Tenacity Dance Company

Classes + Schedule

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It's Time to dance

This is it. Where the magic happens. Where we learn pliés and shuffles and freezes and pirouettes but also so much more. The dance studio is a place to refine our technique, yes, but it is also where we plant and grow compassion, teamwork, respect, self-expression, and a tenacious spirit.
Ready? 5, 6, 7, 8.
Three big triangles@2x

but first:

Our Teacher Certifications

AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE CERTIFIED TEACHER​

Tenacity Dance Company is proud to include the AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE ® National Training Curriculum, a breakthrough 9 level program that combines high quality artistic training with the basics of dancer health and child development. The ABT ® National Training Curriculum consists of a comprehensive set of age-appropriate, outcome-based guidelines to provide the highest quality ballet training to dance students of all ages and skill levels. Pre-Primary through level 3 will be taught by ABT ® Certified Teacher, Jayna Lucia, who has successfully completed the ABT ® Teacher Training Intensive in Pre-Primary through Level 3 of the ABT ® National Training Curriculum.

ACROBATIC ARTS CERTIFIED STUDIO​

Tenacity Dance Company is proud to include the Acrobatic Arts syllabus, a holistic approach to teaching Acro that allows for students to maintain and safely obtain proper alignment and technique. Acro is part of the new dance movement and Acrobatic Arts was developed over 20 years through trial and error into the program it is today. There are approximately 4,000 studios following the program with over 25,000 participating in exams and over 100,000 active in the technique.

Classes for dancers age 2½ to 4

Ages 2½ – 4½

Children will dance through their imagination in this creative class! Dancers will explore space, dynamics, coordination, and body alignment, through creative exercises, props and activities that lay down the basic fundamentals and movements of dance. We love making applesauce and galloping through forests in this magical class! 

2018-2019 Class Times:

Mondays 11:30-12:15 | Tuesdays 5:15-6:00

Ages 2½ – 5

Primary acro is for students ages 2-5 and focuses on basic acro skills. Students will work on five acro elements during their 45 minute class with creative, exciting, and inspiring stories to go along with each acro step. Only three more Lilly pads till the frogs get to the other side!

*This class has a required class uniform.

2018-2019 Class Time:

Mondays 4:45-5:30

Ages 2½-

Mom or dad and your special tot will groove through this exciting hip-hop class. Parents dance alongside their child to help orient them to the workings and flow of a classroom while providing support and encouragement to their growing and learning tot. In a playful and positive environment, exercises and activities will focus on developing the child’s fine and gross motor skills. The perfect class for their eager, curious, and evolving mind and body!

2018-2019 Class Time:

Tuesdays 10:30AM-11:00AM

Classes for dancers age 4 to 5

Ages 4 – 5

The perfect class for the first time dancer. This class combines three different techniques for students to try! Each style is approximately 15 minutes long and will include a mini warm-up, center, and across the floor. Ballet will focus on proper basic ballet technique while using imaginative scenarios and inspiration to help the dancers relate and understand the technique. Tap curriculum will emphasize different rhythm patters and introductory tap steps combined with clapping rhythms. Jazz will consist of the fundamental steps of jazz spiced up with the use of facial expressions to their favorite songs! This is the perfect transition class for our little ones! A little taste of everything!

*This class has a required class uniform and shoe.

2018-2019 Class Times:

Mondays 5:30-6:30 | Tuesdays 6:00-7:00

Ages 4-5

The perfect class for the first time dancer. This class combines three different techniques for students to try! Each style is approximately 15 minutes long and will include a mini warm-up, center, and across the floor. Ballet will focus on proper basic ballet technique while using imaginative scenarios and inspiration to help the dancers relate and understand the technique. Tap curriculum will emphasize different rhythm patters and introductory tap steps combined with clapping rhythms. Hip-hop will focus on simple body isolation’s and footwork all while the students learn exciting combinations to enhance their overall learning experience! This is the perfect transition class for our little ones! A little taste of everything!

This class has a required class uniform and shoe.

2018-2019 Class Time:

Mondays 12:15-1:15 | Tuesdays 6:00-7:00

Ages 5 & Up

The perfect class for any first timer or athlete of all ages! No previous dance class history needed. Phew! That’s a relief. We have contests and challenges each week using steps in the five elements of acro to keep you on your toes. Students will gain strength and flexibility while working on a variety of other skills using creative games to keep students of all ages engaged. 

*This class has a required class uniform.

2018-2019 Class Time:

Mondays 4:45-5:30 

Classes for dancers age 6 to 8

Ages 6 & Up

THE class for the fearless cartwheeling child (or trying to cartwheel), dancer, or beginning cheerleader. Students will learn progressions leading up to aerials, backhand springs, and other acro related skills in the five fundamental elements of acro. Students will gain confidence, flexibility, and strength all while learning proper technique and alighnment in a safe way. 

*Students must have previous tumbling or acro experience and must be able to do a handstand against the wall to take this class. 

