Ages 7-10)
• Female students participating in Advanced Beginner Ballet will wear proper Ballet attire, including a black or solid color leotard/bodysuit; pink or nude tights; skirt (optional); booty/spandex shorts are acceptable (unless teacher specifies in class) *Ladies: Hair should be pulled up and secured in a bun.
• Male students will wear a tight or form-fitting beater/tank top or shirt; basketball shorts or jazz pants and joggers are acceptable.

Foot-wear: Pink canvas (or leather) ballet shoes for Ballerinas; Black ballet shoes for Guys.
If you are unsure of the proper shoe, you may ask your instructor or main office.
– Items can be purchased at Payless, Target, Walmart or any local dance store such as Motions Dance & Fitness Shoppe or Brandywine Dance Shoppe (also check online: Discount Dance; Capezio, etc). *If you’re looking for something particular, such as a specific style shoe or boys black jazz or ballet shoes, you may want to try the dance shoppes first.

Dance Attire
Intermediate Ballet (Ages 9-13)
• Female students participating in Intermediate Ballet will wear proper Ballet attire, including a black leotard/bodysuit; pink or nude tights; skirt (optional); booty/spandex shorts are acceptable (unless teacher specifies in class) *Ladies: Hair must be pulled up and secured in a bun.
• Male students will wear a tight or form-fitting beater/tank top or shirt; basketball shorts or jazz pants and joggers are acceptable.

Foot-wear: Pink canvas ballet shoes for Ballerinas; Black ballet shoes for Guys.
If you are unsure of the proper shoe, you may ask your instructor or main office.
– Items can be purchased at any local dance store such as Motions Dance & Fitness Shoppe or Brandywine Dance Shoppe (also check online: Discount Dance; Capezio, etc).*If you’re looking for something particular, such as a specific style shoe or boys black jazz or ballet shoes, you may want to try the dance shoppes first.

Dance Attire
Advanced Ballet (Ages 14+)
• Female students participating in Advanced Ballet will wear proper Ballet attire, including a black leotard/bodysuit; pink or nude tights; skirt (optional); booty/spandex shorts are acceptable (unless teacher specifies in class) *Ladies: Hair must be pulled up and secured in a bun.
• Male students will wear a tight or form-fitting beater/tank top or shirt; basketball shorts or jazz pants and joggers are acceptable.

Foot-wear: Pink canvas ballet shoes for Ballerinas; Black ballet shoes for Guys.
If you are unsure of the proper shoe, you may ask your instructor or main office.
– Items can be purchased at any local dance store such as Motions Dance & Fitness Shoppe or Brandywine Dance Shoppe (also check online: Discount Dance; Capezio, etc).
*If you’re looking for something particular, such as a specific style shoe or boys black jazz or ballet shoes, you may want to try the dance shoppes first.

JAZZ
Jazz dancing is energetic and fun, consisting of fast paced, unique moves, fancy footwork, big leaps and quick turns. Jazz classes @ D.O. focus on utilizing techniques and tricks within combinations, as well as stylized isolations of the body, performance quality and learning simple to complex rhythms and patterns. Dancers will be exposed to various forms of jazz dancing, such as Sassy or Energetic, Broadway & Musical Theater, Edgy & Contemporary styles, which helps students become well rounded dancers.  Class structure will include warm-up and thorough stretching, down-the-room technical progressions and combinations, typically followed by a center jazz combination dance (sometimes combinations are continued in upcoming weeks).

Class Level is based on dance experience & ballet training. Students progress through our Dance Levels, from simplified and clean technical movement, to increasingly complex and more difficult combinations/dances.

Dance Attire
Jazz Progressions (Ages 7-10)
All students can wear form-fitting or loose clothing, such as comfortable work-out clothes or gym-type clothes: tank top, t-shirt, bodysuit/leotard with/without stockings, shorts, leggings, yoga pants, sweats, etc. No jeans or street clothes.
*Long Hair should be pulled up and off the face

Foot-wear
• Female students: Tan slip on Jazz shoes
• Male students: Black Jazz shoes (tie)
– Items can be purchased at any local dance store such as Motions Dance & Fitness Shoppe or Brandywine Dance Shoppe (also check online: Discount Dance; Capezio, Bloch,  etc).
*If you’re looking for something particular, such as a specific style shoe or boys black jazz or ballet shoes, you may want to try the dance shoppes first, so you can try on for sizing.

