Recreational











This program is designed to be fun, creative, and challenging for students at all levels of their dance education without the added time commitment and expense of performing or competing.
This program is designed for children ages 3-5.  It provides physical and verbal opportunities for creating and exploring rhythm and motion while reinforcing and stimulating the developmental patterns of the young child. 
Classical ballet is the foundation for all dance forms.  In ballet students will gain grace, poise, & confidence as they strive to perfect classical ballet technique through imagery, repetition, and positive guidance. 
Pointe work is for intermediate and advanced students who have developed the muscle strength and control to prepare them to perform ballet technique on pointe shoes. 
Contemporary is the most emotion based form of dance in which the dancer uses many dance styles and techniques as well as the mind, body, and spirit connection to express the story and emotions of a piece of music.
Jazz dance is a technique class, which develops rhythm, strength, and coordination while focusing on proper technique for pirouettes, leaps, jumps, and battements as well as exploring rhythm through many different progressions, combinations, and fun upbeat choreography performed to popular music.
Tap dancing is distinguished by percussive footwork that marks out precise rhythmic patterns on the floor.
 Hip Hop is a high energy class, which is fun for all! It develops strength, endurance, rhythm, musicality, control, dynamics, posture, and performance all while teaching the latest choreography seen in movies, tv, and music videos. Hip-Hop dance encompasses many of the classical dance styles, but is presented in a street or non-traditional format. Though hip-hop is usually high energy, some classes are now taught to use more isolation techniques.  The goal of this class is to provide a framework of choreography in which each dancer will be able to add their own personal style and attitude.
Creative Movement
Tiny Tots
Ballet
Pointe
Contemporary
Jazz
Tap
Hip-Hop
Boys 
Dance is no longer just for girls. All of our classes are open to boys as well.  These classes will improve coordination, strength, and endurance all will building confidence and self esteem.
Programs, Classes, Dance Styles,  & Curriculum
Essentials Dance Company
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 Students perform in our annual Spring Show in June.
Competitive











At this stage of training, students have exemplified a natural ability and shown a strong work ethic. While competing, children learn to perform under pressure, accept constructive criticism, work as a team, and strive for perfection.
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Curriculum

Our base recreational class for any age is a ballet/jazz combo technique class. 

For ages 3-4, Tiny Tot, we focus on this technique in a creative, fun, and stimulating atmosphere, while learning dance steps, terminology, and developing age appropriate motor skills. It provides physical and verbal opportunities for creating and exploring rhythm and motion while reinforcing and stimulating the developmental patterns of the young child. 

At age 5 and up, Mini, dancers can add tap, hip hop, or both to their training plan.

Ages 7 and up,  Petite / Juniors /Preteen/Teen, can additionally enroll in contemporary.

Ages 6 and up are encouraged to consider joining our prestigious competitive team.
The competitive company trains in every style of dance with a focus on a strong foundation of technique. Company dancers receive training in ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, contemporary, and musical theater. Additionally they receive extensive flexibility training and specialized classes for pirouettes, leaps, battements, tumbling, conditioning, etc.