Avery Ranch Studio

Avery Ranch Classes & Attire

Dance & Musical Theatre for All Ages

It’s never too young to start dancing! Here at Dance Discovery we offer classes starting at the age of 2. A wealth of choices are available for teens, kids and toddlers! Toddler Dance Expressions, STORYTIME DANCE™ Curriculum, Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Drill Team Prep, Contemporary, Modern, Hip Hop, Creative Movement, Yoga, Leaps & Turns, Musical Theatre and The Fine Arts Academy Mother’s Day Out.

Age Group Class Name Class Description Class Dress Requirements
Age 2

Dance Expressions

(Depending on the child’s needs parents may have to stay and dance the first few weeks for transition.)

This pre-ballet dance class is designed for students to take independently as they are ready. Activities change every few minutes to keep the students engaged in gross & fine motor movements for dance. Leotard for girls with pink leather ballet shoes and solid muscle shirt and shorts   for boys with black leather ballet shoes.  Skirts optional.

Fine Arts Academy

(Mother’s Day Out)

Ages  3-5

Preschool Fine Arts Academy

T/Th 9:00-2:00

This program includes STORYTIME DANCE ™ Curriculum, Yoga Stretches, Outdoor Activities, Visual Art, Music & Theatre, and a lunch from home. Leotard for girls with pink leather ballet shoes and solid muscle shirt and shorts for boys with black leather ballet shoes. Socks or tights. Skirts optional. Black tap shoes with elastic or velcro across the top. Bring Lunch and healthy snack. Also bring a painting shirt or smock.
Age 3-4 Preschool STORYTIME DANCE™ Curriculum Ballet/Tap/Jazz/Creative Dance This whole dance class is a story from beginning to end   incorporating age appropriate skills in ballet, jazz, creative movement, and   tap. The dance class begins with a ballet story and then students repeat   the ballet skills once more in the same order to traditional music. The story   engages them on their level allowing them to learn more skills because they   are actively focused for a longer period of time. Leotard for girls with pink leather ballet shoes and solid muscle shirt and shorts for boys with black leather ballet shoes. Socks or tights. Skirts optional. Black tap shoes with elastic or velcro across the top.
Ages   4-6 Pre-Hip Hop A totally clean version of this structured form of street   dance- Hip Hop teaches coordination, strength, rhythm, quickness, and   agility. Dancewear that covers the midriff. Hip Hop shoes.
Age   5-6

Primary STORYTIME DANCE™ Curriculum

Ballet/Tap/Jazz/Creative Dance

Ballet dance traditionally tells a story, however dancers   usually tell the story with their bodies rather than with words.   This dance class begins with the teacher telling a ballet story as the   students demonstrate the traditional ballet skills. Then the students repeat   the
ballet skills once more without the words, using the French terminology and   classical music. This actively engages them in the ballet skills for a longer   period of time. Then students learn jazz, creative movement, and tap. Tap is usually the last 20 min. of class.
Leotard for girls with pink leather ballet shoes and solid muscle shirt and shorts   for boys with black leather ballet shoes. Socks or tights. Skirts optional. Black tap shoes with elastic or velcro across the top.
Age   5-6 Classical Study Primary II Students learn traditional ballet, tap, jazz and creative movement. This class respects tight class etiquette only for those families wishing for a more serious study environment and a no talking policy. Pink Leotard (shade available in store), ballet pink tights, pink leather or canvas ballet shoes, black patent tap shoes.

Musical Theatre

Ages 6-8

Musical Theatre ages 6-8 Students learn all aspects of theatre, voice, acting, and dance. Students improve their improvisational skills for a greater stage presence. Comfortable attire that is easy to move in and covers the midriff.
Ages   8-12 Yoga Stretch & Strengthen Here yoga is presented in a fun, dynamic way using images children are familiar with for greater interest and understanding.  Children learn strength, balance, focus, and relaxation in a fun and supportive environment. Comfortable clothing that is easy to stretch in and bare feet.
Age 6-9 Hip Hop 1 A totally clean version of this structured form of street   dance- Hip Hop teaches coordination, strength, rhythm, quickness,   agility, and endurance. Dancewear that covers the midriff and Hip Hop tennis shoes. NO SHORT SHORTS without tights.
Age 7-9

Level I Dance Combo

Ballet/Tap/Jazz/Creative Dance

Students learn ballet, tap, jazz and creative movement each   week. This dance class usually consists of 40 min. ballet,   30 min. of jazz and creative movement, and 20 min. of tap at the end. Red leotard purchased onsite, pink leather ballet shoes, black tap shoes with elastic or velcro across the top, and theatrical pink tights.
Age 7-9 Classical Study Level I Dance Students learn ballet, tap, jazz and creative movement. This class respects tight class etiquette only for those families wishing for a more serious study environment and a no talking policy. Red Leotard (shade available in store), ballet pink tights, pink leather or canvas ballet shoes, black patent tap shoes with elastic or velcro across the top.
Ages 9+ by levelFor students age 9+ that are beginning level or advanced students younger than 9 with approval by the director Ballet 2 This is a classical ballet class for beginners at 9+ and younger advanced students upon approval. Light blue leotard purchased onsite, pink ballet shoes, black tap shoes and footless tights or convertible tights.
Tap 2 Tap is a technical form of dance that develops rhythm and coordination in dancers. Dancers will learn rhythmic patterns and combinations with tap shoes. Light blue leotard purchased onsite, pink ballet shoes, black tap shoes and footless tights or convertible tights.
Jazz 2 Jazz is a stylized and technical form of dance focused on strength, conditioning, flexibility, leaps, turns, jumps, and perfecting of   choreography. Dancewear that covers the midriff and jazz shoes. NO BOY SHORTS on girls without tights.
Ages   9-12 Hip Hop 2 A totally clean version of this structured form of street   dance- Hip Hop teaches coordination, strength, rhythm, quickness,   agility, and endurance. Dancewear that covers the midriff and hip hop tennis shoes. NO BOY SHORTS on girls without tights.
Teen Classes
Ages 13-18 by level
Drill Team Prep This dance 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. Students aspiring to try out for dance team at their high school need to take a minimum of 3 hours a week of technique classes including: Ballet, Jazz, Leaps/Turns, Contemporary & Drill Team Prep, outside of school. Dance wear and jazz shoes or foot undeez. No bare midriffs.
Hip Hop 3 A totally clean version of this structured form of street   dance- Hip Hop teaches coordination, strength, rhythm, quickness,   agility, and endurance. Sweat pants & fitted t-shirt. Hip Hop tennis shoes. No bare-midriffs.
Contemporary & Jazz 3 A modern expressive movement style based on healthy body   alignment principles. Dancewear that covers the midriff & footless tights with bare feet. NO BOY SHORTS on girls without tights. Bare feet or jazz shoes.
Ballet 3 This class will continue to develop ballet technique while building the flexibility and strength necessary for dancing en pointe. The curriculum strongly emphasizes healthy body alignment and a positive body image. Royal blue leotard, Ballet pink tights, Split sole ballet shoes. Pointe shoes will be specified by teacher when appropriate.
Jazz 3 Jazz is a stylized and technical form of dance focused on   strength, conditioning, flexibility, leaps, turns, jumps, and perfecting of   choreography. Dancewear that covers the midriff and black jazz shoes. NO BOY SHORTS on girls without tights.

Musical Theatre

Ages 9-14

Students learn all aspects of theatre, voice, acting, and dance. Students improve their improvisational skills for a greater stage presence. Comfortable attire that is easy to move in and covers the midriff.