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.

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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.

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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.