Timberlane Arts and Dance Academy LLC

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Class Descriptions

Princess Pre-Ballet (ages 2/3) - This class introduces little ones to the world of dance through the use of imagination and play.  We use a variety of props such as hoops, ribbon wands and scarves as we teach the basics of ballet.  We believe strongly in saying and doing as we introduce the terms and technique that will lay the foundation for more advanced classes.  Within a few short weeks, our little ballerinas will be able to say the French ballet terms while showing off their proper ballet technique!  Princess Dress Up Day is the first class of each month!  We have a large selection of dresses for our princess ballerinas to choose from or you may wear one from home.


Ballet-Tap for 3/4 year-olds - This class is for dancers who have already completed Princess Pre-ballet or have aged out of that class.  We spend half of the class focusing on ballet, while still incorporating some of the activities we loved from Princess Pre-ballet.  We spend more time at the ballet barre and learn more advanced terms and technique.  Halfway through the class we change into tap shoes.  During tap time we learn the basics such as marching, heel digs, toe taps, shuffles, stomps and stamps.  Princess Dress Up Day is the first class of each month!  This class performs at both dance recitals.

Ballet-Tap for 4/5 year-olds -  This combination class is for dancers who have completed 3/4 year old ballet-tap class or who have aged out of that class.  This class is one hour in length.  The first 30 minutes is spent focusing on ballet.  Across the floor is introduced this year and more time is spent at the ballet barre.  The last 30 minutes is spent focusing on tap.  Skills such as toe heels, flaps, shuffle hops, etc. are introduced.  This class performs at both dance recitals.


Ballet-Tap-Jazz for 6-8 year-olds - Pom Poms!!!!! This class has fun dancing with pom poms during jazz time!  Ballet and tap are also part of this hour long class.  Two of the three areas are focused on each week.  This class performs at both dance recitals.


Beginning Irish Dance for 4-6 year-olds - This class is great for little ones with lots of energy. Your child will hop, skip and jump their way into the world of Irish dancing.  They will be exposed to both traditional and contemporary Irish music, jigs, reels and choreographed dances.  This class performs at both dance recitals.

Beginning Irish Dance for ages 6+ - This is a beginning Irish class which will teach the basics of Irish dancing.  Cuts, threes, sevens and other beginning steps lead the way to more advanced technique as our dancers learn jigs, reels and choreographed dances.  Both traditional and contemporary Irish music is used during this hour long class.  This class performs at both dance recitals.


Hip-Hop for ages 7+ - This super fun and funky class is for the child who loves to move and groove.  We spend one hour learning moves and choreography to popular, CLEAN music. 


Ballet for ages 9-11 - This class focuses on proper ballet terms and technique, spending time on centre work, at the barre and learning steps across the floor.  Students in this class are eligible to join the Junior Dance Team if they also take Tap for ages 9-11.


Tap for ages 9-11 - This class focuses on tap technique such as shuffles, flaps, ball changes, heel digs, toe taps, etc. and performs at both dance recitals. Students in this class are eligible to join the Junior Dance Team if they also take Ballet for ages 9-11.

Ballet for ages 13+ - This class is for teens who are just beginning ballet and who have experience.  Time is spent at the barre, on centre work and learning technique across the floor. Students in this class are eligible to join the Teen Dance Team if they also take Tap for ages 13+.


Tap for ages 13+ - This class is for teens who are just beginning tap and who have experience.  Time is spent focusing on beginning tap steps, moving toward more advanced technique.  Students in this class are eligible to join the Teen Dance Team if they also take Ballet for ages 13+.


Wee Irish Performance Company - This performance group is for irish dancers who have mastered the basics and are ready to learn more advanced choreography.  These dancers perform at various community events throughout the year as well as both dance recitals. 


Irish Kids Performance Company - This performance group is made up of two separate groups, intermediate and advanced.  They learn choreography and perform separate dances as well as come together and perform as a whole group. These dancers perform at various community events throughout the year as well as both dance recitals.


Flag Team for ages 10+ - This class teaches the basics of flag twirling!  Choreography is set to fun music as we create routines to perform at local events and both recitals. 


Junior Dance Team for ages 9-12 - Dancers on this non-competitive dance team must take both ballet and tap technique classes for ages 9-11 in order to participate.  We perform at various community events as well as both dance recitals.


Teen Dance Team for ages 13+ - Dancers on this non-competitive dance team must take ballet/lyrical and tap/jazz technique classes for ages 13+ in order to participate.  We perform at various community events as well as both dance recitals.