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Class Descriptions

Have questions?

As you are choosing the right class for your dancer, please don't hesitate to contact our office with any questions you may have. We are happy to help and we want your dancers in the best class possible!

Wanting to take multiple classes? No problem! Our tuition rates are based on the total amount of dance instruction time per week/per dancer- helping you stay active and expanding your dance knowledge!

Preschool Ballet, Tap and Tumble

Ages 3-4

Students will learn the fundamentals of dance through creative and exciting lessons. This class lays the groundwork for future dance study by introducing basic skills and concepts. 

Classes meet once a week for 45 minutes. Teaching aids such as hoola-hoops, bean bags, mats, balance beams, etc will be used to help dancers have a fun and memorable time!

Dance class attire: pink ballet shoes, black tap shoes, leotard, tights, and dance bag

PRE-K Ages 4-5 Ballet, Tap, and Tumble

4-5 Years Old

This level will benefit those dancers with a late birthday or who can use an extra stepping stone before entering the Kindergarten Class. Students will continue learning the fundamentals of dance through creative and exciting lessons. This class lays the groundwork for future dance study by introducing basic skills and concepts. 

Classes meet once a week for 45 minutes. Teaching aids such as hoola-hoops, bean bags, mats, balance beams, etc will be used to help dancers have a fun and memorable time!

Dance class attire: pink ballet shoes, black tap shoes, leotard, tights, and dance bag

Kindergarten - 1st Grade Ballet, Tap and Tumble + Intro to Jazz

5-7 Years Old

This is a 45 minute class that meets once a week. A continuation of skills in both ballet and tap are taught. Tumbling and basic introduction to jazz are incorporated into the curriculum. Routines in ballet and tap become more complex for the spring recital as their skills progress. The students continue to master and fine-tune their basics.

Teaching aids such as mats, balance beams, bean bags, hoola-hoops, etc. will be used for this level as well.

Dance class attire: pink ballet shoes, black tap shoes, leotard, tights, and dance bag

2nd - 3rd Grade Ballet, Jazz and Tap

7-8 Years Old

This is a once a week, 1 hour class including ballet, jazz, and tap. Continuation of skills in ballet and tap are taught as well as basic beginning skills in jazz. Students continue to take a more mature and disciplined attitude toward their dance. With the additional time in this class, dancers will continue to expand their knowledge. This is a faster moving class with emphasis on progressing skills and confidence!

Like all classes, popular and CLEAN music will be used during class.

Dance Class attire: pink ballet shoes, black tap shoes, leotard, tights and dance bag

(Jazz shoes ARE NOT required for this class- we will wear ballet shoes for the jazz portion.

4th- 5th Grade Ballet, Jazz and Tap

9-11 Years Old

This is a once a week, 1 hour class including ballet, jazz, and tap. Continuation of skills in ballet and tap are taught as well as basic beginning skills in jazz. Students continue to take a more mature and disciplined attitude toward their dance. With the additional time in this class, dancers will continue to expand their knowledge. This is a faster moving class with emphasis on progressing skills and confidence!

Like all classes, popular and CLEAN music will be used during class.

Dance Class attire: pink ballet shoes, black tap shoes, leotard, tights and dance bag

(Jazz shoes ARE NOT required for this class- we will wear ballet shoes for the jazz portion.

4th- 5th Grade EXTENDED Ballet, Jazz and Tap

9-11 Years Old - Instructor Permission Required

In this level, dancers will begin to take 30 minutes of each discipline. 30 minutes of Ballet, 30 minutes of Jazz, and 30 minutes of Tap- for a total of 1.5 hours per week. While this class is still a part of our recreational classes, it is designed for students who are ready for more of a challenge and demonstrate a tremendous amount of dance potential.

With the additional time in this class, dancers will continue to expand their knowledge.

Like all classes, popular and CLEAN music will be used during class.

*If you are interested in enrolling in this class, please contact Mrs. Lauren at 336-580-3295 or email kernersvilledancecompany@gmail.com

Dance Class attire: pink ballet shoes, tan jazz shoes, black tap shoes, leotard, tights and dance bag

Middle/High School Ballet, Jazz, Hip-Hop and Tap

11-18 Years Old

In this level, dancers can enroll in the classes they are interested in. We offer a block schedule for our Middle and High School students to allow them to build a schedule that fits their personal preferences! These classes are held on Tuesday nights and include ballet, jazz, hip-hop, and tap. This level is geared towards learning proper terminology while keeping a fun and inviting approach! Students continue to take a more mature and disciplined attitude toward their dance. With the additional time in this class, dancers will continue to expand their knowledge. This is a faster moving class with emphasis on progressing skills and confidence!

Like all classes, popular and CLEAN music will be used during class.

Dance Class attire: pink ballet shoes (ballet), jazz shoes (jazz and hip-hop), black split-sole tap shoes (tap), leotard, tights and dance bag

Jazz and Hip-Hop

Age Groups: 6-8 and 9-11

This class is a great alternative for dancers who might be more interested in a more upbeat dance class! This is a fun and active class focusing on body coordination and control to faster tempo music.

