School Year Dance Classes


Join us October through June for weekly dance classes in the Fellowship Hall of the Queen Anne Baptist Church. Most students attend all 3 trimesters. Email krista@popco.com if your child has a seasonal sports conflict to discuss options.

 

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Creative Dance (ages 3-4)

Tuesday, 10:00 am-10:45 am


Girls: pink leotard; pink footless tights.
Boys: white T-shirt, black leggings.

Gender fluid: choose either.​

Creative Dance (ages 4-5)

Wednesday, 4:00 pm-4:45 pm 


Girls: light blue leo; pink footless tights.
Boys: light blue T-shirt, black leggings.

Gender fluid: choose either.

In these classes taught by our founder, Lynn Beasley, children will experience the joy of movement! They will develop a language of movement as they explore the basic elements of dance. Using different kinds of music, we create activities and exercises to develop co-ordination, flexibility, strength, balance, and locomotor movements such as walking, running, jumping, hopping, skipping, galloping, and leaping. This class encourages creativity, imagination, and self-expression. It provides a good foundation for further work in dance.

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Pre-Ballet (FULL)
with Ms. Lynn (Kindergarten)

Tuesday, 4:00 pm-4:50 pm
 

Girls: red leotard; pink tights; pink ballet shoes.
Boys: red T-shirt; black leggings; black ballet shoes.

Gender fluid: choose either.

Beginning Ballet
with Ms. Lynn (Grades 1 and 2)

Wednesday, 3:00 pm-3:50 pm 

Girls: royal blue leotard; pink tights; pink ballet shoes.
Boys: royal blue T-shirt; black leggings; black ballet shoes.

Gender fluid: choose either.

Modern Ballet I (FULL)
with Ms. Lynn (Grades 2 and 3)

Tuesday, 5:00 pm-6:00 pm 

Girls: lavender purple leotard; pink tights; pink ballet shoes.
Boys: white T-shirt; black leggings; black ballet shoes.

Gender fluid: choose either.

Modern Ballet II
with Ms. Lynn (Grades 3 and 4)

Wednesday, 5:00 pm-6:00 pm 

Girls: hunter green leotard; pink tights; pink ballet shoes.
Boys: white T-shirt; black leggings; black ballet shoes.

Gender fluid: choose either.

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In the Pre-Ballet and Beginning Ballet classes we will continue to work on all elements of creative dance. We will also begin introducing technique for basic ballet. Students will continue learning principles of choreography and have opportunities to create dances.

The Modern Ballet classes are for children who have some dance experience. A higher level of concentration is required. In each class we begin with a technical warm-up and then work on many different movement combinations. The children’s musicality and knowledge of choreography are also further developed.

In our new combination class students have the opportunity to explore two dance forms. It is a perfect way for students who are serious about ballet to gain extra strength and flexibility by pairing this class with Modern Ballet II.

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Try a new class with Julia Pontarelli! She is an experienced dance teacher and has worked as an NBA and NFL cheerleader. She was a big hit as a guest teacher at our summer camp.

Jazz (Grades K-2) Monday, 3:30 pm-4:20 pm 

Girls: royal blue leotard; skin tone tights; black jazz shoes.
Boys: royal blue T-shirt; black athletic pants; black jazz shoes.

Gender fluid: choose either.

Hip-Hop (FULL) (Grades 3&4) Monday, 4:30 pm- 5:20 pm 

All Genders: royal purple tank top or T-shirt; black leggings or athletic pants. Athletic shoes that are kept clean for indoor use only. Dancers should carry in their dance shoes.

Pom & Cheer (Grades 4 -8) Mondays, 5:30 pm-6:30 pm
Starting in NOVEMBER 

Start with fitted athletic clothing. We will order uniforms once we come together as a squad. Bring in clean athletic shoes dedicated to the studio.

Jazz is a high cardio and fast paced dance class filled with upbeat songs. While there are many different styles of jazz, Children’s Dance Workshop will be focusing on Classical Broadway, Jazz Funk, and Pom style throughout the year. Dancers will be encouraged to “tell a story” while performing their sharp movements. Dancers will also be challenged to work on their technique across the floor as they master movements from parallel. Basic Ballet knowledge is helpful but not required. 

Hip Hop is a cardio based dance class filled with learning new choreography frequently. Dancers will be expected to perform and emote as they master choreography given over a period of time. Clean and popular music from the radio will be played as we explore spatial awareness and improvisation. Our Hip Hop class will bring a sense of community as we work on team building exercises throughout the year. 

 
Pom and Cheer is a perfect combination of dancing and chanting. The Children's Dance Workshop “Squad” will grasp the fundamentals of building a human pyramid and creating pictures with arms. They will learn how to pump up a crowd and discover the importance of being a team player. If you’re interested in stepping out of your shy comfort zone, prepping for high school auditions, or simply wanting to dance your heart out - this class is for you. 

Classes starting in January

Join a class with our director Krista Carreiro. Classes will start in January to give her time to recover from a knee injury. Please use the registration form to express interest in a class and be informed when registration opens.

Beginning Tap (Grades 2 and 3)

Thursdays 4:30 pm-5:20 pm

Girls: black leotard with skin tone tights and black tap shoes.

Boys: black T-shirt, black athletic pants, black socks and black tap shoes.

Gender fluid: choose either.

Broadway Jazz (Grades 4 -8)

Thursdays 5:30 pm-6:30 pm

Girls: black leotard with skin tone tights OR black tank top with black leggings; and black jazz shoes.

Boys: black T-shirt, black athletic pants, black socks and black jazz shoes.

Gender fluid: choose either.

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In our Beginning Tap class students will develop their coordination and rhythm. As the year progresses, they will add a variety of fundamental steps to their repertoire and increase their speed and accuracy. We will combine what we learn into fun choreography to be performed at the year end recital. No experience required, differentiated instruction methods will meet each dancer at their level.

In our Broadway Jazz class students will work on picking up choreography at a fast pace. They will also hone their acting and singing skills and work together to create show stopping numbers from some of Broadway's biggest hits. This is a great class for students who enjoy Musical Theatre or may be interested in pursuing rolls in middle or high school productions.