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| Dance | GymnasticsToddlertastics | Parent & Tot Open Gym Adult Classes


 

DANCE!

 

 

 

Tiny Stars Mommy Me Class! 
Little ones ages 18 months to 2 years will begin to develop musicality and self-confidence in this 30 minute "Mommy and Me" dance class! With the security of mommy close by, your child will begin to explore new areas of growth in movement and development. This fun class focuses on dance movements, motor skills, rhythm and timing, listening skills, following directions and so much more! This is also great bonding time for Mommy and her little dancer! A great introduction for your dancer before transitioning into a regular combo class - without mommy!

 

Combo Classes:

*Twinkle Tots 2-3: 

30 minutes of Tap & Ballet plus 30 minutes of Gymnastics

*Twinkle Stars 3-4, Twinkle Stars 4-5, Twinkle Stars 5-6 

45 minutes of Tap & Ballet plus 45 minutes of Gymnastics

*Hip Hop/Tumble Mini & Beginner: 

30 minutes of Hip Hop plus 30 minutes of Tumbling

*Hip Hop/Tumble Advanced Beginner: 

45 minutes of Hip Hop plus 45 minutes of Tumbling

 

Recreational Classes:

 

Hip Hop:  Hip hop classes are offered in mini, beginner, advanced beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels. This high energy class includes basic hip hop technique as well as today's popular dance moves and styles. This class begins with warm-ups followed by across the floor progressions allowing students to perfect moves each week. This style is great for those who just want to have fun as well as the serious dancer! DRESS CODE: Sneakers/tennis shoes or combat boots. No flip flops or sandals.

Jazz Fundamentals: Recommended for the beginner dancer, this class focuses on learning jazz fundamentals in a fun and energetic way! Class begins with warm ups focusing on body alignment, flexibility, and control followed by across the floor combinations. DRESS CODE: Booty shorts, leggings, leotard or tight fitting top. No baggy clothing such as sweatpants.

Ballet Basics: Ballet provides a strong and solid base for all styles of dance! This class is perfect for dancers wanting to improve their technical dancing. Dancers will also focus on learning correct ballet terms and definitions as well. DRESS CODE: Any style black leotard, tights, pink ballet shoes, and hair in bun!

Tap Technique: Show Stars Tap will develop the basic tap skills needed for our level tap classes. Dancers will learn the importance of ankle strengths and the dynamics of tap dancing. Skills will be learned at the barre and dancer will progress to center combinations throughout the year. DRESS CODE: Any style leotard, tan tap shoes booty shorts, leggings, tight fitting top. No baggy clothing such as sweatpants.

 

Technique Classes:

All level dance classes require teacher placement.

Tap I-V:Tap helps students develop rhythm, timing, and coordination. The class agenda includes warm-up exercises to develop basic tap skills, drills to help students accountable for material, progressions down the floor and short combinations. DRESS CODE: Booty shorts, Tights, Leggings, Leotard, Cami Tank, etc. No baggy clothing such as hoodies and sweatpants.

Ballet I-V:Students learn this classical dance form branded by grace and precision of movement. The class begins at the barre to warm up the body and improve balance and placement, which leads into center work. Ballet provides a strong and solid base for all styles of dance! DRESS CODE: Any style black leotard, tights, ballet shoes, and hair in bun!

Jazz I-V: This class focuses on a range of jazz styles from classical jazz, lyrical jazz, Broadway and jazz funk! The class starts with proper stretching to build towards better strength and flexibility, followed by progressions across the floor such as jumps, leaps, turns, and kicks. Dancers learn a short combination each class. DRESS CODE: Booty shorts, leggings, leotard or tight fitting top. No baggy clothing such as sweatpants.

Contemporary I-V: Students study the fundamentals of contemporary by exploring their space awareness and expressing different emotions through improv. The class activities include working through deep plie and big motions of the body. DRESS CODE: Booty shorts, Tights, Leggings, Leotard, Cami Tank, etc. No baggy clothing such as hoodies and sweatpants. 

 

**RECITAL: All dance and combo students have the opportunity to perform on a professional stage in our annual dance recital, which is held each year in June.


RECREATIONAL GYMNASTICS & TUMBLING

*Gymnastics classes include instruction on all four gymnastics apparatuses; vault, bars, beam and floor. 

*Tumbling classes include instruction on floor and trampoline. 

Toddlertastics: In this gymnastics based "Parent and Tot" class you can share in the delight as your child improves his/her gross motor skills and coordination. You and your gymnast will explore the world of gymnastics in our little gym. Your toddler will get 30 minutes of instruction while spending quality time with mommy, daddy or care taker! Ages: 18 months to 2 years. (NOTE: Due to limited space in the little gym, only one adult per child)

Parent Tot Open Gym: Parent and Tot FUN in the main gym! Parents supervise their own child in the gym. View available dates on the Interactive Calendar on the News & Calendar page. 

Gymnastics Tots 2-3: 30 minutes of Gymnastics in our little gym. 

Gymnastics Stars 3-4: 45 minutes of Gymnasitcs in our little gym. 

Gymnastics Stars 4-5: 45 minutes of Gymnasitcs in our little gym. 

Gymnastics 1: 1 hour - Beginner - Ages 5+

Gymnastics 2: 1 hour - Advanced Beginner - Ages 6+

Gymnastics 3: 1 hour - Intermediate - Ages 7+

Gymnastics 4: 1.5 hour - Advanced Intermediate - Ages 8+

Tumbling 1: 45 minutes - Beginner - Ages 5+

Tumbling 2: 1 hour - Advanced Beginner - Ages 6+

Tumbling 3: 1 hour - Intermediate - Ages 6+

Tumbling 4: 1 hour - Advanced Intermediate - Ages 8+

Tumbling 5: 1 hour - Power Tumbling - Back Handspring by themselves REQUIRED - Ages 8+

Boys Tumbling: 45 minutes - Ages 5+

 

**REC SHOWCASE: Our recreational gymnasts/tumblers have the opportunity to participate in a fun and exciting end-of-the-year exhibition to show off skills learned throughout the year.

 

 

 

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BYRD'S DANCE AND GYMNASTICS  |  2929 North 103rd Terrace  |  Kansas City, KS 66109  |  (913) 788-9792  |  contactus@byrdsdanceandgym.com

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