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PINNACLE PERFORMING ARTS

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Dance Classes

Important information regarding all dance classes

At Pinnacle Performing Arts, we believe that process and product are equally important. Our classes are technically progressive, non-competitive, professionally run and fun! It is imperative that all dancers come to class prepared with their hair up, and wearing appropriate dance attire. For most classes this means black leotards, pink tights and ballet shoes, but further information will be sent to you after we receive your registration. In addition, our year-end spring showcase is optional, but encouraged, and a costume purchase is required to participate.

For more information, here's a link to our recommended items at Discount Dance Supply.

These are not mandatory for class - just great products we know work well for most people. Leotards and split sole/half sole pink/nude shoes are preferred.

Our fees are set per semester to make payments easier for everyone. If this creates a hardship for you or your family, please let us know so we can arrange a different payment schedule for you.

NOTE:  You can pay for classes in our ONLINE STORE.  

You MUST also submit a REGISTRATION FORM

Click HERE  to register for gymnastics classes!

Click HERE to register for Tumbling for Dancers!

CREATIVE MOVEMENT DANCE

$160 semester 1 / $195 semester 2

Mondays 5 - 5:45pm

ages 3-6

An introduction to dance and movement for our youngest performers. Ballet, jazz, tumbling and having fun are the focus of our CM class. Our focus is on safety and having fun with others.

Instructor: Tamsen Hutton

BEGINNING DANCE I

$230 semester 1 / $260 semester 2

Tuesdays 4-5pm

ages 4-6

For younger dancers with prior creative movement experience or older beginners. Class focuses on both jazz and ballet technique and will perform both at our spring showcase in May.

Instructors: Tamsen and Kaia

BEGINNING DANCE II

$230 semester 1 / $260 semester 2

Tuesdays 5-6pm

ages 6-7

For younger dancers with prior creative movement experience or older beginners. Class focuses on both jazz and ballet technique and will perform both at our spring showcase in May.

Instructors: Tamsen and Kaia

ADVANCED BEGINNER

$230 semester 1 / $260 semester 2

Thursdays 5-6pm

ages 7-9

For young dancers who have completed at least two years each of creative movement and beginning dance. Dancers in this class exhibit a working knowledge of dance vocabulary and skills in both ballet, jazz and beginning tumbling. We focus on technique, teamwork and fun!  

Instructor: Jana Hirsch

INTERMEDIATE DANCE

$230 semester 1 / $260 semester 2

Thursdays 4-5pm

ages 10-12

 

For younger dancers with experience. Class will focus on both jazz and ballet technique as well as partnering and tumbling skills.

Instructors: Jana and Kaia

ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE

$230 semester 1 / $260 semester 2

Thursdays 6-7pm

ages 12-18

This class is for dancers who have completed an intermediate level of dance, but are still working on proficiency in some of the more difficult skills.

Instructor: Jana Hirsch

PERFORMERS TECHNIQUE

$230 semester 1 / $260 semester 2

Thursdays 7-8pm

instructor approval/skill audition only

For the experienced dancer who is ready to focus on cultivating their own artistry. PT focuses on advanced level skills and technique while incorporating options for student choreography and increased artistic input.  

Instructor: Jana Hirsch

COMPANY CLASS

$230 semester 1 / $260 semester 2

Thursdays 8-9pm

Instructor approval only - must be enrolled in at least one other Pinnacle dance class

For the advanced/ serious/pre-professional dancer who wants to expand their artistic horizons - Company Class allows dancers to work with a new choreographer each month. This is a great opportunity to make new connections and learn new styles from new people each month. The choreography you learn may be used at spring showcase or for outside performances.

 

Please note that company class is for serious dancers - you must be currently enrolled in at least TWO other Pinnacle classes or have instructor's approval.

Performances are not mandatory, but if you do find you would like to perform any of the pieces, technical proficiency will be required as will extra rehearsal time.

 

Various instructors

CLASSICAL BALLET I

$250 semester 1 / $280 semester 2

Wednesday 4-5pm

ages 8 and up

 

Ballet training for students interested in a classical approach. Even dancers with experience will gain fundamental skills, strength and a better technical understanding of placement, balance, and vocabulary. This class includes work in barre, center, across the floor as well as combinations and choreography.

CLASSICAL BALLET II

$250 semester 1 / $280 semester 2

Mondays 8 - 9pm

ages 13 and up

 

Classical ballet focuses on technique, terminology and placement. While emphasis is placed on classical variations, contemporary and lyrical combinations may also be used in classwork.

