Starlight Program, Combo, and Core classes all culminate with performances in our year-end recital. Check back for more information about the recital.
Mommy & Me (ages 18-26 months)
This 30-minute class is designed as movement exploration for children ages 18-26 months to complete with their moms in a 10-week session. The use of props, mats, and sing-along songs allows each mom to help her child develop motor and coordination skills in a fun, structured environment with a Starpath Dance Academy instructor. This class is a perfect opportunity for babies to get in on the dance fun before they are old enough to join class on their own for more dance instruction. Dancers are required to wear ballet slippers or bare feet; adults are required to come barefoot.
Adaptive Preschool Dance (ages 3-5)
This class is designed for 3-5 year olds with special needs. We believe that everyone should be able to experience the joy of dance! Please call us to discuss your child's needs, and we will be sure they have a magical experience in dance class.
Hip Hop/Jazz/Ballet (ages 6-8)
One hour of Hip Hop, Jazz, and Ballet for students who are old enough to get a more in-depth exploration of different styles of dance. This will give your dancer a taste of three unique styles, allowing them to decide which path is right for them!
Pre Jazz/Acro (ages 6-8)
This 45-minute class combines acrobatics with the Jazz style of dance. This is a great opportunity for dancers to develop agility and strength as they expend their energy having fun!
Pre Tap/Jazz (ages 6-8)
This one-hour long class allows students to learn and enjoy two fundamental dance styles. Allowing students to explore rhythmical and percussive movements with tap, and leaping and turning with jazz, this high-energy class is a solid foundation of dance and sure to be a favorite!
Pre Tap/Ballet (ages 6-8)
This one-hour long class allows students to continue from the Starlight Program or start new and learn and enjoy two fundamental dance styles. Allowing students to explore rhythmical and percussive movements with tap, and graceful technique with ballet, this is a great class to shine in!
Hip Hop/Acro (ages 9+)
We are excited to offer this class that will allow students to explore the funk of hip hop and the acrobatic skills that will help them master tricks like freezes and handstands!
FAQ: What's the difference between "Pre" and "Junior" classes?
"Pre" classes are designed for dancers who are new to that particular style of dance, or are coming from the Starlight Kids 5-6 class. "Junior" classes are for dancers who have danced in the 6-8 age group in that particular style. Intended for dancers with experience.
Starpath Dance Academy offers Hip Hop classes for various age groups. It is a street style of dance primarily performed to hip hop music. Dancers love this fun-loving, energetic style of current dance and never want it to end!
Jazz dance combines movement and skill sets from different forms of dance, including Ballet, ethnic, and contemporary styles. It is an upbeat style set to popular music which makes this the favorite for many students. Miss Lindsey was one of those students!
Rhythm is key in this style of dance. With both percussive and Broadway-style movements, students enrolled in tap class not only give their feet a workout, but their brains get one, too. Young dancers love the noise their "special" shoes make, and are amazed at how many different sounds can be generated with different parts of their feet.
The foundation to many dance forms and the epitome of discipline, Ballet is arguably the most elegant style of dance. It is also a dance form that students benefit from starting with early in their dance career. Among a plethora of important skills, it teaches dancers to understand their center and gain flexibility and focus.
Ballet Fusion is a class that allows students to learn and develop ballet discipline and skill sets and applies them to story-telling, lyrical movements and fun, age appropriate music! The class is offered to our 6-8 year old students.
Lyrical is a class that combines jazz and ballet technique and skills to tell a story! It is a wonderful class to learn different turns and jumps while also expressing oneself in an artistic manner!
Pre - Pointe
This class is available to our advanced students, who must take at least one Ballet class per week in order to enroll. Preparing to dance in pointe shoes with special stretches is an exciting challenge!
Once dancers have completed pre-pointe class, they are ready for this class done entirely in pointe shoes! Must be approved to enroll and must be enrolled in ballet.
This dance form came into the spotlight as the television show So You Think You Can Dance gained international popularity. Using the stories and movement from Lyrical dance and combining them with popping and locking elements of the Hip Hop style, Lyripop allows dancers to not only have a blast, but challenges them to be open to anything!
Many colleges and high schools offer modern dance programs and focus on this form of dance. Modern dance stresses movement from the torso, floor work, contractions, releases and fall and recovery. Contemporary elements allow dancers to express a unique vision through movement. Lyrical dance is the fusion of Ballet and Jazz dance, often set to music that tells a story; think Bette Midler's "The Rose" or "A Thousand Years" by Christina Perri. The Lyrical style is great for students who love to portray characters! This is a great opportunity for students 12+ to really learn about, and showcase, their artistry!