Dance Attire
Large Group Jazz Competition Class (Adv. Intermediate & Intermediate)
All students can wear form-fitting or loose clothing, such as comfortable work-out clothes or gym-type clothes: tank top, t-shirt, bodysuit/leotard with/without stockings, shorts, leggings, yoga pants, sweats, etc. No jeans or street clothes.
*Long Hair must be pulled up and off the face

Foot-wear
• Female students: Nude Canvas Pirouettes
• Male students: Black Jazz shoes (tie)
– Items can be purchased at any local dance store such as Motions Dance & Fitness Shoppe or Brandywine Dance Shoppe (also check online: Discount Dance; Capezio, Bloch,  etc).
*If you’re looking for something particular, such as a specific style shoe or boys black jazz or ballet shoes, you may want to try the dance shoppes first, so you can try on for sizing.

Dance Attire
Small Group Jazz Competition Class (Advanced)
All students can wear form-fitting or loose clothing, such as comfortable work-out clothes or gym-type clothes: tank top, t-shirt, bodysuit/leotard with/without stockings, shorts, leggings, yoga pants, sweats, etc. No jeans or street clothes.
*Long Hair must be pulled up and off the face

Foot-wear
• Female students: Nude Canvas Pirouettes
– Items can be purchased at any local dance store such as Motions Dance & Fitness Shoppe or Brandywine Dance Shoppe (also check online: Discount Dance; Capezio, Bloch,  etc).
*If you’re looking for something particular, such as a specific style shoe or boys black jazz or ballet shoes, you may want to try the dance shoppes first, so you can try on for sizing.

TAP
A form of dancing characterized by using shoes equipped with metal taps, along with the floor, as a percussive instrument. The term “Tap dancing” is derived from the tapping sound produced when the small metal plates on the dancer’s shoes touch a hard floor or surface. Tap classes @ D.O. focus on learning tap techniques and rhythms within combinations, as well as fancy footwork, performance quality and learning simple to complex rhythms, sounds and patterns. Dancers will be exposed to various forms of tap dancing, such as quick-paced & fast Rhythm Tap, Broadway & Musical Theater, Tap Funk, and Street styles, which helps students become well rounded dancers.  Class structure will include barre or center ankle warm-ups, center technical steps and tricks, down-the-room technical progressions and combinations, typically followed by a center tap combination dance (sometimes combinations are continued in upcoming weeks).

Class Level is based on tap dance experience. Students progress through our Dance Levels, from simplified and clean technical movement, to increasingly complex and more difficult combinations/dances.

Dance Attire

Tap Progressions (Ages 7-10)
All students can wear form-fitting or loose clothing, such as comfortable work-out clothes or gym-type clothes: tank top, t-shirt, bodysuit/leotard with/without stockings, shorts, leggings, yoga pants, sweats, etc. No jeans or street clothes.
*Long Hair should be pulled up and off the face

Foot-wear
• Female students: Tan slip on Tap shoes
• Male students: Black Tap shoes (tie)
– Items can be purchased at any local dance store such as Motions Dance & Fitness Shoppe or Brandywine Dance Shoppe (also check online: Discount Dance; Capezio, Bloch,  etc).
*If you’re looking for something particular, such as a specific style shoe or boys black jazz or ballet shoes, you may want to try the dance shoppes first, so you can try on for sizing.

Dance Attire
Petite Tap Competition Class
All students can wear any form-fitting or loose clothing, such as comfortable work-out clothes or gym-type clothes: tank top, t-shirt, bodysuit/leotard with/without stockings, shorts, leggings, yoga pants, sweats, etc. No jeans or street clothes.
*Long Hair should be pulled up and off the face

Foot-wear
• Female students: Tan slip on Tap shoes
• Male students: Black Tap shoes (tie)
– Items can be purchased at any local dance store such as Motions Dance & Fitness Shoppe or Brandywine Dance Shoppe (also check online: Discount Dance; Capezio, Bloch,  etc).
*If you’re looking for something particular, such as a specific style shoe or boys black jazz or ballet shoes, you may want to try the dance shoppes first, so you can try on for sizing.

