Middle & High School Classes

Middle School & High School Dancers

Decide which classes you would like to enroll your dancer in and click the REGISTER NOW button above to find your studio day and time options.

Core Combination

Ballet/Tap or Ballet/Tap/Jazz combination classes. Learn terminology and proper technique for these respective core dance styles.

Hip Hop

This class teaches rhythm, musicality, coordination and modern hip hop technique. This is an excellent class for high energy dancers who want to take a fun dance class. Recommended for Kindergarten - 12th Grade.

Tumbling

Intermediate Tumbling 2

Dancers will need to have a proper backbend kickover, back-limber, one-handed cartwheel and front limber individually before entering this class. Dancers will work towards handstand walks, aerials (no-hand cartwheel), round-off rebounds, front walkovers, back handsprings and more. 

Advanced Tumbling

Dancers will need to have a proper aerial, front-walkover and back-handspring before entering this class. Dancers will work to get back handspring step-outs, back tucks, front aerials, combination tumbling, and more.

Ballet Tech

Ballet is the core of all dance styles. Course set specifically to improve on ballet technique. Sharpen your posture, frame, hold, leg and hip actions, hands, feet and body position in this class. Perfect for anyone who loves ballet or is looking to go the extra mile.

Leaps & Turns

Proper technique for leaps, turns and tricks will help any dancer improve their overall skill set. Perfect course for anyone looking to audition for a dance team or simply take their skills to the next level.

Strength & Stretch

Developed to improve flexibility and strength in dancers. Flexibility is essential for all dancers but, it is important that dancers develop the strength to manage this flexibility to prevent injuries. The combination for strength and stretch in this class will help prepare the dancer's body for the demands of their technical classes.

Pom

Currently offered at our Ankeny Studio

Learn fundamentals such as basic cheer motions/technique, pom skills/technique, body position, jumps, stunting, chanting, and more in this fun class. All designed to help your child become a well-rounded technically advanced cheerleader or pom squad member! This is a perfect class for anyone wanting to be on a cheer squad or dance team -- now or in the future! Open to ages 1st - 12th grade.

Extension

This class is designed to improve a dancer’s range of motion, enhance muscle flexibility, heighten a dancer’s balance and increase their level of core muscle strength and overall control. Through a variety of stretches and strengthening exercises, dancers will also increase their awareness of their own body’s potential as it connects to expression through movement. 

Dance Team Prep

Excited to start prepping for your high school dance team? This 1 hour class is for students in 6th grade and up and is designed to focus on jazz technique as well as to enhance sharp and clean movements on your leaps and turns.  In addition, you will learn pom, hip hop and proper kick line technique to prepare you for that upcoming dance team audition! 

Pre-Pointe/Pointe

Currently offered at our Ankeny Studio

Pointe empowers ballet dancers to achieve their career goals through developing their technique, their artistry and their self-confidence. Pointe supports the body weight on the tips of the toes, usually while wearing structurally reinforced pointe shoes.

Progression & Combo

Learn new progressions and combinations weekly in all styles of dance in this convention style class. This class will focus on picking up choreography quickly and introducing dancers to different styles of movement and dance. It is perfect for those students who see themselves continuing on in their dance education either through competitive dance, dance team or commercial dance opportunities!

Heels

Come learn to dance in heels all while getting a great workout! This class takes dance to another level! Learn how to improve your overall posture, build confidence, mature in movement while learning how to engage different muscles while dancing in heels. This is the perfect class for any dancer looking to dance professionally in the commercial industry or just for FUN! 

*Studio approval required before enrollment

PBT

Progressing Ballet Technique is an innovative program developed by Marie Walton-Mahon for students to understand the depth of training muscle memory in achieving their personal best in classical ballet.  Each exercise has been developed with care and guidance with a team of physiotherapists and focuses on the use of muscle memory to improve students’ understanding of core stability, weight placement and alignment.