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We offer Combo (ballet/jazz), Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Lyrical, Competition Tech Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Broadway Jazz, and Singing. Join us in the exciting world of dance for children, teens, and adults. Please contact us if you're interested in joining a class or, teaching a class.


Classes: Ballet |Combo (ballet/jazz) | Bollywood |Contemporary Dance | Commercial Dance/Femme/Hip Hop/K-Pop | Burlesque Cabaret/Jazz/BroadwayJazz/Lyrical |Latin Dance (chacha/salsa) |Tap | Team Dance | Singing

Ballet
Class Description
Pre-Ballet
(3-6 yrs)

Through the structure of the class, children are supported in learning sequencing, turn-taking, problem-solving skills, impulse control, and cooperation. Your child will learn to understand and reproduce rhythm, be introduced to ballet technique explore creativity and imagination, and gain body and spatial awareness.
This class will cover the fundamentals of classical ballet technique. It is a more formal setting that will give students the discipline to mature as dancers. The importance of strength, flexibility, rhythm, musicality, and memorization will be stressed. Basics of performing will be introduced.

Wear: Girls should wear leotard (any style/any color) and tights, ballet shoes. Boys should wear fitted t-shirt and sweat pants or play pants and ballet shoes.


Beg./Int. Ballet (teen/adult)

This class is designed for students who have completed beginning ballet and are ready to a more formal training focusing on a strong technical foundation. A complete technique class with barre, center, and across the floor movement. 

Women: Black fitted T-shirt or cami, black leggings or black jazz pants or leotard and tights, black or pink ballet slippers. Chiffon ballet skirt is optional.
Men: Black or white t-shirt and black long shorts to knee or black jazz pants, black yoga/workout pants, black ballet slippers.

Ballet (6-9 yrs)

This class will cover the fundamentals of classical ballet technique. It is a more formal setting that will give students the discipline to mature as dancers. The importance of strength, flexibility, rhythm, musicality, and memorization will be stressed. Basics of performing will be introduced.

Wear: Girls should wear leotard (any style/any color) and tights, ballet shoes. Boys should wear fitted t-shirt and sweat pants or play pants and ballet shoes.


Beg./Int. Ballet (teen/adult)

This class is designed for students who have completed beginning ballet and are ready to a more formal training focusing on a strong technical foundation. A complete technique class with barre, center, and across the floor movement. 

Women: Black fitted T-shirt or cami, black leggings or black jazz pants or leotard and tights, black or pink ballet slippers. Chiffon ballet skirt is optional.
Men: Black or white t-shirt and black long shorts to knee or black jazz pants, black yoga/workout pants, black ballet slippers.

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COMBO - BALLET/JAZZ
Class Description
Ballet/Jazz
(6-9 yrs)

This combo class is designed to help young dancers build ballet and jazz vocabulary. Class focuses on posture, feet and arm placement, and introduction to basic ballet & jazz steps.



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Bollywood/Indian Semi-Classical
Class Description
Beg./Int. Bollywood/Indian Semi-Classica
(teen/adult)

Ready to embark on a delightful journey of dance and cultural exploration? Join our Bollywood & Indian Semi-Classical class and discover the joy of Bollywood dance!

Bollywood dance is a fun, colorful and diverse style that allows you to groove to popular Indian songs. Routines will encompass everything from classical and folk dancing to a more fusion-based style, combining traditional steps with western and contemporary movements. Classes will include a warm-up followed by a combination. This is a beginners/intermediate class with a focus on performance choreographies and techniques.


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CONTEMPORARY
Class Description
Beginning-Intermediate Contemporary Jazz
(teen/adult)
This class blends movements from contemporary, jazz, and ballet technique and will offer technique alongside weekly choreography. Dancers will gain strength, learn dance basics, and explore dynamic movement with musicality. This style can be danced to all types of music, but will primarily use alternative and indie music.

Women: fitted cami or leotard, black leggings or black jazz pants. foot undies or go barefoot.
Men: Black or white t-shirt and black long shorts to knee or black jazz pants, black yoga /workout pants and go barefoot.