Dance Attire

Junior / Intermediate Tap Competition Class
All students can wear form-fitting or loose clothing, such as comfortable work-out clothes or gym-type clothes: tank top, t-shirt, bodysuit/leotard with/without stockings, shorts, leggings, yoga pants, sweats, etc. No jeans or street clothes.
*Long Hair should be pulled up and off the face

Foot-wear
• Students: Black Bloch Split-Sole “TapFlex” Lace Up Tap Shoes
– Items can be purchased at any local dance store such as Motions Dance & Fitness Shoppe or Brandywine Dance Shoppe (also check online: Discount Dance; Bloch,  etc).
*If you’re looking for something particular, you may want to try the dance shoppes first, so you can try on for sizing.

Dance Attire
Senior / Advanced Tap Competition Class
All students can wear form-fitting or loose clothing, such as comfortable work-out clothes or gym-type clothes: tank top, t-shirt, bodysuit/leotard with/without stockings, shorts, leggings, yoga pants, sweats, etc. No jeans or street clothes.
*Long Hair should be pulled up and off the face

Foot-wear
• Students: Black Bloch Split-Sole “TapFlex” Lace Up Tap Shoes

– Items can be purchased at any local dance store such as Motions Dance & Fitness Shoppe or Brandywine Dance Shoppe (also check online: Discount Dance; Bloch,  etc). *If you’re looking for something particular, you may want to try the dance shoppes first, so you can try on for sizing.

HIP-HOP
As seen today, Hip Hop is a broad category of movement, which incorporates a variety of old and new urban dance styles, such as breaking, locking, and popping. Hip Hop classes @ D.O. are incredibly popular, and focus on learning intricate styles and rhythms within combinations, as well as tricking, performance quality and learning simple to complex combinations and patterns. Dancers will be exposed to various forms of Hip Hop dancing, such as quick-paced footwork & difficult intricacies, B-Boy/Breaking, Popping & Funk, House & Street, and more styles, which will help students become well rounded dancers. Class structure will include center warm-ups, center tricks & breaking (depending on level), down-the-room progressions and combinations, typically followed by a center combination dance (sometimes combinations are continued in upcoming weeks).

Class Level is based on dance experience. Students progress through our Dance Levels, from simplified and clean technical movement, to increasingly complex and more difficult combinations/dances.

New to D.O.’s schedule this season: HipHop CrewClasses for ages 9-12 & 13+ will get the dancers invested in their “crew” — exploring formation patterns, learning new steps & dancing through traveling movements, while supporting each other’s journey within CrewClass!

Dance Attire
Hippity Hop (Ages 5-8)
For students 5-8 years old, this is a fun and energetic class, for young boys and girls who will learn the basics of Hip-Hop dancing. This class also includes beginner mat work/tumbling at the end of class.

All students participating in Hippity Hop, can wear form-fitting or loose clothing, such as comfortable work-out clothes or gym-type clothes: tank top, t-shirt, bodysuit/leotard with stockings and skirt, shorts, leggings, sweats, etc. No jeans or street clothes.
*Long Hair should be pulled up and off the face
Foot-wear
• Students: Any kind of sneaker (no flip flips / sandals or barefoot)

Dance Attire

Advanced Beginner Hip Hop
All students can wear any form-fitting or loose clothing, such as comfortable work-out clothes or gym-type clothes: tank top, t-shirt, bodysuit/leotard with/without stockings, shorts, leggings, yoga pants, sweats, etc. No jeans or street clothes.
*Long Hair should be pulled up and off the face
Foot-wear
• Students: Any kind of sneaker (no flip flips / sandals or barefoot)

Dance Attire
Hip Hop CrewClass (Ages 9-12) (Ages 13+)
New this season: HipHop CrewClasses for ages 9-12 & 13+ will get the dancers invested in their “crew” — exploring formation patterns, learning new steps & dancing through traveling movements, while supporting each other’s journey within CrewClass!

