The fifth level of our program truly is a turning pointe in your dancer’s dance education. Middle School age dancers will continue their learning experience with pre-pointe/pointe added to their hour ballet class. They will also take a 30 minute tap and a 30 minute jazz class. These dancers will truly be turning the corner, heading toward advancement in their blooming love for dance. Professionalism, artistry, friendships, confidence and proper ballet, tap and jazz technique will be given focus during these important years of development.
Dress code: Girls - burgundy leotard, light pink tights, pink split-sole ballet shoes, tan Jr. Chorus tap shoes and tan jazz shoes.
Boys - black shorts, white t-shirt, black split-sole ballet shoes, black jazz and tap shoes.
Dancers in kindergarten and 1st grade will flourish in our Toe Tappers program. Whether leveling up from Petite Feet, or entering our program as a Toe Tapper, all will find great value, and most importantly, FUN! This level of our program combines ballet and tap in a one hour once a week class. What a feeling it is when your dancer taps out of class, full of excitement from learning a new step. Dancers will have the opportunity to perform a ballet dance in the Nancy Sauer Christmas Hour and a tap dance for our annual spring recital. Grace, coordination, confidence, rhythm and social skills will continue to be developed and creating lifelong friends will be nurtured.
Dress code: Girls - light purple leotard, light pink tights, pink ballet shoes and tan tap shoes.
Boys - black shorts, white t-shirt, black ballet shoes and black tap shoes
The third level of our specialized children’s program is Steppin’ Up. This level is geared toward 2nd and 3rd grade dancers, and includes ballet, tap and jazz. As your dancer grows, so do his/her interests. We encourage that growth with 90 minutes of classes once a week: An hour of ballet/tap as well as 30 minutes of jazz. Dancers will continue their growth, all the while adding artistry and creativity to their repertoire. The opportunity to perform in 2 numbers in the spring show will be available to these dancers, jazz and tap. Ballet will be performed in the Nancy Sauer Christmas Hour.
Dress code: Girls - light blue leotard, light pink tights, pink ballet shoes, tan tap shoes and tan jazz shoes
Boys - black shorts, white t-shirt, black ballet shoes, black jazz shoes and black tap shoes
Kick Start is for our 4th and 5th grade students. As dancers' concentration grows so does their passion for the things they love. We hope to inspire dancers by increasing their ballet class to a full hour in preparation for the well sought after pointe shoes. Building strength, poise and passion are what Kick Start is all about. Dancers will have the opportunity to perform in three dances in the spring recital and one number for the Nancy Sauer Christmas Hour.
Dress code: Girls - dark green leotard, light pink tights, pink split-sole ballet shoes, tan tap and jazz shoes.
Boys - black shorts, white t-shirt, black split-sole ballet shoes, black tap and jazz shoes.
This is our entry level for 3—5 year olds. Your little dancer will spin, twirl and grow as part of our Petite Feet program. Incorporating ballet and acrobatics into a one hour class that meets once a week, developed just for 3—5 year olds: Your dancer will learn real ballet terminology, play games while learning their left and right; practice galloping and skipping; leaping and turning; all while building confidence, self-awareness, coordination, grace and social skills.
Dress code: Girls - light pink leotard, light pink tights, pink ballet shoes
Boys - black shorts, white t-shirt and black ballet shoes
No matter what your age or ability, you are welcome and encouraged to rise to your potential here!
When “leveling up”, dancers will receive a certificate for completing one level and an invitation to LEVEL UP to the next.
All ages and grade levels are guidelines. Placement as well as leveling up will be left solely to the discretion of the instructors.
High school dancers will literally “Breakthrough” at this point in their dance education. Leadership skills will be attained as they become the dancers everyone looks up to. Dancers will pursue their evolution as artists and be encouraged to progress, learning and memorizing terminology while increasing their proficiency in all areas in not only dance, but also as a young person en route to being a responsible, caring, hard-working, successful young adult.
Dress code: Girls: black leotard, light pink tights, pink split-sole ballet shoes, tan Jr. Chorus tap shoes and tan jazz shoes
Boys: black shorts, white t-shirt, black split-sole ballet shoes, black jazz and tap shoes.
Nancy Sauer School of Theatrical Dancing