Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.Colossians 3:17
Let them Praise His name with Dancing!Psalm 140:3
Where should your Dancer begin?
We’ve divided our Dancers by age & skill level. Dancers wishing to take classes labeled “Intermediate” or Level I and higher, need approval from our Director and Instructors before attending. Divisions ARE NOT set in stone. If a younger student demonstrates mastery of the skills their age group offers, they may test into older, more advanced classes. Additionally, if a student needs increased technique, they may be asked to attend a class at a lower level or age category.
All Dancer must have Teacher Approval and be registered before attending classes.
How do we determine when a Dancer moves up a level?
A dancer’s transition to a more advanced level is unique to each student. The amount of time spent in any level is directly related to the amount of effort they put into class and how quickly they apply the corrections given by their instructor. When a dancer demonstrates mastery of the techniques required for the level they attend, they may, with teacher approval, move to the next level. We typically review our dancer’s progress and determine placement in the fall and beginning of summer.
So many choices … What’s the difference?
What are “Mustard Seeds”? - Matthew 13:31-32
“Mustard Seeds” are our Pre-School and early Elementary K5-6yrs Dancers. In a fun, imaginative format, they learn and build upon foundational skills in Ballet, Tap, and Jazz. Each age division is designed to accommodate beginning dancers and those with past dance experience.
Ballet is a classical dance form characterized by grace, precise movements, elaborate formal gestures, steps, and poses. It is highly technical and has its own French vocabulary.
Ballet-Pointe Ballet is part of Classical Ballet Technique. Dancers support all their body weight on the tips of fully extended feet within Pointe shoes.
Pas De Deux
Pas De Deux, simply put is a dance for two persons. Technically defined as a set dance for a ballerina and a danseur noble, consisting typically of an entrée, an adagio, a variation for each dancer, and a coda.
Variations are dances within a dance, solo parts for both men and women. Dancers in our class learn variations from several classical and contemporary ballets.
Barre Fitness is a full-body workout that utilizes ballet-based movements to condition your entire body. In this low impact workout you will use isometric holds and contractions to work multiple muscle groups at a time. You will strengthen your core and challenge every muscle in your body! Workout will be set to high energy Christian music! Great for your body and your soul!
Strength & Stretch
Strength & Stretch is a head-to-toe serious workout that benefits and style dance. In fact, it’s a great idea for dancers and non-dancers alike!
Pilates is a physical fitness system developed in the early 20th century by Joseph Pilates for dancers. Pilates called his method "Contrology". This whole body conditioning method is perfect for everyone!
Pointe Conditioning is designed to strengthen the dancer's core, legs, ankles and feet in preparation for dancing on Pointe shoes.
Contemporary Dance combines elements of Modern, Jazz, Lyrical, and Classical Ballet. As the word “Contemporary” implies, this style morphs to the “Now” of our culture and often expresses a point of view.
Irish Stepdance is a style of performance dance with its roots in traditional Irish dance. It is generally characterized by a stiff upper body and quick and precise movements of the feet. It can be performed solo or in groups.
Jazz Dance takes traditional Ballet movements and bends them to match the rhythm and mood of Jazz music.
Lyrical Dance is a fusion of Ballet and Jazz technique and is characterized by graceful, fluid movements.
Hip Hop began as “Street Dance” performed to Hip-hop music. Its popularity earned this high energy dance style recognition as a valid dance form. Hip Hop combines breaking, locking and popping with traditional dance moves and poses.
Tap Dance is a dance in which the rhythm or rhythmical variation is audibly tapped out with the toe or heel by a dancer wearing shoes with special hard soles or with taps.
Theatre Dance uses varied and mixed dance styles to illustrate a Musical Theatre scene.
Modern Dance rejects many of the strict rules of Classical Ballet and utilized its own, specialized, more abstract techniques.
Company Dancers are students ages 13-Adult, wishing to dance the part of specific characters or simply participate in additional dances in our productions.
Joyful Soles Dance "Company" Auditions Saturday November 12th from 8:00am-11:30am Dancers must be 13+years, taking a minimum 3 classes weekly including Ballet 2 or higher. ALL Dancers are expected to arrive by 8:00am to warm up. Group Auditions will begin at 8:30am followed by individual auditions beginning at 9:15am. Dancers may head home when they have finished individual auditions. Those selected will attend Friday evening rehearsals. Dates and times TBA For your audition, please prepare a 1.5-2min dance.
There is an additional Company production fee of $165
Please call after October 1st to reserve your Audition time.