American Stars of Dance, Inc.
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For kids ages 18 months to 100 years old
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Class Schedules and Descriptions

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Class Schedule

 Please check back often as our schedule may have slight changes. 

 

If you do not see a class that fits your schedule, please call the office.

 

Please note - all classes are not offered each season.

 

 

Boogie Kids 1                                                                                                     (30 minutes)

Ages 18 - 36 months

This class includes play-acting, obstacle courses, and creative movement as well as stretching.  This class gives children a structured play experience away from home with other children of the same age.  Parents should plan to participate in class with their child.

This class is also offered in 6 week sessions.

 

Boogie Kids 2                                                                                                      (45 minutes)

Ages 2 & 3 years

 Prerequisite: Previous structured atmosphere preferred

The next step up from Boogie Kidz 1.  This class will gradually encourage your toddler to participate in activities without the parent.  Basic dance steps and tumbling will be introduced as well as working on coordination and with props of all kinds.  Parents should plan to participate with their child.

 

 

Pre-Ballet with Tap                                                45 Minutes 

Ages 3 - 4

Warm-ups and instructional steps are combined with children's songs to help provide fundamental Ballet and Tap skills.  Children are introduced to basic ballet technique and class etiquette. This is a nuturing, structured dance experience to establish a solid base of dance knowledge. 

 

 

Adaptive Dance for Special Needs Kids                                                                                                                    (60 minutes)

Ages 5 - 10 and 11 and up           Class will be split by age 

Adaptive Dance is a combination class introducing the basics of ballet and creative movement designed for kids with Special Needs.  Tap may be added depending on the ability of the students.

This class is designed to give every child the opportunity to dance and have fun

 

Combination - Beginner                                                                                         (1 hour)

Ages 3 & up (by September 1st)

Ballet & Tap

Classes introduce children to movement, music, and rhythm, as well as body discipline and awareness.  The classes are designed to develop appropriate skills for the particular age group.  Emphasis is placed on fun and the development of positive self-esteem as the child enters one of their earliest classroom situations.  Jazz introduced at the teacher's discretion.

 

Combination - Intermediate & Advanced                                                          (1.5 hours)

Placement at the discretion of the instructor

Ballet, Tap, and Jazz

At this level, the students will expand their knowledge of steps and exercises as they become more complex.  There is less repetition within the framework of the steps and tempos are increased.  Reinforcement of proper technique and body placement is continued.

 

Poms                                                                                                                          (1 hour)

Junior:    Ages 7 & up       

Reinforcing the basic jazz step, stretches and jumps with a greater focus on the proper technique.  Beginning turns and leaps along with exercises to increase strength and flexibility.

 

Ballet 1                                                                                                                      (1 hour)

Ages 10 & up

Ballet is the foundation for all types of dance.  Excercises are used to improve core and overall strength. Proper technique is taught at the barre and across the floor.  Previous dance experience is highly recommended, but not required.  

 

Ballet - Intermediate/Advanced                                                                           (1 hour)

Ages 13 & up and instructor placement

Ballet is the foundation for all types of dance.  This class improves grace, coordination, and confidence.  Exercises are used to increase core and overall strength.   Proper technique is taught at the barre and across the floor.

 

Pre-Pointe/Pointe                                                         (30 minutes)

This class is optional for those in Int/Adv ballet to continue and reinforce proper technique,  Barre and floor excercises are practiced.  (In Pointe shoes if instructor has approved readiness)  Int/Adv Ballet must be taken to take this class

 

Hip Hop 1                                                                                                 (1 hour)

Ages 7 & up

Are you interested in Hip Hop?  This class is an introduction to Hip Hop for the younger students with or without previous dance experience.

 

Hip Hop            2 Levels                                                                                           (1 hour)

2:        Ages 9 & up

This class focuses on the basics of Hip Hop dance - body rolls, turns, freezes, slides, and footwork.  In addition to technique, choreography mixing the elements above is taught in a fun, encouraging, no-pressure environment.  This class will provide a great workout.

3:       Ages 13 and up

At this level, students will expand their knowledge as the steps become more complex.  This class will still continue to provide a great workout.

 

Adult Dance - Beginner/Intermediate   Tap                                                     (1 hour)

Ages 18 & up

If you were unable to take dance lessons as a child, now's your chance; or maybe you have had five or ten years off and would like a refresher course.  Build strength as well as skill in our basic dance class.

 

Adult Dance - Advanced                                                                                      (1 1/2 hour)

Ages 18 & up

Continue to build strength and skill in our advanced class.

 

Senior Tap - Intermediate                                                                                   (45 minutes)

 Ages 50 & up

For those with some dance background.  This is a fun, social, low impact tap class.

 

 

 

Yoga                                                                   (1 hour)

          Basic Yoga

Multi - level Yoga.  Our instructor works individually with her students to comfortably explore Yoga.                              

 

Yoga classes are ongoing - you can join anytime - purchase a 6-punch pass for $66

 

 

 

Classes offered through Park Districts - Session Dates

 

 

Workshops and Special Classes

See "6 Week Sessions" page

 

Private Lessons

Call the office at 847-838-1234.                                               Print Private Lesson Release Form