Our Shining Stars Dance Program has been designed to provide your child with an experience where he/she will have the opportunity to build their confidence and coordination thru our recreational dance classes. We offer combination classes for all ages and classes focusing specifically on tap, jazz, ballet and hip-hop for our 7+ year old recreational students. All of our Shining Stars students will participate in two recital performances annually, one in December and one in May. * Please note... all dancers must meet the specific age requirement of their class/level by October 1st of the current school year session.
Future Stars- A parent assisted class where our 18+ month old students will have the opportunity to come take a class to help work on learning to follow instructions and also build their large motor skills thru dance and tumbling exercises. Future Stars will NOT participate in either of our recital performances, so there will be no costume expenses associated with this class. Future Stars will need pink ballet shoes (females) or black tumbling shoes (males) for this class.
Twinkle Stars- A 30 minute introductory class for our 2 old students where they will focus on working thru parent/child separation, learning to take turns, and following instructions, all while building fine and large motor skills. Twinkle stars combo students will perform one routine in our Holiday Showcase and one routine in our Spring Recital as well. Twinkle Stars will need pink ballet shoes (females) or black tumbling shoes (males) for this class.
Sparkling Stars- A 60 minute combination class for our 3 year old students that will focus on learning basic ballet, tap, and basic tumbling skills. Sparkling Stars combo students will perform one dance routine in our Holiday Showcase and one routine in our Spring Recital as well. Tumbling will be for learning/skill building purposes only. Sparkling Stars Combo female students will need to purchase pink ballet shoes and tan merry jane style tap shoes and male students will need black tumbling shoes and black lace up tap shoes for this class.
Shooting Stars- A 60 minute combination class for our 4-5 year old students that will focus on learning basic ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, and/or hula skills depending on which class combination you choose. Shooting Stars combo students will perform one routine in our Holiday Showcase and one routine in our Spring Recital. Shooting Stars Combo female students will need to purchase 1-2 pairs of shoes for this class, the specified shoe for each style assigned to their combination class.
Superstars- Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip-Hop, and Hula class options for our 6-8 year old recreational students. Each class will follow a set class syllabus and focus on building skill within it's own genre. Superstar classes will perform one routine per class in our Holiday Showcase and one routine per class in our Spring Recital.
Rockstars- Tap, Jazz, Hip-Hop, and Hula class options for our 9-12 year old recreational students. Each class will follow a set class syllabus and focus on building skill within it's own genre. Rockstar classes will perform one routine per class in our Holiday Showcase and one routine per class in our Spring Recital.
SUPERSTAR AND ROCKSTAR CLASS SHOE REQUIREMENTS-
Tap- Black lace up style tap shoe
Jazz- Black jazz shoes (slip on or lace up both permitted)
Ballet- Pink ballet slippers (full sole preferred)
Hip-Hop- Black jazz shoes or Sneakers
Hula- No shoes required, a set of Poi Balls will be needed
Tumbling/Acrobaticsclasses are centered on fundamental acrobatic technique to increase flexibility, strength, balance, coordination, endurance, and tumbling skills. Class time will include stretch and flexibility exercises, strength drills, and stations to work on tumbling and acrobatic skills such as cartwheels, roundoff, handstands, bridges, chest rolls, limbers, handsprings, backtracks, and more. This is a great class for those looking to enhance their dance skills with acrobatic/tumbling tricks and also for those who are looking to gain skills for their cheer or drill team.
Tumbling 1- No requirements, Tumbling 2- Backbend on own required, Tumbling 3- Backwalkover on own required, Tumbling 4- Backhandspring on own required, Tumbling 5- Backtuck on own required, Tumbling 6- Layout/Layout Step out on own required
Ballet Program- Viva offers outstanding traditional ballet classes for those students looking to make growth in ballet skills, technique and turn out, poise and grace. Our younger students will start their ballet training in one of our combination classes. At the age of 6 they are eligible to join one of Miss Jennie's structured ballet classes, starting at Level 1. Dancers advance in level based on their skill level and progress made throughout the year. Students should expect to devote a minimum of 2 years to each level of training if they are taking 1 class per week. Those taking more than one class per week sometimes advance at a faster pace. Viva currently offers 6 levels of classical ballet class, plus two levels of pointe training as well. All female dancers enrolled in one of our traditional ballet classes with Miss Jennie must attend class in a solid black leotard, pink ballet tights, pink ballet shoes, with their hair in a bun. Male dancers should attend class in solid black shorts or tights, a solid black or white fitted tee/tank, black ballet shoes, and hair styled so that it is secure and out of their face.
Shining Stars Recreational Dance Program
Team Viva is the name of our competitive dance program. This program has been designed for dancers with the desire to take their dance training beyond the recreational level. Company members commit multiple days a week to their training in all genres of dance and will attend competitions and/or conventions in addition to performing in our two recital performances each year. Our goal is for our competitive team members to develop excellent technical dance skills while building exceptional work ethic and teamwork skills. Competition groups are chosen thru an audition process where dancers are evaluated in ballet, jazz, tap, and contemporary (ages 10+). Teams are formed based on technical ability, performance quality, movement quality, and ability to learn and retain choreography. Age and potential for growth are also considered as we form our Company groups each season. ALL TEAM VIVA MEMBERS ARE REQUIRED TO ATTEND OUR MASTER CLASS/CHOREOGRAPHY SESSION HELD IN MID-AUGUST, WHICH WILL OFFICIALLY KICK OFF OUR SEASON EACH YEAR.
Team Viva Intermediate Competition Program- Lesser Commitment Program, 3 LOCAL competitions
Tiny Team- Ages 4-6 by audition/placement (Minimum 2 hours of class each week)
Mini Team- Ages 6-8 by audition/placement (Minimum 3 hours of class each week)
Junior Team- Ages 9-12 by audition/placement (Minimum 4 hours of class each week)
Teen Team- Ages 12-18 by audition/placement (Minimum 4 hours of class each week)
Team Viva Advanced Competition Program- Stronger Commitment Program, 4 REGIONAL competition/convention events
Junior Advanced Team- Ages 9-12 by audition/invitation only (Levels 3/4, Minimum 6 hours class per week, Unlimited Tuition Required)
Teen Advanced Team- Ages 13+ by audition/invitation only (Levels 5/6, Minimum 8 hours class per week, Unlimited Tuition Required)
* Placements are made based primarily on ability and potential within each individual dancer, with the ages listed above used merely as a guideline. On occasion dancers may be asked to dance "up" an age level if our staff feels the dancer is mature enough to take weekly classes with an older, more advanced group of students.
TEAM VIVA Performance & Competitive Dance Program
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