Classes for ages 11+

Middle and high school students have a home at Twirl where they can learn technique, have performance opportunities, and acquire dance skills that will benefit them in shows at schools, local theaters, and beyond.

The following 2019-20 season classes are appropriate for students age 11+

(Classes run from September 5, 2019 to June 10, 2020. Enrollment will remain open through January 2020.) 

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

Mondays 6:30-7:30pm

 

Ballet II– (classes for ages 8+ and 11+) Students with previous ballet training will love dancing barre and center floor combinations that will feed their spirits and strengthen their dance technique.

Mondays 7:30-8:30pm (ages 11+)

Thursdays 6:30-7:30pm (ages 8+)

 

Ballet III- (ages 11+) Dancers with at least three years of ballet training will 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.

Thursdays 6:30-7:30pm

My daughter cannot wait for her next class and that’s owed to the studio’s palpable sense of thoughtfulness, creativity, and positivity. Thank you, Twirl!

-Jen

Musical Theatre Dance II– (ages 11+) This beginning level class focuses on different dance styles found on the Broadway stage and other theatrical venues.  This class is great for beginner/intermediate level dancers and singers who wish to improve the dance aspect of their triple threat.

Wednesdays 6:30-7:30pm

 

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. This class is geared toward students with previous dance training.

Tuesdays 6:30-7:30pm

 

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.

Wednesdays 7:30-8:30pm

 

Contemporary– (ages 10+) Students will love dancing out their joys and frustrations through this super expressive genre of dance, which is a fusion of ballet, jazz, and modern. NOTE: Contemporary dance students must also be enrolled in either Ballet II or III.

Thursdays 7:30-8:30pm

 

Hip Hop- (classes for ages 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.

Mondays 6:30-7:30pm

 

Acrobatics I– (classes for ages 7+ and ages 8+) 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.

Mondays 5:30-6:30pm 

Thursdays 7:30-8:30pm

 

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.

Saturdays 11:00am-12:00pm

 

Team Twirl III, and IV– (for ages  8+, and 11+ respectively) Team Twirl is a 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 III and IV students are required to take at least three classes a week including at least one Ballet class, plus Musical Theatre Dance, Hip Hop or Contemporary, plus Team Twirl III or IV (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. Click here for more details.

Team Twirl III Wednesdays 6:30-7:30pm

Team Twirl IV Tuesdays 7:30-8:30pm

 

Down Syndrome Dance– ( ages 11+) Students with Down syndrome work on improving movement skills, creativity, and memorization as they explore jazz and musical theatre dance styles. Learn more about Twirl’s Down Syndrome Dance program by clicking here.

Mondays 5:30-6:30pm

Tuesdays 7:30-8:30pm