Class Descriptions

The following dance genres are offered from Beginner to Advanced. Specific placement will be determined by our staff and based on individual experience and ability.

Ballet is a classical dance form demanding grace and precision and employing formalized steps and gestures set in intricate, flowing patterns to create expression through movement. Simply said, it is the ABC's of all dance and from which most other forms originate. Ballet curriculum will use barre, center floor and across the floor combinations to teach ballet skills and technique. The foundational technique learned in ballet will provide dancers with the foundation for all other genres of dance.

Pointe is designed for students with previous ballet training. Students will utilize previously learned ballet technique while working in pointe shoes. Each class includes barre exercises, center floor work and across the floor combinations. These exercises focus on strengthening the feet and ankles. Our Pre-Pointe class will work to meet the technical ability required for pointe shoes. Taking a Pointe Class means you will also be required to take a ballet class. Strength is important for this genre' and having the ability to be on "Pointe" is dependent upon these two classes. 

Contemporary dance is an expressive style of dance that abandons the rigid, centered aspect of classical forms of dance, and utilizes unconventional movements from styles around the world. It incorporates certain elements of ballet, modern dance, and jazz. Past Ballet Experience is needed for this class or you must take a ballet and contemporary class in order to gain the best experience.

Jazz is one of the most popular styles of dance! Our jazz classes are high energy classes that focus on technique and musicality. These one-hour classes work through a warm-up, across the floor techniques, and combos. Dancers will also learn skills in leaps, turns, and jumps.









Acrobatics uses strength and flexibility to perform gymnastic-based tricks and incorporates them in dance choreography. In this class, students perform conditioning exercises to prepare them for increased difficulty. Acrobatics technique includes tumbling, conditioning, flexibility, proper form and strengthening.





Tap classes are designed to develop rhythm, style and sound. Exercises focus on building flexibility of the knee and ankles, coordination, and speed of movement.









Hip Hop is a high-energy class that infuses the latest styles of hip hop dance. Classes will encourage students to step outside of the box by bringing their own individual style and personality to the movements.


The following classes are offered to our tiny dancers from ages 2-5.

Creative Movement Ballet/ Tap is a combination class designed to develop beginner technique in both Ballet/Tap or Jazz/Acro for our 3 and 4 year old dancers. The class will be split into 30 minute sections with instruction in each genre every week.














Stage Arts is a combination class designed to develop beginner technique in both Ballet/Tap or Jazz/Acro for our 4 (with previous dance experience) and 5 year old dancers. The class will be split into 30 minute sections with instruction in each genre every week.





Baby Take a Bow is designed to inspire and motivate children to become interested in dance through song, movement and creativity. This class introduces ballet, tap and jazz with modified structure conducive to 2 year olds.




West Main Studios School of Dance
West Main Studios School of Dance