Class Descriptions

Children’s Classes

Wee Toes (2 Year Olds) A creative mommy and me class designed to enhance gross motor development, listening skills, musicality, and nurture the creative spirit. Wee Toes classes are 30 min long and will consist of beginning ballet movement only. All Wee Toes classes perform in recital as well as the Hot Cocoa Social.

Tippy Toes (3-4 Year Olds) A creative movement class designed to enhance gross motor development, listening skills, musicality, and nurture the creative spirit. Tippy Toes classes are 30 min long and will consist of tap and ballet. All Tippy Toes classes perform in recital as well as the Hot Cocoa Social.

Tutu Taps (4-5 Year Olds) A creative movement class designed to further enhance gross motor development, listening skills, musicality, and nurture the creative spirit. Tutu taps classes are 1 hr long and will consist of tap and ballet. All Tututaps classes perform in recital as well as the Hot Cocoa Social

Kidlets (5-6 Year Olds) Introduces the young dancer to the steps and grace of ballet PLUS starts really introducing the young dancer to the rhythm of tap. We recommend that dancers have completed at least one year of Tututaps before taking this class. All Kidlets classes will perform in the Hot Cocoa Social and the end of the year Recital.

 

Graded Technique Classes

Ballet Technique: Levels A-E
Jazz Technique: Levels A-E
Tap Technique: Levels A-E

Advancement is based on correct placement, skill mastery, and instructor recommendation (not by age), which means all classes have a variety of age levels. Students spend an average of 3 years at each level before mastering the skills to advance. Students will be placed at the end of each season and must be recommended to move into the next level.

 

Performance Opportunities

Intensive Dance Company (Ages 5-18) A group of dancers that serve as ambassadors for DWOCS in showcases, community performances, and competitions. Audition only. Auditions are open to students age 5 and above and take place each year in the summer months.

 

Teen Only Classes

Teen Hip Hop (Ages 12+) Designed for beginning and intermediate teenage students. This is a fun and upbeat class that works on combinations and basic hip hop movement.

Teen Ballet (Ages 12+) Designed for beginning and intermediate teenage students. Introduces the beauty and grace of ballet through barre exercises, traveling floor work, and center combinations.

Teen Lyrical (Ages 12+) Designed for beginning and intermediate teenage students. An expressive form of dance that is a mixture between jazz and ballet, Recommended for dancers to also be enrolled in ballet and/or jazz technique classes.

Teen Jazz Tech (Ages 12+) Designed for beginning and intermediate teenage students. This is an upbeat style of dance that takes the basic foundations of ballet set to upbeat music.

 

Specialty Classes

Hip Hop A funky, fast-paced style of dance

Lyrical An expressive form of dance that is a mixture between jazz and ballet, Recommended for dancers to also be enrolled in ballet and/or jazz technique classes.

Musical Theatre Sing, dance, and act to Broadway’s favorite songs. This class fill up very fast to make sure to resreve your spot early!!

Beg/Pre Pointe & Pointe D/E These are graded technique classes. Requires a recommendation by the Ballet Director and must be co-enrolled in Ballet Tech class.

Acro A mixture between gymnastics and dance focusing on flexibility, floor tricks, and tumbling. This class builds strength in every part of the body and is one of the only programs in the Colorado Springs region.