All students can wear form-fitting or loose clothing, such as comfortable work-out clothes or gym-type clothes: tank top, t-shirt, bodysuit/leotard with/without stockings, shorts, leggings, yoga pants, sweats, etc. No jeans or street clothes.
*Long Hair should be pulled up and off the face

Foot-wear
• Students: Any kind of sneaker (no flip flips / sandals or barefoot)

Dance Attire

Junior Hip Hop Competition Class
All students can wear form-fitting or loose clothing, such as comfortable work-out clothes or gym-type clothes: tank top, t-shirt, bodysuit/leotard with/without stockings, shorts, leggings, yoga pants, sweats, etc. No jeans or street clothes.
*Long Hair should be pulled up and off the face
Foot-wear
• Students: Any kind of sneaker (no flip flips or sandals or barefoot)

Dance Attire
Teen Hip Hop Comp Class
All students can wear form-fitting or loose clothing, such as comfortable work-out clothes or gym-type clothes: tank top, t-shirt, bodysuit/leotard with/without stockings, shorts, leggings, yoga pants, sweats, etc. No jeans or street clothes.
*Long Hair should be pulled up and off the face
Foot-wear
• Students: Any kind of sneaker (no flip flips or sandals or barefoot)

Dance Attire
Senior / Advanced Hip Hop Class
All students can wear form-fitting or loose clothing, such as comfortable work-out clothes or gym-type clothes: tank top, t-shirt, bodysuit/leotard with/without stockings, shorts, leggings, yoga pants, sweats, etc. No jeans or street clothes.
*Long Hair should be pulled up and off the face
Foot-wear
• Students: Any kind of sneaker (no flip flips or sandals or barefoot)

Advanced Acro Beginner–Intermediate Tumbling
Gymnastic floor-work, from beginner to advanced, based on the student’s individual skill-set. Tumblers will learn moves such as forward rolls, dive forward rolls, kart-wheels and round-offs, progressing to back hand-springs/flips, walk-overs, aerials, back tucks, etc.

Tumbling: Ages 6+ Class structure will include center-mat warm-ups and stretching, down-the-room progressions and combinations of beginner tumbling techniques.
Acro: For the more experienced, (recommended ages 12+), Acro class consists of advanced floor training in gymnastic tricks, flips, handsprings, tucks, etc. Class structure will include center-mat warm-ups and stretching, down-the-room progressions and trick practices.
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Class Level is based on dance experience. Students progress from Tumbling to Acro, learning simplified and clean techniques and tricks, to increasingly complex and more difficult combinations of gymnastic acrobatics.
Dance Attire
All students participating in Tumbling & Acro, can wear form-fitting or loose clothing, such as comfortable work-out clothes or gym-type clothes: tank top, t-shirt, bodysuit/leotard, unitard, shorts, leggings, yoga pants. No jeans or street clothes. No dangling jewelry.
*Long Hair should be pulled up and off the face

Foot-wear • Students: Barefoot

LYRICAL
With a primary basis in ballet, combining the many technical elements of classical ballet with the freedom and airier aspects of jazz, contemporary and modern movements. Lyrical is expressive, simultaneously subtle and dynamic, focused on conveying musicality and emotion through movement. It is a combination of intricate, highly technical, naturalistic moves. Lyrical classes @ D.O. will focus on learning proper technique and fluent styles within combinations, as well as performance quality and presentation of emotion while dancing. Dancers will be exposed to various forms of Lyrical & Contemporary dancing, such as soft & difficult intricacies, Modern-type and unusual movements, light, open and fluent movements, all which will help students become well rounded dancers.  Class structure will include barre or center warm-ups, down-the-room progressions and combinations, typically followed by a center combination dance (sometimes combinations are continued in upcoming weeks). *Class Level is based on dance experience. Students progress through our Dance Levels, from simplified and clean technical movement, to increasingly complex and more difficult combinations/dances.

