Dance Xplosion® offers Youth Classes for dancers 2-18 years old and Adult Classes for dancers 18+ years old (post High School).

austin texas dance class descriptions

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Acro Dance Creative Dance Creative Day Out
Intro Ballet/Tap/Jazz Toddler Bop & Tumble Hip Bop & Tumble
Pre-Hop Boys Superhero Tumble Hip Hop
Boys Hip Hop & Breakdancing Drill Team Jazz and Jazz/Leaps & Turns
Ballet & Pointe Tap & Jazz/Tap  Mommy & Me/Parent & Me

Musical Theatre & Intro to MT 
Ballet/Lyrical & Ballet/Contemporary

Lyrical & Contemporary

Stretch, Strength & Conditioning
Boys Hip Hop & Breakdancing



 
Class and Age Requirements Class Description Required Attire

Creative Dance
(2-3 years)
     AND
 (3-4 years)
     AND
 (4-5 years)

*A guardian is required to stay if the child cannot fully use the restroom by themselves.

Designed to develop children’s movement, expression, imagination, and classroom skills through dancing, singing and creative play. You will see improvements in children’s dance skills, coordination, and listening skills, and you will watch their imaginations flourish. The classes also introduce children to the basics of ballet and tap, in order to prepare them for the next level classes and to spark a love for dance.

 

 

*2-3 yr = 1 routine in recital (1 ballet)
*3-4 yr = 1 routine in recital (1 ballet)

*4-5 yr = 2 routine in recital (1 ballet / 1tap)

Girls
-Any style/color leotard, tutu, dance skirt
-Any color tights
-Pink ballet slippers (laces pulled tight, tied, and tucked inside shoes)
-Black, patent leather tap shoes (NO laces)
-Hair secured away from face
-No jewelry other than stud earrings

Boys
-Fitted white or black t-shirt
-Black dance pants or black shorts
-Black ballet shoes (see above for laces)
-Black, patent leather OR Oxford style tap shoes

**Students will change shoes once during class but they will not change clothes.

Creative Day Out Program
(3-5 years)

 9am-12pm / 1-day per week

*Children must be fully potty-trained

Designed to develop children's movement, expression, imagination and classroom/social skills through dancing, singing, creative play, story-time and craft time. You will see improvements in children's tap and ballet skills, coordination and agility built through hip bop & tumble class and listening skills, all while their imaginations flourish. A snack will be provided daily.

"Creative Day Out" includes a full Creative Dance class, a full Hip Bop class, plus dance-based games, stories and arts & crafts in between.

 

*2 routines in recital (1 ballet / 1 hip hop)
*1 tap routine will be performed during a Springtime "in studio" performance for friends and family.

-See "Creative Dance" information

-Dancers should bring a bag with their name on it that holds their shoes and 1 back-up change of clothes.

**Students will change shoes once during class but they will not change clothes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Intro to Ballet/Tap/Jazz
(5-6 years)
20min/20min/20min

*5 year olds must have prior dance experience

This class is a stepping stone class between our preschool Creative Dance classes and our more structured level 1 ballet, tap and jazz classes. It is ideal for 5 year olds that are little too advanced for the Creative Dance classes and/or 6 year olds that have never taken dance before. Students will practice all 3 styles of dance in each 1 hour class. These dance styles are described below.

 

 

 

 

 

*2 routines in recital
(1 tap / 1 ballet)

Girls
-Any solid color leotard
-Non-shimmer black or pink tights
-NO TUTUS, flat ballet skirts are optional
-Pink ballet shoes with laces tucked in (canvas or leather, no satin slippers)
-Black, patent leather tap shoes (Please replace laces with elastic or tap ties)
-Hair must be secured away from face

Boys
-Fitted white or black t-shirt
-Black dance pants or black athletic shorts
-Black ballet shoes (see above for laces)
-Black, patent leather OR Oxford style tap shoes

Toddler, Bop & Tumble
(2-3 years)

This class is a very cutesy intro to hip-hop designed with a young age group in mind AND an intro to basic tumbling. Dancers learn hip hop dance steps/ tricks and develop rhythm through short dances and purposeful games. From tumbling they increase coordination and body awareness. All music is age appropriate!

 

 

*1 routine in recital

-Any moveable and comfortable attire
-Supportive athletic shoes or black dance sneakers
-Hair secured away from face

*Dance shoes should NOT be worn outside the studio. See Bright Lights Dancewear for example shoes.

**Dancers may be asked to have certain color and/or style shoes for recital.

 

Hip-Hop Bop & Tumble
(3-4 years)

This class is a very cutesy intro to hip-hop designed with a young age group in mind AND an intro to basic tumbling. Dancers learn hip hop dance steps/ tricks and develop rhythm through short dances and purposeful games. From tumbling they increase coordination and body awareness. All music is age appropriate!