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COMMERCIAL DANCE/FEMME FUSION/HIP HOP/K-Pop
Class Description
Beg./Int. Commercial Dance - Hip Hop, Jazz, Urban
(teen/adult)

This class uses the latest sounds in Hip Hop, Rap, R&B and pop music together with movements influenced by some of today's hottest video choreographers.

Wear: For men, t-shirt, basketball shorts or workout pants and clean athletic shoes. For ladies, cami or leotard, jazz/Pilates/Yoga pants and clean athletic shoes.

Beg./Int. Femme Fusion - Hip Hop & Jazz
(teen/adult)

This is a sub discipline of Hip Hop where the choreography will have more feminine overtones. It is open for anyone male or female.

Wear: For men, t-shirt, basketball shorts or workout pants and clean athletic shoes. For ladies, cami or leotard, jazz/Pilates/Yoga pants and clean athletic shoes.

Beginning-Intermediate
Hip Hop
(teen/adult)

Learn to dance like you see in the latest. music video clips. Students will learn technique, style and choreographed routine geared toward a dance concert. Selected dancers will be invited to perform in the Ariel Dance Productions' annual concert.

Wear: For men, t-shirt, basketball shorts or workout pants and clean athletic shoes. For ladies, cami or leotard, jazz/Pilates/Yoga pants and clean athletic shoes.

Beginning-Intermediate
K-Pop
(teen/adult)
K-POP covers various styles such as hip-hop, Jazz-funk, urban, contemporary and more. This class is designed for dancers who want to improve their dance skills and are interested in learning dance through Korean pop music

Wear: cami or leotard, jazz/Pilates/Yoga pants and clean athletic shoes or ankle booties.

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BURLESQUE CABARET/JAZZ, BROADWAY JAZZ, LYRICAL
Class Description
Beginning-Intermediate Burlesque-Cabaret

If you're looking for a fun, sassy, theatrical class designed to build confidence, whatever your level of experience, then this Burlesque/Cabaret class is for you! This class introduces musical theatre dance styles including jazz, contemporary, and musical theatre. This class allows you to express yourself and feel confident, while also enjoying fun fitness! 

Wear: For women, cami or leotard, jazz/Pilates/Yoga pants and jazz shoes.
For, men, t-shirt, basketball shorts/workout pants and black jazz shoes.

Beginning-Intermediate Broadway Jazz
(teen/adult)

Students will focus on the fundamentals of jazz technique along with building strength, flexibility, and performance skills. After a warm up and across the floor exercises students will learn a combination from the Musical Theatre repertoire and work on implementing technique and storytelling into each new combination. Students will focus on the fundamentals of jazz technique along with building strength, flexibility, and performance skills. After a warm up and across the floor exercises students will learn a combination from the Musical Theatre repertoire.

Wear: For women, cami or leotard, jazz/Pilates/Yoga pants and jazz shoes.
For, men, t-shirt, basketball shorts/workout pants and black jazz shoes.

Beginning-Intermediate Jazz
(teen/adult)

This class is for students with some background in dance, although not necessarily experience in jazz. Students will continue to work on technique, balance, strength, coordination, jumps, turns, and combinations.

Wear: For men, t-shirt, basketball shorts/workout pants and black jazz shoes. For women, cami or leotard, jazz/Pilates/Yoga pants and jazz shoes.

Intermediate Jazz
(teen/adult)

This is a high-energy class that focuses on warm-up, across the floor work, multiple turns, and complex dance combinations: Afro Jazz, Hip Hop, Funk, Lyrical, Musical Theater, and Traditional styles. Students can expect fun, high energy music, experienced teacher and a great workout!

Wear: For men, t-shirt, basketball shorts/workout pants and black jazz shoes. For women, cami or leotard, jazz/Pilates/Yoga pants and jazz shoes.

Beginning-Intermediate Lyrical Dance (teen/adult)

Lyrical dance style draws from ballet, jazz, contemporary and modern dance. This dance style dance is expressive, subtle, dynamic, and it focuses on conveying musicality and emotion through movement. It is a combination of intricate, highly technical, and pedestrian/naturalistic moves. It is commonly set to popular music with vocals as well as rich instrumental portions of a pop song.
Wear: cami or leotard, jazz/Pilates/Yoga pants and jazz shoes.