Dance Attire
Lyrical Progressions (Ages 7-10)
For dancers ages 7-10: all students can wear form-fitting or loose-ish clothing, such as comfortable work-out clothes or gym-type clothes: tank top, t-shirt, bodysuit/leotard with/without stockings and skirt (optional), shorts, leggings, etc. No jeans, overtly baggy or street clothes.
*Long Hair should be pulled up and off the face

Foot-wear
• Female students: Nude Foot Undeez or Foot Paws
• Male students: Black Ballet or Jazz shoes or Nude Foot Undeez or Foot Paws

Dance Attire
8 & Under/Mini & Petite Lyrical Competition Class
All students can wear form-fitting or loose-ish clothing, such as comfortable work-out clothes or gym-type clothes: tank top, t-shirt, bodysuit/leotard with/without stockings and skirt (optional), shorts, leggings, etc. No jeans, overtly baggy or street clothes.
*Long Hair should be pulled up and off the face

Foot-wear
• Female students: Nude Foot Undeez or Foot Paws
• Male students: Black Ballet or Jazz shoes or Nude Foot Undeez or Foot Paws

Dance Attire
Junior Lyrical Competition Class
All students can wear form-fitting or loose clothing, such as comfortable work-out clothes or gym-type clothes: tank top, t-shirt, bodysuit/leotard with/without stockings, shorts, leggings, yoga pants, sweats, etc. No jeans, overtly baggy or street clothes.
*Long Hair should be pulled up and off the face

Foot-wear

• Female students: Nude Canvas Pirouettes
• Male students: Black Ballet or Jazz shoes or Nude Foot Undeez or Foot Paws

Dance Attire

Teen Lyrical Competition Class
All dancers should wear form-fitting clothing, such as comfortable work-out clothes or gym-type clothes: tank top, t-shirt, bodysuit/leotard with/without stockings, shorts, leggings, yoga pants, sweats, etc. No jeans, overtly baggy or street clothes.
*Long Hair should be pulled up and off the face

Foot-wear
• Female students: Nude Canvas Pirouettes
• Male students: Black Ballet or Jazz shoes or Nude Foot Undeez or Barefoot

Dance Attire
Senior Lyrical Competition Class
All dancers should wear form-fitting clothing, such as comfortable work-out clothes or gym-type clothes: tank top, t-shirt, bodysuit/leotard with/without stockings, shorts, leggings, yoga pants, sweats, etc. No jeans, overtly baggy or street clothes.
*Long Hair should be pulled up and off the face

Foot-wear
• Female students: Nude Canvas Pirouettes
• Male students: Black Ballet or Jazz shoes or Nude Foot Undeez or Barefoot

CONTEMPORARY

NEW to D.O. Fall Season, Intermediate (9-12 years old) & Advanced (13+) Contemporary Elevations is offered to recreational dancers and as an added recreational class for competitive technical dancers. Contemptorary Elevations will devote the first half of the class to studying technique, stretching and conditioning, while moving into Contemporary tricks and floor work. No Ballet prerequisite required (although preferred to aid training) Contemporary Elevations is freeing, with improving, or naturally moving. Here, we will encouraging dancers to use their emotions and moods to express themselves within this dance class.

Dance Attire
Contemporary Elevations Intermediate (9-12 Years Old) • Advanced (13+)
• All female students must wear form-fitting (leggings, tank tops, etc) attire.
*Long Hair should be pulled up and off the face
• Male students wear a tight or form-fitting beater/tank top or shirt; basketball shorts or jazz pants and joggers are acceptable.

Foot-wear
• Female students: Nude Canvas Pirouettes
• Male students: Black Ballet or Jazz shoes or Nude Foot Undeez or Foot Paws
– Items can be purchased at any local dance store such as Motions Dance & Fitness Shoppe or Brandywine Dance Shoppe (also check online: Discount Dance; Capezio, Bloch,  etc).
*If you’re looking for something particular, such as a specific style shoe or boys black jazz or ballet shoes, you may want to try the dance shoppes first, so you can try on for sizing.

MODERN
Modern dance often produces divergent dance forms, centering on a dancer’s own interpretations instead of structured steps, or combinations. Modern is comparable to Contemporary, where the dancer is free dancing, improvising, or naturally moving, encouraging dancers to use their emotions and moods to design their own steps and routines. Modern class @ D.O. will focus on learning proper Modern technique and unique styles within combinations, as well as performance quality and presentation of emotion while dancing. Class structure will include center warm-ups and stretching, down-the-room progressions and combinations, typically followed by a center combination dance (sometimes combinations are continued in upcoming weeks).

