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JM Studios
Dance Life
 

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Dance Class Descriptions

At JM Studios, we offer several class options to best suit your schedule and needs. Below is a short description of the classes we offer and what you can expect to receive in the class once you are registered. No matter what class your child in enrolled in, they will make new friends while building their self-esteem! All new members and visitors are given one free class per dance style. There are no registration fees or drop-in fees to come to a trial class. Join us today!


Creative Movement: 


Our creative movement class is designed for ages 2-4. In this class, dancers will learn how their bodies move and how to make rhythms with their feet and hands. Dancers will use vibrant props to help them understand many styles of dance. They will also use tumbling mats to start learning basic forward rolls with the assistance of an instructor. This class is a perfect "starter" for your toddler.


 [Taught by Miss Meredith]



Petite & Intermediate Combination Classes:


Our combination classes are made up of tap, jazz & ballet. With shoes on their feet, dancers will begin to learn many new things! In tap, basic tap steps and progressions are taught, as well as music interpretation and music counts. Jazz leaps and turns are taught during these classes.  In ballet, they will learn the most basic steps for dance; from first position to chaîné turns, they will perfect their balance and begin to learn stage presence. Students are placed in combination classes based on age & ability. Fun Fact: Our Minis were the 2018 Overall Winners at Ultimate Starz Nationals!


[Taught by Miss Meredith]


Clogging:


Clogging is our specialty. Clogging originated over 200 years ago and is changing rapidly in our area. In our clogging classes, dancers will learn progressions, techniques, rhythms, and musicality. At JM Studios, we teach traditional & contemporary styles of clogging so that your dancer isn't missing any skills in this complex dance style. New students will start in beginner and move up to a higher level at the instructor's discretion (please read our "class placement" policy" under the "Tuition & Policies" tab). 

Fun Fact: Our clogging team is a reigning National Champion Team & traveled to London, England to clog in the New Year's Day Parade. 


[Clogging 1,3, adult and all competition teams taught by Miss Nikki / Clogging 2 taught by Miss Emily]


Tumbling:


Our tumbling class is available to kids ages 2+. In this class, students will learn the basic fundamentals of gymnastics. Starting with forward rolls and back bends, progressing to harder more advanced tricks such as back walkover and back handsprings, after the completion of lower level tricks. Your children will have the opportunity to excel each week. During tumbling kids will also work on flexibility and strength which is a large part of developing and exceling their skills as tumblers. 


[Taught by Miss Meredith]


Clogging Competition Team Preparation Class: 


This class is designed for cloggers who may have an interest in being a part of our competitive team in the future or if your dancer just wants to have extra practice in this style of dance. Clogging Competition Team Preparation Class is not a "recital" class, so no recital costume will be required. In this class, cloggers will learn the basic techniques which will lead to more advanced skills. This class is open to all cloggers in any class at JM Studios. As students meet specific requirements, they will be placed in the correct competition class. Class placement is determined by Miss Nikki. 


[Taught by Miss Nikki]


Studio Production Class:


Studio Production is a class open to all dancers at JM Studios who are ages 6+. In this class, we will be combining all styles of dance to create an IMPRESSIVE production number at recital. This a great way for your dancer to be introduced to other styles of dance and to meet other dancers within our company. Dancers will learn skills to entertain while executing movements. This class is only held on the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month. 


[Taught by Miss Nikki]


Endurance/Strength Class:


This class is for all members of JM Studios who are ages 9+. Our Endurance/Strength Class is designed to help strengthen the muscles that are needed for superior performance. Technique, body placement and endurance drills will be used to help your dancer step up to the next level. This class is only held on the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month. 


[Taught by Miss Nikki]