Class Descriptions

“All for dance. Dance for all.” means  that students of all ages, interests, and skill levels can find joy in the art of dance.  

At Twirl, class placement is important to the success and happiness of all students. Please read the class descriptions to ensure that students are registered for the proper levels. Teaching artists at Twirl reserve the right to redirect students to a different level if they feel it is beneficial to the student and the class.

Twirl Junior- (Preschool Dance for ages 3-5)* Imaginations soar when little ones wear fairy wings and superhero capes as part of this combination class which focuses on tap, acrobatics, and dance basics.  Aside from dance, your preschooler will learn counting, their left from right, and other skills that will help them excel in school and life.

*Students must be at least 3 years of age by September 1 of the school year to enroll in Twirl’s preschool classes.

Ballet/Jazz I– (ages 5-7) It’s the best of both worlds! In one hour, your child will begin with the classic technique of ballet and end with the fun and funky dance moves of jazz. Each dance form compliments the other as students gain a solid dance base and have tons of fun in the process.

Ballet/Jazz II (ages 6-7) Students with previous ballet and jazz training will dig a little deeper into these classic dance disciplines. Your dancer will navigate the difference between the gentle strength of ballet and the sharp powerful movement of jazz in this class which makes learning dance technique interesting and rewarding for all.

Ballet I– (ages 8+) Perfect for students taking dance for fun or dancers who are serious about their craft, this beginner class is beneficial for posture and focus while establishing a strong technical foundation as ballet is the basis for most dance forms.

Ballet II- (ages 8+) Dancers with at least two years of ballet training plié the night away in this higher-level ballet class. Students grow as dancers while gaining strength, control, and beautiful technique through more challenging barre work and center floor combinations.

Adult Ballet (ages 18+) Improve strength, flexibility, posture, and grace with a ballet barre followed by dancing in the center. Engaging in this beautiful art form is sure to lift your spirits.

Musical Theatre Dance I—(ages 5-7) Your child who loves being on stage and loves to dance will thrive in this jazz-based class that focuses on dance styles found in Broadway musicals. Students not only learn dance technique, but also work on performing with emotion and stage presence.

Musical Theatre Dance II– (ages 8+) This beginning level class focuses on different styles found on the Broadway stage and other theatrical venues.  This class is great for beginners and singers who wish to improve the dance aspect of their triple threat.

Musical Theatre III– (ages 11+) Dancers who dream of performing on Broadway are challenged with contrasting musical theatre styles that require both dance technique and performance quality.

Tap/Jazz I– (classes for ages 5-7 and 8+) What kid wouldn’t love to make noise with his or her feet and then bust a move to cool tunes? Tap, tap, tap to the music and then get moving with some awesome jazz dancing. Your child will have a great time learning both disciplines of dance in one class. Cool, fun, and action packed!

Tap I– (ages 8+) Beginner tappers start with the basics of tap technique and move on to learn cool moves like time steps, drawbacks, Cincinnati’s, and tap combinations that require weight changes and more intricate footwork.

Adult Tap – (ages 18+) A lifelong dream for many adults, learn to tap dance in a fun and stress-free environment. This is a beginner level class. It’s never too late!

Hip Hop- (classes for ages 5-7 and 8+) Dancers learn how to find the rhythm and the baseline in a song as they build core strength and learn really cool dance moves. Dancers are also given the tools to develop their own creative style and voice through freestyle dancing. Like all classes at Twirl, music for hip hop classes is free of suggestive or inappropriate lyrics and choreography is cool, hip, and current while maintaining modesty and integrity.

Acrobatics I– (classes for ages 5-7 and 6+) Bring out the mats and let’s get upside down! It’s not a surprise that these are some of Twirl’s most popular classes. Students work on physical conditioning and agility as they learn handstands, walkovers, cartwheels, and other fun tumbling tricks. Students are challenged according to their individual skill level, and beginners are welcome.

Acrobatics II— (ages 6+) This class is designed for budding acrobats who want to bring their skills to the next level. Students work on back handsprings, aerial cartwheels, and other more advanced acrobatic tricks as well as exercises to improve flexibility and strength. Having a solid back walkover is a required prerequisite for this class.

Down Syndrome Dance– (classes for ages 6-10 and 11+) Students with Down syndrome work on improving movement skills, creativity, and memorization as they explore jazz and musical theatre dance styles.

Team Twirl I, II, and III– (classes for ages 5-7 and 8+) Team Twirl is an optional performance group that gives Twirl dancers more opportunities to have a positive presence in the community though public performances (not dance competitions). Team Twirl classes include dance technique and learning choreography for these performances. Team Twirl students ages 5 to 7 are required to take at least two classes a week including at least one technique class (Ballet/Jazz I or II, Tap/Jazz I, or Musical Theatre Dance I) plus Team Twirl I. Team Twirl students ages 8+ are required to take at least three classes a week including at least one Ballet class, plus Musical Theatre Dance or Hip Hop, plus Team Twirl II or III (based on teacher recommendation). Team Twirl class placement is based on teacher recommendation, and students who are part of this performance group are required to attend at least 70% of all their classes. The Team Twirl class is considered a regular class when it comes to paying tuition.

Adult Jazz– (ages 18+) Intermediate level adults learn jazz choreography from different eras and genres. We have cool and fun music with cool and fun choreography. It’s a win-win dance class.