Class Descriptions


Ballet/Tap (Combo Classes)

Our combo class program is designed for children for ages three and up. The combo class is divided into a half hour of ballet and a half hour of tap. The teacher guides the students to learn in a way that makes discovering movement, balance and listening skills fun. By the end of the year the students will memorize simple exercises, and learn vocabulary that will prepare them for classes taken in the years to come. REGISTER NOW


Students are taught ballet exercises at the barre and center floor, progressing towards more complex combinations as the levels increase. The teaching emphasis is on how to stand with the body in proper alignment, the use of turn-out from the hips, pointing feet, and the coordination of the arms and head movements. Ballet is beautiful, flowing, and elegant, yet is also strong, forceful, and disciplined. It is a basis for dance subjects.  REGISTER NOW


Pointe is an extension of ballet that requires solid, consistent, current ballet training coupled with leg and core body strengths. Pointe is only available to those students taking other weekly required ballet classes and invited by the directors to attend. REGISTER NOW


 Tap students develop coordination, rhythm, strength, and stamina. Basic techniques and rhythm through the use of the shuffle, flap, ball-change, and other beginning steps are taught as well. As Students progress and have started focusing on control, speed, and smoothness, they explore more things like syncopation along with more advanced steps. Close floor work with a focus on speed and clarity of sound is emphasized.  REGISTER NOW


Jazz dance is a fun, and high energy choreographed workout that involves learning basic postures, stretches, and fundamental movements. Class begins with warm-up stretches and flexibility exercises. Floor work, jazz techniques, across the floor combinations, and choreography, may also be incorporated with some funky and urban moves. Jazz focuses on body isolations of the head, shoulders, ribcage, feet, and arms. Jazz also encourages individual expression and the development of personal style. A ballet or combo class is required to take jazz.  REGISTER NOW


Ballet is an active piece incorporated into this form of dance. Performed only as “poetry in motion,” lyrical often uses the “lyrics” from songs to a non-verbal expression of music. Having a solid ballet background is vital to mastering this dance technique. This form of dance is incorporated into intermediate and advance jazz classes. REGISTER NOW

Hip Hop

Hip Hop is a high energy street movement, as seen in music videos by artists Justin Timberlake, Usher, and Janet Jackson. Hip Hop has a range of styles, from break dancing, pop-n-lock, to krumping. As hip hop dancing is such a broad genre, the teacher has much freedom and room for personal interpretation, and often mixes various styles freely, even mixing them with other dance forms such as jazz. L.A. Dance Connection offers a terrific “Boys Only” hip hop class that lets the guys show their stuff. REGISTER NOW

Turns and Jumps (Technique class)

This class is similar to the jazz technique class. The focus’ on turns and jumps through across the floor combinations. These are excellent additions to the regular level jazz classes to fine- tune skills. Students looking to accelerate learning are encouraged to take this class. Students must be enrolled in a ballet and jazz class to participate in this class. REGISTER NOW

Acro (Tumbling)

This class is for students of all ages and is designed to strengthen the body and enhance flexibility. All tumbling and acro is done on professional mats as well as using strengthening tools.  REGISTER NOW