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Dance Classes

Nardi Dance Studios offers many different types of dance and programs for all ages. For information and class descriptions see below.  For easy access to your class times click on the red links below.

OPENINGS FOR PRIVATE LESSONS ARE NOT ON THE SCHEDULE PLEASE CALL TO INQUIRE AND MAKE A REQUEST FOR A SPECIFIC TEACHER


 

PROGRAM CHOICES

Pre-Dance I 
(ages 3-K)

Pre-Dance IIB
(ages 4-6)

Pre-Dance IIA
(ages 4-6)

A beginner dance class consisting of basic Ballet, Tap & Floor tumbling. Children perform both Ballet & Tap in the annual performance in June. Level II Classes have 1 year of previous training.

Level III
(1 1/2 hours)

This is the next level after pre-dance I & II. Students have 2-3 years previous training in Ballet & Tap and are now able to add Jazz to their curriculum. Each subject is 30 minutes long, and the children will learn three choreographed routines for the annual performance.

Children's Youth Level I
(1 1/2-2 hours) (1st grade and up)

A beginner intro to dance class for the elementary school age child with no previous training. Combination class consists of 30 minute sessions of Ballet, Jazz, and Tap (1 1/2  hour) 

Children's Youth Level II - NOT AVAILABLE THIS YEAR
(1 1/2-2 hours) (2nd grade and up)

Combination class of Ballet, Jazz, and Tap (2 hours). Youth Levels II & III have previous training and are older in age and dance ability.

Levels IV

(2 hours)Children may continue to study Ballet, Tap and Jazz as a combination class at increased levels of difficulty and must have four to six years of previous training to be in this level.

Levels V
(2 hours) 
Children may continue to study Ballet, Tap and Jazz as a combination class at increased levels of difficulty and must have four to six years of previous training to be in this level.

Beginner Dance for Teens & Adults

No previous training required, we do encourage our mothers to get involved and have fun in a dance class of their own. Class options may vary depending upon enrollment.

Intermediate Level  I 

Intermediate Level  II

Intermediate Level III 

Intermediate Level IV 

Intermediate Level V

The above programs are longer and are intended for the serious dance students.Each class becomes a separate program with increased levels of difficulty and children may choose from the following schedule:

  • Classical Ballet - 1 or 1 1/2hour sessions
  • Rhythm Tap - 45 minutes or 1 hour
  • Jazz - 45 minutes or 1 hour
  • Modern - 1 hour or 1 and 1/4 hours
  • Broadway - 1 hour or 1 1/2  hours
  • Lyrical - 45 minutes or 1 hour
  • Contemporary - 1 hour
  • Tricks & Acro

* Pointe is added after 1-2 years of Classical Ballet

Junior Programs

Senior  Programs

These intensive training programs have an increased level of difficulty and are intended for the serious & dedicated student. To keep our dancers training and excelling at the same pace all JR/SR dancers are required to take at least THREE technical classes, which does not include tap to stay in this level of dance.

  • Classical Ballet & Pointe - 2 1/2  hours
  • Master Tap Class - 1 hour
  • Jazz - 1 1/2 hours
  • Modern - 1 or 1 1/4 hours
  • Broadway - 1 1/4 or 1 1/2  hours
  • Lyrical - 1 hour
  • Contemporary - 1 hour

Broadway Kids

Broadway

Hip Hop Kids

Hip Hop Intermediate / Jr / Sr

Modern

Lyrical

Contemporary

Pointe (by recommendation)

Tricks and Acro (by recommendation)

Performance Company

Private & Semi-Private Lessons

Groups of 1 to 6 Dancers

These lessons are 1/2 hr to 45 minutes long and students must be enrolled in a regular weekly class. Please inquire at the main office, openings are not posted on the web site.


DANCE STYLES

Pre-School Dance

Basic ballet movement and elements done in a creative and fun manner. Tap dance movements are done through song and dance, teaching rhythm and counting. Preschool dancers perform two routines on the stage without the aid of a teacher or leader.

Jazz

This program offers a dynamic style of high-energy dance. The goal is to teach a strong but flexible technique that allows the dancer to learn a variety of styles and choreography including urban, funk, hip-hop and street all while learning the technical aspects of jazz dance.

Hip-Hop

Hip-Hop separates from other forms of dance in that it is more dynamic and free style in nature. Our program covers a variety of styles including breaking, locking and popping. It also includes urban style dance movement combinations to funky music and MTV-style street dance.

Broadway Kids & Mini Broadway

This class is an add-on program for our youth levels who are training in ballet, tap and jazz.  It focuses on musical theatre education, acting, voice and drama. Students will learn choreography based on original Broadway material that is theatre friendly for younger levels.

Classical Ballet

Introduction of basic ballet elements and increased levels of technique. Barre and Centre work for the more serious and older student with preparation for choreographic variations and Pointe work.

Pointe*

Pointe requires many skills acquired from Classical Ballet over a one to two year period. A student needs sufficient range of motion in her joints, strong abdominal and lower back muscles, and proper body alignment and balance.

Rhythm Tap

Tap technique is taught with concentration on musicality, precision, improvisation, and rhythm. Tap is learned as a musical art form, and will explore cross rhythms, syncopation, and call and answer techniques.  Students will also learn original choreography from tap legends handed down to tap dancers for decades.

Broadway*

Broadway classes involve movement and styles from various shows and choreographers taught in a fun, supportive, and encouraging environment. Perfect for the dancer who wants to improve their technique by learning style, acting, voice and performance skills, or for anyone who just loves musical theatre and want learn repertory from past, current, and upcoming Broadway shows,.  Our instructors are known for their positive energy and ability to get each dancer to shine in their own unique way. Classes will also focus on vocabulary, staging and performance.

Modern*

This is a free motion form of dance dealing with the elements of space, time, weight, and energy. It involves swinging movements, contractions, under curves and a solid connection to the floor. It demands a strong discipline of the body with creative expression and a spirit of improvisation.

Lyrical*

A form of dance with strong classical undertones, particularly in its adagio. This class will focus on the emotional and performance aspect of the movement performed to the lyrics of the song. Students work on lengthening and stretching through the lines of the body and moving through all the transitions to use the music to its fullest.

Contemporary*

Contemporary is a genre of concert dance that employs systems and methods found in modern dance and lyrical dance, as well as classical ballet. Contemporary explores these varieties of techniques, as well as newer philosophies of movement, yet all together omits structured form and movement.

* Available to extended levels only.

 

 


 

 

Private & Semi-Private Lessons

Groups of 1 to 6 Dancers

These lessons are 1/2 hr to 45 minutes long and students must be enrolled in a regular weekly class. Please inquire at the main office.

 

 


Our dance students will perform in our highly professional production held once a year at the Zoellner Arts Center at Lehigh University.  This production is presented to help students gain confidence, poise, and educate them in the different styles of dance and music.  Dancing on the stage at the Zoellner Arts Center provides a wonderful performance experience for everyone involved. Many of our students have continued their dance education at various colleges and have gone on to become working professionals. Whether training for a career or just for fun and enjoyment, our students say that these opportunities and experiences are something they will treasure.