Kelly Peterson's Dance Company is a dance school with an emphasis on traditional/classic dance technique training. We believe dance teaches many valuable life lessons and we hope your child will benefit from all that dance has to offer.
The amount of dance training a student has had is used as a guideline, but not as a rule. Some children are born with a gift and some have to work harder to achieve it. You will have the opportunity to personally meet with Kelly Peterson to discuss class placement for your child.
All classes are taught according to the level outlined in the class descriptions below. More advanced dancers will be allowed the opportunity to move up a level, or possibly form an alternate class with other students of the same ability but not necessarily the same age. Advance placement and alternate scheduling will be at the discretion of KPDC.
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Fall Class Descriptions
Creative Movement/Tap A 45-minute Combo class designed for our youngest dancers. Dancers will have fun learning pre-Ballet movement to popular children's music through singing and movement games. The Tap portion of the class introduces basic skills through rhythm and coordination activities.
Boys' Only Creative Movement
(ages 3 & 4)
A 45-minute Creative Movement class geared especially for boys. The boys will have fun learning basic movements and coordination skills through singing and movement games.
Beginner Ballet/Tap 45-minutes
A Combo class for children who are not yet attending Kindergarten. Imagination and creative play still plays an important role at this age. Very much like our Creative Movement classes, the dancers will continue Pre-Ballet movement with initial exposure to basic technique. The Tap portion of the class introduces basic Tap skills through rhythm and coordination activities.
Kinder/1st Grade Ballet/TapCombo Class 60-minutes
A fun and interactive Combo class that allows students to continue to enjoy expressing themselves through the art of dance. This class is built on basic Ballet and Tap movements, but is still appropriate for the first-time dancer. Dancers will enjoy learning basic Ballet and Tap terminology and technique.
2nd/3rd Grade Ballet/Tap/Jazz Combo Class I hour and 30 minutes
This class for second/third graders is an interactive class that builds on basic movements, but is still appropriate for the first-time dancer. This class includes technique enrichment through Ballet barre exercises, as well as, a technique-driven progression and center floor portion to class. This class includes an introduction to proper warm-ups and stretches for the body, combined with across-the-floor progressions and mini Jazz combinations. This class offers students a complete class including extensive technique using proper warm up, progressions, center floor work, and choreography.
4th/5th Grade Ballet/Tap/Jazz Combo Class 1 hour and 30 minutes
Offers students an interactive class that builds on basic movements, yet is still appropriate for the first-time dancer. This class includes technique enrichment through Ballet barre exercises, as well as a technique-driven progression and center floor portion to Ballet class. This class introduces students to proper warm-ups and stretches for the body combined with across-the-floor progressions and mini Jazz combinations. This class offers students a complete class including extensive technique using proper warm-up, progressions, center floor work, and choreography.
This class is open to Middle and High schoolers who are interested in theater arts, performance, and a triple threat experience. An emphasis on expression, entertaining, and performance will be the focus.
The perfect class for adults who want to learn several dance styles, combined with stretching, having fun, and getting out of your comfort zone.
Leaps & Turns for Middle School/High School -The body's center axis, the place from which all movements begin and end, make it possible to maintain balance while executing high extensions & graceful, precise, powerful movements. This class will teach students how to execute jumps, spotting & turning with precision, giving the dancer the advantage of core strength as they learn to enhance their turn and leap skill set. This class is offered with a ballet barre and stetch/warm up option. This class is good for beginner to advanced dancers. Dancers will work at their own level to enhance their abiltiy.
Contemporary for Middle School/High School - This class focuses on a style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres, including modern, jazz, lyrical & classical ballet. This style strives to connect the mind & body through fluid dance movemnt. This class is good for beginner to advanced dancers.
Hip Hop for Middle School/High School - This class encompasses many different urban dance styles such as poppin', locking, breaking as well as freestyle movement to give students the opportunity to develop their own sense of style. These classes teach rhythm, coordination, musicality & choreography without suggestive music or movements. This class is good for beginner to advanced dancers.