Competitive Groups for All Ages and Levels
Masters Upper Level provides a number of dance programs to fit every dancer’s technical training and performance needs. Company Dancers study all styles of dance and are required to take certain mandatory classes for their age and level. Contact the studio for detailed information on class requirements.
Styles of Dance – The following are overall generalizations of each discipline:
Ballet – This classical dance form is characterized by grace and precision of movement. Students begin class at the barre, working to perfect balance and placement leading into more intricate center exercises. Ballet is essential in that students learn the technical base for all other dance forms.
Dress Code: Black leotard, pink tights, ballet shoes (pink-per MUL shoe list), hair in a bun.
Jazz – Students learn the full range of jazz styles: Broadway, classical jazz, lyrical, Fosse, etc. Each class begins with stretching techniques to build strength & flexibility leading into progressions with emphasis on turns, jumps, kicks and leaps.
Dress Code: Black booty or MUL shorts or fitted capris, black dance top or leotard, jazz shoes per list, hair secured out of face.
Jumps, Leaps & Turns – This class strengthens technical jazz dance elements by beginning with a warm-up to increase strength, flexibility and isolation followed by working on the fundamental aspects of jazz. In class the students complete progressions that include turns, jumps, kicks, tricks and leaps.
Dress Code: Black booty or MUL shorts or fitted capris, dance top, jazz shoes per list, hair secured out of face.
Pointe – Students age 12 and older, are offered pointe classes if they have mastered the knowledge and technique of ballet with the required strength to dance en pointe. The ballet teacher will evaluate each student prior to their enrollment in pointe classes. Students learn the fundamentals of correct en pointe technique.
Dress Code: Black leotard, pink tights, pointe shoes, hair in a bun.
Tap – Students learn rhythm tap and show tap while using precise rhythmical patterns of foot movement and audible foot tapping. Tap classes enable students to develop coordination, timing and rhythm while making music with their feet. Warm-up exercises precede the development and perfection of basic skills with progressions down the floor and short combinations.
Dress Code: Black booty or MUL shorts or fitted capris, black leotard or dance top, tap shoes per list, hair secured out of face.
Lyrical/Contemporary – This style of dance demonstrates balance, extension, and interpretation of music. Students experience more freedom and expression in movement by a fusion of techniques used in modern, jazz and ballet.
Dress Code: Black booty or MUL shorts or fitted capris, black leotard or dance top, shoes per list, hair secured out of face.
Boys Classes – Boys enjoy hip hop dance which provides strength training & flexibility.
Dress Code: Shorts and t-shirts, tennis shoes.