9-11 Years Olds
9-11 year old students begin 1.5 hour classes. We encourage all dancers 11 years old an above to include a Progressions Class in their weekly schedules. Students may choose from Lyrical for Jazz Dancers and Tap/Jazz Combination class. They may also now enroll in a one hour ballet class beginning at this level.
Lyrical for Jazz Dancers uses ballet barre and centre strength work along with a traditional lyrical/jazz warm-up stretch. This is followed by across the floor lyrical technique and expressive choreography.
Tap/Jazz combination class focuses on progressively more difficult combinations of tap sounds and steps. Elements of style and choreography combinations further expand their interests and education. Jazz will begin with a good stretch and developing jazz technique. Strong and rapid movements will define their Jazz style through choreography, jumps and leaps.
Essential Elements Dance Studio also offers one hour Ballet Classes to our 9-11 year olds. These are offered on Thursday afternoons.
Hair must be pulled up and away from the face upon entering the class room. Ballet students must wear hair in a clean, secure classic ballet bun. EEDS Dress Code is fully enforced, at all time.