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LATIN DANCES
Class Description

Beginning Cha Cha Cha Shines - no partner (teen/adult)

The "Cha Cha Cha" is a lively Latin American dance that originated in Cuba in the 1950s. It is characterized by its syncopated steps, hip movements, and playful, flirtatious style. The dance is typically performed to music with a distinct rhythm and beat, known as the "cha-cha-cha" pattern.

In a beginner Cha Cha Cha dance class, you'll be introduced to the basic steps, timing, footwork, and styling elements of this Latin American dance. The class will focus on building a strong foundation in Cha Cha Cha technique while also making the experience enjoyable and accessible for beginners.

Giovanni will provide clear demonstrations and instructions, breaking down each movement to help you understand and execute them correctly. Emphasis will be placed on timing, hip movement, and footwork. Throughout the class, you'll practice these steps individually (no partner required) to develop coordination and partnership skills. The atmosphere will be supportive and encouraging, creating a comfortable environment for beginners to learn and progress in their Cha Cha Cha journey. No prior dance experience required!

Beginning Salsa Shines - no partner required (teen/adult)

You will learn the basic movements of Latin Dance and the fundamentals of Salsa to get you out onto the dance floor. This includes basic steps, basic turns, and movement around the floor. The class will involve individual dancing (no partner required)l. No previous dance experience is required.

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TAP
Class Description

Absolute Beginner Tap
(teen/adult)

Learn the essential tap vocabulary and technique you need to feel confident enough to dive into our beginner level tap classes. This class is ideal for actors who want to make your tap audition smoother at your next musical audition. We'l help you learn the basic tap steps used as auditions that are often the fundamentals of the show routine.

Tap steps taught in a an absolute beginner classes include the brush, shuffle, ball change, heel drop, flap, cramp roll, Irish, and an introduction to time steps, plus more.

Beginning Tap (teen/adult)

The class emphasis is on developing proper tap technique, producing clear tap sounds, and having fun. The class includes warm ups, across the floor exercises and a short combination.

Wear: For men, t-shirt, workout pants and black jazz shoes. For women, cami or leotard, jazz/Pilates/Yoga pants and tap shoes.

Learn the essential tap vocabulary and technique you need to feel confident enough to dive into even more of our beginner level tap classes. Want to make your tap audition smoother at your next musical audition? Check out our beginning tap classes! Many musical theatre performers are proficient in other styles but have little or no tap experience. If you're nervous about having to tap at a musical theater audition, this class is for you! We'l help you learn the basic tap steps used as auditions that are often the fundamentals of the show routine.

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ADULT Team Dance
Class Description

Adult Student Dance Team (ages 18+)

Have you ever dreamed of being on an Adult Dance Team? Here’s your chance!
Dance Team can be an excellent way to stay motivated, build camaraderie, and improve your dance skills while having fun!
Dancers will be exposed to Broadway Jazz, Contemporary, Lyrical, and Burlesque Cabaret. All levels welcome!

Ariel’s Adult Student Dance Teams are made of students just like you. Dance with Janelle for 12 weeks and cllass will culminate in a performance in front of friends and family at Ariel studio. There may be an opportunity to perform in outdoor festivals and dance concerts. Experience something new, get in shape, take your dance to a whole new level, and have a blast!

Wednesday, starting 1/4/23 - 7:45 pm Jazz with Janelle
Friday, starting 1/6/23 - 6:00 pm Jazz with Janelle

Wear: For women, cami or leotard, jazz/Pilates/Yoga pants and black jazz shoes.
For men, t-shirt, workout pants and black jazz shoes.

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SINGING FOR ALL LEVELS
Class Description
Singing for
All Levels
(teen/adult)

Learn how to sing and express yourself with confidence. Improve your range, strength, and connection with songs. This singing class brings you technique, individual work, and choral opportunties. We will focus on enhancing your singing skills and giving you confidence on the stage. The class will culminate in a group number to be performed as part of Ariel concerts.