Fabulous Feet Dance Studio Class Descriptions
Phone: 772-334-9876 | Info@FabulousFeetDanceCenter.com

 

 

 

Class Descriptions

 

Ages are used as guidelines to determine appropriate levels for students. Ability, experience, effort and dedication are the main criteria for placement. The completion of a dance year/session does not always generate a level change. Our curriculum is structured so that advancement takes place as skills are mastered, by each child as an INDIVIDUAL.


 

Pre-Ballet & Tap - 2 (must be potty trained) to 5 years of age

This 1 hour class is designed for the young beginner student and/or students who need to work on foundational dance skills. In addition, we work on gross motor skill development and coordination. Both Ballet & Tap are 1/2 hour in duration. Within the Ballet class, the students will learn basic Ballet Movements and Terminology. In Tap, we teach the students how to make the sounds required to execute basic Tap steps and to listen to their feet so that counting and rhythm becomes second nature. In both Pre Ballet & Tap, we incorporate some Creative Movement through the use of props to ensure that the material/skill we have presented is reinforced.


Combo Level 1 (5 - 7 years of age)

This class is a combination of 1/2 Hour of Pre-Ballet, 1/2 Hour Beginning Tap & 1/2 Hour Beginning Jazz, however, a student can choose to only take 1 or 2 of the 3 class options if they so desire. Classes of these lengths allow the student to experience these 3 different styles of dance without being so long that the student looses attention. Multiple weekly classes of any subject begin and lengthen in duration at the approximate age of 10 depending on the student's ability, dedication and desire to study more seriously.


Combo Level 2 (7 - 9 years of age)

This class is a combination of 1/2 Hour of Pre-Ballet, 1/2 Hour Tap, 1/2 Hour Jazz, however a student can choose to take only 1 or two of the 3 class options if they so desire. Students who have successfully completed Combo Level 1 will have a brief review at the beginning of each season and will then build upon the foundational steps that they had learned in Combo Level 1. Classes these lengths allow the student to experience these 3 different styles of dance and continue to learn new material without being so long that the student looses attention. Multiple weekly classes in any subject begin and lengthen in duration at the approximate age of 10 depending on the student's ability, dedication and desire to study more seriously.


Combo Level 3 (9 - 10 years of age)

This class is a combination of 40 minutes of Pre-Ballet, 40 minutes of Tap and 40 minutes of Jazz, however a student can choose to take only 1 or 2 of the 3 class options if they so desire. This class is an excellent option for an older student to determine which style of dance they wish to study seriously the following season, for a student to perfect the designated material for this level/age student prior to moving to our Junior Age Level and/or for students who have successfully completed Combo Level 2. Students will have a brief review at the beginning of each season and will then build upon the foundational steps they have learned in Combo 2. Classes these lengths allow a student to experience 3 different styles of dance and continue to learn new material without being so long that the student looses attention. Multiple weekly classes begin and lengthen at approximately age of 10 depending on a student's ability, dedication and desire to study more seriously.


Petite Level Technique Classes (5 - 9 years of age)

Although there is no choreography for a routine, these popular, weekly Technique Classes are designed to promote flexibility, strength, control and enhance the technical execution of movements. Students of all Petite age classes are encouraged and welcome to attend.


Junior Level Classes (10 - 13 years of age)

Our Junior Level Classes are broken down into three levels to ensure the proper placement of Beginner/Recreational, Intermediate and Advanced level students. To be placed in either level 2 or 3, students must also take weekly technique classes.


Junior Level Technique Classes (ages 10 - 13 years of age)

Although there is no choreography for a routine, these popular, weekly Technique Classes are designed to promote flexibility, strength, control and enhance the technical execution of movements. Students of all Junior age classes are encouraged and welcome to attend.


Senior Level Classes (ages 14 - up)

Our Senior Level Classes are broken down into three levels to ensure the proper placement of Beginner/Recreational, Intermediate and Advanced/Pre-Professional students. To be placed in either level 2 or 3 students must take weekly technique classes.


Senior Level Technique Classes (ages 14 - up)

Although there is no Choreography for a routine, these popular, weekly Technique Classes are designed to promote flexibility, strength, control and enhance the technical execution of movements. Students of all Senior age classes are encouraged and welcome to attend.


Acrobatics Classes (ages 2 , must be potty trained - 18 years of age)

Acrobatics (Acro) in essence is the same as tumbling. The tricks performed are those that you would see on the Olympics. Although we do not us any Gymnastic apparatus, our main equipment is floor mats. Our levels are broken down primarily according to ability. However, age, flexibility, control, strength and comprehension are also used as guidelines. Students taking any level of acrobatics are required to take at least one ballet class at their level.


Hip-Hop

A form of street dance and the newest trend in jazz dance. The movements are bouncy, fast and funky. Hip-hip is extremely foot oriented but uses isolation movements such as popping and break-dancing. It is highly energetic and allows the dancer to improvise and perform with freedom of movement. Students taking hip-hop classes are required to take at least 1 jazz class per week.


Lyrical Jazz

Strongly influenced by Ballet. Its movements use the entire body which possess a flowing quality. The choreography is set to the lyrics of the music although at times strong pulse or explosive movements may be used to emphasize the dynamics. Students taking lyrical classes are required to take at least 1 modern and 1 ballet class at their level each week.


Modern

Uses body contractions, flexed feet, off-center body shapes etc... Movements that are out of the ordinary, look abstract or unusual are considered relative to this style of dance. Choreography, steps and combinations that are not technically correct for classical jazz dance are typically considered Modern movements. It is highly expressive and can be performed to any steady or rhythmic beat. Students taking modern classes are required to take at least 1 ballet and 1 jazz class each week.


Pointe/Pre-Pointe

Pointe is an extension of Classical Ballet. Performed by the female dancer, in which the body weight is borne on the tips of the big toe, second toe and possibly the third depending on the shape of the foot of the dancer. Pointe work requires a tremendous amount of physical strength in the feet, legs and lower back. It requires a student with proper body placement, alignment, understands turn-out and the connection of upper body movements. Jr. level students taking pre-pointe or pointe class are required to take at least 2 additional Jr. level ballet classes per week. Sr. level students taking pointe are required to take 3 additional Sr. level ballet classes week.


Specialty Class Requirements:

Acro - at least 1 Ballet class per week
Hip-Hop - at least 1 Jazz per week
Lyrical - at least 1 Ballet and Modern per week
Modern - at least 1 Ballet per week and 1 Jazz per week
Pre-Pointe - at least 2 Ballet classes per week.
Pointe - 3 Ballet classes per week
Jr. Jazz and/or Tap Level 2/3 - must take a minimum of 2 classes weekly in each of these subjects in order to remain in either of these levels.

 
 
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We proudly serve the dancers in Martin and St. Lucie Counties including Hobe Sound, Jensen Beach, Fort Pierce, Palm City,  Port Salerno, Port St. Lucie, Sewall's Point, Stuart, Rio, St. Lucie West, and White City.  We accept students from all area elementary schools including Bessey Creek, Citrus Grove, Lake, Felix A. Williams, Hobe Sound Elementary, J.D. Parker, Jensen Beach Elementary, Palm City Elementary, Pinewood Elementary, Port Salerno Elementary, SeaWind, and Warfield.  High Schools include Jensen Beach, South Fork & Martin County High Schools.

 
 
 

Fabulous Feet Dance Center
1967 N.E. Dixie Highway
Jensen Beach, Martin County, Florida (FL) 34957

Phone:  772-334-9876
Fax:  772-334-9952
Info@FabulousFeetDanceCenter.com