Our classes run through the academic year, starting in August and culminating in a collective recital in June. Most meet once per week and range from 30 to 90 minutes, depending on age and skill level.
Beginning students will be placed with other beginners of like age. Ages are simply guidlines. We ask that students in grade 2 and up be evaluated for proper class placement.
Pricing is determined by the total weekly amount of class time a student participates in. Payments can be made yearly or in installments. Costume fees are also required. Please call our studio for more details.
Creative Movement 1 - Ages 3/4, Creative Movement 2 - Ages 4/5
An age specific, 45-minute class containing ballet, tap and jazz/creative movement. The purpose of the class is to introduce young dancers to the three styles of dance and inspire movement and creativity within a positive environment. Dancers will learn basic steps and terminology in all three styles. Placement Notes: Twinkle Stars Dance 3-4 students must be at least 3 years old by the first day of dance class.
Tutus & Tap Shoes - Ages 5/6
A 45-minute class with both ballet and tap curriculum. This class builds on basic movements learned in the 4-5's combination class but is still appropriate for first-time dancers. The tap portion of the class will concentrate on building confidence through mastering more difficult patterns and steps. The ballet portion of class includes an introduction to the ballet barre and learning more challenging steps.
Hip Hop & Jazz – Ages 5/6
This 45-minute class combines the basics of both hip hop and acro. The acro portion will focus on fundamental acrobatic technique, teaching such skills as handstands, cartwheels, back bends and front rolls. The hip hop portion will focus on isolations and flexibility, as well as musicality.
Ballet - Ages 7 and older
The Show Stars Ballet program fosters musicality, body awareness and movement potential in a format that encourages individual artistry. Inspired by the work of Rudolf Von Laban and Irmgard Bartinieff, the class explores the elements of dance; Body, Space, Force, and Time, through creative exercises that are movement focused rather than story focused. The knowledge gained in these classes prepares the student for the attention to detail required in the study of formal ballet training.
Jazz class will focus on learning proper dance technique such as isolations of the body, improving performance quality, and developing complex rhythms and patterns. Class curriculum is based on traditional jazz movement and includes a proper warm-up, stretches, isolations, across-the-floor progressions, and combinations. As students progress through each level curriculum will become increasingly more complex and intricate.
Tap classes are designed to develop rhythm, style and sound. Students will learn a variety of tap styles. Exercises focus on building flexibility of the knee and ankles, coordination, and speed of movement. The class emphasis is on developing proper tap technique, producing clear tap sounds, and having fun. As students progress through each level curriculum will become increasingly more complex and intricate.
Hip hop is a high-energy class that infuses the latest styles with “old-school” moves. Classes will encourage students to step outside of the box by bringing their own individual style and personality to the movements.
Hip Hop - Ages 7 and older
Contemporary dance is a mixture of dance genres like classical ballet, modern, lyrical & jazz styles. Unlike other dance forms, it isn’t a rigid choreographic style and is open to many possibilities of creating new variations. Contemporary focuses on unexpected movements, self-expression, and freedom – while simultaneously maintaining a strong focus on technique.
Contemporary - Ages 10 and older
Musical Theatre – Ages 9 and older
Musical Theatre class will focus on learning proper dance technique while exploring the various dance styles used in Broadway shows. Class curriculum is based on Broadway style jazz movement and includes a proper warm-up, stretches, isolations, across-the-floor progressions, and combinations. Emphasis will also be placed on learning performance skills such as connecting with the audience and telling a story through dance and facial expressions.
Competition Team - Ages 7 and older
Being a part of our Competition Teams allows committed students the chance to dive further into the world of professional dance. By working towards and attending regional dance competitions, our students perfect their discipline, skill, and teamwork while connecting with other local dance teams and gaining constructive feedback on their performances.
We have an amazing group in our Adult Hip Hop & Adult Tap classes and it continues to grow each year. We are interested in knowing what type of Adult classes you would like to take, please do not hesitate to call the studio to inquire about what type of Adult classes we will/are offering. These classes vary each year based on interest.
Adult Classes - Ages 18 and older
New/Current Dancer Evaluations
We do offer dancer evaluations with one of our experienced teachers, the months of June & July. If you would like to have your dancer (7 years and older) evaluated for best class placement, please call the studio to schedule.