Modern is for Intermediate through Advanced dancers. Must have Ballet prerequisite or recommendation.

Dance Attire
Modern Intermediate (9-12 Years Old) • Advanced (13+)
• Female students will wear proper Ballet attire, including a black leotard/bodysuit; pink or nude tights; skirt (optional); booty/spandex shorts are acceptable (unless teacher specifies in class). After warm-up instructor allows layers to be added.
*Long Hair should be pulled up and off the face
• Male students will wear a tight or form-fitting beater/tank top or shirt; basketball shorts or jazz pants and joggers are acceptable.

Foot-wear
Barefoot or Pirouettes/FootUndeez

TECHNIQUE
Technique is the way in which the fundamentals, as an artistic form, are handled. Technique class includes stretching, turning, kicking, jumping, etc. which enhances the quality of any style of dancing.

Dance Attire
Petite Jazz Tech • Intermediate Tech • Advanced Tech
• All female technique students are required to wear form-fitting clothing, such as comfortable work-out clothes or gym-type clothes: tank top, form-fitting t-shirt, bodysuit/leotard with/without stockings, shorts, leggings, yoga pants, etc.
• All male technique students are required to wear form-fitting top & can wear any (basketball-type) shorts or pants.
* No jeans, overtly baggy or street clothes.
*Long Hair should be pulled up and off the face

Foot-wear
• Open: Jazz Shoe, Foot Undeez, Pirouettes, etc. (no sneakers)

TURNS & JUMPS
This class will consist of strengthening the muscles used in order to improve a students ability to perform different jumps and turns. Dancers will practice different leaps down the studio room and different turning sequences, in order to better these technical aspects.

Dance Attire
• All female technique students are required to wear form-fitting clothing, such as comfortable work-out clothes or gym-type clothes: tank top, form-fitting t-shirt, bodysuit/leotard with/without stockings, shorts, leggings, yoga pants, etc.
• All male technique students are required to wear form-fitting top & can wear any (basketball-type) shorts or pants.
*No jeans, overtly baggy or street clothes.
*Long Hair should be pulled up and off the face

Foot-wear
• Open: Jazz Shoe, Foot Undeez, Pirouettes, etc

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General Class Rules

1. Cell phone use by students and teachers in the studio classrooms will be NOT be tolerated (with the exception of instructors using phones for music & video recording). In the case of excessive cell phone use, the phone will be revoked until the end of class. They may be used in the lobby/shack/waiting area or outside the building. In case of emergencies, parents may call the studio and we will excuse the child from class.

2. Please put your name on your belongings. Do not leave valuables in the waiting room or lobby. Dance Obsessions is not responsible for lost or stolen belongings.

3. Students are expected to be cooperative and respectful at all times. In turn, your child will be treated in a friendly, courteous, respectful manner. Failure to do so will result in the student being asked to either sit down or leave the class.

4. No gum, candy, food, or drinks (besides water) are allowed in the studio. Dancers are expected to clean up after themselves and throw away their trash. Trash cans and recycling bins are located in various areas of the studio.

5. Proper attire must be worn to classes and rehearsals, such as comfortable, work-out clothes (no jeans, overtly baggy or street clothes). Proper foot-wear must be worn to each class. Students must come to classes and rehearsals with hair up (out of face) and dressed appropriately.

Additional Info

Level placement, music selection, choreography, costuming, and spacing of recital dances are at the choreographer’s discretion. Our mission states that “It is our intention that while each student is attending classes, they are the main focus of our teachers and staff. No student or class will ever be given priority or special attention over any other, and we promise that all students and parents will be treated with impartiality and professionalism.” The entire Dance Obsessions faculty are passionate about the dance classes that we instruct and take pride in each student in each class. Inappropriate parent and/or student comments will not be tolerated and may result in dismissal from class. Questions may be directed to the office manager. If you have inquires regarding your dancers training, please email DOtheDance5678@gmail.com to set up a meeting to chat.

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