Class Descriptions


Discover more about each type of dance we offer!

We offer a multitude of different classes ~ so you can experience all forms of dance!  Check out each description to learn a little bit more, and download the Class Descriptions & Policies to save a copy for yourself.

Class Descriptions

Class Descriptions & Policies

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Ballet

Ballet is the basis for all genres of dance. It is strongly recommended for all dancers. Kay Michael Lee Studio follows the Vaganova methods and techniques.

Ballet/Tap

Ballet/Tap classes combine music, movement with the art of dance. Dancers will utilize 30 minutes of class in ballet shoes and 30 minutes in tap shoes.

Tap

Tap is a form of dance characterized by a tapping sound created from metal plates attached to both the ball and heel of the dancer’s shoe.

Ballet/Jazz and Ballet/Lyrical

These combination classes are for dancers who have little experience to no dance experience. Ballet/Jazz and Ballet/Lyrical classes offer a combination of classical ballet, plus adding either and emotional element (lyrical) or an upbeat style of movement (jazz). Jazz The style of jazz is resembled by classes and contemporary music combined with quick movements, strength, flexibility, and fluidity. Additional study in ballet is highly recommended.

Hip Hop

Hip hop dance refers to dance styles primarily danced to hip hop music or that have evolved as part of hip hop culture that includes a wide range of styles notably breaking, locking, and popping.

Lyrical

The style of lyrical is a combination of ballet, jazz, and/or modern styles of dance. Lyrical dance is expressive, simultaneously subtle and dynamic, focused on conveying musicality and emotion through movement.

Modern

Modern is a term used to describe contemporary dance. Modern dance centers on a dancer's own interpretations instead of structured steps, as in traditional ballet dancing. A modern dancer rejects the classical ballet stance of an upright, erect body, often opting instead for deliberate falls to the floor.

Pointe

Pointe class will be run similarly to Ballet classes. Dancers need to be at least twelve (12) years of age and have had a minimum of three (3) years of ballet training. Dancers will need to go through the pointe strength test prior to registering for this particular class.

Musical Theatre

This class focuses on the history of Broadway and dance's role in it. Musical productions new and old will be discussed, as well as acting techniques to improve the dancers' performance abilities

Mommy & Me

The Mommy & Me class is designed as movement exploration for our youngest dancers! The use of props, mats, and sing-along songs allows each parent to help their child develop motor and coordination skills in a fun, structured environment. This class is a perfect opportunity for young dancers to enjoy the dance fun before they are old enough to join class on their own for more dance instruction. Dancers are required to wear ballet slippers or bare feet; adults are required to come in socks or barefoot. Guardians and caregivers are also welcome to attend!