Mommy & Me Ballet
Mommy & Me is a fun-filled class that blends dance, music, and imagination. Pre-school students are introduced to a class structure, coordination exercises and rhythm. They enjoy this safe and special experience with a parent close by. Together, you will focus on dance movement, stretching, counting, hand-eye coordination, and other basic ballet techniques which are great for early child development and building self-confidence. Added benefits for mom are increased flexibility, balance, and dance appreciation.
A high-energy class structured with stretching, ballet and tap technique exercises in center, and across the floor combinations in both styles. This class will help develop your student into a strong and graceful dancer and encourages them with the truth that God says they are a treasure!
Ballet II is a continuation in the syllabus of a comprehensive ballet education. Working from the foundation of classical ballet, students will continue to expand their ballet vocabulary. A focus on the use of feet and proper body alignment begins to take on a bigger role in Ballet II. (Placement for this class to be made after evaluation.)
lower division jazz/jazz II
This class is an introduction to basic jazz technique. This class is high energy and will be a fun way for your child to express themselves while learning!
lower division tap/tap II
This class is an introduction to basic tap technique. This class will prepare your child for musical theatre tap dances, as well as professional performing.
Ballet III builds on the student's prior knowledge while introducing more technical aspects throughout the semester. Students will continue to build strength in the body, practice good alignment, use of port de bras (arms), and footwork. Simple turns and petit allegro are introduced in this level. (Placement for this class to be made after evaluation.)
Ballet IV is the first level of the Upper Division of Adonai Arts Dance. Ballet IV students will begin to work more extensively on extensions of the leg, more complex turns, and petit as well as simple grande allegro step technique. The use of musicality, stretching, and strength are the focus in this level. (Placement for this class to be made after evaluation.) *It is recommended--while not required--that students in Ballet IV take more than one ballet technique class per week.
Fundamentals of ballet
Fundamentals of Ballet is an introduction to ballet technique for the preteen/teenage dancer. A general overview of basic aspects of technique will be introduced, as well as vocabulary and basic steps. This class is an excellent and encouraging way for anyone to try ballet for the first time!
Ballet V/Pointe classes are the most advanced level at Adonai Arts Dance. Students should have a base and growing knowledge of ballet terminology and ability to demonstrate technique. Musicality and artistry are a focus in this level as well as introducing more technical aspects. (Placement for this class to be made after evaluation. Students to be put on Pointe at Director's discretion.) *It is recommended that students in Ballet V take more than one ballet technique class per week.
Attire: We will gladly take any out-grown dancewear or shoes for our donation box.
Hair: Hair must be securely pulled away from the face for all classes. For upper level ballet classes, ballet buns are required. If hair is too short to make a bun, please pull hair away from face with a headband or into a ponytail, secure with clips and hair spray.
In the tradition of classical dance we encourage a clean, uniformed appearance for students. Attire listed under class descriptions at the link provided. Jewelry may not be worn in the studio. All students should wear clothing over their dance attire when coming to and from their classes. Extra layers in the cold months help muscles warm up and cool down properly. Street shoes need to be removed before entering the marley dance floor.
Ballet shoes cannot be worn outdoors as this tracks dirt into the studio, can compromise the safety of our students and dancers, and is detrimental to the studio floors.
* We desire to offer a variety of classes to give our students a chance to learn a range of styles. Ballet is the foundation to all dance styles. We recommend that all our students take a least one ballet class per week to continue their advancement in classic techniques, along with the other dance styles. For prepointe and pointe students we recommend 2-3 technique classes a week. Student placement and advancement is determined by teacher/director.
* Semester class schedule is not guaranteed. Classes are subject to cancellation based on enrollment.
Please follow these simple steps when you’re ready to take body measurements. Have your dancer wear undergarments or a lightweight leotard with a bra that gives the bust line their typical shape for most accurate measurements.
- Have your dancer stand straight with their weight evenly distributed.
- The measurement tape should be snug but not too tight on circumference measurements and stretched tight for vertical measurements.
Getting the Measurements:
- Bust/Chest – Measure over the fullest part of the chest having the dancer's arms relaxed at their sides.
- Waist – Measure around where the waist naturally indents. Keep your finger between the tape and their belly.
- Hips – Measure around the fullest part of the hips and buttocks while your dancer stands with their heels together.
- Girth – Measure from the midpoint on the shoulder towards the front, through the crotch and back around to meet the midpoint of the shoulder. Watch this How to Measure Girth video for a demonstration.
- Inseam – Measure from the crotch to the bottom. The inseam length is the number of inches, to the nearest half-inch.