Types of Classes OfferedBallet | Ballroom | Clogging | Jazz |Tumbling and more...
Starz Unlimited offers ballet classes for students of all ages. In our pre-ballet and beginner ballet classes our primary goal is to instill a love of the magical world of dance in our students and help them capture their natural enthusiasm for movement and music, while learning the basic ballet positions.
As the students grow and mature they transition into the more serious study of proper technique and also further their poise, discipline, confidence and artistic development as dancers. Dancers who wish to further their ballet experience may also attend pointe class, with instructor approval.
Pre-Ballet – Ages 3-6
Ballet Level 1– Ages 7 & older
Ballet Level 2 Technique– Age 10 (by Dec. 31) & older by invitation or audition. Previous experience required. Attendance at 2 classes per week is strongly recommended. The second ballet class should be Wed Ballet I.
Ballet Level 3 Technique- Age 10 & older by invitation or audition. Previous experience required. Minimum attendance at 2 ballet technique classes per week.
Adaptive Ballet/Creative Movement -Adaptive classes in ballet/creative movement provide flexible dance instruction for individuals with disabilities ages 6 and older. Classes will have a maximum class size of 8 students and will have two teacher assistants to ensure a more individualized dance experience. It is suggested that participants bring a responsible companion to class the first week of class. Companions may continue to accompany students to class as needed.
Starz Unlimited offers group classes in beginning and intermediate levels of ballroom and social dance. Students will learn 2-3 different dances each year, including; the Waltz, Cha Cha, Foxtrot, Swing, Nightclub Two-Step and Tango. While it is desirable to sign up with a partner, it is not required.
Ballroom ages 7-12
Teen Ballroom– Ages 13 & older. Age 12 may attend if they have previous ballroom experience.
Clogging is a percussive dance. Dancers wear shoes that have double taps and beat out rhythms with their feet. Clogging was traditionally done to bluegrass music, but is now danced to all types of music, including country, bluegrass and pop and has its roots in Irish, English, African and Cherokee dance.
Clogging Classes for Children– Age 3 (by Dec. 31) and older.
Clogging Pre-Teams- Age 6 and older. Pre-teams will give dancers the opportunity to learn All-Around Solos that they may choose to compete at any of the competitions. The pre-team will also compete one dance at two competitions in the spring to prepare them for being a team member in the future.
Clogging Competition Teams – Age 8 & older. Previous experience required. Team placement determined by clogging director after attendance at summer Clog Camp. Teams compete at four competitions during the year.
Adult/Teen Clog Beg. & Inter. Adults and teens age 14 & older. For beginners and dancers with 1-3 years experience.
Jazz & Lyrical Classes
Jazz is an upbeat dance style that incorporates elements of ballet, lyrical and modern dance and is influenced by the rhythms of jazz music.
Modern & Lyrical dance began in the early 20th century and emphasizes a use of gravity and creative self-expression, with the dancers using emotions and moods to choreograph their own steps.
Jazz Level 1 – Age 7 -11
Jazz Level 2 – Ages 12 & older
Concurrent enrollment in ballet technique is recommended. Jazz technique classes will emphasize turns, leaps and arms. This class will prepare dancers to have good form in all styles of dance and for future drill team opportunities. Classes will learn a variety of styles of jazz dances.
Lyrical- Age 10 & older. Previous ballet or jazz experience required.
Dance Exploration- Ages 8 & older. No dance experience necessary. Explore the history and evolution of dance. Classes will cover dance from many different time periods and styles. The Dance Exploration class will be held on alternating Fridays as a punch pass class. Punch passes are $35 and will be good for six class sessions during the current dance year. Additional punch passes may be purchased at any time. The punch pass class is not a performance class.
Starz Unlimited tumbling classes teach the basic fundamentals of tumbling. These include forward and backward rolls, cartwheels, roundoffs, hand bands, backbends, walkovers, extensions and more.
Beginning Tumbling Ages 3-5-Beginning tumbling for ages 3-5. Beginning tumblers will work on back and forward rolls, cartwheels, handstands and more.
Tumbling Level 1- Age 6 & older. Beginning level for all students age 6 and older. Beginning tumblers will work on back and forward rolls, cartwheels, handstands and more.
Tumbling Level 2- Age 7 & older. Class placement made by instructor. Students should demonstrate solid cartwheel, roundoffs, handstand forward rolls. Working on backbend kickover, backhandspring with spotting and more.
Tumbling Level 3– Class placement made by instructor. Placement made by instructor. For experienced tumblers who are currently working on back-handspring series, aerials, front and back tucks.