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 2 to 4

Ages 2 -4

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!  

This class has a required uniform. 

2020-2021 Class Time:

Tuesdays 5:15-6:00 pm

Ages 3 – 6

Primary acro is for students ages 3-6 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.   Students will gain strengths, flexibility, and confidence as they progress from basic elements into beginner.  Only three more lilly pads till the frogs get to the other side!

This class has a required uniform. 

2020-2021 Class Time:

Tuesdays 4:30-5:15

Classes for dancers age 4 to 5

Ages 4 – 5

The perfect class for the first time dancer.  This class combines four 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 patterns 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! 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 to help them transition into 6-9 age classes.  

This class has a required uniform and shoe. 

2020-2021 Class Time:

Mondays 5:15-6:15 pm

Ages 3 – 6

Primary acro is for students ages 3-6 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.   Students will gain strengths, flexibility, and confidence as they progress from basic elements into beginner.  Only three more lilly pads till the frogs get to the other side!

This class has a required uniform. 

2020-2021 Class Time:

Tuesdays 4:30-5:15

Classes for dancers age 6 to 8

Ages 6-9

Take your favorite food pairing and compare it to this combo class. The two were meant to be! Students will learn primary-level 2 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 and carry through a structured class and end with reverence. Creative visuals and scenarios are used to help students understand proper placement and technique.  This class will perform an acro/ballet dance for recital. 

This class has a required uniform and shoe.

2020-2021 Class Time:

Thursdays 4:30-6:00 pm

Ages 6-9

“Jump, jive and wail” in this high energy beginning/intermediate jazz class.  Dancers will be taught beginning/intermediate level jazz stretches, footwork, turns, jumps, and the difference between jazz and ballet energy with a strong emphasis on proper placement and alignment.   Students will work on using facial expressions to enhance their performance.  This energetic class is full of exciting music for any dancer and will be a sure favorite for both teacher and student.

This class has a required uniform and shoe.

2020-2021 Class Time:

Tuesdays 6:00-6:45 pm

Ages 6 and older

Slide into this beginning/intermediate tap class with ease!  A great class for the first time tapper or tapper with a minimum of 1 year of experience, age is of no importance! Tap curriculum will focus on timing and dynamics though a beginning tap skills warm-up With intermediate modifications for more advanced tappers.  Class will end with across the floor combinations, all being danced to the classes favorite tunes. Dancers will be taught in an encouraging and safe environment where they can grow their love for tap at a pace that best suits the dancer.  An excellent class for both boys and girls alike!

This class has a required uniform and shoe.
 

2020-2021 Class Time:

Mondays 4:30-5:15 pm

Ages 6-9

A little bit of Swag with a whole lotta sauce in this 6-9 Beginning Hip-Hop class.  This class will begin with a warm-up that incorporates isolations, footwork, and stalls followed by beginning across the floors that focus on weight transfer, isolations, and the dancer’s own sauce.  The class will finish with a combo that incorporates dynamic rhythms, hard and softs hits, and mad style. 

This class has a required uniform.

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

2020-2021 Class Time:

Wednesdays 4:30-5:15 pm

Ages 6-9

Slide and glide through intermediate class. This class will expand upon the 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 creatively and comprehensively.  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 has a required uniform.

*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. 

*This class has a prerequisite of 1.5-2 years of hip-hop at TDC to enroll. 

2020-2021 Class Time:

Mondays 6:15-7:00 pm

Ages 6-8

We are breaking it down and building the strength, balance, and placement required to safely execute Intro level B-Boy skills. This class will provide students the opportunity to work towards the 4 basic breaking positions, headstands, precise floor work, and k stand progressions in a safe and structured environment. Dancers will be guided through proper transitions and recovery of basic breaking skills and floor work.  New skills will be introduced as dancers meet strength goals and become more confident in their breaking abilities.

This class has a required uniform.

2020-2021 Class Time:

Mondays 7:00-7:30 pm

Classes for dancers age 9 & Up

Ages 10 & Up

Unleash your swag beast in Miss Rainin’s Beginning hip-hop class.  This class will concentrate on cardio and warm-up, isolation 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 footwork.

Dancers must be 10 or older to enroll in this class.

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

2020-2021 Class Time:

Wednesdays 7:45-8:45 pm

Ages 10 & Up

New this season is our Studio level ages 10 and older Acro/Jazz combo class.  This class combines Acro and jazz techniques and will focus on the 5 elements of Acro and beginning jazz skills.  Class will begin with an Acro/ Jazz warm-up followed by Acro and will finish with jazz center and across the floor. The perfect class for students with a little spunk and a lot of sass! 

*Dancers must be 10 and older to enroll.

This class has a required uniform.

2020-2021 Class Time:

Tuesdays 6:45-8:15 pm

Ages 10 & Up

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

This class is for dancers 10 and older. 

This class has a required shoe and uniform.

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

2020-2021 Class Time:

Wednesdays 4:45-5:30 pm

Ages 10 & Up

Plie the day away in the ballet portion of this beginning class.  Dancers will be taught barre work, beginning stretches, 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 classmates through positive reinforcement. The contemporary (fusion of jazz and modern) portion will focus on moving through space freely while maintaining body control and awareness of placement. Students will learn beg- adv beg contemporary warm-up exercises, stretches, and combinations that include beginning floor work. Dancers will learn tips on how to create new improvisation movements while connecting to different types of music.  This is the perfect class for dancers to work on self-expression in a judgment-free environment.  

*Dancers must be 10 and older to enroll.

This class has a required uniform and shoe.

2020-2021 Class Time:

Thursdays 7:45-9:15 pm

If your looking to achieve rock hard abs and lean dancer lines while gaining strength and endurance then you have found the class for you! TDC’s conditioning class is jam packed with dance and athletic conditioning exercises that will focus on strengthening specific muscle groups while gaining muscle memory.

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

2020-2021 Class Time:

Tuesdays 8:15-9:00 pm

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. This is a multi level class and progressions of exercises will be given to accomodate each dancer.

This class has a required uniform

*Note: This is a competitive level and studio level combined class.  Classes will not be held when the competitive team has an event.  Dancers may make up any classes cancelled by the studio. 

2020-2021 Class Time:

Saturdays 2:15-3:00 pm

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.

*Contact TDC if interested

Classes for Parents

If your signature move is in the realm of the cabbage patch or the dougie, this is your crew. TDCs hip hop Tribe is all about buck movements and major stank face. Not only will you learn how to properly execute a combination of popping, krump, and commercial hip hop but also be exposed to beginning level breaking steps that challenge your strength and balance skills.

2020-2021 Class Time:

Mondays 7:30-8:15 pm

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