Class Descriptions

HIP HOP

PRE-SCHOOL I & II

AGES 2 - 4 YEARS

  • Dance With Me - Toddler & Parent 

  • Discover Dance - Pre-School 1 - Ages 2 - 3 

  • Pre-School 2 - Ages 2 - 3 

  • Pre-School 3 - Ages 3 - 4 

(Must be potty trained). Our goal during these Pre-School classes is to introduce the basics of dance and movements to your child while promoting fun and interaction with others. This class is an introduction to ballet and tap, as well as tumbling. Classes are 45 minutes in length.

DRESS CODE: Students will wear ballet and tap shoes.

KINDER COMBO

AGES 4 - 6 YEARS

  • Creative Movement - Ages 2 - 3 

While we continue to focus on the dance basics we will begin to develop more advanced skills in our fun and exciting environment.  Combo class is an introduction to ballet, jazz, tumble, and tap in a structured yet friendly fun class.  Students will learn dance terminology.  Combo classes are the perfect class to help you, children, further develop discipline, motor skills, flexibility, coordination, and confidence. 

DRESS CODE: Students will wear ballet and tap shoes.

BALLET

  • Petite Ballet  - age of 4 and up 

  • Junior Ballet - ages 8 and up 

  • Teen Ballet - ages 12 and up 

  • Senior Ballet - ages 12 and up 

  • Dance Mom's Ballet 

CLASS PLACEMENT FOR ADVANCED BY AGE & ABILITY

  • Senior Ballet intro point- ages 14 and up 

Ballet is the foundation of dance. It teaches proper placement, alignment, balance technique, and control. All of these elements are extremely important in any form of dance. Students focus on improving strength, control, and body positioning in barre, and center work, as well as learning all of the vocabulary and terminology of Ballet.  PDS Ballet Program's goal is to provide clean technical ballet dancers, along with mastering Barre and center floor work, adagio studies, music, ballet history, vocabulary, and body conditioning. Beginner students, the emphasis is on the coordination of arms and head which begin to develop practical skills, muscular self-control, and basic coordination and expression.  More advanced ballet students will aim to develop strength and stability in the art of pirouettes, balance, control, extension, fluidity, and petite and grand allegro. The ongoing development of performance skills is stressed in all levels of ballet class. 

DRESS CODE: Students will wear ballet shoes, black leotard, pink tights, and hair pinned in a tight bun. 

JAZZ

  • Petite Jazz - Ages 4 and up

  • Junior Jazz - Ages 7 and up 

  • Teen Jazz - Ages 12 and up 

  • Senior Jazz/Funk - Ages 14 and up 

  • Dance Mom's Contemporary Jazz 

CLASS PLACEMENT FOR ADVANCED BY AGE & ABILITY

  • Pre Company Jazz - with teacher approval 

  • Pre Company Jazz Funk - with teacher approval 

 

Jazz is a fast-paced form of dance that involves many of the same concepts as ballet. This form of dance includes a variety of different skills and other technical aspects and is paired with music that is popular and upbeat. Students focus on strength, technique, and terminology.  PDS Jazz Program will provide a strong understanding of body placement with an emphasis on the explanation of terminology, isolations, and center work with strengthening turns, jumps, flexibility, technical execution, and combinations.  

DRESS CODE: Students will wear Theatrical Jazz Boots.

TAP

  • Petite Tap - Ages 4 and up

  • Junior Tap - Ages 7 and up

  • Dance Mom's Tap 

 

​CLASS PLACEMENT FOR ADVANCED BY AGE & ABILITY

  • Pre Company Advance Tap  -  Ages 12 and up 

  • Pre Company Intermediate Tap  -  Ages 14 and up 

Tap is all about rhythm! This exciting and challenging form of dance is executed by creating combinations of sounds with the shoes on your feet. PDS Tapp Program will provide students with a strong understanding of basic tap foundation, terminology, timing, and rhythm.  Students will be provided an explanation of terminology, execution of basic steps through more challenging rhythms, precise tap sounds, coordination, syncopation, and technical execution. 

DRESS CODE: Students will wear Tap Shoes.

