DANCE CLASSES BEGIN ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8TH. AND……
WE ALREADY HAVE SOME EVENTS PLANNED – WE ARE GOING TO CELEBRATE THE CITY OF SOUTH LAKE TAHOE’S 50TH BIRTHDAY BY PARTICIPATING IN THE PARADE ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19TH-The first classes Miss M taught that gave the studio its kickstart were at the City’s Recreation Department and in 2002 Miss M carried the Olympic Torch as the representative of the spirit of this great community when the torch came through Lake Tahoe…..
and we will be performing at Camp Richardson for Oktoberfest on Sunday, October 4th…
DETAILS FOR BOTH EVENTS WILL BE COMING SOON – but everyone, even our newest Shining Stars can participate in both events!
I had a super busy week in Detroit and was so happy to spend some quality moments with my mom.
I am diligently working on the new registration site. We had to change companies as the one we used stopped serving dance studios.
LAKE TAHOE’S SHINING STARS has a facebook page where we try and post what is happening. Check it out. One of the photos is from the dance teacher conference in Arizona where there were 800 teachers dancing and getting inspired – And yep, I danced my feet off……with the biggest smile on my face of course!
Remember that we can’t park in the space closest to the studio at the place next door – they use that for loading and unloading.
Check out the Schedule for the upcoming dance year below.
Dancers enroll in our Combo classes as the foundation of your child’s dance education. From Pre-School thru 2nd grade they receive a solid foundation in Ballet and Tap. From 3rd Grade and up the combo changes to Jazz and Tap with most students adding a full Classical Ballet Class. In addition, we offer Young Performers theater and Hip Hop, Boyz Klub Hip Hop and Tap, middle school and up Contemporary, Hip Hop and Adult Tap for a well rounded dance and performing arts education.
PRESCHOOL BALLET TAP/COMBO -Tuesday 12:45 or Wednesday 5:30 or Friday 5:05
This excellent program is ideal for young dancers because it teaches the essential foundations of ballet and tap to develop grace and rhythm. Classes incorporate stretching, movement, music and dance styles that are perfect for guiding young children in dance and performance skill.
TRANSITIONAL KINDER AND KINDERGARTEN BALLET/TAP COMBO Transitional K Tuesday 2:00; Kindergarten: Tuesday 5:00 or Thursday 5:00
This class builds on the ballet and tap skills introduced in the pre-school program. Classes incorporate technique, steps and combinations that are essential to an excellent dance curriculum for this age.
1ST/2ND BALLET/TAP COMBO Tuesday 5:00 or Thursday 5:00
This class focuses on ballet and tap technique, steps and combinations that are essential to an excellent dance curriculum for this age.
KINDERGARTEN, 1ST & 2ND YOUNG PERFORMERS THEATER AND HIP HOP Tuesday 4:15
This is one of our most popular classes. The exciting and fun class works on the singing dancing and acting skills for theater with some hip hop dance moves to really bring out the star performer. Students in this class must be enrolled in a combo class.
3RD, 4TH AND 5TH GRADE JAZZ/TAP COMBO -Monday 4:55
Class focuses on the important elements of jazz dance and jazz choreography. The tap portion continues with a curriculum that builds strong tap dancers in technique, rhythm, style and choreography. It is highly recommended that students enrolled in this class also enroll in a Classical Ballet Class.
3RD, 4TH AND 5TH GRADE YOUNG PERFORMERS AND HIP HOP -Monday 6:10
This is one of our most popular classes. The exciting and fun class works on hip hop moves with singing, dancing and theater skills to really bring out the star performer. Students in this class must be enrolled in a combo class
CLASSICAL BALLET FOR 3RD, 4TH AND 5TH GRADERS Tuesday 6:05
Incorporates the traditional curriculum of this art form based on barre, center and choreography. Traditional ballet attire is required. Builds on the skills they acquired in the ballet/tap combo classes.
PRESCHOOL THRU 1ST GRADE BOYZ KLUB Friday 4:20
High Energy Hip Hop and Tap for Pre School thru 1st grade Boys
2ND THRU 5TH GRADE BOYZ KLUB Friday 4:40
High Energy Hip Hop and Tap for 2nd thru 5th grade Boys
MIDDLE SCHOOL JAZZ/TAP COMBO Monday 3:35
This class focuses on jazz and tap technique, steps and combinations that are essential to an excellent dance curriculum for middle school dancer
MIDDLE SCHOOL HIP HOP Monday 6:10 for those in ballet; Monday 6:50
All the latest hip hop moves appropriate for the middle school age student.
MIDDLE SCHOOL CONTEMPORARY TECHNIQUE Wednesday 2:30 or Wednesday 3:30
Class focuses on the essential technique elements utilized in contemporary choreography based on jazz, modern and ballet. Class includes leaps, turns, flexibility, strength and choreography. Class time/placement by instructor.
CLASSICAL BALLET INTERMEDIATE PLUS Monday 6:50
Traditional curriculum of this art form based on barre, center and choreography. Traditional ballet attire is required. Dancers in this class must have prior ballet training.
CLASSICAL BALLET VARIATIONS INTERMEDIATE PLUS -Wednesday 3:30 or Wednesday 4:30
This class will work on ballet variations which will be incorporated into the choreography for performances. Dancer’s class time/placement determined the instructor. Must also be enrolled in Monday Classical Ballet Class.
HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ TAP COMBO- Wednesday 6:30 if enrolled in Advanced Ballet; Wednesday 7:30
CLASSICAL BALLET INTERMEDIATE PLUS – Monday 6:50
BALLET VARIATIONS INTERMEDIATE PLUS – Wednesdays 3:30 or 4:30 – placement by instructor
ADVANCED BALLET/POINTE– Tuesday 7:15
ADVANCED VARIATIONS ON POINTE– Thursday 6:15
HIGH SCHOOL HIP HOP – Monday 8:15
HIGH SCHOOL CONTEMPORARY AND DANCE CONDITIONING Thursday 7:30
HIGH SCHOOL COUPLES – Monday 7:30 – must have instructor approval