AGE LEVELS

At ASADC, our classes are grouped first by age. Based on developmental trajectories, we know that students of different ages respond best when teaching methods are geared towards a specific age level, especially in younger students. This grouping allows instructors to ensure they are using age appropriate teaching methods, music, skills, and costuming. We are sensitive to costuming children in an age appropriate fashion.

Early Start

This program caters to our young dancers ages 2 through 6 and includes Totally 2s for our 2 year olds, Creative Movement (CM) for our 3 year olds, Kreative Kids 4 or 5 (KK4 or KK5) for our 4 and 5 year olds, and Kreative Kids 6+ (KK6+) for our 6 year olds. For more detailed information on each of these classes, check the Early Start link.

Early Start

This program caters to our young dancers ages 2 through 6 and includes Totally 2s for our 2 year olds, Creative Movement (CM) for our 3 year olds, Kreative Kids 4 or 5 (KK4 or KK5) for our 4 and 5 year olds, and Kreative Kids 6+ (KK6+) for our 6 year olds. For more detailed information on each of these classes, check the Early Start link.

Level 1 (ages 7-9)

At age 7, students are ready for a more focused study so classes are geared towards an individual dance style rather than a combination. They are also often ready to explore additional styles of dance. Classes are 1 to 1.5 hours each week. Classes available for Level 1 students are Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre Dance, and Tumbling for Dance.

Level 1 (ages 7-9)

At age 7, students are ready for a more focused study so classes are geared towards an individual dance style rather than a combination. They are also often ready to explore additional styles of dance. Classes are 1 to 1.5 hours each week. Classes available for Level 1 students are Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre Dance, and Tumbling for Dance.

Level 2 (ages 10-12)

By age 10, students are gaining confidence and are often ready to take additional classes to add to their solid foundation in the core subjects of Ballet, Jazz, and Tap. Classes are 1 to 1.5 hours each week. In addition to classes available for Level 1 students (Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre Dance, and Tumbling for Dance), Level 2 students are also able to take Prepointe, Pointe, Modern, and Lyrical/Contemporary. Note: Prepointe, Pointe, and Lyrical/Contemporary have prerequisites.

Level 2 (ages 10-12)

By age 10, students are gaining confidence and are often ready to take additional classes to add to their solid foundation in the core subjects of Ballet, Jazz, and Tap. Classes are 1 to 1.5 hours each week. In addition to classes available for Level 1 students (Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre Dance, and Tumbling for Dance), Level 2 students are also able to take Prepointe, Pointe, Modern, and Lyrical/Contemporary. Note: Prepointe, Pointe, and Lyrical/Contemporary have prerequisites.

Level 3 (ages 13-18)

By age 13, students start approaching study with a more mature thought process. Teaching strategies as well as music and style choices are changed to match that maturity. Classes are 1 to 1.5 hours each week. Classes available to Level 2 students are Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre Dance, Tumbling for Dance, Modern, Prepointe, Pointe, and Lyrical/Contemporary. Note: Prepointe, Pointe, and Lyrical/Contemporary have prerequisites.

Level 3 (ages 13-18)

By age 13, students start approaching study with a more mature thought process. Teaching strategies as well as music and style choices are changed to match that maturity. Classes are 1 to 1.5 hours each week. Classes available to Level 2 students are Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre Dance, Tumbling for Dance, Modern, Prepointe, Pointe, and Lyrical/Contemporary. Note: Prepointe, Pointe, and Lyrical/Contemporary have prerequisites.

Adult (ages 19+)

At ASADC, we believe that dance is for everyone so whether you are just starting to explore dance or you grew up dancing, we have adult classes for you! As an adult, it is definitely more comfortable dancing with other adults than with younger students. Adults also learn differently than younger students and often have different goals. Our instructors understand this and teach classes so adults get the most out of the class. Classes available to adults are Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Modern, Lyrical/Contemporary, and Musical Theatre Dance.

Adult (ages 19+)

At ASADC, we believe that dance is for everyone so whether you are just starting to explore dance or you grew up dancing, we have adult classes for you! As an adult, it is definitely more comfortable dancing with other adults than with younger students. Adults also learn differently than younger students and often have different goals. Our instructors understand this and teach classes so adults get the most out of the class. Classes available to adults are Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Modern, Lyrical/Contemporary, and Musical Theatre Dance.