*This is an exam class. Students must pass a yearly exam to progress to the next level. The fee for the exam is $25.

*It is highly suggested that students enroll in either a ballet or jazz class to compliment this class.

*The class is a combination of TDC Studio dancers and TDC Competitive dancers.

2018-2019 Class Times:

Mondays 5:30-6:30

Ages 4-5

The perfect class for the first time dancer. This class combines three different techniques for students to try! Each style is approximately 15 minutes long and will include a mini warm-up, center, and across the floor. Ballet will focus on proper basic ballet technique while using imaginative scenarios and inspiration to help the dancers relate and understand the technique. Tap curriculum will emphasize different rhythm patters and introductory tap steps combined with clapping rhythms. Hip-hop will focus on simple body isolation’s and footwork all while the students learn exciting combinations to enhance their overall learning experience! This is the perfect transition class for our little ones! A little taste of everything!

This class has a required class uniform and shoe.

2018-2019 Class Time:

Mondays 12:15-1:15 | Tuesdays 6:00-7:00

Ages 5 & Up

The perfect class for any first timer or athlete of all ages! No previous dance class history needed. Phew! That’s a relief. We have contest and challenges each week using steps in the five elements of acro to keep you on your toes. Students will gain strength and flexibility while working on a variety of other skills using creative games to keep students of all ages engaged. 

*This class has a required class uniform.

2018-2019 Class Time:

Mondays 4:45-5:30 

Ages 6-8

This hip-hop class will groove and swag with style while learning the core and root steps of hip hop. This is a great introductory class that focuses on isolating different parts of the body while contrasting smooth and sharp movements in a simple and comprehensive way. Students will also learn basic stalls or freezes, progression balances to break dancing and other hip-hop tricks and skills. This class will use clean and age appropriate hip-hop music in an animated and passionate classroom setting that will encourage your dancer to “dance outside the box.” 

*This class may require parents to purchase a recital shoe.

2018-2019 Class Time:

Tuesdays 4:45-5:30 

Ages 6-8

Take your favorite food pairing and compare it to this combo class. The two were meant to be! Students will learn primary-level 3 acro and primary ballet technique in this combo class. Acro will focus on the five elements of acro and ballet will begin with foot progressions though reverance. Creative visuals and scenarios are used to help students understand proper placement and technique.

2018-2019 Class Time:

Tuesdays 5:30PM-7:00PM 

Ages 6-8

“Jump, jive and wail” in this high energy introduction to jazz class. Dancers will be taught basic to beginner jazz stretches, footwork, turns, jumps, and the difference between jazz and ballet energy while learning proper placement and alignment. Students will work on using facial expressions to enhance their performance while doing across the floor progressions and combos.

*This class has a required uniform and shoe.

2018-2019 Class Time:

Tuesdays 7:00PM-7:45PM

Ages 6-8

Slide and glide through this beginning intermediate class. This class will expand upon basic core and root steps of hip-hop learned in beginning classes. This class focuses on more specific isolations while contrasting smooth and sharp movements in a creative and comprehensive way. Students will also learn beginning-intermediate stalls or freezes, progression balances to break dancing and other hip-hop tricks and skills. This class will use clean and age appropriate hip-hop music in an animated and passionate classroom setting that will encourage your dancer to “dance outside the box.”

*This class may require parents to purchase a recital shoe.

*Students must be able to do a freeze or stall consistently and confidently to enroll in this class.

2018-2019 Class Time:

Thursdays 7:00PM-7:45PM

Ages 6-8

Perfect class for experienced and first time dancers. Ballet curriculum will concentrate on basic to beginning ballet steps and movements that enhance coordination and timing through a combination of modern day music and pop ballet, emphasizing proper placement and use of terminology. Tap curriculum will concentrate on basic to beginning steps with a strong emphasis on musicality and timing through a warm-up, across the floor, and center tap combo. Dancers will be taught in an environment that is constructive and focuses on being a great classmate through positive reinforcement and inspiration from both teachers and students. 

2018-2019 Class Time:

Mondays 4:45PM-6:00PM

Classes for dancers age 9 & Up

Ages 6 & Up

THE class for the fearless cartwheeling child (or trying to cartwheel), dancer (maybe a cartwheel?) or beginning cheerleader (close?). Students will learn progressions leading up to Ariel’s, backhand springs, and other acro related skills in the five fundamental elements of acro. Students will gain confidence, flexibility, and strength all while learning proper technique and alighnment in a safe way. 

*Students must have previous tumbling or acro experience and must be able to do a handstand against the wall to take this class. 

*This is an exam class. Students must pass a yearly exam to progress to the next level. The fee for the exam is $25.

*It is highly suggested that students enroll in either a ballet or jazz class to compliment this class.

*The class is a combination of TDC Studio dancers and TDC Competitive dancers.