Popular, clean music is always used as well as tasteful movement. Jazz technique and progression is also taught. Class length is 45 minutes and meets once a week.

Dance Class Attire: jazz shoes, leotard, leggings/shorts/or tights

Middle School Jazz and Hip-Hop

11-14 Years Old

In this class we teach jazz technique along with popular hip-hop moves. It also gives the dancer knowledge in coordination, physical strength and promotes self-confidence. Choreography is challenging, but most importantly FUN! A great way to exercise while learning proper jazz technique and gaining flexibility. This class is 45 minutes long and meets once a week.

Dance class attire: jazz shoes, leotard, tights/leggings/or shorts

Contemporary

Ages 7-11 and 12-18

Contemporary is a unique style of dance where dancers learn to express themselves through movement. Dancers will learn fluidity in their technique and gain knowledge of the history of contemporary dance. This is a very popular style of dance and a great addition to your weekly schedule!

Dance Class attire: leotard, tights or shorts/leggings, barefoot

Cheer & Tumble

Ages 5-8 and 6-10

This is a 45 minute class that meets once a week. Students will learn cheer motions, chants, stunts, and cheer dance combinations. This class will also work on tumbling skills such as bridges, cartwheels, jumps, and much more!

This class is ideal for those who want to try something a little different!

Dance class attire: tennis shoes, leotard, tights or leggings/shorts.

*All participants are required to purchase poms (these will be ordered at the start of class)

Hip-Hop & Tumble

NEW FOR OUR 2023-2024 SEASON!

Ages 5-7 and 8-10

We've combined two fun classes into one! This is a 45-minute class that includes tumbling and hip-hop every week. Students will learn and improve their tumbling skills such as cartwheels, bridges, handstands, and everything in between! Dancers will also participate in a high-energy dance class that encompasses a wide range of hip-hop dance skills. You will be sure to learn rhythm and coordination in this class!

Dance class attire: jazz shoes, leotard, tights or leggings/shorts.

Parent and Me

18 months - almost 3 years

This fun and interactive class is just what you and your child need every week to bond and exercise! Each week we will have a fun theme, be creative, and explore together! Ballet, fun movements, and tumbling will be featured in this parent/child class.

*Although it is called 'parent and me', we welcome grandparents, aunts, uncles, and caregivers to attend class with their little one too!

*This class does not participate in our Spring recital.

Dance class attire: clothes you can move in easily, barefoot or tennis shoes

Preschool Tumbling

Ages 3-4

Explore the world of tumbling with this weekly tumbling class for preschoolers. Tumblers will learn basic skills first and grow from there! They will also participate in fun themed lessons and obstacle courses.

*This class does not participate in our Spring recital.

Dance class attire: leotard, tights or shorts/leggings, barefoot

Ages 5-7 Ballet, Jazz & Hip-Hop

Ages 5-7

This class includes ballet, jazz, and hip-hop. Dancers will learn terms and technique in all three genres! This class is only offered on Saturday mornings and is a great option for working parents.

Dance class attire: leotard, ballet shoes tights or shorts/leggings

Performance Troupe

Our Performance Troupe performs at various community events throughout the year and also performs the finale routine in the annual spring recital! We simply love to bring joy to the community and enjoy performing more often than just the annual recital.

*We are slightly restructuring our troupe for next season to help with our growing team and amazing talents!

We are hoping to have 3 teams next year: MINIS, JUNIORS, & SENIORS

Requirements to participate in the 2023-2024 Performance Troupe:

*All dancers are required to be enrolled in a regular class to be a part of the troupe.

FOR DANCERS AGES 5-6:

This will be a new age group for next season. Dancers in this age group are not required to attend the summer technique class but will need to attend a portion of the demo day on August 19. (Time to TBA)

FOR DANCERS AGES 7-18:
If you are interested in participating in the Performance Troupe next year (2023-2024) you will be required to attend at least 4 of the 6 Technique and Conditioning classes this summer. This class will keep us moving over the summer and continue to strengthen our technique so we are stronger and ready for the next troupe season!
These classes will be held on Thursdays from 6:00-7:30 on the following dates: June 15, 22, 29, July 6, 13 and 20. This class is a punch card system. You may purchase a 4-class punch card for $65.00 or a 6-class punch card for $95.00. (Payment is not due until June 1)
You must register for this class here: 
DEMO DAY:
We will have a required demonstration day for all participants on August 19 from 9-12 for all 2023-2024 Performance Troupe Dancers. On this day, dancers will learn a short routine and be asked to perform it in smaller groups. There will not be a charge for this day, but it is required. 

*We will schedule a make-up day if needed, but hopefully everyone can attend the August 19th date.

*All dancers will be placed on the troupe. The demo day helps us group dancers together that will be able to grow and dance beautifully together.

 

ADDITIONAL COSTS OF THE PERFORMANCE TROUPE:

Like all of our programs, we try to keep costs down for our dance families. Here are the projected costs for the 2023-2024 troupe season:

Team t-shirt $20.00

Costume/Uniform $75.00

Additional Tuition: $25.00 monthly (September-May)

Performance Fees: In the past, we have performed at sporting events that require spectators to purchase a ticket. These are minimal, but just wanted to mention it.

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