6-9 Years Old
The "Starlet Academy" is designed to inspire, educate, and stimulate the creativity of the young, first-time, or recreational dancer. These classes are offered in combination format of Tap, Jazz and Ballet. They are geared to promote camaraderie among dancers and instructors, nurturance in the teaching-learning process, and time to smile and enjoy the class. We also use a variety of music, making sure that they are always enjoyable and age-appropriate.
Age 5-6: Kinder Stars (KS) -Kinder Stars is for current Kindergarten students and covers a basis of movement found in all dance forms. The goal of Kinder Stars is to foster creativity, freedom and expression in movement, and a love for dance. The concepts will prepare the students for the following year when they graduate to Shining Stars for 1-3 graders, or intensive Ballet, Jazz, or Tap. Creative or free components are also included within each class~ ie; Circle Improvisation, Freeze Dance, Free Dance, etc. By the end of the year the students can dance set work independent of the teacher, memorize simple exercises and sequences, and make a start of musical interpretation. Classes are 60 minutes. *This class is full at this time.
Ages 7-9: Shining Stars (1-3 grade). Shining Stars classes are a combination of tap and jazz. The Starlet Academy is a great introduction to dance fundamentals, allowing for education and preparation for future dance progress. The classes focus on building technique in a stress free atmosphere while singing and dancing to training aids that are helping to build muscle memory, instilling vocabulary, and building self-esteem. Most students are assigned to class according to their grade level in school, but it is not uncommon for a more advanced dancer to move ahead to the next class level. Classes are 60 minutes.
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*Shining Stars and Rising Stars are encouraged to complement their tap/jazz combo class by entering into the Ballet Program.
Age 6-9: Acro 1. Our acrobatics arts program is the core of our AcroDance department at MYM. AcroDance is based on safe and effective progressions with proven results in five divisions: Flexibility, Strength, Balancing, Limbering and Tumbling. Developed with input from professionals and experts in ballet, modern dance, jazz, contortion, artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, sport acrobatics, yoga, acro yoga, pilates, physiotherapy , hand balancing and more, you will not find a more comprehensive program. The simple, thoughtful progressions take the beginner preschool level dancer from log rolls and somersaults to the advanced dancer tumbling effortlessly across the stage. Classes are 60 minutes.
*MYM is proud to be the first studio that was certified in the Acrobatic Arts program in Alabama in 2014.
Ages 6-9: Ballet. Our ballet program is the Foundation of all our departments at MYM. Ballet classes are leveled from 1-3 and include other classes such as pre-pointe, beginning pointe and advanced pointe. Our Ballet program is for any dancer who wishes to train for educational or competitive purposes. We offer this program to ages 6 and up. Classes are 60 minutes. *This class is full at this time.
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Age 8-10: Junior Hip Hop. A Street dance class mixing funk and hip hop with street dance styles. Petite and Junior hip-hop classes introduce the acrobatics of "breakdancing". Students can expect to learn holla backs, stalls (freezes), turtles, k-kicks and much more! Classes are 60 minutes. *This class is almost full so sign up for your free trial class today!