Fenton School of Dance Classes (scroll down to see each class)

FSD Classes 2018

Beginner

Students are placed in class by age, whenever possible. Intermediate and advanced students are placed according to ability with consideration give to age.

Twinkle Tots, 2-3 years old

An introduction to dance with the emphasis on developing motor skills, rhythm and creative movement.

Pre-Ballet 1, 3.5 to 4.5 years old

Pre-Ballet 2, 4.5 to 5.5 years old

Our Pre-Ballet classes are full of fun but still provide structure. We focus on eye and foot coordination and learning to get along with others (teamwork). Our young students learn gross motor skills (skipping and jumping), musicality, rhythm, stretching, and start ballet positions of the feet and learn basic French terminology.

Kinder Ballet, 5 to 7 years old

An introduction to beginning ballet positions and steps as part of our Early Childhood Development Program. A continuation of Pre-Dance, it promotes memory retention and performance skills.

Ballet, 7 years old and up

An introduction to beginning ballet positions and steps as part of our Early Childhood Development Program. A continuation of Pre-Dance, it promotes memory retention and performance skills.

Our beginning ballet classes a combination of Russian and Cecchetti (Italian) methods. The emphasis is on learning good technique as well as freedom of movement, early on. After a few years of study, certain students show an enthusiasm and ability to study more seriously. At this time, they may begin to study to take their ballet exam (Cecchetti Method). We encourage our students to work toward this goal, however it is not mandatory and in some cases, no indicated.

Pointe work (or toe shoes) is another goal all female dancers work toward. The decision to place a student “en pointe” rests entirely with the teacher.

Ability, age, length of time studying and physical factors are taken into consideration. Usually dancers begin pointe work between the ages of 11 and 13.

Tap, 5 years old and up

An exceptionally good dance medium for strengthening coordination. While using the feet as a musical instrument, tap teaches rhythm and strengthens memory retention.

Jazz, 7 years old and up

A more “modern” dance medium that draws on the foundation of ballet and tap. Jazz dance utilizes the various rhythms of music, combined with isolations of the body. Students with at lease one year experience in ballet or tap will be accepted.

Hip Hop, 7 years old and up

A jazz dance form that interprets the rhythms of Hip Hop music. Hip Hop owes its origins to street-style dance.