 

*1 routine in recital

-Any moveable and comfortable attire
-Supportive athletic shoes or black dance sneakers
-Hair secured away from face

*Dance shoes should NOT be worn outside the studio. See Bright Lights Dancewear for example shoes.

**Dancers may be asked to have certain color and/or style shoes for recital.

Pre-Hop
(4-6 years)
AND
(5-7 years)

This class is an intro to hip-hop designed with a young age group in mind. Dancers learn hip hop dance steps, tricks and the “attitude” and showmanship that it takes to be a strong hip hop dancer. Students learn all about style and rhythm through short dances and purposeful games. All music is age appropriate!

 

*1 routine in recital

-Any moveable and comfortable attire
-Supportive athletic shoes or black dance sneakers
-Hair secured away from face

*Dance shoes should NOT be worn outside the studio. See Bright Lights Dancewear for example shoes.

**Dancers may be asked to have certain color and/or style shoes for recital.

Boys Superhero Tumbling
(3-5 years)

Designed for pre-school age boys to learn basic tumbling skills, improve coordination, practice classroom skills such as listening, and to have fun! Students will let their imaginations run wild as they use props and special activities to imitate their favorite superheroes.

*1 routine in recital

-Any moveable and comfortable attire
-Superhero costumes ARE allowed
-No shoes / No socks

 

 

 

Hip Hop
(6+ years)

A structured form of street dance often found in music videos. Hip Hop teaches coordination, strength, rhythm, quickness, agility, and endurance. Dance Xplosion® uses only clean, radio-version music.

 

 

 

*1 routine in recital

-Any moveable and comfortable attire
-Supportive athletic shoes or dance sneakers
-Hair secured away from face

*Dance shoes should NOT be worn outside the studio. See Bright Lights Dancewear for example shoes.

**Dancers may be asked to have certain color and/or style shoes for recital

BOYS Hip Hop & Breakdancing
(5-7 years)
    AND
(8-11 years) 

A structured form of street dance often found in music videos. Boys-only classes will have a strong emphasis on break dancing. Hip Hop teaches coordination, strength, rhythm, quickness, agility and endurance. Dance Xplosion® uses only clean, radio-version music.

 

*1 routine in recital

-Any moveable and comfortable attire
-Supportive athletic shoes or dance sneakers

*Hip Hop shoes should NOT be worn outside the studio. See Bright Lights Dancewear for example shoes.

**Dancers may be asked to have certain color and/or style shoes for recital.

Lyrical & Contemporary
(8+ years)
 

A mix of jazz and ballet in which there is an emphasis on expressing emotions and storytelling by the individual dancer. Classes will focus on a combo of technique and choreography. There will be a strong focus on developing each dancer’s performance style and ability to “feel” the music.

 

*1 routine in recital

Lyrical OR Contemporary
-Any color/style leotard or dance top
-Any color/style dance pants or dance shorts
-Tan, slip-on, split-sole jazz shoes OR lyrical sandal (ex. FootUndeez or Half Sole)
-Hair secured away from face

**Dancers may be asked to dance bare foot at times AND they may be asked to have a certain color shoe/sandal for recital.

Jazz
(6+ years)

 

A stylized and technical form of dance that is best supported by a ballet foundation. Classes will focus on strength, conditioning, flexibility, leaps, turns, jumps, learning and perfecting of choreography...

 

 

 

 

 

 

*1 routine in recital (Jazz/Tap 1 combo classes will have 2 routines)

-Any color/style leotard or dance top
-Any color/style dance pants or dance shorts
-Black or tan, slip-on, split-sole jazz shoes
-Hair secured away from face

**Dancers may be asked to dance bare foot at times AND they may be asked to have certain color and/or style shoes for recital.

Ballet & Pointe
(6+ years)

 

The foundation of all dance genres. Students are highly encouraged to study ballet first or along with other genres of dance. All Dance Xplosion® Company members are required to take ballet. For levels that include Pointe, wearing pointe shoes requires instructor approval.

Pointe only classes – students taking pointe only classes must also take at least 1 ballet class per week and must be approved prior to enrolling in pointe.

 

 

*Ballet classes have 1 routine in recital
*Pointe 1 & Pointe 2 classes have 1 routine in recital
*Ballet Strengthening & Beginner Pointe do not perform in recital

All Females
-Ballet 1 & 2 – Any pink, black or lavender leotard
-Ballet 3,4,5 – Any dark color, solid leotard
-Ballet 3,4,5 may wear ballet warm-up/sweater per teacher
-Non-shimmer black or pink tights
-Pink ballet shoes with laces tucked (canvas or leather, no satin slippers)
-Hair must be secured in a bun
-No skirts during class
-No shorts, tutus, t-shirts...

All Males
-Fitted white or black t-shirt
-Black dance pants
-Black ballet shoes with laces tucked (canvas or leather, no satin slippers)

 

 

 

 

 

Tap
(6+ years)

Jazz/Tap combo
(6+ years)

Tap develops rhythm, musicality and coordination. Dancers will practice rhythmic patterns and combinations with tap shoes.

