Description of classes offered

Mom n Me, Tiny Dreamers, Pre-Ballet/Tap, Tot Hip Hop

See Pre-School program page

 

Combo classes for ages 5-8 (example Jazz/Tap, Ballet/Lyrical, Jazz/Ballet, Ballet/Tap)

See Early Childhood program page

Ballet

Focuses on overall body alignment and awareness with emphasis on proper usage of feet and legs and execution of turnout.
Barre and center work, along with combinations. Please note that Company Ballet on Saturdays is for level 4 Company dancers only and anyone enrolled in it MUST also be enrolled in Ballet 4, Ballet 5, Ballet 6, or Ballet 7.

 

Tap

Make some noise! Tap teaches rhythm and coordination with sound, and kids will learn basic tap terminology and choreography.

 

Jazz

​Full of rhythm, jazz dance brings energy and life to dance. Explore body isolations of the head, shoulders, rib cage, feet and arms, which encouraging individual expression and personal style!​

 

Hip Hop

Students will learn the fundamentals of hip hop movement, in an upbeat and high energy class. Stretching, isolations, rhythms, upper body strength and funky footwork will be incorporated. We use "kid friendly" hip hop music - AND kid friendly hip hop moves!

 

Musical Theater

Students will learn popular dance steps found on Broadway, while learning how to use BIG facial expressions, poise, and act - all through dancing! No vocal lessons given in this class, this is strictly musical theater dance. We use exercises to encourage confidence on the stage.  Examples of songs and choreographed numbers - Wizard of Oz, Annie, Grease - and more

Lyrical

Lyrical is a fusion of ballet and jazz technique, that utilizes slow fluid movements to interpret music and express emotion while telling a story through the art of dance. Should have at least one year of ballet or jazz training before starting.

 

Contemporary

Contemporary Dance combines ballet, modern, and jazz to develop an expressive style of movement also including improvisation

 

​For summer 2020, due to limited classes we are able to offer - Lyrical and Contemporary will be combined. They will switch off each week on what they focus on.

Specialty Classes:

​Leaps and Turns

This has become a popular class for our jazz dancers! Get that extra time to focus on JUST your leaps and turns that are so important for jazz technique and choreography.  Must be enrolled in a Jazz class.

 

Pre-Pointe

This class done in ballet slippers focuses on alignment, balance, strength, theraband work, and safety needed for pointe. These exercises learned will be similar to what will eventually be done in their pointe shoes, so dancers already placed on pointe are welcome to take this class. This class is beneficial for any Level 4 and up dancer even if they do not want to go on Pointe.  Must be enrolled in Ballet level 4 or higher.

 

Pointe

Dancing in pointe shoes is a great accomplishment and this class gives special attention to the development of these dancers to ensure healthy improvement as we slowly move from barre work to center work according to each individual.

Stretch & Strength

Flex and Stretch increases flexibility through proper stretching - there are so many wrong ways to stretch, and it's important to learn the proper techniques of stretching to prevent injury. This class is perfect for any dancer - what dancer can't benefit from increasing their flexibility! Dancer conditioning focuses on increasing endurance and strength, as well as a strong focus on core/abdominal work. Being a strong dancer helps improve a dancer's jumps, turns, leaps, and everything in between. Must be enrolled in a jazz and/or ballet class.

 

Floor Barre

Floor Barre takes ballet technique to the floor where dancers can focus on the absolute basics and create strong muscle memory that will take their training to new heights. Floor Barre improves technique, core, turnout, flexibility and helps prevent injury. Dancers will enhance their precision and posture and train their muscles for stronger technique when they return to their ballet classes.

Must be enrolled in Ballet level 4 or higher.

Stage Door - SUMMER 2020 ONLY!

“Curtain Up! Light the Lights!” A backstage glimpse at the world of Musical Theatre. Check out Mr. Steven's bio on the "Meet the Team" page...you will quickly learn why you will learn so much about the theater world from him! Great class for dancers interested in pursuing theater and acting. Or even if they're just curious to learn more about it and then decide! This is not a dance class, but more of an educational class.

Pilates for Dancers - NEW FOR SUMMER 2020

Childblossom Yoga - www.childblossom.com

Different from adult yoga, the children’s yoga class is less focused on alignment and holding postures and more focused on body awareness and brain and body connection through breath. Physically, yoga helps students with coordination, balance and strengthening the core, which help with other sports and activities as well. Especially dancers! Taught by Erica Filyo of Childblossom Yoga.

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OUR LOCATION

2460 W. Main Street, Unit 111

St. Charles, Illinois 60175
Phone: 630-443-2181
Email:  info@dreamsdance.com
FRONT DESK HOURS

Our front desk and lobby is currently closed due to COVID-19 restrictions and safety protocol. Registered students and staff are the only ones allowed IN the studio when classes are in session.

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