  • Petite Hip Hop - Ages 4 and up

  • Boys Hip Hop - All Ages 

  • Hip Hop Hooray - Ages 5 - 7 

  • Junior Hip Hop  - Ages 7 and up 

  • Teen Hip Hop - Ages 12 and up 

  • Senior Hip Hop - Ages 14 and up 

CLASS PLACEMENT FOR ADVANCED BY AGE & ABILITY

  • Pre Company Hip Hop 

Hip Hop is the style most often seen on television and music videos. Movements are fast, funky, and fun. PDS Hip-Hop Program is all about attitude, it includes high energy movement with a concentration on style, funk, and self-expression.  PDS will also be providing all boys Hip-Hops classes along with co-ed for all ages. 

DRESS CODE: Students will wear black and white Converse sneakers. High-top for Jr. and Sr. Hip Hop.

LYRICAL/CONTEMPORARY

  • Junior Contemporary & Lyrical  - Ages 7 and up 

  • Teen Contemporary & Lyrical - Ages 12 and up 

  • Senior Contemporary & Lyrical - Ages 14 and up 

  • Dance Mom's Contemporary Jazz 

CLASS PLACEMENT FOR ADVANCED BY AGE & ABILITY

  • Pre Company Contemporary

Contemporary and Lyrical is a style of expressive dance that combines modern dance, jazz, lyrical and classical ballet. It connects the mind and body through fluid movements. PDS Lyrical/Contemporary Program will focus on strengthening the body, increasing flexibility, improving balance, proper placement, body alignment, and fluidity of movement  This class will let you express yourself through dance, and often times tell you the story of the music through choreography.  Students must also be enrolled in a ballet class. 

DRESS CODE: Students will wear Pirouette shoes are optional

page-header-feet.jpg

Programs at PDS

Phoenix Dance Studio finds the important to provide age-appropriate dance classes for each dance that joins PDS.  From the tiniest of tots to pre-professional dancers, will have the opportunity to dance and perform in a fun, challenging, supportive, and experienced.  

PDS provides your dancer with a fun learning environment while encouraging each dancer to strive for their personal best. 

You, the parent will discover the perfect dance class for your child. 

Be sure to take advantage of our FREE TRIAL WEEK! (4 class max)

All new dancers trying to discover the right dance studio for them, 

can enjoy all the dance classes they would like for one week,

FOR FREE

ACROBATIC DANCE

  • Mini ACRO  - Ages 3 and up

  • Petite ACRO - Ages 5 - 7 

  • Junior ACRO - Ages 7 and up 

CLASS PLACEMENT FOR ADVANCED BY AGE & ABILITY

  • Teen Intermediate ACRO - Ages 12 and up 

  • Senior Advanced ACRO - Ages 14 and up

ACRO dance is not your typical gymnastics class. Our ACRO instructors will guide students towards increased flexibility, balance, strength, muscle control, discipline, and concentration,  PDS ACRO Program, students will learn acrobatic movements at an appropriate level for their ability, which can then be incorporated into a dance routine. 

DRESS CODE: Students must wear proper dance attire and bare feet.

JR. CLASSICAL / CLASSICAL BALLET

AGES 8 & UP

CLASS PLACEMENT FOR CLASSICAL BY AGE & ABILITY

 

Classical Ballet is for the serious-minded ballet student. This class promotes grace as well as a disciplined technique. Students will progress to pointe classes at the discretion of their teacher. This weekly class should be taken in addition to a regular weekly ballet class. Classes are 1 hour in length.

DRESS CODE: Black leotard, pink tights, hair in a bun, ballet skirt (optional).

POINTE

WITH DIRECTOR'S APPROVAL

Pointe is offered to those students who have mastered the knowledge and technique of ballet and are ready for the next level. Strength and control are extremely important in this dance form. Students will progress to pointe at the discretion of their teacher. 

DRESS CODE: Students will wear pointe shoes.

DANCE COMPANY

TRYOUTS IN FALL 2020 - Information will be released soon!

Ages 8 & UP

PDS Dance Company consists of a group of 50 dancers.  Our Company members are trained by some of the best teachers in the valley, with professional backgrounds, and a true passion for performance and competition.  

Being chosen for PDS Dance Company is an honor that involves true commitment, dedication, and hard work.  These dancers take up to 12 - 18 hours a week of classes in the styles of Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, Hip Hop, and more.  

DRESS CODE: In addition to their ballet, jazz and tap shoes, students will also wear black Theatrical Jazz Boots.

©2020 by Phoenix Dance Studio

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • YouTube
  • Pinterest
  • Tumblr Social Icon
  • Instagram
FAQ     PRESS    TEAM    CONTACT