The Jazz/Tap combo class allows dancers to experience both styles. The kids will spend approximately half of each class with tap and the other half with jazz.

 

 

*1 routine in recital
(Jazz/Tap 1 combo classes will have 2 routines)

-Any moveable and comfortable attire
-Black, lace-up, OXFORD STYLE tap shoes
-Hair secured away from face

*Jazz/Tap combo follow "Jazz" guidelines + tap shoes

**Starting in Jazz/Tap 1 no black patent shoes

 

Drill Team
(grades 6+)

A form of jazz that focuses on technique with precision and placement. This class is for dancers who aspire to be on, or who are already on, a drill/dance team and want to improve precision, placement, strength, flexibility, and control.

 

 

 

 

*1 routine in recital

-Any color/style leotard or dance top
-Any color/style dance pants or dance shorts
-Black or tan, slip-on, split-sole jazz shoes
-Hair secured away from face

*Clothing needs to be form fitting and not restrict movement.

**Dancers may be asked to dance bare foot at times AND they may be asked to have a certain color and/or style shoes for recital.

Musical Theater
(6+ years)

Intro to Music Theatre
(4-6 years)

 

Designed to provide students with the opportunity to learn what it means to be a "Triple Threat": an actor, singer, and dancer. Students will experience all aspects of musical theatre by studying acting, voice, dance, improvisational skills and to improve stage presence. Broadway here we come!

 

*1 routine in recital

-Any style/color leotard, dance top, tights, leggings and/or dance pants
-Black or tan, slip-on, split-sole jazz shoes
-Hair secured away from face

*Dancers may be asked to have certain color and/or style shoes for recital.

 

 

Mommy & Me/Parent & Me
(1-2 years)

This class is similar to our 2-3 year Creative Dance classes except Mom, Dad or another trusted caregiver get to actively participate with the child throughout the class. This class is a great first step before children start dance classes on their own. Students will gain independence and confidence as they dance, make-believe and discover the world of dance.

*NO recital dance

Girls
-Any style/color leotard, tutu, dance skirt
-Any color tights
-Pink ballet slippers (laces pulled tight, tied, and tucked inside shoes)
-Black, patent leather tap shoes (NO laces)
-Hair secured away from face
-No jewelry other than stud earrings

Boys
-Fitted white or black t-shirt
-Black dance pants or black shorts
-Black ballet shoes (see above for laces)
-Black, patent leather OR Oxford style tap shoes

**Students will change shoes once during class but they will not change clothes.

Parent
-Any clothes that are comfortable and do not restrict movement.
-Barefoot

Acro Dance
(7+ years)

A class that focuses on teaching acrobatic skills and tricks that are useful to dancers. Dancers will build strength and flexibility while learning to safely perform acro tricks on their own and with partners. Skills include elbow stands, front and back walkovers, handstands, various floor leaps,  leghold cartwheels, aerials and more as students advance.

*NO recital dance

-Any color/style leotard or dance top
-Any color/style dance pants or dance shorts
-Black or tan, slip-on, split-sole jazz shoes
-Hair secured away from face

**Clothing needs to be form fitting and not restrict movement.

 

Ballet/Lyrical
(9-12 years)

Ballet/Contemporary
(12+ years)

A class that allows dancers to experience both styles. The first portion of class will be a ballet class which will help the dancers build a strong technical foundation. The second portion of class will transition to lyrical (ages 9-12) or contemporary (ages 12+) style.  

*1 routine in recital
(Lyrical or Contemporary style)

All Females
-Any solid color leotard
-Non-shimmer black or pink tights
-Pink ballet shoes with laces tucked (canvas or leather, no satin slippers)
-Hair pulled back
-No skirts during class
-No shorts, tutus, t-shirts during ballet

All Males
-Fitted white or black t-shirt
-Black dance pants
-Black ballet shoes with laces tucked (canvas or leather, no satin slippers)

**Dancers may put on shorts or leggings and a top over their leotard during the non-ballet portion of class.

**Dancers may be asked to dance bare foot at times AND they may be asked to have a certain color shoe/sandal for recital (ex. Half Sole or Lyrical Sandals)

Stretch, Strength & Conditioning
(7+ years)

A class devoted to toning and building full-body strength and endurance in a way that is useful for dancers. Students will use therabands, pilates rings, weighted balls, jump ropes and much more. Students will also learn new ways to increase and maintain flexibility. A class beneficial to dancers of all genres. 

*NO recital dance

-Any color/style leotard or fitted top
-Any color/style fitted pants or shorts
-Supportive tennis shoes, although sometimes dancer will go barefoot
-Hair secured away from face

**Clothing needs to be form fitting and not restrict movement.

 

 

 

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