Instructor: Alessandra

BALLET POINTE

$120 semester 1

Mondays 9-9:30pm

ages 12 and up - instructor placement only

Pointe class is for the advanced ballet dancer who wants to further their skills and work en pointe. Dancers must demonstrate strength, balance and attention to detail. Dancers are invited to join pointe class as they progress in ballet throughout the year.

Instructor:  Alessandra

Please contact us for placement.

BEGINNING HIP HOP

$230 semester 1

Wednesdays 5-6pm

ages 7-13

 

Hip Hop incorporates a variety of old and new urban dance styles. Learn the basics including isolations, dynamics, flexibility, balance, style and more!

STRETCH AND TECHNIQUE II

$230 semester 1 / $260 semester 2

Mondays 7-8pm

ages 12 and up

 

This is a non-performing class that focuses on fine tuning skills such as turns, leaps, flexibility and overall technique. Class consists or warm up, center work, and combinations. This class is open to any dancer who wants to improve their technique.

Instructor: Alessandra

TAP I

$250 semester 1 / $280 semester 2

Wednesdays 6-7pm

Ages 7-14

Beginning Tap skills and choreography for dancers new to the genre. Starting with the basics, dancers will create a strong foundation and soon be shuffling and flapping everywhere they go.

Instructor: Jeff Quast

TAP II

$250 semester 1 / $280 semester 2

Mondays 6-7pm

Ages 11 and up with tap background

Tap class for experienced tappers. This class incorporates both rhythmic and musical theater styles of tap.

Instructor: Jeff Quast

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Additional Classes

Tumbling for Dancers (ages 6-12)

Fridays

3:30-4:10 pm

9/13 – 11/1

$59

Let's get ready to TUMBLE! Take your talents to the next level by incorporating gymnastic maneuvers into your routines. Through strength and flexibility training, skill specific drill work, and safe spotting, dancers will learn proper techniques of basic tumbling skills. Begin mastering that much desired trick now!

Tumbling for Dancers (ages 12-18)

Fridays

4:00-4:50 pm

9/13 – 11/1

$59

Let's get ready to TUMBLE! Take your talents to the next level by incorporating gymnastic maneuvers into your routines. Through strength and flexibility training, skill specific drill work, and safe spotting, dancers will learn proper techniques of basic tumbling skills. Begin mastering that much desired trick now!

Tiny Tetons: Boys & Girls Toddler Coordination (ages 1 & 2)

Saturdays

10:15-11:00 am

9/14 – 11/2

$55

Come alongside your tiny Teton as they conquer grand maneuvers. Children will enjoy a variety of circuits on gymnastics apparatus, and will gain balance, coordination, body awareness, strength, and flexibility. Brain gym exercises will be introduced.

Peppy Palisades: Boys & Girls Pre-School Movement (ages 3 & 4)

Saturdays

11 am-12:15 pm

9/14 – 11/2

$79

Watch your tot bop around as they move through a variety of exercises on gymnastics apparatus. Palisades will increase their balance, coordination, body awareness, strength, and flexibility while being incorporated with basic gymnastics technique and skills, as well as brain gym exercises for enhancement of learning and brain development.

Determined Denali: Boys and Girls Beginner Techniques (ages 5 +)

Fridays

4:45-6:45 pm

9/13 – 11/1

$89

If you have a determined little Denali, this dynamic class will provide a safe, yet challenging learning environment for them. Building off of the increases in fitness of prior academy classes, Denali will begin focusing more intensely on important gymnastics techniques and correct form. Denali will also participate in skill development on each apparatus and continue with brain gym exercises.

Rising Rainier: Girls Intermediate Skills (ages 6 +)

Saturdays

8:30 - 10:00 am

9/14 – 11/2

$105

Athletes willing to put in the hard work and dedication it takes to rise to the top will excel in this class. Beginner skills will be perfected and intermediate skills introduced. A Rising Rainier and Regal will increase fitness levels and begin preparing for competitive gymnastics. A base camp assessment will take place during week seven of the eight week session.

Rising Regal: Boys Intermediate Skills (ages 6 +)

Fridays

6:15-7:45 pm

9/13 – 11/1

$105

Athletes willing to put in the hard work and dedication it takes to rise to the top will excel in this class. Beginner skills will be perfected and intermediate skills introduced. A Rising Rainier and Regal will increase fitness levels and begin preparing for competitive gymnastics. A base camp assessment will take place during week seven of the eight week session.