2018-2019 Class Times:

Mondays 5:30-6:30

Ages 9 & Up

Whip and Ney-Ney through this advanced beginning class. This class will concentrate on a warm-up, isolation’s of various body parts, across the floor progressions, floor work and combo while focusing on various rhythms, timing, and contrast between smooth and sharp movements. Students are encouraged to bring their own style and flair to promote individual growth and personality while dancing to exciting, modern day clean music. A sure favorite for both male and female students and PERFECT for athletes who want to improve their foot work.

*This class is a combination of TDC Studio dancers and TDC Competitive dancers.

2018-2019 Class Time:

Mondays 7:30PM-8:30PM

Ages 9 & Up

A great class addition for students who are in dance team or just dance. The focus is on beginning to intermediate stretches, body isolation’s, turns, jumps and timing dynamics while emphasizing clean lines and high energy performing. Class will consist of a warm-up, center work, across the floor progressions and jumps. Combos will be incorporated into across the floor progressions. Dancers will take class to exciting and engaging music that enhances the overall classroom vibe and style of jazz. Students are encouraged to cheer for each other to boost morale to inspire students to be great classmates and leaders both inside and outside of the classroom.

*Ballet is a great compliment to this class

2018-2019 Class Time:

Tuesdays 7:00PM – 8:00PM

Ages 9 & Up

A great class for any dancer or dance team member. This class will focus on the technique and execution of different types of leaps and turns from ballet, jazz, contemporary, lyrical and hip-hop styles. Class will begin with a short warm-up that includes an ab workout, cardio, stretch and small jumps. Turns and leaps will emphasize the proper take off, landing and proper placement of legs and arms in all jumps and proper spotting, body alignment, and form in pirouettes. Exercises involving how to properly breathe and relax in both turns and leaps will also be incorporated. 

2018-2019 Class Time:

Tuesdays 8:00PM – 8:45PM 

Ages 9 & Up

Put that cramp back in your roll in this intermediate tap class. This class will focus an intermediate warm-up to loosen up the ankles and feet, buck time steps, across the floor, and a short combo integrated with intermediate rhythm combinations and an emphasis on varied timings, syncopation’s and dynamics. Technique will focus on clarity and quality of sound while tapping through intermediate rhythms. Dancers will also be taught intermediate tap tricks to really make this class exciting for any dancer.

*This class is a combination of TDC Studio dancers and TDC Competitive dancers. 

2018-2019 Class Time:

Thursdays 5:00PM-5:45PM 

Ages 9 & Up

Plié the day away in this Level 1 Ballet class. Dancers will be taught barre work, beginning/intermediate stretches, beginning-advanced beginning center work and across the floor combos. There is a greater emphasis on retention of terminology and body placement, while working on the delicacy of the port de bras (arm movements) and classical steps. Students are encouraged to “feel the music” and dance with grace while maintaining a positive image of themselves and their fellow classmates through positive reinforcement.

*Students MUST have taken a ballet or ballet combo for at least 2 years in order to be enrolled in this class. 

*This class is required for any Studio dancer enrolling in Contemporary/Lyrical.

2018-2019 Class Time:

Thursdays 5:45PM – 7:00PM

Ages 9 & Up

Contemporary (fusion of jazz and modern) and lyrical (fusion of jazz and ballet) with both be taught in this beginning- advanced beginning integrated class. The focus will be on moving through space freely while maintaining body control and awareness of placement. Students will learn beg- adv beg contemporary and lyrical warm-up exercises, stretches, and combinations that include beginning to intermediate floor work. Dancers will learn tips on how to create new improvisation movements while connecting to different types of music. Contemporary and lyrical are perfect for individual self-expression and helps students dance through everyday life challenges and encourages dancers to not be afraid to step outside of their comfort zone in a controlled and safe environment. 

*Dancers must be simultaneously enrolled in Intro to Ballet or Studio Ballet 1 to take this class.

2018-2019 Class Time:

Thursdays 7:00PM – 8:00PM

Special Needs Class

All ages

This is a special needs competition class! Our wonderful special needs students begin class with an exciting dance along song and stretch to get their bodies warmed up. Students then work through an obstacle course that focuses on each dancers specific needs while listening to some of their favorite songs! This class has an emphasis on basic coordination skills and works on counting and dancing to different rhythms with different parts of their bodies. Dancers will end class by learning their competition routine that will be performed at 3 competitions throughout the year and various other events and venues! 

*Uniform: Comfortable clothes and shoes need to be worn during this class.

2018-2019 Class Times:

Saturday 10:00AM – 11:15AM

Classes for Moms

We all have the right to feel fabulous and free, and fab we will be in this sultry class for moms. Moms are encouraged (but not required) to bring a fun pair of heels to strut and sway to. Taught by Miss Jayna and Miss Rainin, moms will feel free and powerful while dancing to their favorite songs they can’t play around children ears. Come and let your imagination free.

2018-2019 Class Times:

Wednesdays 8:30PM – 9:30PM

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